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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Question Answered

The extremely liberal Christian Science Monitor, in a moment of wishful thinking, two days ago:

Is tea party 'dead' if Newt Gingrich fails in South Carolina?

Next question.

Guess They Know What They're Doing

I'm kinda surprised by this.  You all heard the news that Food Lion is closing a bunch of its stores.  Well, included on the list of closings, according to the Roanoke Times, is the store over in Radford (or Fairlawn).  Odd.  I always thought it was really busy.

Must be some other factor or factors besides sales volume in play.

We'll never know.

By the way, the announcement included this fact: 5,000 more souls are entering Obama's unemployment line.

This on a day when the Washington Post tries to make the argument - again - that his "stimulus" wasn't an abject failure.

They should tell it to the 18,000,000 18,005,000 Americans who are out looking for work.

It's What Jesus Would Have Wanted

What does it say about me when I read this story about human beings desecrating churches and I found myself smiling?

It's a story about little angels from the Occupy Wall Street  movement being given shelter and a place to sleep at night in two different (liberal) churches in New York City only to have them steal valuable church-owned property and piss on the cross of Jesus.

Being a "wrath of God" kinda guy, I think those boneheaded, do-gooder ministers who thought such horrors could never result from their beneficence should bring some old-fashioned, Biblical-scale wrath down upon the shoulders of the human waste that desecrates the House of God.

Instead, I'm sure their "hosts" will turn the other cheek(s) and encourage more thievery and sacrilege.

In any case, the "occupiers" will, in the end, get theirs.

2 Thessalonians 1:6-9; 2:-10-12:
God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you and give relief to you who are troubled and to us as well. This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire with his powerful angels. He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the majesty of his power… . They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.
Sooner or later ...

Obama Triumphant

"Under my plan electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket."
-- Barack Obama, January, 2008 -- 

So it was written. So he has done:

As Price of Oil Soars, Users Shiver and Cross Their Fingers

How pleased he must be.

Giving Credit Where It's Due

I'll give Obama credit. This took a lot of hard work:
Gallup: Only Carter was less popular
Don Surber

In his third year as president, Barack Obama was less popular than all but one president — Carter — since Harry Truman in their third year as president. According to Gallup, President Obama’s average approval was 44.4% in Year Three of his administration, above only Jimmy Carter.

Gallup pointed out that only three recent presidents averaged below 50% approval in the crucial January 20-April 19 quarter in the election year — Ford, Carter and Bush 41. None were re-elected. Stay tuned. [link]
What is the one word that links Ford to Carter to Bush 41?

Ineptitude.

And who has given that noun a whole new meaning?

Obama's handlers should be very, very worried.

The SC Results By County

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There's a lot to be read into this:


Romney wins the urban areas.  Gingrich takes the rural counties.

Hmm.

Extrapolated to a broader America and ...

... how strong is New Gingrich's support nationwide?

Map courtesy of Google and the Associated Press.

Does Obama Really Want To Do That?

Nobody will remember this, but I do.

There was a time when Kmart ruled the retail world.

And then someone there decided to launch a new corporate slogan.

That slogan?

"Is this place great or what?"

A huge mistake.  The company decided to leave it up to its shoppers - all of whom were tired of the long lines at the checkouts, no help on the sales floor, and a woeful lack of merchandise advertised in the newspaper - who were given the choice:

GREAT or WHAT.

And they voted for WHAT.

And Kmart went bankrupt.

Now Obama has come up with a new slogan:

CHANGE IS.

A huge mistake.

Because now we get to decide how that sentence ends.

CHANGE IS ALL THAT'S LEFT IN YOUR POCKET NOW THAT OBAMA HAS PICKED IT.

CHANGE IS SEEING THIS ONCE-PROUD COUNTRY DESCEND INTO A NATION OF FOOD STAMP RECIPIENTS AND THOSE WHO SLAVE TO PAY THE WAY OF FOOD STAMP RECIPIENTS.

CHANGE IS THE NAME OF THE GAME AT THE GAS PUMP.

My favorite:

CHANGE, THANK GOD, IS COMING ON NOVEMBER 6, 2012.

I think maybe Obama would be wise not to leave that thing open-ended.

One More Thing


Is it just me or does this t-shirt - depicting our president with his new 2012 campaign slogan - remind you of another image from times past/future?


Someone had to work hard to capture that same malign glare.

Fitting.  So fitting.

My, Oh My

Maybe I was wrong the other day when I stated it as being a fact that the United States of America has moved beyond race.  It appears that, in one tiny segment of our society, racism thrives.

At National Public Radio.

The ... friends of the downtrodden ... NPR.

The lesson to be taken away from the shameful Juan Williams debacle?

At NPR, if you're black, you're welcome.  But you'd better dance when they say dance and you'd better dance to the tune they say dance to.

National Public Radio 
Where Nothing Ever Changes

The plantation. Alive and well. And coming to you - for your amusement - on the radio each day.

My. My. My.

Newt Smiles

I remember this smile taking over my face the other day when I listened to the recording on the radio of Newt Gingrich blistering poor John King with CNN for the dastardly crime of bringing up the question about Newt's past marital infidelity in the South Carolina Republican debate.  I smiled because it was a stroke of genius.

Why?
Gingrich storms to SC victory, scrambling GOP race
By David Espo and Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press

Columbia, S.C. (AP) — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich stormed to an upset victory in the South Carolina primary Saturday night, dealing a sharp setback to former front-runner Mitt Romney and abruptly scrambling the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

In victory, Gingrich praised his Republican rivals and attacked President Barack Obama and "elites in New York and Washington."

Obama is "the most effective food stamp president in history," he said. "I would like to be the best paycheck president in American history." Those declarations and his attack on the "elite news media" reprised two of his more memorable lines from a pair of debates that helped fuel his victory.

Exit polls showed he led among voters who said their top priority was picking a candidate who could beat Obama — a group that had preferred Romney in earlier contests in Iowa and New Hampshire. [link]
In truth, Gingrich's response to John King's "debate" question resolved nothing. But it set the anti-Obama, anti-government, anti-media elite crowd on fire. His win in South Carolina was assured.

Now it's a matter of whether or not he can keep that fire burning.

And, should he win the nomination, a matter of whether he can kindle enough of a flame in the bellies of all those citizens who see this country crumbling but are too lazy to get off their dead asses and vote to radically stop the decline. Those "independents" among us. Those who have more of an interest in Snooki's drinking habits than Obama's willful destruction of everything their ancestors strove to build and maintain.

As for John King's question, it ain't going away. Everyone in the media is now going to be gunning for Newt Gingrich.

But then, with their buddy in the White House, where they want him to stay, it was inevitable no matter who the Republican nominee ended up being.

Photo courtesy of the AP.
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Snooki, in case you're wondering.

Newt Smiles II

I haven't decided to go all in for Newt Gingrich yet.  I just can't get some of the goofy things he's said and done in the past - and his penchant for coming up with new ways for the government to control our lives when a "need" arises - out of my mind.

But this may force my hand:

The New York Times this morning has gone completely batshit over Newt's win in South Carolina.

See "South Carolina’s Divisive Message." And be amused.

South Carolinians are all racists.

They're all extremists.

They're "very conservative."

"Divisive."

"Mean."

"Aberration[s]."

I can see the really non-divisive, non-extremist Obama lovers at the New York Times struggling with insomnia, incontinence and erectile dysfunction (male and female staffers alike, ahem) about now.

That alone makes the Newt candidacy alluring.

Not alluring enough.  But tempting to be sure.

Don't Ya Just Love It ...

... when some judge somewhere decides what "the right of the people to keep and bear arms" really means.  Here's another one.  In Texas, of all places:
NRA Will Appeal Texas Concealed Handgun Case
NRA-ILA

NRA will appeal yesterday’s decision by a federal court in Texas, which held that the Second Amendment doesn’t protect any right to keep or bear arms outside the home.

The decision, handed down by U.S. District Judge Sam Cummings of the Northern District of Texas, came in the case of Jennings v. McCraw, in which a group of law-abiding 18- to 20-year old adults challenged the state law prohibiting issuance of concealed handgun licenses to persons under 21, who are treated as adults for virtually every other purpose under the law. (NRA is also a party on behalf of its members in this age group.) Judge Cummings ruled that it was unnecessary to address the state’s discrimination against young adults because “the right to carry a handgun outside of the home … seems to be beyond the scope of the core Second Amendment concern articulated in Heller [v. District of Columbia].”

Unfortunately, this is only the most recent of several court decisions that have misread Heller in that way. Heller, of course, only directly addressed gun possession in the home, for a very simple reason: The plaintiffs in that case only challenged Washington, D.C.’s limits on possession in the home, rather than its restrictions on carrying firearms outside the home.

More importantly, the Supreme Court in Heller never said the Second Amendment doesn’t apply outside the home. Rather, it said that the home is the place “where the need for defense of self, family, and property is most acute”—implying that there are other places where the need may be less acute, but still exists. Likewise, the Court suggested that it would uphold bans on carrying guns in “sensitive places”—which implies that carrying in places that are not “sensitive” would be protected under the Second Amendment. The NRA will appeal the Jennings decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and to the Supreme Court if necessary. Although the Supreme Court recently declined to hear two cases addressing the right to bear arms outside the home, several others are working their way through the courts. These include the NRA-supported cases of Peruta v. County of San Diego, which challenges discriminatory permit issuance under California law and Shepard v. Madigan, challenging Illinois’ complete denial of any lawful way to carry firearms for self-defense outside one’s home or place of business. Peruta is pending in the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and Shepard is awaiting action in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. [link]
According to this genius from Texas (appointed by Ronald Reagan, for God's sake), Heller simply reinforced our 2nd Amendment right "to bear arms" in our homes?  So now the landmark decision is being narrowly interpreted by lower court judges to mean the 2nd Amendment grants us rights in the home that we are not granted outside the home.

For the love of God.

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"Abortion is as American as apple pie."