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Friday, August 17, 2012

I Love You Guys II

Yeah, it was rude.  But a lot less rude than all that which is being done to us each day for these many years.  And a lot less rude than "You didn't build that!":
Radford bakery that turned Biden away sells out of 'freedom cookies'
The viral reaction to Chris the Baker shows the continuing resonance of "You didn't build that" in the presidential campaign.
By Mason Adams, The Roanoke Times

Radford — An Ohio man’s interaction with candidate Barack Obama in 2008 gave rise to “Joe the Plumber.”

Now, a Radford businessman’s decision not to host an “unscheduled” campaign event with Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday has sparked a news story that’s gone viral and led to a surge in business.

Just call him, “Chris the Baker.”

Chris McMurray had just opened his bakery, Crumb and Get It, Wednesday morning when he received a visit from Biden’s advance team asking if he’d host the vice president for a media event on the way to his scheduled speech at Virginia Tech.

McMurray politely declined out of a difference in politics, and Biden instead went up the street to the River Street Grill instead.

Later that day, WDBJ (Channel 7) reporter Orlando Salinas received a tip about Crumb and Get It via text message. The resulting story was picked up by the Drudge Report and a series of conservative blogs, leading to an outpouring of support online and at the store on Thursday.

At noon, McMurray turned down an interview request because he was too busy fielding a steady stream of orders, both from customers at the store and out-of-state patrons. A little more than an hour later, he closed the store because it had run out of cookie dough. It reopened a few minutes later, but with a sign in the window noting that only ice cream was being sold.

“It’s been a great day, a lot of great support,” McMurray said when he had a moment to talk. “A lot of folks are calling orders from out of state for local businesses and charities. That’s what we’ve got to catch up on.”

McMurray said the exchange with the Biden advance team had taken place just after he opened the store at 10 a.m.

“They said, ‘This is a place that we’ve identified for Mr. Biden’s stop,’ and they asked permission, if that would be OK,” McMurray said. “After much thought, I respectively declined. The exchange was very kind. It wasn’t at all heated. It was not at all hoarse. Even when she departed, it wasn’t at all ill-mannered. They were very nice. I told her no offense to the vice president, and she received that. We just had a difference of opinion politically.”

McMurray said that “convictions about my faith” factored into his decision not to host Biden. On a wall at the back of the bakery is painted this slogan, “Family: One of God’s masterpieces.”

The other reason that McMurray declined was President Obama’s attitude toward business.

“Very simply, ‘You didn’t build that’ [Obama] speaking of small businesses and entrepreneurs all across the country,” McMurray told WDBJ’s Salinas on Wednesday evening
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To anyone reading this who takes offense, welcome to our world.

And The Rest Of The Story

I wish at times I was a fly on the wall:
Secret Service bought cupcakes to thank baker for turning down Biden
By Joel Gehrke, Washington Examiner

Secret Service officers associated with Vice President Joe Biden bought a pile of cupcakes from the baker who refused to host Biden at his shop — and they did so out of gratitude.

It’s a startling news nugget at the bottom of a local report. “[S]hortly after Crumb and Get It told Biden’s advance people ‘no’ — the secret service walked in and told [owner] Chris McMurray ”Thanks for standing up and saying ‘no’ — then they bought a whole bunch of cookies and cupcakes,” according to the Valley Reporter (Va.).

The Secret Service’s purchase proved to be a herald of things to come, as Virginia locals rewarded McMurray with a rush of business this morning. The bakery ran out of food by 1:15 pm. [link]
The movement gains momentum. And it garners all the right supporters.

It`'s Come To This

Rolling Stone Editor Defends Biden: Everyone Knows He's an Idiot

And What's This 'Y'all' Stuff, Joe?

What was he thinking? Michelle Malkin, writing in Investor's Business Daily, wants to know:
Looks like Vice President Joe Biden has been taking extracurricular Democratic jive-talking lessons. The results of condescending liberals' cynical racial pandering attempts are, as always, seismically cringe-inducing.

At a campaign event in Danville, Va., the gaffetastic veep dropped his g's and picked up a bizarre twang in front of an audience of black voters.

Middle-Class Joe swapped his Home Depot apron for an A.M.E. preacher's robe and sermonized about the big, bad GOP.

Romney's "gonna let the big banks once again write their own rules," Biden shouted.

"Unnnn-chain Wall Street," he exclaimed with pulpit bravado. "They're gonna put y'all back in chains," the pasty Delaware wheeler-dealer faux-drawled.

Extra-emphasis on the "y'all."

Yes, Biden is rattling chains like an extra in "Roots." This is the same politician of pallor who cracked jokes about Indians who work in 7-Elevens and who referred to his now-boss as "clean" and "articulate." Yet, Biden's demagoguery was met with approving hoots and hollers.

Or rather, hollas.

Naturally, the defiant Obama campaign backed up Biden and gave a shout-out of its own. Welcome to the new tone — and the same old slime.

Prevaricating spokeswoman Stephanie Cutter (last seen defending the phony, indefensible Romney-killed-a-steelworker's-wife ad run by Obama super-PAC Priorities USA) chimed in after Biden's speech.

"We have no problem with those comments," she told MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell.

Biden, she said, "was using a metaphor" with which the president agrees.
Good God. At some point this Cutter character and the rest of the Obama team are going to have to start thinking about cutting this clown loose before it's too late.

Another Businessman Stands Up To The Moochers

Obama: "You didn't build that!"

America's producer class: "Obama Can Kiss Our Ass!"

KTUL.com - Tulsa, Oklahoma - News, Weather

You guys rock!

Do We Need Gay Control?

That would make about as much sense as proposing another assault weapons ban to be imposed on sixty million gun owners because one lunatic in Denver shot up a theater and killed innocent men, women, and children.

Still ...

A gay activist opens fire in a conservative organization's offices, inspired by the steady drumbeat of leftist vitriol against those who value traditional marriage, and no one says a word.

I somehow think I should make more of this, but really, this dope - like all the other madmen around the land - deserves to be killed with extreme prejudice and we should be done with him.

It's not about gays or guns.  It's about insanity.

End of story.

Can We Vote On That?

Oh.  Wait.  I think we are going to vote on that:

Obama: I Don't Think Anyone Would Suggest I've Tried To Divide The Country

It's more divided than it's been in 150 years.  Who should we blame?  Sarah Palin?

What Are Obama's Two Major Accomplishments?

According to him and his press, it's killing Osama bin Ladin and the General Motors bailout.

At the rate he's going, expect to read the news any day now that Osama is alive and well:

General Motors Is Headed For Bankruptcy -- Again

If the GM bailout is a success, I'd hate to see what an Obama failure looks like.

The Forgotten Guardians

What do you suppose Obama will be concentrating on today?

Army suicides hit a new single-month record in July, when 38 active-duty and reserve soldiers took their own lives, according to official figures released Thursday.

I'm sure the commander-in-chief is addressing the situation.  Right? 


What's a fundraiser?

Obama Owns The Media

Romney owns the voters.

So Obama, in his tour of Iowa, stops by a beer tent at the state fair and orders a round for a small gathering of supporters.  Then the owner of the beer tent tells the world that he won't be voting for Mr. Wonderful, despite the business thrown his way (the business owner "didn't build it" anyway, so there's no real loss).

Then Obama drives out into the Iowa countryside to a wind farm and lauds the many jobs he's created aqcross this land with his "green energy" initiative - sixteen so far and counting.  Only to find out that the wind farm owner ain't going to be voting for him either.

What on earth could those who built their businesses and who are struggling mightily to make them viable have against the man who claims they didn't build their businessses at all?  Don't they realize all the great things that Obama and his kind have done for them?

The story.

The sheer joy.

Why Romney Will Never Win The Black Vote

Because too many of them believe nonsense like this:

MSNBC's Touré Neblett: Romney Using 'Niggerization' Against Obama

I don't know what it means.  Nor does MSNBC's token African-American - "TourĂ©."

But that won't stop millions of his brethren from going along with it.

OK. Except For This Guy.

Obama and his zany sidekick have the black vote locked up.  For reasons outlined above.

But "the black vote" may not include this very important black dude:

America's first black governor tells Joe Biden: 'Slavery is nothing to joke about.’

Was Biden joking when he declared to his largely black audience in Danville: "He [Romney] said in the first 100 days he’s going to let the big banks write their own rules, unchain Wall Street. They’re going to put y’all back in chains"?

Or was he just having another psychotic episode that he's becoming so well-known for?

Y'all decide.