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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Ouch

State Senator John Edwards (D-Roanoke) losing his most fervid supporters?  Nah.

But this spanking from the ultra-liberal Roanoke Times editorial staff of the equally liberal Edwards is at least amusing:

Southwest Virginia voters elected Edwards to represent them when the legislature is in session, not to moonlight at UVa.

Budget crisis?  What budget crisis?

-- Senator John Edwards -- 

Too funny.

Gotta Love Them Democrats

They're always out there working for the little guy.

Not:
Ineptitude Bordering on Malfeasance
Lynchburg News & Advance editorial

At long last, the commonwealth of Virginia finally has [a] budget for the upcoming biennium that begins July 1.

To get one was like pulling teeth, though.

And once again, it was the 20 Democratic members of the Virginia Senate who gave nightmares and migraines to local government officials from Tidewater to Southwest, from Northern Virginia to Southside and all regions in between.

The Senate is evenly divided between 20 Republicans and 20 Democrats; Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, a Republican, broke the tie, allowing Republicans to claim legislative control of the chamber. The makeup of committees, the selection of chairmen, the flow of legislation ... all the power is in the hands of the Republicans.

But the Virginia Constitution specifically forbids the lieutenant governor from breaking ties on budget votes, and that’s how we’ve gotten into the mess we’re in.

The 20 Democrats whined from Day One about being on the short end of the stick. They lost in court, when they filed suit earlier this year to force powersharing, and ever since, they’ve been using the all-important budget process to squeeze concessions from the Republican caucus.

The pitiful thing is that it’s average Virginians and helpless, trod-upon local governments used as pawns on [sic] game of political chess. [link]
Through their "ineptitude bordering on malfeasance" in recent years, the Democratic Party has managed to destroy its large majorities of elected offices held around the Commonwealth. That ineptitude continues to be practiced unabated.

Soon they'll be able to hold their state convention in a phone booth.

Keep up the great work, fellas.

Bank of America Takes Sides

Unfortunately, it's not the side of freedom.

You own a BofA Visa or Mastercard?

You consider the 2nd Amendment a guarantee of far more than just the right to keep and bear arms?

You might want to tear up that credit card and tell the geniuses at Bank of America to stick it up their ass:
Bank of America Reportedly Drops Gun Company for Political Reasons
By Bob Owens

Bailout recipient Bank of America has severed relations with an American company because of a reported bias against their industry. McMillan Group International released an extraordinary statement on Facebook regarding the incident:

McMillan Fiberglass Stocks, McMillan Firearms Manufacturing, McMillan Group International have been collectively banking with Bank of America for 12 years. Today Mr. Ray Fox, Senior Vice President, Market Manager, Business Banking, Global Commercial Banking came to my office. He scheduled the meeting as an “account analysis” meeting in order to evaluate the two lines of credit we have with them. He spent five minutes talking about how McMillan has changed in the last five years and have become more of a firearms manufacturer than a supplier of accessories.

At this point I interrupted him and asked “Can I possible save you some time so that you don’t waste your breath? What you are going to tell me is that because we are in the firearms manufacturing business you no longer what my business.”

“That is correct” he says.

I replied “That is okay, we will move our accounts as soon as possible. We can find a Second Amendment friendly bank that will be glad to have our business. You won’t mind if I tell the NRA, SCI and everyone one I know that BofA is not firearms industry friendly?”

“You have to do what you must” he said.

“So you are telling me this is a politically motivated decision, is that right?”

Mr Fox confirmed that it was. At which point I told him that the meeting was over and there was nothing let for him to say.

McMillan is now refusing to accept Bank of America cards from customers for payment. [link]
I don't know about you but I put little faith in any business that puts politics ahead of business. Obama bailout or no.

Bank of America has decided to become a political arm of the Democratic Party.

So be it.

Conduct your business accordingly.

Pelosi et al. Move To Limit Free Speech

What are they so afraid of?

Pelosi: Amend the First Amendment 

Kind of odd when you think about it. Why would this bunch think it important to amend the Constitution when, on any given day, they are ignoring it completely?

So weird.

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Couple that with the effort of the same gang of ... open-minded liberals ... to silence conservative voices on talk radio.

My. My. My.  How unbecoming.

Chris, Get a Life

I find it astonishing that people today fret over the issue of slavery.  An institution that maintained for 76 years of our country's existence but was killed off 147 years ago.

Yet there people are:

Chris Matthews: Slavery Impacts People's View of the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman Case

And he believes it.

For the love of God.