From the monthly archives:

January 2011

Mubarak Can Kill the Internet, So Why Can’t Obama?

January 31, 2011

Talk about a complete lack of political tact!  Last year Joe Lieberman introduced legislation (co-sponsored by the very special Senator Susan Collins from Maine) which would give the President “broad emergency powers” to disable the Internet in case of a “national emergency”.  You know, just like the powers Dictator President Mubarak has been exercising in [...]

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Flashback: What’s the Internet?

January 30, 2011

I saw this floating around the World Wide Internets from the Today Show circa 1994: Even though I’d love to pile on NBC, it’s all not that silly.  Think about it:  what is the Internet?  Could you describe what it physically is rather than what it does?  I’m sure many of us could today, but [...]

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Mubarak Against the Wall

January 28, 2011

With new details breaking every few minutes what we know at this moment is that the protests in Egypt have begun to affect political change.  Egyptian dictator President Mubarak is clinging to power, but asked his cabinet to resign in a speech he gave at 12:30 am local time.  He called for perfunctory reforms, but [...]

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“National Greatness Liberalism”

January 28, 2011

Reading a Weekly Standard piece this morning criticizing Obama’s SOTU as hidebound 1960s bilge, I came across a phrase I hadn’t noticed before, “national greatness liberalism”, which was how some libs view Obama’s underlying approach.  After seeing those three words in such an order I had a good laugh!  I figured why don’t they just [...]

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The Senate Keeps Its Sanity — Filibuster Reform Is Dead

January 28, 2011

I know, I know.  The Senate is anything but sane, and most Senators are the antithesis of sane.  But at the same time, one has to acknowledge that the Senate, as an institution, has been instrumental in keeping America from becoming like Socialist Europe.  Why, do you ask?  Because of the Senate concepts of cloture [...]

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Mike Pence to Announce His Next Move. UPDATE: Pence Not Running for President

January 27, 2011

The gossip website Politico is reporting that Mike Pence will announce his decision on whether he will for President sometime tonight.  According to Ace, the decision will come at 7:00 p.m. I hope he runs for President.  The country needs a conservative with gravitas who can unite the GOP and successfully take on Obama.  That [...]

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SOTU Anti-Bounce?

January 27, 2011

It remains to be seen where the numbers will play out, but thus far they are not looking good for Barack Obama.  As of Tuesday night, before the State of the Union, Obama had a 52% approval, 47% disapproval rating, with an approval index of -5.  Today, which incorporates 33% of respondents post-SOTU and 66% [...]

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Palin Slams Liberal Obama and His WTF Slogan

January 27, 2011

In yesterday’s fantastic column on the State of the Union, Ann Coulter managed to work in a dig against John McCain’s 2008 campaign when she criticized the Maverick for his excessive cooperation with the left: You knew it was bad when John McCain leapt up and enthusiastically applauded. The last time I saw McCain applaud [...]

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Egypt in Turmoil

January 27, 2011

In the wake of Tunisia’s pro-democracy “Jasmine Revolution” the Egyptian street has been emboldened to wreak havoc on the regime of dictator President  Hosni Mubarak.  Egyptians are fed up with their government’s lack of transparency and legitimacy.  Couple that with renewed religious violence against Christians and that Mubarak seems to be setting up his son [...]

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Andy Gray Is a Dirty Old Man

January 26, 2011

I just saw West Ham United hand the Carling Cup semifinal to Birmingham City.  For some reason, I’m still in a soccer state of mind so here comes a soccer post.  Well, sort of. Anyone who watches English soccer or has ever played an EA Sports FIFA video game is familiar with Andy Gray.  On [...]

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Michele Bachmann’s Tea Party Response

January 26, 2011

Last night we heard a 62-minute campaign speech Obama gave to the nation saying little more than expressing mere platitudes, proclaiming empty promises, while hearkening back to Sputnik and Thomas Edison for some reason. As has been the tradition, the party out of the White House gives a response to the State of the Union [...]

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Shock: Obama Care NOT to Save Medicare Bucks

January 26, 2011

Chief Actuary for Medicare and Medicaid Services Richard Foster told the House Budget Committee today that not only is Obama Care likely going to crush Medicare sooner rather than later, in Foster’s estimate the continued rise in the cost of health care will ultimately force people off the plans they like. Wasn’t the opposite outcome [...]

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State of the Union Not Playing Well With America

January 26, 2011

First, let me say that snap polls are somewhat useless.  They are un-scientific and do not have good enough samples to accurately portray anything.  Second, they are usually put out only by unreliable polling outfits (SeeBS and CNN, for example).  What is more important and meaningful will be polls out later this week from reputable [...]

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2011 State of the Union Liveblog

January 25, 2011

Well, that’s a wrap. The President’s State of the Union for 2011 is in the history books. Thanks to everyone who tuned in to AOR’s liveblog coverage. 2011 Presidential State of the Union Liveblog

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Polish Communist Version of Monopoly

January 25, 2011

I’ve always been amazed at our Polish friends’ sense of history.  Back when I visited Gdansk in 2003, I went to the Solidarity Museum with a group of Poles and Americans.*  Inside was a room-sized exhibit set up as a Communist-era grocery store.  After taking in the sites of almost bare shelves and a beverage [...]

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Obama’s Spending Freeze is the Same Old, Same Old…

January 25, 2011

In tonight’s State of the Union Address (join us tonight beginning at 8:45 PM EST for liveblog coverage), President Obama is expected to propose a five-year spending freeze for non-defense discretionary spending.  Such a freeze, while a good baby step, will do nothing to reign in the spending spree that Congress has been on since [...]

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This Isn’t 1996

January 25, 2011

One of the narratives in the State-run media is that 2012 will be like 1996.  After losing both houses of Congress in 1994, Clinton tacked to the center, and went on to win re-election.  The State-run media contends that this scenario will play out with Barack Obama.  However, an article over at the blog Baseball [...]

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Keith Olbermann — For Senate???!!

January 24, 2011

Daily Kos contributors, unhappy with Olbermann’s unceremonious exit from MSNBC are now mounting a campaign to draft Kieth Olbermann (Nutjob-CT) for Senate.  Now, a part of me wants to go into Operation Chaos mode and wholeheartedly support Olbermann for Senate.  It will provide much comedic gold throughout the 2012 campaign season, and makes it possible [...]

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Terrorist Attack at Moscow Airport

January 24, 2011

Russian state television is reporting that 35 people are dead and another 152 wounded after a suicide bomber attacked Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport earlier today.  Although President Medvedev as promised to track down those responsible for the bombing, no perpetrators have yet been identified. CNN notes that Russia has been the frequent target of terrorists from [...]

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George Allen to Run for Senate

January 24, 2011

Former Virginia Senator George Allen (R-VA) is seeking to reclaim the Senate seat that he formerly occupied until 2006, before being defeated by current Senator Jim Web (D-VA).  Allen made some mistakes in the 2006 campaign which cost him the race, although he was caught up in the anti-GOP wave of that election as well. [...]

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McConnell Says Senate Will Vote on ObamaCare Repeal

January 24, 2011

Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) promised a Senate vote on the ObamaCare repeal act that was passed by the House of Representatives last week.  Without giving detains, he hinted that parliamentary maneuvers could be used to force a Senate floor vote.  With the mood of the country being the way it is, I would [...]

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Hitler Reacts to Olbermann’s Departure

January 22, 2011

Well, you knew it was coming.  Here’s the video of Hitler reacting to Olbermann’s departure from MSNBC. I disagree with those who are tired of the Hitler videos.  They never get old. Hat tip:  Greg Pollowitz

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38 Years of an American Silent Holocaust

January 22, 2011

Thirty-eight years ago today, on January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade was handed down, legalizing abortion and overturning 46 state laws which restricted it.  The “logic” of the 7-2 decision sounds almost comical when read today.  Since then, an estimated 52 million abortions have taken place in the United States either [...]

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Keith Olbermann and the Final Countdown

January 21, 2011

I didn’t actually see the announcement, but let’s be honest, no one else did either.  Nevertheless, it happened.  Keith Olbermann is leaving MSNBC.  No more Countdown. It’s tough to say why Olbermann is leaving.  Countdown was the struggling network’s highest rated program.  If the issue is ratings, then every other program should have been shelved [...]

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Infanticide in the City of Brotherly Love

January 21, 2011

A Philadelphia Grand Jury recently issued an indictment against Dr. [sic] Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortionist, accusing him, among other things, of six counts of murder, multiple counts of infanticide, abuse of corpses, and several other charges.  Gosnell is being charged with murder because in at least six cases, he delivered a third-trimester otherwise viable [...]

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“Replace” Legislation Begins

January 20, 2011

Yesterday’s House vote to repeal Obama Care opened the door today for suggestions on how to stop the bad parts and expand on the good parts of the law.  Keeping ideas fresh and flowing will give the public new ideas to chew on, as well as blunt arguments about the GOP doing nothing to solve [...]

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House Passes Obama Care Repeal

January 19, 2011

The vote was 245 to 189 — every Republican and three Democrats just voted to repeal the Obama Care monstrosity.  In contrast, the vote to pass Obama Care last year was 219-212, with no Republican support and with over thirty Democrats voting against its passage. Given Harry Reid’s dominion over the Senate and with Obama [...]

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British Left Asks Media to Do its Bidding

January 18, 2011

When the British Conservative Party won the largest number of seats in the last general election, they did not win an outright majority in the House of Commons.  That forced them to enter into a coalition with the Liberal Democrats (similar to our Democrats but probably more committed to civil liberties for law-abiding citizens).  During [...]

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Sen. Kent Conrad Calls it Quits

January 18, 2011

Here we are only 18 days into January, and we already have a Red-state Democrat announcing that he is not seeking re-election — two years before the actual election.  Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND) has become the second Democrat Senator from North Dakota in just over a year to announce his retirement.  Last January, Sen. Byron [...]

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Repeal Vote Back on Track

January 18, 2011

Out of deference to the victims of the Tuscon Massacre, House Republicans postponed legislative business until today, with full intentions of moving forward on repealing the “job-killing” Obama Care law.  The Dems were, of course, hoping that in the spirit of lowering the rhetoric that House Republicans would wimp out on all controversial legislation until [...]

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