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Sunday, October 28, 2012

WaPo Endorses Obama

You really can't make this kind of comedy gold up.

The Washington Post has come out with a ringing endorsement of President Obama.

See "Washington Post endorsement: Four more years for President Obama."

And it's a hoot.

You know something's a little strained when the first sentence in the paper's resounding editorial seal of approval is this:

"Much of the 2012 presidential campaign has dwelt on the past, but ..."

But?

BUT.

So the boys there are immediately going to ask that you ignore everything that's happened over the last four years and focus instead on Obama's promises for the future.

Presumably his promises of hope and ... whatever that other empty, unfulfilled promise from long ago was.

And that's exactly what they attempt to do.

But talk about bizarre.

Here's one of the two - and only two - questions that the editorial staff asked itself before it chose Barry Obama to lead us into the future:

"[M]ost urgently, who is likelier to put the government on a more sound financial footing."

Did they really want to go there?

Shouldn't they have stuck with Sandra Fluke or something?

Somehow, despite all evidence to the contrary ...

"President Barack Obama is better positioned to be that navigator than is his Republican challenger, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney."

"That navigator," known to most of us as the Francesco Schettino of the American ship of state, is prepared to stop spending us into oblivion?

Really?

Well, if you ignore all reality, if you completely ignore his past, if you turn a blind eye to the realities of 2012, if you pay attention only to his promises of sweetness and light, then ... by God ... he's the man!

If only ...


But then there's the real world.

Four more years of Obama and we're screwed.


Local Protest Draws A Crowd

Be aware.  Stay vigilant.

A press release from SAV NRV, Sustain Authentic Values, New River Valley:
Despite a crowd of twenty protestors outside the Southwest Virginia Highlands Community College where incumbent Congressman Morgan Griffith and challenger Anthony Flaccavento appeared for a debate on October 18th, mainstream media continues to ignore the growing opposition to the proposed National Heritage Area designation, brainchild of Congressman Griffith, Senator Mark Warner and The Crooked Road organization, a taxpayer funded 501c3 tourism promotion entity. Both congressional candidates for Virginia's 9th District support the designation.

A National Heritage Area newsletter/expose published by SAV NRV, (Sustain Authentic Values, New River Valley) was distributed outside as the crowd gathered for the debate, where the future of the coal industry--integral to the suffering economy of Southwest Virginia-- would become a hot topic. While Congressman Griffith touted his reputation as a defender of coal as an EPA warrior, and Flaccavento emphasized the need to transition to an "asset-based" economy (one that is not dependent on resource extraction industries), both men ignored the fact that designation of the 19 counties of Congressional District 9 as a NHA will heap layers of regulations on business and industry, and especially coal. This was the elephant in the room that was never introduced, and ignored altogether in follow-up reporting by two major area news outlets.

An interview was conducted by Bristol Broadcasting Company's Crystal Dawn Carter, with Abingdon protester Barbara Waters describing her family's loss of their farm and 200 acres in Grayson County to the National Forest Service. Debra McCown, reporting for the Roanoke Times Blue Ridge Caucus also ignored information provided to her, failing even to mention the NHA opposition despite photographing the protesters.

"It's not that we aren't used to being ignored in our opposition to the radical transformation that Southwest Virginia is experiencing under the heel of 'Sustainable Development'," says Catherine Turner, publisher of the SAV NRV Newsletter. "It is inconceivable, however, that this designation is looming without local government bodies throughout District 9 even being made aware that their authority is about to be replaced by the National Park Service and a "managing entity" made up of a special interest group of music and tourism figureheads. A few of the counties are starting to get clued in through our efforts, with Smyth County voting to defund The Crooked Road and Washington County now considering it. But it is unthinkable that our congressman and the press talk about the "War on Coal" when this designation is posed to determine the winner. But then, you have the mainstream media ignoring Benghazi-Gate,so what else is new?"
For more information on the group, go here.

NY Times Endorses Obama

Because he's done such a swell job.

The editorial staff there actually wants four more years of the last four years.

Figure that one out.

More Details On The Fight In Benghazi

Those two former Navy SEALS did their brothers proud.

C'est la vie

Does this mean Michelle is no longer proud of her country?

Gallup: Obama's Job Approval Drops 7 Points in 3 Days

You knew the brief love affair would last only as long as Americans were heaping praise and adoration.

Now?

Y'all are a bunch of racists!

No Time For Sightseeing

So my son-in-law, Lt. Col. Michael Kasprzyk, USMC, is sent to Egypt on a mission I dare not get into for fear of a knock on my door.  (If Homeland Security is monitoring this weblog, I know nothing.)  And what does he do in this land where 100 million Muslims would love to see him dead?


He goes sightseeing.

For the love of God.

Quote Of The Day

Senator Marco Rubio, on socialism and President Obama:

"'He just put out a picture book that he calls his plan for the next four years,' Rubio said during a warm-up of the crowd ahead of Romney's speech. 'Unfortunately, there’s nothing really innovative in that picture book. They’re the ideas that have failed every time they’ve been tried. They’re expensive ideas. They’re the ideas of countries that people come here to get away from.'"

Just ask anyone who has fled to the USA from Europe.

Warped

One man's take on Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan:

"These are the most un-modern people I’ve ever seen. They’re medieval, almost. They don’t believe in abortion."

I kid you not.

The New Colossus

A quiz: What happened on this day in 1886?

A hint:


The New Colossus
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

There are those who want the world to believe that we are opposed to immigration.

Not true.

We just demand that it be done legally.  The right way.

The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on Oct. 28, 1886.

Long may she hold the banner of freedom high.