Oh, the woes of fiscal mismanagement.
Fiscal Darwinism demands that they be left to fail. It’s the only way the electorate will learn that there are consequences to electing (and tolerating) poor leaders.
A German designed bobsled (BMW)
with a British sponsor (BP)
and an Australian announcer (Leigh Diffey).
Certain to be the next inductee into the TC Hall of Fame of Stupid Fundraising Pieces is this one from the Restoration Fund (aka Gov. Bob McDonnell’s legal defense fund) in which the McDonnell team tries to discredit the government’s star witness, Jonnie Williams, claiming that he is “a man with over three decades of legal and ethical problems.”
And, yes, he’s the same ethically challenged man who was/is a close personal friend of the McDonnells
And, yes, he’s the same “man with three decades of legal and ethical problems” from whom Maureen McDonnell requested, and received, thousands of dollars only a few year ago.
And, yes, he’s the same “slick salesman” whom we’re supposed to believe expected nothing in return.
Foot, meet mouth.
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There’s been a lot of wind and print about the purported income inequality “problem” in the United States and what we need to do to “solve” the problem. My rebuttal, and your talking points (which should come as a surprise to absolutely no one), are as follows:
All in all, the income inequality discussion is simply absurd.
When I moved to Richmond six months ago, and earnestly sought out some local political blogs – not so much to be antagonistic, but just to know what’s going on locally.
Found basically nothing locally. There’s Richmond Sunlight, which is dead – plus pretty lefty. The Times-Dispatch Politics blog hasn’t been updated in weeks. Nothing at all for Chesterfield County.
All that brings me back here. And to Loudoun. No doubt the vitality of the Loudoun blogosphere was due in large part to the efforts of Loudoun Insider. Now that he has moved on, even the Loudoun scene is pretty weak (my apologies, Liberal Anthropologists, but the posts here are fairly infrequent). Novatownhall.com and Black Velvet Bruce Li are just not the same. Seems like the only ones commenting these days are a handful of people who do nothing but comment on political blogs. Even major blogs like Bearing Drift and Not Larry Sabato just don’t seem to get the traffic or comments they used to. Have people just gotten sick of them? Has the mainstream politico just had enough? Moved on to Twitter, perhaps?
As a writer, I really don’t care. Really, I don’t. I’ve said many times before that I just write to get things off my chest. If someone reads and finds it entertaining, then great. If they’re offended, even better.
Twitter. Hmm. Now there’s an idea.
I wish I were better at Photoshop. You’d see that instead of “Cheech & Chong,” it would be “Barry and Eric,” and the photos would be of the two of them. Anyway, use your imagination . . .
I have so many thoughts on Colorado’s new eco-tourism industry and the Obama administration’s response that it’s hard to keep them all straight, so here they are in corporate-esque bullet point format for ease of consumption.
Well, Loudoun County Republicans picked another ultra-conservative and, again, paid the price. This time, it was especially dear – control of the Virginia Senate.
John Whitbeck got absolutely trounced by Wexton, who, like the statewide ticket last year, campaigned on the threat of extreme Republicans who would, among other things, challenge abortion rights. You can’t blame Joe May for this one either. Even if you add Whitbeck’s and May’s votes, the sum still falls short of Wexton’s 53%.
Loudoun (and all of Virginia) turns blue-er. No doubt due to the red-ness, and the cluelessness, of the state Republican party leadership.