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Tuesday, March 06, 2012

We Are All Catholic Now

See "Bishop Dolan's Liberty Letter."

Admire the forthrightness.  And the resolve.

Abraham Lincoln: "Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors."

Many, many Americans have fought - and died - to create and preserve our liberty. No two-bit potentate in the White House is going to take that away from us.

Freedom!  Long may it reign.

The Greatest Flop In History

I've always looked upon this campaign slogan from 1928 with admiration:

"A chicken in every pot and a car in every garage."

The message?  Prosperity.  The American Dream.  Economic growth.  Freedom from want.

Somehow I don't think this is what Herbert Hoover had in mind:
Too Many Volts, Not Enough Buyers, Especially At That Price
Investor's Business Daily

Chevrolet is shutting down production of the Volt, its electric car. Not even generous federal subsidies are enough to keep this trendy environmentalist flop on the road.

General Motors announced late last week that it will discontinue making its plug-in hybrid between March 19 until April 23 "to keep proper inventory levels."

In other words, it can't sell enough of the darned things to justify continued production.

Through the end of February, Chevrolet had sold a mere 1,626 Volts though it had planned to build 60,000 of them this year and sell 45,000 in the U.S. market.

The Volt, the novelty car Barack Obama said he would buy and drive himself once he left office, is more than just an automobile. It is the product of a hysterical political agenda.

Some believe the Volt isn't selling because, with a sticker of $40,000 and up, it's overpriced. It costs about twice as much as the Chevrolet Cruze, which is essentially the gasoline-powered version of the Volt.

But it could actually be underpriced, and woefully so.

A Mackinac Center report says the real cost of the Volt is closer to $300,000. That includes the suggested retail price, the known $7,500 federal subsidy and another $250,000 in taxpayer-funded state and federal incentives for each car. [link]
The most glaring difference to be found between free-market capitalism and the kind of socialist approach to economic development that Barack Obama has put forth can be seen by comparing that campaign slogan from 1928 with the effort of our clueless president to force growth with taxpayer dollars.

As the Chevy Volt debacle clearly shows, government can't coerce consumer decision-making, even when it throws hundreds of thousands of dollars at each commodity it wants sold.

"A car in every garage"?

If Obama keeps wasting our precious income on foolish pipe dreams like the Volt, we won't even have the garage ...

Why Rush Apologized

The truth:

"I descended to their level."

Who's "their" poster child?

This guy:

And they have a problem with Rush.

I don't think he could descend to that level if he wanted to.

Democrats Lash Out In Frustration

They just can't get used to the fact that they no longer wield power in Richmond. And it's not pretty watching them swing wildly at everyone around them because of it.

But the Capitol police?

Good Lord:
Senate Democrats Turn Fire on Law Enforcement

Democrats took a break from threatening to shut down the government and eliminate the paychecks of Virginia's teachers and law enforcement officers today ... to attack members of the Capitol Police and Virginia State Police for doing their job and protecting Capitol Square.

Democrat Sen. Chap Petersen took to the floor of the Senate today and said that the Capitol Police response to a protest over the weekend was "more appropriate for a bar fight." His colleague, Sen. Janet Howell, complained that "our state capitol is becoming an armed garrison."

Statement of RPV Chairman Pat Mullins on Democrat attacks on law enforcement:

"It's truly despicable that Democrats would use the Capitol Police - men and women who place their lives on the line every day to protect these very legislators - to try to score partisan points. The Capitol Police are always, without fail, professional, courteous, and dedicated.

"The fact that Democrats would attack Capitol Police to deflect attention from the fact that Democrats have voted to allow these same officers paychecks to stop on June 30 simply adds salt to the wound.


About 30 people were arrested and removed from Capitol Square over the weekend when they refused police requests to move from the South Portico of the Capitol.

Must be the meth.

Uh ... OK

Got an email this morning with the header reading:

Breast Feeding In Public Causes Traffic Jam

And, sure enough ...