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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Quote of the Day

From Michelle Malkin:

"Deadly indifference to protecting life isn't tangential to the abortion industry's existence -- it's at the core of it. The Philadelphia Horror is no anomaly. It's the logical, bloodcurdling consequence of an evil, eugenics-rooted enterprise wrapped in feminist clothing."

Future generations will damn ours.

Sign of the Times

Watching Chinese Premier Hu Jintao patiently smirk as our president drooled all over him at that White House press conference reminded me of a day long ago when a U.S. president would travel to Lower Slobberyovia, don a native shirt, and talk glowingly about "the close bonds that have historically linked our two nations in friendship and determination to ... " blah ... blah ... blah.

The whole time wanting to get the hell out of Lower Slobberyovia and find some civilized domain where he could get a glass of water without having to worry about some infectious disease.

How the tables have turned.

This is humiliating.

It's what we've come to.

Remember What Your Daddy Taught You

Never make a promise you can't keep.

Just three days ago: "Newly-elected Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie is on a mission to end the Birther controversy once and for all."

Today: "Abercrombie has utterly failed in his mission to prove that Obama was born in the United States."

Sharks.

Blood in the water.

Boiling mass of frenzy.

Abercrombie, so you know, is a Democrat.  And a "friend" of Obama.

The first is very believable (see above).  You'd have to prove to me, though, what with this moron's efforts, that the latter applies.

With friends like Abercrombie ...

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Caption of the day, from Hot Air:


How proud the people of Hawaii must be.

No Time For Weiners

I just can't get excited about Mitt Romney.  Every time I look at him, I see George H.W. Bush.  A guy who perceives a problem and looks to government to fix it.  And talk about how it was the only way to ... blah ... blah ... blah.  Another John McCain.

In my mind, government IS the problem.  IT needs to be fixed.  And I don't see Romney being up to the task.

So who might be?

Who might be that take-no-prisoners kind of conservative who'll draw the scimitar and plunge into the fray?

Maybe ...
Conservatives urge Mike Pence to fill GOP 'void'
By Jonathan Martin and Kasie Hunt, Politico

To understand the dissatisfaction on the right with the current crop of Republican presidential hopefuls, look no further than Mike Pence.

An Indiana congressman with just five terms in public office, Pence is currently the subject of a draft movement — but he may well pick a gubernatorial run over a White House bid.

Nevertheless, a group of longtime Republicans — including former House Majority Leader Dick Armey and former Rep. Jim Ryun — are working with a well-connected conservative public relations firm to urge the congressman to head to Des Moines and Manchester instead of Indianapolis and Muncie. [link]
I'm not sure what that crack about Pence having "just five terms in public office" under his belt is all about.  After all, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton had a whopping total of one each.   But skip that.

Mike Pence is a conservative.  And has never wavered.

Unlike so many other "read my lips" Republicans.

My guess is he'll not run for president.  For his own reasons.

Too bad.

How Long Will This Continue?

There's a lot of talk these days about the global food shortage.

Meanwhile, here in the world's breadbasket:


An expensive, inefficient fuel at that.

For the love of God.

We'll Miss Keith Olbermann

Unlike all those "open-minded" liberals in this country who work tirelessly to have opposition voices (think Limbaugh) banned from the public arena of ideas, I've always enjoyed ultra-leftist Keith Olbermann's participation.  He's entertaining.  Buffoonish.  And entertaining.  I would never think of calling for his proscription from the national discussion.

That's the difference between them and us.

Looks like someone has banished him though.  Either that or he's going to work for Obama (isn't the White House press secretary position still vacant?).

The news: Olbermann Signs Off from MSNBC’s Countdown for Last Time

No reason given.

Maybe he's joined a convent?

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Instapundit provides a comment from a reader.  A Keith Olbermann epitaph:

"His viewer is going to be bummed."

 Ouch.

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Then again, we'll always have a Kennedy to kick around.

And Speaking of Buffoonishly Entertaining

Olbermann may be gone.

That idiot down in Florida - a Democrat - may have been turned out of office by the voters.

But, by God, we'll always have that idiot down in Tennessee.

A Democrat.

* Ban him for his hate speech?  Hell, give him a megaphone and a slot on MSNBC.

Point. Counterpoint.

A Shit-for-Brains Democrat from New York on those "high-capacity" magazines that she wants to ban:

"The only reason for the existence of these devices is to be able to shoot as many people as quickly as possible."

From on High:

"I can think of another.  To be able to put as many rounds as possible through an intruder who's breaking into my home at 2 in the morning.  And if he's shooting back, and I don't have time to hunt up my box of 9mm when I've emptied the magazine in his direction, I'll sure be thankful that the thing held more than 10 rounds."

Politifact Virginia

I think I like this thing.  At least the Virginia version.

* About Politifact Virginia:

"PolitiFact Virginia is a partnership of the Richmond Times-Dispatch and PolitiFact.com, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Web site of the St. Petersburg Times, to help you find the truth in politics.

"Every day, reporters and researchers from the Times-Dispatch examine statements by Virginia elected officials and candidates and anyone else who speaks up on matters of public importance. We research their statements and then rate the accuracy on our Truth-O-Meter – True, Mostly True, Half True, Barely True and False. The most ridiculous falsehoods get our lowest rating, Pants on Fire."

In The Public Interest

I thought you might be interested in this.  It's a list of utilities around Virginia and a rate comparison (based on 1000 kilowatts of usage) compiled by the office of the attorney general.  As you can see, some are higher than yours, some are lower.

Click on the image to enlarge it.


For what it's worth.