From the monthly archives:

January 2010

Axis of Right Radio, Show #1, 1/30/2010

January 31, 2010

Axis of Right is launching a new feature, a regular podcast featuring Mike, Ryan and Sal.  Episode 1 features a discussion on pragmatism vs. principle in selecting candidates to support, the current state of the Democrat party, and Obama’s State of the Union and Bob McDonnell’s response. Subscribe

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How TARP Failed

January 31, 2010

No one liked TARP (the Troubled Asset Relief Program from the Fall of 2008), but so many have credited it with averting a more massive economic collapse in the Fall and Winter between Dubya and the Obama Nation.  Well, the Special Inspector General of the TARP Program, Neil Barofsky, has a few things to say [...]

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California Crisis Previews Our Own

January 29, 2010

News came out today that California is going to have to cut up to $9 billion from its budget or be broke by March, leaving them with no money to run the government until April when a fresh load of taxes start coming in.  The constitution in California makes each proposition have the power of [...]

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Jon Stewart Destroys Chris Matthews

January 29, 2010

Jon Stweart is growing on me.  Although he’s a dedicated liberal, he knows good humor when he sees it, and has taken plenty of opportunity to go after Obama and the state-run media (such as Olbermann) in recent weeks.  Yesterday, he went after Chris Matthews, for his statement that Obama’s State of the Union made [...]

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Obama’s Blame Bush License Expires as Economic Growth Returns

January 29, 2010

The country received some excellent news today when it was announced the that the economy grew at a rate of 5.7 percent during the fourth quarter of 2009.  Of course we still have to wait to see what the adjusted numbers show because the initial release doesn’t always get it exactly right and this administration [...]

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Video Games Flashback (I Can’t Believe They’re Already Classics)

January 29, 2010

How about an acapella-style Nintendo flashback?  Too bad. My personal favorite comes at the end.

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So That’s Why All BBC Stories Sound Alike

January 28, 2010

Here’s a video by Charlie Brooker that looks and sounds like every BBC news story you’ve ever seen.  If you pay close attention, you’ll notice that it’s actually a tutorial on how to make a BBC-style news story.  The only thing missing is the obligatory soundbite from some American left-wing nutjob that British media liberals [...]

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Ryan’s Take on the State of the Union Address

January 28, 2010

I didn’t like it. Pretty succinct, huh?! Aside from the obvious liberal crap and fake platitudes, here’s what I really didn’t like:  Obama’s Chavez-like qualities shown through a few times last night.  The way he immaturely called out the Supreme Court with a poor, populist, and inaccurate argument, knowing they couldn’t respond lest Joe Wilson-like [...]

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New Debt Limit – $14.3 Trillion

January 28, 2010

The Debt Limit has been raised by Congress to $14.3 trillion dollars.  The Senate voted to raise it $1.9 Trillion on a strictly partisan basis, 60-40 (no wonder they delayed the swearing in of Scott Brown).  The amount that they are raising it is unprecedented in our nation’s history.  Some perspective: In 2001 when Bush [...]

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Climate Gate Scientists Broke the Law

January 28, 2010

Climate Gate scientists responsible for forging the data involved in the climate change hoax also broke the law, according to Britain’s Information Commissioner’s Office.  By refusing to hand over source data when requested, the commissioner found that the climate scientists at the University of East Anglia violated Britain’s Freedom of Information Act.  These revelations came [...]

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Bob McDonnell – The Real Story of the State of the Union

January 28, 2010

Quick recap of the State of the Union -a long, boring speech in which Obama dug in his heels and attacked Bush.  I don’t think he came across well, and came off as a schoolteacher scolding his students.  Not the image people want in a President.  I don’t see this speech as a plus for [...]

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Obama State of the Union LiveBlog

January 27, 2010

Starting at approximately 8:50.  Feel free to join the discussion as we watch Obama try to lie his way back into the good graces of the American People. LiveBlog of Obama’s First State of the Union Address

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The Oregon Trail Leads to Michigan

January 27, 2010

Metaphorically, that is.  The voters of the State of Oregon yesterday passed ballot resolution that raised taxes on those making over $250,000 / year, and on businesses, including a higher minimum corporate tax and a surcharge on profits.  So let me get this straight.  Increase taxes on the people that buy things.  Increase taxes on [...]

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ObamaCare – Dead?

January 27, 2010

So what’s the deal with ObamaCare?  Yesterday, the news was out that the Democrat leadership was going to attempt to pass the Senate bill along with a reconciliation ‘fix’.  The rank-and-file had not yet lined up around it, however.  Now, it seems that it may very well be dead.  It appears that Reid will have [...]

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It’s Now OK to Make Fun of Obama

January 27, 2010

John Stewart on the Daily Show ripped into Obama recently, picking up on many things that we Conservatives saw early on.  In this clip, Stewart makes fun of Obama’s aloofness, his overuse of the teleprompter, and his inability to relate to average people.  Unlike some Saturday Night Live Obama parodies of recent note, these are [...]

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New Democrat Strategy — Divide Republicans

January 26, 2010

We already know that one 2010 Democrat strategy is to blame Bush for everything, even though the Dems have had more power to yield this past year than any President/Congress combo since the Great Society.  Yet, a memo released today also indicates another prong in the Democrat attack:  divide Republicans ideologically between the weak-kneed moderate [...]

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Stimulus Price Tag $75 Billion Higher Than Initially Thought

January 26, 2010

The Stimulus Porkulus Bill that passed in early 2009 was projected to cost about $787 billion.  The CBO today revised that figure upwards by $75 billion, bringing the total projected cost for the stimulus to about $862 billion.  This is due to the fact that the projections put forth by Obama and the CBO for [...]

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Rep. Mike Pence Will Not Challenge Evan Bayh

January 26, 2010

Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) will NOT challenge Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) in this November’s Indiana Senate Race, as initially thought.  Pence would have been a good choice to challenge Bayh, as he held a lead in early polls.  Now, Bayh stands a better chance of winning in November, although another potential Republican challenger, John Hostetler.  [...]

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Spendaholic President to Propose “Spending Freeze”

January 26, 2010

President Obama is planning to announce a three year freeze in discretionary spending at the upcoming State of the Union.  The President’s supporters and the mainstream media (Department of Redundancy Department I know) will undoubtedly fawn over the proposal as a return to fiscal responsibility.  They won’t tell the entire story though.  Like so many [...]

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Democrat Leadership to Push ObamaCare Reconcilliation Bill

January 26, 2010

So the Democrat leaders are insistent on trying to drive their party off a cliff by using budget reconciliation as a tactic to try to ram ObamaCare through.  Here’s the situation:  the ObamaCare bill that passed the Senate does not have enough support in the House without significant changes.  Everything from the public option, to [...]

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Congress to America: We Need a Babysitter!

January 25, 2010

So the Democrats are worried now that the debt is exploding and that the anger of the American people will oust them from office unless they get spending under control appear as if they are doing something to try to get spending under control.  So, because Congress doesn’t like to make hard decisions about what [...]

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Newsweek: Obama’s Really a Centrist

January 25, 2010

Newsweek‘s Jon Meacham believes that President Obama is not a “Chicago Che” or an “unreconstructed Great Society liberal” (he’s at least both, by the way), but a centrist at heart who just tried to do too much too soon — Obama was merely thinking with his head not his heart.  Meacham’s apologetic and misleading about [...]

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Bayh Evan? Rasmussen Poll Shows Indiana Senate Seat in Play

January 25, 2010

Add Indiana’s Evan Bayh to the list of Senate Democrats now fighting for their political lives.  According to the latest Rasmussen Reports poll, the formerly popular and safe Bayh now trails Republican Congressman Mike Pence in his bid for re-election.  Fortunately for Bayh, Pence has not declared his candidacy, but that should provide the Senator [...]

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Obama’s State of Denial

January 25, 2010

Obama is in a state of denial.  He still thinks he is the messiah, and that all bow down and worship at his feet.  Today, Rep. Marion Berry (D-AR) announced his retirement, citing fears of a 1994-redo in the making.  When pressed further, he mentioned that Obama was in complete denial, thinking that he would [...]

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The “Unexpected” Drop in Home Prices

January 25, 2010

Ok, can we drop the term “unexpected” when we talk about financial data?  I can’t remember when I’ve seen “unemployment figures fell as expected.”  You see, analysts bet on a particular number (i.e. 500,000 jobs lost) and when that number comes in over or under, it is “unexpected.”  For something to be “expected” it would [...]

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Tea Partying the National Tea Party Convention?

January 23, 2010

Seeing the widespread grassroots power of the amorphous Tea Party Movement it should come as no shock that some have sought to create an exclusive national leadership as an attempt to coalesce the movement around certain people, events, and message.  The catch is trying to be the first ones to do it so that your [...]

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Joe Biden, Easer of Tension

January 22, 2010

Saw this AP headline while perusing the news: “Biden in Iraq to Help Ease Pre-Election Tensions.”  Do they figure that Biden’s constant gaffes will provide some comic relief to the people of Iraq, thus easing said tensions?  Why else send him?

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What’s the Big Deal about Sarah Stumping for McCain?

January 22, 2010

No one can ever accuse me of being a fan of Arizona Sen. John McCain.  True, I’ve always admired his service in the war, and also some of his views on spending and his consistent refusal to take earmarks.  Yet at the same time, his constant focus on bi-partisanship and coddling up to the media [...]

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A Right to Life

January 22, 2010

Today marks the 37th anniversary of one of the worst legal decisions to come down from the Supreme Court in the history of this nation – Roe v. Wade.  So much has been said about the issue of abortion, and regular readers of this blog know where myself, Mike, and Ryan stand on the issue.  [...]

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Air America Signs Off. Loses Zero Listeners

January 21, 2010

It looks an updating of philosophy textbooks is in order because Ace of Spades just answered an age-old mystery.  As it turns out, a tree that falls in the middle forest does make a sound even if there is no one there to hear it.  How else would they have learned that Air America is [...]

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