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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Democrats Are Strange

I have to wonder what kind of person runs for election to public office - a legislator no less - and thinks it's his or her duty to ... avoid doing the work they were sent there to do?

Now it's happening in Indiana:

Are they cowards? Are they stupid? Is someone holding a gun to their heads?  Is it the meds?

For the life of me I don't understand what they think they are going to accomplish by hiding in a closet in a Motel 6 in Kickapoo, Illinois.

But there they are.  And there they'll stay.


I go along with this guy.

Until they regain their senses - or the drugs wear off - those Democrats can expect a whole lot more headlines like this to hit the broadband waves:

BREAKING PHOTOS!! Wisconsin “Fleebagger” Spotted In Illinois. UPDATE: Police Called To “Fleebag” Hotel

Yet there they'll stay.  With their brethren from Indiana.  Sneaking off to Denny's each morning for a Grand Slam breakfast.  Singing "We shall overcome ..."

For the love of God.

Quote of the Day

From the second-most influential Democrat in the country, Senator Harry Reid:

"We should do everything we can to make sure the world holds Nevada in the same high regard you and I do. If we want to attract business to Nevada that puts people back to work, the time has come for us to outlaw prostitution."

If we want to create jobs, we need to ... outlaw prostitution?

Don't feel like the lone ranger. I have no idea what the dolt is thinking either.

Cuccinelli: 'A Step In The Right Direction'

Indeed it is.  But a short step.  With a lot of bigger follow-on steps needed if We the People are to regain the liberties that the United States Supreme Court has decimated over the years.  Still, let's celebrate ...

Ken Cuccinelli:
Attorney General Cuccinelli statement on passage of property rights amendment in the Virginia Senate

Richmond (February 22, 2011) – Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli issued this statement following the Virginia Senate’s passage of an amendment that would enshrine private property protections in the Virginia Constitution. House Joint Resolution 693 passed the Senate today 35-5.

“Today’s passage of a resolution in the Virginia Senate to include permanent property rights protections in the Virginia Constitution is a step in the right direction and is a long time coming. For too long, government and certain business interests colluded to make it possible to take the land of one landowner and give it to another, merely for the purpose of increasing tax revenue or employment or for private gain.

“While I sponsored a law in 2007 to stop such takings, every year since then, the General Assembly and special interests have attempted to chip away at those protections. That is why there was a need to put these very fundamental rights in the Virginia Constitution and protect them from the political whims of future legislatures.

“There were four critical components necessary to this constitutional amendment to correct past wrongs:

1. We ensured that private property only be taken for true public uses, such as schools and utilities; not for increased tax revenues, economic development, or private gain;
2. We made sure that the burden of proving that the taking is for a true “public use” is squarely on the entity taking the property;
3. We specified that no more property be taken than is necessary for the project at hand;
4. Finally, we ensured that the cost of taking private property be borne by the public, not the individual property owner. The public at large benefits from the property, and so it should bear the total cost, which includes compensating landowners for loss of profits when businesses are forced to move, and loss of access when property is taken which gave a landowner access to his land.

“One of the compromises made to get this resolution passed was to give the General Assembly the authority to define the terms ‘lost profits’ and ‘lost access’ so that courts can ensure that just compensation is given to landowners whose property is ultimately taken. It will be absolutely critical for the members of the General Assembly to properly define those terms in the law, so as to fully protect the property rights of Virginia families and businesses. A failure to do so would render much of this amendment meaningless.

“I now urge the House of Delegates to accept the language of this resolution as it comes out of the Senate, so that we are assured its passage and signature by the governor.”

We need this guy on the United States Supreme Court.

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It's worth mention that it was a Democrat - Johnny Joannu of Portsmouth - who sponsored this legislation.  Here, from an earlier attempt to protect our right to property, is Mr. Joannu on the subject of property seizure by the government:

You done good, sir.  We the People thank you.

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Senator Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg):

"No government should ever have the authority to take someone's property just because they think they have a better use for it in mind."

Amen, brutha.

Where's Obama?

A lot of people want to give our president a pass on the turmoil in the Middle East.  Either because, they've decided, he's powerless to do anything about the widespread mayhem and unprovoked killings of hundreds of civilians from Libya to Egypt to Bahrain, or because events are unfolding so quickly that no one could predict what needs to be done next.  In a few words - There's nothing Obama can do.


But there is another problem - Obama's problem - that has been going on for many months now, and has gotten worse and worse, and he's done nothing to stop it.

And Americans are being killed:

A frustrated and impatient Abraham Lincoln once wrote a letter to his top commander in the field during the Civil War, a man who ruled the largest standing army on the face of the earth at the time but who was interminably reluctant to use it against the (much smaller) forces of Robert E. Lee:
My Dear McClellan:

If you are not using the army, I should like to borrow it for a short while.

Yours respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln
From the American people to Obama:

You have the largest Navy on the planet. If you're not going to use it, we'd like to borrow it for a short while.

Yours respectfully,

We the People

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Want to see pathetic?

This from the head of our Department of State sums up the foreign policy of the lone superpower on earth:

"We will take appropriate steps in line with our policies, our values and our laws, but we're going to have to work in concert with the international community."

In other words, Hillary intends to go home and bake a batch of cookies for the hubbie.  Defenseless human beings around the world will have to take care of themselves.  Ta ta.