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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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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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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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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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DC Attack Leaves 13 Dead

September 16, 2013

Thirty-four year old discharged navy veteran Aaron Alexis used an official ID to walk into a DC-area naval yard and opened fire.  Details are still coming in, but as of now 12 people were killed by Alexis, who himself was killed in a subsequent firefight. We do know that Alexis was an unstable man suffering [...]

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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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MLK III Certainly Not His Father

August 26, 2013

Wednesday will be the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.  This past weekend marchers returned to the National Mall to commemorate the anniversary.  One of those who attended and spoke was Martin Luther King III.  Here was his speech: I was with him until about 2:40.  That was when [...]

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Why is College So Expensive?

August 25, 2013

With millions of college students poised to return to school soon and with the job market as awful as it is, that question becomes more and more relevant.  Here’s an interesting article from the Wall Street Journal which attempts to answer that question:  fifty years of increasing government subsidies to student loan programs have all [...]

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The Unnecessary Deaths of Shorty Belton and Chris Lane

August 24, 2013

Delbert “Shorty” Belton was beaten to death by two teenagers with heavy flashlights Wednesday.  Shorty was an 88-year old World War II vet wounded in action on Okinawa who spent his life working for an aluminum company, making friends around the community in Spokane, WA.  As of this writing, the second suspect is still at-large. [...]

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Shocking: TV Rotting Our Kid’s Brains!

August 13, 2013

I’m pretty sure every child since the mid-1950s has been told that TV will rot their brains.  It’s their parents way of encouraging them to go outside and play, pick up a book, help around the house, or do their homework.  So it was just a matter of time before someone decided to study TV’s [...]

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NFL Playoff Predictions

August 8, 2013

The NFL’s preseason gets going tonight, and before you can blink the “Prediction Machine” has posted your team’s odds for winning the Super Bowl.  It’s basically just water-cooler material, but let’s indulge. The Top Five Best Odds:  San Francisco 49ers (20.1%), Denver Broncos (14.6%), Green Bay Packers (10.5%), New England Patriots (8.9%), and Seattle Seahawks [...]

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Obama: Fueling the Racial Flames

July 21, 2013

Friday, while few were paying attention, President Obama made these remarks regarding the George Zimmerman verdict.  Here’s a short clip: Any observer of this administration can see, clearly by now, that the Justice Department and now Obama himself, are involved in a major media head fake, stoking the flames of discontent regarding this duly adjudicated [...]

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George Zimmerman Acquitted

July 14, 2013

Last evening the six-member jury deliberating the guilt of George Zimmerman found him not guilty, acquitting him for the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.  The Blaze has great coverage of the last 24 hours, as this story keeps developing. Having been on a million juries (that’s what I get for voting in every election!), [...]

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Happy Independence Day!!!

July 4, 2013

Happy 237th birthday America!  Hope everyone has a great day celebrating America’s heritage of independence and liberty.

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Steven Crowder, the Zimmerman Trial, and Facebook

July 2, 2013

Last week Rachel Jeantel testified as a witness for the prosecution against George Zimmerman in the trial over the death of Trayvon Martin. Her testimony was just plain awful, generated uncomfortable laughs, as well as plenty of racial controversy (what doesn’t these days!). So here comes Steven Crowder, who loves to draw attention to the [...]

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The Catholic Church is Wrong on Illegal Immigration

June 30, 2013

There I was, minding my own business during Sunday morning mass, when my priest referred to a little prayer in the bulletin for what he called “comprehensive immigration reform.”  He went on to suggest that it should be put on our refrigerators to remind us of the issue.  The prayer, called “A Prayer for Immigrant [...]

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Immigration Bill Passes Senate; Here’s a List of GOP Senators to Primary

June 27, 2013

With cloture invoked on Monday, the final version of the Senate’s crap sandwich “comprehensive immigration reform” bill was voted on today and passed 68-32. Below is a list of Republicans who voted for the bill who MUST have a primary challenge in their next election. Why? This bill sucks, and everyone involved should already know [...]

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DOMA Goes Down

June 26, 2013

A key provision which denied certain federal benefits to gay couples in the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act was struck down in a 5-4 vote by the Supreme Court today.  The libs and conservatives voted predictably with Anthony O’Connor Kennedy being the swing vote. Writing for the majority, Justice Kennedy expressed that DOMA: “…imposes a disability [...]

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SCOTUS Alters the Voting Rights Act

June 25, 2013

The Supreme Court struck down a controversial section of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 which had recently been reauthorized by Congress in 2006. While the most of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 still remains in effect, Section 4, which dealt with singling out particular states with a history of low black turnout and/or [...]

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The Cost of Big Government Higher than Dollars and Cents

June 19, 2013

The Wall Street Journal ran a piece today by Harvard history professor Niall Ferguson called “The Regulated States of America” which looks into the dollars and cents behind the cost of our massive regulatory state and how it impacts our culture. According to the numbers, the Administrative State (our unelected Fourth Branch of government) costs [...]

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Nothing New: Gen X in a Retirement Bind

June 2, 2013

Yesterday I read an article from ABC News, saying that the Great Recession’s impact on Generation X’s pocket book will impact the rest of their lives, particularly in their retirement years, in a negative way. The Boomers will suck the system dry due to their sheer numbers, and the Millennials will shape a new system [...]

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Happy Memorial Day

May 27, 2013

Today we honor and remember those who lost their lives in defense of this nation.  We honor the war dead, those who gave that “last full measure of devotion,” as well as their families and friends.  In the recent wars America has fought: Iraq:  (2003-2011) a total of 4,486 Americans were lost with 32,223 wounded. [...]

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Return of the Jedi Turns 30!

May 25, 2013

Thirty years ago today, May 25, 1983, Return of the Jedi hit theaters, completing the original Star Wars trilogy.  Here’s the old-school trailer: ROTJ was the first Star Wars movie I was actually old enough to see in the movie theaters — I saw it three times that summer! But, it’s not a movie without [...]

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ADHD: A Tale of Two Countries

May 17, 2013

Turns out that in France they don’t view ADHD the same way that we in America do.  This fascinating article explains why the French don’t really need to use pills to control their kids.  As someone who has been trained to deal with ADHD children, the article’s findings make a lot of sense. Here in [...]

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Baby Butcher Found Guilty

May 13, 2013

After ten days of deliberation, the jury in the Kermit Gosnell infanticide case found him guilty on three counts of first-degree murder.  Gosnell, the abortion doctor who delivered these babies before killing them savagely, even saved some of their detached feet in a jar!  Absolutely horrible. Philly’s own Dr. Mengele faces the possibility of the [...]

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Drawing Attention to the Gosnell Trial Might Expose Extensive Abuse

April 29, 2013

The jury in abortionist baby-killer Kermit Gosnell’s murder trial heard closing arguments today.  Based on ridiculously scant media coverage of this trial, most wouldn’t have noticed it.  Demonstrating the depth of the MSM blackout, NewsBusters revealed that in the last 42 days Good Morning America spent 109 minutes on other sensational trials, while spending NO [...]

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Steyn: Collapsing the American Skull

April 28, 2013

Mark Steyn’s NRO article this week is classic, cutting Steyn.  In it he takes on our lack of immigrant assimilation while tying in Dr. “Baby-Killer” Kermit Gosnell’s abortion crimes.  Here are two excerpts: Until the 1960s, it was assumed by all sovereign states that they had the right to choose which non-nationals were admitted within [...]

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