From the monthly archives:

December 2009

They Don’t Call It Road Island for Nothing

December 30, 2009

According to Forbes Magazine, Rhode Island leads the nation in . . . safe driving.  Be sure to check out the next issue of Forbes Magazine for their feature on Hawaii’s reaction to the news that they lead the nation in annual snowfall.

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Please Not Another Commission

December 30, 2009

Barack Obama is preparing to portray himself as deficit hawk in 2010 despite spending us into the ground in 2009.  According to the Wall Street Journal, the Administration has floated the idea of a bipartisan commission to make recommendations concerning deficit reduction.  Although such an idea is appealing on the surface, the Journal argues, and [...]

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Ryan’s Story of 2009

December 30, 2009

When the history books are written about 2009, what will they say?  What will I be teaching my students about this year in ten years or so?  I haven’t got a clue. You can’t anticipate what’s going to be historically important while it’s happening, with the exception of 9/11-type events.  But even then, its impact [...]

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Nelson Down 30 in Nebraska

December 29, 2009

Rasmussen Reports has released a poll showing that Democrat Senator Ben Nelson would lose re-election to Republican Governor Dave Heineman by a staggering 30 points if the 2012 election were held today.  Obviously the 2012 election isn’t being held today, but that shouldn’t provide Nelson much comfort. A poll showing a Republican with a healthy [...]

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Obama Makes Statement about Terror Plot

December 28, 2009

Well, well, well…  The Most High and Beneficent Lord Barack Hussein Obama (mm m m) graciously found time today on his busy vacation schedule to make a riveting personal appearance in front of the cameras about Friday’s attempted downing of a plane over Detroit by a terrorist. I sure can tell he cares — it [...]

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Baucus Wasn’t Drunk. He Was Articulate.

December 28, 2009

Max Baucus has been getting a bad rap lately.  A few weeks ago, Max Baucus was forced to explain that he didn’t recommend his concubine for a U.S. Attorney position just because she was his concubine.  Now Baucus supporters want you to know that their man was not drunk when he delivered the following rant [...]

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Terror Plot Foiled Over Detroit

December 26, 2009

The “overseas contingency operations” missed a potential “man-caused disaster” yesterday when a 23-year-old Muslim male named Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab tried to ignite some explosives on a flight headed for Detroit (wow, something about that profile rings a bell… hmm… I guess it’ll come to me later… Hey Grandma, take off those shoes!).  He failed [...]

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Merry Christmas!!!

December 25, 2009

From all of us here at AOR, we wish you and your family and friends a very Merry Christmas!

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Teresa Heinz Kerry Battling Breast Cancer

December 23, 2009

Teresa Heinz Kerry has announced that she is battling breast cancer.  In going public with her disease, she is also encouraging younger women to ignore a recent federal panel’s recommendation and undergo mammograms anyway.  It takes great courage to go public with something so personal in an attempt to help other people and that’s what [...]

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Making Fun of Harry Potter Fanboys

December 23, 2009

We here at Axis of Right are huge Steven Crowder fans.  Not many comedians have the courage to go anywhere near the topics Steven includes in his routines and its a shame because many of the topics are comedy gold.  That’s why he such a following. But I’d like to point out that Crowder’s brother [...]

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Sweetheart Deals are the Way to Go

December 22, 2009

File this one under “duh!” In one of the biggest non-shocks of 2009, more Senators are looking for their own sweetheart deals in the Health Care Bill monstrosity after Ben Nelson’s Nebraska payoff last Saturday.  In fact, if I were a Senator from any state other than Nebraska, Vermont, or Louisiana I would immediately demand [...]

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Blue-Dog Democrat Switches to GOP

December 22, 2009

Much is often made by the state-run media along with the Democrats of how the GOP is made up of right-wing nuts who force moderates and others out of the party.  When a Republican such as Jim Jeffords and Arlen Specter switch to the Democrat party, much is made of about how the GOP doesn’t [...]

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Why Detroit Sucks by Steven Crowder

December 22, 2009

Thanks to soaring unemployment and crime rates, deteriorating infrastructure, and a downright embarrassing football team, simultaneously pitying and laughing at Detroit has unfortunately become a national pastime in recent years.  In his latest video feature, Steven Crowder continues that tradition and explores the misery that is Detroit and why liberalism is to blame. It’s amazing [...]

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Movie Review — Avatar

December 21, 2009

Because of all the snow and craziness of this past weekend, I only now finally got to see possibly the most anticipated movie of the holidays, James Cameron’s Avatar.  This movie cost roughly $300 million and was Cameron’s long-awaited dream vision of an epic story of his own creation;  his space opera, his Star Wars [...]

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Anglican Priest Goes All George Costanza on Seventh Commandment

December 21, 2009

Those frustrated with the rise of Cafeteria Catholicism can often be heard saying that the our society has transformed the Ten Commandments into the Ten “Suggestions.”  Father Tim Jones, Pastor of the Anglican St. Lawrence Church in York, UK has taken this transformation a step further.  During his recent Christmas sermon, Fr. Jones encouraged his [...]

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The Definition of a Moderate Democrat

December 21, 2009

A Moderate Democrat is simply a liberal who fakes apprehension or opposition to a specific liberal policy until he/she sees what the Democrat leadership is willing to pay for his/her vote.  See:  Nelson, Ben; Landrieu, Mary; Lincoln, Blanche.

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Sheldon Whitehouse Just Wants Some Attention

December 21, 2009

Fewer things in politics are as pitiful as an obscure back bench politician desperately seeking attention.  Take my Senator, backbench Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse for example.  A few weeks ago, he desperately tried to get his name in the headlines by using the term for one of San Francisco’s favorite indoor sports to describe Tea Party [...]

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Democrats Vote for Cloture on Health Care on Party-Line Vote

December 21, 2009

In the end, it was 60-40 in favor of cloture.  The bill was so bad, not a single Republican could vote for it.  The bill was passed in the dead of night, after numerous back-room deals to buy off both liberal and moderate Democrat Senators.  The 300+ legislative language of the Manager’s Amendment had only [...]

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Jack Bauer vs. Santa

December 20, 2009

Getting in the Christmas spirit and looking forward to 24: Season 8 coming in January, I found this entertaining clip which melds the two together: Hat tip: Hot Air.

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Ben Nelson’s About-Face

December 19, 2009

I guess we all have our price.  I guess sometimes the weight of the Liberal world is too much for those not grounded in principle to withstand for too long.  I guess we should have expected Ben Nelson to capitulate to Harry Reid and Obama’s powerful minions and agree to vote cloture on Harry Reid’s [...]

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Gerald Warner on the Copenhagen Summit

December 18, 2009

With the recent slew of evidence that certain scientists manipulated scientific data to hide the decline of global temperatures over the last decade, those of us capable of critical thought are rightly skeptical of claims concerning the role of human activity in climate change.  But the falsifying of data is not the only technique used [...]

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Michael Moore to Boycott Connecticut

December 17, 2009

Michael Moore is upset that Joe Lieberman successfully stripped Obamacare of the public option.  So upset in fact that he’s calling on his supporters to boycott the State of Connecticut.  No doubt the Connecticut legislature will soon call an emergency session to address the economic consequences of Michael Moore’s millions of supporters spending their vast [...]

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Colonel Allen West For Congress!

December 16, 2009

I only heard yesterday about this clip from Lieutenant Colonel Allen West, who’s running for Congress in Florida’s 22nd Congressional district.  If we could get more Republicans speaking like this (and willing to put their money where their mouth is), I might actually unclip my nose when voting for them: I’m not ready to literally [...]

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Palin Responds to Schwarzenegger

December 16, 2009

Sarah Palin has once again used her Facebook page to issue a timely and forceful response to a prominent critic.  This time, Palin set her sight on Arnold Schwarzenegger for his recent criticism of her stance on climate change policy: Why is Governor Schwarzenegger pushing for the same sorts of policies in Copenhagen that have [...]

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NRSC Epic Fail: Crist and Rubio Tied

December 16, 2009

The National Republican Senatorial Committee, as chronicled here in the past, endorsed RINO Charlie Crist over Marco Rubio, stating that Rubio could not win.  Yet now, in the latest Rasmussen poll, Rubio and Crist are tied in the GOP primary race and both lead Democrat Kendrick Meek in the general election.  The difference between Rubio [...]

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Hillary Clinton: Talking to Iran Didn’t Work

December 16, 2009

Iran is on the verge of developing a nuclear bomb, and all we’ve been doing for the past 11 months of the Obama Administration is trying to talk without preconditions.  Well, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton now admits that talking has basically yielded jack: Now, to be fair, the Bush administration wasn’t doing much more [...]

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Acapella Star Wars

December 15, 2009

We told you a long time ago that this is a website about conservative politics, religion, culture and anything else.  I think it’s time for some anything else.

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Climate Change is Natural? You Don’t Say…

December 15, 2009

Today, the UK’s Daily Express listed 100 Reasons why climate change is natural.  Well, of course it is!  But, apparently with all the craziness in Copenhagen, this UK news source has decided to list some pretty common sense factoids for one to chew on. Not all on this list are completely airtight, but neither are [...]

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Revised Obamacare Bill Would Squeeze the Middle Class

December 15, 2009

Middle class families are always the hardest hit by government-run schemes.  That’s because need-based programs tend to give the largest subsidies to those with the lowest incomes while gradually phasing out the subsidy as a person’s income gradually increases.  Lower income people have it easier because they get something for nothing.  Wealthy people have it [...]

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Child Suspended for Drawing a Crucifix

December 15, 2009

From my own home state of the People’s Republic of Massachusetts, a child from the town of Taunton, MA was suspended this week because he drew a Crucifix.  A second grader from Taunton drew a Crucifix as part of an assignment to draw something that reminded them of Christmas.  Now, this kid shows more theological [...]

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