on January 4th, 2012

[Art Smith is an occasional contributor to BitsBlog.  Art publishes The Conservative Reader, a conservative commentary and news site.  Art lives in the Central Iowa area and spent two years as the Communications Director for the Polk County Republican Party of Iowa.] On the whole, politically involved Iowans take their First-In-The-Nation moniker seriously.  But even […]

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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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Eric Florack on October 12th, 2011

Conklin, NY– I’m just south of Binghamton, NY. From where I’ll run up to Rochester, grab a load and be in Brooklyn by the time you get up. Raining a bit today, which is about what I figured. After all, I spent the last several days cleaning and preening the truck. Looks pretty good.  The […]

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Eric Florack on October 3rd, 2011

Glen Cove, NY– I’m out on Long Island. Same ol’ Same Ol’. Buit of rain out here today, but not much. Supposed to be nicer midweek. My truck is back and repaired. All new drive tires..(8 of ’em) new shocks, brakes, etc. I love it; It handles like a new truck. Missing the obvious: I […]

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Eric Florack on September 22nd, 2011

Port Gibson, NY– As this is written, I’m setting up for the last outing of the week. A quick shot to Carlisle, PA, and then to Queens. And from there, I don’t know, but something to get me towards home is what I expect. We had an issue with the site yesterday. For some reason […]

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Eric Florack on September 20th, 2011

Brooklyn, NY– I’m being unloaded… a load I picked up last night at Mountain Top, PA. From here, I run to Monroe Township, NK and to Windsor Locks, CT. Raining around here. A decidedly fall tilt in the air. Along with some rain. Truth Telling is why the farthest right are the most popular pols. […]

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Eric Florack on September 13th, 2011

 Marcy, NY– I’m at the Wal-Mart Regional Distribution center, dropping off some Oatmeal and such. The roads around here are still a bit messed up from the flooding last week, but in better shape than they were then, at least. I-81 still has a serious washout north of Binghamton, for example.  Cooler, this week around […]

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davidl on August 31st, 2011

Dumbo’s school of economics, from Michael Bargo Jr.American Thinker: President Obama’s historic expansion of government at a time of great recession is attributed to his socialist agenda of “income redistribution.” While Barack Obama did use these words in his campaign exchange with Joe the Plumber, in reality Obama’s behavior is better explained as an expression […]

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davidl on August 23rd, 2011

Dumbo’s record, if the media had spent half much time and energy examining Dumbo’s b/k/a Barack Obama, record,they could not have missed the fact that the man is flat out lazy, from Tony Katz, Pajamas Media: I have been talking for months now that Obama’s problem with being President is that the job involves work. […]

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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 August 16th, 2011

Eric rambled on Rick Perry, link: Let the mudslinging begin! I’ve said nothing about Rick Perry yet, in terms of his record, because frankly I’ve not had much chance to investigate his record. But based on recent speeches and the reax, as well as what I do know of the man’s record, he does seem […]

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Eric Florack on August 15th, 2011

Dayton,NJ— I’m here picking up a load for Rochester. I’m hoping that my usual truck is ready to go. I’ll be in the yard about Midnight, or so. Lots of rain down here the last few days… NYC caught 8 inches… a one day record as I gather it. Humid, today and low 80’s. ATF:GUNRUNNERS- […]

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davidl on August 15th, 2011

I’ve got Pawlenty of Nothing, Tim Pawlenty makes it official, from Neil Munro, Daily Caller: Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty withdrew from the presidential race Sunday following his third-place finish in Saturday’s Ames Straw Poll. “We needed to get some lift to continue on and have a pathway forward,” Pawlenty said on ABC’s “This Week.” […]

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davidl on August 14th, 2011

Ames, from Ed Morrissey Hot Air: The fun of the Ames straw poll came to an end this afternoon as the ballot count shows that 16,892 votes were cast, and Michele Bachmann (4823) won a narrow victory over Ron Paul (4671) — less than 200 votes difference. Tim Pawlenty finished in a distant third (2293), […]

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davidl on June 22nd, 2011

Keeping the lights on in Texas, via Physorg: State lawmakers have passed a bill that allows Texans to skirt federal efforts to promote more efficient light bulbs, which ultimately pushes the swirled, compact fluorescent bulbs over the 100-watt incandescent bulbs many grew up with. The measure, sent to Gov. Rick Perry for consideration, lets any […]

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