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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Morgan Griffith Coming To Your Community

From a press release:
Griffith Announces Every Last Vote Tour

Christiansburg, VA - The campaign of Congressman Morgan Griffith announced today the schedule for the "Every Last Vote" Tour. Congressman Griffith will make over 30 stops, including 25 campaign rallies and party dinners, in the final 11 days of the campaign.

"This is a critical election and every last vote counts. I am committed to working hard right up until the polls close on Election Day. I will shake every hand and talk to every voter possible as we crisscross the district in the final days of this campaign," said Griffith.

The full public schedule is below.

"The ninth district is a big place. It stretches from the Alleghany Highlands to Martinsville to the Cumberland Gap and every point in between. I am committed to representing all of the citizens of our region and hope to have the honor of continuing to represent them in Congress," said Griffith.

For more information, please contact Matthew Moran at (540) 493-4805.

Thursday, Oct 25

● 12 p.m. - Victory Rally with Paul Ryan - 14401 Industrial Park Road, Bristol ● 7 p.m. - Russell County GOP Dinner - 139 Main Street, Lebanon, VA

Friday, October 26

● Noon - Dutch Treat Lunch - Sirloin House, 530 Commonwealth Boulevard West Martinsville, VA
● 3:30 p.m. - Martinsville/Henry Co. Campaign Rally - GOP Headquarters
● 5:15 p.m. - Patrick Co. Campaign Rally - W&W Produce - 16112 Jeb Stuart Hwy, Stuart VA
● 7 p.m. - Floyd Co. GOP Dinner - Floyd Co. High School

Saturday, October 27

● 11:30 a.m. - Big Stone Gap Campaign Rally - Location TBD
● 3 p.m. - Lee County Tobacco Festival Parade

Sunday, October 28

● 4 p.m. - Scott County GOP Dinner

Monday, October 29

● 8 a.m. - Giles Co. Campaign Rally - GOP Headquarters - 116 Tazewell Street, Pearisburg VA
● 11:15 a.m. - Bland Co. Campaign Rally - Location TBD
● 12:30 p.m. - Wythe Co. Campaign Rally - GOP Headquarters
● 4 p.m. - Grayson Co. Campaign Rally - Location TBD
● 5:30 p.m. Galax Campaign Rally - Location TBD
● 7 p.m. - Carroll Co. Campaign Rally - Location TBD

Tuesday, October 30

● 12 p.m. - Covington Campaign Rally - Michael's Pizza - 203 Interstate Drive, Covington, VA
● 5:30 p.m. Craig Co. Campaign Rally - Courthouse - Court Street, New Castle VA

Wednesday, October 31

● 12 p.m. - Pulaski Co. Campaign Rally - GOP Headquarters
● 2:30 p.m. - Radford Campaign Rally - GOP Headquarters - 1001 E. Main Street, Radford

Thursday, November 1

● 12 p.m. Montgomery Co. Campaign Rally - GOP Headquarters - 215 Draper Road, Blacksburg

Friday, November 2

● 8 a.m. - Bristol Campaign Rally - Location TBD

Saturday, November 3

● 2 p.m. Smyth Co. Campaign Rally & Sign Wave - 138 West Main Street, Marion VA
● 4 p.m. - Tazewell Co. GOP Dinner
● 6 p.m. - Washington Co. Eliza Sprinkle Dinner

Sunday, November 4

● 1:30 p.m. - Buchanan Co. Dinner - Riverview Elementary, Grundy
● 4 p.m. - Dickenson County Dinner - Clintwood, VA

Monday, November 5

● Time TBD - Roanoke Co./Salem Campaign Rally - Location TBD

Tuesday, November 6

● 7 p.m. - Victory Celebration - Holiday Inn, Bristol
It's crunch time.

Roanoke Times Endorses Little Known Dem

Say it ain't so!

The crazy-liberal editorial staff of the Roanoke Times has done the totally unpredictable.  It has decided to endorse the elusive and equally crazy-liberal Anthony Flaccavento for Congress.

See "Flaccavento in the 9th District."

Boiling down the enthusiastic imprimatur to one sentence, they offer this:

"Flaccavento offers moderation and focuses on people, not industry. While he supports coal mining, he recognizes that it will not provide stable employment and a solid economic base for the region indefinitely, no matter what Washington does. Instead, he wants to bring home tools and investment that will allow workers to transition to new industries for long-term success."

What those "new industries for long-term success" are neither the candidate nor his sycophants at the Times is willing to outline.  But it basically comes down to "organic farming."  A guaranteed business endeavor for all the former coal miners who live on mountainsides in Buchanan, Wise, Russell, Lee, Dickenson, and Tazewell Counties.  If they can learn how make organic arugula defy gravity.

Which makes one wonder about this:

"Coal miners and their families could have no greater friend than challenger Flaccavento."

Since he's on record (see above) as favoring "transitioning" from coal (to God knows what), shouldn't that read "Laid off coal miners and their destitute families"?

So the Times endorses another woefully confused liberal who is unwilling to stop the federal government from shutting down the rest of Southwest Virginia's mines.  Stop the presses.

The Nail In The Coffin

He knew early on.

But he felt it more important to not upset Islamist terrorist sensibilities.

So the obfuscation began ...

Maybe it's time that Obama release that poor sap - an American citizen - he had arrested for making a video that Muslims disapproved of?

Gotta Love Them Democrats

The modern-day version of circus clowns.

Let's turn to the chairperson of the Democratic National Committee for a chuckle this morning:

[Debbie Wasserman Schultz] says Romney never mentioned Israel in the debate, and if you don’t count the 14 times he did, she’s correct.

Comedy gold.

Stick A Fork In It

Shikha Dalmia:

"Sometimes silence can reveal more than words. And the complete silence of both candidates during last night’s (and previous nights’) presidential debate on climate change speaks volumes about just how dead the issue now is. Indeed, this is the first time in 24 years that neither candidate thought it fit to mention what Al Gore has billed the biggest threat ever to 'human civilization as we know it.' That Obama didn't feel the need to devote even a lame half-a-sentence to it in the 270 minutes of free airtime he has gotten shows what a remarkable fall this defining challenge of our generation has enjoyed."

What's Al Gore going to do now that his wife has left him and his only reason for existing on this planet has proven to be a massive hoax?

Well, I guess he will always be a TV channel mogul.

Or not.

Maybe the Democrats will take pity on him and make him DNC chairman.  God knows they need one.

Obama Comes Up With A Plan

In 2008.

And photocopies it for 2012:
A Second First Term
Meet Obama's new agenda, same as the old agenda, only less.
Wall Street Journal editorial

Barack Obama won the Presidency in 2008 as the anti-George W. Bush and in 2012 he's been trying to win again as the anti-Mitt Romney, without elaborating much of a second-term agenda. Two weeks before Election Day, we now know why. His new ambitions look a lot like his old ambitions, except stuck on repeat.

On Tuesday Mr. Obama finally tried to give the future more definition with a new plan, except it isn't new and barely qualifies as a plan. "I've laid out a plan for jobs and middle-class security," he claimed in Delray Beach, Florida, brandishing a 20-page brochure titled "A Plan for Jobs and Middle-Class Security" and going on to invoke his "plan" another dozen-odd times. "I won't be running the okey doke on you," he added.

Voters may okey doke themselves if they believe this document, which is heavy on backward-looking and discredited factoids and light on economic specifics. For example, Mr. Obama wants to spend money to hire 100,000 math and science teachers for public schools. Isn't that what happened in 2009? And didn't his own Education Secretary, Arne Duncan, say that class size barely matters to education outcomes?

The President says he'll use community colleges to train another two million workers "for good jobs that actually exist," perhaps to distinguish these from the jobs he said the 2009 stimulus would create but actually didn't. And he says he'll create a million new manufacturing jobs by 2016 via a new temporary tax credit for U.S. companies that expand domestic hiring.

All of this is merely a kind of Junior Achievement version of the stimulus, trying to create jobs with more government spending that isn't affordable, or temporary tax favors that fail because they are, well, temporary. Businesses hire based on total employee costs, not one-off tax benefits. Since 2009 the country has lost 610,000 net manufacturing jobs, despite such preferences. [link]
There's a term for that.

Stuck on stupid.

Obama wants to "hire" 100,000 teachers and fund community colleges that will train millions of Americans ...

... to do what?

Join the millions already in the unemployment line.

We currently have 23 million citizens out of work or underemployed.  Highly educated.  Fully trained.  Millions.  Ready to go back to work.

But there is no work.

Training and education aren't the issue (except to the teachers unions).


Someone should try to get that concern into our president's thick skull.

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Headline of the day:

Obama campaign releases plan for next 4 years, which is pretty much the plan for the first 4 years except compiled in a glossy booklet

You Knew How This Story Would End

When I first heard the news break, my only thought was: How long before the truth comes out?

Here's how it read yesterday:

Louisiana woman set on fire; 'KKK' smeared on her car, police say

Tick ... tock ... tick ... tock ... tick ...

And here's how it ended today:

Louisiana woman faked hate crime, police say

I'm surprised Barack Obama didn't call her and offer her his sympathies.

The "war on women," rampant racism, and all that.

It was just so perfect.

Abortion Above All Else

If Planned Parenthood were truly a health care clinic, this wouldn't have been an issue:
Court blocks Indiana from defunding Planned Parenthood
By Charles Wilson, Associated Press

Indianapolis (AP) — Indiana stepped between women and their physicians when it enacted a law that blocked Medicaid funds for Planned Parenthood just because the organization provides abortions, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

The ruling by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago effectively upheld decisions by a district judge and a Medicaid review panel that found the 2011 law denied patients the right to choose their own health care provider.

“This is not about an abortion case. This is a case about Medicaid services — non-abortion-related services — and the attempt by the state of Indiana to punish Planned Parenthood and its clients from receiving non-abortion health services merely because Planned Parenthood, without any sort of state or federal money or any Medicaid funds, also provides abortions,” Ken Falk, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, said at a news conference in Indianapolis following Tuesday’s decision. The ACLU argued the case on behalf of Planned Parenthood. [link]
“This is not about an abortion case."


This is all about an abortion case.  And everyone knows it.

Planned Parenthood had the option to drop its (primary) service to its customers, if state funding was that important to its existence and abortion weren't.  Instead it has the best of both worlds.  Babies will continue to be slaughtered and the holocaust will continue to be paid for by the taxpayer.

A federal court says so.

In America.  Of the people, by the people, for ...

Like Obama?

You'll love Tim Kaine.

One says jump. The other asks how high.

Freedom Isn't Free

Are you prepared to do that which is necessary to protect liberty?

From the accompanying info:
Trailer, Part 1 of a powerful new film about liberty and freedom written and directed by Chuck Untersee and featuring country music legend Charlie Daniels is now ready. The film will have its first public viewing, on Sunday morning, April 29, 2012 at 10:30 AM at The Hill Country Film Festival in Fredericksburg , Texas.

The documentary is narrated by Charlie Daniels, and contains commentary from some of the biggest names in the patriot movement. Larry Pratt, Edwin Vieira, Charles Key, Kaye Beach, Debra Medina, Joel Skousen, Lt. General Jerry Boykin, and several others.
"Something's wrong. And we all know it."