I am finally back from my vacation through the rainforests of Brazil where I had an excellent time. As in most of my international trips one of the best parts is meeting the locals and other travelers and this instance was no different. One person in particular who I enjoyed getting to know was a […]
Dear Senator: Like the rest of us, you will die. I would consider it a personal favor if you would not obligate me and any children I might have in the future to work off an additional 1.2 trillion dollars of national debt (or whatever the final number turns out to be) after you are […]
Dear Fellow Conservative: Election Day 2008 produced a liberal governing majority that no one envisioned even as little as two years ago. The Democrats control both chambers of Congress as well as the Presidency. And while they are motivated by politics rather than solutions, Americans perceive them as the true agents of change and reform.
Until yesterday, the words inexorably linked to Obama’s economic stimulus package were “Job Creation.” It was in every sound bite and every press release. As the plan nears passage, the bar is being lowered. Slowly, media outlets are shifting the goal of the plan from “creating jobs” to “saving jobs.” From CNN: “Sen. Ben Nelson, […]
Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA04) has once again submitted legislation that will achieve 50% energy independence in ten years and 100% energy independence in 20 years through cash incentives to scientists and researchers who achieve one of seven goals. Forbes “New Manhattan Project” hopes that competition for cash prizes will bring forward solutions to the following […]
Looks like all will not be smooth-sailing for Speaker William Howell in his capitulation to Gov. Tim Kaine over the purported smoking ban. Apparently Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell and several House Republicans are opposed to the proposal. According to Tucker Martin, McDonnell’s spokesman, McDonnell believes that the free market should be allowed to take […]
The Hampton Roads Partnership has lanched a website that highlights regional progress on a number of areas, including economic development, education and quality of life. www.hamptonroadsperforms.org It’s in its early stages, and in my opinion a little static and could be made easier to nagivate, but for people who love information, it’s pretty much a […]
Did anyone else see Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) act like a complete witch Thursday as Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was appealing to cooler heads to do the right thing and approach this monstrosity of an economic bailout bill in an urgent, yet, methodical manner? Boxer interrupted Graham for a question and proceeded to accuse him […]