Tuesday, December 23, 2008
If they play like that against the Dayton Flyers, mark it down, they will get HAMMERED. On the plus side, we now get some support in the AP Poll, via Kish at George Mason Basketball.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Not so fast, weasels.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Other candidates include Michael Steele and Saul Anuzis, both "neoconservative" Bush types. Witness their assaults on Ron Paul during the primaries. We've had enough of that sort of thinking. Mike Duncan, unbelievably, is seeking another term after leading the party over a cliff as Jorge Bush's hand-picked guy. Now that takes cajones. Ken Blackwell is a recent entrant. I like him a lot, although he's not the most exciting or dynamic leader.
But Dawson, to me, stands head & shoulders above the rest.
Katon Dawson for RNC Chair.
He has a snowball's chance at best, but let's not take any chances.
Hat Tip: Bearing Drift
Really, George? Really? REALLY?
He's the worst president since LBJ. Yes, worse than Nixon or even Carter. This man cannot be gone soon enough. He had a united Republican government, with a chance in 2002 to end things like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, the Department of Energy, Commerce, HUD, HHS, Education, Labor, and any other number of unconstitutional expansions of the federal government. He made an abortive attempt to reform Social Security. Beyond that, he dragged us into an unnecessary war in Iraq, spent money like a Democrat, exploded the deficit, devalued the currency, and is now giving out money like candy to his corporate friends, courtesy of Hank Paulson and his robber baron friends from Goldman Sachs. If he'd given half the effort to fiscal conservatism that he did to that Schiavo nonsense, he might at least have been decent.
As it stands, he has been an unmitigated disaster for conservatism, and for America. Thanks for nothing, Jorge. At least we stopped your immigration amnesty. I bet your corporate friends are still pissed at that.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Virginia Tech beat UVa 17-14. Now on to Jacksonville, and for the second straight year, a rematch with the Boston College Eagles. Let's go... HOKIES! Get those Yankees again this year.
Sadly, the Washington Capitals got blanked by the lowly Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 on the road. Come on, Caps.... You have to start doing better away from home if you want to win in the playoffs.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
This goes back to my Coke and Pepsi analogy... if we change Coke to be like Pepsi, aren't people just going to buy the freaking Pepsi? And what's the point of having a political party if you don't have organizing philosophy? Just let the Democrats run things; at least they have the courage of their convictions.
Whoever this is... please... resign.
Nevertheless, the team looks good. Good, not great, but it's early.
Props to Darryl Monroe, back and better than ever.
It's not a surprise that the RINOs dislike Frederick, given that his wife (at least) was a big Ron Paul supporter, and Frederick himself has always stood against big government. It IS surprising that they would misread the bad news in these past elections as an opportunity to blame Frederick for everything. We had a completely pathetic Senate campaign that couldn't raise money and couldn't compete, and a Presidential nominee who no one seemingly wanted, but was all but inevitable after South Carolina. There was absolutely nothing Frederick could have done to change the dynamic in either case. Virgil Goode's loss is bad news, but didn't exactly run the greatest campaign, either.
I say give Jeff Frederick at least until the convention. If we need to make a change, make it there, or after.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
That is a complete sports day. The people are pleased.
That is all.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Then I showed up, grabbed some breakfast and sat down to hear Ken speak. He laid it out fairly clearly: What happened Tuesday was largely self-inflicted. The leftists did not win, we lost. What does it say that I was unable to support the Republican nominee for President? That's the first time that's ever happened. We need a return to the message of Robert Taft, Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan. Smaller government, lower taxes, more liberty. As Ken pointed out, it starts right here in Virginia in 2009. Other than New Jersey, we are the only state up in 2009. Let's get the turnaround started right away by making Sen. Ken Cuccinelli the next Attorney General of Virginia. It's time.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Despite my unhappiness with our House candidate, Mark Ellmore, I'll be voting to hold the odious Jim Moran accountable. Those of you who can, please, please, please support Keith Fimian and keep Connolly out of Congress. And I cannot possible overstate the need to make Jim Gilmore our next Senator. Mark Warner, there's no other way to put this, is a liar and schemer of Clintonian proportions. Say what you will about Gilmore, but he says what he means and means what he says. Throw in the fact that Warner will be a vote for EFCA and every other piece of socialist rubbish the Democrats want to pass, and this is probably the most important choice voters in Virginia will make Tuesday. Jim Gilmore for Senate.
As to the top of the ticket, I will be supporting the best conservative choice. And that is Congressman Bob Barr of Georgia. He is absolutely honest, hardworking, and actually has the nerve to believe that the government should be responsible to the taxpayer, unlike the two spendaholics being offered up by the major parties. He opposed every bailout from Bear Stearns on, unlike John McCain and the rabid black nationalist socialist.
That about covers it.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Let's face it, the Senate Republican caucus SUCKS. Badly. It features a bunch of Senators who aren't even recognizably Republican, let alone conservative. Arlen Specter (here's hoping Pat Toomey challenges him again in two years, I'll go up there and work for him), Lindsey Graham, Lamar Alexander, Ted Stevens, Lisa Murkowski, Mel Martinez, Thad Cochran, John Warner,and yes, John McCain, among many others, aren't worthy of membership in that caucus. McConnell is debatable, as is Liddy Dole. Despite the efforts of conservative heroes like Bunning, DeMint and Sessions, crap like this always passes in the self-congratulatory "World's Greatest Deliberative Body." It's why I stopped giving to the RNC years ago, and have NEVER given to the NRSC.
But my real anger is reserved for the House GOP. Harry Reid mentioned "sweeteners" in the bill to get some House votes. That's code for buying votes with pork. And it worked. Let's look at the House leadership. Roy Blunt has long been a disgrace. He was Tom DeLay's point man on arm-twisting good conservatives into voting for that Medicare drug boondoggle in 2004. He's been at the forefront of every sellout of conservatives principles just like this one. And he led the charge on this. If he resigns today, it won't be soon enough.
Boehner is perhaps worse, because he was once a conservative, and KNOWS BETTER. He called the amnesty bill a "piece of s**t", and made sure it got out that he said that, even though he'd promised Jorge Bush he'd help get it passed. But now he's sold out on the bailout, and along with all the other failures of leadership, he needs to go. I refuse to buy any of his BS excuses for pushing this. He sold out.
Last, but sadly not least, is our own Eric Cantor. He introdued an alternative bill with Hensarling, then flipped and supported the Paulson bill. Both times. So much for Cantor being the GOP hero of the House, and potentially the first Jewish Speaker. So sad. I will never support the NRCC again.
Everyone, without exception, who supported this crap at all, needs to go.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Deplorable. "Too big to fail." You cannot be serious. Keep in mind that AIG spurned a private equity rescue led by Flowers the other day, hoping to get money from the Fed with no strings so current management could stay on. Sure enough...
United, wake up. I expect our best lineup against Cruz Azul, and at least ten points in the group stage.
This was just pathetic.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
It doesn't matter, because, just as I figured would happen, Joe Biden has opened his trap and said something disgusting.
Nice one, Joe.
Would I be there without Sarah Palin on the ticket? No.
Update: Make that Van Dyck Park. The rally got too big for the high school.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Bonus: D.C. United punched their ticket to the 2009 CONCACAF Champions League with this win.
Friday, August 29, 2008
This resuscitates the chances of my voting for him, but he needs to show me a lot more. As of now, I still stand with Bob Barr, but this really got my attention. And observe the rage of the liberals over a strong conservative woman violating their code of identity politics.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
I'm going to depart from my normal libertarian/paleoconservative foreign policy worldview here. We need to do everything possible to guarantee the sovereignty and integrity of not only Georgia, but Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland and every other former Soviet/Russian satellite. Yes, up to sending troops there. I wonder how Vlad would like a U.S. Air Force base in Georgia, and a U.S. naval base at Kerch?
Two observations... The silliness of Kosovo just came back to bite us. Everything the Russians and Serbs said on that was right on.
And secondly... maybe if we weren't screwing around in Iraq we could really deal with the Georgia crisis.
Hillary Clinton just looked upset during her whole speech. You get the feeling she thinks this was somehow "stolen" from her. Let's see, you and your husband controlled your party for the last 15 years, you had almost the entire Democratic establishment in your back pocket in January of '07 (besides Howard Dean), and you still couldn't come through. Maybe it's because people finally figured out you're a walking, talking pillar of pander, and will say anything to win, and haven't really accomplished... well... anything in the United States Senate. Or, really, ever, besides getting rich at other peoples' expense. Just saying.
Sunday, August 3, 2008
They bring with them New Coke (neoconservatism/big government conservatism), which they claim is new and different and better and more advanced than the old Coke. In reality, its syrupy sweetness likens it more to Pepsi (the Democratic party) than any type of Coke. In the face of public uproar, at first the exponents of New Coke continue to insist, against all evidence, that the new formula is superior, even taking an increasingly insulting tone. After a sustained period of outrage and dropping sales (McCain 2008), the switch is made back to the old Coke ("Coke Classic.")
One hopes the GOP takes a lesson from this after the impending rout, and returns to real conservatism.
One more reason to support Jim Gilmore.
Bonus, we'll get ourselves a better Senator from Alaska, no matter if it's Dave Cuddy (hopefully), Vic Vickers, or even Democrat Mark Begich.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
I have no doubt Warner will just pretend he never said any of that, but we need to hold him responsible, since the MSM clearly will not. Well done, Spank.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Cross-posted at Bloggers 4 Jim Gilmore.
Monday, July 7, 2008
I would be in favor of a dedicated gasoline tax to pay for transportation. The big caveat is we can't have the state government "pulling a Mark Warner" and absconding with the transportation money for other purposes. We could also find things to eliminate in the budget to pay for transportation, but then guys like Howell and Albo and Norment will tell us there's nothing more to cut, right?
Yet another reason why Bob Marshall needs to be the next Speaker.
Cross-posted to Bloggers 4 Bob Marshall 4 Speaker
Friday, July 4, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
He has a bit of a blind spot on the war in Iraq, true. But I agree with him that it was a politically motivated move by the neocons to take us in there, I just disagree with his call for withdrawal. The REAL bad guys are there now, Al Qaeda and their ilk, as well as al-Sadr, and we can't leave before we wipe them out.
But by and large, he is head and shoulders above John McCain, to say nothing of Barack Obama. I stand with Bob Barr. The national GOP needs a wake-up call on spending and civil liberties. This is it.
Perhaps the most overlooked element about illegal immigrants is the costs. Everyone likes to point out the sovereignty, security and cultural problems they bring, but the clincher is they cost us a lot of money. The remittances leaving our economy, the social services they absorb, the jobs they take and devalue, the list goes on...
This by itself is enough to prevent me casting my vote for John McCain.
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Congrats to Jim Gilmore.It was very close. The 7th saved him at the end.
And BIG congrats to Jeff Frederick.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
in an interview at the Washington Times earlier this month, apparently:
..."I think I'll be the nominee of the party, I don't think that that's gonna be an issue," Mr. Gilmore told editors and reporters at The Washington Times earlier this month. "But we have to get our people to the convention and make sure that they're there, and that they're voting. But we see no indication that I won't be the nominee."...Keep telling yourself that, Gov. Gilmore.
Hager's people are apparently using official RPV resources to help him win re-election as party chair. Chris Beer and Waldo Jaquith (!) have the story. I should point out I got the same email Waldo did.
I've been leaning towards supporting Jeff Frederick lately anyhow, and on Wednesday I got a nice call from Mrs. Frederick asking for my support. It's time for the old bulls to step aside and let there be a new birth of conservative leadership in the party and in the Old Dominion. I like John Hager, but this tips the scales. Jeff will be getting my vote Saturday.
Monday, May 26, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
It's time for a change. Bob Marshall actually took the time to call me personally a week or two ago, and spent half an hour making a powerful case for his candidacy. I part ways with him on some social issues, but he is absolutely right on on just about everything else from fiscal issues to border security and immigration. He does not ever compromise his fundamental principles. It's just not close.
Bob Marshall for Senate. I plan to support him at the convention next week. Join me.
Support the President's courageous stand and sustain his veto, Congressional Republicans and Blue Dog Democrats.
Friday, May 23, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
1. Drill. Everywhere we might find domestic sources of petroleum.
2. Build refineries, for the first time in a long time. For too long, the federal government and the state governments have stood in their the way of new domestic refineries. It's time for that to end.
3. Build nuclear power plants as fast as possible. The French have figured it out, getting a vst majority of their electricity from yes, nuclear power. It's limitless, incredibly safe, and lasts a long, long time.
This will solve our energy independence problem. Not exactly rocket science.
I should also address the Senate race. As I see it, the likelihood of stopping Mark Warner shrinks by the day. Jim Gilmore, who I endorsed on this blog a few months ago, still comes off as arrogant, blinkered, and blind to the difficulty of the race he's in. Bob Marshall is running a great race, but as MC says in the post linked above, hasn't really played ball with national issues like energy earlier. Bob Berry simply has not made a serious effort. There is a CHANCE Marshall upsets Gilmore at the convention, but I'm not betting on it. Whether it's Gilmore or Marshall, I expect the tidal wave to sweep over our nominee this year, I'm sorry to say. The good news is, Jim Webb is very vulnerable next time around.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
For those of you who don't know who Barry Goldwater was or how he defined real conservatism, you REALLY need to read this. For those who do, it's a refresher on what we're supposedly all fighting for, how our coaliion came together and why it's coming apart. Victor Gold skewers DCs, neocons and RINOs in grand style, and takes some shots at the sound-bite politics of today being practiced by the establishment of both parties and the media. If we truly want a conservatism worth fighting for, the ideas put forth in this book are the place to start. Also gives some examples of why Jorge Bush and his handlers Rove and Cheney, as well as McCain, are NOT conservatives. Go buy it. Now.
That leaves Ron Paul. Yes, I realize his great yawning weakness on foreign policy and the war. But he stands foursquare against the neoconservatives and the DCs, and opposes just about every unconstitutional federal expenditure or powergrab I can think of offhand. Domestically, he is what our founders had in mind. For now, Ron Paul for President. I plan to support him on the 12th. I encourage all of you to do the same. If he is out, and given his performance today, that's possible, I may cross over and vote in the Dem primary for Barack Obama to stop Hillary Clinton. I disagree with the extremely liberal Obama on nearly everything, but he's a good man trying to do good for America. The same cannot be said of the Clintons. Their campaign must be stopped.
In other news, Mason got the key win over VCU to compensate for the loss at UNCW. We've drawn Ohio as our BracketBuster opponent as a reward. Winning in Athens will be extremely difficult, but I think this team can do it. Realistically, we cannot afford another regular season loss, and need to make it at least to the semifinals in Richmond if we want at-large consideration. Focus, gentlemen. Focus. Do that, and we will dance.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
I'll lay aside for the moment my ideological opposition to Frum and his ilk. Cox Gurdon is essentially endorsing Frum from the standpoint of "Wow, we got away from our principles and let some power-hungry incompetents lead our party for a while. Let's get with the socialist program since the Democrats just won with it. Never mind what we're supposed to stand for. It's more important to win than to stand for anything."
If that is where the Republican party continues to go, I will wholeheartedly vote Democrat. Better to put the pedal to the metal and go to full-blown socialism and have the nation crash sooner than later, and start the rebuilding process. Being slightly less socialist is no strategy or ideology. The whole point is to be FOR something, isn't it? Words cannot describe how disgusted I am with this kind of thinking. Must be going around those dinner parties she and Frum go to.
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Secondly... everyone who supports Duncan Hunter needs to do everything they can to help him show well in Iowa. Those administration-worshippers at Fox News are in the tank for Giuliani, so they've excluded Congressmen Hunter and Paul from the forum with Chris Wallace on Sunday up in New Hampshire. Disgraceful. Prove them wrong by contacting the Hunter campaign and asking what you can do to help.