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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Earth Day Brings Out The Least Intelligent Among Us

I got bad news for Vickie L. Hurley, president of Salem's Local 82161, IUE-CWA union: Your contention that "Earth Day [is a time for us to] think about how we can take better care of our environment. But it's also a day to consider how wind energy — free, homegrown electricity — can help create and secure the manufacturing jobs we so desperately need here in Virginia and across the country" sounds great, but flies in the face of reality.

Wind?

Really?

See "Wind Industry Has Lost 10,000 Jobs Under Obama."

To be clear, that would be your bosom buddy in the White House, Vickie.

Speaking of whom, Vickie:

Labor Agreement For Keystone XL Pipeline To Create 13,000 American Jobs

And:

Obama punts on the pipeline

Wind energy? Care to remove your head from your ass and get back to us?

Shut My Mouth

The Roanoke Times editorial board today is endorsing a Republican for mayor of the city of Roanoke?

Have the members thereof lost their minds?

Where's Dan Radmacher when the most liberal paper south of the Mason-Dixon line needs him?

The editorial page keeps this up and I'll only have shit-for-brains Dan Casey to routinely ridicule.

Why The Tea Party Is Ruthless With Republicans

There are those out there  - mostly party Republicans - who cannot fathom the fact that the Tea Party singles out certain of their brethren for retribution on occasion.  With all those stinking liberals out there, they go after us?!  These days that effort shows up in the news with names attached of either "Indiana's" Dick Lugar or - this morning - Utah's Orrin Hatch.

But here's what those Republicans need to understand: We hope to gain the support from Democrats on the occasional issue when it comes up for national debate.  James Webb and Joe Manchin on ObamaCare, Joe Lieberman on taxes (he's a Democrat in all but name), Jay Rockefeller on the EPA.  Kirsten Gillibrand on the 2nd Amendment).  We enjoy their support when we can get it.  And work to have them defeated on election day when they prove to be vulnerable (see, as a good example, my former congressman, Rick Boucher, who is enjoying retirement as of the last election thanks in large measure to the work of an active Tea Party).

Republicans, however, are expected to be with us at all times.  It's a non-negotiable.

So when one votes with the Democrats on limiting free speech (Mr. McCain), or votes with the Democrats on gay issues (Lisa Murkowski), or votes with the Democrats on "financial reform" (Scott Brown and Olympia Snowe), or votes with the Democrats on a host of other liberal issues (Snowe again and Susan Collins), we are disappointed.  And resolved.  With long memories.  And a lust for vengeance.

It may seem odd.  We are pleased with ourselves when a Democrat leaves office (how's that defeat feel, Alan Grayson?) (Russ Feingold?) (Arlen Specter?).  But we are delirious when a RINO gets bounced (Lincoln Chafee) (Jim Jeffords) (Nancy Johnson).  (Mike Castle)  (Jim Leach)  (I wish I could add my own former senator, John Warner, to the list of those liberal Republicans kicked out of office but he had the good sense to retire before we retired him).

The rule to live by: We accept the fact that there are liberal Democrats in this country.  We don't accept the fact that there are Republicans who vote with the liberals EVER.

Clear?

Now, let's talk about Lugar and Hatch ...

Give Us a Good Reason, Babs

Bonehead Barbara Boxer:

I got to say to the women out there, whether you’re a Republican, a Democrat or Independent, if you’re a self-respecting human being, please vote for President Obama. And for the men who care about women, do the same thing.”

Because Obama has been so good for women?

The New York Times in December:

"In Friday’s jobs report coverage, we noted that the unemployment rate fell partly because 315,000 people dropped out of the labor force — that is, they were not even looking for work. Closer analysis reveals that the entirety of that decline was due to the departure of women — and particularly employed women — from the labor force." [my emphasis]

Barack Obama cares about women.  He's created conditions such that women - by the millions - are now stay-at-home moms.

All self-respecting human beings should support him for that.  Or so says Blunderbuss Barbara Boxer ...

The Difference Between Them & Us

Van Jones thinks you should sit down and shut up

I think Marxist morons like Van Jones should stand up and keep it up.

With enemies like him, we are sure to win the hearts and minds ...

If Obama Can't Deliver The Solution ...

... is it too much to ask that he at least not be the problem?

CBO estimates Obama's 2013 budget plan would hit economic growth

I suppose we could look at it in a favorable light.  Obama's goal has never been "economic growth."  It's been to get everyone on food stamps.

On that score, Barack Obama's a winner!

Obama Gives Up On Dog Meat

Moves on to a diet of bunny rabbits:

Port Authority, USDA workers shoot bunnies at JFK Airport

USDA worker to the Humane Society's endorsed candidate for President - the President who enjoyed munching on puppies in his youth:

Chow time!  Come and get it, Big Daddy.

This Is The Kind Of Attitude Romney Needs

We've not seen that can-do firmness in a President since Obama ran for office and quickly proved that he can't-do.  This is refreshing:
Romney on Keystone: ‘I will build that pipeline if I have to myself’
By Alicia M. Cohn, The Hill

Mitt Romney drew a line in the oil sands on Friday, focusing on the controversial Keystone pipeline project opposed by the White House and saying, “I will build that pipeline if I have to myself.”

Romney blasted Obama on a range of policies during a speech to the Republican National Committee’s State Chairmen’s National Meeting in Arizona, but singled out the controversial project that would route Canadian oil sands south to Gulf Coast refineries.

The White House earlier this year rejected making a decision on the pipeline until the project had been reviewed, a process expected to take at least until after the November elections. But House Republicans this week, when pushing through legislation to extend needed federal transportation program funding, included a mandate to approve the pipeline.

Romney pledged that he would expand drilling for gas and oil as president and would buy oil from Canada. He attacked what Obama has frequently termed his administration’s commitment to an “all of the above” energy plan.

“It does not seem like an all of the above energy policy to me,” Romney said. “And then I figured it out: The president does like all of the above. He likes all of the energy sources that come from above the ground. So anything below the ground he doesn’t like: Coal, oil, gas. We all like wind and solar. But we also like those below the ground.” [link]
That's a good way to look at it. While Obama pushes above-ground energy sources - particularly wind and solar - both proving to be complete busts - he does his level best to deny the development of those sources of energy under ground that have shown themselves to be both successful and affordable - especially coal and petroleum.

This is a winning strategy. And Romney's fire-in-the-belly approach to it is encouraging.

May he keep it stoked.