From the monthly archives:

July 2012

Milton Friedman’s Centennial

July 31, 2012

Nobel-prize winning economist and co-founder of the Chicago School of Economics, Milton Friedman (1912-2006), would have turned 100 today.  His 1962 book, Capitalism and Freedom, led an intellectual counterattack against the forces of central planning.  He did what the progressive left hates most  — he dismantled their arguments, putting freedom and prosperity at the center [...]

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An Unexpected Trilogy

July 30, 2012

Peter Jackson, director of the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy and the upcoming Hobbit movies, announced that his plan for a two-part Hobbit movie has turned into a trilogy.  Here’s Part 1′s trailer: The Hobbit was the first big book I read as a kid.  Its small type and yellowing paper gave me incessant [...]

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Mayor Menino’s Chick-Fil-A Hypocrisy

July 29, 2012

Mark Steyn pointed out a glaring inconsistency with Boston Mayor Menino’s position on groups supporting gay marriage in his town. Stepping back for a moment, remember that Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy said, “We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit.  We are a family-owned business, a family-led [...]

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Carney Stumbles on Naming Israeli Capital

July 28, 2012

Question:  What is the capital of Israel?  Answer:  Jerusalem Simple, right?  Not in an election year with a Democrat administration in office! President Obama just authorized the transfer of $70 million to Israel saying:  “I have made it a top priority for my administration to deepen cooperation with Israel across a whole spectrum of security [...]

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Mike Kelly’s Passionate Floor Speech

July 27, 2012

This impassioned speech by Pennsylvania Representative Mike Kelly (R, obviously) needs to be added to the echo chamber — he’s a politician who sounds like he might actually understand us plebes:

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PETA Informally Bets on Senator’s Death

July 27, 2012

Earlier this week, someone at the USDA decided to promote “Meatless Mondays,” pushing farm state Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa to tweet his disapproval of such a “stupid” move and that he’d be eating more meat to compensate! It was typical Obama Nation nonsense to even release this memo — it’s supposed to be the [...]

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Romney’s Hiccups in London

July 26, 2012

While presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney tours a number of countries over the next few weeks, he’s currently in London for tomorrow night’s 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremonies.  In the meantime, he met with Prime Minister David Cameron and others to talk about the games, etc., which offered a small moment of tension — Romney [...]

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Mitt Takes the Mitts Off at VFW

July 24, 2012

Mitt Romney upped his game today at a speech in front of a Nevada VFW.  Romney soon embarks on an overseas trip to various countries, including the UK, Poland, and Israel, so a speech on foreign policy to a group of veterans makes sense before he leaves.  He acknowledged the victims of the Movie Massacre, [...]

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The NCAA’s Penn State Smackdown

July 23, 2012

Coming on the heels of Penn State University’s removal of Joe Paterno’s statue from the front of its football stadium yesterday, the NCAA has issued Penn State’s punishment for the Sandusky scandal, which includes the following: a $60 million fine a four-year football bowl ban vacating all wins from Paterno’s record from 1998-2011 reducing the [...]

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Movie Review — The Dark Knight Rises

July 20, 2012

The most anticipated movie of the summer, The Dark Knight Rises, officially came out today and I had to see it.  This movie already had some political, as well as online, controversy surrounding it.  That was, of course, even before last night’s shooting. Here’s the trailer: Four summers ago, after viewing The Dark Knight, I [...]

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Midnight Movie Massacre in Colorado

July 20, 2012

While the details are still being revealed as I write, what we do know is that a 24-year old gunman named James Holmes went into a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado.  Using noxious gas canisters and 2-3 guns, Holmes killed at least 12 people, wounding 58.  Those numbers are likely [...]

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Boston Flight School Exposes TSA’s Pre-9/11 Mindset

July 19, 2012

News came today that a Boston-area flight school owned by an illegal alien had 25 illegal aliens learning to fly planes, six of whom got a pilot’s license.  The most disturbing development, however, was that the GAO indicated that this flight training was actually approved of by the TSA! What are we paying these government [...]

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Romney Defends American Business

July 18, 2012

Yesterday, Mitt Romney finally struck back against Obama’s diminution of American business last Friday.  Here is a clip from Romney’s rebuttal: Solid defense (be it four days too late!). Dovetailing that, the Romney campaign exposed the Obama Team’s hypocrisy on Bain Capital noting that: “President Obama has based his entire reelection campaign on a vicious, [...]

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Misguided Millennial Analysis

July 17, 2012

The Daily Beast has posted an article appearing in Newsweek that calls the Millennial generation “Generation Screwed,” going on for three pages about how the Millennial’s future prospects are pretty terrible:  sparse jobs, lots of college debt, little home ownership, delayed marriage, few children, tendency towards redistributionism, etc.  While I can’t argue with the realities [...]

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Obama on Business

July 16, 2012

Here’s our President late last week basically revealing his collectivist tendencies: Focusing on personal initiative and individual work apparently isn’t nearly as important to our Dear Leader as diminishing those people’s achievements in favor of collectivist utopian ideals.  Good intentions and fuzzy feelings don’t build an economy, individuals working for their own self-interest does. I’d [...]

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Blitzer Comments on Obama’s NAACP Dodge

July 13, 2012

President Obama decided that he was just too busy to attend this years NAACP convention in Houston, so he sent Eric Holder, a taped video, and Joe Biden instead.  Mitt Romney, of course, showed up knowing his reception would not be overly warm.  Romney earned a lot of respect for doing that.  Obama, however, has been criticized by some for [...]

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CNBC: Rhode Island is the Worst State for Business

July 12, 2012

Based upon a series of metrics, CNBC ranked all the states on everything from the cost of doing business, to infrastructure, to access to capital, etc. in order to determine which was the best state for business. My home state of Rhode Island ranked dead last among the states!  While not the worst in every category, Little Rhody [...]

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Obama’s Latest Tax Play

July 10, 2012

Wasting everyone’s time yesterday, the President doubled-down on his class warfare reelection theme by indicating that he’d keep the Bush tax cuts, but only for the middle class.  This proposal will not pass the House, creating salivating class warriors across Libtardia hoping to paint the Republicans as both unwilling to compromise and in the pocket [...]

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Data: The Road to Recovery Begins with Electing Republicans

July 9, 2012

New unemployment data analysis indicates that all 17 states which elected a Republican governor in 2010 have seen a drop in that state’s unemployment rate, while all eight states who elected Democrats saw slower drops or actual increases in the unemployment rate since January 2011.  These GOP governors have had to make hard (and often [...]

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Mark Steyn: American Twilight?

July 8, 2012

In Mark Steyn’s new piece at NRO, he continues his latest impression of Paul Revere warning we Americans that our current trajectory leads us down the road to Europe (without the soft landing).  Indeed, in Steyn’s latest book After America: Get Ready for Armageddon, he argues a very similar point. In his latest article’s reaction [...]

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Unemployment Remains Stuck at 8.2%

July 6, 2012

Today’s June jobs report seemed redundant:  only 80,000 jobs added (a full one-third of those are temporary) as the unemployment rate held steady at 8.2%.  The infamous U6 number went up a tenth of a percent to 14.9%.  It takes about 150,000 new jobs per month just to keep pace with population growth.  Plus, the [...]

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Happy Fourth of July!

July 4, 2012

Happy 236th birthday, America!  Hope everyone has a great day celebrating America’s heritage of independence and liberty.

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Obamacare Exposes “Politics of Dependency”

July 3, 2012

Obamacare’s “politics of dependency” does more than just create an unsustainable economic reality, but it hurts the soul of the citizen as well.  Psychiatrist Keith Ablow writes about the psychological problems of government dependency on young people.  More than anything to date, Ablow argues that Obamacare turns “We the People” into “We the Parents” and [...]

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Rasmussen: Little Change in Repeal Poll

July 2, 2012

According to Rasmussen Reports, there was little change in the percentage of likely voters who want to see some or all of Obamacare repealed after Thursday’s landmark Supreme Court ruling.  The current 52% -39% poll has actually moved little since the law was passed over two years ago. Apparently, being deemed constitutional through some odd [...]

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Roberts: All on His Own

July 1, 2012

Take or leave CBS’s MSM reporting of this, but apparently all is not well on the Supreme Court:  CBS reports that on Obamacare, Chief Justice Roberts was going to vote with the conservatives to toss out the law, then suddenly shifted his vote a few weeks ago leading to great friction between he and (of [...]

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