Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year! Now Pass the Ammo!

Happy New Year followers. 2009 was a Great Year. We turned Virginia red again with landslide victories in the Governors, Lt. Governors and Attorney Generals race this past November. Great job by Bob McDonnell, Bill Bolling, Ken Cuccinelli and the Republican Party of Virgina. May they serve with a servants heart.

Hopefully the march for liberty and prosperity will live on in 2010. Stay vigilant and find some way to contribute.

So with that I leave you with a personal motivational quote I often use: Pass the Ammo!



God Bless America and Our Troops!

h/t to The American Wars for finding this video. http://theamericanwars.ning.com/

2009 - March For Liberty Year

Who knew that Rick Santelli would awake a sleeping giant - The Silent Majority!

Rick Santelli expressing frustrations to what many were discussing around their water coolers already.


The first of many, Tea Party in DC - February 27, 2009
The DC Tea Party Protest


National Tax Day Tea Party! April 15, 2009


Americas Freedom - July 4th Tea Party Speech


Tea Party March On Washington DC, 9/12 - A once in a Life Time Event!


Tea Party March On Washington DC, 9/12 - A once in a Life Time Event!


Yes, Liberty was on the march in 2009, our best days are before us, now lets "WIN IN 2010". It was an honor to serve with these great Americans! Pass the AMMO!

Reflections: Who is Scott Brown?

Scott Brown is a third term Republican Massachusetts state senator. Scott Brown is campaigning for the late Edward Kennedy's U.S. Senate seat. The special election is January 19th, 2010. Did I mention Scott Brown is a Veteran!



Scott Browns daughters are great: Ayla Brown sings "Reflection" by Christina Aguilera on Top 12 Girls night of American Idol Season 5. (2/21/06)



Oh yeah, Great new TV ad from the Scott Brown campaign to go with the reflections theme:



Get connected with the Scott Brown campaign:
Scott Brown Homepage -
http://www.brownforussenate.com/

Scott Brown on Facebook -
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Scott-Brown/178795233167?ref=ts&v=wall

Scott Account Twitter -
http://twitter.com/ScottBrownMa

Scott Brown You Tube Videos -
http://www.youtube.com/user/scottbrownma

Considering the Virginia GOP landslide and New Jersey Governors wins this past November elections, If Massachusetts Republicans can't win now? Then when? Why not State Senator Scott Brown?

Boston goes Pops! Who is Scott Brown?

Who is Massachusetts State Senator Scott Brown?
He is a third term Republican Massachusetts state senator. Scott Brown is campaigning for the late Edward Kennedy's U.S. Senate seat. The special election is January 19th, 2010.

What makes this election interesting is that Scott Brown could possibly be a obstacle to the Democrats power grab and takeover of the U.S. Health Care system.

His daughters are great in his videos and the more people learn about this family the more people like them.

Scott Browns daughter Ayla sings "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Boston's Fourth of July celebration accompanied by the Boston Pops (originally aired 07/04/06).




Scott Brown Homepage -
http://www.brownforussenate.com/

Scott Brown on Facebook -
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Scott-Brown/178795233167?ref=ts&v=wall

Scott Account Twitter -
http://twitter.com/ScottBrownMa

Scott Brown You Tube Videos -
http://www.youtube.com/user/scottbrownma


Considering the Virginia GOP landslide and New Jersey Governors wins this past November elections, If Massachusetts Republicans can't win now? Then when? Why not State Senator Scott Brown?

h/t - hillbuzz http://hillbuzz.org/

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Who is Massachusetts State Senator Scott Brown?

He is a third term Republican Massachusetts state senator. Scott Brown is campaigning for the late Edward Kennedy's U.S. Senate seat. The special election is January 19th, 2010. Wednesday Dec. 30th is the last day for Massachusetts residents to register to vote in the Jan. 19 special election. Scott Brown is a veteran!

What makes this election interesting is that Scott Brown could possibly be a obstacle to the Democrats power grab and takeover of the U.S. Health Care system.

Some Scott Brown highlights from his homepage:
State Senator Scott Brown has led the fight in Massachusetts against wasteful government spending and higher taxes. He is a free-market advocate who believes our strength as a nation flows from its people. He believes in a culture of family, patriotism and freedom. At his September 12 announcement of candidacy for the U.S. Senate, Senator Brown articulated a core set of beliefs that guide his thinking.

- Government is too big and that the federal stimulus bill made government bigger instead of creating jobs
- Taxes are too high and are going higher if Congress continues with its out-of-control spending
- The historic amount of debt we are passing on to our children and grandchildren is immoral
- Power concentrated in the hands of one political party, as it is here in Massachusetts, leads to bad government and poor decisions
- A strong military and vigorous homeland defense will protect our interests and security around the world and at home
- All Americans deserve health care, but we shouldn't have to create a new government insurance program to provide it

Happy New Year from Scott Brown - These daughters are great!


Considering the Virginia GOP landslide and New Jersey Governors wins this past November elections, If Massachusetts Republicans can't win now? Then when? Why not State Senator Scott Brown?

Is the GOP letting Scott Brown fend for himself? Here:

Get connected with the Scott Brown:
Scott Brown Homepage -
http://www.brownforussenate.com/

Scott Brown on Facebook -
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Scott-Brown/178795233167?ref=ts&v=wall

Scott Account Twitter -
http://twitter.com/ScottBrownMa

Scott Brown You Tube Videos -
http://www.youtube.com/user/scottbrownma

Monday, December 28, 2009

Another Chance To Lead The Free World

Wasted!



"The Road Not Taken" is a poem by Robert Frost, published in 1915:
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that, the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
two roads diverged in a wood, and I --
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Todays MSM would no doubt call this a "historic moment" worthy of a Noble Peace Prize!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

March for Life 2010 - Washington, DC


Who is not looking forward to March for Life 2010? Should be fun!
Great time to show our representatives that we stand for life. Take lots of pictures and movies as we know the MSM will not be covering it.
Friday, January 22, 2010, NOON
The Mall and 7th Street
Rally – 37th Annual March for Life Theme:
“Stand Up Now —
Unite for the Life Principles —
No Exception! No Compromise!”

March along Constitution Avenue, up Capitol Hill to the Supreme Court, and to the Congress.
Be sure to visit the office of your Congressman and two Senators to let them know that you are here on a work-day in mid-winter to overturn Roe v. Wade on behalf of the innocent preborn boys and girls, and to
UNITE ON THE “LIFE PRINCIPLES!”

March for Life 2010 Complete Agenda - http://www.marchforlife.org/content/view/52/58/

My Sweet Lord, Billy Preston
(OPENS IN SEPARATE WINDOW)


Veuillez installer Flash Player pour lire la vidéo


March for Life 2010 Homepage - http://www.marchforlife.org/
2009 March for Life Pictures - http://www.marchforlife.org/content/view/42/47/

Choose Life!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

Peace and Joy to all!
Elvis Presley - If Every Day Was Like Christmas



God Bless!

Monday, December 21, 2009

A Promise and The Hope of Real Change

Feeling a little tired and weary of these politicians who seemingly act like seventeen year olds hooked on drugs?

The pain of dealing with teenagers is probably not much different. Do they seem distant? Do they act seemingly reckless and non-responsive? The enslavement of the drug has blinded them from seeing their damage or adequately assessing our love or true motives. Sometimes their responses are often filled with hate and vile anger. They never see their harm till its too late. Our love sometimes is just not enough to overcome the wickedness of the drug. Don't loose your peace-of-mind, stay vigilant and stay strong in the heart of the spirit for them. For when they do fall someone will need to be there not to say "I told you so" but to lead over the next mountain.

Well, maybe its a good time to reflect and renew our journey. Remember we are not alone and in Him we all have a voice. You might say we speak with the power of two.

Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, offers a Christmas blessing and challenges all of us to use the voices the newborn Jesus secured for us to stand for life and justice in the new year.

A Christmas Message


In Christ we all have the promise and the hope of real change.
Peace and Joy to all!

Follow Father Frank Pavone on Twitter: http://twitter.com/frfrankpavone

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Tea Party Delivers DC Area Message

The Danville, Virginia TEA Party Patriots send President Obama a message via Airmail
The group’s project coordinator, Susan Lee, raised funds during the last two months to fly a plane over Washington, D.C. morning traffic today with a nearly 100-foot-long banner reading “OBAMA STOP DESTROYING OUR COUNTRY” in five-foot-tall letters.



h/t BVBL
If you were on Interstates 66, 95 or 495 during this morning’s rush hour and happened to look up, you might have seen this. Thanks to the Danville TEA Party for putting together the funding for this!

There is just something about Virginians that makes their Tea Partys so unique. Maybe its that they feel just a step closer to our Founding Fathers and their principles.

Monday, December 14, 2009

One coaches view: Ken Niumatalolo

The Navy Midshipmen won again Saturday against the Army Black Knights, 17-3, which makes eight in a row but there is so much more to this rivalry. Its more than just a game as noted by Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo:

"It's more than football," Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo said. "This isn't the biggest rivalry in college football. It is the biggest rivalry in sports. … If not for these guys doing what they do, you wouldn't have football. America understands that, because of these young men, they allow us to have freedoms in this great country."




No its not just another Saturday football game, Ken brings a certain pride and appreciation for these young men and women who choose to serve. Thank You Ken Niumatalolo for reminding us that it really doesn't matter who won this Saturday as these young service members have bigger battles ahead that they must endure.
God Bless America.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Tito Munoz - Canadian Free Health Care

Tito Munoz travels to Montreal to ask Canadians how they feel about their health care system and what they think of the U.S. health care system. Some of their comments may surprise you. All the videos have some great insight. I especially liked Part 4 with Christian, "Real" life experiences with a multitude of health care systems.

Canadian Free Health Care (Part 1)
Actually Canada population is about 34 million as of July 2009 (CIA Factbook). The US population is about 307 million as of July 2009 (CIA Factbook).



Canadian Free Health Care (Part 2)
He asks Francisco, a resident of Montreal, QC how he feels about the health care he has for his wife and four children. Francisco is able to make interesting comparisons between the U.S and Canada because he has lived in the U.S. also.
Note: "without discrimination"




Canadian Free health Care Part 3
When you don't know any better, "the system is great." Mr. Fidel has not experienced the American health care system. Would Americans find a lack of doctors,medical staff and long wait times acceptable? Would Americans wait three months for their infants to see a doctor?




Canadian Free Health Care Part 4
Is it really FREE health care? What do you think Christian, a young, low-income father will say to receiving "free" health care? His answer may surprise you.




A great series of interviews as "Tito the Builder" discusses the different health care systems. Our Congress is on a path and they have NO clue what they are doing to the future of the US health care system.

Thanks, Tito!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

The "Real" Sarah Palin returns to "Real" Virginia!

Yes, Virginia there is a "Real" Sarah Palin and she returned to Fairfax, Va. with her story and book called "Going Rogue" for a book signing event at a local BJ's store. Yes, Todd was there, mom and dad, and Trig were all there. Meanwhile, the Republican Party of Virginia (RPV) is down in Williamsburg, Va. planning for the next round of elections while the MSM is focused on Sarah who is not running for office. The liberals continue to attack their fears and not reality. Meanwhile, the RPV advances. Sarah is such a great decoy!

It's gratifying (if not a conspiracy) that Sarah returns to Virginia on the same weekend that the Republican Party of Virginia (RPV) is holding their Advance events in Williamsburg, Va. If your not familiar with the RPV Advance it is based on the concept that RPV does not retreat after elections but ADVANCES! After a stunning sweep of the 2009 Virginia races, Republicans seem hungrier for more. As seen in a recent RPV firehouse primary for Attorney General elect Ken Cuccinelli's soon to be vacant senate seat, Republicans are just engaged, fired-up and ready to turn out and vote for good candidates.

As much as the liberals and MSM would wish, Sarah is not retreating. Welcome back Sarah, now is a great time to be advancing the conservative cause in preparation of the 2010 elections. While Sarah runs decoy, republicans will be advancing and winning elections in 2010.

As reported by WSUA-9: Hundreds Defy Snow For Sarah Palin's "Rogue"



As reported by WJLA-7: Hundreds Brave Snow to Meet Sarah Palin



Other Sarah Palin Fairfax, Va. Going Rogue news posts:
Washington Post - Two thousand brave cold, snow for Palin book signing in Fairfax
Greata Wire - Alaska? Feel like home for Gov Palin?
Conservatives 4 Palin - Fairfax Open Thread (Updated)
NoVa Tea Party Patriots - Sarah Palin Book Signing at BJ's
Talking Points Memo - Revenge Is A Dish Best Served Cold, Virginia Palin Fans Say
The First Grafs: A live blog - SARAH PALIN, WOULD-BE VEEP, TAKING LITERARY LEAP AT B.J.’S
CNN Politics - Virginia welcomes Sarah Palin
Celebrity-Gossip - Sarah Palin Brings First Snow, Signs Books
Liberty's Lamp - Shining Brightly in the Snow

My pictures from Sarah Palin Fairfax, Va. book signing event: Sarah Palin Fairfax,Va. book signing

Are you ready to work your butt off too reload Congress in 2010? "You Betcha"!

Sarah Palin on Facebook: Sarah Palin
Sarah Palin on Twitter: SarahPalinUSA
Team Sarah Ning Site: Team Sarah

Monday, November 30, 2009

A December of Dithering or a December of Hell?

A December of Dithering or a December of Hell?

On the eve of the Presidents Afghanistan speech I can't help but wonder the mindset of the men and women who are awaiting backup troops from their Commander-In-Chief. I plan on to listening to his speech (no video) as that is how most our men and women will hear of this speech, if they ever do. I will be thinking of those brave men and women so far from home.
I wonder if they are doubting our resolve? - I sense they are!
I wonder if they doubting their own resolve? - I sense they are!
I wonder which December are they preparing for?

One in which Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin described - they will NOT go gently, they will unleash HELL in December?

Or, one in which I just wish I didn't feel like? One like we have let these young men and women down to get to this point by dithering in the politics of war.

These young men and women deserve so much more than one mans speech or act can ever bestow on them. They need US, sending our support, thoughts and prayers for these brave troops, God Bless them as either way its going to be hell.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

RPV Network Thanksgiving greetings

I would like to extend these greetings from Tom and O.P. who run a great Ning site at the Republican Party of Virginia Network:

Happy Thanksgiving!

As we celebrate and give thanks with family and friends, we remember and honor those who came before to make our celebrations possible and those who could not make the journey this year.

It is a time to thank the Lord for all of our blessings, family, friends and Country. A time to reflect on our Pilgrim forefathers who made the long and arduous journey across the sea, bringing their values, principles and faith as they founded this new Country and the Founding Fathers who later gave us our great Republic and our Freedom.

Give thanks to God for being so lucky, but don’t forget to remain ever grateful for those blessings and remember that with Freedom comes the responsibility to protect it.

Rejoice, reflect and recommit to honor, protect and preserve our values, principles, faith and freedom for as another great American once said:
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free”.
Ronald Reagan, 40th president of US (1911 - 2004)

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving,

Tom and O.P.

bmo!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Marco Rubio Climbing Higher and Higher!

Love this video! After the Virginia elections it is time too look for more conservatives to support. Bob McDonnell and team did a great job! Marco Rubio is the first candidate that comes to mind. If you been under a rock for the past 3 months, Marco Rubio is running for a Senate seat for Florida. I hope to follow his campaign when I can.



Connect with Marco Rubio:
Homepage: http://marcorubio.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MarcoRubio
Twitter: http://twitter.com/marcorubio
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/MarcoRubio
Stand With Marco Ning site: http://standwithmarco.ning.com/

Sen. Jim DeMint:
“There is no question Marco Rubio will be a big part of the Republican Party’s future, but I believe if we are to defeat the forces of Big Government now controlling Washington, Marco Rubio needs to be a big part of the Republican Party’s present. He has the skills and ideas we need to rebuild our party, reform our government, and renew our nation.”

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Military Monday - 8th of November by Big & Rich



The great song, 8th of November by Big & Rich, I hope you enjoy.
The inspiration for “The 8th of November” is Niles Harris, a Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient who survived a battle that took place on Hill 65 in War Zone D on Nov. 8, 1965. Forty-eight of Harris’ comrades in the Army’s 173rd Airborne were killed and hundreds wounded in a battle that found them outnumbered 30 to 1.




Imus interviews Niles Harris video here:

Bob McDonnell, Speaks About Health Care



November 8, 2009
Republican Bob McDonnell, Virginia's new governor-elect, speaks with CNN's John King about health care and other issues.





Sad, Just Sad.



Here are the Final Vote Results for Roll Call on on the House version Affordable Health Care for America Act

The AYES for Government Takeover Of Healthcare:

Gerald E. Connolly - Dem.
James P. Moran - Dem.
Thomas S. P. Perriello - Dem.
Robert C. ``Bobby'' Scott - Dem.

The NOES for Government Takeover Of Healthcare:

Rick Boucher - Dem.
Eric Cantor - Rep.
J. Randy Forbes - Rep.
Bob Goodlatte - Rep.
Glenn C. Nye - Dem.
Robert J. Wittman - Rep.
Frank R. Wolf - Rep.

Oh and those silly Stupak amendment results? Tom Perriello (Dem.) might have some explaining to do to those in the pro-choice world.

It was never about healthcare, Sad, Just Sad.

I repeat the 2010 thoughts over at Virginia Right!
Retaliation at the polls will be swift and massive.
Virginia and New Jersey are just the beginning.

I personally recommend connecting with Keith Fimian as a start in Virginia's 11th:
Homepage: http://www.keithfimian.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FimianForCongress?ref=ts
Twitter: http://twitter.com/KeithFimian

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Retaliation at the polls will be swift and massive.

As exclaimed over at Virginia Right!
Retaliation at the polls will be swift and massive.
Virginia and New Jersey are just the beginning.


Keith Fimian Press Conference
November 07, 2009
Keith Fimian, candidate for the 11th Congressional District of Virginia, held a press conference regarding the health care legislation pending before congress and outlined numerous important deficiencies in the legislation as well as alternative proposals that would deliver actual value for the American people.



Connect with Keith Fimian:
Homepage: http://www.keithfimian.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FimianForCongress?ref=ts
Twitter: http://twitter.com/KeithFimian

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Isn't she pretty?




Virginia Red! My favorite color!
Thanks Bob, Bill and Ken!



Monday, November 2, 2009

Why We Must Vote Tuseday!





Preserve Our Liberty!




Remember Freedom is Not Free!




Resist Tyranny!



Their Future Depends On It!

Go Bob, Go!



As the campaign winds down I hope everyone got out to support a great team. A great job by Bob McDonnell, his team and the Republican Party of Virginia for setting the standards in WINNING! GOTV!



Get Connected with Bob McDonnell today: He is a Veteran!
Twitter: http://twitter.com/bobmcdonnell
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bobmcdonnell?ref=ts
Homepage: http://www.bobmcdonnell.com/

Get Connected with LG Bill Bolling today! He is the Proven Incumbent!
Homepage: http://www.billbolling.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/LGBillBolling
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lt-Governor-Bill-Bolling/12220636661

Get Connected with Ken Cuccinelli today! Raise the Gadsden!
Homepage: http://www.cuccinelli.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KenCuccinelli
Twitter: http://twitter.com/KenCuccinelli
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/Cuccinelli4AG


Saturday, October 31, 2009

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell on 'Hannity'

Title: Bound for Victory?
Published: Fri, 30 Oct 2009



Sorry couldn't find the embedded code for video: Video Link here: http://www.foxnews.com/search-results/m/27184820/bound-for-victory.htm#q=mcdonnell

Get Connected with Bob McDonnell today: Bob is a Veteran, as is his Oldest daughter, Jeanine, served as a U.S. Army officer and is an Iraq War veteran!

Twitter: http://twitter.com/bobmcdonnell
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bobmcdonnell?ref=ts
Homepage: http://www.bobmcdonnell.com/

Bob McDonnell and Team - Photo Stream



Pictures from the New Jobs, More Opportunities campaign trail:



Get Connected with Bob McDonnell today: He is a Veteran!
Twitter: http://twitter.com/bobmcdonnell
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bobmcdonnell?ref=ts
Homepage: http://www.bobmcdonnell.com/

Get Connected with LG Bill Bolling today! He is the Proven Incumbent!
Homepage: http://www.billbolling.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/LGBillBolling
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lt-Governor-Bill-Bolling/12220636661

Get Connected with Ken Cuccinelli today! Raise the Gadsden!
Homepage: http://www.cuccinelli.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KenCuccinelli
Twitter: http://twitter.com/KenCuccinelli
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/Cuccinelli4AG


Bob McDonnell and Team Arrives in Franklin County, Virginia



Yes, Bob McDonnell, LG Bill Bolling and Ken Cuccinelli showed up in Franklin County, Virginia with their Tour!

Don't miss this tour if you have a chance to attend an EVENT!
October 29th, 2009


Get Connected with Bob McDonnell today: He is a Veteran!
Twitter: http://twitter.com/bobmcdonnell
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bobmcdonnell?ref=ts
Homepage: http://www.bobmcdonnell.com/

Get Connected with LG Bill Bolling today! He is the Proven Incumbent!
Homepage: http://www.billbolling.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/LGBillBolling
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lt-Governor-Bill-Bolling/12220636661

Get Connected with Ken Cuccinelli today! Raise the Gadsden!
Homepage: http://www.cuccinelli.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KenCuccinelli
Twitter: http://twitter.com/KenCuccinelli
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/Cuccinelli4AG


Another RINO stampede adverted!

Another RINO stampede adverted with the reported exit of Republican (not so nominated) Dede Scozzafava. With Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman running neck and neck with the Democrat in Tuesday’s special election in New York polls.

This is great news for principled conservatives who are turned away by the Republican party. Doug Hoffman deserves credit for sticking to his mission and his principles. Yes, those pesky Republicans that try to anoint candidates on issues and not principles.



Support conservative principled Doug Hoffman:
Homepage: http://www.doughoffmanforcongress.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/dougforcongress
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Doug-Hoffman/104731159040?ref=mf
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/Hoffmanforcongress

Get out there and put up a blog post for Doug Hoffman this weekend, show your support for principled conservatives.

Friday, October 30, 2009

The News & Advance Endorses Bob McDonnell





The News & Advance lends its endorsement for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell for Virginia's next Governor. Here:

In the gubernatorial election, there is one candidate who has the temperament, the leadership abilities, the discipline and the vision to serve as Virginia’s next chief executive.

That candidate is Republican Bob McDonnell, and The News & Advance editorial board wholeheartedly endorses him for governor.

McDonnell is the only candidate who has confronted the critical issues facing the commonwealth of Virginia today: transportation, education and the economy and jobs creation. He is the only candidate who has laid out, in detail, his proposals for addressing these challenges.

And as importantly, he is the only candidate who has run a mostly positive campaign, trying to engage the electorate on his strengths, not his opponent’s weaknesses.

On the other hand, his opponent, Democrat Creigh Deeds, has run one of the most negative, issue-free gubernatorial campaigns Virginia has seen. From trying to portray McDonnell as a knuckle-dragging social conservative based solely on a 20-year-old grad school thesis to ads blaming him for higher electric rates, Deeds’ campaign has been one never-ending negative ad.

Bob McDonnell is a conservative Republican, a conservative Catholic Republican. No denying that at all. Does that disqualify him as governor? Absolutely not.
He knows the challenges Virginia and Virginians face, and he’s demonstrated an ability to think outside the box, to borrow a phrase, on any number of critical issues.

* Education reform. McDonnell recognizes there is much that public schools are doing right in Virginia, but also that there is room for improvement across the board. At the center of his reform proposals is a call for a more active embrace of charter schools in divisions across the commonwealth. As the state’s chief executive, he also recognizes the fact that the best educators in Virginia must be compensated for their talents; merit pay and other best practices common in the business world would receive serious consideration in a McDonnell administration.

* Transportation. Virginia has confronted a growing transportation crisis for most of this decade, and the failure of two governors and each and every member of the General Assembly to reach consensus on how to solve this massive problem will sully all their reputations.

The pragmatic McDonnell, who sees a problem that needs to be addressed, has put forward a series of revenue streams that he believes would meet the state’s maintenance needs and that would give planners the tools to address the longterm challenges of the two most desperate regions of the state, Northern Virginia and Tidewater.

While we have reservations about the viability of some of the proposals, McDonnell has at least laid out specific proposals. That’s more than his opponent has done.

* The economy and jobs creation. Virginia and the nation are in the grips of the worst recession in 70 years. Unemployment keeps inching up month by month. Tax revenues that fund critical government services keep failing to meet targets. Something must be done about the economy, and McDonnell is only candidate who seems to recognize that fact.

McDonnell, the former attorney general and a longtime legislator prior, knows the mechanisms of government available to spur growth and jobs creation. Tax incentives, tax credits, massive efforts to recruit new employers and retain current ones, preserving Virginia as a right-to-work state and efforts to reduce regulations and the cost of doing business in Virginia, whether for small or large businesses.

While McDonnell has talked specifics, his opponent has done little more than offer nice-sounding platitudes. But platitudes hire no one.

On these major issues and supported by the evidence of the quality of the campaign he oversaw, we can only reiterate our strongly held belief that there is only one candidate suited to lead Virginia for the next four years: Bob McDonnell.



Get Connected with Bob McDonnell today:
Twitter: http://twitter.com/bobmcdonnell
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bobmcdonnell?ref=ts
Homepage: http://www.bobmcdonnell.com/


The News & Advance Endorses Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling


Bob McDonnell (Left) and LG Bill Bolling (Right)

The News & Advance lends its endorsement for a second term for Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling. Here:

* Bolling was first elected lieutenant governor in 2005 and has served admirably with a governor of the opposite party. He readily gives credit to Gov. Timothy M. Kaine for involving him as much as possible in the work of his administration.
Should Bob McDonnell be elected governor, Bolling will be even more involved Richmond, as McDonnell’s point man on economic development.
The commonwealth would benefit greatly by the re-election Lt. Gov. Bolling.
The News & Advance strongly endorses him for a second term as the commonwealth’s No. 2.



Get Connected with Bill today!
Homepage: http://www.billbolling.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/LGBillBolling
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lt-Governor-Bill-Bolling/12220636661

The News & Advance Endorses Ken Cuccinelli



The News & Advance lends its endorsement to Sen. Ken Cuccinelli for election as Virginia's next Attorney General. Here:



* Cuccinelli, currently a state senator from Northern Virginia, has a much better grasp of the job of attorney general than does his Democratic opponent.
It’s more than “the state’s top prosecutor”; indeed, the job is hardly that of a chief prosecutor at all. The position is more like chief legal counsel for the entire commonwealth.
As a member of the Senate Courts of Justice committee, Cuccinelli has a better grasp of the wide range of duties the job entails than does his opponent.
And while there are several issues on which we disagree with him — his push to repeal the prohibition of a concealed-carry permit holder to bring a gun into a restaurant or bar comes to mind — his abilitites far outweigh his negatives.
The News & Advance lends its endorsement to Sen. Cuccinelli for election as attorney general.




Get Connected with Ken today!
Homepage: http://www.cuccinelli.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KenCuccinelli
Twitter: http://twitter.com/KenCuccinelli
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/Cuccinelli4AG

Note: Here is information on NRA endorsement for the Ken Cuccinelli AG campaign.


Thursday, October 29, 2009

Time to get "Real" Virginia!



From Glen Allen, Va. – Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele

You want to talk about change? Well, here it is right here in Virginia Folks! This is it, this is "Real" and its going to happen on Tuesday.



Get connected with the Virginia "Real" team:

Get "Real" with Bob McDonnell today:
Twitter: http://twitter.com/bobmcdonnell
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bobmcdonnell?ref=ts
Homepage: http://www.bobmcdonnell.com/

Get "Real" with Bill today!
Homepage: http://www.billbolling.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/LGBillBolling
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lt-Governor-Bill-Bolling/12220636661

Get "Real" with Ken today!
Homepage: http://www.cuccinelli.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KenCuccinelli
Twitter: http://twitter.com/KenCuccinelli
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/Cuccinelli4AG


Virginia Votes Values 2009

Bob McDonnell, Bill Bolling and Ken Cuccinelli.

To see the voting record for the Virginia Governor, Lt Governor, Attorney General and House of Delegate Candidates visit: tffaction.org. Forward this short video to your friends so they can see where the candidates for Governor stand on several of the key issues that are addressed by the voter guide.




Connect with Bob McDonnell today:
Twitter: http://twitter.com/bobmcdonnell
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bobmcdonnell?ref=ts
Homepage: http://www.bobmcdonnell.com/

Connect with Bill today!
Homepage: http://www.billbolling.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/LGBillBolling
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lt-Governor-Bill-Bolling/12220636661

Connect with Ken today!
Homepage: http://www.cuccinelli.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KenCuccinelli
Twitter: http://twitter.com/KenCuccinelli
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/Cuccinelli4AG


Sunday, October 25, 2009

US Coast Guard Cutter Barque Eagle - America's Tall Ship



Years ago, I lived in New London, Connecticut on the Thames River. This ship is so magnificent and should be considered a national treasure. It was commissioned on May 15, 1946. Its mission is to train Coast Guard Cadets. Its an awesome sight to see move up the Thames River and out towards Long Island Sound. Keep Up the Great Work Coasties! Errr...Guardians!
This is a short "behind the scenes" high definition music video of the United States Coast Guard Cutter "Barque Eagle". This footage was shot during a two week cruise between July 13th and July 27th 2007. The cruise began in Veracruz, Mexico and ended in Miami, Florida.

This short, rough cut footage is part of a much longer documentary of the US Coast Guard Cutter Barque Eagle. The feature length film is scheduled to be completed by July 2008.




More Information on the Coast Guard Homepage:
U.S. Coast Guard Barque Eagle (WIX-327)

Recent News:
“Screw that dumb old boat.”

Coasties??? Oppss!
"Coasties" is an obsolete term (2009) for members of the United States Coast Guard (Active, Reserve, Auxiliary, Retired, or ex-member). By order of the Commandant in 2009, its use was replaced by "Guardian"

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Interview with Bob McDonnell



October 19, 2009
Good volley of questions concerning where the Bob McDonnell campaign is two weeks till the Governors election here in Virginia. Considering the new News7 Poll: Republicans hold comfortable leads in statewide contests with Bob McDonnell leading his opponent by 19 points.

Just a great campaign by Bob McDonnell, his staff and the Republican Party of Virginia.



NBC12 Decision Virginia- Ryan Nobles interviews Republican candidate for Governor Bob McDonnell on NBC12 First at 4. Read more at http://decisionvirginia.com

Connect with Bob McDonnell:
Twitter: http://twitter.com/bobmcdonnell
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bobmcdonnell?ref=ts
Homepage: http://www.bobmcdonnell.com/


New Ad for Ken Cuccinelli

Sheriff Glen Hill is a hometown hero in my neighborhood!

Virginia's elected sheriffs trust Ken Cuccinelli, and so can you.



Ken is traveling the state and working hard to become Virginia's next Attorney General. Don't miss out on hearing about where Ken is and what he is doing by following him on Twitter or becoming a fan on Facebook.

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

The Symbol of the Ken Cuccinelli Campaign




Make no mistake the Gadsden Flag has become a powerful symbol for the Ken Cuccinelli campaign to be the next Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Virginia:

From Ken Cuccinelli homepage:
"In the last several years, and most significantly since the election of the current administration and Congress, the trend towards increased Federal Government control over every aspect of the lives of Virginia’s citizens has been alarming. The time is now to turn the tide away from destructive big government policies, toward a less intrusive, less oppressive form of government; a return to the first principles intended by the founding fathers. I will apply these founding principles to every aspect of my work as your next Attorney General. For this reason, I have chosen the Gadsden Flag as a symbol for my campaign."
I and apparently others have observed after hearing Ken Cuccinelli speak:
"Specifically, I was impressed by his willingness to invoke the Constitution early and often as his personal political compass."
After attending and hearing Ken Cuccinelli speak at the GMU Manassas, Va. debate I really developed a respect for why Ken Cuccinelli uses the Gadsden Flag as his campaign symbol.

More conservatives should use the Constitution as their political compass.

Prince William County, Va. Law agencies make new pact on illegal deportation.

Probably, no single law in the some twenty-five years I have lived in Prince William county has made a significant quality of life change for me and my family than Prince William County's particapation in the 287(g) illegal deportation program. Within a mile of my residence we had shootings, prostitution rings and gang graffiti just explode on our neighborhood streets. Violent crimes, gang graffiti and nefarious sex related activity have been squelched in my opinion because of this one program. Kudos to the local and state governments to improve our kids and grandkids current situation and hopefully their future.

Prince William County, Va. renews 287(g) program excerpts:

Department of Homeland Security officials have signed new agreements authorizing nearly 70 state and local law enforcement agencies, including a contentious Arizona sheriff, to help arrest and deport illegal immigrants charged with violent or criminal acts.

The new agreement allows for "greater accountability and transparency," including regular audits and closer federal inspection, said Mr. Morton.

No agencies in the District or Maryland are participating. But in Virginia, the Prince William County Sheriff's Office and Police Department, and Prince William-Manassas Adult Detention Center have renewed their agreements. So have the Manassas Police Department, Manassas Park Police Department, Rockingham County Sheriff's Office and Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office.


If you feel your quality of life is suffering from crime in your area you need to ask your elected officals what is the cause and can the DHS 287(g) illegal deportation program help.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Bob McDonnell Web Footprint?


Its getting close for people who have not been paying attention to the upcoming November 3, 2009 Virginia Governors race to start Googling the candidates. I thought it might be interesting to see who might have the larger web footprint on the the web search engines. The results below:

Yahoo: 2,670,000 results for "bob mcdonnell"

Yahoo: 2,160,000 results for "creigh deeds"

Google: about 421,000 for "bob mcdonnell"

Google: about 396,000 for "creigh deeds"

Bing: 2,490,000 results for "bob mcdonnell"

Bing: 397,000 results for "creigh deeds"

AOL: of about 57,100 for "bob mcdonnell"

AOL: of about 47,900 for "creigh deeds"


Bob McDonnell (Left) and LG Bill Bolling (Right)

Connect with Bob McDonnell:
Twitter: http://twitter.com/bobmcdonnell
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bobmcdonnell?ref=ts
Homepage: http://www.bobmcdonnell.com/

Connect with Lt. Governor Bill Bolling
Twitter: http://twitter.com/LGBillBolling
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lt-Governor-Bill-Bolling/12220636661
Homepage: http://billbolling.com/


Bob McDonnell Ad features Sheila Johnson

Sheila Johnson Democrat Business Leader pitches for Bob McDonnell.



Highlights from Sheila Crump Johnson Wikipedia:
- Sheila Crump Johnson (born 1949) is the team president, managing partner, and governor of the WNBA's Washington Mystics, a position she gained before the 2005 season.
- She is the first African-American woman to be an owner or partner in three professional sports franchises: the Washington Capitals (NHL), the Washington Wizards (NBA), and the Washington Mystics (WNBA).
- Johnson currently serves as CEO of Salamander Hospitality, a company she founded in 2005.
- Johnson is a Global Ambassador for CARE, a humanitarian organization fighting global poverty.
- Sheila's I Am Powerful Challenge raised over $8 million in 2007.
- She serves as Chair of the Board of Governors of Parsons The New School for Design. in New York and funded the opening of the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center.

Very impressive career, I must say and I only listed about half of the items on her Wiki page!

Monday, October 12, 2009

US Military Fallen - week ending Oct.10, 2009

Specialist Stephan Lee Mace, of Purcellville, VA, died Saturday, 03 October 2009 while fighting for freedom in Afghanistan.

Week ending Oct.10, 2009 the US Department of Defense released the names of 17 military personnel who died, while serving in the United States armed forces.




A grateful nation honors your service. Your battle is over; rest in peace. Your courage, for our country, will forever be etched in our minds and hearts.


Please visit http://www.USFallen.org for more information and resources.

UPDATE: 13 October 2009
Motorcade Photos: Army Specialist Stephan Lee Mace, of Purcellville, VA. http://mommylife.net/archives/2009/10/stephan_lee_mac.html

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Stephan L. Mace, Army's 61st Calvary. Reg, Loudoun County, Va.



Stephan L. Mace was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.



Loudoun Family Mourns For 'the Life of the Party'

Stephan, a member of the Army's 61st Cavalry Regiment who grew up in Purcellville, Va. was among eight soldiers killed Saturday Oct. 3, 2009 in Afghanistan during one of the deadliest attacks on U.S. forces by the Taliban.

With Arms Wide Open We Honor Our Fallen and Their Sacrifice.


Vanessa Adelson, his mother:
It was an incredible life," she said. "The 21 years that that boy was on this Earth, he did more and saw more than most of us will do in a lifetime."

Our prayers and thoughts are with Stephan's family and friends.

Funeral Arrangements Set For Fallen Loudoun Soldier

Stephan Mace's funeral is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday Oct. 12 at Purcellville Baptist Church, with burial Oct. 19 at Arlington National Cemetery.


UPDATE:
10 October 2009
Leave a Condolence: Stephan L. Mace, Army, Loudoun County, Va. HALL FUNERAL HOME


Bob McDonnell's Daughter Campaigns in Arlington, Va.



10/06/09
WJLA ABC 7 News catches up with Jeanine McDonnell at a recent Veterans for McDonnell hosted reception at the Army Navy Club in Arlington, VA.

Bob McDonnell was joined by his daughter during a rally in Arlington.

"My dad is my hero," Jeanine McDonnell said. "And I would do absolutely anything to help him. And I completely believe in everything he stands for."

Jeanine McDonnell is a former U.S. Army lieutenant. She commanded a platoon in Iraq and is a current working woman.




WJLA ABC 7 News Full story is here:

Thanks for your service Jeanine!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Veterans for Bob McDonnell Host Reception at Army Navy Club, Arlington, Va.



I really like that part about how Bob feels about treating todays veterans so the next generation may be inclined to follow in their footsteps and serve this great country. It is so true.

Veterans for McDonnell Hosted a Reception at the Army Navy Club in Arlington, VA. with several hundred vets including ex-pows & wounded warriors.



Read more about CMDR Paul Edward Galanti - Former POW USN (ret)


Bob McDonnell Interviewed on “The Kudlow Report”



Bob was a guest on Larry Kudlow’s show “The Kudlow Report” earlier today. This is a must-see interview and you can watch it here:















Another Leader of the Free World Emerges - Sen. Jim DeMint



After Benjamin Netanyahu United Nations Speech on September 24, 2009 my quest for freedom leaders of the Free World continues.

Well, America missed its chance to lead the Free World but instead essentially ignores the Iran Green Revolution and continues to shrink its responsibility to be a leader of freedom and liberty in a Mad, Mad World.

Obama kills funding for Iranian human-rights watch agency

Oh and that whole Dalai Lama thingy:
“President Barack Obama has refused to meet the Dalai Lama in Washington this week in a move to curry favour with the Chinese.

The decision came after China stepped up a campaign urging nations to shun the Tibetan spiritual leader.

It means Mr Obama will become the first president not to welcome the Nobel peace prize winner to the White House since the Dalai Lama began visiting Washington in 1991.

Another Leader of the Free World Emerges:

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) shares the details of his recent trip to Honduras with FOX News' Greta Van Susteren (Oct. 6, 2009).



Photos of Senator Jim DeMint's trip to Honduras

Honduras Freedom or Favorite Fixations:
DeMint went without Kerry’s blessing, and said afterwards that “we saw a government working hard to follow the rule of law, uphold its constitution, and to protect democracy for the people of Honduras.”

“We are very encouraged by what we saw and we hope to be able to work with our administration to support the upcoming elections,” DeMint said.

Heritage Foundation senior policy analyst Ray Walser said Tuesday that although the elections offer a solution to the three month-old crisis the Obama administration is “fixated” on Zelaya’s return to the presidency.

“Instead of allowing the Honduran people to speak through elections on November 29 and end the crisis, the administration makes Zelaya’s restoration to presidential office its primary objective and the litmus test for ‘a restoration of democracy,’” he wrote on the Heritage blog.

UPDATE:
What I Heard in Honduras
By JIM DEMINT
10 Oct. 2009
Our ambassador is the only person I met there who thinks there was a 'coup.' Let's release the State Department legal analysis.



The man does not live who is more devoted to peace than I am. None who would do more to preserve it.
--February 21, 1861 Abraham Lincoln, address to the New Jersey General Assembly

Preserving Freedom's Ring - Senator Jim DeMint!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Battleground Virginia



Virginia's gubernatorial candidates, Democrat Creigh Deeds and Republican Bob McDonnell, take questions from ABC 7s Leon Harris, POLITICO's John F. Harris and Virginia voters.



WOW! The video speaks for itself.

Ken Cuccinelli Unveils Five Specific Proposals for Veterans





Senator Ken Cuccinelli Unveils Proposals to Better Prepare the AG's Office to Advocate on Behalf of Our Veterans

Announces five specific proposals to better equip Virginia to provide for our Veterans.

Senator Cuccinelli's five proposals include:

1. Designating and training two attorneys in the Attorneys General's office to better and more frequently help Virginia Department of Veterans Services (VDVS) agents win individual claim cases. These attorneys would also serve as additional training resources for VDVS agents and in-state Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs) in Virginia.

2. Providing more regular and professional training for our VDVS agents and in-state VSO's.

3. Establishing a regular email newsletter with Attorney General's office contributions to inform Virginia veteran's of what benefits are available to them, how to access them, as well as keeping up (along with VSO and VDVS agents) with changes in federal law.

4. Ensuring that Virginia and its localities, unlike some other states, complies fully with the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).

5. Amend Virginia's election laws to guarantee the timely delivery of BOTH absentee ballot requests and the ballots themselves to military members overseas.
Joining Senator Cuccinelli on the call were three veterans.

Paul Galanti of Richmond had this to say about Senator Cuccinelli, "I am proud to support Ken Cuccinelli for Attorney General. His support for Veterans is more than just words. It has been backed with years of service with the Pro-Bono Veterans Consortium as an Attorney representing Veterans in the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims as they attempted to obtain benefits for injuries obtained during their service in the military. Ken's leadership, experience and commitment to veterans is a testament to his character and his support to those who wear our country's uniform."

Joe McCain of Alexandria, also on the call, stated in support of Senator Cuccinelli, "As a Vietnam veteran, I gladly support Ken Cuccinelli for Attorney General. He is an outstanding person who has served the people of Virginia effectively as an attorney, then as a state senator since 2002. He has made a public commitment to veterans ... I have heard him say so many times. From the first time I met Ken, I admired the ethical tone that permeates his thinking, and know that he will serve the public in Virginia as well as any Attorney General ever has."

Another call participant, Roger Sullivan of Richmond, stated that "Ken is committed to working to solve many of the issues facing veterans. There is a great need for what he plans to do to help veterans, and I really appreciate his efforts."

Proposal #5 is long overdue as with the previous 2008 National Election problems with overseas and military votes in Virginia. I am glad to see Ken Cuccinelli take the lead here considering the obvious present administration lack of respect for this issue as noted below:

...the state of Virginia --- whose governor also happens to be the chairman of the Democrat National Committee --- went to court to disenfranchise military voters in that state's upcoming elections.

Thanks Ken Cuccinelli for supporting Virginia veterans and military personnel who choose to serve this great country.