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Friday, April 22, 2011

We Reach Out

Hey, look whose spanking of Tim Kaine is being featured over at Red County.

Where'd they get that photo of me on my wedding day?  That's what I want to know.

They're Making It Difficult

So I'd like to go see "Atlas Shrugged, Part I."  And I turn to this handy theater finder to seek out the nearest location where it's showing.  And ...

Let's see.  I can run down to Winston-Salem, NC.  But that's an hour and a half. 

Or I can drive to Johnson City, Tn.  But that's an hour and a half.

Aha!  Charleston, WV. 

An hour and a half.

It's a conspiracy.  That's what it is. 

Guess I'll just wait.

Where's That Teleprompter?

Left alone our commander-in-chief is lost in the wilderness. 

This is troubling:
Has Obama read his own deficit reduction plan?
By Ed Morrissey, Hot Air

When Barack Obama gave a much-anticipated speech on the budget and deficit spending last week, it turned into a disappointing mix of ambiguities and demagoguery. Most people couldn’t discern any “plan” at all in the speech, only hazy promises with few specifics. As it turns out, Obama himself doesn’t appear to be aware of even those few specifics he did offer. In yesterday’s Facebook townhall event, Obama not only mischaracterized the scope of the Republican plan to cut deficits, he also mischaracterized his own:

In the short term, Democrats and Republicans now agree we’ve got to reduce the debt by about $4 trillion over the next 10 years. And I know that sounds like a lot of money — it is. But it’s doable if we do it in a balanced way.

That’s actually wrong on three counts. First, Obama’s plan doesn’t reduce the national debt at all. It reduces by $4 trillion dollars the amount that Obama originally promised to add to the debt through deficit spending in his earlier budget projections. Obama’s plan adds at least $7 trillion to the national debt by its end, with projections rapidly increasing thereafter. Secondly, Republicans have a plan to cut deficit spending — not debt in the short term — by over $6 trillion, using the far less rosy baseline figures of the CBO over the Pollyannaish predictions of growth coming from the OMB.

And thirdly, Obama promised a twelve-year plan, not a 10-year plan, a point he made repeatedly in last week’s speech ... [link]
I'm embarrassed for my country.

Why I'll Vote Against Him As Many Times As I Need To

The "heart" of Barack Obama's ... "campaign":
"No matter who you are. No matter where you can came from. No matter what you look like. No matter whether your ancestors landed here on Ellis Island or came here on slave ships or came across the Rio Grande, we are all connected. We will rise and fall together. That's the vision of America I've got, that's the idea of the heart of America," President Obama said at a fundraiser in San Francisco.

"That's the idea of the heart of our campaign," Obama added.
We are all citizens of the world, to this guy.

I've got news for Obama.  When the heart of America includes lawlessness, America is doomed.

* Better to go back to the "campaign" than to solve the nation's problems, it appears.

Our Kids Will Be Educated ...

... despite the efforts of every Democrat in the land - at the urging of their union masters - to prevent it.

I've not been keen on school vouchers, mainly because they - in too many cases - involve education spending over and above the massive amounts we pour into our public school systems.  Instead of either/or, it's often both.

Still, something must be done to end this tragedy.

To that end, Indiana takes the lead:
Indiana Senate Passes Nation's Largest Voucher Bill

Inianapolis, IN — The Indiana Senate today passed legislation that would create the nation's broadest school voucher program, allowing low- and middle-income families to use taxpayer funds to send their children to the private school of their choice.

House Bill 1003, which was approved by the Senate in a 28-22 vote, would create a new scholarship program enabling families to send their children to the private school of their choice. Scholarship amounts are determined on a sliding scale based on income, with families receiving up to 90 percent of state support.

The Indiana House of Representatives previously approved a similar version of the bill by a vote of 56-42. The Senate version, which adds a $1,000 tax deduction for families that pay out of pocket for private or homeschool expenses, will now go back to the House. If the House agrees to the changes made in the Senate, the bill will proceed to Governor Daniels, who is expected to sign the bill into law.

"This is exciting news," said Robert Enlow, President and CEO of the Foundation for Educational Choice. "We applaud those legislators who stood tall for kids, and we hope the House will concur as soon as possible so that Indiana families who desperately need educational options do not have to wait any longer."

If enacted, the voucher would be available to far more students than other programs in the country, where vouchers are limited to low-income households, students in failing schools, or special-needs students. Under HB 1003, a family of four earning up to $61,000 per year would be eligible.

Additionally, the $1,000 tax deduction for private and homeschool expenses has universal eligibility. The bill also improves Indiana's scholarship tax credit program by increasing the program cap to $5 million, making $10 million in scholarships available to Hoosier families.
Our kids will be educated.

Our kids will be educated.

Received via email from The Foundation for Educational Choice.