From the monthly archives:

October 2013

Off to the UK!

October 31, 2013

Tonight, I’m flying out of Newark to Heathrow in order to enjoy a few days away from the routine in London and Edinburgh.  That being said, my blogging will cease for at least a week. May the first week of November be as dull and boring (news-wise) as possible!

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Sandy: One Year Later

October 29, 2013

One year ago the Northeast got slammed by Hurricane Sandy.  Today, vigils abound.  Many are still without their homes rebuilt.  It hasn’t been easy for many on Staten Island or down the shore.  Sandy was a 100-year storm — the way it hit, the size of the storm, the vulnerability of the area impacted.  I [...]

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Valerie Jarrett’s “Facts” Reveal the Big Plan

October 29, 2013

Some voices have argued that the real intention of Obamacare was to lay the foundation for an eventual single-payer health care system.  This isn’t a secret — the left implies that very point often! However, the only way that happens is if Obamacare creates the conditions for a government takeover.  That’ll mean introducing chaos into [...]

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CBS’s Random Act of Journalism on Benghazi

October 28, 2013

Benghazi?  Wasn’t that, like, some “phony scandal” from a hundred years ago? Alas, no. The first murder of a US ambassador since 1979 doesn’t just go away, despite the MSM’s attempts to have us look the other way.  Yet, first CNN and now CBS have decided to dig a little deeper into what happened that [...]

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Is Delaying Obamacare Good or Bad for the GOP?

October 26, 2013

Now that the grandstanding has subsided and the Obama Administration has won their glorious roll-out of Obamacare, what is a Republican to do?  With Democrats lining up to push for a delay, a coalition in the Senate may emerge with enough votes to delay the individual mandate until after the 2014 Election.  That would be [...]

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Deep Blue Jersey Feeling Obamacare’s Sting

October 24, 2013

Many useful idiots here in the Garden State, who voted 58-41% to keep America an Obama Nation (including 60-70% of my county), probably didn’t see this coming:  because of the new insurance mandates under Obamacare an estimated 800,000 New Jerseyans will have their health insurance directly threatened, dropped, or face significant changes.  Even my plan [...]

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Rules Guiding Establishment GOP

October 23, 2013

There are too many Obamacare sucks stories out there to add anything new at this point, so I found this list of “10 Rules in the Establishment Republican Handbook” to be worth adding to the echo chamber. Here’s a synopsis: There is nothing ever worth fighting for except Democrat policies You must systematically destroy any [...]

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Obamacare: Screwing Up the Easy Part

October 21, 2013

Ron Fournier writing for the National Journal hits the nail on the head — Obama and crew should be “freaked out” about the unveiling of the President’s signature piece of legislation.  Granted, knowing the absolute train-wreck of a disaster Obamacare’s roll out has been, Obama did speak in the Rose Garden today to (sort of) [...]

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The Government Reopens, the People Continue to Lose

October 17, 2013

After nearly 17 days, the latest government shutdown has come to an end.  The federal government has enough cash to spend our kid’s and grandkid’s money until January 15, when another apocalyptic, world-ending crisis will inevitably take place to push us to the brink — a brink which will take place on or around February [...]

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Throw the Bums Out

October 16, 2013

Even as a deal nears on ending the possibility of default (at least for now), a new Rasmussen Poll shows that 78% of Americans want to fire the entire Congress and start over.  Count me among them.  Whether it’s the Democrats and their socialist policies that are trying to redefine America, or the Democrat-lite GOP, [...]

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Vets Move “Barrycades” to the White House

October 13, 2013

Driven by the Obama Administration’s punitive liberalism which targeted World War II veterans early in the government shutdown, the so-called “Million Vet March” earlier today saw US veterans take some of those infamous “barrycades” parked out front of certain memorials, pick them up, and literally carry some of them all the way to the White [...]

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Dispelling the Myths of the Government Shutdown

October 12, 2013

Thomas Sowell has a fantastic piece that dispels many myths regarding the government shutdown.  First, he points out how, step by step, the Democrats are responsible for the shutdown, not the GOP.  Most importantly, though, he dispels the myth that it is somehow invalid for the House Republicans to defund Obamacare: Whether Obamacare is good, [...]

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Poll: Throw ‘Em Out!

October 11, 2013

A recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll of “adults” (the least accurate type of polling sample aside from “people I know”) found that 57% of Americans would throw out their member of Congress if they could. Lucky for Americans, they can!  Every two years, we get to toss out the entire House and 1/3 of the [...]

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George Will on Liberal’s Anger

October 10, 2013

I was thumbing through RCP this morning when I bumped in to George Will’s latest piece entitled, “When Liberals Became Scolds.”  In it, he echoes James Piereson’s concept of “punitive liberalism” which is impacting those selected areas shut down by the federal government lately.  George Will traces this attitude to the left’s reaction to the [...]

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Letter from Disaffected College Grad on Obamacare

October 9, 2013

A viral Facebook post by 26 year old Ashley Dionne pretty much says it:  Obamacare has “raped my future.”  With a bachelors degree she’s overqualified for many of the jobs which are available, barely works 32 hours a week (for now), her health care premiums have skyrocketed, and she has mild cerebral palsy (a pre-existing [...]

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AFN Back Up and Running

October 7, 2013

Yesterday, the most watchable Sunday NFL pregame show (Fox) brought national attention to another way Americans are being impacted punitively by this very subjective government shutdown — the shutting down of the Armed Forces Network (AFN) for our troops overseas: Since that broadcast yesterday the government relented and the AFN is back up and running.  [...]

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New “Hobbit 2″ Trailer

October 6, 2013

Peter Jackson’s second piece to the Hobbit trilogy, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, opens in theaters Friday, December 13.  Here is the official trailer: Can’t wait!  For those who have read the book, you know that one long Hobbit movie would have to cut so much out that it was definitely worth having two [...]

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Steyn on the Gov’t Shutdown

October 5, 2013

Mark Steyn’s latest column on the government shutdown expresses some of his observations on shutting down the open-air WWII Memorial, etc.  Here’s one: The World War II Memorial exists thanks to some $200 million in private donations – plus $15 million or so from Washington: In other words, the feds paid for the grass. But [...]

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The Sad Case of the Woman Behind the DC Car Chase

October 4, 2013

Miriam Carey was shot and killed by Capitol police yesterday.  Carey was involved in a chaotic car chase on the Hill after she tried to breach a barrier at the White House.  A one-year-old girl was in the car at the time.  Carey was a 34-year-old dental hygienist working in Stamford CT.   She may [...]

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Closed WWII Memorial Opened For Vets

October 2, 2013

If you haven’t been to the World War II Memorial, I can tell you that it’s on the National Mall, it has no gates and as such is open to the public at all times of the day or night.  So why should a federal government shutdown impact one’s ability to walk into an open [...]

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The Government Shuts Down

October 1, 2013

I looked up — the sky was still there.  I looked down — a giant hole did not swallow me up.  Life is good. Last night the federal government shutdown — let the political circus begin!  Since the MSM is primarily DC/government centric, they are in a predictable frenzy.  However, if your job is a [...]

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