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Baffling: Bush Admin Covers Up WMDs in Iraq

October 17, 2014

The old WMD story has recently resurfaced and if what I’ve read is true, I’m beyond outraged. The back story:  Back in 2006 the Pentagon feared that the insurgents (particularly Al Qaeda in Iraq, now ISIS) would use remnants of Saddam’s chemical weapon stockpile against US troops particularly for use in IEDs. Of course, that [...]

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The Senate Just Got Nuked

November 21, 2013

There is an apocryphal story from a conversation once had between George Washington and Thomas Jefferson in which GW referred to the Senate as a body whose purpose was to cool House legislation as a saucer is used to cool tea.  The Senate was a slow, deliberative body to counteract the tempestuous House.  From 1789 [...]

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President’s Day

February 18, 2013

Today we honor the 43 men who have been Presidents of the United States of America.  It wasn’t always this way.  Originally “Washington’s Birthday,” President’s Day has only recently referred to all presidents — a move primarily promoted by businesses looking to stoke patriotism as a way to sell more goods. Quite frankly, some of [...]

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Unemployment Ticks Up to 8.3%

August 3, 2012

The Labor Department’s July jobs report saw unemployment tick up to 8.3% last month. Even worse, the more complete U6 unemployment statistic rose to 15%!  There were a few new hires, but also plenty of people dropping out of the work force altogether.  Manufacturing shrank, but so did black and Hispanic unemployment.  But, it’s evident [...]

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Movie Review — The Dark Knight Rises

July 20, 2012

The most anticipated movie of the summer, The Dark Knight Rises, officially came out today and I had to see it.  This movie already had some political, as well as online, controversy surrounding it.  That was, of course, even before last night’s shooting. Here’s the trailer: Four summers ago, after viewing The Dark Knight, I [...]

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Obama in the 30s?

August 15, 2011

According to the latest Gallup poll, President Obama’s job approval rating is down to 39% — devastating for a president seeking reelection in fifteen months. However, there are always mitigating circumstances in these polls:  first, while a rolling three-day average, the poll was one of “adults” which is rarely reliable;  second, the margin of error [...]

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The Birth Certificate Cometh

April 27, 2011

I was shocked to see Obama’s long-form birth certificate, long awaited by the tin-hat conspiracy crowd.  Why?  Because I thought Obama would allow Trump and crew to keep making asses out of themselves for as long as possible!  Maybe this was just long enough — these things can backfire. In 2008, this kind of thing [...]

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Democrat Frank Caprio: Obama, Shove It!

October 25, 2010

The three-way governor’s race in Rhode Island between Democrat Frank Caprio, the lovable college cokehead Independent Lincoln Chafee, and Republican John Robitaille is closer than many thought and just got much more interesting.  Real Clear Politics believes this race is really between Caprio and Chafee.  That being said, Chafee (renowned RINO and former Senate colleague [...]

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Obama Administration: the Tea Party Should Love Me Too

April 19, 2010

Why not?  Right? We all love Obama, and the Tea Party should too!  Just ignore your principles. Apparently, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner had to let us all know on Meet the Press yesterday that Obama has done more to cut spending than Bush did (let’s just not consider the $787 billion stimulus slush fund and [...]

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Obama’s Speech on Afghanistan

December 1, 2009

Here’s what I took from the President’s speech tonight on the future of the War in Afghanistan: “The common security of the world is at stake” says the President, but we’re getting out in 18 months because it’s a rather pricey endeavor.  OK, Taliban and al Qaeda types, just wait until July 2011 and start [...]

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What’s an Extra $2 Trillion Anyway?

August 25, 2009

Nine trillion dollars.  It looks like this:  $9,000,000,000,000.00.  The OMB reinforced these projected 10-year budget deficit numbers today.  What’s amazing is that earlier in his tenure, the Obama Administration touted the much healthier $7.1 trillion deficit.  That looks like this:  $7,100,000,000,000.00.  I’d feel like laughing, if this wasn’t so scary. But what’s an extra two [...]

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July 2, 2009

Or to put in another way:  Nine point five percent!   Bad humor, but in all seriousness at the end of the day there’s no good way view this.  That’s the highest unemployment rate we’ve seen since August 1983, as the US economy shaved another 467,000 jobs in the month of June.  Unemployment is considered a lagging indicator when [...]

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Let’s Give ‘em a Standing O

May 5, 2009

Unconscious press bias at its You Tube best!  Though the press briefing room has more informal etiquette rules, it’s an interesting contrast nonetheless, given that the press’ respect for Bush was nearly non-existent, and given that the MSM clearly views Obama as ”too big to fail.”   However, sometimes they did actually stand for Bush.  In this cleverly cut video [...]

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Down on the Dollar

March 24, 2009

The US dollar is not in good shape.  I will primarily blame Bush for this because it was during the last administration when the dollar was in free-fall for a many reasons, but nonetheless suffers greatly as a result.  Obama, however, has done nothing to fix that, in fact making the situation considerably worse by printing [...]

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A-10 Strikes are an A+!

January 25, 2009

Being a lazy Sunday morning with no football to look forward to, I decided to surf for something interesting, something “Anything Else.”   Typically, however, certain things always tend to catch my eye.  The latest War on Terror buzz is that Obama is still continuing Bush’s drone policy out in the wilds of Afghanistan — cool, but Big [...]

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Franken’s “Win” Predictable

January 5, 2009

So, it’s finally happened!  I can’t believe it went all the way until 2009 for the Democrats to manufacture enough votes to get Al Franken to win the Senate election in Minnesota.  I’ve been saying since November that Minnesota’s election outcome was pretty predictable — Franken was down on November 4 all the way through [...]

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“Change” 12 Months Later

December 26, 2008

Victor Davis Hanson has a great article reprinted on RCP which deals with a retrospective on the year that was.  Since Obama’s “change” mantra was embedded in our brains in such a “Sieg Heil” kind of way this past year, I thought Hanson’s take on what “change” means about a month-and-a-half after Election Day was enlightening: [...]

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Giving Bush the Boot

December 14, 2008

Check out this video from President Bush’s surprise visit to Baghdad.  He was on a trip to celebrate the new Status of Forces (SOF) agreement that the Iraqi Parliament finally passed. You know Obama would have hit the deck and whimper for his guards, possibly soiling himself slightly.  Bush not only gets back up after each [...]

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Colin Powell: Another Whiney RINO

December 13, 2008

Colin Powell is a well-established RINO.  So, I suppose his endorsement of The One last month was just another way for him to demonstrate his Republican credentials, at least according to the tone of this CNN story.  Among other things, Powell takes a swipe at the conservative direction the party needs to go in by picking [...]

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Bush Speech Irks Obama, Dems

May 15, 2008

President Bush was giving a speech to the Israeli Knesset commemorating the 60th birthday of Israel.  One of the most traumatic events in the history of the Jews and an integral part of the history of the state of Israel was the Holocaust, which only happened because of the horrors of World War II.  That war [...]

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Debating the demise of the Republican Party

January 25, 2008

There has been much talk of the demise of the GOP in recent weeks.  Rush Limbaugh has been making the case that if Huckabee or McCain are nominated, it will destroy the GOP.  In an article today, Peggy Noonan states that the GOP is already in shambles, and it is because of George W. Bush.  [...]

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