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Friday, May 11, 2012

This The Best They Got?

Mitt Romney was - allegedly - a bully a half century ago.  So says the newspaper that made itself infamous and the non-word "macaca" famous in its effort to defeat a different Republican candidate at a different point in time.

And the New York Times dutifully follows on.

Romney the Teenage Bully.  One incident that probably never happened 45 years ago.

Meanwhile, the country is going to hell in a hand basket and the dunce currently residing in the White House who is speeding our demise - close friend to those writing such horse shit for the Washington Post and the New York Times - gets a free pass.

Shameful?  Or worthy of pity?  You decide.

I have.

I intend to vote at least once on November 6.


Lost Souls

I read this story and and came away thinking that Al Gore should be ashamed of himself for destroying any future these poor, misguided kids ever had of making successful lives for themselves.  So sad:
An Inconvenient Lawsuit: Teenagers Take Global Warming to the Courts
By Katherine Ellison, The Atlantic

Alec Loorz turns 18 at the end of this month. While finishing high school and playing Ultimate Frisbee on weekends, he's also suing the federal government in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.

The Ventura, California, teen and four other juvenile plaintiffs want government officials to do more to prevent the risks of climate change -- the dangerous storms, heat waves, rising sea levels, and food-supply disruptions that scientists warn will threaten their generation absent a major turnabout in global energy policy. Specifically, the students are demanding that the U.S. government start reducing national emissions of carbon dioxide by at least six percent per year beginning in 2013.

"I think a lot of young people realize that this is an urgent time, and that we're not going to solve this problem just by riding our bikes more," Loorz said in an interview.

While teenagers serve as the public face of the lawsuit, the idea itself came from Julia Olson, an attorney based in Eugene, Oregon. Olson founded an organization called Our Children's Trust after watching the Al Gore documentary An Inconvenient Truth while she was seven months pregnant. Her idea to invite kids to become plaintiffs in a suit against the government was partly inspired by her colleague Mary Christina Wood, director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program at the University of Oregon. Wood has spent her career studying the public trust doctrine, most recently devising a strategy she has dubbed Atmospheric Trust Litigation to apply that theory to the climate. [link]
What strange creatures these environmentalists are. Sucking children into their paranoid world of delusion, apocalypse, and impending doom. Strange and demented.

Frightening little children, for God's sake.

They should all be ashamed of themselves.

Ya Learn Something Every Day

Butt Calls.

I can't say I've ever put my cell phone in my back pocket (much less had my butt cheek inadvertently dial someone's phone number), but I can admit to the fact that my phone has accidentally started calling people when I didn't ask it to.

I, of course, blame the phone.

3.9 million butt calls in a year?  Now I've heard everything.

See related post: "'If guns kill people, do pencils misspell words?'"

'If guns kill people, do pencils misspell words?'

Did you ever want to do this?  You're driving by a gun store and you see some moron in front of the place picketing in protest.  His beef: "Gun Sellers Are Accomplices of [sic] Crimes."  So you quickly make up your own sign and join him:

"Spoons made me fat."

I love you guys.

* Click on the image to enlarge it.

How Do They Know Obama's Evolved?

The guy was a supporter of gay marriage.  Then he wasn't.  Then he kinda was.  Then he wasn't.  Now he is.

They call that "evolution."


This from Mediaite makes me chuckle:

"[blah blah blah] ... President Obama has completed his long-awaited 'evolution' on gay marriage by expressing support for marriage equality in an interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts."

Sounds like a journey to the Moon or something. Rather than a man playing idiotic Mediaite contributors and the rest of his supporters for fools.

He's done evolving.  We can communicate with him now.  Hilarious.

Question: What if Obama's still in evolving mode?  Will he be opposed to gay marriage again?

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Headline of the day:

"Noted gay-marriage supporter finally drops cynical charade."

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How stupid are they?  This "evolution" that the Washington Post calls a "journey" actually ends where it began.  From "For Obama, Gay Marriage Stance Borne of a Long Evolution" (I'll pause while you get past the giggle spasms) ...
Obama’s tangled history with same-sex marriage began in 1996, when he was running for a state Senate seat representing the liberal south side of Chicago.

That was when he filled out a questionnaire for a local gay newspaper, then called Outlines, in which he appeared to declare his no-qualms support for legalized marriage rights.

“I favor legalizing same-sex marriages, and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages,” Obama stated on the signed form, a copy of which was posted on the paper’s Web site in 2009.
So Obama's evolution has taken him right back where he started.

And they bought it. Hook, line, and sinker.




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The Roanoke Times - ever fatuous - heaps praise on this "evolution" with "Obama evolves on marriage":
When future historians recount Barack Obama's presidency, they will mark the spring of 2012 as a crucial moment. This week, the president joined the rarified ranks of presidents who took brave stands in the name of social justice. He finally came out in favor of same-sex marriage.

Obama took his time getting to this point; his view "evolved" over years. He is not alone. The nation's view continues to evolve, especially as younger generations mature.

Today, only extreme outliers suggest blacks or women do not deserve equal rights. Someday, the same will be true about gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered Americans.
Marriage, you see, being a right. Somehow.

Par for the course.

George Allen Picks Up Key Endorsement

Though probably a no-brainer considering who his opponent is, this is still a significant pick-up for the man who would be our Senator:
The National Rifle Association Endorses George Allen for U.S. Senate

Henrico, VA – Today, the National Rifle Association (NRA) endorsed George Allen for U.S. Senate, citing his stellar record of defending the Second Amendment and protecting our Constitutional right to bear arms. The NRA is America’s leading organization promoting gun safety education and the Second Amendment with more than 4 million current members nationwide.

“It’s a most significant honor to receive the important endorsement of the National Rifle Association (NRA), a great American organization with so many patriotic, active members throughout Virginia. The NRA supports law enforcement professionals, gun safety education and stands strong for our foundational Second Amendment rights. I have always been proud to support the natural rights of law-abiding citizens to protect their families and themselves. In the U.S. Senate I will remain committed to defending our rights enshrined in our Constitution,” said George Allen. “My friends in the sportsmen community who enjoy the natural beauty of Virginia’s fields, forests, streams and lakes can count on me to be a strong and steadfast advocate for their freedom to hunt and fish. And all Virginians have my commitment to stand up for their God-given rights. The way to reduce crime is to crack down on criminals, not disarm our law-abiding citizens.”

George Allen has been a leader for more than three decades in defending our Second Amendment rights, enacting truth-in-sentencing, and supporting victims, their families and law enforcement professionals. He has consistently earned an A or A+ rating from the National Rifle Association.
The NRA got this one right. Here's to America's premier gun rights group. And to Mr. Allen.