From the monthly archives:

September 2010

McDonalds Rumors on Dumping Health Care

September 30, 2010

The Wall Street Journal reported this morning that due to ObamaCare, 30,000 McDonalds employees may end up losing their health care unless the fast food chain gets a government waiver.  As it turns out, McDonalds was only talking to government folks about the new regulations, not making any concrete decisions. This all got me thinking:  [...]

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New Push for Education Reform in Jersey

September 29, 2010

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is turning his focus once again to the New Jersey education system (which is, by the way, already one of the best in the nation).  Instead of his attack on the teacher’s unions, he’s taking aim at the way New Jersey funds teacher pay in the Garden State.  It’s all [...]

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Kerry: The Voters are Stupid

September 27, 2010

Looking down his ruling class nose at the woefully ignorant plebes, Massachusetts Senator John F’in Kerry uttered this gem last Friday: “We have an electorate that doesn’t always pay that much attention to what’s going on so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth or what’s happening.” This [...]

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Latest Harry Potter 7 Trailer

September 27, 2010

Anticipating the final two Harry Potter films, I found this final trailer for The Deathly Hallows Part 1, over the Internets.  With this series finally coming to an end, the makers of these final films don’t seem to have held anything back.  It should be a good one, even in usually disappointing movie-condensed form:

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A New Republican “Pledge to America”

September 22, 2010

Tomorrow, the Republican Party will release a 21-page “Pledge to America” outlining what they would do differently if the public were to elect Republican Congressional majorities in just under 6 weeks.  Check out the above link for the full text.  Some highlights can be found here as well. The “Pledge” isn’t simply a rip-off of [...]

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“Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” Repeal Fails

September 21, 2010

Earlier today, the Senate did not get enough votes for cloture to end debate on the latest defense appropriation bill, which contained a provision which would have ended the military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy.  By a vote of 56-43, the “nays” included Arkansas Democrats Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor. I loathe these kinds of [...]

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Obama Declares Independence from the Creator

September 20, 2010

Perhaps the most important phrase in American history comes from the Declaration of Independence: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Nothing can sound more American than [...]

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Getting Stale: Obama and Lady Gaga

September 19, 2010

Renowned feminist writer Camille Paglia has taken aim at Lady Gaga a few times already, noting that Gaga is just a sterile recycled sham devoid of substance or true sexuality.  In fact, Paglia goes on to say that the complete lack of originality and shock-value of Gaga’s actions, wardrobe and music might be signaling the [...]

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Sore Loser Lisa Murkowski Launches Write-In Campaign

September 17, 2010

On the few occasions when Senator Lisa Murkowski bothered to pay attention to her Republican primary campaign, she was careful to emphasize that she really is a conservative who supports limited government, lower taxes, and repealing Obamacare.  It turns out Murkowski is a liar.  Tonight, Murkowski held a rally to announce her write-in campaign for [...]

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The “Bearded Marxist” Chris Coons

September 16, 2010

This story has been all over the place today and I think that it deserves some echo-chamber kudos here:  Christine O’Donnell’s opponent in Delaware’s Senate race, Chris Coons, wrote a piece in college called, “Chris Coons: The Making of a Bearded Marxist” after a visit to (of all places) Kenya.  Here’s a snippet: “I realize [...]

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Karl Rove’s Ruling Class View on O’Donnell

September 15, 2010

Ruling class, Republican establishment if I ever heard it.  Here’s Karl Rove on Hannity’s show last night after it was announced that Christine O’Donnell defeated RINO Mike Castle: Continuing the Castle smears (which ostensibly generates continued ammo for the Dems) while immediately shrugging off the race as a loss does nothing to get that “51st [...]

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Will the NRSC Back Christine O’Donnell?

September 14, 2010

If John Cornyn doesn’t change his tune from this afternoon, the National Republican Senatorial Committee could see a decline in contributions. Oh, and John Cornyn should realize that it’s even easier to “Castle” a squish in Texas and still keep the seat.

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Christine O’Donnell Wins Delaware Senate Primary

September 14, 2010

The Republican establishment in Delaware was on the receiving end of a first-class political bitchslap earlier tonight.  Nine-term Congressman, former Governor and RINO extraordinaire Mike Castle lost the Senate Republican primary to the relatively unknown Christine O’Donnell. The conservative side of the blogosphere had debated the race for days along largely predictable lines.  Those backing [...]

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Ruling Class Echoes in Delaware Senate Race

September 14, 2010

So you know, this is a cathartic Republican’s suck post written before today’s election results are in… Today is primary day in a number of states, including Delaware:  Tea Party-backed Christine O’Donnell versus establishment pro-choice Democrat-friendly RINO Mike Castle is the marquee match-up. The O’Donnell/Castle race symbolizes major issues which I think need to be [...]

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John Boehner: The New Devil?

September 13, 2010

John Boehner. Who’s he?  He’s from Ohio (ok)?  He’s got a nuclear tan (my, how unnatural)?  He could soon be Speaker of the House (better than that woman with the frozen smile)?   Wait, he’s a Republican?!? That does it, he must be destroyed! All fun aside, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) has become the [...]

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NFL Opening Weekend 2010

September 12, 2010

Ah, football. Rooting for the Yanks, Celts, Hammers and the Irish is cool and all, but it ain’t real American football!  I’ve felt in a kind of sports limbo since February.  Sundays were empty.  The late Douglas Adams’ “long dark tea-time of the soul” often hit about 3pm on those Sunday afternoons, but not today [...]

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9/11 Plus 9

September 11, 2010

The new Freedom Tower and financial complex begin to take shape from the ashes of the 9/11 attacks, which happened nine years ago this morning.  From the first plane hitting at 8:46am to the collapse of the second tower at 10:28am America was as frightened, angry, frustrated and confused as it has ever been.  It [...]

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Reverend Jones Not Going to Burn the Koran

September 10, 2010

The Reverend Terry Jones has decided not to go ahead with his planned Koran-burning on Saturday.  Reverend Jones was going to use the ninth anniversary of 9/11 to have his anti-Islam, anti-mosque protest. However, after intense pressure from just about everyone and coming to an agreement with those in charge of the proposed Ground Zero [...]

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Obamacare was Supposed to Lower Costs — Ha!

September 9, 2010

Who on God’s green Earth actually believed that Obamacare was going to really lower health care costs in this country?  That’s putting blinders on the economic history of government market interference, as well as being counter intuitive because lowering costs would make the health insurance industry stronger and more popular — two things that can’t [...]

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Jon McNaughton’s “The Forgotten Man”

September 8, 2010

I always thought that art went down hill when it stopped seeking, emphasizing, and celebrating truth.  If Jon McNaughton’s “The Forgotten Man” is any indication, art may be making a comeback. McNaughton’s opinion of Barack Obama is spot on, but the interesting question is his take on our former Presidents.  It is of course, impossible [...]

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We Can’t Retire at 60? Sacre Bleu!

September 7, 2010

A country can only spend money it doesn’t have for so long.  That said, it isn’t easy to slam the brakes on out of control spending when the moochers have become addicted.  Take France for example.  Nicolas Sarkozy’s government has proposed raising the retirement age from 60 to 62.  The result, French parasites citizens went [...]

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Happy Labor Day 2010!

September 6, 2010

Happy Labor Day! The last official day of summer, culturally speaking.  In case you wanted to stay inside on this potentially gorgeous day in the Northeast, check your local listings for a ridiculous amount of marathons running on zillions of channels that you can check out in between burgers, dogs, and beer today.  For fun, [...]

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Another Mortgage Bailout Looms

September 5, 2010

Democrats need voters to show up in November.  All indications are that an electoral knifing is in the works.  So what’s  Obama, the leader of the Democrat Party, going to do to try to help them?  Well, research and development tax credits are on the way, but I’m sure there will be plenty of “green” [...]

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Recovery Summer Ends at 9.6%

September 3, 2010

August’s unemployment (U3) numbers came out today and saw some movement for the first time all summer.  Of course, it’s in the wrong direction, up to 9.6%.  Three more months at or above 9% and we’ll tie a post Depression record for such persistent high unemployment, and we’re not exorcising inflation from the economy with [...]

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Union Dribble at Dinner

September 2, 2010

Like many in the public sector, I belong to a union — four of them in fact, including the noxious NEA.  So, I had the opportunity to attend a dinner sponsored by my most local union this evening (why not, I’m paying nearly $1,200 a year to subsidize this dinosaur!) and heard a member of [...]

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Obama’s Iraq Speech

September 1, 2010

Last night, President Obama decided to give a speech on the day “Operation Iraqi Freedom” was to end.  Going forward, it will be known as “Operation New Dawn,” where we’ll train up and send small special ops forces around Iraq in training exercises and for small operations/skirmishes, respectively. I watched the speech live last night [...]

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