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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

It's Habeeb In a Walk

I don't think this will surprise anyone.  In the unofficial tally compiled by the Virginia State Board of Elections, Republican Greg Habeeb wins BIG:

The Republican Party here in Southwest Virginia grows ever stronger.

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The Habeeb campaign has released the following statement to the press:
Salem – 8th District Delegate-elect Greg Habeeb thanked volunteers and voters at his campaign headquarters Tuesday night. Habeeb says he is proud to have the opportunity to serve the voters of the 8th District.

“To have this honor to serve means so much to me and my family,” Habeeb told supporters gathered at his campaign headquarters. “I said at the beginning of this campaign: ‘the true genius of the American system is the American people.’ Tonight, and over the course of this campaign, you proved this to be true. You made tonight’s victory possible. As your Delegate in the Virginia General Assembly, I will take the strong conservative values of this District to Richmond.”

The Delegate-elect said the issues important to the people of the community were always the focus of his campaign, and why he thinks the voters chose him.

“This election was about jobs, leadership and families. I think the people of the 8th District understood I had the unique skill set to bring new jobs to our community, work in a bipartisan fashion with state leaders and protect our conservative family values.”

Habeeb will leave for Richmond tonight and be sworn in Wednesday.
Make us proud, big guy.

(You can start by eliminating our soviet system of liquor retailing.)

The Same Result In Senate-19

Bill Stanley crushed his Democratic opponent in yesterday's special election in Southside:

Virginia.  A nice shade of red this morning.

I Don't Know If It's True Or Not ...

From the just-released 2010 Darwin Awards:
After stepping around a marked police patrol car parked at the front door, a man walked into H&J Leather & Firearms Outlet intent on robbing the store. The shop was full of customers and a uniformed officer was standing at the counter. Upon seeing the officer, the would-be robber announced a hold-up and fired a few wild shots from a target pistol. The officer and a clerk promptly returned fire, and several customers also drew their guns and fired. The robber was pronounced dead at the scene by Paramedics. Crime scene investigators located 47 expended cartridge cases in the shop. The subsequent autopsy revealed 23 gunshot wounds. Ballistics identified rounds from 7 different weapons. No one else was hurt.
Humankind continues its inexorable advance.

Quote of the Day

From James Taranto:
After the horrific shooting spree, the editorial board of [the] New York Times offered a voice of reasoned circumspection: "In the aftermath of this unforgivable attack, it will be important to avoid drawing prejudicial conclusions . . .," the paper counseled.

Here's how the sentence continued: ". . . from the fact that Major Hasan is an American Muslim whose parents came from the Middle East."

The Tucson Safeway massacre prompted exactly the opposite reaction. What was once known as the paper of record egged on its readers to draw invidious conclusions that are not only prejudicial but contrary to fact. In doing so, the Times has crossed a moral line.
"The Authoritarian Media," Best of the Web Today, January 11, 2011

On That Guy Who Passes Himself Off As a Sheriff

You know the one.  That Dupnik dude who'd rather mug it up on national TV with Katie Couric than do his job and investigate the murders of six innocent Americans in a massacre that occurred in his jurisdiction.  (Not to mention the fact that his job was to protect those poor souls and prevent harm coming to them as well.)

Well, as it turns out, he's the same "sheriff" who decided a while back that he wasn't going to enforce certain laws that he didn't feel deserved enforcing.  He's not a sheriff as it turns out.  He's just another two-bit Democrat hack politician.

How proud the people of Pima County, Arizona must be.