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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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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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The Kronies

January 27, 2014

Upon hearing about this on The Blaze this evening, I had to add it to the echo chamber. Satire, beautiful satire!

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Movie Review — Lone Survivor

January 25, 2014

I vaguely remember a story back in 2005 about this Navy SEAL in Afghanistan who was the only one who survived an attack by dozens of Taliban, who managing to crawl to an Afghan village, and somehow got rescued.  This Iraq War vet (OIF 1), after recovering from his wounds volunteered to go back to [...]

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Slow Jam with Mitt

January 25, 2014

Mitt Romney recently appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to “Slow Jam the News.”  It’s pretty good, with a few good zings and tons of innuendo.  Check it out: H/T: The Blaze

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Roe Plus 41

January 22, 2014

Ghastly math:  Roe v. Wade + 41 years = 55 million deaths. On this dark anniversary, tens of thousands braved Arctic cold and snow for the fortieth “March For Life” in Washington DC.  I was actually at one of these back in 1998.  It was inspiring to see so many others from all parts of [...]

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An Obama, Not a King

January 20, 2014

Today marks America’s observance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday as a way to acknowledge and celebrate the life of the 20th Century’s most important civil rights leader.  While it may be unfair to compare today’s civil rights leaders to King and his contemporaries (given that era, his message, their tactics, etc.), a figure as [...]

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It’s Cold — VORTEX Cold!

January 6, 2014

If you live in the central or northeast United States, <newsflash!> it’s cold! But in today’s America, everything must be a crisis. So, that makes this particular very cold snap a “polar vortex.”  Ominous, isn’t it?  We even name winter storms now.  In some places we even have local (ahem) superintendents robo-calling entire towns to [...]

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Happy 2014!

January 1, 2014

May your 2014 be a great one!

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2013: The Year that Was

December 29, 2013

2013 is nearing its end — let’s take a look back. According the AP, here were the top 10 news stories of 2013: The awful Obamacare rollout Boston Marathon Bombing Pope Francis takes charge Congress’ low approval ratings NSA spying Gay marriage Nelson Mandela Typhoon Haiyan The Syria debacle Three missing women found At the [...]

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Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2013

From all of us here at AOR, may you and you family have a very Merry Christmas!

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What to do with Phil Robertson

December 19, 2013

By now, you’ve probably heard about A&E’s suspension of “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson because of a few remarks he made about gay men.  During an interview with GQ, the hokey backwoods Robertson said the following controversial statement after a long segment on God, religion, and the ’60s: It seems like, to me, a vagina [...]

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Movie Review — The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

December 14, 2013

The second part of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy, The Desolation of Smaug (TDOS), hit theaters this weekend with most wondering how it would compare to last year’s first installment.  Here’s the trailer: No significant plot spoilers, but some won’t make sense if you didn’t read the book While a number of critics had a [...]

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Obama at Mandela’s Funeral

December 10, 2013

It was all about Obama Nelson Mandela today in Johannesburg at a funeral service which saw dozens of world leaders come to pay their respects to the former President of South Africa.  It was also a great chance for President Obama to jangle the keys to turn our attention away from Obamacare and his sinking [...]

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Thanksgiving with Obamacare

November 27, 2013

Just when you thought it was safe to get together with family for Thanksgiving dinner and some football, your smarmy left-wing cousin (probably the one who refuses to eat the “charred flesh” of the “murdered bird” on the “corporate” Thanksgiving table) may try to ruin the concord with an out-of-place defense of Obamacare. How do [...]

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Movie Review — The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

November 23, 2013

Last year’s controversial breakout hit, The Hunger Games, left audiences enthralled and wanting more.  The story takes place in a future North America where 12 districts support an opulent and oppressive Capitol, which keeps those districts poor and dependent on them like feudalistic vassal states.  The Hunger Games is not simply a story about kids-killing-kids [...]

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The Gettysburg Address 150 Years Later

November 19, 2013

On November 19, 1863, the battlefield around the apocalyptic battle of Gettysburg fought over four months earlier was finally sanitary enough to have a dedication ceremony for a soldier’s cemetery.  It took roughly three minutes for President Lincoln to give the most famous speech in all of American history: Fourscore and seven years ago our [...]

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Happy Veterans Day!

November 11, 2013

Today we celebrate Veterans Day, where we as a nation have acknowledged the triumph and sacrifice of our many veterans since 1919 (it was made an official federal holiday in 1938). So from all of us here at AOR, we wish all of America’s nearly 22 million veterans a Happy Veterans Day!

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Back in the USA!

November 8, 2013

After a six-day trip to London and Edinburgh I’m back in the States, readjusting to the time and temperature.  The UK is a fun place to visit.  Among everything else, it’s the little things that make it interesting — the accents, pub life (no TVs to be found!), all that singing and chanting at the [...]

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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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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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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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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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Rowling’s Harry Potter Spin-Off a Go

September 14, 2013

Looks like Warner Bros. attempt to find their next Harry Potter is over!  JK Rowling and the studio are going to team up to create a series of films based on the Harry Potter universe.  While not a prequel, the storyline will follow the author of the fictional Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’s [...]

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Twelve Years Later

September 11, 2013

9/11.  As the years have passed, this anniversary has always seemed like a time to take account of where we are and who we were.  A time of silent reflection.  The “where were you” moment of our generation.  For the families of the fallen the wounds are still raw, but time has some healing qualities [...]

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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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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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