From the monthly archives:

July 2009

The Unnatural Beer Summit

July 31, 2009

They say that the worst kind of gaffe in Washington is when you tell the truth.  Not a very hopeful thought, but one that has seriously affected out dear Leader.  He goofed at his fourth televised press conference last Wednesday by actually telling us how he really feels about police regardless of his knowledge of [...]

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Cash for Clunkers: Why Government Should Not Meddle In The Economy

July 31, 2009

The Cash for Clunkers Program, a stimulus program designed to help Detroit, gave people up to $4,500 in cash for old cars if they exchanged them for so-called “green” cars.  The program was supposed to go from last week through the end of October, but was shut down last night because of the law of [...]

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Obamacare Down but Not Done

July 30, 2009

I was bothered beyond the normal bits of agita which this Administration tends to summon when word came yesterday that the Blue Dogs were in a meeting designed to compromise with Pelosi on Obamacare legislation. OK… Mylanta, Maalox or Tums…hmm…  Blue Dog or not, a Democrat is still a Democrat most of the time. However, [...]

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Legalizing Euthanasia with Obamacare

July 29, 2009

There are philosophical problems I have with the House’s Obamacare bill, and a national health service to begin with:  it nationalizes our bodies, essentially turning us into slaves (they didn’t own their bodies either) by telling us what to eat, how to live, denying care based on choices we make that the government deems “bad,” [...]

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A Comment on the “Birthers”

July 28, 2009

They have a name now:  “the birthers,” those who believe that Barack Hussein Obama was not born an American citizen and according to Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution of the United States, should be immediately disqualified from serving as President, and potentially rescinding all of his actions while in office.  They claim that [...]

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Tea Parties: A Force To Be Reckoned With

July 28, 2009

When the Tea Parties first became a major force on Tax Day, April 15, many hoped (myself included) that the movement would have legs and become a force to champion the cause of limited, Conservative government based on the principles of our founding documents.  In the three months since the initial, nationwide Tax Day Tea [...]

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GOP Looks to Gains in Governorships

July 28, 2009

The ever-brilliant electoral analyst Michael Barone had a column in last week’s Washington Examiner which outlined how many formerly-popular Democrat Governors are in trouble.  In both of this year’s gubernatorial races, New Jersey and Virginia, the Democrat is behind in the polls.  In New Jersey, incumbent Gov. Corzine trails Republican challenger Chris Christie by a [...]

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How To Stifle a Recovery: Raise the Minimum Wage

July 28, 2009

With economic indicators predicting that the economy is starting to show signs of recovery, one would think that we are nearing the end of this national nightmare of an economic disaster.  Yet last Friday, a Democrat government policy went into effect that could cause some of the recent stabilization of the economy to backslide.   Friday [...]

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Classic Line from John Conyers

July 27, 2009

Gotta love today’s Democrat Party – give them a little rope and they’ll hang themselves!  There’s so much wrong with what Michigan Representative John Conyers said about the 1000+ page Obamcare Bill (which he supports), you have to see it for yourself:

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Abortion Controversy at Mt. Sinai

July 27, 2009

A nurse, Catherina Cenzon-DeCarlo, was forced to assist in a late-term, partial-birth abortion procedure at Mt. Sinai hospital on May 24th, even though she was ethically opposed to the procedure, being a devout Catholic and niece to a Filipino bishop.  Invoking the conscience clause (which protects people like her from participating in things like this), she asked [...]

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Candidate Recruitment Holds Promise for 2010

July 27, 2009

Candidate recruitment for the GOP is looking promising, providing the GOP with the best crop of candidates for the House and Senate races since 2004.  Coupled with the difficulties that Democrats are currently having for recruitment and the high prospects for the party out of power during an off year election, and the prospects for [...]

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New Attacks on the State Sovereignty Movement

July 27, 2009

The concept of states’ rights has always been associated with the 10th Amendment.  It’s history has sometimes been suspect, especially when in defense of secession and big government Jim Crow segregation back in the day.  As we all well know, Liberals see racism around every corner, as if Freedom Riders are still being thrown off buses and [...]

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Health Care Legislation On The Brink

July 27, 2009

Health Care legislation appears to have stalled somewhat, with the Senate no longer planning to vote on the bill before the August recess, and the house likely to follow suit, dealing a major blow to Obama’s stated objectives and making ultimate passage of the bill far more difficult. In the Senate, the finance committee is [...]

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Heading Towards Depression?

July 24, 2009

The talk on Wall Street lately is that we are heading towards a slow economic recovery.  Many indicators are showing signs of improvement, although most agree that the recovery will be long and difficult.  Yet, some analysis believe that the signs are being read incorrectly, and that we are actually heading towards an economic depression. [...]

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Obama Administration Cajoling Our Schools

July 24, 2009

There’s an extra $5 billion in Porkulus aid just waiting for certain school districts out there across the nation on top of the whopping $100 billion provided for schools in the Porkulus package.  With this $5 billion amount, the catch is that your district must give up any kind of independent sovereignty to government dictates, “prodding” [...]

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Acapella Africa

July 23, 2009

Here’s an 80s flashback with a modern twist.  In this clip, the Slovenian acapella group Perpetuum Jazzile performs the Toto classic, Africa.  I’ve seen many talented acapella groups but I don’t think I ever heard an acapella thunderstorm.  (Don’t adjust your volume when listening, the beginning is quiet as the thunderstorm builds). HT:  The Anchoress

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Paul Ryan on Health Care

July 23, 2009

Congressman Paul Ryan wrote this article for the American Spectator today.  It’s awesome and definitely worth a read!  Page one, two, and three.  It’s thoughtful, harkening back to our Founders, history, and American character in context of today’s debate.  We, as a nation, have failed miserably in educating ourselves on the concept of freedom and [...]

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Reid Says He’ll Wait ’til September

July 23, 2009

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has indicated that the Obamacare proposals on the table will not be voted on until after the August recess.  After the President’s terribly filibustered, lie-ridden monologue last night, it must have seemed clear that this Obamacare initiative is not going to fly in the Senate.   Even the 52 House Blue [...]

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Executive Incompetence

July 22, 2009

Besides being the head of state and responsible for driving the policy agenda of the Congress, the President’s primary responsibility is to be the chief executive of the government, essentially the Federal Government’s CEO.  Anyone who has worked in business or done any sort of management, whether it be of projects or of people, knows [...]

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A Dark Omen in India

July 22, 2009

The daylight became dim.  An auspicious darkness crept across the Asian subcontinent as feelings of dread seized millions — hide your children, bathe yourself in holy water, do not prepare foods, say your prayers! No, it probably wasn’t the continued presence of Hillary Clinton threatening a global warming disaster in India, though we know about [...]

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A “Right” to Health Care

July 22, 2009

That seems to be the mantra from the Left as we go through this first of the many Obamacare battles:  health care is a “right.”  Let’s be real about this:  until at least January 2011, Obama and the Left will not stop until something crosses his desk.  Our challenge is to slow them down or shrink [...]

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The Continuing Smackdown of Barbara Boxer

July 22, 2009

Harry Alfred, the head of the Black Chamber of Commerce, appeared on O’Reilly last night.  He is now famous for taking down Barbara Boxer for her racial comments to him during a Senate committee hearing on cap-and-trade, and was on The O’Reilly Factor to discuss the issue.  Although Bill disagrees (he does not want to [...]

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UK Campaign Advertising, Labour Style

July 21, 2009

It’s no secret that Gordon Brown’s Labour Party is desperate at the moment, but this is just ridiculous.  This photo is an actual campaign leaflet being used by Labour in their Norwich North by-election campaign.  Wow. Hat tip:  Iain Dale

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The Cost of the Crisis: $23 Trillion

July 21, 2009

The events of the last year have produced a flurry of legislation so complex, and debated and passed so quickly, that most of the citizenry (not to mention the members of congress) have no idea what the government has passed and how much we are spending.  Enter Neil Barofsky.  Barofsky is an economist who also [...]

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One Small Step — 40 Years Later

July 20, 2009

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the Moon.  Here’s the film from forty years ago.  We went back to the moon five more times since then until 1972 when the expense of the trip (coupled with not finding all that much) justified scrapping the program and moving [...]

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Rasmussen Poll Shows Trouble for Obama Re-Election

July 20, 2009

Rasmussen Reports, one of the country’s most accurate pollsters in the last two presidential elections, has released a poll regarding the 2012 Presidential election.  According to Rasmussen, Barack Obama would be in big trouble if the election were held today.  In two hypothetical matchups, Obama leads Sarah Palin 48-42 and is in a dead heat [...]

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Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

July 20, 2009

No one can doubt the popularity and impact of JK Rowling’s Harry Potter book series.  I personally think they’re great — fantasy, but very real and very well-written.  The movie adaptations, however, are a different story.  There have been four different directors throughout the six movies.  Cutting the book’s content into the movies has been the biggest rub.  My [...]

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Steven Crowder Goes to Canada

July 20, 2009

As a Steven Crowder fan, I wasn’t exactly thrilled when he announced he was teaming up with PJTV.  I was even less enthused when I saw the first couple of videos produced with PJTV because they had a certain sellout feel to them.  Hopefully, Crowder’s latest video is a sign that he turned the corner.  [...]

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Janeane Garofalo Seeks Liberal Alternative to Mainstream Media

July 19, 2009

Janeane Garofalo recently fled the country to complain to the BBC about the dearth of liberal media outlets in the United States.  How does she know the media isn’t liberal enough you ask?  Simple.  American media can’t be liberal because they never take Garofalo seriously: And I got involved in certain anti-war groups and stuff [...]

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Porkulus Bill: $595,600 per Pound

July 19, 2009

We now know what the unit price is for government pork.  Recovery.gov, which is the site that supposedly was built to make the expenditures of the Porkulus bill transparent, has posted an entry for a contract worth $1,191,200.  What was the contract for?  According to the site, that sum was awarded to Clougherty Packaging, LLC [...]

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