From the monthly archives:

May 2009

Going All Rocky Horror on Bonnie Tyler

May 31, 2009

On a lighter note . . .

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George Tiller Gunned Down

May 31, 2009

Controversial late-term abortionist George Tiller was shot and killed by a lunatic earlier today at a church in Kansas.  Today’s shooting is tragic because it ended a human life and will undermine the  pro-life cause. In coming weeks, the mainstream media’s long-standing pro-choice bias will resurface.  The media will attempt to lump all pro-lifers together [...]

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Craig T. Nelson on Beck

May 31, 2009

Last Thursday, “Coach” Craig T. Nelson was on The Glenn Beck Show talking about taxes and the broken state of California.  There’s been a lot of buzz about this clip, some saying it affected them deeply, others being ridiculing Nelson for appearing ”drunk” during the interview.  Regardless, I do think it’s worth sharing at a minimum because I [...]

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Knowingly Spreading HIV is a Crime in Texas

May 31, 2009

Nearly three years ago I asked this question:  Should knowingly spreading HIV/AIDS be a crime?  I have always felt that should be the case, with the emphasis on “knowingly,” since in 2009 contracting HIV is still a death sentence. Well, in Texas an HIV-positive man Philippe Padieu was arrested two years ago for doing just that [...]

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GM Fails: “Government Motors” Looms

May 30, 2009

Word on the street is that GM is going to finally declare bankruptcy, which they should have done months and billions of bailout dollars ago.  The Obama Nation will control 72.5% of the company, while stakeholders have been pressured into settling for 25%.  Of course, all of this has been done for two reasons: 1)  keeping the [...]

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Biden vs. the Obamaprompter

May 27, 2009

Barry can’t be watching Vice President Biden every minute of everyday.  I really enjoy Biden’s gaffes.  I also really enjoy how, at an unscripted moment when his teleprompter got knocked over by the wind, Biden picked on his boss: “What am I going to tell the President when I tell him his teleprompter is broken? [...]

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Are Chrysler’s Dealership Closings Political Payback?

May 27, 2009

One of the arguments against big government and government interference in the economy is government’s unique position to grant political favors to political allies, or to punish one’s political enemies.  One of the many reasons Conservatives believe in limited government is to reduce the potential for corruption, political favors, and political punishment from the government. [...]

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Steven Crowder the Joker as Nancy Pelosi

May 26, 2009

After an admittedly few off-weeks from my favorite comedian, Steven Crowder returned to form with his latest video.  The target in this clip:  Nancy Pelosi. Happy Ryan?

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Obama Nominates Sotomayor for the Supreme Court

May 26, 2009

Earlier today, Barack Obama nominated Second Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Sonia Sotomayor to replace David Souter on the Supreme Court.  The media’s coverage of today’s nomination is strangely fixated on the fact that Sotomayor is a Hispanic woman, as if skin pigmentation and the absence of a penis are somehow qualifications for the highest [...]

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Funny Newscast Moment

May 26, 2009

WARNING: language. WARNING: funny.

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Trying the Same Thing Repeatedly With North Korea Expecting Different Results

May 26, 2009

Some say the definition of insanity is to try the same thing repeatedly expecting different results.  That just about sums up the cumulative foreign policy of the last three administrations on dealing with North Korea.  On Sunday, North Korea announced that it had conducted a successful nuclear test (which the available data confirms), and also [...]

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Rush Is Right: Avoid Clinton Nostalgia

May 25, 2009

With Barack Obama attempting to nationalize banks, auto companies, and the health care system, it’s no wonder that many conservatives wax nostalgic for the days of Ronald Reagan or George W. Bush.  Heck, some are even at the point where they would settle for the days when a Democrat president presided over welfare reform, a [...]

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Memorial Day 2009

May 25, 2009

On this Memorial Day, we at AOR wish to express our gratitude and appreciation for all of those who paid the ultimate price to preserve our freedoms and way of life.  It is always important to think about why we engage in our holidays, especially this one, started in the 1868 as “Decoration Day” to [...]

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States Voting to Ditch the Electoral College

May 24, 2009

There are efforts underway to ostensibly toss out the Electoral College through a “stealth” method described by Peter Hannaford at the American Spectator.  The National Popular Vote initiative is promoting a pretty ridiculous idea — no matter how your state voted, the state’s Electors would vote for whoever won the national popular vote total, effectively [...]

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I Heart Cheney

May 22, 2009

I’ve liked Dick Cheney since the summer of 2000.  He was going to be a steady hand at Veep, had no ambition to be the top dog, so he decided to shoot from the hip and be the Administration’s authoritative voice on security issues.  He beat the heck out of Joe Lieberman in the 2000 [...]

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This “Missing Link” is Not That Cool

May 20, 2009

The lemur/monkey, Ida, is a 47 million year old skeleton which indicates a common ancestor to both the lemur family and the monkey family.  It’s a neat find, but does it tells us anything new about human evolution?  Yeah, but not in the right direction… we’re supposed to get closer to the Ape-Man, not further [...]

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Californians Vote for Fiscal Responsibility

May 20, 2009

Californians rejected a series of ballot measures yesterday that would have significantly raised their taxes so that the state could address its severe budget deficit without any major cuts in spending.  According to the liberal SFGate, the state will now be forced to “consider deeper cuts to education, public safety and health and human services.”  [...]

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24 Season 7 Finale

May 19, 2009

Wow. It’s been a heck of a ride!  Since mid-January the latest season of 24 has been a Monday night ritual that has never let me down!  I didn’t like the way Season 6 ended (a bit anti-climactic) and was put-off by the notion of where we go after the WMD actually goes off!  Well, [...]

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Movie Review — Angels and Demons

May 17, 2009

I’m generally not a big fan of Ron Howard, but occasionally I’ll indulge in one of the remarkably formulaic movies he directs.  Angels and Demons was one of them that I indulged in and generally enjoyed.  With all the anti-Catholic buzz surrounding The DaVinci Code a few years back, I thought I’d have to see Angels and [...]

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Dick Morris on ObamaCare

May 16, 2009

Here’s a video clip of Dick Morris talking about Obama’s health care proposal – a proposal short on details about how the extra $1.5 trillion in short-term expenses will be paid for.  I think Morris makes a great point on one of the many things Obama and the Lefties don’t seem to understand about the potential impact of ObamaCare:

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Obama Speaks: We’ve Got Too Much Debt

May 15, 2009

$800 billion in stimulus here, wanting $634 billion in health care downpayments there, $3.6 trillion budget with a measley $17 billion in trimming, added to a 95% tax cut for everybody (even those who don’t pay taxes), two wars, entitlement programs gone amok… But wait, there’s more!    Millions of dollars in “stimulus” has gone out [...]

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San Fran Nan Looks Like a Sham

May 14, 2009

This just gets better from the San Francisco Treat!  Internal polling data has to be devastating.  Word around the watercooler ain’t that nice! It’s very very hard to follow the House Speaker’s memory and recent statements.  Sometimes she “misremembers” this and that, sometimes she throws the CIA under the bus to cover herself (as a rule, don’t [...]

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Credit Card Bill of Rights? We Need a Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights!

May 14, 2009

You shouldn’t need a magnifying glass or a law degree to read the fine print that sometimes doesn’t even appear to be written in English.  –Barack Obama Those words were spoken by The One this morning at a town hall meeting, speaking of the so-called “Credit Card Bill of Rights.”  It is a favorite tactic [...]

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Obama to Public: No Photos for You!

May 13, 2009

I completely agree with Obama’s decision to reverse his earlier decision on making hundreds of potential Abu Graib-like photos available to the public.  They would do no good during wartime except to foment more enemies, alienate those we’ve made progress with, and make our soldiers more appetizing targets for moderate jihadists (you know, those that [...]

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The American Financial Collapse

May 13, 2009

Early yesterday I wrote about the current crisis in the U.S. Fiscal system in the areas of unemployment and our national debt, and how they are leading indicators towards a major financial collapse.  Today, there are several pieces of news that add credence to that theory.  First, the April retail sales and foreclosure numbers were [...]

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Monitoring Real “Stimulus” in China

May 12, 2009

I’m not even kidding – in a time of the “worst economic crisis since the Great Depression” the US government has decided that among the important things on which we MUST spend money is teaching Chinese prostitutes (in China, by the way) safe drinking habits while “on the job.”  In fact, the tab runs about $2.6 million [...]

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A Conservative Shift in California

May 12, 2009

California has been a bastion of liberalism for the last 20+ years, not having supported a Republican for President since 1988, and being known for its bloated government and liberal social policy.  Yet, as I’ve often theorized, liberalism as an agenda is not sustainable, and eventually even places like California will reach a tipping point [...]

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The End of American Economic Prominence

May 12, 2009

With the Obama administration, we are likely reaching the end of our economic financial prominence.  Obama’s proposals create an anti-competitive environment, and put us at a disadvantage with the rest of the world.  Take the Corporate Income Tax.  The U.S. Corporate Income Tax is currently set at 35%.  However, companies who do international business, and [...]

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Stay Classy, Wanda Sykes!

May 11, 2009

More class from “our betters” Saturday night at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner.  Here’s the classy Wanda Sykes, getting a laugh from the President at the expense of two private citizens and a former Veep: Apparently, Rush made no comment on his show today about this directly.  Someone has to be the adult in the room.

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What Did She Know and When Did She Remember It

May 10, 2009

An important story worth watching last week was that of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and when she knew about the Enhanced Interrogation Techniques (EITs) used on Gitmo detainees.  At first, she knew nothing about the EITs being used until the general public did:  “We were not, I repeat, we were not told that waterboarding or [...]

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