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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Memo To UMW Numbskulls:

I'm going to get more than my share of glee out of the recent announcement that the United Mine Workers has endorsed Democrat Anthony Flaccavento for Congress in the race for Virginia's 9th District.

That would be the same Anthony Flaccavento who uttered these immortal words:

"Coal is an employer, but coal is also undeniably part of the problem."

The local UMW has offered this guy the noose with which he's going to hang them.  And they're fine with that.

As Blacksburg Delegate Joseph Yost might say, they must be stark-raving nuts.

Maybe Yost Needs To Check Himself Into The Nuthouse

I'm going to blame the drinking water up in Blacksburg.  How else to explain this goofy response to an innocuous utterance made by our Lieutenant Governor?
Republican Yost rebukes Bolling for comment about Obama supporters
By Michael Sluss, Roanoke Times

Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling is catching heat for a remark he made about supporters of President Barack Obama over the weekend, and some of it is coming from his own party.

Bolling, the state chairman of Republican Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, made the comment Saturday at a “prebuttal” event prior to Obama’s campaign stop in Henrico County. Here’s the way it was reported by the Daily Press newspaper.

“Bolling said that if people think Obama has done a good job over the past three years , they should vote for him — then ‘check themselves into a mental hospital.’”

Representatives of the National Alliance on Mental Illness condemned Bolling’s remark on Monday, calling it “outrageous, ignorant and prejudiced.”

Today, Del. Joseph Yost, R-Blacksburg, issued a statement calling on Bolling to apologize.

“I am disappointed in the Lieutenant Governor’s comments and I call on him to issue an apology not only to the citizens of this Commonwealth but to all individuals who suffer from a mental health issue and their friends and family,” Yost said. “The comments were not only a disappointment and distasteful but continue the stigmatization of individuals with mental illness.

“This is not a partisan issue. Twenty-five percent of the population suffers from a diagnosable mental health problem.

“While we may elect to disagree with each other’s political views, we should chose [sic] to do it in a respectful manner and not one that continues the practice of stigmatizing individuals with mental illness or any others.” [link]
"Twenty-five percent of the population suffers from a diagnosable mental health problem." While I'm guessing that might apply to the general population in and around Blacksburg - after all, its largest employer, Virginia Tech, seems to hold mental illness to be a hiring prerequisite - but in the real world?


I'm thinking Joseph Yost needs to get his thong out of his crack and get a life.  His is the sort of whining, pathetic, grossly exaggerated reaction to a throw-away comment that America has come to expect from Democrats.  It is muy embarazoso to be coming from someone who calls himself a Republican.

Take a pill, Joe.  And chill.

We Live In Different Worlds

I had a brief conversation with a total stranger yesterday regarding the Aurora murders.  After exchanging a few words about the tragedy, he looked at me and said, "We need more gun laws."  I looked back at him and replied, "I need more ammunition."

He walked away.

Tragedy To Follow Upon Tragedy

What a sweet, comforting notion.  Officials in Aurora, Colorado are fearful that mass murderer James Holmes will take his own life.  And they feel so protective of him that the Arapahoe County sheriff has forbidden the man's mugshot to be released to the press.

How nice.

So now James Holmes will disappear into the legal system.  For years.

Where he'll eventually be found guilty of something and sentenced to something and sent somewhere.

Many years from now.

And nothing in the way of mass killings in this country will change.

Deterrent?  Don't make me laugh.

As long as there is no direct and immediate linkage between crime and punishment, there is no potential for such actions to serve as a deterrent for other madmen.

A possible alternative?

With all the world knowing his guilt, drag him to the town square and shoot him.  And leave his body there to rot.   Now.  Today.

But no.

James Holmes has a comfortable life planned out for him for the years to come.  Three meals a day.  Law enforcement protection.  Counseling.  Shelter.

As we await the next murder spree to take place ...

Quote of the Day

"Fascinating that a man shouting “Allahu akbar” as he mows down 35 people on an army base isn’t motivated by Islam…but a guy who has the same name as hundreds of others—and says nothing as he fires—is obviously a Tea Party zealot."

In The Aftermath Of The Aurora Massacre

In recent decades leftists have been able to get 10,000 laws relating to gun possession in this country passed.

At the same time they've succeeded in eliminating protections of the citizenry when it comes to the criminally insane being incarcerated in asylums.

So what do they demand after that psychopath killed twelve innocent people in a movie theater?

More gun laws.

Meanwhile the mental institutions where, in a different era, a civilized society warehoused those who would do the population grievous harm crumble.

Yeah.  That 10,001st gun law would have made all the difference.

What New Gun Law, E.J.?

Radical liberal E.J. Dionne wasted no time demanding new gun control laws after the Aurora massacre.  Even before all the bodies were removed from that movie theater, he was penning "Aurora Massacre Shows Need For Sensible Gun Controls."

So, with some 10,000 gun control laws on the books, none of which stopped that madman from going on a killing spree, what exactly does Dionne recommend in the way of a 10,001st law?

He doesn't.

He simply trashes the NRA.

Significantly, he never mentions the murderer.

Or the many victims.

Just the NRA.

Same old same old..

It Must Be Election Season

Why else would the radicals who run Obama's EPA be pulling this PR stunt?
EPA to take a second look at coal rules
By Ben Wolfgang, The Washington Times

The Environmental Protection Agency will review and delay the final release of controversial regulations cracking down on new coal-fired power plants.

In a statement late Friday afternoon, the agency announced it would conduct a “reconsideration” of the rule, originally scheduled to be completed by the end of the year. The EPA now says it will complete the regulations by March 2013, and that the additional time is necessary because of “new information provided by industry stakeholders.”

“The agency’s review will not change the types of state-of-the-art pollution controls new power plants are expected to use to reduce this harmful pollution,” EPA said in its press release explaining the decision.

The requirements would force coal plants to satisfy the standard of 1,000 pounds of CO2 per megawatt-hour, a mark that, analysts agree, is virtually impossible to meet with current, commercially available systems. [link]
An arbitrary rule using a pie-in-the-sky emissions threshold to prevent a problem (global warming) that doesn't exist.

The EPA has postponed the execution for three months.

It's at this point we are supposed to be grateful.

Dear Barack:

It ain't workin'.

As Different As Night & Day

Click on the image to enlarge it:

For your consideration:
His full Name is: Willard Mitt Romney
He was Born: March 12, 1947 and is 65 years old.

His Father: George W. Romney, former Governor of the State of Michigan

He was raised in Bloomfield Hills , Michigan

He is Married to Ann Romney since 1969; they five children.

B.A. from Brigham Young University,
J.D. and M.B.A. from Harvard University

Mormon - The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints

Working Background:

After high school, he spent 30 months in France as a Mormon missionary.

After going to both Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School
simultaneously, he passed the Michigan bar exam, but never worked as
an attorney. (I didn't know this. Did any of our always a genius Dem
presidential candidates ever do anything like this?)

In 1984, he co-founded Bain Capital a private equity investment firm,
one of the largest such firms in the United States .

In 1994, he ran for Senator of Massachusetts and lost to Ted Kennedy.

He was President and CEO of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.

In 2002, he was elected Governor of the State of Massachusetts where
he eliminated a 1.5 billion deficit.

Some Interesting Facts about Romney:

Bain Capital, starting with one small office supply store in
Massachusetts, turned it into Staples; now over 2,000 stores employing
90,000 people.

Bain Capital also worked to perform the same kinds of business
miracles again and again, with companies like Domino's, Sealy,
Brookstone, Weather Channel, Burger King, Warner Music Group,
Dollarama, Home Depot Supply, and many others.

He was an unpaid volunteer campaign worker for his dad's gubernatorial
campaign 1 year.

He was an unpaid intern in his dad's governor's office for eight years.

He was an unpaid bishop and state president of his church for ten years.

He was an unpaid President of the Salt Lake Olympic Committee for three years.

He took no salary and was the unpaid Governor of Massachusetts for four years.

He gave his entire inheritance from his father to charity.

Mitt Romney is one of the wealthiest self-made men in our country but
has given more back to its citizens in terms of money, service and
time than most men.

And in 2011 Mitt Romney gave over $4 million to charity, almost 19% of
his income.... Just for comparison purposes, Obama gave 1% and Joe
Biden gave $300 or .0013%.

Headline Of The Day

From “Yes We Can” to “No, You Didn’t”