• Blowing Hot AirPolicy

    The stimulus is finally creating jobs, for the Chinese. As the Obama Administration wants to base a new economy on green jobs which will require new products like solar panels and wind turbines, the expectation was the U.S. would lead the way in innovation in building the green products everyone in the world would want […]

  • Cantor Campaign BreakfastPolitics

    Over 1200 people showed up for Eric Cantor’s campaign breakfast March 5, 2010. They were greeted with the title of a new campaign video, “What a Difference a Year Makes.” Barbara Comstock, delegate from Virginia’s 34th district, served as EmCee. Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling and AG Ken Cuccinelli were on hand, with most of the […]

  • Bake sales are a cooked storyPolicy

    What a sweet story in the newspaper today about a grandmother and a bake sale to balance the state budget. Shame it’s fake. The “bake sale” on a Virginia Beach streetcorner was organized in Charlottesville by a group called “Virginia Organizing Project.” Quaint enough, right? Virginia Organizing Project lists as its beliefs: “every person in […]

  • Virginian-Pilot’s light rail editorial off trackPolicy

    My dad was the best auto mechanic I ever saw. I’d sit for summers watching him repair cars with no computers, no manuals, and second set of hands. I couldn’t count the number of times he could diagnose a car problem by sense of smell or sound. He could find that one thing wrong in […]

  • Are Nerds Taking Over the GOP?Catch-All

    Real Clear Politics has an humorous article about a rising tide of “nerds” in the Republican Party. They single out for this honor individuals like former Rhodes Scholar and Louisiana Governor, Bobby Jindal, and former OMB Director and Indiana Governor, Mitch Daniels. The column counters by stating that “the jock-GOP culture remains strong” and notes […]

  • Obama working a snow job over employment numbers?Policy

    Looks like the White House is getting to blame last month’s blizzards on for this month’s poor job numbers…according to the Republican Leader John Boehner’s web site: With the recent February blizzard still fresh in our minds, some people, most notably National Economic Council (NEC) director Larry Summers, have suggested that the poor weather will […]

  • Charlie’s “Virginia” AngelsPolicy

    Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) has been in the news lately for his most recent ethics scandal, where he neglected to tell the IRS about the money he received when he rented out his Caribbean villa. It’s especially troubling considering that Rangel is still Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee (he decided to temporarily step […]

  • Academy Awards Preview: Oscar night!Catch-All

    Sunday is Oscar night, but since so many films are nominated for Best Picture, I thought I’d provide you – the Bearing Drift reader – with a capsule summary of each of the films in case you hadn’t seen them. Avatar – A cute story about the Democrats who will tell us we have a […]

  • Rick Perry v. Bill White in TexasPolitics

    Let’s just call it the gift that keeps on giving to political junkies. Texas voters have put the vitriol aside and have re-nominated Governor Rick Perry as the Republican nominee and nominated former Houston Mayor Bill White to run for the Democrats. White, a true liberals liberal, elicited the following reaction from Nick Ayers of […]

  • Recount in the 41st House DistrictPolitics

    Tonight, the special elections in Fairfax left one race undecided pending a recount and one defeat. Kerry Bolognese is down by 42 votes to Democrat Eileen Filler-Corn, and an automatic recount will occur. However, the results were quite different in the Mason District School Board race. Samantha Rucker lost her race to Sandy Evans. SBE […]