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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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Stockman — Our Great Deformation Continues

April 1, 2013

I wish this were an April Fools joke, but it’s not.  Former Reagan economic guru David Stockman is warning that the Fed’s money-pumping is creating an unsustainable stock bubble which will inevitably come crashing down in the next few years.  Worse, Stockman argues that the “Too Big to Fail” corporatist culture created over the last [...]

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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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George Will on the Perils of Our Entitlement Culture

October 29, 2012

Occasionally, staunch Republican establishment-types like George Will get it right.  In his latest OpEd, Will makes the case that our entitlement culture is out of control because it is essentially “mugging” our descendants to pay for the debts we compile now.  In fact, he blames both parties, particularly those Republican administrations after the Great Society [...]

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Democrats Dodging the Big Question

September 3, 2012

The big question any incumbent President needs to have the people answer if he seeks reelection is:  are you better off than you were four years ago? In 2004 answering that question was complicated.  9/11 changed things, Bush kept us safe at home, and subsequently won that argument. 2012 yields a complicated answer too.  Are [...]

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Milton Friedman’s Centennial

July 31, 2012

Nobel-prize winning economist and co-founder of the Chicago School of Economics, Milton Friedman (1912-2006), would have turned 100 today.  His 1962 book, Capitalism and Freedom, led an intellectual counterattack against the forces of central planning.  He did what the progressive left hates most  — he dismantled their arguments, putting freedom and prosperity at the center [...]

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Obama’s Latest Tax Play

July 10, 2012

Wasting everyone’s time yesterday, the President doubled-down on his class warfare reelection theme by indicating that he’d keep the Bush tax cuts, but only for the middle class.  This proposal will not pass the House, creating salivating class warriors across Libtardia hoping to paint the Republicans as both unwilling to compromise and in the pocket [...]

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Newt Suspends Campaign

May 2, 2012

In a sober twenty-minute speech today, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich officially announced the suspension of his 2012 campaign for President.  In today’s day and age, one has to “suspend” one’s campaign rather than just “end” it since there’s usually debt involved which must be handled.  Newt’s got lots of debt — $4 million worth.  [...]

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Dick Cheney Undergoes Heart Transplant

March 24, 2012

There was breaking news today that Dick Cheney underwent heart transplant surgery and in recovery.  While this innovative procedure usually extends the lives of compatible patients, whether or not that heart accepts you can mean the difference between dying quickly or living another 10 years. It’s well-known that the former Vice President has serious heart [...]

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Who’s Your Favorite President?

February 19, 2011

In honor of President’s Day, Gallup has compiled a Presidential ranking list.  Guess who’s on top?  Ronald Reagan is with 19% of the vote — followed by Lincoln and… um… Bill Clinton.  Washington comes in fifth place and even Obama gets 5%, beating out Truman, Jefferson and Eisenhower.  So, obviously, this is merely a popularity [...]

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“I Want Your Money,” a Pro-Tea Party Film

October 10, 2010

I’ve seen TV commercials for I Want Your Money in the New York market, but couldn’t quite figure out what angle it was taking.  That was, of course, until I watched the trailer: Pro-Reagan?  Check.  Pro-Tea Party?  Check.  Mercilessly candid about Obamanomics?  Looks like it.  I’m not sure if this documentary will be in wide [...]

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The “Bearded Marxist” Chris Coons

September 16, 2010

This story has been all over the place today and I think that it deserves some echo-chamber kudos here:  Christine O’Donnell’s opponent in Delaware’s Senate race, Chris Coons, wrote a piece in college called, “Chris Coons: The Making of a Bearded Marxist” after a visit to (of all places) Kenya.  Here’s a snippet: “I realize [...]

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Alexander Haig Dies at 85

February 20, 2010

Former Secretary of State Alexander Haig has died from complications resulting from an infection at the age of 85.  A distinguished Korean and Vietnam War vet, NATO Commander, and four-star general, Haig served under President Nixon and Ford as White House Chief of Staff from 1973-1974, and most famously as the State Secretary under President [...]

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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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Jimmy Carter Joins the “Racist” Chorus

September 16, 2009

Jimmy Carter is a bitter old coot and much of what he says either makes most people roll their eyes or remind them bitterly of those dark years before Reagan.  However, sensing a kindred mess in Obama and feeling very comfortable with the Obamabots at NBC, Carter plays the race card as blatant as one can: [...]

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9.7%

September 5, 2009

The August unemployment numbers came out Friday indicating that the USA is still hovering at a European 9.7% unemployment rate.  That’s the highest it’s been since 1983 and doesn’t include the people who’ve stopped looking for jobs or break it down into which segments of the population are being hit harder than others. The difference [...]

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Social Security’s Flat COLA

August 24, 2009

It’s funny.  Some of the veteran teachers I work with indicated last November that the largest pay increases they ever received occurred during Reagan and Dubya’s time in office; that in fact when Dems are in the White House, raises were more like meager cost of living adjustments which ended up netting less than the [...]

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To Obama: Is this 2009 or 1985?

July 7, 2009

A missile reduction treaty with the Soviet Union Russia?  With Iran on the verge of getting nukes, Eastern Europe fearing a return of Russian Imperialism and looking to America for support, with North Korea ready to ignite the planet, with heightened violence in Afghanistan, we’re reducing missiles with the Russians?  Huh?  Did I just step out of [...]

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Obama as “God”

June 14, 2009

Last week Newsweek‘s Evan Thomas went on “Hardball” and told the thrilled Chris Matthews that unlike Reagan who spoke for America, Obama transcends nation and people as a god-like figure: Well, if you take religion and religious ethics out of our institutions, out of mainstream “hip” society, and attempt to force religion into accepting secular values by viewing [...]

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Blame Reagan? Not So Fast!

June 9, 2009

Nope, I’m not surprised.  New York Slimes lackey Paul Krugman blamed Ronald Reagan for the deregulation that led to the current economic crisis last week.  Obviously, that’s ridiculous and others have chimed in to refute that claim.   I hear that same kind of argument every three seconds from Kool-Aid drinking Democrats out here in Jersey — [...]

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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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Day One, Year Zero: Inaugurating Barack Obama

January 20, 2009

Here’s my take on today’s speech: Shortly after Noon EST, Barack Hussein Obama took a public oath to become America’s 44th President.  The pomp was extravagant ($170 million worth during the “greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression”, $49 million of that directly from our pockets) and still continues as I write this.  The Oath [...]

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SCOTUS: Child Rapists are Protected from the Death Penalty

June 25, 2008

The Supreme Court is getting out of control and the libs on the Court are certainly not making many friends lately.  What’s next I wonder? In the wake of pronouncing that al Qaeda has more rights than Nazis did, and with 42 states having passed anti-Kelo laws, the Supreme Court voted 5-4 that the death penalty is off-limits [...]

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McCain and the Republican Party Brand

May 21, 2008

I just read this Politico piece by John Feehery on the Republican Party’s relationship with McCain.  His take is that Bush stalwarts like Hastert, Lott, and Delay are no longer on the scene and McCain, ever the frustrating maverick, is now the presumptive GOP nominee. Hence, the maverick becomes the savior in lieu of the Republican’s crushing Congressional [...]

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Reagan Wisdom for Super Tuesday

February 4, 2008

As many of us go to the polls this Tuesday (myself included) to vote for the GOP Presidential Nomination, I want to present two quotes from Ronald Reagan from the 1970s that ring very true today, courtesy of Rush Limbaugh.   I’m impatient with those Republicans who — after the last election — rushed into print [...]

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