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Tuesday, February 07, 2012

'You Can Lead a Horse To Water ...'

No matter how much of our money Obama throws at this thing the American consumer is not going to buy it.  The latest "green" company to learn that harsh truth:
Fisker Auto Announces Layoffs; Requests Expedited Access to Full Dept. of Energy Loan Guarantee
By Doug Powers

Fisker Automotive, which was granted a $529 million US Dept. of Energy loan guarantee and then announced they would assemble the first line of cars in Finland, has announced layoffs at a Delaware plant that has yet to produce a single car:

The company says 26 Fisker employees have been let go from the Delaware factory where renowned automotive engineer Henrik Fisker promised to one day begin producing affordable electric sedans. A Delaware newspaper also reported that subcontractors working on the car venture have been let go.

“It’s temporary,” said Roger Ormisher, a company spokesman. “We’re being prudent and sensible as a company.” [link]
"Prudent and sensible."

If that were the case the company wouldn't be depending on government welfare for survival.

But as long as Obama has his hands on our checkbook ...

Headline of the Day

Who Castrated Ann Coulter?

How Proud The Pro-Abortion Crowd Must Be

They may have wrecked a fine organization that simply wanted to help women with breast cancer.

Oh, by the way, they'll tell you they did it out of compassion for women.

And they believe it too.

In truth:
Planned Parenthood's Hostages
Wall Street Journal

The Susan G. Komen Foundation, an organization dedicated since 1982 to fighting, and one day curing, breast cancer, decided to extricate itself from the culture wars by discontinuing grants to Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest provider of abortions. The grants Komen had been making amounted to $650,000 last year, funding some 19 local Planned Parenthood programs that offered manual breast exams but only referrals for mammograms performed elsewhere.

The reality is that Planned Parenthood—with annual revenues exceeding $1 billion—does little in the way of screening for breast cancer. But the organization is very much in the business of selling abortions—more than 300,000 in 2010, according to Planned Parenthood. At an average cost of $500, according to various sources including Planned Parenthood's website, that translates to about $164 million of revenue per year.

So how did Planned Parenthood and its loyal allies in politics and the media react to Komen's efforts to be neutral in the controversy over abortion?

Faced with even the tiniest depletion in the massive river of funds Planned Parenthood receives yearly, the behemoth mobilized its enormous cultural, media, financial and political apparatus to attack the Komen Foundation in the press, on TV and through social media. The organization's allies demonized the charity, attempting to depict the nation's most prominent anti-breast cancer organization as a bedfellow of religious extremists. A Facebook page was set up to "Defund the Komen Foundation." In short, Planned Parenthood took breast-cancer victims as hostages. [link]
The Komen Foundation works to save lives.

Planned Parenthood is in the business of ending them before they begin.

And the Komen Foundation is seen by the Left in this country as being - all of a sudden - evil.

Makes me happy that I'm far removed from their sick world.

Creepy

Remind me not to sit on a bar stool next to this weirdo:

Chris Matthews: Obama's Smile 'Worth Five to Ten Points' on Election Day

It's one thing to be an acolyte.  It's another to come off like an adolescent groupie.

This Matthews character is kinda odd.

Fools

People who haven't the first clue as to what they're talking (or writing) about shouldn't be showing the world their ignorance.

Case in point:
CBS News D.C. Station Slams Voter ID Bill in Va. As '"Jim Crow" Voting Legislation'
By Ken Shepherd, NewsBusters

"'Jim Crow' Voting Legislation Passes in Virginia Senate," a CBS news headline on a Washington D.C. CBS news website alarmed readers tonight.

The AP/CBSDC story, filed at 10:33 p.m. Eastern on the website for CBS Radio's new all-news station WNEW, reports on the passage of a strict voter ID law in the Virginia State Senate. As we've noted previously, the Washington Post has reported, uncritically, Virginia Democratic legislators' Jim Crow comparisons, but it appears that CBS News is taking the Washington Post's bias even further (see screen capture below page break):

Richmond, Va. (CBSDC/AP) — A controversial bill that has drawn likeness to Jim Crow-era politics in Virginia has taken another big step forward.

The legislation that will force voters to bring identification to Virginia polling places on election day won Senate passage Monday after Republican Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling broke a 20-20 partisan deadlock.

Monday’s vote in the 40-member Senate marked what opponents felt was the last chance to stop the legislation. Opponents claim it would suppress votes of minorities, the elderly or disabled and students.

Passage into law is largely thought to be a formality at this point.
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If these leftists at the CBS affiliate and at the Washington Post knew the first thing about the Jim Crow era, they wouldn't write such stupid shit. Jim Crow was about government-sanctioned and endorsed racial segregation. The voter ID law is simply about legitimizing the voter rolls and has nothing - nothing - to do with race.

These morons see in Virginia's soon-to-be requirement that voters show an ID in order to vote as being akin to racial segregation? Martin Luther King would be appalled. People with any understanding of history would be appalled.

The people of the Commonwealth of Virginia are appalled.

Where do they get journalists these days - the prison system?