From the category archives:

Natural Disasters

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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Oklahoma Hit with Flurry of Tornadoes

May 20, 2013

Over the last few days, Oklahoma has seen more than its fair share of tornadoes.  Living in the infamous “tornado alley,” people who live on the Great Plains do expect that eventually a tornado will hit in the same way that those in Florida expect a hurricane or that those in California will experience another [...]

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How Free is Your State?

March 29, 2013

So, how free is your state?  Here are the latest rankings from an expansive George Mason University study (pdf) based on personal freedoms, as well as both fiscal and regulatory policies in each state. The top five most free states are:  North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, New Hampshire, and Oklahoma. Rounding out the bottom five [...]

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Meteor!!!

February 15, 2013

I thought that today’s celestial action was going to take place 17,500 miles from Earth, not right smack into Russia! In what scientists are calling a “cosmic coincidence,” a totally random meteor (not related to the asteroid flying by Earth from the south) struck Russia with enough power to produce a sonic boom which has [...]

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US Economy as Bad as It Feels

January 30, 2013

Data was released today indicating that the economy contracted 0.1% in the fourth quarter of 2012.  This signals the first time the economy actually shrank since the second quarter of 2009.  If it shrinks in the first quarter of this year, we’ll be officially in a recession.  Regardless, I don’t trust much out of this [...]

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Sandy Victim Rant on Cavuto Nails It

January 5, 2013

This interview with Hurricane Sandy victim Scott McGrath aired on Neil Cavuto’s show yesterday — it really captures the frustration working people have with our dysfunctional government and administrative state.  Check it out: There’s really not much to add other than that there is a middle class protest movement railing against the government ruining our [...]

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Ready or Not — Apocalypse Friday!

December 20, 2012

So, the end of the ancient Mayan calender is finally here — December 21, 2012 (yes, I dignified the date with a Wikipedia link)!  Well, doomsday may go a little unnoticed as it strikes at approximately 6:12am EST (11:12 am GMT) when the Winter Solstice officially happens.  I’ll be up, but if your alarm startles [...]

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Ryan’s 2012 Election Prediction

November 5, 2012

It’s almost go-time America!  Tomorrow, there’s a major fork in the road staring at us all.  Neither direction fully solves our problems, but one leads us to the abyss a lot faster.  A President Romney will try to take on the big issues and maybe get us pushed in the right direction.  A re-elected President [...]

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My Sandy Experience

November 4, 2012

Well, Hurricane Sandy was one to remember.  The rains came by Monday afternoon at about 4pm.  By 5:30pm the lights were flickering a bit, but my area has underground power lines and I’m a few blocks from a major hospital, so I wasn’t too worried.  By 7:45pm, the lights went off and didn’t come back [...]

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Here Comes Sandy!

October 28, 2012

Hurricane Sandy is forecast to nail the Jersey Shore sometime tomorrow night.  As you can imagine, the supermarket shelves are bare, many stores are closed, and a general sense of excited panic has gripped the Garden State.  Governor Christie is on TV every few hours telling us to use common sense and not to be [...]

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Dreaming of a White Halloween

October 30, 2011

It snowed yesterday, leaving me a little unclear what to say to people — Happy Halloween?  Happy Thanksgiving?  Merry Christmas?  Happy President’s Day?  Regardless, I’m sure record snow for such an early date is somehow a sign of global warming and that the end-times are upon us. In my part of New Jersey had about [...]

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My Hurricane was Mostly a Breeze

August 29, 2011

Hurricane Irene really devastated some areas, but generally not mine.  New Jersey got tons of rain with a few significant gusts.  In my area the worst gusts hit with the sun shining Sunday afternoon, after nearly 2o straight hours of rain. Although the eye came literally within 30 miles from where I live, I never [...]

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The Northeast Quake

August 23, 2011

There I was having lunch with a friend at Chili’s when the walls started to throb a bit.  It was kind of like there was a kid on the other side of the wall pushing and releasing the shoddy the wall in an annoying manner, mixed with the feeling Chili’s had a large washing machine [...]

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Japan Picks Up After Earthquake, Tsunami

March 12, 2011

Yesterday’s massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake moved the Japanese coast of Honshu Island about 8 feet in places and was powerful enough to cause the Earth’s axis to wobble about 4 inches.  It also created a tsunami roughly as powerful as the big Indonesian quake produced back in 2004.  While the death toll remains low compared [...]

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Feds to Probe Poor NYC Snow Removal

January 4, 2011

The Blizzard of 2010 is still causing trouble in New York City.  Now, the feds are opening a criminal probe as to whether or not leaders of the Sanitation and Transportation Departments in NYC told their employees to deliberately slow down  snow removal efforts during the storm, probably to either milk overtime pay or make [...]

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Nature is More Resilient Than We Think

July 29, 2010

60,000 barrels of oil a day gushing into the Gulf of Mexico.  Environmental Disaster.  The worst oil spill in the history of the world.  A disaster beyond epic proportions, which will plague the Gulf for years to come.  We’ve been hearing about this for months now, with no end in sight.  The Federal Government under the [...]

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BP Oil Plug — So Far So Good

July 17, 2010

It’s been nearly 48 hours since BP’s latest attempt to plug the leak stopped the gushing.  So, far so good on stopping the leak, but more tests are coming which may include letting the oil flow again to test the pressure. In the meantime, President Obama has been rigorously working on his golf game and [...]

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Axis of Right Radio, Show #7, 6/30/2010

July 3, 2010

Episode #7 of Axis of Right Radio is now available. In this episode, Mike, Ryan, and Sal discuss the firing of Stanley McChrystal, Obama’s incompetence with his handling of the gulf oil spill, and the 2010 Senate elections.  Sal also goes off on the U.S. Census bureau for the 40+ page American Community Survey that [...]

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BP “Coffee” Spill

June 17, 2010

Earlier today I was told by a conservative friend at work to check out “BP Spills Coffee” on YouTube for a spoof on the oil disaster.  It was just a matter of time, I suppose.  Unfortunately, it’s missing the equivalent of a useless Obama figure, but it’s still pretty good.  There’s a little language towards [...]

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Obama’s Oily Malaise Speech

June 16, 2010

I’m not sure how much of Obama’s speech last night you could stomach, but just in case you want to read it here’s a transcript.  I agree with those who thought he looked small in front of the Oval Office backdrop.  As Rush said earlier today on his radio show, Obama looked like a man [...]

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Obama Pushes Oil Tax Increase

June 2, 2010

On Day 44 of the worst oil disaster in our nation’s history, our President has decided to make a push for rolling back tax breaks for oil companies operating in America.  Remember, the White House Chief of Staff is Rahm Emanuel whose major contribution to American politics is the infamous line he uttered in November [...]

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Drill Baby Drill? Maybe Not Anymore

May 3, 2010

Given the cover of the big oil spill in the Gulf Coast, I believe that it isn’t going to take long for the Obama Administration to conclude that their anemic offshore drilling policy is just to risky to continue.  The Administration is already throwing BP under the bus as cover for the government’s inaction.  BP [...]

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Flooding in New England

March 31, 2010

As you may have noticed, my blogging has been non-existent the past few days.  This is primarily because New England has had its worst streak of rainstorms in the last fifty years, and its worst flooding in a century today, with roads closed all over New England.  For me, this meant four inches of standing water in [...]

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A Nor’easter by Any Other Name

February 25, 2010

Central Jersey already has had about three or four inches and it’s going to get much worse.  In the midst of all this global warming, we have another double-digit snow storm (the third in February alone!).  We should have 10-16 more inches before tomorrow afternoon as the latest Nor’easter hits this area. “Nor’easters” are large [...]

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D.C. Snow Caused by – You Guessed It, Global Warming

February 10, 2010

We’ve always joked that the typical liberal eco-nazi tactic when faced with bad winter weather is that the cooling is part of the warming.  That trend holds true today in a Time Magazine piece which is entitled D.C. Snowstorm:  How Global Warming Makes Blizzards Worse.  The premise is that warmer air leads to more intense [...]

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Obama: Climategate Be Damned — Copenhagen is On!

December 5, 2009

Well, the forecast wintry mix totaling “a dusting to an inch” is already near three inches deep in my part of Central Jersey, so I couldn’t resist a global warming/Climategate post!  Especially when in the face of all the uncertainty behind much of the climate science underlying the upcoming Copenhagen initiatives, President Obama is going [...]

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Swine Flu Arrives in the USA

April 26, 2009

Another surprise from Latin America:  the US, Canada, Israel, Spain, France, Britain, Australia and New Zealand are either testing for or confirming cases of a deadly swine flu outbreak from (of all places) Mexico! Aside from targeting war vets and political conservatives as potential “man-made disaster makers” (that’s “terrorists” to those living with a post-9/11 worldview), Homeland [...]

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