From the monthly archives:

May 2013

Media Snubs Holder

May 30, 2013

The embattled Attorney General of the self-proclaimed most transparent administration in America history, Eric Holder, has decided to finally chat with members of the press.  Of course, these conversations will be off the record! Apparently, Holder didn’t get the memo — when stuck in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging. The [...]

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Krauthammer’s Observation about Obama During Benghazi

May 29, 2013

Here is renowned Establishment intellectual Charles Krauthammer on O’Reilly the other night wanting to know something critically important about the least sexy of the three major scandals facing the Obama Nation at present: Great question!  Personally, I think he went to sleep — he had a busy day of campaigning the following day and needed [...]

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House Mulling Perjury Charge Against AG Holder

May 28, 2013

Attorney General Eric Holder testified in front of the House Judiciary Committee on May 15 that he didn’t know about the Justice Department’s investigation of Fox News’ James Rosen.  When pushed by a Democrat to relate the DOJ’s behavior to the 1917 Espionage Act, Holder said: “In regard to potential prosecution of the press for [...]

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Happy Memorial Day

May 27, 2013

Today we honor and remember those who lost their lives in defense of this nation.  We honor the war dead, those who gave that “last full measure of devotion,” as well as 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. [...]

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Labor May Be Turning on Obamacare

May 26, 2013

If there’s one thing I’ve learned since the Obama Nation took charge, it is to always watch what the other hand is doing.  Before the Benghazi-IRS-AP scandals, it seemed like Obama was constantly moving from one issue to another and back again:  gun control to amnesty to drones to Gitmo to gun control to amnesty [...]

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Return of the Jedi Turns 30!

May 25, 2013

Thirty years ago today, May 25, 1983, Return of the Jedi hit theaters, completing the original Star Wars trilogy.  Here’s the old-school trailer: ROTJ was the first Star Wars movie I was actually old enough to see in the movie theaters — I saw it three times that summer! But, it’s not a movie without [...]

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The IRS Scandal and the 5th Amendment: To Plead or Not to Plead

May 22, 2013

Lois Lerner, the woman who planted the question on May 10 which blew open the IRS Scandal, was called in front of a Congressional committee to address her role in overseeing the improper IRS targeting of conservative groups. As it turns out, Lerner has experience targeting conservative groups as far back as the 1990s. After [...]

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Oklahoma Hit with Flurry of Tornadoes

May 20, 2013

Over the last few days, Oklahoma has seen more than its fair share of tornadoes.  Living in the infamous “tornado alley,” people who live on the Great Plains do expect that eventually a tornado will hit in the same way that those in Florida expect a hurricane or that those in California will experience another [...]

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Movie Review — Star Trek Into Darkness

May 18, 2013

JJ Abrams’ reboot of the Star Trek series hits a truly satisfying note in his second installment, Star Trek Into Darkness.  Here’s the trailer: SPOILER FREE Like Abrams’ original reboot, this latest movie has the energy, pacing, and spectacle which even the non- or casual Trekkie will be able to enjoy.  This was just about [...]

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ADHD: A Tale of Two Countries

May 17, 2013

Turns out that in France they don’t view ADHD the same way that we in America do.  This fascinating article explains why the French don’t really need to use pills to control their kids.  As someone who has been trained to deal with ADHD children, the article’s findings make a lot of sense. Here in [...]

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Brazen: New IRS Obamacare Director Oversaw IRS Malfeasance

May 17, 2013

In the face of a growing IRS scandal related to the political targeting of conservative groups in the run-up to the 2012 Election, Sarah Hall Ingram, the woman who oversaw all that malfeasance as it was happening, is getting a new job — running the IRS wing of Obamacare. Ingram should be dragged in front [...]

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Obama Speaks About IRS Scandal

May 15, 2013

At about 6:20pm EDT, President Obama gave a three-minute statement relating to the IRS scandal, saying that he will accept the resignation of acting IRS Commissioner, Steven Miller, and work within the administration and with Congress to get to the bottom of this growing scandal. Earlier today, Speaker Boehner made a much better statement:  “My [...]

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Second-Term Blues For Obama

May 14, 2013

Every President who has been reelected has had a hard time in their second terms.  Some had major scandals, others passed away, others suffered from the public’s fatigue and lame duck status in a way which harmed their legacies.*  No one was immune. Neither is Obama, apparently. Right now Obama’s second-term agenda is slowly disappearing [...]

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Baby Butcher Found Guilty

May 13, 2013

After ten days of deliberation, the jury in the Kermit Gosnell infanticide case found him guilty on three counts of first-degree murder.  Gosnell, the abortion doctor who delivered these babies before killing them savagely, even saved some of their detached feet in a jar!  Absolutely horrible. Philly’s own Dr. Mengele faces the possibility of the [...]

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Championship Soccer: Watford’s Final Moment Fireworks

May 13, 2013

In English soccer, if your team sucks it can drop to a lower league.  However, if it’s great there’s a possibility your team will get promoted!  So, Watford and Leicester were engaged in a series to have the chance to play one more playoff game to get into the highest league in English soccer — [...]

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Movie Review — The Great Gatsby (2013)

May 12, 2013

With the opening of Baz Luhrmann’s version of The Great Gatsby, nearly every high school student in the nation has an opportunity not to read F. Scott Fitzgerald period classic!  At least that’s the buzz at the high school where I teach.  Fitzgerald’s 1925 work more or less describes the pitfalls of combining American excess with [...]

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The Economy: A Good Sign and a Dire Warning

May 11, 2013

Scouring the Internets this morning I bumped into two articles.  One shows something good, the other something not so good. Michael Barone wrote this article posted on RCP which says the college bubble is finally starting to burst.  The cost of university has not been tied to market forces since about 1986, which helps to [...]

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Tea Party Groups Targeted by IRS

May 10, 2013

The IRS admitted to improperly targeting groups looking for tax-exempt status if the words “tea party” or “patriot” were in their names.  From 2010 to 2012, roughly 75 Tea Party groups were subjected to “additional review” which delayed their acceptance.   Hmm… just in time to stymie the political activities of groups opposed to the administration [...]

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Chinese Century? Maybe Not.

May 9, 2013

In real numbers, last year China’s GDP was around $8 trillion, while ours was about $15.7 trillion.  Based on that pattern many believe that statistically China’s economy will surpass the size and scope of United States by 2017… but something may get in the way of that forecast:  China itself! This article comes to the [...]

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Benghazi: Not Going Away

May 8, 2013

No one should be surprised that the Benghazi scandal dominates the headlines once again, this time with whistle-blowers.  The Obama Administration has stone-walled, subverted, intimidated, and just plain lied about that they knew and when they knew it. The outrage isn’t new and isn’t going away.  This isn’t Watergate or Iran-Contra or Zippergate.  Four people [...]

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Movie Review — Iron Man 3

May 5, 2013

The summer movie season usually kicks off the first weekend of May.  So, the film industry usually saves a film they think will open the busiest season of the movie-going year with a bang.  This year’s anticipated opening blockbuster is Iron Man 3.  “Certified Fresh” by Rotten Tomatoes, Iron Man 3 delivers on what our [...]

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Kmart’s “Ship My Pants” Ad

May 3, 2013

I just saw this Kmart commercial for the first time yesterday and laughed pretty hard.  Sorry if it’s been played out for you personally, but it’s new to me and I kind of need a low-brow sophomoric moment to end this crazy week.  Enjoy:

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Live Action Strikes Again with 3rd Video

May 2, 2013

While the jury in the Kermit Gosnell case continues to deliberate on the eight counts of murder against the “doctor,” pro-life advocate Lila Rose and her group Live Action continue to use the opportunity of the trial to draw attention to the outright infanticide taking place at Planned Parenthood (as well as other) clinics around [...]

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