From the monthly archives:

March 2010

Obama: Let’s Drill!

March 31, 2010

Tomorrow, the Obama Administration is set to reverse a 20-year ban on offshore drilling because: “The bottom line is this — given our energy needs, in order to sustain economic growth, and produce jobs, and keep our businesses competitive, we are going to need to harness traditional sources of fuel even as we ramp up [...]

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Flooding in New England

March 31, 2010

As you may have noticed, my blogging has been non-existent the past few days.  This is primarily because New England has had its worst streak of rainstorms in the last fifty years, and its worst flooding in a century today, with roads closed all over New England.  For me, this meant four inches of standing water in [...]

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Axis of Right Radio, Show #4, 3/28/2010

March 29, 2010

Episode #4 of Axis of Right Radio is now available. In this episode, Mike, Ryan, and Sal discuss the passage of ObamaCare and what’s next;  Ann Coulter and her recent trip to Canada;  Obama’s diss of Bibi Netanyahu and what makes Obama tick; Crist and Rubio exchanging attack ads.  Crist is toast. Axis of Right [...]

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Sen. Coburn Plays Hardball in the Senate

March 25, 2010

A month ago, Sen. Jim Bunning (R-KY) denied unanimous consent to the Democrats to pass an automatic extension to unemployment benefits without finding a way to pay for it, or without  roll call vote.  Bunning is an unpopular Senator, so he was somewhat ridiculed.  Today, another extension to the same provision was brought to the [...]

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With Friends Like These…

March 25, 2010

It’s usually considered a good thing when a foreign leader congratulates a U.S. President on a major policy initiative.  Well, most of the time.  Seems to me that Barack Obama probably didn’t want a ringing endorsement of ObamaCare from Cuban Communist Dictator and Thug Fidel Castro, but that’s exactly what he got.  On the other [...]

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CBO Snafu: Social Security to Start Bleeding in 2010

March 25, 2010

In the same week that the largest new entitlement program in 45 years just became law, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has issued numbers indicating that Social Security is going to pay-out more than it takes in not in 2016 as projected but in 2010!  The official “day of reckoning” has been moved from 2041 [...]

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Reconciliation Bill to Return to the House

March 25, 2010

While the Republicans have virtually no hope of stopping ObamaCare and the reconciliation fix from passing at this time, I do take some pleasure in the fact that the GOP was able to force another vote in the House.  Senate Republicans obtained a favorable ruling from the Senate Parliamentarian yesterday, who ruled that provisions related [...]

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The Canadian Coulter Controversy

March 24, 2010

Annie C is at it again, this time stoking up controversy and demonstrating once again that it is soooo ridiculously easy to get under the skin of insecure and intolerant Liberals.  Libs hate it when you call them out, plus they simply lack the capacity to take a joke!  Ann Coulter is great at needling [...]

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An Article V Convention

March 24, 2010

Article V of the United States Constitution discusses the concept of amending the Constitution.  Most people are familiar with the traditional way of amending the Constitution – 2/3 of each house of Congress proposes amendments, which then have to be ratified by the state legislatures or by conventions in 3/4 of the states.  But there [...]

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TARP Loan Modification Program a Failure

March 23, 2010

It appears that Obama’s prized home foreclosure forgiveness program, which he created as an extension to the TARP program, is a complete and utter failure, at least according to the TARP program Inspector General.  In fact, the IG says that the program actually may be doing more harm than good.  For one reason or another, [...]

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ObamaCare and Insurance Premiums

March 23, 2010

So it looks like ObamaCare is already having the desired impact on insurance premiums.  They are going up as anticipated, so far in one case as much as $2,400/year.  The Democrats want this, as they want insurance to get so expensive that people clamor for single payer, the ultimate government bailout.  Let’s see how this [...]

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Poll: Americans See Economic Collapse as Real Possibility

March 23, 2010

A new Fox News poll has 79% of the American people seeing an economic collapse in this country as a possibility.  The sample was taken last Tuesday and Wednesday of 900 registered voters.  While not a perfect poll sampling, it does reflect the substantial unease the public is feeling over the direction our country is [...]

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Thus Begins the Reconciliation Amendment Game

March 23, 2010

Sen. Tom Coburn is playing real good politics with his first amendment proposal to the reconciliation package – an amendment denying Viagra to sex offenders as part of ObamaCare.  It’s good politics because it will force Democrats to either vote for Coburn’s amendment or vote against it.  If they vote against it, they go on [...]

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Another Broken Obama Promise

March 23, 2010

I know, I know.  Obama broke another promise.  Big surprise.  It would be more newsworthy to put up a promise that Obama kept, because as we all know, “All of Obama’s promises have an expiration date.  All of them.”  (phrase attributed to Jim Geraghty).  It’s still worth pointing out, however, in case someone comes across [...]

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The Death of ACORN

March 23, 2010

In a bit of good news following the passage of socialized medicine, ACORN has decided to close its doors for good.  It seems that they’ve been in financial trouble ever since the videos surfaced showing ACORN staffers advocating for child prostitution.  I wonder why people wouldn’t want to give to an organization like that? The [...]

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Bart Stupak, “Baby Killer?”

March 22, 2010

Here’s the clip from last night’s final debate before the House passed the Obama Care monstrosity: Go to about 23 seconds.  What do you think was said? Of course, some House members are calling for an apology from Texas Representative Randy Neugebauer for his alleged statement, which he said was not simply “baby killer,” but [...]

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John Boehner Gives the Speech of His Life

March 22, 2010

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) gave the speech of his life last night, right before the critical vote that socialized medicine.  If he fights like this going forward, I will be proud to have him as the next Speaker of the House come January, 2011.

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We May Have Lost the Battle, But the War Is Just Beginning

March 22, 2010

We lost the battle.  Bart Stupak (D-MI) caved and surrendered his principles for a promise and couple of lousy airports, and  ObamaCare has been passed by both houses, and will be signed into law by President Obama this week, thus making it the law of the land.  The so-called “reconciliation fix” which undoes some of [...]

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Amazing Race Liveblog: March 21, 2010

March 21, 2010

With Congress socializing medicine as I type, now may be a good time for some good old-fashioned escapism.  The Amazing Race is on in a few minutes and I’ll be liveblogging.  Will the RI cops hope to continue their winning streak? Will the lesbians continue to snipe at the cowboys and each other? Will Jeff [...]

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Obama Care and the Schechter Poultry Corporation

March 20, 2010

Here we are again — the most recent moment of the Obama Care endgame.  The Landmark Legal Foundation and Mark Levin are finding ways to challenge (pdf) the “Deem and Pass” maneuver which may materialize as a reality later today.  Also, many states are now in position to pass laws refusing new Obama Care mandates.  [...]

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The End of Queen Nancy’s Reign?

March 19, 2010

Clyde Middleton of the Patriot Room sees ObamaCare failing miserably, and has written a humorous piece on the end of Queen Nancy’s reign.  I’m not as sure about the defeat of ObamaCare as I was a couple of days ago, though I am still optimistic, but I do believe that Clyde has it right that [...]

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Jersey Woman Seeks to Embrace New Levels of Fatness

March 18, 2010

First Jersey Shore, now Donna Simpson?  2010 is a bad year for Jersey, but I’m telling you, while Jersey girls have their own unique kind of baggage, they aren’t generally that bad! Speaking of “baggage,” by now you’ve heard the buzz about Donna Simpson, that 600 lbs. woman who’s aiming to be the world’s fattest [...]

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Slaughter Solution Opposed by…Chris Matthews?

March 18, 2010

As a Democrat, you know you’ve lost the argument when one Chris “I feel a tingle in my leg” Matthews argues aagainst your position.  Here’s Matthews’ putting forth a common-sense (for once) argument against the Slaughter Solution as a Democrat.  I guess even a liberal shrill like Matthews can be right every once in a [...]

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ObamaCare on Life Support

March 18, 2010

I am getting increasingly confident that ObamaCare as it is currently construed will not pass.  Despite the attempts of the state-run media claiming that Stupak’s supporters are caving (they’re not), despite Pelosi’s continued claim that she has the votes, this bill isn’t gaining momentum.  Both the state-run media and Pelosi are trying to create that [...]

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

March 17, 2010

Ah the perfect pint… Happy St. Patrick’s Day! And to all those in Congress prepared to vote for that Obama Care monstrosity in the coming days, here’s some Gaelic:  pog ma hon! (pronounced pogue ma hone)  Pog ma hone indeed.

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Recalling Bob Menendez

March 16, 2010

New Jersey’s non-comatose Democrat Senator, Bob Menendez, just got some bad news today.  As it turns out, NJ is one of 18 states which has a recall provision on elected representatives, so a Tea Party activist attempted to recall Bob Menendez.  Well, that effort just passed its first hurdle — a three-judge panel has allowed [...]

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Hot Air: From the People Who Brought You DemonSheep

March 16, 2010

From the makers of the infamous Demonsheep ad:  this isn’t Hot Air the blog, but a 7+ minute campaign video featuring Barbara Boxer as a blimp.  No, not a horrifically overweight person, but an actual, flying blimp.  I have to admit, I was glued to my screen for the full 7 minutes, wanting to see [...]

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Busy Supreme Court News Day!

March 15, 2010

As it turns out, today was a busy news day regarding the ordinarily quiet SCOTUS.  Usually, without any major decisions coming down, we hardly hear anything from The Nine*.  Here are three recent stories: First, Butler University is cool with Chief Justice John Roberts attending his niece’s graduation this May, but think Roberts is simply [...]

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Slaughtering the Constitution

March 15, 2010

The Democrats released a 2,300 page “shell” bill from the budget committee yesterday.  The bill is actually one of the House versions of ObamaCare that had come out of the Education and Labor as well as the Ways and Means committee last year.  It wasn’t the final bill used for passage by the house, but [...]

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The Astroturfing of the “Coffee Party”

March 13, 2010

I heard a little buzz a few weeks back about some people who are upset with government who want to organize to get this country moving in the right direction by breaking the gridlock in Washington and get our representatives to be more representative. Sounds great, right?  Kind of sounds like the Tea Party Movement, [...]

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