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Monday, January 30, 2012

Blockheads

Are the people who suck up oxygen each day in the Roanoke Times editorial boardroom  really this stupid?

From its offering this morning - "Playing politics with children's health":
As their daughters prepare to enter middle school, parents are informed about a three-dose vaccine that has the power to keep them from contracting a virus known to cause cervical cancer. Virginia's immunization schedule requires, with their parents' permission, for 11-year-old girls to undergo the regimen so that someday when they eventually become sexually active their bodies will be able to fight off common strains of HPV.

It's a good requirement, and one that ought to be extended to boys, now that research shows the vaccine is just as effective in preventing certain types of cancer in them as well.

But the Virginia House of Delegates is having none of that good science. As predicted, delegates approved a bill, HB 1112, that would strike the requirement that girls have the vaccine. Apparently, they subscribe to the bizarre notion that it's a license to have adolescent sex. [emphasis mine]
No, it couldn't be the obvious reason. It couldn't be their stated reason. It's the bizarre reason.

Rather than the Republicans in the House of Delegates simply wanting government out of our shorts (and out of our wallets; this mandated vaccine costs a lot of money if one is not insured), rather than leaving the decision-making to the parents and advising them to know the possible dangers of this virus under certain circumstances (and not dangerous at all under most) and the GOP members wanting parents to act accordingly, the Times editorialists have their knickers twisted because government doesn't use its heavy hand to control our lives and the decisions we make. Because they know better how to run our lives because we're ignorant fools who don't know how to take care of our own children.

Think I'm exaggerating?  From "Bill to repeal HPV vaccination law approved by House":

"Del. Jeion Ward, D-Hampton, voiced concern that children from low-income families would have more difficulty getting the vaccine if the state repeals the mandate."

Since low-income families are eligible to receive the HPV vaccination for free under federally funded programs, Delegate Ward's comment can mean only one thing: She's a bigot, thinking her poor constituents are too dumb to be able to take their children down to the doctor's office for the FREE vaccine if left to their own devices - or lack thereof.  How else to explain the condescension?

Another thing: The jury is still out on just how safe the HPV vaccine itself is: "According to the CDC, Center for Disease Control, as of December 31, 2008 more than 23 million doses of Gardasil were distributed in the U.S. Of those doses, the CDC received 11,916 reports of adverse affects that were linked to Gardasil vaccinations.").  Might that not be a consideration?

Or are the small-minded editorialists at the Roanoke Times - blind ideologues all - unable to get beyond the fact that the despised Bob Marshall sponsored the legislation?

Obama Dividing The Country ...

... along class lines, will have this effect:

Obama: The most polarizing president. Ever.

That was then:
I chose to run for the presidency at this moment in history because I believe deeply that we cannot solve the challenges of our time unless we solve them together - unless we perfect our union by understanding that we may have different stories, but we hold common hopes; that we may not look the same and we may not have come from the same place, but we all want to move in the same direction - towards a better future for of children and our grandchildren.
This is now:

Obama's class warfare rhetoric divides the nation

He went, in three short years, from calling on Americans to pull together behind him and work to solve our shared problems, to provoking certain segments of our society into turning on others.  A sad and troubling turn in outlook and message.

So which is the real Barack Obama?

Does it matter?


Nevada, Here We Come!

Californians' pain is Carson City's gain:

California breaks rank again, demands over 15% of cars sold be non-polluting by 2025

I wonder - what's 15% of zero?

So everyone living in Los Angeles drives to Las Vegas (think of the pollution generated!) to buy a new car because California dealerships are locked into meeting a government quota and will have to try and steer them into an overpriced, inefficient, inconvenient, uncomfortable electric car (that won't even get them to Las Vegas before it runs out of juice).

This has to be a conspiracy foisted upon the people of California by the Dealers Association in Nevada or Arizona.  Has to be.

What Now For The Global Warmists?

How much longer can they go on denying this inconvenient truth?

The supposed ‘consensus’ on man-made global warming is facing an inconvenient challenge after the release of new temperature data showing the planet has not warmed for the past 15 years.

I know.  I know.  They quit talking about "global warming" a long time ago (about that point in time when the planet quit warming; go figure). And now focus their apocalyptic predictions on "climate change."

But more and more, as time goes on, their prognostications have less to do with climate than weather.

Expect, any day now, for them to change the emphasis.

We're all going to die from ... weather change!

Modern-Day Slave Traders

When your only claim to fame flows from your bringing any discussion around to a talk about skin color, you're going to see skin color motives (wrap your brain around that concept) in any discussion.

Thus we have, according to our modern-day slave traders (those who earn a tidy living off the racism issue), "code words" abounding.   Racial code words - words or phrases that have absolutely nothing to do with race, but are all about race anyway, because they say so.

(Hey, it's how they earn a living; cut 'em some slack.)

Speaking of whom ...
Al Sharpton and Sheila Jackson Lee Translate Racial Code
By Jeannie DeAngelis

This whole "Differ with Barack Obama and You're a Racist" thing is getting old. Take for example Texas Democrat congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. Sheila has already made it known that disagreeing with the first black president instantly makes you a racist. Besides being at odds with Barack, more recently Jackson Lee has also declared racist any mention -- by a white candidate, that is -- of blue-collar work or, for that matter, any-color food stamps.

according to the congresswoman, Newt Gingrich daring to mention the words "food stamps" was inappropriate code whose intent was merely to "generate and signify race." Now, Sheila Jackson Lee's official racially offended male counterpart, Reverend Al Sharpton, has decided that, if it seems rude and involves Obama and a Republican, it should immediately be exposed for what it is -- racial antagonism.

The latest Republican to be installed in the Racist Hall of Shame is Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona. After meeting and greeting President Obama on the tarmac of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and despite being sued by his administration, Governor Brewer invited him to have lunch and join her for a tour of the border.

Speaking directly into the camera, Al Sharpton passionately addressed Jan Brewer directly, saying, "Thin-skinned? You felt threatened? What does that mean, you felt threatened? By the president of the United States? This is yet another example of disrespect and delegitimatizing this president." [link]
It should be mentioned that the only reason Al Sharpton got his gig on MSNBC is his ability to hawk his slave trade so well. He's certainly not that bright. Nor telegenic. Nor articulate. But there he is.

As for these two aggrieved souls, more power to them. Everyone has to earn a living. And they are so good at what they do.

Now, as for all you racist bastards out there ...

Had Me Some Starbucks The Other Day

Probably will again today:

Anti-Gun Group to Launch Nationwide Boycott of Starbucks

And tomorrow.  And ...

I Love NewsBusters

They are on their game.

The latest: NBC News's paragon of virtue Brian Williams the other night criticized - on air - Arizona Governor Jan Brewer for pointing her finger at President Obama as the two of them got into it over a book she had written in the past (of all things to get into an argument over ...), with Williams asking, "Who have you ever seen talking to the president like this ...?"

Oh, the outrage.

Well, as it turns out, Brian Williams has talked to the president just like that. And NewsBusters has the photo to prove it.

I love these guys.

As for the apostle Brian, maybe he needs to get away from that teleprompter on occasion and join the real world.