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Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Roanoke Times Is a Joke

Don't take it from me.

Take it from the editorial page editor of the Times.

From Christina Nuckols, said editor, in "Wilder silent as his legacy takes a bullet," we learn that she called up former Governor Douglas Wilder in order to get him to pitch in to help keep in place that moronic "one-handgun-a-month" law that he had pushed through the legislature many years ago; the one that was intended to stop Virginia guns from flowing into New York City; the one that stopped zero guns from flowing into New York City in all its many years on the books.

A revealing exchange:

Nuckols: "I look forward to you turning on the heat like only you can do."

Which was followed by: "A raspy laugh exploded from the receiver, and the line went dead."

Perhaps ol' Doug saw the whole escapade as having turned out to be one big joke too.

Not that such things deter crusaders like this Nuckols woman from pressing onward - Don Quixote style - in their never-ending quest to get that first handgun blocked from flowing out of the Commonwealth and into the hands of a gang member up in the big city.

Some day, by God.  Some ... day ...

Obama Has a Lot To Apologize For

But Americans protecting Muslims' sorry asses in Afghanistan, at great risk to themselves, ain't one of them.

Add this to the many reasons that I find Barack Obama to be annoying.  And anti-American.

Remember November.  Remember November.

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On Hollywood & Its Agenda

I was reading an article on NewsBusters this morning about that overly stupid talk show host on MSNBC, Ed Schultz.  In it he is reported to have made the following claim, in defending Hollywood producers and their penchant for making too many movies that America has no interest in seeing, but that make the liberal crowd on the Left happy:

"The only agenda Hollywood has is making money."

Which hardly explains all the flicks that Hollywood churned out in the Bush years that depicted evil and/or messed-up American soldiers in - and coming out of - the Iraq conflict.  None of which made money.  But were appreciated by tiny movie-going audiences in Manhattan, Madison, and Malibu.

You remember the flicks:

"Stop-Loss."  "Body of Lies."  "Conspiracy."  "Green Zone."  "In the Valley of Elah."  "Lions for Lambs."  "The Messenger."  "Badland."

Or maybe you don't remember them.

Then I got to thinking.

I watched the tail-end of another "war movie" yesterday afternoon on TV.  A highly successful flick when it was in theaters.  But it wasn't about American soldiers killing Muslim terrorists.  Or about killing anyone else for that matter.

The movie?

"Battle Los Angeles."

The enemy?


Box office gross?

$36 million its opening weekend.

Total gross?


Its theme?  A handful of United States Marines (and one cute female Air Force enlistee - this is Hollywood, after all) kill a whole slew of badass extraterrestrial monsters and proceed to save the entire freaking world.

Think of it as "Guadalcanal Diary" without anyone on this planet being shot.  Or offended.

One wonders.

What if some courageous (suicidal?) Hollywood producer had taken the script from "Gung Ho" (1943) and adapted it to the remarkable story - yet to be adequately told - about the United States Marine Corps' sweeping victory in the largest battle to take place in Iraq against the terrorist insurgency?

I don't know, maybe he could have called it "Operation Phantom Fury."

Might that producer have achieved a return on his investors' dollars?

We'll never know.

"The only agenda Hollywood has is making money."


The Washington Post Asks.

I answer.

Can the Republican party survive its billionaires?

As easily as the Democratic Party "survives" its.

George Soros? Who's he?

Well, he's a nut.  But he's a Democrat nut, so he doesn't count.

Ya gotta love the Washington Post and its deep thinkers.

Liberal Mentality Manifests

This is beyond bizarre:
Dad arrested over daughter's gun drawing
Sun News

Police arrested a Kitchener, Ont., father outside his daughter's school because the four-year-old drew a picture of him holding a gun.

Jessie Sansone told the Record newspaper that he was in shock when he was arrested Wednesday and taken to a police station for questioning over the drawing. He was also strip-searched.

"This is completely insane. My daughter drew a gun on a piece of paper at school," he said.

Officials told the newspaper the move was necessary to ensure there were no guns accessible by children in the family's home. They also said comments by Sansone's daughter, Neaveh, that the man holding the gun in the picture was her dad and "he uses it to shoot bad guys and monsters," was concerning.

Police also searched Sansone's home while he was in custody. His wife and three children were taken to the police station, and the children were interviewed by Family and Children's Services.

Sansone's wife, Stephanie Squires, told the newspaper no one told them why her husband had been arrested.

"He had absolutely no idea what this was even about. I just kept telling them, 'You're making a mistake."

Several hours later, Sansone was released without charges. [link]

Bring it down.  Bring it all down.

Makes Sense To Me

Something to ponder:
Question: Is Sex Work?

A U.S.Marine Colonel was about to start the morning briefing to his staff. While waiting for the coffee machine to finish brewing, the colonel decided to pose a question to all assembled. He explained that his wife had been a bit frisky the night before and he failed to get his usual amount of sound sleep. He posed the question of just how much of sex was "work" and how much of it was "pleasure?"

A major chimed in with 75%-25% in favor of work.

A captain said it was 50%-50%.

A lieutenant responded with 25%-75% in favor of pleasure, depending upon his state of inebriation at the time.

There being no consensus, the colonel turned to the PFC who was in charge of making the coffee and asked for HIS opinion?

Without any hesitation, the young PFC responded, "Sir, it has to be 100% pleasure."

The colonel was surprised and as you might guess, asked why?

"Well, sir, if there was any work involved, the officers would have me doing it for them."

The room fell silent.

God Bless the enlisted man.

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* I might note that the same applies to my line of ... work. Occasionally someone will ask me where I work and I reply, "I don't work; I manage."  Same deal.

An Interesting Factoid About The Brady Campaign

Has the most anti-gun organization in America run its course?  From the NRA we learn:
On a side note, we noticed that the Tides Foundation gave $125,424 to the Brady Campaign and its affiliate, the Brady Center, between 2004 and 2009. But with no contributions in 2010, we wonder whether someone at the Foundation’s grant office had a look at Brady’s previous scorecards and realized that even when you’re wasting someone else’s money, there has to be a limit.
No numbers are out yet for 2011.  But it's possible that one of the leading contributors to Sarah Brady's silly cause has gotten tired of seeing its funds flushed down the commode.

One wonders what took the folks there so long.

In any case ...

"Occupy Wall Street" came and went.

The climate socialists are in hiding.

The Brady Campaign is more the Facebook page than the movement.

And we got us an election coming up in November.

Life is good.

It Wasn't Supposed To Be This Way

I get so confused.  Aren't these the people who go nuts every time a mosquito or rat is killed by a human being?

Documents: PETA kills more than 95 percent of pets in its care

Rats and mosquitoes, I guess, can thank their lucky stars that they aren't recognized by these crazy women as being ... pets.

Now This Is a Defensible Position

Noun: Atheism ey-thee-iz-uhm
1. The doctrine or belief that there is no God

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My question: What evidence do atheists have that there is no God?

My answer: They have none.

Doesn't that, then, put them in the same category as those who believe in God, without evidence, but through faith?

Of course it does.

Though they'll never admit it.

Well, except for this one, lone honest atheist:

Richard Dawkins: I can't be sure God does not exist

Now that's a proper answer for one who believes in a doctrine but has no evidence to back it up.

Dawkins doubts that God exists.

That's at least respectable.