1000 Days or Less

1000 days or less (Heritage Foundation) A milestone was met yesterday: The US Senate has gone 1000 days without issuing a budget. Christopher Columbus discovered the New World in 70 days.  The Empire State Building was built in 410 days.  Numerous other feats were accomplished in 1000 days or less. Can you name more?  Post [...]

By |2012-01-27T21:16:11-05:00January 27th, 2012|Government, Media, Video|0 Comments

Senator Coburn On on Doing What is Right Rather than Popular

Please watch this. This is from last week. It is mostly about the debt / deficit, but he covers a lot of very pertinent topics. Two 15 minute pieces. Great rant! http://www.youtube.com/embed/3tVJ2gqqKWs http://www.youtube.com/embed/66LvgPHsUXY Then again today, on the Senate floor (video loads on the right side of the page): http://www.c-spanvideo.org//SenRe/start/14756/stop/16376

By |2011-07-30T22:34:24-04:00July 30th, 2011|Government|2 Comments

Senate to Vote on Cut, Cap, and Balance Tomorrow Morning (Friday)

The House did its job in passing Cut, Cap, and Balance. Now it moves to the Senate. Lindsey Graham reported tonight that it will get a vote in the Senate Friday at 10:30am. That gives supporters only a few hours to shut down the phones for Senators Webb (202-224-4024) and Warner (202-224-2023) to urge them to [...]

By |2011-07-21T23:03:28-04:00July 21st, 2011|Action Alerts|0 Comments

Interview with RTP President

To give you an idea of what Richmond Tea Party is working on now and for the future, I interviewed President Eric McGrane. My questions and his responses are below. ----  What major initiatives are on tap for Richmond Tea Party this year?  The primary focus for the rest of the year will be activities [...]

By |2011-06-16T17:53:23-04:00June 16th, 2011|Tea Party|2 Comments

Senator Warner Is Ultra-Super-Serious About Lowering These High Gas Prices

So serious that he recently e-mailed me a link to a map showing the cheapest gas in my area. Three locations pop up: one in Powhatan and two in Petersburg. Considering those are all about a 45-minute drive from my house, I’m not sure I’ll call that a net savings in gas. Warner’s e-mail also [...]

By |2011-05-13T16:47:45-04:00May 13th, 2011|Government|0 Comments

The End of the Beginning?

The last not quite two years have been exciting.  The Tea Party movement has grown from protests and rallies and inundating Congress with phone calls, e-mails, and visits about pending legislation, to getting real fiscal conservatives elected to Congress.  We brought the foundational principles of Constitutionality and fiscal discipline and the issue of mounting debt [...]

By |2011-03-01T23:13:20-05:00January 25th, 2011|Economy, Tea Party|4 Comments

ObamaCare Repeal House Vote Tomorrow

Okay, tomorrow is the first big moment we’ve been waiting for since the 2010 elections: the repeal of ObamaCare is scheduled for a vote in the House. Be sure to contact your representatives to remind them you expect them to do everything in their power to undo this legislative debacle. By the way, in case [...]

By |2011-01-18T20:40:16-05:00January 18th, 2011|Healthcare|2 Comments

Constitutional Incompetence May Kill the “Food Safety” Bill

For once, I’m thankful for our “representatives’” total ineptitude when it comes to the Constitution they swore to uphold. The Food Safety Bill, which passed the Senate on Tuesday, is in serious jeopardy, because that pesky Constitution (Article 1, Section 7, specifically) tripped up Harry Reid (again). From RollCall: A food safety bill that has burned up [...]

By |2010-12-01T12:55:47-05:00December 1st, 2010|Constitution|1 Comment

Earmark Ban Defeated in Senate

No surprise there--the Senate is still controlled by Democrats pretending that recent election didn't happen. Eight Republicans voted against the ban as well, which also isn't surprising, considering the Republican Party is still populated with many Big Government believers who have no qualms about purchasing votes at taxpayer expense. Fortunately, the Republicans in the House DID vote to [...]

By |2010-12-01T08:45:49-05:00December 1st, 2010|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Republican Senators Don’t Get It, Either

Dammit! In 2008, citizens yearned for government to change its corrupt ways.  Obama exploited that sentiment and rode it to the presidency.  In the midterm elections, voters rejected Obama’s policies and showed that they yearn for change more than ever.  Like Obama two years ago, senate Republicans this year promised they would fight for change.  [...]

By |2010-11-08T19:06:36-05:00November 8th, 2010|Uncategorized|1 Comment

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