Saturday, June 8, 2013

VaGOP:Loyalty oaths weren't enough, now they are data mining Concealed Carry Permits

Yet another horrendously bad idea!

What is it with these people?  They back a Bill banning this very behavior and then attempt a last minute invasion of your privacy for their own benefit!  Absolutely shameless!  Absolutely two faced hypocrisy!

"The Republic Party of Virginia has sent letters to circuit courts across the Commonwealth asking for the personal information of concealed weapons permit holders.
Joseph Waymack heard about the request while at work at the Hopewell Commonwealth's Attorney's Office Friday morning. He immediately sent a competing letter to the Prince George Circuit Court. 
Waymack also sent a letter to the Republican Party of Virginia asking them to rescind their request.
"To data mine hundreds of thousands of Virginians personal information is just reprehensible," said Waymack.

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

What a bargain!

Thursday, May. 30, 2013

Hanover supervisor paid $41.25 hourly as traffic guard

Elton has been milking this cow for quite a while! B.J. Ostregen, who is a local citizen watchdog, reported this 10 years ago!
The issue seems to resurface like a coffin in the bayou from time to time:

“They’re paying me four hours at Stonewall (Jackson Middle School) and four hours at Pole Green (Elementary School),” Wade said. “I’m not working that much at either school. It’s true.”
Who's paying you Wade? "They?" Aren't you a Supervisor? Well good thing conflict of interest is never a problem for the BOS!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Wake me up in four years...


Some thing are as obvious as the nose on your face...

*The GOP has lost 5 of the last 6 Presidential Elections.
*It plays Conservative during campaigns and placates the Left when in office.
*It picks candidates that are s safe no one can distinguish them from the left.

Wit George Allen and Mitt Romney- they say an Incumbent has an 80% shot at re-election so when the GOP picks people who can't distinguish themselves... why change? Well the voters didn't!  Now the GOP is adopting a "it's the conservatives fault" meme!  After every lost election the progressives in the GOP start back up with the myth that the GOP needs to move to the left to attract voters!  Nonsense!  To paraphrase G. K. Chesterton:

"The problem with Conservatism is not that it has been tried & found wanting but that it has not been tried"

The smoke is starting to clear a little and we are seeing some interesting things, rather than play 'blame the conservative' why isn't the GOP practicing what it preaches on the post cards and why isn't it looking into possible voter fraud?

I don't know if you watched FOX on election eve but the segment with Carl Rove was illuminating.  Rove is a problem for the GOP- he is part of the reason they keep losing, but I'll give him one thing- he is a professional bean counter with the inside track.  Did you see him turn ashen when the swing state results were reported by Brett Behr and Megyn Kelly?  Kelly had to go back to their own bean counter room to ask if they were taking drugs to placate Rove.

Rove is not a guy that likes surprises and all the data gave him a different picture of the incoming results so what's up with that?

Consider Allen Wests recount- right now he's ahead by 150-200 over the official result.  A number of counties, especially these without voter ID are reporting 100-113% voter registration- more people are voting than live in these counties!

Think this is a fluke?  Check out these links lifted from an article on Free Republic:

Voter fraud witnessed in Wisconsin by one of Mitt’s ORCA observers:
via Lori Patriot on Facebook:
52 Democrats arrested for VOTER FRAUD so far
VIDEO: Illegal Aliens Caught Voting and Stealing Elections In Florida In Vast Numbers
In 2008, John McCain Ignored Vote Fraud to Avoid Civil Unrest
[See what that got us?]
Michael Savage: How Obama fixed 2012 election
Is Voter Fraud Being Committed in Ohio? (Early Voting)
Pundit Press: What Luck! Obama Won Dozens of Cleveland Districts with 100% of the Vote
Photo of Ethiopians brought to Ohio voting stations by busload, 95% of whom did not speak English, and told to vote for Obama, straight Dem ticket
“Did this Dirty Trick Get Obama Re-Elected?”
“Could we fix an election? Sure, they would never know it.”
Defense Department can’t put soldiers, ballots together
Poll Worker Puts Glendale Precinct’s Ballots on Car, Drives Away
Referenced above, but with more information:
Boston reports 129% voter turnout, 79% for Obama; 74% for Elizabeth Warren
This one could be just a calibration issue, but not necessarily based on the programer’s testimony in the next link:
Programmer Testifies About Rigging Elections With Vote Counting
VIDEO: Possible voter fraud in Pennsylvania — or just voting machine malfunction?
“Half the Democratic ground game is voter turnout. The other half is voter fraud.”
Voter Fraud: Obama Won 108% of Registered Voters in Wood County, Ohio
Video: Diebold Whistleblower Speaks Out on Voter Fraud
BREAKING: St. Lucie County, Florida Had 141.1% Turnout; Obama Won County

More to come...

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Revelations continue on Benghazi


Many of us have been watching this story unfold over the last weeks and everyday it seems a new piece of the puzzle is revealed.  For those of us who follow Islam and the Muslim Brotherhood and their allies it was obvious that this was a terrorist attack but what we didn't know was what was the motive behind the choice of targeting this consulate and Ambassador.

I've been waiting to piece some of this together to blog on it but Beck has put together a time line and scenario that is detailed and shocking.

One has to ask why is uncovering what happened left to citizens and a talking head like Mr/ Beck? Do we have a Congress?  Hello!!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Lesser Fallacy

It's been awhile- but back again.  Much to discuss and lots of discussion going on on many topics on FB concerning this election cycle.

I want to address a particular fallacy that seems to be popular among Libertarians and some disaffected Republicans.  I posted a shorter version of the following apologetic on a friend's FB page where the idea that one should vote 3rd party, rather than the lesser of two evils, was prevailing.

"I've read many "I'm not voting for the Lessor of 2 evils" arguments and they are all wanting. I am an independent conservative, I even belong to a 3rd party- my very own one man- "The Party of No!"  I do not have a nominee since my party rules specify that since I am the only member it would be a conflict of interest to nominate myself and besides I just don't have the 500 million bucks or so to run the campaign and if I did I'd likely spend it on guns and cigars. I just want to get that out of the way so no one accuses me of being R or D and thereby biased.

Voting for a 3rd party- even mine, wonderful though that it is- is in fact a vote for one or the other 2 parties unless it can be demonstrated that the 3rd party in question can gain about a third of the vote. Sorry, the reality is that your vote will end up helping one or the other candidate. Period. There is too much data on this issue from past election cycles to defend such a notion.

Lets look at it another way- many who say they won't vote for the 'lesser' say it because they are "Christians". If you are a Christian though you must know that "there is no one who is good, no not one" (Rom 3;12) so every vote in every election is a vote for the lesser of two evils unless of course Jesus runs and we all know he ain't, and when he comes back he's not going to be in the mood for campaigning or kissing babies.

Secondly, the Christian must always vote to maximize good. The Christian believes in objective truth which is expressed in Holy Writ. If then there be a lessor of two evils (there always is-even geting out of the bed Monday mornings is a lesser choice- you could stay and loose your job) then by very nature that lesser choice is also the choice for greater good. This is simply logic 101. Voting for a candidate that cannot win in a tight race is adding to someones column because taking a vote away from the greater good is helping the greater evil. In our system as it is, it is unavoidable. Advancing the greater evil by throwing away a vote is not Christian and no scriptural warrant can be found for such conduct. 

Here's the big issue. The election is not simply about a race between a mushy "wind-sock" socialistic N.E.'ern liberal Republican who is on balance a capitalist or the Marxist-Muslim sympathizer who spent millions to hide his college records and believes he is ordained to transfer all the wealth out of this 'Colonialist' country, this election is also about life. Life- that's with a CAPITOL "L".

The next POTUS will pick two maybe three SCOTUS Justices. If you vote for the Constitution Party's (my favorite obscure 3rd party, beside my own of course) candidate Virgil Goode (I've met him, i like him, I signed his petition, but I ain't voting for him- this time) you are going to help Obama get a shot at putting more Elena Kagan's on the bench and that is an evil act.- which means one who votes 3rd party in 2012 is not voting for the lesser of two evils they are voting for the greater of two evils. So save us the "conscience" moralizing. It is unconscionable to open the door to 4 more years of Obama. 

Understand that this election is for ALL the marbles. There are only two choices and only one of those two choices is going to be President. Only One. Votes are either going to add up in one column or the other- doesn't matter whether a negative or positive vote.  And one of those men is going to appoint people to the SCOTUS.  That's a fact.

If Obama, it is very likely there will never be another chance at a 3rd party and that the Republic will cease as we know it. So voting 3rd party potentially could translate to political suicide.  If one thinks that is a gamble they are willing to take then it cannot be said thatt that person is rational, reasonable or that one is truly interested in advancing the cause of Christ
and justice for the unborn in support of the Pro-Life Agenda. Voting for Obama or a proxy 3rd party is a death warrant for millions more of the unborn as his choices will secure Roe /Wade for decades to come. A true and thoughtful Christian will vote to advance Life in the best way that has a real effect.  The best way possible is to vote for men who may be a little wishy washy or PC- but they can be swayed to our view.  Does anyone believe Obama's ideology can be moved?   We know Ryan is pro-life if Romney a little queasy- but they are reasonable men.

So if you want to commit political suicide- if you want the right to have reasonable people consider you a maniac and a political anarchist, go ahead, vote 3rd party.  If you want the left to think you are a useful idiot, and a patsy, vote 3rd party!   It's your right. It's your right to risk loosing the right to vote altogether just don't claim conscience and morality for risking my right to vote!

ALL the marbles are on the table. Choose wisely.

The HCC and friends choose Romney/Ryan.  So get over it and get ready to start dragging President Romney to the right.

See ya at the poll.

Disclaimer: All political donations to the Party of No will be used to increase my gun and cigar collection. Please give as generously as you can. This message approved by John Dixon, Party of No.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Secret Science? Since when?

An alert from Scientists and Engineers for Energy and Environment-Virginia:
"Virginia schools are locked down for climate and environmental science studies. You can't get into the science classrooms to see what is going on. You can't get past the administrators. VA-SEEE is NOT welcome in the VA K-12 schools and you have to ask WHY? Education also has to happen at home too. Educational choices for our kids also happens at the Board of Education meetings and at the county ballot box. Let the elected school board members know that science is about truth and not political indoctrination."

"Efforts to advance climate-change education in schools and communities are getting a boost from a set of six grants awarded this week by the National Science Foundation, totaling nearly $19 million. The grants will support a number of efforts, including a joint project in Maryland and Delaware to help schools deliver effective and regionally relevant instruction in grades 8-12, and pay for work led by the New England Aquarium to enhance climate-change education in zoos, aquariums, and other settings.
"Ours is an attempt to get appropriate content related to climate change into the curricula of schools on a statewide level," said Don Boesch, the president of the University of Maryland's Center for Environmental Science, and the project director for a $5.5 million grant. "People have to understand what it going on and sort through all the things they hear ... and the choices we have to face."
Read the rest here. 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Milk the Cows … Not the Farmer

What can you do on your property without permission from the government?

In Fauquier County – apparently the answer is nothing as witnessed during a Zoning Appeals Board hearing last week against Martha Boneta, owner of a 70-acre farm who is at the mercy of local bureaucrats twisting the zoning laws in order to shut down her small business. Basically, Martha’s business has been outlawed by a new ordinance that retroactively restricts land use under the business license she received last year.

Small family farms are feeling the same financial stresses prevalent in today’s overall economy and farmers are looking for alternative ways to make a living off their land. The western Piedmont region (including Fauquier) has become a center for Virginia’s thriving wine industry. The zoning fascists in Fauquier have already smacked the wine industry, and you can believe it won’t stop with wineries and the current case of Martha Boneta’s renovated barn where she offers vegetables, eggs, fresh and dried herbs, honeybee products, soaps, and handspun fibers from the livestock – all produced on her property and sold to eager customers from the DC suburbs.

All of these products are allowed under the Virginia Right to Farm Act, to wit: “no county shall adopt any ordinance that requires that a special exception or special use permit be obtained for any agriculture or silviculture (forestry) activity in an area that is zoned as an agricultural district.” Right to Farm Act also prohibits localities from unreasonably restricting or regulating farm structures. Read the law below.

In a follow-up briefing, the attorney representing Martha Boneta announced a court challenge based on misrepresentations by Fauquier Zoning Administrator Kimberley Johnson in citing a Paris, Virginia farm for selling farm products grown and produced at the farm. Virginia law protects the rights of farmers to sell what they grow and agricultural value-added products such as hand-made soap, bees wax candles, jelly/jam, peach pie, or even alpaca gloves or yarn in specific zoning violations, not to mention that the zoning administrator is acting outside the Virginia Right to Farm Law. Many protestors were demanding that the zoning administrator be fired for malfeasance.

So, what exactly can we learn from this heavy handed zoning action in Fauquier County against Martha Boneta?

Basically, Martha Boneta now has to spend more money, time, and energy to defend her property rights and the fruits of her labor. Her business is in limbo just as she should be entering the fall harvest season. Instead of local government assisting Martha and other small farm operators to stay in business, Fauquier County and its arrogant zoning officials would just as soon shutter the place and allow ripening crops to go to waste until people like Martha learn to heel like an obedient dog beside their master’s feet.

I was not able to get a seat inside the small hearing room, but I talked with several local farmers and especially the young families on hand to support Martha. There is no shortage of willing buyers at farmers’ markets, roadside stands, and Martha’s on-site store like a young couple from Alexandria with their 4-month old daughter and another mother with three children in tow. Both families rallied to support a local farmer’s right to the honest, free, and productive use of their property without undue interference from local government. But more importantly, as regular shoppers of local farm enterprises in the area, they see their food choices severely restricted. After all, you can’t grow much or raise chickens in the handkerchief-size yards in suburban Washington, DC.

I estimated the crowd to be around 150. The meeting room and several conference rooms were at capacity. I was among the 50 or so outside. I was also struck by several ironies throughout the day. As I traveled along Rt 17 and then Rt 15 into Warrenton, I saw no less than half a dozen roadside stands so the local food movement must be pretty strong in Fauquier County. Then, in the same building where Martha Boneta’s zoning hearing was taking place, I picked up a brochure titled “Fauquier Fresh” – Home Grown Guide, which lists 36 markets and outlets for local foods and products available in Fauquier County. Perhaps someone should advise the Zoning Administrator to stop crawling the Internet looking for zoning violations and actually work with the citizens of Fauquier County to maintain its proud rural character as portrayed in its promotional materials.

Zoning is probably the closest thing to fascism most Americans will ever know. It’s amazing how local governments use zoning laws to limit the rights of the little guy while rewarding the wealthy and well-connected. Big developers who know how to work the system can almost always get whatever they want from zoning boards, while the small property owner is at the mercy of politicians and bureaucrats.

To get the full picture of the bureaucratic mentality that your property is the government’s to regulate, control, and dictate, read the following as well as the three links.

Wherever you live, you need to monitor your locality’s Zoning Ordinances, especially when revisions are on the agenda. It has been my experience that the workshops don’t include much public input. Even if citizens do present ideas, you get the message pretty quickly that paid staff always knows best because they have a specialized degree in planning. When you add in all the legal double talk, the confusion only worsens.

You could be the next Martha Boneta. Fauquier County today. Who knows where tomorrow.

“Your Civil Liberties and Food Freedom”

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Monday, August 6, 2012

Read It And Weep...

...then call your congressman in the house and ask why they allowed the expenditures.

"The U.S. Economy By The Numbers: 70 Facts That Barack Obama Does Not Want You To See"

That's the headline that got my attention this morning hopefully it will get yours.  Not much to add here so I'll list some of the facts and the link for you to read and bookmark.  Send this out to everyone on your mailing list please.

$3.59 - When Barack Obama entered the White House, the average price of a gallon of gasoline was $1.85.  Today, it is $3.59.
22 - It is hard to believe, but today the poverty rate for children living in the United States is a whopping 22 percent.
23 - According to U.S. Representative Betty Sutton, an average of 23 manufacturing facilities permanently shut down in the United States every single day during 2010.
30 - Back in 2007, about 10 percent of all unemployed Americans had been out of work for 52 weeks or longer.  Today, that number is above 30 percent.
32 - The amount of money that the federal government gives directly to Americans has increased by 32 percent since Barack Obama entered the White House.
35 - U.S. housing prices are now down a total of 35 percent from the peak of the housing bubble.
49,000 - In 2011, our trade deficit with China was more than 49,000 times larger than it was back in 1985.
50,000 - The United States has lost an average of approximately 50,000 manufacturing jobs a month since China joined the World Trade Organization in 2001.
56,000 - The United States has lost more than 56,000 manufacturing facilities since 2001.
$1,600,000,000,000 - The amount that has been added to the U.S. national debt since the Republicans took control of the U.S. House of Representatives.  This is more than the first 97 Congresses added to the national debt combined.
$5,000,000,000,000 - The U.S. national debt has risen by more than 5 trillion dollars since the day that Barack Obama first took office.  In a little more than 3 years Obama has added more to the national debt than the first 41 presidents combined.
$5,000,000,000,000 - What the real U.S. budget deficit in 2011 would have been if the federal government had used generally accepted accounting principles.
$11,440,000,000,000 - The total amount of consumer debt in the United States.
$15,734,596,578,458.59 - The U.S. national debt as of June 7, 2012.
$200,000,000,000,000 - Today, the 9 largest banks in the United States have a total of more than 200 trillion dollars of exposure to derivatives.  When the derivatives market completely collapses there won't be enough money in the entire world to fix it.

Read the rest here