Archive for January, 2009

23
Jan
09

It is all about hype

It is official, and it only took two oaths of office to make it so.

With President Obama already promising to close down Gitmo and discussing suspending offshore drilling, the most serious issue facing conservatives now is how to quell the tide of misguided sentiment regarding the new Commander in Chief’s administration and how to convince the American people to at least think about Obama’s actions before following blindly.

I didn’t watch much of the inauguration coverage because it was evident from the start how the Obama-driven media intended to behave: like giddy schoolgirls swooning over their first crush – passing notes to the nation’s citizens like, “He is so cute” and “Do you think he likes me?” Continue reading ‘It is all about hype’

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20
Jan
09

the audacity of obamanation

So, I am blogging real quick this Tuesday afternoon to talk about one part of the inauguration.

Civil rights icon, the Rev. Joseph E. Lowery delivered the benediction at today’s swearing in of our 44th president, Barrack Hussein Obama.

After giving a politically ambiguous speech bedazzled with little nuggets that only Obama can seem to weave effortlessly into what then appears to be non-partisan rhetoric, our president gave way to Lowery for the benediction.

It seems that Obama just can’t keep his friends and allies from spouting off at the mouth, even when he so smoothly bamboozles the nation with his cadenced speaking and selective use of catch phrases built around hope and change. Continue reading ‘the audacity of obamanation’

16
Jan
09

The George W. Bush presidency

The eight years of whining by liberals and bleeding hearts is finally coming to a close. One of the most maligned presidents in the history of our nation is finishing his last days in the Oval Office and as the mainstream press feeds garbage to the uninformed about how the president was a monumental failure of a leader but a decent person, it is time for Right-minded Americans to reflect on the Bush presidency and all that was gained and lost during his tenure.
George W. Bush

George W. Bush

Continue reading ‘The George W. Bush presidency’

07
Jan
09

Housekeeping

I need to address a few housekeeping details.

Despite requests to update posts to my blog throughout the day with short snippets about incoming and ongoing national news, I am not permitted to blog on company time.

More importantly, I also receive requests every day to blog about this local issue or that local politician, however I am precluded from doing so by the newspaper and journalism ethics. While other bloggers can blog freely about all subjects I am restricted to national politics, sports, entertainment and anything without a local news angle. Of the H-S bloggers, I am the only reporter. It would represent a conflict of interest for me to delve into local politics on my blog and then go cover events regarding the same subjects. Blogging about local issues and politics would alienate me from my sources and at least give the appearance of impropriety and agenda-driven writing. So, blogging about local issues is not possible.

Finally, I encourage all readers of the Right Side to post comments and post often. There has been much discussion about the anonymity of those posting comments on blogs, but the very nature of blogs affords the free exchange of ideas in an informal setting with minimal consequences. Recognizing that blogging is not the same as writing opinion pieces for newspapers or even the same as writing letters to the editor is an important step in understanding that blogging is a valid means to discuss timely topics without delay.

07
Jan
09

Obamania and the tax cut of doom

Congressional Republicans now seemingly caught up in Obamania, are praising the president-elect’s tax cuts included in his proposed stimulus package, and why not?

While it is heavily weighted toward giving tax cuts to the low and lower-middle class, it does allot $300 billion in tax breaks overall including some tax cuts for businesses. Continue reading ‘Obamania and the tax cut of doom’

02
Jan
09

2008

Another year, gone.

And as we ring in 2009 amidst global financial turmoil and the coming transition of power, here are the Right Side’s top five stories of 2008.

Continue reading ‘2008’