Eric Florack on July 31st, 2008

Me at OTB just now:   Oh? What claims then do you think you can honestly make about the success of the surge other than tactical? Well, the number of provinces now being fully controlled by Iraqi forces leaps to mind. Certainly, unattainable pre-surge. Them taking ownership of the situation… wasn’t that one of the […]

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At some point, the rain around here has to stop. Not that we’ve had flooding of any serious amounts, but it’s rained around here about every day this summer, for at least part of the day. Today is another example. Yet another example for us all, of how “The Moderate Voice“, isn’t.  Am I getting […]

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Eric Florack on July 30th, 2008

Not sure what to make of thisreport from Fox News: An aide to Sen. Jim Webb was found dead from a gunshot wound Tuesday morning, the Virginia Democrat’s office confirmed to FOX News on Wednesday. Frederick Wayne Hutchins Jr., 26, ran Webb’s Roanoke office. According to media reports, local police had not made a ruling […]

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A second place at the OTB Sheep Off caption contest. So, the Democrats are almost to a man, includng Obama, claiming that the Surge didn’t work. So why, then, is Obama proposing another surge, this time in Afghanistan? Oil is down again today. As this is written, about 2pm Eastern, oil is at $121.45/bbl and […]

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Eric Florack on July 28th, 2008

Yeah, I was out all weekend. So, we made the trip over the weekend, to Fair Haven State Park, which is one of the best in the state. There’s a problem, though with the state Reservation system for their campgrounds; Forget about reserving one spot for one night. Two night minimum. So, we drove all […]

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Eric Florack on July 28th, 2008

One of the biggist liabilities that Barack Obama has, is the people who are already going to vote for him.  A case in point shows up in the Rocky Mountain News this morning, in an article by Daniel J. Chacon: A college-age protest group that wants to camp overnight in City Park during the Democratic […]

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YetAnotherJohn on July 26th, 2008

Why does the left block US energy development? The answer is their value system is different from the mainstream of the country. But the left’s blocking energy development costs all of us. Case in point. Do you know how much oil shale is in the US? Eight times as much as the Saudi Arabia reserves. 2118 Billion […]

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I managed to catch a first place this week at OTB’s Caption Contest. for the last week or so, we’ve brought up John Edwards and his scandal. Kaus has been watching this for a while too, all credit to him. He says the LA TIMES is burying the story. Gee, why would they do THAT, do […]

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davidl on July 25th, 2008

Courtesy of the Tennessee Republican Party.  Hat Tip: Michelle Malkin.

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Eric Florack on July 20th, 2008

It’s immensely amusing; The last several years we have had long lines of leftists denounce saying the Middle East politics of “the enemy of my enemy is my friend”. This argument, apparently, is supposed to suggest that our involvement in Iraq is somehow deficient, and of course, that all this is the blame of the […]

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Oil is down again… third straight day this has happened…. another $4  That’s about $15/bbl… on the hope that Congress will get out of the way of drilling. And remember, gang, I told you this would start happening about midsummer.  Pelosi meanwhile is being stupid. For the record, gang, I added nothing to DavidL saying we look […]

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Eric Florack on July 14th, 2008

From the GateWay Pundit: New information reveals that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was indirectly sending messages to the FARC. The Marxist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) is designated as a terrorist group by the US government. Speaker Pelosi was doing this while at the same time she refused to bring a free trade agreement […]

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I have to wonder if the mostly manufactured response over Gramm’s comments as I mentioned this morning, isn’t an effort to squelch the noise over Jessie Jackson’s call to castrate Obama. Ya know, speaking of Jackson… I had a passing thought last night about him, while reading this. No, really. And the line of thought […]

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Eric Florack on July 11th, 2008

I commented earlier this week that I had my doubts about Jesse Jackson’s open-mike trick. What if this comment of Jackson’s was staged to give Obama some white street creds? Normally, I’d not give the man credit for being able to take part in any kind of coordinated effort, including arranging a lunch.  But with […]

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Well, if Jesse Jackson is that pissed at Obama,  he must deserve a second look. I kid you not, I got this on my way in this morning. they’re talking of course abut Jackson’s comment that he wanted to cut Obama’s nuts off. Or, word to that effect. Stoty here.  And it got me wondering just […]

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