That’s not a typo. We have multiple Quotes of the Day today. One, this morning, occurred in the House Education Sub-committee on Standards of Quality. It was considering a bill from Delegate John O’Bannon (R-73, Henrico) on childhood obesity that would require additional physical education for students K-8. Pat Lacey, the ever present spokesman for the umbrella Educrat coalition, which can’t seem to approve of anything except more taxpayer money for any and all problems, and which makes nothing but excuses and obstacles for why education reforms can’t happen, extended the never say yes philosophy even to phys ed reform!
When he addressed the committee to say some elementary schools may not have the gyms to accommodate inclement weather, sub-committee chairman Scott Lingamfelter (R-31, Woodbridge) said:
At VMI we didn’t have that problem!
Later in the morning, in the Senate Privileges and Elections Sub-committee on Constitutional Amendments, a government lobbyist for Fairfax County, which used the hard-earned tax’ money of its own citizens to lobby against them, testified against Senator Mark Obenshain’s (R-26, Harrisonburg) proposed constitutional amendment to protect private property rights. She gave an example regarding the difficulty the amendment would create in taking land for certain municipal projects, which led to this exchange between her and Senator Creigh Deeds (D-25, Bath), the sub-committee’s chairman, who was preparing to lead a party line vote to defeat property rights protection:
Senator Deeds: But that’s the part of the bill I like!
Fairfax lobbyist: Okay . . . I’ll sit down now.
Also from that committee: VACO and VML lobbyist Randy Cook — VACO and VML are the lobbying arms of Virginia’s counties and cities, respectively, which pay people like him with your hard earned tax money to lobby against your rights — said that a constitutional amendment isn’t necessary because they haven’t challenged the condemnation powers of the 2007 property rights statute . . . yet. To which Senator Obenshain later replied:
VACO said, ‘Stop me before I condemn (property) again.’
Three Quotes of the Day. All humorous. All pointing, however, to something much more serious.