Eric Florack on June 9th, 2011

York,PA in the midst of a really wild thunderstorm…– I brought a load here from the Adirondacks, and will be on my home turf, tomorrow. I’m looking forward to this weekend; it’s been a particularly trying week… several repairs. Actually, I’ve been quite road-repair free until this week. A radiator hose, two tires, a welding […]

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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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Eric Florack on January 22nd, 2011

OK, I promised you some pics, and here they are, but first some background. Due to equipment problems, and some timing issues, I was unable to get out of town before the snowstorm hit in Carlisle, PA, the other night.,  drove for a few hours and was almost out of legal time, (Truckers are restricted […]

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davidl on January 10th, 2011

Christina-Taylor Green, from Stephanie Innes, Arizona Daily Star: Aspiring politician Christina-Taylor Green was born in the midst of tragedy on Sept. 11, 2001, and died Saturday morning while trying to meet Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. The strong-willed 9-year-old third-grader had gone to meet Giffords with a neighbor when she was shot. She died later at University […]

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Eric Florack on December 18th, 2010

Senator Fred Thompson Twitters today: Has there EVER been a bipartisan deal with Democrats that didn’t involve spending great big piles of money? http://bit.ly/fV50r9 #ftrs #tcot The answer of course is a resounding “No”, which is why,  by its very definition of such deals, are anything but a beneficial process.  But let’s look closely at […]

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davidl on December 16th, 2010

Fox News, reports, George Soros whines, from Ben Dimiero, Media Spatters: FOXLEAKS: Fox boss ordered staff to cast doubt on climate science In the midst of global climate change talks last December, a top Fox News official sent an email questioning the “veracity of climate change data” and ordering the network’s journalists to “refrain from […]

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Eric Florack on April 18th, 2010

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Robert M.  Gates has warned in a secret three-page memorandum to top White House officials that the United States does not have an effective long-range policy for dealing with Iran‘s steady progress toward nuclear capability, according to government officials familiar with the document. So says the New York Times. Well, heck, […]

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on February 19th, 2010

Medical MarijuanaIn my years as a youngster I never thought that we would be seriously discussing whether Marijuana should be considered either for medicinal or recreational usage.  And as a conservative, I would have never thought that we would need to spend the time debating the pros and cons without a lot of easy standard lines: “It’s a Gateway Drug”, “Kills Brain Cells”, “Highly Addictive”.

But here we are, and frankly, I’m not prepared to just discard the discussion as unimportant or too obvious to spend time on.  That would be both a disservice and inconsistent with my belief that positions on policy should be reviewed and when challenged, they should be openly and honestly discussed.

I’m not a doctor, nor have I had the time to study this at such a level of depth as to call myself an “expert” on the topic.  But I have discussed this with doctors I know, and I’ve looked at some of the information currently available (here, here, here and here).  I’ve also been around friends that were regular users of Marijuana, and I even took one deep breath of the stuff (from a pipe) when I was younger.  Yes, I inhaled.  Didn’t like it.  And I was a tobacco smoker at the time.

Most of us here in the Midwest tend to just laugh at California for legalizing Marijuana for medicinal use.  We could have more or less predicted that dispensaries would become dealers for all who wanted, not just those that actually needed it.  And as the debate is building here in Iowa […]

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davidl on February 4th, 2010

Democrats are in the midst of the painful realization: Mr. Obama’s words cannot save them from the power of bad ideas. Karl Rove, Wall Street Journal.

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