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Thursday, August 16, 2012

I Love You Guys!

"You didn't build that!"

Obama will regret the day he ever uttered those words and pissed off the entire productive class here in the USA.

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It's from Michael Scherer's Twitter account.  It depicts Ross Murty, the co-owner of the Village Corner Deli in Davenport, Iowa who was called upon by the Obama team to cater lunch for its press corps. He did. Proudly wearing the T-shirt shown.

"Government Didn’t Build my Business, I Did.”

That's letting 'em have it.  Way to go, Ross.

Biden Doesn't Disappoint

I wrote yesterday:

"Every Virginia Tech student will turn his/her attention to the most gripping issue facing America today when the Vice President of the United States blunders his way into Blacksburg to provide the campus population, as well as the American citizenry as a whole, his thoughts on the pressing issues of the day another gaffe or two."

And the man did as I predicted he would:
Biden: 'Folks, Where's it Written We Cannot Lead the World in the 20th Century in Making Automobiles?'
By Daniel Halper, The Weekly Standard

In a speech today in Virginia, Vice President Joe Biden seemed to forget we're in the 21st century:

"Folks, where's it written we cannot lead the world in the 20th century in making automobiles?," said Biden." [link]
One could make a convincing argument that the man is confused about what century it is because he lost his mind back in the 20th and there it remains.

Whatever the circumstance is for his lunacy, let's hope Barack Obama remains in real good health until Inauguration Day, 2013. The country's future depends on it.

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Doug Powers: "Yesterday Joe forgot which state he was in. Not to be outdone, today in Virginia he forgot what century he’s in."

Richmond Times Dispatch Gets It Right

The small minds on the Roanoke Times editorial board the other day came out with an attack on Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nominee's calling out Barack Obama for having gutted the country's welfare program.  The Times called the charge "A Shameless Fabrication."

In truth?  It's not a fabrication at all.  It's very much the truth.

As explained by the Richmond Times Dispatch editorial staff:
Welfare Reform: Gutted

Obamacare requires every American either to buy health insurance or pay a penalty. Suppose a future administration agreed to grant blanket waivers to that requirement on a state-by-state basis. Would liberals say nothing had really changed? Don't bet on it. They would be screaming that the waivers "gutted" the mandate. What's more, since the mandate is the lynchpin of the law — guaranteed issue can't work without it — gutting the mandate guts the entire framework of the act.

The White House has done the precise functional equivalent to welfare reform. Yet the president's cheering squad is shoveling nonsense by the truckful in a desperate attempt to cover up the truth. And the truth is that — as the Romney campaign says — the administration has indeed gutted the 1996 welfare-reform law's work requirement.

The administration will grant waivers to states that want to try so-called different approaches. Different from what? Well, from requiring welfare recipients to work, of course. The public-relations line says states will be able to "test alternative and innovative strategies . . . to improve employment outcomes for needy families." Sounds like the White House wants to let states get more people into work sooner, doesn't it?

Nuts. If you want to get more people to work, you don't loosen the requirements — you tighten them. That's why, as critics of the new waivers point out, the work requirement of the 1996 law was "specifically designed not to be waivable." The 1996 law allows waivers for certain provisions — such as state reporting rules — but the "mandatory work requirements" contain no waiver provisions. As the Congressional Research Service said in a 2001 report: "Effectively, there are no TANF waivers." (TANF, or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, is the formal term for welfare.) The administration is simply ignoring the law. [link]
Quoth the Roanoke Times: "'Under Obama's plan, you wouldn't have to work and wouldn't have to train for a job,' the ad declares. 'They just send you your welfare check.'  Romney has presented no evidence to back up his claims, and there is ample evidence to the contrary."

Evidence? Now you have your evidence. Bill Clinton forbade waivers and now Barack Obama provides waivers.  It's that simple.

Not that the truth will sway those who cling desperately to their DNC talking points.

Allen Receives An Important Endorsement

This - from a press release - might seem like a no-brainer what with Barack Obama and his sidekick, Tim Kaine, being so anti-business.  But it's still significant enough to mention:
George Allen Receives National Federation of Independent Business Endorsement

Richmond, VA – Today, George Allen was endorsed by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) for the Virginia U.S. Senate race. The announcement was made in Richmond this morning at Cranemasters with Nicole Riley, State Director of NFIB Virginia, and Cranemasters President Brian Isringhausen. Cranemasters Inc. is an innovative small business that provides specialized crane services for rail industry construction, maintenance and removal.

“I’m honored to have earned the endorsement of the voice of America’s job creating small business men and women, the National Federation of Independent Business,” said George Allen. “The NFIB and I envision a better future where Virginia small business owners have the freedom and opportunity they need to grow, innovate and create new jobs for men and women. As Virginia’s voice in the U.S. Senate, I will continue to stand for a hassle-free, efficient and more accountable government that empowers small businesses to grow. We need less burdensome tax laws, reasonable regulations, affordable energy and real health care reform. I look forward to partnering with the small businesses of NFIB as we work to build a better future for Virginia families and businesses and send a message to the world that America is Open for Business Again.”

The National Federation of Independent Business cited George Allen’s commitment to tax reform and real health-care reform in earning this endorsement. In his Blueprint for America’s Comeback, George Allen outlines a pro-jobs growth plan of action to reinvigorate the entrepreneurial spirit of our country. He supports a more fair, simple and competitive tax code that reduces the tax on job-creators from 35 percent to 20 percent. His plan also includes reining in regulations by requiring an economic impact analysis of any regulation costing more than $100 Million a year. George Allen champions real health reform that will provide families with personal, portable market-based health care solutions, including allowing small businesses to join together across state lines in larger risk pools for greater choice and lower insurance costs. He is also a strong defender of Virginia’s “Right-to-Work” laws, giving hard-working men and women the freedom to choose whether or not to join a union.

“George Allen has been consistent in his push to reduce the tax burden placed on businesses and individuals,” said Nicole Riley, State Director, NFIB Virginia. “He has shown solidarity with our membership by publicly expressing his opposition to recent National Labor Relations Board actions such as ‘ambush elections’ and his push to enact real health-care reform that lowers costs for individuals and small businesses really resonates with NFIB members in Virginia. George Allen is the proven small-business advocate that our members so desperately need in Virginia.”

The National Federation of Independent Business is the leading small business association representing small and independent businesses. A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded in 1943, NFIB represents the consensus views of its members in Washington and all 50 state capitals.
Excellent. These guys know who's one their side. And who's not.

"You didn't build that!" sure does bite, doesn't it, Tim?

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Latest Poll In Virginia Good News For Good Guys

Provided by the Republican Party of Virginia:
Good afternoon - Chicago can't be feeling very good about Virginia today. First, the Vice President made all the wrong headlines while visiting the commonwealth. And then right as he leaves, a new poll shows Gov. Romney leading President Obama by 3 points among likely voters - a 5 point swing since July. The poll also concludes the selection of Paul Ryan has “bolstered Romney’s image.” If reporting on today's poll from Purple Strategies, please consider the following comment and background:

“While polls may go up and down, the overall trend lines clearly favor the Romney-Ryan ticket. The President continues to see his support erode and on the central issue of the campaign, the economy, Gov. Romney enjoys virtually every advantage. Whether it’s raiding more than $700 billion from Medicare to fund Obamacare or record deficits and unemployment, President Obama’s dismal record is clearly working against him in Virginia.”
-- Michael Short, Virginia Communications Director, RNC Victory --

Background:

● President Obama has seen his share of the vote in Virginia decline for the third month in a row from 49% in June to 46% in July to 45% in August.

● President Obama has seen his job approval slip further underwater – now by double digits – declining from 45% in June and July to just 42% in August.

● Gov. Romney continues to lead among independents for the third month in a row.

● 42% of Virginia voters believe the economy is getting worse, while just 32 percent think it is getting better.

● President Obama’s personal favorability, seen as one of his biggest political assets, has taken a major hit and is now underwater 46/49.

● Gov. Romney’s VP pick, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, enjoys a positive approval rating 47/36.
A welcome shift in public opinion. And a timely one as the campaign starts to heat up.

"President Obama’s personal favorability, seen as one of his biggest political assets, has taken a major hit and is now underwater 46/49." Being a lying weasel and showing his stripes by uttering that "You didn't build that!" harangue directed at America's productive class will have that effect.

Things are looking up!

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A Side Splitter

Those of you who know anything about the weight-loss regimen marketed under the brand name "allī," and who know what side effects may derive from its use, will find this friendly analysis and translation - brought to us by Jeff Kay and his "West Virginia Surfing Report" to be absolutely hilarious.

Enjoy.

Will Eric Holder Call This Domestic Terrorism?

It doesn't involve Neo-Nazis so my guess is no:
Official: Suspect criticized group before shooting
By Eric Tucker and Pete Yost, Associated Press

Washington (AP) — A man suspected of shooting and wounding a security guard at the headquarters of a Christian lobbying group on Wednesday made a negative reference about the organization's work before opening fire, a law enforcement official said.

Police said the man entered the front lobby of the Family Research Council in Washington around 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, began arguing with a security guard and then shot him in the arm. The gunman was subdued by the guard and others and taken into custody but had not been charged as of Wednesday evening.

Another law enforcement official identified the suspect as Floyd Corkins II, and authorities were interviewing Corkins' neighbors in Herndon, Va., near Washington. Both officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation.

Corkins, 28, had been volunteering recently at a community center for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. [source]
Will the authorities and the press consider this a "hate crime"? Or justifiable assault-with-a-deadly-weapon?

Because the victim was working at a Christian place of business, I think I can guess.

Breaking News From 1942

How times have changed.  How we do take some things for granted these days.

An advertisement in Time magazine, November 9, 1942:
TUBELESS TIRE
INVENTED BY
B.F. Goodrich
Sensational rubber-saving development promisesbig after-war savings for commercial users

Climaxing a 50-year dream of tire engineers, the B.F. Goodrich Company announces an invention which eliminates the use of inner tubes in heavy vehicles.  The new B.F. Goodrich tire has been tested and proved both in the laboratory and on the highway and is now undergoing further impartial tests.
The Silvertown that doesn't need a tube has been made possible by a simple change in truck tire design plus a mechanical device the details of which are being kept secret in the interest of national defense. The tire is inflated just like any ordinary tire and tube - but instead of the air going into a tube, it goes directly into the tire and stays there.
...

Remember, the inner tube is the source of much tire trouble. Do away with the tube and you have eliminated the cause of many, many failures! Mounting tires is easier. And repairs can be made quickly because there is no tube to consider. Just think what this would mean in terms of lower costs, fewer delays, and simplified repairs! In war or peace, you can always look to B.F. Goodrich for leadership. 
Yes, children. There was a day when tires had rubber tubes inside.