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Barack and Michelle Obama
Yes, it’s old news, but it’s important enough to recall this quote periodically to ensure everyone goes into the voting booth with eyes wide open:

But the truth is, is that, our challenge is to get people persuaded that we can make progress when there’s not evidence of that in their daily lives. You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, and like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. So it’s not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.

The border fence, one of the proposals for deterring illegal immigration, is a plan that by itself will do no good. Why? The same reason that intelligent people know that just locking the doors at night is no guarantee that their house will not experience a break-in. The locks only prevent honest people from entering. Dishonest people will break-in to homes, or break-in through the fence.

What the fence buys is a little time. Just like locks and alarms buy time for those in a home. In a home, when someone breaks in, you gather the family into the most secure location you can, arm yourself so that the intruder will be stopped if he continues, and call the police. Anything less, and you risk being the one that “when seconds count, the police are only minutes away.” The country needs to treat this the same way. People that cut through a fence to enter the country should be viewed as potentially being drug runners, smugglers, terrorists, or any other kind of evil people. They are attacking the borders of our country, and should be repelled with all available force. The fence — along with technology to warn of the attack — should be used to give enough time to deploy force. We have a national guard, we ought to use it.

…or at 86.  The WaPo article says 83, the photo caption says 86.

 In any event, he was a great actor, and a fine representative of the NRA.

For we children of the 60s, history is such a heart-rending thing:

It is 76 years since Cheeta the chimp was plucked from the African jungle to become a Hollywood star in the Tarzan movies. Yet incredibly, he is still going strong…

On Johnny Weissmuller: “Dear old Johnny was more typecast than I was. I remember we were both up for the role of Terry in On the Waterfront and the casting director told Johnny he was wasting his time. I got a callback but it came to nothing. He went off to start a swimming-pool company. Swimming was never my thing.”

Isn’t it amazing, though, all the chimp has seen?

[Editor's note: This is a guest post by Nancy Matthis of ADMC]

The role of Hispanic immigrants in precipitating the mortgage meltdown is obvious. Media outlets have been skirting the subject, presenting individual cases as victims deserving of sympathy.

One such article appeared in the Washington Post, describing the shattered hopes of an Hispanic woman:

‘My House. My Dream. It Was All an Illusion.’

Latina’s Loss in Va. Epitomizes Mortgage Crisis

By Brigid Schulte
Saturday, March 22, 2008

Despite her poor credit, Honduran immigrant Glenda Ortiz easily got a subprime loan for this Alexandria home, bought in 2005 for $430,000. It was foreclosed on last year….

She looked at only one house and paid too much for it: $430,000 for a run-down, one-story duplex in Alexandria, triple what the house had sold for the year before, and $5,000 more than the asking price, according to real estate records.

She agreed to a high-interest loan that would cost her more than $3,000 a month, more than 70 percent of the $4,200 that she and her husband brought home monthly.

She signed papers in English that she didn’t understand….

The four-page article details how she was duped by other Hispanics, craftier than she was, who used their credit to secure a mortgage for which she was liable.
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As many astute NOVA TH readers are already aware, the pro-family champion Ken Cuccinelli announced his campaign for Attorney General this week.  Please head on over to his new Cuccinelli for AG website and sign up to support him as a delegate in 2009!

It seems that talks have begun between Osama-bama and Clinton…..Bill Clinton that is.  With Bore-rock being grilled by the liberal press on some very touchy issues and Hilly starting to regain her popularity and charm, it seems that Bill has been causing alot of trouble in the Obama camp.  Word has it that there has already been 2 private meetings between BJ and Bore-rock.  The discussions alude to how to keep BJ quiet and from doing further harm.  A deal is being made as we speak to allow BJ to have the VP spot with Bore-rock if he will just shut-up about these embarrassing issues in Bore-rocks’ past (and present, it would seem).

When BJ was asked if any of this was true, the only thing he had to say was “I can’t comment at this time but I will tell you that if it were to be, Hillary would bow out of the race to support me as any good wife should.  And Hillary is a damn good wife!”

Now I don’t know about anyone else but I don’t believe Hilly to be just any old fool.  Not when April shows her as being first in this race.  I think that BJ is just one big joke.