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Thursday, October 06, 2011

This Should Be a Hoot

Big news coming out of Roanoke!
Occupy Wall Street offshoot organizes in Roanoke
By Neil Harvey, Roanoke Times

A group called Occupy RoanokeVa has established a website and a Facebook page and plans to hold an organizational meeting this weekend, with an eye toward a local demonstration as soon as next weekend.

"The one that went down on Wall Street hit close to home, not only with myself but a lot of other people in my life," said local artist and promoter Brian Zickafoose, one of the organizers of Occupy RoanokeVa.

"This is something that's been coming to a head for a long time. I think a lot of people are in agreement that change needs to come on a higher level," he added. [link]
I was wondering how I was going to be entertained, now that "Shit My Dad Says" has been cancelled.

I'll watch these morons make fools of themselves by occupying a phone booth somewhere in the capitalist cesspool of Roanoke, Virginia!

Neato!

Or maybe not.

Turn to the OccupyRoanokeVA facebook page, click on the "Friend Activity" link, and this comes up:

No friend activity found.

No friends.

Bummer.

No matter.  Here's to the membership of OccupyRoanokeVA!  Both of ya.

Got the beer.  Got the munchies.  Bring on the clowns!

Quote of the Day

From Investor's Business Daily:
A major-league pitcher was indicted for lying to Congress about steroid use. Administration memos show Eric Holder lied about what he knew about Fast and Furious and when he knew it. What's the difference?

Somewhere, Scooter Libby must be scratching his head. He was indicted and convicted simply because his recall of when a meeting occurred differed from others. He didn't lie about a gun-running operation that led to the deaths of two American agents and at least 200 Mexicans.

But Attorney General Eric Holder did, according to memos obtained by CBS News and Fox News.
"Indict Eric Holder," October 4, 2011

George Will To Collectivists Everywhere

Not that they have any real interest in the truth. From "Elizabeth Warren and liberalism, twisting the ‘social contract’":
Society — hundreds of millions of people making billions of decisions daily — is a marvel of spontaneous order among individuals in voluntary cooperation. Government facilitates this cooperation with roads, schools, police, etc. — and by getting out of its way. This is a sensible, dynamic, prosperous society’s “underlying social contract.”
Or maybe we're all just too stupid and need government to get us through each day.

If Obama and his ilk can get us down to making, say, fifteen decisions daily, rather than billions, then we needn't worry about our future.  We're then in the hands of the really smart people who gave us Solyndra.  And ObamaCare.  And the curlicue light bulb.  And ...

Good Grief

I suppose it makes sense that a liberal columnist would expect conservatives to think the way he does.  His kind have their messiah (and it's too late to return him for a refund), so we should want one too.  Right?

From Politico:

Who will be the GOP messiah?

Messiah?

Hell, I'm looking for a slayer of dragons:


Let them have their messiah.  I just want someone to get government out of my shorts.

* Disclaimer: All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living in Wasila, Alaska or not, is purely coincidental.

Brain Cavity For Rent

Currently unoccupied.

Everyone's heard by now the sad news that Steve Jobs has died.  Though I'm getting a little unsettled by all the over-the-top grief and hand-wringing that have accompanied his passing - the kind of mourning we reserve for planet-changers like Princess Diana and Lucille Ball - his departure is a blow to entrepreneurs everywhere.

As it is to global capitalism.

For Steve Jobs was not just an inventor. He was a business man. And a darn good carnival huckster too, I add in an admiring fellow businessman sorta way. Maybe not first and foremost, but second and almost foremost, Steve Jobs was a capitalist. And one of the richest dudes on earth.

Which brings us to the empty-headed "Occupy Wall Street" crowd. They apparently are mourning his passing too. Figure this "tweet" out:


The anti-capitalist world grieves for the loss of one of the most successful capitalists in history.

Suppose someday they'll wake up with a clue?

Hat tip to Michelle Malkin.

Why Unemployment Will Remain Sky-High

Who'd want to invest in this America?

Democrats Float Tax on Top Earners.

Punish bank earnings, so banks raise fees. Then denounce banks for raising fees.

Thousands rally to demand greedy banks and corporations pay their fair share.

On that last little ditty, it should be noted that the owners and employees of those greedy banks and corporations - in truth - pay nearly ALL the income taxes in this country.  Those protesters pay squat.  But no matter.

To the point, what fool would invest in the USA with a climate of hatred toward the producers of jobs that exists in this country today?

As China beckons ...

Not Good News

It seems like this is how the Republican presidential nominating process always plays out.  The good ones drift away and the one left in place is the "most electable" one.

Don't get me wrong.  Mitt Romney isn't John McCain.  You may remember this banner featured on the weblog back in 2008:


No.  Romney isn't that bad.  And I'll vote for him if I have to.  With extremely low expectations.

Why did I bring that up?

This:
Sarah Palin says she will not run for president
By Charles Babington, Associated Press

Washington (AP) — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said Wednesday she will not run for president, leaving little doubt that the eventual Republican nominee will come from the current field of contenders.

After months of leaving her fans guessing, Palin said in a statement that she and her husband Todd "devote ourselves to God, family and country." She said her decision maintains that order.

Palin sent the statement to supporters. She told conservative radio host Mark Levin that she would not consider a third party candidacy because it would assure President Barack Obama's reelection.

In a video posted on YouTube, Palin said, "you don't need an office or a title to make a difference." [link]
Such the pity.  Our country could have used her help in getting things back on track.

You may remember, by the way, looking back at 2008, that John McCain was the "electable" Republican.  Just before he was crushed in the election.  He was also the darling of the media, until he secured the nomination.  Then he became - overnight - a fumbling pudden-head.

So now we have Romney (it appears).  The best-liked of all the GOP candidates - as far as the media are concerned.  Best liked until he gets the nomination.  Then watch for all the ... open-minded ... liberals to go after Mormonism again. And his Wall Street connections.  And expect all those nitwits who are camped out in New York City protesting "Wall Street," without having a clue what they're talking about, to finally have a bogeyman to protest.

Swell.

Sarah Palin is out.  And America's the worse for it.

- - -

Here's the full transcript of Sarah Palin's letter in which she declines to run for president.  In 2012:
October 5, 2011
Wasilla, Alaska

After much prayer and serious consideration, I have decided that I will not be seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for President of the United States. As always, my family comes first and obviously Todd and I put great consideration into family life before making this decision. When we serve, we devote ourselves to God, family and country. My decision maintains this order.

My decision is based upon a review of what common sense Conservatives and Independents have accomplished, especially over the last year. I believe that at this time I can be more effective in a decisive role to help elect other true public servants to office - from the nation’s governors to Congressional seats and the Presidency. We need to continue to actively and aggressively help those who will stop the “fundamental transformation” of our nation and instead seek the restoration of our greatness, our goodness and our constitutional republic based on the rule of law.

From the bottom of my heart I thank those who have supported me and defended my record throughout the years, and encouraged me to run for President. Know that by working together we can bring this country back - and as I’ve always said, one doesn’t need a title to help do it.

I will continue driving the discussion for freedom and free markets, including in the race for President where our candidates must embrace immediate action toward energy independence through domestic resource developments of conventional energy sources, along with renewables. We must reduce tax burdens and onerous regulations that kill American industry, and our candidates must always push to minimize government to strengthen the economy and allow the private sector to create jobs.

Those will be our priorities so Americans can be confident that a smaller, smarter government that is truly of the people, by the people, and for the people can better serve this most exceptional nation.

In the coming weeks I will help coordinate strategies to assist in replacing the President, re-taking the Senate, and maintaining the House.

Thank you again for all your support. Let’s unite to restore this country!

God bless America.

- Sarah Palin
2016 2016 2016 ...

Let The Call Go Forth ...

.. to all acne-suffering protesters manning the ramparts everywhere, protesting ... something ..., we need to add this to the list of grievances:

Mumps Outbreak Reported On Cal Campus

Down with mumps! Down with student loan repayments! Down with money!  Down with winter!

Let's See If I Have This Straight

Rick Perry, according to the Washington Post, is a racist because there was a rock  - a rock - somewhere long ago that had the "word" "niggerhead" painted on it.  A rock.  Painted by someone unknown to Rick Perry.  And destroyed by Perry's father way back when.

Seems ... weak.  But it is the Post we're talking about.

So I suppose that the liberals' favorite rag, being consistent, was all over the news, back in 2007, that Barack Obama marched with the modern-day version of the Ku Klux Klan, a group of haters just as vile and contemptible as any that has ever trod this earth.

Yeah, I'm sure the Washington Post was out in front exposing that story of bigotry and racial hatred.

Yeah.

I'm looking ... I'm looking ...