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Sunday, September 09, 2012

George Allen To Bob McDonnell:

Hey, dude.  Stick those toll booths in Alexandria, why don't you?

What is it with northern Virginians that they always want to put things they want - but don't want - somewhere other than in their neighborhood?

Southwest Virginia?  We're ... blessed ... with the many prisons that northern Virginians know we need but would rather die than be living near.

Power plants?  They're big on electricity.  But not big on those unsightly and smelly facilities that are required to generate fuel for their Chevy Volts.

And then there are toll booths.

Where are Virginia's road problems?  Northern Virginia.

Where does Governor Bob McDonnell propose to erect toll booths on the interstate to pay for northern Virginia's road fix?

Southern Virginia.

A proposal to which Senate candidate George Allen asks - in so many words - is this a joke?
Allen breaks with McDonnell on I-95 tolls
By Michael Sluss, Roanoke Times

Gov. Bob McDonnell’s proposal to collect tolls on Interstate 95 near the North Carolina border has another prominent Republican opponent — former governor and U.S. Senate candidate George Allen.

Allen issued a statement this afternoon announcing his opposition to the tolling proposal, saying it could be an economic drag and hurt commuters already saddled with high fuel prices.

The Virginia Department of Transportation is seeking federal approval to impose tolls at a collection point north of Emporia. Passenger cars would pay $4 and heavy trucks would pay $12. The proceeds would pay for upgrades and expansion projects along the heavily traveled interstate.

“I commend Governor McDonnell for putting together a comprehensive transportation plan that invests in our infrastructure, in stark contrast to his predecessor, Tim Kaine, who shut down rest areas,” Allen said. “Tolls at times may be appropriate for new construction when paid for by those who would use the road. However, I do not support the proposal to install tolls on the southern stretch of I-95. Southern Virginia already faces significant economic challenges and these tolls could disadvantage job-creating businesses in the region, and the hardworking Virginia families already suffering from skyrocketing fuel costs.” [link]
Anyone who thinks toll booths don't stifle economic activity should live in Ghent, West Virginia for a time.  Your kid is looking for a part-time summer job?  Excepting Beckley, his only chance for employment is up in Charleston.  Tolls for an each-day round trip?  Twelve bucks.  For an eight-dollar-an-hour job?  Do the math.  And realize why young people in southern West Virginia don't work in Charleston.  Or stay in southern West Virginia.

Interstate toll roads, to the narrow minded, are a sweet deal.  They make for a great tax collecting mechanism that soaks outsiders.  And that's the best kind of tax.

Unfortunately, they also ravage local economies.

Not to mention they're a pain in the ass.

And the best way to turn an expressway into one big roadblock after another.

Anyway.  You folks up in northern Virginia - including our fine governor - want road blocks erected on our interstate highways so as to collect tax money to pay for your road repairs?  I've got the perfect location:

Keep the first one on I-95.  But put it at exit 1 in Alexandria.



And see how long that lasts.

Some Jews Still Support Obama?

Yep.  And Glenn Beck found one of them.

From The Blaze:
Anti-Christian Hate Speech Spews From the Palm Beach Democratic Chairman

As reported on TheBlaze, Democrats returned the words “God” and “Jersusalem” to their DNC platform on Wednesday afternoon. The vote was controversial and actually booed by many in the hall.

Shortly after that content change, Mark Alan Siegel, the Palm Beach County Democrat Chairman spoke with Scottie Hughes of Patriot TV and made some rather pointed and anti-Christian statements. Mr. Siegel was wearing a “Jews for Obama” pin. Ms. Hughes spotted the pin and asked the chairman about his support for Obama despite the administration’s record with Israel.

Here are a couple of the offensive comments made by the Palm Beach Democratic Chairman:

“I’m Jewish, I’m not a fan of any other religion than Judaism.”

“The worst possible allies for the Jewish state are the fundamentalist Christians who want Jews to die and convert so they can bring on the second coming of their Lord.”
I'm looking for that passage in the New Testament that describes such a road map to Armageddon. Haven't found it yet.

Such hatred. You'd think this old fool would save the venom and direct it toward those who actually profess their detestation of all thing Judaic.

But no. This guy hates Christians. And their religion.

And he's a Democratic Party chairman.

Goes a long way toward explaining that shocking vote at the Democratic Convention the other day, no?

Two Down, One To Go

I wrote recently, in response to the news that polygamists in Utah - now that marriage is considered by most to be whatever anyone wants it to be - had knocked down one of the three pillars of liberal argument pertaining to gay marriage.  That argument?

Marriage between two consenting adults is none of our business.

Two.

Consenting.

Adults.

Polygamists are outraged by the first rule.  Naturally.

Child molesters by the third.  Naturally:

'Pedophilia Is a Sexual Orientation'

That's right.  Pedophiles consider themselves to be wrongly and unjustly treated by society.

That leaves the consenting part.

Be prepared for rapists and would-be rapists - to be outraged by the draconian rules established by an inhibited, patriarchal civilization that unfairly discriminates against them.  Their sexual preferences should be protected and promoted by the government too.  Shouldn't they?

Shouldn't they?

Expect this to be addressed by the next gathering of the Democratic National Committee.  Laws against rape cannot stand.

Marriage is whatever one person wants it to be.  Pandora's Box has been opened.

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Food for thought. A quote from a prominent Democrat, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.): "Let’s talk about the Constitution on same-sex marriage. It says full equality under the law. That means the right to marry whoever you love."

Doesn't "whoever" discriminate against those who choose to "love" goats?

A new frontier for the "open-marriage" crowd opens.

Grow Up

This is what all of working America wants to tell that Democrat poster girl for irresponsibility and victimhood, Sandra Fluke:

GET A JOB.



Congressman Joe Walsh, Republican, Illinois: "We are raising the Sandra Flukes of the world. We’re raising Americans who don’t know how to take care of themselves, who feel entitled. This a woman who feels entitled that we all should pay for her contraceptives. This is what we are teaching Americans? That was embarrassing. That was embarrassing."  

Indeed.