davidl on December 23rd, 2011

Whoopie Goldberg and the girls of the View are  heartbroken over the death of Kim Jung Il.   Goldberg admits that socialism has utterly failed everywhere it has been tried, but continues to hold out hope, via Karen, the Lonely Conservative: No, it doesn’t matter. Because, you know, if you say that this is how our […]

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Eric Florack on December 21st, 2011

Fultonville, NY– I’m at a rest area along the New York Thruway, after having turned around 500 miles today. Not much to report, really.   Saithood?  I commend to your reading an article by Thomas Sowell. I made a point last week about Gingrich’s legislative record vs Romney’s… and Sowell does as well: While the […]

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davidl on December 6th, 2011

Frédéric Bastiat in his 1850 essay Ce qu’on voit et ce qu’on ne voit pas: Have you ever witnessed the anger of the good shopkeeper, James Goodfellow, when his careless son happened to break a pane of glass? If you have been present at such a scene, you will most assuredly bear witness to the […]

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davidl on November 26th, 2011

Turkey Trot, 24 November 2011, Webster,NY, from 13-WHAM: Webster, N.Y. – Thanksgiving means food and football for many – but before all that – thousands of runners took the opportunity to burn off some calories before the big meal. More than 4-thousand runners took part in the annual Webster Turkey Trot Thursday morning. video: We […]

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Eric Florack on November 19th, 2011

I note with some degree of interest with a resurgency  of Newt Gingrich in the early polling for Iowa.  There seems a good deal of objection to his showing up, particularly among the press who like Rick Perry and Herman Cain before him (and Michelle Bachman and Sarah Palin before him… ) is now the […]

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davidl on November 19th, 2011

Kathleen McCaffrey ponders liberal myth and Organize Wall Street peeves, one and the same, from Legal Insurrection: I also think that a lot of people in favor of OWS are mourning the death of a dream. I can sympathize with that. A lot of the rhetoric I heard while growing up in the 1990s was […]

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davidl on November 1st, 2011

An armed society is a polite society, and a safe one, from Loa Angeles Times: “I want you to get a concealed weapons permit,” Sheriff Chuck Wright said at the Monday news conference, as reported by TV station WYFF. “Don’t get Mace. Get a firearm.” The sheriff alleged that a 46-year-old man named Walter Lance […]

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davidl on October 31st, 2011

The nice thing about classic economics, is the rules do not change between markets.   It the same law of supply and demand that applies to widget, automobiles and college educations. So speaking of  cars, aside from OWS morons, nobody would argue that all cars are the have the same uses, and should carry the same […]

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Eric Florack on October 6th, 2011

Corning,NY– I’m dropping a load off and taking a break. From here I’ll run back to Harrisburg and then back into NY again. Kind of a weird week for routing, really. Beautiful day for a drive, though. Crisp fall day, 60 degrees not a cloud in sight.   More on “Occupy Wall Street”– I spoke […]

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Eric Florack on September 26th, 2011

Westbury, Long Island, NY– A frequent stop for me… dropping off some drinks to the thirsty club shoppers. Nearly 80 here… you’d not know it was fall. Today, I’m going to do a one subject Ramble.   Some observations on the GOP races and faces: Romney:Certainly the favorite of the GOP establishment. That alone, given […]

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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 August 29th, 2011

Queens, NY– Yes, I’m in the city. Some flooding, mostly in Jersey, and a number of trees down, again in Jersey, mostly.  I came in at 1am, so you can imagine that traffic was better than usual. I’m not looking forward to trying to drive out of here, but… at least I got in without […]

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Eric Florack on August 22nd, 2011

Middle Village, NY– Middle Village, NYC, NY I’m in  New York City dropping a load of drinks. I came in early this morning,  from outside Scranton, PA, and will leave noonish for who knows where. My truck is  fixed now, so I returned the one I picked up last week. Truck 259, what I was […]

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davidl on August 11th, 2011

Dumbo  b/k/a Barack Obama gets WaPoed  from the left and the right, from the left Dana Milbank, Washington Post: It’s not exactly fair to blame Obama for the rout: Almost certainly, the markets ignored him. And that’s the problem: The most powerful man in the world seems strangely powerless, and irresolute, as larger forces bring […]

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davidl on August 6th, 2011

What job pivot?  Even Arianna Huffington is on to Barack Obama a/k/a Dumbo, from News Busters: Now that is really the greatest fear for the White House. And of course Mitt Romney again and again is talking about the failure of the President to produce jobs, and he doesn’t have to tell us how he […]

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