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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Johnny One-Note

Well, let's see what's on the Roanoke Times's editorial page this morning, shall we?

Hmm.  It seems we have a column written by editorial page editor Dan Radmacher in which he charges that Governor McDonnell's proposal to privatize the liquor business ...

... didn't go far enough in raising taxes.

Hmm.  I see there's also an editorial expressing the Times's outrage over the fact that Virginia Tech ...

... isn't going far enough in raising taxes.

Oh.  We also have an editorial that expresses concern over the Republicans' successful effort in the recent legislative session to solve Virginia's transportation problems, concern over the fact that the state ...

... isn't going far enough in raising taxes.

So what about the fact that the recession hit everywhere, but Virginia is booming compared with the rest of America?  A circumstance that may have something to do with the fact that the Commonwealth has rejected the Roanoke Times's incessant whine over taxes and has steadfastly maintained a business-friendly low-tax environment here in our state?

Nary a word.

You guys love taxes so much, move to New York, where taxes are through the roof (and where the state's budget is still disastrously short of cash; hmm).

Of course, you'll want to make that move soon.  Before the last person leaving the state that tax enthusiasts love turns out the lights and heads to Virginia.

What To Make Of This?

I'm not sure how to even approach the subject without sounding like some hardhearted  conservative.  But does this give you the creeps?
Dems look to Giffords for Senate seat
By Alexander Burns, Politico

The race for Arizona’s open Senate seat has quickly focused on one question: What will Gabrielle Giffords do?

The Democratic congresswoman who survived an assassination attempt in Tucson last month is still undergoing rehabilitation in Houston for a gunshot wound to the head. Physicians have warned that her recovery will proceed at its own pace.

But even though questions about her health remain, Giffords’s astonishingly rapid recovery has left Democrats in Arizona and Washington looking to her as a potential candidate to replace retiring GOP Sen. Jon Kyl.

Giffords was mentioned as one possible contender for the 2012 race during a closed-door meeting of Senate Democrats on ... [link]
At this point in her life, with what she faces on a daily basis, who would suggest such a thing?

With George Allen It Was Macaca

With Mitt Romney it is - and if the Washington Post has any say in the matter, it always will be - Mormonism.

Remember this next time that smelly pile of fish wrap complains about politicians not addressing "the real issues" of the day.
Mormonism's moment?
By Sally Quinn, Washington Post

With former Utah governor Jon Huntsman and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney both believed to be gearing up for a run for the presidency, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has again found itself answering questions about what these two prominent members believe.

Post reporter Sandhya Somashekhar wrote in a story published Tuesday that Mormon leaders see the ascendancy of these and other Mormons (such as convert Glenn Beck) as a sign "that the community has finally 'arrived,'" but added "researchers say there remains a deep mistrust of Mormons and that little has changed in public opinion to suggest that voters will be more open this year than they were in 2007."

If conservative Christian and Mormons share a political agenda, why do suspicions still plague Mormon politicians? Do media personalities such as Glenn Beck help or hurt the cause? [link]
"There remains a deep mistrust of Mormons"?  Really?  What, they sacrifice little children and use their blood in secret rituals, or something?


There is a much deeper mistrust, Ms. Quinn, of Godless Democrats.  And godless foreign dictators.  You might someday write about that in your "On Faith" column.  Though I don't expect that to ever happen.

No.  Once again we're treated to a Washington Post hit job on conservatives - cloaked in the guise of a meaningful discussion "on faith."

The number of times you people have written about "macaca" in an effort to affect the outcome of one particular race now exceeds 100.  How many times are we to be subjected to this bullshit about scary Mormons?

The Difference Between Them & Us

Can this be any closer to the truth?
If you ever wondered what side of the fence you sit on, this is a great test!

If a conservative doesn't like guns, he doesn't buy one.
If a liberal doesn't like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.

If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn't eat meat.
If a liberal is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.

If a conservative is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.
If a liberal is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.

If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.
A liberal wonders who is going to take care of him.

If a conservative doesn't like a talk show host, he switches channels.
Liberals demand that those they don't like be shut down.

If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church.
A liberal non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced. (Unless it's a foreign religion, of course!)

If a conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it.
A liberal demands that the rest of us pay for his.

If a conservative reads this, he'll forward it so his friends can have a good laugh.
A liberal will delete it because he's "offended."

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