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Archive for November, 2005

You Know What Really Grinds My Gears

Posted by Ryan on November 30, 2005

Nancy Pelosi is a dumb bitty. 403 to 3 is apparently not clear enough for the San Francisco Treat. She keeps giving and giving. How on God’s Green Earth can any sensible political party put someone like her in front of a camera in lieu of recent events involving Murtha and his ilk?

Hey, this is a welcome development. I WANT the Dems to tell us EXACTLY what they believe as often as they can. Harry Reid did not even let Bush finish before touting talking points that Bush clearly retorted minutes later while still giving his eloquent speech in Annapolis. Is it Christmas yet?

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And How!

Posted by Ryan on November 30, 2005

Stuff like this makes me happy that we’re on the right side of the culture wars. GO Dennis Hastert! I smell a Clinton lurking about.

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The Angry Left

Posted by Mike on November 30, 2005

Michelle Malkin turns the tables on liberal intellectual Janeane Garofalo. It’s fun to be a conservative.

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Protesters in Colorado

Posted by Mike on November 30, 2005

Protesters gathered outside a fundraiser for Rep. Marilyn Musgrave (R- CO) on Tuesday to protest an appearance by President Bush. The AP claims there were 300 protesters. The Denver Post claims there were 400. Let’s just say this wasn’t a Million Man March. (The Million Man March wasn’t a million man march either but we’ll leave that topic for another day).

These liberals are so amusing when they’re out of power. The Denver Post actually quotes the protesters as chanting “this is what democracy looks like.” Actually moonbats this is what democracy looks like but I digress. The liberals should be proud of this particular protest. In addition to chanting conspiracy theories and comparing President Bush to Hitler, the peaceniks were able to keep their crowd of 300-400 “largely peaceful.” (quote from the AP link) Keeping control of such a small crowd can be quite difficult. But somehow conservatives are able to conduct completely peaceful protests such as the March for Life which regularly draw a crowd conservatively estimated as approximately 200 to 300 times the size of this one. Strange.

I conclude by congratulating the College Republican counter-protesters. That Saddam sign was brilliant. I wonder if the Republicans in attendance were included in the 400?

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Some Common Sense Returns to Airports

Posted by Mike on November 30, 2005

Let’s face it. In a post 9/11 world, anyone attempting to wield a box cutter on an airplane would get a little taste of “let’s roll” before they could cause any trouble. This move makes sense.

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Taking a break from it all

Posted by Sal on November 29, 2005

There are times when one just needs to take a break from everything, from the hectic schedule of day-to-day work in Corporate America, and even from the normal household tasks. And sometimes it’s also important to take a break from the news cycle, from the constant reaction to the negative news that is forced on us daily by the MSM. It’s a good time to ponder that politics is not all that’s important in life.

That’s why for the next five days, I’m leaving my job, my obligations, and yes, following the news, behind. I plan to not pay much attention to news events over the next five days, get a needed break, and come back refreshed. I won’t have my computer on me (which is saying a lot, since I work in the technology industry), my cell phone will be off, and I just plan to spend time with my wife (Mrs. Sal), relaxing, and enjoying life.

So until Monday, I leave you to the infinite wisdom of Gauvin and Ryan. Have a great rest of the week, and a great weekend. I know I will.

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“Pacifism is a Form of Suicide”

Posted by Ryan on November 29, 2005

So says my brother in many of our discussions on the philosophy of war. You can be against a war, but understand that wars must take place to reach certain positive ends. Otherwise, you could be in serious trouble, putting your life in danger. This article demonstrates how peace activists in a war zone are highly misguided and putting themselves in harms way unnecessarily. If they want the fighting to end sooner, they could join up and fight… I hope it turns out OK for them, though.

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Abortionist Admits Some Lives are More Valuable than Others

Posted by Mike on November 29, 2005

WARNING: Fairly graphic description of abortion procedure in the link.

At least this abortion “doctor” is honest. He admits that abortion destroys life but justifies it on the grounds that his “patients” are “born again.” Any abortion debate should focus on what the procedure is, the killing of an innocent human being.

This article shines a spotlight on the kinds of reasons underlying the overwhelming majority of abortions. Aborting a child for the sake of convenience is not only selfish but cold-blooded as well. No person should have the right to kill an innocent child. It is irrelevant whether the motivation is to finish a volleyball season or delay med school.

Sacrificing one life for the convenience of another shows an utter lack of respect for human life. A culture is in grave danger when some people are allowed to determine whose lives may be sacrificed for the convenience of others. I pray for an end to our nation’s silent holocaust.

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If only more Democrats were like this (and more Republicans)

Posted by Sal on November 29, 2005

Sen. Joe Lieberman recently returned from Iraq, praising the President for the plan and the successes that have taken place in Iraq. It is refreshing to see someone stand up and speak the truth on Iraq, that things are going well, that we have a plan, that the plan is working, and that we are winning. He also suggested that the President should emphasize the successes more to the American people. The President would do well to take his advice.

I also would like to see more Senators have the courage and convictions of Sen. Lieberman in this matter (both Democrats and Republicans would do well to follow his lead). I don’t agree with him on a lot, but he is right on this.

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How was this guy EVER considered funny?

Posted by Sal on November 28, 2005

Al Franken is mouthing off again, this time about Limbaugh, Hannity, and O’Reilly. But somehow his jokes are not at all funny. I think it’s time for retirement for Al.

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Chris Matthews’ Brother to Run for Lt. Governor

Posted by Mike on November 28, 2005

James Matthews (R-PA) is running for Lt. Governor of Pennsylvania. Many of you are probably more familiar with his sister, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews. I wish the brains of the family the best of luck in his race for Lt. Governor.

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Duke Cunningham Resigns

Posted by Mike on November 28, 2005

Republican Congressman Duke Cunningham resigned today after pleading guilty to taking bribes. There is no place for this sort of unethical and illegal behavior in Congress or in the Republican party. This resignation is a good thing. Cunningham should be punished for his crimes.

See how easy that is you libs? Notice how I didn’t start ranting about how everyone does it or how no attack has ever fed a hungry child?

I also love how the article attempts to eqaute Duke Cunningham with Tom Delay, Bill Frist and Vice President Cheney. The difference is that Cunningham is guilty. The latter three are not. The media simply can’t help themselves.

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Liberals Don’t Understand the Military

Posted by Mike on November 28, 2005

There are many things liberals don’t understand about America. The military is a good example. Unable to see the virtue in a strong America, liberals perpetuate myths such as our volunteer forces don’t really volunteer, only poor people enlist, only black people enlist, and that our troops engage in tactics reminiscent of the Soviet Union. (At least I was finally able to find a liberal criticizing the Soviet Union).

People who risk their lives to protect the values honored by our country understand the greatness of America. Liberals fail to see the greatness of this country. There are a few exceptions, namely Joe Lieberman and Ed Koch, but for the most part, liberals see America as the problem. For this reason, they fail to grasp why anyone would risk their life to protect this country. And this is why they are so quick to believe anything spewed out by the likes of Charlie Rangel. Add the military to a long list of things liberals don’t understand.

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Tree Fell in the Forest

Posted by Mike on November 28, 2005

Apparently, there were 200 war protesters in Crawford over Thanksgiving. That’s a far cry from this summer’s celebrations. It appears that war protesters are losing steam. I wonder when the media will start reporting the loony left’s “slipping numbers?”

I wonder what the media will report after the war when soldier after soldier scolds them for their disgraceful coverage?

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The Scandal of Iraq

Posted by Sal on November 27, 2005

I truly believe that when the history of the first decade of the 21st century is written, that the biggest scandal written about in the history books is the scandal of the media. The media has misreported, misinformed, and actively worked to sabotage the U.S. efforts in Iraq. By painting the picture of a “Quagmire”, “another Vietnam”, the media is giving aid and comfort to the enemy and helping America to lose the war. If the War in Iraq, and the greater War on Terror is lost, it will not be because the terrorists were stronger than us, or outfought us. It will be because the Media and the Democrats fought against the interests of the United States at home.

President Bush has to take this moment and follow the Churchill model instead of the Nixon model. He needs to present a message of courage and of victory, one that will resonate again with the American people. He needs to push the real vision of the war in Iraq, the positive vision that is out there, day after day.

Oliver North has a good column in the Washington Times today on Courage of Leadership and the War in Iraq. The President needs to step up. At the same time, we need to fight those enemies that are Domestic and would see the United States lose this war in order to selfishly regain political power.

How history will write the remainder of this chapter is still open. The outcome is up to us.

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End of America?

Posted by Ryan on November 27, 2005

End of America? That’s what the major networks are hoping will sell in 2006. Perhaps it’s part of their ingenious plan to get Dems elected. Gina Davis POTUS and an American epitath seem to not only reflect the views for which they are steroetypically cited, but perhaps their hopes as well. These folks seem a bit out there. Perhaps the tin hats were finally seen at their last beltway party and now they’re just saving face.

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Cindy Sheehan Book Signing

Posted by Mike on November 27, 2005

Looks like Ann Coulter was right. Liberals really don’t read books.

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Socialist Paradise Update

Posted by Ryan on November 27, 2005

I just read this and had to post it. Universal health care has many characteristics that people find appealing, unfortunately “quality” is not one of them. A few years ago, thousands of people died in France from “heat” during the summer. Why? Because August is the month that the doctors go on vacation. Many elderly could not get to a hospital that had “doctors” beyond an RN. Since there is no competition in the health market over there and monetary incentives for good quality care do not exist, people suffer. Electric grids break, people are freezing during the latest cold spell… yet the American Left looks to Europe as the great thing America could be one day!

In his book “Winning the Future,” Newt Gingrich called what Europe is going through “elegant decay.” The Left would like us to join them. Maybe I’m being too hard on our friends on the Left. Perhaps the government should offer Lefties some free health care…
MENTAL health care! I’m sure some pills and therapy might help their delusions, anxiety and angst. We’re truly only looking out for their benefit and well-being.

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President Johnson’s AG Defends Saddam Hussein

Posted by Mike on November 27, 2005

Ramsey Clark, Lyndon Johnson’s Attorney General, has decided to defend Saddam Hussein. Of course this is merely the latest in a long line evil dictators receiving assistance from Clark.

How could a man like this ever become Attorney General? Somehow liberals still wonder why the nation refuses to trust them with matters of national security.

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Phew

Posted by Mike on November 27, 2005

Phew!

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The secularization of Christmas from the People’s Republic of Massachusetts

Posted by Sal on November 26, 2005

Massachusetts is again proving itself worthy of the title “People’s Republic”. On December 1, Boston will celebrate the lighting of its “Holiday Tree”. So let me get this straight. It’s OK to display a Menorah (rather than a “Holiday Candelabra”) or Kwanzaa symbols, but we can’t even call a Christmas tree a Christmas tree.

This country was founded on principles that are historically Christian-based. Why is it so hard for people to realize that we can and should acknowledge those historical principles, and even celebrate them as a country, while still not “Respecting an Establishment of Religion.” What is being done instead is the complete secularization of society, which was not what the founders advocated or intended.

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War’s Success Takes Back Seat to MSM Agenda

Posted by Mike on November 26, 2005

A marine interviewed by Mona Charen sounds alot like Ryan’s brother.

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Soldier on Leave from Iraq Slams Media’s War Coverage

Posted by Mike on November 25, 2005

I saw Patrick Hynes, Ryan’s brother, at their parents’ house yesterday. His reaction to the media coverage in Iraq: “Oh! So that’s what’s happening in Iraq? Oh really?” According to Pat, the media’s portrayal of Iraq does not even come close to the reality on the ground.

Seeing pictures of American soldiers playing and laughing with Iraqi children who are happy to see Americans was really eye-opening, even to someone like me who doesn’t buy the garbage the mainstream media packages as news. Of course, Pat’s comments would come as no surprise to listeners of the Laura Ingraham Show, as Laura routinely gives air time to soldiers who, like Pat, report of great progress on the ground. Nevertheless, it was different and even more heartwarming to hear the good news from someone I know.

Thank you for what you do Pat! All of the members of this website can’t wait for you to come home again. Now I will go do my Neo impersonation. (Inside joke with the Hynes family).

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by Ryan on November 24, 2005

I just wanted to take the opportunity on this Thanksgiving to thank those in our lives who make everything worth it. Our family, friends, associates, the random people who slide in and out of lives that make one day different than the rest, and, of course, our fighting men and women overseas keeping our way of life safe and secure.

Thank you.

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Is there any hope for the rest of us?

Posted by Ryan on November 24, 2005

Here’s to a slow news day! May we pray for the salvation of civilization!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by Sal on November 24, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving. We at Axis of Right want to extend best wishes to our loyal 15 readers (Which gives us a bigger audience than the combined viewers/listeners/readers of NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, Air America, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Boston Globe.)

However, we still have a long way to go to catch up to Rush Limbaugh, Laura Ingraham, Sean Hannity, Fox News, National Review’s The Corner, The Drudge Report, Newsmax, Michelle Malkin, and the various other popular Conservative talk shows, web sites, and blogs.

Seriously, Happy Thanksgiving to all, and take a moment today to give thanks for all God’s gifts.

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On the rise

Posted by Sal on November 23, 2005

It appears that the President’s approval ratings are on the rise. According to Rasmussen (the Official Pollster of Axis of Right), Bush has been at 45%, 44% and 46% over the past three days, an uptick from the average of 43% he has experienced for the majority of the last month. It may very well be that the recent offensive against the Democratic attack-machine against the war is having a positive effect.

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Immigration: Issue for 2006

Posted by Sal on November 23, 2005

Rush Limbaugh, among others, has theorized that whichever party tackles the issue of Illegal immigration will win a majority for a generation. It appears that the Bush administration is working towards that goal. Kudos to the administration for setting this in motion.

(Sidenote Media Bias alert: In the above-linked article, illegals are referred to as “undocumented foreigners”.

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John Kerry: The Jokes are Writing Themselves

Posted by Mike on November 23, 2005

This headline is hilarious! I’d also like to add that I don’t believe CNN when they claim to have found someone in Massachusetts who voted for Bush. I know you did Salingers, but CNN wouldn’t know where to find decent people like you.

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Finally Some Sanity at the Border

Posted by Mike on November 23, 2005

Many conservatives have rightly criticized President Bush for his immigration policies, but this would not be happening if we had a Democrat President.

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