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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Roanoke Times Editorial Staff Loses It

This is the most ridiculous editorial I've ever read:

Not too chicken to say

It's about Chick-fil-A and its fundamentalist chicken sandwiches.

I kid you not.

Get this:

"[A]mong Chick-fil-A's customers, undoubtedly, are those who seek out its sandwiches because of the company's fundamental ways."


Translated, that means the idiot who wrote this horse shit wants to believe it with all his (her?) heart but has no first-hand knowledge, and no real reason - or facts - to back up such a cockamamy notion, so it's ... without doubt true.

I always considered the writers for the Charleston (WV) Gazette to be the most puerile editorialists in the land.  Now I've changed my mind.

"Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy, in talking turkey with the Baptist Press, said, 'We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.' "That's code for 'gays aren't welcome here.'"

Ah, that "code" stuff again.  The hidden machinations that can only be perceived by the liberal mind.

Which makes one wonder how the chicken sandwich eating crowd - you fundamentalist dullards out there - picks up on it.

May God have mercy.

Because It's Worked So Well Thus Far

I saw a tourist here in Southwest Virginia back in March.  Honest to God.

Been looking for a second one ever since.

But let that not dismay nor inhibit those who earn a living telling us how great the tourism industry is going to be here some day.

Speaking of which, the cities of Roanoke and Salem are going to raise taxes again so that the floodgates can be opened even wider to all those disposable-income overwhelmed tourists so that they can come down here and savor our rocks and bushes.

""The only thing we need to do is let people know about it and that's called marketing and it takes money to make that happen."

Oh, so that's all it takes.  Something called marketing.  Sweet!  Why didn't every other municipality in America think of that?

In fact, they have.

In fact, every other municipality in this country is marketing the living crap out of their wondrous tourist interests.  Dollywood has Dolly and her really huge coaster rides.  DisneyWorld markets Cinderella and Epcot and Typhhon Lagoon and Disneyquest and Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom.

We have boulders and weeds.  So let's do it!

Oh, I almost forgot.  We also have that horseback riding trail that cost $750,000, courtesy of another dude who was big on tourism and devoid of ideas that might actually improve the economy around here.

So area "marketers" are going after the tourist buck.  Again.

Four months and counting.  Look!  There's a tourist!  Over there!  Buying a twinkie at that 7-Eleven!  Take a picture!  Take a picture!

There Is a Correlation

Guess which major city, of all those on the planet, has the worst murder rate.

You're right!  It's that major city with the most stringent gun control laws of all the major cities on the planet.

Number One with a bullet, as they say.

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By the way, Democrats there are wanting to spread their success to the entire state of Illinois.

You go, guys

ABC, Stuck On Stupid

Hey, remember the militia movement?

Neither does anyone else.

Except the really smart people who are looking for a villain for an upcoming TV series at that fossilized TV network, ABC.

So guess what is born again.

Founding Fathers.

"It centers on Nick Keating who, after serving a third tour in Afghanistan, returns home to find his small Texas town under the control of a militia group led by ..."


What do you want to bet the bad guy's name is going to be Timothy McVee.  And his primary source of income will be an evil, sweaty fat dude named Rush Limbug.  And the protagonist's name will be Mighty Bill Clintone, Slayer of Militia Groups, and his gorgeous wife, the leader of a group that seeks out right-wing conspiracies wherever they arise.

A storyline that is sure to attract every decrepit human being who is stuck in the 90's and doesn't have cable.

ABC.  A network on its merry flight path to self-destruction.

Turn off the lights when you're done, fellas.

The Tea Party Rolls On

Ah, there's nothing more invigorating than a good ass-whoopin'.

Remember this quote from that genius whose only claim to fame - his only claim to fame - was a victory in an election decades ago?

The Tea Party is Over.”

Well, tell it to the establishment candidate who got his head handed to him by the Tea Party in a Senate election contest yesterday:
Texas Tea Party Candidate Trumps Republican Establishment in U.S. Senate Race
By Will Weissert, Associated Press

Austin, Texas (AP) — Ted Cruz is fond of saying that when he began his run for U.S. Senate, he was at 2 percent in the polls against Texas Republican juggernaut David Dewhurst, the state's lieutenant governor for nearly a decade.

Actually, the 41-year-old former state solicitor general seemed an even longer shot than that.

Gov. Rick Perry and much of the rest of the Republican establishment lined up to endorse Dewhurst for their party's nomination to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, and the party's mainstream doesn't lose much in Texas. After all, the state hasn't elected a Democrat to statewide office in nearly 20 years.

But Cruz pulled off what had seemed an unthinkable upset Tuesday, and it wasn't even close. He trounced Dewhurst by about 13 percentage points, shaking one of America's reddest states to its political core. [link]
Would someone wake James Carville up and tell him there's a knocking on his door?

Want To See What Discrimination Really Looks Like?

It's not about those evil Republicans refusing to pay for contraception for some nubile princess at Georgetown who didn't want to pay for her own condoms - and didn't want to give up her jollies.

You remember that controversy.  The dust-up that the media - and the Democratic Party - decided to call a "war on women."  Somehow.

No.  Want to know what discrimination looks like?  Ask the members of the Coalition of African-American Pastors:
Black Pastors: Banning Chick-fil-A From Cities ‘Same Thing’ As Banning Blacks From Restaurants
By Eric Scheiner, CNS News

The President of the Coalition of African-American Pastors says supporters of traditional marriage are facing the same discrimination that blacks faced during the civil rights movement.

“Some people are saying because of the position that Chick-fil-A has taken - they don’t want them in their cities,” Rev. William Owens said at the National Press Club on Tuesday.

“It’s a disgrace. It’s the same thing that happened when I was marching for civil rights, when they didn’t want a black to come into their restaurant, they didn’t want us staying in their hotels. Now they’re saying, because we take a Christian position, they don’t want us in their cities.”

Owens continued, “Well, we won’t take it. We will stand up and they will learn, they will learn that they can’t do that to any people, by destroying religion, by destroying the family, we will stand up.”

CAAP held the conference to announce it’s “Mandate for Marriage” campaign, a nationwide effort to urge black voters to refrain from supporting President Barack Obama unless he retracts his support for gay marriage.

The restaurant chain Chick-fil-A became a focal point in the gay marriage debate after company president Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press that the company was "guilty as charged" for backing "the biblical definition of a family.” [link]
An interesting turn of events. The black community - the most religious in America - is faced with a situation in the next election where they have to choose between their faith and their skin color. With the Democrats' war on Christians, there can be no in-between.

I, of course, have my doubts as to which they'll choose ...

Still, here's to those black pastors who are brave enough to speak out about real injustice. As opposed to feminists and their need for cost-free orgasms.

You're Gonna Love This One

John Feinblatt, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's chief policy adviser:

"We’re about crime control. We’re not about gun control.

And I've got a bridge in the Sahara ...

Pot. Kettle.

Here's your morning chuckle, from Reuters:

"The United States raised pressure on euro zone leaders to take decisive action to solve the region's debt crisis ..."

I love that.  The Treasury Secretary who sits on the most accumulated debt any nation has ever experienced in the history of the world tells the Europeans they need to do something about their debt problem.

We have comedians running the United States of America.  Be entertained.

On Nasty Politics

Next time someone tells you that we live in an age of over-the-top awful politics, with name-calling and slanderous accusations - oh, my - I'd refer them to the 1968 Presidential contest and a television debate between authors William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal.  Nothing we see today compares:

Vidal called Buckley a "crypto-nazi." Buckley responded by calling Vidal a "queer."

It doesn't get more heated - and jejune - than that.

So you know, Gore Vidal died yesterday.

William F. Buckley's legend lives on ...

* I wonder how many people on the planet actually remember that exchange, besides me.  Frightening ...

Headline of the Day

[Democrat Senator Tom] Harkin: Free Birth Control Mandated Because Women ‘Have Terrible Menstrual Cramps’

I had a bowel obstruction - or something - going on yesterday. Am I entitled to U.S. government compensation?

Tom Harkin - who would probably say yes - is a nitwit. Why do you people in Iowa put up with the idiot year after year?