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Kaine Able to Discover Fiscal Restraint

Posted by Mike on November 13, 2007

Virginia Governor Tim Kaine, one of those Democrats who ran as a moderate only to reveal his true left-wing colors after being elected, finally found a government program to cut.  His target is abstinence-only sex education.

Although Kaine should be encouraged to continue in his newly-acquired desire to reign in government, he probably should have started with something else.  Abstinence is undeniably the most effective means of birth control available.  It only failed once in the history of mankind.  Kaine would have stood on more solid ground if he simply cut funding for all sex education programs based on fiscal concerns and/or the notion that parents are better teachers than government schools on topics such as these.

Unfortunately, that isn’t where Kaine is going.  Liberals see government as the solution to everything, and in Kaine’s worldview, that means sex education as well.  The problem is that he is going to spend taxpayer dollars on the sex education curriculum as designed by Planned Parenthood.  You know, the one where the class motto is “The word of the day is legs.  Everyone go home and spread the word.”

Link via Lucianne

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Ballin’ With the Leprachaun Feels Like Bowling For Soup

Posted by Mike on November 13, 2007

The referee scandal is finally exposed after all these years, and all of the sudden the Celtics are the only undefeated team in the NBA. Hmmm.

Seriously though, the Celtics being good again makes it feel like the 1980s all over again. That can’t be a bad thing.

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Clear the Second Tier

Posted by Mike on November 13, 2007

The second tier debate in the Republican primary has been over for a while now, and the winner is Mike Huckabee. According to SeeBS, the former Arkansas Governor is surging in Iowa and may be in a position to challenge Mitt Romney on caucus night. (Huckabee’s surge has been reported by legitimate polling firms so the SeeBS poll is newsworthy in this instance.)

There are several factors that explain Huckabee’s recent success, and all of them stem from his solid debate performances during the past few months. He repeatedly stood out on crowded stages because of his strong faith in God, good-natured humor and willingness to criticize liberals and media personalities alike. Not many people knew about Huckabee before the debates, but thanks to the substantive and informative debates, Huckabee was able to break through despite his early low profile.

At the time, many people were criticial of the decision to invite second tier candidates to the debates, but thanks to Huckabee’s surge, it is now clear that these invitations were a good idea. I’m not sure the same can be said of the lower tier candidates in the Democrat debates, but then again I think it’s much more difficult for a lower-tier candidate to break through when every other sentence by every candidate is a criticism of a man who isn’t running next year, and the most informative questions came from talking snowmen reading Al Gore’s snake oil pitch, but I digress. On the Republican side, the serious nature of the debates allowed a second-tier candidate to articulate why he should be considered and now he is under serious consideration.

The Republicans’ second-tier debate is over, and Huckabee won. With five legitimate candidates remaining, I think it is now time for Ron Paul, Duncan Hunter, and Tom Tancredo to drop out and clear the stage so we can make our decision.

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Plants in the Garden of Evil

Posted by Ryan on November 13, 2007

OK, that title might be a bit much.  She Who Must Not Be Named is not truly evil, just completely misguided and wrong… until/unless she gets power, then her potential evil qualities will have to be reevaluated at that time. 

Still, the 19-year-old college plant at the SWMNBN campaign rally earlier this month, Muriel Gallo-Chasanoff, thought that the voters had a right to know that she was probably not the only plant in the audience that day as she tells her story to CNN.  Though she seems to be somewhat under the Imperius Curse, Muriel nonetheless goes into great detail about the staffer who came up to her with a list of possible questions, one even having the words “college student” written in brackets above it! 

SWMNBN’s campaign said that this was not standard practice, of course.  What a joke!  I don’t care if other campaigns do this kind of thing or not, her campaign got caught!  At least this keeps SWMNBN’s weaknesses and gaffes in the news for a few more days. 

CNN photo from the above link.

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