From the monthly archives:

February 2014

Tea Party Turns Five

February 27, 2014

From September 2008 to February 2009 nearly $1.6 trillion America didn’t have had been spent by our government: TARP to bailout Wall Street ($700 billion), plus the auto bailouts ($80 billion), plus the Stimulus to bailout Democrat constituencies ($787 billion).  When would it stop?  Who would end up paying for it?  Anyone paying attention was [...]

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Disillusionment, Where I’ve Been, and Why I’m Back

February 24, 2014

So like my co-blogger Mike, I’ve been remiss in posting to this site for quite some time, for a host of reasons.  The primary reason is that for the last couple of years, my personal life has undergone a sweeping change.  Back in the summer of 2012, Mrs Sal started our family by adopting a [...]

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Ukraine on the Brink

February 23, 2014

It was hard to ignore all the craziness coming out of Ukraine this week — the violent protests and police crackdown, the President fleeing, the parliament transferring presidential authority, the East/West showdown renewed, talk of the final battle of the Cold War. Phew!  When revolutions happen, events move fast.  The key concern for national leaders [...]

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De Blasio’s Own Traffic Rules

February 21, 2014

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio revealed a 62-point plan which he believes will lead to safer traffic patterns and streets.  A big city progressive who wants tons of new rules and regulations?  No news there. However, it’s nonetheless bad form to have one’s own caravan caught two days later by CBS2 cameras blowing through [...]

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The US Navy Has Frickin’ Laser Beams!

February 17, 2014

This summer, the US Navy will deploy its latest weapon system:  a laser beam! While only to be used for “asymmetric” threats, it’s still pretty cool that the military believes such a weapon is deployment-ready!  The article indicates that the weapon’s not so good in bad weather, but for small potential threats in a calm [...]

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UAW Loses in Tennessee

February 15, 2014

Being refugees from the vast union wasteland that is Detroit, the United Auto Workers (UAW) union has tried to find a new home in the South.  Many foreign car companies set up plants in the South to 1) bring their plants closer to the consumer, and 2) avoid the high cost of union labor in [...]

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14, 2014

So, how is your celebration of the martyrdom of St. Valentine going?  Ha! Perhaps, like the rest of us you took a more secular angle?  Right. Anyway, there’s nothing like a Hallmark holiday designed to guilt and pressure us into paying a bit more attention to our significant other.  Regardless, we love it!  And why [...]

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My Return. My Excuse. My Thoughts on What I Saw and Missed.

February 12, 2014

Hi everyone.  As any reader and um, co-blogger, knows, I’ve haven’t been seen much around here in the last several months.  Sure, I’ve made comments here and there, but I have not posted in a long time.  I apologize for that. My pathetic excuse is that I moved to New York City and have been [...]

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The Democrat’s Awful Work Ethos

February 9, 2014

In the midst of a CBO report indicating that Obamacare will be the direct cause for the loss of at least 2 million full-time jobs moving forward (that’s a low-ball number in my opinion), the spin from the left this week was outrageous!  To quote Nancy Pelosi, “this was one of [Obamacare's] goals: to give [...]

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Anti-Common Core Sentiment Yielding Strange Bedfellows

February 4, 2014

I’ve covered the basic problems with the Common Core education initiative hoping to draw attention to an issue many people don’t fully understand, and one that we all have to deal with.  As more and more states fully adopt the program, they’re realizing how big a mess they got themselves into — an initial $10 [...]

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Super Slaughter

February 3, 2014

Outside of the Pacific Northwest, last night’s Super Bowl XLVIII was not very exciting.  I predicted a 27-24 Broncos victory, contingent upon whether or not Seattle could produce a pass rush against Peyton Manning.  Well, no pass rush was necessary for the kind of beat-down we haven’t seen in a Super Bowl since 1993:  Seattle [...]

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Big Game Sunday!!!

February 2, 2014

Tonight at around 6:30pm EST Super Bowl XLVIII (“48″ to us non-Romans) between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks–the league’s #1 offense versus the #1 defense, while both being #1 seeds in their respective conferences during the playoffs.  Here’s a preview. It should be a great game–Vegas still has the game with the Broncos [...]

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