Friday, April 30, 2010



Like you, I get scads of examples of what I view as a mirror on the body politic.  This from Rick B (I'm sorry Rick, yours is a handle I just cannot remember) is a good example.
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Like most folks in this country, I have a job. I work, they pay me. I pay my taxes and the government distributes my taxes as it sees fit. In order to get that paycheck in my case, I am required to pass a random urine test (with which I have no problem) What I do have a problem with is the distribution of my taxes to people who don't have to pass a urine test.

So, here is my Question: Shouldn't one have to pass a urine test to get a welfare check because I have to pass one to earn it for them?

Countries like Europe

Idiot. Europe is the 58th state!
Y'all may remember the earlier post,  where ditzy blonde Kelly Pickler asked, "Isn't Europe a country?"  In a  Boned Jello exclusive (thanks to DougT), we learn that Kelly has been hired as a speech writer for erudite elocutionist Barry Obama.  What a country. 

Virginia is 4 lovers - of freedom

Bull-Hockey Stick
"Carry Me Back to Old Virginny"

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No one can accuse Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli of shying from controversy. In his first four months in office, Cuccinelli  directed public universities to remove sexual orientation from their anti-discrimination policies, attacked the Environmental Protection Agency, and filed a lawsuit challenging federal health care reform. Now, it appears, he may be preparing a legal assault on an embattled proponent of global warming theory who used to teach at the University of Virginia, Michael Mann.

NOTE: Virginia places a four year term limit on its governor, but with people like Cuccinelli in the wings, no problemo.  When the time comes, I like Governor Bob McDonnell to take Jim Webb's senate seat.  And he will, too. 

Among the documents Cuccinelli demands are any and all emailed or written correspondence between or relating to Mann and more than 40 climate scientists, documents supporting any of five applications for the $484,875 in grants, and evidence of any documents that no longer exist along with proof of why, when, and how they were destroyed or disappeared. [Oh, Mann: Cuccinelli targets UVA papers in Climategate salvo]

Speaking of Bob McDonnell, this will tickle the crap out of you, or should.  The overwrought lede reveals the mindset of Zachary Roth, the story's author.
In Latest Rightward Shift, McDonnell Lets VA Police Pray To Jesus

It's not long the worst thing he's done since taking office, but Virginia governor Bob McDonnell is certainly leaving little doubt as to who he's listening to.

McDonnell, a Republican, yesterday quietly reversed a policy, instituted under the previous governor, Democrat Tim Kaine, prohibiting Virginia State Police troopers from referring to Jesus Christ in public prayers.

"The Governor does not believe the state should tell chaplains of any faith how to pray,'' a spokesman for the governor told the Washington Post.
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I just now asked myself, WTFF are you still living in Maryland, Rodge?

Sunshine Cow


Helping the Media
The BLOB that ate Nawlins'

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Today's fun suggestion: Google up "Bush Katrina," then use the "find and replace" tool on your text editor to swap "Obama" for Bush,  "BP oil spill" for Katrina, and "spill" for storm.   You get something like this.  [prompted by Obama threatened by heckuva glob]
BP oil spill: How Obama Blew It
Bureaucratic timidity. Bad phone lines. And a failure of imagination. Why the government was so slow to respond to catastrophe.
By Evan Thomas

It's a standing joke among the president's top aides: who gets to deliver the bad news? Warm and hearty in public, Obama can be cold and snappish in private, and aides sometimes cringe before the displeasure of the president of the United States, or, as he is known in West Wing jargon, POTUS. The bad news on this early morning, Tuesday, some 24 hours after Hurricane BP oil spill had ripped through New Orleans, was that the president would have to cut short his five-week vacation by a couple of days and return to Washington.

The president did not growl this time. He had already decided to return to Washington and hold a meeting of his top advisers on the following day, Wednesday. This would give them a day to get back from their vacations and their staffs to work up some ideas about what to do in the aftermath of the spill. President Obama knew the spill and its consequences had been bad; but he didn't quite realize how bad.

The reality, say several aides who did not wish to be quoted because it might displease the president, did not really sink in until Thursday night. Some White House staffers were watching the evening news and thought the president needed to see the horrific reports coming out of New Orleans. Counselor Bartlett made up a DVD of the newscasts so Obama could see them in their entirety as he flew down to the Gulf Coast the next morning on Air Force One.

How this could be—how the president of the United States could have even less "situational awareness," as they say in the military, than the average American about the worst natural disaster in a century—is one of the more perplexing and troubling chapters in a story that, despite moments of heroism and acts of great generosity, ranks as a national disgrace.

Bart Stupak

The Catholic Left

The Cult
Here we learn that the the editors at the Catholic magazine Commonweal belong to the Pelosi- Kerry-Kennedy faction of the Church; that Bart Stupak is a lying prick (again); and receive confirmation that Obama's executive order to keep Obamacare from funding abortion was a charade.
If the Commonweal editors believe that this executive order will prevent the public subsidization of abortion or protect taxpayers from funding the killing of unborn children, they are deluding themselves. As law professor Robert A. Destro has noted, for decades the federal courts have held (consistently with the 1977 case Beal v. Doe) that the Medicaid statute (and any other general law mandating “family planning” and certain other categories of service) must be construed to require abortion services unless laws passed by Congress explicitly rule this out. Executive orders sometimes have teeth, but not when they conflict with statutory mandates.

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UN Stones

Today's Beauty
UN Elects Iran to Commission on Women's Rights

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