From the monthly archives:

June 2010

“Deathly Hallows” Teaser Released

June 30, 2010

The famed Harry Potter series ended just about three years ago with the release of the seventh book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.  Knowing how the entire series ends and fits together makes the release of the two film adaptations of Year 7 kind of like an exercise in seeing what they cut and [...]

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Greece Still Kicking and Screaming

June 29, 2010

Greece had 2010s fifth general strike today as around 9000 workers walked off their jobs to protest the austerity measures which will pinch their pensions and alter their cozy labor laws.  Another 24-hour strike may happen tomorrow targeting the tourism industry.  The Greek youth simply don’t want to face reality and are being riled up [...]

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Robert Byrd, 1917-2010

June 28, 2010

Senator Robert Byrd (Democrat, West Virginia) died today at the age of 92.  He was the longest-serving Senator in the history of our republic, having started his career in the House of Representatives in 1952, followed by his election to the Senate in 1958.  He’d been there ever since.  President Obama said today that Byrd [...]

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Gun Rights Preserved at Local Level

June 28, 2010

Today, the Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment also applies to state and local guns laws.  The 5-4 decision in McDonald v. Chicago reiterated that you have the right to own a gun for use in protection of your home and/or property.  This decision was not intended to limit any bans on felons or [...]

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Gaffetastic Smart Ass Joe Biden Strikes Again!

June 27, 2010

Joe Biden’s been publicly quiet lately (probably by dictate), but the other day he had an unscripted moment at an ice cream custard shop when the manager told him that the custard would be on the house if he lowered their taxes!  Later, Biden called him a “smart ass” in jest, but you know he [...]

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USA Exits World Cup in 2-1 Loss to Ghana

June 26, 2010

Yup, you read it — Ghana! Losing in extra-time 2-1 to Ghana (?!), the United States’ brief quadrennial flirtation with that dirty third-world sport we call soccer will soon wane until the 2014 World Cup, or until the Ladies can win some gold in the 2012 Olympic Summer Games (one of the members of the [...]

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Dodd-Frank Financial Overhaul Bill Ready to Go

June 25, 2010

What’s being called a “sweeping” financial reform bill just emerged from committee early this morning.  This quote from co-author Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd says it all: “It’s a great moment.  I’m proud to have been here.  No one will know until this is actually in place how it works.  But we believe we’ve done something [...]

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USA World Cup Magic vs Algeria

June 24, 2010

I don’t know how many of you watched this game live yesterday, but after 90+ minutes or so this was pretty awesome:

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Petraeus Redux

June 24, 2010

As to be expected, General Stanley McChrystal was sacked yesterday as the commanding general in Afghanistan.  In his place, President Obama named Centcom Commander General David Petraeus to replace McChrystal. Petraeus is the COIN (counter insurgency) guru who was the mastermind behind the Baghdad Security Plan, better known as the Surge, in Iraq which is [...]

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General McChrystal in the Crosshairs

June 22, 2010

In this week’s Rolling Stone, General Stanley McChrystal who’s our main general in Afghanistan and his aides said a number of unflattering things about the Obama Administration.  In the profile, many things were apparently said which illustrate McChrystal’s disappointment with the lack of Obama Nation preparedness, the undercutting Ambassador Eikenberry has partaken in, the arbitrary [...]

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Jon Kyl Calls Out Obama on the Border

June 22, 2010

Last Friday Arizona Senator Jon Kyl told a North Tempe Town Hall Tea Party event why he believes President Obama is grandstanding on the new Arizona immigration law and refusing to control the borders: Red State first reported on this and Mark Levin picked up on it.  So, the law and constitutional obligations are second [...]

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Souter: Originalism is “Unrealistic”

June 20, 2010

Writing for the American Thinker, Lawrence J. Siskind makes a great point about getting to know a Supreme Court candidate (like Elena Kagan) well before confirmation because afterward it’s simply too late.  His case in point:  David Souter’s recent Harvard commencement address last May. Bush 41 nominated and 90 Senators confirmed David Souter in 1990 [...]

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USA Robbed at World Cup

June 19, 2010

It’s been a tough week for sports in my world.  The Celtics…ugh.  It’s not that they lost a close Game 7 of the NBA Finals — it’s that they lost to the Lakers in Game 7 of the NBA Finals!  I don’t want to talk about it. In other news, the buzz around work is [...]

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“Dawn Treader” is on the Horizon

June 18, 2010

Scouring the Internet this afternoon I bumped into a new trailer for The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader, which I didn’t think was ever going to be finished!  I liked the book — each of CS Lewis’ seven Narnia books has a moral lesson which is great for kids and thoughtful to [...]

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BP “Coffee” Spill

June 17, 2010

Earlier today I was told by a conservative friend at work to check out “BP Spills Coffee” on YouTube for a spoof on the oil disaster.  It was just a matter of time, I suppose.  Unfortunately, it’s missing the equivalent of a useless Obama figure, but it’s still pretty good.  There’s a little language towards [...]

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RI School Says No to Soldiers on Hat

June 17, 2010

Tiogue School in Coventry, RI, is making national news for a move on crazy hat day to tell a child that his hat was inappropriate.  Why, you ask?  Look at the child’s monstrosity here: Tsk, tsk, what is society coming to!  Apparently, the principal said that the theme of the hat was cool, but that [...]

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Obama’s Oily Malaise Speech

June 16, 2010

I’m not sure how much of Obama’s speech last night you could stomach, but just in case you want to read it here’s a transcript.  I agree with those who thought he looked small in front of the Oval Office backdrop.  As Rush said earlier today on his radio show, Obama looked like a man [...]

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Oil Spill: It’s Not Katrina, It’s 9/11!

June 14, 2010

Here’s the latest gem from our increasingly overwhelmed President: “In the same way that our view of our vulnerabilities and our foreign policy was shaped profoundly by 9/11, I think this disaster is going to shape how we think about the environment and energy for many years to come.” Really?  So, this isn’t comparable to [...]

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Obama’s Been Waiting for Himself

June 13, 2010

In a recent article, the indomitably clever Mark Steyn wrote that he believes that Obama probably looks at the USA as merely an “interesting sociological experiment” amongst the broader international scene.  Steyn also describes the way Obama’s internationalist pose doesn’t seem comfortable to many Americans.  There are plenty of people around the world who are [...]

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Let’s Party Like Its 1776: USA vs. England at the World Cup

June 12, 2010

The 2010 World Cup kicked off yesterday in South Africa, but today is the day we here in America start to really follow the event.  Later today, our United States national team begins its World Cup campaign against our transatlantic cousins from England.  The English are as always fired up about their team, and I’m [...]

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Chris Christie Gets It on the Unions

June 11, 2010

A few weeks ago I uncovered the truth behind the NJEA rally which took place on May 22 against the proposed budget cuts Chris Christie has suggested to the New Jersey State Legislature.  It wasn’t an NJEA rally alone — every Marxist, socialist, statist organization/union in the state converged to demand the goodies they were [...]

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Salazar’s Silence on BP Role

June 10, 2010

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is showing himself to be royally incompetent in Gulf Oil Spill fiasco, now entering its 52nd day.  Salazar had to apologize in front of a Senate committee today because he misrepresented the “experts” involved in crafting a report about the spill.  Of course, the report’s conclusion was to ban offshore drilling, [...]

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Code Pink Heckles Pelosi

June 9, 2010

This was the scene of Nancy Pelosi getting heckled by Code Pink at a rally in DC yesterday: When the Code Pink wackos are screaming at who is likely the most leftist Speaker we’ve ever had because San Fran Nan’s not giving them enough goodies from this ridiculously bloated Obama Nation big government, I think [...]

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WARNING: Constitution May Be Offensive to Children

June 8, 2010

Consider this outrage that’s going viral all of a sudden:  Wilder Publications has a disclaimer on their copy of the Constitution, Declaration of Independence and Articles of Confederation.  It reads: This book is product of its time and does not reflect the same values as if it were written today.  Parents might wish to discuss [...]

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Our Classy President Tries to Pretend He’s All That

June 8, 2010

Yesterday, Obama attempted to be hip and cool and tried to show some emotional investment in the BP oil crisis that is rapidly becoming Obama’s Katrina by showing BP that he meant business: I was down there a month ago, before most of these talkin’ heads were even paying attention to the gulf. A month ago [...]

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Poll: Oil Spill Becoming Obama’s Katrina

June 7, 2010

I want to stay consistent on this point:  Obama did not cause the oil spill, it was Dick Cheney using Halliburton’s Oil Spill Machine that did it — duh! (you have to say “duh” in this case with that ditsy and annoying upward inflection) That being said, when you’re President you get praise when things [...]

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Goodbye, and Good Riddance, Helen Thomas

June 7, 2010

Helen Thomas retired today, leaving behind a 50+ year career in the White House Press Corps in disgrace.  Her retirement comes after remarks made last week in which she said that the Jews should all get out of Israel and go back to Poland and Germany.  For most Conservatives, Helen’s statement last week did not [...]

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N’Obama in 2012 is Unrealistic

June 6, 2010

Some believe, including the much-cited article by Peter Ferrara at the American Spectator, that the current political climate surrounding President Obama will ultimately force him to either resign or make him politically unable to run in the 2012 Elections.  Here’s the thought:  Obama’s got the oil spill and the deepening Sestak scandal to deal with, [...]

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What Makes Darth Vader Tick

June 5, 2010

Apparently, some have felt it necessary to dissect, analyze and hypothesize about the psychology of Darth Vader to demonstrate to their students how relevant and applicable psychology can be.  Most could tell you that Darth Vader was a messed up dude, but to use precious PhD time to diagnose him as having “borderline personality disorder,” [...]

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J-O-B-S Situation Back to 9.7%

June 4, 2010

The one thing we know about the Obama Nation is that they are focused like a laser beam on that three-letter word: J-O-B-S!  So, when the numbers came out today that the unemployment rate shrank to a rosy 9.7% in May the Obama team said it was a sign that though our recovery is “still [...]

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