A man gets on his knees next to a car carrying U.S. President Barack Obama as he pulls away from Valois restaurant in Chicago, October 31, 2010. REUTERS/Larry Downing
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October 31st, 2010 by admindude
When the president visits suburban backyards, it sometimes seems like a visit from a “president from another planet.” After all, as a young man, Obama told The Associated Press: “I’m not interested in the suburbs. The suburbs bore me.””
More recently, Obama made clear that he is more interested in containing suburbia than enhancing it. In Florida last February, the president declared, “the days of building sprawl” are “over.”
Much of the Obama policy agenda – from mass transit and high-speed rail to support for “smart growth” policies – appeals to city planners and urbanistas. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has spoken openly of “coercing” Americans out their cars and the Department of Housing and Urban Development is handing out grants to regions which support densification strategies that amount to forced urbanization of suburbs.
As you might guess from our blog name, all of us here at ExurbanLeague live in the wild, untamed wilderness of the ‘burbs, and, to a man, we ain’t exactly amused with Obama’s policies.
I take that back: We are amused with his policies. We laugh at them all the time.
Obama’s benign neglect of the ‘burbs shouldn’t come a surprise to anyone: I mean, it’s not like he spent 20 years in a church that rejected anything that resembled “middle class”.
I’m not a big fan of horror movies, as they tend to rely on helpless victims for their plots, and I refuse to be a helpless victim. 90% of the time when I watch a horror film, I end up screaming at the screen, telling to the victims-to-be to not be so bloody stupid and don’t do things that’ll get them killed.
But then there is Misery. It’s just too good of a film not to like.
According to Alan Korwin, the issue with the TrainMeAz.com bus stop ads comes down to how TrainMeAZ is advertising for training and is not (completely) about firearms. Because TrainMeAZ is an aggregator for training opportunities and not pushing one trainer over another, the city of Phoenix believes that violates their policies on non-commercial use of public advertising on bus shelters. If TrainMeAZ talked about, say, GunSite, more often than others, it’d be ok with them.
One would wonder if they have the same problem with aggregator sites like Angie’s list and Kudzu.com, but that’s a question for another time…
An SM-3R missile from a Japanese destroyer blew up (yet another) test ICBM today off the coast of Hawaii. While our current President may not like such things (something he and Kim Jong-Il have in common), the fact remains that missile defense systems have a better success record than Obamanomics. Maybe he’s just jealous…
The wife of Maricopa County Supervisor Fulton Brock has been arrested on charges of child molestation. According to Chandler Police Spokesperson David Ramer, Susan Brock, 48, is accused of having sex with a 17-year-old male over the last 3 years.
Expect a press conference from Sheriff Joe aaaaaany minute now claiming that it was his department who led the investigation all along and announcing that he’ll be doing crime sweeps in all of the homes of county officials to prevent this sort of thing from happening again and he’ll be arresting Rick Romley also.
Just in case.
Do you want to help out some great Arizona conservatives while advertising your product or service to Arizona’s best and brightest? The Nov. 18 Goldwater Dinner featuring New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will include a silent fundraising auction.
If you have anything you can donate — tickets to a sports event, use of a vacation home, art, jewelry, special gifts, etc. — contact Kara Caldwell at (602) 462-5000 x225 or at email@example.com. She can give you more auction details, coordinate item pick-up and provide you with an IRS receipt for your gift.
With claims of voter fraud continuing to come in, American Majority Action announced today it willlaunch the nation’s best mobile application to help identify, report and track suspected incidents of voter fraud and intimidation. This free, cutting edge system will enable voters for the first time to take action to help defend their right to vote.
Someone send a shipment of iPhones down to Yuma, and fast.