Sunday, August 30, 2009

Health Care Forum Is a Good Start

Many of my blogger colleagues have been advertising a town hall meeting. In this case, it is not being hosted by the sitting Congressman in the district, but rather, by the announced challenger in Virginia’s 11th District for 2010, Keith Fimian. The date is Tuesday, September 1, 2009, 7:00 – 9:00 PM (with doors opening at 6:30 PM). Personally, I am not sure I can make it, but those who are interested should go to

Fairfax County Government Center; Board of Supervisors Auditorium12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22030

The forum will feature health care experts from various free-market think tanks.

Now, as the title to this post says, this is a GOOD START. First of all, Republicans all over the country, especially potential Congressional and Senatorial challengers, should be doing this. Second of all, this should be the basis of formulating and becoming conversant in a coherent health care policy so voters see a practical alternative to Obama’s socialized medicine plans. These events can also help expose some of the less well-known outrages of the Democrats’ proposed legislation, such as assaults on Flexible Spending Accounts. In the case of the 11th District, Fimian would be wise to add to the discussion how Obama’s plans would be bad for Federal workers as well.

The free market can help us improve our health care delivery system better than a monolithic government. I hope more Republicans across the nation host such event to communicate a superior policy.

Monday, August 24, 2009

SEIUwer Rats Get Their Own Pipeline

Leslie Carbone has the details on the latest attempt to “Goon Up” a Democratic Congresscritter’s Town Hall meeting. Special guest Howard Dean gets the "throne" of honor here. Moran clearly doesn’t care about whom he “pisses” off. Now that I think about it, “Wee Wee” does go down the SEIUwer, doesn’t it?

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Yes Wee-Wee Can!

Obama’s Remarks Explained

President Obama came out with remarks last week saying “There's something about August going into September -- where everybody in Washington gets all wee-weed up. I don't know what it is. But that's what happens.” Clearly, this is an extension of his campaign slogan, which has now morphed into “Yes Wee-Wee Can!” Given an alternative meaning of “can,” we can also deduce readily that he really does want to flush the American health care system down the toilet.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

New Sugarland Song/Video

The song in the second part of the video, while serious, has a title that my conservative blog friends in Virginia might find somewhat amusing. The first song goes for two minutes. Sorry about the commercial before the music starts.

Once again, you either love or hate Sugarland. The lead singer, Jennifer Nettles, has a powerful voice. The video is featured on the new CD/DVD set "Live on the Inside" which is currently available at Wal-Mart.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

I HATE When This Happens

Last night I was making these brownies at home for a work party. (This time, though, I used blackberry jam instead of raspberry because Wegmans was out of the seedless raspberry jam.) As I was mixing eggs, sugar, and chocolate, the mixer suddenly slowed down, gave off smoke, and smelled like burning insulation. Fortunately, I shut the mixer off and unplugged it quickly. I also made sure that no one threw the thing in the garbage until it had cooled down completely.

So then I had to mix things the old fashioned way – with an egg-beater and by hand. The funny thing was, the brownies seemed to come out with a better consistency! Maybe I should go “low tech in the future.

The worst part was that the work party got scheduled for when I was about to leave, so I had to drop off the brownies and leave. Luckily, I saved about half the brownie batch for home. The kids are quite thankful.

Before you ask – Yes, I make the brownies myself, from scratch. My eight-year-old likes to help by cracking eggs.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Creigh Deeds Endorses McDonnell Transportation Plan

“In a Hurry” to See It Enacted

Virginia Democratic Gubernatorial candidate R. Creigh Deeds today endorsed at least one facet of Republican Bob McDonnell’s transportation plan when he was caught driving 76 miles per hour in a 65 mph zone. “As you know," said Deeds, "my opponent favors raising the speed limit to 70 miles per hour in some places. If that were the case, I would have been going only six miles per hour over the speed limit. In fact, I could have been going 81 miles per hour and had the same violation as today!”

Deeds claimed he was driving safely, since he “recently had a front end alignment.” A spokesman for the McDonnell campaign said that “maybe Creigh’s car isn’t as shaky as his campaign. One thing is for sure, though: If we have more incidents like this, we’ll have to have a special ‘transportation lock box’ just for Senator Deeds!”

Monday, August 03, 2009

Frank Wolf Talks about Voter Intimidation

While Democrats Continue to Take Minority Voters for Granted

Hat tip: IMAO

Great interview here with Fred Thompson: