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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

So Is He Leader Of The Free World Or Not?

I find it appalling that Obama suck-ups cower at the thought that the president of the United States might anger the dictatorial clerics in Iran. As the suck-ups at the Roanoke Times are doing this morning.

How dare we declare our support for freedom for those in oppressed lands?

Kind of makes calls for intervention in Darfur ring hollow, doesn't it?

Which Is It, Rick?

Yesterday we were treated to the news that Congressman Rick Boucher opposes Appalachian Power's proposed rate hike.

Fine.

But someone (I respectfully recommend that some reporter get off his/her ass and start doing his/her job) needs to ask Southwest Virginia's slimiest politician how he reconciles his opposition to a proposed nine dollar per month per household increase when he has also come out in favor of a plan that will raise utility bills by an average of $175 per year.

(That doesn't include the estimated 77¢ per gallon increase in the cost of gasoline, also a direct result of the climate bill that Rick Boucher supports.)

So which is it, Rick? Do you oppose rate increases or do you support them?

Quote of the Day

Ramesh Ponnuru on the Senate's decision to apologize for slavery having existed in this country long, long ago:
In his second inaugural address, Abraham Lincoln described the Civil War as a divine punishment brought down on North and South alike for the sin of slavery. That war cost 620,000 lives in a population of 35.2 million. There is something offensively trivial about a cost-free, ineffectual resolution placed alongside that human toll.
Offensive, ineffectual, and trivial, indeed.

A vacuous apology offered up by people who had nothing to do with it, know nothing about it, and, in truth, don't give two squirts that it occurred.

Hey, it feels good though.

Let's do it again.

New Media & The Angel of Iran

So beautiful. So young.

A life cut tragically short.

A story that would never have gotten the light of day in a global way had it not been for Twitter, You Tube, and the weblog world.

Hard Hitting

The photo seen 'round the world of the "Angel of Iran" in her last moments:

And the most widely read newspaper cartoonist on the planet comments:

Devastating.

Here's to Mike Ramirez.

Click on the images to enlarge.

It's No Accident ...

... that the two most liberal states in the country are messed up.

Not just messed up. Completely and dysfunctionally broken.

Bankrupt.

And blissfully liberal.

Make note.

Living The Delusion

I ask you:

I listened to Obama talking yesterday about how "kids today don’t just start smoking for no reason,” about how "they’re aggressively targeted as customers by the tobacco industry," and about the fact that "they’re exposed to a constant and insidious barrage of advertising where they live, where they learn and where they play," and I wondered: Is that really how young adults get the impetus to smoke? Or is it more of a peer thing?

Does Phillip Morris advertising have anything to do with a 17-year-old's decision to start smoking?

I think we all know the answers to these questions.

But we have a new federal law anyway.

Throw it on the pile ...

Pick & Choose The News

Today's choices:

Planned N. Korea launch unnerves Hawaii residents

Or:

Hawaiians Shrug Off Missile Threat

My head hurts.

Ah, It's a Good Day

I abhor violence and denounce anyone who resorts to its use in order to ...

Oh, skip the disclaimer.

This feels good:

Perez Hilton says he was punched by Peas' manager

Perez Hilton is a twerp.

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And I'm not alone in my delectation:

Bitchy Blogger Perez Hilton Beaten Bloody

Is it wrong to smile when someone is being physically assaulted?

Probably.