Saturday, August 25, 2012

Sen. Webb Wants A "Do Over" On Obamacare

Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) when interview on "Daily Rundown" on MSNBC was asked "Is there any one vote you would want back if you could do it over again?"

His response:

My great regret on that is that the whole health care issue could have been handled differently by the adminstration and over here..
Watch the video:

 

While half way through the answer Sen. Web said he did not regret the vote, I think it is interesting that the health care vote comes to mind when asked about regrets. Also, it is interesting to note that Sen. Webb was concerned about how it was handle, "that there wasn't clear set of principals" and "conflicting information".   He admits to voting for the bill so we could "move forward".

Thankfully, Sen Webb decided to vacate his Senate seat. 

George Allen is the only senate candidate running that has stated he would vote to repeal health care. So in a way, Virginia will get to have a "do over" on health care reform.

“Throughout our conversation, it was clear that skyrocketing health care costs and the overreaching, big-government mandates from the government health care law are creating only one certainty: Washington is not working for them.  That’s why I want to repeal the health care law and give Virginians the freedom to choose affordable, portable, and personal market-based health care solutions.   Options include Health Savings Accounts, allowing small businesses to join together across State lines in larger risk pools for lower insurance costs and  allowing the State flexibility to manage Medicaid more smartly and efficiently.  I want to be Virginians’ voice in the U.S. Senate for less government and more Freedom for women and men to create their own success.”

 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Eric Cantor To Debate Democrat Challenger



From the Richmond Times Dispatch

 House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-7th, will debate Democratic challenger Wayne Powell on Friday, Sept. 28.

This debate may not get the headlines and will more than likely be over shadowed by the Presidential and the Vice Presidential debates. Those of us who follow Virginia 7th district politics know this is a big deal. Cantor has not debated anyone in a general election since 2002.  Cantor received huge criticism for declining to debate the democrat challenger in 2010, frankly I think that Rep. Cantor did him a huge favor.

In any event, the 7th congressional district will get their debate this year.  Save me a seat and I will bring the popcorn.


In Virginia Theaters Tomorrow: 2016 Obama's America



We posted about this movie earlier in August.  So it is with great excitement that we are updating that this movie is coming to theaters in Virginia tomorrow.  Watch this recent interview with Dinesh D'souza, the films co-author and co-director of the film.



Here is the list of theaters that will be showing it according to the website.  Contact the local theater for show times.


21st Century Cinema 12
Abingdon, VA

Hoffman 22
Alexandria, VA

Kingstowne 16
Alexandria, VA

Potomac Yard 16
Alexandria, VA

AMC Courthouse Plaza 8
Arlington, VA

Fox 16 & IMAX
Ashburn, VA

Tinseltown 14
Bristol, VA

Downtown Mall 6
Charlottesville, VA

Greenbrier 13
Chesapeake, VA

New River Valley Stadium 14
Christianburg, VA

Southpark Mall Stadium 16
Colonial Heights, VA

Danville Stadium Cinema
Danville, VA

Rave Fairfax Corner 14
Fairfax, VA

Fredricksburg 14
Fredericksburg, VA

Virginia Center 20
Glen Allen, VA

AMC Hampton Towne Center 24
Hampton, VA

Cobb Cinebistro @ Peninsula
Hampton, VA

Harrisonburg Stadium 14
Harrisonburg, VA

Cobb Village 12 Cinema
Leesburg, VA

River Ridge Stadium 14
Lynchburg, VA

Manassas Stadium 14
Manassas, VA

AMC Tyson Corners 16
Mclean, VA

Kiln Creek 20
Newport News, VA

MacArthur Center 18
Norfolk, VA

Bow Tie Movieland at Boulevard
Richmond, VA

Commonwealth 20 & IMAX
Richmond, VA

Short Pump 14
Richmond, VA

Westchester Commons 16
Richmond, VA

Valley View Grande Stadium 16
Roanoke, VA

Countryside 20
Sterling, VA

Harbour View 16
Suffolk, VA

AMC Lynnhaven 18
Virgina Beach, VA

Columbus 12
Virgina Beach, VA

New Town 12
Williamsburg, VA

AMC Potomac Mills 18
Woodbridge, VA

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

New AFP-Virginia Ad Airs Today

A new American's for Prosperity-Virginia ad airs today that highlight's Tim Kaine's tax and spend history.

“Governor Kaine needs to change his ways if he is going to help move Virginia and America forward,” continued Jackson. “During his first year as Governor, Tim Kaine proposed over a billion dollars in tax hikes. While he inherited a budget surplus, he left office with a $4.2 billion budget shortfall. He was an avid supporter of President Obama’s healthcare law.”

Here is the ad:


Saturday, August 11, 2012

Romney Ryan Rally in Ashland ~ Photos

Well,  V.P. watch is over and the winner is Paul Ryan.  I am super happy. LOVE Paul Ryan, but I admit that I am a little surprise. There was no doubt that Gov. McDonnell was on the short list and the reason I am a little surprised is that McDonnell would have been the "safe" pick for Romney.  Paul Ryan is a little bit of a risk, but I think that is a point for Romney in my book.  He is willing to take that risk.

Here are some photo from the rally today, it was an awesome time!



















 Romney and Ryan!  Game On, Obama!


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

V.P. Watch: Gov. McDonnell Back On The Short List

All signs are pointing to yes, he is back on the short list.  Shaun Kenney at Bearing Drift has even gone as far as "calling it".



This report: Where in the world is Romney's running mate? from a local Boston, Ma station makes some excellent points.
  1. Romney is expected to select someone ready to assume the presidency on Day One.
  2. The Romney campaign also wants a team player.
Then add to this the fact that Virginia is going to be a hard fought swing state that Gov. McDonnell won in a landslide.  It almost seems a no brainer.

The report also continues with:

Portman, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell are expected to join Romney on segments of a bus tour that begins Saturday in Virginia and moves to North Carolina, Florida and Ohio. Pawlenty has campaign events scheduled for New Hampshire next weekend. And each of the men has scheduling holes in the coming days that could allow him to slip away quietly for a big announcement.
 
More clues lie among the speaker's list for the upcoming Republican National Convention. Romney's pick probably wouldn't have scored one of the spots; the convention speakers now include South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez , former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

The last and exciting thing is Mitt Romney will be on a bus tour of Virginia on Saturday and will be stopping Ashland, VA, details here.  Could the announcement be made in a couple of days??  Well, I guess we will see.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Mitt Romney Will Be in Ashland Saturday

Here are the details:



 Join Us for an Event as Part of the
“Romney Plan for a Stronger Middle Class” Bus Tour
with Mitt Romney

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

Doors open at 11:30 AM | Event Begins at 12:30 PM
 
Homemades by Suzanne
102 North Railroad Avenue
Ashland, VA 23005
 

To RSVP, please visit:www.mittromney.com/


For questions, contact us at:

For Important Campaign Updates: Text VA to GOMITT (466488)

Monday, August 6, 2012

MOVIE: 2016 Obama's America

This past weekend at the Defending the American Dream Summitt hosted by American for Prosperity, we got to see a screening of a new movie that is in limited release right now.  2016: Obama's America.  The tag line is .... love him or hate him you don't know him.   How true.



While I am firmly in the column of "not a fan" of President Obama this movie has given me a new perspective about Obama.  2016 Obama's America takes audiences on a gripping visual journey into the heart of the world’s most powerful office to reveal the struggle of whether one man's past will redefine America over the next four years. The film examines the question, "If Obama wins a second term, where will we be in 2016?"

For the first time, that I know of, Dinesh D'Souza interviews George Obama, Obama's half brother and talks with people who knew Obama and his family when he was a child.

Immersed in exotic locales across four continents, best selling author Dinesh D’Souza races against time to find answers to Obama’s past and reveal where America will be in 2016. During this journey he discovers how Hope and Change became radically misunderstood, and identifies new flashpoints for hot wars in mankind’s greatest struggle. The journey moves quickly over the arc of the old colonial empires, into America’s empire of liberty, and we see the unfolding realignment of nations and the shape of the global future.
At the moment this is  not being shown in Virginia, but they are adding theaters weekly.  Even if you have to drive to the next city over to see this movie it will be totally worth it.... and don't forget to take your friends.




UPDATE:  This movie will be released in Virginia on Aug 24th. It will be at the following theaters in Central Virginia:

Virginia Center 20
Glen Allen, VA
Commonwealth 20 & IMAX
Richmond, VA
Short Pump 14
Richmond, VA
Westchester Commons 16
Richmond, VA


Tuesday, July 31, 2012

UPDATE: More On Possible Voter Fraud

A week ago we posted about VoterParticipation.org database discrepancies that sent pre-filled voter registration forms to pets and deceased people. This week we have an update to that story, plus this bit of breaking news.  

A U.S. District Court Judge in Washington, D.C. has confirmed that, contrary to everything we were told, Obama administration officials at the highest levels did in fact directly interfere with and shut down the criminal prosecution of armed Black Panthers who showed up at a voting station.  You can watch the video here, to refresh your memory.

Now this, was interesting photo that was tweeted on Saturday, by a friend of Richmond Patrtiots, looks like Organizing For America is offering to help ex-felon's vote?

Photo tweeted by @marchimb on 7/28/12
According to the tweet this photo was taken at the Charlottesville, VA Farmer's Market.

Now, for the update on last weeks post about the VPC, the Richmond Times dispatch did a follow up piece which reported that the voter group has a history of problems including:

 In North Carolina, ahead of the 2008 Democratic presidential primary, the group was responsible for automated calls to residents — many of whom were already registered — telling them to expect registration packets in the mail. The problem? The registration period for the primary already had closed.

The organization, then known as "Women's Voices. Women Vote," ultimately agreed to pay a $100,000 civil penalty to the state and refrain from political activity in North Carolina through the general election
In Louisiana, forms sent by the group in 2008 — with many going to already-registered voters — lacked information the state required, according to news reports. When residents filled them out anyway and sent them in, registrars were forced to send out new forms requesting the additional information.
 This year, Louisiana is experiencing problems similar to Virginia's, prompting Secretary of State Tom Schedler to comment that a recent mailing "opens the door to voter fraud."
 Similar issues in Arizona in 2007 prompted then-Secretary of State Jan Brewer, now the governor, to issue a warning to residents, calling the mailings "deceptive."
Earlier this year in Colorado, the group sent forms lacking a mandatory signature field to thousands of residents. That forced state officials to urge that residents check with local clerks to make sure they were properly registered.
This was just a small sampling of the issues. You can read the entire RTD article HERE

As you can see we had a busy week following the voter fraud cases and the potential for voter fraud.  Bottom line, be on the look out, if you get anything that is third party or just doesn't look right report it to your local voters registra office.

And if you see the OFA table registering voters, can you ask them what a ex-felon has to do to vote.  I am just curious about how they would answer.

Don't forget Aug 1. is Chick-Fil-a Appreciation Day

Monday, July 30, 2012

Rally to Repeal. #Handsoff my health care.


Upper Senate Park, Washington, D.C.
Friday, August 3
Noon - 1 PM

 With
Tim Phillips, Americans for Prosperity
Congressman Paul Ryan
Penny Nance, Concerned Women for America
Jim Martin, 60 Plus Association

You already know that President Obama is attempting to force a multi-trillion dollar takeover of health care and push a massive new tax. But you can fight back. The Supreme Court decision was frustrating, but not a decisive setback. You may have already heard how AFP is organizing dozens of rallies and events in more than 20 states to defend health care freedom. One of our most important rallies is coming up soon, and we need your help as we rally for repeal!

Come join other free-market grassroots activists from across the country at Upper Senate Park on  August 3rd!

Meet us at the park or take an AFP shuttle bus from the Defending the American Dream Summit at the Hilton Washington. 

If taking the AFP shuttle bus, meet at the rear bus entrance of the Washington Hilton at 10 AM.  Buses will drop-off for the rally at Union Station and reload in the same location from 1:15-1:30 PM to return attendees to the Hilton Washington. 
 


 

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Chick Fil A Appreciation Day, Aug 1st


As Mike Huckabee put on the facebook page: We're simply asking people to eat chicken and not to be one when it's time to take a stand-our appreciation is not only for the views of Dan Cathy, but for his right to have them and express them freely.

This issue is freedom of speech! Gay right advocates who are crying foul, because of the views of Dan Cathy, have no evidence that any gay person has been mistreated or discriminated against at a Chick-fil-A.

One of the things I love about the free market and capitalism is the freedom to "vote" with our dollars. To buy whatever product we want, or need, and what we like. I like Chick-Fil-A. I also like some other popular companies (which I will not name here) that I know for a fact the owners/ceo's have a different take on issues than I. That does not prevent me from purchasing their product.

Chick-Fil-A on the other hand, has a product I like, and I respect their point of view. I don't need a reason to go to Chick-Fil-A, which is why I have been to our local resturant twice in the last 5 days.

Taken 7/27/12 around 1:30pm
 This photo was taken at, what should have been, the end of the lunch rush around 1:30 pm.  I'm pretty sure most of the people were just there for lunch.  I admit my motives were dual in nature, lunch and appreciation.  I was "voting" with my dollars and I probably will for the next several months whenever our family has an opportunity to eat out, except on Sunday, of course.

And then there is this.... I would be completely remiss if I did not post this:

 

 

Please consider going to Chick-fil-a if not on Aug 1. some time in the next week.  It truly is a pleasure.
 

Saturday, July 28, 2012

It's No Big Deal, Dogs and Cats Can't Vote

Orginally posted on Richmond Patriots Blog Forum on 7/24/2012

Yesterday, in the Richmond Times Dispatch they printed this article about pets and deceased persons receiving pre-printed voter registration forms:

Voter-registration forms being mailed to Virginia residents are addressed to dead relatives, children, family members in other states, non-U.S. citizens, people with similar names, existing registered voters and residents' cats and dogs. The errant forms are among tens of thousands being distributed in Virginia by a national voter-registration group that pre-populates the documents with key information, including names and addresses of prospective voters

We have all hear the complaints of dead people or people in prison voting, but the pets is a new one for me. I guess it was just a matter of time. According to the RTD article the Voter Participation Center, the group responsible for the mailings targets Democrat-leaning voting blocks such as young adults, unmarried women, African-Americans and Latinos. The center calls these voting groups the "Rising American Electorate."

 So I went to their website to check it out and found they had posted a responseto the RTD article. It was very telling:

The Voter Participation Center (VPC) only focus on the "Americans excited by the once every-four-year election... And that’s an opportunity we’ve seized" But their mission, or motto is, Driving Population Growth, Significantly Under-registered and Underrepresented in Electorate, Hurt by New Voting Rules and Restrictions.
Here is an excerpt from the VPC response:
 The latest story in The Richmond Times Dispatch is a perfect example of the disservice these kinds of story do to civic engagement efforts like ours designed to make it more convenient for unregistered Virginians to vote. The article gives some a platform to raise the specter of “voter fraud.” The assertion made in the story that mailings of voter registration applications “can create opportunities for voter fraud” is just wrong.
 and to prove it:

The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University has studied voter fraud issues for years and they have concluded that “by any measure, voter fraud is extraordinarily rare.” The fact is that a dog receives a voter registration application, a credit card application, or a magazine subscription appeal in the mail doesn’t mean fraud is the intent – it simply means there’s a mistake in the mailing list.
and just in case we are still to smart to take them at their word, here is a PSA-type video to help us.


See, now if you can't trust a dog and cat when they say they won't vote. Who can you trust?

 The bottom line is that VPC is saying that it is only a minimal amount erroneous forms that were mailed. But the reality, "It is clear that hundreds, if not thousands, of applications were delivered to those ineligible to vote," Donald L. Palmer, secretary of the Virginia Board of Elections, wrote this month in a letter to the organization. Well, I think this registrar says it best:

 "I don't know what this center is, and maybe they think they're doing a good thing," said Chesterfield County Registrar Lawrence C. Haake II, whose office received 30 more of the forms last week. "But they're not."
UPDATE:

Romney Campaign Ask VA Attorney Genernal to investigate possible voter fraud

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

U.S. Gives $360 Million to Taliban

http://grumpyelder.com/?p=22410

Secretary of Defense Panetta doesn’t believe the Pentagon needs Congressional Approval to go to War or anything else. The implication is The Obama Administration is capable of running the country’s military affairs all by themselves. Now it turns out that Panetta’s Pentagon is funding the enemy.

www.catholic.org posts:

Investigation shows US has been paying the Taliban to fight.

A careful audit of combat support and reconstruction contracts reveals that at least $360 million in US tax dollars has gone to fund the Taliban and terrorist operations in Afghanistan. Corrupt contractors and subcontractors are responsible for the diversion of funds which have surely resulted in harm to soldiers and civilians throughout the region.

www.catholic.org

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Obama Displays Ignorance While Giving A Slap to the British


Obama Displays Ignorance While Giving a Slap to the British

From lonelyconservative.com:

Last year the Obama administration decided to take sides in the disagreement between Great Britain and the people of the Falklands against the socialists in Argentina and Venezuela.

Naturally, he sided with the socialists, which was a slap in the face to our British allies.

He gave the Brits a verbal slap over the weekend, only this time he sounded like a complete ignoramus.

President Obama erred during a speech at the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, when attempting to call the disputed archipelago by its Spanish name.

Instead of saying Malvinas, however, Mr Obama referred to the islands as the Maldives, a group of 26 atolls off that lie off the South coast of India.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Hands Off My Healthcare Rally


Hands Off My Health Care Rally

The United States Supreme Court, Washington, D.C.

March 27th at 1:00PM


March 23rd, 2012, marks an important and unfortunate anniversary. It will have been exactly two years since President Obama forced his unpopular health care takeover onto the American people and now the Supreme Court is set to hear arguments and make a ruling on that very issue.

The U.S. Supreme Court will be considering the constitutionality of several elements of the President's health care bill. This may be our best chance to overturn this offense against our health care freedoms. That's why Americans for Prosperity will be hosting a Hands Off My Health Care rally for free-market grassroots activists from Virginia and across the country at the Supreme Court on March 27th.

Americans for Prosperity - Virginia will host bus rides to DC from the following locations:

NOVA: Centreville, Culpeper, Leesburg, Warrenton, Winchester

Central-I95: Dale City, Fredericksburg, Richmond Metro

I-81: Harrisonburg, Roanoke, Woodstock, Wythville

Southside Charlottesville, Lynchburg, Martinsville

Eastern VA Newport News, VA Beach, Williamsburg

We must remind the Court and all of Washington that the President's health care takeover is an affront to free-market principles and our Constitution. Not only is the individual mandate unconstitutional, but it forces consumers to enter the health insurance market against their will.

Click here to read more about the individual mandate.

Click here to register for the Hands Off My Health Care Rally now!


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Monday, January 9, 2012

Obama Sure Is Happy About the Unemployment Rate

Obama is happy about the 8.5% unemployment figures. And so is the media. Could the re-election process be this year? But, how are these figures calculated? Read on...

The lonelyconservative reposts:

President Obama sure is happy with an unemployment rate of 8.5%, so is the media.

President Obama has claimed success. He has hailed the latest jobs report as “real progress” for the economy.

We have waited years for this “real progress” to happen. Real progress is an unemployment rate of 8.5 percent. Real progress is the more than 13 million still out of work. Real progress is the 18.2 percent underemployed (total unemployed and discouraged workers). Heck, real progress is the 1.4 million homes lost to foreclosure (and counting).

Read the whole thing for examples of how the media is helping Obama claim success. I’m sure they will fail to mention that there are now far fewer Americans in the labor force than when Obama took office, and if not for so many simply giving up the unemployment rate would be much higher. In short, the economy still sucks.

Via Fox Nation, Daniel Wetter writes:

President Obama has claimed success. He has hailed the latest jobs report as “real progress” for the economy.

We have waited years for this “real progress” to happen. Real progress is an unemployment rate of 8.5 percent. Real progress is the more than 13 million still out of work. Real progress is the 18.2 percent underemployed (total unemployed and discouraged workers). Heck, real progress is the 1.4 million homes lost to foreclosure (and counting).

Paulcraigroberts post tries to set the record straight on how the unemployment numbers are calculated

The following report is based on the work of statistician John Williams of shadowstats.com.

Today’s (Friday, January 6) payroll jobs report of 200,000 new jobs in December is overstated by at least 82,000 jobs. As approximately 130,000 new jobs are needed each month to stay even with population growth, the December job figures actually indicate that the US economy fell another 12,000 jobs behind.

Forty-two thousand of the reported jobs are the result of a glitch in the BLS seasonal adjustment model that produces a false jump in December “couriers and messengers” jobs.

Forty thousand of the jobs result from the “birth/death” model that BLS uses to estimate the net effect of unreported jobs lost from business closures and jobs gained from new start-ups. The model is structured to represent normal times. During the bottom bouncing of this protracted downturn, the model over-estimates new jobs from start-ups and under-estimates job losses from business failures.

The official unemployment rates (U3 and U6) no longer measure all of the unemployed. The Clinton administration ceased counting as unemployed workers who had given up looking for a job for one year or longer. No discouraged workers are included in the widely reported U3 measure. The U6 measure includes workers who have been discouraged for less than one year.

In other words, the longer an economy is in the doldrums, the less the official unemployment rates are reliable measures of the extent of unemployment. The unemployment rate in December as measured by U3 is 8.5%; as measured by U6 which includes short-term discouraged workers (less than one year) is 15.2%. John Williams’ measure which includes the long-term unemployed is 22.4%.

In other words, the real unemployment rate is 2.6 times the widely reported U3 rate, which is the rate emphasized by policymakers and the financial press.

In