From the monthly archives:

December 2010

The Story of 2010

December 31, 2010

2010 seems to have flown by, but for many reasons I’m glad it’s just about gone.  As far as pinpointing the Story of the Year, I’m pretty sure the general consensus would be the President signing Obama Care into law for its contemporary weight and future implications. After the failed near trillion dollar stimulus coupled [...]

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Newsweek Revisionist Takes on Obama’s Jobs Record

December 31, 2010

Newsweek’s Jonathan Alter had published his book The Promise: President Obama, Year One in May.  However, recently released was a new epilogue for the paperback edition which begins the revisionism:  the problem with the Obama Administration’s lack of focus on jobs over the last two years has nothing to do with the big man himself [...]

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R Lee Ermey Goes Off on Obama

December 30, 2010

The indomitable R. Lee Ermey had this to say recently at a “Toys For Tots” fundraiser: Ermey — Glenn Beck fan?  Sweet!  Probably into the Tea Party too. Hat tip:  Hot Air.

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NYC Snow Removal Disaster

December 29, 2010

If you live in the Northeast (or traveling through one of our airports), you know how inconveniencing blizzards around the holidays can be.  New Jersey got nailed pretty bad (18-22″ or so), but so did New York.  Like nearly all major winter storms, this nasty storm was forecast days in advance to hit Sunday afternoon.  [...]

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Early Christmas Gift from Congress

December 24, 2010

In a show of charity, good will and holiday spirit, the nightmarish 111th Congress, acting against the expressed will of the voters during the lame duck session in a way I’ve never witnessed in my lifetime, finally went home.  Meaning:  Nancy Pelosi is effectively no longer Speaker of the House!  Woo hoo!

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Net Neutrality: Something out of a George Orwell Novel

December 23, 2010

The FCC this week passed a new regulatory scheme governing the Internet.  The scheme, as known by its advocates, is known as Net Neutrality.  The basic selling point of “net neutrality” is that broadband Internet providers should not govern or prioritize what type of traffic goes across its network.  What this means is that Cox, Comcast, Verizon, or whoever [...]

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The 2010 Census: Liberals Seeing More Red

December 21, 2010

The 2010 Census is in:  America has 308,745,538 people, maintaining us as the third largest nation on Earth, but still way behind both India and China!  That’s a 9.7% increase since 2000, indicating that our population growth is slowing, which isn’t an unusual trend in the developed world. Politically, however, there are major consequences — [...]

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Total Lunar Eclipse Tonight

December 20, 2010

Total lunar eclipses are not as rare as total solar eclipses, but they’re pretty cool nonetheless.  Tonight, however, a rare cosmic configuration takes place:  a total lunar eclipse on the night of the winter solstice.  In fact, it’s been 372 years since this alignment happened last!  Pretty cool.  It’ll hit “totality” at 2:41am EST.  The [...]

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DREAM Act Nightmare Ends For Now

December 19, 2010

Yesterday, the Senate failed to get enough cloture votes on the so-called DREAM Act, the latest door to blanket amnesty.  Thus, with the calender running out and still so much to do in this lame duck session (which is absolutely ridiculous to begin with since the people have spoken and we rejected their progressive statist [...]

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“Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” Repeal Passes Congress

December 18, 2010

Just a few hours ago, the Senate passed the House repeal of the 1993 “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” (DADT) law enacted by the Clinton Administration.  President Obama is likely to sign the repeal next week, making it law.  Six RINOs voted with the Dems. So, who cares?  Gays serving openly in the military — what’s [...]

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Senate Clerks Set to Read the 2000-Page Omnibus Bill Aloud

December 16, 2010

Senate Republicans, obviously upset by the 1,924 page $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill, have decided to use a procedural maneuver to actually have the bill read aloud on the floor of the Senate!  So long as a Republican remains present (or awake!) to vote “no” on any unanimous consent requests to stop reading it, it [...]

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Scarborough Fair on MSNBC Today

December 14, 2010

The mainstream media’s liberal bias has never been more blatant than it’s been since Barack Obama started running for president.  That said, the media’s bias can often be subtle even in this age of “objective journalists” experiencing leg tingles every time the Chosen One reads from the teleprompter.  Even though media bias appears in many [...]

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Omnibus Disaster Looms

December 14, 2010

Just when you thought the 2010 Election made your wallet a little more safe, there’s a new 1924-page spending bill lurking in the lame duck Congress, ready to pounce upon the Senate.  Why the rush?  Well, this Saturday the federal government will shutdown if not funded through the end of the fiscal year (part of [...]

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Did Harriet Harman Ever Tell You You’re Her Hero? Good.

December 13, 2010

When you think of the word “hero,” what comes to mind?  Sully Sullenberger gliding a commercial jet on the Hudson River to save the lives of every one on board?  A soldier risking his life in some foreign war zone to protect our freedom?  A fire fighter rushing into a burning building to save an [...]

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Obama Care Hammered by Federal Judge

December 13, 2010

The individual mandate, the crux of Obama Care, the door from which the single-payer system will one day enter to permanently ruin our health care system, was ruled unconstitutional by federal judge Henry E. Hudson today.  Without the individual mandate, the main point of Obama Care falls flat and the law (like his presidency) becomes [...]

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Movie Review — The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

December 12, 2010

This latest installment of the Narnia series, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, continues the Pevensie story, focusing on the two youngest, Edmund and Lucy with their annoying cousin Eustace, aiding young King Caspian on a voyage to distant islands near the edge of Narnia. Like all of C.S. Lewis’ Narnia stories, Dawn Treader offers [...]

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Obama: Send in the Clowns

December 11, 2010

If there’s one thing all Democrats and attractive women in politics know, it’s that you can’t say no to Bill Clinton.  So, in Obama’s darkest moment in the eyes of his kook base, he summoned Bill Clinton to save the day: So, I guess we’re all supposed to be nostalgic for the 1990s and accept [...]

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Jennifer Granholm’s Economic Advice

December 10, 2010

Outgoing Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm has a written an article for the gossip website Politico in which she offers Americans advice on ho to grow the economy.  Predictably, Granholm proposes a red green approach involving cooperation between government and the private sector in pursuing alternative energy projects.  Missing from Granholm’s article is how her approach [...]

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House Dems Reject Tax Deal

December 9, 2010

This afternoon the “lame duck” House Democrats have decided that the compromise tax cut deal reached between Obama and the Republicans will not be voted upon without major tinkering.  Mind you, it would pass, but at this moment the Dems don’t want anything be voted on that a majority of the Democrats won’t agree to. [...]

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Tax Cut Compromise: Sabotaging the Hostage Takers?

December 8, 2010

The statist left is irate!  Our latest plunge into a Keynesian morass isn’t doing enough damage fast enough for some on the left and Obama is stuck defending his actions to his own base.  You’d think someone died listening to Obama defend extending the Bush tax cuts and you’d think someone was murdered listening to [...]

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Early Buzz on Tax Cut Deal

December 6, 2010

Some early buzz is that Obama is willing to extend the Bush tax cuts (like he politically has a choice) if the Republicans agree to extending unemployment benefits for another 13 (gulp) months. Obama’s in a bit of a jam here:  he politically must extend the tax cuts for all Americans, but by doing so [...]

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9.8%

December 4, 2010

Yesterday the November U3 unemployment rate came out indicating that we’re no longer stuck at 9.6%.  Instead, we’ve moved up to 9.8%!  While some economists find these numbers a bit unusual and believe that they will later be revised in a positive direction, America has remained above 9% unemployment longer than at any time since [...]

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Charlie Rangel Censured by House

December 2, 2010

With a vote of 333-79, twenty-term Congressman Charlie Rangel (D-NY) was officially “censured” by the House of Representatives on 11 of 13 ethics violations.  The act essentially amounts to an embarrassment since only four others were censured by the House over the last century, two of them pedos. Think about this though:  if you were [...]

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NASA: Life Finds Another Way

December 2, 2010

NASA had some big news today regarding the discovery that arsenic can also be used with phosphorus as a basic building block of life.  The gist to us lay folk is that it was thought that only a certain cocktail of elements could produce life, but NASA’s research has found that life is more creative.  [...]

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Senate Republicans to Make Lame Ducks More Lame

December 1, 2010

In a clear understanding of what happened a month ago at the polls, all 42 Senate Republicans signed a letter to Harry Reid saying first thing’s first:  tax policy and spending, then the nanny state nonsense.  Of course, the MSM has dusted off the old 1990s handbook regarding “gridlock” and other obstructionist terms to demonize [...]

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