Archives for July 2009
I guess when your whole campaign finance strategy seems to be dependent on raising money from outside your district, you have to go the extra mile to appear as a credible candidate to people who don’t know you. Especially to California voters, it would appear. Here’s a screenshot of the little advertisement Jeanette is running […]
The News and Messenger tried doing a blog, and like so many others started by newspapers, it’s closing up shop. Editor Alex Granados ran the operation for about eight months and announced today he’s discontinuing the effort. While trying this is a good idea, and some mainstream media outlets (particularly the Washington Post) have been […]
Here’s the video that the Jeanettte Rishell campaign doesn’t want you to see. We’ll do our best to keep making this available as the Jeanette Rishell campaign continues to abuse “takedown” provisions of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, alleging that no one can employ “fair use” provisions of copyright law to […]
Prince William County Police investigated a noise complaint last Sunday and ended up tasering and arresting two people, one of whom appears to be an illegal alien. Now the people who were causing the trouble in the neighborhood are in full grievance mode, complaining that they couldn’t communicate with the officers, despite one of the […]
UPDATE: Rishell’s campaign has filed a complaint on the high resolution video as well. If you would like me to email you a copy of the video, send me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send it to you (7.5MB flash video).
UPDATE #2: Not Larry Sabato is first out of the gate with hosting […]
Can you believe that Rishell still has this freak as her campaign manager? I can just imagine some of the conversations she has with voters now that they’re learning about this…
If you see a message that Friends of Jeanette Rishell is asserting a copyright infringement claim regarding this video and it’s no […]
When the Department of Homeland Security published that wonderful report entitled “Right-wing Extremism: Current Economic and political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment” about how returning veterans are potential terrorists, and that anyone who thinks that Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution of the United States is actually meaningful are “extremists”, a few […]
Bob McDonnell seemed to do very well in this debate and really got his points across well, and Creigh Deeds didn’t seem to do too bad. If you missed the live stream of the debate, replay is available at virginiatalks.com.
Your impressions of the debate?
The News & Messenger breaks the story about David Ruttenberg’s appeal to the 4th Circuit in the Rack n’ Roll scandal telling Ruttenberg that they wouldn’t print it unless they released the information to him first, instead of here. Oh, well. At least they published a nice photo of a police officer pointing a gun […]
If you’re a Democrat running for office, one of the endorsements you can pretty much count on is the Virginia Education Association. Jeanette Rishell worked hard to try to get it this year, but the VEA announced instead it was endorsing Delegate Jackson Miller. Perhaps they got a look at what Rishell’s campaign manager had […]
Guest Post by Sanford D. Horn
“The American people are understandably queasy.” – Barack Hussein Obama, July 22, 2009
What is making the American people queasy is a Congress that does not pay attention to those who hired them in the first place. What is making the American people queasy is a Congress that does not do […]
When Jeanette Rishell chose Ilana Kaplan-Shain to be her campaign manager this year, you’d imagine she’d bother to take a peek at Kaplan-Shain’s facebook page and make sure what she saw there was consistent with the message she wanted to send to voters. Maybe some photos there of her volunteering in a community service project […]
There are lots of young folks out there hoping to be a campaign manager for a Delegate race in Virginia. It might not pay that well, but it’s a good resume builder for a political career, so candidates get quite a deep pool of applicants to choose from. Going through the process of selecting a […]
After an unexplained outage that lasted more than a week, Too Conservative is back up and looking better than ever. Let’s hope they don’t have to struggle through that again anytime soon.
Keith Fimain has announced that he will challenge Gerry Connolly again in the next Congressional elections, an announcement I find particularly encouraging given Connolly’s voting record so far. If there’s been a hard-left vote to be cast in this Congress, Gerry Connolly could be relied upon to make it. […]
And would “Governor X” here be Tim Kaine, or perhaps Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell? Only one of those two is refusing to release his travel records, and it ain’t Rendell.
“I had two more dates with the governor. Never in public. Always for just an hour, around dinner time. He’d arrive at the apartment in a […]
As the open borders crowd works overtime to hawk the “9500 Liberty” propaganda film, it’s a good time to revisit the organizations and policies they are supporting with this effort. The protest by Gaudencio Fernandez at the corner of Prince William and Liberty Streets in Manassas, which figures prominently in […]
The Bob McDonnell campaign has scheduled a press conference in Richmond to announce an endorsement today at 3:00PM, something which is rather unusual as endorsements rarely ever get this kind of treatment. Plenty of folks are wondering what this could be about, and why the rather mundane announcement of an endorsement would merit this kind […]
Congress wants to re-make our health care system into something approximating what Canadians experience. Here’s a look at what Canadian health care really looks like, so you’ll know what to expect if this gets rammed down our throats. In a nutshell, you’ll end up paying a lot more, and your dog […]
Luke Torain apparently misplaced his moral compass, and could use your help. Let’s see what we can do for this man of God.