Virginia News Stand: May 21, 2010May. 21, 2010
Annotations & Elucidations Up In Smoke
Admittedly, it is too easy, but given the day's very unusual story, what else to entitle today's comments? Meanwhile, at State Police headquarters today, a memorial service was held and a chaplain prayed in Jesus' name — and we're still here! Amazing how that works. It never ceases to amaze me how the very vocal minority secularists think — demand — that once a person gets elected to public office, or goes to work in a governmental capacity, that person loses all of his or her religious liberty.
Speaking of religious freedom, make that intolerance, a New York boy was suspended from school for wearing Rosary Beads. The details are at the Fresh Ink Blog. In Commentary, David Limbaugh writes on the Obama administration's media control which, combined with its Orwellian NewSpeak regarding the economy (bad now is good) is creepy as Matt Towery explains, and Frank Salvato tells the GOP that if you win back Congress, the status quo will not be tolerated. Michael Reagan explores the Tea Party and Kay Daly has two pieces examining Elena Kagan.
Have a good weekend while you rest assured the world will be here Monday. Even if state troopers are praying in public.
Prayer at state police service mentions Jesus, other faiths (Norfolk Virginian-Pilot)
Identity theives buy pot with Sen. Saslaw's credit card (Washington Post Virginia Politics Blog)
Pot bought with Virginia lawmaker's American Express card (ABCNews10, Sacramento/News10.net)
Anti-abortion fetus dolls handed out to Norfolk students (Norfolk Virginian-Pilot)
Cuccinelli says his office wants to protect environment (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Landes: Health reform has many hidden costs (Charlottesville Daily Progress)
GOP to pick 9th District candidate (Bristol Herald Courier)
Group: No complaints about Liberty regarding Lynchburg’s elections (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Maine Sen. Snowe lauds high court nominee Kagan (AP/GOPUSA.com)
Dem family feud could cost party Hawaii seat (AP/GOPUSA.com)
Consumer watchdog eyes lenders in new bank rules (AP/GOPUSA.com)
AZ Gov. Brewer, 'Mr. President, Secretary Napolitano — Do Your Job!' (Fresh Ink Blog GOPUSA.com)
Obama's Choreographed Media Blackout (David Limbaugh/GOPUSA.com)
It Simply Cannot Return to the Status Quo (Frank Salvato/GOPUSA.com)
Economic Recovery Is All Greek to Me (Matt Towery/GOPUSA.com)
How Would You Like Your Tea — Sweetened or Unsweetened? (Michael Reagan/GOPUSA.com)
Princeton PULLED DOWN Elena Kagan's thesis. . . (Kay Daly/Fresh Ink Blog GOPUSA.com)
A SCOTUS nomination in trouble? 39% FOR, 39% AGAINST (Kay Daly/Fresh Ink Blog GOPUSA.com)
Teen to be suspended for . . . Rosary beads? (Fresh Ink Blog GOPUSA.com)
Nancy Pelosi: Bring it on! (Fresh Ink Blog GOPUSA.com)
The Shady ShoreBank Bailout (Michelle Malkin/GOPUSA.com)
Banning the Veil (Linda Chavez/GOPUSA.com)
Obama Administration In A Class By Itself: Creating "Double Talk Newspeak"! (Reduce Deficit By Spending More?)Mar. 12, 2010
Does nothing shock the public anymore? In yet more Orwellian redefinition of language, Christine Romer, head of President Barack Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, said the other day that in order to reduce the deficit, the government needs to spend more. If that doesn't qualify as newspeak, nothing does. But it's worse than that: The president himself said during the State of the Union that he wants to freeze discretionary spending. So, it's double talk newspeak! She also said the almost $800 billion "stimulus" is working (ABCNews.com). That tops U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) definition of "good news." If 9.7 percent unemployment is "working" I'd hate to see what she thinks a failure is.
Christine Romer: Does she know up from down or know it and not care?