Saturday, October 31, 2009

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell on 'Hannity'

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



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Bob McDonnell and Team - Photo Stream



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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


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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.



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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.



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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.



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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.




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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.



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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.




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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"