From the monthly archives:

September 2012

Light Bulbs Could be the New Wi-Fi

September 30, 2012

German physicist Herald Haas attached a special microchip to an LED light bulb and voila! he’s created a potentially marketable VLC (Visible Light Communication) device!  (I’m sure that description seriously simplified the process) So, what’s VLC? In order to save energy, LED bulbs flicker many times per second — so fast that one doesn’t notice.  [...]

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New Hobbit Trailer!

September 28, 2012

I’m really stoked to see The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in December, so any new material is welcome!  Here’s the link to the latest trailer (Warner Bros. is cutting direct YouTube vids at the moment so the link will have to suffice). The images, action, and woven LOTR Appendix material should produce an interesting and [...]

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Did You Get Your Obamaphone Yet?

September 27, 2012

This SEIU-sponsored anti-Romney rally in Cleveland yesterday was very…um… telling and I’m sure by adding this piece to the echo chamber it’ll be considered the height of racism to many of our friends in the race business.  But rest assured, there are no “code words” and “dog whistles” here.  Enjoy: Alas!  Did you pick up [...]

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New Austerity Riots Ravage Greece and Spain

September 26, 2012

The latest round of austerity measures in Greece sparked an outburst of violence over the last 48 hours: Similar-type measures in Spain produced a similar reaction: Of course, international markets weren’t too pleased at these developments either. Why wouldn’t they be spooked?  There’s social unrest all over the world:  the Arab Spring, Libya, Syria, Iran, [...]

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Kids Mock Michelle Obama Food Bill. No Word from Attackwatch.

September 24, 2012

I’ve been a bad blogger, a really bad blogger.  I promise to do better.  Thankfully, I saw something on Drudge that infuriated me enough to bring me back to my senses. It’s one thing when First Lady Michelle Obamasaurus wagged her enormous finger in everyone’s faces and lectured us on how eating healthy food is [...]

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CBS Edits Interview in Obama’s Favor

September 24, 2012

There will never be a newsflash that the press has treated Obama with kid gloves, but sometimes I get perplexed.  It’s one thing to cover for the guy now and then;  it’s another to let that get in the way of one’s integrity and business sense. Here’s what I mean:  CBS edited out a portion [...]

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How About a Little Optimism!

September 23, 2012

With the polls still tight but consistently leaning Obama’s way, this New York Daily News article puts things into a positive, yet realistic perspective to pump-up the anti-Obama crowd out there.  Enjoy!

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Beck’s Take on the Benghazi Attack

September 22, 2012

It’s been fascinating to watch the Obama Administration hang itself on all the inconsistencies relating to the 9/11 terrorist attack on our consulate in Benghazi.  Some believe that all the confusion paints a picture of an administration in disarray, which may give some indeterminate political advantage to Romney in this election game of inches. Yet, [...]

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Romney’s Taxes Released

September 21, 2012

Given the media-driven tumultuous ten days for Mitt Romney, the GOP Presidential candidate decided to take one issue away from the libs this cycle by releasing his 2011 tax returns and getting PWC to vouch that Romney’s been a loyal taxpayer for the entire period in question.  Not only have the Romney’s paid more than [...]

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Obama: The Debt Not a Short-Term Worry

September 19, 2012

Try not to gag too much during this clip from Letterman last night.  Skip to about 2:00 for the key part: Philosophically, the whole clip makes me want to gag.  The entire concept of “paying” for tax cuts implies that the revenue itself is not ours, it’s theirs, which strikes at the very heart of [...]

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Occupy Wall Street Celebrates First Anniversary … with 181 Arrested

September 18, 2012

The useful idiots in the Occupy “movement” were back and in predictable form as the rubes descended on Wall Street once again to mark the first anniversary of their spectacle.  Surprisingly, only 181 were arrested by the NYPD as of last night on a variety of charges, including disorderly conduct.  A mob is still a [...]

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Romney Gaffe Rorschach Test

September 18, 2012

Yesterday, a liberal blog revealed part of a video from a last May where Mitt Romney said this: So, in full damage-control mode Romney gave a 10pm news conference last night to deal with this issue: I don’t think this gaffe will shake things up too much — gaffes haven’t changed much anyway in this [...]

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Happy 225th Constitution!

September 17, 2012

It was 225 years ago today September 17, 1787, that the Constitution was ready to be delivered to the states for ratification.  Our Constitution is the most brilliant and unique governing document ever written.  It is a document designed to create a limited government with checks and balances, enumerated powers, and a federal structure which [...]

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Romney Should Be Worried

September 17, 2012

We are 50 days out from the most important election of our lifetimes.  The contrast is about as stark as any since 1984, with two futures staring us in the face:  a future toward inevitable bankruptcy and decline or a future where we try to avoid that.  Obama has the worst jobs record since the [...]

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Wisconsin Judge Tosses Walker’s Union Law

September 16, 2012

On Friday, Dane County circuit court Judge Juan Colas threw out just about all of the famous collective bargaining law passed by Governor Scott Walker and the state legislature, which modeled to other cash-strapped states a politically successful way to deal with unsustainable public employee union costs moving forward. Judge Colas wrote that the law [...]

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Spielberg’s Lincoln Film Set for November

September 15, 2012

Based on the hugely popular book, Team of Rivals, Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film Lincoln had its first full-length trailer released this week: Any time a movie’s lead role is played by Daniel Day Lewis, there’s tons of potential. I read Team of Rivals and thought it was very good, especially the parts about Lincoln and [...]

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Bernanke Announces QE3

September 13, 2012

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke announced that the Fed will purchase more than $40 billion a month of mortgage-backed securities, or in other words to embark on a third round of targeted quantitative easing as a way to help the stalling economy.  The markets rallied, Wall Street was smiling, and in no way was this [...]

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Romney vs. Obama on 9/11 Embassy Attacks

September 12, 2012

Yesterday, the US embassy in Egypt and the US consulate in Libya were attacked, leaving four dead including our ambassador, and tarnishing American prestige even more in the region. These events are still in flux as more information seems to be coming out by the hour.  The catalyst for the violence is a 14-minute film [...]

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9/11 Plus Eleven

September 11, 2012

Eleven years ago It feels so strange that over a decade has passed since the 9/11 attacks. Since then we’re safer, though perhaps a bit more complacent.  Our soldiers, first-responders, and law enforcement still do great work in keeping us safe and staying vigilant.  Complacency kills — today reminds us of that. But time moves [...]

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Chicago Teachers Strike Making Union Look Terrible

September 10, 2012

This morning Chicago’s teachers union decided to go on strike.  The sticking points which led to today’s action revolve around changes to teacher evaluation, health insurance, and job security, even though the teachers would still get a 16% raise over the course of the contract. That’s better than I’m getting and I also have to [...]

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Covering Injuries in the 2012 NFL Season

September 9, 2012

Today the 2012 NFL season kicks off its opening weekend.  A game has already been played — the Cowboys defeated the Super Bowl-winning Giants 24-17 on Wednesday, playing opposite Bill Clinton‘s DNC speech, in fact.  For me football equals Fall, and I love the Fall, so I’m excited.  Go Pats! However, the game will be [...]

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The Fall Campaign Begins with Slight Obama Edge

September 8, 2012

There are now less than 60 days left until Election Day and the polls are very tight with Obama having a slight lead over Mitt Romney in the RCP average.  Rasmussen shows a discernible Obama bounce from his convention;  after being down by two to Romney last week, Obama’s up by two today.  In both [...]

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Obama Speaks — Unemployment Drops

September 7, 2012

Last night President Obama gave his big speech to the DNC accepting their nomination for President.  Not everyone was impressed.  Many thought it was small, filled with straw men. One angle I was monitoring dealt with this morning’s unemployment report. Because nearly 368,000 dropped out of the job hunt, the unemployment rate actually lowered to [...]

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Obnoxious New Spending Revealed in DNC Platform

September 6, 2012

Bill Clinton tried to help Obama’s prospects for November last night at the DNC, giving a near 50-minute speech.  Even though I agree with some that Clinton’s voting for Romney, he needs credibility supporting Obama, so he’s not to be blamed for a potential Obama loss.  It’s no coincidence that Hillary’s on the other side [...]

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God Returns to Democrat Platform

September 5, 2012

After yesterday’s crazy exchange between Senator Dick Durbin and Fox’s Bret Baier, the Dems must have thought about the political fallout from the DNC’s exorcism of the word “God” and omitting the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital from their official platform. So, God’s been resurrected by the delegates, eliciting boos from a crowd that [...]

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RNC Ad: We’ve Heard It All Before

September 4, 2012

It has become conventional wisdom in the Republican Party that using Obama’s own words against him is the best way to attack without being deemed mean.  Well, this new ad is scathing for just that reason:

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US Debt Tops $16 Trillion as DNC Gets Under Way

September 4, 2012

On the first full day of the 2012 Democrat National Convention, the Treasury Department says that our national debt will eclipse the $16 trillion mark today. That number looks like this: $16,000,000,000,000.00 That’s fitting since Obama has added roughly $5.4 trillion to that number — more than any President ever.  He inherited TARP, passed the [...]

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Newt Tackles Akin/Media Bias on “Meet the Press”

September 3, 2012

Here’s your Labor Day palate cleanser!  I love when Newt looks the MSM in the eye and takes it to them. This time Newt lectures them regarding media bias on Akin and the abortion issue.  Enjoy the subtle discomfort of the libs on the panel (go to about 4:48):

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Democrats Dodging the Big Question

September 3, 2012

The big question any incumbent President needs to have the people answer if he seeks reelection is:  are you better off than you were four years ago? In 2004 answering that question was complicated.  9/11 changed things, Bush kept us safe at home, and subsequently won that argument. 2012 yields a complicated answer too.  Are [...]

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Editorial Makes Romney’s Argument for Europe

September 2, 2012

The UK Telegraph ran an editorial which captures the great reality of our time: “the myth of a democratic socialist society funded by capitalism is finished.”  Janet Daley makes the argument that you can’t have a robust free market and pay for all the goodies of a European social welfare state.  There’s simply not enough [...]

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