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Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Arggh ...

My daughter called this morning to inform me that I had spelled a word wrong in the title of one of my weblog posts of a few days ago. My day was ruined as a result. I hate it when I do that.

And when I get ahold of my staff of proofreaders, I'm going to give them the whatfor, you can just coutn on thet.

The Few, The Proud ...

Young Chase getting instruction on what I think is an M240 7.62 mm machine gun over at Camp Lejeune last weekend from one of America's finest:

The kind of lesson one retains for a lifetime.

Some Win, Some Lose

Well, it looks like you folks in Damascus will be getting your liquor-by-the-drink. And, for those who have it in for law enforcement, you can kiss your entire police force goodbye.

The mayoral results are in:

*Creed Jones 228 votes / 85.39%
Chad Byron 34 votes / 12.73%
Write-In 5 votes / 1.87%
For those not familiar with the issues in the race (cited above), here are/were Damascus's overriding political matters, as reported by the Bristol Herald-Courier earlier:

Neither candidate is ideal. Jones raised eyebrows with his off-the-wall pledge to fire the entire town police force if he is re-elected. (For the record, we oppose this concept unless there is proof that officers are neglecting their duty or breaking the law.) His opponents also are making much of his apparent "support" for a liquor-by-the-drink referendum.

Byron, meanwhile, is embroiled in a flap about his use of a town fire truck to fill up his personal swimming pool and a possible debt to the fire department’s bingo hall. (
Jones is the winner. Y'all drink one for him. And for what once was your police force.

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Oops. Never mind. Forget the booze.

* Election results courtesy of the Bristol Herald-Courier.

Why Do We Allow This?

The incomparable Bart Hinkle on farm subsidies and global food prices:
"Talk about a perfect storm: Taxpayers shell out big bucks for ethanol subsidies that drive up world food prices, and Washington then taxes Americans again to fund food aid that ruins farmers who could feed their countrymen if given half a chance."
"U.S. Policy Is Soaking Taxpayers, Starving the World," Richmond Times-Dispatch, May 6, 2008

This Is Too Funny

... in a pathetic sort of way.

The geniuses at MSNBC either don't know their North Pole from their South or they do and just hope you don't.

See "They must be polar bears in disguise."

Anything to keep the global warming hoax alive.

For the love of God.

Protesting the Protesters

Er ... make that protester - singular. This photo appears to be have been taken at a college recruiting event somewhere.

You gotta love the fact that the losers in this country who made all the noise in years past are these days challenged at every turn by those who love their country and aren't willing to remain silent.

* A closeup of the kid to the right, by the way, reveals the fact that the sign to your left is quite accurate.

Photo courtesy of JammieWearingFool.

What a Snake

There is something gross and unseemly about this joker making a claim like this every time disaster strikes:
Al Gore Calls Myanmar Cyclone a 'Consequence' of Global Warming
By Jeff Poor, Business & Media Institute

Using tragedy to advance an agenda has been a strategy for many global warming activists, and it was just a matter of time before someone found a way to tie the recent Myanmar cyclone to global warming.

Former Vice President Al Gore in an interview on NPR’s May 6 “Fresh Air” broadcast did just that. He was interviewed by “Fresh Air” host Terry Gross about the release of his book, “The Assault on Reason,” in paperback.

“And as we’re talking today, Terry, the death count in Myanmar from the cyclone that hit there yesterday has been rising from 15,000 to way on up there to much higher numbers now being speculated,” Gore said. “And last year a catastrophic storm from last fall hit Bangladesh. The year before, the strongest cyclone in more than 50 years hit China – and we’re seeing consequences that scientists have long predicted might be associated with continued global warming.” (
I think there is a special place in the burning fires of hell for this heartless bastard.