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Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Garden and rain

I have been so busy this week in the garden and painting inside the house. I am also waiting on new power supplies for my system so posting will be lite. I will try to post some pics from the bluegrass festival this weekend. I hope to be back up and running by the end of next week.

Friday, May 20, 2005

Kilgore and Kaine in Wise County

Both canidates were at MECC yesterday, and so was I. Jerry talked about his tax plan that gives VOTERS the chance to control the taxes. Kaine said this would hurt Virginia. "Kilgore’s plan to give voters the final say on increases in sales, income or gas taxes would harm the state, Kaine said, arguing that voters should let lawmakers decide." HumBug! Kaine said it does not show leadership to let the voters decide...Kilgore said "I think it shows leadership," he said. "It allows citizens to lead."
He criticized Kaine’s criticism.
"He never ceases to amaze me," Kilgore said. "All he does is criticize. I could walk across the James River and he’d say I couldn’t swim."
I like that reply! Indeed!
Read it all here

Thursday, May 19, 2005


I have added a few to the Spark it Up Blogroll.
The Jaded JD
Don Surber: From His Blog. "
Who Is Don Surber? I am a columnist and editorial writer for the Charleston Daily Mail, and afternoon newspaper in West BY GOD Virginia.
This blog is totally independent of my job.
Born in Cleveland, I live in Poca with my wife, an indoor cat, an outdoor cat and three ferrets. Our sons attend Marshall, our daughter is in law school in Morgantown.
I was a registered Democrat from June 1972 until March 2002 when I joined the Republicans. My party left me, not the other way around.

In 2000, I won the best general columnist award (circulation 100,000 or less) from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. That was nice. I am an Army veteran (including a stint as a reporter for the Stars and Stripes) and a 1981 graduate of Cleveland State University."

The Blue State Conservatives: As the name suggests this site is made of conservative bloggers that hale from those states that voted for Kerry in the last election. Once a month you can expect each of us to write about our respective states but for the most part we will be dealing with those issues that interest us most. I wanted this to be a fun group blog to belong to so even though you will find a heavy dose of politics you will also find topics about anything else that interest us.

Check them out!

Welcome Back!

Two of my favorite bloggers are back!
The SW Law Blog is back and Steve pounded out some good posts today!
And a big howdy to the return of The Salt Lick!
I hope to see Ya'll Here. Thanks to Brian who recently graduated, he reminds me it is that time of year again! I am going to try to catch Rhonda Vincents show on Thursday. Boy! That lady can sing!
Kilos grass is blue!!

More on the poll results

John has this at CC as he sees a lot of good in the numbers.

The Jaded JD has looked hard at the numbers and it sounds about right.

I found some of the numbers odd, but what do I know.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

New Poll shows Kilgore still leading!

The new Survey USA poll shows Kilgore still leading Kaine by a 4% margin. That is down a little from the last poll, but I am not surprised and you should not be either given the Kaine TV ads have been up and running and all the liberal press support of Kaine lately. The democrats will see this as great news, but in reality with Kilgore just starting his TV ads the results mean very little. The poll was conducted on commencement weekend and in my opinion that was a bad choice. I am sure some Kilgore supporters are down over this, but I am not. Kilgore has just started his ads and with the primary soon his numbers will grow.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

What the MSM wont tell us about Private Accounts

If you visit Spark it Up you know I support giving Americans the right to invest in private accounts. Watching the MSM, it seems there is not any support for this idea. It just so happens that 450 economists, including 5 Nobel laureates have came out with their support. Read about it!
Social Security Choice: 450 Reminders to the Liberal Media

America is being lied too. I agree with the article, if 450 movie stars slammed private accounts, it would be headlines. The liberal media is strong, but thanks to the blogs we stand a chance at finding info that is important. 450 economists is nothing to be ignored. When I was younger I thought 60 Min-Time and Newsweek were all good sources of information...I thought as a child. It is now time to put away childish things.

Jerry Kilgore releases TV ads

Jerry Kilgore has two ads up. The first one is Experience. The next one is Education. Both are very good! Watch them here.

Monday, May 16, 2005

Accentgate is no Joke for SWVA

With all my posts about it I think this sums it up the best.
  • It would be easy to scold both Kilgore and Kaine about the importance of sticking to the issues and not worrying about what Kilgore’s voice sounds like. But in truth, the southern accent carries with it a certain negative stereotype that could hurt a man like Kilgore in urban and suburban Virginia. That’s not fair, but it’s true - and everyone knows it.

    Months from now, the Kilgore campaign may find itself struggling to get its message to voters who can’t get past their candidate’s accent. If that happens, it would be a tragic turning point in Virginia politics - and the end of statewide aspirations for anyone who sounds like they’re from rural Virginia.

    Virginians who care about the future can only hope the content of a candidate’s message - and not the sound of his voice - will determine who gets the most votes on Election Day. If that happens, we’ll all be winners, no matter where we live.(Bold print by Kilo)

I disagree with the first line. I think Kilgore has presented a good plan and in detail on his website.
It is a good article from the Danville Register Bee.
Read it all


The new Stars Wars

The new Stars Wars has raised some issues. It seems Goerge Lucas recently said this at Cannes:
How could it be that he percieves America as evil? That fighting communisim was wrong? The world is good and America is bad? I guess I missed this view in my studies of history. All the good things the communists did for the world. Chrenkoff has a good post up and you can read it here. An excerpt is right on track!
  • Yes, we were very wrong indeed - to you, the Empire was the United States of America, and if that's the case, then the brave rebels could only be all those people around the world fighting the American Empire - the Castros, Che Guevaras, Ho Chi Minhs, Pol Pots, and by extension, the Brezhnevs and the Mao Tse Tungs of this world. You, of course, live in the Free World, and as such you have the right to believe that your country is the most powerful force for evil operating in the world. But just for the sake of completeness and historical accuracy, can I just mention that whatever the sins of the United States - and I certainly understand well enough that no country is perfect - your rebels, both when fighting for power and when finally in power, ended up being responsible for the death of tens of millions and enslavement of hundreds of millions; the Luke Skywalkers and Han Solos of the last century gave us gulags and re-education camps, terror famines and political prisons; they institutionalized cults of personality, stifled every human freedom and impoverished whole nations.
  • May I also add that whatever your thoughts about the United States and its supposed descent from a democracy into empire, had the Rebels won, you would have never had a chance to film a critical allegory on your own government. At best, your artistic output would have consisted of short features about the 150% increase in the wheat harvest, and at worst - if you had stayed true to your conscience - you would be dreaming your "Star Wars" trilogy from behind bars.
The lefties and Mikey Moore, and now George Lucas will try to convince us that America is "The Empire" led by Bush. Well call me Darth Kilo. This will not deter me from watching the movie and relating it to America and the freedoms we have fought for, the people we have freed, and all the good we have provided to the world. May the Force be with You!


Sunday, May 15, 2005

Raising Kaine- A Cry for Help?

Lowell over at Raising Kaine has a post up titled "Calling John Edwards, and Wes Clark, and…"
The Post is a call to democratic "heavy hitters" to stump and back up Tim Kaine. Lowell names a few including John Edwards. The same John Edwards who could not help John Kerry carry North Carolina or much of the south. Wes Clark is mentioned, but there really was not much support for him in 2004 as Lowell states he received 9% of the vote in the 04 primary. That was 2% more than his next choice Howard Dean. He also mentions the Clintons. I agree that Slick Willie would give Kaine a spotlight, but how much is the question and since VA is historically a red state it could go to his disadvantage. Hillary may show up as she is trying hard to move to the center, but again, this could go either way. Lowell ends with this:
  • The last Democrat I’ll mention for the time being — not to say that there aren’t others who could be of great help to Tim Kaine in this election — is the 800-pound gorilla in the room, Governor Mark Warner. More than any other Democrat, Warner’s influence will be critical in this campaign.
I wonder why Warner has been silent so far? It could be the course of the Kaine campaign thus far and who would want to be involved with that. With Warners future political hope at stake, I dont expect much from him. I do agree with Lowell; Kaine needs help. But so far no one is offering. Time will tell who answers this cry for help.

UPDATED: Lowell has informed me that Warner was at the Kaine kickoff. I replied that I hope Warner does not get to tired campaigning for Kaine. I would expect more if I was Kaine. They are both in Richmond and a press conference could happen anytime. I still think warner has distanced himself from the Kaine campaign.

City Slicker

One of my daily reads The Salt Lick has a guest poster known as City Slicker. He posts today about a Roanoke Times article about what rural voters want. Both canidates are trying to gain the important rural vote.
from the RT
  • Kaine, who grew up in Kansas, also must compete with a native of Southwest Virginia who connects easily with the region's largely conservative electorate. Kilgore won 65 percent of the rural vote in his race for attorney general and carried every locality in Southwest Virginia.

    "Tim Kaine's got to get back to the grass roots and get through the culture," said consultant Dave "Mudcat" Saunders of Roanoke County, who helped craft Warner's rural outreach effort in 2001 and is co-writing a book on Southern campaign strategy. "Jerry, being a Republican from Southwest Virginia, is already through the culture."

So Kaine must convince rural voters he is one of them. That is his only task. kilgore on the other hand is
  • Kilgore's campaign has used Kaine's record as a lawyer, Richmond city councilman and mayor to paint the Democrat as a liberal whose positions on capital punishment, gun control and taxes are out of step with the state's electorate.
One canidate trying to connect as the other(Kilgore) exposes Kaines past record. A big issue is Kaines support of the Million Mom March
  • Kilgore also has attacked Kaine's position on gun rights, pointing to Kaine's use of city funds to help bus Richmond activists to the Million Mom March in Washington, D.C., in 2000, when Kaine was Richmond's mayor. Kaine said he approved funding for the trip to show support for participants who had lost family members to gun violence. He later reimbursed the city after gun rights advocates complained.

    "My heart worked maybe a little faster than my head," Kaine said.

    Kaine insisted he would not seek new gun control measures if he becomes governor.

    "Nobody who supports the Second Amendment has anything to fear from me," he said.

Sure you wont Tim.....Sure you wont.
City Slicker concludes with this: "Are god, guns, and twang all rural voters care about? Don't "y'all" have education, transportation, and environmental concerns? You wouldn't know you did from this article. At least Kilgore mentioned that there were other issues. Kaine's too busy trying to prove he's got SW connections."
Read all of City Slickers post here.

Breaking Party Lines???? What a shame......

Democrat Defies Party Line with Social Security Plan

It seems one democrat has a plan.
  • In new political maneuvering over Social Security, a Democratic lawmaker on Monday will introduce a plan for shoring up the finances of the retirement system, putting him at odds with leaders of his party.
    Rep. Robert Wexler of Florida says that by imposing a 6 percent tax on wages above $90,000, to be paid half by workers and half by employers, the government could raise enough money to solve Social Security's financial problems for 75 years. Workers and employers pay a combined 12.4 percent Social Security tax on wages up to $90,000 a year, but none on amounts above that.
Well it is a start I guess, 75 years is not the goal is it? I would like to see all Americans be able to invest their own money. I admire Wexler for at least trying to get something done. The article goes on to say
  • In proposing the idea, Wexler has drawn praise from the White House but criticism from some in his own party.
  • "He's a party of one on this," said Jim Manley, spokesman for Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.

    "This is not the Democratic plan," said Jennifer Crider, press secretary to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
Who would want to be democrat..... If you try to support your state you recieve no support and stand alone. Bush should applaude Wexler's effort, even if he dislikes the plan. I do.

B4B has this.

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Poll...well maybe.

This poll was from the RTD. I am not a fan of online polling but this one does show something interesting. The first poll asks if voting right now...Kilgore or Kaine.
Current survey results for 4070 entries
  • Jerry W. Kilgore 2016 49%
    Timothy M. Kaine 1726 42%
    Undecided 328 8%
I am surprised at that because it seems the democrats always lead in these online polls. I do not take any stock in those results. The next poll was interesting.
What's your reaction to the early mud-slinging between Kaine & Kilgore?
Current survey results for 2008 entries
  • It can wait until election time 146 7%
    It's entertaining 321 15%
    I prefer positive campaigning 976 48%
    They haven't even started yet! 565 28%
INDEED! I have thought that all along.

Party of No??

A good video from the GOP.

Watch Party of No.

"Why should we put out a plan?"
"Just stop him!"
Nancy Pelosi on Fox news.

Friday, May 13, 2005

Cat Blogging

After being intrigued, listing to the one's that I have been made to refer to as "mommy and daddy"... I found the opportunity to try this CAT BLOGGING out for myself. I have listened to dad talk about Ferdy for some time- even though I would walk about nonchalantly in disguise (of course). I wouldn't want them to think that I had any interest in their activites except when it comes to food. My opportunity this afternoon was that mommy was graduating from college so they were going to be gone for a good length of time giving me a great opportunity to check out what this CAT blogging is about and see if there are any available chicks online. After all.... I am a single male, in the prime of my life... and I've heard from several that I've quite handsome.

Little to my knowledge, They caught me with this cam that they set up and well... Here I sit with my paws in the act. Guess the job opening for a cat spy is out of the question. But blogging doesn't seem too far out of reach.

This is the Lord King Boobie Doo signing out.
Until next time... check out for spies and curious "parents".Posted by Hello

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Neil Cavuto lays the smack down

This could be the Best Smack Down I have heard this year. Neil goes off on complaining House members after the plane incident!
The witty Lady over at the Cathouse has this.
See the video at Jacksons Junction.


Good Morning America

Good Morning America is airing a segment about Virginia's race for governor. Unless breaking news occurs, we understand that the piece will air tomorrow between 7:00 and 7:30.

I will be watching. John has some thoughts about it here.

Addison wonders if the "DUCK" website issue comes up. Read his post here.

I will be at the Barber shop at 9:30 Waldo if you want to talk. You can explain to eveyone your views and how we should not be offended with your comments about Kilgore's voice and accent. Waldo is mad because I called him "Jacko". That shows how much he knows about the speech of people here in SWVA. LOL

Sounds like good stuff!

The Coalfield Progress has this
  • Former Coalfield Progress newspaper reporter Sharon Hatfield first heard the story in 1990 - that Edith Maxwell, a 21-year-old school teacher in Pound in 1935, had been convicted of killing her father, possibly by beating him to death with her shoe. Maxwell's case focused national and international attention on her, on Wise County and on the Appalachian region - nearly all of it unfavorable. The case intrigued Hatfield, a Lee County native, and launched a 12-year research journey. She studied files at the Library of Congress, the Library of Virginia, the Virginia Supreme Court and the Warner Brothers Library Archive at the University of Southern California.
Hatfield will return to Wise County later this month to read from the book during Pound Heritage Days, the town's annual Memorial Day weekend festival. This sounds good and I hope to see you there! Maybe a signed copy for Kilo!

The Coalfield also has this Story
  • A Coeburn man has been charged with capital murder after two men were found dead Tuesday at a Sandy Ridge home in Dickenson County.
The report said it was a true double homocide and robbery. Most crimes here are crimes of passion.


Commonwealth attorney fighting to keep job while he serves in Iraq

National News - - Johnson City, Kingsport, Bristol and Surrounding Areas in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

"RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A Floyd County prosecutor wants to keep his job while he serves in Iraq, and he's asked the state Supreme Court for help.

Gordon Hannett, Floyd commonwealth attorney, is going to Iraq as captain of a Salem-based brigade of the Army Reserve's 89th Division. Hannett filed a petition with the state Supreme Court on Tuesday asking justices to force Circuit Judge Ray Grubbs to give him back his $5,300-a.m.onth job.

Hannett claims Grubbs didn't have jurisdiction to replace him last week. He had proposed running the office through e-mail and phone conversations while an assistant prosecuted cases in his absence. But Grubbs swore in a full-time prosecutor on Thursday to replace Hannett while he is in Iraq.

Later that day, Hannett swore in a different attorney, making it a situation only the state's highest court can resolve."

ANY COMMENTS ABOUT THIS? BRIAN? JOHN? STEVE? The lawyers of the blogoshere..

"we did not say anything"

I posted this on Jan 26..
  • As I was doing the daily reads I found this on Brians site.(Brian only had the link to RK) I researched around the site and found many troubling things. The info provided was for the most part rude and not backed up. A bunch of name calling. Some excerpts:
  • "Jerry Kilgore is very, very effeminate"
  • Just think of the uproar if a republican called Kaine effeminate. What does that have to do with anything? The irony here is endless..let your mind explore the possibilities. This makes ole Kilo mad as heck. Just what are they saying? A women could not do the job? ( Read it All )
Well it seems that Raising Kaine has removed the EFFEMINATE stuff and a lot more. Please explore my links and read comments.
Norman posts this:
  • Lowell's post where he "link[s] together the infamous "gay-lifestyle-promoting" cartoon character (SpongeBob, of course), gay icon Keanu Reeves, and "girly man" Jerry Kilgore in a way that could be considered anywhere from "extremely snarky" to "totally nasty!" Read the Lowell post here.
Thats not all ole Lowell has deleted.

Addison has this post

Tim Kaine abandons website making fun of Jerry Kilgore's accent

It seems Kaine has dropped his Jerry the duck site.
Of course Mr. Behan has his thoughts.
  • I’ve put a lot of thought into this, since it is something that hits home for me, as I’ve said before. I’m starting to think that this is the first real, major mistake by either campaign in the Virginia Governor’s race. It’s already become evident that this issue has legs, and I think the Kaine camp made a real mistake in starting this whisper campaign against Jerry, for many reasons.
I agree John. I said from the start of this it was dumb politics.
The Salt Lick released this: Accentgate -- bigger than they say?

  • From effeminate to weak...
But NOOOO.....They are not making fun of us or implying anything....Heck, they didnt say a word.

The signs are starting to appear in Wise

The town of Wise was covered with signs today. Right of ways and yards showed the first campaign signs of any numbers so far this year. I think the commencement at UVA-Wise and Mountain Empire Community College are the reason. I will say 99% were
Sean Connaughton & Jerry Kilgore signs. To be honest about the 99%......I did not see any Tim Kaine signs, but I could of missed it. This is the most signs I have ever seen this early in the year. A sign of good things to come! I will make some pictures and post them soon.Posted by Hello

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

George Allen

The Hill Has a decent article on Allen and his recent fundraising. Guess what....His accent is mentioned. Can you believe that...
  • “He does have that Virginia drawl, there’s no question about it,” said Jim Kinney, the former dean of students at Allen’s high school, where Allen was the school quarterback. Asked by telephone whether Allen talked with an accent back then, Kinney, who still works near the old high school, replied, “No he really didn’t. He sounded like a kid in California, I thought.”
Other than that useful info the read is good. Allen has honed his campaign skills.
  • Allen also has added a sharper edge to his campaign rhetoric — rounding out his staple of football analogies. He talks of “burdensome taxes” and “meddling regulations” and then quotes Jefferson’s praise of a “frugal government.”
    Taking a page from Ronald Reagan’s cowboy-movie rhetoric, Allen said he doesn’t want “federales” taxing the Internet, which got a laugh from the assembled crowd of about 30.
Yes he was asked about 2008
  • “Are you going to run for president?” wondered Patricia Taylor, who volunteers full time with the Christian Aide Mission. “If you were going to run for president, I would vote for you.”
    Allen at first blamed a reporter for planting the question — then referred to the most famous line of his namesake father, who coached the Washington Redskins.
    “The future is now,” Allen said. “I’m paying attention to the present, and that’s 2006. But you never know what’ll happen in the future.”
    Although Allen has clearly advertised the event as a fundraiser for his Senate race, the presidential question tantalizes guests here.
    “He doesn’t want us to talk about ’08,” said Carter Myers, a local auto dealer who sold Allen a car he campaigned in. “He wants us to talk about ’06. But I’d love to see George Allen [versus] Hillary Clinton.”
I would too Carter! Read the whole post here and lets hope it is Allen in 2008!

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Moving to the top..

Jerry's blog From On High is quickly moving to the top of my list. This guy hits the nail on the head more often than not. The NY Times is his subject in this post.

Does Anyone At The Times Read It

The NY Times has a article about how homosexuals smell....LOL...well it is about reactions to scents and such other important info. A tid bit from the Times
  • Using a brain imaging technique, Swedish researchers have shown that homosexual and heterosexual men respond differently to two odors that may be involved in sexual arousal, and that the gay men respond in the same way as women.
Jerry replies
  • In the meantime, little girls are being murdered in Illinois, the battle rages in Washington over judicial nominees and the shameful filibuster that radical Democrats in the senate are maintaining, and President Bush is greeted as a savior by the people of the former Soviet satellite of Georgia.
INDEED! Go read it yourself and blogroll From On High.....It is worthy!

Monday, May 09, 2005


The Huffington Post has Sparked it Up as of today. What a joke. She wants to rival The Drudge....No way! LA Weekly had this:
  • Deadline Hollywood
    Arianna's Blog Blows
    Will this failure finally finish her?
  • Judging from today's horrific debut of the humongously pre-hyped celebrity blog the Huffington Post, the Madonna of the mediapolitic world has gone one reinvention too many. She has now made an online ass of herself. What Arianna Huffington's bizarre guru-cult association, 180-degree conservative-to-liberal conversion, and failed run in the California gubernatorial-recall race couldn't accomplish, her blog has now done: She is finally played out publicly. This Web-site venture is the sort of failure that is simply unsurvivable, because of all the advance publicity touting its success as inevitable. Her blog is such a bomb that it's the box-office equivalent of Gigli, Ishtar and Heaven's Gate rolled into one. In magazine terms, it's the disastrous clone of Tina Brown's Talk, JFK Jr.'s George or Maer Roshan's Radar. No matter what happens to Huffington, it's clear Hollywood will suffer the consequences.
WOW....Go read it all.
Walter Cronkite had a post that I liked
  • I've got some other exceedingly interesting pieces up my sleeve, like a proposal that the Democratic Party organize a convention this year to debate and resolve a platform that would provide the confused electorate some idea of what the party stands for…a regretfully missing ingredient in the politics of the moment.
I bet ole Huffy loved that! I thought Walter was anti-blog? Larry David provided some laughs with this post. A must read! The Blogroll is impressive but so far the news sucks and her guest bloggers were under 15 at my count. A big let down on opening day. Not much star power as expected.
My conclusion: I will return for the laughs! I doubt the news thing works out for Huffy.

Just Random Blogging

I have added Feedster to Spark It Up. I hope it brings a little traffic and maybe a comment or two.
I have also added MYBLOGMAP. Check it out on my sidebar below. It is in beta testing, but I think it is cool. It seems Brian is the closest known blogger to Spark It Up HQ.

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Bring Back Campaign Whiskey

Jerry at The Blog From on High has a good post about campaign fraud taken from an article from the Roanoke Times.
  • APPALACHIA — At first, Christina McKinney just laughed at the suggestion that she sell her vote for a pack of cigarettes and a bag of fried pork skins.
    Then McKinney started hearing stories from her neighbors in Appalachia: They too had been approached by a supporter of a town council candidate, she said, and offered beer, booze or cigarettes in exchange for their votes.
    One year later, a state police investigation into the election continues.
Wow...Ciggs and beer. In my younger Daze we recieved campaign whiskey. During this time canidates would stump and make promises while you recieved a pint of sauce. I have never been one to turn down a drink, so I looked forward to campaign time. The last time this happened to me was a long time ago, maybe 20 years have past. The canidate was a incumbent sheriff. What is the difference in campaign whiskey and the beer tents at Shad Planking? It all seems the same to me. The local canidates at least would sit and share a sip and stump their cause. Who knows how anyone will vote when the curtain closes. I am surprised at the cheap offer of pork skins....Times have changed.
Campaign Whiskey.....WHAT A GOOD NAME FOR A BLOG!

Happy Mothers Day

My mother has been a blessing to me. I thank God for her.
In my opinion....Everyday should be Mothers Day. I love you Mom.Posted by Hello
One of my daily reads is GOPInsight. They have a good post up by Sunnye T called With These Two, Who Needs Enemies?
Sunnye writes:
  • Ex-presidents James Carter and William Clinton have done more to proliferate nuclear weapons in Korea than anyone except Kim Jong Il. As Il was starting his nuclear build up in 1994, Clinton sent Carter to see if he couldn't fix the situation. Carter did -- but he fixed it for the wrong side.
    Carter cut a deal that gave $4 billion worth of light-water nuclear reactors to Korea (to supposedly provide energy), along with $100 million in oil and $5 billion in economic and food aid.
    As a result, by 1999, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea "the largest recipient of U.S. foreign aid in the Asia-Pacific region."
    In the original agreement, Kim was supposed to halt his weapons program. It is obvious now just how honorably Kim kept his agreement. Kim, the leader Jimmy Carter called a "vigorous and intelligent man." More vigorous and intelligent, we may assume, than Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton put together. Read it all
Now we have Hillary running around blaming Bush...heh.
GOPinsight has a new writer
Patty Poulson. If you have not checked the site out, please do!


How good is Howard Dean doing? Robert Novack writes this:

    Democratic National Committee (DNC) fund raising under the chairmanship of Howard Dean shows a disappointing $16.7 million raised in the first quarter of 2005, compared with $34 million reported by the Republicans.
    That tends to confirm dire predictions by old-line Democratic fund-raisers of a fall-off in money if Dean became chairman. He had promised to bring in heavy individual contributions, as he did in his 2004 campaign for president. But the DNC in the first quarter received only $13 million from individuals, compared to $31 million for the Republican National Committee (RNC).

We dont need no stinkin money...AAARRRGGG!!!!!!
GOPbloggers has this.

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Jerry Kilgore backs license law

The RTD reports Jerry Kilgore supports added documentation to get a drivers license.
  • Republican gubernatorial candidate Jerry W. Kilgore said yesterday that proposed federal legislation requiring greater documentation by people seeking driver's licenses will make the nation more secure from terrorist attacks.
I am all for this effort. Not only will it make it tough on terrorists, but also fraud and people who may be wanted and assumed anothers identity. Good Job Jerry!
The atricle also had this tidbit:
  • Kilgore rejected recent comments by the Rev. Pat Robertson, the Virginia Beach broadcaster, that federal judges are more dangerous than terrorists. Robertson was speaking of the long-term consequences of judicial decisions."I don't think they are dangerous per se; I disagree with a lot of their rulings," Kilgore said. "I don't have them on my terrorist watch list." Kilgore said he believes judges should interpret the law, not make it. He suggested that Robertson's comments might have been out of line. "We need to reel it back in and talk about the real problem here, and the real problem . . . exists between those who are making laws and those who are interpreting them," he said.
Well said indeed!! I am sure the moonbats will say Kilgore has abanded the christian base...but really. Pat Robinson takes things a little far and Kilgore has reasoned a good answer to a tough question.

Friday, May 06, 2005

White Sox are 22-7

The White Sox offense hit quite a few balls that didn't net anything Friday, but A.J. Pierzynski's soft single in the eighth plated two runs to make a 5-3 winner of Orlando Hernandez and stretch the club's winning streak to six games. This takes the good guys to 22-7. Tomorrow my favorite pitcher John Garland( 5-0, 1.38 ) starts and I get to watch on WGNPosted by Hello

Look to the leaders.

With all the name calling going on in this years campaign for governor, it is no wonder where the grass roots folk get it. They look to their leaders.
Via Drudge
I would argue that the losers are the no plan, name calling democrats.The past elections have proved my point. B4B has this update.

  • Is Harry Reid still in 5th grade? There is no excuse for such juvenile comments—while Bush is overseas no less...RNC Communications Director Brian Jones released the following statement in response to Reid's comments: Sen. Reid's comments are a sad development but not surprising from the leader of a party devoid of optimism, ideas or solutions to the issues people care about most. The President will continue reaching across party lines to save Social Security, enact an energy policy, grow our economy and support our troops.
Then ole Ried does this...
  • After [Brian Jones'] statement was released, Reid phoned the Review-Journal to acknowledge he thought he crossed the line."You know the president is in Europe, probably sleeping," Reid said in an interview this afternoon. "But I called (Karl) Rove and apologized for what I said."
The democrats are lost...out of touch...lala land.

The Virginia Foundation for Economic Education

What is The Virginia Foundation for Economic Education?
  • Founded in 1988, this independent business association is
    committed to protecting and strengthening Virginia’s
    prosperous business environment through the political process.

The group has released its Legislator Rankings along with a statement from the groups president. Bacons Rebellion has the scoop.The rankings for the Senate and House are both led by Republicans.
  • The Senate
  • Walter A. Stosch, R-Henrico (with a score of 88)
    John Watkins, R-Chesterfield (88)
    John H. Chichester, R-Northumberland (85)
  • The House
  • Chris S. Jones, R-Suffolk (92)
    Samuel A. Nixon, R-Chesterfield (89)
    William H. Fralin, Jr., R-Roanoke (88)
It is easy to see who Virginia's leaders are.


Thursday, May 05, 2005

We all have seen this photo and the story :
  • A U.S. Soldier carries a wounded Iraqi child at the site of a dual blast attack 02 May 2005 in the Iraqi northern city of Mosul. One child was killed and 15 Iraqi civilians were wounded in the combined suicide car bomb and improvised device attack. AFP PHOTO/HO/US ARMY (Photo credit should read /AFP/Getty Images)
The image left me wondering....Was the soldier a father, a older brother? The Lady over at Cathouse Chat has the rest of the story.Posted by Hello

Raising Kaine ....Confused

John has posted a good piece about the fantasy world the folks at Raising Kaine live in. The article from RK has this.
  • The bottom line is this: if you think George Allen would make a great President in 2008, then by all means vote for Jerry Kilgore in November 2005. If, on the other hand, you badly want to stop George Allen in 2008 (and possibly 2006 as well), you need to help make sure Tim Kaine is victorious in 2005.
I think George Allen is very well liked in Virginia, and I know he is in SWVA. The question of RK trying to slam Allen is ridiculous. I have posted about RK being out of touch and this wonderful post proves it. John explains it way better than me. Be sure to read the comments as an RK writer explains the post and CR UVa at his best hits a home run!

The Richmond Times Dispatch gets it wrong

While reading the Times I found this statement:
  • May 3, 2005

    Republican Jerry W. Kilgore yesterday accused gubernatorial rival Timothy M. Kaine of mocking his Southwest Virginia twang -- just as Kaine collected an endorsement from the region's most influential union: the United Mine Workers of America. (bold print by Kilo)

I question this fact. Was this not the same UMWA who endorsed John Kerry? Is this not the 9th district that almost 60% voted for Bush? In my teens the union was strong. I honestly do not know any UMWA mines or miners that are working in Wise County. It is the belief of many that the UMWA has cost the county many jobs. There was corruption in the union that was well known and decertifications have all but made the UMWA extinct. The UMWA retirees will turn out to fight for health care, but to think the Union has any power in SWVA is not true. I did enjoy the grandstanding of Democrats who think this endorsement is powerful and will gain them votes. The last Union talk of any kind I have heard was Adelphia Cable votes union out. Congrats to this powerful endorsement! People here want jobs-and the union cannot provide them...Coal Companies can. I await to see who they endorse.

Laura Ingraham

Laura Ingraham did her show before her surgery today. That really is amazing and shows her commitment to her show and fans. Her surgery went fine and this from her web site:
  • LAURA'S SECOND OPERATION DOWN, SIX WEEKS OF RADIATION TO GO! This afternoon, Laura went back into surgery for a further "cleaning of the margins" around the original breast tumor. Dr. Katherine Alley excised a few more millimeters of tissue, and she drained the recurrent "golfball" (Laura's term, not Dr. Alley's) of liquid that had formed around the earlier lymph node incision. Laura is at home "resting" comfortably. No pull-ups for Laura for at least a few weeks. Thanks to all of you for the prayers and good wishes. Keep 'em coming! Laura will be back on the air very soon.
I look forward to her return as her show is the best!
Hat Tip to The Conservative Cat

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Google Bias

I am a fan of Google and have posted about it many times. When Google came out with their beta-news feature I noticed a MAJOR liberal bias. I used to have Google ad's on this blog, but I removed them during the Bush & Kerry campaign because of the anti Bush ad's. I use Google Alerts and it is amazing at the results I recieve. I have never recieved an alert concerning a republican source or blog. Google does however fill my inbox with the rantings of left wing blogs. I will admit it is fodder for the mind and it gives ole Kilo many belly laughs. I will put up with the bias and use this FREE blogger host to promote the GOP. I guess it is a fair trade.
From On High has his view here.

Liberals cant Debate

Ann Coulter was on Hannity & Colmes tonight one night after this:
  • From Fox News Heckler in Handcuffs.
  • A speech by conservative firebrand Ann Coulter (search) at the University of Texas last night resulted in one student being led away in handcuffs, after he asked an obscenely worded question about gay marriage, and made lewd gestures to the crowd. Last month, Coulter was jeered by students at St Thomas University in St Paul Minnesota, where students applauded every mention of Bill Clinton, and heckled Coulter's every sentence.
    School President Dennis Dease (search) found that the event "clearly violated our controversial issues policy," in which members and guests of the university "are expected to treat one another with respect and dignity." But Dease says the violation wasn't by the hecklers — it was by Coulter herself. Dease came to that conclusion, by the way, without having attended the speech himself.

Liberals dont debate. They throw things, curse, and disrupt. I think we all see this daily in our lives as the left rants and raves yet produce very few facts. The issue is why is this happening only in college forums? The left will continue to sink.

A win for the good guys!

GOP Wins Election Challenge in Washington
  • WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) -- The Republicans won an important victory Monday in their legal challenge to the election of Gov. Christine Gregoire when a judge allowed them to use a type of statistical analysis to try to prove illegal votes swayed the race.

    Republican Dino Rossi is trying to have the election results from November declared invalid. Rossi won the first count and a machine recount, but his Democratic opponent won by 129 votes in a hand recount of 2.9 million ballots.

I hope this clears it up soon. "Republicans claim they have identified more than 1,000 illegal votes - mostly ballots cast by felons, but also unverified provisional ballots and votes cast in the names of dead people."


Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Is this goofy or what///
  • Defense: England Oxygen-Deprived at Birth
  • FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - Defense lawyers sought leniency for Pfc. Lynndie England at a hearing Tuesday to determine her punishment in the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal, with a psychologist testifying that the reservist was oxygen-deprived at birth, speech impaired and had trouble learning to read.West Virginia school psychologist Dr. Thomas Denne - the first defense witness - said England's learning disabilities were identified when she was a kindergartner - and though she made progress in school, she continued needing special help.

What the *#%^*??? I cant believe this. Heck, I know she is stupid, but what does that have to do with the charges.
Another reason the Democrats dont stand a chance in 2006. No policy+ no plan= defeat.

Very Funny !!!
KKK mobilizes to stop "diversity"

S.S. Reform via From On High.

Brian Patton asks
Is my job being Outsourced?

Norman Leahy slices the Bacon!

Addison has Tim Kaine flip flopping on gun laws.

Your Comments Please

The big story of the missing bride is all over the news. I would like your comments on this:
  • What if it was the Man who ran off?
Would it have been news? Would charges be filed?
If it were a man-Think how it would be different......And they say it is a mans world....Heh!

Monday, May 02, 2005

Tim Kaine - Flip Flopping

It seems Tim Kaine slammed Jerry Kilgores proposed regional tax referendums until he was reminded Warner proposed them and he supported him. John has it covered here, and Norman has a good Tim Kaine quote here. Tim Kaine was FOR THEM-BEFORE HE WAS AGAINST THEM-NOW FOR THEM AGAIN.........Heh! That has a Democratic ring to it.

Gay Baiting

It seems this gay baiting thing is nothing new to some democrats. The Salt Lick has traced it back to 1996 in this post called"...the worst sort of gutter politics and gay baiting..."
Salt Lick calls for Kaine to end this junk...I agree.

My local paper covered the mudslinging in the Kilgore-Kaine affair. It really has no example of Kilgore doing anything except calling Kaine a liberal which his record proves.
  • "Kilgore’s ads that portrayed Kaine as a left-thinking liberal who drives Virginia roads with his right signal light blinking as he banks sharp left turns.
Very true. It also links the "DUCK" issue and the attacks on Kilgores voice.
  • "Tim Kaine’s latest attack demonstrates he lacks the leadership and demeanor to be governor of Virginia," Tim Murtaugh said. "His latest attack shows both his regional prejudice and his duplicity.

    "While he implicitly denigrates the way millions of Virginians talk, he is simultaneously running different ads that, on the one hand, use a slick announcer to attack Jerry Kilgore, and on the other, criticize Kilgore for using announcers.

    "The message is clear: If you have an accent of any kind, Tim Kaine will make fun of you."

I bet the people here in SWVA are not amused. Read it all here.
It concludes with:
  • Larry Sabato, a University of Virginia professor and political analyst, seems to side with the state’s native son.

    "There is a prejudice about it," he told the Richmond Times Dispatch. "The implication of the accent, as it hits the ear of supposedly sophisticated suburbanites, is that it belongs to a country hick."

Think about it....



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