Muzzleloader season off to a rocky startMan vs. deer. So far, they've pretty much fought to a draw, it appears.
Mary Beth Jackson, Staff, The Wytheville Enterprise
Three serious accidents - including one fatality - marked the start of muzzleloader season this weekend. (link)
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
SwVCC's King honored at country club receptionThough rather diminutive in stature, don't let his height fool you. Dr. King ran a tight ship. And his work was both admired and greatly appreciated by the community and by the SWVCC staff.
Jim Talbert, Richlands News-Press/Clinch Valley News
Tazewell County business and community leaders got the chance to show their appreciation to Charles King Thursday.The Tazewell County Council honored the retiring president of Southwest Virginia Community College with a reception at the Tazewell County Country Club. (link)
Good luck to Dr. King in his future endeavors.
Rubin's Tax Gambit
Wall Street Journal editorial
Raising tax revenue to these guys is the only answer to "the nation's fiscal problems." Make no mistake. You voted to have your taxes raised.
That was fast. A mere two days after Democrats capture Congress claiming they wouldn't raise taxes, former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin tells them they should do so anyway.
"You cannot solve the nation's fiscal problems without increased revenues," declared Mr. Rubin, the Democratic Party's leading economic spokesman, in a speech last Thursday. (link)
Breast Cancer Risk Linked To Red Meat, Study FindsHow many times have we seen the release of a "study" like this only to see another come out a few years later knocking it down? Dozens probably.
By Rob Stein, Washington Post Staff Writer
Younger women who regularly eat red meat appear to face an increased risk for a common form of breast cancer, according to a large, well-known Harvard study of women's health.
The study of more than 90,000 women found that the more red meat the women consumed in their 20s, 30s and 40s, the greater their risk for developing breast cancer fueled by hormones in the next 12 years. Those who consumed the most red meat had nearly twice the risk of those who ate red meat infrequently. (link)
So let me write the headline for November 14, 2011:
Exhaustive Study Finds No Link Between Red Meat, Breast CancerYou read it here first.
Memorial for 'a great man' startedMartin Luther King, Jr. arguably had more influence on the attitudes and fundamental values of the average American than did any other human being in the last century. This is, and should be, a great tribute to a true American hero.
By Arlo Wagner, The Washington Times
President Bush joined icons of the civil rights movement in paying tribute yesterday to Martin Luther King at the groundbreaking for his memorial on the Mall. (link)
I thought: Hmm. Let's see if the statistics show a dramatic shift of female voters to the Democratic Party in last week's election.
But there are no stats. None. Only some quotes from feminists (although the article wasn't a total waste of our time; I found out there are still some feminists out there) saying how essential they were (all 27 of them) to the Democratic victory.
Is it unreasonable to expect a few facts to back up a headline? Without supporting numbers, the following are equally true:
One-legged voters played key role in midtermsand ...
Blind tranvestite voters played key role in midtermsand ...
Blonde floozies played key role in midtermsand ...
Short syphilitic overweight left-handed pimple-faced scab-encrusted cross-dressing sartorially-challenged voters played key role in midtermsand ...
Florida's Martinez tapped for RNC chiefSwell.
By Ralph Z. Hallow, The Washington Times
Florida Sen. Mel Martinez, co-author of a bill to grant amnesty to illegal aliens, has been picked by White House strategist Karl Rove to be general chairman of the Republican National Committee, RNC officials confirmed yesterday. (link)
If I was a betting man, I'd say Martinez was picked purely because of the color of his skin. The GOP fared poorly amongst Hispanics last Tuesday so ... we need to promote an Hispanic!
The problem with this warped thinking is that it didn't work in the Maryland senate race and it didn't work in the Pennsylvania governor's race and it didn't work in the Ohio governor's race. But it'll make a difference to the voters when they see that the GOP has a minority cheerleader?
For the love of God.
Outrage as Church backs calls for severely disabled babies to be killed at birthAll you old people out there who are now or will soon be a costly burden on our economy should be very very afraid.
By Neil Sears, London Daily Mail
The Church of England has broken with tradition dogma by calling for doctors to be allowed to let sick newborn babies die.
... the Bishop of Southwark, Tom Butler, who is the vice chair of the Church of England's Mission and Public Affairs Council, has ... argued that the high financial cost of keeping desperately ill babies alive should be a factor in life or death decisions.
The shock[ing] new policy from the church has caused outrage among the disabled. (link)
This "church" holds that a human being's worth should be determined based upon his or her cost to society.
I wonder what Jesus has to say about that?
Now that the Dems have won, though, ethics and corruption no longer seem to be important issues. Take the case of John Murtha, who came ever so close to going to the slammer in the famous ABSCAM scandal:
Backing This Hopeful for No. 2 Job Is Risky for Incoming House SpeakerGot that? The corrupt past of the potential number 2 man in the Democratic House leadership is "ancient history." As is every promise these thieves made to the American people just days ago.
By Carl Hulse, The New York Times
Washington, Nov. 13 — The intensifying fight for the No. 2 Democratic leadership job in the House is evolving into an early test of the power of the incoming House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, after her decision to throw her public support behind Representative John P. Murtha of Pennsylvania.
But Mr. Murtha is also coming under the spotlight on another subject that dominated the campaign: Congressional ethics. He has had family members who lobbied on issues under his control, and he was caught up in the Abscam corruption scandal more than 25 years ago, though he was never charged.
She and her allies have also taken the view that Mr. Murtha’s scrapes regarding ethics should not be an impediment to his election. And some of his backers say the Abscam scandal of 1980 is ancient
Angry? Don't say you weren't warned.
Junket For Democrat Corruption CrunchersPriceless.
By Geoff Earle, The New York Post
November 14, 2006 -- Washington - Just two days after retaking the House and promising to end the "culture of corruption," Rep. Charles Rangel and a dozen other congressmen rubbed elbows with business leaders in sunny Panama.
They attended a conference in Panama City's luxurious $190-per-night Caesar Park hotel - which has a sauna, pool and 24-hour casino "all set in a lush tropical setting more like a resort than a business hotel," according to its Web site. (link)