From the monthly archives:

June 2012

Movie Review — Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

June 30, 2012

This week I got the chance to see Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.  I do have a distinct fan-boy side now and then and can be a pop culture whore from time to time too.  Given that, I kind of had to see this movie.  Here’s the trailer: So.  How was it?  Well, as a history teacher [...]

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An Energized Romney Vote?

June 29, 2012

After yesterday’s mind-boggling SCOTUS decision, Mitt Romney made these remarks about it: Romney’s campaign raised over $4 million since then and I’m sure I speak for many conservatives when I express this notion:  I woke up yesterday with the intention of merely holding my nose to vote for Romney in November, and went to bed [...]

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Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare; John Roberts Rejects Constitution

June 28, 2012

The Supreme Court further weakened the Constitution today when, by a vote of 5-4, they held that the personal mandate in Obamacare was constitutional.  Surprisingly, the “conservative” Justice who flipped to the liberals was not Anthony Kennedy, but rather Chief Justice John Roberts.  The tabula rasa is blank no longer. The issue before the court [...]

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Some Dems to Cast Holder Contempt Vote

June 27, 2012

Despite what happens with Obamacare tomorrow morning, the GOP wants to move ahead with voting to hold AG Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for knowingly and purposefully withholding key documents in the “Fast and Furious” scandal.  The thing is, up to 20 Democrats have decided to sign on to the resolution!  Must be election [...]

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Sun Rises in the East, Ezra Klein Debunked Again

June 27, 2012

Most of you have probably heard of Ezra Klein.  A few years ago, he was exposed as the man who created Journolist, a private listserve designed for liberal journalists to coordinate their misleading narrative for their daily propaganda broadcasts and articles.  If you don’t remember the Journolist fiasco, chances are you’ve stumbled across Klein on [...]

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College Football Playoff Coming Soon

June 26, 2012

The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) commissioners have met with some university presidents and decided to have a four-game playoff to decide the national championship for the 2014 season.  No longer will #1 play #2 for the right to claim a national championship;  #1 will play #4, #2 will play #3, then advance to a national [...]

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Mixed Arizona Law Ruling

June 25, 2012

The Supreme Court had a number of rulings today, none getting more attention than their striking down of most of Arizona’s immigration law in a 5-3 decision, with Justice Kagan recusing herself.  The controversial part about asking those already stopped for committing a crime for their immigration status remained in tact… until the 9th Circuit [...]

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Obamacare Ruling This Week

June 24, 2012

The Supreme Court is going to rule on two big issues this week:  Arizona’s illegal alien law and of course the big one — Obamacare.   Like many out there I see three possible rulings: They uphold the law. They try to split the baby and uphold some of it while striking down the rest. Realizing [...]

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Sandusky Found Guilty

June 23, 2012

The Penn State Pedo Jerry Sandusky was found guilty on 45 of 48 counts of child abuse as the jury reached their verdict in this high-profile case last night.  The sentencing phase is set for September. There were so many aspects of this case which were disturbing — how Sandusky kept his job for so [...]

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A Basketball Jones

June 22, 2012

The Miami Heat beat the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 5 of the NBA Finals last night, securing for LeBron James his first NBA title.  Since the Heat had to beat my Boston Celtics on their way to the Finals, my only hope was that OKC won.  They didn’t.  At least they’re not the Lakers. [...]

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The Fast and Furious “Executive Privilege” Escalation

June 20, 2012

With hours left for Attorney General Eric Holder to hand over documents to the House Oversight and Government Reforms Committee, the AG played a game-changing card regarding the “Fast and Furious” affair — Holder got his boss, President Obama, to assert “executive privilege” over the documents in question, stymieing Congress’ investigation into the death of [...]

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Voyager on the Edge

June 19, 2012

It’s taken 35 years for the Voyager I spacecraft to nearly reach the edge of interstellar space;  it’s about to do so sometime soon.  Right now the probe is encountering rays and particles which are changing frequently.  There’s apparently nothing out there, so any little change in conditions means something significant is taking place.  In [...]

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NBC Covering for Penn State Pedo?

June 18, 2012

It seems so.  In an interview with Bob Costas last November, accused “Penn State Pedo” Jerry Sandusky had a bit of a Freudian slip that would have made huge news and given some serious ammunition in the prosecution’s case against the alleged pedophile.  At present, the prosecution wants the tape.  The transcript has Costas asking: [...]

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Happy Fathers Day!

June 17, 2012

Happy Fathers Day to all you dad’s out there!  Enjoy the day.

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Obama Dictates on Immigration

June 15, 2012

Why go through Congress when the President can use his powers and the unelected fourth branch of government (our labyrinthine bureaucracy) to simply will it into being? I’m sure Congress is asking itself a similar question after President Obama’s executive order asked DHS to stop enforcing deportations of younger illegals (no vote pandering there!), while [...]

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Egypt Still in Flux

June 14, 2012

Democracy in Egypt, huh?  Not quite yet. After months of trying to get a popularly-elected parliament organized, Egyptians faced a complication earlier today.  Egypt’s clearly Jeffersonian-sounding “Supreme Council of the Armed Forces” ruled that nearly 1/3 of the seats in parliament were invalid! Coincidentally, their presidential election run-off is only a few days away and [...]

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Piereson: Potential Long-Term Troubles for Democrats

June 13, 2012

Yesterday, I read an article called “Future Tense X:  The Fourth Revolution” by James Piereson, which articulates a theory that I’ve heard multiple times from historians, professors, and political analysts — that we’ve had three major political revolutions in our history and may be on the verge of a fourth:  the Revolution of 1800, the [...]

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Watch Out NYC. Bloomberg is Still Offended by Your Eating Habits

June 13, 2012

Mayor Bloomberg has a knack for sticking his nose into other people’s business, something that would be annoying enough he happened to be that neighbor no one likes.  Unfortunately, he is a powerful Mayor whose diktats always seem to be implemented. By now, we’ve all heard about his plan to ban the sale of certain [...]

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Brief Translation of Spanish Bank Bailout

June 12, 2012

It isn’t difficult to find news articles on the bailout of Spanish banks.  What is difficult to find is any story that lays out Spanish debt in terms of actual numbers.  Dan Hannan doesn’t do that exactly, but his ten observations in regard to the bailout provide some numbers and a great deal of perspective. [...]

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Movie Review: Prometheus

June 10, 2012

SPOILER-FREE One of the movies I’ve really been looking forward to this summer season was Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel Prometheus: Only, it’s kind of not an Alien prequel!  My mistake was falling for what got me in the door — thinking I was going to see an Alien prequel.  It’s not.  It’s a reboot. One [...]

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Obama Gaffe: “The Private Sector is Doing Fine”

June 9, 2012

In yesterday’s press conference, President Obama made a gaffe that he may never be able to take back: Romney promptly responded that Obama was “out of touch,” and the President quickly clarified his remark.  But given the terrible few months the President has been having and how allegedly brilliant this man is, how could he [...]

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Teacher Calls Out “Special” Generation

June 8, 2012

Wellesley High School English teacher David McCullough, Jr. made some news with his commencement address to graduating seniors last weekend.  Known for being plain-spoken and blunt, McCullough literally said to them, “You’re not special.  You’re not exceptional.”  He went on:  “Think about this: even if you’re one in a million, on a planet of 6.8 [...]

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“New Party” Obama Revelations

June 7, 2012

Stanley Kurtz, writing for National Review Online, expanded upon a period in Obama’s past when Obama openly supported, and apparently joined and sought the endorsement of, the “New Party,” a European-type socialist-leaning ACORN-affiliated group.  The New Party was so outside the mainstream back in the 1990s, they had to work through the front-group “Progressive Chicago” [...]

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Walker Wins: “This is What Democracy Looks Like”

June 6, 2012

Last night, the “too close to call” Wisconsin gubernatorial recall election ended up not being so close.  Here’s what happened: Governor Scott Walker’s recalled failed 53-46% — 7 points… the same margin as Obama-McCain.  Not a landslide, but definitely decisive. Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch also survived with a similar percentage: 53-47%. One of the four [...]

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Wisconsin Democrats Whining about Voter Suppression

June 5, 2012

I seriously could have posted this story last night — frightened Dems are so predictable.  Which will it be:  voter fraud?  racism?  Diebold at it again?  Dick Cheney’s weather machine?  Ah, how about voter suppression! Some Wisconsin Dems are saying that pro-Walker factions are allegedly telling people who signed the recall petition that they can’t [...]

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Miss USA 2012 is from Rhode Island

June 5, 2012

Nowadays Rhode Island needs any victory that it can get.  So, it was great to hear that twenty-year-old Cranston, Rhode Island native  Olivia Culpo became the 61st Miss USA last night.  Here was the moment: Just so you know:  beautiful and poised band-camp cellists are not a dime-a-dozen in the Ocean State.  Nonetheless, good for [...]

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Putting Chips in Our Kids

June 3, 2012

With today’s parents getting more and more “helicopter” everyday I figured it wouldn’t be long before our society had a discussion about putting chips in our children to monitor and check up on them whenever possible.  Well, that conversation may be starting.  We already put chips in our pets and make sure our kid’s cellphones [...]

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Bad Day for O: Bill Clinton and Unemployment Sting

June 1, 2012

Anti-growth, over-regulated government engineering and fear-mongering doesn’t work in a free market system — it never has over the long-run.  Keeping the business community wondering what’s going to happen next also doesn’t help. As such, unemployment rose to in May to 8.2%, with the U6 underemployment figure moving up to 14.8%, reinforcing that the economy’s [...]

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