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The Station Fire 10 Years Later

February 21, 2013

On the evening of February 20, 2003, a pyrotechnic display at the Station nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island, sparked a fire which killed 100 people.  After a decade, an official memorial is finally being constructed on the site.  However, one hundred crosses have donned this area as an unofficial memorial since the remnants of [...]

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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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Massacre in Newtown, Connecticut

December 14, 2012

Twenty-year-old Adam Lanza killed his mother, Nancy, this morning before going to Sandy Hook Elementary School where she taught in Newtown, Connecticut.  Once Lanza entered the school sometime after 9:30am, he went on a murderous rampage, killing twenty children and six adults before turning the gun on himself.  This becomes the second-worst school shooting in [...]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 22, 2012

From of all of of us at Axis of Right to you and your families, wherever you may be, Happy Thanksgiving!

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Polls I Like are Professional Because I Like Them; Polls You Like Are Unprofessional Because You Like Them

October 22, 2012

It’s that maddening time of year when about 312 political polls a day are released.  Although a properly conducted poll can be a useful tool to gauge the mood of the electorate at a specific point in time, most of those who think they follow political news closely usually react depending on the results they [...]

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Sandusky Found Guilty

June 23, 2012

The Penn State Pedo Jerry Sandusky was found guilty on 45 of 48 counts of child abuse as the jury reached their verdict in this high-profile case last night.  The sentencing phase is set for September. There were so many aspects of this case which were disturbing — how Sandusky kept his job for so [...]

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Joe Biden on the Importance of Brevity

August 25, 2011

Vice President Slow Joe Biden wants you to know how important it is to speak succinctly when making a point. Indeed.

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Deval Patrick Praises Mitt Romney on Health Care

February 27, 2011

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick doesn’t agree with every decision his predecessor, Mitt Romney, made when he was Governor.  To be fair, Romney probably doesn’t agree with every decision Romney made either.  Nevertheless, it is newsworthy when two political rivals put partisan differences aside to praise each other, and Patrick did just that on ABC News [...]

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Strange Object Over California

November 9, 2010

Last night, something strange appeared over the skies of Southern California.  It looked like a rocket.  See for yourself: Experts believe that it was probably an airplane, but the Pentagon doesn’t know:  there were no missile tests scheduled for that time;  neither the Navy nor the Air Force were running operations there last night;  meteors [...]

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Who Is the Weakest Link?

April 16, 2010

I hope this is a sneak preview of the upcoming British election.

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Greek Woes Hit European Markets

April 8, 2010

Economically, Greece sucks.  Their budget deficit is equivalent to 12.7% of their GDP!  That is massive and scary (by the way, America is around 9-10%!).  Nations, businesses and average investors are beginning to lose faith that Greece will be able to pay back their loans (duh).  So, the FTSE, DAX and CAC all took hits [...]

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Axis of Right Radio, Show #4, 3/28/2010

March 29, 2010

Episode #4 of Axis of Right Radio is now available. In this episode, Mike, Ryan, and Sal discuss the passage of ObamaCare and what’s next;  Ann Coulter and her recent trip to Canada;  Obama’s diss of Bibi Netanyahu and what makes Obama tick; Crist and Rubio exchanging attack ads.  Crist is toast. Axis of Right [...]

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The Central Falls Precedent

February 24, 2010

I lived in Rhode Island for about 24 years.  I can say without hesitation that Central Falls is one of the worst square miles one could find outside of Detroit.  One doesn’t drive through it… you find ways to drive around it!  OK, that’s a little exaggeration (nothing in the developed world is nearly as [...]

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Discussion on Massachusetts Senate Race at Patriot Room Radio

January 15, 2010

I was the featured guest on today’s edition of Patriot Room Radio, available from Take That Radio Productions.  We discussed the Massachusetts Senate Race, and its implications on electoral politics as a whole.  You can get the podcast over at iTunes, download the podcast here, or stream it below.

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Haiti Crushed by Earthquake

January 13, 2010

I hate putting this so bluntly, but I think God hates Haiti (or at least has a heck of a grudge).  Mind the levity, but Haiti seems to be the Western Hemisphere’s pinata.  Mudslides, political instability, persistent horrible violence and kidnappings, (that’s just normal in certain parts of Haiti) and now a 7.0 earthquake hit [...]

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James Carville Has Nothing to be Afraid of

January 9, 2010

The debate on the use of full body scanners at airports to reduce the risk of terrorist attacks has heated up since the attempted terrorist attack over Detroit on Christmas.  As the discussion continues, I think its important for those who make routine media appearances to accurately describe what we’re debating so the American people [...]

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How Should The Tea Party Movement Treat the GOP?

October 12, 2009

Conservatives have been frustrated with the GOP for years, and rightly so.  Conservatism is an ideology of freedom and limited government, and the GOP has many elements in it that are basically conservative but bigger government conservative (witness compassionate conservatism).  Conservatives are rightly frustrated with the GOPs endorsement and support of RINOs over viable Conservatives [...]

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Sarah in Hong Kong

September 24, 2009

Sarah Palin spoke at CSLA in Hong Kong yesterday, an Asia-Pacific investors conference.  Her speech was very well received, getting accolades from such diverse publications as the Wall Street Journal and the (ghasp) New York Times (Texas For Sarah Palin has a good Roundup).  The speech was tailored towards the investor event, but also seemed [...]

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Megyn Kelly Schools O’Reilly and Lis Wiehl on Joe Wilson

September 16, 2009

Megyn Kelly schooled both Bill O’Reilly and Lis Wiehl last night on the Factor, putting together the most succinct argument against the House’s action of disapproval that I have seen. Kelly’s lawyer training has been put to good use on Fox News.  She has the art of argument and persuasion down, and should be given [...]

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Don’t Bother Sheila While She’s on the Phone

August 13, 2009

This instant classic of Representative Sheila Jackson Lee talking on a cell phone during a question from a cancer survivor at a town hall meeting says everything.  Lee said later that she can multi-task, and that she was only calling the administration in order to get some “accurate” information for her constituents.  What happened to a [...]

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Independence Day Tea Party

July 4, 2009

Happy Fourth of July!  What a perfect day for a protest — sunny with small intermittent clouds, around 72 degrees with a nice breeze!  Much much better than a 40 degree rain from April 15. I chose to attend the closest Independence Day Tea Party, which was in Middletown, NJ, to listen to and observe average [...]

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Biden vs. the Obamaprompter

May 27, 2009

Barry can’t be watching Vice President Biden every minute of everyday.  I really enjoy Biden’s gaffes.  I also really enjoy how, at an unscripted moment when his teleprompter got knocked over by the wind, Biden picked on his boss: “What am I going to tell the President when I tell him his teleprompter is broken? [...]

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Obama Knocks Those with Special Needs

March 21, 2009

Obama’s recent appearance on Leno was supposed to be a public relations fluff gig.  It hasn’t turned out that way.  Obama believes that he has to push his celebrity “cool” factor for some kind of connection with the other half.  Either that or deal with the mess we’re all in.  So, while knocking his ability to [...]

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Miracle on the Hudson River

January 15, 2009

Right now we know only a few things:  US Airways Flight 1549 went down at 3:26pm EST into the frigid Hudson River, leaving from LaGuardia on route to Charlotte, and that all 155 people have survived! Details are still coming in and US Airways won’t speculate on why the plane went down, but some FAA experts believe that the culprit may [...]

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Pork By Any Other Name Is Still Pork

January 12, 2009

Democrats love pork.  Obama promised no more earmarks.  What to do?  Instapundit has found that the liberals will just call earmarks by a new name, thus allowing the pork to continue while allowing Obama to save face.  Says House Majority Whip James Clyburn: I know the politics of all this. I just think they’re wrong [...]

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Mangini Fired

December 29, 2008

Two years ago, he was not just Eric Mangini, new coach of the New York Jets, he was the “Man-genius” for taking Jets to the playoffs in his first year as head coach.  The Jets were 10-6 that season.  Following that was a meek 4-12 season.  Yet, behind the scenes the Jets had built a team [...]

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The “Fort Dix Six” Found Guilty

December 22, 2008

A federal jury out of Camden, New Jersey, found five of the “Fort Dix Six” terror-plotters guilty of plotting to murder US soldiers at the New Jersey fort.  The sixth potential attacker admitted guilt and has already been charged with a gun offense.  Given that Fort Dix is a mere 40-minute drive from my front porch, this is a [...]

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They’re Coming To Take Him Away Ha Ha They’re Coming To Take Him Away Ho Ho Hee Hee

February 9, 2006

According to Drudge, Howard Dean is now afraid that President Bush is going to turn the country into Iran. This man needs help. As a Republican, I suppose I should be enjoying these psychotic ramblings but at the same time it’s a little sad. I’d also like to point the ironic fact that we didn’t [...]

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