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Saturday, October 28, 2006

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A new poll of Northern Virginia residents purports to show that "more than three-quarters say they wanted the opportunity to raise local taxes" to improve the road network.

Sure they do.

Also, that wasn't a cloud passing overhead. It was a flock of pigs.

Four years ago Northern Virginia voted on a referendum that would have let the region raise its own taxes to build more roads. Governor Mark Warner campaigned for it. So did a lot of NoVa big-shots from the business world. Yet it lost by a 2-1 margin.

Talk is cheap. When Northern Virginia's voters were asked to put their money where their mouths are, they buttoned up.

Richmond Times-Dispatch editorial, "Yeah, Right," October 28, 2006

The Enemy Within

Not only should he be in prison for voluntary manslaughter but he should be doing time for treason as well:
Kennedy-KGB collaboration
Washington Times editorial


In his new book, "The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism," Grove City College professor Paul Kengor sheds light on a letter written by KGB head Viktor Chebrikov to Soviet leader Yuri Andropov.

If Chebrikov's account of events is accurate, it's clear Mr. Kennedy was actively engaging the Russians to influence the 1984 election. He also seems to have genuinely believed that Mr. Reagan's policies were endangering U.S.-Soviet relations and that the best solution was to get Mr. Reagan out of office. The letter closes with Chebrikov saying that "Tunney remarked that the senator wants to run for president in 1988," possibly suggesting Mr. Kennedy had other, more selfish motives.

As Mr. Kengor concludes, "if the memo is in fact an accurate account of what transpired, it constitutes a remarkable example of the lengths to which some on the political left, including a sitting U.S. senator, were willing to go to stop Ronald Reagan."

We agree. Even in a jaded world, it is breathtaking to discover a U.S. senator -- brother of a former president -- actively and secretly collaborating with Soviet leaders in an attempt to undermine the president of the United States' nuclear defense policy during the height of the cold war. (link)
Collaborating with the enemy. Sounds disgustingly familiar.

Stll at it all these many years later.

And Shame On Them

About this there can be no argument:

UNFAIR & UNBALANCED
By Arnold Ahlert, The New York Post


October 28, 2006 -- Is the Mainstream Media's coverage of Iraq balanced? Consider two names: Cindy Sheehan and Michael A. Monsoor.

Unless you're oblivious, you've heard of Cindy Sheehan. She is the poster girl for the anti-war Bush-bashing crowd. Virtually every move she makes gets national exposure.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael A. Monsoor? Bet you've never heard of him. On Sept. 29, he died in Ramadi, falling on a live hand grenade to save the lives of two fellow SEALs. He has posthumously received a Silver Star for his bravery. Michael A. Monsoor was a genuine American hero.

Cindy Sheehan? Lionized. Michael A. Monsoor? Ignored. Balanced coverage? Spare me. (
link)

Not that they care ...

Stop Them. Now.

Let's be clear about two things. (1) New Jersey citizens are now powerless to stop a handful of liberal judges from imposing, through judicial fiat, their twisted moral judgements and (2) we here in Virginia have the opportunity on November 7 to prevent the same travesty from occurring. The situation we do not ever want to experience:

NJ'S GAY-MARRIAGE DIKTAT
New York Post editorial

October 28, 2006 -- Though the justices of the New Jersey Supreme Court insisted that they were being "careful not to impose our personal value system on 8 1/2 million people, thus bypassing the democratic process as the primary means of effecting social change in this state," that's exactly what they did this week in opening wide the door to same-sex marriage.


They gave the Legislature just two options, and a strict 180-day deadline: Either legalize same-sex marriage outright, or approve a civil-unions law vesting in homosexual couples all the legal rights of marriage. (
link)
Remember this: The courts are not the final arbiter in such matters. You are. Always.

We have reached a point in time when judges rule with impunity and know it. They therefore, with the wave of a hand, rethink constitutional precedent and set centuries-old laws on their heads. Said one of the Jersey justices:

Our decision today significantly advances the civil rights of gays and lesbians. We have decided that our state Constitution ...
The Constitution of the state of New Jersey no longer means what it has meant to every judge in the history of the state. Social activists masquerading as judges.

Tyranny begins with such thinking. But tyranny requires power. And, thank God, the power is still in your hands. Exercise it. Stop this injustice from happening here in Virginia. Vote YES on Amendment 1 on November 7.

Rage On The Left

If only the left in this country got as worked up over the loss of innocent American lives:
Furor Over Cheney Remark on Tactics for Terror Suspects
By Neil A. Lewis, The New York Times


Washington, Oct. 27 — The White House found itself fending off questions on Friday about what Vice President Dick Cheney meant when he agreed with a talk-radio host that there was nothing wrong with dunking a terrorism suspect in water if it saved lives. (
link)
O, the inhumanity.

Meanwhile terror attacks on school buses and the slaughter of innocent children get barely a fleeting AP mention ...

Despicable.

The Cookies

At an airport one night ...

With several long hours
Before her flight.
She hunted for a book
In an airport shop,
Bought a bag of cookies
And found a place to drop.

She was engrossed in her book
But happened to see,
That the man sitting beside her
As bold as could be,
Grabbed a cookie or two
From the bag in between,
Which she tried to ignore
To avoid a scene.

So she munched the cookies
And watched the clock,
As the gutsy cookie thief
Diminished her stock.
She was getting more irritated
As the minutes ticked by,
Thinking, "If I wasn't so nice,
I would blacken his eye."

With each cookie she took,
He took one too,
When only one was left,
She wondered what he would do.
With a smile on his face,
And a nervous laugh,
He took the last cookie
And broke it in half.

He offered her half,
As he ate the other,
She snatched it from him
And thought....ooh, brother!
This guy had some nerve
And he's also rude,
Why he didn't even show
Any gratitude!

She had never known
When she been so galled,
And sighed with relief
When her flight was called.

She gathered her belongings
And headed to the gate,
Refusing to look back
At the thieving ingrate.

She boarded the plane,
And sank in her seat,
Then she sought her book,
Which was almost complete.

As she reached in her baggage,
She gasped with surprise,
There was her bag of cookies,
In front of her eyes.

If mine are here,
She moaned in despair,
The others were his,
And he tried to share.

Too late to apologize,
She realized with grief,
That she was the rude one,
The ingrate, the thief!

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