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December 2008 Blog Posts (40)


I love Virginia. One of my sons has lived there for many years. But am I the only non-Virginian on the site?.......LOL and best wishes for the New Year....we have lots of work ahead of us!!!!

Added by Ron on December 31, 2008 at 5:27pm — 1 Comment

Recommended Reading Before Plowing Ahead As An Energy Policy Expert

Here’s the gift of information for those interested in expanding their insight into and gaining a balanced perspective of our Nation’s energy issue. The following books are recommend:

“Gusher of Lies: The Dangerous Delusions of Energy Independence”, by Robert Bryce, ISBN 978-1-58648-321-0 and “Feeding the Fire”, by Mark E. Eberhart, ISBN 978-0-307-23744-6

Here’s another gift. Don’t buy them. Use your local library card and ask the librarian to bring them to you by “inter library… Continue

Added by Ray Waddell on December 31, 2008 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Start Now - Again!

Start Now - Again!

The Virginia General Assembly convenes Wednesday, 14 January 2009. It is currently in the hands of our party. Notwithstanding the large national economic malaise, our Commonwealth is positioned to weather this downturn so much better than many others. This is owing in no small part to the conservative stance of our Republican Delegates and Senators -- to date.

For those of you who are seeking a way to… Continue

Added by Ray Waddell on December 31, 2008 at 10:51am — No Comments

Newsboys - He Reigns

Had to post this one for my 4yr grandson. He loves this one - Feeding the lambs… Continue

Added by BowlMeOverVa on December 26, 2008 at 10:08pm — No Comments

Statement of Principles

For everyone who doesn't know me, below is a Statement of Principles I typed up about three weeks ago so you can get an idea of where my blog post, ideas and comments come from:

I, Brian Rudene Gentry, firmly believe:

That although circumstances may change, human nature and the principles of liberty have remained constant throughout the realm of human existence;

That the greatest struggle throughout all of human existence has been the struggle between Liberty… Continue

Added by Brian R Gentry on December 25, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

They're not rivals...

Palin and Murkowski

"They're not rivals, the two Republicans say - they're working together for the good of Alaska."

Story from the Anchorage Daily News

Added by O. P. Ditch on December 25, 2008 at 5:38am — 2 Comments

Core Values

I found this recently and have shared it with others. I think that one of the things Republicans need to do to re-take the lead, both here and nationally is to once again establish our core values and figure out how to communicate those values. The following is a good starting point and can be the basis for serious discussion. -- Chuck

Beach Cities Republican Club of Los Angeles

Republican core values

Smaller Government - Keep the government… Continue

Added by Chuck Bloomer on December 24, 2008 at 12:16pm — 4 Comments

Start Now!

Start Now!

This afternoon I viewed the CEO of Dominion Resources on CNBC. He was positive about Virginia’s economic outlook citing that she was experiencing “slowing” growth but not “declining” growth. He further noted that Virginia has been cited as a stable and business friendly environment for the past three years.

I would suggest that his optimistic remarks were due and drawn largely from the credit and creditability of our Republican led General Assembly and its… Continue

Added by Ray Waddell on December 23, 2008 at 6:04pm — No Comments

Submit your Pork-Barrel Suggestions Here!

The Select Committee on Earmark Reform will be supported by a website, located at http://earmarkreform.house.gov, allowing citizens to submit comments and suggestions for reforming the earmark process in Congress.


This effort was started by House Republican Leader John… Continue

Added by BowlMeOverVa on December 21, 2008 at 5:45pm — 13 Comments

Rest In Peace, Paul Weyrich


The modern-day Conservative Movement lost one of its most important founders today with the untimely passing of Paul Weyrich.

Paul was the consumate "organizational entrepreneur", to use a phrase coined by our own Virginia GOP National Committeeman -- and fellow Movement founding father -- Morton Blackwell.

Paul's efforts spawned… Continue

Added by Kathryn Coombs on December 18, 2008 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Fair Warning!

Senator Hanger may call for a “Constitutional Convention” to require the Federal Government to do business as does Virginia: a balanced budget: no spending more than you take in.

Admirable. I support a balanced budget. I have to run one to make sure my lights, heat, and water aren’t cutoff and “tomorrow’s breakfast” will be on the table.

Larry J. Sabato, an eminent and respected political pundit, advocates a “Constitutional Convention” too. I fear he really wants the… Continue

Added by Ray Waddell on December 17, 2008 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Too Right

Gee Bob, I wished you had asked me for my “druthers”. I favor all campaign signs, commercials, and activities to banned on election day -- no signs in anyone’s yards let alone at the polls. Shows you how “out of touch” I am with this “progressive, permissive” society.

Hyperbole: An extravagant exaggravation But then, I would limit the franchise to property owners who could prove they had their taxes paid up five years in advance.

I keep looking for the people that will pay… Continue

Added by Ray Waddell on December 16, 2008 at 10:03pm — No Comments

[sfw] Kaine's Disease

Did it strike Blagojevich?

Added by Chris on December 16, 2008 at 9:17pm — No Comments

McDonnell Calls for Election Reforms in Virginia

Proposals Include Call for Additional Precincts; Ending Ban on Voters Wearing Campaign Paraphernalia at Polls; Assisting Election Officials with Closing the Polls; Speeding up Receipt of Absentee Ballots; Allowing First Responders to Vote Absentee

RICHMOND - Attorney General Bob McDonnell today announced a broad range of election… Continue

Added by BowlMeOverVa on December 16, 2008 at 8:41pm — 2 Comments

Open question to Veterans and those that love them.

My father is a Vietnam vet who for most of my life struggled with PTSD and several other physical ailments. I watched his condition deteriorate through years of drug and alcohol abuse and survived many a long night of abuse as a result of it. I did not understand at the time that my father was "self medicating" his condition. Still he put food on the table and provided for his family.

Finally after a 30 year battle he was hospitalized and afforded disability benefits by the veterans… Continue

Added by Mark Collins on December 16, 2008 at 8:41pm — 3 Comments


I am very excited about this site!! We need it at this point in our political future!! Don't be afraid to express your opinions and thoughts,solutions and fund raising ideas!! Because your not a politician doesnt mean you dont have great ideas!! After all all politicians were commonners just like us once!! Think of it as " what would I do if I were the gov. or the rep or the Pres!! Communication and fund raising is very important right now and we cant wait!! I know if most of you are like my… Continue

Added by Les Brenner on December 15, 2008 at 10:16am — 7 Comments

Is It Nonsense Or The Real Thing


Added by Ray Waddell on December 14, 2008 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Article X Section 7

Hyperbole: An extravagant exaggeration. Don’t ramble - do!

The Virginia General Assembly meets mid January.

That’s next month.

By law, Virginia cannot spend more than it takes in.

California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Vermont can’t pay their payrolls.

The Virginia Resources Authority recently sold $215 million in infrastructure revenue bonds in “tough economic times”.

The projects financed are ESSENTIAL to Virginia’s needs -- or so we are led… Continue

Added by Ray Waddell on December 14, 2008 at 5:54am — No Comments

New King George GOP Website Launched


Our new website for the King George Republican Committee launched today. Still a lot to do -- it's still pretty much "Web 1.0" but a big improvement graphics-wise over where we were before. To be added soon - online volunteer form, email signup, online donations - and quite a lot of content build-out and streamlining. Lots more to do, but this is a good interim step. Onward and upward.....

Added by Kathryn Coombs on December 13, 2008 at 7:51pm — 8 Comments

The U. S. Financial Crisis. A well planned fiasco.

It is my opinion that the current position of the U.S. marketplace is no accident. It rather is a crisis that was created by those who wish to advance the progressive agenda for this country. I come to this conclusion simply due to a gut feeling and the knowledge that those who hope to gain from the crisis are the same ones responsible for it.

Quite simply, our current economic crisis is being used to move this country towards socialism. Democrats, Liberals, Progressives, and those… Continue

Added by Mark Collins on December 13, 2008 at 6:03pm — 6 Comments

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