Eric Florack on April 15th, 2012

They came for my cigarettes — who among you said one word against it? I could ask questions like this all day long and there are no answers. Why should I care? I’ve got a bagful of nice guitars, and when they take them away from me, then I’ll be in the same leaking kayak […]

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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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Eric Florack on September 19th, 2011

Queens, NY– I’m at College Point again, unloading as this is written. I’m writing ths on m Palm Pre’ so it’ll be a ittle shorter than usual, perhaps.  A nice weekend, but a bit short. It’s cooler around here this week and the leaves in the upper elevations along I80 and I81 are already starting […]

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Eric Florack on September 7th, 2011

Clayton, NY— I’m here dropping a load of Pepsi products, and will run to Rochester, grab another trailer and run it to Monroe Township,NJ before I call it a day. It’s been raining since I left on Sunday night, non-stop. I hear by way of Billy Beck that they’re sandbagging the hospital in Binghamton. I-88 […]

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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 4th, 2011

Obama has lost that loving feeling, from Dr. Milton R. Wolf, Washington Times: Is President Obama really a different man today than he was before he entered the Oval Office? The same Illinois legislator who voted “present” 129 times is now the debt-crisis-AWOL president who refused to present a specific plan of his own. The […]

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Eric Florack on July 18th, 2011

Hickory Run, PA– I’m at my stop for the night, along Interstate 80. This is actually a favorite stop of mine… not for the facilities…. they need some help, actually… but because it’s very near to a place I load from frequently. It’s started raining just now, and I expect it’ll be a bit cooler […]

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Eric Florack on May 19th, 2011

Middle Village, NYC,NY– It’s an OK place, but I don’t know as I’d want to live here. Too damned crowded for one thing. I’m here unloading at a mall, after having driven in in the small hours of  the morning… which if you’re driving anything larger than a pair of roller skates is decidedly the […]

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Eric Florack on April 26th, 2011

Pattersonville, NY, along I-90– Took a break to deal with a few issues and drop a note on the blog. Rain and fog here today, and some serious thunderstorms threatening. I’m cooking some lunch after which, I’ll be heading to the Buffalo area. I have been asked by a few readers who my favorite is […]

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davidl on April 22nd, 2011

You know what a watermelon is?  It is green on the outside but red on the inside. Big Green flops, a clearly flummoxed Bradford Plumer wonders why the watermelons movement, the so-called green movement has laid such massive big egg, from New Republic: Just about everyone in the green movement has a theory for why […]

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davidl on March 29th, 2011

Mocking Media Splatters, Mark Hemingway mocks David Brock, of Media Splatters for American, from Weekly Standard: But as Nietzsche once said, “At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid.” MMFA is really, really insipid. I mean, as a professional journalist, I’m not sure how I […]

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davidl on March 2nd, 2011

Dope from Hope Ropes Hill, now I Am not a fan of the Dope from Hope, Mike Huckabee, but the Dope has roped in the Hill, from Michael O’Brien, Hill- Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) incorrectly suggested on Tuesday that President Obama was raised in Kenya for part of his childhood. Huckabee, speaking in […]

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davidl on February 15th, 2011

“ Who is Barack Hussein Obama, from Lori Montgomery, Washington Post: President Obama rolled out a $3.7 trillion budget blueprint Monday that would trim or terminate more than 200 federal programs next year and make key investments in education, transportation and research. The plan is aimed at boosting the nation’s economy while reducing record budget […]

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davidl on February 14th, 2011

Make my day, Shirley Sherrod has just made Andrew Breitbart’s day, night and wet dreams, from Pajamas Media: First Daniel Snyder, now Shirley Sherrod.  Captain of the Bigs Andrew Breitbart has been sued by former USDA employee Shirley Sherrod for defamation. […] This seems like a dangerous play for Mrs. Sherrod, because now Andrew and […]

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Eric Florack on January 25th, 2011

Harrisburg, PA– As this is written, I’m at the TA in Harrisburg. I was supposed to be over by Albany by this time, but an equipment failure…. (flat tire) lost me four hours of drive time.  When things go mostly right, it’s easy to bitch about the small stuff. When there’s a bigtime fail… well, […]

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