From the monthly archives:

April 2011

Today’s Royal Wedding

April 29, 2011

What a tailor-made Friday fluff piece! When I got teased this morning for catching a bit of the Royal Wedding before class, I merely stated that sometimes I can be a pop culture whore.  That being said I’m not obsessed with the monarchy or taking my focus off the big issues or anything like that, [...]

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Economic Growth Slows to 1.8 Percent

April 28, 2011

Economic growth slowed to an anemic 1.8 percent for the first quarter of 2011  After two rounds of quantitative easing, dramatic increases in government spending, soaring federal deficits, and uncertainty over future tax rates, the news comes as no surprise. Of course, those hellbent on pushing the left wing agenda they bitterly cling to can’t [...]

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The Birth Certificate Cometh

April 27, 2011

I was shocked to see Obama’s long-form birth certificate, long awaited by the tin-hat conspiracy crowd.  Why?  Because I thought Obama would allow Trump and crew to keep making asses out of themselves for as long as possible!  Maybe this was just long enough — these things can backfire. In 2008, this kind of thing [...]

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Arrested for Singing Kung Fu Fighting?

April 27, 2011

For a country that gave the world a TV show like “The Inbetweeners,” there sure has been a lot of political correctness out of the UK lately.  Today’s example is the case of Simon Ledger.  Last weekend, he went out to a pub with some friends.  One thing led to another and before long, he [...]

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The Jury Will Disregard those Remarks. No, Really.

April 26, 2011

This piece of politically correct lunacy comes to us from the UK, but it can’t be too long before some liberal tries to introduce it here.  The government agency charged with running the court system is now issuing jury summonses in seven different languages to provide people who cannot read the English language with an [...]

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Embrace the Age of China to Our Collective Peril

April 25, 2011

It seems lately like some are cheering for the eventual end of American economic hegemony, getting enthused for the “new world order” which is to come with the growth of Red China in concert with America’s self-inflicted economic decline.  Today’s marquee piece on Drudge takes a more realistic tone than some because it gets real [...]

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Haley Barbour Not Running for President

April 25, 2011

Mississippi Governor and former RNC Chairman Haley Barbour has announced that he will not run for President in 2012.  According to Barbour, he decided against running because he was not prepared to make the ten-year commitment necessary to do so. Some are suggesting that Barbour’s decision will benefit Mitch Daniels, but I disagree.  Barbour’s strength [...]

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Happy Easter!!!

April 24, 2011

From all of us here at AOR, I’d like to wish everyone a Happy Easter! Also, please try to keep it holy — some cultural secularists have targeted Easter more than usual this year.  They’ve done enough damage to Christmas.

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Emma Watson to Leave Brown University

April 22, 2011

Actress Emma Watson of Harry Potter fame has decided to leave her studies at Brown University, perhaps never to return.  Reason being that in her quest for “normalcy” at Brown she bumped into droll Ivy League wit, effete snobbery, and Harvard stalkers.  So, she’s likely going to finish her undergrad work elsewhere. I have a [...]

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Movie Review — Atlas Shrugged, Part 1

April 21, 2011

So, we’re nearly two-and-a-half years into the Obama Nation and you still haven’t read Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged?  Poor, my friend, poor.  I won’t spoil anything here. It’s definitely one of those books that you need to read because while the movie is entertainment (released on Tax Day!), the book is also a work of [...]

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A Newer, Leaner Terror Alert System

April 20, 2011

Homeland Security head, Janet Napolitano, was at Grand Central Station today to unveil a new terror alert system to replace the old color-coded one.  It should be up and running by the end of the week. Uh oh!  But, I thought “terror” ended when Bush left office!  Oh well (shrug). I didn’t really warm to [...]

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2011 NFL Schedule Released

April 20, 2011

Awesome — supposing there’s even an NFL season next year!  Here’s a link to see who your team may will be playing in the Fall. I happen to think that the NFL will begin on schedule — opening weekend is on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, with the New York Giants visiting the [...]

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Obama’s Open Mic Moment

April 16, 2011

President Obama sounded like a partisan hack in Wednesday’s campaign speech budget response, and true to form Obama’s thuggish nature would not be subdued for long.  Here’s an open mic moment from Thursday where the President candidly goads the GOP to attack ObamaCare and reiterates his disdain for Paul Ryan. Predictably, here’s the MSM trying [...]

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Quick Thought from Today’s Rhode Island Tea Party

April 15, 2011

Today is the liberals’ Fourth of July. What better way to celebrate than going to a tea party? I’m at the rally at the Rhode Island State House, and I have to say, I’m impressed. Even in a non-election year in one of the most apathetic, Democrat (it isn’t liberal) states in the nation, it’s [...]

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Times Square Can’t Shine as Bright as You

April 14, 2011

We all have different ideas of what it means to be romantic.  today, we found out what it means to Bill Clinton:  Pre-Giuliani- Times Square hookers.  I know what you’re thinking, but cut the man some slack.  He could have said “Tompkins Square Park.”  Seriously though, think of the man’s situation and ask yourself, does [...]

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Obama’s Budget Response Closes Eyes, Turns Stomachs

April 14, 2011

As I was preparing to show my students a quick video clip yesterday, President Obama was just beginning his anticipated budget speech.  So, we watched it for a while before moving on.  At first this was the 16-year-olds’ consensus: “Wow, he gives a great speech!” and “Why is he turning his head so often?”  I [...]

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Boehner Pulls a Fast One on His Supporters

April 12, 2011

When the news fist broke that Obama and the Republicans reached a deal to avoid a government shutdown, it wasn’t that exciting.  After all, $38 billion in cuts is insignificant when measured against the massive spending increases our country endured under Presidents Obama and Bush and our federal deficit of well north of a trillion.  [...]

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Dick Durbin’s Internet Tax Scheme

April 12, 2011

If Senate Democrat hearts don’t stop bleeding soon, I’m going to call a doctor!  The Dems are positioning themselves as the champions of Main Street for the upcoming debt-ceiling and budget battles.  So, Senator Dick Durbin is likely going to introduce an Internet tax in order to protect “Main Street bricks-and-mortar businesses”.  His “Main Street [...]

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Mitt Romney Forms Presidential Exploratory Committee

April 11, 2011

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has announced that he is forming an exploratory committee to run for President.  As the Republican who basically came in second last time around, the announcement wasn’t much of a surprise.  Truth be told, it isn’t very exciting either.  Mitt Romney is the Republican version of John Kerry. Repealing Obama’s [...]

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Obama Regrets Vote to Limit the Debt

April 11, 2011

Here’s another example of the Washington double standard:  contrast Senator Obama’s 2006 vote against raising the debt limit taken with his regrets expressed today now that as President he is on the verge of needing that debt limit to be raised in the near future. I didn’t think the “Blessed One” made mistakes, but I [...]

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Raw Deal on the Budget

April 9, 2011

The government didn’t shut down last night, but this morning I don’t feel any better.  In fact, I feel worse about the future prospects for a serious conversation and action on the crippling levels of government spending we cannot maintain yet continue to be engaged in. So, with $38.5 billion in cuts (allegedly saving the [...]

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Flea Bites Dog! Government Shutdown Looms

April 8, 2011

The government may shut down in just a few hours (or not).  I really don’t have much faith in ruling class Republicans to get this minuscule $30-40 billion job done and have a sense that due to their wobbliness, Boehner and crew have emboldened the Dems and MSM to whittle the GOP down.  Case in [...]

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Glenn Beck to Leave Fox Full-time

April 7, 2011

Yesterday, Beck addressed his audience regarding the rumors about him leaving Fox News.  Here’s the link of the announcement in his own words.  Some people are sad, some are reveling in it.  In the meantime, Beck should still be on live at 5pm for a few more months. While the occasional crying, the periods of [...]

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Paul Ryan’s Sober but Solid Budget

April 5, 2011

Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) released a projected 10-year budget proposal (pdf), which cuts $6 trillion over that time period.  It’s serious and sober, but hopeful and part of an adult conversation about our future.  Here’s a short video which helps to explain the problem and some broad areas the budget deals with: I love the [...]

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Obama Announces Reelection Bid (Yawn)

April 5, 2011

Did you know that the President began his bid for reelection yesterday?  Maybe you did, maybe you didn’t — we all just assumed he’d be in it for 2012, right?  Perhaps that’s one reason why more people viewed this parody on YouTube than viewed his actual reelection launch video: If you actually viewed the President’s [...]

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Vouchers Upheld by SCOTUS

April 4, 2011

The anti-religious folks got a bit of a pounding today as the Supreme Court upheld an Arizona school voucher program.  I’ll give you one guess what the vote was… 5-4 you say?  You betcha! The program in question allows a parent to use a $500 tax credit/voucher to send their kids to a private or [...]

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Those “Angry Birds”

April 2, 2011

A few hours ago, a friend of mine let me play a mindless game, “Angry Birds“, on her iPhone to combat the boredom for a while.  Then, I was shown this: I don’t have an iPhone.  That may have to change now.

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Snooki, the New Face of Rutgers

April 1, 2011

Last night, Jersey Shore‘s “Snooki” made an appearance at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.  Since I live and work in the same county, this got quite a buzz today around the water cooler, especially since she cost the university about $32,000 from their mandatory student activity fees!  Commencement speaker (and Pulitzer-prize winning author) Toni [...]

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