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Friday, May 07, 2010

It Gets Crazier & Crazier

Virginians are up in arms over near Fredericksburg because Wal-Mart wants to build a store on the Civil War Wilderness battlefield.

Uh ... what?

Wal-Mart doesn't want to build on the historic site?


The retailer wants to build near where the 1864 battle occurred?

And what's the problem then?
Group wants to add Wal-Mart to battlefield lawsuit

Richmond, Va. (AP) -- An attorney seeking to block a Walmart Supercenter near an endangered Civil War battlefield wants to get the retailer into a courtroom.
The 138,000-square-foot store would be built in Locust Grove, near the Civil War grounds where Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant first met on the field of battle.

On April 30, Circuit Court Judge Daniel R. Bouton rejected a bid by Orange County to dismiss the challenge, sending it to trial. His decision revived the fierce national effort to protect a battlefield where 180,000 soldiers fought and 26,000 were killed or injured 146 years ago.

More than 250 historians, Civil War preservationists and celebrities have taken a stand against the store.

The Supercenter planned by the Bentonville, Ark., retailer would be outside the limits of the protected national park but within an area where troops prepared for battle, marched, and died of their injuries. [link] [emphasis mine]
If the court eventually rules in the plaintiffs' favor, it will have essentially written off development in any part of the commonwealth, since Civil War troops prepared for battle, marched, and died of their injuries throughout - including here on my property in remote Bland County.

You people need to regain your senses. Historical preservation is one thing. Insane laws (and court rulings) restricting growth so as to preserve a bunch of bushes and weeds is another. It's borderline insanity.

While The REAL Terrorists Set Off REAL WMD's ...

... liberals continue to look to those dastardly grannies who empower America's Tea Parties as being the REAL problem.

This is pathetic, if not downright condemnable:

Kerry Picket, Washington Times, interviewing Indiana Congressman Andre Carson - a Democrat - talking about that incident in Washington in which he and several other Democratic politicians lied about being called ni**ers by the crowd of protesters they had encountered:
PICKET: What are your thoughts on the crowd outside in general?
REP. CARSON: It's America. Welcome to America.

PICKET: You were scared of the crowd?
REP. CARSON: Me? No, I'm a former cop, but I became protective of Congressman Lewis, and a person said, 'I'm being reminded of another time' as we're walking. It was like an old sage. For him to say that is (inaudible) been there done that. A young 35 year old like myself, I'm being protective of the older sage along with this chief of staff. We kept walking. The walk usually takes a couple of minutes. It felt like ten minutes.

PICKET: Do you think the people outside are generally dangerous or no?
REP. CARSON: Oh absolutely. I worked in homeland security. I'm from intelligence, and I'll tell you, one of the largest threats to our internal security...I mean terrorism has an Islamic face, but it really comes from racial supremacist groups. (inaudible) Its the kind of thing we keep a threat assessment on record [for].

PICKET: From groups like this?
REP. CARSON: Oh absolutely.
Mr. Carson might consider this:

 The moron probably saw them in the crowd shouting racial epithets at him too.

* OK. He doesn't get an A for spelling.

Why Didn't Bush Think Of That?

And Clinton.  And Bush 1.  And Reagan.  And Carter.  And Ford.  And Nixon.  And Johnson.  And Kennedy.  And Eisenhower.  And ...

A U.N. Security Council resolution that will stop Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from developing nuclear weapons!

A statement!

Yeah, it's U.N. Security Council resolution number 612 that deals with this subject.

But this one has Obama's name on it. So it's sure to work.

With a wave of his magic wand ...

Foreign Flags OK, American Flag 'Incendiary'

It's come to this:
Students Kicked Off Campus for Wearing American Flag Tees
NBC Bay Area

On any other day at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Daniel Galli and his four friends would not even be noticed for wearing T-shirts with the American flag. But Cinco de Mayo is not any typical day especially on a campus with a large Mexican American student population.

Galli says he and his friends were sitting at a table during brunch break when the vice principal asked two of the boys to remove American flag bandannas that they wearing on their heads and for the others to turn their American flag T-shirts inside out. When they refused, the boys were ordered to go to the principal's office.

"They said we could wear it on any other day," Daniel Galli said, "but today is sensitive to Mexican-Americans because it's supposed to be their holiday so we were not allowed to wear it today."

The boys said the administrators called their T-shirts "incendiary" that would lead to fights on campus. [link]
So who's fault would it be if an American kid wore an American flag in an American high school in an American city in a once-proud United States of America and was attacked because of it.

I'm all for school administrators establishing and enforcing a dress code.  But when it gets cited arbitrarily (the Mexican flag was not a violation of the dress code), even I have a problem with it.

Too many Americans - weak of spirit all - have been blinded by political correctness.  This is just another sad example.

Wear the flag, get punished.  My God.

Annie B Is Turning Heads

Delegate Anne B. Crockett-Stark is accumulating some muscle.

From her office we get this news:
Crockett-Stark appointed to commissions

Richmond- Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) recently announced that Delegate Anne B. Crockett-Stark (R-Wythe) has been appointed to the Virginia Commission on Youth and the Substance Abuse Services Council. Del. Crockett-Stark has also been reappointed to the Appalachian Region Interstate Compact Commission and the Tourist Train Development Authority.

"I am excited about the opportunity to serve on the Commission on Youth and Substance Abuse Services Council. Having served as a teacher and guidance counselor for 32 years and on the community service board for 13 years, I hope to bring my life experiences to the table to provide constructive input to youth and substance abuse issues in Virginia," Crockett-Stark said.

"I also appreciate the opportunity of continued service on the Appalachian Region Interstate Compact Commission and the Tourist Train Development Authority. As Southwest Virginia works to diversify its economy, these two entities can play a key role in developing advanced manufacturing, new technology jobs and tourism in our region," Crockett-Stark continued.

Del. Crockett-Stark was first elected to serve the Sixth District in the House of Delegates in 2005. She represents all of Bland County and parts of Giles, Pulaski, Tazewell and Wythe Counties.
My delegate, hard at work earning her keep.  You go, girl.