Friday, September 29, 2006

You Are What You Write, Mr. Webb

James Webb's Sex And N-Bomb-A-Palooza!

Warning: Webb quotes are graphic and offensive.


Welcome Back Jeanine

I would bet my last dollar that Bob and Maureen McDonnell's smiles are just as bright and beautiful as their daughter's right now. Welcome home Jeanine and thank you!

Welcome Back Jeanine
9/28/2006 2:55:00 PM

Dear Friends,

From the last month and a half of our campaign, through the recount, and for the first 9 months of my administration, there has been something missing in the McDonnell family, our oldest daughter. As many of you know, my oldest daughter, Jeanine, has been serving on a 12-month tour of duty in Iraq. While we all worried about her safety, and missed her presence, we also felt tremendous pride in what she was doing. Now, I am happy to report, that yesterday Jeanine returned safely back to America, her tour of duty complete.

Jeanine called Maureen and me shortly after she landed and I have to say that her phone call home was probably the best phone call of our lives. Our daughter was safe and sound on American soil.

Over the past year, so many of you have asked about Jeanine. You have inquired as to her well-being, you have offered your prayers for her safe return, and you have demonstrated time and time again your total and heartfelt concern for her safe return. Maureen and I thank you so much for all the kind words. We thank you for the prayers. And today we just wanted to share with you the wonderful news of Jeanine's safe return.

I am an Army veteran, but in my 21 years I never served anywhere as dangerous as Iraq. Jeanine's courage in the face of this assignment not only reassures me as a fath er, it also gives me great optimism as an American. The young men and women serving our nation in Iraq, Afghanistan, and all over the globe are the direct descendants of their ancestors who have served so bravely on the islands of the Pacific, the forests of northern Europe, from the mountains of Korea, to the jungles of Vietnam.

Recently I spoke at a 9-11 ceremony in Richmond and I used the old quote that "America is the land of the free, because we are the home of the brave." Today, our brave daughter is safely back home in the land of the free, and we could not be happier. Again, on behalf of my wife, Maureen, and our entire family, thank you for your support over the past year, we could not have gotten through this without you.

Thanking you again,

Bob McDonnell


Jimmy's Got Some 'Splainin' To Do

This Washington Post article makes me grateful to the Democrat/ics for embracing James H. Webb, Jr. and welcoming him into their fold. The Watts incident sheds some light on his desperate attempts to paint Senator George Allen as a racist. And all this time I thought Mr. Webb was opposed to the "Pre-emptive Strike Option".

Webb's comments to the Times-Dispatch prompted Allen campaign officials to direct a reporter to Dan Cragg, a former acquaintance of Webb's, who said Webb used the word while describing his own behavior during his freshman year at the University of Southern California in the early 1960s. Webb later transferred to the U.S. Naval Academy.

Cragg, 67, who lives in Fairfax County, said on Wednesday that Webb described taking drives through the black neighborhood of Watts, where he and members of his ROTC unit used racial epithets and pointed fake guns at blacks to scare them.

"They would hop into their cars, and would go down to Watts with these buddies of his," Cragg said Webb told him. "They would take the rifles down there. They would call then [epithets], point the rifles at them, pull the triggers and then drive off laughing. One night, some guys caught them and beat . . . them. And that was the end of that."

Virginia Bloggers of the sane sort sound off:
Spark It Up, Bearing Drift, Virginia Conservative Analysis


Thursday, September 28, 2006

Hooray for Herndon!

Thanks in no small part to the efforts of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, the Herndon town council voted 6-1 Tuesday night to partner with ICE to train Herndon police to (get this) ENFORCE THE LAW. That’s right: Herndon police are going to apply for a federal program to train them in enforcing THE LAW (8 U.S.C. 1324-1325, to be precise).

It seems there has been a bit of reluctance in some communities for police to ENFORCE THE LAW simply because the law is federal. I never understood this whole argument about “it’s a federal crime, not a local crime”—in spite of the fact that 8 U.S.C. 1324(c) explicitly states: “All officers whose duty it is to enforce criminal laws shall have authority to make arrests for a violation of any provision of this section.” Kidnapping across state lines is a federal crime. Would local police not arrest a kidnapper because kidnapping across state lines is a federal crime?

Last year, ignoring the many residents of Herndon who supported the rule of law, the Herndon Town Council went beyond failure to enforce the law and chose to aid and abet law breaking when it voted to create the infamous day laborer site. The vote was a mixed blessing—while outrageous, it sparked an even greater outcry which led to the ouster of the mayor and two council members. Now, not only has Herndon’s government voted to embrace law enforcement, it is considering measures that would crack down on employers who are breaking the law.

So, Hooray for Herndon!

Personal promo: The success of the grassroots movement in Herndon to support the rule of law will be a topic of discussion in my panel on illegal immigration at the VCAP Conservative Convention…Border Security is National Security: The Costs and Perils of Illegal Immigration and the Grassroots Movement to Support the Rule of Law.


Allen Climbing New Poll Shows

New WSJ/Zogby poll!

Sen. George Allen 49.1%
James H. Webb, Jr. 43.5%


Wednesday, September 27, 2006


by TD of The Right Track

A quick and dirty search through Google News for articles, news, and editorials revealed no less than 14 pieces written in the last month regarding the FairTax. Fully 1/3 of those were editorials agreeing with the need for the FairTax.

A sampling:

From the Denver Daily News, an editorial titled "FairTax, not flat tax, needed to fix nation’s taxation woes":

Dear editor,

The IRS needs to be eliminated and replaced with the FairTax, not the flat tax, as suggested by columnist Aaron Harber in Monday’s Denver Daily News.

The flat tax changes absolutely nothing — the IRS, tax code, regulations, 16th Amendment, corporate taxation and payroll taxes (the way Social Security is funded) stay exactly the same under the flat tax.

At best, the flat tax is temporary, the wrong direction to move towards simplification.

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, "The Fairer Tax":

The Fair Tax ( will make our true tax burden -- most of which is concealed in the price of goods and services -- visible to all and is a necessary first step toward smaller and less-intrusive government.

We cannot allow the perfect to become the enemy of the good.

So first, let's replace the current complex and dishonest system of taxation with a fair and transparent system that will allow the people to choose how much government they can afford in full knowledge of how much it really costs.

The Raleigh/Durham News & Observer has an editorial headlined "Total Replacement":

Our tax code has grown steadily more complex, unwieldy, expensive and out of control ever since its overhaul in 1986. The IRS is increasingly unable to cope with the tax code, and puts much of its resources to uses unrelated to raising revenue and contrary to the wishes of the Founders.

Like Icarus flying ever closer to the sun, the tax system appears to be headed for self-destruction. It is far beyond any fix and is losing respect and credibility. The only reasonable solution is to finally and completely scrap it and replace it. I support the revenue-neutral FairTax plan. ( 1-800-FairTax).

This is just a sampling of what people are saying all across the country. Truly a grassroots effort, it takes people willing to step up and show public support for the FairTax to convince politicians that it's in their best interest to support the bills.

One way to show public support is to write an editorial to your local paper, no matter how large or small. Use the FairTax category that may appear on this participant blog, visit, or read the FairTax book by Boortz and Linder to learn more. Get your facts straight, then write your editorial and submit it. Many papers now have a way to submit online or via e-mail.

However you decide to do it, your public support for the FairTax is vital.

The FairTax Blogburst is jointly produced by Terry of The Right Track Blog and Jonathan of Publius Rendezvous. If you would like to host the weekly postings on your blog, please e-mail Terry. You will be added to our mailing list and blogroll.


Rush Discusses Senator George Allen - Coming Up!

Coming up in the next few minutes:

America's Anchor Man, Rush Limbaugh, will discuss that awesome Senator George Allen and the wretched, issueless Webb campaign.

You can listen online at


Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Jim Webb Campaign Commercial


Webb Dodges Question on Racial Epithet
(09-26) 18:15 PDT Fredericksburg, Va. (AP) --

Democratic Senate challenger Jim Webb declined to say definitively Tuesday whether he had ever used a common derogatory term to describe blacks, stepping carefully after watching his campaign rival confront charges of racism.

"I don't think that there's anyone who grew up around the South that hasn't had the word pass through their lips at one time or another in their life," Webb told reporters.

Webb referred to his novel, "Fields of Fire," which aides said includes occurrences of the n-word as part of character dialogue. But he added: "I have never issued a racial or ethnic slur."

Asked for clarification of his original answer, spokeswoman Jessica Smith quoted Webb as saying, "I have never used that word in my general vocabulary or in any derogatory way."

She declined to say whether he had ever used the word apart from when he wrote his book.

Well if that don't beat all!

Once again the lawyer, Jim Webb, parses words and basically wimps out - to no one's surprise I'm sure.

He is running what will go down as one of the sleaziest, vile campaigns in Virginia political history for, among other things, the egregious violation of his opponent's family, sparing no one: not an elderly grandma nor her young grandson. Oh, and by the way, they haven't finished with Senator Allen's family yet so I hear.

Jim Webb is proving himself a coward hiding behind his staff as they fling lies every which way like babies throwing toys out of a playpen.

I have been waiting since the June primary for Webb to start campaigning on the issues. (Yes, we know he is against the War in Iraq.... and?)

But as of today, does anyone really care where he stands on anything? He has proven himself to be morally corrupt, mean and petty.

It is clear, at least to me, why he didn't get an appointment in the Bush Administration in 2000 after endorsing the President. (I must admit some former curiousity on that point.) The man likes to start fights but can't seem to finish them and then there is the whole integrity (or lack thereof) issue.

I almost feel sorry for the people Webb is dragging down with him, like Larry Sabato, but Sabato is a grown man and should have seen the bus coming when Webb & Co. threw him under.


United Conservatives of Virginia

My Most Excellent Weekend

This is Part 1 of what might be two-parts.

Friday, 22 September, marked my return to Walter Reed Army Medical Center after an extended absence brought on in part by job responsibilities.

It also marked the one year anniversary of my direct participation in street level demonstrations,
my introduction to people who have, in my opinion, become very good friends and my membership in Protest Warrior.

Early Friday afternoon, I received a call from Gary L., the leader of the George Washington University College Republicans asking if someone could pick them up from the Metro Station at Silver Spring.
I immediately offered to pick them up from the campus, as I was staying in Crystal City, and it was right on the way.
When I arrived at the corner of H and 20th Streets, I was greeted by 16 members of the Republican Club, mostly freshmen, and some I had met at the Freedom Walk.
Only having room for 7 bodies, I loaded those who wanted to ride into my Durango, and the remainder took the Metro.

The presence of these youngsters at the Main Gate of Walter Reed Army Medical Center made for a very good night. Gary interacted with a photo-journalist from the Italian Communist Press and seemed to make her re-consider her positions concerning the War on Terror.

I ran into several soldiers I had met last spring and who I thought had returned home. They greeted me like a long lost brother.
I was admonished severely for being away for so long, and hugged repeatedly for coming back.

I was instructed, in no uncertain terms, that I will report to the new drinking establishment for rounds and lies.

This new establishment is a small, dark, cozy bar owned by Hal Koster, and caters specifically to wounded soldiers, any soldier, and any supporter of the afore-mentioned soldiers. It’s located in the Adams-Morgan section of Washington DC.

Hal, for those of you living on the Sun, is a Washington DC legend, and a hero to many who have enjoyed his hospitality. He, together with his partner, Marty O’Brien, owned Fran O’Briens Steakhouse, which was located in the bottom of the Capitol Hilton on 16th Street, 4 blocks north of the White House..

Hilton Hotels, in its corporate stupidity, decided that wounded soldiers, some of whom use crutches and wheel-chairs to get around, might fall down the stairs, and decide to sue Hilton Hotels. Setting aside the absurdity of this mind-set, I doubt any soldier, given the opportunity to enjoy a decent meal with his family and friends, away from the sterile atmosphere of an Army hospital, would mind falling down a set of stairs to get there. I certainly doubt they’d sue anyone.

So, Hal and Marty closed the doors, because Hilton refused to renew their lease, citing inability to comply with ADA guidelines. So much for Hilton. You listening Paris?
Oh, I forgot, you’re too busy screwing your boyfriend, and posting the videos on the web.

Having arrived at Hal's new place, with my assistant chapter leader, AllRightAlltheTime, in tow, donned in Protest Warrior t-shirts, we were immediately set upon by the above-mentioned soldiers, and forced to consume large amounts of alcoholic beverages, with suspicious sounding names like Washington Apple, and YagerBull, and Peppermint Schnapps.
Wandering through the small but rowdy crowd of revelers, I spied a familiar face;
it was none other than the notorious citizen_Smash, AKA LtCmdr Smash, Chapter Leader of San Diego Protest Warrior, smasher of left coast pinkos at Balboa Naval Hospital, smasher of east coast pinkos, at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and one of my heroes. He had spied our t-shirts, and was making his way through the crowd to greet us.
I promptly introduced him to AllRightAlltheTime, my assistant chapter leader, and she drooled appropriately. (She has a thing for military men, being young, single, and having been in the Army as an MP for a time)

Smash was just preparing to leave, so I didn’t press him to join us. I sat at the bar for a time and allowed the bartender, who I knew from another establishment, to ply me with drinks. I felt guilty after awhile, and finally slipped him all the cash I had.

I took my drink and moved down the bar to where Hal was enjoying the company of several very comely young ladies. I introduced myself, explained Protest Warrior, and told him what we had done at Walter Reed.
He thanked us, and shook my hand.

He introduced me to his partner, Tom Maier, who runs The Aleethia Foundation The Aleethia Foundation is the organization which funds the dinners for the troops, and also hands out small grants to soldiers who need a little financial help.

Now I’m going to ask for help. Specifically, I’m going to ask everyone who reads this, to help Hal continue this most excellent of endeavors.

With the exception of dinners at the Italian and Taiwanese Embassies, and two rooftop dinners at another local establishment, The Exchange, Hal has paid for every Friday night dinner out of his own pocket.

I would consider it a personal favor if every one of you could send Hal 10 dollars, 20 dollars, whatever you can afford.

Make all checks or money orders payable to The Aleethia Foundation and mail to 1718 M Street NW
Suite 1170 Washington DC 20038.
You may, at your discretion, use United Conservatives of Virginia as the originator of the donation.

I recovered sufficiently to make the Troop Rally on Saturday, with large doses of caffeine, Alleve, and Motrin.

So ends Part 1 of my most excellent weekend.
Part 2 will be posted when I can remember all of it.

To quote a very famous singer/songwriter: “The hangovers hurt more than they used too.”


Monday, September 25, 2006


We are having way too much fun over here on Allen's B-Team and it just doesn't seem right not to spread the joy a bit.

So this week we have asked a few Webb supporters and other Democrat/ics to pick their most reviled B-Team posts past and present for inclusion in the Weakly Webb Woundup.

Aim your pointer at their noses and mash hard. You will immediately be transported to realms of reason and sanity. Here we go...

Always at the front of the bus, Senator "Sheetz" Byrd was most offended by SwacGirl's uplifting post: GEORGE ALLEN, THE BLOGGERS, AND HIS JEWISH HERITAGE.

The VVAW got a little kerried away and made a bungled attempt to take out Black Velvet Bruce LI for his expose': LIES FROM VOTEVETS.ORG

This person wished to remain anonymous for reasons known only to her and her parole officer. Her beef is with Spank That Donkey for the biting post: WEBB JUST HANDED ALLEN A GUN IN KERRY ENDORSEMENT.

Gumball Guy (yes, those are gumballs rattlin' around in that bra) phoned in his complaint that The Ward View was too insensitive to do Mohawka Man justice: SIDDARTH NOT OFFENDED TIL LATER???

Bill and Hill don't have any complaints. They've got Jim Webb right where they want him. I suspect they showed up because they wanted some face time on a B-Team blog. I do recommend that they carefully read I'm Not Emeril's post: BORN QUITTING?

Sorry... wrong picture... mash anyway.

Muammar al Gadhafi or as progressives have affectionately nicknamed him, "Guide of the First of September Great Revolution of the Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya", was not amused by Spank That Donkey's post: GEO STRATEGY LESSON FOR LIBERALS.

The Kids at Raising Kaine were spotted out in daylight on a Ritalin run and chalked a message on a tree. They are riled at Spark It Up!!! for uncovering this blistering NYT piece (not to mention Kilo's revealing conclusion): JIM WEBB 1988.

onlyadogcanhearmefartnottruenottrueit'salieItellyoualie... The Ward View's post: JIM WEBB'S ARYAN NATION.

A B-Team blogger ran into Governor Tim Kaine while he was, curiously enough, shopping for calculators without subtraction functions. When asked, he opined that politics can be rough but he draws the line at bad mouthing the Dixie Chicks. Did Spank That Donkey go too far? WILL JAMES WEBB INVITE DIXIE CHICKS TO VA???

"Well, what is he? Democrat, Republican, Democrat? Call me back when you find out. I got Hugo holding on the other line."
Will do, Rev. Spark It Up!!! has it on tape: JIM WEBB SPEAKS AND I AGREE!!!

"What do you mean Jim Webb's attacking an elderly Budhist? Is he crazy? Those people are loaded. I went to a tea party and walked out of there with more loot in my pants than Sandy Ber... what? Oh... Nevermind."


Saturday, September 23, 2006

Clinton Wags His Icky Finger - Again

"If Osama Bin Laden was a piece of a**, Clinton would have nailed him."
-- Dr. Raoul

And who could forget this embarrassing, degrading and trashy appearance by our Former President?

I hear he is coming to campaign for Jim Webb. That ought to be a hoot. I can just picture them swapping Tailhook jokes over a beer.


Shout Out For The Weakly Webb Woundup

United Conservatives of Virginia will be hosting this week's Weakly Webb Roundup. There is some awesome stuff on the Virginia Blogs this week and the B-Team would love to feature it. Oldies but goodies are fine also.

Send a link to your submission to standthestorm-ucv at yahoo dot com. Deadline is 7p.m. Sunday evening, Sept. 24th.


Thursday, September 21, 2006

Jim Webb On John McCain

Only a lawyer like James H. Webb, Jr. could write these damning words:
"Despite his P.O.W. background, Mr. McCain frequently angered veterans groups by moving forward toward normalization when they were still pushing for a fuller accounting of those still listed as missing in action. Having been in prison during the most hostile period of antiwar protests, he has displayed little understanding of how deeply many combat veterans were scarred by the reception they received upon coming home.

Never having served on the ground in South Vietnam, he seldom articulated a concern for those South Vietnamese who had suffered immensely in the war and its aftermath. And he created a perception in some circles that he would reach over allies to work with enemies by allying himself to Senator John Kerry, who once headed Vietnam Veterans Against the War, as well as providing political cover for President Clinton when normalization was announced."
... and end with this:
"Resolving this issue may not show John McCain's ability to unite disparate groups, but it is certainly testimony to his ability to lead."

Say what?


Jim Webb's Dark Ride - Part Deux

A few things:
  • Flora McDonald and the UCV blog are not endorsed or funded by Sen. George Allen and his campaign. We took a vote at a meeting a few months ago and unanimously confirmed our approval and admiration of his work as a United States Senator on behalf of Virginia citizens.
  • Flora McDonald is the author of the video "Jim Webb's Dark Ride". Any and all inclusion of content was based on Mrs. McDonald's judgement alone.
  • The distressed flag at the end of the video (now removed) was included to reflect Sen. John Kerry's use of it on the cover of his book, "The New Soldier".
  • Flora McDonald stands by the video and offers no apologies.


Wednesday, September 20, 2006


I didn't get the FairTaxBlogburst posted last week so this is catchup with apologies to Terry and Jonathan.
- f.m.

by Jonathan of Publius Rendezvous

To borrow what was spoken of last week in the Fair Tax BlogBurst, I thought I would take this burst, and build upon the debate begun by one of Debbie's readers at Right Truth. For those of you new to the audience, here is the original burst, and here is the assertion made by "Ralph Ekwall."

We now have a progressive income tax system that imposes a higher rate of taxation for high income earners. The so-called “Fair Tax” would impose a higher rate of taxation on middle and low income earners and allow most of the money earned by wealthy people to be untaxed.

I tend to disagree entirely with the thesis underpinning any progressive tax system delineating that there are certain brackets of individuals who should be punished just for the simple fact that they earn higher incomes than other individuals.

The fundamental creed of this dogma accepts the premise that the spectrum of incomes is nothing more than a zero-sum game. Thus, individuals do not have any chance whatsoever to rise to those higher brackets and better themselves as they move throughout life.

However, I digress, for I wanted to discuss was the specifics surrounding "the prebate." I believe this scheme encapsulates the “equality” sought by “progressive” proponents of any progressive tax scheme better than the progressive tax could ever hope to achieve. That is, equality can be seen only if one does not have class warfare and envy as the basis for their tax structure.

So, how does this “prebate” work?

All valid Social Security cardholders who are U.S. residents receive a monthly rebate equivalent to the FairTax paid on essential goods and services, also known as the poverty level expenditures. The rebate is paid in advance, in equal installments each month. The size of the rebate is determined by the Department of Health & Human Services’ poverty level guideline multiplied by the tax rate. This is a well-accepted, long-used poverty-level calculation that includes food, clothing, shelter, transportation, medical care, etc. (See chart in Figure 1)

And, as we see in how this "prebate" works, one is able to ascertain the notion of equality realized by the "prebate." The prebate seeks to treat a "necessity" just as their name implies they should be treated. The necessities are the substance and the needs that every American needs in order to survive. It treats every American as if they are the same in the basics of what they need to survive.

It treats all Americans equally.

In this definition of "equal" all Americans are treated the same no matter their socio-economic status, which brings up another subject....constitutional history.

At this moment, I would really like to express my appreciation to TD for being patient with me throughout the course of this summer. As some of you may know, I sat for the bar recently and I have been detained with an interstate move, new employment and biting my fingernails off as I wait for the bar results. But, enough of my excuses, Terry and I started this BlogBurst and, unfortunately, Terry has had to shoulder much of the load this summer. He has done a tremendous job and I know all of you appreciate his hard work and dedication. I just wanted to say thanks, good buddy!

The FairTax Blogburst is jointly produced by Terry of The Right Track Blog and Jonathan of Publius Rendezvous. If you would like to host the weekly postings on your blog, please e-mail Terry. You will be added to our mailing list and blogroll.


Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Political ad lies about body armor

I've been looking for something like this from the moment I saw that despicable ad on TV.

From the blog QandO

Any long-time reader of this blog knows I'm an advocate for our troops when it comes to ensuring they have the proper equipment with which to do their job. Any doubt about that should have been erased during the time I was giving Rumsfeld and the Pentagon hell for not uparmoring our lighter vehicles fast enough.That brings us to a political ad I viewed which claims our troops have had to make do with "left over" armor from Vietnam and that George Allen voted against procuring the new vests.

Read the rest of this enlightening article by clicking on the title.


Monday, September 18, 2006

Jim Webb Dark Ride (video)

I usually go for humor when pointing out the absurdities of the left but this video isn't funny.

It is a dark ride.

There is only one way we will have a VietNam-like outcome in Iraq and that will be through undermining the war effort here at home.

Constantly demeaning the war has adverse effects on our Troops' morale and positive effects on terrorist morale. How hard is it to understand that?

UPDATE: The video has been revised to fix typos and Tourist Guy (who knew?) took a hike. The links above have been changed to take you to the new version.


Weakly Webb Woundup

Alton has done a great job with the Premier edition of the Weakly Webb Woundup. Drop him a line (contact info on his homepage) if you would like to be featured next week.

Sen. Allen is lookin' good folks!


Sunday, September 17, 2006

Sen George Allen on Meet the Press

Allen HQ has live-blogged the Allen v. Webb debate with Tim Russert this morning. The A-Team has some good comments. Consensus seems to be Tim Russert played for ratings and ignored Virginia issues. Sen. George Allen emerged as a strong, steady leader (no surprise there).

MSNBC has a link up now for the debate. I'm short on time right now and only watched the opening but, holy smoke, Webb is sporting an Alfalfa hairdo and whining about Iraq again. Woohoo, and Allen defends our guys is Iraq!

More later. Gotta run.


Saturday, September 16, 2006

United Conservatives of Virginia

"Support the Troops and Their Mission Weekend"

Will Spread Message of Victory-Not Retreat-in the Global War on Terror

Washington, DC-Military supporters from around the country will gather in support for the Second Annual Support the Troops and Their Mission Weekend in Washington, D.C. from September 22-23, 2006. The grassroots effort by military family members, veterans and other patriotic Americans will honor and celebrate the progress made by the men and women defending our nation in the Global War on Terror.

Events will begin on the morning of Friday, September 22 as supporters visit congressional offices to encourage congressional members to support America's efforts to defeat violent Islamic fascism in Iraq, Afghanistan and around the world. That evening, at 7 p.m. supporters will gather at the main gate to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 7200 Georgia Ave., NW, Washington, D.C., in a show of appreciation for the sacrifices made by wounded soldiers and their families to protect Americans from terrorism. The gathering that evening will mark the 75th consecutive Friday of the Walter Reed troop support gathering.

The Support the Troops and Their Mission Rally will be held on Saturday, September 23 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Sylvan Theater on the grounds of the Washington Monument. The speakers will feature Gold Star and Blue Star family members, as well as veterans and other notables. The theme of the rally will be victory in the Global War on Terror.

To date, confirmed speakers include:

o Larry Schweikart – co-author of Patriots History of the United States
o Mychal Massie - Project 21
o Richard August - father of Cpt Matthew J. August, KIA 1/27/04, Iraq
o Capt. Larry Bailey, USN Ret. – Vets for the Truth
o Ray and Becky Davis - Military Families Voice of Victory
o Diana Irey - Washington County Commissioner, Pennsylvania
o Nikki Mendicino - POW/MIA activist
o Kevin Martin - veteran, USN
o Eve Tidwell - God Bless Ft. Benning
o Frank Schaeffer – co-author of AWOL, author Faith of Our Sons-a Father's Wartime Diary

In the wake of the September 11th five-year anniversary, it is important that service men and women and their families are given the support, appreciation and gratitude they deserve.

The rally is organized by, Military Families Voice of Victory and Protest Warrior.


Friday, September 15, 2006

VCSS is blogging

Virginians for a Conservative State Senate announced that they have a blog up. Good for them.
In addition, VCSS is pleased to announce that the official VCSS weblog is now on-line at As a precursor to the VCSS website, which is currently in development, the blog will act as a way for the PAC to share news concerning the fight to lower taxes and spending and create a conservative majority in the State Senate. The blog will be updated often and the comments section will be open after every post for activists around the state to share thoughts and ideas. The blog will also serve as the latest news source concerning VCSS news such as press releases and updates on upcoming events. Check out the blog now to a full biography on VCSS’ newest board member, Heidi Stirrup! In addition, every Friday will close with an open comment forum to discuss any topic, from what incumbents people around the state would like to see challenged to their favorite piece of pork barrel legislation.

Here's hoping they can knock off some RINOs next year.


On Traitors: Jerry Furhman Hits The Threshing Floor

Jerry Fuhrman's column this week at takes on a subject that many of us are afraid to discuss publicly but are beginning to realize the dreadful consequences of: traitorous and seditious words and actions by our fellow citizens.

Please read "What's A Proper Punishment?" and if you are so inclined come back here and take the following quiz.

Who said the following?

1. "And we send a special invitation to all of you fighting Bush's crusader pipe dream in Afghanistan, Iraq, and wherever else W. has sent you to die."

2. "The global war on terror has become a global war of error. Attacking or threatening countries which did not attack us. Bombing neighborhoods to save neighborhoods. Committing atrocities in the name of stopping atrocities"

3. "You would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags or some mad regime -- Pol Pot or others -- that had no concern for human beings. Sadly, that is not the case. This was the action of Americans in the treatment of their prisoners."

4. the "idea that we're going to win the war in Iraq is an idea which is just plain wrong"

5. "And there is no reason ... that young American soldiers need to be going into the homes of Iraqis in the dead of night, terrorizing kids and children ... "

Click on comments for the answers.


Thursday, September 14, 2006

has a request

Flagpole Rejected (Fellow Bloggers Unite!!) BUMP w/ AUDIO!!
September 14th, 2006
by CJ

BUMP!! I’m bumping this up for a couple of reasons. The first is that I want to make sure that you all read the comments of some of the people who have called the association or management. The stories are incredible. Second, I wanted to share with you my experience as a soldier when I called.

Initially, I called Frank DeCoster. I’ve called a few times and left messages on the machine. I explained I was a soldier and wanted to know why I was fighting for a flag they wouldn’t allow residents to ahve the freedom to fly. As you can guess, my calls were never returned. I called again tonight and Frank’s wife answered the phone. I asked in he was home and then introduced myself. She told me that he wasn’t home and asked if he could return my call. I said sure and she asked me if he would know what the call was about. I responded that I was a soldier and was calling to speak about the HOA.

“Is this about the flag thing?” she asked me.
“Yeeup,” was my simple response. There was an audible exhale of air and she told me that she’d relay the message and have him call me back. That was about 2 hours ago.

Folks we all remember the Wyndham flag incident a few years back. This is the same thing. Read the rest of CJ's post at his website, and let's see if we can give him a hand.


Webb on the 2nd Amendment

When it comes to protecting our 2nd Amendment rights there is only one Senate candidate I trust - George Allen. Jim Webb claims he supports the 2nd Amendment, but would he support another infringement on our rights by working to enact another Assault Weapons Ban?

From a recent VCDL alert regarding the large Webb contingent at the Roanoke gun show comes this:
MOST [Webb supporters] stated Mr. Webb would not vote for any more gun laws restricting our gun rights. One spokeslady talked to us for quite some time--she stated Mr Webb supported our rights--then she made an eye opening statement--- she stated Mr Webb was like President Clinton, and would not be a part of any new gun laws------when I asked her--"What about the assault weapons ban of 1994?", she did NOT know what I was talking about!

Renewing the AWB (aka Clinton gun ban) may be popular among leftistx (Neal supports it, RK does too) and Webb has publicly stated "That's the difference between, between self protection and military style weapons and I wouldn't have a hard time saying that the people don't need fully automatic weapons."

Whether he means people shouldn't have machine guns or any "military style weapon" (by style is he talking aesthetics?) doesn't matter. I should have the right to own a machine gun if I want one (I think I just heard an "OH MY"). Someone tell me, how many crimes have been committed with legally owned machine guns since 1934? Also, I wonder, without looking it up, can you tell me what the Assault Weapons Ban did? The items that were outlawed, what crimes did they prevent? Anyone? Despite all the cries about blood in the streets, the sunset of the ban has not caused an increase in crime.

The ignorance of the RK crowd is amazing. This statement regarding AK-47s cracks me up:
Hell you'd prolly kill half your family by firing the damn thing in your home if you didn't know what you were doing and were startled by a burglar.
Uhhh, ok. Please tell me, how exactly would that happen? A startled homeowner is going to start randomly firing into the dark and kill their family? You've got a nice imagination, but in the real world things like that don't happen.

From Lowell on the Webb for Senate blog we find this little gem posted on August 4, 2006:
On guns, Webb is a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment. He has never changed his position on this issue since I've known him (12/05).

Let me get this straight. Lowell had at that time known Webb for 9 months and is holding that up as something to be proud of. Check out this post to see Webb's history of endorsements. He doesn't seem to have a history of keeping a position for long (unless, of course, it may be regarding women in the military).

So, first off, I don't believe Webb will be as strong a 2nd Amendment supporter as Senator Allen and, even if I did believe it, I would also believe that his position would change depending on which way the wind was blowing.

One more bit from another VCDL alert:
Quote for the day from "Lord of War" with Nicolas Cage, who plays an arms broker, "There are over 550,000,000 firearms in worldwide circulation. That is one firearm for every twelve people on the planet. The only question is ... how do we arm the other eleven?"

Lastly, today is my birthday (I'll give anyone who can correctly guess my age a nice round of applause), I've been wanting either an AK-47 or an SA58. Maybe I'll actually order one.

Also posted here.


Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Jim Webb Endorsements

Is this thing on? Testing 1-2-4...

Uh... Hello, I'm Jim Webb and I endorse
Democrat Chuck Robb for the Virginia
Senate in 1994 because he's a Marine
and I'm a Marine and,
uh... What? Oh. OK.

Hello. I'm Jim Webb and I endorse
Republican George Allen for the Virginia
Senate in 2000 because he is strong.
On defense. And wears boots...
Hold on a sec.... What now? Yup..

Hello. I'm Jim Webb and I endorse
Republican George W. Bush for President
in 2000 because he is strong. On defense.
And wears boots.
Oh heck don't tell me....

Hello. I'm Jim Webb and I endorse
Democrat John F Kerry for President
in 2004 because he...uh... he... uh...
married a rich lady.
What the...? Again?

Hello. I'm Jim Webb and I endorse
Dem... uh, Repub... uh, Democrat
Jim Webb for the Virginia Senate in
2006 because of, uh, my unique world
view and, uh, flexibility concerning the
challenges that, uh... America faces. Uh...
excuse me, I feel a sneeze coming on.

To be continued...


Allen's B-Team Takes On The A-Team! Aaaargh!

A wee bit of friendly competition has developed between Allen's A-Team and the rowdy B-Team Tribe. Mohawka Man did a bit of stealth filming and captured the scrimmage. Allen's B-Team in kilts courtesy of the McDonald clan (they wouldn't let me play!).


Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Big News Coming From the Allen Campaign

The Allen A Team has the scoop on a major endorsement for Senator George Allen. Speculation is rife. It would certainly be a hoot if it was one of Jim Webb's former wives.


Sept 11th at the National D-Day Memorial

I spent a portion of Patriot’s Day 2006 in Bedford Virginia at the National D-Day Memorial. It was an unforgettable afternoon. I cannot recommend it highly enough and words cannot express the effect of it. Every detail in the Memorial's layout and makeup come together to make tribute. The statues and plaques work together to educate and provoke mind and emotion. I have pledged to go back and to take a young person with me each time. My individual history challenges me to disciple Christians, my country’s history challenges me to disciple Citizens. We would be nothing without our challenges and sacrifices. Nothing but consumers.


Monday, September 11, 2006

Iraq Progress Report August 2006

Summary of Department of Defense Report: Measuring Security and Stability in Iraq

by starbase

Since the previous report for May 2006, positive trends have continued. Some concern is expressed due to sectarian violence, however it is stressed that the violence neither constitutes civil war, nor is civil war inevitable.

It looks like they've spent some time making the reports more reader friendly, so if you want to check out the pdf on the link, you might find it's more readable than past reports have been.

Major Governmental Achievements For August 2006

1.) Jul 13, 2006-- Transfer of Muthanna(Province) to Provincial Iraqi Control
2.) Jul 26, 2006-- Prime Minister al-Maliki Addresses Joint Session of U.S. Congress
3.) Jun 8, 2006-- Nomination and Approval of Minister of Defense, Minister of Interior, and Minister of State for National Security Affairs, page 2

4.) Average peak electrical generating output increased 15.8% this quarter to 4,573 megawatts (MW) and continued to increase over the quarter. Iraq averaged 14 hours of power per day this quarter, an improvement of 3 hours per day over the previous quarter., page 3

5.)Crude oil production for the second quarter improved 18% to 2.2 million barrels per day (mbpd)(short of goal of 2.5 mbpd), and exports improved by 20%, to 1.6 mbpd (short of goal of 2.0 mbpd). Also during this quarter, Iraq resumed exports from northern fields for the first time since the autumn of 2005., page 3

6.)Approximately 90% of the Government of Iraq’s revenue comes from oil exports, and higher prices for Iraqi oil continue to somewhat offset lower than desired export volumes., page 3

7.) In some negative news, Shia and Sunni extremists, and rogue members of a group called JAM (Jaysh al Mahdi), are "increasingly interlocked in retaliatory violence and are contesting control of ethnically mixed areas to expand their existing areas of influence.", page 3

8.) However, "Nevertheless, the current violence is not a civil war, and movement toward civil war can be prevented. Breaking the cycle of violence is the most pressing goal of Coalition and Iraqi operations.", page 3

9.) "In the current reporting period the average number of weekly attacks increased 15% over the previous reporting period average, and Iraqi casualties increased by 51% compared to the previous quarter.", direct quote page 3

10.) "Although sectarian violence threatens the effectiveness of the Government of Iraq(sic), terrorists have failed to derail Iraq’s political process, or to widen their political support among the Iraqi people. Polling data continue to show the confidence of most segments of the Iraqi people in the Iraqi Army and their rejection of al-Qaeda’s vision of Iraq’s future.", pages 3,4

11.)"Approximately 277,600 Iraqi soldiers and police have completed initial training and equipping, an increase of more than 14,000 in the three months since the last report.", page 4

12.) 84% of targeted number of Ministry of Defense troops have been trained and equipped.
92% of authorized Iraqi Army battalions have been generated., page 4

13.) "The number of counter-insurgency operations conducted independently by Iraqi forces as a percentage of total combat operations continues to increase steadily." (more detail on page 4)

What's the Long Term Goal?

14.)"To achieve unity, security, and prosperity, Iraq must develop the capacity to deliver government services to its citizens at the national, provincial, and municipal levels. The Government of Iraq must transform the country from a centralized state, with delivery of essential services traditionally controlled by powerful bureaucrats, to a responsive federal government with decentralized control. This change will take time, consistent mentorship, and an emphasis on both promoting transparency and reducing corruption. The Coalition is supporting these efforts at all levels of the Government of Iraq.", pages 8,9

A dropped ball! 15.) "Although there have been some positive developments, delay in the formation of the Government of Iraq resulted in a loss of momentum; rule of law initiatives slowed, which contributed to the growth of crime, corruption, and illegal armed groups.", page 10

Infrastructure Goodies

16.) Cell phone subscriptions up to 7.1 million, page 23

17.) "New projects have “added capacity to provide an estimated 4.2 million people with access to potable water—an increase of 1.2 million people since the May 2006 report—but direct measurement of water actually delivered to Iraqis is not available.”1 Additional projects currently underway should increase infrastructure to provide access to clean water to as many as 5 million more people.", page 24

18.)"There is evidence that Iraqi private sector activity continues to expand. The IMF estimates that non-oil GDP growth in 2006 will be 10%. Various U.S. Government agencies are attempting to spur private sector activity with microfinance loans, bank lending to small- and medium-sized enterprises, capital market development, business skills development, vocational training, investment promotion, business center support, and creation of economic zones.", page 18

Those are some highlights, the rest of the report talks about the security situation and characteristics of the enemy.


Freedom Walk 2006 &
Support Our Troops Rally

United Conservatives of Virginia
Yesterday I was priveleged to take part in the Freedom Walk in our Nation's capitol surrounded by friends I have made over the past year, and the heroes I have met, and who now call me friend.
I was greeted as an equal, and the experience, as it always is for me, was very humbling.
The College Republicans from George Washington University were there and immediately incorporated our group into theirs.
They had spent the previous day with Senator George Allen.
Looking over the newest crop of freshman, youngsters with the same philosophy as this old Jarhead, the future leaders and decision makers of the conservative movement, I felt that our country was in pretty good hands.
General Peter Pace, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the FIRST United States Marine to hold that position, spoke to the crowd. He encouraged all of us to look for ways to support the efforts of our military, our first responders, and those who are less fortunate, and to NEVER EVER forget that day in 2001 when our world and our lives changed forever.
No danger of that happening.
It was a good day to be Washington DC, in spite of the presence of the moonbats over at camp democracy.

Now on to new events.

The DC Chapter of FreeRepublic, the DC Chapter of Protest Warrior, and the Coastal Jersey Chapter of Protest Warrior will hold their second annual Support the Troops Rally in Washington DC on 22 and 23 September.
This also coincides with the 10th anniversary of the founding of
All the people I now call friends, all the people who have helped me make a difference over the past year, I met at the FIRST Support the Troops Rally in 2005.
It has been a helluva year, FRiends. We have done a lot of good things.
Thanks to the encouragement and support of all of you, I have made a difference. We put the DC Chapter of Protest Warrior in the forefront. We "kicked code pink to the curb" and we let the wounded know that there are people who care about them, and appreciate the sacrfices they have made.
And people noticed.
I'm still trying to decide if that's a good thing. ;) Some of the emails I have received are totally whacked, but that means we got to them, and we hurt them.

The weekend of the 22nd we will be "Rocking the House".

It starts Friday night at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 7200 Georgia Ave. NW.

It continues on the 23rd with a Troop Support Rally at the Sylvan Theater, which is located at the corner of 15th Street and Independence Ave.
Kristinn has lined up some great speakers, and there will be "special guests" in attendence.

I would like every member of our little group to be in attendence, but I understand if you can't make both events.
Try to make the Troop Rally on Saturday the 23rd.
I rarely, if ever, ask for anything, especially donations, but Kristinn needs some help.
Clicking the link in the title will take you to the thread on FR. From there you can link to the website for the rally. Anything you can spare will be appreciated and put to good use.


Sunday, September 10, 2006

September 11

Tomorrow is the fifth anniversary of one of the most pivotal days in American history. We remember where we were, what we were doing that day when the world as we knew it came to a stop.

On that day, we saw the worst of humanity--nineteen men, and their backers, so filled with hatred that they perpetrated an act of war on civilians--men, women, and children who went to their fiery deaths thinking of the husbands, wives, children, and parents to whom they could never say goodbye.

But we also saw the best of humanity--first responders who put aside the risk to themselves and raced to Ground Zero and passengers on Flight 93 who won the first battle of the war, only to give their lives in a supreme act of love and patriotism. And we saw the American spirit in all its red, white, and blue.

Keep the memory alive. Remember that our country's enemies will not negotiate--they seek an end to our nation, an end to our freedom, an end to our values, an end to our spirit. Remember that they transformed a beautiful fall morning into a tragic day of infamy. Remember that they brought the damage on our nation--we did not bring it upon ourselves. But remember also that we are strong, God-fearing people with a tradition of liberty and community. However, in the words of Elmer Davis, "This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave."

And God bless America!


Grassroots Give Harris Huge Win in Florida Primary

What happens to a GOP candidate who gets the rug pulled out from under her by George and Jeb Bush, Karl Rove and the Republican establishment in general?

She wins! (Katherine Harris = 474,057, William McBride = 287,288, LeRoy Collins, Jr. = 146,487, Peter Monroe = 51,253)

Congratulations to Congresswoman Katherine Harris who won the Florida Republican Senate Primary election on September 5th.

If the powerful didn't support her who did?

Conservative Florida voters! The Grassroots! Imagine that.
"I frankly happen to be very disappointed to read articles in the media that seem to indicate that the establishment isn't supporting her, I certainly don't get that sense personally," said Manatee County Republican Committee Chairman Mark Flanagan, who estimated that Harris has the support of every GOP county chair in the state.

"Politics is local and Republicans in southwest Florida in particular are proud of Katherine Harris and are very thankful that she has been there for us as citizens and as Republicans," Flanagan added.

"Most of our folks are put off by it and feel that it's not helpful for the Washington people to be putting this out there," said Sarasota County Republican Committee Chairman Bob Waechter. "Katherine enjoys tremendous support here." fox news

This woman has been slammed and villified unmercifully but when push comes to shove, I would trust a Harris vote in the Senate over a McCain/Warner/Specter vote anyday. You go girl!


Lee Brothers 9/11 Tribute on WRVA 1140

The Lee Brothers will be on the air
on September 11-12th
from 3-6pm
between Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity!

Special 9/11 show dedicated to making sure we never forget!!

You can listen on line at
and call us at 345-1140!

Thanks for listening!

Scott and Richard Lee
Virginia Citizens/American Patriots


Saturday, September 09, 2006

Jim Webb's Glass House

That 75 cent newspaper I bought today had another worthwhile read in it. Quite ironically, Democrat Senate candidate James H. Webb, Jr. and his campaign staffer, Joe Stanley, filed charges against a Republican for (gasp) filming Mr. Webb at a Roanoke VA event on April 27th, 2006.

Please note this preceded the Mohawka Man event after which the Webb campaign cried, moaned and gnashed their teeth for weeks at the injustice perpetrated by a good-humored joke on their own democratic stalker.

Stalking and disrupting events is nothing new to Webb as we have seen by the silly saga of Banana and Monkey Boy. Personally, I'm beginning to think the the Banana is a symbol of Jim Webb's IQ.

If that's not weird enough for you, he shamelessly sent his minions to verbally harass, in public, his democrat primary opponent Harris Miller. One of the harassers was Joe Stanley. Oh but wait... that can't be right... Joe Stanley is the one who pressed charges on behalf of Webb against the Republican filming him.


Reagan Pummels Webb

I shelled out 75 cents for a copy of the Richmond Times Dispatch today for the sheer pleasure of reading Mrs. Nancy Reagan smacking down Jim Webb (that's actually James H. Webb, Jr. in a previous incarnation).

The beginning of the ad seems chopped as if something is missing but President Reagan's complimentary remarks about Webb concern his service in Viet Nam. Period. There is no mention of Mr. Webb's inability to produce a budget and his quick exit from the position of Secretary of Defense.

The ad can be viewed here on YouTube posted by the Webb campaign and, interestingly enough, the comments have been disabled. Gee, I wonder why? Can't take the heat, boys?


Thursday, September 07, 2006

Allen-Durbin Amendment Passes Senate: $19 Million for Brain Injured Warriors!

While doing the right thing for our injured Warriors has been slimed and twisted by the Jim Webb campaign and aided by our local media intent on flaming a silly non-issue, Senator Allen continues to show he "gets it" when it comes to supporting our Military.

Thank you Senator George Allen and all the Senators who voted for passage of this amendment. What Allen did was change the word MAY to SHALL in Durbin's amendment to guarantee that the $19 million will in fact be allocated for the care and treatment of our heroic Troops suffering from brain trauma.

Jim Webb, through his staff, can mock that effort all he wants but it is certainly petty and cynical of him to do so. It could easily be my own son laying in a VA hospital bed somewhere and, frankly, I wouldn't give a rat's behind who appropriated the money to help him as long as it was done.

And in case anyone needs a reminder about who the enemy is, please read the last paragraph quoted below .

From today's presser 09/07/06:
Senator Allen has long advocated more advanced medical treatment and rehabilitation for American soldiers injured in the global war on terror.

In recent visits to Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Medical Center in Richmond, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and meeting with soldiers and their families throughout Virginia, Senator Allen has talked about the prevalence of head injuries suffered by soldiers fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq.


“Because of the vile tactics of the insurgents and terrorists using roadside bombs, car bombs and IEDs, too many of our brave soldiers are suffering devastating trauma to the head and I’m pleased that we put aside partisan politics for the health and well-being of our American heroes,” said Senator Allen in response to the passage of his amendment.


Wednesday, September 06, 2006


by Debbie of The Right Truth

A reader here at Right Truth, Ralph Ekwall, who doesn't like the Fair Tax sent me an email. He seemed to think that I would not be interested in hearing his opinions, but that could not be further from the truth. I think healthy debate is good and encourage it. Below are his arguments and our reply:

I doubt you will print this since it is in opposition to the "Fair Tax." The "Fair Tax" is really unfair because it taxes middle and low income people at a higher rate than wealthy income people. Here is an example.

Let us consider a tax rate of 30% for the so-called "Fair Tax." Let us look at how it affects two different American families: Mr. Average Joe and Mr. Rich.

Mr. Average Joe makes just $45,000 per year. At that salary he must spend everything that he makes to support his family. So, almost all of his income is taxed. His rate of taxation is between 27- and 30% He may give money to his church or to a charity and that would not be taxed.

Now consider Mr. Rich who has an income of $10,000,000 per year. He is really rich. Most of his income will be reinvested in his business and not taxed. He will put some of his money into an education trust for his children and that is not taxed. It may be possible that he will spend $1,000,000 of his income, but that is doubtful. If so then $1,000,000 of his income is taxed and he has $9,000,000 of income that is not touched by taxation. His rate of taxation is about 3%. I ask you - is that a fair tax?????????

We now have a progressive income tax system that imposes a higher rate of taxation for high income earners. The so-called "Fair Tax" would impose a higher rate of taxation on middle and low income earners and allow most of the money earned by wealthy people to be untaxed.

It does not seem fair to me. --by Ralph Ekwall

Our reply:

You fail to mention that Mr. Average Joe will benefit tremendously from the PREBATE included in the FairTax. Your statement that "almost all" of his income would be taxed is erroneous. I cannot off the top of my head tell you how much of a prebate Mr. Average Joe and his family would receive, but it would be substantial.

You also fail to consider that Mr. Rich who will not have to pay tax on his income or on returns from his investments will now have more money to re-invest and he will probably have more money to return to his business which in turn creates jobs for people like Mr. Average Joe. The economy prospers, Mr. Rich is rewarded rather than punished for his entrepreneurship, and Mr. Average Joe and his friends would be assured of good jobs.

Hmmmmmmmmmm, I'm doing a little math here:

If Mr. Average Joe spends all of his 45,000 dollars and is taxed at say 23 percent he would pay $10,350 in taxes most of which he would get back in the prebate.

If Mr. Rich spends a million dollars at 23 percent his tax would be $230,000 and his prebate would be insignificant to the tax that he paid.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm, sounds fair to me.

Also, don't forget that the tax is paid ONLY on NEW goods and services. If Mr. Average Joe buys that decent used minivan for his family, guess what! NO TAX! --by Thomas Hamilton

We welcome any other comments or opinions, and thanks Mr. Ekwall for this opportunity to address your questions.

The FairTax Blogburst is jointly produced by Terry of The Right Track Blog and Jonathan of Publius Rendezvous. If you would like to host the weekly postings on your blog, please e-mail Terry. You will be added to our mailing list and blogroll.


Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Webb Kids Misbehavin' Again?

Virginia Virtucon has exposed what could be a HUGE headache if not disaster for the Webb campaign. Please read his excellent post and judge for yourself.
Now, we're not claiming that what Raising Kaine PAC is doing constitutes a public communication since internet communications are exempt from those provisions. But they are engaging in other activities on behalf of the Webb campaign that do not fall under that sole exemption. Furthermore, it would not appear that what Raising Kaine PAC is doing could even constitute an independent expenditure under federal law...
Given Lowell Feld's dual role as both a paid staffer of the Webb campaign and a leader of Raising Kaine, it impossible for an agent of the Webb campaign NOT to be materially involved in such decisions. This opens up a potential can of worms for the Webb campaign as well.


Powhatan VA Labor Day: Allen Country For Sure!

It has become a tradition for Powhatan Republicans of all ages to meet early on Labor Day in Delegate Lee Ware's garage to blow up balloons to hand out at the parade. Mrs. Ware provided delicious blueberry muffins and coffee and the garage quickly filled with George Allen for Senate balloons. As fingers turned blue from the dye in the balloons, talk turned to the remarkable success of the Iraqi elections.

Thanks to our energetic young Republicans, the parade route in the village was soon peppered with Allen balloons. Even before the parade began people were stopping by the Powhatan Republican booth for bumperstickers and yard signs. Congressman Randy Forbes provided bottled water to hand out.

The Democrats had a booth and two youngsters walked around carrying Webb yard signs over their heads. And that was about it for a Webb "presence".

Politically, the day belonged to Sen. George Allen. People wore Allen stickers, held balloons and just about wiped out the supply of yard signs. There were Allen signs along the highway leading to Powhatan Courthouse including a huge orange "Sportsmen for Allen".

As a community, a grateful Powhatan united to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Powhatan Rescue Squad with food and music. Our county is blessed with a skilled, dedicated and top notch group of volunteers who have saved many lives.

I love this place.

Reports on Sen. Allen at Buena Vista:
Spank That Donkey
Spark It up!


The Legacy of SSgt. Donald C. May, Jr.

SSgt. Donald C. May, Jr. was the first Virginian killed in the Iraq War. I remember hearing his mother speaking with dignity and grace on WRVA in Richmond about her son and was filled with admiration for her courage and sympathy for her heartache. He left behind a beautiful young wife and three little ones, the last born 2 months after he died. A beautiful legacy indeed.

Hat tip to the Tanker Brothers

Edit: After I posted this, Master Gunner of The Tanker Brothers left a link in the comments to a moving tribute he wrote for SSgt. Donald May, his wife and children.
While nothing I could ever say would make up for the loss of this brave and talented Non-Commisioned Officer, I can say that I personally feel what a catastrophic loss SSgt. May's death is for our Armored Force. And I feel like I have lost a brother-in-arms.
Even over three years after that tragic day in Iraq, when SSgt. May's tank went over a bridge and into the Euphrates River, the pain of that loss still affects the men and women who looked up to, trusted, and respected SSgt. May.
from Master Gunner's Tribute


Sunday, September 03, 2006

The Lee Brothers on 1140 WRVA

The Lee Brothers will be on the air
on Labor Day, Sept. 4th and September 11-12th
from 3-6pm
between Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity!

Special guest:

Richard Miniter
-Author of Disinformation and Shadow War
-International expert on terrorism

Special 9/11 show dedicated to making sure we never forget!!

You can listen on line at
and call us at 345-1140!

Thanks for listening!

Scott and Richard Lee
Virginia Citizens/American Patriots


Friday, September 01, 2006

Mark Warner's Second Life - Tooooo Funny

Ok, this is fair warning. Before you click on the link below be sure to swallow any liquids or food to avoid a monitor/keyboard cleanup.

Things are a little hot for him here in Virginia with the exposure of his administration's disgraceful ineptitude with calculators so it is understandable former Gov. Mark Warner would want to escape reality for a bit. While he is definitely not Team America material there seems to be an opening for him with gamers.