From the monthly archives:

January 2010

Bob McDonnell to Deliver GOP State of the Union Response

January 21, 2010

The new Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Bob McDonnell has been selected to deliver the GOP response to the State of the Union address in February.  While some were hoping for Scott Brown, McDonnell is a solid choice and one of the GOP’s rising stars.  His campaign for Governor was a great example of [...]

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McCain-Feingold Gets Beaten Up By SCOTUS

January 21, 2010

Today the philosophy behind McCain-Feingold got beaten up by the five members of the Supreme Court who can still read the Constitution! Campaign Finance Reform was supposed to take the money out of politics.  It has not.  CFR was supposed to get the special interests out of political campaigns.  Ha! (I was even laughing at [...]

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Tommy Thompson to Challenge Russ Feingold?

January 21, 2010

Former Wisconson Governor Tommy Thompson (who also served a stint as Bush’s first Director of Homeland Security) hinted that he may be considering a run for Senate against Russ Feingold (D-WI) in November’s election.  Wisconsin has been considered by most analysts to be firmly in the Democrat column this November.  If Thompson enters the race, [...]

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Next Tea-Party Test: Illinois Republican Primary

January 21, 2010

What to do about Illinois.  Emboldened by the victory in Massachusetts, Tea Party activists are clamoring to support Patrick Hughes over Mark Kirk in the Senate Primary.  Kirk is the odds-on favorite, but he is a full-fledged RINO;  he supports abortion to the extreme (partial-birth abortion), he supports gun control, and he supported cap-and-tax.  On [...]

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Glass-Steagall: A Red Herring for the Financial Crisis

January 21, 2010

The causes of the Great Recession of 2008-2010 (and possibly beyond) have been debated and explored in many publications, including on these pages.  One of the arguments that I see frequently, even among Conservatives, is that the banking industry collapse was a direct result of the repeal of Glass-Steagall in 1999 by the Republican Congress [...]

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Beck on the Progressives Post-Brown

January 20, 2010

Yesterday, I was watching Beck when he made an interesting point about moving forward from Scott Brown’s glorious election in Massachusetts yesterday.  Run-of-the-mill Democrats would know how to react to Brown’s victory; they’d run to the middle and try to depict themselves as reasonable moderates who went astray and now got the message.  However, we [...]

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So Brown Getting Elected Happened Because of Bush?

January 20, 2010

At least that’s Obama’s take on the matter: Here’s my assessment of not just the vote in Massachusetts, but the mood around the country: the same thing that swept Scott Brown into office swept me into office,” the president said in an exclusive interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos. “People are angry and they are [...]

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Krugman Thinks Obama Should Blame Bush More

January 20, 2010

Paul Krugman is living in a bubble.  You see, he writes that one of Obama’s biggest mistakes has been to not blame Bush for the economic woes this country now faces, “just like Reagan did” (sic). Finally, about that narrative: It’s instructive to compare Mr. Obama’s rhetorical stance on the economy with that of Ronald [...]

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The Political Impact of Brown’s Election

January 20, 2010

Photo courtesy of Michelle Malkin.

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Congratulations, Senator Scott Brown!

January 19, 2010

A month ago, MrsSal and I were having a conversation about the upcoming special election.  This was right around the time that ObamaCare was making its way through the Senate, and Conservatives were feeling fairly dejected.  True, we had the victories in Virginia and New Jersey, but while important, neither was earth-shattering.  Anyways, MrsSal and [...]

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Take It Away Balki!

January 19, 2010

Sal is from Massachusetts so he’ll have more shortly.  In the meantime . . .

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100 Hours

January 19, 2010

In the spirit of 24′s season 8 premiere (very solid opening, by the way), and before Scott Brown news dominates the political universe even further, I wanted to share a forward a friend sent me spoofing Obama’s handling of the Underwear Bomber.  Enjoy:

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Just Cast My Vote for Scott Brown

January 19, 2010

About an hour ago, I cast my vote for Scott Brown.  Anecdotally, it was no busier than previous elections that I have voted in.  MrsSal and I were in and out of the precinct in five minutes, both of us casting our vote for Brown (and feeling pretty damn excited about it).  Outside of the [...]

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A Reagan Rallying Cry

January 18, 2010

As the whole nation watches the special election in Massachusetts tomorrow, I think it is worth pointing out and reminding everyone what we are fighting for.  As a resident of the state of Massachusetts, I am looking forward to casting my vote for Scott Brown tomorrow.  And while this blog (along with probably every other [...]

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Brown’s Coalition

January 18, 2010

Michelle Malkin has a great article today about Brown’s coalition and what it means in regards to electoral politics.  It seems there are some on the RINO side of the party (David Frum, in this case) who content that Brown is a fellow-RINO, and that he is vindication that RINOs are needed to win elections.  [...]

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Gaspar Llamazares Wants You to Know That He Is Not Bin Laden

January 16, 2010

It looks like Spanish Communist politician Gaspar Llamazares pissed off someone at the FBI.  As you may recall, the FBI released some age-enhanced photos last week to show the world what the terrorist may look like today.  Unfortunately, the FBI wasn’t satisfied with the finished product.  So rather than just going back to the drawing [...]

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24 Season 8 Debuts Tomorrow Night

January 16, 2010

Jack is back! I love saying that whenever it means a new season of 24 is upon us!  No drunken disorderliness or writer’s strike this time — there’s nothing in the way from plunging into a brand new day of one of my favorite series’ ever!  All I know about the new season is that [...]

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Krauthammer on the Obama Fall

January 16, 2010

Worth a read is a piece in today’s Washington Post by Charles Krauthammer, chronicling Obama’s fall from grace among the American electorate.  Krauthammer points out what many of us have been saying since the election; that the American people did not elect Obama for  his liberalism, but rather for hope and change from the previous [...]

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Coakley Calls Curt Schilling a Yankee Fan

January 16, 2010

I may live in Massachusetts, but as you all know, I’m a Yankee fan. Still, as much as I can’t stand the Sox, as a fan of baseball in general, one has to admire former Sox pitcher Curt Schilling.  His “bloody sock” incident during the 2004 World Series represented a feat that Red Sox fans [...]

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Pumping on Your Stereo

January 15, 2010

Back in 1999 the band Supergrass released their infectiously catchy Brit-Rock song, “Pumping on Your Stereo.”  While the song was catchy enough, the video was great, mixing Jim Henson’s creature shop with the raunch of a British rock band who’s obviously into the Rolling Stones.  It’s just a lot of fun and a little nostalgic [...]

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Discussion on Massachusetts Senate Race at Patriot Room Radio

January 15, 2010

I was the featured guest on today’s edition of Patriot Room Radio, available from Take That Radio Productions.  We discussed the Massachusetts Senate Race, and its implications on electoral politics as a whole.  You can get the podcast over at iTunes, download the podcast here, or stream it below.

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Come On Ride the Subway

January 15, 2010

The New York Post is reporting that its much easier to ride the New York City subway as of late because job losses during 2009 has caused a decline in the number of people riding public transit.  That’s probably part of the reason.  But as Sweetness & Light points out, the economic downturn can’t be [...]

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Palate Cleansers? Not a Bad Idea. Cheers!

January 15, 2010

The Anchoress currently features some of the best coverage of the Haiti earthquake you’ll find anywhere.  With all that depressing news, it’s understandable that she would also sprinkle her blog with a series “palate cleansers” to lift our spirits.  The entertainment she chose is a series oof television theme shows from the 1970s.  Not a [...]

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Realignment of the Senate

January 15, 2010

Ben Nelson was booed out of a local pizza parlor in his home state of Nebraska yesterday.  Serves him right.  Nelson, who has always been personally popular in his home state, is now enduring the wrath of his constituents for selling his vote for ObamaCare.  His situation is one in which the liberal policy of [...]

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Martha Coakley: Practicing Catholics “Shouldn’t Work in an Emergency Room”

January 15, 2010

I told myself I wasn’t going to post anything on the Massachusetts Senate race today.  Yet somehow, Martha Coakley continues to step in it.  Today’s gaffe occurred after Princess was asked whether health care legislation should include a conscience clause to protect  health care workers opposed to abortion on religious grounds.  Coakley responded that “[y]ou [...]

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Gingrich Lists 2012 Candidates and Includes Himself

January 14, 2010

In an interview, Newt Gingrich listed the prospective GOP field for the presidency 2012.  In that list, he included himself and made a pitch.  In that, he also listed former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Minnesota  Gov. Tim Pawlenty, and himself.  He also mentioned as possible contenders governors Mitch Daniels from [...]

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The Giggle Loop

January 13, 2010

OK, I need to a post on something other than Scott Brown and Martha Coakley, but I’m tired.  So how about the giggle loop?

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Corrupt Media Desperately Tries to Save Coakley

January 13, 2010

The most obvious enemy to modern conservatism is the Democrat Party because that is the structure liberals use to win enough elections to pass and implement policies that control the lives of productive citizens and in the process undermine American strength and prosperity.  The surprisingly competitive Massachusetts Senate election shows just how important party is [...]

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Haiti Crushed by Earthquake

January 13, 2010

I hate putting this so bluntly, but I think God hates Haiti (or at least has a heck of a grudge).  Mind the levity, but Haiti seems to be the Western Hemisphere’s pinata.  Mudslides, political instability, persistent horrible violence and kidnappings, (that’s just normal in certain parts of Haiti) and now a 7.0 earthquake hit [...]

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The Bi**h Factor and its Impact in the Massachusetts Senate Race

January 13, 2010

With the polls showing the race tightening and Scott Brown’s victory within reach, Coakley is getting nervous, and she is acting nervous.  This is very bad for her and good for us, as it brings in another factor common to New England Politics that may have an impact on the election.  I’ve written about it [...]

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