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Note from Dan: The self-delusion of the Tea Party set continues . . .This is real!
It’s that time of the season, when we take a look at our lives and reflect on what we are thankful for.
Family, friends, liberty, and community – I’m thankful for all of these. I’m sure you are, too.
But if I and the rest of the FreedomWorks staff had to choose what we are most thankful for this year . . . it’s YOU. Read more »
Note from Dan: Here’s by far the best letter to the editor from today’s paper. Apparently the 581 overpass in question is the one near Target/Best Buy close to Valley View Mall. That’s in the city of Roanoke. It’ll be a nice “welcome” for Sarah Palin, who’ll be at Barnes & Noble selling her new book there Saturday.
Pearl Harbor Day is Saturday, the 72nd anniversary of our nation being attacked by Japan, killing 2,400 sailors.
America is a diverse nation; we have many ways to recognize this historical event. Take, for example, the Roanoke Tea Party “patriots.” They’ve chosen to honor the 2,400 killed by massing on an overpass near Valley View Mall during one of the busiest shopping days of the year and shouting at the traffic below, demanding President Obama be impeached.
As a vet who began his boot camp on this day 30 years ago, I’m appalled that a supposedly patriotic group would choose this day for its nonsensical behavior. Who came up with the bright idea to encourage drivers traveling 55 mph to take their eyes off the road to read protest signs? Read more »
One of our neighbor-to-the-north’s leading political luminaries has finally weighed in on the Affordable Care Act, aka “Obamacare.” And he doesn’t like it one bit.
That would be Rob Ford, the crack-smoking, pot-puffing, heavy-drinking mayor of Toronto, who’s more or less the ringleader of Canada’s Tea Party movement, although they don’t call it that up there. Ford did not appear to be in a booze-induced stupor when he offered his opinion of Obamacare on –where else? — sports-talk radio.
Canada, of course, has a single-payer system.
From The Hill:
“What you guys are doing down there, I just, I can’t get my head around it because it’s costing a fortune, and I don’t know where you guys are going to find the money, except the taxpayers pockets,” he continued. Read more »
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”
I stopped by this place earlier this week. It’s pretty cool. They sell these foot-long yams, imported from Africa, that I’ve never seen before (and two kinds of goat meat, too). The owner says he’s making a pot of cow’s foot soup on Saturday; I told him I’d be back to check that out.
“The RNC purchased clothes. Those are the RNC’s clothes. They’re not my clothes. I never forced anybody to buy anything. I never asked for anything more than maybe a Diet Dr Pepper once in a while.”
Sarah Palin, as quoted on The Highly Unofficial Dr Pepper FAQ (which is worth a read, btw).
We’re full bore into the annual Christmas shopping season, but that’s not the only one. ‘Tis also the season for online shopping fraud, as the case of Cindy Reinhardt illustrates.
Reinhardt lives in Moneta, where she provides hospice care for her ailing father, and she does animal rescue work on the side. To help fund the latter, she has a thrift store, Moneta Market, which sells donated goods.
She was moving the store into a new location on Virginia 122 in mid-November and was just about to write a check so Apco would turn her power on. Then she got a phone call from Carter Bank & Trust, where she banks, and which issued her debit card.
“Did you just use your card to buy a computer for $693 from BestBuy.com?” the bank rep asked her. It’s not the first time they’ve called to confirm one of Reinhardt’s purchases.
But it was the first time they called about something she hadn’t bought. Read more »
An unusually tough-talking Rep. Bob Goodlatte appeared on Fox News last night to discuss the hearing he called yesterday on whether President Obama is exercising tyrannical powers. You think that’s a strong statement? Listen to what Goodlatte said, quoting James Madison.
As we all know, the U.S. Supreme Court is taking another look at the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka the ACA or “Obamacare.” In spite of predictions by many conservatives, a five-justice majority already has deemed the law constitutional.
This time the issue seems much narrower: Should secular employers who have a religious opposition to abortion be required to provide coverage for abortifacient contraceptives such as Plan B, the anti-pregnancy pill? The court’s agreed to hear two cases, one by the owners of craft retailer Hobby Lobby and the other by the owners of Conestoga Wood Specialties.
You can argue this one on both sides until the cows come home, just like people on both sides have been arguing about abortion for decades. But there’s really a much broader question underlying it.
And that’s this: should ANY secular employer with sincerely held religious beliefs against a medical procedure, or medicine be required to pay for coverage that includes that procedure or medication?
Because abortion is far from the only issue here. Read more »