davidl on December 21st, 2011

Nor much of anything else, for that matter. What CBS left on the Sixty Minutes cutting room floor, via Karen, the Lonely Conservative: PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, we’re not done yet. I’ve got five more years of stuff to do. But not only saving this country from a great depression. Not only saving the auto industry. […]

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Eric Florack on November 29th, 2011

Buffalo, NY– I’m at the Erie County Medical Center, dropping off some furniture that I picked up at Elkhart IN. A nice little stretch of the legs. I’ll be back at the yard in a few hours and ready for my next adventure. This trip out west is likely a rare event, but I must […]

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Eric Florack on July 14th, 2011

Piscataway, NJ– Grabbing a load for May’s Landing. From here back up to NY state. Still hot, but a clear and beautiful looking day. REPEATING HISTORY: FDR’s policies prolonged Depression by 7 years, UCLA economists calculate. Any more questions about why we’re still in a fiscal problem, folks? BARRY PICKS UP HIS MARBLES AND GOES […]

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Eric Florack on June 27th, 2011

Buffalo, NY– At the moment, I’m in Buffalo, NY. I have my younger boy Alex with me and he’s doing fine. I’ll post more on this topic as we go. It’s a nice day all told. Truck is running fine. All is well. The Dangerous Effort to Delegitimate Supreme Court Justices:Randy Barnett does a exploration […]

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davidl on June 5th, 2011

Gurkha – 30, Taliban – 0, from Daily Mail (UK): Corporal Dipprasad Pun defeated more than 30 Taliban fighters single-handedly Used the tripod of his machine gun to beat away a militant after running out of ammunition A Gurkha soldier who single-handedly defeated more than 30 Taliban fighters has been awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross […]

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davidl on November 15th, 2010

Newsweak ponders if the presidency has grown too big for one mere mortal: Can any single person fully meet the demands of the 21st-century presidency? Obama has looked to many models of leadership, including FDR and Abraham Lincoln, two transformative presidents who governed during times of upheaval. But what’s lost in those historical comparisons is […]

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davidl on September 20th, 2010

FDR brought  Americans the New Deal. HST gave us:The Square Deal FDR: The New Deal JFK:   The New Frontier LBJ: The Great Society Barack Hussien Obama: The New Reality? Hat tip:  Tim Williams and Jim Geraghty, Campaign Spot. Source and video via RCP. “I’m one of your middle class Americans. And quite frankly, I’m exhausted.  […]

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Brian Nygaard on April 6th, 2010

Brian NygaardToday we introduce our newest writer at The Conservative Reader, Brian Nygaard.  Brian and his wife Mary live in San Rafael, California. – Ed.

As the Healthcare debate in Congress was drawing to a close, Americans were asking themselves “Why can\’t we seem to make any progress on the healthcare issue?” We watch in disbelieving awe as we observe nothing getting done over seemingly very long periods of time.  We covet answers, but our perception is that what we are receiving from Washington is just gridlock and petty partisan politics.  We cannot even agree on such a simple notion as the need for the portability of individual insurance coverage.  Amazing, isn\’t it?  It looks like a mess, and it is.  But it is a mess for reasons completely separated from the issue of healthcare.  The problem with the healthcare issue is that the issue has never been about healthcare, or insurance companies, or patient\’s rights, or universal coverage.

Over the course of our American history, a small number of windows of opportunity have presented themselves to the radical leftists amongst us.  Andrew Jackson, FDR, Lyndon […]

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davidl on January 25th, 2010

Comment by Jammie Wearing Fool: Obama Reflects On His Favorite Subject Barack Obama is trying to sell his favorite subject, to wit himself, Glenn Thrush, Politico: Rep. Marion Berry’s parting shot, published in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette [no link, subscription only] offers a warning to moderate Democrats and border state moderates — warning of a midterm […]

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davidl on October 29th, 2009

George Will, Washington Post,  October 5: Presidents often come to be characterized by particular adjectives: “honest” Abe Lincoln, “Grover the Good” Cleveland, “energetic” Theodore Roosevelt, “idealistic” Woodrow Wilson, “Silent Cal” Coolidge, “confident” FDR, “likable” Ike Eisenhower. Less happily, there were “Tricky Dick” Nixon and “Slick Willie” Clinton. Unhappy will be a president whose defining adjective […]

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Eric Florack on June 9th, 2009

Lee Cary over at American Thinker: In a one sentence order, Justice Ginsburg left open the possibility that the SCOTUS may scotch the Chrysler-Fiat deal that gives 29 cents on the dollar to the Indiana Fund and other Chrysler bondholders. Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Order read as follow: “UPON CONSIDERATION of the application of counsel […]

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Eric Florack on February 25th, 2009

OK, I know that by now a lot of you either saw or read though this speech of Obama’s, and so it’s old news. But I’ve seen nobody rip through this thing point by point. I can understand why… with my work and family schedule it took me most of a day to get this […]

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Eric Florack on February 10th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere… Bitsblog’s Nightly Ramble Obama’s press conference. What can be said? Nothing, and yet everything. It’s a target rich environment, as I said this monring, and I hardly know where to aim, first. Let’s give it a whirl. Only government is big […]

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Eric Florack on January 12th, 2009

Near the end of Q&O’s weekly podcast this week, Dale makes the point that FDR was able to get us out of the depression only by means of turning the entire country, essentially, over to war production. He’s quite correct, of course. Then, however, he makes the statement “We don’t have Nazis today”. That got […]

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Eric Florack on November 21st, 2008

David Kope who writes with the Volokh boys, says this morning: Earlier this year, Eric Holder–along with Janet Reno and several other former officials from the Clinton Department of Justice–co-signed an amicus brief in District of Columbia v. Heller. The brief was filed in support of DC’s ban on all handguns, and ban on the […]

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