From the monthly archives:

August 2013

Anti-War Crowd Rather Subdued on Syria

August 31, 2013

In politics and life, I respect consistency.  For instance, Dennis Kucinich and I have starkly different philosophies, but at least he’s consistent in his views, especially about war. So President Obama, a Progressive Liberal Democrat is on the verge of going to war with Syria: without a broad international coalition of any kind possibly without [...]

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It’s Past Time for “a la carte” Cable!

August 30, 2013

Senator John McCain does have one issue that sets him apart from his peers in the Senate — he supports “a la carte” cable and has sponsored a bill to do something about it.  Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.  Called the “Television Consumer Freedom Act of 2013,” this bill would allow [...]

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Syria: Brits Out For Now

August 29, 2013

Britain’s Parliament defeated Prime Minister David Cameron’s plan to join a potential Obama-Wants-to-Save-Face Bombing Escapade US military strike on Syria by a vote of 282 to 217.  Although the vote was not binding Cameron got the hint, implying that he’d abide by the will of the parliament. Soon Obama’s sentimental legislature, the UN Security Council, [...]

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Fort Hood Shooter Gets Date with Allah

August 28, 2013

Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan was sentenced to death by a military jury for killing 13 people and wounding dozens of others on November 5, 2009.  Hasan represented himself and chose not to do much in his own defense, admitting to the crime, and giving no closing statement.  The jury spent about two hours deliberating [...]

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A Brewing Mess in Syria

August 27, 2013

In the wake of yet another chemical weapons attack against the rebels in Syria by the Assad regime, President Obama has allowed the US military to position itself to strike Assad at any time, with multiple options.  This would be the third major military intervention since our Nobel Peace Prize winning President entered office.  Retired [...]

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MLK III Certainly Not His Father

August 26, 2013

Wednesday will be the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.  This past weekend marchers returned to the National Mall to commemorate the anniversary.  One of those who attended and spoke was Martin Luther King III.  Here was his speech: I was with him until about 2:40.  That was when [...]

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Why is College So Expensive?

August 25, 2013

With millions of college students poised to return to school soon and with the job market as awful as it is, that question becomes more and more relevant.  Here’s an interesting article from the Wall Street Journal which attempts to answer that question:  fifty years of increasing government subsidies to student loan programs have all [...]

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The Unnecessary Deaths of Shorty Belton and Chris Lane

August 24, 2013

Delbert “Shorty” Belton was beaten to death by two teenagers with heavy flashlights Wednesday.  Shorty was an 88-year old World War II vet wounded in action on Okinawa who spent his life working for an aluminum company, making friends around the community in Spokane, WA.  As of this writing, the second suspect is still at-large. [...]

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A Race War Radical on the Gov’t Payroll

August 22, 2013

Remember the controversy surrounding Obama’s old Green Jobs Czar, communist Van Jones? Well, this one is much crazier! An employee at the Department of Homeland Security who is in charge of purchasing weapons and ammo for the government, Ayo Kimathi, moonlights by “running an inflammatory website that throws around gay slurs and advocates the mass [...]

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Common Core Coming to Your Kid’s School

August 19, 2013

Starting in a few weeks, schools across the nation will be implementing the Common Core education standards K-12 with bright-eyed, bushy-tailed vigor. The problem is that the Common Core has not been truly vetted and where it has been the results were not so good.  This article from The Blaze also shows a potential problem [...]

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An Ill-Fated New York Dem Mayoral Gift Bag

August 18, 2013

In the race to succeed Nanny Bloomberg as major of New York City, Michael Goodwin writing for the New York Post called out the Democrat candidates on the issues:  two of them for their complete ignorance of the city’s own history as they tried to pander with nostalgic platitudes about immigration; another for trying to [...]

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Christians Targeted in Latest Round of Egyptian Violence

August 16, 2013

Nearly 700 people have been killed along with thousands of others wounded in this week’s violence in Egypt, capped by today’s “Friday of Anger,” spurned by the Muslim Brotherhood.  Last month’s coup of the Morsi regime, which also ousted the Muslim Brotherhood from power and replaced them with an interim military-controlled government, has reached a [...]

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Obama in Spades

August 15, 2013

What would you do if after having apparently cancelled the Bin Laden raid three times already, it was finally happening on live feeds from the SEAL’s headcams on huge screens in the situation room?  I know I’d be glued! However, a candid moment from Obama’s old “bodyman,” Reggie Love (some people are born with porn [...]

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Booker vs. Lonegan — The NJ Senate Race is Set!

August 14, 2013

Yesterday, New Jersey held special election primaries to select candidates to replace the deceased Frank Lautenberg as senator for the Garden State. The Democrats nominated Newark Mayor Cory Booker, while the Republicans nominated Steve Lonegan, former mayor of Bogota, NJ.  Both won decisively. However, the fix may already be in.  On top of the fact [...]

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Shocking: TV Rotting Our Kid’s Brains!

August 13, 2013

I’m pretty sure every child since the mid-1950s has been told that TV will rot their brains.  It’s their parents way of encouraging them to go outside and play, pick up a book, help around the house, or do their homework.  So it was just a matter of time before someone decided to study TV’s [...]

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Searching For the Mystery Priest

August 11, 2013

Although this story has been out there for a few days, it seemed to me to fit better on a Sunday.  The gist is that a 19-year old Katie Lentz was trapped in her car after a horrific accident last week on a long stretch of road in Missouri.  As rescue workers were trying to [...]

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It’s August — Town Hall Time!!!

August 9, 2013

In August, Congress is in recess and some members actually hear from their constituents, traditionally in a town hall format.  It’s great seeing regular people speak truth to power, watching our elected officials squirm, pander or agree with that frustration.  Here’s a snippet from a Maryland town hall reported by Fox: At the end of [...]

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Obamacare “Death Panel” Faces Increased Democrat Opposition

August 8, 2013

Obamacare’s “Independent Payment Advisory Board,” or IPAB, now has at least 22 high profile Democrats backing its repeal, which now includes Howard Dean who argues that IPAB makes the system more bureaucratic. One doesn’t need a long drawn out excuse to oppose IPAB — it sucks on its own accord. IPAB is a rationing board [...]

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NFL Playoff Predictions

August 8, 2013

The NFL’s preseason gets going tonight, and before you can blink the “Prediction Machine” has posted your team’s odds for winning the Super Bowl.  It’s basically just water-cooler material, but let’s indulge. The Top Five Best Odds:  San Francisco 49ers (20.1%), Denver Broncos (14.6%), Green Bay Packers (10.5%), New England Patriots (8.9%), and Seattle Seahawks [...]

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Romney Opposed to Defunding Obamacare

August 7, 2013

Speaking to a large group of GOP fundraisers in New Hampshire yesterday, former Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney sent the message that the GOP should give up any fight to defund Obamacare that would risk a government shutdown. In Romney’s words: I badly want Obamacare to go away, and stripping it of funds has appeal.  [...]

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The Al Qaeda Threat Becomes More Clear (Sort of)

August 6, 2013

We apparently “know” (and I use that word loosely) a little bit more about the terror threat bugging out the US from Morocco to Bangladesh:  intercepts between Zawahiri and his AQAP (al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula) counterpart in Yemen indicate that the bomber who designed the underwear bomb as well as the body implant [...]

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Major al Qaeda Terror Plot Allegedly Upon Us

August 4, 2013

Happy 52nd birthday, Mr. President.  Unfortunately, there’s an apparently “strategically significant” terror plot which reports indicate is pretty much ready to go!  Twenty-two embassies and consulates were closed down in anticipation of this attack, so I’m glad the President could get in a quick game of golf yesterday in the midst of all this. One [...]

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New Rochelle Ordering Down the Gadsden Flag

August 3, 2013

New Rochelle, New York, is facing a lawsuit by a veterans group over that city’s ordering down of the 1775 Gadsden Flag from the city’s armory, saying that flying the flag is making a “political statement.” Of course it does — with such broad reasoning, so could the American, New York, or New Rochelle flag! [...]

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A “Lone Survivor” Movie

August 2, 2013

If you’ve check the right side bar on AOR lately, you may have noticed that one of the books I am currently reading is Marcus Luttrell’s Lone Survivor:  An Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10.  I just finished it the other day and loved it!  It was a [...]

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CNN: Benghazi Bombshell?

August 1, 2013

In a spontaneous act of actual journalism, CNN’s Drew Griffin is reporting that the events of September 11, 2012, at the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, may not be so “phony” after all. The highlights of the report include: A number of CIA agents had been in Benghazi that night, adding the CIA to the [...]

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NSA Spying and “24″

August 1, 2013

New information released today indicates the existence of an NSA program called “XKeyscore,” which can look at and track all your Internet data and behavior without prior authorization.  The NSA says that the targeting is specific (which is a practicality issue in a world of over 7 billion people), but those being targeted have no [...]

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