From the monthly archives:

August 2010

Arizona and Real Human Rights Violators

August 31, 2010

You be the judge on whether or not Arizona’s immigration law should be included in an American report to the United Nations on potential human rights violations:  which of the following does not belong? #1.  A woman named Neda protesting for democracy in Iran shot and killed by plain-clothes military agent: #2.  The government-backed Janjaweed [...]

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“Restoring Honor” Rally a Success

August 30, 2010

In case you missed it, Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally in Washington was a complete success, focusing on honoring our troops and their sacrifices as well as focusing on returning to God.  I watched the first hour on C-Span Saturday morning through Sarah Palin’s speech honoring those serving in the military.  She was slated to [...]

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Reagan Speaks to Today’s Democrats

August 28, 2010

This video, which I found through my brother this morning, should be the only ad Republicans or conservatives need to play this Fall:

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Gen Xers are Going to Church

August 28, 2010

Not all Gen Xers are slackers when it comes to religion anyway.  A new study finds that Gen Xers are more likely to be religiously engaged than Baby Boomers are.  While there are many reasons for this, the study marks a reversal of a trend away from organized religion.  Some attribute this to the “dynamic and [...]

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Whoa there! Obama’s Not Done Yet

August 24, 2010

A month ago, I elaborated on those who thought that James Carville’s criticism of Obama on the Gulf Oil Leak was opening salvo from Hillary’s 2012  Presidential campaign.  Then, outlets like the UK Telegraph and Neil Cavuto took it further, hypothesizing that Obama may not even run at all in 2012! It is true that [...]

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Imam Rauf Exposed

August 23, 2010

You can’t try to hide who you are in the Internet Age.  That goes for politicians and imams alike! Today, the Imam Rauf’s intentions were exposed by the Atlas Shrugs blog.  It’s pretty damning and reveals the planned Cordoba mosque mastermind for the Islamist he is.  Check out the piece — it’s remarkably thorough and [...]

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How Much We Really Spent on Iraq

August 22, 2010

Just a few days ago the last combat troops left Iraq putting an end to that phase of the conflict.  On September 1 it even gets a new name, Operation New Dawn.  Last week I repeated an estimate which indicated that the war itself cost roughly $1 trillion to fight.  It turns out I was [...]

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NEA is Seeing Red

August 21, 2010

The country’s largest union, the National Education Association, is recommending Saul Alinsky’s books on their website for teachers or “anyone contemplating action in their community.”   ACORN’s out, so I guess the radical Left is looking for new blood to do their local community organizing. For those of you who aren’t aware, Alinksy was a radical [...]

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Bloomberg’s “Cowboy Hat and a Shotgun”

August 20, 2010

New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg is a perfect example for term limits, not just for his unabashed support for the Ground Zero mosque, but for what he said a week ago on his radio show.  I live in the NYC media market and heard nothing about Bloomberg’s gaffe until today! Everybody knows that Amerindian [...]

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Movie Review: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

August 19, 2010

I just had the chance to see the big fanboy buzz movie of the season, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and I loved it!  From the above trailer you basically get the gist of the plot, but that’s not why the movie’s so good.  It’s got two very necessary things for a good light comic [...]

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US Combat Troops Leave Iraq

August 19, 2010

It’s been about seven-and-a-half years since Operation Iraqi Freedom set out to inflict “regime change” on Saddam Hussein and rebuild a war-torn Iraq into a functioning state.  Early this morning the last official combat troops entered Kuwait, leaving Iraq, ending America’s combat role. That’s not to say we’re done by any stretch.  We’re doubling the [...]

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Pelosi Intimidating Mosque Critics

August 18, 2010

The House Speaker Nancy Pelosi can’t turn off being ridiculous.  Here’s a news clip from yesterday when she indicated that someone (not Congress, of course, she mentions in a later “clarification”) should look into who is funding the Ground Zero mosque’s opponents: Hey, since I’m a critic, I’d like to know where I should grab [...]

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Youngsters Hard of Hearing

August 18, 2010

A new study has found that teens nowadays have more hearing problems than we did growing up.  Headphones of any type have always been blamed for some hearing loss, but Millennials apparently have it worse.  Roughly 14.9% of my group had hearing issues as teens, while 20% of kids today have noticeable problems. They say [...]

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New Jersey, Now That’s Just Retarded

August 17, 2010

In New Jersey, the state legislature letting the politically correct police exorcise the phrase “mentally retarded” from all legislation, has replaced it with the moderately Orwellian “intellectual disability” or “developmentally disabled.”  OK, it is an official document and “retarded” is a tad colloquial, however the law also promotes the blatantly Orwellian editing of all past [...]

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Don’t Build the Ground Zero Mosque

August 17, 2010

Freedom of religion, bad taste, national and local leaders gaffing or retracting or opposing.  New developments, twists, turns, breaking news, clarifications, jokes.  This seems like an August slow news-type story sometimes. That’s not to say this isn’t an important issue.  Whenever Americans get to a point where our rights and freedoms begin to infringe on [...]

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And So Begins the Rationing of Health Care

August 17, 2010

Leave it to the Brits to tackle a story that we missed.  Of course, the Brits have 50+ years of experience in this area, so they should know the warning signs.  I’m talking specifically about Nationalized Health Care.  The story, out of the UK Telegraph, recounts how, after a couple of studies that showed a [...]

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China’s #2 Economy

August 16, 2010

The figures are in and as of the second quarter of 2010, China has surpassed Japan as the world’s second largest economy.  Not bad, but in late 1800s, China technically had the world’s second largest economy too — it’s all a matter of perspective.  Don’t worry, the Japanese don’t sweat being passed by their historic [...]

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The Negation of Democracy

August 16, 2010

I came across a fascinating blog post this morning over at Patterico’s Pontifications entitled What Can Be Done About the Increasing Worthlessness of Your Vote? The main point of the article was that multiple factors are in play that are making the individual citizen’s vote increasingly worthless, turning a functioning Democratic Republic into more of [...]

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Japan Surrenders, 65 years later

August 15, 2010

August 15, 1945, was the date when the Japanese Emperor Hirohito took to the radio waves and for the first time ever the Japanese people heard their emperor’s voice.  The address was to tell them that the Potsdam Declaration was to be accepted and the the war with the Allies was over — World War [...]

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“Political Jurisdiction” and Birthright Citizenship

August 13, 2010

Arguments about whether or not children of illegals should be afforded citizenship rights because they were born within America’s territorial jurisdiction continue.  Does territorial jurisdiction also mean political jurisdiction?  Should that distinction matter?  I think we really do need to sort this out. Perhaps we can without messing with the Constitution.  The Supreme Court may [...]

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Millennials Yawn While Nation Slips

August 13, 2010

Here’s an article by Nicole Russell writing for the American Spectator that smacks Millennial’s* political apathy around a bit.  An under-30 crowd being more interested in trendy fluff than substantive issues that affect them is hardly news, but I love picking on Millennials, especially since they were all sorts of “hopey changey” in the 2008 [...]

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Recovery Summer at the East Point Housing Authority

August 12, 2010

Here was the scene yesterday at the East Point Housing Authority in Atlanta, where ten thousand applications for Section 8 housing became available and 30,000 people showed up: While tense, only a few were treated or hospitalized for heat and other issues while no arrests or violence occurred.  Just a lot of frustration and video [...]

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Axis of Right Radio, Show #8, August 11, 2010

August 11, 2010

Episode #8 of Axis of Right Radio is now available. In this episode, Mike, Ryan, and Sal discuss the role of the federal government; several states that are fighting back against ObamaCare; the economy’s loss of another 131,000 jobs; Pelosi and the Word; Massachusetts ditching the Electoral College; A federal judge ignoring Federalism and the [...]

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Gutfeld on Tolerance and the Ground Zero Mosque

August 11, 2010

Here’s a truly priceless clip from a segment on Glenn Beck’s show last night, where Red Eye host Greg Gutfeld explains his proposal for a new establishment to open right next door to the planned Cordoba Mosque, which as you know is being built in the shadows of Ground Zero: Ah, the beauty of tolerance [...]

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Former Senator Ted Stevens Dies in Plane Crash

August 10, 2010

Former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens was killed in a plane crash today at age 86.  Authorities at this moment are still not releasing info regarding who else on board this single-engine plane was killed, but we do know that some survived. Stevens was the longest serving Republican Senator in American history with a long and [...]

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$26 Billion More Stimulus Waste

August 9, 2010

With over $400 billion of last year’s stimulus slush-fund still unspent, it should be a no-brainer as to where to get extra money to pay for jobless benefits, school budget gaps, Medicaid short-falls, etc., without adding to our ridiculous deficit.  Alas, not in these times — not with election year Democrats in charge! The House [...]

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Clarify Birthright Citizenship

August 8, 2010

Republican Minority Leader John Boehner said that we should consider taking another look at the concept of “birthright citizenship” in this country.  Democrats hate that idea, while Republicans see that an unrestricted approach to the birthright concept demonstrates how anchor babies and chain migration contribute to the illegal alien problem, which hurts schools, strains hospitals, [...]

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Churchill’s UFO Issue

August 7, 2010

Apparently,  Winston Churchill was truly concerned about some UFO activity during World War II which might have upset an already frazzled British nation at war.  Sharing these concerns at the time with Supreme Allied Commander, US General Dwight Eisenhower, Churchill believed that such revelations would cause “mass panic” and ruin religion (huh?), so it should [...]

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Recovery Summer Continues at a Brisk 9.5%

August 6, 2010

The U3 rate (those without jobs who are still actively looking for them) for July was 9.5%, which is steady from June.  Stocks are a little shaky today on the news of still more lost jobs.  For the record, here’s a chart of U3 rates for Obama’s presidency: Obama Nation Unemployment Rate January 2009- July [...]

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Elena Kagan, the 112th Supreme Court Justice

August 6, 2010

The Senate voted last evening to confirm Elena Kagan 63-37 as John Paul Stevens’ replacement on the Supreme Court.  She will be sworn in tomorrow and will preside with the others on October 1. In the end, five Republicans voted for her and one Democrat voted against her (Ben Nelson, who’s on clean up duty [...]

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