Sunday, November 30, 2008

Mason hoops, VT football victorious; Caps get shut out

GMU handled the Ohio Bobcats yesterday. If they'd shot better, it could have been a 30 point win. Next up: Liberty, who look like they might be a handful this year.

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

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. I'm off to my dad's place in a few hours.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The mystery GOP Senator...

in this Politico piece says we need to become more like the Democrats to get Hispanic and moderate votes. I place in nomination the names of Lindsey Graham, Arlen Specter and Richard Lugar for this particular outbreak of Douchebag Conservatism.

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.

Mason moves to 4-1...

by beating the Mount 72-60. And it could have been worse if the outside shooting were better. I am really pleased with Monroe. Very mature, composed, tough on post defense, everything you could ask of him.The year off looks like it's done him some good. Dre and JV still need to step up a bit more if this is going to be an NCAA season.

Nevertheless, the team looks good. Good, not great, but it's early.

GMU 3-1 after a road win over East Carolina.

Now let's beat Mt. St. Mary's tonight and make a statement. The Hampton loss is forgivable this early, given how badly the guards shot. But note to Dre Smith and John Vaughn: This is YOUR team, at least early on. Own it.

Props to Darryl Monroe, back and better than ever.

The effort to remove Jeff Frederick as RPV chair, and why it's wrong

Having been out of circulation as far as the blogosphere goes lately, I'm simply amazed at the hue and cry to remove Frederick. True, he's pretty much fallen flat on his much-ballyhooed effort the revamp the RPV website and coordinate more effectively with conservative blogs here in Virginia. He's also not shown any sort of inclination towards financial transparency. Nevertheless, it is WAY too early to be calling for his head. Surprise,surprise, the people in the forefront are the minions ofTom Davis, led by Ken Klinge.

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

WAAAYYYY too early 2012 speculation

I'm thinking of former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, or Bobby Jindal. Possibly Sarah Palin, but she needs to let the social conservative stuff take a back seat to kitchen table, limited gov and economic issues.


Thanks to the good folks at BlogNetNews Virginia for adding me to their rolls.

Friday, November 7, 2008

O Glorious Day...

The Caps came from behind to beat the Hurricanes, Virginia Tech thumped the dirty turtles of Maryland in Blacksburg, and the Broncos beat Cleveland.

That is a complete sports day. The people are pleased.

That is all.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

The way forward...

I went to bed somewhat depressed Tuesday night/Wednesday morning. America had elected a rabid black nationalist socialist to the Presidency, and expanded the majorities in Congress of the radical liberal Democratic leadership. I'd seen that Senator Ken Cuccinelli was the speaker at the monthly "Wednesday Wake-Up Club" breakfast at the Leadership Institute a couple of weeks before, so I'd made it a point to register. Needless to say, I was NOT looking forward to getting up early after a night like that.

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

President-Elect Obama

We can get into the ramifications of his victory later. For now, I'll just congratulate him on an amazing campaign. I did my best for Jim Gilmore, but it wasn't to be. Now it's all up to the remaining Republicans in the Senate to hold the line.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

The homestretch...

Yes, folks... I've been severely, severely remiss in my posting. I put it down to the sheer revulsion I've been suffering. Republicans supporting the bailout, the coming Congressional bloodletting... you name it. I should mention there will be some Republicans losing whom I'll be glad to see gone, such as Chris Shays, Gordon Smith and Liddy Dole. But the real danger is that in the Senate, it gets so ugly that there's not enough resistance to filibuster things like the Orwellian "Employee Free Choice Act"... second only to the moniker attached to the bailout, "economic rescue" in terms of misrepresentation.

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.