Eric Florack on January 3rd, 2012

There is perhaps no better comparison to what happens with governmental largess, than the seagull.  Rats with wings, they have been called… and for at least this purpose the comparison is fairly accurate. Consider the similarities between the seagull and the benefactor of monies forcibly removed from taxpayers: Seagulls have a tendency to stick around […]

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davidl on December 20th, 2011

Karen asks,  from the Lonely Conservative: Just off the top of my head I can think of a few reasons [Erick] Holder should resign. The biggest is the reckless Operation Fast and Furious that resulted in the death of Border Agent Brian Terry, and who knows how many others. Then there was the dropped case against […]

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davidl on December 19th, 2011

There appears to be more real men, albeit in better a world they would be in skirts,  in Egypt than is State College, PA.    If this be the Arab Spring, I hate to see what wrath winter brings.

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Eric Florack on December 13th, 2011

Indianapolis, IN–I’m still at Indy. When I got done writing yesterday’s Ramble, I did my usual pre-trip inspection of my truck and found that I had oil coming from one wheel seal. This is a possibly dangerous situation, with fire or possibly a lack of braking power being the upshot. At the very least it […]

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davidl on November 27th, 2011

Robert Reich continues to demonstrate that his blood never quite reaches his brain, from San Francisco Chronicle: A funny thing happened to the First Amendment on its way to the public forum: It was hijacked. According to the Supreme Court, money is now speech, and corporations are now people. Yet when real people without money […]

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davidl on November 20th, 2011

Why we we pay good taxpayer dollars to support the useless Department of  Energy? Graph Source:  Department of Energy. In the thirty-four years the federal Department of Energy has existed, domestic consumption of oil has increased, domestic production decreased and imports increased. In other words the DOE has been a massive failure. So why do […]

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Eric Florack on October 28th, 2011

Indian Castle, NY– I’m along the New York State Thruway, headed home for the weekend, by way of a short stop at Geneva, NY. We had some ice and snow around here last night, which slowed my progress something terrible, so I didn’t make it home as planned. But, since I wasn’t scheduled for anything […]

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Eric Florack on October 26th, 2011

Ridgefield, NJ– I’m at the Vince Lombardi rest area for a rest break. I’ll be going into the city shortly after midnight. But what are they, really? and what are they fighting for?: OK, like a lot of you, I too am getting to the point where I have a little “occupy” boredom. I’m bored […]

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davidl on October 24th, 2011

This is just sad. Please consider homeschooling. A mind is a terrible thing to waste. From Jill, Pundit & Pundette. Note speling is hard.

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It wasn’t so long ago that Obama decided that he was the only thing between wall street and the pitchforks.   As I commented at the time in a Pajamas Media article, America’s bankers lack backbone. Maybe I’m being unfair to the current crop of bankers. After all, the problem has always existed. It’s just that […]

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Eric Florack on October 20th, 2011

Brunswick, NJ– I’m going up to Queens in the morning, then back into Jersey and then to Connecticut.  Drying out now, but cool. Truck is fine, and I am as well. Occupy Wall Street and the Chicago ’68 Riots I commend to your reading this article. The insights are very powerful. Fred Seigel makes the […]

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Eric Florack on October 12th, 2011

Conklin, NY– I’m just south of Binghamton, NY. From where I’ll run up to Rochester, grab a load and be in Brooklyn by the time you get up. Raining a bit today, which is about what I figured. After all, I spent the last several days cleaning and preening the truck. Looks pretty good.  The […]

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davidl on September 9th, 2011

Reax to Obama’s State of the Union, jobs, campaign speech: Michelle Malkin

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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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Eric Florack on August 24th, 2011

Latham, NY– I’m outside Albany, getting a load for Watertown, NY. This week has been a series of hops that saw me running to within about 10 miles of the DC monument district. A little over an hour after I left the area, I was parked at the PA-MD border along I-83 touching up my […]

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