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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Fighting Fascism on Campus

Campus-sponsored and enforced fascism, no less.

They had no idea who they were messing with.

Disease, Pestilence Spread To Hawkeye State

Occupy activists meet in Iowa, plan caucus events

Such Hatred

What is it about Christians that makes atheists detest us so much?


Gotta Love Them Muslims

After Protests Over Stoning Sentence for Adultery, Iran May Hang Woman Instead

This Is Cute

The Washington Examiner's "Dim Bulb" segment:
Dim Bulb: Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu

WHAT: Said "across America, DOE's successful Weatherization Assistance Program has increased the demand for energy-saving products and services, created thousands of skilled jobs and helped families to reduce energy waste and save money."

WHY IT'S DIM: The DOE Inspector General says that program is so bad it is "akin to attaching a lawn mower to a fire hydrant."

CURE: Abolish the program.
It's as if a move to Washington D.C. sends these once-smart guys off into Never-Never-Land.

Too Late To Undo The Harm

But we'll celebrate his departure just the same:
ObamaCare's Latest Casualty
Wall Street Journal

The Senate's staggered elections mean that voters could not return Ben Nelson to private life in 2010, as they did with so many House Democrats. But the two-term Nebraska Senator's announcement yesterday that he'll retire next year still amounts to the moral equivalent of an election defeat.

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee spent $1 million—big money in the Cornhusker State—this year in a TV-advertising blitz to drive up Mr. Nelson's approval rating and convince him to run for re-election. But the roll of bad votes he had to take in the Pelosi-Obama ascendancy of 2009 and 2010 is so long that the self-styled moderate Democrat would have faced a difficult and probably losing campaign in the right-of-center state.

The Senator's political character—the Full Nelson—was drawn into particular high relief in the ObamaCare debate. Mr. Nelson played the hardest to get among the Senate holdouts, raising concerns over the bill's spending, its expansion of federal power and abortion coverage—no doubt with one eye on the two-thirds of Nebraskans who opposed the bill.

His posturing won no substantive concessions, though he did secure a payoff that would have federal taxpayers pick up all of Nebraska's new Medicaid costs forever and other gratuities like special regulatory exemptions for Nebraska-based insurers like Mutual of Omaha. But this only made him look less principled.

Mr. Nelson ultimately provided the 60th and final Senate vote to pass ObamaCare at 1 a.m. two Christmas eves ago. He then disavowed his own kickbacks and voted against the final version of the legislation in March 2010 that only needed a simple majority of 51 Senators. By then his "opposition" was irrelevant. [link]
It must be said that Ben Nelson isn't very bright.  Had he not made such an issue over Obama's Obomination and just voted for it - as our own Senator Mark Warner did - he, like Warner, would have high approval ratings amongst their constituencies, constituencies that overwhelmingly despise the legislation both supported.  Slick ploy if you can get away with it, eh, Mark?

So Nelson is leaving.  Good riddance.  One less scoundrel to have to deal with.

Now, let's talk about Warner ...

* Another reason to celebrate: Virginia Senator James Webb, an ObamaCare supporter himself, is also retiring.  Two down, fifty-one to go.


Does anybody really celebrate Kwanzaa (a 1966 invention that derived from the political interests of a then-"Black Power" acolyte) anymore?

Besides our Politician-in-Chief and her husband, that is?

Take a Tour of the Sistine Chapel

At the Vatican web site you'll come across a spectacular virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel.  If you have an appreciation for masterpieces - as opposed to the garbage that passes for art these days - you'll spend some time here.

The Vatican Museum and the Department of Telecommunications of the Governorate of Vatican City State commissioned Villanova University to create The Virtual Reality Tour of the Sistine Chapel.

Enjoy. Marvel. Revere.

* To view Michelangelo's masterwork, click and drag your cursor in the direction you wish to view.  In the lower left, click either the plus (+) or minus (-) arrow to zoom in or out.