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Ronald Reagan

Movie Review — Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

June 30, 2012

This week I got the chance to see Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.  I do have a distinct fan-boy side now and then and can be a pop culture whore from time to time too.  Given that, I kind of had to see this movie.  Here’s the trailer: So.  How was it?  Well, as a history teacher [...]

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Sebelius and the Cold Math of Progressivism

March 3, 2012

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told a House panel a few days ago: The reduction in the number of pregnancies compensates for the cost of contraception. In other words:  don’t worry about the cost of the new mandates — our policies will result in less people to cover! I don’t even know where to start with [...]

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Sunsetting the Iraq War

October 22, 2011

The final Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with Iraq indicated that we would be leaving on December 31, 2011.  While this agreement was arranged in November 2008 with the outgoing Bush Administration, apparently the Obama Administration just read the memo and took little time to brag about how the final withdrawal of forces in Iraq [...]

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Obama and Boehner’s Dueling Speeches

July 26, 2011

President Obama and John Boehner gave dueling prime time speeches last night which pretty much broke down this way: Obama blamed Bush and Tea Party conservatives out of the gate for everything that’s wrong, took Ronald Reagan’s name in vain and without context, lied again about the social security checks, played class warfare like no [...]

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Hommage to Reagan in Budapest

June 29, 2011

Soon to be unveiled in Budapest, Hungary’s Freedom Square, this new statue of Ronald Reagan will celebrate his contributions to the end of Soviet dominance in the former Eastern bloc nation as part of worldwide centennial celebrations of the Gipper’s birth. To all those who wish to diminish Reagan’s contribution to the collapse of Soviet [...]

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Newt’s Officially Running for President

May 11, 2011

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has decided to officially put his hat in the ring to unseat President Obama in 2012.  Here’s his announcement video: Just so my fellow conservatives know — I checked and Ronald Reagan is unfortunately still dead and not likely to run in 2012.  Also, I need to see more debates [...]

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America Dodged a Bullet 30 Years Ago Today

March 30, 2011

Thirty years ago today, on March 30, 1981, President Reagan was shot in the chest by deranged paranoid schizophrenic John Hinckley, Jr.  After surviving two scares over the next few weeks (the bullet wound and a bad staph infection) Reagan bounced back to become the great president he was destined to be. Though he didn’t, [...]

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Centennial: Reagan at 100

February 6, 2011

Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) would have been 100 years old today.  Of course, there’s not much more to write about our 40th President which hasn’t already been said over the past few weeks:  his place in history, the liberal penchant for only liking dead conservatives, Obama’s fresh discovery of Reagan whom he formerly despised, and on [...]

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Obama Evokes Reagan on Nuke Treaty

November 20, 2010

The prospective treaty with Russia regarding nuclear inspections hit a hurdle when Arizona Senator Jon Kyl called for more time to look through the details, prompting President Obama to say: “Those who would block this treaty are breaking President Reagan’s rule — they want to trust, but not verify.” Here’s our post-partisan president going into [...]

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Voting Like It’s 1773!

November 1, 2010

Tomorrow is Election Day and I’m an enthused voter!  It’s the only poll that really counts, and one that you can truly affect! Here’s a prediction:  if the Republicans pick up less than 50 seats, I’ll be disappointed — a message needs to be sent.  I also think that the Senate will end up 53-47 [...]

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There He Goes Again: Jimmy Carter’s Thirty Year Old Wound

October 26, 2010

During his latest rounds on MSNBC, the former worst President in my lifetime Jimmy Carter argued that he would have defeated Ronald Reagan in 1980 if John Anderson had not run as a third party candidate.  How embarrassing. What Carter either forgets or chooses to ignore is that John Anderson was a Republican who Reagan [...]

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Ruling Class Echoes in Delaware Senate Race

September 14, 2010

So you know, this is a cathartic Republican’s suck post written before today’s election results are in… Today is primary day in a number of states, including Delaware:  Tea Party-backed Christine O’Donnell versus establishment pro-choice Democrat-friendly RINO Mike Castle is the marquee match-up. The O’Donnell/Castle race symbolizes major issues which I think need to be [...]

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Reagan Speaks to Today’s Democrats

August 28, 2010

This video, which I found through my brother this morning, should be the only ad Republicans or conservatives need to play this Fall:

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Frickin’ Laser Beams!

July 20, 2010

The US Navy now has laser beams which can take down drones from seafaring military ships!  Apparently, the salt air weakens the strength of the beam (I have no idea why, but it does), however this problem has been overcome by the good people at Raytheon.  Though the “Laser Weapon System” is not ready for [...]

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Chris Christie Gets “Confrontational” and Scores Big

May 15, 2010

Every intellectually honest person in America realizes that there is a left-leaning (or sometimes straight-up leftist) bias in our news media when taken as a whole.  Rarely, though, does a high profile Republican take the media to task the way the “confrontational” (or, perhaps, “honest and refreshing”) New Jersey Governor Chris Christie did in a [...]

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FDR’s Legacy 65 Years Later

April 12, 2010

Two critical things happened in American history today:  the first is that today marks the 149th anniversary of the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter, SC, which began the Civil War in 1861.  Seven states had already seceded and four others were about to go as well, leading to the largest trauma in our nation’s history. [...]

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14, 2010

The ultimate Hallmark Holiday comes again this year with promises of lavish gifts and romance for young couples and (almost) guaranteed “special occasion sex” for married ones!  I’m someone who likes these cultural holidays — I still love getting an Irish-buzz for St. Patrick’s Day and dressing up for Halloween parties, along with all the [...]

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Previously “Temporary” Measures Made Part of Obama’s Baseline Budget

February 11, 2010

It appears that Obama is using a bit of budgetary sleight-of-hand to help contribute to the record deficit found in his 2011 budget proposal by taking some of the “temporary” measures of the Porkulus bill and making them part of the budget baseline (as predicted here).  Seems that Ronald Reagan was right when he said [...]

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Reagan’s Birthday

February 6, 2010

Ronald Reagan (February 6, 1911 — June 5, 2004) would have turned 99 today.  As a rallying point to both Conservatives and Republicans, Reagan’s legacy continues to grow as the years go by.  Many historians have had to move on from their original “amiable dunce” interpretation of Reagan to grudgingly admit or contemplate the importance [...]

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Newsweek: Obama’s Really a Centrist

January 25, 2010

Newsweek‘s Jon Meacham believes that President Obama is not a “Chicago Che” or an “unreconstructed Great Society liberal” (he’s at least both, by the way), but a centrist at heart who just tried to do too much too soon — Obama was merely thinking with his head not his heart.  Meacham’s apologetic and misleading about [...]

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A Reagan Rallying Cry

January 18, 2010

As the whole nation watches the special election in Massachusetts tomorrow, I think it is worth pointing out and reminding everyone what we are fighting for.  As a resident of the state of Massachusetts, I am looking forward to casting my vote for Scott Brown tomorrow.  And while this blog (along with probably every other [...]

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Still a Center-Right Nation

August 18, 2009

We can still continue to thank Ronald Reagan for his great success in turning “liberal” into a bad word in American politics.  Not only that, but Reagan’s success in promoting a conservative agenda set the basic political atmosphere we have lived under for nearly three decades. Remember how the Democrats were the Whigs after the [...]

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The Humor of Reagan

August 4, 2009

I came across this clip of President Reagan in my morning blog reading over at Babalu Blog.  In this video, Reagan makes two jokes at the expense of Communists, showing both his understanding of Communism and his wit.  Just a fun, brief memory of our 40th President.

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Walter Cronkite Dies at 92

July 18, 2009

Deemed “the most trusted man in America,” CBS-TV journalist icon Walter Cronkite died yesterday at the age of 92.  His long and storied career in journalism spanned from World War II though the 1980s.  As a relatively new medium with only a few channels, Cronkite’s presence on the tube when JFK, MLK, and RFK were assassinated, after [...]

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Have an Active Fourth of July!

July 3, 2009

Usually the 4th is a chance to have some barbecue with friends and family, catch some fireworks, and cheer about how awesome we are.  And I hope that is the case with everyone this year – even if you’re not American, please feel free to use tomorrow as at least another excuse to drink! However, these aren’t normal [...]

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The Gipper Takes His Place

June 3, 2009

Ronald Reagan’s statue took its place in the Capitol Rotunda today, with a cheerful and tearful Nancy on hand.  A Reagan statue — it just feels good to see in the People’s House! It was also very nice to see Nancy again.  At 87, she still looks pretty good and still symbolizes the connection many had with [...]

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I’m Not Listening to Another Bush

May 4, 2009

Some Republican leaders have been busy going on a “listening tour.”  I get it.  Our leaders need direction.  So, Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney are among those trying to get their face out there between now and the 2012 election cycle, while those like elected representative Eric Cantor are trying to find real consensus to counter [...]

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The First 100 Days

April 29, 2009

One hundred days into the Obama Nation and life continues, though things seem more insecure and ominous every time Obama speaks.  And there’s 1,361 more days until January 20, 2013!  A lot of damage has been done, which has been cataloged here since Day One: Year Zero, (January 20, 2009, in the PO calender: PO,”Pre-Obama” or in our case “PO” could easily mean [...]

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No “Fair-Weather” Patriots in Trenton

April 15, 2009

I’ve just returned from a Tax Day Tea Party in Trenton, New Jersey, in front of the State Capitol Building.  It was rainy, wet, windy, nasty — no “fair-weather patriots” as the lead organizer Brian indicated.  My feet were freezing and my throat raw, but the spirit was there from the young to the very old.  We [...]

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Reagan’s Wisdom for Troubled Times

April 1, 2009

Mark Levin, talk show host and author of the best-selling Liberty and Tyranny, a Conservative Manifesto, played audio on his radio show last night of Ronald Reagan’s “A Time for Choosing” speech.  Patterico found a video copy of the speech and posted it on his blog, Patterico’s Pontifications.  The speech, given in 1964 before the [...]

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