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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Are They Evil?

Or just mindless?

The Roanoke Times editorial page this morning (in "A call to end obstructionism"):
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner often jokingly encourages people attending his speeches to chat away on their cellphones, a technology that made the Virginia Democrat a wealthy man.

But Warner wasn't joking Friday when he made an impassioned appeal to Roanoke business leaders to call their congressional representatives and demand immediate action to prevent the country from defaulting on its debts.
Mark Warner. An impassioned appeal. Immediate action. To prevent default.

The Times joins him in making that impassioned appeal for immediate action.

But wait. Warner had the chance yesterday (immediate enough for ya?) "to prevent the country from defaulting on its debts."

See H.R. 2560.  An immediate action that would have prevented default.

See Warner vote NO.

This from the Times becomes laughable:
For constituents who are still trying to absorb how default could affect their lives, Warner paints a frightening picture. Virginia would lose its triple-A credit rating for the first time in history, jacking up the cost for construction of schools and roads. Families would see interest rates leap for mortgages and car loans. Business expansions would be stifled. On a global level, a U.S. default on some of its debts could trigger "economic calamity across the world," Warner said.

The former Virginia governor is not given to wild exaggerations. 
You decide how true that statement is.

And, finally, icing on the cake:

"'The hypocrisy of some of these elected officials,' he groaned."

Ain't it the truth.

 Expect the Roanoke Times to come out with a scathing piece on Mark Warner's obstructionism any day now.

Any ... day ... now.

On The Massacre In Norway

A prediction:

The mainstream press will judge the alleged murderer - one Anders Behring Breivik - as being a right-wing extremist - before the media do their job, find the truth, and report to the world that the guy is, in fact, crazy.

Timothy McVeigh reincarnate?

My money says no.

Think Cho Seung-hui.

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Robert Stacy McCain:

"[H]ow long until Chris Matthews blames this on Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh?"

Stupid Politicians

A Democrat in Baltimore has come up with what he considers to be a wonderful way to prevent crime.

Tax ammunition.

Why this genius doesn't consider it to be a possibility that the lawless will simply thieve more from innocent residents there in order to cover the cost of the tax on the "bullets" they depend on isn't clear.

No. Don't lock them up. Tax them.

Good God.