NRB Book Club: The Mullah’s Storm a Terrorism Thriller in the Classic Mode


Not since the grand old days of Alistair MacLean (“The Guns of Navarone”, “Where Eagles Dare”, “Ice Station Zebra”) have I read such a convincing and exciting book about people stranded in a cold cold environment with bad guys in pursuit. Author Thomas Young uses his insider knowledge as an Air National Guard C-130 crewman [...]

NRB Book Club: Ollie North Tells Thrilling Stories of American Special Forces


I have a room full of military history books, and have been reading them since I was a kid; but I don’t think I have ever seen a book on Special Operations that was this current– and especially this well illustrated (though many faces are understandably blurred.) Chock full of great stories well told, and [...]

Patriots Game: Sunday Night Football Ratings up Without Keith Olbermann


NBC’s ratings for Sunday Night Football took a double digit jump, not after adding, but dropping someone: Keith Olbermann.

Wolffe Howler: Brit “Political Analyst” As Dumb as Behar on C.S. Lewis


Richard Wolffe is ubiquitous on MSNBC as a “political analyst.”  Just what qualifies him a being such a general know-it-all is kind of a mystery, unless the provincials are just that impressed by a British accent. But when Wolffe’s Anglo-ness should have been an asset on Hardball Thursday night, he could not even identify one [...]

NewsReal Sunday: The Problem of Joy– Behar Displays Own Stupidity During Failed Palin Joke


Is there anyone on TV as clueless as Joy Behar?  Okay, but aren’t those people cute or charming or funny… or something? Joy “Black Friday” Behar keeps braying that Sarah Palin is an idiot.  Of course, it may be hard for Behar to really tell from her limited perspective.  If Palin were merely 10 times [...]

Hot Post: The China Syndrome: Meltdown with Keith Olbermann Part 57


This popular post was originally published December 8, 2010. Here’s something I bet you didn’t know:  Every dime the U.S. Government doesn’t take from you, every penny it lets you keep by its good graces, let’s face it, your whole paycheck has to be borrowed from China. While the whole mainstream media’s insistence on calling [...]

Sgt. Schultz Says GOP on “Economic Jihad”


In a typical loud monologue about the Republicans’ insistence on not raising taxes in a recession (before an interview with “firebrand Independent” (i.e. socialist) Senator Bernie Sanders), Ed Sgt. Schultz declared: SCHULTZ:   They’ve [Republicans] been on an economic jihad… And he didn’t say, “Not that there’s anything wrong with that.” Isn’t this the network [...]

The China Syndrome: Meltdown with Keith Olbermann Part 57


Here’s something I bet you didn’t know:  Every dime the U.S. Government doesn’t take from you, every penny it lets you keep by its good graces, let’s face it, your whole paycheck has to be borrowed from China. While the whole mainstream media’s insistence on calling keeping the tax rates the same is a “tax [...]

Hot Post: Olby: Pervert or Puritan on Palins and Sex? Meltdown with Keith Olbermann Part 55


This popular post was originally published December 2, 2010. The media loves any story that has to do with the Palins and sex.  Especially Bristol Palin, famously an unwed mother,  though sometimes the comments veer toward underage Willow. Journalists do everything but hang a scarlet A on the girl, who has shown remarkable poise throughout– [...]

Well I’ll Be Dogged: Andy Only the Tip of Medicare/Obamacare Propaganda Iceberg


Much has been made about the deceptive Andy Griffith commercial ostensibly about Medicare, but subliminally about “the new health care law,” including a detailed breakdown by factcheck.org and our own Elena Ives. But Griffith may just be bird dogging for a larger, more subtle effort that seems to be flying under the radar.  Annnn-DEE! PSAs (that [...]