Sunday, July 24, 2011

Best Political Speech of 2011

The LCRC convention was yesterday and it was a very successful convention. We will have a very strong ticket in November and there are some great candidates this year. 

Besides finding out who won the primary nominations, the best part was EW Jackson's speech. Nobody knows much about him, he kind of came out of nowhere. But his speech touched everybody in a way nobody elses speech did. I am now very interested in him and will be following his campaign from here on out (I believe he is running for Senate.). 

A part of his speech was recorded, thankfully, and posted on YouTube. I am unsure if anybody captured  my favorite parts, but at least you can get a taste of his genius speech. 

Friday, July 22, 2011

A Coyboy Named Bud

I received the following email from my brother. This joke has been floating the net for a while but I think it's the first time I have encountered it. Enjoy!

A cowboy named Bud was overseeing his herd in a remote pasture when suddenly a brand-new BMW advanced toward him out of a cloud of dust. 

The driver, a young man in a Brioni suit, Gucci shoes, RayBan sunglasses and YSL tie, leaned out the window and asked the cowboy, "If I tell you exactly how many cows and calves you have in your herd, Will you give me a calf?"

Bud looks at the man, obviously a yuppie, then looks at his peacefully grazing herd and calmly answers, "Sure, Why not?"

The yuppie parks his car, whips out his Dell notebook computer, connects it to his Cingular RAZR V3 cell phone, and surfs to a NASApage on the Internet, where he calls up a GPS satellite to get an exact fix on his location which he then feeds to another NASA satellite that scans the area in an ultra-high-resolution photo.

The young man then opens the digital photo in Adobe Photoshop and exports it to an image processing facility in Hamburg , Germany .

Within seconds, he receives an email on his Palm Pilot that the image has been processed and the data stored.

He then accesses an MS-SQL database through an ODBC connected Excel spreadsheet with email on his Blackberry and, after a few minutes, receives a response.

Finally, he prints out a full-color, 150-page report on his hi-tech, miniaturized HP LaserJet printer, turns to the cowboy and says, "You have exactly 1,586 cows and calves."

"That's right. Well, I guess you can take one of my calves," says Bud.

He watches the young man select one of the animals and looks on with amusement as the young man stuffs it into the trunk of his car.

Then Bud says to the young man, "Hey, if I can tell you exactly what your business is, will you give me back my calf?"

The young man thinks about it for a second and then says, "Okay, why not?"

"You're an aide in the Obama Administration", says Bud.

"Wow! That's correct," says the yuppie, "but how did you guess that?"

"No guessing required." answered the cowboy. "You showed up here even though nobody called you; you want to get paid for an answer I already knew, to a question I never asked. You used millions of dollars worth of equipment trying to show me how much smarter than me you are; and you don't know a thing about how working people make a living - or about cows, for that matter. This is a herd of sheep.

Now give me back my dog.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Another Dirty Move By The Dems?

I am going to start writing a bit more about local level politics in my area because it interests me a bit and because it is going to be a crazy election year for the county I am in.

For the past while, the board has been dealing with redistricting. The county is growing extremely fast and some districts were getting too big. From the beginning everybody knew this would be a "fun" issue and that it has the potential to get dirty.

A couple nights ago the board finally chose a plan. The problem is that the plan doesn't make sense. Before I go on, I will let the Chairman of the Board explain:

Dear Friends,

As you may be aware, the Board of Supervisors adopted a redistricting plan during our business meeting yesterday. The plan adopted was Miller 5 that was slightly amended. You may see the unofficial version of this map here. Also posted is the map of the election boundaries that the new map will replace. Voting for the new districts were Burton, Kurtz, Buckley, McGimsey and Burk.

I did not support this plan as it was put together and pushed by one of Loudoun’s political parties. The eastern districts were gerrymandered and make absolutely no sense. We setup a process that invited all to participate and many citizens came together and formed a map that geographically did a much better job of keeping communities together and was much more logical. I want to thank those citizens for all their efforts. So much more intelligent was the citizen’s plan that even Stevens Miller, the supervisor that sponsored the so called Miller 5 plan, attempted to remove his name from it, but his motioned failed 4-5. Miller then put forth the question of the afternoon to those Supervisors pushing the Miller 5 plan, asking, “If you are so proud of this plan, then why don’t you put your name on it?”



This plan was put into place by Democrats and one lone Independent who clearly did not have the needs of the County in mind. Maybe they know their chances of being reelected are slim at this time and are probably just trying to go down in some weird twisted glory. Or maybe they know something I don't, and Gerrymandering* the districts will actually work. At a time when every county, city, and state should be trying to save money, they put in a plan that will force the electoral board to spend more money maning more voting locations. And that doesn't even include all the time that will be spend dealing with this mess.

I can't wait for the day when the majority of the Board knows that doing what is right for the county is more important than special interests. Not sure that day will ever come. At the very least, just have pitty on us a little bit and don't raise taxes again. I don't care if our kids need more electronic white boards in their classes. NO MORE TAX INCREASES.

*In case you don't know what Gerrymandering means the definition from is as follows: The dividing of a state, county, etc., into election districts so as to give one political party a majority in many districts while concentrating the voting strength of the other party into as few districts as possible.

Gerrymander is named after E. Gerry (governor of Massachusetts, whose party redistricted the state in 1812) + (sala)mander, from the fancied resemblance of the map of Essex County, Mass., to this animal, after the redistricting.

If just happened to be their word of the day Wednesday, September 8, 2010. I am that behind on my emails. But good news is I only have 130 more to go through :)

Chairman Moobama

Obama's China admission reveals unfitness -

The link above leads to an interesting article on the NYPOST. My favorite part of the article states:
As shocking as the China lament is, it's not surprising. The desire to sidestep messy reality is the thread that runs through his presidency, starting with the campaign.
As the economy melted down in the fall of 2008 and in the days after he took office, he never changed goals. He promised a health-care takeover, "investments" in education, and a commitment to weaning America off oil and coal.
Come recession and war, he has done his utmost to deliver all three. He has broken the bank and damaged the jobs machine to get them.
Under different circumstances, that dogged persistence might be a virtue. But the problems are getting worse, not better, and yet he won't adapt. His stubborn refusal to face squarely the nation's concerns has created a vacuum at home similar to the one abroad.

Our President is stuck in his ways, and obviously has no desire to learn how to do his job (or overcome the oh so obvious lack of skill that voters refused to see). Instead he spends his time playing basketball, coaching basketball, commenting on basketball, and taking vacation. Does he even remember that he is the President? Better yet, does he even care?

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011

Fire Truck Joyride

My brother informed me of some lovely news Saturday evening and I was waiting until today to look it up in the local newspapers. I actually forgot until TooConservative reminded me of it. How I forgot, I do not know.

Sometimes you have gotta wonder what people are thinking. Never should the following words and phrases need to be used in the same story: alcohol, underage drinker, volunteer firefighters, joy ride, firetruck, and police officers

But let me state that I am thankful for all fire and rescue people that take their job seriously, and I know there are a lot of them. They do so much good for their communities. I am especially thankful for those that do it on a volunteer basis.

But nobody is perfect. Some people are less perfect than others. And some are just idiots.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Clever Facebook Status

A boy writes a letter to God :

"Dear God, why do you let bad happen in our schools?"

God replied :

"Dear Son, I'm not allowed in your schools."