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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Opinions Expressed Here Are ...

Reverend Ronald C. Moss of Fort Blackwell submitted the following for your consideration:
I just wonder why there haven't been many comments about Congressman Boucher coming out with media announcements like an avalanche in these last few months about grants that he has procured for various projects in Southwest Virginia's ninth district. While he announced some grants since the last election, it hasn't been at the same quantity as this election year, and the same happened the last time he was up for reelection.

In regards to such grants, are the voters of Southwest Virginia's 9th Congressional District unaware the no matter who is in that office, they will have a staff of grant searchers that do all the paperwork to apply for them, and the congressman just need sign them. When a grant is approved, that individual representative sets up a time, place, and invites a bunch of local dignitaries to announce it. The media print and TV media are notified in plenty of time so they can cover the story with pictures or video included. Naturally in an election year, the incumbent will increase the number of grants requested, and time the announcements to coincide shortly before and election to get more exposure.

As I said above, it doesn't matter who holds a seat in the House of Representatives, anyone elected can and will hire a staff of grant searchers who'll find as many available that can be useful in their district, make application to have it approved, and the congressperson to sign it.

What does matter, is how that representative will votes on federal legislation. Is that straight party line the majority of the time, what is the Biblical and moral stand on the issues, does the candidate and is it in the interests of the majority their constituents' and how it will effect them? And, yes it does matter what the personal views and actions of a candidate are, because their votes can not help to reflect it after they're elected, no matter what they may state as elections near, so make sure you have an overview of all of their public service to see what that person really stands for.

I urge the voters to train their consciences to vote for the candidate that they can be assured will be the most Biblically correct. God created government, and we need to realize that He will hold each individual accountable for how they vote. [received via email]
Thanks, Reverend Moss.

That's The Plan?

I'll let you work through these two headlines from the Roanoke Times:

[Roanoke's] 2-cent [restaurant meals] tax bump works as planned


Uh, "the plan" is working?

Obama Needs a New Category To Cling To

JOBS SOON TO BE SAVED OR CREATED:

Gallup Finds U.S. Unemployment at 10.0% in Mid-October


My God.

Right. PALIN's the Idiot

See "Historic Illiteracy: Idiot Sarah Palin 'Party Like It's 1773' After The Election!"

Then either sob over the ignorance of the lefties in this country or laugh at their idiocy. Either way.

Anita Hill, Still The Victim

This is a rather small story, except for one tiny, little thread:
Clarence Thomas’s Wife Asks Anita Hill for Apology
By Charlie Savage, New York Times

Washington — Nearly 20 years after Anita Hill accused Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment during his contentious Supreme Court confirmation hearings, Justice Thomas’s wife has called Ms. Hill, seeking an apology.

In a voice mail message left at 7:31 a.m. on Oct. 9, a Saturday, Virginia Thomas asked her husband’s former aide-turned-adversary to make amends. Ms. Hill played the recording, from her voice mail at Brandeis University, for The New York Times.

“Good morning Anita Hill, it’s Ginni Thomas,” it said. “I just wanted to reach across the airwaves and the years and ask you to consider something. I would love you to consider an apology sometime and some full explanation of why you did what you did with my husband.”

Ms. Thomas went on: “So give it some thought. And certainly pray about this and hope that one day you will help us understand why you did what you did. O.K., have a good day.”

Ms. Hill, in an interview, said she had kept the message for nearly a week trying to decide whether the caller really was Ms. Thomas or a prankster. Unsure, she said, she decided to turn it over to the Brandeis campus police with a request to convey it the Federal Bureau of Investigation. [link]
First of all, anyone watching that farce known as the Thomas confirmation hearings, anyone with at least half a brain that is, would not find it unreasonable for an apology to be sought by Thomas's wife, Hill's lies and half-lies at the time considered.

But the important point:

This woman sent that innocuous voice message to the freaking FBI?  She felt threatened by a polite request for an apology?

Is she still in victim mode after all these years?

Expect Maureen Dowd and all the other wrinkled, aged fossils left on this earth from the feminist era to come to her defense.  It's all they have left.

Quote of the Day

From the Wall Street Journal:
Life must be very good in Canada, or at least dull, judging by the domestic reaction to its failed bid last week for a temporary seat on the U.N. Security Council. Listen to the yowls in the papers north of the border: "A nation reeling," "humiliating defeat," "a rebuke from the global community," "tarnishes our reputation," "a slap in the face."

We say: Way to go. Canada seems to have annoyed a sufficient number of Third World dictators and liberally pious Westerners to come up short in a secret General Assembly ballot. The sins committed by Stephen Harper's Conservative government include staunch support for Israel, skepticism about cap-and-trade global warming schemes, and long-standing commitment to the Afghan war. Americans would be so lucky to get a leader as steadfast on those issues as the Canadian Prime Minister.
"Bravo, Canada," October 20, 2010

Make of This What You Will

Now if I were Ben Tribbett over at "Not Larry Sabato," I'd be headlining this "Perriello!  Macaca!  Shame!  Withdraw!  Withdraw!"

But I'm no flamethrower like him, so I'll simply entitle this news:

"Perriello Is As Reckless With His Girly Truck As He Is With His Constituents' Hard-Earned Income":

The news:
Perriello charged after Nottoway County crash
By Staff Reports, Richmond Times-Dispatch

Rep. Tom Perriello, D-5th, was charged with making an unsafe lane change after a traffic crash Friday night in Nottoway County that injured one person.

Perriello was not hurt in the crash, and neither speed nor alcohol was considered a factor, according to Virginia State Police.

The incident happened after 8 p.m. near U.S. 460 eastbound at state Route 723, Lewiston Plank Road.

A 2005 Ford Ranger pickup truck driven by Perriello was traveling eastbound in the right lane when Perriello attempted to change lanes and struck a 1996 Ford Explorer. The Explorer ran off the roadway and into the median. [link]
How's that saying go? "If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all"?

It's got to be tough to be Tom Perriello these days.

A Reminder

This is going to be fun:
Televised debate to be streamed online

Christiansburg - Morgan Griffith, the Republican candidate for the Ninth Congressional seat, will participate in a live-televised debate with Incumbent Rick Boucher Thursday, October 21 on WSLS-10, Roanoke, television. The event will be broadcast at 6 p.m.

Residents of the Ninth Congressional District that are not in the Roanoke-viewing area can still watch the debate live online at morgangriffithforcongress.com. [received via email]
I can't wait.