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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Boxers Or Briefs?

What, the Colorado Department of Human Services isn't willing to make that decision for us?

I can't imagine why it wouldn't since it's willing to mandate every other freaking thing. From ABC News 7 in Denver:
New Day Care Rules Proposed For Dolls, Milk, More
By Amanda Kost, Reporter

DENVER -- Day care centers in Colorado may have to meet new rules that regulate everything from the race of dolls to how much TV kids can watch.

According to documents obtained by 7NEWS, the changes being proposed by the Colorado Department of Human Services include:

● Children over 2 years old shall be served 1 percent, 2 percent or skim milk (unless directed in writing by a child's health care provider)

● Juice shall be limited to 4 to 6 ounces per day for children over 1 year of age and must be 100 percent juice

● TV and computer time shall be limited to 20 minutes per day unless its a special occasion

● Doll [sic] shall represent three races

● Requires child care providers and children take at least 1 physical education class per year

● Each child must have an assigned caregiver

● Nursery staff members must wear clothing that covers the lap and shoulders

● Children must be offered food at intervals not more than 3 hours apart

The proposed changes also specify policies for hand washing, handling prescriptions and sunscreen.

"We may adjust the specifics of the rules," said [Liz McDonough, spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Human Services].
One of those "adjustments" must surely be direction on the size and shape of turds daycare workers are allowed to expel. Length. Girth. Weight. Configuration.

For the love of God. This is still America, right?

* I am going to go out on a limb and suggest that this is a joke. A really bad joke.

** I am appalled not just at the intrusiveness and presumptuousness of those who think they have an obligation to rule our daily lives, but I'm equally dismayed by those daycare professionals quoted as having concerns  about trying to implement the new rules under which they must live.   Instead of telling the Colorado Department of Human Services kiss my ass, they whine: "This is going to be such a burden."  For the love of God.  Who rules who, after all?

They Hate The Rich

They can be told that the United States government can confiscate the entire wealth of America's richest Americans and the treasure forfeited wouldn't put a dent in the national debt.  They can be told that confiscating wealth will only bring about more unemployment.  They can be told that seizing wealth will drive those who create jobs to take their job creation overseas - to China, where jobs are being created at a breathtaking pace.

None of that matters to them.  They hate the rich.  They want the rich to be like them.  Poor, miserable, and going nowhere.

I've written before that I found it eye-opening, back when I was writing a column for the Roanoke Times, that the offering that received the most response from readers (some of it not very nice) was this one.  I entitled it "Eat the Rich."  The Times, in its infinite drive to be as unremarkable as possible, changed the title and published it as "Rising Tide."  Whatever.

I wrote:
It has been said, and I believe it to be true, that the key difference between conservatives and liberals is in their attitudes toward the rich. Conservatives work to make everyone someday wealthy. Liberals work to destroy wealth.

I called a meeting of my sales team not long ago and in the course of my laying out the coming year's plan, I told each of them: I intend, if you do your part, to make every one of you rich. In so doing, of course, I intend to enrich myself. For having succeeded, the corporation to which we all answer will prosper. As will its shareholders. And the families of each shareholder.

As someone once said, 'A rising tide raises all boats.' This will only happen, though, if there isn't a tidal wave of class hatred sweeping over and capsizing us all.

An avalanche of email came in from people around the Commonwealth telling me - basically - that the rich among us shouldn't have wealth if everyone doesn't have wealth. The same attitude that made the Soviet Union the most impoverished nation in the western world once its richest Russians were killed off and their belongings dispersed amongst the rabble. An attitude closely akin to those held by America's liberals. Kill 'em all. Seize their property. We'll all be poor alike. Hallelujah.

I am reminded of that weird and destructive mindset when I read stories like this one.  How they do hate the rich.

I want everyone to be wealthy some day.  Especially my children, my grandchildren, my great-grandchildren ... 

They don't.  They prefer that we all be without.

At least until that next government check hits the mailbox.

This Gal Has Fire In The Belly

And a song of freedom on her lips.

My kinda woman.

Never heard of "Rural Sustainability Hubs"?

You haven't been reading the Abingdon/Bristol/SW Virginia Tea Party site.

A taste:
The difference between unalienable and inalienable? Inalienable rights are those which the possessor may give away. God, incomparably beneficent in His generosity, bestowed us with un-a-lien-able rights, for all of perpetuity. But that doesn’t mean that thieves don’t come stalking at the back door, under the cover of darkness to rob us of our liberty. Or in this case, under the guise of “Sustainable Development”.

“They” are outed. We’re awake now. We know about Obama’s Rural Council. And we’re horrified by the…

New River Valley “Rural Sustainability Hub” HUD grant.

EXCUSE ME?? Uhhh, let’s just get HUD, the EPA and the DOT together to figure out HOW and WHERE we will be able to live, work, breathe and GROW and CONSUME food? Let’s not only do it in the NRV, let’s do it throughout the country, sprinkling $100 Million worth of grants around like fairy dust to make sure folks are livin’ right, down to the last detail. Can you say “soviet“? Further, can you even buleev that the Pulaski County Board of Supervisors DID NOT EVEN KNOW THAT THEY HAD VOTED AND PASSED THEIR APPROVAL TO PARTICIPATE? Their Monday, June 27th BOS meeting was a show-stopper! It was a classic movie moment when they all looked at each other to ask if anyone remembered voting on it. Nancy Pelosi would be so proud. We’ll pass it (we did, right?) and then see what’s in it.
Read the whole thing.  It's great stuff.  Obviously someone didn't take it as a joke when it was written ...

"That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness."

For the uninitiated, We the People are the governed.  "Governments" are made up of those who, in our employ, are required to derive their powers and seek approvals for their actions from us

A given:  The days of their being "destructive of these ends" are done and gone.

There's a new sheriff in town.

We rule.

We call the shots.

We rock.

Ah, Democrats

In the trenches fighting for the afflicted.


Personally, I'm for giving the woman a break. In case you don't know the name, Ms. Lee is battling a disability of her own. It's called Mental Acuity Deprivation. Symptom: Bouts of profound stupidity manifesting themselves each time she opens her yap.

It's Tim Kaine vs. Tim Kaine

Roanoke Times, July 7, 2011:
Here’s what former Gov. Tim Kaine — who’d like to be the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2012 — has to say about the Jim Webb-Mark Warner bill on offshore drilling:

I’ve long supported exploration for offshore energy options as a bridge while we move America toward a low-carbon energy future. The legislation introduced by Senators Webb and Warner is a reasonable extension of the policy I signed in 2006 as Governor and I applaud them for their leadership on this issue."
"I've long supported ..."

Except when he didn't. When it counted.

Governor Tim Kaine, in a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar (another anti-fossil fuel radical in his own right), February 19, 2009:

"I am writing to ask that you postpone the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Special Lease Sale 220 that is proposed for Virginia's coast.  The Lease Sale is the only one currently proposed anywhere along the Atlantic seaboard."

So Kaine supports offshore exploration, except in the only instance where it's "currently proposed."

Gimme a break.  And get out of my computer, sleaze bag.

Do As I Say, Not As I Do

With shades of Al Gore:

With a backside the size of hers, she might want to consider a different cause to advocate.

But then living one's convictions (?) has never been their strong suit.  A fat ass, like one's carbon footprint, is something the little people need to worry about.

Now THIS Is Opposition Research

I sometimes picture an army of nerds sitting in a sea of political party cubicles poring over every video ever shot, every word ever written, looking for just such a GOTCHA!

See "An inconvenient video for Ohio GOPer."

Another reason why I'll never run for office.  There's probably a video out there somewhere of me with my lips firmly planted on Al Gore's butt.  A ... uh ... doctored ... uh ... video.  It wasn't me.  It was ... uh ... my twin cousin ... who ... uh ...

Ya gotta give 'em credit.  They're this good.

Another Reason To Vote For Palin