Friday, March 20, 2009
In attacking Corridor H, Fox News fell short of the mark. They correctly pointed out the sparsity of population without mentioning the industry in and around Moorefield. While it is true that the four lane will not link up with Interstate 66 at Front Royal, the terminus will be only several miles from Interstate 81.
Paul Mattox, representing the West Virginia Department of Transportation, described the economic development possibilities as well as the fact that Corridor H forms part of the Washington-Baltimore evacuation plan. Anyone who has traveled Interstates 95, 70, and 81 during the holidays understands that these are not sufficient for removing the entire metropolitan area from danger. Corridor H and US 50 must be part of the plan. Even more importantly, it was never demonstrated how the road will provide a more direct and efficient link between Washington and cities such as Louisville, Columbus, Cincinnati, and St. Louis while reducing traffic on overburdened Interstate 70.
Gary Howell explained, however, that an "addiction to earmarks" prevents West Virginians form finding more cost effective ways to fund highways. South Carolina used long term bonds to construct highways on their own, saving taxpayers money because inflation will devalue the debt. This innovative approach, if utilized by states more often, could break the cycle of dependency on the federal government while saving money. Howell supports Corridor H for economic development as well as its national and regional utility, but took issue with the use of earmarks.
Then came the deluge. Britain, hurting from severe deficits, started creating and enforcing tax laws. Some of these taxes were not unreasonable, nor did they represent a major burden upon most of the people. Howeverm they represented a fundamental attempt to revolutionize the relationship between the government and the governed. Parliament sought to impose its will and its vision of government upon the people without respecting their natural rights.
Americans responded. Within two years rioters marched through the streets, burning those who defended the hated taxes in effigy. By 1775 they once again took arms, changing their country and changing the world.
The Obama/Pelosi plan to revolutionize America has come at breathtaking speed. Leftists in the Pelosi led Congress want to put GPS trackers in every American automobile. Obama wants to place heavy taxes upon electricity consumption that will hurt all Americans. Consumers will make difficult choices about whether or not to keep their home heat at a healthy level while producers, including our West Virginia coal miners will suffer. All of this comes due to a global warming theory that researchers and events have now thoroughly discredited.
The fact is that electric prices are set to rise anyway. Caps on price rises have been in place in many areas since the 1990s. All the various governments have to do is remove the intervention, allow the free market to set the price, and take no action. Instead we will see both the price hikes and the taxes raised because the current left wingers are hell bent on revolutionizing the country and refuse to think through their actions.
Even Tip O'Neill, bugbear of Reagan era Republicans, would not advocate hurting average Americans to support a crackpot theory.
What will this bring, if all these plans are allowed to come into place? Eventually we will see our country transformed into the dull lackluster hues of George Orwell's 1984. Everyone exists at a certain standard, alive, but locked in one low standard of living. The government will follow you around in your car. Will we fight? Not if they can help it, because they will seize our weapons. Once they have our weapons, they will be free to do as they please, when they please. Medieval English kings understood that a government must remain accountable when the population is armed. Why don't some of us remember that?
It's time to remember our Founding Fathers. We do not need violence, but Americans conscious of their rights of all areas and parties must come together. It is time to remind the government who its employers are. People around the country need to keep assembling and demonstrating to their representatives how troubling these plans are. In 2006 we had a dynamic and powerful economy. Look what liberal Democratic control of Congress has done to our country. They won the vote, then kicked out the reasonable and experienced committee leaders, such as Senator Byrd and Joe Lieberman. This left only the most radical and dangerous in terms of their antipathy to the vision of the Founding fathers. It also follows the model of teh French and Bolshevik Revolution. Overthrow the system, then purge the moderates. All you have left are the radicals.
And they are not done yet. Not by a long shot.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Obama's Assault on the American People Continues: Coming Soon, Higher Electric Bills Courtesy of the Won
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
CNN has been accused of left wing bias it their reporting over the years, a fact that they deny. The reality is most of the main stream press has been accused of left leaning bias, so leaving out the fact that Mauricio Funes was CNN Reporter might be done on purpose. The political party, Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMNL) which was named for Farabundo Marti the founder of El Salvadors Communist Party. El Salvadors Communist led years of civil war leading to allegations of war crimes.
The facts are a former CNN reporter is a communsit and not just any communist, but now the leader of El Salvador. Why was this fact left out or glossed over in reporting? It is the reporters job to report the facts and not leave anything out. More media bias?
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2009 304-424-7041
REPUBLICAN PARTY HISTORIAN TO SPEAK AT
On Saturday, March 21, 2008, at 6:30 p.m., the Wood County Republican Executive Committee will host their annual Lincoln Day Dinner. The event will be held at the Parkersburg Country Club,
The keynote speaker will be Michael Zak, author of Back to Basics for the Republican Party which is a handbook for Republicans who know what they feel in their heart to be missing from the party today. We need to return to our roots, and Michael Zak will show us the way. He emphasizes the fact that the Grand Old Party was established by anti-slavery activists, to oppose the pro-slavery policies of the Democrats. To this day, Republicans have an extraordinary, though overlooked, record of civil rights achievements, as well as, being the fore runner in establishing the rights of women to vote.
Mr. Zak is a popular speaker to Republican organizations throughout the nation (28 states so far). The theme of his presentations is that Republicans would benefit tremendously from appreciating the heritage of the Grand Old Party. As he writes, “The more we Republicans know about the history of our party, the more the Democrats will worry about the future of theirs..”
This year is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, the Great Emancipator, is a terrific opportunity to honor the greatest Republican of all. Republicans in
However much President Barack Obama compares himself to the 16th President, the Great Emancipator had a distinctly Republican policy agenda, emphasizing personal responsibility, economic opportunity and limited government. Freedom to work – yes, work – one’s way to the top was
The cost for the event is $ 50.00, per person, for the Dinner Buffet and Program. There will also be a Special Reception Fundraiser held from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., on March 21, 2009, at the Parkersburg Country Club. Michael Zak will sign copies of his book Back to Basics for the Republican Party, the cost for this event will be $ 100.00, per person, which covers your Dinner Buffet for the evening and Program, as well as his autographed book. Should you need any additional information, or for reservations, please contact Beverly G. Lockhart, W.C.R.E.C., Chair, at 304-424-7041 Hm., and/or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BEVERLY G. LOCKHART, Chair
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Monday, March 16, 2009
At one point, however, the hero Winston manages to get out of the city alone to meet a girl. For once, he is alone and free of the watchful eye of the government.
Several states, federal transportation officials, and Congress have conceived of a plan to follow Americans around everywhere. A congressional panel recommended that all US cars be fitted with a GPS device that counts the mileage traveled by each vehicle. The plan is to tax drivers per mile.
Okay. Take the "Fairness Doctrine," sprinkle in the looming threat to gun rights, and stir in a healthy dose of federal oversight over each and every driver's comings and goings and tell me this: if the liberal left has its way, will Americans enjoy any freedoms or privacy? Did they ever learn the Constitution or the Declaration of Independence? Do they really want to turn the United States into an Orwellian nightmare?
Republicans have been accused by their opponents of not caring about the environment, the little guy, minorities, or anything else. Believe me, folks, when the government starts caring about you, IT IS A BAD THING!
Out of all of the crazy, nauseating proposals coming out of The Worst Congress in History, this is certainly the worst one. Tax every move I make and monitor me in the meantime?
Thankfully Barack Obama slammed the door shut on this idea in the strongest possible language, but we need to remember that the Nancy Pelosi Police State still looms as a possibility until the GOP gets control of Congress back.
We can do our part now. There are viable GOP candidates in the First Congressional District. Let us encourage at least one of them to start his or her organization now to raise funds and get people in place. The United States needs a Republican Congress more than ever. We need to send a message to Communists in San Francisco that this is our country and they cannot infringe upon our rights. They are ours by the grace of God, not something the government hands out like welfare.
If need be, we will fight for them.
Who would you vote for in the WV 1st Congressional District if former WV Secretary of State Betty Ireland was to run?
Results: Betty Ireland (R) 64%, Alan Mollohan (D) 35%