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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Picking, Choosing

From on High: Everyone on campus deserves protection.

The Roanoke Times: "Gays on campus deserve protection."

Which position seems more inclusive?   More ... liberal?

Brain Exploder of the Day

The vice president for Planned Parenthood in Roanoke calls a display of crosses over near Bonsack that are intended to "speak up for those who can't speak up for themselves," they being all the hundreds of little babies who were aborted in the vice president's local slaughterhouse in 2008 ...

... "mean-spirited and not redemptive."

A man responsible for the killing of 729 human beings (in one year) speaks of church members being mean-spirited.

For the love of God.

Mission Accomplished

Here's to you, Mr. President:

He never wavered.  He never faltered.  He never surrendered.  Despite all the naysayers.  Including a host of whiners at Newsweek.

It seems so long ago. When the word president meant so much more than it does now.

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See the related Newsweek article here.

Gotta Protect The Unions

Why doesn't it surprise me that most of Obama's "jobs stimulus" money has gone to the teachers' union membership.
Who Is The Stimulus Money Stimulating? Teachers
by Veronique de Rugy, Big Goverment

Based on the Recovery.gov data, more than two third of the 594,754.3 jobs “created or saved” with the stimulus funds were “created or saved” in the Department of Education (see chart). Basically, what the administration meant by shovel ready projects was funding for your next door teacher.

Now, what do you think the chance are that the stimulus funds for education will be made permanent? [link]
I'll bet you thought, when Obama said he was going to create jobs that were "shovel-ready," he meant shovel-ready.  Sorry.  He meant union-ready.

It's worth remembering next time he tries to pull the same fast one on us.

Click on the chart to enlarge it.

Annie B Wins One For The Good Guys

Virginia Delegate Anne B. Crockett-Stark can put a legislative notch on her belt.  One of her pieces of legislation is heading to Governor McDonnell's desk for his signature after it passed the legislature:
Virginia: Pro-Gun Legislation Heading to Governor McDonnell!

On Wednesday, March 10, the Virginia State Senate passed the four pro-gun bills (HB109, HB505, HB885, and HB1191) which will now head to Governor Bob McDonnell (R) for his consideration ... [including] House Bill 1092, sponsored by Delegate Anne B. Crockett-Stark (R-6), [which] would give retired law-enforcement the ability to carry a concealed handgun without a permit. [link]
The details can be found here.

For those of you who own a firearm, here are your protections (who, where, and when), as specifically outlined in the new law:

1. Any person while in his own place of business; 

2. Any law-enforcement officer, wherever such law-enforcement officer may travel in the Commonwealth; 

3. Any regularly enrolled member of a target shooting organization who is at, or going to or from, an established shooting range, provided that the weapons are unloaded and securely wrapped while being transported; 

4. Any regularly enrolled member of a weapons collecting organization who is at, or going to or from, a bona fide weapons exhibition, provided that the weapons are unloaded and securely wrapped while being transported; 

5. Any person carrying such weapons between his place of abode and a place of purchase or repair, provided the weapons are unloaded and securely wrapped while being transported; 

6. Any person actually engaged in lawful hunting, as authorized by the Board of Game and Inland Fisheries, under inclement weather conditions necessitating temporary protection of his firearm from those conditions, provided that possession of a handgun while engaged in lawful hunting shall not be construed as hunting with a handgun if the person hunting is carrying a valid concealed handgun permit; 

7. Any law enforcement retiree.

8. Law enforcement officers who are in the reserves and are called to active duty.

9. Any attorney for the Commonwealth or assistant attorney for the Commonwealth, wherever such attorney may travel in the Commonwealth. 

Thanks, Annie B, for being there for us.

Something You Won't Find In The MSM

This seems to be important enough to warrant a few lines on the front page of every newspaper in the country.  And yet ...
Conyers' wife sentenced to three years in prison
By Glenn Thrush, Politico

The wife of House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.) has been sentenced to a three-year prison sentence as part of a plea deal, the AP reports.

A federal judge has denied ex-Detroit Councilwoman Monica Conyers' request to withdraw her guilty plea in a corruption case and sentenced her to three years and one month in prison.

Conyers suggested she was the victim of "badgering" last summer when she acknowledged a conspiracy to take bribes for her support of a Houston company seeking a sludge contract from the city.

But U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn says her plea deal was voluntary.

Conyers, the wife of Michigan Democratic Congressman John Conyers, quit her council seat after pleading guilty. [link]
The wife of a powerful (and criminally dimwitted) leftist United States congressman gets sentenced to prison for being corrupt and it hardly makes news.  Ask yourself, if that had been Newt's wife, or Dick Cheney's wife, or Scott Brown's wife, or any influential Congressional Republican's wife, would this have gone virtually unreported?

Shame on the press.

It must be Thursday.