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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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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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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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Snowden Is Not a Hero

June 24, 2013

There has been a lot said in the past two days about Edward Snowden, the individual responsible for leaking the alleged* NSA spying program known as PRISM.  Snowden has been lauded as a hero by many from both sides of the aisle and outside of Washington.  Yet assuming that everything that Snowden says is 100% [...]

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The Tech Vote: An Opportunity for Conservatives and the GOP

November 27, 2012

As a software engineer by trade, I spend a lot of time reading technology news, interacting with members of the tech community, and hearing their opinions on things.  Leading up to election day, many tech sites got involved in electoral politics by writing about technology issues and by endorsing candidates.  They almost exclusively endorsed Barack [...]

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Catholic Civil Disobedience

November 15, 2012

Now that ObamaCare is going to be coming into effect, the Catholic Church has a tough decision to make in regards to their hospitals.  Because ObamaCare mandates that health plans contain contraceptive coverage and the Catholic Church considers contraception to be morally wrong, the Church is in a tough spot.  The Catholic Church represents 12.5% [...]

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Expanding The Base

November 14, 2012

In the spirit of brainstorming, I’ve been thinking a lot over the past several days about the GOP’s need to reach out and expand the base.  This is being talked about by almost everyone in the GOP as well as those independents who align themselves with Conservatism/Libertarianism.  To many, it means watering down our views [...]

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ORCA – A Failure Of Epic Proportions

November 9, 2012

While everyone in the Conservative Movement and Republican party are looking introspectively at Tuesday’s loss, one new piece of information has surfaced that may be more heartbreaking than anything else – Tuesday’s election just may have been lost by bad software.  As a Software Engineer myself, I can attest to the importance of quality control, [...]

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A Look Back In Time

November 8, 2012

The Internet has proven to be a force for campaigning for the past 5 Presidential Elections, and each election cycle, the way the Internet is used changes.  Let’s look back at how one candidate for President used the Internet back in 1996. H/T:  @SeanHackbarth

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Nevada Small Business Owner Fires 22 Employees As a Result of Obama Election

November 8, 2012

A Nevada man fired 22 employees as a result of Obama being re-elected.  His reason is that the upcoming ObamaCare regulations will dramatically increase the cost of his business, and therefore he has to act proactively now that ObamaCare’s implementation is a sure thing. I’m willing to bet that we will be seeing a lot [...]

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Going Forward: What We Should and Should Not Do

November 8, 2012

As expected, everyone has their opinions on what needs to be done now that Obama has won a second term.  The suggestions range from the outright stupid (try to impeach Obama over his Birth Certificate) to the sinister (become more Democrat-Lite).  I’m just going to take a minute to address some of the suggestions I [...]

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Obama Wins, Stocks Plummit

November 7, 2012

In the day after Obama won re-election to a second term as President, stocks lost 2.4% of their value.  In the Dow’s worst day of the year, it dropped 312.95 points to 12,932.73.  It is, I think, an accurate depiction of what type of economic situation a second Obama term will bring us.  I hope [...]

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Modernize, Don’t Moderate

November 7, 2012

Good post-mortem by Matt K. Lewis on how the GOP has to modernize, not moderate, to win future elections.  Matt argues that the GOP doesn’t need to moderate, but in fact needs clearer distinctions.  He does argue, however, that the GOP needs to modernize in its appeal.   Matt just scratches the surface on what [...]

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Silver Lining

November 7, 2012

So as everyone knows now, Barack Obama has been elected to a second term.  I’m not going to get into the a post-mortem yet, but political analyst Patrick Ruffini tweeted last night a fascinating stat about Romney’s increase in vote share over McCain: Romney gains among age groups: 18-29 year olds, +11%. 30-44, +1%. 45-64, [...]

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Election 2012 — Open Thread

November 6, 2012

We’ll be checking in throughout the day and night to leave our comments, we encourage readers to stop by and do the same. It’s going to be a late night, so stop by and let us know what you think.

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Sal’s 2012 Election Prediction

November 6, 2012

I have a hunch.  I have a hunch that the polls are under-representing the dissatisfaction with the current administration, the lack of enthusiasm for Obama, and the support and enthusiasm for Romney.  Add to that so-called “statisticians” like Nate Silver who muddy the waters even more, and you have most people expecting anything from a narrow to [...]

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The Insidious Redefining of Judicial Activism

April 3, 2012

Barack Obama lashed out at the supreme court yesterday (based on what some speculate is a leak from his former Solicitor General, Elena Kagan, that the court has found some or all of the bill unconstitutional), stating that the overturning of ObamaCare would be an act of judicial activism.  Now, either Obama does not understand judicial activism, or [...]

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It’s Deja Vu All Over Again

February 4, 2012

With the 2012 election looming and signs of a recovering economy, there is one political debate looming that few in the media are talking about that will rear its head in the later part of this year.  This debate will have a significant impact on both of these areas and the outcome of the debate [...]

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Internet Shows It’s Influence By Killing Off SOPA

January 20, 2012

On Wednesday, the Internet protested SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act, and its counterpart bill in the Senate, PIPA.  Yesterday, we saw the effects of that protest.  Both SOPA and PIPA were effectively killed off.  In the Senate, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) has suspended debate on PIPA “indefinitely”, while in the House, Rep. Lamar Smith [...]

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SOPA Blackout Day – Why SOPA Needs to be Stopped

January 18, 2012

Today is SOPA Blackout day.  Hundreds of sites across the Internet, including sites such as WordPress.com and Wikipedia, have shut down in protest of a little known bill making its way through Congress known as SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act).  Other sites, such as Google, are providing information about SOPA on their homepages.  So what [...]

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Sal’s Endorsement: Rick Santorum

January 3, 2012

Like Ryan, I am less than thrilled with the 2012 GOP Presidential field.  Four years ago to this very day I endorsed Mitt Romney for President – reluctantly so.  Today, I am as unsure about my choice as I was four years ago.  Throughout this whole campaign, I, along with the rest of the GOP [...]

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Axis of Right Radio, Show # 14, September 15, 2011

September 16, 2011

Episode #14 of Axis of Right Radio is now available. In this episode of Axis of Right Radio, Mike, Ryan and Sal, discuss Obama’s thick-headedness regarding jobs and economic policy; and the GOP Presidential Debate.  In the second segment, the AOR contributors discuss their memories of 9/11 on this 10th anniversary of the tragedy. Axis [...]

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Rick Perry Jumps Into Lead Among GOP Hopefuls

August 18, 2011

Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) hasn’t even been in the race for a week, and he has already jumped into the lead according to a recent poll (and yes, it is a Rasmussen poll, so it meets the Axis of Right requirements for a valid poll).  After joining the presidential race on Saturday, Perry has surged [...]

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Media Myth Busting: No, the GOP Congress Is Not Unpopular

August 15, 2011

One of the myths perpetrated by the media in the aftermath of the “debt-ceiling crisis” is that the GOP has done a lot of damage to their reputation, and that there’s an anti-incumbent mood in the air.  Yet these types of stories distort the facts.  Yes, Congress is unpopular, but mainly because the GOP doesn’t completely [...]

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Gov. Rick Perry Is In

August 12, 2011

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is going to formally throw his hat into the ring on Saturday as a candidate for the Republican nomination for President, making official today what everyone already knew was inevitable.  Perry, although not without his critics, has a fairly solid reputation as a Conservative governor that may just be tolerable enough [...]

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Axis of Right Radio, Show #13, July 21, 2011

July 21, 2011

Episode #13 of Axis of Right Radio is now available. In this unlucky episode #13 (in which much of the podcast made the cutting room floor), Axis of Right takes a look at the ongoing debt ceiling debate, and then has a roundtable of various topics ranging from Derek Jeter’s 3000th career hit to how [...]

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A Line In the Sand

July 18, 2011

The GOP is showing signs of caving into the Obama Administration, or even worse, passing the buck and giving full debt limit authority to the President.  What is at stake here is not the matter of default (which is a myth – we’ve reached the debt ceiling four times before, where it remained for several [...]

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Axis of Right Radio, Show #12, June 13, 2011

June 15, 2011

Episode #12 of Axis of Right Radio is now available.  In this episode, Axis of Right takes a look at the GOP Presidential field for 2012.  Who do we like, who do we not trust?  Plus, a discussion on Weiner — Anthony Weiner, that is.  It’s a thought-provoking hour of Politics with Axis of Right [...]

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Analyst Says U.S. In Worse Financial Shape than Greece

June 13, 2011

$100 Trillion.  That’s the amount that Pimco analyst Bill Gross said today that the U.S. is on the hook for.  This includes the debt, interest on the debt, as well as all current Medicare and Social Security obligations.  It is hardly surprising.  Since the advent of the New Deal and the change towards government as [...]

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The Coming Economic Decline

May 16, 2011

America is headed for an economic decline.  What’s that, you say?  We are already in the midst economic slump?  While that seems to be true, the economic data points to the fact that the U.S. economy declined in 2008-2009, remained stagnant throughout most of 2010, and showed some light growth in 2011.  Yet there are [...]

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