davidl on January 20th, 2012

Will Newt Gingrich ride into the White House on crest of belittled and mocked Lame Stream Media reporters.   Saturday night, Juan Williams tried carrying water for the Obama campaign,  and go humiliated for his efforts.   Last night, ignoring Williams’ carcass, and got more of the Newt Treatment, from Don Surber, Daily Mail (WV)video: Reax: “The […]

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Eric Florack on January 20th, 2012

Ulster, NY- Been a hell of a long week. Tomorrow’s the last day I’ll leave here and run to Newburgh, then to Northern NJ to grab some pasta… and head to Rochester with it Huntsman: Huntsman joins the list of those who dropped out….( alongwith Perry, who is a seriously classy act, but shoulda dropped […]

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Eric Florack on January 4th, 2012

Oneanta, NY-  I’m set to deliver at Latham, NY in the morning. Sorry for the long time between posting a Ramble, but the internet connectivity is an issue again. It’s frustrating because I don’t understand WHY.  (shrug) Only one topic, today…. because frankly, it’s all I’ve had time to follow:   Iowa:Thanks to Art Smith […]

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davidl on December 18th, 2011

Mike McQueary’s account of his action upon witnessing a rape of a minor, via Jill, Pundit & Pundette: “I stepped back and didn’t want to see it anymore. I slammed the locker shut, and when I looked in, they had separated. I know they saw me, they both looked directly into my eyes, and neither […]

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Utica, NY– I’m back.  In more ways than one. I spent the weekend here with my wife of 22 years, and had a wonderful time. Odd, that this was one of the first places I had to come to unload freight. It’s not as nice a place to be, as it was over the weekend. […]

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Is this what the left really wants? “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” John F. Kennedy New York Slimes wages last ditch war on sanity, from Joe Nocera, via Confederate Yankee: You know what they say: Never negotiate with terrorists. It only encourages them. These last few months, much of […]

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Eric Florack on June 27th, 2011

Buffalo, NY– At the moment, I’m in Buffalo, NY. I have my younger boy Alex with me and he’s doing fine. I’ll post more on this topic as we go. It’s a nice day all told. Truck is running fine. All is well. The Dangerous Effort to Delegitimate Supreme Court Justices:Randy Barnett does a exploration […]

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Eric Florack on August 28th, 2010

In the New Paltz Journal: Bob Tyrrell wraps up the case against this flagrantly obscene move on Ground Zero in Manhattan: There is nothing irrational or bigoted about thinking that a mosque does not belong at Ground Zero or at the Pentagon or on the Pennsylvania countryside where United Flight 93 crashed.  Americans traditionally raise […]

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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 July 18th, 2010

An interesting John Hawkins interview with Victor Davis Hanson: Victor Davis Hanson: I think that’s just part of what it means to be a privileged Westerner. It means that you’re going to be wracked by self doubt and you’re going to be constantly picking apart, tearing apart you society to make it better. That means […]

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Eric Florack on June 20th, 2010

t was nearly the end of the day, today , when I finally realized that I had not written anything in terms of a comment on the day. Usually I tend to take the attitude that if I don’t have anything to say on a subject I won’t say anything at all.  Or perhaps, I […]

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Eric Florack on June 7th, 2010

WHY EXPEL ONE OF YOUR OWN? I notice Jennifer Rubin of Commentary asking the question why shouldn’t Helen Thomas be expelled from the White House press corps?  (David already has vid up on this topic)T  The answer to my mind is rather simple ; the White House agrees with her. THE WOOD SPLITS: I note […]

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davidl on April 7th, 2010

Obami play with political poison, Thomas Sowell, RCP: Few combinations are more poisonous than race and politics. That combination has torn whole nations apart and led to the slaughters of millions in countries around the world. You might think we would have learned a lesson from that and stay away from injecting race into political […]

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davidl on April 4th, 2010

Filibuster breaks out at Obama rally, Anne E. Kornblut, Washington Post: Toward the end of a question-and-answer session with workers at an advanced battery technology manufacturer, a woman named Doris stood to ask the president whether it was a “wise decision to add more taxes to us with the health care” package. “We are overtaxed […]

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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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