Eric Florack on October 17th, 2011

Brooklyn, NY– I’m just off the BQE, having dropped off a load here, and taking a rest break. I left Rochester last night, ran to Newburgh NY…(Right across from Orange County Choppers) then to Mountain Top, PA then here. About 550 miles, more or less. A nice day here in the Apple, not a cloud […]

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Eric Florack on April 18th, 2011

Altoona,PA– The last several times I’ve come down to this Central PA town,  it was to visit the rail lines running through here. The place is famous for “Horseshoe Curve, and it’s true this is the biggest attraction for railfans in the east. This time, I actually have freight.  Arrived here early this morning. Not […]

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DJ Durant on August 2nd, 2010

Yesterday on CBS Sunday Morning, President Barack Obama was being interviewed by Harry Smith.  This seems to be this President’s primary function.  I can just see his job description now–Item 1, must interview with the media incessantly.  Never mind running the country.  We’ll leave that to Pelosi and Reid.  And, who can blame him?  It’s more […]

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Eric Florack on May 5th, 2009

I am disturbed, but not surprised by some of the comments made by Barrack Obama as regards the role of a Justice of the Supreme Court and thereby, what we will get in the replacement for Justice David Souter, who is retiring, next month. Those comments give us a frightening view of what we have […]

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Eric Florack on October 17th, 2008

David’s quote of Ed Morressy seems to me quite on the money. Consider the operative phrase of Ed’s very first line: “Stench of Desperation”. And what is driving this desperation, you may ask? Wasn’t Obama ahead? What explains this? Well, he used to be ahead, yes. As for what explains it, note with me, the […]

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Eric Florack on July 5th, 2008

I note this morning Megan McArdle: Now the gun controllers pour out of the woodwork to claim that you’re more likely to kill yourself or a family member with a gun than a criminal. Some of the people deploying this statistic really ought to know better.  Composition fallacy, anyone? These are not double blind experiments. […]

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