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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Everyone's Getting In On The Act

This is so creative, I had to pass it on to you even though I haven't received the author's permission to publish his name (I'll come back and provide attribution when he or she gives approval).

"The Meeting" starring Nancy Pelosi and Rick Boucher:

I love it.

Want to contribute to the fun? Send your jokes, anecdotes, videos, and cartoons (remembering, of course, copyright law) to: fromonhigh@embarqmail.com.  We can whip Boucher's ass and have fun doing it!

Update 08-11-10: Permission received.  The video was produced by Joe Nowlin, a proud Virginian.

* Is that a wonderful caricature of Rick Boucher or what.  Fantastic.

Morgan Griffith Takin' It To Him ...

... where his opponent is most vulnerable.

This is fabulous in-your-face politics. For a guy like me who considers politics to be a contact sport and who's been waiting for someone to step forward to beat knots on Boucher's head for his lack of accomplishments over these many years, and for his utter disdain for that which we hold dear, this is a dream come true:
Griffith Invites Obama to Southwest Virginia

Christiansburg, VA -- From the Griffith for Congress Headquarters today, Congressional Candidate Morgan Griffith invited President Barack Obama down to southwest Virginia to campaign for his opponent.

"Yesterday, Democratic National Committee Chairman, and former Virginia Governor, Tim Kaine said it's a 'mistake' for Democrats not to be seen campaigning with President Obama. I strongly urge Rick Boucher to avoid the 'mistake' of not being seen with President Obama in southwest Virginia. There is no better way for Rick Boucher to let the voters know where he stands on issues like Cap and Trade, solving unemployment, out-of-control deficits and Wall Street bailouts, than to campaign with Barack Obama."

"I strongly encourage President Barack Obama to come down to southwest Virginia and campaign for my opponent, Congressman Rick Boucher," Griffith said. "After Boucher went out of his way to vote with Obama and Speaker Nancy Pelosi 96% of the time, including Cap and Trade legislation, the least the President can do is come down here and campaign for Rick Boucher."

Then-Senator Barack Obama campaigned twice in southwest Virginia in 2008. President Obama has not campaigned yet for Congressman Boucher during the 2010 elections.

Lest we forget, there is not a closer relationship in all of Washington.  So close, they call him:

Barick Oboucher

They're political soul mates.  Why wouldn't Rick Boucher want Obama to come down here and rally the faithful?

All twelve of them.

Uh.  On second thought, maybe we shouldn't expect Mr. Wonderful to show himself here anytime soon.

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Lest we forget too, Boucher has voted with Obama's Democratic Party 96.3% of the time in the current session of Congress. (source) An accomplishment that took a lot of hard work.  Bragging rights are in order.

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As for Tim Kaine's comment, is there a person alive who believes that that slimy politician actually believes in what he's advocating?  I want a show of hands.

Pelosi Gives Boucher Cover

You've been wondering why our congressman has been so elusive lately?  Why he's been so noncommittal time after time to debates that various organizations around Southwest Virginia have been trying to schedule between him and his Republican challenger, Morgan Griffith?

Though the reason for Rick Boucher's effort to hide up in Washington is not difficult for some of us to grasp - he'd have to come down here and answer for being much closer to Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi than he is to the voters of the 9th Congressional District - it'll now be easier for everyone else here to understand.  Nancy Pelosi - as it turns out - has provided Boucher cover.  She's forcing all members of Congress to stay in Washington this summer.

See "Cruel Summer: House vacations nixed."

One can hear Boucher now ...

Oh, it's worth mentioning - the bill that is keeping Rick in D.C.?  A Pelosi monstrosity that is to provide $26 billion to the nation's public employee unions (along with some Medicaid funding that will also aid the teachers union indirectly) to keep them in the style and comfort to which their members have become accustomed. It's called EduJobs.  More appropriately, it should be called UnionJobs.

Make note: Rick Boucher will be there to vote - like the good Democrat soldier that he is - in favor of this waste.  Waste that has already been okayed by Virginia's Senators James Webb and Mark Warner.  Both Democrats, it goes without saying.

Anyway, expect our congressman to plead "I'm not allowed" next time someone here in Southwest Virginia asks him to stand up in debate and answer for all that .. he's ... done ... for ... us ... over the last quarter century.  "Pelosi won't let me" - or something with the same meaning will be the convenient response.

When Gov't Has Money To Burn

You know that goofy notion that continues to kick around Congress (but died in the real world a few years ago), the one that our own Senator James Webb (Democrat) and Representative Rick Boucher (Democrat) are so keen on, in which we could take the CO2 emissions from coal-fired power plants and "sequester" them underground (thus saving the Earth from being replenished by a treasured nutrient that all plant life needs to survive - carbon dioxide)?  It was determined that the fanciful scheme may be the silliest idea that environmental scientists and (Democrat) politicians have ever come up with in the history of mankind.

But that determination was made after billions were devoted (by Democrats) to the project.

Ground Zero for the project having been in Mattoon, Illinois.  The project having been developed by an outfit called FutureGen.  FutureGen having failed miserably.

See "FutureGen Goes FutureBust."

FutureGen was taken out back and shot because of skyrocketing costs and research that showed the concept to have fundamentally fatal flaws.

But FutureGen was/is a government project.  Even worse, it's a Democrat project.  Still worse, it's an environmental project.  Thus:

Meet the Democratic Party's "Bridge to Nowhere."  FutureGen 2.0.

It's alive and well - even more expensive - and guaranteed to fail.

For the love of God.

What Did You Expect?

Remind me to buy one of these $40,000 gems:

The worst? Even worse than my 1981 Buick Regal?

Journalists Live In a Different World

James Taranto on the "news" that Americans don't care for what Obama and his ilk have done to our country:

[C]heck out this Los Angeles Times story on the midterm election campaign:

"As Democrats fan out across the country to campaign for reelection this month, many are surprisingly quiet about their hard-won accomplishments--the major bills they have passed under President Obama.

"In an effort coordinated with the White House, congressional leaders are urging Democrats to focus less on bragging about what they have done--a landmark healthcare law, a sweeping overhaul of Wall Street regulation and other far-reaching policy changes--and more on efforts to fix the economy and on the perils of Republican control of Congress

If that second paragraph is right, even the White House by now understands how unpopular Democratic policies have been. Apparently the only people who are surprised by this are liberal journalists.
Makes one wonder how trustworthy liberal reporting is when they don't seem to have a clue as to what's going on around them.

When Gov't Has a Life of Its Own

In the course of reading - once again - about the exploding and unsustainable pension benefits being granted to government employees around the country by government employees around the country (see "The Pension Bell Tolls"), I came across this mouth-opener:
According to the California Foundation for Fiscal Responsibility, a nonprofit that advocates pension reform, Mr. Rizzo is hardly alone. The foundation lists 9,111 retired California government workers receiving pensions in excess of $100,000 a year. The top earner, one Bruce Malkenhorst, receives $510,000 a year for his tenure as city administrator of Vernon, California (population, 91). Not including health benefits.
This guy has a pension that brings in half a million a year from a job that oversaw a town of 91 people? One wonders what his annual salary was.  One wonders how he got away with it.

This is so wrong.

And so likely to continue.

Foxes.  Hen houses.