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Thinking of casting a protest vote?

Or maybe no vote at all? Watch this video.

In fact, even if you've already decided to vote for Romney/Ryan, watch it anyway.

Via Michelle Malkin:

Please watch this very important video from Bill Whittle. We have the power to stand up for conservativism and for the principles upon which this great nation was founded. Don't throw it away.

TITANIC: Epic saga of a WNY Rep. and her President

 

What does that fine print say on the bottom?

TWENTYFIRST CENTURY FAIL and BUFFALO NEWS present a MELTDOWN ENTERTAINMENT production of a NANCY PELOSI film "TITANIC" starring BARACK OBAMA KATHY HOCHUL VALERIE JARRETT HARRY REID LEN LENIHAN DOUG BERWANGER DEBORAH WASSERMAN SHULTZ and JERRY ZREMSKI music by LADY GAGA costume designer LOUISE SLAUGHTER co-producers BARACK OBAMA MICHELLE OBAMA film editors FRANK THOMAS, A.C.E. production designer REV JEREMIAH WRIGHT director of photography ANTHONY WEINER, A.S.C special visual effects BILL AYERS executive producer GEORGE SOROS produced by STAN LIPSEY and STEVE PIGEON written and directed by BARACK OBAMA security by LEON PANETTA
Featuring "I'm not really a Democrat" performed by Celine Dion

Rated R
Don't do this to your kids

 

So, listen to Professor Jacobson at Legal Insurrection and be sure to vote Kathy Hochul out and Chris Collins in in NY-27, and re-elect Ann Marie Buerkle in NY-24 and Tom Reed in NY-23....and definitely send Wendy Long to the US Senate as well.

Oh, yeah, and don't forget to vote for those other two guys—what were their names again?

People have flaws

Yes, we do.  

But that does not give you an excuse to avoid getting "your butt to the polls" or to vote in a way that clearly doesn't pass the "moral stink test":

...Slavery is evil. The founders knew this. They could have proclaimed with righteous indignation, “Slavery is evil, and we refuse to enshrine it in our new Constitution.”
 

That, of course, would have been the end of the convention as the Southern states would have bolted immediately, and the young nation’s slide into chaos would have continued unabated.
 
Next Tuesday, some feel they face a similar dilemma. They see flaws in the Romney/Ryan ticket and wonder if they can, in good conscience, vote for flawed candidates.
 
Moral theology says yes...
Read the whole thing.  Pass it on.  And then go vote.
 

Class warfare

"Class" as in "Joe don't know jack about class," although a certain congressman from Wisconsin does know the meaning of the word.

Boors of a feather sure flock together, but maybe these two were separated at birth?

      

 

Victor Davis Hanson at NRO seems to think so:

Another Boor Like Gore
 

Biden needed to do something to elevate an otherwise peripheral vice-presidential debate into a force to stop the insidiously growing Romney momentum. He did not. To raise the old canard about reactions to debates on radio vs. television, if there were no visuals, then Biden by sheer audacity and aggressiveness might have won a tie against the methodical Ryan. But unfortunately there were visuals — and, far worse even than Al Gore’s poor 2000 performance — Biden’s interruptions, smirking, guffaws, and headshaking reflected poorly on a vice president and will turn off precisely those undecided voters he hoped to woo. “Buffoonish” has often been used of him and it certainly was an apt adjective of Biden in the debate. And as far as quotable whoppers, Biden’s assertions about no pre-9/11/2012 warning about lax security communicated from our Libyan people were simply flat-out untrue; while the blame-gaming the intelligence community only feeds into the larger narrative of tiresome Obama scapegoating — and won’t be forgotten by those so scapegoated. So the talking heads’ conclusions of a draw on substance, and a Ryan win on style and decorum, seem about right — which at this particular point in the campaign means yet another lost opportunity for the Obama effort.

I think VDH is a little off here and maybe showing his Dem colors—a "draw" on substance?  Really? With all those baldfaced lies that Biden told?

Like this lie that the US Conference of Catholic Bishops wasted no time calling Biden on in their response "...To Inaccurate Statement Of Fact On HHS Mandate Made During Vice Presidential Debate." Biden said:

With regard to the assault on the Catholic Church, let me make it absolutely clear. No religious institution—Catholic or otherwise, including Catholic social services, Georgetown hospital, Mercy hospital, any hospital—none has to either refer contraception, none has to pay for contraception, none has to be a vehicle to get contraception in any insurance policy they provide. That is a fact. That is a fact.

The bishops' response (emphasis mine):

This is not a fact. The HHS mandate contains a narrow, four-part exemption for certain "religious employers." That exemption was made final in February and does not extend to "Catholic social services, Georgetown hospital, Mercy hospital, any hospital," or any other religious charity that offers its services to all, regardless of the faith of those served...

 A polite way of saying, "You need to go to confession, Joe."

In any case, God has the last tweet in this matter:

When a wise person debates with a fool, the fool rages and laughs, and there is no peace and quiet.— Proverbs 29:9

Pix of the fool raging and laughing (at Weasel Zippers):

Yep, keep it classy, Joe.

h/t John

Anticipating a gaffe-tastic evening

It's only the morning but the cartoonists are already jumping on this opportunity for some new fodder for the Biden Gaffe-O-Matic.

 

No Country for Old Men...


...like Barack Obama.

The transcript of the speech is here.

Paul Ryan's Express

Hitler finds out Ryan is the VP pick (subtitle language warning):

Taking aim

Is it real or is it Photoshop?


We report, you decide:
 

At Mike Hanback's Big Deer blog:

...Mr. Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee, emails his colleagues from his tree stand, trying to find solutions to Obama's economic mess and our nation’s out-of-control debt while waiting and hoping for a buck to come by.
 
I am sure the lefties and the city elites think that is weird, but man, I can relate.
h/t Jacques
 

Old Russian Proverb

Paul Ryan speaking at the Economic Club of Chicago yesterday (via RealClearPolitics):

To an alarming degree, the budget debate has degenerated into a game of green-eyeshade arithmetic, with many in Washington, including the President, demanding that we trade ephemeral spending restraints for large, permanent tax increases. I call it the 'shared scarcity' mentality. The missing ingredient is economic growth.

That old Russian proverb? "The shortage will be shared among the peasants."

Funny—I'd swear Ryan's Irish.

(h/t Publius   wink)

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