From the monthly archives:

September 2009

Roman Polanski, Rogue Pedophile in Custody

September 30, 2009

I’ve had a few days to digest what all the to-do about the arrest of director Roman Polanski in Switzerland last Saturday is all about.  After 31 years of avoiding US authorities, the law finally caught up with the famed director. Here’s the short story:  Polanski drugged and raped a 13-year-old girl back in 1977, admitted [...]

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The Next Shoe To Drop

September 30, 2009

As we all know, the beginning of last year’s recession was triggered by a series of events, including the failure of two quasi-government agencies, Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac, precipitated by the over-abundance of sub-prime mortgages given to people who had no capability of paying them back.  A year later, it appears that we have [...]

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Berkley, CA, Thinks They Are An Independent Nation

September 30, 2009

The City Council of Berkley, CA, voted to become signatories to the U.N. treaties on human rights, torture, and racial discrimination.  Now, I knew liberals often lived in delusional realities, but I never thought a liberal city council would consider themselves an independent nation, capable of signing U.N. treaties.  I wish some independent, Conservative lawyer [...]

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Laura Ingraham’s Ten for Ten

September 30, 2009

Laura Ingraham has created an online petition/list of principles that she feels can propel the Republicans to victory in 2010.  Dubbed “Ten for Ten“, the idea seems to mirror somewhat the Contract With America created by Newt Gingrich and the House Republicans in 1994.  The idea is being spread by RedState and Michelle Malkin, and [...]

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The Unconstitutionality of ObamaCare

September 29, 2009

According to a recent New York Slimes Piece, several states across the nation are passing laws and resolutions outlawing the proposed government mandate requiring all citizens to have health insurance.  The Slimes piece, of course, takes a swipe at the efforts as mostly symbolic and posing little chance of success, but in reality, these laws [...]

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The Worship Of Barack Obama

September 29, 2009

Conservatives often joke about the seeming messiah-complex of Barack Obama, and how many of his followers seem to look at him as almost a deity.  Such claims are often bolstered by such events as schoolchildren chanting to him, substituting his name into lyrics originally written about Jesus.  Now, a group of community organizers known as [...]

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Iraq and Afghanistan: An Exit Strategy

September 29, 2009

Vanderleun over at American Digest has come up with a simple and effective exit strategy that the U.S. could employ for the Afghan and Iraqi wars.  I must say, his plan is compelling, given recent world events. Unfortunately, I don’t think this strategy fits into the HopeAndChange strategy of talking to dictators and thugs.  Sorry [...]

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Obama Can’t Be Bothered To Meet With His Generals

September 29, 2009

President Obama touted the importance of the Afghanistan war during the 2008 election campaign.  He consistently accused Bush of ignoring that campaign, and focusing too much on the Iraq front.  Obama promised that when he was president, he would take whatever steps necessary to obtain victory in Afghanistan (wait, we can’t say victory anymore, can [...]

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Obama: More Time in Failing Schools Equals Success

September 28, 2009

A conclusion one can make by the fact that American elementary school children score amongst the best in the world while American high school kids score terribly when compared to our international counterparts would be that the longer a child spends in the American public education system, the dumber they get — I should know, I teach [...]

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Barack, Superhero

September 27, 2009

The “Internets” is a big place and sometimes in the ebbs and flows of life and politics some goodies go by without notice!  Here’s a great JibJab satire I missed from last June, which I only just heard about today: (Note: the first two minutes is the fun, the last minute is a JibJab commercial)

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“Quarter-Life Crisis” Hits Young People

September 27, 2009

I am generally not a fan of the Millennial Generation (born c. 1982-1999) because they’ve mostly been coddled by their helicopter parents, they’ve had the bar lowered in regards to failing in school, and they expect success and rewards simply for showing up.  Their sense of entitlement is a little scary.  Glued to the Internet and feeling that [...]

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Expanding Your Health Care Options: Obama Care or Jail!

September 26, 2009

The latest incarnation of that flaming bag of excrement (aka “Obama Care”) reduces the mandatory penalty for opting out of the system from $3800 to $1900.  It’s still crap, but in a smaller pile.  Yet, when one looks more closely at this reduction, there’s a funny little addition to the fine’s subtraction – failing to comply [...]

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Netanyahu Calls Out the UN

September 25, 2009

Yesterday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a speech to the United Nations stating plainly that Iran is insidiously destabilizing the region through proxy wars, openly threatening Israel while denying the Holocaust, and thumbing its nose at the IAEA (not big deal there, but an honorable mention seemed obligatory).  Hence, a stronger hand is needed by [...]

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Jon Corzine’s Ace in the Hole

September 25, 2009

So is Jon Corzine telling us that the rest of America is about to look like New Jersey?  Oh dear. HT:  The Campaign Spot

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Be On the Lookout for Suspicious Nondescript Men in Subway Stations

September 25, 2009

We here at AOR are usually pretty tough on the mainstream media, but this is an instance where we have to give credit where credit is due.  The CBS affiliate in Philadelphia has provided a valuable service by alerting the public to the fact that Philadelphia police are on the lookout for a group of [...]

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Housing Bubble, Take 2

September 25, 2009

We all know that the sub-prime mortgage mess precipitated a housing bubble that got us into this economic disaster we now find ourselves in.  Yet while many are trying to convince us that the economy is recovering, further disaster looms on the horizon.  Without getting into the whole dangerous situation that the massive amount of [...]

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Creepy Indoctrination of Children

September 24, 2009

Before the election, we had the famous yet creepy  Obama Youth video (made into the even more famous yet hilarious Pyongyang Remix).  Now, a year later, we have children at a public school in the state of New Jersey (sorry Ryan) taught to chant to their dear leader.  It appears the cult of Obama is [...]

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U.N. Chasing a Dream

September 24, 2009

Members of the United Nations Security Council put their differences aside earlier today and passed a resolution committing themselves to a world without nuclear weapons.  Not only was the vote overwhelming, it was unanimous.  Even Russia and China agreed to pursue a situation in which they get rid of their weapons. Today’s vote tells us [...]

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Sarah in Hong Kong

September 24, 2009

Sarah Palin spoke at CSLA in Hong Kong yesterday, an Asia-Pacific investors conference.  Her speech was very well received, getting accolades from such diverse publications as the Wall Street Journal and the (ghasp) New York Times (Texas For Sarah Palin has a good Roundup).  The speech was tailored towards the investor event, but also seemed [...]

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Shady Practices In Promoting ObamaCare

September 23, 2009

This has been the week of exposing shady practices in the Obama Administration’s promotion of its proposed ObamaCare legislation.  First, the ever-compelling blog network run by Andrew Breitbart (who exposed the ACORN scandal), has uncovered tapes of a high-ranking Obama staffer offering grant money to artists through the National Endowment of the Arts, if only [...]

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Happy Fall!

September 22, 2009

This afternoon, just after 5:15pm, it became fall in the Garden State.  Fall’s my favorite season:  football’s back, I get paid again, in-season apples, hayrides, Halloween, my birthday, and so on.  Plus, I love light-jacket weather with a slightly chilly evening — must be a New England thing. Anyway, I used to love this TV [...]

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Dem Strategy in NJ — Blame Bush!

September 22, 2009

Apparently, DNC Chair Tim Kaine is floating an old liberal favorite for the New Jersey and Virginia gubernatorial races this Fall – blame Bush!  Even “pollster” John Zogby, a self-identified Democrat, [figures, doesn't it] said:  “A good fallback for Democrats is to remind the nation of the George W. Bush presidency.”  Frankly, that’s really really weak.  Benchmarks [...]

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Obama Snafu on Stephanopoulos

September 21, 2009

The only bit of buzz that came out of Obama’s Fox-less tour of the (yawn) Sunday shows was this exchange between Obama and former Clintonista George Stephanopoulos on the issue of whether or not the mandatory insurance fine provision in the Baucus Plan adds up to a big tax increase: Of course, this from the same [...]

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ACORN Target on Late Night TV

September 19, 2009

Jay Leno had a little fun with ACORN last week on his new show.  Being that it’s on NBC, I’m pretty sure no one saw it so here’s snippet: If conservative values end up being defended at the expense of liberal ones in the popular culture, a sea-change is definitely underway.  What I mean is:  [...]

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Former CIA Chiefs to Obama: Cut It Out!

September 19, 2009

Adding another piece of evidence that the Obama Administration is at worst dangerous and at best inept, a letter was circulated yesterday from seven of America’s former CIA chiefs imploring the Obama Administration to end their incessant investigations into that agency for the following reasons:  the issues at hand have already been thoroughly investigated;  reopening these kinds [...]

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Rick Moran’s “Right Wing Nut House” Should Be Renamed “Nut House”

September 18, 2009

I’ve counted Right Wing Nuthouse as one of the blogs I read on a regular basis for the past few years now (as noted by the fact that it is in our blogroll).  I’ve always found Rick Moran’s articles to be interesting and thought provoking, even if I often disagreed with him (as he is [...]

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Height of Liberal Hypocrisy in Massachusetts

September 18, 2009

In 2004, when Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) was expected by the political and chattering classes to defeat President George W. Bush in the presidential election, the People’s Republic of Massachusetts decided to change its Senatorial succession laws.  Up to that point, when a vacancy occurred, the Governor of the state would appoint a replacement to [...]

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Obama Sell-Out on Missile Defense

September 17, 2009

In Obama’s short political career he’s thrown Bill Ayers, Reverend Wright, Israel, Van Jones, Grandma, etc. under the bus to advance his political agenda — it’s a bumpy ride in the Obama Nation!  Well, today he’s thrown two more entire countries under the bus: Poland and the Czech Republic!  Obama and crew have decided to end American plans [...]

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Jimmy Carter Joins the “Racist” Chorus

September 16, 2009

Jimmy Carter is a bitter old coot and much of what he says either makes most people roll their eyes or remind them bitterly of those dark years before Reagan.  However, sensing a kindred mess in Obama and feeling very comfortable with the Obamabots at NBC, Carter plays the race card as blatant as one can: [...]

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Megyn Kelly Schools O’Reilly and Lis Wiehl on Joe Wilson

September 16, 2009

Megyn Kelly schooled both Bill O’Reilly and Lis Wiehl last night on the Factor, putting together the most succinct argument against the House’s action of disapproval that I have seen. Kelly’s lawyer training has been put to good use on Fox News.  She has the art of argument and persuasion down, and should be given [...]

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