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Friday, May 16, 2008

Quote of the Day

On the actions of four liberal black-robed politicians in California to deny the will of the people, Victoria Cobb, president of the Family Foundation of Virginia, had this to say:
"Like California, our laws protecting marriage were at the mercy of the courts until Virginians were given the opportunity to amend the state Constitution to define marriage."
But unlike California, Virginians planned for the predictable assault coming from an elite minority who can win only through judicial fiat. The people passed our historic constitutional amendment. Democracy won.

Not so for Californians. Four judges made law yesterday. And the left cheers.

That says something about all involved.

From The Democratic Playbook, Chapter 12:

(your name goes here) says more taxes necessary to (fill in the blank).

Kaine says more taxes necessary to fix highways

NY Times Calls Us a Disgrace

And the editorialists there would be absolutely right in doing so.

Because we keep reelecting the lowlife who is a willing participant in the most outrageous scheme ever devised by Congress:

A Disgraceful Farm Bill
New York Times editorial

Congress has approved a $307 billion farm bill that rewards rich farmers who do not need the help while doing virtually nothing to help the world’s hungry, who need all the help they can get.

The bill is an inglorious piece of work tailored to the needs of big agriculture and championed by not only the usual bipartisan farm state legislators but also the Democratic leaders, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

The legislation preserves an indefensible program of direct payments amounting to about $5 billion a year that flow in good times and bad. It raises support levels for wheat and soybeans, while adding several new crops to the list in a way that will make it easier for farmers to raid the federal Treasury even when prices go up.

... the bill perpetuates the old subsidies for agriculture at a time when the prices that farmers are getting for big row crops like corn, soybeans and wheat have never been better. Net farm income is up 50 percent. (link)
Rick Boucher, who voted in favor of this shockingly atrocious piece of legislation, can be reached for comment at 1-800-I-Don't-Care.

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On a side note, the Washington Post this morning has this to say about Mr. Change Agent:
"It's a bit more disappointing to hear Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), running on a promise to oppose politics as usual, say he applauded the bill. In Iowa last August, Mr. Obama said, "When the farm bill comes up in the Senate, I will be fighting to tell all those agribusiness lobbyists that they won't be able to count on the multimillion-dollar subsidies they always get because we're going to put family farmers first." Yesterday, he said, "With so much at stake, we cannot make the perfect the enemy of the good."
So that's standing up to the special interests? What a wiener.

Lying Politicians. Chapter MCMLXVIII.

Does anyone believe Kentucky Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo - a Democrat - for even a second when he tells us that callers to his office are fixated on Barack Obama's skin color and on whether or not he is a Christian?

This is PoliticianSpeak at its worst:
Obama ads in Kentucky stress that he's a Christian
By Ryan Alessi, Lexington Herald-Leader

Lexington, Ky. — Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s campaign has ramped up its efforts to emphasize his Christian faith in a series of new radio and television ads, as well as in a flier that volunteers have distributed.

Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo, who endorsed Obama on Sunday, narrated a new radio spot for Obama that highlights the Illinois Senator’s upbringing and values, including how Obama is “a strong Christian.”

Mongiardo said he felt compelled to make the ad after constituents contacted his office with what he called “misconceptions” about Obama.

“The negative calls have been talking about either the color of his skin or claims that he’s not a Christian,” Mongiardo said. “As I’ve listened to news casts of primaries across the country, it struck me that there is a segment of people who are not voting for Hillary Clinton but are voting against Barack Obama because of issues that don’t pertain to substance.” (link)
So ... People call the Democratic lieutenant governor's office to complain about the color of Obama's skin.

What utter nonsense.

Contemptible nonsense.

McCain's Plan To Stop 'Global Warming'

I don't know whether to laugh or to cry:

Senators Warn Bill Could Spike Gas $1.50 to $5 a Gallon
By Jeff Poor, Business & Media Institute

Worried about gas prices hitting $4 a gallon and beyond? Imagine if they were $6, $7 or even $8 a gallon. Those levels are a certain possibility should Congress pass cap-and-trade legislation, which could face a vote in early June.

Oil is trading at record levels, in excess of $120 a barrel. Leading Republican Sens. James Inhofe (Okla.) and Jeff Sessions (Ala.) both told the Business & Media Institute (BMI) energy prices would drastically increase if the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act (S. 2191) is signed into law.

“The studies show it would be directly affected, would be a $1.50 a gallon, in addition to what it is today,” Inhofe, the ranking Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, said to (BMI). (link)

Yes, that would be our senior senator - John Warner - who is sponsoring the bill, trying desperately to get in one last act of treachery before retirement.

This scheme, by the way, called cap-and-trade, was adopted in Europe a decade ago and has proven to be an utter failure. Perhaps someone should wake John Warner up and tell him about a recently released report on the plan he and John McCain intend to bring to America:

New report finds that the EU’s key environment policy is failing
Open Europe

Open Europe today releases a major new study: “Europe’s Dirty Secret: Why the EU Emissions Trading Scheme isn’t working”.

Almost everyone now acknowledges that the first phase of the system - running from 2005 to 2007 - has been a failure: more permits to pollute have been printed than there is pollution. The price of carbon has collapsed to almost zero, creating no incentive to reduce pollution. As a result, UK firms covered by the scheme increased their emissions by 3.6% in the first year alone. Across the EU, emissions from installations covered by the ETS rose by just under 1%. (link)
- The first phase of the cap-and-trade scheme "has been a failure."

- Since the adoption of this scheme, emissions have risen.

And "Republicans" - led by John McCain and John Warner - are hell bent on bringing this monster to the USA.

And to raise prices at the pump to $8 a gallon.

They've lost their freaking minds.

Your Laugh For The Day

Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and John McCain were on a plane flying to a debate.

Barack looked at Hillary, chuckled and said, "You know I could throw a $1,000 bill out of the window right now and make somebody very happy."

Hillary shrugged her shoulders and replied, "I could throw ten $100 bills out of the window and make ten people very happy."

John added, "That being the case, I could throw one hundred $10 bills out of the window and make a hundred people very happy."

Hearing their exchange, the pilot rolled his eyes and said to his copilot; "Such big-shots back there. I could throw all three of them out of the window and make 156 million people very happy."

Author unknown

We Are Starving For Lack Of Fuel ...

... and the United States Senate doesn't give a rat's ass:
Senate panel retains oil-shale moratorium
By M.E. Sprengelmeyer, Rocky Mountain News

The Senate Appropriations Committee today narrowly defeated Sen. Wayne Allard's attempt to end a moratorium related to oil shale development in Colorado.

The moratorium prevents the Department of Interior from issuing regulations so that oil companies can move forward on oil-shale projects in Colorado and Utah.

"If we are really serious about reducing pain at the pump, this is a vote that would make a difference in people's lives," Allard argued.

But in a 14-15 vote, the committee spilt strictly on party lines and rejected the amendment. (link)
To be fair, we can't blame McCain or John Warner for this one.

But we can blame every member of the out-of-touch Democratic Party for their bewildering stupidity.

There is a growing emergency in this country and on this planet with regard to oil supplies and usage demands. We need more oil.

And these fools dither.

May God have mercy.

Takin' It To The Streets

So now the people of California are going to have to go through the referendum process to change their state's constitution just as we had to do here in Virginia:

Gay marriage opponents vow to fight Calif. ruling
By Lisa Leff, Associated Press Writer

San Francisco (AP) - Even as same-sex couples across California begin making plans to tie the knot, opponents are redoubling their efforts to make sure wedding bells never ring for gay couples in the nation's most populous state.

A conservative group said it would ask California's Supreme Court to postpone putting its decision legalizing gay marriage into effect until after the fall election. That's when voters will likely have a chance to weigh in on a proposed amendment to California's constitution that would bar same-sex couples from getting married.

If the court does not grant the request, gay marriages could begin in California in as little as 30 days, the time it typically takes for the justices' opinions to become final. (link)

Expect the homosexual community, Hollywood, and the mainstream press to mount a fierce resistance to the people who are pushing for a constitutional ban on gay marriage. Despite all the noise you'll hear, though, the people will rally behind the initiative, now more than ever before, in greater numbers than ever.

The people of California should thank those four liberal supreme court justices for making it all possible.