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Sunday, February 12, 2012

You'll Enjoy This

My former delegate to the Virginia House (before redistricting sent me elsewhere) Anne B. Crockett-Stark (R-6) gave a brief floor speech about the Castle Doctrine legislation on Thursday that she ultimately succeeded in having passed:





Down-home. Plain-spoken. Effective.

Here's to you, Annie B.

When You Run Out of Ideas ...

What's a poor newspaper political cartoonist to do when he's obligated to dream something up by deadline but hasn't a fresh idea bouncing around in that cavernous expanse of brain pan?  If he's Chris Obrion and the paper is the Roanoke Times, he draws silly and incomprehensible bullshit like this.  (It's copyrighted so I'm reluctant to reproduce it, regardless of "fair use" laws.)

Memo to Chris:  Your newspaper's editorial page derives more laughter from its readers than does its funnies.  Surely there's material there with which you can work.

Handguns being sold in a roadside vegetable stand?  Really?

On A Glide Path To Self-Destruction

Obama's EPA is working its will upon the American people:
Three Coal Power Plants Closing
By Chris Lawrence, West Virginia Metro News

Ohio based FirstEnergy Corporation announces it will close three coal fired power plants in West Virginia by this fall. The closings come directly from the impact of new federal EPA regulations.

The plants to close are Albright Power Station, Willow Island Power Station, and the Rivesville Power Station. The company says 105 employees will be directly impacted.

The three plants produce 660 megawatts and about 3-percent of FirstEnergy's total generation. In recent years, the plants served as "peaking facilities" and generated power during times of peak demand for power.

The plants operated under subsidiary Monongahela Power. Mon Power recently finished a study of unscrubbed coal fired plants in the system to determine the potential impact of the most recent environmental regulations from EPA. Company officials determined the EPA's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) made it unfeasible to retrofit or continue operating the three plants. [link]
So you know, the only alternative Barack Obama has proposed to the closing of coal-fired power plants is ... nothing. Though he has suggested that skyrocketing heating bills will be good for us just the same.

Expect the West Virginia delegation to the Democrats' national convention in September to give him a standing ovation when he shows up to collect his accolades and renomination.

Like lambs being led to slaughter, how mindlessly blissful they'll be ...

How Proud You Episcopalians Must Be

This gal is in a leadership position in your church.  She runs your Divinity School (for God's sake).  I can only assume, if you're still a member of the ever-shrinking flock, that you agree with her startling and - frankly - grizzly acceptance of abortion as being a ... blessing:
Abortion is a blessing and abortionists are doing holy work, says Anglican priest
By Damian Thompson, London Telegraph

The new Dean of the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massacusetts, has given a sermon describing abortions as a "blessing" for the women who undergo them. The Rev Katherine Hancock Ragsdale also thinks that the people who run abortion clinics are "heroes" and even "saints".

Ms Ragsdale, speaking in Birmingham, Alabama, said that "when a woman becomes pregnant within a loving, supportive, respectful relationship; has every option open to her; decides she does not wish to bear a child; and has access to a safe, affordable abortion – there is not a tragedy in sight - only blessing."

Do not, please, make the mistake of assuming that she is an unrepresentative extremist: liberal Anglicans in America are among the most fervent supporters of abortion in the world, outstripping even atheists in their enthusiasm for this gruesome procedure. 
Enthusiasm for abortion.

The Episcopal Church.

For the love of God.

Shocker

As sure as the Sun rises:

Obama to unveil budget with higher taxes, more deficits

One wonders why, of course.  Since his Democrat buddies in Congress have no intention of ever passing his - or any -budget - ever.

When did the Ship of State become a Ship of Fools?

Fools On The Left

You know, you'd think, before someone leveled the charge (as overworked as it is) against someone else of having uttered the word "nigger" in a public performance, that accuser would make double-sure that he was right.

But no.
RETRACTION REQUEST: Gawker Lies, Claims Conservatives Drop “N” Word at CPAC
Big Government

Progressives are attempting to skewer Steven Crowder and Chris Loesch, claiming that they used the “N” word when saying the word “knickers” in a satirical video about the loss of American exceptionalism.

At no time did the duo use the “N” word, and to prevent hyper-dramatic liberals from whipping out their dog whistles, they even point to their pants when they say “knickers” in the video.

Gawker failed to post the original video where this is clear, instead seizing on an opportunity to defame Crowder and Loesch and attack Loesch’s wife, editor of this site.

We demand that Gawker retract their claim and issue an apology. [link]
They're conditioned to hear what they want to hear.

Which renders them stupid.

Though the geniuses at Gawker would want you to know that they're not stupid, they might want to reconsider.  Because if they're not stupid, they've committed a clear act of libel.

Pathetic.

I Agree With Ralph Nader!

Want to know why I enjoy watching college hockey over professional hockey?

Consumer advocate and perennial presidential candidate Ralph Nader is calling upon the NHL to ban fighting.

Because college hockey features athletes and not flying fists.

If I want to watch grown men fight, I'll tune my TV to Iraqi politics.

Just sayin'.

Catholic Bishops Find Their Cojones

They had me scared when they responded to Obama's revised plan to seize control of America's churches with a brief note that it was a "first step in the right direction," when, in fact, it was a first step down the road to subjugation.

But, with the chance to think it through, they've seen the light and are taking up the sword and shield once again:

Dashing Media Hopes, U.S. Bishops Say HHS Must 'Rescind the Mandate'

May they not falter.

Such a Waste

She had the best voice in the business.  Before she hooked up with the wrong people and went down that all-too-familiar path of indulgence in drug abuse.

As it was destined to end:

Whitney Houston, superstar of records, films, dies

My fondest memory?

This. The finest rendition of the National Anthem ever performed:





Fabulous.  Such the pity.