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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Roanoke Times Celebrates Perversion

Perversion
Noun: perversion per-vur-zhuhn
1. An aberrant sexual practice
2. The action of perverting something (turning it to a wrong use)

Pervert
Verb: pervert
per-vurt
1. Corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
2. Change the inherent purpose or function of something

Noun: pervert
pur-vert
1. A person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior

The Roanoke Times:
George Mason's homecoming queen

Congratulations to George Mason University's Reann Ballslee, who will give new meaning to the term homecoming queen. Students at the school elected Ballslee to be homecoming queen in a three-way race.

Ballslee is Ryan Allen, a senior at the school and gay drag queen. You go, girl! [link]

Perverts celebrating the perverse as championed by a pervert. How perverted.

Oh, by the way, you paid for this. George Mason is a public university owned by, in large measure ... you. Your tax dollars at work. Have a good day.

'Dialogue' Till You're Blue In The Face

Washington Post's editorialists think it's a swell idea to continue that 40 year discussion about race in America. I say: Knock yourself out:
'A Nation of Cowards'?
editorial

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. took his fair share of lumps this week for calling the United States "a nation of cowards" because "we, average Americans, simply do not talk enough with each other about race." His provocative choice of words sparked a debate that has distracted from his main point, which is important despite its familiarity: Americans need to engage in an ongoing and honest conversation about race.

Mr. Holder lauded the now-commonplace interactions between and among the races at work but lamented that "there is almost no significant interaction between us" outside the workplace. [link]
Yeah. I'll just bet he's lamenting.

For the love of God, bad people did bad things many years ago. Get over it.

Don't Make Me Barf

President Tells a Gathering of Mayors That He Will Hold Them Accountable for Money Being Wasted

Only Making It Worse

This is getting beyond serious, folks. America's largest banks are imploding. And Obama is doing his best to hasten their demise:
Growing Worry on Rescue Takes a Toll on Banks*
By Eric Dash, New York Times

Despite somber assurances from the White House that the industry is sound, shares of bank companies plunged to new lows Friday on fears that some of the nation’s largest banks, including Citigroup and Bank of America, eventually could be nationalized.

The decline, which had been building for days, underscored the growing anxiety on Wall Street about what the government would do next. The Obama administration has provided few details about its plans to shore up troubled lenders, sowing confusion in the markets and inside the banks about its intentions.

“Banks live on confidence, and there is precious little coming from the new Treasury secretary,” said Gary B. Townsend, a former federal banking regulator who runs his own investment firm, referring to Timothy F. Geithner. “We are getting only confusion.” [link]
"Confusion." That pretty well sums up the first 30 days of the Obama presidency, doesn't it?

I think we need a do-over.

* I'm perplexed by the use of the preposition "on" in the headline. Usually these people are extremely precise. So my guess is there's a hedge here somehow. Odd.

Food For Thought

On the ever-downward spiral of America's economy, Investor's Business Daily:
Is It Any Wonder The Market Continues To Sink?
editorial

Last Oct. 13, in trying to explain why the market had sold off 30% in six weeks, we acknowledged that the freeze-up of the financial system was a big concern. But we cited three other factors as well:

• The imminent election of "the most anti-capitalist politician ever nominated by a major party."

• The possibility of "a filibuster-proof Congress led by politicians who are almost as liberal."

• A "media establishment dedicated to the implementation of a liberal agenda, and the smothering of dissent wherever it arises."

No wonder, we said then, that panic had set in.

Today, as the market continues to sell off and we plumb 12-year lows, we wish we had a different explanation. But it still looks, as we said four months ago, "like the U.S., which built the mightiest, most prosperous economy the world has ever known, is about to turn its back on the free-enterprise system that made it all possible." [link]
There's a postulate being put forth that links Obama's rise to power with the crumbling of the market. The graph below supports the notion that nominating and electing the most liberal president in history has been bad for business.

America's publicly-owned corporations have lost half their value since Hillary conceded to Obama and Obama became the standard-bearer of the anti-business left.

What was that about hope again?

* Click on the image to enlarge it.
** Graph courtesy of The American Sentinel.

Calming The Insecure

The New York Times editorialists thought it necessary to send out a quick admonition to its wavering faithful, saying:

Pay no attention to that growing chorus of non-believers. Global warming evidence is still unequivocal.
Changing Climate Numbers
editorial

In 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its fourth assessment report, summarizing evidence collected and weighed by scientists around the world. At the time, it was the best estimate of where the planet was, climatically speaking, and where it was likely to be going, and the news the report offered was daunting.

There was unequivocal evidence of a warming climate, with human activity the dominant cause. The panel warned that further warming could have devastating consequences for societies around the world, including rising seas and widespread drought.

The 2007 assessment established a base line of expectation, but it is already ... [blah blah blah] [link]
Global warming theory is unequivocal. So stop looking at that man behind the curtain. And shut up.

I don't know. I might have more faith in the argument if it didn't use as its only source a group of non-climate scientists handpicked by a feckless and corrupt international organization that has never gotten anything right in its 47 year existence.

Me? I think I prefer to get my information and analysis from experts in the field. Call me old-fashioned.

It is telling that these guys at the Times are seeming to panic. We obviously make progress.

Keep at it, fellas. Before Obama and his ilk are able to destroy what's left of this great land of ours.

This Is Too Much

The only way I was going to be able to reproduce this gem is if I brought it to you as a screenshot. This, from Portfolio.com is side-busting funny. I hope it is clear enough. If not, click on it to enlarge it:

How embarrassed someone at the Huffington Post must be.