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

Quote of the Day

"There is no pre-Christian America. The only place that we have to return to is our beginning as a nation founded on Judeo-Christian principles. If we accept, as our leadership has implied, that we are a Post-Christian nation, then as C.S. Lewis warned, “we are falling into a much worse state.”

J. D. Pendry

Video Pick of the Day

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Quote of the Day

"Europe is crumbling under the weight of its unsustainable welfare system. Cradle-to-grave universal health, government education, mid-life retirement and all the rest of the welfare giveways have not just run out of other people's money, but with their low birth rates, they're running out of other people.

What's more alarming, Europe is proving that the welfare state is unsustainable even though America has been paying for much of its military defense for the last half century.

If America doesn't get control of its own welfare state, then who will be left to bail us out?"

Video Pick of the Day

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Quote of the Day

"At a major nuclear summit in 2010, Mr. Obama bent over and bowed fully to Mr. Hu. The Chinese leader did not reciprocate. In fact, his face and body language conveyed the opposite: contempt. The protocol breech is nuts, and frequent. As president, Mr. Obama is constantly abnegating himself to foreign leaders. The emperor of Japan, the king of Saudi Arabia, the queen of England - there is almost no one to whom he will not bow."

Jeffery T. Kuhner

Video Picks of the Day

Friday, November 11, 2011

Quote of the Day

"For the last 236 years, the armed forces of the United States have been the shield of the republic. Today is a day to honor their sacrifices--but it's also a day to pray for the families of those service members. We think of them especially as we approach Thanksgiving Day and the Christmas season. It's very hard for those dedicated military families to endure the long and dangerous separations. Remember that during World War II, one in 11 Americans was in uniform. These days, only one in 200 Americans man the battlements of freedom. We are in their debt. God bless them all."

Tony Perkins
Family Research Council

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Quote of the Day

"What have these folks already been sharing with other Occupiers they didn't know before? STD's, as you know.
Lately, though, they've been sharing lice! For the record, that's head AND body lice, thank you very much."

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Quote of the Day

"I think I can represent American exceptionalism, free enterprise, the rights of private property and the Constitution, better than [Obama] can represent class warfare, bureaucratic socialism, weakness in foreign policy, and total confusion in the economy."

Newt Gingrich

Monday, November 7, 2011

Quote of the Day

"Here we go again. They are coming back to Congress with their hands out, demanding billions more for yet another taxpayer bailout. To add insult to injury, their top executives are getting millions in bonus checks. 

It's another story tailor made for the Occupy Wall Street movement, but there is silence from Zuccotti Park. We have not heard a peep from Obama, and not one media elite is in high dudgeon. Why not? Because this isn't a story about big banks, but rather about big government. 

The government housing behemoths Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have already taken more than $160 billion in taxpayer bailouts. Last week, Freddie Mac announced it needed another $6 billion after it lost more than $4 billion in the last quarter. 

Yet, unbelievably, the agencies are paying out $13 million in bonuses to top executives who already make hefty salaries. Some of them will take home seven figure checks for losing billions of your hard-earned tax dollars! Where is the outrage from the left about this abuse of taxpayer resources?" 

Gary Bauer
Campaign for Working Families

Email of the Day

Great word

Ineptocracy (in-ep-toc’-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Quote of the Day

"You want jobs while demanding that the people who create jobs be taxed into oblivion and that every struggling company come under the thumb of a union. Hey dummy! Why do you think your I-pad was made in China and your designer jeans sewn together in Bangladesh? Are you sincerely that stupid? Do you ever entertain a rational thought?"

J. D. Pendry

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Quote of the Day

“The President’s policies that promote abortion also undermine family formation. Abortion does this by contributing to infant mortality, victimizing women, and encouraging the abdication of responsibility by men. He has issued executive orders to fund foreign abortion organizations and use tax dollars for experimentation on human embryos. He is even opposed to commonsense parental notification laws. These laws reaffirm the unique role that a mother and father have in the life of a child.” 

Tony Perkins

Friday, November 4, 2011

Quote of the Day

"According to the Department of Labor report, the forestry contractors hired 254 seasonal workers holding H-2B visas costing at least $7 million of stimulus money. The H-2B visa requires that employers demonstrate that there are no available American workers before requesting the visas. But forestry contractors advertised for the jobs in small newspapers and began the hiring process months before the actual work began, causing issues for unemployed Americans collecting unemployment benefits."

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Quote of the Day

"Ironically, for a movement based on fighting income inequality and fighting for jobs, the OWS crowd (just like Obama) is now costing jobs, in part because (just like Obama) it doesn't understand how jobs are created in the first place. 

Here's a hint: Jobs aren't created by people who sit around whining all day about how much other people owe them! They are created by men and women who work hard every day trying to provide a product or service for other people. For the all the talk about inequality, the OWS movement is really a very selfish group that seems to think society owes them something."

Gary Bauer
Campaign for Working Families

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Free Reception in Support of Senator Jill Vogel in Brandy Station!

Please join us!

Brandy Station Fire Department

November 3, 2011

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Lunch will be served at 12:00 PM 

19601 Church Road
Brandy Station, VA

Another Democrat Wall Street Scandal

MF Global, one of the largest hedge funds in America, filed for bankruptcy protection this week, after making a 40-to-1 leveraged bet on European debt. Now the FBI and the SEC are launching investigations in the wake of reports of possible fraud and violation of securities laws. 

This scandal is ready-made for the class warfare that the left and their media allies have been waging in recent months against conservatives, Wall Street and investors. As the story unfolds, one would think Occupy Wall Street would be on the march, but it isn't. Why hasn't Obama used this latest example of greed gone bad to launch another attack on the 1%? Where is the media frenzy? 

Here's why the silence is deafening: the chairman of MF Global, Jon Corzine, is a partisan liberal Democrat. Most Americans don't know that because in story after story big media have failed to report his political loyalties. 

Corzine previously worked for Goldman Sachs. Then he won a Senate seat in New Jersey by spending a record-breaking $60 million on his campaign. After one term he "bought" the governorship of the state, again breaking all records on spending. Throughout his career he has been a major contributor to the Democrat National Committee, the Clintons, Obama and various left-wing causes. Finally in 2010, Republican Chris Christie defeated Corzine, sending him back to Wall Street. 

Can you imagine how this story would be reported if Corzine were a conservative Republican? But Corzine is not an exception. Many of the worst "players" in the Wall Street/banking meltdown were loyal partisan Democrats. Most of them donated to Obama's 2008 campaign. 

Even today, as Obama and the Democrats rush to embrace the Occupy Wall Street movement, they continue to rake in most of Wall Street's political cash. Ponzi scheme operator Bernie Madoff was also a liberal Democrat, and a major contributor to the left-wing causes. And, of course, who can forget hedge-fund billionaire George Soros! 

Gary Bauer
Campaign for Working Families

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Quote of the Day

"The American free enterprise system is so dynamic and provides so many opportunities for enterprising people that the distribution of wealth in this country is constantly changing."

Washington Examiner editorial