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VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: VA AG Ken Cuccinelli In Alexandria

Posted on | July 27, 2010 | 16 Comments

by Smitty

Monday, 26 July 2010, I had the privilege of attending a fund raiser for Patrick Murray, in the crucial effort to retire Gentleman Jim Moran.

While the traffic situation on parking lot I-95 kept him from delivering the detailed update on the ObamaCare case he’s championing down at the Rocket Docket, the good AG does offer some feedback to our ‘honorable’ Representative, down in Clip 5. If your time is limited, or your AG seems an abject doof, take in Clip 5. Clip 6 concludes on the theme of the Creepshow Congress.

The first clip sets the context:

The second clip admits that VA-8 is tough territory, and ends on a personal note:

Clip three includes the obligatory Bacon reference, in relation to hope, and the need for leadership in the Republican party:

Clip four bombshell: the Republican Party elected President Obama! Through sheer ineptitude!

In clip five, Gentleman Jim Moran brings laughter to Cuccinelli while discussing Ken’s performance. Also, the tension between the commerce clause and enumerated powers seems to have left Rep. Moran bereft of a legal position, in KC’s estimation.

Clip 6 figures Jim will support his EPA lawsuits, as they’re likely to threaten the VA economy. Ken speculates about whether the uncertainty emitted by the 111th Congress is due to lack of knowledge or lack of concern about the Constitution and economy. But the answer is always more government, irrespective of the question.

Tonight I’ll get Patrick Murray‘s excellent speech edited and pushed.

Technical notes: the Panasonic HDC-TM55 did a great job recording, fixing the lighting and sound well enough through defaults. The onboard editing features, while austere, were sufficient to do the chunking you see here without too much wincing about. This is because of the touch screen, in my estimation, making the interface perhaps a little awkward, but certainly better than trying to do the chunking on an aging Dell laptop.

The camera stores the clip as a file, and the frame ranges are kept as metadata on the camera. Fortunately, I had matched the 8GB internal memory with an 8GB SD card. Copying the clips from the full speech in onboard memory to the SD card rendered them as distinct .mts files. I then plugged camera into the Dell via USB, and pushed all of the videos at once to YouTube. Then I took a bath. Coming back, the clips were loaded and digested by YouTube, and I started writing this post.

A couple hours of work seems a tiny cost of doing business to support recovering the country from these awful Progressives.

Comments

  • http://www.leehernly.com Lee Hernly

    Smitty –

    In addition to AG Cuccinelli and Murray, I thought former Vice Mayor Bill Cleveland was awesome as well.

  • http://www.leehernly.com Lee Hernly

    Smitty –

    In addition to AG Cuccinelli and Murray, I thought former Vice Mayor Bill Cleveland was awesome as well.

  • http://pointofagun.blogspot.com/ Dave C

    Done a yeoman’s work there, Smitty.

    (I think I said that right)

  • http://pointofagun.blogspot.com/ Dave C

    Done a yeoman’s work there, Smitty.

    (I think I said that right)

  • henry d. bliley

    It seems that Ken likes to tick
    off all of the Republican talking
    points, adds little of substance,
    and appears to be a bit of a
    Birther. I really don’t get it when the Republicans put down the
    Progressives, after all, the Founding Fathers were a tad bit progressive,
    don’t you think?
    I think Jim Moran is safe for another 2 years.

  • henry d. bliley

    It seems that Ken likes to tick
    off all of the Republican talking
    points, adds little of substance,
    and appears to be a bit of a
    Birther. I really don’t get it when the Republicans put down the
    Progressives, after all, the Founding Fathers were a tad bit progressive,
    don’t you think?
    I think Jim Moran is safe for another 2 years.

  • http://theothermccain.com smitty

    @Lee,
    I’ll be getting to the rest of the goods this evening.

  • http://theothermccain.com smitty

    @Lee,
    I’ll be getting to the rest of the goods this evening.

  • http://threebeerslater.blogspot.com richard mcenroe

    Just a modest suggestion. Calling him Gentleman Jim Moran scans well, but lends the oaf a substantiality he does not deserve. Might you resort to the trusty ” ” as New Yorkers used to do with “Diamond Jim” Brady?

  • http://threebeerslater.blogspot.com richard mcenroe

    Just a modest suggestion. Calling him Gentleman Jim Moran scans well, but lends the oaf a substantiality he does not deserve. Might you resort to the trusty ” ” as New Yorkers used to do with “Diamond Jim” Brady?

  • http://www.leehernly.com Lee Hernly

    @Henry –

    Why can’t liberals distinguish between the classical liberal ideology of our Founding Fathers and today’s “progressive” statist liberal ideology.

    I keep hearing them claim that the Founding Fathers were liberals (which is true), but there is a VAST difference between their classical liberalism and today’s “progressive” statist liberalism. And this completely is on ideology nothing more.

    Take for example John Kennedy, a liberal, yet he was a supply-sider in favor of tax cuts for all Americans back when folks were paying upwards of 77% of their income in taxes. As Kennedy said in December of 1962:

    “It is a paradoxical truth, that tax rates are too high today and tax revenues are too low and the soundest way to raise the revenues in the long run is to cut the rates now.”

    You won’t EVAH hear those words uttered from a liberal today.

  • http://www.leehernly.com Lee Hernly

    @Henry –

    Why can’t liberals distinguish between the classical liberal ideology of our Founding Fathers and today’s “progressive” statist liberal ideology.

    I keep hearing them claim that the Founding Fathers were liberals (which is true), but there is a VAST difference between their classical liberalism and today’s “progressive” statist liberalism. And this completely is on ideology nothing more.

    Take for example John Kennedy, a liberal, yet he was a supply-sider in favor of tax cuts for all Americans back when folks were paying upwards of 77% of their income in taxes. As Kennedy said in December of 1962:

    “It is a paradoxical truth, that tax rates are too high today and tax revenues are too low and the soundest way to raise the revenues in the long run is to cut the rates now.”

    You won’t EVAH hear those words uttered from a liberal today.

  • http://www.coldfury.com Randy Rager

    Lee, today’s “liberals” are:

    1. Dumber than dirt,

    and

    2. Too cowardly to admit what a bunch of communists they’ve become.

    Understand those two points and you are a lot further along the path toward understanding why they do what they do.

  • http://www.coldfury.com Randy Rager

    Lee, today’s “liberals” are:

    1. Dumber than dirt,

    and

    2. Too cowardly to admit what a bunch of communists they’ve become.

    Understand those two points and you are a lot further along the path toward understanding why they do what they do.

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