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Saturday, October 08, 2011

I'm Enjoying 'Occupy Wall Street'

I was never one to get anything out of "reality TV."  "Survivor"?  "The Kardashians Do Dallas"?  Not for me.

But this kind of "reality TV" - or is it Irreality TV? - is a hoot.

"Occupy Wall Street."  Like going to a freak show:



Pay close attention. The homeless guy admitting freely that he's taking advantage of all the mindless people there is priceless.

Beware The "The Bad Gun Did It' Trap

I remind you, when you read about the developing scandal relating to the Obama administration's decision to sell weapons to Mexican drug cartels - see "Fast and Furious" - weapons that were used to kill scores of people - innocent and otherwise - that the issue isn't the weapons.  The issue is the Justice Department's intentions in selling guns to murdering drug lords, knowing that those guns would be used to slaughter human beings.

I think I need to remind Mark Steyn as well.  It's not about the guns, dude.  Said Steyn to radio host Hugh Hewitt the other day:
“Now real Mexicans are dead.  Does the president of the United States, does his attorney general, does CNN, does The New York Times, does NPR — do they not care about dead Mexicans?

“I mean, forget the United States Border Patrol guys that were killed [with] these ‘Fast & Furious’ guns. Real-live, or previously live, citizens of third world countries — the kind of people that NPR, The New York Times claim to love — are dead because of this.”

“Why isn’t that a national scandal? This is absolutely a — Iran-Contra didn’t rack [up] that kind of body count. Watergate didn’t rack up that kind of body count. Sarah Palin’s daughter’s boyfriend’s mother, or whatever stupid story they were chasing around Wasilla for months, that didn’t rack up a body count. There were hundreds of dead Mexicans from a gun running program run by the United States.” [link]
There's nothing in that that's wrong, of course.  But the issue isn't about the guns used or who used them or who they were used on.  It's about the blockheads in Obama's Justice Department who thought it was a good idea to sell the guns, knowing full well that they'd be used to kill people.  What were they thinking?

As some wise man once said, "Guns don't kill people; morons in our government kill people."

That remains the issue.

Do As We Say, Not ...

This would be like Tea Partiers going out, after demonstrating against the government operating more and more outside the Constitution, and calling for the abolition of Congress and the establishment of an imperial president.

Huh?
Protestors at D.C.’s Freedom Plaza Push Saving Planet at Littered Site
By Penny Starr, CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – Protestors at Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C., are promoting a wide range of causes, including saving the planet, even though their protest site is littered with trash and protest paraphernalia.

One sign, lying near a trashcan and a grassy area covered with sleeping bags, plastic bags, chairs, and other belongings, states, “We the People Say Planet Before Profits.” [link]
What, you don't think those save-the-planet warriors are going to pick up ... trash ... with their bare hands, do you?  Let those evil corporations do it.  Let someone else do it.  They have bigger things to worry about.  Like the trashing of the planet.

Huh?

The welfare state has done well in educating this bunch.

A Never Ending Story

Three years of repeating this same refrain. It got old two years ago, old man:

Biden on U.S. Economy: ‘We Have Turned It Around’

For the love of God.

We Want Answers

What did he know and when did he know it?



Attorney General Eric Holder is toast.

Just a matter of time.

Allen Campaign Produces Strong Numbers.

Which is good. Because he's going to need them.

From his campaign:
George Allen for U.S. Senate Campaign Announces Third Quarter Fundraising Numbers

Richmond, VA – Today, George Allen for U.S. Senate announced another strong fundraising quarter – raising over $900,000 in the last three months. To date, the Allen Campaign has raised $3.5 million and has $1.8 million cash-on-hand to start October.

“Susan and I are heartened by the incredible generosity and support that we continue to receive as we campaign to bring Virginians voices and values to the U.S. Senate. Our strong grassroots team is working hard and it’s invigorating to see the momentum build as we grow stronger by the day. Even as Susan and I continue to travel the Commonwealth campaigning and raising money for General Assembly and local candidates on the ballot this year, it is clear there is an urgency for action. We must reinvigorate the entrepreneurial spirit of America by putting economic, energy, and education policies in place that will give America a competitive advantage for investment, American jobs, and revenue. Susan and I look forward to continuing the conversations we’ve been having with Virginians on the campaign trail and sharing new ideas and positive solutions for Virginia families and businesses.”
His race with Tim Kaine is reported to be neck and neck. Here's hoping he raises enough money to pound the message home that America has more than enough Democrats in Washington.