Thursday, February 27, 2014
Ending a day that cast a glaring national spotlight on Arizona, Gov. Jan Brewer, a Republican, vetoed a bill on Wednesday that would have given business owners the right to refuse service to gay men, lesbians and other people on religious grounds. (New York Times, 2/27/2014)
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New paragraph, same topic. Gay. Gay, gay, gay, gay. It's OK to be gay. You could be gay (and not know it). Not that there is anything wrong with it. Gay, gay, gay. Gay in the NBA. That rhymes too. Gay in the NFL, gay in the NHL, gay in MLB. Nothing left to say, but gay. Topic for another day: gay. Just kidding! It's the topic everyday. Gay. Do you see a pattern here? Gay, gay, gay. OK, gay.
Moving on. Gay. Is there something that you want to say? Say anything at all. (As long as it is gay.)
Gay in the army, gay on the stage, gay in the classroom, gay is the rage. Gay in the scouts, gay behind the bench, gay in the state house, gay in the trench. Gay doctors, gay lawyers, gay teachers, gay preachers. Gay candlestickmakers.
Hey RedStateVT! Are you a homophobe? Listening to the gramophone? No way (but not gay)!
All the news that's fit to print...as long as it is gay. Gay pride, gay prize. Reprise gay ties.
And finally, a quote from the most honest gay man on the planet: "We used to be bullied. Now we are the bullies."
This concludes this (gay) edition of RedStateVT and remember our guiding principle on human sexuality: Love whoever your heart tells you to love, but stop talking about it all the time.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Yet the culture of the professional Left, enthusiastically aided by the establishment media, is going bonkers in pushing active homosexuality (or any one of several exotic variants thereof) as an absolute virtue. One can hardly turn around these days without facing, in fiction or in real life, what amounts to homosexual chic. From the amount of primetime air time afforded to gay Americans, one would think they constitute at least a large minority of the population, rather than the 3 to 5 percent they actually do..... At base, the problem isn’t homosexuality, but public sexuality. There was a time, a better time, when the sex lives of strangers were nobody’s business. (Quin Hillyer, Nationalreviewonline.com, 2/24/2014)
Great article that deserves to be read in its entirety endorsing the RedStateVT doctrine on sexuality: Stop talking about it.
In the ongoing saga of the Affordable Care Act, oddly referred to by Democrats as the law of the land even as it is amended at will by presidential fiat... (Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post, 2/13/2014)
Krauthammer devastates with a mere phrase.
In his address, Obama bemoaned the fact that over the past four years, “average wages have barely budged. Inequality has deepened. Upward mobility has stalled.” Put aside for a moment the fact that Obama is describing the economy after five years of his economic stewardship. (Marc A. Thiessen, Washington Post, 2/10/2014)
A co-founder of Greenpeace told lawmakers there is no evidence man is contributing to climate change, and said he left the group when it became more interested in politics than the environment.
Patrick Moore, a Canadian ecologist and business consultant who was a member of Greenpeace from 1971-86, told members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee environmental groups like the one he helped establish use faulty computer models and scare tactics in promoting claims man-made gases are heating up the planet. (Foxnews.com, 2/26/2014)
Repeat after us: "Climate change is settled science, climate change is settled science, climate change is....."
Harry Reid spoke about the Obamacare "horror stories" on the Senate floor this morning. He said that "all are untrue." (Weeklystandard.com, 2/26/2014)
A family member has been trying to sign up for insurance in New York for a month. So far, no luck. Does that qualify as a "horror story?"
Monday, February 24, 2014
Vermont would require that retailers charge shoppers a 10-cent fee for disposable carryout bags in an attempt to streamline waste management and cut down on litter under a bill being debated in the Legislature, but not all businesses support the measure. (Burlington Free Press, 2/21/2014)
Liberals prove (once again) that there is nothing too small to tax.
Five years later, it is clear to all fair-minded economists that the stimulus did work, and that it did enormous good for the economy and for tens of millions of people. But because it fell short of its goals, and was roundly ridiculed by Republicans and inadequately defended by Democrats, who should have trumpeted its success, the president’s stimulus plan is now widely considered a stumble. (New York Times editorial, 2/23/2014)
Proving once again that when Liberals cannot win an argument they declare the argument over: Economists agree the stimulus worked. (Dems just didn't defend it adequately).
And from the same editorial:
It improved 42,000 miles of road, fixed or replaced 2,700 bridges, and bought more than 12,000 transit vehicles. It cleaned up water supplies, created the school reforms of the Race to the Top program, and greatly expanded the use of renewable energy and broadband Internet service. (New York Times editorial, 2/23/2014)
Wow, just look at what $832 billion bought.
That's EIGHT HUNDRED AND THIRTY TWO BILLION DOLLARS.
While I may share his feelings about the need for additional strictures on guns, having grown up in the Midwest, I know that many people come by their guns honestly and hold onto them dearly for sincere reasons.
Mr. Morgan’s approach to gun regulation was more akin to King George III, peering down his nose at the unruly colonies and wondering how to bring the savages to heel. He might have wanted to recall that part of the reason the right to bear arms is codified in the Constitution is that Britain was trying to disarm the citizenry at the time. (David Carr, New York Times, 2/24/2014)
Great column about the demise of Piers Morgan. Carr sounds like a non-conservative with whom you can have a meaningful conversation.
I’m not sure whether conservatives realize yet that their Plan A on health reform — wait for Obamacare’s inevitable collapse, and reap the political rewards — isn’t working. But it isn’t. (Paul Krugman, New York Times, 2/24/2014)
On the other hand, we have Paul Krugman with whom we doubt it is possible to engage in meaningful conversation.
Declaring Obamacare a success (another argument that Liberals claim has been won, all evidence to the contrary) Krugman echoes a familiar refrain: Republicans have no alternative for Obamacare. Well here is the way Republicans might respond: "You geniuses destroyed the American healthcare system and your only response is that we don't have an alternative?"
Saturday, February 22, 2014
In the budget proposal that Mr. Hickenlooper released Wednesday, his office said the state could collect about $134 million in taxes from recreational and medical marijuana for the fiscal year beginning in July. He proposed to spend $99 million on programs including substance-abuse treatment, preventing marijuana use by children and teenagers, public health and law enforcement. (New York Times, 2/21/2014)
Only Democrats could come up with this: legalize dope; collect $134 million in taxes on dope: spend $99 million on anti-dope programs. It defies common sense, but that is what Dems do.
Cities, counties, public schools and community colleges around the country have limited or reduced the work hours of part-time employees to avoid having to provide them with health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, state and local officials say. (New York Times, 2/20/2014)
Wonder why this was not the front page headline of every paper and website?
Answer: When the public sector mimics the private sector it is not good news for Democrats.
President Obama will drop from his latest budget request a plan to use a less-generous measure of inflation when calculating Social Security cost-of-living increases, according to White House officials. (Washington Post, 2/20/2014)
How serious are Democrats about entitlement reform?
Answer: Not at all.
A Nebraska judge ruled Wednesday that the state violated its constitution when it allowed the governor to approve the route of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, a decision that could significantly delay the $5.3 billion project. (Washington Post, 2/19/2014)
Liberal judges ruining America. Gives Obama cover though, doesn't it?
The United States informed its NATO allies this month that Russia had tested a new ground-launched cruise missile, raising concerns about Moscow’s compliance with a landmark arms control accord. (New York Times, 1/29/2014)
Why did Putin stick it to Obama?
Answer: He knows him.
The Obama administration said it would postpone enforcement of a federal requirement for medium-size employers to provide health insurance to employees and allow larger employers more flexibility in how they provide coverage. (New York Times, 2/11/2014)
Next in line for an Obamacare delay: employers in-between "medium-sized" and "larger."
For Obama, now is not the time for defensiveness. His current difficulties owe less to Obamacare’s early problems than to a broader alienation fostered by the Republicans’ ability to block government efforts to ease widespread economic stress. (E.J. Dionne, Jr., Washington Post, 1/26/2014)
Question for Dionne. How out-of-touch does an op-ed writer have to be to say that Obama's low popularity is NOT the fault of Obamacare, but rather is the fault of Republicans?
An honest writer might say the following:
It is not only that the president’s political support is diminished; it is diminished, in large part, because of his main political achievement, the Affordable Care Act. Because of the way the law was sold — “you can keep your plan” — Americans have questions about Obama’s credibility. Because of the way it has been implemented — “the system is down at the moment” — they have questions about his competence. In a recent Quinnipiac University poll, a plurality of American voters doubts that Obama is “honest and trustworthy,” and a majority believes the Obama administration is not competent at running the government. (Michael Gerson, Washington Post, 1/27/2014)
Former Mayor C. Ray Nagin of New Orleans was found guilty on Wednesday of accepting payoffs for city contracts, becoming the first leader in the city’s history to be charged and convicted of corruption. (New York Times, 2/12/2014)
President George W. Bush will now accept your apologies for all criticism directed at him in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Taking it to the Streets!
...the Obama administration take to the streets on behalf of the president’s most important domestic initiative. The nationwide effort is modeled on Mr. Obama’s successful voter turnout machines in 2008 and 2012, but in this case the task of finding Americans without health insurance and signing them up is a painfully slow grind.
Planned Parenthood, one of the most aggressive groups, has raised millions of dollars for the effort. (New York Times, 2/19/2014)
We can only assume that, in the process of signing up people for Obamacare, Planned Parenthood will remind everyone of the free birth control and free abortions.
Historians call the Affordable Care Act the most ambitious new social program in a generation. But the debate over the law reflects the tension behind a century of attempts to mandate universal health care. Many Americans are uncomfortable with programs they believe substitute government largess for personal responsibility. (Wall Street Journal, 2/18/2014)
Yes, that is it exactly.
Another Red Line!
President Obama said Wednesday that the Ukrainian government would face "consequences" if it crosses the line in cracking down on protesters in Kiev. (Washington Post, 2/19/2014)
The Ukrainian government is not the least bit disturbed by Obama's warning. They know who he is.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
A billionaire retired investor is forging plans to spend as much as $100 million during the 2014 election, seeking to pressure federal and state officials to enact climate change measures through a hard-edge campaign of attack ads against governors and lawmakers.
The donor, Tom Steyer, a Democrat who founded one of the world’s most successful hedge funds.... (New York Times, 2/18/2014)
Steyer has vowed to give up his private jet and his fleet of cars and travel the country in his Prius to spread his message. Just kidding!
(Will the climate change crowd embrace a rapacious 1%er hedge fund manager who plundered the country? Stay tuned.)
Born That Way
Americans who had not even been born when Bill Clinton first took the oath of office in 1993 will be eligible to vote two years from now. They need to know that Hillary Clinton has been more than Secretary of State.
Those voters need to know, for starters, that Mrs. Clinton once displayed incredible investment skills. In 1978 and 1979, when her husband was attorney general and then governor of Arkansas, she enlisted the help of a well-connected crony to invest $1,000 in the highly volatile and risky cattle futures market. Several months later, she walked away with $100,000 -- a 10,000-percent profit. (Byron York, Washingtonexaminer.com, 2/17/2014)
Great column by York which reminds us about Hillary scandals from the past. How could we have forgotten them?
If something Mitt Romney did in prep school when he was seventeen years old is fair game, then certain Hillary's actions as First Lady of Arkansas, FLOTUS, and SOS are in play.
Monday, February 17, 2014
As Democrats approach the 2014 midterm elections, they are grappling with an awkward reality: Their president’s health care law — passed almost entirely by Democrats — remains a political liability in many states, threatening their ability to hold on to seats in the Senate and the House.
As a result, party leaders have decided on an aggressive new strategy to address the widespread unease with the health care law, urging Democratic candidates to talk openly about the law’s problems while also offering their own prescriptions to fix them. (New York Times, 2/17/2014)
The Democrat party: "We screwed up your healthcare. We can fix it!"
The White House science adviser, John P. Holdren, said in a briefing last week: “Scientifically, no single episode of extreme weather, no storm, no flood, no drought can be said to have been caused by global climate change. But the global climate has now been so extensively impacted by the human-caused buildup of greenhouse gases that weather practically everywhere is being influenced by climate change.” (New York Times, 2/17/2014)
So, in other words, climate change does not cause storms, floods or droughts; storms, floods and droughts are caused by climate change. The White House position is now clear.