28 March 2007
From December of 2006, Iraq: Bush Didn't Lie After All , outlines the argument for WMD in Iraq and why inspectors and forces didn't find evidence of them during the immediate aftermath of the regime change. This post is a must read for all conservatives and those who desire to hear the truth.
From February, Why we cannot abandon the Iraqi people, is a strong and effective post for not abdicating our responsibilities to Iraq and its people. Again, a must read post. I'm impressed with the breadth and depth of the analysis included in these posts.
And I'll include a series of posts that D.J. has entitled, Jim Webb's Foot-In-Mouth Disease. I'll include three posts that are indicative of the quality of this series and that really illustrate the depth of incompentence of our junior Senator. I point to Exhibit One, Exhibit Seven and Exhibit Eleven.
These posts are just a few examples of the talent within the ODBA. I will say that I am looking forward to more quality posts from the Right Wing Liberal. Next time I will be looking at SWAC Girl's offerings.
*I have been thinking that I may have prematurely jumped the gun as to a candidate to support for 2008. I like Governor Romney's business experience and his fiscal policy. I especially like his call for the repeal of McCain-Feingold. However, I need to reevaluate his positions on the fundamental issues such as abortion and pro-family marriage.
So, in that vein, I call on those members of the Old Dominion Blog Alliance who support candidates other than Romney to comment and make your best arguments in favor of your candidate. This will be added to personal research to help me make the BEST decision. This process will take some time, but I'm not willing to compromise my beliefs to vote for a so-called frontrunner.*
26 March 2007
Rick Sincere presents Radicals for Capitalism ... Gotta Say It! posted at Rick Sincere News and Thoughts.
Ward Smythe presents Why is the party of tolerance so intolerant? AND Democrat(ick) lead Congress throws pork at radical Islam posted at The Ward View.
Leslie Carbone presents Wish I'd Said That posted at Leslie Carbone.
Doug Jones presents Another "Stand By Your Man" Moment for Democrat[ics] posted at Madison Thacker.
Ron presents Environmental Illness posted at Isophorone.
Wise Girl presents Kilos Favorite things posted at Spark It Up!!!.
Carl Kilo presents The Great Divide posted at Spark It Up!!!.
Kat presents Love gifts posted at CatHouse Chat.
I'm Not Emeril presents The Harmans Of Clear Fork posted at Alton.
badrose presents Springtime in the Commonwealth posted at badrose.
Vivian J. Paige presents Withholding by pass-thru entities posted at Vivian J. Paige.
dadministrator presents Gateway to Loudoun Editorials posted at Gateway to Loudoun County.
The Educational Tour Marm presents The Baptism of Pocahontas: Capitol Offense - Get it Right! posted at The Educational Tour Marm.
Thanks to those who have submitted posts for this week's Virginia Blog Carnival. If I have missed a submission, please feel free to email at the above address, firstname.lastname@example.org with the Permalink, your blog's name, the name you want to submit under and the title of the post.
20 March 2007
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14 March 2007
The Joint Chiefs website has a comments form and I would like to encourage readers of Good Sense to visit this form and leave comments in support of General Pace. A highly decorated Marine and the first Marine to have served as either Vice-Chairman or Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, General Pace should not have to apologize for his remarks.
DISCLAIMER: General Pace has not authorized this post, and knows nothing of it. This blog and its content is not affliated with the Joint Chiefs, the Defense Department or the United States Government. Any opinion contained in this post, is purely my own.
13 March 2007
In January of 2006, Kilo from Spark It Up shared a series of posts containing excellent analysis of MSM coverage of the Sago mine tragedy. These posts also offered insight into what the miners, their families, and yes, even the coal company went through those nights in January. There are three posts that I feel are noteworthy and include the links here.
The first is entitled, Faith and Religion in the Coal Mine at Sago. This is a powerful post. The ending is particularly poignant and I will quote here for your benefit:
Here in the coalfields faith and religion are top priority for so many. I cant explain the reason but it could be that Jesus said, "Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly of heart, and you shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."(Matthew 11:28-30)
Another post that is particularly interesting is this one that offers detailed opinion and analysis of the situation that cause the families so much grief... this one is entitled 12 Miners Dead, 1 in Critical Condition.
The final post that I found interesting from that tragic week is entitled Union. I would encourage all members of the ODBA to read (or re-read) these posts, comment at Kilo's blog and let him know how much we appreciate his insight.
The next post will look at The Right-Wing Liberal. This gentleman has unique insight into the international stage and our role in it. Look for this Round Up soon.
12 March 2007
Ron Paul, Texas Congressman, has declared his intentions to seek the GOP nomination for the Presidency. Doug at Below The Beltway has a post on this here. Congressman Paul is one of the most distinct candidates officially in the race now. He doesn't have a snowball's chance of winning, but he does offer an alternative for those who are dissatisfied with the main candidates.
I've had the opportunity to meet Mr. Paul during my stay in Washington, DC. I have found him to be personable and principled. Again, as I've noted before, the GOP field is getting crowded and I look for a GOP candidate to do as Mr. Vilsack did. Although it will take much longer for this to happen.
It's obvious who I support. That said, there is only one other candidate who could make me rethink my support. That candidate is Fred Thompson. Should Thompson enter the race, it will shake things up among the top three candidates. Frankly, should this occur, Governor Romney will be the one who will suffer the most as some conservatives would flock to Thompson as an alternative to the GOP frontrunners.
09 March 2007
"A Gathering of Eagles" will take place on Saturday, March 17, 2007, in
Washington, D.C. at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial -- "The Wall." Thousands are
planning to attend and surround The Wall to protect it from anti-war protesters
who threaten to vandalize it. Many thousands more would like to attend ... but
for one reason or another are unable to do so."
I freely admit that I do not have the complete story, but from the face of it, there are no derogatory remarks aimed toward our Vietnam Veterans. There are no negative remarks period. Keep up the wonderful work SWAC Girl!!!!!!
08 March 2007
07 March 2007
1.) Mr. Maxwell's "outing" demonstrated that the liberals will stop at nothing to discredit conservatives, no matter how distasteful the tactics. I won't belabor the details, but a person exercised his right to expression and was hammered for it. I admit that I was wrong for not supporting this individual more forcefully.
2.) The ability of the Left to smear and to defame our candidates, our beliefs and our country has reached new lows. The above matter is just one example. The belief that our soldiers lives have been "wasted" in a war that has enabled a new democratically elected regime to emerge in Iraq is in poor taste. No life is wasted when a country is on the verge of a new dawn. Yes, there are problems in Iraq, but no one can seriously tell me that Iraq is worse off now than under Saddam Hussein. Dissent is great, but let's dissent with civility and respect for those who are serving our nation so ably.
3.) The ability of conservatives to answer these tactics with the truth has been muddled by corruption and power. We have failed as movement. However, we're not done yet. As I mentioned earlier in the title, sometimes ya just gotta fight...for your beliefs, for your reputation and for your country.
Will we just sit back and let the liberals hand us our lunch? I say no. It's time to take the gloves off, take it into the street and fight to win.
UPDATE: This post from Redstate.com illustrates my point.
06 March 2007
The GOP field, while noticeably less overtly hostile, still has potential to get ugly should the candidates allow it. At this point, I should point out one thing, negative campaigning, even in a primary season, is beneficial when it is based on a candidate's record and is factual and truthful. That is the only way we'll ever know the truth about a position or issue we care about. I hope that the GOP will refuse to allow circumstances to compromise our core principles. Yes, I'm talking about John McCain and Rudy Giuliani. Between the two, I find Mr. Giuliani to a be a bit more palatable (but not by much).
At any rate, poll watchers, pundits and bloggers should bear in mind that politics, at its core, is about freedom of expression and freedom of speech. With that freedom comes greater responsibility.
03 March 2007
I apologize for the lack of posts on this blog for the past few weeks. I have had some personal matters that needed attention. Those are past. I am back. I will begin blogging again about politics in the next few days. Just take a minute to vote in the Pajamas Media Straw Poll that I have recently added to this blog.