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Sunday, July 15, 2012

An Odd Headline

Attached to an editorial in today's Roanoke Times:

"An ill wind blows nobody good."

What?

I don't know what it even means.

Can it be so esoteric that it goes beyond my mental capacities?  Am I then stupid?

An ill wind blows nobody ... huh?

Or is it just some free-labor intern's attempt at putting the only words she ever learned at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism together on paper for the Sunday edition where talent isn't a prerequisite?

Is the converse of "An ill wind blows nobody good" "A favorable wind blows a lot of people in such a way that they are satisfied beyond their wildest imaginations?"

I'm reminded of this famous headline:

"A-Rod Goes Deep, Wang Hurt."

Here's what I'm thinking: Someone at the Roanoke Times has a marvelous sense of humor.

Too bad there aren't more people like her there.

Times Scribe Gives Queer Head.

By the way, two can play that game.

Your Chance To Speak Up

From the office of Congressman Morgan Griffith:
House Subcommittee on Energy & Power Field Hearing
with Chairman Ed Whitfield & Congressman Morgan Griffith

Monday, July 16, 2012 - 9:00 a.m.

Virginia Higher Education Center
One Partnership Circle
Abingdon, VA 24210

All citizens are invited to attend. This is an official Congressional hearing to discuss energy policies and the effects of EPA regulations on jobs in the coalfields of Southwest Virginia.
Let your voice be heard.

Obama Babble

He was in Roanoke the other day, as we all know, where he came up with this enlightening gem:

"If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen." [link]

I'm inclined to respond with two simple words: Bill and Gates.

But there is probably something of actual importance being revealed in Obama's goofy statement.  If there is anyone in this country who had to have relied on others to make him successful, it had to be Barack Obama.  Spaced-out high school druggie to Harvard Law School whiz kid?

In a pig's eye.

No, I'm inclined - with what we've learned about the man's intellect and cognitive skills - to respond with two simple words: Affirmative and action.

Photo of the Day

Every feminist's nightmare - scantily clad babes with automatic weapons:


No, I didn't take the photo here in Bland County (you can easily tell because neither goddess is tattooed nor pierced nor smoking; oh, and we have no beach).  It was published by the London Daily Mail.  Taken in Tel Aviv.  That's an Israeli Defense Forces robobabe.

Where, please where, do I sign up?

Caption: "Where to keep the spare bullets?"

Excellent.

* You'd think, by the way, that this would be the feminist ideal here in this country, wouldn't you?  Strong woman packing powerful heat to protect herself and those around her?

But no.

Feminists here - except for when they get caught with their jock straps down - recoil at the notion that anyone other than a big man with a gun and a badge be there to save them.

Odd.  Wonderfully odd.

We Shall Reap the Whirlwind

"My proposal would bring down the cost of healthcare for millions – families, businesses, and the federal government. Let's get it done."
-- Barack Obama, March 3, 2010 --

He got it done.

You were warned back then that he was lying through his teeth.

The Congressional Budget Office confirms: He was lying through his teeth (click on the image to enlarge it):



And this is only the beginning.


Yet neither he nor his buddies care.

Democrats Talk In Riddles

Are tax cuts a good thing?

According to the leading Democrat in the House of Representatives, the answer is YES.

Nancy Pelosi:

"You know, this week President Obama laid out a step that we can take right now that will bring more stability and certainty to our economy and ..."

And what about tax cuts for the wealthy that would bring even more "stability and certainty" to our economy?

She opposes them.

What?

Except For One Small Point

I understand what the good people at CNN are trying to get across.  That being the fact that Obama and his goons are lying about Mitt Romney and Bain Capital.  But this doesn't mean what CNN wants it to mean:

CNN Accuses Obama of 'Swiftboating' Romney

"Swiftboating," of course, is a word that grew out of the John Kerry, War Hero/John Kerry, Stolen Valor scandal that erupted during the 2004 presidential campaign.

The difference between what the Democrats and much of the mainstream press are doing to Romney and what the Swiftboat Veterans for Truth did to Kerry is this:

The SwiftVets were telling the truth.

A huge difference.

Obama Didn't Get The Memo

So you know, it's strategically critical that Democrats continue to deny the fact that the ObamaCare mandate not be considered a tax (because of the underhanded parliamentary maneuver they used in the Senate to get it passed and the Republicans will use to get it repealed after the next election; it was a tax then but it mustn't be in the future).

With that understood, someone needs to get the message to Democrat Numero Uno:
Obama uses the 'tax' word to describe mandate
By Reid J. Epstein, Politico

Richmond, Va. – President Obama used the word “tax” to describe the health care mandate under his reforms, a departure from his prior etymological stance that it is a penalty.

“By the way, if you’ve got health insurance, you’re not getting hit by a tax,” the president said during his Friday rally in Roanoke, his third Virginia campaign event of the day. “The only thing that’s happening to you is that you now have more security because insurance companies can’t drop you when you get sick.”

White House press secretary Jay Carney last month insisted the mandate is “a penalty because you have a choice” whether to pay it or buy insurance. [link]
Uh, Barry. You don't want it to be a tax now. Or the GOP is going to stick ObamaCare where it belongs come January, and no Senate filibuster can stop it.

You might want to think it through, genius.

Key word being think.

They Have Better Things To Do

U.S. Army Leaving NASCAR, Won't Sponsor Car In 2013

Troops March In Gay Pride Parade In San Diego

For the love of God.