From the monthly archives:

June 2011

The Glenn Beck Show Ends

June 30, 2011

After 29 months, Glenn Beck just finished his final show on the Fox News Channel.  Deciding that he needs to move on from TV and leave with his soul, Beck will continue his struggle to restore America as best he can using other mediums. I’m going to miss his show, even more than when Rush [...]

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Halperin Sums Up Obama’s Press Conference

June 30, 2011

Here’s the clip going around the Internets about how Mark Halperin summed up Obama’s performance at the press conference yesterday: Halperin has been suspended from MSNBC and gave a faux-pology as a result.  I don’t see why — he said it on MSNBC, so nobody saw it.  A tree falling in the forest. Personally, I [...]

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Obama Scolds Congress on Debt Talks

June 29, 2011

Obama gave an afternoon news conference addressing the debt talks.  It was so obnoxious and cynical you don’t want to seriously believe a President actually made it.  It was a display of class warfare very few see outside of a college campus.  Kids or corporate jets?  Really?  Yup, he went there — many times too! [...]

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Hommage to Reagan in Budapest

June 29, 2011

Soon to be unveiled in Budapest, Hungary’s Freedom Square, this new statue of Ronald Reagan will celebrate his contributions to the end of Soviet dominance in the former Eastern bloc nation as part of worldwide centennial celebrations of the Gipper’s birth. To all those who wish to diminish Reagan’s contribution to the collapse of Soviet [...]

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Greeks Imitate the Sore Losers of Vancouver

June 28, 2011

It looks like the Greek parasites took a break from extending their hands out to riot again.  Apparently, they don’t like the strings attached to the free money they’re about to receive in the form of a bailout.  It isn’t that they’re ungrateful or anything; it’s just that they don’t think they should have to [...]

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The “Why I’m a Democrat” Video

June 28, 2011

The Right Scoop was able to get a hold of a College Democrat video which was taken down for obvious reasons once you see it.  Because it’s so embarrassing, I believe the “Why I’m a Democrat” video needs to be shared widely.  Beck and crew have a blast with it in the first clip!  However, [...]

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Pension Costs Choking Providence

June 27, 2011

Why is it that whenever I hear news about Rhode Island it’s usually bad?  Like any story about Buddy Cianci, The Station Nightclub Fire, the Floods of 2010, electing a mentally handicapped man governor last year, etc. Now, it turns out that the Wall Street Journal, taking a look at local government shortfalls around the [...]

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Who Needs Economists When We Have Psychics!

June 25, 2011

Scouring the Internet today, I bumped into this CNN video posted at Malkin’s site: I knew it — Bernanke’s Moon sign tells us he’ll be happy sometime in the Fall;  hence the economy will be looking up!  On the other hand, Bernanke could be happy because he got news of a grandchild coming, or maybe [...]

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Libya Intervention is Wrong — but Let’s Fund It Anyway!

June 24, 2011

Earlier today, the House voted 295-123 to refuse President Obama Congressional authorization for our intervention in Libya, but shortly thereafter voted 238-180 (with 89 Republicans) to keep funding it!  In an embarrassing move, seventy Democrats voted against authorization — even President Bush secured authorization for both Afghanistan and Iraq. Here’s my problem.  I understand that [...]

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Cantor, Kyl Out of Debt Talks

June 23, 2011

The United States is over $14.3 trillion in debt — a very sobering, sad, and scary number.  It requires an serious, adult conversation in order to deal with this problem. So, when the Dems show up to the debt talks with tax hikes (which slow economic growth and thereby reduces tax revenue), and what amounts [...]

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Jon Huntsman Announces 2012 Bid

June 22, 2011

Former Utah Governor and Obama Administration ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman, announced his intentions to run for President yesterday.  Using the Statue of Liberty as his prop background, Huntsman invoked Reagan and contrasted his views with those of his former boss, President Obama. However, all I needed to read was this bit from his speech: [...]

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NBC’s “Under God” Problem

June 20, 2011

During NBC’s coverage of the US Open, a patriotic montage included a Pledge of Allegiance which happened to exclude the phrase “under God” on two different occasions.  NBC has long been a joke and in 2008 became unabashed Obama shills.  Consistent with the network’s openly progressive agenda, omitting “under God” from the pledge twice was [...]

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OLC: Yes, Our Libya Intervention Counts as “Hostilities”

June 18, 2011

In a stunning revelation, the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) deemed that our military intervention into what is ostensibly a civil war in Libya falls under the jurisdiction of the War Powers Act.  However, in a rare move, the OLC’s findings were apparently overruled by the Obama Administration, which went lawyer shopping in [...]

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NJ Unions: “Adolf Christie” Poised for Destruction!

June 17, 2011

God, even the union shills I work with were embarrassed by this one: “Adolf” Christie?  Really? Are they serious?  Unfortunately, they are.  Some of the changes possibly coming to New Jersey state employees aren’t pretty compared to what we’re used to.  But, shouldn’t libs love the concept of “shared sacrifice” in tough economic times?  Sure, [...]

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Viewing British Politics Through a Fun House Mirror

June 16, 2011

The UK seems to be turning into bizarro world.  The Marxist-leaning Labour Party leader Ed Miliband is calling for reduction in wasteful government spending while his obnoxious left-wing Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls (think Joe Biden without the charm, and yes, his name is actually Ed Balls) is calling for VAT tax cuts to stimulate the [...]

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Weiner to Announce Resignation

June 16, 2011

The New York Times (yeah, I know) is reporting that Anthony Weiner is telling friends that he plans to resign from Congress.  Of course, I’ve been privately telling two of my friends (Sal and Ryan) that I’m ready to write my presidential endorsement post and that hasn’t happened.  I guess we’ll have to wait and [...]

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Greece Continues to Burn

June 15, 2011

More violence in Greece as youths (or “useful idiots” one may say) flip out over the next round of austerity measures the Papandreou government needs to pass due to Greece’s critical economic situation: The welfare state is collapsing in different countries at a different pace as economic realities get in the way of sustaining a [...]

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Axis of Right Radio, Show #12, June 13, 2011

June 15, 2011

Episode #12 of Axis of Right Radio is now available.  In this episode, Axis of Right takes a look at the GOP Presidential field for 2012.  Who do we like, who do we not trust?  Plus, a discussion on Weiner — Anthony Weiner, that is.  It’s a thought-provoking hour of Politics with Axis of Right [...]

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A Shovel-Ready Joke

June 14, 2011

Why not make the GOP’s job just that much easier?  Here’s Obama on spending nearly a trillion dollars on a failed experiment while chronic unemployment is the worst since the Great Depression: I don’t think most people would be laughing about such a failure at such a time, but when you’re a ruling class patrician [...]

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CNN’s GOP Debate

June 14, 2011

Last night, St. Anselm College in New Hampshire hosted the latest GOP debate run by CNN. As you’d expect, CNN was the story:  they unsuccessfully kept trying to get the Republicans to beat on each other;  moderator John King kept making awkward noises through 90% of the answers;  many of the questions had liberal presuppositions;  [...]

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Romney’s “Bump in the Road” Ad

June 13, 2011

Here’s an ad put out by the Romney campaign which boils down the GOP’s message against reelecting President Obama: The ad is personal, demographically tested, and reflects an uncomfortable reality while demonizing the President’s cavalier attitude towards the plight his policies have created.  While I don’t think Romney’s the best GOP option to get us [...]

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Analyst Says U.S. In Worse Financial Shape than Greece

June 13, 2011

$100 Trillion.  That’s the amount that Pimco analyst Bill Gross said today that the U.S. is on the hook for.  This includes the debt, interest on the debt, as well as all current Medicare and Social Security obligations.  It is hardly surprising.  Since the advent of the New Deal and the change towards government as [...]

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What’s a “Bilderberg”?

June 12, 2011

Europe has a long history of wealthy, well-connected nobles ruling the masses.  In the last 150 years or so, the proliferation of the social welfare state has mollified the plebs, who around that time concentrated in industrial urban centers which could get feisty depending on the demagogue du jour.  Now, Europe is full of acquiescent, [...]

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Don’t Just Sit There — You Could Die!

June 9, 2011

Catering the need-to-be-perpetually-freaked-out-crowd, scientists released a study indicating that a sedentary lifestyle isn’t good for you.  In fact, sitting around too much could even be as dangerous as smoking!  Maybe next they’ll say a non-sedentary lifestyle is good for you.  At least in most cases, anyway, because you always hear of that random heart attack [...]

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Early Poll Shows Romney Leading Obama

June 7, 2011

A recent Washington Post/ABC News poll of registered voters has Mitt Romney with 49% to Obama’s 46%.  This poll could be goading the Republicans into blindly following Romney off a cliff, or could just be an early sample of things to come next year.  Regardless, in politics perception is reality and anecdotal polls like this [...]

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Movie Review — X-Men: First Class

June 5, 2011

The X-Men movie franchise had squeezed itself to the brink.  Three movies and a Wolverine spin-off had just about everyone moving to bigger and better things.  However, if there’s one thing that Uncle George taught us it’s that fan interest in a subject may open up “prequel” potential.  So it was with the latest installment [...]

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Tea Party to Support GOP Candidate

June 5, 2011

Since the Tea Party is an amorphous but dedicated group of deficit and debt reduction hawks bent on reducing the size of government in our daily lives, they are a political movement to be reckoned with — they are conservative, but not Republican. 2010 does not happen without them and they continue to be where [...]

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House Puts Obama on Notice Regarding Libya

June 4, 2011

Yesterday the House of Representatives voted 268-145 to remind President Obama that he’s violated the War Powers Act in not asking for Congressional permission to keep a military operation running more than 60 days after it started.  It was a non-binding resolution, giving the President two weeks to get his act together.  Though merely symbolic [...]

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9.1%

June 3, 2011

Ending a week of unpleasant economic news, America’s unemployment rate is back up to 9.1%, inching up one-tenth of a percent since April.  The U6 rate actually inched down the same amount in May to 15.8%, which can make sense given that the better the job outlook is, the more people will reenter the workforce.  [...]

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Romney Officially Announces 2012 Bid

June 2, 2011

Mitt Romney made it official today by declaring his intentions to be the Republican nominee who will try to topple Barack Hussein Obama (mm mm mmm) in 2012. Romney has many advantages in regards to early money, name recognition, and having “a Presidential look” (whatever that means, people nonetheless say it).  Also, if historical GOP [...]

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