Thursday, February 18, 2010

Cuccinelli takes on the EPA ruling and the IPCC

This is another example of why I support this man. He is doing everything he said he would do. Not least was his promise to take on the overreaching federal government. The Washington Post has the story on his filing a petition in federal court Tuesday against the Environmental Protection Agency (as well as one with the EPA itself...good luck with that one) for a review of EPA's decision to brand carbon dioxide a danger to public health, and thus subject to regulation under the Clean Air Act. All of this stems from the politically motivated, demonstrably false 2007 report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which has mainly been in the news lately for the errors in it and the attempt to cover them up ("Climategate") by left wing global warmists.

Here's hoping Ken is successful and gets this ruling thrown out.

UPDATE: (via RWL) Ken had a press conference yesterday where he ripped the IPCC and the "science" as "unreliable, unverifiable and doctored." Good times. Predictably, the environmental nuts showed up, including the VA Sierra Club, and talked about how bulletproof their "science" is. Keep right on thinking that, guys. AS RWL points out, the DCPost reporter, Helderman, makes a lot of excuses for the IPCC and slants the story. THIS is why no one regards them as neutral. It's not an opinion piece, is it?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Gary Johnson: Conservative Rock Star

Have a look at former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson here on Freedom Watch with Andrew Napolitano today. He lays out what the real problems are with our government. He'd be an amazing President. He's speaking at CPAC this weekend. Everyone should familiarize themselves with this champion of liberty, he is one of the few.

As of now, he's the leader for my endorsement in the 2012 presidential nomination race, should he run.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Patricia Phillips for Senate

Now that some blogs have picked up the race and Spike Williams is in, I should state my unequivocal support for Patricia Phillips in the 33rd district. She has the right mix of fiscal and Constitutional conservatism to appeal to a broad base of voters in both Loudon and Fairfax. I like Spike Williams just fine, having met him a couple times when he ran for Supervisor in '07, but Patricia is the conservative choice here.

Cuccinelli nails it on federalism...

... in his brilliant op-ed in the Washington Examiner. He lays out the basics of why federal power is limited, and why any sort of "individual mandate" is illegal and unconstitutional. THIS is why I worked for him, putting out signs, making calls, etc. That's actually extremely unusual for me to explicitly support a politician. Now that he's been elected to statewide office, he's rewarding my faith.

In stark contrast, read this Politico article on the same issue from Tuesday. Waxman is so impossibly arrogant. He, along with avast majority of Congress (both parties), just don't get it. They think "federalism" means supremacy of the federal government in all things, all the time. Please, people, TRY and read the Constitution, The Federalist Papers and the Anti-Federalist Papers before you run for public office.

Go, Ken, go!

EDIT: And Connolly, too, in that Politico piece.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Newt Gingrich... Neocon

This article by the NewAmerican, the magazine of the John Birch Society, really lays it all out. The sooner conservatives dissociate themselvesfrom him and others like him, the better.

Patrick Murray For Congress, 8th District

Met him at the Advance, was very impressed. Read on his background, including his interviews. I'm sold. No intentional disrespect shown to Berry or Ellmore (Socci is a complete tool and should withdraw) but I'm endorsing Col. Murray in the 8th district primary, and will be voting for him.