• Happy Prez Day!Policy

    Love them or hate them, one thing that is so great about American presidents is how much we are allow to make fun of them. They even give us a day off to buy cheap furniture. So who’s your favorite and least favorite president? Most Favorite: Jefferson Least Favorite: Lyndon B Johnson

  • Bolling: Difficult choices loom on budgetPolicy

    Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling recently penned this commentary on the budget challenges facing Virginia: The biggest challenge facing the General Assembly during this year’s legislative session is the adoption of a new state budget for the 2010-2012 biennium. In December, outgoing Governor Tim Kaine introduced a budget that sought to close a projected $4B shortfall […]

  • Did Mark Warner make Virginia Budgets worse?Policy

    Isn’t it amazing that only 6 years after the largest tax increase in Virginia’s history, our friends on the left think government needs to raise taxes again? The whining is echoing throughout the halls of the General Assembly. Democrats urging Bob McDonnell to somehow invent a budget on his own so that Democrats can do […]

  • We’re Number 1 – at least that’s what Technorati saysCatch-All

    Just did a quick cursory check of Technorati to see where Bearing Drift ranked among some of my friends in the Virginia blogging community… Bearing Drift…1313 SWAC Girl…1847 Virginia Virtucon…1985 Not Larry Sabato…2604 BVBL…3978 Vivian Paige…4024 Blue Virginia (…17033 Too Conservative…21301 Interesting. The top three blogs in Virginia are all conservative (and Jeffersoniad Blogs); four […]

  • “Budget Battle” – Brian and Vivian talk about this General Assembly Session on WHROMultimedia

    Brian Kirwin and Vivian Paige are among the contributors on “What Matters” here on WHRO-TV to discuss transportation, the budget, the impending carrier moves, education, among others. PS Cathy – it’s Jeff Daniels. And, Jeff – Michigan’s roads are terrible…and they have some of the highest tax rates in the country.

  • Dad featured in local paperCatch-All

    I don’t often bring my personal life onto the blog, but in this case, I’m really proud of my Dad. He’s featured this week in the local paper which talks a little about his life in the military, baseball, and the ministry. He also has his own blog about the Detroit Tigers, which features some […]

  • Keith Olberman is a 9/11 TrutherPolicy

    Isn’t the definition of a “Truther” someone who believes the government was respondible for the attacks of 9/11? Thanks to traditional intelligence gathering, which Mr. Bush ignored — Mr. Bush knew who hit us very early after 9/11, in fact, he knew on 9/11. MSNBC’s Keith Olberman, 2/12/10 Keith Olberman. Truther. H/T Newsbusters

  • Washington Post: Now Bob McDonnell is a Moderate?PolicyPolitics

    The Washington Post spent the last several years and most of the fall trying to portray Bob McDonnell as the disciple that Pat Robertson loved. But their attempt to “macaca” him failed, largely because the public has realized that they’re not a news organization, they’re a propaganda arm from the left. Have they seen the […]

  • Neither Snow Nor RainPolicy

    On my way to Union Station this evening after work, I was driving through the Capitol Hill neighborhood and saw a mailwoman with a light on her head struggling through the snow higher than her knees. Given this is one of the worst blizzards in recent history with snow on the ground in 49 of […]

  • When will education be about learning?Policy

    The biggest Education debates so far this year has been about two things: Opening schools before Labor Day, and how much money school systems will get. This is what happens when the major voices in education are lobbyists, unions (oops, sorry, “professional organizations”) and government. I don’t believe for a second that opening schools before […]