From the monthly archives:

May 2012

Bloomberg Proposes Ban on Big Sugary Drinks

May 31, 2012

The case for term limits, Exhibit 1:  New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg has decided to fully embrace nanny-statism by proposing a ban on sugary drinks over 16 ounces being sold in his fiefdom city. Here’s Bloomberg defending this proposal: We’re not taking away anybody’s right to do things, we’re simply forcing you to understand [...]

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Romney Clinches the GOP Nomination

May 30, 2012

Making it official, Mitt Romney crossed the 1,144 delegate threshold last night with his win of at least 88 delegates in Texas, ostensibly becoming the GOP nominee to battle Obama in the Fall.  Apparently, this is the latest a Republican shored up the nomination since conventions mattered, yet still about a week sooner than Obama [...]

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Planned Parenthood’s Attack on Unborn Girls

May 29, 2012

I just had to add this one to the echo chamber.  As if Planned Parenthood needed more bad press, apparently a PP in Texas is caught on video condoning the practice of “gendercide.”  Watch: Live Action is a group devoted to the pro-life cause and has been taking aim at Planned Parenthood for many years.  [...]

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Happy Memorial Day

May 28, 2012

Today we honor the remembrance of those who lost their lives in defense of this nation.  We honor the war dead, those who gave that “last full measure of devotion,” and their families and friends.  In the recent wars America has fought: Iraq:  (2003-2011) a total of 4,486 Americans were lost with 32,223 wounded. Afghanistan:  [...]

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Outgoing Union Leader Bashes Haley Effigy

May 23, 2012

Another proud moment for the AFL-CIO in South Carolina — if you can’t beat ‘em, bash ‘em: I’m sure this was fun (or at least “union” fun) for the few people who were there, but it doesn’t do much to elevate the debate.  Just because Governor Haley plays “political hardball,” it doesn’t imply you bring [...]

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Gay Superhero to Wed Next Month

May 22, 2012

DC Comics’ Northstar is going to marry his long-time boyfriend in New York City in the June 20th release of “Astonishing X-Men.”  Northstar’s alter-ego happens to be Canadian, if that means anything. The comic universe has often been in the biz of latching onto identity politics and going with stories of tragically misunderstood people with [...]

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The Catholic Church Strikes Back

May 21, 2012

The Catholic Church is not a fan of the contraception mandate required under Obamacare.  So, they recently decided to take action.  Forty-three organizations have filed twelve separate lawsuits against the provision.  Two Catholic universities have decided that the extra insurance cost warrants dropping student coverage altogether!  Here’s the beginning of the First Amendment (my emphasis [...]

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Facebook Goes Public

May 18, 2012

Facebook went public today with its initial public offering (IPO) at $38 a share.  It closed at $38.23 with the highest trading volume of any company’s first day since GM.  That’s a lot of volume for such small gains.  The NASDAQ also fell a bit today.  Overall, for such a potentially risky stock, Facebook did [...]

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Christie and Booker Have Some Fun

May 16, 2012

Governor Chris Christie and Newark Mayor Corey Booker decided to have a little bipartisan fun in the Garden State.  Everyone knows that Christie’s been hard at work dealing with Jersey’s many problems, but unless you’re from around here you may not know that Booker actually ran into a burning house to save a woman last [...]

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Greek Troubles Beginning to Spiral

May 15, 2012

Greek troubles are reaching a tipping point.  The new government couldn’t form a governing coalition willing to deal with their financial woes as the leftists are unwilling to be forced into unpopular austerity measures.  So, a new election must be held with the populist left riding an anti-austerity wave.  Not good. But events are moving [...]

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Ron Paul Essentially Calls It Quits

May 14, 2012

Texas Congressman Ron Paul announced today in an email that he will not be spending money in states where primaries have not yet been held.  Essentially, if he’s stopped campaigning, it’s pretty much over.  By not officially “suspending” his campaign, Ron Paul gets to potentially amass more delegates and possibly make some noise at the [...]

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Happy Mother’s Day!

May 13, 2012

On behalf of us here at AOR, I’d like to wish all the moms out there a Happy Mother’s Day — we love and appreciate everything you do and have done! Enjoy the day (which should be pretty beautiful here in the Northeast!).

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Romney’s Overall Obama/MSM Strategy a Smart One

May 11, 2012

Romney’s team is getting good at managing the MSM.  Take the recent “bullying” story plaguing the airwaves since yesterday:  the Washington Post ran a massive hit-piece on Romney, timed very well with Obama’s gay marriage endorsement;  a similar blitzkrieg approach was used to destroy past candidates.  The Post had to go back to high school [...]

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Obama Endorses Gay Marriage

May 9, 2012

One day after the people of North Carolina adopted a ban on gay marriage, President Obama goes on the record supporting it (by the way, Charlotte happens to be where the Democratic National Convention is being held this summer… oops, slight oversight). Of course, this is ultimately where Obama wanted to go on the issue [...]

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France Goes Socialist

May 7, 2012

The people of France voted for change yesterday — from a right-leaning President in Sarkozy to the Socialist Francois Hollande.  The markets voted today — first down, then profit-taking.  Not a tantrum, but not an endorsement either. The people of France, like those in Greece and Italy, have chosen to wait until another day to [...]

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The Liberal Life of Julia

May 6, 2012

Earlier this week the Obama camp put out this slideshow called “The Life of Julia” basically admitting that the left is intent on creating and maintaining a cradle-to-grave-society with Obama at the center of the universe. The slideshow is so ideologically pure and worthy of parody that even the New York Times couldn’t help but [...]

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Obama’s CYA Option on Bin Laden

May 5, 2012

This week former Attorney General Michael Mukasey published an op ed regarding Obama’s recent Bin Laden-related football-spiking.  It’s scathing and worth reading the whole article.  Mukasey makes the point that real leaders take less credit and more blame than they deserve.  He cites Lincoln after Appomattox, Bush after the capture of Saddam, and Eisenhower after [...]

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Unemployment Drops to 8.1%

May 5, 2012

Why is it that the unemployment rate goes down at the same time more people aren’t working?  Welcome to the Obama Nation in re-elect mode! Unemployment officially dropped to 8.1% (U6 held steady  at 14.5%) in April, but more people left the workforce nonetheless — the proportion of Americans not working hasn’t been this low [...]

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Veterans Group Targets Obama

May 3, 2012

Responding to Obama’s poorly devised football-spiking Bin Laden ad, the group Veterans for a Stronger America produced this superb ad: Great ad — a group of veterans glorifying the sacrifices of those who actually carry out the overseas contingency operations War on Terror, while using Obama’s own words against him.  It doesn’t get more effective [...]

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Newt Suspends Campaign

May 2, 2012

In a sober twenty-minute speech today, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich officially announced the suspension of his 2012 campaign for President.  In today’s day and age, one has to “suspend” one’s campaign rather than just “end” it since there’s usually debt involved which must be handled.  Newt’s got lots of debt — $4 million worth.  [...]

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“Forward” is the New Hope and Change

May 1, 2012

The Obama campaign released its new 2012 slogan yesterday:  “Forward.” “Forward,” as a slogan, apparently has a checkered past steeped in socialism.  No surprise that the Obama team missed that little detail.  On the other hand, perhaps they didn’t — Obama needs to stoke up his fringe base or no one will come out to [...]

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