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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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Holt and Christie: Facepalm Inducing NJ Politicians

July 26, 2013

Full disclosure:  Rush Holt used to be my Congressman who I voted against three times; plus, I will not vote to reelect Chris Christie this Fall — he’s a big government, bloviating, Obama-hugging ass. That being said, Rush Holt has decided to run for Senate and may be going a little loopy, especially on the [...]

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Movie Review — Zero Dark Thirty

January 12, 2013

The highly anticipated film about the search and eventual killing of Osama Bin Laden, Zero Dark Thirty, opened on screens across the country yesterday.  Here’s the trailer: As you may know, this movie is controversial for some on both sides of the aisle.  Some Democrats (and John McCain, of course) don’t like the “torture” scenes [...]

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Beck’s Take on the Benghazi Attack

September 22, 2012

It’s been fascinating to watch the Obama Administration hang itself on all the inconsistencies relating to the 9/11 terrorist attack on our consulate in Benghazi.  Some believe that all the confusion paints a picture of an administration in disarray, which may give some indeterminate political advantage to Romney in this election game of inches. Yet, [...]

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9/11 Plus Eleven

September 11, 2012

Eleven years ago It feels so strange that over a decade has passed since the 9/11 attacks. Since then we’re safer, though perhaps a bit more complacent.  Our soldiers, first-responders, and law enforcement still do great work in keeping us safe and staying vigilant.  Complacency kills — today reminds us of that. But time moves [...]

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Boston Flight School Exposes TSA’s Pre-9/11 Mindset

July 19, 2012

News came today that a Boston-area flight school owned by an illegal alien had 25 illegal aliens learning to fly planes, six of whom got a pilot’s license.  The most disturbing development, however, was that the GAO indicated that this flight training was actually approved of by the TSA! What are we paying these government [...]

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WTC 1: the Tallest in Town

April 30, 2012

Today the new World Trade Center 1, previously known as the Freedom Tower, officially became the tallest building in New York City, surpassing the Empire State Building, which poignantly regained that record on 9/11.  Today’s milestone is symbolic and important for it’s another sign that the city is recovering with strength and will. My only [...]

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Obama Debt Trumps Bush in Half the Time

March 21, 2012

The numbers don’t lie — Obama is the debt champion! George W. Bush, with the dot-come bubble, 9/11 and its aftermath, two wars, a new prescription drug entitlement to Medicare, along with everything else which goes with a two-term presidency, amassed a national debt of $4.9 trillion under his two terms. Barack Obama broke that [...]

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Axis of Right Radio, Show # 14, September 15, 2011

September 16, 2011

Episode #14 of Axis of Right Radio is now available. In this episode of Axis of Right Radio, Mike, Ryan and Sal, discuss Obama’s thick-headedness regarding jobs and economic policy; and the GOP Presidential Debate.  In the second segment, the AOR contributors discuss their memories of 9/11 on this 10th anniversary of the tragedy. Axis [...]

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New Flight 93 Video

September 5, 2011

Here’s new video which has surfaced showing the immediate aftermath of the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 near Shanksville on 9/11: While this video adds more poignancy to the upcoming 10th anniversary of 9/11, I think the more footage we see the better.

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2011 NFL Schedule Released

April 20, 2011

Awesome — supposing there’s even an NFL season next year!  Here’s a link to see who your team may will be playing in the Fall. I happen to think that the NFL will begin on schedule — opening weekend is on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, with the New York Giants visiting the [...]

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9/11 Plus 9

September 11, 2010

The new Freedom Tower and financial complex begin to take shape from the ashes of the 9/11 attacks, which happened nine years ago this morning.  From the first plane hitting at 8:46am to the collapse of the second tower at 10:28am America was as frightened, angry, frustrated and confused as it has ever been.  It [...]

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Reverend Jones Not Going to Burn the Koran

September 10, 2010

The Reverend Terry Jones has decided not to go ahead with his planned Koran-burning on Saturday.  Reverend Jones was going to use the ninth anniversary of 9/11 to have his anti-Islam, anti-mosque protest. However, after intense pressure from just about everyone and coming to an agreement with those in charge of the proposed Ground Zero [...]

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Oil Spill: It’s Not Katrina, It’s 9/11!

June 14, 2010

Here’s the latest gem from our increasingly overwhelmed President: “In the same way that our view of our vulnerabilities and our foreign policy was shaped profoundly by 9/11, I think this disaster is going to shape how we think about the environment and energy for many years to come.” Really?  So, this isn’t comparable to [...]

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Bush Would “Do It Again”

June 3, 2010

Sometimes I miss Dubya.  Yeah, his speech delivery made me wince a lot, and yes his “compassionate conservatism” sounded a lot like watered-down liberalism in retrospect, and yes the “Ownership Society” of universal home-ownership contributed to (he wasn’t alone in all that) the biggest economic bubble in human history, but I do miss the other [...]

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Goodbye 24

May 25, 2010

Last night, the series finale of 24 aired in a two-hour special on Fox.  I’m kind of sad to see the end of a beloved series, but also completely OK with it.  I’d rather see 24 end the way it did last night than watch it suffer and die, like so many Lost fans feel [...]

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US Power Vindicated in Haiti

February 1, 2010

What the nation saw after 9/11 and after Katrina, the world got a glimpse of after the Tsunami and the massive quake in Pakistan:  sublime American power in the form of humanitarian aid and money.  Now, a few impoverished and suffering Haitians articulated something we’d never hear from the international Left and the Obama Nation.  [...]

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Ryan’s Story of 2009

December 30, 2009

When the history books are written about 2009, what will they say?  What will I be teaching my students about this year in ten years or so?  I haven’t got a clue. You can’t anticipate what’s going to be historically important while it’s happening, with the exception of 9/11-type events.  But even then, its impact [...]

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KSM in Federal Court — We’re Officially Pre-9/11 Again

November 13, 2009

The Obama Nation continues to live up to its pitiful reputation as Attorney General Eric Holder announced in perfect Friday “document-dump” fashion that five terrorists, including 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will be tried in federal court in New York! This about as pre-9/11 as one can possibly get.  This is what the 9/11 Commission [...]

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Ending the Doctrine of Preemption

October 15, 2009

Why stop in the middle of a castration, right?  Just keep going and finish it off!  President Bush’s doctrine of preemption is the basis for staying on offense in the War on Terror, while announcing that we would not make the mistakes of the 1990s and ignore or tie our own hands regarding gathering threats.  It may [...]

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Got Some Change, Mister?

October 13, 2009

We’re breaking and it’s getting obvious.  America’s enemies only had to wait a little over eight years since 9/11 to see America’s global economic system turned on its head, begging for mercy through debt handouts, massive printing, and the flight of the dollar as the world’s reserve currency.  Why all the pessimism?  Well, word came out that [...]

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September 11, 2017… Maybe

September 11, 2009

A sixth-grade teacher calls her class to attention right after a “God”-less Pledge of Allegiance:  “OK kids, can anyone tell the class what day it is today?” After some rustling from the students subsides a girl in front of the classroom raises her hand and responds, “It’s 9/11, Ms. Hoover.” The teacher replies, “Thank you, Abby,” then goes on to [...]

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2010 Optimism Unclear

July 15, 2009

It’s early, but our government is staunchly liberal and the public’s patience is wearing thin with the Democrat’s bald-faced tax-and-spend impulse.  Being intellectually honest with myself, I have to ask:  is the conservative optimism out there simply an emotional response against a dangerous government’s increasingly unpopular policies or is there evidence, both historical and otherwise substantive, that [...]

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Criminalizing Politics is a Dangerous Idea

April 21, 2009

We are traveling down a very dangerous road.  President Obama has indicated that actions taken during a time of grave crisis in our nation’s history are up for selective legal prosecution.  The dangerous precedent would be this — criminalizing the decisions of one administration once another party assumes control.  Think of our history to this point:  Jefferson did [...]

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Rest in Peace Ron Silver

March 18, 2009

Ron Silver and Dennis Miller are two Hollywood figures that just seemed to get it after 9/11.  While Dennis Miller still graces the airwaves today with his quirky uber-lexiconic spurts, actor Ron Silver died Sunday at the age of 62, as Annie C says in her column this week, “an intellectual trapped in an actor’s [...]

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Who’s Watching the Watchmen

December 1, 2008

We are.  Or at least we should be, especially on days when news of a Pentagon plan to deploy 20,000 US troops for a “domestic response” comes to light.  I see two areas of concern: 1.  New security threats. Do they know something that we don’t about the vulnerability of our nuclear power plants and [...]

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Obama’s FISA Flip-Flop

July 9, 2008

It’s been really entertaining lately watching Barack Obama pretend that he’s a moderate and hasn’t changed any of his positions despite all the YouTube and print-media evidence to the contrary.  Today’s FISA reauthorization/clarification bill is a great example: Here’s an Obama spokesman’s remarks from a talking-points memo from October 2007 on the issue of the FISA [...]

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One Look at the Bush Legacy

June 22, 2008

Finally a journalist who has some sense of historical perspective beyond the contemporary headlines!  Andrew Roberts wrote this article* comparing George W. Bush to another heavily maligned US president in his day, Harry S Truman. I think the comparison may stand in historical perspective.  Harry Truman was deeply disliked by the American people in 1952, blamed for [...]

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Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Wants Martyrdom

June 5, 2008

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the effectively waterboarded 9/11 mastermind sitting in a cell at Club Gitmo, wants to be “martyred.”  He said so in front of a Military Tribunal today, along with a few of his co-defendants. Our legal system will eventually sentence KSM to death – he’s admitted his part in the 9/11 attacks, is getting his day in court to [...]

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Pope Benedict at Ground Zero

April 20, 2008

The Pope visited Ground Zero this morning to say a prayer, light a candle and meet with some of the victim’s families.  Later, Benedict will be giving a much anticipated mass at Yankee Stadium at around 2:30pm EDT.  One could tell that this gesture was deeply felt by Benedict and others with whom he met that were affected by this [...]

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