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Sunday, June 03, 2012

Roanoke Times Coughs Up Same Old Nonsense

We here in Southwest Virginia live in a region that contains approximately 21,326,219 trees (my estimate) (margin of error ± 3 trees).  In our forested region thousands of trees are cut down each day and tens of thousands of new ones sprout.

But there are special ones.  For some reason.  Known only to the editorial staff of the Roanoke Times.

Get this:
Stadium Woods is a special tract on a land-grant campus that over time has been covered with concrete and asphalt. It is a remnant of the ancient landscape that once covered the hills of Southwest Virginia. Students and faculty wander those woods to find a moment of calm. Classes meet there to explore an outdoor, living laboratory. Town residents enjoy its buffer between campus and community. Runners and walkers use its trails to keep fit.

There is no dollar figure suitable to measure such things. The cost of losing them is immeasurable.
Such horse shit.

Get out your hankie: "Stadium Woods ... is a remnant of the ancient landscape that once covered the hills of Southwest Virginia."

Earth to nitwits at the Roanoke Times: Southwest Virginia, excepting a few isolated outposts like the Virginia Tech campus, is itself still one big ancient landscape, still hilly, still blanketed with trees, still nearly completely pristine.  You shed (faux) tears over the fate of a handful of trees on 14 acres of  land in Blacksburg when there will still remain 21,326,206 (±) trees that you can still hug after those are harvested?

Gimme a freaking break.

"The cost of losing [several] trees is immeasurable."


It's not.

The value of those trees is totally measurable:

It's 1.05466667¢ - plus shipping - per toothpick on eBay.

Trees are a commodity.  Get over yourselves and get a life.

Want to worship "ancient" perennial woody plants?  Come down to my place.

They litter the landscape.

We've Gone From 'Yes We Can' ...

... to Everything Is Out Of His Control.

Ya gotta love the New York Times.

Poor Barry.  He can't help it.  He's only the leader of the free world and commander-in-chief of the only superpower on earth.

Give him a break.

And reelect him.

The future of the United States of America depends on Barack Obama being ... unable ... to ... effect ... change  ...

Why The John Edwards Verdict Doesn't Matter

Because the verdict in the people's court came in long ago:

No rendering in the legal system is going to take away from that.

The Greatest Foreign Policy Pres Evah!

Groveling before our enemies.

Throwing our friends over the side.

Americans by the thousands being killed in Afghanistan, with no one being able to give a good explanation any more as to why.

And you can expect both the New York Times and the Washington Post, in their soon-to-be released glowing endorsements of Obama in his reelection effort, to tout the guy's foreign policy credentials.

They will at least be amusing.

If, at the same time, vile.

Headline of the Day

America unites in contempt for loathsome nanny-state mayor

That would be loathsome nanny-state New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

You Were Warned

Barack Obama, when he was campaigning for his health care bill in 2009, claimed it would (a) improve our health care, (b) provide coverage for everyone, and (c) reduce the cost.

Even halfway intelligent people looked at such bluster and concluded that there was no way (a) + (b) could ever allow (c).

As predicted:
Obamacare Has 'Bent the Insurance Cost-Curve North, Not South,' Insurance Executive Tells House Panel
By Susan Jones, CNS News

CNSNews.com) - "There's no question that the (Affordable Care) Act has, to this date, bent the health insurance cost curve north, not south, and the forecast in that regard is growing darker," an insurance benefits executive told a House panel on Thursday.

That's because the law requires health plans to cover individuals, such as adult children, that they did not cover in the past; it bars health plans from putting lifetime and annual dollar limits on benefits; and it requires plans to provide preventive care services -- including contraceptives in a few months' time -- at no out-of-pocket cost to the enrollee, Edward Fensholt told the House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions.

"These mandates have increased our clients' health plan costs 2 to 3 percent on average to this point," he said. And he said the costs will escalate further when new rules -- such as reductions in waiting periods and the automatic enrollment requirement -- take effect in 2014. [link]
What this means is, if the Supreme Court doesn't kill it, our health care system will, in a few short years, be out of control. Thanks to Barack Obama and that which will forevermore be known, infamously, as ObamaCare.

It didn't have to be like this. If most Americans hadn't bought into the lies.

But they did and here we are. On the verge of having the finest health care delivery system ever devised by humankind disintegrate.

Wise up, people. Or move to Greece, where they buy into such idiocy.

George Bush's Worst Mistake

Somehow he thought, in the aftermath of 9/11, that creating a new level of bureaucracy in the intelligence gathering and law enforcement fields would keep us safe.

Thus the Department of Homeland Security was spawned.

While its effectiveness at preventing terrorist attacks here may be circumspect, it certainly has gained a justified reputation in one other endeavor:

Predicting the weather:

The Department of Homeland Security's latest concern is hurricanes. With the start of the hurricane season, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is encouraging a so-called "Whole Community Approach."

G.W. Bush's eternal legacy.

Jesus God.

Clueless As Ever

Obviously Hillary didn't get the memo:

Clinton in Arctic to see impact of climate change

The question is, did she do it with a straight face?