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Mark Warner Realizes That His Votes Are Destroying Virginia and Goes to the Old Playbook—Enron

Virginia Senator Mark Warner is the biggest phony in politics and that’s saying something.  He always casts himself as a commonsense pro-business centrist but consistently votes ultraliberal, including voting for Obamacare.  Warner votes with Obama 97% of the time.

That fact is catching up to him so he has to pull out the old Enron lobbyist charge against his Republican opponent, Ed Gillespie.

The Enron debacle was a bad thing, but it didn’t exact the kind of damage on ordinary people as Mark Warner’s votes have.  The perpetrators of the Enron fraud were convicted of crimes and have been punished.  I am aware of no criminal accusations against Gillespie.  However, the perpetrators of Obamacare, a bill pushed through with threats and bribes, have yet to be held to account for the harm they have inflicted on ordinary Americans.  Let’s hope that changes on Nov. 4th.  Mark Warner needs to pay for his duplicity.

Really, Marky?  You can’t run on your own record so you have to go straight to the character assassination?

Of course you do.  I would expect nothing less from a disingenuous, far left politician like yourself.

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Bill Whittle Throws Down the Gauntlet

This is his finest Afterburner yet and that’s saying something.

In ‘Merchants of Despair’ he catalogs all of the major misdeeds and malevolence of the Obama administration and at the end he speaks to you conservatives that sit on the couch on election day.

How do we find these bellyaching nonpartisipants, register them to vote and get them to the polls this November? That is the challenge and the only solution to our national despair.

And of course, as I always do when I post a new Whittle video, I urge you to go to PJTV and become a subscriber.

 

This Ad works

Saw this on the local ABC affiliate during Jeopardy last night.

This is gonna leave a mark and it’s fantastic that it was on broadcast television rather than just on the web.

I hadn’t heard of American Future Fund prior to this ad, but they’re asking for donations to keep this running. 

Looks like a good investment.

 

 

What am I to believe? The Chatter about an Improving Economy or my Lyin’ Eyes?

It is being spoken and respoken.  The Economy is in recovery.

For many years I commuted in and out of Richmond, VA’s far West End, but for economic reasons my Florida company decided that it would be best to close down our little office and have us work from home.  And I thank my lucky stars that I still have a job and a company that is reasonably solvent due to severe layoffs and belt tightening, even if it is in a dying industry.

But because my Internet provider had a malfunction, I temporarily lost Internet access today and had to find somewhere in town to log on to do my job. 

But that’s not the story.  Well, the layoffs and belt tightening, the austerity are PART of the story, but let’s move on.

When I left for home today at my old commute timeI was shocked at the light volume of traffic. 

When Circuit City corporate was here, this commute was extremely heavy and it took 5 or more traffic light cycles to make a left from Cox Rd. northbound onto Nuckols Rd., but then Circuit City died in Feb. 2009 and the traffic lessened considerably. 

Our office closed about 2 years ago, but still, it was a 3 traffic light cycle to get through that intersection.

Today, on a Monday in non-vacation season, it took only 1 light cycle and the turn lane wasn’t even half way filled.

There just weren’t that many commuters anymore. 

OK.  Maybe I was just lucky.  It was peculiar.  I was prepared for the usual vehicular combat from the days of old and I found myself with no competition to speak of.

Are other companies becoming more enlightened and allowing more and more of us to work from home thereby lessening the traffic flow? 

I’m thinking not. 

These are the everyday things that both distress me AND give me comfort that in spite of the spin from the White House and Clint Eastwood and the Obamasseuses from NBC et al.  You can’t escape the fact that the economy simply sucks and everyday people can’t help but notice the closing stores, the defunct retail chains, and the lessening job opportunities.  Properties, both residential and commercial are becoming increasingly vacant.  Prices for energy, food, and essentials are sky rocketing.

Couple all of this empirical evidence with all the people you know personally that have been devastated and it’s a pretty damning picture that’s hard to ignore and all the spin in the world can’t convince a recent victim of a business failure that the president and the Democrats have done them anything but harm.

This is Obama’s fundamental transformation of America.

You know what to do come November.

 

Stop me if you’ve heard this one…603 Chevy Volts sold last month

Which means that today those 603 Volt owners were able to drive a cumulative 15,678 miles for a distance of 26 miles per car as a coal powered vehicle, before the car switched over to the other carbon based product that powers it, which happens to be gasoline, just like what you burn in your car.

Premium gasoline, that is.  Um.  Yeaaaaah.  I’m so GREEN.

I charge up my electric golf cart using coal to primp and preen my way through town, the object of all my neighbors adoration because I am not burning gasoline like you serfs that don’t own a $46,000 coal burner.  And we slightly over 10 people per state are primping and preening and driving their coal burners about town as well.  We are superior to you.  Worship our awesomeness!!

I loved Eric Bolling’s story on Fox News’ “The Five” about how he’d been ragging on the Volt, complaining about the massive citizen funded bailout of GM, the subsidies to get people to buy the Obamamobile via rebate, and so forth.  GM contacted Bolling, unhappy with his Volt bashing and offered him the car for a few days.

Let’s just say it didn’t go well for the Flinstone car.

He charged it up and headed to work only to find that the battery took him a whopping 26 miles before the car switched over to gasoline.  Did I say Premium gasoline?  Yes I did.

At least it didn’t burst into flames for him and at least he wasn’t in an accident where EMTs wouldn’t be able to use the jaws of life for fear of being electrocuted.

Watch the video.  It’s spectacular and morbidly funny, in a big government gone wild, we’re totally screwed as a nation, the idiots are running the show kind of way. 

It’s not priceless.  It’s priceful.  Really, really full of price.  And Obama’s coal car is really, really, reaaaally full of failure, just like the rest of his hare brained schemes.

 
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Posted by on February 2, 2012 in Bailouts, General Motors, Obama, politics

 

Nice little car company you have there…

…it’d be a shame if something happened to it.  And I have the United Auto Workers on my side, if you know what I mean.

A while back Martin McMartin posted a new Ford ad which took a pretty good shot at the U. S. Automakers that accepted bailout money from Obama.

Emperor Zero, who fancies himself to be a thirld world dictator, did not like that ad and asked Ford to take it down, which unfortunately, they did.  They are in the middle of contract negotiations with the UAW so it was probably wise for them to do so. 

So. McMartin’s link to the YouTube will not work anymore.

BUT, somebody captured it with a handheld camera, so here you go.

Sorry, Barry.  You cannot put the toothpaste back in the tube.  It’s out there and forever will it remain out there.

In spite of what Obama thinks about it, the guy in the Ford commercial echoes the sentiments of many that I know.  We simply refuse to buy a GM or Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep because of those bailouts.  Period.

Here’s the guy from the commercial in his own words.

 
 

New Ford ad hits home, slams bailouts.

A new commercial for Ford Motor Company features a customer testimonial of a new F-150 owner explaining that he bought a Ford because, “I wasn’t going to buy another car that was bailed out by our government. I was going to buy from a manufacturer that was standing on its own win, lose, or draw. That’s what America is about.”

On a personal note I have purchased two Ford vehicles this summer and the fact that Ford, unlike GM and Chrysler did not get a government bailout did weigh heavily in my decision to do so. I think this is an effective advertising strategy for Ford and will hit home with the majority of Americans who are against bailouts and the cozy crony-capitalist relationships like we have seen with companies like GM and GE.

 
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Posted by on September 17, 2011 in Bailouts, Ford Motor Company

 
 
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