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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Feminists Never Were Serious

We can argue about how smart they are.

But ...

MSNBC's Krystal Ball: Virginia Abortion Law Is "Rape" 

Rape? Really? Tell it to those women who have learned what rape really is - first hand.


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You may not remember this Krystal Ball, by the way.  Go here and learn all about how serious this poster girl for feminism is: "Democrat candidate 'outraged' after her raunchy party photos surface on the internet."

Still don't recognize her?  This Democrat candidate for congressperson up in northern Virginia?

That's her on the right.

A state law is rape.

And people take her kind seriously.

Really, Ellen?

I watched a brief portion of "The Ellen Degeneris Show" the other day.  A portion of that portion included a video clip of some drunken hill jack from backwoods America who manufactures his own moonshine and was blasted out of his mind.  Oh, and he even talked like a hill jack too.

Ellen had great fun belittling the guy.  Her audience laughed and laughed.

Ellen.  Heaping derision on someone's lifestyle choice.


I'll bet she didn't even see the problem with her bigotry and condescension.

I Think He's Figured It Out

Somehow, we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.

How about we prevent drilling off the East Coast?

And the West Coast?

And in the Gulf?

And how about we cut off oil drilling leases?

And permits?

And increase EPA emissions standards?

And nix the XL pipeline out of Canada?

And force oil refineries to close?

By God, he did it.  We're just like Europe.

Headline of the Day

Pelosi 2008: Bush to Blame for High Gas Prices; Pelosi 2012: Wall Street to Blame for High Gas Prices

Now I Know Why He Wanted To Support The Bill

David Albo, Virginia Lawmaker, Says Wife Wouldn't Have Sex Because Of Transvaginal Ultrasound Bill

* For those who don't know him, David Albo is a RINO from Fairfax County.

Now They Want An 'American Tax'?

They breathe. Thus they should pay higher taxes. Such is the rationale:

Geithner: 'Privilege of Being an American' Is Why Rich Need Higher Taxes

Good grief.

Speaking of Bold

Cutting off funding to Planned Parenthood, after what's been read about the power that America's leading abortion provider carries in Washington?  Can it be?

It be:

Texas to administration: Never mind your threats, we’re cutting Medicaid to abortion providers 

Obama won't let this pass. He can't. Planned Parenthood owns him.

This is shaping up as a real battle. One all states should join.

There is a simple solution to this impasse, by the way.  Planned Parenthood could simply get out of the abortion business.  It's just a tiny part of its portfolio anyway.  Isn't that what they keep telling us?

Say What?

Good grief:

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said Friday that his decision to support a same-sex marriage bill, which cleared the state Senate and is expected to be signed into law, was made after considering the children of gay parents.

Surely he could have come up with a better excuse than that. Want to try again, big guy?

Who Would Have Guessed

Big Surprise: Obamacare’s Pre-Existing Condition Plan Costing Twice as Much Per Enrollee as Originally Estimated

A Bold Promise

This is the sort of thing one didn't do in years past if one wanted to be president.  Promise to roll back future benefit opportunities for current voters?  Unheard of.

Yet here he is:
Romney would raise eligibility age for Medicare
By David Espo, AP Special Correspondent

Detroit (AP) — Four days before critical primary elections, Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney outlined a far-reaching plan Friday to gradually delay Americans' eligibility for Medicare as well as Social Security.

Romney said the shift, as people live longer, is needed to steer the giant benefit programs toward economic sustainability.

Romney said his proposals for Medicare and Social Security would begin in 2022, meaning no current or near-retirees would be affected. He also said he favors adjustments to curtail the growth of future benefits for the relatively well-to-do, so "lower-income seniors would receive the most generous benefits." He had described his Social Security proposals previously.

Beginning in 2022, Romney said, "we will gradually increase the Medicare eligibility age by one month each year. In the long run, the eligibility ages for both programs will be indexed to longevity so that they increase only as fast as life expectancy."

Under current law, the age for collecting full Social Security benefits is gradually rising from 65 to 67. Medicare is available at age 65. In both cases, the age is set in law, and Romney's suggestion that it be tied automatically to increases in the life expectancy of Americans would mark a major change. [link]
When pinned down in the past, Barack Obama would mumble something about how we had to "do something" about Social Security and Medicare in order to keep them from breaking the bank. But he's done nothing.

With control of both the House and the Senate in January, perhaps Romney - if elected - will be able to set both programs right.