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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

About This Weblog

For those who have been following this effort for the last many years, you know that I'm straightforward about who I am, where I come from, and what I'm all about.  With the exception of my being evasive about my current employer - I owe it to the corporation and I'm not suicidal - I'm very open about this weblog and about myself.  While some bloggers feel the need to write anonymously, I have always viewed such an approach to opinionating to be kinda off the mark.

That said, someone - a dear reader - made the comment the other day about viewership - asking in a roundabout way if I had anybody stopping by the weblog to partake of my radically far-right extremist views.

Well, here's my response.  From Sitemeter, which tracks such things, an accounting for this week, as of a few minutes ago (click on the image to enlarge it):



Average number of visitors per day: 219.  Visits over time?  Over a quarter million.

Is that a lot?

Not really.

Is that small potatoes?

Not for the Southwest Virginia blog world.

Am I happy with it?

I'm not unhappy.

Does my effort make a difference?

You betcha.

Which should give that person who inquired sleepless nights.

Earth To Roanoke Times:

The day is coming.  And it's not far off.

Entitlements in this country were, for a long time, a burden the American taxpayer could shoulder.  Even as those government giveaways got more and more expansive.  More and more elaborate.  More and more expensive.  But demographics and a rapidly changing economic base have ended that.  We ran out of money years ago and are paying for Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security (and SCHIP and ObamaCare and Part D and food stamps and ...) with borrowed money.

So take your cheap shots at Paul Ryan for trying to rein in those out-of-control, unaffordable, ultimately disastrous programs if you will, but you do your readers - and America's future - no favors in doing so.

We're broke.  And getting broker every day.  The sooner you admit that and actually bring solutions to the editorial page, as opposed to the Democrat Party talking points that you're so eager to parrot, the better off your readers will be.

Obama Makes An Ass Of Himself

Again:



The leader of the free world.

Good grief.

Say What?

So you know, Melissa Harris-Perry is a professor at Tulane. And has taught at Princeton and the University of Chicago. All of which should be an indication that she's intelligent.

But maybe not.

Make sense of this - from the now-MSNBC host - if you can:
MSNBC host: Paul Ryan quoting Thomas Jefferson a ‘lovely thing’ for ‘a wealthy white man’
By Jeff Poore, The Daily Caller

On a special broadcast of MSNBC’s “Hardball” on Saturday, weekend morning host Melissa Harris-Perry expressed her displeasure with the selection of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney’s running mate.

In particular, Harris-Perry took issue with Ryan quoting Thomas Jefferson’s line in the Declaration of Independence, in which he declared rights come from God and nature and not from government.

“The thing I really have against him is actually how he and Gov. Romney have misused the Declaration of Independence,” she said. “I’m deeply irritated by their notion that the ‘pursuit of happiness’ means money for the richest and that we extricate the capacity of ordinary people to pursue happiness. When they say ‘God and nature give us our rights, not government,’ that is a lovely thing to say as a wealthy white man.”

“When you sit in a body like mine as an African-American woman, you know that God and nature have in fact made us — inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” she continued. “But we could not have them until there was a Civil War that allowed the federal government to impose those nature and God-given rights would actually be respected by our government. And I think that they cannot continue to go down this line on the Declaration of Independence.” [link]
Translation: Melissa Harris-Perry has her thong in her crack over the fact that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have said - in so many words - that rights are granted not by government but by God, but she then goes on to agree with them - "... you know that God and nature have in fact made us — inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

So I guess it's just the fact that a couple of white guys said that which she agrees with?

Huh?

And I haven't the first clue as to what this babble is all about: "I’m deeply irritated by their notion that the ‘pursuit of happiness’ means money for the richest and that we extricate the capacity of ordinary people to pursue happiness."

We extricate what?  Their "notion" means what??

This does not reflect well on Tulane University.  But unfortunately it's par for the course for MSNBC.

The Stark Difference Between Us & Them

It all comes down to this.  Come November you'll be asked to decide which side you're on.

Drudge nails it:

If you feel that you're owed the hard-earned income of others, I encourage you to vote for Obama.

And stay the hell away from me.

Can We Talk About This?

Can someone get this news to Obama before he does something else really stupid?

In the news:

The Treasury Department says in a new report the government expects to lose more than $25 billion on the $85 billion auto bailout. That's 15 percent higher than its previous forecast.

Can you say disaster?

Oh, but it gets far worse:

Obama wants to repeat ‘success’ of auto industry bailout in other industries

I know it's only money, but what would that cost?  If the General Motors debacle is any indication, there aren't enough printing presses on the planet to bring Obama's "success" to the rest of this tortured country.

Here's To Ken Cuccinelli

One of the basic truths about America: We as law-abiding citizens owe the government no explanation when we wish to purchase a firearm.  None.

So when a government attempts to step on that premise, We the People have a problem.

To the rescue, to set things right again, comes Ken Cuccinelli:
Cuccinelli files brief in Maryland gun case
By Jim Nolan, Richmond Times-Dispatch

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli — hoping to be elected governor of Virginia in 2013 — has filed a brief in a Maryland gun case that is bound to hit the target with firearms enthusiasts in Virginia.

Cuccinelli's office last week filed a "friend of the court" brief on behalf of Virginia and 13 other states in support of a federal district court ruling that struck down a Maryland law. It grants handgun carry permits only to people who can prove a "good and substantial reason" that they face a specific or imminent threat to their personal safety beyond that of ordinary citizens.

Maryland has appealed the decision in Woollard v. Gallagher, which is being heard in the 4th U.S. Court of Appeals.

Cuccinelli's brief argues that Maryland's "good and substantial reason" requirement to obtain a handgun carry permit for self-defense outside of the home "impinges on the constitutional rights of its citizens."

The brief also argues that Maryland cannot justify the broad restriction because it has "less-restrictive alternatives" available to address safety concerns, and argues that research shows "right-to-carry laws do not result in criminal violence."

Virginia gun-rights groups expressed support for Cuccinelli's intervention in the case.

"The attorney general is espousing what the vast majority of states (41) have in place — a legal way for all law-abiding citizens to bear arms with minimal or no government interference," said Philip Van Cleave, president of the Virginia Citizens Defense League. [link]
The state of Maryland, as you may know, is controlled by liberals. Liberals who have a stranglehold on its citizens' interests in protecting themselves, their property, their loved ones.

Here's to General Ken Cuccinelli for taking the good fight to them.

Still They Scream For More

Ever wonder why your paycheck seemed to go a lot further years ago?  It's because government wasn't taking so much of it.  Today?

Government Will Take Almost Half Your Paycheck in 2013

And Obama and his people won't stop until they get more.

It's Come To This

From hope to:

Democrats Campaign On Fear, Not Ideas

So much has changed ...

Headline of the Day

You probably saw the news out of Iowa about organized labor trying to heckle Paul Ryan at the state fair.

In response, David Burge has this:

screaming hysterical hecklers at Ryan IA state fair speech rush stage, punch supporters, get arrested. I guess because Ryan's an extremist.

Funny.