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Happy New Year!!!

January 1, 2015

On behalf all of us here at AOR, I want to wish you and your family a Happy 2015! [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y--zRWgZzqg]

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45 Years Since the Moon Landing

July 20, 2014

Forty-five years ago today Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first people to walk on the Moon.  Michael Collins drew the short straw and had to stay in orbit. Real heroes achieving a milestone in history on par with the discovery of the New World, and one which required less computing power to accomplish [...]

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Happy Independence Day!!!

July 4, 2014

Happy 238th birthday America! Hope everyone has a great day celebrating America’s heritage of Independence and Liberty.

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Trouble at the Border

June 10, 2014

How in the hell do tens of thousands of unaccompanied children end up swamping the Mexican border, creating an impending humanitarian crisis? As far as I can tell, there are two reasons:  1) negligent border security efforts and 2) the impression in many Central American countries that an amnesty is coming. So, the Obama Nation [...]

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Beck on the Santa Barbara Killings

May 27, 2014

Six people were killed and thirteen were wounded when 22 year old Elliot Rodger went on his killing spree this weekend.  Rodger left a massive manifesto and many YouTube videos trying to explain his mindset before perpetrating these murders. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of the victims. Unfortunately, the [...]

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Happy Memorial Day

May 26, 2014

Today we honor and remember those who lost their lives in defense of this nation.  We honor the war dead who gave that “last full measure of devotion.” We also honor their families and friends.  In the recent wars America has fought: Afghanistan:  (2001-Present) to date 2,322 have been killed with 19,964 wounded. With an [...]

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Happy Mother’s Day!!!

May 11, 2014

From all of us here at AOR, I want to wish all the moms out there (especially my own!) a Happy Mother’s Day!

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Sts. John and John Paul

April 27, 2014

Today witnessed a historic canonization ceremony in which two former popes, John XXIII (1958-1963) and John Paul II (1978-2005), were canonized as saints with two living popes, Pope Francis and the retired Pope Benedict XVI (2005-2013), on hand.  Here is a clip from the canonization ceremony at the Vatican earlier today: Pope John XXIII is [...]

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Happy Easter!

April 20, 2014

From all of us here at AOR, may you and your family have a Happy Easter!

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Movie Review–Captain America: The Winter Soldier

April 6, 2014

Marvel’s latest comic book adaptation, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, hit theaters this weekend with both a fun and highly political message.  Here’s the trailer: The reviews are in and Winter Soldier is definitely worth the price of admission.  It’s even received Glenn Beck’s seal of approval (which is very hard to get for a [...]

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Rush’s Warning

April 5, 2014

Occasionally, one needs a dose of clarity to (if nothing else) prepare psychologically for our impending day of reckoning.  I know that sounds apocalyptic, but our government’s spending, general ruling class behavior, the stock market, and other financial institutions are currently not on a sustainable path.  Unfortunately, we don’t know the time or the place [...]

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Vatican Chief to Obama Administration: You are “Hostile Towards Christian Civilization”

March 24, 2014

Vatican chief justice Cardinal Raymond Burke said the following when asked about the Obama Administration in an interview for a Christian magazine: It is true that the policies of the president of the United States have become progressively more hostile toward Christian civilization. He appears to be a totally secularized man who aggressively promotes anti-life [...]

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RI Speaker Resigns Amid Murky Investigation

March 23, 2014

Rhode Island’s House Speaker, Gordon Fox (D), resigned yesterday amid an investigation by the US attorney’s office, the FBI, the IRS, and the state police.  The story itself is interesting for two reasons: first, that no one yet knows what the investigation is all about, and secondly, that Fox is biracial and gay. In this [...]

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NJ Girl Sues Parents for Their Property

March 4, 2014

Rachel Canning, 18, didn’t like her parent’s rules and left home to live with a friend.  It’s the old “live under my roof, live with my rules” phenomenon every parent has a right to demand of their adult children living at home. Most young adults either suck-it-up or move out.  Canning decided to deal with [...]

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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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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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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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Obamacare vs. Little Sisters of the Poor

January 4, 2014

Just to review, the First Amendment to the Constitution states in its first clause: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; … That second part makes some very uncomfortable, and often is ignored in the courts. That being said, the Roman Catholic Church doesn’t approve of [...]

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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 Losing Millennials

December 4, 2013

The latest Harvard youth poll showed that the most hopey-changey age demographic in America is having a change of heart.  The 18-29 year-old demographic observed in the survey showed only 41% approve of the President’s job performance at present — an 11-point drop since April. This could be important.  The President’s demonstrable actions will not [...]

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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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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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