Sunday, September 23, 2012

This Is Too Rich

So now the far-Lefties at Blow Me ... er, "Blue Virginia" are calling Mitt Romney an "empty suit."

Bold words from supporters of the least accomplished, least qualified President in American history, and perhaps the worst case of projection in human history.

Is This The Best They Can Do?

Apparently, Eric Cantor's opponent, E. Wayne Powell, is facing bar charges for alleged misconduct in litigation a few years ago.

I'm not sure this is news.  Now, if a Democrat nominee had told the truth, that would be news!

UPDATE: I should say that Powell might be acquitted. That's always a possibility, especially when you consider the fact that a large percentage of bar charges are the stuff of disgruntled clients, usually just misunderstandings or efforts at retaliation for perceived wrongs.  But if you follow the link, you'll find that the evidence against him are court records and transcripts.  Pretty damning stuff.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

An Unforced Error

It appears that Lt. Governor Bill Bolling --- whom I support for Governor in 2013 --- has gotten himself in trouble by suggesting that anyone who votes for Barack Obama this year must be mentally ill.

It's apparently quite offensive to some (though not all) of the mentally ill, many of whom are not nearly so stupid as to vote for President Barry.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Covering Up For President Barry

This story on the Obama reelection efforts (which confirms a discussion by a Democratic political operative at last weekends Alumni College at Hampden-Sydney College, which I attended as a panelist on another panel) appears in today's Politico.

Nevertheless, it appears that the boys and girls at Blow Me ... er, "Blue Virginia" are in high dudgeon over what it deems "Orwellian" efforts by a Conservative legislator, complete with a "Big Brother is Watching You" poster.

Who is it, again, who's acting like "Big Brother"?

Friday, June 08, 2012

Bring It On

Jim Hoeft has this brilliant post about the far Left's newest form of assault on free speech with which they disagree, spearheaded by Speedway Bomber and convicted perjurer Brett Kimberlin.

It's little surprise to learn that it's funded, at least in part, by George Soros.

I wish I were influential enough to get the attention of these bastards.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Centralia Is Still Burning

As a native of Pennsylvania and the great-grandson of a coal miner, I would probably be remiss if I failed to take note of the fact that Sunday, 27 May 2012, will be the 50th anniversary of the start of the Centralia Coal Mine fire, a tragedy which has, in the intervening fifty years, killed a pretty little town in the mountains southwest of the place in which I grew up.

The whole sorry affair seems, from beginning to end, to come down to stupidity and arrogance, always a dangerous combination (see President Barack Obama).  What a crying shame.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Clown Gerry Attempts To Extend His Reach

I suppose it isn't bad enough that Eleventh Congressional District Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-WaPo) holds Virginia's Right to Work law in contempt, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of downtown international labor unions in (mis)representing his constituency.

Now, he's trying to stick his nose into Wisconsin, and aid far-Left attempts to recall Governor Scott Walker for daring to challenge union power and special privileges in that state by accusing Governor Walker of perjury.  Along with other union-boss apologists Elijah Cummings and Christopher Murphy, Connolly is complaining that Walker may have "lied" under oath because he failed to disclose a casual conversation with a constituent, and comes up with a politically-contrived "contradiction" between Governor Walker's answer and what Connolly thinks he said.

Fortunately, it appears that Connolly has hitched is wagon to a fading star, as recent internal Democrat polls show a surge for Governor Walker going into the last two weeks of the campaign.

Connolly really needs to replace that union "bug" on his campaign materials with the old RCA Victor logo.  You remember: the one with the dog sitting next to the Victrola, listening to his master's voice?

Would someone please retire this clown?  Hoe's an embarrassment not only to Northern Virginia, but to the Commonwealth as a whole.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Bring It On!

President Barry formally declared war today.

His war is on American/Christian/Western Culture.  And he has declared himself the enemy.

It remains to be seen whether he is damaged more by his prior flip-flopping on the issue, or by his alignment with the radical homosexual agenda.

Monday, May 07, 2012

Yeah. This Will Do Him Some Good

As someone old enough to remember the disaster which was the Administration of Jimmy Carter, this is commentary designed to not aid President Barry's chances for reelection.  Zbigniew Brzezinski, Carter's National Security Adviser, should perhaps explain the foreign-policy disaster which was Carter's presidency before reviewing President Barry's performance.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

A Rare Kudos

A rare kudos goes to a Democrat here --- Richmond Commonwealth's Attorney Michael N. Herring --- for obtaining indictments on ten convicted felons who unlawfully voted in the 2008 election, as reported in today's Richmond Times-Dispatch.

I'll leave further commentary on the matter to my state Delegate, Scott Lingamfelter (R-31):

For several years, Republicans in the General Assembly ... have advanced efforts to address voter fraud. It's hardly deniable given recent history. 
Take the 2008 General Election that put former "Saturday Night Live" comedic clown Al Franken of Minnesota in the US Senate. A study by Minnesota Majority, a conservative watchdog group, found that at least 341 convicted felons in largely Democratic Minneapolis-St. Paul voted illegally in the 2008 Senate race between Franken, a Democrat, and then-incumbent Republican Sen. Norm Coleman.  The final recount showed Franken beat Coleman by 312 votes, less than the number of felons who voted.
Meanwhile, prosecutors in South Bend, Indiana have filed charges against four Democratic officials and deputies in a multiple-felony case alleging the forging of Democratic presidential primary petitions in the 2008 election for then-candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. These officials are accused of faking signatures and names on the primary petitions needed to run for President. Court papers say the plan was conceived by local Democratic Party officials inside the local party headquarters. Here's the link:
Incidents like this one can be found around the nation so legislatures across America have moved to bring greater integrity to both registration and voting. This is why Republicans in the House of Delegates are taking action. Here are a few examples.
  • HB 9 says a voter without identification will be offered a provisional ballot that will be reviewed by the electoral board at its meeting on the day following the election if he presents proper identification.
  • HB 57 provides that the general registrar will process the State Board's most recent list of convicted felons within 21 to 14 days before an election, cancel the registration of any registered voter shown to be a felon, and notify the registered voter of the cancellation.
  • HB 63 provides that the meeting of the electoral board on the day or days following an election is open only to authorized party and candidate representatives and the persons who cast the provisional ballots with their representatives or legal counsel.
All of these bills make sense. HB 9 gets rid of the current system that lets a voter simply sign a statement saying they are the person they claim to be. Now they need to show identification. HB 57 makes it tougher for felons to slip through the cracks and vote. And HB 63 basically keeps organizations like the corrupt ACORN group from influencing vote counting of provisional ballots. 
While these bill are not perfect ..., they do improve the system. But that did not stop liberal Democrats in the House of Delegates from opposing all of them this year. And in each case, House Democrats argued "where is the evidence of voter fraud in Virginia?" Well we now have that answer, as if we didn't know.
Virginia Democrats and their apologists in the moonbatosphere have consistently asked for evidence of voter fraud in the Commonwealth to evade sensible protections against its perpetration.  Now that they have it, they have two choices: (1) support these reasonable regulations; or (2) explain why they won't/come up with another reason for not doing so.

Of course, if Virginia Democrats take the former course, I look forward to the apologies and mea culpas from them.

I won't hold my breath.

If, however, they choose the latter course, they'll have to come up with another reason why they won't support efforts to root out voter fraud.  Might it be that the real reason for doing so is because Democrats are its most frequent --- though not exclusive --- practitioners, and they expect to benefit from it?

The proof will be in their response.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Now THIS Is Ironic!

Perhaps the reader will remember a little song by Alanis Morissette from the Nineties.  It was probably her biggest hit: "Ironic."

Except those among the listeners possessing competence in the English language noted that there was nothing "ironic" in the song.  A series of "bummers," to be sure, but nothing "ironic."

THIS is ironic.  It seems that DR.! Babur Lateef, the 2011 Democrat candidate for Chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors, is attempting to further marginalize himself by becoming a regular contributor to the boys and girls at Blow Me, ... er, "Blue Virginia."  And it further seems that DR.! Babur has decided to take on that old statist Democrat standby, and attack those Virginia Democrats --- Senator Creigh Deeds and John Edwards (no, not the John Edwards who famously cheated on his dying wife) --- who dared to veer from Democrat orthodoxy on the issue of gun control.

But this wasn't what was ironic.

What bears the description "ironic" best from DR.! Babur's little piece is his pronouncement about Creigh Deeds, the 2009 Democrat nominee for Governor.  It seems that Senator Deeds doesn't quite measure up to what DR.! Babur believes a Democrat should be.  After all,
Senator Deeds has been a disaster for the Democratic Party. His run for governor was the beginning of where we are today. That poor campaign was then followed by his lack of concern for the Party during redistricting. He would not give up some of his strong Democratic precincts to his neighbor Edd Houck who ended up narrowly losing his Senate seat. This selfish action by Deeds gave control of the Senate to the Republicans.  During the 2011 campaign he was not helpful to other candidates. He did not pull his weight in fundraising for the party or the Senate caucus. Reports from insiders say he was extremely difficult to deal with and was prone to frequent temper tantrums. Then to add insult to injury he votes to repeal this gun law. 
Now, that's funny.  Remember, DR.! Babur was the guy who nearly placed third (after the independent), in his race for Chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors.  In a three-man race, after all, BOCS Chairman Corey Stewart (R), won an outright majority of votes (58.10%), with 32,997.

DR.! Babur could only muster less than half that number, with 15,469 votes for 27.24% of the electorate.  Indeed, at one point in the evening, one had to wonder whether metropartisan John Gray (with 8,207 votes for 14.45% of the total vote) would outpoll the Democrat nominee!

So perhaps DR.! Babur knows from whence he speaks when he talks about "a disaster for the Democratic [sic] Party," and a "poor campaign."  And he has the gall to complain that Deeds was insufficiently partisan in redistricting.  You remember redistricting?  The process which resulted in parity (20-20) in the State Senate, even after Republicans won 57% of the votes?

Irony and gall from DR.! Babur, don't you think?

Thursday, January 19, 2012

And The Point Is?

Other than to smear a potential Republican presidential nominee (which is, of course, the point), I fail to understand why this is a news story at this time.

I suppose it could be a cautionary tale to illustrate that, if you're the "other woman," you shouldn't be surprised when your husband later decides to trade up.

Or it could just be to demonstrate to the Secretary of State how a self-respecting woman responds when her husband is catting around.