From the monthly archives:

November 2010

Nigel Farage: EU Tirade Awesomeness

November 30, 2010

Check out MEP (Member of European Parliament) and UK Independence Party Nigel Farage’s tirade against the EU, their bailout policies, and their disdain for democracy.  I saw this clip on Beck last night and feel that adding it to the echo chamber is appropriate:

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Director Irwin Kershner Dies at 87

November 29, 2010

The man who directed my favorite Star Wars movie, Irwin Kershner, died today at the age of 87.  Kershner was also known for directing Never Say Never Again, the last Connery-Bond film, the “Amazing Stories” TV series, along with many others. But, it is 1980s’ The Empire Strikes Back that makes Kershner something special.  Star [...]

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The WikiLeaks Deluge

November 29, 2010

By now you’ve heard:  WikiLeaks has everyone at State and Defense in a complete react mode after several media outlets published some of the estimated 250,000 secret, classified, and other type documents.  Many other sites have complete coverage, so here’s one link which digs into the minutia thoroughly. However, the New York Times’ hypocrisy cannot [...]

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Leslie Nielsen, RIP

November 29, 2010

Actor, comedian, Canadian Leslie Nielsen died of pneumonia yesterday at the age of 84.  Best known for being in Airplane, playing Lt. Frank Drebin in the Police Squad series and the three Naked Gun movies, Nielsen was entertaining audiences since the 1950s.  While somehow filed under the “I already thought he died” list because the [...]

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Obama’s Idea of Budget Cuts

November 27, 2010

When Republicans grab the reins of the public purse in January, they will have to deal with Obama and his idea of “budget cuts.”  Recently, a friend sent me this video (made about a year ago) which I think drives home the mammoth task facing the new Congress.  Forget about “austerity” when the Executive views [...]

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Korean Crisis in the Making

November 23, 2010

North Korea fired multiple shells onto a South Korean island in the Yellow Sea, killing two South Korean marines and wounding 14 yesterday.  The artillery shelling between North and South lasted an hour-and-a-half, making this exchange the most intense outside the DMZ since the Korean War ended in 1953. The US seems prepared, as ever [...]

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Movie Review — Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

November 21, 2010

This is the Harry Potter movie the fans have been waiting for:  while condensing and lifting some scenes, Deathly Hallows 1 is a truly fair treatment of the book in all its splendor.  If you’re not a super fan but are curious, the acting, action, and flow make this installment the best of the film [...]

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Obama Evokes Reagan on Nuke Treaty

November 20, 2010

The prospective treaty with Russia regarding nuclear inspections hit a hurdle when Arizona Senator Jon Kyl called for more time to look through the details, prompting President Obama to say: “Those who would block this treaty are breaking President Reagan’s rule — they want to trust, but not verify.” Here’s our post-partisan president going into [...]

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Jay Rockefeller’s Statist “Bug”

November 18, 2010

In a way, political polarization can be a good thing because it gets rid of the blurriness between the sides:  are you for more speech or less?  more government or less?  more personal freedoms or less? etc.  Here is liberal West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller on the issue of speech on cable news: Get rid [...]

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TSA, Don’t “Touch My Junk” Either!

November 16, 2010

If you haven’t heard, the TSA is getting a little nuts lately with its pat down/frisking policy and a backlash is brewing from many angles.  One man, John Tyner, was threatened with a $10,000 fine and a lawsuit for the following exchange: Don’t mind the CNN slags acquiescing to the dictates of an out-of-control Big [...]

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Schoen and Caddell to Obama: 1 Term is Enough

November 15, 2010

I’ve learned that whenever Dems speak out of step with convention, always read between the lines. Former Clintonista Doug Schoen and recovering Carterite Pat Caddell, both pollsters, have caused quite a stir with their Washington Post op-ed yesterday:  Obama should do the right thing and announce he’s not running in 2012 because they argue he [...]

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Sarah Palin’s Alaska Off to a Good Start

November 15, 2010

I was a little a skeptical when I found out that Sarah Palin was going to star in her own reality show on TLC.  For a candidate who has been the target of a media propaganda campaign that often tries to trivialize her, starring on a reality show risks playing right into their hands.  Who [...]

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Obama’s Asia Trip, Bush’s Book Tour Offer Contrast

November 14, 2010

President Obama is on his way home from his $200 million to $2 billion trip to Asia (no one’s coming forward with trusted ballpark figures so those are the generally accepted bookends).  There were lots of photo-ops of him and Michelle dancing, having a great time, Obama giving speeches to interested audiences, glad-handing lots of [...]

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Quidditch, a New Collegiate Sport Sensation?

November 13, 2010

The fantasy game from the Harry Potter universe, quidditch, is played on brooms and includes a magic ball called a “snitch,” meaning it’s not likely played faithfully amongst the muggle community.  However, it’s not for lack of trying! Over the years, numerous colleges and high schools around the world have tried to adapt the game [...]

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The 2012 Campaign is Starting!

November 12, 2010

The new Congress hasn’t even been sworn in yet, and already the news is full of stories on 2012.  Already, the first GOP Presidential Primary debate has been scheduled for spring of 2011, and polls are being taken to measure the relative strength of prospective candidates (Palin is polling surprisingly well in states like Maine [...]

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Axis of Right Radio, Show #9, November 9, 2010

November 11, 2010

Episode #9 of Axis of Right Radio is now available. In this episode, Mike, Ryan, and Sal discuss the 2010 election.  The GOP takes back Congress, makes gains in the Senate, in Governorships, and in State Legislatures.  Axis of Right Radio breaks down the 2010 election, and what it means for America in this special [...]

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Ireland is Breaking

November 10, 2010

Ireland’s been having to deal with a serious banking crisis which won’t go away.  However, things just got worse for Ireland:  this week Ireland’s debt hit a level that has spooked investors into predicting that Ireland will be the next euro zone nation to require a bailout. Two years of government bailouts have merely broken [...]

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Strange Object Over California

November 9, 2010

Last night, something strange appeared over the skies of Southern California.  It looked like a rocket.  See for yourself: Experts believe that it was probably an airplane, but the Pentagon doesn’t know:  there were no missile tests scheduled for that time;  neither the Navy nor the Air Force were running operations there last night;  meteors [...]

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Senator-Elect Mike Lee Calls for Balanced Budget Amendment

November 8, 2010

Just a week after being elected Senator from Utah, Mike Lee has called for something that hasn’t been seriously considered in the last fifteen years, a Balanced Budget Amendment to the United States Constitution.  And unlike previous proposals, Lee’s version isn’t covered in loopholes.  This one contains no wartime or emergency exceptions.  Imagine that, a [...]

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Fed Pumping Scorned by China, Russia

November 8, 2010

Remember last week when the Federal Reserve agreed to pump $600-900 billion in another “quantitative easing” (QE2) strategy to stimulate the economy?  Well, China and Russia are not happy about it, and Obama doesn’t seem to care!  Obama might look good with a lyre.  Yes/no? Why is this important?  Russia and China are two nations [...]

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The Election of 2000, Ten Years Later

November 7, 2010

Shortly after 8:50pm on the evening of November 7, 2000, I became very nervous.  MSNBC decided to call the state of Florida for Democrat presidential nominee Vice President Al Gore, though they admitted it was very close.  Texas Governor and Republican nominee George W. Bush needed Florida’s 25 Electoral votes along with either Ohio or [...]

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America Defends OUR Human Rights Record?

November 6, 2010

After I laughed a bit, I noticed that the UN wasn’t joking about this one.  Yesterday, America continued to allow itself to be subject to scrutiny regarding our apparently terrible human rights record by a UN forum on the topic.  Allegedly, we discriminate, racially profile, have overcrowded prisons, still have the death penalty, are religiously [...]

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Stuck at 9.6%

November 5, 2010

The latest unemployment (U3) numbers from October indicate that while the private sector added over 150,000 jobs last month, the overall unemployment rate remained steady at 9.6%.  It’s a sad commentary about our current leadership that holding steady at a historically high unemployment rate is now considered “encouraging” for the Obamabots.  We’ve seen worse reports [...]

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“Quantitative Easing” Inflation Fuse was Lit Yesterday

November 4, 2010

With all the highs and lows of the last few days, a news story which seemed to have been buried by all but a few news outlets was the Federal Reserve’s decision to buy $600 billion in government bonds, with the room to buy up to $900 billion if needed.  This “quantitative easing” is an [...]

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Barney Frank Is Himself Again

November 3, 2010

Barney’s Frank has a history of getting sassy with people who disagree with him.  As those who dared bring up the Congressman’s role in Freddie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the economic collapse can tell you, Frank could get downright nasty when challenged.  Well, that all changed in the last couple of weeks when Barney discovered [...]

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Republicans Win 2010 Midterm Election

November 3, 2010

President Obama and the Democrat Party suffered a humiliating defeat in last night’s midterm elections.  The Republican Party gained at least 61 seats in the House of Representatives to wrest control of the chamber from Nancy Pelosi’s iron grip.  In the Senate, the Republicans gained at least 5 seats, giving them enough to votes to [...]

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Election Night 2010 Liveblog

November 2, 2010

Tonight is Election Night 2010, the night when the Republican Party hopes to gain enough seats to stop Barack Obama’s socialist agenda in its tracks. All three members of Axis of Right will be online tonight discussing the election returns as they come in. How many House seats flip to the GOP tonight? Will there [...]

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Final Enthusiasm Gap Favors GOP

November 2, 2010

During an off-year election, when turnout isn’t as high during a Presidential year, the enthusiasm gap between the parties often makes the difference.  That was true during the Republican Revolution of 1994 and the Democrats’ thumping of George W. Bush’s Republicans in 2006.  But what about this year?  According to Gallup (I know, but Rasmussen [...]

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Sal’s Election Day Predictions

November 2, 2010

Two years ago, voters, angry with George W. Bush and the GOP for the economy, the bailouts, and for spending like drunken sailors, gave the Democrats complete control of both houses of Congress and the Presidency.  Pundits declared the GOP dead, and any hope at a comeback years away, and then only if the GOP [...]

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Obama Made Me Greedy

November 1, 2010

When Barack Obama became President on January 20, 2009, my desire for tomorrow’s midterm election was modest.  All I wanted was for the Republican Party to gain enough seats to fall just short of majorities in both Houses of Congress.  That way, we would have enough votes to stop and/or slow the President’s left-wing agenda, [...]

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