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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Eric Florack on September 29th, 2011

Duncanon,PA– I’m here for a rest break. I’ve got a different truck today since my usual one is in the shop… just fixing up my wish list, plus a few usual maintenance items. New tires, shocks, Oil change, lube, etc. I’ve been pounding on my ride for the last 6 months now, without much more […]

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davidl on September 13th, 2011

From a straight faced Washington Post: Lawyer: Iran sets $500,000 bail each for 2 American ‘hikers’ The associated article: TEHRAN, Iran — An Iranian court Tuesday set bail of $500,000 each for two American men arrested more than two years ago and convicted on spy-related charges, clearing the way for their release a year after […]

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davidl on August 21st, 2011

The Obama energy policy, or lack thereof, the Obami have very simple energy, and job, policy. It if has no possibility of success, subsidize it. If on the other glove, it will succeed, regulate it to death. First on the Obami love of green energy, Walter Russell Mead, American Interest, Feeding The Masses On Unicorn […]

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davidl on July 30th, 2011

Where’s your plan Dirty Harry? Dirty Harry Reid owns default, from Paul Conner, Daily Caller: The Senate voted down a House-approved bill to raise the debt ceiling, leaving the ball in the court of Senate leadership to produce a deficit reduction bill, with just days before the Aug. 2 deadline. The vote was 59-41. Senate […]

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Eric Florack on May 12th, 2011

Syracuse,NY– Been a long day. Been a long week, in fact.  I’m here at the Pilot in Syracuse, waiting for an offload scheduled for 9am tomorrow The truck continues to impress me, and other than short miles this week…. which I pretty much expected, given the late start on Monday.  I hope I can get […]

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davidl on April 14th, 2011

POTUS speech reax: From Nice Deb: It was a grotesque and dishonest speech. From Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post: The president speaks, says very little As I and many others expected, Obama today gave a speech about nothing much at all — if you don’t count attacking the only viable debt-reduction plan out there. He didn’t […]

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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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davidl on November 23rd, 2010

TSA stuck on stupid, TSA chief John Pistole, from CNN: Well, I think the Israeli model, which a number of people have talked about, uses intelligence in a different way, profiling. And then if in terms of a pat-down, if they suspect you of something, you receive a very thorough pat-down there. That is top-notch […]

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davidl on October 16th, 2010

Dumbo, a/k/a Barack Obama on the market economy: “The basic idea is that if we put our blind faith in the market and we let corporations do whatever they want and we leave everybody else to fend for themselves, then America somehow automatically is going to grow and prosper.” Thirty-three miner in Chili might disagree.   […]

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Eric Florack on September 19th, 2010

HEY BILLY: You’ve nailed this one. I am going to die laughing at one of the most spectacular dumbells of my time on this planet. Andrew Sullivan, you are just darling, you adorable little fireball, you. You’re “radicalized”! Is that what it is, Andy, when you finally come to the bankruptcy of your under-writing those […]

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davidl on August 24th, 2010

The dumbest presidential administration in my life time, Harry  S  Truman and on, has deemed it necessary to orchestrate a media push that somehow, the President who plays golf every Sunday, was born a Muslim and slept through twenty years of Jeremiah Wright’s sermon is some how supposed to believed to a Christian.   White […]

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Eric Florack on August 22nd, 2010

Bruce McQuain beats me to the punch this morning: In the middle of a recession, with joblessness hovering around the 10% mark, the Obama administration made a deliberate decision to impose a drilling moratorium knowing it would cost at least 23,000 jobs. Why? Senior Obama administration officials concluded the federal moratorium on deepwater oil drilling […]

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Eric Florack on August 21st, 2010

I’ve been spending a good deal of time the last several weeks thinking about many things as I go about the business of driving my truck, and piloting the nation’s freight to where it needs to go. It’s a kind of job that certainly gives one time to do exactly that. One of the things […]

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davidl on June 21st, 2010

More is Dumbo Sane? From Linda Chavez, Washington Examiner: The night he locked up the Democratic presidential nomination, Barack Obama predicted that generations hence, people would look back on the historic day as “the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.” At the time, his words […]

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