From the monthly archives:

August 2009

Tedy Bruschi to Retire

August 31, 2009

New England Patriots inside linebacker Tedy Bruschi is set to announce today that after 13 seasons and 5 Super Bowls, it is finally time for him to retire.  Not only was Bruschi a class-act, but he was a critical part of the Patriots’ “bend-but-don’t-break” defense that carried the Pats to three Super Bowl victories in four years [...]

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Cheney Shines on FNS

August 30, 2009

Here’s a clip of Dick Cheney on “Fox News Sunday” this morning with the increasingly Wolf Blitzer-like Chris Wallace: Notice how Wallace dogs Cheney about the contents of his book and how Cheney gives nothing away — Cheney lets him know who was running that interview, which is good because Wallace is a terrible at [...]

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Political Antics at Kennedy Funeral

August 30, 2009

With all that’s been said and done since Ted Kennedy’s death about using his death politically to promote a socialized health care  monstrosity, I can’t believe this actually happened at his funeral services yesterday: What an absolutely shameless crew!  Talk about mixing church and state (which I thought Libs didn’t like), using the high-profile bad Catholic’s funeral as [...]

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Noel Says Goodbye to Oasis

August 29, 2009

Noel Gallagher, co-founder and brother to lead singer Liam of the band Oasis, always had issues with one another – despite the great music they made together, they were always arguing and fighting!  Noel even quit the band for a short time years ago.  Their misbehavior on and off stage was considered by many to be somewhat [...]

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Cindy Sheehan Returns!

August 28, 2009

Ahhh… this is actually refreshing!  Finally, a vocal liberal being consistent on the war!  No other than Cindy Sheehan returns to her anti-war protests, this time focusing on President Obama during his Martha’s Vineyard vacation.  Her squat-spot, “Camp Casey,” reopens in Massachusetts just in time for Obama’s stay.  While there, she’s even invoked Ted Kennedy’s vote against the [...]

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Trying to Score Points on Kennedy’s Death

August 27, 2009

Ted Kennedy’s body is not even cold yet and some are trying to win political points, shamelessly using his death to advance their political agenda.  The most obvious are those, like Robert Byrd, who want to put Ted Kennedy’s name on the health care bill in an attempt to use the spirit of mourning and [...]

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Ted Kennedy Dies at 77

August 26, 2009

The Liberal Lion of the Senate, Senator Edward M. Kennedy died from brain cancer late last night at the age of 77.  The sudden nature of his passing took me by surprise, though it was less than a week ago that he was imploring Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick to appoint Kennedy’s replacement as soon as possible (though the law in [...]

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What’s an Extra $2 Trillion Anyway?

August 25, 2009

Nine trillion dollars.  It looks like this:  $9,000,000,000,000.00.  The OMB reinforced these projected 10-year budget deficit numbers today.  What’s amazing is that earlier in his tenure, the Obama Administration touted the much healthier $7.1 trillion deficit.  That looks like this:  $7,100,000,000,000.00.  I’d feel like laughing, if this wasn’t so scary. But what’s an extra two [...]

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Republican Revolution II?

August 25, 2009

Things are starting to point towards a shifting tide in the mood of the electorate.  With the economy still floundering and the American People’s lack of enthusiasm about ObamaCare, Democrats should start to get worried.  Dick Morris was on Hannity last night, discussing the Democrat’s problems, and predicted that Republicans could very well pick up [...]

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Congressman Baird Gets a Town Hall Schooling!

August 24, 2009

When asked by a liberal friend what I think of the town hall activism (though he didn’t use the word “activism”), I jokingly answered simply that it was like Christmas all month long!  It’s August 24 and people are still speaking out against their elected officials — my own liberal Congressman Frank Pallone gets his own town hall [...]

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Social Security’s Flat COLA

August 24, 2009

It’s funny.  Some of the veteran teachers I work with indicated last November that the largest pay increases they ever received occurred during Reagan and Dubya’s time in office; that in fact when Dems are in the White House, raises were more like meager cost of living adjustments which ended up netting less than the [...]

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Harry Reid Hanging By A Thread

August 23, 2009

Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) is hanging by a thread in his home state.  Like his predecessor, Sen. Tom Daschle (D-SD), Harry Reid has the problem of being the leader of the lefty-loons in the United States Senate, while representing a relatively conservative state in Nevada.  In a recent poll, Dusty Harry trailed both potential Republicans [...]

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GOP Doctors Against ObamaCare

August 23, 2009

The House and Senate GOP has been making use of the doctors in its caucus.  The GOP boasts among its membership 9 doctors in the House of Representatives, and the only two doctors in the Senate.  This has led to some great anti-ObamaCare PR from the GOP, from the Senate Doctor’s Show, to some addresses [...]

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“Mr. Doom” Gerald Celente Returns!

August 23, 2009

Perusing the web today, I found this video of Trends Research’s Gerald Celente on Hot Air, and thought it was worth posting here too.  This guy is great!  He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it.  He had been forecasting doom and gloom for the housing market years ago based on trends [...]

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Avatar Trailer Released

August 22, 2009

This December a much-anticipated film from writer/director James Cameron called Avatar is slated to shake things up at the box office.  Cameron, most noted for Titanic (1997), Aliens (1986) and Terminator (1984), has pushed the limits of CGI (computer generated imagery), mixed in major innovations in 3-D technology and spiced it all up with a reportedly thoughtful storyline.  [...]

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Margaret Thatcher on the Gap Between Rich and Poor

August 22, 2009

I’ve always wondered why liberals were fascinated with the gap between rich and poor as a measure of prosperity.  On its face, such a measure is nothing more than comparing apples to oranges.  Every logical person knows that a more accurate method of measuring prosperity within an income bracket is to compare that income bracket’s [...]

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Calling Out Incompetence is Now Racist in New York

August 22, 2009

I could hardly believe what I was reading:  New York Governor David Paterson is blaming his current political maliase on an unnamed racist cabal of media reporters bent on destroying his career.  He lumped in Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, the only other black governor, as another racially-motivated target.  Finally, he came to warn the President about [...]

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Keeping the Kennedy Klan in Power

August 21, 2009

Ted Kennedy is dying.  He couldn’t even attend his sister’s funeral last week.  He knows that he probably doesn’t have long before he cannot discharge his duties as the senior Senator from the Commonwealth (sorry, People’s State) of Massachusetts.  Back in 2004, Massacusetts’ most apt swimmer had little problem with a bill prohibiting the governor from appointing a [...]

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Cash for Clunkers Headed to the Scrap Heap?

August 20, 2009

The Obama Administration is claiming that the cash for clunkers program will come to an end on Monday.  Apparently there just isn’t enough money to keep the program going.  Why can’t the Obama Administration apply this kind of thinking across the board? In any event, this program’s demise, even if temporary is welcome.  It’s not [...]

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Obama Channels God

August 20, 2009

I thought Obama was God, or perhaps his avatar on Earth?  Oh, I forgot, he merely thinks he’s God! More evidence of that on Wednesday when news came out about a conference call Obama had with some “progressive” religious leaders (whatever “progressive” implies in that case) in which Our Most Beneficent Leader accused some anti-Obamacare activists of [...]

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AARP vs. ASA

August 20, 2009

It is well understood that the AARP stands to gain financially from Obamacare, despite its recent public wobbly fence-sitting on the issue.  However, the inevitable rationing and benefit cuts to care will undoubtedly harm seniors and many seniors know it.  So, in the pure spirit of competition, the ASA (or American Seniors Association) has stepped in to [...]

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Alone on Obamacare

August 19, 2009

Word has it from various sources that the Democrats, reading the cards (the lightning-struck Tower probably), are ready to forget bipartisan support for Obamacare and may jam it through anyway.  All this blaming of Republicans for obstructionism is laughable since with a clear majority in the House and a filibuster-proof Senate, the Dems can do anything they [...]

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Favre Signs with the Vikings

August 18, 2009

For the record, I believe that Brett Favre will be studied by sports psychologists for years to come, and undoubtedly be used as an example to future athletes thinking about retirement regarding what they should not display in public. Here he is again, back in the NFL.  Proving me wrong again while he’s at it.  Brand new [...]

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Still a Center-Right Nation

August 18, 2009

We can still continue to thank Ronald Reagan for his great success in turning “liberal” into a bad word in American politics.  Not only that, but Reagan’s success in promoting a conservative agenda set the basic political atmosphere we have lived under for nearly three decades. Remember how the Democrats were the Whigs after the [...]

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Human Rights Problems in Iraq and Afghanistan

August 17, 2009

No one really expected that when the Taliban collapsed and Saddam ran into his spider hole that Afghanistan and Iraq would instantly turn into Jeffersonian Democracies with full citizenship rights and beer pong being played at a co-ed colleges.  It would take some time, some prodding, some leading by example (that is, unless you’re a [...]

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Milk Carton Politicians

August 17, 2009

The term “Milk Carton Politician” was coined yesterday by Ed Morrissey to identify politicians who refuse to hold town hall meetings in August to discuss health care.  He has compiled a comprehensive list of the Senators and Representatives who have yet to hold a town hall meeting.  The idea is now taking off, as protesters [...]

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Is The Public Option Dead?

August 17, 2009

Is the Public Option dead in regards to health care?  It seems it may be, but the jury is still out.  Yesterday, Secretary of Health and Human Services Katleen Sebelius told CNN that the public option was not an essential part of health reform. This had the duel effect of confusing the administration’s message and [...]

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Where the Wild Things Are

August 16, 2009

Minding my own business at the movies, in between turning off my cell phone and digging into a bag of Sour Patch Kids, one of the numerous upcoming movie trailers caught my attention.  Where the Wild Things Are, a 1963 children’s book by Maurice Sendak which was still popular when I was a kid, is [...]

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A Smart Bird Who Likes Yankee Pitching

August 14, 2009

Cockatiels are smart birds. Take this one for example. How many animals out there could remind Red Sox batters of their time at Yankee Stadium? ETA:  The whistle is the P.C. Richard & Son jingle.

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John Edwards, Baby Daddy?

August 14, 2009

Elizabeth Edwards should dump this guy like last week’s diapers!  But I digress. Former Senator and Presidential candidate, John Edwards is likely to admit in the near future what the DNA tests reportedly have already shown — he’s a “Baby Daddy!”  For various definitions on what that means exactly, check out the Urban Dictionary and find one [...]

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