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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Are We Paying For This?

Look, I like to party my brains out on occasion too.  So I don't begrudge anyone wanting to cut loose and get crazy.  But when I'm asked to pay for other people's Bacchanalia?  Can we talk about that first?

Here's the latest from that debauchery that just ended down in Brazil that the one-world government types named - affectionately - the Rio de Janeiro summit on sustainable development:
Dubbed the Rio+20 conference to mark the 20th anniversary of the Earth summit that set out a global path to protect the environment, the Brazilian meeting was everything that summits have become in recent years: a colourful event with demonstrations, celebrities, cultural celebrations, business round tables, intense social media and riot police.

As far as content goes, however, the meeting produced a vision statement that contained plenty of good intentions but very few solid commitments.

Generally, countries committed to pay more attention to climate change, and increase aid for development. They also agreed to eventually develop long-term goals for sustainable development — global targets for both the environment and for eradicating global poverty.

Timelines and amounts were absent. [source]
No mention of the cost of putting 10,000 people in a room over a period of several days to come up with that mission statement. But you can bet it was in the tens of millions.

"Countries committed to pay more attention to climate change."  You gotta be kidding.

But hey.  The margaritas were mighty fine.  And the hookers!  Who'll forget Mama Conchita and those buxom Brazilian strumpets ...

Quote of the Day

From Mark Steyn:

"Indeed, the aforementioned Rigoberta MenchĂș ran as a candidate in the 2007 and 2011 presidential elections in Guatemala, although she got knocked out in the first round — Guatemalans evidently being disinclined to elect someone to the highest office in the land with no accomplishment whatsoever apart from a lousy fake memoir. Which just goes to show what a bunch of unsophisticated rubes they are."

"Obama’s Great American Novel," National Review, June 23, 2012

A Stirring Message

This goes out to those of you who want to save our country from Obama and the leaches among us:

You own this country. Take ownership.  Before it's too late.

When Skin Color Matters Above All Else

Fact 1: Barack Obama received upwards of 98% of the African-American vote in New York City in 2008.

Fact 2: More than half of all of African-Americans in New York City who were old enough to work had no job at all this year.

Fact 3: Barack Obama will receive upwards of 98% of the African-American vote in New York City in 2012.

I Thought We Weren't Supposed To Get Involved ...

... in social issues:

Poll: Obama tops Mitt Romney on social issues

If there are people out there who vote in national elections based on issues relating to sexuality, I think Obama should have them.

And if these are the kind of people who support our President because of their fixation on social issues, he deserves them.

He Has The Authority ...

... but is it the smart thing to do?
UVa: Gov. Bob McDonnell may oust entire board
By Tim Mak, Politico

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell demanded on Friday that board members of the University of Virginia settle the issue of the university’s presidency by Tuesday or he will ask all members to resign.

“Let me be absolutely clear: I want final action by the Board on Tuesday,” he wrote in a letter to the board. “If you fail to do so, I will ask for the resignation of the entire Board on Wednesday. Regardless of your decision, I expect you to make a clear, detailed and unified statement on the future leadership of the University.”

Controversy has dogged the university over President Teresa Sullivan being forced out by the school’s Board of Visitors, a move that has forced passionate protests by students, faculty and donors. [link]
I'm sure Governor Bob is getting a lot of pressure from UVa alumnae around the state who want the controversy to disappear, one way or another. But is it really at crisis point? Does McDonnell really need to intrude in the process so early on?

Patience and counseling, it seems to me, are called for. Not the heavy hand of government stepping in and applying even more pressure to an already volatile situation.

Back off, Bob.  And let those with skin in the game work toward their own solutions.  The Commonwealth will survive.

Why The EPA Must Be Abolished

EPA fines oil refiners for failing to use nonexistent biofuel