Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year to all my readers

Here's hoping the New Year brings you health and happiness.
2010 also brings with it the hope of ridding some of the dead weight in Washington.

If you're one of those who got elected to office to do the people's work --but forgot that, and started to serve your own might want to brace yourself. The Monk, and his buddies, are coming for you.

Warner and Webb...I've told you repeatedly that any attempt to vote for this travesty of a healthcare "fix", while at the same time BANKRUPTING several generations while you're at it -- would be met with a great effort to hoist your sorry asses out of elected office. It'll be time to deliver on that beginning January the 3rd.

Local BOS... We began a journey some 2 years ago to rid this county of the unwelcomed special interest, namely Developers, at the time. What you did in replacing them with a different special interest to suck us all dry is unforgivable.
And we begin in earnest the work that'll be required to rid the county of your excess, too.

Dems of the Congress ... I'll help anywhere, anyway, to assure that you have to go job-hunting after November. Your abysmal, self-serving rhetoric will not be forgotten. I'll have an awful lot of help in that effort, because the American People are right there with me, to the tune of 55%. The latest Generic Ballots suggest that all we really have to do is push the result a little bit, and it'll go cleanly towards putting the adults back in charge.

To those who fight the good fight beside me, I wish you Godspeed, safety and comradery till we meet in 2010.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Top 10 list of corrupt politicians

"Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians," for 2009, formed by Judicial Watch

Right at the top....President Obama!

"The Obama White House believes," said the report from the organization that monitors government for corruption, and sues when it chooses, "it can violate the privacy rights of American citizens without any legal consequences or accountability."

"Moreover, the Obama administration made the startling claim that the Privacy Act does not apply to the White House. The Obama White House believes it can violate the privacy rights of American citizens without any legal consequences or accountability," the report said.

The rest of the cast is listed below from the site.

Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., who also was on the list last year for his corrupt relationship with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for allegedly accepting preferential treatment for himself. In 2009, the report said, the scandals kept coming. He faced an ethics complaint this year for undervaluing a property he owns in Ireland on his federal disclosure forms.

Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., who might be considered one of the year's worst offenders for admitting to an extramarital affair with the wife of one of his staff members, who then allegedly obtained special favors from him in exchange for his silence. "It looks as if Ensign misused his public office (and taxpayer resources) to cover up his sexual shenanigans," Judicial Watch said.

Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., who is being investigated by Judicial Watch in connection with a $12 million TARP cash infusion into the Boston-based OneUnited Bank. He was the congressman who infamously in 2003 announced, "the two Government Sponsored Enterprises we are talking about here, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, are not in a crisis." The comments came as he worked against GOP efforts to rein in the GSEs, which later created an economic tidal wave through the economy because of their financial losses.

Another is Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner, who admitted to failing to pay $34,000 taxes he owed on his lucrative salary at the International Monetary Fund.

Attorney General Eric Holder also is on the list. His record includes obstructing an FBI investigation of the theft of nuclear secrets from Los Alamos Nuclear Laboratory; rejecting multiple requests for an independent counsel to investigate alleged fundraising abuses by then-Vice President Al Gore in the Clinton White House; undermining the criminal investigation of President Clinton by Kenneth Starr in the midst of the Lewinsky investigation; and planning the violent raid to seize then-six-year-old Elian Gonzalez at gunpoint in order to return him to Castro's Cuba, Judicial Watch said. He also has dropped a voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party stemming from members' actions on Election Day 2008.

Joining the others is Illinois State Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., who was in the center of the scandal in which Blagojevich reportedly tried to sell Obama's vacant Senate seat. "According to the Chicago Sun-Times, emissaries for Jesse Jackson Jr., named 'Senate Candidate A' in the Blagojevich indictment, reportedly offered $1.5 million to Blagojevich during a fundraiser if he named Jackson Jr. to Obama's seat."

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is named for her "sense of entitlement," which is "at the heart of the corruption problem in Washington," Judicial Watch said. "Politicians believe laws and rules (even the U.S. Constitution) apply to the rest of us but not to them. Case in point: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her excessive and boorish demands for military travel. Judicial Watch obtained documents from the Pentagon in 2008 that suggest Pelosi has been treating the Air Force like her own personal airline."

Also, Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., who "made headlines in 2009 for all the wrong reasons." Judicial Watch said Murtha is under investigation for his relationship with the now-defunct defense lobbyist PMA Group. That was founded by a former Murtha associate and has been his largest campaign contributor.

Rep. Charles Rangel, D-New York, who has been unable to explain how he forgot to pay taxes on $75,000 in rental income, or how his congressional office was able to raise funds for his private Rangel Center by reportedly swapping a tax loophole for donations. Further, he's accused of making financial donations to other members of Congress who are assigned to investigate his actions.

All these self-agrandizing simpletons have alot of nerve pointing a finger at anyone else.

PATH files an amended Motion to Withdraw

Yesterday PATH filed an amended Motion to Withdraw from the Virginia SCC proceeding, this time promising they won't come back in early 2010 with a new application (no promises we won't see them later in 2010).

In the amended motion, PATH admits that new tests run by PJM Interconnection show that "the PATH Project appears not to be needed in 2014." These new tests, which were ordered by Virginia Hearing Examiner Alexander Skirpan, take into account the latest demand and generation numbers, and also incorporate expected reductions in demand due to energy efficiency and load management.

This is exactly the type of analysis that should be done before a utility applies for a transmission project, and that PEC has been pushing for over the past three years.

I sat thru the testimony as late as last November, where PATH was still insisting that their numbers were correct, when just one month, they've now admitted they were not correct. Many in the community had said their numbers were nothing more than lies all along.

Good riddance, PATH...and as more and more alternative power is unleashed in New Jersey, and as the need for coal power diminishes with every passing year --- you may never be welcomed to try again.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Candace Strothers announces

Dear Friends and Fellow Republicans,

The Task at Hand:

On November 3, 2009, as a result of the hard work and dedication of hundreds of wonderful volunteers like you in Loudoun County and countless more across all the counties of Virginia, the political calculus in our Commonwealth changed. On that night our conservative candidates regained control of the Statehouse and the House of Delegates. This great victory brings us in Loudoun County both enormous opportunity and great responsibility. We Republicans must now work with state and national party officials to build on this momentum by setting the tone and vision for our party, while effectively managing our party process to implement winning grassroots strategies for our candidates in Loudoun in 2010 and 2011. There is so much at stake in those two elections for our County, for our Commonwealth and for our Nation. The LCRC needs a Chair with the experience, the skills, the strength and vision to bring together the teams, the resources and the ideas necessary to develop the current momentum for victory in those elections.

My Beliefs:

I am running for LCRC Chair because I believe it is imperative to keep the momentum going from our tremendous wins statewide and the gains we made here in Loudoun County. I believe that holding to our core values and promoting the central conservative issues of fiscal responsibility, limited government and lower taxes is the winning model, as it was for the McDonnell, Bolling, Cuccinelli ticket. I believe there is still much to do to grow that model at the County level. I believe I have the experience and the leadership necessary to deliver this strategy and most importantly, expand the grassroots organization and unified team effort put in place by our outgoing Chair, Glen Caroline. I will assemble a team of seasoned and new leaders that will build and expand the party in 2010, laying the groundwork for a strong win in our 10th District Congressional race. Strengthening the party in 2010 will position us to keep fiscally responsible Republicans in the winning column in the myriad of local Loudoun races in 2011. With strong wins in 2010 and 2011, we will position Loudoun to enter the 2012 Presidential election cycle unified, organized and mobilized. I am confident I can bring the Party together, focused on these goals and motivated as a winning team. I believe I am the seasoned leader who can be the catalyst for this vision.

My Experience:

I have extensive political and campaign experience at both the national and local level. I cut my teeth in politics during the rise of Ronald Reagan and was honored to be chosen to serve in his White House. In President Reagan’s Office of Public Liaison I focused on outreach to dozens of constituent groups on a variety of administration policies. I also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration where I directed strategic planning including regulatory priorities, international activities and training. Later I served as Chief of Staff to the Solicitor at the Interior Department under President George HW Bush. I also have worked with the RNC in two national elections serving as advisor to senior campaign principals.

Here in Loudoun, I have served as precinct captain, organized the Ashburn farmers market, organized and emceed the successful Women for McDonnell event for Sheila Johnson and was asked by the McDonnell campaign to emcee the Leesburg rally with Bob McDonnell, Bill Bolling and Ken Cuccinelli at which over 200 were in attendance. In addition, I helped organize and raise funds for a successful fundraiser with McDonnell Campaign Chair, Ed Gillespie and served as Co-Chair of Women for McCain. I am a grassroots conservative having also done “the hard work of freedom” as Bob McDonnell says by making hundreds of phone calls, organizing walks and knocking hundreds of doors for our candidates.

My Promise:

As LCRC Chair I will work with our local party members and elected officials, state and national party officials, be a leader that sets the tone and vision for the local party, reach out to like minded constituent groups, improve fundraising and effectively manage the process and procedure of local party business. I will use the McDonnell, Bolling Cuccinelli model to unify the party and implement winning grassroots strategies in order to ensure future victory for our candidates in Loudoun in 2010 and 2011 AND 2012.

I will be laying out more of my ideas and plans in the future and welcome your thoughts on what is most important to you for our committee as we move forward. I have assembled an initial steering committee to manage my campaign. They are as follows:

Steering Committee Chair:
Glen Caroline- LCRC Chair;Jeff Maged - LCRC First Vice Chair
Kristen Kalina- LCRC Second Vice Chair; Kai Zhang- LCRC Treasurer
Mary Gail Swenson- LCRC Secretary, RPV State Central Committee
John Millhiser- LCRC Parliamentarian; David D’Onofrio- LCRC Headquarters Chair
Tom Seeman- LCRC Precinct Operations Chair; Randy Minchew, Former LCRC Chair
Greg Stone- Potomac District Chair; Debbie Rose -Sugarland Run District Chair
Ben Belrose- Blue Ridge District Chair
David Ramadan- Dulles District Chair, RPV Ethnic Coalitions Committee

Others supporting my candidacy:

Tag Greason Delegate – Elect 32nd District
Lori Waters Loudoun County Supervisor
Bob Wertz - Commissioner of the Revenue
Charlie King LCRC Candidate Search and Support Chair
Dean Coursen LCRC Sergeant at Arms
Joe Scalione Broad Run District Chairman
Pete Fagan Leesburg District Chairman
Kathi Ribaudo President, Piedmont Republican Women’s Club
Dean Settle - LCRC GOTV Chair
Janet Kivi
Ahto Kivi
Betsy Mayr
Liz Andrzejewicz Mills
Liz Dickenson
Frank Holtz
Fred Morrison
Jeanine Martin
Bruce Tulloch
Sally Mann
Cathy McNickle

I have already spoken with many of you and will be reaching out more in the coming weeks. I ask for your support as we move ahead and I look forward to talking with you about how we can together keep Loudoun in the winning column for our Republican candidates!

Please contact me to share your ideas and support. I can be reached at or you can visit my blog at


Candace Strother

Candidate for LCRC Chair

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Steve Hunt, all the way, baby!!

Great guy, great sense of priorities, and downright likable, too.
Steve ain't bad either!!

Conservative Awards Dinner

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Ben Nelson, twisted one way deals, and general corrupt practices in America

Anybody find it unusual that Harry Reid would leverage with tactics that favors the one vote he needed to screw us?? He'll gladly threaten to close military bases in Nebraska, as well as pay it's medicaid for perpetuity.

"The new bill has the federal government permanently paying 100 percent of the cost to expand Medicaid in Nebraska, while other states will pay 2.2 percent of the price to expand the program to millions of uninsured Americans.

Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) took a harsher view of the provision. "You've got to compliment Ben Nelson for playing the Price is Right." Burr said. "He negotiated a Medicaid agreement for Nebraska that puts the federal government on the hook forever. This isn't the Louisiana Purchase, it's the Nebraska windfall...this isn't how this process is supposed to work."

All this, after threatening Nelson with a huge base closure if he didn't comply.
The stink in Washington just keeps rising. Just as you think they can't and won't stoop any lower....they do.

Republican Unity now more than ever.

A Guest Post by Tom Seeman, Precinct Operations Chair, LCRC.

We achieved a tremendous victory in 2009. Bob McDonnell was elected governor with over 61% of the vote in Loudoun County, with his running mates Bill Bolling and Ken Cuccinelli receiving similar margins. Every Republican delegate whose district is completely or partially in Loudoun won by a commanding margin as well. As our Chairman Glen Caroline said, we won because we had better candidates, a better message, and a better ground game.

Of those three, the only one we can really control is the ground game. This involves a massive effort by large numbers of people to carry out activities such as phone banking, door to door canvassing, participation in special events such as festivals and parades, and distributing candidate signs.

We were successful in these activities because we were united in purpose. All Republicans worked to achieve the victory of all candidates. We knew that the stakes were high, and everyone worked together.

Certainly there will be times when we disagree over who will be the best candidate. The primary process is the forum by which we discuss and debate this matter. However, once the candidate is chosen, it is important that we unite to achieve our common goal. When we do this, we win.

Mark Sell comes out as a Chairman Candidate

Mark Sell asked to speak to the Reston Republican Club Christmas gathering last night. He announced he'd be seeking the Chairman's position at the Loudoun County Mass Meeting to be held in March of 2010.
I strongly urge those who want to win in 2010 to do more than just support Candace Strother. You'll need to reach out to your friends and associates and pass on the message that Candace is the choice for continued winning in Loudoun County.

I haven't yet heard the reasons why Mr. Sell is running, but I do know that Candace is a veteran in these matters, and her resume is long and distinguished. She, and she alone, is the path forward to winning 2010 elections in Loudoun County, because she actually was a member of the winning team that brought you a 3 point increase in republican support over the rest of NoVa in 2008, and the highest degree of VICTORY in Virginia in 2009.

I know Mr. Sell, and he's a nice enough guy, but I definitely disagree with the path I know he'll set before us. He was instrumental in the division of the Committee during the dark years. Folks, we've come WAAAYYY too far to turn back now.

Friday, December 18, 2009

It is only appropriate on this day to expose the fraud.

Read the links here. Don't turn your nose up because you don't want to be de-programmed.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the wealth of evidence in analyzing the diminishing "Ice shelf" under the polar bears. (I laugh uncontrollably when I see Noah what's-his-name do the pitch for the polar bears. It's such a heartstring tugger, that one has to realize that they filmed it to be exactly that.
Send your money...and you'll absolve some of that guilt.)

Looks like all of that science has been debunked - with a healthy dose of "tricked" data references and exposed data e-mails. We went from "global warming" to "climate change"(that excluded that WARMING word, since it snowed in some generally pretty warm places when they featured the dimestore prophet, Al Gore) and now we're moving onto "CO2 abatement".

Should be pretty easy to difuse this, since we emit CO2 and trees and plants love the stuff. Look, if this summit were solely about deforestation, I could probably get behind that....but pushing for the effort to save something that data clearly had to be "tricked" to keep us on a page....won't fly.

The Telegraph chimes in.

"When your attempt at recreating the Congress of Vienna with a third-rate cast of extras turns into a shambles, when the data with which you have tried to terrify the world is daily exposed as ever more phoney, when the blatant greed and self-interest of the participants has become obvious to all beholders, when those pesky polar bears just keep increasing and multiplying – what do you do?

No contest: stop issuing three rainforests of press releases every day, change the heading to James Bond-style “Do not distribute” and “leak” a single copy, in the knowledge that human nature is programmed to interest itself in anything it imagines it is not supposed to see, whereas it would bin the same document unread if it were distributed openly.

After that, get some unbiased, neutral observer, such as the executive director of Greenpeace, to say: “This is the single most important piece of paper in the world today.” Unfortunately, the response of all intelligent people will be to fall about laughing; but it was worth a try – everybody loves a tryer – and the climate alarmists are no longer in a position to pick and choose their tactics.

But boy! Was this crass, or what? The apocalyptic document revealing that even if the Western leaders hand over all the climate Danegeld demanded of them, appropriately at the venue of Copenhagen, the earth will still fry on a 3C temperature rise is the latest transparent scare tactic to extort more cash from taxpayers. The danger of this ploy, of course, is that people might say “If we are going to be chargrilled anyway, what is the point of handing over billions – better to get some serious conspicuous consumption in before the ski slopes turn into saunas.”

This “single most important piece of paper in the world” comes, presumably, from an authoritative and totally neutral source? Yes, of course. It’s from the – er – UN Framework Committee on Climate Change that is – er – running the Danegeld Summit. Some people might be small-minded enough to suggest this paper has as much authority as a “leaked” document from Number 10 revealing that life would be hell under the Tories.

This week has been truly historic. It has marked the beginning of the landslide that is collapsing the whole AGW imposture. The pseudo-science of global warming is a global laughing stock and Copenhagen is a farce. In the warmist camp the Main Man is a railway engineer with huge investments in the carbon industry. That says it all. The world’s boiler being heroically damped down by the Fat Controller. Al Gore, occupant of the only private house that can be seen from space, so huge is its energy consumption, wanted to charge punters $1,200 to be photographed with him at Copenhagen. There is a man who is really worried about the planet’s future.

If there were not $45trillion of Western citizens’ money at stake, this would be the funniest moment in world history. What a bunch of buffoons. Not since Neville Chamberlain tugged a Claridge’s luncheon bill from his pocket and flourished it on the steps of the aircraft that brought him back from Munich has a worthless scrap of paper been so audaciously hyped. There was one good moment at Copenhagen, though: some seriously professional truncheon work by Danish Plod on the smellies. Otherwise, this event is strictly for Hans Christian Andersen"

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Stoneman and the Monk

Back in 2006, Greg Stone and I didn't much like each other. We really knew each other only in passing, and had our perceptions of each other, drawn only of a thin sliver of running the same circles, but never really having had the opportunity to speak to each other. When we held a Mass Meeting on a cold day in March of 2008, all of that was about to change.

As we joined to elect Glen Caroline as our Unit Chairman in that meeting, we both ended up on the same side of the room in a last moment fiasco by the "old guard" moments before Caroline made a prophetic statement that stays with me even today.

"I promise that under my leadership, you will never see this committee divide itself again."

True to his word, we set out to redefine the local Unit as an "activated" group. Noone would sit on this new Unit without some measure of demonstrated activity. As the McCain election cycle approached, we threw ourselves headlong into our new assignments.
What never registered (although I fully expect Glen knew) was that fighting alongside of each other in those trenches against a common enemy, a newfound respect for one another blossomed.

In all of this, I had come to know Greg well enough to know that he didn't really even like McCain...but in the heat of the campaign, he never showed that. Everytime I saw Greg Stone, his shoulder was in the wheel. He pushed for the McCain ticket with every bit of himself. He left nothing on the field. That paid off in a 3 point lead over our surrounding counties and peers. That number somehow got lost in the tidal wave of Obama. But make no mistake...our enemy came from as far away as Ohio, Columbia University in New York, and sent lawyers from nearly every Virginia, the battleground. And we engaged them as a homegrown team. And we cut the loss in Loudoun County to 6 points. The Caroline Formula worked. But the competition threw a truck at us.

Later, in the 2009 cycle for McDonnell, we again hit those trenches and in a refreshing race where the Obama "Machine" didn't show up. I'm not sure whether it had been dissassembled after 2008, or if not enough of the parts survived to make the trip to Virginia. The SEIU showed up, but very little of the original machine did.
Greg and I, having history...good history..behind us, rolled up our sleeves and waded into the 2009 cycle. We worked well together, and I discovered that Greg was a very intelligent, reasoned guy who had a passion for good numbers over fudged ones, straight shooters on the Second Amendment, and common sense solutions that don't involve another Government growth cycle.

This whole story's point? Unity always wins. It gives you allies you didn't have. Those allies have valuable talents and skillsets. I cannot begin to impress the importance of unity in the local unit, or Statewide units. Glen Caroline has shown all of us..if you focus on the enemy and not each other, you win. It's a point that cannot be argued. The proof is right here in the heart of the 10th District's NUMBER ONE UNIT, as well as our representation by the NUMBER ONE UNIT CHAIR IN VIRGINIA for 2009.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

McGimsey's faulty memory.

In light of the most recent actions by this woman (who I supported to get rid of yet another Supervisor who had forgotten where the line was drawn) from the dais, or using it in one way or another to secure jobs and clients that she should have known would be in conflict with her representation of Loudoun County. If Tulloch were doing this, she'd have already blown an artery...I guarantee it.

I'll try really hard not to use "HYPOCRITE" here.

Andrea McGimsey quotes:

“This set of public hearings will likely be the last; they will want to move fast. That said, any delay on this terrible proposal would be good”

Interestingly, she now wants to push this public input about a week and a half before Christmas.

“No to greater county debt and rising taxes”

Somewhere, someone is snickering and shaking their head violently at the partisan hypocrisy in that sentence. This board just spent $250K on a cut and paste document, complete with advertisements for it's authors, all while it advocates for further studies (now you understand the advertising)on setting policies to tell us which cars to select and what in our homes must be corrected before we can obtain a building permit. All which will costs us more money, even if they don't collect it in "taxes".

“Due to confusion by Supervisor Tulloch’s last minute proposal to change the CPAM, we’re not sure what the Board of Supervisors is proposing now … The Board should hold a public input session where the Board and county staff explain what the proposal is now. We don’t have a fiscal analysis … We ask you to then hold a new set of public hearings so we can give you meaningful input.”

McGimsey should take this advice herself. We need A LOT of discovery on exactly what we'll be on the hook for if we agree to this CES. Where is the $2 MIL going to come from NEXT year??? Yours and my taxes?

“We need to show the supervisors that it is in their best interest to listen to the citizens and do the right thing. If hundreds of us show up, that will make them think hard about what is in their and the citizens’ best interest”

Again, McGimsey should dig back thru and reread this comment. It does indeed behoove her to listen to the citizens. Instead of working with Waters on a plan to do what is necessary to secure the Government grant THIS year, and readdressing what the long term plans might be...she prefers to lock us into a longterm plan right now.
People who actually united to help Andrea get into office are backing away from support on this particular display of a conflict of interest.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Candace Strother for a seamless transition in the Loudoun GOP

My good friend, Glen Caroline, having graduated to the absolute top of his game in the local party, will not seek another term, and has thrown his broad shoulders behind Candace Strother to replace him in the Chairman's position.
I heartily and readily endorse her as a great choice.

What the Committee needs now is a continuation of the combined strength of all factions. As Caroline noted thruout his term, we're much stronger together. And in his tenure, he proved that...twice delivering numbers that passed his peers in neighboring counties. We need someone who can build on that platform and continue the work with fellow chapters in Fairfax and in Prince Williamm Counties to carry NoVa for republican candidates.

Ms. Strother, who may be a distant relative (as are all Strother, Merryman and Wharton lineages)is a local businesswoman, but has a very solid background as well.

From her bio on her website: "Candace's extensive government experience in Washington DC includes the White House, the Executive Office of the President and the Cabinet Offices of Labor and Interior. Her responsibilities ranged from management and budgets to communications and congressional affairs. As Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration she directed agency strategic planning including regulatory priorities, international activities and training. As the Interior Department Chief of Staff to the Solicitor she directed strategic planning, chaired the management advisory group and directed external relations with the Congress, media, executive branch and interest groups. While at the White House Office of Public Liaison, she led issue briefings for individuals and organizations to promote administration policies and prepared issue briefing memoranda for the President and his senior staff.

Earlier, Candace worked in the media in Michigan and Washington. Her radio and television experience includes investigative journalism, reporting and anchoring an evening local television news show. She has done media coaching for a Washington think tank and coordinated public relations with broadcast media for national and international news programs. She has also provided voice overs for radio commercials aired in the Washington area as well as narrations for corporate industrial films.

Candace has a long history of involvement in civic and community organizations as well as not-for-profits. She has worked with the American Red Cross Board of Governors. She currently advises Project HOPE, an international humanitarian and health education organization, on strategies to expand partnerships with top corporate leaders across the country."

I welcome Candace to the leadership, and I support her in every capacity to continue Glen's excellent work. Onward and upwards, Candace!

Update: I had the opportunity to speak with Candace at the Conservative Volunteer Recognition Banquet last night. I support her even more at this point. She will be a valuable asset to the direction we're moving in, and will definitely keep the Unit moving in the direction that Chairman Caroline did.

Monday, December 7, 2009

How's that healthcare thing working out ??

How IS that healthcare thing working out for those it is supposed to "help"?
Seems alot like it is intended to dig even deeper into the lower ranks' pockets in order to gratify those "elite" know-it-alls, while it finances even more toys for them. But, as I've said before....they know best for you, because you're a mere peon, and you can't be trusted with such weighty how much they'll lighten your pockets.

Monday, November 30, 2009

The Audacity of the down low. White House crashers have shady past

It now appears that the couple who "crashed" the White House festivities may well have had their names on the guest list, after all.
(Update: Skip to that last link down there. It appears that this oportunistic duo probably never had a proper invite)
According to a number of sources, Tareq Salahi -- the polo-playing intruder, is a Palestinian nationalist with ties to the American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP).
That has placed him in close proximity to Rashid Khalidi, the professor from Columbia University who Obama befriended and partied with at an Israeli-bashing party in 2003? Salahi was also a member of the board of directors of the ATFP( American Task Force on Palestine - an openly pro-Palestine, Anti-Israeli group).

We also need to mention that ATFP President Ziad Asali is an America-basher who blamed 9/11 on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. It is also noteworty that ATFP has removed Tareq Salahi from its website's board of directors page upon the news of his budding new fame.

White House officials have consistently maintained that even though the pair got into the state dinner without an invitation, they did have to go through all the metal detectors that everyone passes through when entering the White House. One can ask what has changed since 30 or 40 years ago. The sad answer is that ANTHRAX, SERIN, ECT. doesn't leave a signature on metal detectors. One really doesn't need to strap on hardware to do even more harm to the President and staff than a full banana clip would have done. A single manila envelope in a breast pocket would have done the job.

So, who initiated this breach of security? Oh, I have no doubt that the WH will hang a lowly Secret Service Agent out to dry...but I believe that in reality, the President was put between a rock and a hard place. He did not want to alienate such great supporters (think money here - I doubt he really gives a crap about either of these turds personally)...or he could either overtly invite the couple, and face the criticism of those who would no doubt trace the Salahi's history with known terrorists, or he could do it covertly (and with plausible deniability)with a ready scapegoat to be the fall guy if it went bad.(which it did.)

More reading
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Update: The picture of the Salahis with Obama has been touted as being taken in 2008,as it was posted on the Polo Contacts Website–
but a reader named Bennett e-mailed the Gateway Pundit the following:
"I searched for proof the picture was from 2005 without any luck–until I realized the proof is from the Polo site itself.
Right click on the image and save it: the current name of that file is: ROCKTHEVOTEJune82005014.jpg"

Update: In what appears to be support for the train of thought that this was the administration's problem once they'd figured out that the press had figured out who these people were...they began to backpeddle and had to lay the blame at the feet of the Secret Service....(good luck with getting adequate protection should you need it from this day forward)
The WaPo reports: "Several people familiar with the Jones-Salahi correspondence, including some who requested anonymity because it's part of an ongoing investigation, said the e-mails support the Salahis' case that they were cleared to attend Tuesday night's gala." Jones is, of course, the Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense and the Pentagon-based liaison to the White House. And, quite naturally, she just went into CYA mode, too.

Update: The WhiteHouse refuses to have this cleared up. They will not send the social secretary to testify. Must not have a lot of faith in her when the grilling starts.

Update: Loudoun Times Mirror does a back story on these two...
And HERE is the motherload of proof that this isn't recent behavior by these two.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Whining, winning and the direction of the Country


Well, we got this brand new President in January, and the Country has gone to hell in a handbasket in a mere 10 months. Oh, there are plenty of Democrats running around STILL trying to blame things on Bush. Look, Bush didn't turn out to be so conservative, either. Or maybe, that was him trying to be a bipartisan.

Amnesty for illegals was never a good idea, and here it comes again under this rookie. As if the bad economy wasn't bad enough, he wants to stack healthcare bills, taxes to fund the effort against NONEXISTANT global warming, fund abortions with government dollars, and send anyone who rejects this socialistic path to jail.
When a President spends more time in New Jersey trying to get a Governor elected than he does talking to his advisor in Afghanistan, we've got problems at the leadership level. When a grown man with a fully staffed protocol office and a cultural advisory staff bows and trys to shake hands at the same time, we've got a failure that exceeds any speech malapropism that George Bush ever gave us.

So, when in the November elections, voters across the United States soundly rejected almost EVERY DEMOCRAT incumbent, as well as newcomers to races in favor of their Republican counterparts, it should have sent a clear message to Washington. Think they heard it?

They're FAR too busy bitching about why they lost. They've thrown legions of their own under the proverbial bus...dragged them back out to parade around when necessary, and thrown them BACK under the bus when that's done. They fail to grasp that when 66% of the independents in the Country bail on you, it's over. Your policies are not popular, no matter how bad YOU want them, Americans do not.
Like a twelve step healing, it's time for Democrats to face the facts
, accept responsibility and fer Crissakes...stop whining already.

In more bad news for Dems, the President's approval numbers dumped again.
He's popular with only 46% of us. 54% of us do not approve of the way he's driving.
Add the latest Generic Congressional Ballot , and you get the picture. They had such great dreams to force upon us all, but they're losing momentum, damn it!!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sometimes, you can't really make stuff up...

Sometimes, it is impossible for fiction to surpass reality.
Trying war criminals in a civil trial is just that weird. So, in light of the idiotic decision to try non-citizens in a court reserved for US citizens with inaliable rights...Many have called for the Attorney General to call this fiasco off...but he's not having any of it.
The Associated Press story writes "Critics of Holder's decision - mostly Republicans - argued the trial will give Mohammed and his co-defendants a world stage to spout hateful rhetoric. Holder said such concerns are misplaced."

But their story started off like this... "The five men facing trial in the Sept. 11 attacks will plead not guilty so that they can air their criticisms of U.S. foreign policy, the lawyer for one of the defendants said Sunday"

Duh. Am I part of the only people in the country that smell the irony here?
OF COURSE they'll spout off hateful rhetoric. You don't have to be a genius to figure that out. And evidently, Holder ain't a genius after all.

He was supposed to be a great legal mind, yet he has set up this idiotic trial where the US will get it's ass handed to it, and he has openly tainted a jury pool in pronouncing that he knows he's got the conviction in the bag.

This thing smells of dead fish at so many levels, it's like watching Romper Room operate this administration.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Great analysis.

A friend sent this link. What we see here is that Caroline and Bedell ran great GOTV campaigns. Numbers never achieved in recent history set new benchmarks.

Read all about it.

Loudoun's effort resulted in a 61% vote for McDonnell, and Fairfax (the more liberal of all three counties that makeup Northern Va.)came in with 51% for McDonnell.
Prince William was almost right there with Loudoun, with 58% voting for McDonnell.

What it also accounts for is the independent vote, and it shows how those independents have soured on Obama. It draws some seriously backed up conclusions in the forecast for 2010 thru exit polling questions, and does even deeper analysis to support it via the actual data and generic ballots.

Another great piece just showed up in the Loudoun Times

Saturday, November 7, 2009

The ultimate betrayal...

We all know that democrats know what's best for you. Even better than what you foolishly cling to. But they can't tell you that outright...or you'd never vote for them. So they have to lie to you.


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Our own "Perfect Storm"

After the tidal wave that was paid and delivered against the battleground state of Virginia by Obama back in 2008 (and every other state to boot)it is refreshing to see a victory by the "real" grassroots...people who volunteered and were active of their own initiative.....devoid of any candidate payouts for a push.Union money was even short of getting dems staffed locally.

Numerous Democrats of the local type simply walked off of their posts after having democrat sample ballot after dem sample ballot refused, only to see the voter accept a Republican sample ballot. After watching this kind of behavior for several hours, they couldn't take it, became demoralized and hung it up. If you were a dem, and you stayed ALL DAY, my hat is certainly off to you for a hard fought effort.

But in the end, friends....the biggest thank you should be directed at the independent voters, as well as "some" dems who are still conservative enough to worry about the bill their kids are accumulating under this President.(Virginia winner Republican Bob McDonnell captured 62 percent of the independent vote, while Deeds received only 37 percent. Garden State former attorney general Chris Christie won 58 percent of the independent vote, while Corzine received only 31 percent.)

This Republican thanks each and everyone who put aside party affiliation, looked at the real problem and pulled the lever for McDonnell and team.

Thank you for the LeMunyon victory, the Rust victory, and every other Republican victory thruout the state. In NJ matters, thank all the NJ voters for sending Obama another message. "You hung your hat on NJ...visited numerous times due to your overblown ego...and Corzine still failed."

Congress critters: I suspect that if you attempt to dismiss this as more "astroturfing" and do not give it the serious attention that it deserves as an indicator of each of your political'll all be voted out as each of your reelection days arrives over the next 3 years....possibly beyond.

This should be a very, very loud and bold signal that there is indeed a point where you stacked one straw too many on the camel's back. And that there's still accountability in America. All you have to do is "change" your attitude, and "Hope" Americans indeed notice that you've stopped trying to sell then down the river.

Congrats to all the winners.
Update: Numbers for Loudoun county are at but they're here for a quick perusal.

Final Loudoun Co. Results:

McDonnell: 61.05%
Bolling: 58.66%
Cuccinelli: 58.8%

Marshall: 54.9%
Greason: 57.45%
May: 96.51%
LeMunyon: 56.87%
Rust: 54.57%

* These are Loudoun Co results only, the 13th, 33rd, 67th and 86th encompass additional Counties.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Election Day 2009

I'm enthusiastically looking to see friends from the past, present...and meeting new people to carry into the future tomorrow. I'll be running from poll to poll and points in between. I'm running a huge billboard tomorrow for the better part of the day, but carrying a much needed shift at a precinct first thing in the AM.

I will no doubt meet lots more as we gather at The Dock to watch returns.DO NOT forget to vote. Don't take it for granted that this is won. What if everyone felt that way, and noone showed? Run like you're ten points behind and every single vote is needed.....because it is!! If you really want to send Obama a very loud message, bring ten friends to the polls and make this victory 20 points plus!!!!

He will not be able to ignore that! And neither will the Dems in Congress. They'll have to recognise the writing on the wall was indeed the truth...and that in order to save their political necks, they'll fold on this healthcare fiasco.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Losing a friend...the hard way

Barry Gates was a guy larger than life. If you needed a shirt, he'd pull his off and give it to you. If you had a problem, he'd listen...and on some occasions, and deciding if he knew you well enough to offer a suggestion, he'd give you a pearl of wisdom.
The world lost Barry this week. And that incident also almost claimed his almost ex-wife and a particular suiter, who's learned an important lesson about dating married/but seperated women.
(On a personal note, I learned that lesson at the end of a shotgun some 20 years ago).

Barry and his soon-to-be ex-wife had both done okay with the seperation (so we thought) and I almost thought they'd gotten thru this rough patch and were on the way to becoming friends who had once been married.

That picture was shattered in the morning air of Oct. 27th.
Noone but his wife truly knows what triggered the events that morning, but the aftermath of the raw emotions left Barry with few choices. He ultimately made one, and I, as well as his many, many friends, feel cheated with the one he chose.

I pray for his wife in this time. She, too, has to be a sea of emotions and questions, and I hope she gets it all sorted out and can arrive on the other side without any lasting emotional marks or scars.

And Barry, ride on, man. Ride on. You'll be very missed on this side, friend.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Every once in awhile, somebody hits one outta the park

Tom, you're to be commended with that honor this week.

Evolving or devolving

What a fantastic summing up of where I , and many more, see the country's generations going.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

HR 45 ...a precursor to the future of Gun Ownership in America

I've started reading quite a bit about HR 45, and the conditions that it's proponents will impose on those who wish to retain their firearms.
Some of those conditions are :

* H.R. 45 would require a federal license for all handguns and semiautomatics, including those you currently possess.

* It would require handgun and semi-auto owners to be thumbprinted at the police station and to sign a certificate that, effectively, the firearm will not be kept in a place where it would be available for the defense of the gun owner’s family.

The first thing that grabs my attention is the blatant attempt to trample the 10th Amendment to the US Constitution.

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

The second thing that is infringed is the obvious attempt to undermine the 2nd Amendment, despite clarification of Parker Vs. DC, and a more recent ruling --clarification by the court in Heller vs. DC.

Other portions of HR 45:
* the applicant must also make available ALL of his psychiatric records, pass an exam, and pay a fee.

*In addition, the bill would make it unlawful in virtually all cases to keep any loaded firearm for self-defense. A variety of “crimes by omission” (such as failure to report certain things to the government) would be created.

*Criminal penalties of up to ten years and virtually unlimited regulatory and inspection authority would be established.

*Combined with the Ammunition Accountability effort to outlaw ammunition in numerous states, this two-pronged attack would soon make gun ownership a thing of the past.

So, if you're smart enough to figure this out, you've already connected the dots and figured out that they already know that a single effort to collect these firearms will be ill-advised , to say the least. Probable repercussions could amass 200 "Ruby's Ridge" incidents in the first day, (That's certainly where it would escalate on my property) so they've figured out that they'll have to regulate and tax it away, and pick off those in noncompliance, one at a time . It's a very targeted way of being able to point out that any resistance isn't meeting the "letter of the new laws" instead of triggering so much carnage with a single grab, which would ultimately culminate in a bloodbath.

The good news is that many who voted for this Chicago thug are now recoiling in horror , having seen his true intent. My neighbor to the east is a true blue Democrat liberal. But even he embraces his shotguns and pistols as a constitutionally insured right. The difference is going to be all of the supporters of the 2nd Amendment, regardless of party affiliation, banding together to end this insanity.

The alternative , sadly (and Congress should be listening with both ears and an amplifier)is an outright assault on Congressional efforts that will infringe upon that right. And as one sign at the 9/12 assembly indicated... "We left our guns at home...this time".

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Update: Thanks to the huge interest in this posting. I'm getting 300 hits a day on this story alone. I've cleared the counter three times so far.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Hold that Fork

Reasons why America may not be done yet:
(as researched and posted by John, over at Powerline.

Despite the recession, by about 50 to 40 percent Americans continue to prefer smaller government with fewer services to larger government with more services (June ABC/Washington Post and CBS/New York Times polls). ...

A 58 to 35 percent majority say keep the budget deficit down even if it takes longer for the economy to recover (NBC/WSJ June). A 53 to 33 percent majority oppose more government regulation of the finance sector (Rasmussen October).

As Europeanizing policies receive more attention they become less popular. June's 50 to 45 percent approval of Democratic health care proposals morphs to a similar margin of disapproval in October (Rasmussen). And satisfaction with one's own health care arrangements rises from 29 percent in 2008 and 35 percent in May 2009 to 48 percent in August (Rasmussen again).

European elites support gun control and curbs on carbon emissions almost unanimously. Americans don't -- and are moving in the other direction. Support for a handgun ban has fallen from 60 percent in 1960 and 43 percent in the early 1990s to 29 percent in May 2009 (Gallup). By a 48 to 34 percent margin Americans believe global warming is caused by long-term planetary trends rather than human activity (Rasmussen April); in 2008 it was almost exactly the other way around. ...

Gallup reports that 39 percent of Americans this year say their views have grown more conservative, while only 18 percent say they have become more liberal.

Thanks for the research, John. I believe you are definitely onto something.
Given the devil they knew, compared to the devil who promised everything...Americans fell for it once. But as with Carter The First, they realize the error of their ways, and the recoil is decided and telling.

Spc. Stephan Mace is buried at Arlington Cemetery

Specialist Stephan Mace will be buried today in Arlington National Cemetery.

Mace and seven other soldiers were killed in a Taliban attack on their remote outpost in Afghanistan. They were all members of the 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.

Mace had a dream of joining the Army. He told his mother that he would continue his service after his Army stint by joining the Department of Homeland Security or the CIA.

"It was great to the see the kids and the families stand there and when the motorcade crossed the crest of the hill [into town] it was just silence.... It was holy," said Purcellville Mayor Robert Lazaro. "I think we wanted to say to the Mace family, 'Thank you. We respect what your son has done for us.' "

He was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart posthumously.

Friday, October 16, 2009

AlGore Rhythm..

Wow. Seems that Al Gore should market his inate ability to lower temperatures 20 degrees with the mere announcement that he'll be visiting a location.
He plans to come to Va to sell Mr. Deeds ..and it drops 30 degrees below our average temp for this time of year.

VV covered it first.... I'm just agreeing.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

What went wrong with Democrats?

I'm old enough to remember Tip O'neil. The man could roast you on the floor of the Congress, and not ten minutes later, he'd invite you to imbibe with him. He didn't dislike his counterparts....he disagreed with them on ideology.
And at the heart of it all, he loved his country. He wanted what he believed to be the best for it. We disagreed on policy, but never on principle.

I tripped across Zell Miller's speech to the RNC from 2004. I was reminded that he was from the old guard....Democrats who genuinely loved their country...and never apologized for it. Watch this and tell me that today's Democrats haven't become all-out socialists and comparison to the last generation of true Statesmen like Miller, who served his country as a Marine, and then came home to serve again as the people's representative.

Listen carefully to every word. Look past the lame partisan argument (which is the first proof of exactly what he's referencing)and listen to his pride and confidence in the missions we've accomplished. He's not apologetic for these efforts. He's proud of our intervention in matters that needed to be addressed. This is the stuff that made us great, and the defenders of the downtrodden and oppressed.

Zell Miller, American Defender and Democrat.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Piece Prize.

The only prize fit for this failure.


A DECADE????!!!!!

Today is my 10th Wedding Anniversary. There was a woman who'd put up with me for a decade after all.
Judy is a saint. She's the love of my life. We exchanged cards this morning, and they were just about identical.
She takes my involvement in the political world in stride. She allows me to
Thank you for a fast and fun ten years, Judy.
I'm ready to do this five or ten more times...mmmkay??

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Breakfast with a Champion!

Bob McDonnell was impressive this morning. His vision for the transportation initiatives is well defined - despite what his opposition says. Read some of the 12 points here.

Basically, Deeds admitted (practically verbatim) that his first action as Governor would be to put together a plan.
Just as he admitted to having to raise taxes after he also promised not to -- Deeds was like a doe in the headlights in his performance and seemed to be spooked by the fact that McDonnell was even in the room...albeit that this debate did not pit them in head-on exchanges, as Fairfax did...

Deeds made an awful lot of noise about creating jobs...when every business owner in the room (this was a Chamber of Commerce event)already knew that another democrat is forcing Cap and Trade down their throats ...and that the end result of that legislation, should it pass... would rip jobs from the Commonwealth in massive numbers as small entrepenuers who are just hanging on will have to close their doors ...since they can't ask the already strained customers for more money in rates and materials.

Seems like just one more democrat who's so far out of touch with the very people who carry the state's largest freight. And that's enough reason to get him and Kaine as far away from the driver's seat as is possible.

Update: I've been bombarded with excellent McDonnell commercials. The one where the women tell us exactly how friendly he is to working women (having appointed 50% of his deputies as women) is especially enjoyed. I also like the one where the women in his life tell how he has influenced their rise to their accomplishments.

Deeds, on the other hand has gone negative, made up imagined scenarios and reached into thin air for solutions. In his course, he's thrown Obama, Kaine and Warner under the bus...and appears to want to go back in time to Baliles' policies instead of grasping the 21st century solutions that McDonnel is pointing out.

Please volunteer at the phone banks

Just an hour or two. There are pre-arranged and volunteered phone lines waiting to be utilized. Do NOT think this thing is in the bag.
There are three kinds of volunteers, folks.
There are the volunteers that work, push, and demand that things happen.
There are volunteers who wait to see WHAT happens.
And there are volunteers who sleep thru it all, wake up and wonder "what happened"?

Don't be either of the last two. You are the key to this win. Give, if even modestly, of your time and beliefs and fill these phone banks. The more voters we reach, the bigger the win!!
Loudoun is prime fighting ground, and will be the reason one or the other claims the office of Governor. You will have been instrumental in that win. It's "bragging rights".

Leesburg Victory Office
312-C East Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20176
Field Director: Nate Parsons
(804) 525-8198

Ashburn Victory Office
44330 Premier Plaza, Suite 100
Ashburn, VA 20147
Field Director: Kyle Kunkler
(804) 814-0731

Office Hours for Both Locations:

Monday- Friday, 9:00AM-9:00PM
Saturday, 10AM-5PM
Sunday, 3:00PM-6:00PM

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Loudoun Independent on the way out....again.

Squeeking by last February with the implementation of Chapter 11 bankruptcy, it appears that John Geddy, Jr. is chasing that elusive end again by sacrificing his journalistic standard when he accepted a packaged story, complete with bow, that seriously defamed a local gentleman running for office in the 32nd.

Tag Greason, who is a personal friend and all around great guy, is the target of the democrat-dropped bomb requiring digging back in time to 1996 (beginning to see a pattern in the democrat's available tools, platforms and resources here?) to find a non-issue and try to turn it into a campaign issue. I presume this is their "nuclear option" and is brought to bear because they know that Tag's competition for the 32nd District will probably lose in November.

The issue itself is discussed here

As usual, Ric does a bang up job of tearing the story apart and performing in-depth inspection of the parts that compose the "facts" that Geddy forgot.

This may be another reason for the rise of blogs and the demise of "dead trees" - as Ric puts it.

I still remember that in the Presidential race back in 2008, one of Tag's democrat-leaning neighbors had his Obama sign stolen. Tag got him another one. I'm ecstatic that this is how the democrats repay that act of kindness...revealing that no good deed goes unpunished.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

COPN is granted to HCA

Let's see how INOVA stands after this. There are reams of Randy Kelly's opinions and statements to peruse if he launches a boat to sabotage this.

As it stands, HCA is making one more bid to give INOVA some healthy competition in Loudoun. If INOVA goes to war again...everything they said about Rt. 50 will become like lace bloomers and we'll see firsthand that it was never about location ...but money.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Purely Gifted!!

Two young journalists (yes, NYT and WaPO, this is what investigative reporting REALLY is) take out ACORN with a series of undercover captures, and the Census organization is nervous and divorces itself from the organizer turds.

Wait for it!!! Guess WHERE the next installment was filmed?? My bet is Chicago.

O'keefe and Giles deserve a medal! They've done what the Congressmen either couldn't, or were so entrenched and dirty with that they wouldn't.
Hat tip to these young and brilliant truth seekers.

I can only hope that Congress now sees that they need to defund and get ACORN out of the Nation's business. We've known they were dirty from the start, but nobody wanted to rock that boat. Now it's taking on water...and new holes keep popping in the boat. Let it sink, I say.

Update: In an overwhelming margin (83-7) the Senate has voted to deny ACORN $169 MIL. It's even more interestingt to note that Stuart Smalley voted to kill the ACORN conveinance as well.

Update: Yet another office of ACORN bites the big hook. This time it's California.
I still think there's a whole series of these reports and linked videos, and I'm still waiting for Chicago's turn.

Update: The House OVERWHELMINGLY withdraws even larger portions of ACORN's funding.
It is absolutely every American's job to spot any instance of ACORN (or it's many tentacles)thwarting transparency and attempting to dive back into the hog trough.

True stuff is always the funniest, folks.

Friday, September 11, 2009

9.11 is a deeply emotional day .

It is with a heavy heart that we remember the victims in Shanksville, the Pentagon and the Towers. It is with a heavy heart that we remember those who took the fight to the enemy in the years after that attack.
But I find lighter emotion when I reflect on the unity that Americans find on this day. There is still an overwhelming amount of the feelings that are the foundation of "If you pick on even the least of us, you have to deal with all of us."

I honor the sacrifice of every family who has faced the loss of a loved one, whether they be a victim in any of the attacks, the first responders who bravely went in to do what they must, or the families of servicemen who desired to seek out those who attacked us wherever they found them to make this "right".

For those still engaged in Afghanistan and cleaning up Iraq, I pray for your safety, and humbly thank you for your dedication to purpose eight years after this monstrosity.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Oh, how they like to blame Bush

Even now, these poor saps blame Bush first....despite the fact that he's been gone for 8 months. Never mind that he was a lame duck for the year before that. Congress, controlled by the Democrats, enacted most of the legislation that has come to pass in the past two years.

Now...hows this work??

And you think George W. Bush was a dummy?
If George W. Bush had made a joke at the expense of
the Special Olympics, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had given Gordon Brown a set of
inexpensive and incorrectly formatted DVDs, when Gordon
Brown had given him a thoughtful and historically
significant gift, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had given the Queen of England an iPod
containing videos of his speeches, would you have thought
this embarrassingly narcissistic and tacky?

If George W. Bush had bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia,
would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had visited Austria and made reference
to the non-existent "Austrian language," would you
have brushed it off as a minor slip?

If George W. Bush had filled his cabinet and circle of
advisers with people who cannot seem to keep current on
their income taxes, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had been so Spanish illiterate as to
refer to “Cinco de Cuatro” in front of the Mexican
ambassador when it was the fourth of May (Cuatro de Mayo),
and continued to flub it when he tried again, would you have
winced in embarrassment?

If George W. Bush had miss-spelled the word advice would
you have hammered him for it for years like Dan Quayle and
potatoe as “proof” of what a dunce he is?

If George W. Bush had burned 9,000 gallons of jet fuel to
go plant a single tree on “Earth Day”, would you have
concluded he’s a hypocrite?

If George W. Bush’s administration had okayed Air Force
One flying low over millions of people followed by a jet
fighter in downtown Manhattan causing widespread panic,
would you have wondered whether they actually “get” what
happened on 9-11?

If George W. Bush had been the first President to need
A teleprompter installed to be able to get through a press
conference, would you have laughed and said this is more
proof of how inept he is on his own and is really controlled
by smarter men behind the scenes?

If George W. Bush had failed to send relief aid to flood
victims throughout the Midwest with more people killed or
made homeless than in New Orleans , would you want it made
into a major ongoing political issue with claims of racism
and incompetence?

If George W. Bush had ordered the firing of the CEO of a
major corporation, even though he had no constitutional
authority to do so, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had proposed to double the national
debt, which had taken more than two centuries to accumulate,
in one year, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had then proposed to double the debt
again 10 times within years, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had reduced your retirement plan’s
holdings of GM stock by 90% and given the unions a majority
stake in GM, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had spent hundreds of thousands of
dollars to take Laura Bush to a play in NYC, would you have

See this

Monday, August 31, 2009

Sept. Calender

September takes off with a bang. On September the 3rd, there will be a special 3rd annual remembrance of my dear nephew's service and ultimate sacrifice. A lone buglar will sound Taps at the gravesite before our guests.
I leave for San Diego on a conference on the 6th, and won't arrive back until September 11th.
This continues with a remembrance of September 11th in several County locations. This will be the 8th year, folks.

The following day, September the 12th, the Tea Party Express rolls into town.
Follow them into DC... and join them...

On Wednesday, the 16th, there is a NRA-ILA free volunteer kick-off meeting This meeting is absolutely free and beverages and light snacks will be provided. It will run only about 60-90 minutes. It will insure that we are prepared to meet the challenges and opportunities regarding the Second Amendment we will face this election season. It's being held at the Holiday Inn Leesburg at Carradoc Hall
1500 East Market Street, Leesburg, VA. at 1900 Hrs.

On Friday, Sept. 25th, there will be a GoldStar Family Dinner at the Hilton Hotel in DC.Slated to appear are --
•President Barack Obama & First Lady Michelle Obama
•Former President George W. Bush & Mrs. Laura Bush
•Former President William J. Clinton & Secretary of State Hilary Clinton
•Former President George H.W. Bush & Mrs. Barbara Bush
•Former President James E. Carter & Mrs. Rosalynn Carter
•Vice President Joseph Biden & Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden
•Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger & First Lady Maria Shriver
•Members of the United States Senate
•Members of the United States House of Representatives
•Secretary of Defense Robert Gates
•Members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
•General Peter Pace
•Admiral Michael Mullen
•Former Mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani
•Gary Sinise, Actor
•Trace Adkins, Singer
•Players from Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards, & DC United sports teams.

And on Saturday, Sept. 26, the Fourth Annual Time Of Remembrance will remember those who were KIA in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and includes those that returned home, but died later of their wounds.
The program will be held at the US Capitol at 12:00 and will last until 13:30.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Infinite Wisdom......

In no particular order...but there are some doozies in here.

It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.

It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.

Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit: by consolidation of power first, and then corruption, its necessary consequence.

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.

Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.

Never spend your money before you have it.

Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.

The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it always to be kept alive.

The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first object.

I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs. (fore-telling of the actual takeover in 1916 by the not-so-federal-reserve???)

If our house be on fire, without inquiring whether it was fired from within or without, we must try to extinguish it.

A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government.

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.

A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.

An association of men who will not quarrel with one another is a thing which has never yet existed, from the greatest confederacy of nations down to a town meeting or a vestry.

Delay is preferable to error.

Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.

Errors of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.

Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.

It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others: or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own.

Why, none other than ....

-- Thomas Jefferson

Later this week when we cover Abraham Lincoln, the context of the quotes regarding the American Government evolves by about 100 years.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Bridge Dedicated in Madison County



Delegate R. Bell and Delegate Ed Scott worked with our family, and the family of Corporal Adam Fargo to get the dedication plaques onto the Bridge between Madison County, Va and Greene County.
My heartfelt thanks and deep gratitiude goes out to these fine gentlemen from the family of PFC Edwin "E.J." Andino.

Local account

Charlottesville edition

Friday, August 21, 2009

Greenvest Rumblings II

I have just learned that I need to be at the Courthouse steps on Tuesday morning.
Greenvest is in default on their properties, as well in arrears in nearly $100,000 in County property taxes.

"A leading area developer, Leonard S. “Hobie” Mitchel, said he will attend the auction but doesn’t intend to bid because, he understands, the bank is seeking 70 cents on the dollar for the property, which would yield about $91 million, and “it ain’t worth that much.”-- From the original piece

"Court records show that Greenvest secured a loan for $125 million to purchase the 4,123 acres in December 2005. In March 2008, the loan was increased to just over $130 million."

No doubt. When concerned citizens railed against the $20 MIL "sweetheart deal" for 99 of those acres....we actually understood that it was overpriced.

And another thought comes to mind... why did we bother dropping their assessment value, anyway. Obviously, the short term thinking of Ahmad Abdul-Baki wasn't going to be around to pay even the lesser amounts of taxes for long. He started the same game in the 1980's in Texas...and after the boom, he went into bancruptcy then. Advance to 2009, and it looks like that's one of his options again.

Does anyone ever take a positive lesson from a failure anymore?
I'm attending the auction. Stay tuned.

Update: iStar, who Greenvest was on the hook for $130 MIL, was on hand and secured the property for $69 MIL, seriously short of the .70 on the dollar mark.
Randy Rouse, who had a previous school site in contention, had the sharpest quip of the day... He offered that if he were younger, he'd have given his bidding a bit more serious thought... but that at 95, he added “I don’t buy green bananas.”
I like the guy's sense of humor.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Recession over? They're joking, right??

If not, they should focus on the fact that there were 2 year, three year, and five year ARMs that were financed. Sometime in our immediate future...those 5 year ARM loans are going to need their balloon payments or a refinance. Consider that the jobs that have been lost by many who have those ARMs leave those refinances out of the question....
Speaking of unemployment, as I've reported before--- 15 states have reported 10% unemployment when Obama promised that the bail-out would stop job loss at 8%.
And to be fair...some have exhausted their benefits and are no longer being counted in that number-- which makes the artificial number even happier than the reality of the situation.
I'd say that it's a torpedo headed right at Obama's inadequate planning...again. This guy was supposed to be "bright", "talented" and "messiah-like".
So far, all Americans have seen is the bumbling "hot-ready-for-prime-time grab-ass that was predicted by those who looked at his real record.

Add to that ... his personal popularity is diving along with the healthcare debacle....and some 57 % of us do not want democrats working on this problem by themselves. They trust the Republicans an awful lot more with the decisions.

Pile on a report-your-neighbor website that collected e-mails and an overly anxious Axelrod sending out SPAM to those e-mails...and this is approaching a written comedy.
But we can't afford to laugh. If they pass any of this before 2010, we're screwed.
The Calvary is on the way, people. But we need to hold the fort until they arrive.

In 2010, it is now anticipated that the Republicans will make huge gains to combat this lunacy, as I predicted. You cannot lurch to the liberal side when 40 % of us self-identify as conservatives, and a mere 15% self-identify as liberals.
Dissing your constituents and charging them $25 to attend your town hall meeting is a general invitation to insanity, dems. What the hell were you thinking?

Friday, August 7, 2009

Townhalls now bloody....thanks to the Unions.

The opposition has the gall to call us "astroturfers".
SIEU (Service Industries Employees Union)"goons" have been dispatched to numerous town hall meetings to smash opposition from citizens like you and me.
They finally went to far in punching a black man in the face and then kicking him for exercising his First Amendment right. The culprits? Union bulldozers dispatched to intimidate the folks who want to tell their representatives that they ain't happy.
This is only the beginning folks. It's the "Chicago way", and unfortunately, it's bound to meet a plethora of John Friggin' Wayne and Chuck Friggin' Norris tea party bulldozers before long.

Interesting use of accusations against normal everyday Americans, however....
Accusations of swastikas, nooses, etc. Everything old is brand new, huh??

There are plenty of pics out there of Bush's face plastered on a dummy in a noose, too.

And hold on..the hypocrisy of the left isn't over yet...

"I say to the president, Mr. President, if you think that our troops in Iraq are there to fight for democracy, do not destroy it at home by cutting off our freedom of speech. . . . "So I thank all of you who have spoken out for your courage, your point of view. All of it. Your advocacy is very American and very important. . . . There's nothing more articulate, or more eloquent, to a member of Congress than the voice of his or her own constituent. . . . I'm a fan of disruptors,"--Nancy Pelosi, speaking to a San Francisco town hall meeting, Jan. 17, 2006

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Greenvest rumblings.

Evil corporation Greenvest is rumored to have divested their acreage.
The downturn in the economy seems to have served at least one purpose, after all.
Details are IN!! Seems it was worse than what I suspected. New story is up.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

WHOA!!! What is this???

This looks interesting. A certified copy of a registered birth. To the Obamas. In Kenya. Entered at the District Registry Office the 9th of August, 1961.


The release of the purported Kenyan birth certificate immediately prompted hundreds to challenge its validity.

As the document mentioned here became known as a forgery---I have a huge amount of dissappointment and disdain for the retard who tried to foist it upon us. God knows there's enough proof without manufacturing it.
In most recent news....Obama hasn't opened his records (any of them--so much for transparency, right?)radically changing course from the actions of every president before him since 1988. All of them produced their records (even if some of them did it grudgingly)...but this current guy is somehow above that. I guess he calls this stalling.... "change".

Here's the hypocrite of the week.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Greetings! Oh...further meetings will now be cancelled.

Rep. Tim Bishop, D-N.Y., has called off all of his further events. He tried to have a townhall meeting in Setauket, N.Y., but evidently when the folks weren't thrilled with his message, and the protesters dominated the meeting by shouting criticisms at the congressman for his positions on energy policy, health care and the auto bailout..he called the police and cancelled out. How far out of sync does one have to be?? Tim, I really hope when you're up for reelection, you'll take a lesson from this experience. You're accountable, and the people are not lemmings-- much to your dismay.

Similarly,Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn), Sen. Claire McCaskill(D-MO), Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Tex), Rep. Allen Boyd (D-Fla),and more locally, Rep. Thomas Perriello, (D-Va) have all had town meetings that started to go off the track they had intended.
This is DIRECTLY proportionate with the tin ear that these Democrats have used to listen to the majority of their voters. In fact...the latest Rasmussen Polling indicates that an alarming 59% of the population of the US does not support Cap N'Trade or health care reform as the Democrats have framed it.

Recently, our old favorite. Diane(It's alright for me to carry a concealed weapon, but not the little people)Feinstein threw several of the elderly out of her Los Angeles office because she didn't like their attitude when they finally figured out that she thought they were expendable in her version of the AARP endorsed bills..

UPDATE: Today, Aug.5th, two more Dems went home to Arkansas to heated Town Halls.
And there are some of the liberal dipshits who insist that the same group is coordinating the outrage at all of these Town Halls...across the country. THAT IS DENIAL, folks.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

My part-time job

Some might have a worse one. I've begun samplings of the work that a visibility Chair position of the Party might undertake--or oversee.
I installed these signs for a neighbor, and I purchased the lumber, hardware and stakes
with my own dinero.
All who drove by the corner of 287 and Wenner will now understand what I was doing there.
Thanks to the couple of folks who stopped to chat.



Friday, July 17, 2009

The next tumbler in the lock falls...

Today, the AP reported that 15 States and the District of Columbia are now past the 10% unemployment figure...
Yet, Obumbler seems to think that Cap n' Trade and heathcare reform are still okay..because, much worse could they force the unemployment rate up?

Here's a clue, geniuses....
When those companies who are barely hanging on right now go under because they can't pay for electricity or gasoline without raising their rates on customers who are already screaming about the costs of their goods...and they end up closing the doors and releasing all of those workers into the unemployment'll get the picture. But, by then, it'll be too late.

When you tax the bejesus out of those businesses who you've planned to saddle with the burden of the healthcare program...despite the fact that they show well on paper..but are really just passing on a great deal of that money in'll get it. They, too...will close down rather than fight harder to satisfy a program and a way of life with no reward in it for them. But by the time you've figured that'll be too late.

And by all means...keep jerking the stock market around and changing the rules.
Pretty soon, you'll have all the investors so'll be MUCH safer to bury their money in a minimal interest account somewhere else and acrue 5% ...while we wait ten years for them to feel like the market is a steady enough place where they can invest money for a better return. That's what was called an "investor's holiday" back in 1930...when FDR did much the same thing, and his investor money DISAPPEARED until 1941 when only WWII brought it back out.

You know that old adage...Those that ignore history are destined to repeat it.
Thanks in advance, dumbasses.

As companies feel the weight of the taxes and other operating cost being brought down on them...they begin to shed weight. A number of companies, many with employees who are like family to them... have begun to work out how to lighten the load. A couple of owners that I know have figured out a perfect solution...
Go out into the parking lot, note which employees have Obama bumper stickers ---and give those individuals the first round of RIF releases.
When they complain...just tell them "You wanted CHANGE. This is definitely a CHANGE."

Thursday, July 16, 2009

New Developments with El-Atari ...

Access the updates HERE instead of searching.

What goes up has to come down...

As I suggested they would back in January...Obama's approval ratings have begun to free fall. Oddly, there are still 33% of us that still strongly approve of that socialist agenda and have stayed glued to this guy's hip. I liken these people to slinkies. They really don't provide the rest of us with anything substantial...but it is fun to kick them down stairs just to watch them work for a change.

HERE is some more good news for the conservative among us...whether you be a Republican or a Blue Dog. You've got no fight with the Monk.


Check out this graph. Obama is falling like a meteor from outer was predicted by the long-term thinkers in the crowd. Of course, the seat-of-their-pants crowd begged to argue...but then again...they're better suited to a quick game of checkers than an intense and deeply intellectual engagement of Chess with a worthy opponent.

Pretty soon, we'll all see him like this...and it'll be Republican time again for another decade.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

You really, really have to love Palin and the Blue Collar Philosophy

He is onto most of the days news before I even get in these days.I've just started reading the blog in the past three months...and he nails down quite a bit!
The post of the hour tells us why Palin may have left the office, and the final straw that broke the camel's back may have been liberals twisting her every move in the office into a conspiracy.
When none of these witch hunts became fruitful, I think she decided to end the occurrence and save the Alaskan people around $800K (which it had already cost the state in their defense against these twisted little conspiracy nuts) ...and in that same instant...she freed herself to do the Party's work. She can appear at rally's for the Party on the drop of a hat. She can become the vocal and never-ending thorn in Barack (Wikipedia says he's born in Kenya)Obama's side from here till 2012.

Thanks to the shriveled little jackass who pushed just a little too hard up there in Alaska ---and turned loose the hurricane.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Allegheny's march just hit a steep slope

They're beginning to run into more serious issues as time goes by.
Just last week, a group in the Frederick County neighborhood of Kemptown have filed a motion to intervene on a proposed electric substation planned for Bartholows Road.

The motion, filed Monday by the Citizens Against the Kemptown Electric Substation, states that an alternative location for the PATH substation has not been considered.

The suit could affect the Maryland Public Service Commission's decision on the Potomac Appalachian Transmission Highline. The substation would be the end point for the $1.8 billion, 300-mile, 765 kilovolt power line.

In other PATH news, I stumbled across an excellent blog that diagnoses the situation far more frequently than I do. In West Virginia, The Power Line recently put up a similar story about 200 citizen intervenors that have joined opposition up till July 11's count.
They follow with the PSC staff questions HERE.

All Virginia's citizens have to do is turn the heat up here under the SCC and our Senators (who are amazingly ABSENT on this matter--Sen.Warner even going so far as to say that this was not his "primary" constituency)and we can complete a trifecta of opposition.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

New developments in BirthCertificategate

We began to cover this here but lately, two huge developments have been brought forward.
Combined in a one-two punch, they emphasize the incredible measures that are being taken to insure that Obama is able to stay put.
The first regards the State of Hawaii. The state, which had excluded the controversial "short" document as proof of native Hawaiian status, has changed its policy and now makes a point of including it stating in its qualifications that they are now accepted "because they are official government records documenting an individual's birth."

The question is: Did the President/Whitehouse pressure them to do so? It has been pointed out that the document Barack Obama has released as proof of a Hawaiian birth was not even accepted by the Hawaiian Home Lands program, presumably because it was not a reliable test of an actual Hawaiian birth.

Sometime in the last 30 days that policy changed – without fanfare – amid increasing scrutiny by an increasing number of parties who are either involved in legal action to see the original birth certificate, or are coming onboard with a number of public petitions to force the State to show the public record.

The second item, and the most damning evidence that something is rotten in Washington, is the changes that occurred at over the 7th of July.
An entry that previously stated that the President was born at Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii--now reads that he was born in Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women and Children-- because the President stuck his foot in his mouth and contradicted himself.
That a website would actually scrub information and replace it with the "current version" is in keeping with the latest leitmotif of the Obama train. If it doesn't jive with the truth, just change the truth. If reporters start asking the wrong questions, just get them off the plane. If Helen Thomas asks the wrong question, just laugh her off and cut the cameras as quick as we can.

Look, walking on water is one thing...but trying to cut out any coverage of a guy who can't is a little more than's the worst kind of flummery.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Independence Day...the real costs...

While we're all enjoying the 4th, I want to get something off my chest about Americans today. Sure, there are plenty of folks who do think of our fallen, and for those folks, I'm thankful.

But there is a mass ignorance among a larger number of exactly what the Fourth of July actually signifies.

Of the 56 who signed the original Declaration of Independence and participated in the rebellion to give America her first taste of independence from the British, some gave of their lives- at the hands of the British. Many gave of their wealth, and died pennyless..
Some of the worst cases of their unfortunate sacrifices are below.

William Stockton was captured and imprisoned by the British when they overran New Jersey. He was not released until several years later, with no medical treatment and generally kept in very poor condition. He lost all of his extensive library, writings, and all of his property during the British invasion. He died a pauper in Princeton at the age of 51, and it was most likely linked to his years in captivity.

Carter Braxton was born of a wealthy family in Newington Plantation, Virginia. He lost almost all of his wealth in the course of the revolution, in large part through attacks on his ships by the British forces.

Francis Lewis lost all of his property, on Long Island, New York, to the destruction of the Revolutionary war.

At the battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson Jr., noted that the British General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson home for his headquarters. He quietly urged General George Washington to open fire. The home was destroyed, and Nelson died bankrupt.

In early 1776, a decree was delivered from England -- offering a large reward for the capture of several of these leading figures of the revolution and their radical assemblies.

Add to this the many patriots since those days, to the great ones...the Greatest Generation-- who fought to avenge us after a sucker punch from Japan, and an insult to that injury by the bastards of 1940 Germany...

If you are, or have ever been , a fighting man... My thoughts are with you today.
You see, only you and I understand the distinction. No one else has had the burden that we've carried without complaint.

They've never felt compelled to offer their service to their country. They've never served in a capacity that might have demanded their lives in exchange for the completion of a necessary directive. This ain't 1940, and if you asked them to ration anything for a war effort in order to win, they'd cry like babies about how you're depriving them of THEIR fundamental rights!

I salute you, soldier. Wherever you are today. Whether you're retired, having done your part, and enjoying a well-deserved rest. Whether you're still on a tour...because I support you and your mission. Whether you gave the last full measure...and you're looking down on the rest of us.

Thank you for your service. Without it, we'd be just another failed government experiment..