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Thursday, August 23, 2012

'The Crooked Road,' Welfare By Another Name

I so want to side with my brothers and sisters of the Tea Party movement on this one:

The Crooked Road and the Tea Party

But I really think they're approaching "black helicopter" territory with the stance they've taken regarding government involvement in making that strange, little used, and wasteful tract of potholes known as "The Crooked Road" a "national heritage area" (?). The Crooked Road, for those who don't know, is the latest effort - in a long line of efforts - on the part of local tourism experts to do something to get outsiders to come to Southwest Virginia and spend their disposable income here after all other efforts failed.

I wouldn't worry about the government confiscating private property.  At least in this regard.

I'd be outraged that it's a stupid idea from the git-go that is funded by our (dwindling) income.

"The Crooked Road ... is up for consideration as a National Heritage Area." And that's supposed to do what?

Is That a Pubic Hair In Your Soup?

This is meaningless.  But it's the kind of thing the liberal press would have a field day with if it involved a Dan Quayle - or Paul Ryan - so I'm throwing it out here just for meanness:

Team Romney calls out Obama for misspelling 'Ohio' at campaign stop

Me?  I see racist undertones to Obama's spelling out the name O-I-H-O.   As revealed in the movie "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"

Pay close attention to the background cantillation in this scene depicting a KKK rally.  The intonation?

Oiiihoooo.

Obama's a racist.  Who knew?

Payback is a beach, as they say.

When Will They Kill Ethanol?

It was a great concept.  But it failed to measure up.  So why is it still around? Why is it still promoted by the United States government? Why is it part of the law of the land?

See The Conservationist’s Case for Ending the Reign of Ethanol.

Ethanol is like windmills.  Both are wonderful solutions to America's energy woes, until they are put to practical application.  Then both prove to be useless.  And costly.  And distracting.

Yet both continue to be promoted by - and heavily subsidized by - Obama and the United States Congress.

Sometimes I worry for my country.

Spot the Racist

Is it white America - 40% of which supports Barack Obama?

Or is it black America?

President Barack Obama continues to beat Mitt Romney among African American voters with a staggering 94 percent to 0 percent lead, according to a poll released Tuesday.

There was a time when Joseph Stalin would run for "reelection" and receive 99% of the "vote."  And the world would ridicule the baseness of the fraud.

But there ain't nothing fraudulent about the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll.  All of black America supports Barack Obama because of all he's done for his most loyal constituency.

Because of the color of his skin.

Yet I'm considered the racist.

My, oh my.

Something To Ponder

With all the talk about that congressman in Missouri who is in hot water over his strange theory about conception and rape, there is this to remember:

Todd Akin Was Never Accused of Rape—Unlike Bill Clinton

That would be the same Bill Clinton who will be featured at the Democrats' upcoming national convention and who will be given prime time to make his speech about - among other things - how pro-woman his party is.  The same Democrat convention where Todd Akin will be repeatedly denounced as being "anti-woman."  The same convention where the accused rapist will be lauded for that which he did when he was president to for women.

The rapist is pro-woman.

But then so is John Edwards.  But he isn't invited to the party?

Earth to Democrats: Get back to us when you have all this sorted out and in its proper order.

Liberal Madness

What is it that turns seemingly normal human beings into stark, raving lunatics when the name Paul Ryan (or that of any other conservative) is uttered?

For lunacy it is.

This, regarding the New York Times' resident loon, is bizarre:
Maureen Dowd Assaults Paul Ryan in NYTimes as 'Fresh Face on a Taliban Creed'
By Clay Waters, NewsBusters

For the third time in three columns, the New York Times's Maureen Dowd brutally assaults Paul Ryan, this time calling him "a fresh face on a Taliban creed" of He-Man Woman-Hating.

"Other Republicans are trying to cover up their true identity to get elected. Even as party leaders attempted to lock the crazy uncle in the attic in Missouri, they were doing their own crazy thing down in Tampa, Fla., by reiterating language in their platform calling for a no-exceptions Constitutional amendment outlawing abortion, even in cases of rape, incest and threat to the life of the mother.

"Paul Ryan, who teamed up with Akin in the House to sponsor harsh anti-abortion bills, may look young and hip and new generation, with his iPod full of heavy metal jams and his cute kids. But he’s just a fresh face on a Taliban creed -- the evermore antediluvian, anti-women, anti-immigrant, anti-gay conservative core. Amiable in khakis and polo shirts, Ryan is the perfect modern leader to rally medieval Republicans who believe that Adam and Eve cavorted with dinosaurs." [link]
One wonders, when people like Dowd write such nonsense, if they sit in front of their monitor and giggle at how silly their ranting is. Or if they truly believe the crap they write. And who do they think they are going to persuade with such craziness?

Paul Ryan is in league with the Taliban.

For the love of God.

Fortunately, Sane People Don't Read Maureen Dowd

She can rant all she wants.  The only people paying attention, as it turns out, are in the same loony bin she's in:

Poll: Most grandmas don’t think Paul Ryan’s trying to push them off a cliff

A heartwarming bit of news.

*** A note: That poll obviously didn't include the opinion of Maureen Dowd, who's old enough to have qualified as a granny but too feminist to have ever come near enough to a sperm donor to actually be one.

And The Kind Of People Who Do Read Maureen Dowd?

Barbara Boxer: Maybe Republicans ‘just don’t like their moms or their first wives’

Idiots.

From The Politico Hope & Pray List

Could
aux. verb: Could kûd
1.used as an auxiliary to indicate suggestion of a course of action
2. used as an auxiliary to indicate a possibility
3. used by Politico to indicate its fervent wish.

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Akin fallout could stick to GOP ticket

Send In The Clowns

Sandra Fluke, Planned Parenthood Chief, Desperate Housewife Set to Speak at DNC Convention

National Review To Climate Fabulist:

Bite me.

Beware Politicians With Promises

Something rings hollow about this declaration from former President Bill Clinton:
Clinton pitches for Obama in new campaign ad
Associated Press

Washington (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton is promoting President Barack Obama in a new presidential campaign ad, the first to feature the two-term Democrat. Clinton says Obama has a plan to "rebuild America from the ground up," and says that requires a strong middle class.

He says "that's what happened when I was president. We need to keep going with his plan."

Relying on Clinton, Obama is seeking to connect his presidency with the economic success of the 1990s. [link]
"Obama is seeking to connect his presidency with the economic success of the 1990s."  Good luck with that, Barry. The 90's are long gone.

As is any hope of getting out of the mess this country is in if you're reelected and are afforded the opportunity to continue to wreck this country for four more years.

What Was His First Clue?

Warren Buffet Dumps Municipal Bonds

Couldn't have been this, I'm sure:

More U.S. Cities Going Bankrupt Indicate Nation's Future

Warren Buffett reads the papers.  Stop the presses.

Since They Have Nothing Else To Worry About

California Senate Debates BB Gun Bill