From the monthly archives:

February 2009

Ivan Cameron (2002-2009)

February 28, 2009

Ivan Cameron, son of British Conservative Party leader David Cameron, passed away on Wednesday at the age of six.  His parents were at his bedside as he lost his battle with cerebral palsy and epilepsy.  After learning the tragic news, Gordon Brown delivered condolences to his political opponent on the floor of the House of [...]

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Mitt Romney Wins CPAC 2009 Straw Poll

February 28, 2009

Mitt Romney won the 2012 campaign’s first test by winning today’s straw poll at the 2009 Conservative Political Action Conference.  It was Romney’s third consecutive CPAC straw poll victory.  Bobby Jindal placed second while Sarah Palin and Ron Paul tied for third. It may seem a bit premature to discuss the 2012 election with the [...]

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Obama’s Iraq Pull Out Plan

February 27, 2009

August 31, 2010 is the date Obama has set for the end of the American combat role in Iraq, with an extra 35-50,000 troops hanging around until December 31, 2011, which aligns with according to the SOF Agreement with the Iraqi Government.  That residual force is apt to irk Libs nationwide!  Good – they’re fun when they’re [...]

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Which Party is Better for the Stock Market?

February 27, 2009

It has always been obvious to me that Republicans are better for the economy than Democrats.  It seems especially true not based on who is in the White House, but rather who controls  congress. Obviously, a lot more goes into the state of the market than government policy.  At the same time, this chart should [...]

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Giving Terrorists Constitutional Rights

February 27, 2009

The Obama Administration has moved Al Qaeda operative Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri from being an enemy combatant to being indicted in U.S. Criminal Court.  Al-Marri was an Al Qaeda sleeper agent based in the U.S., and provided the terrorist organization with material support.  He arrived in the U.S. shortly before 9/11 and was arrested in [...]

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American Bankruptcy

February 27, 2009

Sen. Judd Gregg, interviewed on Hannity last night, stated that the United States was headed for bankruptcy: While it may seem alarmist, the deficit has reached record levels this year in dramatic fashion.  There may come a point where other nations of the world do not want to borrow any more U.S. money, and with [...]

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Steven Crowder Double Feature: PETA and Global Warming

February 26, 2009

I’ve been looking forward to today’s new Steven Crowder video release ever since I discovered the comedic genius a week ago.  Unfortunately, today is a bit of a letdown.  Although it is still funny, I didn’t find today’s anti-PETA video quite as entertaining as his others. Maybe it’s because PETA’s too easy a target.  maybe [...]

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Biden’s Rhetoric vs. Jindal’s Results

February 26, 2009

Bobby Jindal’s response to Obama’s pseudo State of the Union address may have been more effective than the pundits give him credit for.  Why else would the White House send out Vice President Joe Biden to try to undermine Jindal’s credibility?  According to the Vice President, people shouldn’t take Jindal’s arguments about the proper size [...]

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Counting Coffins

February 26, 2009

For 18 years the Pentagon has forbid the publication of photos of American soldiers KIA (Killed in Action).  In 1991, Bush 41 put the ban in place.  Now, the Pentagon is lifting that ban. What’s the big deal?  Back in Vietnam, the press liked to use the many flag-draped coffins coming off of ships to reinforce their [...]

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Taxing the Rich Won’t Cover Our Spending

February 26, 2009

Obama famously said throughout the campaign and again on Tuesday night that no one who makes less than $250,000 will get a tax increase.  At the same time he claims that the budget deficit will be cut in half by the end of his first term. The numbers, however, don’t add up.  Leaving aside the [...]

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Republicans Change Tactics As Democrats Spend, Spend, Spend

February 26, 2009

The Republican Party was moderately successful in pushing opposition to the stimulus package.  Although a losing battle, the Republicans were able to make some headway in the war against the new liberal onslaught by laying down the gambit, providing near-unanimous opposition to a $775 billion plus Porkulus package, and do some damage to Obama’s election-day [...]

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Need Cash? Visit the Bank of Obama

February 25, 2009

Need some bailout money?  Visit the Bank of Obama, a website started by three guys at a bar (where many good ideas start), and you can get your own Bank of Obama Bailout check.  Of course, in the spirit of capitalism, they will mail you the check for a small fee.  Got to give them [...]

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Providence Beats #1 Pitt

February 25, 2009

Unranked bubble team Providence College defeated #1 Ranked Pittsburgh in NCAA Men’s Basketball last night, 81-73.  It was one bright shining moment before Emperor Zero took the stage to play Caesar for an hour (I was waiting for San Fran Nan to hover the laurels over Zero’s head and whisper “Remember thou art mortal”).  This [...]

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Tea Party USA and the Internet

February 25, 2009

Since the idea of a new “Tea Party” to protest the redistributionist economic policies of the Obama Administration was proposed by Rick Santelli on CNBC, the movement for a Tea Party USA has spread across the country.  More and more protests continue to pop up, including in Chicago, California, Florida, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Texas, Wyoming, and [...]

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Robert Byrd and Executive Power

February 25, 2009

You have to give Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) credit for consistency.  I do not like the man or agree at all with his politics, but he is consistent in his views on the separation of powers, no matter who is President.  Granted, he tends to believe in the supremacy of the legislative branch in his [...]

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Democrat Governors Rejecting the Stimulus

February 25, 2009

Liberals are liberals, no matter where they are.  Yet, there has always been a divide between Democrat liberals in Washington, and Democrats who run the various states as Governors.  This dynamic goes beyond liberals.  Conservative Governors also tend to have a completely different perspective than Republicans in Washington.  This is primarily due to the fact [...]

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Socialized Medicine Will Make Us Sick

February 24, 2009

Tonight’s speech made it clear that President Obama is going to do everything in his power to drastically increase the role of government in health care.  This is disappointing seeing as that approach hasn’t exactly worked well in other countries.  Whether it’s rationing in Canada or utilitarian cost concerns squeezing the respect for life out [...]

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LiveBlog: President Obama’s Address to Congress

February 24, 2009

President Obama’s Address to the Joint Session of Congress, the first of his administration, is tonight, Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 9:00 PM. LiveBlog will be here, starting at approximately 8:45 PM, EST. We welcome all readers to contribute during the LiveBlog session. LiveBlog of President Obama’s Address to Congress

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Legalize Pot and Tax It? You Must Be High!

February 24, 2009

In principle, this illustrates a fundamental problem I have with Libs:  don’t cut programs you knew you couldn’t have sustained in the first place, but find new things to tax:  like pot!  Yet another excuse for legislative stoners in San Francisco to get their issue in the news, while finding new ways to punish the act [...]

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Repercussions For Three Stimulus RINOs?

February 24, 2009

While not saying that he would, RNC Chairman Michael Steele said on Your World with Neil Cavuto that he was opening to withholding funding to Specter, Snowe, and Collins in future elections if the state parties wished.  Granted, the state parties typically favor incumbents, but this is a far cry from the RNC of a [...]

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Tonight: LiveBlog of the President’s Address

February 24, 2009

Axis of Right will be hosting a LiveBlog of President Obama’s Address to the Joint Session of Congress tonight at 9:00 PM EST. Pre-Liveblog will begin shortly before. Please join us, and feel free to participate! You can sign up for a reminder by clicking here.

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Taxing the Rich to the Extreme

February 24, 2009

Currently, the highest tax bracket is for those making over $250,000.  Under the Bush tax cuts, they are taxed at a rate of 35% (still too high in my opinion).  This figure will increase to 39% when the Bush tax cuts expire, or when Obama raises them, whichever comes first.  Yet there are elected Democrats [...]

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Strengthen Culture Through Hollywood? It’s Worth A Shot

February 23, 2009

The reason we care about politics is because we want our country and our world to be as strong, secure, free, prosperous, fair, decent, and good as it can possibly be. Obviously, one component of furthering that ideal is electing people who share our worldview to positions of authority. It isn’t the only way however. [...]

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High-Society Welfare

February 23, 2009

The Boston Globe today ran a story about people who recently lost their jobs.  Rather, however, than talking about real hardships experienced by people, they are instead glowingly focusing on people who feel “liberated” (Hat Tip:  Mrs. Sal) and are doing such things as taking art history classes, going to museums, and spending time with [...]

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And To The Republic

February 23, 2009

It is worthwhile to sometimes step back and reflect on our system of government, what it means, and how unique it is in the history of civilization.  Conventional wisdom states that we are a democracy.  First, there is the misconception that we are a Democracy (rather than a Representative Constitutional Republic).  This video redefines the [...]

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The Politics of Optimism

February 23, 2009

Rick Moran at Right Wing Nut House takes issue with the current attempt by the GOP to harness the populist anger over the stimulus bill and the prospect of higher taxes that began with the protests in Seattle and Denver last week, and continued with Rick Santelli’s mention of a Chicago Tea Party.  Moran argues [...]

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Sweden. Now There’s A Nation of Cowards

February 22, 2009

Despite what’s been flying out of Eric Holder’s mouth, the United States is not a nation of cowards.  If you want to see a nation of cowards, look no further than Sweden.  Last week, the Scandinavian Socialist Paradise decreed that their country’s upcoming Davis Cup match with Israel will have to be played in an [...]

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The Drinking Age

February 22, 2009

A bill has been introduced into the Minnesota State Legislature to lower the drinking age from 21 to 18, as well as to allow children above age 16 to be served in restaurants and bars when accompanied by their parents.  The reasoning for the bill is due to the economic hard times to provide a [...]

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A Thought on “Greed”

February 22, 2009

The Dems have been trying to have it both ways by using the “greedy” label on Republicans and business in general for over a hundred years now.  Recently they’ve  flipped the greed issue on the Republican Governor’s lack of greed as a way to publically rebuke them about possibly sending back some of that Stimulus cash!  There’s a [...]

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Bad Economic Policy

February 21, 2009

The stock market is down 10% since Obama’s inauguration.  The deficit has just been tripled by the stimulus.  So what is Obama’s plan?  He is proposing to balance the federal budget by raising taxes on both the wealthy and businesses, as well as cut funding to the military in Afganastan and Iraq. All of this [...]

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