Friday, December 30, 2011

Quote of the Day

"If Iran's ambitions to acquire nuclear weapons are thwarted, it will be despite Obama, not because of him."

Caroline Glick

Monday, December 26, 2011

Quote of the Day

"Chief executives have responsibilities to their existing employees, customers and shareholders. We simply cannot risk their jobs and their money by investing when we know that legislation like Obamacare will make it so much harder to earn a profit."

Andrew Puzder

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Quote of the Day

"Robert Higgs of the Independent Institute is right: If you wonder why businesspeople are not investing and reviving the economy, the answer lies in all the question marks that Obamacare and other new regulations confront them with. Higgs calls this "regime uncertainty." It's also what prolonged the Great Depression."

Video Pick of the Day

A Prayer for Health, Knowledge and Virtue

Let us pray,

Most holy and glorious Lord God, the giver of all good gifts.

You have promised that where two or three are gathered together in thy name, you will be in their midst and bless them. In thy name we most humbly assemble.

As a people, we have much to be thankful for, as this year comes to a close.

The promise for the coming future year is most encouraging. We must have faith, patience and courage.

The greatness of our nation will be restored. We are the longest living democracy on earth. May we be mindful of this on a regular basis. Every Christian and all other persons of good will should be knowledgeable of our American history and constitution. We did not get here by chance. We got here by divine providence.

We pray for our friend Kay Heflin that her health may be restored.

We pray for our leaders that they may advance in knowledge and virtue.

We pray for all the members of our armed forces and their families.

Dear God, bless us and bless our nation as we continue in the struggle to do thy will

We pray in the name of Jesus Christ,


John Underwood
MCRW Chaplain

Monday, December 19, 2011

December 20th: MCRW Christmas Gala

The 14th Annual Madison County Republican Women Christmas Gala will be held at Prince Michel Vineyard and Winery on December 20th, 6:00 - 9:30 PM. Senator Emmett Hanger will be our Guest Speaker.

A special guest, Virginia Federation of Republican of Republican Women (VFRW) President Faye Williamson will install our 2012 Officers and entertainment will be provided by The Cliché, a talented barbershop quartet. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, eggnog, punch and coffee. There will be a silent auction to benefit the Marion Simpson Scholarship and a 50/50 raffle. Cost: $10 per person.

If you would like to help with the expenses for the rental of the room at Prince Michel, please contact President Anne Farmer. For more info call 923-4300.

Quotes of the Day

"An administration that came to power calling George W. Bush a bully who sought to impose Western ideology on foreign countries feels entitled to behave imperialistically on [the gay agenda]."

George Neumayr


"If we get to the point where we cannot bring ourselves to do what is in our national interest, then we are clearly in a period of decline… A nation that fails to secure the energy its citizens and its economic engine need to keep functioning leaves itself vulnerable to external contingencies in a dangerous and uncertain world and to the whims of foreign leaders and other actors who may not always have its interests at heart.

"The delay, and possible rejection of this pipeline, could have significant and long-range national security implications for our nation."
General Jim Jones, Ret., Barack Obama's National Security Advisor from 2009 through most of 2010


"Here's the truth: House Republicans passed a one-year extension of the payroll tax cut last week, which is what President Obama has been asking for. It was the Democrat Senate that managed to approve only one-sixth of what the president wanted. Experts are now warning that the two-month extension "could create substantial problems" and "cannot be implemented properly."

Rather than continue to have this debate every other month for the next year, House Republicans are demanding a better bill that gets it done now so that families can have some certainty in their paychecks next year!"

Gary Bauer
Campaign for Working Families

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Quote of the Day

"It is clear that this decision of a complete pullout of United States troops from Iraq was dictated by politics, and not our national security interests. I believe history will judge this president’s leadership with the scorn and disdain it deserves.”

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee

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Video Pick of the Day

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Quote of the Day

“As part of the stimulus, the Department of Interior awarded more than $400,000 to…rehabilitate McPherson Square in Northwest Washington…that included new grass, concrete curbs, refurbished benches, new light poles, water fountains, new paint, new chain fencing, 12 new trash cans and new light meters. While the merits of this stimulus funding are debatable, we can all agree that once the federal government invested the funds, no government agency should have allowed it to be damaged or destroyed when it legally could have been prevented,”

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Quote of the Day

"The former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and current Republican presidential candidate said yesterday that "there was no Palestine as a state. It was part of the Ottoman Empire. We have invented the Palestinian people, who are in fact Arabs and are historically part of the Arab people, and they had the chance to go many places."

Everyone from the PLO to a Mitt Romney spokesman jumped on Gingrich for this assertion, but he happens to be absolutely correct: no Arabic-speaking Muslims identified themselves as "Palestinian" until 1920, when, in rapid order this appellation and identity was adopted by the Muslim Arabs living in the British mandate of Palestine."

Daniel Pipes

For details, see a long article of Daniel Pipe's from 1989 on the topic or a short one from 2000. (December 10, 2011)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Quotes of the Day

"You know the president says that the American people 'can't wait' on jobs. Well guess what -- we agree wholeheartedly with the president.

"The Keystone pipeline project will create tens of thousands of jobs immediately. It has bipartisan support in the House and Senate. It's pretty clear that the president's decided to push this decision off for a year -- conveniently until after his next election. Well the American people 'can't wait,' as the president said, and at a time when the American people are still asking the question 'Where are the jobs?' I think this is a bipartisan proposal that the president ought to endorse."

Speaker John Boehner


"Meanwhile, in prepared testimony, Jon Corzine told the House Agriculture Committee that he was "stunned" to learn that more than $1 billion of investors' funds were missing. Where have I heard that before? Right -- that was Chris Christie who said he was stunned to learn just after taking office that Jon Corzine had left him with a $2.2 billion deficit.

Corzine clearly has a history of losing people's money. When Corzine says he's "stunned" by missing money, there is a bit of a credibility issue at stake here."

Gary Bauer
Campaign for Working Families

Dec. 9th: Friends of Liberty Reception in Amissville, VA

The Friends of Liberty
will host a
pre-holiday reception and meeting on
Friday, Dec. 9
from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

at Gray Ghost Vineyards
14706 Lee
Highway (Rt. 211)
in Amissville, VA.

We invite you to join us for a glass
of wine
and learn more about our efforts and our cause.

(See our webite at

This event is free of any admission.
Gray Ghost will serve a variety of its
wines at a cash bar.

Our guest speaker will be James A. Christopherson,
executive director of
Judicial Action Group (

He will speak on his
organization's efforts on
the Obamacare Supreme Court case
and Justice
Kagan's role in the case.

For further information about the Friends of Liberty,
contact Jim Gannon at

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Quote of the Day

"Obama has few good ideas about how to create jobs and grow the economy. His trillion-dollar stimulus plan was a failure. If Obama's model worked, why is Europe collapsing?

Obama is a one trick pony, and his trick is very simple. Like all good socialists and the Occupy demonstrators, he thinks he can convince everyone else that they are hurting, not because he and his policies have failed but because someone else is succeeding."

Gary Bauer
Campaign for Working Families

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Dec.20th: Madison GOP Christmas Gala

The 14th Annual 
Madison County Republican Women
Christmas Gala

December 20th, 6:00 - 9:30 PM
at Prince Michele Winery

 Senator Emmett Hanger will be our Guest Speaker. 
A special guest, Virginia Federation of Republican of Republican Women (VFRW) President Faye Williamson will install our 2012 Officers.
Entertainment will be provided by The Cliché, a talented barbershop quartet. 

Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, eggnog, punch and coffee.
There will be a silent auction to benefit the Marion Simpson Scholarship 
and a 50/50 raffle. 

Cost: $10 per person. For more information call (540) 923-4300.

Video Picks of the Day

Quote of the Day

"I have always been a supporter of uniform laws on values that undergird the family. That's why I supported the Federal Marriage Amendment. [Just as] you cannot have 50 different marriage laws, you cannot have 50 different abortion laws... The President has an obligation to defend the laws of this country, and the Defense of Marriage Act passed overwhelmingly. When a law is challenged, it is the obligation of the President to defend it... I would do everything to go around the courts if they struck down DOMA, and I've already done it."

"Everyone says we need a truce on social issues, that we need to focus on jobs and the economy. But what is at the heart of this country is that America is a moral enterprise, and we are sick at the heart of our country--when we see millions of children being aborted and marriage not being defended. A truce is not a truce, it's a surrender. I will not surrender. I will fight and defend America."

Senator Rick Santorum 

Monday, November 28, 2011

Quote of the Day

"The message coming from mayors in numerous cities is that they are willing to spend millions in taxpayer money to accommodate the Occupiers that are breaking the law but have no problem charging Tea Party groups that follow the law exorbitant fees and making them jump through hoops to acquire permits.

The Richmond Tea Party stands for constitutional adherence, and clearly this has been unequal treatment under the law. We stand for fiscal restraint, and this is a case where a mayor used taxpayer money for his personal agenda. We stand for virtue and accountability in government and that is why we have taken a stand. We will be submitting a Virginia Freedom of Information Act request for all city correspondence pertaining to our Tea Party and its decision to audit us. We will not be intimidated and we will not back down. A Richmond attorney and fellow Tea Partier is currently reviewing our situation. Also, the ACLU has also contacted us inquiring about this matter."

Email of the Day

You Might Be A Wall Street Occupier, If:
1.  You moved to a tent in Zucotti Park because you always wanted a nicer place to live.

2.  You quit your “job” to attend the protests, but your mother continues your allowance 
and now does the dishes herself.

3.  You are confused that you can’t find the Wal-Mart on Wall Street.

4.  You are enraged that the taxpayers had to bail out Wall Street even though you’ve 
never paid taxes or know anyone who has.

5.  You hate capitalism but expect a capitalist to provide you a good paying job with great 

6.  You think Socialism has something to do with Facebook, and Capitalism has to do with Washington, DC.

7.  You demand a job, forgetting that you were fired for not doing the one you had.

8.  You despise the rich even though they pay your share of taxes.

9.  You’re a little behind in your rent because your drug dealer insisted on cash.

10.  You are very clear in your protest objectives:

“Screw the USA”

“Save the ______ (fill in the blanks – whales, spotted owls, sturgeon)”

“Self-realization is the first step toward self-actualization”

“Down with … uh… everything!”

11.  You think 99 weeks of unemployment is the least the government should give you for the 
3 months you put in at McDonalds.

12.  You drove a Toyota to the protest, you’re plugged in to a Sony Walkman, talk over a Samsung phone, and play a Yamaha keyboard in a punk band, but you are incensed over jobs being outsourced to other countries.

13.  You demand your rights, but can’t quite recall where they are enumerated.

14.  You believe you have a right to every penny earned, but the rich do not, and you base your claim on equality.

15.  You believe a man is greedy if he worked his way up to CEO on 16-hour days, runs a company employing thousands, and made $10 million last year, but is not greedy if he made $50 million last year for making two motion pictures or shooting a ball through a hoop.

16.   You are convinced the “system” is holding you back from gaining wealth, status, and position.  Dropping out of high school, dulling your mind with crack and MJ, a few arrests on your record, and stealing from your employer had nothing to do with it.

17.   You left behind trash, feces, urine-soaked sod, discarded clothing, and used condoms after your “Save the Environment” protest.

18.   You know you’re not a Socialist because you stick pretty much to yourself at parties.

19.   You want to improve the environment and you have the tattoos and piercings to prove it.

20.   You don’t pay taxes, but somehow that’s more than your “fair share”.

21.   You hate the rich, but hope you win the lottery.

22.   You haven't bathed in over a month, but demand to be taken seriously.

23.   From the looks of it, "greening" the environment means starting with your teeth.

24.  You know your cause is just - because Nancy Pelosi admires you.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Quote of the Day

“I actually do study history – and unlike the President, I study American History.”

Newt Gingrich

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Quote of the Day

"We should not take for granted that we live in a country that fosters and rewards productivity like no other. There is a reason why we are the destination for the “brain drain” from other continents. In no other country are high achievers as free to have a vision, to act on it, to reap the rewards, and to accumulate and reinvest capital--even when they are unpopular, even when “the 99%” disagree or are resentful or envious.

So, at a time when the 1% are the easy scapegoats, it’s fitting this Thanksgiving to take a moment to thank the 1%--and to be grateful that our country rewards success. And as we approach the new year, let’s resolve to keep it that way."

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Quotes of the Day

"New Company Policy: We are not hiring until Obama is gone."

 Signs posted on Bill Looman's company trucks in Waco, Georgia


"Is the United States exceptional? Of course we are! Two hundred years ago we were one of the poorest countries in the world. We accounted for less than 1% of the world's total GDP. Today our GDP is 23% of the world's total and more than twice as large as the No. 2 country, China. 

"America became the wealthiest country because for most of our history we have followed the basic principles of economic freedom: property rights, freedom to trade internationally, minimal governmental regulation of business, sound money, relatively low taxes, the rule of law, entrepreneurship, freedom to fail, and voluntary exchange. 

"The success of economic freedom in increasing human prosperity, extending our life spans, and improving the quality of our lives in countless ways is the most extraordinary global story of the past 200 years. Gross domestic product per capita has increased by a factor of 1,000% across the world and almost 2,000% in the U.S. during these last two centuries. 

"In 1800, 85% of everyone alive lived on less than $1 per day (in 2000 dollars). Today only 17% do. If current long-term trend lines of economic growth continue we will see abject poverty almost completely eradicated in the 21st century."

John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Quotes of the Day

"Voter fraud is real. It is an insult and an injury to our republic that it happens. There should be bi-partisan agreement to stop it. Unfortunately, the left's outrageous attacks against voter ID laws are more evidence of how deeply divided our nation has become. From Eric Holder's refusal to prosecute the New Black Panthers to the media's blindness to ACORN's corruption, Democrats and their liberal allies refuse to deal with it because voter fraud often benefits them! 

There is a solution: Every conservative must work even harder to make sure we win in a landslide. The left can't cheat if the results are not close."

Gary Bauer
Campaign for Working Families


"The media rarely admits that current government measures, such as nutritional charts and enforced labeling of fast food products, have proven singularly ineffective in combating obesity. Despite new government food measures over the past twenty-five years, the obesity rate has also risen. Of course, liberals argue the solution is simply more regulation.

The media glosses over the obvious cause of obesity - individual people choosing to eat too much and exercise too little. Personal responsibility is rarely discussed or encouraged. They'd much rather the government simply tax your Turkey and pumpkin pie."

Pelosi Wants to Unleash ObamaDayCare

Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Fed!

If you liked ObamaCare, you'll love ObamaDayCare! According to former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), nationalizing child care is next up on her list of government takeovers. In an interview with the Washington Post, she looks forward to "doing for child care what we did for health care." Raise your hands if the thought terrifies you! As a young mom, Pelosi said, "'I could never get a babysitter--have five kids in six years and no one wants to come to your house... And everywhere I go, women say the same thing' about how hard it is to find the kind of reliable care that would make their family lives calmer and work lives more productive. When it comes to 'unleashing women' in a way that would boost the economy, she says, 'this is the missing link.'"
Putting aside the exorbitant costs, let's stop and think for a minute what a Pelosi "nanny state" would look like. If ObamaCare is the prototype, will there be a mandate forcing parents to enroll their kids in government-run centers? Would a panel of bureaucrats dictate what kind of care your children receive? Would the government ration child care by funding more abortions? And I suppose the President will tell us that if we like our babysitter, we can keep her. Let's face it. The closest thing to parenting our government does is being the mother of all problems. Washington can't even do the jobs it has. Why let it barge in and take families'?

A child's parent is his best care provider. And that's not only the public's opinion--but researchers'. In the largest study on child care ever conducted, a 2007 team found that "the more time that kids spent in day care, the more likely their sixth grade teachers were to report problem behaviors such as getting in fights, being disobedient in school, and arguing a lot." As a society, the worst thing we could do is incentivize day care. If anything, Congress should embrace policies and reduced levels of government spending and taxation that would encourage and empower more parents to stay at home with their children. Even in stable economic times, those decisions require serious sacrifice on the part of most couples. But what families lack financially, they more than make up in the physical and emotional well-being of their children. In some situations, there simply isn't the flexibility for a parent to stay home--but that doesn't mean our government is the next-best substitute. Grandparents, neighbors, or church groups are far better options than Uncle Sam.

Besides, Americans have made it clear that they don't want a bureaucracy raising their kids. Nor do they want higher taxes, which forces moms who would rather be with their children into the workplace. They want tax relief and financial freedom so that they can provide the best care possible for their kids. And for that to happen, Washington will have to deliver on its promises to act responsibly and cut spending. In other words, what we really need isn't universal child care--but someone to babysit Congress!

Tony Perkins
Family Research Council

Monday, November 21, 2011

Quote of the Day

"So this is what the left has produced. Environmental alarmism has some folks convinced we're on the verge of mass extinction and that our lifestyle is to blame for global warming. How do they explain the fact that the planet was hotter before we had SUVs? How do they explain the warming that has been detected on Mars? 

They complain about a political system "perverted by money," but say nothing of union money or George Soros' money. They complain about high unemployment, but do they question the role of big government? No. Sadly, they go on to rail against corporations and job creators. 

And exactly who forced them to take out those "crippling student loans"? As for owning a home and living in comfort like their parents, they should learn from their parents, most of whom worked very hard and saved up a long time to buy a home they could afford."

Gary Bauer 
Campaign for Working Families
excerpt from "What Does OWS Want?"

Video Pick of the Day

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Quote of the Day

"Here's a distressing thought to start your week: Unauthorized IRS bureaucrats can get access to your financial records, according to a recent report from the Government Accountability Office."

Washington Examiner Editorial

Friday, November 18, 2011

A Prayer for Strength and Commitment

Let us pray:

Our heavenly father and giver of life,

Our prayers are being answered every day and for this we are crateful to our creator.

We pray that you will give all of our people wisdom as handed down to us in the writings of the Holy Scripture.

We pray for those looking for work, please give them the courage to carry on.

We pray that you will teach us tolerance and understanding of the needs of others.

We are at a moment in history when we must pray for a modern-day miracle as granted by god for the faith and courage our forefathers displayed fighting the British to save our country. This moment is critical. We must reach to the ends of our souls and pray for strength and commitment needed to save America one more time from the destruction within. 

With all our ignorance, societal problems, a people divided, near bankruptcy and criminal government, we have not lost our faith in god, we have not lost our love for this nation.

January 8th. Of this year a terrible tragedy took place in Tucson, Arizona, where six people were killed and 13 were injured, some severely. We thank god for all the progress congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and all the others have made.


John Underwood
MCRW Chaplain

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Quote of the Day

"Clearly, the Obama White House was extraordinarily focused on Solyndra. Sadly, this intense interest was not focused on preventing the loss of your money, but instead on advancing Obama's political interests. Far from change we can believe in, Solyndra is just one more story of old-style Chicago corruption."

Gary Bauer
Campaign for Working Families

Monday, November 14, 2011

Another Obama Scandal

"First it was Fast and Furious. Then there was Solyndra. Now get ready for the Smallpox scandal. Today's Los Angeles Times reports that the Obama Administration aggressively pushed through a no-bid $440 million contract to produce 1.7 million doses of smallpox vaccine. 

The Times notes that smallpox was eradicated in 1978 and the U.S. already has "$1 billion worth of smallpox vaccine" at $3.00 a dose. But the drug to be produced under Obama's no-bid contract costs $255 a dose, and "cannot be tested for effectiveness in people because of ethical constraints -- and no one knows whether animal testing could prove it would work in humans." 

So why was it approved? Surprise, surprise -- the company that won the bid is controlled by billionaire Ronald Perelman, a major Democrat Party donor. 

Cronyism and corruption could be a major campaign theme in 2012. A new book out by Peter Schweizer of the Hoover Institution shows that fully 80% of grants made by the Obama Administration for "green jobs" projects have gone to companies "run by or primarily owned by Obama financial backers.""

Gary Bauer
Campaign for Working Families