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Monday, October 27, 2008

This Is Amusing

The Roanoke Times this morning endorses the candidacy of some guy named Rasoul (not to be confused with the protagonist in The Wind and the Lion, The Mulay Ahmed Muhamed Raisuli the Magnificent, sherif of the Riffian Berbers, true defender of the faithful) for Congress in Virginia's 6th District*, though the editorialist who wrote it seemed to make a great case for this kid to be a miserable choice and for anyone voting for him being stark raving mad:
Rasoul, at age 27, is the youngest person running for Congress. He is still wrapped up in the naïveté of youth. He believes that, with enough principled members, Congress could change. He is idealistic but doesn't seem to fully grasp or appreciate how the system works. Still, voters could do worse than give Rasoul a chance to prove himself.
Now there's a reason to support this fella. The same reason for backing that idiot who's running against Nancy Pelosi out in San Francisco. And that other moron who's running for president.

"We could do worse."

Can we do better? That's the question. And the answer is ... YES, WE CAN.

Vote for Bob Goodlatte in the 6th. Just to piss off the leftists at the Times, if for no other reason.

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* Error duly noted. Correction made. 10/27/2008 19:04 hours.

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Oh, the Times endorses another Democrat as well. Probably for the same really sound reason.

Better Buy It While You Can

Obama says he's pro-2nd Amendment. A lie.

And Americans know it:
Gun Sales Thriving In Uncertain Times
By Fredrick Kunkle, Washington Post Staff Writer

Americans have cut back on buying cars, furniture and clothes in a tough economy, but there's one consumer item that's still enjoying healthy sales: guns. Purchases of firearms and ammunition have risen 8 to 10 percent this year, according to state and federal data.

Several variables drive sales, but many dealers, buyers and experts attribute the increase in part to concerns about the economy and fears that if Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois wins the presidency, he will join with fellow Democrats in Congress to enact new gun controls. Obama has said that he believes in an individual right to bear arms but that he also supports "common-sense safety measures." (link)
Those "common-sense" (sic) safety measures that he supports, of course, include a ban on the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns, a complete ban on "assault weapons," whatever that means, and mandatory waiting periods and background checks, however those terms are to be construed.

So get 'em while you can, boys. Obama's coming after 'em and they won't be available for long.

But It's For The Greater Good

Having universal health care is more important than having jobs. Or having employers who can provide jobs. Get with it!
Businesses Wary of Details in Obama Health Plan
By Kevin Sack, The New York Times

Agawam, Mass. — Dave Ratner, owner of Dave’s Soda and Pet City, is pretty sure he is about to get “whacked” by the new state law that requires employers to contribute to health care benefits for their workers or pay a $295-per-employee penalty. In order to avoid thousands of dollars in fines, Mr. Ratner is considering not adding part-time workers at his four pet supply stores in Western Massachusetts.

But the penalty in Massachusetts is picayune compared with what some health experts believe Senator Barack Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, might impose as part of his plan to provide affordable coverage for the uninsured. Though Mr. Obama has not released details, economists believe he might require large and medium companies to contribute as much as 6 percent of their payrolls.

That, Mr. Ratner said, would be catastrophic to a low-margin business like his, which has 90 employees, 29 of them full-time workers who are offered health benefits. (link)
Fools. We are being lead down the road by complete fools.

Finding Racists Where None Exist

Obama's pals have to go a long way - and turn a lot of rocks - to find those racists that the press love to expose. Take for example this rant (see "Why They Hate Obama: Miscegenation and Other Nightmares of the Racist Political Imagination") from one Stephen Ducat on The Huffington Post:
The frank comments of unapologetic anti-Obama racists across the country have recently gained a wide national audience. As Ricky Thompson, a pipe fitter from Mobile, Alabama, told a New York Times reporter, "He's neither-nor. He's other. It's in the Bible. Come as one. Don't create other breeds." Another denizen of the GOP's "real America" shared his spiritual insights with the same interviewer. Glenn Reynolds, of Martinsdale, Virginia pointed out, "God taught the children of Israel not to intermarry." Such shameless declarations of prejudice reveal something obvious but easily overlooked: It is not Obama's blackness that disturbs these pious bigots, but his grayness.
America is aflame. Racism runs rampant. Racists are everywhere. Ducat found two of 'em.


Er ... well, one to be sure.

I don't know who Glenn Reynolds is (though I know who he isn't), but he sure ain't from Martinsdale, Virginia. There is no Martinsdale, Virginia.

Doesn't make for a strong argument when this genius gets something as simple as that wrong, does it? Got any other racists out there you can quote, big guy?

What Was That Definition of Marxism Again?

Ask Obama.

Listen to a taped NPR interview from 1991 with Barack Obama in which he openly advocates the redistribution of wealth and says the United States government hasn't been radical enough in taking property from some and giving it to others.

And he intends to soon be in charge.

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Of course, 45% of America will cheer him on. They are the ones who stand to be on the receiving end of federal hand-outs. The essence of the word entitlement.

Quote of the Day

Is it time to "Go John Galt"?

Perhaps the partisan politics we are dealing with now is really just a struggle between those of us who believe in productivity, personal responsibility, and keeping government interference to a minimum, and those who believe in the socialistic policies of taking from others, using the government as a watchdog, and rewarding those who overspend, underwork, or are just plain unproductive.

Obama talks about taking from those who are productive and redistributing to those who are not — or who are not as successful. If success and productivity is to be punished, why bother? Perhaps it is time for those of us who make the money and pay the taxes to take it easy, live on less, and let the looters of the world find their own way.

Helen Smith, Pajamas Media, October 15, 2008

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If you don't know who John Galt is, go here.

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A quote from author Ayn Rand:

"I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine."
-- Atlas Shrugged, 1957

If you've never read Atlas Shrugged, get a copy before the Democrats ban its sale and distribution.

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I don't put much stock in this becoming some kind of movement. It is far more likely that those who have worked hard to accumulate their wealth over the years will simply pack it in a suitcase and move to some foreign locale where they - and their dollars - are more welcome.