Friday, October 28, 2005

Speaker of the House Has a Blog

Just had to share a piece I wrote this morning for my favorite RSS and blog software company,

Dennis Hastert Gets a Blog

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Republican Natl Committee Chairman, Ken Mehleman Comes to Roanoke

Please welcome to the Roanoke Valley

Republican National Committee Chairman
Ken Mehleman

This SATURDAY October 29, 9:45am
GOP Headquarters in Brammer Village
3003 Peters Creek Road South

Come show your support for Jerry, Bill, and Bob and go door to door with the Chairman!! Only 10 days left so come and be a part of our winning team!! We need YOU!!!

Email robyn *at* and I'll send you the contact info of the person in charge.

Monday, October 24, 2005

So who should you call a journalist? | CNET

Interesting that govt is still trying to decide how to categorize bloggers in relation to the McCain/Feingold Law and in relation to covering illegalities.

Seems obvious to me though. How is blogging any different than street preaching? You're shouting your message to a crowd of people, and though some will listen, most will not. The crowd determines your effectiveness and if they don't agree they'll leave.

Sounds just like blogging to me.

So who should you call a journalist? | CNET

Liberal Slant

Don't be confused by the impartial talk, it looks like 80% of the media is still liberal. Take this editorial that laments the poor choice, then clearly makes one in favor of Kaine.


But all that should not obscure this basic conclusion: Lt. Gov. Timothy M. Kaine, the Democratic candidate, would make a much better governor than former attorney general Jerry W. Kilgore, the Republican. Washington Post

I'm not naive enough to think editorials are supposed to be impartial, I do understand that, it's just that most of the editorials I have seen, other than Letters to the Editors, are pro Kaine.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Virginia Governor Candidates - Compare

Jerry Kilgore - Governor

Kilgore/Kaine Comparison


Friday, October 21, 2005

Bill Bolling in the News - Immigration

Bolling Pushing Immigrant Issue
Lt. Gov Hopeful's Plan Draws Fire From Rival Byrne

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Condi vs. Hillary Book

Condi vs. Hillary : The Next Great Presidential Race
By Dick Morris and his wife, Eileen McGann

I don't know how many of you read political books, but this one looks like it would be good. It just came out. If you read it lemme know.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Stem Cell Research Discovery

With all of us trying to walk the line between wanting to help those affected by Parkinson's, Diabetes, Blindness and Paraplegia, and wanting to protect the weak from destruction, today's AP story on a breakthrough in stem cell research was welcome, to say the least.

However, don't break out the champagne yet. The two alternatives are still using the embryos and one is manipulating it in such a way as to create doubt as to the potential long-term damage the removal of the stem cell may do.

I'm not in any way qualified to explain this to you as I may or may not even understand it myself. My suggestion is to go read this one yourself:

New ways to get stem cells might skirt ethical objections

If there is someone reading this article with medical knowledge, I'd love some input here.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

References To Hitler in Kilgore Ad Criticized

Of course, it's not mentioned until the middle of the article that they nazi reference in the ad was made by a jewish man who lost his father to Hitler. I am always saddened to see shoddy journalism, but never surprised.

If I had written this one, the entire text of the ad would have either been in the story, or at least downloadable on the website. Lazy...

Most interesting is the fact the reporter used a jewish Rabbi as a source all throughout the article, but doesn't mention until the end of the story that the Rabbi who called the campaign 'blasphemy' is the father of a PAID staff member in the Kaine campaign.

That one really did surprise me. What is the Washington Post coming to?

Source: Shoddy Journalism

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Work the Polls?

Anyone out there interested and willing to work the polls for the Roanoke Republican Party? If so lemme know. Also, if you want a sign, bumper sticker, etc email me.

Liberty Counsel Throws Down the Gauntlet

Wow, I don't really know how I feel about this. Liberty Counsel issued a press release today saying that since we don't know much about Harriet Miers she shouldn't have been nominated. Apparently both sides are divided on this, within their own camps. I encourage you to take the time to read their side of it.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Arlen Spector is a Moron (and other obvious things)

Because they can't fault a nominee they don't know, the left use this opportunity to attack conservative leaders. In a weird move that only makes sense to the 5 people who follow these beltway squabbles, left-leaning Sen. Arlen Spector and Grade-A NUT, Sen. Charles Schumer have decided to go after James Dobson for recieving confidential info.

Dobson, who wants the court to roll back its Roe vs. Wade decision that legalized abortion, endorsed Miers last week on his radio show, citing "confidential conversations and contacts."

President Bush's top political guru Karl Rove is believed to have pushed Dobson to support Miers' nomination.

"If I make a mistake here and others make a mistake, what we're talking about are babies," Dobson said. Miers is anti-abortion, close friends have said.

Now, this info isn't accused of being from the lady in question or even from President Bush, but from Karl Rove. Karl Rove... Hello!?! Who cares if this guy is making promises?

Guess what, I have a secret too. You don't have to bring charges against me though, I'll tell you what I (and the rest of America) have come to understand. When you make an idiotic stand like this you pay the consquences, come election day. Hmm... You'd think with last year's near-fatal misstep on court nominees, 'the Honorable' Arlen Spector would know this. Fool us once Arlen, shame on you, fool us twice, shame on us!

Source: NY Daily News