From the monthly archives:

December 2012

On the Eve of 2013, Two Contrasting Views of America

December 31, 2012

While going through my routine Internet rounds this morning I needed only go to Hot Air to find two articles which so perfectly contrast the main philosophical struggle in America today. Here’s a New York Times editorial simply titled “Let’s Give Up on the Constitution.”  It is modern progressivism in its essence. This article contains [...]

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Hillary Hopsitalized with Blood Clot

December 30, 2012

Hillary Clinton has been admitted to a hospital due to a blood clot which appeared after the concussion she sustained a few weeks back.  Jeez — some people will do anything not to testify on Benghazi — this being the third illness (flu, concussion, clot) which has delayed her from testifying! I kid.  A blood [...]

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Norman Schwarzkopf Dies at 78

December 28, 2012

Commanding General of Operation Desert Storm Norman Schwarzkopf died yesterday in Tampa due to complications from pneumonia.  He was 78 years old. “Stormin’ Norman’s” leadership produced a quick and decisive victory pushing back Saddam’s invasion of Kuwait in 1991.  After bombing for a month and with about 100 hours on the ground, the Gulf War [...]

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Harry Reid is Cliff Jumping

December 27, 2012

While I’ve never been cliff diving from monstrous heights, I did jump off a bit of a cliff at Fort Wetherill in Jamestown, RI, as a freshly minted high school graduate back in the day:  you get the guts, take the jump, float for a long second or two before smacking the water to loud [...]

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Ending the West’s Ponzi Scheme

December 26, 2012

Anyone who has been paying attention knows that the Western-style social welfare state which emerged after World War II is failing.  Simply, the problem is that Western governments have promised more goodies to their people than is possible to sustain over time.  The first folks in the mix got hooked up very well, but those [...]

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Merry Christmas!!!

December 25, 2012

From all of us here at AOR, I’d like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!

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Great State Fight

December 22, 2012

I’m feeling a bit “anything else” today as far as posting goes.  So, a friend recently sent me this video.  It’s about a year old, but I’d never seen it.  It’s pretty (safe) funny:  

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Ready or Not — Apocalypse Friday!

December 20, 2012

So, the end of the ancient Mayan calender is finally here — December 21, 2012 (yes, I dignified the date with a Wikipedia link)!  Well, doomsday may go a little unnoticed as it strikes at approximately 6:12am EST (11:12 am GMT) when the Winter Solstice officially happens.  I’ll be up, but if your alarm startles [...]

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Obama: School Shooting Means Cave on Fiscal Cliff

December 19, 2012

Just when you thought things couldn’t get more shallow in Washington, President Obama conjures up the Sandy Hook Massacre to pressure Republicans to budge on the fiscal cliff negotiations.  Really?  Watch: I mean, who goes there, right?  Who actually goes there not even a week after the shooting, while children are still being buried, connecting [...]

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Tim Scott to Replace Jim DeMint

December 17, 2012

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley named conservative Congressman Tim Scott to replace the departing Jim DeMint in the Senate.  For those keeping track, Scott will be the seventh black senator in the history of the Senate and from South Carolina of all places!  Goes to show you how far things have come, if you care [...]

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Movie Review — The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

December 16, 2012

Finally, a piece of the latest JRR Tolkien-inspired trilogy is in theaters!  The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey hit theaters Friday and will surely blow-up this weekend’s box office.  I have already contributed to that pile of cash: No significant plot spoilers First, the good:  The Hobbit is well-acted, with great special effects and soaring musical [...]

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Massacre in Newtown, Connecticut

December 14, 2012

Twenty-year-old Adam Lanza killed his mother, Nancy, this morning before going to Sandy Hook Elementary School where she taught in Newtown, Connecticut.  Once Lanza entered the school sometime after 9:30am, he went on a murderous rampage, killing twenty children and six adults before turning the gun on himself.  This becomes the second-worst school shooting in [...]

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It Wasn’t Michgan’s Right-to-Work Bill that Struck Steven Crowder

December 11, 2012

We all love Steven Crowder’s sass and sarcasm, but reporting outside the Lansing, Michigan, union protest of a new right-to-work bill which passed the legislature today, this happened: We hope Steven and everyone else in those tents are OK. Quotes from top Michigan Democrat legislators threatening that “there will be blood, there will be consequences” [...]

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STD in the City

December 10, 2012

When there’s something real to report on the fiscal cliff “talks,” I’ll get on that. In the meantime, apparently sex in New York City is becoming very hazardous.  A new study from New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (mental hygiene, huh?… just a tad Orwellian) indicates that 33% of the city’s 181 [...]

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“Star Trek: Into Darkness” Teaser Released

December 9, 2012

As a long time fan of the Star Trek universe, I was really pleased that 2009′s reboot was a very rewatchable, solid movie.  The next film in the series, Star Trek: Into Darkness, is set for release next summer and shouldn’t disappoint.  Here’s the teaser trailer: If you know the fanboy universe, you know that [...]

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Unemployment Drops to 7.7%

December 8, 2012

November’s unemployment rate dropped from 7.9% down to 7.7%, the lowest it has been since 2008.  The U6 unemployment figure is still much higher at 14.4%.  The economy added about 146,000 jobs, but labor participation still remains at a depressingly low 63.6%, which clocks in at the second lowest level since Obama took office — [...]

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Jim DeMint is Leaving the Senate

December 6, 2012

As if the situation for conservatives in Congress couldn’t get any worse, it just did.  Jim DeMint, South Carolina Senator and Tea Party bulwark in Congress, is resigning from the Senate in order to head the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank.  DeMint should have waited until tomorrow, December 7, for this kind of bombshell [...]

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The Tea Party Purge Begins

December 4, 2012

House Speaker John Boehner is overseeing the House Steering Committee’s removal of a number conservative Tea Party Republicans from their committee posts in what clearly can be called a “purge” of fiscal conservatives from those positions of power.  One Congressman, Justin Amash, voted 95% of the time with the leadership and still lost his position [...]

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Kate Middleton Is Expecting

December 3, 2012

Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton have announced that they are expecting a baby.  The couple didn’t plan to announce the news this early, but once Kate went to the hospital with morning sickness, they figured the cat was out of the bag.  This is major news because now that the rules of succession [...]

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Jovan Belcher’s Murder-Suicide Shakes NFL

December 2, 2012

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed himself in front of three team officials yesterday outside Arrowhead Stadium.  The obviously disturbed young man had just shot and killed his girlfriend, 22-year old Kasandra Perkins, who also had three-month old daughter.  Belcher drove to work, said thank you to the Chiefs team manager Scott Pioli and [...]

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