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Monday, February 26, 2007

Now I KNOW He's The Wrong Candidate

My senator, John Warner, is going to throw his support behind McCain. As if the Arizona senator didn't have enough going against him:
Senator Warner to back McCain
By Peter Hardin, Richmond Times-Dispatch Washington Correspondent


Washington -- Sen. John W. Warner intends to endorse Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., today for president in 2008.

Warner's endorsement -- should McCain decide to seek the presidency -- was in a statement dated today from McCain's exploratory campaign, obtained by The Times-Dispatch.

Warner, R-Va. and until recently the Senate Armed Services Committee chairman, has a longtime friendship with McCain. (link)
This is huge. Every member of the media who won't be choosing a liberal Democrat candidate in the 2008 race, all of whom value Warner's opinion, will certainly ... uh ...

Never mind. McCain already has those twelve votes locked up.

I Am One Sick Individual

I must confess. The first time I saw this, heading down the interstate, I burst out laughing:
Talking point
The Roanoke Times

"People are making a joke out of it. But I think it's a pretty serious problem. You have body parts hanging from the hitches of cars. We've crossed a line."

-- Maryland Del. LeRoy E. Myers Jr., defending his legislation that would make it illegal for motorists to display anything that looks like "anatomically correct" human or animal genitals, human buttocks or female breasts. Maryland, it seems, has an epidemic of plastic testicles hanging from hitches on pickup trucks. (link)
Let me state for the record, because there are little kiddies reading this, that the warped people who do things like this will burn in hell for sure, and normal adults don't ever do this.

Still, it was a hoot. Large male unmentionables dangling from the trailer hitch behind a monster pickup, rumblin' down the expressway. Funny indeed.

I Can Relate

I'm in suburban Washington D.C. last Thursday, standing across the street from the main gate at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (in Greenbelt, MD), and I had no cell phone signal. In a busy part of one of the largest metropolitan areas in the USA. Not one bar.

I'm certainly no expert, but I have to wonder if it had something to do with this:

Near Quantico, A Click, but Garage Door Doesn't Budge
By Timothy Dwyer, Washington Post Staff Writer


Users of one of suburbia's most basic conveniences -- the garage door opener -- are locked in an odd situation with the U.S. Marine Corps.


A strong radio signal coming from the Quantico Marine base in Prince William County is neutralizing perhaps hundreds of the remote controls that move the garage doors up and down. (link)
I've never had a problem with my garage door opener (which also serves as fork holder when I'm at the dinner table), but it struck me as odd that I had no cellular service in metro D.C. (and it's not like I use Ernie's wireless service/bait shop; it's a Cingular phone) in mid-afternoon on a bright, sunny ... well, actually a crappy overcast day.

I chocked it up to 9/11, somehow, got the immediate feeling that I was being watched, and split for safer environs.

Anyway, what's up with that?

Don't Bother

Governor Kaine thinks he can come down here to Southwest Virginia and convince us rubes that another tax increase is in our best interest. Only problem is, all the plant closings in the area long ago convinced us otherwise.

But waste our time he shall:
Kaine Taking Fight on The Road
Public Input Sought On Transportation, Other Priorities
By Tim Craig, Washington Post Staff Writer


Richmond, Feb. 25 -- Gov. Timothy M. Kaine said he will crisscross Virginia starting this week for a "statewide discussion" about the Republican-backed transportation package to decide how it should be changed.


Kaine (D) is vowing to make "very significant changes" to the plan the General Assembly approved Saturday, saying it undermines state services and doesn't do enough to relieve traffic congestion throughout the state. (link)
Public input sought, my ass. What, he just woke up from a drunken stupor after all these years in office?

I gotta tell you, I always enjoy the argument that using the general fund for highway repairs will "undermine state services." Like pothole filling is a service that we leave up to the legislature on planet Neptune.

In any case, Kaine is hell-bent on raising our taxes - again (transportation is just the latest excuse). And the Republican-led House of Delegates is not going to let him do it - again.

So we are headed to a point where we began. Abject stalemate.

Great job, gov.

The Democrats Are Our Friends CLMVIII

Despite the fact that technology in recent years has brought about superclean-burning coal-fired power plants, the Democrats and their allies, the environmentalists, are succeeding in destroying the coal industry here in Southwest Virginia and across the country. The latest example:

Texas utility deal drops new coal plants
The Washington Times

DALLAS (AP) -- Private-equity firms trying to buy TXU Corp. have agreed to drop plans for most of the utility's proposed new coal-fired power plants in Texas if the deal goes through, according to people familiar with the situation.

The new buyers would also support a mandatory national program to cap emissions of greenhouse gases and pledge not to build coal-fired plants outside Texas, the people said. They spoke on the condition of anonymity because the sale was not final.

An obstacle to a TXU sale has been the company's proposal to build 11 new coal-fired power plants in Texas. Environmentalists and civic leaders in some cities, including the mayor of Dallas, are fighting the company's plans. (link)


Those civic leaders who have been pushing to axe the plan for new coal-fired power plant construction, led by Dallas Mayor Laura Miller, are all Democrats, for the record.

You folks over in Dickenson County who still depend on coal for your livelihood, and who vote consistently and overwhelmingly for the Democratic slate, do you have a clue as to who it is your support is going to? These people plot each day to throw you out of work and end your way of life, for Christ's sake.

So smarten up. Before it's too late.

Whew. Just In Time.

Some international court of "justice" has ruled that Serbia committed genocide in Srebrenica. And not a moment too soon. A number of the perpetrators were about to die of old age:
U.N. Top Court Says Srebrenica Massacre Genocide
By REUTERS

The Hague (Reuters) - The highest U.N. court said on Monday the massacre of Bosnian Muslim men in Srebrenica in 1995 constituted genocide.

Bosnia has asked the International Court of Justice to rule on whether Serbia committed genocide during the 1992-95 war. It is the first time a state has been tried for genocide, outlawed in a U.N. convention in 1948 after the Nazi Holocaust.

Reading from a lengthy judgment statement ... (link)
Am I the only person who doesn't find encouragement in the fact that it took this U.N. court only 15 years to figure out what the entire freaking planet knew in the first month?

Expect this same court to decide - in the year 2027 - that Saddam Hussein is in fact a mass murderer and military action is in fact desperately needed.

As for those poor schmucks who are being slaughtered by the tens of thousands in Darfur and have turned to the U.N. for protection, 2041? 2077? ...

Global Warming Is For Real!

There can now be no doubt. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences says so. From this morning's New York Times:

On a night in which several top awards came as no surprise, “An Inconvenient Truth,” the documentary featuring Al Gore on global warming, won best documentary feature.

“I made this movie for my children,” said the director, Davis Guggenheim, his arm on Mr. Gore’s shoulder. “We were moved to act by this man.”

Mr. Gore took his moment in the worldwide spotlight to underline the film’s message. “My fellow Americans, people all over the world, we need to solve the climate crisis,” he said, adding that the “will to act” was a renewable resource. “Let’s renew it,” he said. (
link)

And that ain't all. Could anyone doubt the existence of global warming when Gore's scientifically flawed but cinematically creative movie also wins the Oscar for best original song (sung by a lesbian, no less)?

That film also won best original song, for “I Need to Wake Up,” by Melissa Etheridge, upsetting “Dreamgirls,” which had three songs in contention. Holding her Oscar aloft backstage, Ms. Etheridge quipped that it would be “the only naked man who will ever be in my bedroom.”


The theory of global warming having been given Hollywood's seal of authenticity, Gore, Etheridge, and the other climatologists in their midst left the theater to party their brains out at various after-Oscar orgies around L.A., where, it is rumored, drugs, booze, and bluster were flowing freely. And the chicks!

As for me, I confess to having missed the entire affair. After watching some Mexican win some award for some film I never heard of and that nobody in their right mind will ever watch, I went to bed.

Congratulations go out to Crazy Al though. I hear he campaigned hard for his little statue, expending great volumes of greenhouse gases in the effort, and, from everything I hear, he earned it.

The world now sees a bright tomorrow.

Everyone! Sing it with me!

The sun will come out, tomorrow
Bet your bottom dollar
That tomorrow, there'll be sun
Jus thinkin about, tomorrow
Clears away the cobwebs and the sorrow
til theres none

When Im stuck with the day thats gray and lonely
I just stick out my chin and grin and say, ohhh
The sun will come out, tomorrow
So you gotta hang on til tomorrow
Come what may...

Chorus:
Tomorrow, tomorrow
I love ya, tomorrow
Youre always a day awayyyyyyyyyyyy