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Monday, September 24, 2012

Even The WaPo Derides Tim Kaine

A must read: "Woes in Virginia coal fields, energy policy move to fore in U.S. Senate race" in this morning's Washington Post.  The imagery deployed can't be more devastating for the Democrat who has made a career out of never taking a stand that he can't run away from.

The shot that will resound around the Commonwealth:
There is more than coal burning in America’s coal fields these days, and that anger could have an effect on November’s elections in coal-producing swing states such as Virginia. As coal companies idle mines and lay off workers, energy policy has become a hot topic in the U.S. Senate race between former governors Timothy M. Kaine (D) and George Allen (R).

On a campaign swing through southwest Virginia last month, Allen tried to capi­tal­ize on the resentment against Washington. He blamed the Obama administration for a growing number of mine closures and layoffs, and highlighted Kaine’s support for the cap-and-trade approach to limiting greenhouse gases, which scientists say have contributed to global warming. Allen also reminded listeners of Kaine’s close ties to the president as he argued that the Environmental Protection Agency has been using regulations to try to accomplish what the Obama administration failed to enact through Congress.

“These EPA regulations are, in effect, banning coal,” Allen told workers at a Tazewell County firm that manufactures electronic equipment used in mining.

But Kaine fired back this month with a TV ad showing him in a helicopter circling above the Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center, a new coal-fired power plant in Wise County. As governor, Kaine endorsed the Dominion-owned plant and cites it as proof of his support for using “clean” coal to meet America’s power needs. [emphasis mine]
Tim Kaine shows his support for the people of Wise County who are losing their jobs as a direct result of the actions and policies of his best buddy's administration in Washington by flying overhead in a helicopter, thinking good thoughts about them?

As anyone in the coalfields can tell you, that "clean coal" nonsense went out about the same time that bottled water for pets flopped.  Nobody - nobody - buys into that political ploy any longer.

Except Tim Kaine.

He still clings to it like a rat in the Johnstown Flood.

So the Democratic nominee for Senate is depicted as showing how much of a "man of the people" he is by having himself flown high overhead Unemployment Central in a helicopter.

It's the stuff that made Jon Stewart famous.

And a whole mess of Democrats unemployed ...

* I'm going to look for that Kaine ad.  Should be a hoot.

Why Bob McDonnell Is Thankful For Barack Obama

The exploding federal government has been great for northern Virginia.

It's the economy in the rest of the state that sucks.

As does the economy of the rest of the nation.

But hey, who cares about the rest of the nation?

His Chair May As Well Be Empty

No one in Washington cares what he has to say.

Including the leaders of his own party:



"If he cannot lead his own party, how can he lead America?"

I think the answer to that question, after four awful years, has been answered.



He can't.

He hasn't.

He won't.

Why Would They Do This?

I suppose, if the media can keep pushing the notion that our embassy consulate in Benghazi was overrun and four Americans there were killed because some movie provoked the natives into barbarism - this despite the fact that the rest of the planet knows it to be a lie - that same media can try pulling a stunt like this, thinking it can get away with it:

"President Barack Obama is having trouble drawing large crowds on the campaign trail. At the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, his campaign was forced to move his acceptance speech from the 74,000-seat Bank of America Stadium to the 20,000 Time Warner Cable Arena, citing weather as the excuse. But the media are always eager to help--for example, putting 18,000 people inside a 5,000-seat arena at an Obama event in Milwaukee on Saturday."

18,000 attendees in a 5,000 seat arena.  Neat trick.

This sorry episode reads like it's a scene from the movie, "The Sting," in which a 1930's radio announcer is calling the action in a horse race from a sealed booth far from the racetrack.  Hey, who's going to know?

The question is: What do the geniuses in the mainstream media think they have to gain by jacking up the attendance numbers at this Obama event?  5,000 ain't big enough?  We'll appreciate him more if there were more union members there?

Shoot, make it a million then.

And feel America's love for Barack Obama multiply.

Good grief.

While Democrats Fret Over Race ...

... the rest of America doesn't give it a second thought.

Which drives Democrats nuts.

George Will on the candidacy of Utah's Mia Love:
In this, one of the most racially and culturally homogenous states, the only uninteresting thing about Love is that she is black. This is not just progress; it is the destination toward which progress was directed during the brisk march to today’s healthy indifference to the fact that Love would be the first black Republican woman ever in the House. Some “stalemate.”

In March 2008, in the speech ostensibly explaining the inexplicable — his 20 years in the pews of the raving Rev. Jeremiah Wright — candidate Barack Obama referred to “a racial stalemate we’ve been stuck in for years.” Hardly.

He was then eight months from winning 43 percent of the white vote — two points more than John Kerry won four years earlier. Obama carried three states — three more than Kerry — of the Confederacy (Florida, Virginia and North Carolina). In states outside the South, Obama received substantially more white votes than any Democratic candidate since Lyndon Johnson in 1964 — more than Hubert Humphrey, George McGovern, Jimmy Carter, Walter Mondale, Michael Dukakis, Bill Clinton or Al Gore. This is part of the “racial stalemate” in which Mississippi has more black elected officials — not more relative to population; more — than any other state.
Liberals look at Mia Love and see a (traitor to her race) black woman person. We see her as espousing the political views that we hold dear. And like her for it.  And we never even notice the color of her skin.

Who's the racist here?

Let's let them have their prejudices.  We have work to do.

Ouch

Now this is my kind of book review.

Florence King critiquing feminist author Naomi Wolf's new book, Vagina: A New Biography:
Naomi Wolf’s new book makes going back to the womb sound more like going through a car wash. We are knocked down by streams of gushing hormones, we slip and slide on slick layers of lubrication, we are thrown to the floor by violent throbbing, we collide with G-spots, we are challenged by a clitoris demanding “Who goes there?” and yanked in by a cervix with a strength more often found in bar bouncers.

If you thought there was nothing new to say about female sexuality, you don’t know Naomi Wolf’s gift for saying nothing new about anything.
Can I use the word "bitchslap" when referring to that which a talented female writer does to a by-God feminist icon?

For that is what it is.

Words well writ.  Thanks, Ms. King.

Baghdad Bob Lives!

He's had plastic surgery and now advises the President of the United States on how to deal with the press:

Robert Gibbs Says White House Did Not Mislead On Libya Crisis

And Hillary Clinton has never looked better.

And the private sector is doing fine.

And what they were doing naked together wasn't sex.

And unemployment was a lot worse under Bush.

So move along.  Your leaders - and their media enablers - can be trusted to always be straight with you.

Ryan Enters The Lion's Den

And emerges, if not victorious, at least with his head held high.

Paul Ryan delivered a slap upside the head to the numskulls at AARP.

From "Ryan at the AARP: The real story is that he didn't trim his ideas and still won applause":

"Everyone knows that Medicare spending can't continue on its current course, and one difference in this campaign is that Mr. Ryan is willing to say so while Mr. Obama and his media and AARP phalanx pretend otherwise."

Everyone knows it.  Few wish to think about it.

Not a way to run a country.

The Question Everyone Is Asking


The Empty Chair

"Chris Wallace Asks Obama Adviser 'President Has Time for Whoopi Goldberg But Not World Leaders?'"

Really?

What's up with this?

"A Houston police officer shot and killed a one-armed, one-legged man in a wheelchair Saturday inside a group home after police say the double amputee threatened the officer and aggressively waved a metal object that turned out to be a pen."

Not a dark alley. Not late at night. Not in a fog.

In a group home.

A dude in a wheelchair.

Waving "a metal object"?

Jesus.

Where Democracy Falls Apart

It's this simple:  Anyone can vote.

Anyone:


Frightening.

Illuminating.

* In case you're wondering, all the interviews were conducted in 2012.