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Sunday, February 06, 2011

Liberalism At Its Essence

Roanoke Times editorial page editor Dan Radmacher - who's as liberal as they come - understands ObamaCare.

Everyone else in this country remains clueless and stupid.

See "Health care debate remains in a fog."

Though why he went to the trouble to explain it to us clueless, stupid earthlings is beyond me.

On Sarah Palin & Conservative Cowardice

I don't understand you people.  When it comes to sharing a foxhole, I'm not sure you'd be in my top hundred of holemate choices (give me a Hillary any time; she at least has gonads).  Are you people of conviction or not?  Are you willing to stand up and fight for that which you believe or not?  Can you steel yourself for even a second and not be intimidated?  Can you stop letting the other side define you and marginalize those who hold your - sometimes - banner high? 

You may remember this slogan I adopted from that last primary election:
What was it about McCain that made me willing to bleed myself dry?

He was never one of us.

But, despite the fact that he was as much a Washington insider as any of them, YOU decided that he was "electable."

So YOU nominated him.

And YOU found out that he wasn't "electable" at all.

Now along comes a gal who says and does everything right.  One who walks the path of Ronald Reagan.  One who never wavers from her conservative principles.  One who doesn't give a damn what the Washington establishment thinks of her.  One who shares - and champions - your values.   One who is willing to suffer the slings and arrows - attacks of the most pernicious kind - willing to pursue YOUR goals with head held high and steady determination in her voice - so as to make this country of ours a better place.

And what do you do?

Run in fear.

I read things like this and I get so angry:
"I like her enthusiasm and ability [to] energize people," said one woman.

"Would you support her for president?"

"Well, we're more Mitt Romney people."

"I like her," says one man. "I'm not sure she's presidential, but she gets the message out."

"Could she become presidential?"

"Hell, if Obama can be president, so can she."

"We like her personally, but can she win?" said another woman. "We're very worried. She's been so demonized."
My God.

You are nothing but frightened children.  You don't deserve her.

Ask yourself: Who made the determination that Sarah Palin isn't "presidential" while Mitt Romney is? I'll answer for you: The same people who "so demonized" her. And you accept that? You let the likes of Chris Matthews and Katie Couric determine for you whether she can run this country? Do they also change your diaper?

Have you no fortitude? Are you not willing to stand up to the Washington crowd and the gang of thieves in the mainstream press and tell them you're not listening to them anymore? Can you not fight?

THEY think Sarah Palin isn't presidential. Because of that - because liberals in this country think (fear?) she isn't up to the task - you think she isn't electable. And so you run from her. You want someone like McCain, someone who doesn't upset Katie's stomach and give her diarrhea.

How pathetic.

Get out of my space. I don't even want to be near you.

* Source for the quotes.

Translating The NY Times

Today's headline:

Translation: The Times has no clue what U.S. policy is toward Egypt either.

Well, It Sounded Good

Barack Obama, not that long ago:

"I am running to tell the lobbyists in Washington that their days of setting the agenda are over."

That was back when he was running for a gig with The Second City comedy club.


Look, I don't get my panties in a wad over lobbyists in Washington. Truth is, I've always recognized the fact that they have theirs and I have mine.  (Then there are those that used to be mine.)   And it would be hypocritical for me to attack theirs while cheerfully funding mine. 

But I do have a problem with those - like Obama - who profess a hatred for lobbyists while lying next to them in bed.

So the Obama administration is awash with lobbying interests.  Who'd have guessed.

"I am running to tell the lobbyists in Washington that their days of setting the agenda are over." 

In fact, in real terms, when it comes to setting the agenda, they've only just begun.

Here's Where The Discussion About Tucson Should Center

And - pinch me - it appears in this morning's New York Times:

See "A Struggle to Disarm People Without Gun Rights."

It's about "keeping guns out of the hands of the mentally unstable ..."

The article's only flaw?  In that two-part equation (guns and nuts), the Times puts too much emphasis on firearms and not enough emphasis on the madmen who are allowed to walk among us. 

When we learn how to recognize and take action against the soon-to-be criminally insane, we will all be better off.  The gun side of that equation will then take care of itself.

Welcome To The Club

Joining coal state politicians who find their energy industries under assault are some unlikely opponents of Obama's plan to stop energy production all together.  Oil state Democrats!
Shell: No Beaufort Sea drilling in Arctic for 2011
Dan Joling, Associated Press

Anchorage, Alaska (AP) -- Shell Alaska has dropped plans to drill in the Arctic waters of the Beaufort Sea this year and will concentrate on obtaining permits for the 2012 season, company Vice President Pete Slaiby said Thursday.

The recent remand of air permits issued by the Environmental Protection Agency was the final driver behind the decision, Slaiby said at a news conference.

Alaska receives upward of 90 percent of its general fund revenue from the petroleum industry, and top state officials reacted strongly to the decision. U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, blamed the Obama administration and the EPA.

"Their foot dragging means the loss of another exploration season in Alaska, the loss of nearly 800 direct jobs and many more indirect jobs," Begich said. "That doesn't count the millions of dollars in contracting that won't happen either at a time when our economy needs the investment."

The EPA issued Shell an air permit, but the agency's review board granted an appeal because of limited agency analysis regarding the effect of emissions from drilling ships and support vessels. [link] [emphasis mine]
The effect of emissions coming from boats?  Couldn't Obama's people have come up with an excuse more lame than that?

In any case, Mark Begich - Democrat - is pissed.  He wants the government to back off.  And let American industry do what American industry does.  In this energy-starved world of ours.

Here's to Mark Begich.

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So you know, and it needs to be stipulated, Senator Begich has been right on related issues all along.