Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Spotsy GOP to Salsa Its Way to Victory with a Unique Idea: Ballroom Dancing Classes as a Fundraiser

DANCE your way to helping the Spotsylvania County GOP!

Expert dance instructors Steve and Katherine Thomas are offering lessons in Salsa, Mambo, Waltz, Tango and other styles in three 2-hour sessions.

Enjoy one class or take all three at a savings!

Classes are Aug 6, 13, 20, 2008 at Colonial Circuits (on Route 17N in South Stafford across from Celebrate Virginia and Geico.)

100% of all proceeds will benefit the Spotsylvania Republican Committee!
{CLICK HERE FOR INFO & FLYER}
No experience? okay! No partner? okay! Two left feet? No problem! After a few hours with Steve and Katherine, you'll glide on your feet like Fred and Ginger.

Bring a check or pre-pay with credit card or check online at http://www.spotsygop.com/ by donating using our secure PayPal link.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

B. Hussein Obama's Recent Vote on Your Tax Bracket- Surprise!? He Raised Taxes!


From Doug Holtz-Eakin, Senior Policy Advisor for McCain:

In the past three days, much has been written about Barack Obama's vote in favor of a budget resolution that raises income tax rates by three percentage points for the 25, 28 and 33 percent tax brackets. The lowest of these brackets begins at an income level of $31,850.

To explain interrupting his campaign to cast this vote, Barack Obama and his campaign have offered the normal course of excuses and efforts to downplay his actions.

Most conspicuously, they are claiming that this vote is not what Obama promises on the campaign trail. This is true; his words do not match his actions. As FactCheck.org concluded, Barack Obama's vote on the FY 2009 resolution "bears no relation to [his] proposed economic plan." That point goes to the heart of the problem with Barack Obama. His words on the campaign trail do not match the actions he has taken.

He tells the American people one thing but has a record that is quite different.

The Obama campaign has also sought to downplay the importance of the vote. His chief economic adviser said that this was just "some Senate vote." If the vote truly had no meaning, why didn't he vote against it? It would have been a principled vote that rejected the notion that we should tax individuals earning as little as $32,000 a year.

Of course, as in the case of so many other issues, what Barack Obama says today about the vote does not match what he has previously said. When he voted for the resolution in March 2008, Barack Obama himself hailed the passage. He said it represented "significant progress in getting our nation's priorities back on track." If we are to believe Barack Obama's previous words, then taxing those with income as low as $32,000 represented "significant progress" and a national priority. This was hardly just "some Senate vote" for Barack Obama at the time he cast it.

While Barack Obama campaigns on a promise of no tax hikes for anyone but the rich, we once again find that his words are contradictory and that what he is saying on the campaign trail and what he has actually done in the Senate are two different things.

As in the case of his changing positions on the FISA bill, Iraq, public financing, town hall debates, the D.C. handgun ban, NAFTA, welfare reform, corporate taxes cuts and a host of other issues, Barack Obama's contradictory words on taxes are an issue of credibility. And on ensuring that we can grow our economy by keeping taxes low and more money in the pockets of taxpayers, Barack Obama has demonstrated that he has not earned the trust of American taxpayers.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

HB6055: Letter from Tom Foley to Members of the VA House of Delegates

Subject: Re: HB6055

Dear Republican Members of the House of Delegates:

This letter is sent after consultation with members of the First Congressional District Republican Committee. Unique among Virginia’s Congressional Districts, the First is the only Congressional District encompassing both HR/Tidewater and NoVa.

You are considering HB6055 which is such a disappointment. Much time and energy has been expended in trying to redefine or otherwise sugar coat what are in fact taxes or to reestablish agencies rejected by both the Voters and the Courts. Had that same amount of time been spent on trying to find a solution to the underlying problem, we all would have been better served.

At this point in our history, the price of energy and the subsequent lifestyle changes it has caused, with the resulting institutional, manufacturing and trade changes under way, show that you are dealing with yesterday’s problems - not today’s and not tomorrow’s.

Should this bill pass, you all will suffer at election time because the problems will not be solved and neither the Press nor your fellow Republicans will let you forget. More importantly, those of us in leadership roles in getting out the vote have seen volunteer participation both decline and turn against us due to your past legislation in this area.

Should you go down this path again, we can expect more of the same, with the first casualties being John McCain, and Jim Gilmore.

The continuing disruptions which will result from the cost of energy make it imperative that you all review our transportation, commuting, educational, and trading models before money gets thrown at problems no longer relevant to the Commonwealth’s present and future.

We have supported you in good times and bad. This, however, may go beyond anyone’s ability to justify or support in good conscience. It violates the pledges most of you took and it violates the Common Creed we as Republicans profess.

Roll up your sleeves and start dealing with the problems we are facing today and will be facing tomorrow. That is why we worked so hard to put you all in the majority. Your past actions, divorced from our common beliefs, are why you are barely in the majority, and why we have lost the Senate. Put Kaine and the Democrats on the defensive. Make us proud and vote this bill down!


Yours truly,

Thomas E. Foley
Chairman, First Congressional District Republican Committee

McCain Regional Republican HQ Open House is July 17

Attention Fredericksburg Area Republicans!
Plan to attend this open house reception:
McCain Victory 2008
Regional Republican Headquarters
Thursday July 17, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
150 Riverside Parkway Suites 210-215
(Directions: Exit 133-B off I-95. Left at first light. Proceed 150 yards, turn left entering Riverside Business Park. Proceed to end of complex. Locate 4-story building on Right (faces I-95). Strayer College is on ground floor for reference. Take elevators to second floor.)

Attendees include: Congressman Rob Wittman, Delegate Mark Cole,
and other state and local offiicials.

Hors d'oeuvres and beverages served.
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While you're there, help support your local GOP committee and purchase some McCain Victory 2008 campaign gear!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Satanic Democrat Cult? Indeed! Dems can NEVER Call Republicans the Religious Ones After This ...

As of yesterday, Democrats can never, ever, ever, ever say that Republicans are religious fanatics because we believe in honest ethical family values founded in Christian principles. After all, the U.S. Constitution was founded under these same guiding principles.

As Democrats continue to pander to the Culture of Death by enthusiastically supporting abortion, homosexual marriage and all angles of the liberal agenda to remove any word of ANY religion in schools or government (the pledge of allegiance, 10 commandments, manger scenes, Easter break, crosses from 300 year old colleges, prayer from legislative sessions), it seems that one organized party platform plank needs a bit of adjustment—the one that should read, "We the Democratic Party shall rape victims during our Satanic kidnapping escapades."

At a time when the U.S. Congress' majority party seems to be able to dominate the airwaves with reasons why we Republicans are "bigoted" for simply objecting to the Democratic nominee refusing to salute the American flag, having THREE Muslim names, having taken twenty years of spiritual guidance from a RELIGIOUS FANATIC, pals with Louis Farrakan, vowing to sit down and talk to known terrorists and enemies of our country, openly supporting abortion, being a philosophical Marxist, marking himself 'present' instead of voting on key issues as a NEW senator, promising to raise taxes to fund social programs for people unwilling to work, and the seemingly never ending reasons why Barack Hussein Obama is not only the figurehead, but the ring leader, of the ANTI-AMERICAN movement to SOCIALISM---{deeeepth breath} ...we now have this story to hold up high every time a liberal anti-religious elitist-Democrat even thinks about calling our party the party of "religious people". I say thanks- yes we are. But we're not the Satanic cult rapist kind.... that's the Democrats...

Never. Never again, can they call US the religious wackos because of the few (that are)... never... they now have their own "Craig" to contend with. This one's from North Carolina.

... Ever.

local TV Report

from World Net Daily:

The North Carolina case of an alleged satanic torture involving a Democratic Party official and her husband has now expanded to include a third suspect, an even higher-ranking Democrat.

Diana Palmer, the first vice-chairwoman of the Durham County Democratic Party, joins her political colleague Joy Johnson, the third vice-chairwoman of the party, and Johnson's spouse, Joseph Craig, in facing charges.

Palmer, 44, surrendered to police in Durham, N.C., this afternoon and was charged with being an accessory after the fact of assault with a deadly weapon. She's being held at the Durham County Jail under $95,000 bail.

Additional charges were also filed today against Johnson and Craig.

Craig, 25, is now charged with second-degree rape, second-degree forcible sexual offense, three counts of second-degree kidnapping and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon for incidents in January and May. Johnson, 30, is charged with four counts of aiding and abetting, as she's accused of watching and encouraging her husband commit the alleged abuse of another couple who reportedly shared an interest in Satan worship.

According to broadcast and published reports, that couple was reportedly caged to learn more about satanic practices, but did not consent to physical abuse.

Craig allegedly shackled his victims to beds, kept them in dog cages and starved them inside his home. Police say he beat the man with a cane and a cord, and raped the woman.

Prosecutors today asked for higher bail for Craig and Johnson, but Judge Nancy Gordon refused, leaving Craig's bond at $500,000 and Johnson's at $270,000.

Also today, Durham County's Democratic Party disabled its website, but a cached version of its "Who We Are" page lists both Palmer and Johnson as top officials.

Someone claiming to be a friend of Palmer wrote on a message board of the Raleigh News & Observer:


I don't appreciate the implied connection in this story. Like many people who
know this couple, [Palmer] is in a state of shock, deeply distressed and
devastated that she was so misled by them. The connection between politics, a
satanic cult and the surreal nature of these crimes may be entertaining to some,
but I assure you it is causing many people a great deal of real pain,
particularly people like Diana with strong religious convictions. In short, many
people who trusted and believed in their integrity are feeling victimized by
this couple right now.

Along with their interest in the Democratic Party, Johnson and Palmer were part of a New Age website called "Indigo Dawn," a name which, according to the site, was given to Johnson during a meditation vision.

"She decided to explore the New Age community more, and after taking a course in Reiki healing, experiencing past-life regression along with direct guidance from her spirit guides, she confirmed that her destiny was to help bring about the New Age on Earth," Johnson's online biography states. "Joy shared her vision with her husband, Joe; as a result the Indigo Dawn was founded to raise the vibration of energy on Earth."

Among the services she offers online are "intuitive guidance, past-life regression, spirit guide communication and healing and cleansing."

"I was absolutely shocked and flabbergasted," State Sen. Floyd McKissick, D-Durham, told the Raleigh paper. "You never would have suspected allegations that she would have had any participation in these rituals."

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Communist-Minded Stafford County Democrats Force More Taxes on Families During Economic Crisis; Is Enough "Ever" Enough For George Schwartz?

Just like when a 12th Century king declares he wants a bigger bejeweled crown and some more wenches, so he sends a goon squad out to plunder his subjects and shake them until hidden coins fall out of their socks, so reigns Chairman George Schwartz in Stafford. "The subjects free will, be damned" you can almost hear him utter when the public hearing session began in a crammed-packed chambers.

If you like keeping some of your money, Stafford County may not be the right place for you. Regardless of your party affiliation yesterday, if it's not crystal clear that our homegrown crew of elitist Democrats will tax you into bankruptcy when times are good, and tax you even more when times are bad, then you just aren't living in reality anymore, and you certainly aren't living in Stafford County.

As if one should need any proof of this on a national level, "America's chickens have come home to roost" here in Stafford! And after they roost, they're going to eat your cat and steal your wallet.

Stafford County Democrats George Schwartz, Joe Brito, Bob Woodson and Harry Crisp have approved a highly controversial businesses tax, called the Business, Professional and Occupational License or "BPOL" in a meeting that stretched until later than 3:00 am!

These liberals call it a "revenue generator" for the cash-strapped jurisdiction, but let's be clear: RAISING TAXES IS NOT A REVENUE GENERATOR- it's a TAX INCREASE!

A revenue generator could be the world's largest ball of yarn at a two-seat diner along Route 1. Tourists come, spend their money, we tax them for pancakes, the diner employs people, they buy things, and the economy goes round and round. If we've planned our area correctly, the tourist might also decide to fill up with gas while he's here and "ooh" look at that, something to buy at the farmer's fruit stand across the street! ... more tax income and revenue generation for the county... The farmer gets so busy that he eventually sells to Giant Foods, and the Diner outgrows his two-seater and upgrades to an IHOP franchise a year later, and viola-a growing economy emerges from the FREE MARKET as it was always intended (I'm leaving out the part where Stalinistic building permits, Marxist zoning restrictions and hippy environmental lobyists restrict the sale of the grocery store to less than 10,000sf, and tell the diner owner what he can't do with his own property which results in a lawsuit that he eventually wins, but nevertheless slows the process to a grinding halt for 36 months just to get a siteplan review—but that's for another rant.)

What all Democrats seem to never grasp is that REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH is UN-AMERICAN and quite SOCIALIST! A tax on businesses is a TAX. It is something that someone else takes from you that they didn't earn. Taxing a business for the 15th time - literally, is no way to foster a healthy business economy.

After many DOZENS of people spoke out against this tax in person, they shoved it through anyway. The only people who spoke for it, were the usual crowd of liberals who offer the all famous lines, "someone should do something about our need for more cash." Isn't it amazing how that someone is always "someone else" whose checkbook must be opened? Not one supporter of BPOL offered an alternative.

How much combined business experience do to the elected board of supervisors have? On the Democrat side= ZILCH. All three Republicans have owned or currently own a business though! So we can very clearly see who understands the impacts of adding more taxes to a fragile balance of our local economy!

Perhaps we shouldn't be building $50,000,000 new schools when our student population is declining? Perhaps we shouldn't be using $60,000,000 to buy swamp land when we have dangerous roads to pave? Perhaps we shouldn't be building mega-million dollar police, fire & rescue headquarters buildings until we can afford it? Perhaps we shouldn't be restricting 12,000 acres from any development whatsoever if near a 15% grade? Perhaps we should be lobbying our state and federal boards for more of our own tax dollars to come back so we aren't a "donor" county and state for road money?

Perhaps we could use some of these savings to improve our infrastructure, invest in tourism initiatives and incentivize new businesses? Nnnaaahhhhh- Let's just raise the taxes on bread, daycare, gasoline, groceries, diapers, car repairs, water, eyeglasses, shoes, firewood and everything else people need. THAT'S what it means to be a Stafford Democrat apparently.

Beginning in 2010 (thank God for a small favor) the county will charge half the maximum rate allowed by state law. Gross receipts up to $200,000 will be exempt.

Now is the time for Democratic families to take a serious look at their values and consider that even if they 'like' big government spending, they may not be able to 'afford' it any more. After all, when is enough enough?

At what point in your tax level are you no longer a FREE WORKING AMERICAN? At what point are you a subservient socialist worker? We're already above the 50% mark of how much taxes you pay in total of your income! When do we start standing in lines for bread and socks?

The DMV is now charging you $5 to stand in line and talk to a live human teller! Someone remind me WHY WE NEED A DMV IN THE FIRST PLACE? My car runs just fine without a sticker on the windshield or a license plate on the back. Everything else is JUST ANOTHER TAX.

I've never seen so many NEW TAXES introduced during such a slow economy. My family is tightening up, why can't my government? I suppose it's just "someone else's job" to worry about that since our government is rapidly becoming no longer "of the people, by the people, and for the people", but rather, "tax the people, from other people, to my people."