davidl on December 18th, 2011

Some folks at the New York Times seem to think this is a  reason for celebration, via Doug Mataconis, Otside the Beltway: BAGHDAD — The last convoy of American troops to leave Iraq drove into Kuwait on Sunday morning, marking the end of the nearly nine-year war. The convoy’s departure, which included about 110 vehicles […]

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davidl on October 24th, 2011

Call it what you will, the so-called Arab Spring is certainly not a new birth of freedom, from Telegraph(UK)  via Pat Dollard: Libya’s liberation: interim ruler unveils more radical than expected plans for Islamic law Libya’s interim leader outlined more radical plans to introduce Islamic law than expected as he declared the official liberation of […]

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davidl on October 15th, 2011

Jon Huntsman has no business running fo president as a republican.   If Huntsman wants to be president, he needs to register and run as what he is a democrat.    Robert Stacy McCain  blogs a victory dance over Huntsman rotting political corpse, from Other McCain: Soon to Be a ‘Downfall’ Video Parody: Huntsman Campaign Goes Broke! […]

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davidl on September 11th, 2011

Paul Krugman, New York Times, writes,  via William A. Jacobson, Legal Insurrection: Is it just me, or are the 9/11 commemorations oddly subdued? Actually, I don’t think it’s me, and it’s not really that odd. What happened after 9/11 — and I think even people on the right know this, whether they admit it or […]

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davidl on September 9th, 2011

from Eugene Robinson, Washington Post: The war our enemies began on Sept. 11, 2001, is long over. Perhaps now, after 10 years of anxiety and self-doubt, we can acknowledge our victory and begin the postwar renewal and reconciliation that the nation so desperately needs. It take some real talent, and a real ignorance of history […]

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Eric Florack on September 5th, 2011

Rochester, NY— I’m home today, but will leave for Allentown PA tonight, for a couple of short hops. Four or five days out., in total. It’ll be a little cooler, and my truck is running well, so it should be a couple of fun days. Today is “Labor Day”. If you’re looking at your paycheck […]

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davidl on August 14th, 2011

Ames, from Ed Morrissey Hot Air: The fun of the Ames straw poll came to an end this afternoon as the ballot count shows that 16,892 votes were cast, and Michele Bachmann (4823) won a narrow victory over Ron Paul (4671) — less than 200 votes difference. Tim Pawlenty finished in a distant third (2293), […]

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davidl on August 12th, 2011

The rumble of discontent. Given the fact that Dumbo, b/k/a Barack Ohama, has become irrelevant, is the pining for Mrs. Clinton a sign of primary challenge for Dim Won? Rumblings,  from Bill McCl ellan, Saint Louis Today:, I was wrong about Barack Obama. I should have voted for Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary three […]

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davidl on July 10th, 2011

Dumbo knee deep in his own poop, Jennifer Rubin explains that it the policies stupid.    That is an lame speech,  the only kind of speech Obama can deliver, can not paper over a failed economic policy, from Washington Post: It is then not so much a lack of “message discipline,”as the punditocracy likes to […]

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Eric Florack on June 24th, 2011

Horseheads,NY– This is one of those places you wonder “How’d  they come up with that name?” Cooler and windy today, with Showers on and off. One more trip I think, then to the house. Gotta get the camper ready for Next weekend, and the truck ready for Alex’s ride-along with me next week. TAXES: The […]

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davidl on June 21st, 2011

The election in black and white. Barack Obama’s inept economic policies have hit the black population hard, from Michelle Miller, CBS News: The economy and jobs will be big issues in Washington again this coming week. While unemployment among the general population is about 9.1 percent, it’s at 16.2 percent African Americans, and a bit […]

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davidl on June 6th, 2011

Somewhere the Sun is shining, from Scott Wong, Politico: And Palin turned to an extended ship metaphor to make her point that the country needs to “shift gears and change course” from Obama’s economic policies of bigger government, over-regulation and federal mandates. “It’s very noble of President Obama to want to stay at the helm […]

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Eric Florack on May 1st, 2011

Usama BinLaden is reportedly dead tonight, and apparently the US has his body. He was killed in action against a mansion outside Islamabad, according to reports. Good news, certainly, but we need to consider this carefully. First, a man who dies in a mansion isn’t a martyr.  Sorry,  he’s just not. There’s another point to […]

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Eric Florack on December 18th, 2010

Senator Fred Thompson Twitters today: Has there EVER been a bipartisan deal with Democrats that didn’t involve spending great big piles of money? http://bit.ly/fV50r9 #ftrs #tcot The answer of course is a resounding “No”, which is why,  by its very definition of such deals, are anything but a beneficial process.  But let’s look closely at […]

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Eric Florack on November 29th, 2010

Peace, real, lasting peace, is not a product of disavowing war, or thinking peaceful thoughts. Nor is it the product of negotiated settlements. Peace is the product of winning the war brought against you, with sufficient force to prevent any ideas of trying it again. Examples: World war II was the direct result of the […]

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