From the monthly archives:

October 2008

Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2008

It’s Halloween today!  Have a great time at the party, with the kids trick-or-treating, or in a quiet night watching campy horror movies at home on TV.  May I recommend a live ghost-hunt by our friends from TAPS on Sci-Fi for those on the couch?  This may also be the last evening before Christmas sale commercials overwhelm [...]

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The Incredible Shrinking Middle Class

October 31, 2008

The Left can’t seem to help themselves in lowering the threshold to be considered part of the middle class when it comes to tax increases and cuts. Throughout the campaign, Obama claimed that the magic number was $250,000.  In the last week, he’s dropped it to $200,000, and then Biden referred to it as $150,000.  [...]

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Whatever You Do To The Least of My Brothers…

October 31, 2008

One of the areas of liberalism that really irks me is how the Liberal elite is so hypocritical regarding their so-called “concern” for the poor, and their “compassion.”  Barack Obama is the quintessential example of this.  At the Saddleback Churcn forum, Obama described as America’s greatest moral failing its failure to live up to the [...]

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Obama to BJ: “You tell me what’s right — I’ll figure out how to sell it.”

October 30, 2008

Bill Clinton isn’t too happy with the Obama Campaign — they’re up right now, which isn’t good for Der Schlickmeister.  But, as a good little Democrat, BJ has to play the game and suck it up and smile.  So, out on the campaign trail yesterday Clinton described a conversation he had with Obama during the economic meltdown: [...]

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Reasons for Optimism

October 30, 2008

One can only judge future elections based on trends that have been determined in previous elections.  With five days to go until lection day, I am becoming increasingly optimistic.  There is still a good chance that Barack Obama will win and be our next President (ugh), but there is also reason to be optimistic and [...]

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Phillies Win World Series

October 30, 2008

Congratulations to the Philadelphia Phillies, who won the World Series last night, defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 4 games to 1.  It is their first World Series title in 28 years.  I’m not a Phillies fan (readers of this blog know my loyalties lie with the Yankees), but I’ve always had an admiration and respect [...]

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The Obama Half-Hour Variety Hour

October 30, 2008

I admit it, I watched a good part of the Obama Infomercial last night, just out of morbid curiosity.  I was, frankly, a bit disappointed it did not live up to its advertising. I was really looking forward to that Bill Clinton number.  On a much more serious note, I thought that the infomercial was [...]

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Credit Card Fraud from Team Obama

October 29, 2008

Mark Steyn of NRO has spent much of this week breaking the story of the Obama credit card donation scandal, yet another scandal that the press refuses to cover.  What has been discovered is that Barack Obama’s $600 million intake is fraught with fraudulent transactions that could have easily been prevented with some simple safeguards [...]

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I Live on THAT Park Bench

October 29, 2008

American democracy is officially in rough shape.  To complete the final pre-election taint of the vote in Ohio, US District Court Judge Edmund Sargus said that not only could homeless people vote, but that accepting a rough estimate of the park bench or heating grate as their address is acceptable. Here are a few questions I have:  [...]

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Bailout BS

October 29, 2008

Those frequent visitors to this site know that I have been against the Paulson Socialist Bailout Package since its inception, and have felt that it was not necessary to fixing the economy, was put together too quickly to stem a supposed crisis that few understood, and was packed with pork that had nothing to do [...]

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Global Warming Gone Missing in New Jersey!

October 28, 2008

It snowed in New Jersey today.  We were supposed to get rain.  We did. However, the catch was that it got too cold to stay that way.  The transition started while one of my classes was taking a World War II test.  Anyone who’s ever been a kid knows that whenever it snows in school kids act like [...]

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Preemptive Strike From MSDNC

October 28, 2008

I had a feeling this was coming if McCain gained momentum in the polls during the last few weeks of the election:  with McCain surging, MSDNC is invoking memories of 2000, when Gore got more popular votes but Bush won the election through the Electoral College.  It’s a preemptive strike to delegitimize a potential McCain [...]

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The Creeping Middle Class According to Obama

October 28, 2008

Barack Obama keeps talking about how the Middle Class will get a tax cut according to his plan.  For months, he has been using the mantra that families making under $250,000 will get a tax cut.  Putting aside for a moment how Obama’s tax plan is actually a tax increase for most Americans, it is becoming [...]

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Redistribution Defense: Blame Fox News

October 28, 2008

When the Obama audio from 2001 was released yesterday, in which he argued that there was a need for “redistributive change” in America, and that we needed to “break free” from the negative constraints of the Constitution, the McCain team seized on it and is now making it an issue.  It is a good issue [...]

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The Flip Side of Operation Chaos

October 27, 2008

We’ve all seen reports of conservatives who plan to blame Sarah Palin in the event Barack Obama wins next week.  According to the American Spectator, some of the people stirring such nonsense are connected to former Mitt Romney staffers who now work for the McCain campaign.  Normally this type of story can be easily dismissed [...]

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Nabbing al Qaeda in Syria

October 27, 2008

In cross-border raids yesterday from Iraq into a border-town in Syria, word has it that Abu Ghadiyain, a significant al Qaeda planner of operations in Iraq, was nabbed by US forces.  Iran and Russia condemned the attack, but the Iraqis were not apologetic — they knew where the bad guys were.  I think the US decided that [...]

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Obama, Redistribution, and “Breaking Free” of the Constitution

October 27, 2008

A damning interview with Barack Obama from 2001 surfaced on YouTube last night, which expands on and gives us a further glimpse into Barack Obama’s real views on economic redistribution.  In it, Obama, calls the Warren Court, one of the most liberal courts in history and responsible for many of the decisions that trashed the [...]

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Politics and Life

October 27, 2008

MrsSal and I just returned from a week’s vacation, in which I insulated myself from work, obligations, and yes, politics.  Sure, I happened to catch a headline or two (the faux-controversy regarding Palin’s clothing purchased by the RNC, for example), but for the most part, I ignored the polls, stayed insulated from the news, and [...]

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George Costanza Endorses Obama

October 26, 2008

Looks like George Costanza (aka Jason Alexander) has been campaigning for Barack Obama.  This is without a doubt, one of those times he should have done the opposite.

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Israeli PM Livni Calls For An Election

October 26, 2008

Barack Obama isn’t the only politician with an unusually strong sense of entitlement.  Tzipi Livni, leader of Israel’s Kadima Party, could probably give Obama a run for his money.  After months of trying to become Israel’s Prime Minister without an election, Livni acknowledged the inevitable and called for the general election she so desperately tried [...]

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McCain’s Last Chance

October 26, 2008

There are 9 days until Election Day and John McCain has to make his final pitch to the people, unload all his cash, unleash the 527s, and unfortunately hope for something unexpected to help.  Dick Morris wrote an oped which lays out how three times since World War II, the underdog made up the difference in [...]

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I Too Hope We Never Find Out

October 25, 2008

Let Freedom Ring is now running a series of campaign ads as part of their Never Find Out campaign.  The following ad is what I see as the most effective because it succinctly explains why higher taxes on those with higher incomes negatively affects those in the middle class. The ad is right.  What liberals [...]

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Krauthammer Casts His Early Ballot

October 24, 2008

In his latest column, the syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer endorses John McCain for President.  I love his column partially because he picks on the lily-livered, weak-kneed RINOs who are prematurely giving up or even jumping ship.  Then he makes a few simple points:  the economy will return to normal like it always eventually does, Obama was dead wrong on the Surge [...]

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Inaccurate State Polls, Continued

October 23, 2008

A few days ago, I posted on a number of inaccurate state polls coming out of Pennsylvania and Virginia. The poll samples in question showed Obama leading both states by double digits, but contained a far greater percentage of Democrats than historically showed up on election day, even in elections that Democrats won by landslides. [...]

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Sarah Palin Timesuck

October 23, 2008

OK, it’s not very nice, but this Sarah Palin timesuck does have a certain addictive quality — like a low-grade, leftist college kids’ bigoted version of JK Rowling’s homepage with Sarah Palin as its target.  I got a good laugh out of it, though — unlike many of my leftist friends, I have the capacity for [...]

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A Lot of Talk About Reagan Today

October 22, 2008

What to do with Ronald Wilson Reagan?  Some nowadays call the Reagan Revolution dead.  The Forbes piece I linked too has so many holes in it that it’s hardly worth addressing each point, and obviously was not written by anyone who made it passed PoliSci 202.  Republicans have acted stupid, whiny, impressionable and lately want to be liked [...]

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Patriots’ Pyrrhic Victory

October 21, 2008

Last night’s 41-7 victory over the Denver Broncos was a relief to many New England Patriots fans who wanted to see if Matt Cassel had some real potential after five games.  Check.  The Pats fan was also interested in seeing how the Pats defense would handle the Broncos’ pass offense.  Check. But the price of these small [...]

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Exit Polls Are Even Worse

October 20, 2008

I’m linking directly to Ace on this one because Politico gets more respect than they deserve.  The gist is that exit polls in the Democrat primaries tended to overstate Barack Obama’s support by about 7 points. The medium-term lesson to be drawn from this fact is that conservatives should not allow phony election day exit [...]

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Inaccurate State Polls

October 20, 2008

Many websites have done a great job of dissecting national polls to determine how reliable they are. Because of these efforts, polls conducted by the Washington Post, Newsweek, CBS, etc. have been exposed for the garbage they are. Unfortunately, state polls have not been as heavily scrutinized. Motivated by my own curiosity, I recently looked [...]

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Biden Gaffe Alert — Obama Presidency = Impending International Crisis

October 20, 2008

The latest Joe Biden gaffe is as follows: “Mark my words… it will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We’re about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you [...]

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