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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Roanoke Times Makes Me Laugh

Thank God for the Roanoke Times editorial page.  Without it my day wouldn't be full of chuckles and mirth.

Here's something for your reading pleasure from this morning's "The price and promise of free speech":
Few, if any, democracies go as far as the United States in protecting political speech that reasonable people can regard only as hate speech, e.g., "The Innocence of Muslims" video that inflamed the Muslim world.

Obama gave no quarter in its defense: He reminded the world assembly of Americans' willingness to die "to protect the right of all people to express their views, even views that we profoundly disagree with.
Obama, along with his butt-kissers at the Times, are of course referring to the guy who just experienced Obama's "give-no-quarter" defense of his right to express his views first hand.

The guy who just got thrown in prison by Obama's Justice Department.

If that's how Comrade Obama protects free speech, I'd hate to see how he goes about crushing it.

"Obama gave no quarter in its defense: He reminded the world assembly of Americans' willingness to die 'to protect the right of all people to express their views ...'"

I damn near died laughing.

In Truth

Virginia Tech's Center for the Arts to have little effect on community

Virginia Tech's Center for the Arts to have big effect on community

Virginia Tech's Center for the Arts to have big effect on taxpayers' life savings

Another Coal-Fired Power Plant To Close

This one in the heart of Liberal Land - Alexandria.

Everyone there, as you might imagine, is jubilant.

Interest now turns to development of the waterfront property that the plant currently occupies.  It would make for a nice park, some say.

There is, of course, no interest in where the liberals in the area are going to get their electricity next summer at peak usage time.  No interest, no worries.

That'll come next summer.  When the deep-thinkers in La La Land have to slip into their in-ground pools to suffer through air-conditionless days as power outages sweep the area.

Expect George Bush's name to come up a lot at that point in time.

Me?  I think, when talk of redevelopment comes up, they should consider putting up a monument that commemorates the arrogance and vapidity of those who work diligently, without realizing it, to bring darkness to their neighborhoods, a monument that will forever depict those who brought about this wonderful circumstance:

They deserve every bit of that which is soon to befall them.

Four More Years! Four More Years!

Mark Steyn:
In the America over which Barack Obama has the tedious chore of actually presiding, second-quarter GDP growth was revised down from 1.7 percent to 1.3 percent — or, in layman’s terms, from “barely detectable” to “comatose.” Orders of durable goods fell by 13.2 percent — or, as Obama would say, the future must not belong to people who own household appliances. Growth of capital stock (which basically measures investment in new equipment and software — or, as Obama would put it, investment in “the future”) is at its lowest since records began. There are 261,000 fewer payroll jobs than when Obama took office — in a nation where (officially) 100,000 immigrants arrive every month. A few weeks ago, an analysis of government employment data by the nation’s oldest outplacement firm, Challenger, Gray & Christmas, discovered that, of the 4,319,000 new American jobs created since January 2010, 2,998,000 — or about 70 percent — went to people aged 55 or older. This is a remarkable statistic, even in a land of 31-year-old schoolgirls like Sandra Fluke. You’d almost begin to get the vague, unsettling feeling that the future does not belong to Americans aged 54 and younger.

No doubt living in Obama’s future will be peachy. But in the meantime we have to live in his present — the one he’s nominally in charge of, the only one available.
And yet there are people out there who still support him.

Yawn ...

They can read our minds:

Racism could sway the election

It must be  A faltering economy.  Woeful and chronic unemployment.  Burgeoning welfare rolls.  An unsustainable national debt.  Skyrocketing health care costs.  Skyrocketing energy costs.  Lives being wasted in Afghanistan.  Profligate government spending.  Blundering incompetence in foreign policy  racism.

The same reason we bounced Jimmy Carter's ass from office.  Total failure.

And With A Straight Face

You know, when you read a headline like this, that the smell of politics at its worst is to follow:

"Harry Reid defends Susan Rice, White House on Libya"

There are only two legitimate ways to assess the position(s) that Rice and her bosses maintained long after the entire world adopted the understanding that the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi came at the hands of Islamist terrorists - either Rice et al. were lying or they are grossly incompetent.  The entire planet knew what the Obama administration didn't?  Please.

But here's Harry Reid, a man who never understood that George Washington line - "It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one”:

“In order to inform the American people, the Obama administration, including Ambassador Rice, reported the preliminary information they had after the attack, despite the uncertain nature of intelligence in the fog of battle, and have responsibly updated the American public as new details have emerged.”

Pathetic.  And embarrassing.

Only problem is, Obama and Hillary and Rice were sticking to their original propaganda - in public - long after it was known to be false.  The attack took place on September 11.  By the 14th, it was becoming clear that the attack was planned, coordinated, and launched with some precision and military-like force.

Yet a spokesman for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence stuck with the party line: "We are not aware of any actionable intelligence indicating that an attack on the U.S. Post in Benghazi was planned or imminent."

That pronouncement - along with those of Rice (on the 16th), Hillary, and Obama - was scoffed at even by the Libyans.

You'd think that Harry Reid, a dolt who should have been able to grasp Proverbs 17:28 by now, would have stayed away from this controversy.  But no.  He had to do that for which he's best known.

Not smart, old man.

- - -

"The uncertain nature of intelligence in the fog of battle." There was no battle. It was slaughter, pure and simple.

And So It Comes Down To This


A Foreign Policy Travesty

As the truth works its way out from behind the Obama administration wall of deception, four clear images emerge:

1) Libyan officials knew, before four Americans were slaughtered, that the security situation in Benghazi was treacherous and that there were growing threats to the safety of our personnel.

2) Those Americans responsible for that security completely and utterly ignored the threats.

3) Those four Americans didn't have a chance.

4) The Obama reelection campaign never missed a beat.

My God.

I Have A Theory ...

... as to why this is.  At least in part:

U.S. Distrust in Media Hits New High

It's unwise to put your trust in stupid people.

Get this:

"Conservative message boards are buzzing about a CBS Radio newscast on Friday in which CBS reporter Dan Raviv expresses relief that the Obama administration can look to the Muslim nations and suggest it can crack down on free speech. After the anchor noted the maker of the controversial "Innocence of Muslims" trailer Nakoula Basseley Nakoula is still in jail for a probation violation, Raviv said, "Now at least federal authorities might be able to punish the filmmaker."

This Raviv character doesn't even realize that he himself is in a filmmaking business of sorts.

Yeah, crack down on those filmmakers so that the world's Muslims aren't mad at us.

Uh ... what?  I'm what?

For the love of God.

A Gift From The Religion Of Peace

Child killed in Kenya church grenade attack

The attacker?

You needn't even ask.

Another Gift From The Religion Of Peace

Muslim protesters torch Buddhist temples, homes in Bangladesh

"These rituals remind us of the principles that we hold in common, and Islam’s role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings."
-- Barack Obama --

Yet Another Gift From The Religion Of Peace

In Egypt, Christians Flee Town After Militant Threats

At What Point ...

... do we finally come to the obvious conclusion that there is nothing peaceful about Islam?

I Wonder What Fundraiser Obama's At Today

US military deaths in Afghanistan hit 2,000

He doesn't even take the time to tell us why.

As A Service To The Public

Here's the necessary information related to your showing up at the polls on November 6:
Deadline to Register to Vote - October 15, 2012

Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot by mail - October 30, 2012 by 5 p.m.

Last Day for In-Person Absentee Voting - November 3, 2012 by 5 p.m.

All ballots MUST be received by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day (when the polls close)

VOTER REGISTRATION/WHERE DO I VOTE? Information to register to vote: http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/BecomeARegisteredVoter.html

Where do I vote/Has my polling place changed? https://www.voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov/PublicSite/Public/FT2/PublicPollingPlace.aspx

How do I get an absentee ballot? http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/AbsenteeVoting.html


By now, many of you have heard about recent changes to Virginia's voter identification laws which require all voters to provide an acceptable form of identification (ID) at the polls. Voters arriving to the polls without ID will be required to vote a provisional ballot and will have until noon on the Friday after the election to deliver a copy of identification to their locality's electoral board in order for their provisional ballot to be counted. The State Board of Elections has provided a chart outlining what ID's are acceptable: http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/Files/Cast Your Ballot/VotingInPerson/Voter Identification_8_12_v4.pdf

Acceptable forms of identification include the following:
Virginia voter registration card
Valid Virginia driver's license
Military ID
Any Federal, Virginia state or local government-issued ID
Employer issued photo ID card
Concealed handgun permit
Valid student ID issued by any institution of higher education located in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Current utility bill, bank statement, government check or paycheck indicating the name and address of the voter
Social Security card (refer to chart mentioned above to see if social security card applies as it does not satisfy special federal ID requirements)

The State Board of Elections (SBE) has undertaken a major voter outreach program to inform the public of the new voter identification requirements including a new website, www.sbe.virginia.gov

SBE also has designed new voter registration cards for all of the Commonwealth's active registered voters. The cards will arrive in the mail beginning September 19th with an expected delivery completion date of October 2, 2012.

Be there.