Sorry to have been gone so long, but PC was sent off for repairs. I’ll be resuming regular blogging over the next few days.
09 June 2009
According to the BHC, Washington County Sheriff Fred Newman is in the running for the US Marshal for the Western District of Virginia. Many of you know that I wholeheartedly endorsed Sheriff Newman in his reelection bid for Sheriff. I have found Fred Newman to be competent, dedicated and focused on law enforcement in Washington County. During his tenure as sheriff, WCSO became the second regional law enforcement agency to achieve full accreditation and has recently began a mounted patrol unit. It would be an honor for Sheriff Newman to be named US Marshal for the Western District of Virginia, but I would hate to see him have to step down as sheriff of Washington County.
Although it will be a barn burner of a campaign, Creigh Deeds will be facing Bob McDonnell in the general election to determine Virginia’s next governor.
Although the conservative hack in me would have liked to have campaigned against THE talking head of the Clinton years, I have to admit that Virginia Democrats did the smart and prudent thing by selecting Senator Deeds. I’ve maintained that he was the most serious and credible of the three candidates and he does not carry the baggage that McAuliffe and Moran does. This sets up a rematch from 4 years ago in which McDonnell defeated Deeds by only a very slim margin.
This election will be difficult by any stretch of the imagination. McDonnell has poll numbers that are consistently high and he has the advantage of being a seasoned winner on the statewide ticket. Congratulations to Senator Deeds.
06 June 2009
05 June 2009
This is what the staff of the House Judiciary Committee is paid to do? This is 487 pages of leftist pabulum that seems more at home in a Che Guevara documentary than it does in an official document of the United States government. I know this has been out for a while, but I’m starting to read it and I have to be honest, this report is pejorative and contains little substantive contribution to any conversation about the Bush presidency. At the very least, a less pejorative title would be in order.
04 June 2009
Ms. Leslie Carbone, a blogging friend and writer extraordinaire, will be releasing her book, Slaying Leviathan: The Moral Case for Tax Reform this month. I will be placing my order soon and I’d recommend that you, dear reader, do so as well. She’s one of the conservative movements rising stars and one of Virginia’s best bloggers. Go help her out and buy her book. You’ll benefit from the experience. That is all.
UPDATE: Erick at Red State,has this take on the Spender-in-Chief’s speech in Cairo. It appears that I’m not the only one who thinks this speech is an open door to attack the United States.
In his much ballyhooed speech in Egypt, BHO laid the frame for what? International peace? Nope. Rapprochement with Muslims? Yes and no. What he mainly accomplished was a rhetorical message of, “Come attack us again, you can take the farm.” Don’t believe me? Hear now, the Obamessiah:
In a gesture to the Islamic world, Obama conceded at the beginning of his remarks that tension "has been fed by colonialism that denied rights and opportunities to many Muslims, and a Cold War in which Muslim-majority countries were often treated as proxies without regard to their own aspirations."
"And I consider it part of my responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear," said the president, who recalled hearing prayer calls of "azaan" at dawn and dusk while living in Indonesia as a boy.
Colonialism? That smacks of communist propaganda does it not? Suddenly BHO is a Cold War veteran speaking with authority on the issue? Please. His responsibility to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam? Oh, here’s the truth, our President is an apologist for Islam.There is every indication that Obama will give the farm away to appease the radical elements of Islam. Oh, but he flip flops even within his own speech:
At the same time, he said the same principle must apply in reverse. "Just as Muslims do not fit a crude stereotype, America is not the crude stereotype of a self-interested empire."
Like many on the extreme left, the President does not even have the courage to stand on his convictions. This speech will only embolden those radical elements of Hamas, Al Qaeda and others who would strike at the very heart of the United States. I’m embarrassed to say this, but this guy is an amateur.
02 June 2009
Since the beginning of the year, I have maintained that if the Democrats were smart, they’d nominate Creigh Deeds for Governor. Deeds has long standing ties to Virginia, he’s the only one with rural ties and does not come with the baggage of being the talking head of the Clinton administration or being Jimbo Moran’s brother. Apparently, some in the DPVA take issue with his “conservative values” stance back from his AG campaign. Creigh Deeds is the ONLY Democrat I could remotely stomach as governor. For no other reason than he does in fact have long standing ties to our Commonwealth and he hails from a rural region of the state.
Lowell, at Blue Virginia, believes that T-Mac has the better shot at beating McDonnell. His reasoning is sound, although I don’t agree with his conclusion.
In this case, I honestly don't believe that either Creigh or Terry is a better man than the other one or clearly more electable against Bob McDonnell. In fact, neither Creigh or Terry will have an easy race against McDonnell, although I certainly believe we can beat that guy if we have the resources to let people know who he really is. (Emphasis mine)
Lowell and I usually don’t agree about anything, but I do agree that neither Deeds nor McAuliffe will have an easy race against McDonnell. In fact, the entire Democrat ticket will have a competitive race on its hands. The fact remains that Bob needs to define himself before the Dems get the chance. He’s got a winning platform and a strong ticket.
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01 June 2009
First we have a bill to fine saggy pants, and now this? I can sort of understand bringing a bill to allow concealed carry in bars (although I don’t agree with it), but saggy pants and horse meat? I would encourage the TN GOP to rethink its strategy and tactics. If this is going to be representative of the Republican agenda, maybe Kent Williams should not be Speaker of the House. At least with Jimmy Naifeh, you knew what you were getting.