This file is a personal journal of commentary of examples of the Roanoke Times and Liberal Media Slant. firstname.lastname@example.org
Christmas is an appropriate time to
reflect on the ongoing assaults against Christianity that continues in the face
of those who are so adept at using the “Vinnie Barbarino” --- “WHAT assault?”
During my early lifetime the
primary visible assaults were from communists in the Soviet Union and China.
Today they are from Radical Islam
and internally here in the US
from liberals and atheists and their associates in the government and media.
Hardly a day passes without
deadly attacks around the world and here in the US an ongoing effort to isolate
The assaults within our
country include the subtly of substituting Holiday for Christmas, the premise
that this nation was not founded on the Judeo-Christian traditions, that abortions
are morally OK, that homosexuality is compatible with Christian beliefs and
saying otherwise is hate-speech, the removal of Christian symbols from public view and the current transgressions of ObamaCare
into religious freedom.
What is new and very disturbing
is that all these assaults are being espoused and supported by Obama and his
Never before have we had a
president that not only promotes these activities but strives to encompass them
into law. He also consistently and
consciously omits “Under God” at every opportunity including the reading of the
Gettysburg Address. How sad is that!
And never before have we had a president that spent 20 years attending a church whose leader publicly
declared “God Damn America”.
As a national policy Obama
has aided and abetted in turning much of the Middle East
over to the Muslim Brotherhood and their associates. This has resulted in an unprecedented jihad
against Christians across the region not seen since Charlemagne and the
Saracens (who were also Muslims).
At this important Christian
Holiday all Christians should be proactive in their support for their religious
beliefs and protective of our Constitutional Rights to exercise and display our
Christianity. Not to do so is to
surrender and thereby loose our God given rights.
Christmas Morning 2013 News:
Bomb attacks on Christians in Baghdad kill 37
And on a more Happy Note:
Perhaps the Obama’s will
have another Merry Christmas Party at the White House with Michelle’s College
Bud to celebrate the results of their no-bid $678 MILLION ObamaCare Website:
The following contain very specific examples of this
ongoing anti-Christian process:
Google's Doodle this Christmas 2013 Morning:
Gallup poll: Record 72 percent believe big government is USA's greatest
A new Gallup poll finds 72
percent of Americans feel big government poses a greater threat to the United
States in the future than big business or big labor, a record high since the
polling outfit began asking the question nearly 50 years ago
Obama, the DNC, the Liberal
Media and all their associates have touted the “Joy of Big Government” and a
majority of the American people drank that CoolAide for five years.
Now Obama and his team have
clearly demonstrated to even the most naive of us that the history of big
centralized socialist governments is being relived right before our eyes, and
the adverse consequences and unintended consequences are real and visible and
The governments adverse
impacts on jobs, healthcare, energy costs, food costs and the list goes on.
The Big Government jihad
reached a local high when the Roanoke Times published
a commentary on the Communist Manifesto as "The Answer to America’s
Challenges" in their September 04, 2011 edition:
Hopefully the public’s awakening
will continue as the adverse consequences of the Obama administration’s actions
become even more visible to the average American.
The following is another
example of the awakening:
USAToday, 12-20-2013, Pg 3A:
Poll: Americans want climate action
BUT backing for regulation has declined significantly
The poll showed marked
decreases in the public’s appetite for more regulations and restrictions. Harvard
Prof. Ansolabehere says that shift may be due to a decline in the public’s
confidence in government.
Another current and personal
example of our wonderful benevolent big government’s behavior toward senior
citizens occurred this week when I asked a senior aged friend if he had taken
out the Required Minimum Distribution RMD from his IRA this year. He was somewhat confused about this. After checking he had not and then initiated
the withdrawal. If he had missed the end
of year deadline, only two weeks to go, his benevolent big government would
have fined him FIFTY PERCENT 50% of the distribution amount – and this is HIS
MONEY that he had saved from his paychecks during his working life.
How did the American people
let all this happen?
Roanoke Times, 12-20-2013, Pg 8: Solar City to back up its
solar with Tesla batteries.
An interesting article that “begins” to address the issues
of intermittent and discontinuous green energy generation. Kudos to the RT for making this initial
effort. It’s very difficult for
green-energy and man-made global warming AGW proponents to address this issue
because it lays-bare the “open plan” that solar energy has presented to the
public so far.
Two simple facts:
1. The solar supply is from 9 AM to 5 PM (during those good
2. The customer wants 24/7 uninterrupted reliable electric
Batteries have been used for vehicles since circa 1900. The concept is to save excess energy from the
generator/alternator in a battery for use when the engine is not running; then to
restart the engine and for lights and accessories.
Fast forward to solar panels in 2013. For 24 hour service the solar panels need to
generate sufficient energy to supply the 9 to 5 requirements with enough excess
generation to be saved somehow for the 5 to 9 timeframe.
Many “small” off-grid applications (including RVs and Large
Boats) do this with a combination of batteries, and gasoline/propane
engine/generators and propane lights and refrigeration all of which are
expensive and complex and maintenance-intense.
Supplying 24/7 solar electric energy to modern homes,
businesses, communities and cities requires “energy storage systems” that are difficult
to comprehend for those of us not familiar with the magnitude of commercial
utility power systems measured in multi-megawatts.
The only such energy storage system in Virginia
is Smith Mountain Lake SML.
Electrical power is stored as potential
energy in water pumped to an elevated height.
potential energy can be converted to kinetic energy by letting it fall to the
Leesville Lake level through turbine/generators that produce commercial volumes
of electrical energy and deliver it onto the grid near where the energy is required.
Obama’s-EPA does not include SML as a green facility.
They do not do so because they don’t want
another dam built in America
and they know that the only practical energy storage for solar and wind systems
is SML pump-back type systems.
In fact the
EPA is on a jihad to tear down dams wherever they can get away with it.
This is consistent with the Obama Energy initiatives to truncate current energy systems with no solid plan to replace that infrastructure with a better system. Sounds a lot like another ObamaCare.
Also, the manufacture of large amounts of batteries for
solar backup, in addition to automobile batteries, represents significant
environmental and safety issues.
It’s interesting that in this article the solar panel
complex is going to try using “Tesla” batteries for storage.
Click on the link to see lots of photos of Tesla
cars and batteries burning; an image and impression that’s hard to overcome.
Solar and Wind Energy are good expensive things!
They are at best “supplements” to our large utility
energy requirements and clearly are not the answer for utility level requirements!
The least-negative utility generation systems being installed
throughout the world are nuclear.
In the US
we cannot politically complete the spent fuel storage system in Nevada
This blockage is being used to thwart nuclear
energy and has resulted in a major increased risk of serious problems at
nuclear power plants throughout the country.
Virginia Solar Energy Fails Truth In Advertising
Latest New News:
Roanoke Times, 12-19-2013, Pg 3: Network suspends "Duck Dynasty" star for replying to a question about sin: "Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there" -- etc
Talk about zero-tolerance for negative speech -- A&E and the RT sure jumped on this Politically Incorrect Hillbilly didn't they!
Not so much when it comes to all the following Liberal and Left-Wing Wingnuts. Something about fairness, equity and balance?
Obama’s new adviser (John
Podesta was just named as a new senior-level adviser to President Obama last
Podesta is under fire for comparing GOP to 'Jonestown'
Podesta apologizes for
calling GOP ‘a cult worthy of Jonestown’
Perhaps if anyone is drinking the CoolAide it’s those
folks who are following Obama and believing his Big Lies.
Why is Obama associating
with the likes of:
Rev. Wright of the Church of God
Jim Ayres and the Under
Ground Terrorists from the 1960’s
Al Twana-Brawley Sharpton
The Nasty Gang at MSNBC
More Nasty Rhetoric From
Foul Mouth Liberals
Click back through these blog items as “just a sample of left-wing vile and
nasty dialogue” with no objections from Democrat or Liberal keepers of
Where are the RT’s editorials of righteous and
Is not the Hippocratic Oath
– Do No Harm?
ObamaCare has and will
continue to massively disrupt most of the healthcare insurance policies and healthcare of most Americans.
The lie of the year by the
liar of the year is:
We were told that this was
going to be a nonintrusive operation that was just going to add the uninsured
to the healthcare system without disturbing all those who had insurance.
We’re just going in with a
catheter; this will not be open-heart surgery!
The American people had to
accept this premise because we were told we had to pass it in order to read it.
The US government
has done these type contracts many times before and often ended the contract
“as long as the sun will shine, as long as the rivers will flow”.
The latest Obama
proclamation is that the insurance companies are to grant insurance policies
effective January 1, 2014 to anyone who has “applied” to an exchange. No eligibility determination or premium
What section of the
Constitution covers this dictatorial fiat?
The insurance companies will
comply because there’s a section in ObamaCare that guarantees them tax-payer
tax-money compensation for any shortfall they might encounter implementing
What a deal! Talk about a Chicago contract!
Latest news: RT, 12-19-2013, Pg 4: Insurers extend first payment deadline.
Isn't this just wonderful -- however -- my insurance companies for my health, auto, life and home have never granted me any dispensation from following the strict letter of the policies. In fact, I've never been given relief from paying my payments "on-time" by any of my creditors.
Apparently voting Democrat has its major amenities and benefits! Who knew?
12-20-2013: AP: ADMINISTRATION MAKES last-minute change allowing people whose insurance was cancelled to avoid the ObamaCare coverage mandate — and sign up for bare-bones policies if they wish — a move the insurance industry warns will create 'tremendous instability' in the market.
Let’s make every major
business entity a government controlled utility!
Obama Déjà Vu: The Banks, Wall
Street, GM and Chrysler
Gee Toto, I don’t think we’re in America any
Huge premium hikes rock employer-insured workers
Euphoria of Obamacare becomes nightmare of higher premiums and deductibles
ObamaCare: Enrolled But Not
Irrational Exuberance Dec 1st 2013
Send in the Clowns, Don’t
Bother They’re Here:
Roanoke Times, 12-11-2013,
Pg 8: Editorial “Fixing a broken economy”
Unemployment benefits are
intended to be temporary help. Job
creation is the better solution.
After five years of Obama’s economic
decline and stagnation, the editors of the RT have finally figured out that
Obama’s economic vision and actions are not working.
The RT cheered and swooned
when Obama stood before Fire House #1 and ridiculed and marginalized the
businessmen and women who are the very backbone of our economy and economic
The RT editors even attacked
those who found fault with Obama’s grossly misguided statements calling them “saboteurs
twisting the truth”!
Apparently it was critical
to the RT editors to do whatever was required to ensure that Obama won
Not clear what part of
Journalistic Ethics that falls under?
Small businesses are the job
creators, IF, they are not hobbled by the very actions Obama and the Democrats
have and are taking including thousands of draconian rules, regulations and
increased energy costs and the FUD fear, uncertainty and doubt created by
Little wonder businesspeople
are afraid to expand and build and take-on additional risk and
Even Obama found out that “shovel
ready” wasn’t “ready at all” because of massive amounts of bureaucratic rules,
regulations, processes and overhead.
He’s now complaining that
those very forces are behind the ObamaCare website and software debacle. Apparently you reap what you sew.
Back in October 2011 this
blog published a partial list of the House job creation and preservation Bills
they had passed. This list has had major
additions since then.
Too bad the RT and their
associates in the Liberal Pravda Press didn’t understand who is promoting
private-sector job creation and who is promoting government growth at the
expense of real-jobs.
“It's clear why Reid's
Democrat Senate refuses to address the House Passed Jobs Bills. Reid now claims that the "private
sector" workers are doing just fine!
It's clear that Reid is either senile or mentally defective! Choose One!”
And Obama jumped on Reid’s private
sector doing fine bandwagon.
It’s clear that Obama, the Chicago Street Organizer, is clueless and totally
disconnected from the Country’s economic situation.
And what businessperson is
not overwhelmed by the specter of the magnitude of taxes that will be required
to stop the deficit and then pay down the $17 TRILLION debt.
The good news may be that
the RT editors really are awakening to the realization that America has had
an economic system that has worked better than any other system in world history
and given the opportunity that Free Enterprise System can perform well again.
Obama urges young supporters
to talk up Obamacare.
“Sounding like a
motivational speaker, President Barack Obama asked young supporters on
Wednesday to encourage their peers to sign up for health coverage under his
embattled reforms known both affectionately and derisively as Obamacare.”
The ObamaCare “model”
requires large numbers of healthy young people to buy ObamaCare policies at
rates higher than they could have purchased them if there were no
ObamaCare. The “system” needs their “extra”
money to help off-set the money other uninsured will not be paying.
Among other major issues
with ObamaCare this is not likely to happen, the founders of ObamaCare knew
that was unlikely, and the deficit will be made up with taxpayers-tax money.
That’s why the SCOUS called ObamaCare
It’s all part of the hope
Enrolled But Not Insured
WebSite: Irrational Exuberance Dec 1st 2013
Obama makes nice with Kim
Jong Un while North Korea
executes Kim Jong Un's uncle
Just months after Kim Jong
Un's ex-girlfriend was executed
All this while Kim continues
massive civil rights abuses against his people.
Photos show scale of North
Korea's repressive prison camps: CNN) --
North Korea is showing no signs of scaling back its fearsome labor camp system,
with torture, starvation, rape and death a fact of life for tens of thousand of
inmates, according to human rights group Amnesty International.
Where are the liberal media
cries of righteous indignation against Obama and Kerry and this administrations
relationship with animalistic regimes and leaders?
Something about a tree
falling in the forest.
And what’s with Dennis Rodman
(Obama’s “unofficial” special emissary sent to North Korea to help “make peace”);
he’s heading to Pyongyang next week for training sessions ahead of a friendship
exhibition game scheduled for January 8, Kim’s birthday.
Let’s all reflect on the
major liberal media’s assertion that Obama is well suited to conduct foreign
affairs and is doing a wonderful job of stopping proliferation of nuclear
weapons and protecting ourselves and our friends and being a beacon for human
Boom! The Sound Of
Appeasement Of North Korean Nuclear Weapons Program
Would be funny, except it's not funny
The following is extracted from an Email from Mark to his supporters
The 30th annual Republican Advance was this weekend and I have to tell you:
the future of the Republican Party in Virginia is bright. At the dinner last
night, I shared, first and foremost, my gratitude for the many hundreds of
dedicated Virginians who began doing the hard work of the canvass scarcely
twelve hours after the polls closed on Election Night.
One thing that was clear from everyone I spoke with at the Advance is that we
must retain our commitment to common sense conservative principles of limited
government, individual liberty, and personal responsibility. Having a strong and
united voice from the Republican Party guided by those principles will be more
important than ever over the next few years.
But it’s not enough for us to be guided by those principles. We need to talk
about how they will make a difference in the daily lives of Virginians, and how
they will help us secure a better future. We need to communicate our vision –
one based on these shared principles -- which are expressed so well in the
Virginia Republican Creed.
As many of you know, when I was 16, I witnessed the largest political
convention in American history to that time, attended by more than ten thousand
delegates and lasting well past midnight. I’m sure I didn’t fully appreciate the
significance at the time, but the next morning, I sat at the John Marshall Hotel
with my Dad, Richard Obenshain, at a breakfast to celebrate his securing the
Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. At that breakfast, to the surprise of
many, one of his opponents, John Warner, came in, shook his hand, gave him a
campaign contribution and offered to help him in any way he could in the fight
They put their fight behind them.
This year, at another Republican convention, I ran against a dedicated public
servant, Delegate Rob Bell, for the nomination for Attorney General. And I was
grateful not only to those of you who supported me in the convention, but also
to those of you who supported Rob Bell – because we ALL came together and worked
together. You helped me and our Republican ticket by knocking on doors, making
phone calls, and helping with events across the Commonwealth.
It speaks to Rob’s character and his commitment to the conservative cause
that he was one of those fighting for our team. He was generous with his time,
support, and advice.
If we take one lesson from this year’s election, I urge you to keep in mind
that we need leaders who will set aside personal differences and disappointments
and dedicate themselves to the good of the party, the conservative movement, and
our great Commonwealth.
We need to build a unified party not by pointing fingers or kicking out those
who don’t agree with us on everything, but by uniting around the principles that
have brought success to Republicans – and more importantly, around good policies
that promote liberty and prosperity.
I grew up in Virginia politics in the 1960s and 1970s. There were times when
we joked about holding Committee meetings in phone booths. (Of course, now we
have a new generation that doesn’t even know what a phone booth is.) We
understood that the ONLY way for us to win elections in Virginia was to reach
out and to build coalitions.
We understood the need to give those who weren’t sure about Republicans a
clear message about how and why our values, our policies, and our principles
would address the issues they cared about most deeply.
Ronald Reagan often started his speeches by saying: “My fellow Republicans …
and those independents and Democrats who are looking for a better
Then as now, there were not enough Republicans to win. We won in 1980 and in
every other election in which we have prevailed by reaching out to conservative
independents and Democrats.
In Washington, D.C. today, we are seeing the end result of big government
arrogance and incompetence with the disastrous Obamacare rollout. After three
years and $640 million, the federal government could not even build a working
website. But even worse, despite the promises of President Obama and many
Democrats, we're now seeing hundreds of thousands of our fellow Americans losing
health insurance plans they like and want to keep.
Next year, all of us together
are going to make sure we hold Senator Mark Warner accountable for being the
decisive vote that gave us Obamacare.
But it's not enough to oppose big government blunders and abuses. We must
work to create jobs – good jobs – so we can give Virginians a hand up, not a
We must work for educational choice, accountability and opportunity for
communities where schools are failing their kids – and letting members of those
communities that don’t traditionally support Republicans know that we are
fighting for them and for their kids.
We must stand for the protection of innocent human life.
We must argue that you are better equipped than the government to decide how
to spend your hard earned resources.
We must continue to stand up for the 2nd amendment.
We must reach out to entrepreneurs and small business owners in immigrant
communities before it’s an election year to explain not just why the other side
is wrong, but how our policies will help them grow their businesses and create
greater opportunity for their kids.
We are frankly playing catchup in a lot of these growing communities. These
are the political mission fields. We must start this work.
Whether as your Attorney General or in some other role, I’m going to continue
to fight shoulder to shoulder with you for conservative principles: mainstream
principles that get results . . . and win elections.
Keep the Faith, God bless you, and thank you for everything that you do for
the cause of freedom in Virginia.