Friday, August 29, 2008

Gov. Sarah Palin for VP, a GREAT choice

Let me echo what our friends at Roanoke Republicans Blog say about Sarah Palin....she really is a great choice!!

As a conservative, I appreciate her strong pro-life record and strong support of our Second Amendment rights.

She blows Joe Biden out of the water in the VP race!!

Here are some thoughts from Delegate Chris Saxman on this choice:

Governor Palin was elected as the youngest and first female Governor of Alaska in 2006. She and her husband Todd are parents to five children, the oldest of whom is serving our country in the US Army. As Governor, she has been a true reformer, working to clean up politics in Alaska with passage of an ethics bill and putting an end to pork-barrel projects- including putting an end to the infamous "Bridge to Nowhere" project. She has a strong pro-life record, and is a lifetime member of the NRA.

Governor Palin has a proven track record of service to her community and her state, and she has demonstrated real leadership and a commitment to reform. I know that she will be a great asset to our ticket, and she will work with Senator McCain to clean up Washington.

More from her 2006 Campaign Website:

Sarah's parents arrived in Alaska in 1964 to teach school in Skagway.

After moving to the Valley and graduating from Wasilla High, Sarah earned her Journalism degree from the University of Idaho. She worked in media and the utility industry before beginning her public service 14 years ago.

Sarah was elected to two terms on the Wasilla City Council, and then two terms as the Mayor / Manager of Alaska's fastest growing community. During her tenure as Mayor she reduced property tax levels while increasing services and made Wasilla a business friendly environment drawing in new industry. The responsibility of managing dozens of employees including a growing police department and public works department, and overseeing the multimillion dollar capital and operating budgets provided her with hands-on, 21st Century relevant administrative experience. Sarah's demonstrated leadership was also recognized when she was elected by her mayoral peers as President of the Alaska Conference of Mayors. In this role, she worked with local, state and federal officials to promote solutions to the needs of Alaska's communities.

Sarah served as Chairman of Alaska's Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, which regulates Alaska's most valuable non-renewable resources: oil and gas. She also served on the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission. Sarah was named one of Alaska's "Top 40 Under 40", Alaska's Public Works "Person of the Year", and was recently inducted into the Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society at Alaska Pacific University.

Married to the three-time champion of the world's longest snowmachine race (the Iron Dog), Sarah's husband is also a lifelong Alaskan and is a production operator on the North Slope. Todd and Sarah commercial fish together in Bristol Bay, being joined at their sites with their kids: Track, Bristol, Willow, and Piper. The state's Alaska Native heritage plays an important role in the life of this family.

Sarah is currently an elected board member of Valley Hospital, has served on numerous boards and commissions throughout the State, and stays active as a marathon runner, sports team mom, hockey manager and school volunteer.

Sarah's a lifetime member of the NRA and enjoys hunting, fishing, Alaska history, and all that Alaska's great outdoors has to offer.

Please join me in welcoming Governor Sarah Palin to our Republican ticket!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Roanoke County party elects new officers

At their recent meeting, the Roanoke County Republican Committee elected the following people as officers:

RCRC's Executive Committee:

Graham Leonard, Chairman
Bill Figaro, Vice-Chairman and Catawba Magisterial Chairman
Bryan Hyler, Vice-Chairman
Chuck Wertalik, Vice-Chairman
David Suetterlein, Secretary
Hank Gregory, Treasurer
Trixie Averill, Vinton Magisterial Chairman
Max Beyer, Hollins Magisterial Chairman
Mickey Mixon, Cave Spring Magisterial Chairman
Don Thorne, Windsor Hills Magisterial Chairman

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Mark Warner, on Republicans.....

From a Mark Warner speech in 1994:

"One of the things you are going to see is a coalition that is just about completely taken over the Republican Party in this state and if they have their way it's going to take over state government. It is made up of the Christian Coalition, but not just them. It is made up of the right-to-lifers, but not just them. It's made up of the NRA, but not just them. It is made up of the home schoolers, but not just them. It's made up of a whole coalition of people that have all sorts of differing views that I think most of us in this room would find threatening to what it means to be an American."

Thursday, August 7, 2008

JON VOIGHT: My concerns for America

VOIGHT: My concerns for America

Obama sowing socialist seeds in young people
Monday, July 28, 2008


We, as parents, are well aware of the importance of our teachers who teach and program our children. We also know how important it is for our children to play with good-thinking children growing up.

Sen. Barack Obama has grown up with the teaching of very angry, militant white and black people: the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Louis Farrakhan, William Ayers and Rev. Michael Pfleger. We cannot say we are not affected by teachers who are militant and angry. We know too well that we become like them, and Mr. Obama will run this country in their mindset.

The Democratic Party, in its quest for power, has managed a propaganda campaign with subliminal messages, creating a God-like figure in a man who falls short in every way. It seems to me that if Mr. Obama wins the presidential election, then Messrs. Farrakhan, Wright, Ayers and Pfleger will gain power for their need to demoralize this country and help create a socialist America.

The Democrats have targeted young people, knowing how easy it is to bring forth whatever is needed to program their minds. I know this process well. I was caught up in the hysteria during the Vietnam era, which was brought about through Marxist propaganda underlying the so-called peace movement. The radicals of that era were successful in giving the communists power to bring forth the killing fields and slaughter 2.5 million people in Cambodia and South Vietnam. Did they stop the war, or did they bring the war to those innocent people? In the end, they turned their backs on all the horror and suffering they helped create and walked away.

Those same leaders who were in the streets in the '60s are very powerful today in their work to bring down the Iraq war and to attack our president, and they have found their way into our schools. William Ayers is a good example of that.

Thank God, today, we have a strong generation of young soldiers who know exactly who they are and what they must do to protect our freedom and our democracy. And we have the leadership of Gen. David Petraeus, who has brought hope and stability to Iraq and prevented the terrorists from establishing a base in that country. Our soldiers are lifting us to an example of patriotism at a time when we've almost forgotten who we are and what is at stake.

If Mr. Obama had his way, he would have pulled our troops from Iraq years ago and initiated an unprecedented bloodbath, turning over that country to the barbarianism of our enemies. With what he has openly stated about his plans for our military, and his lack of understanding about the true nature of our enemies, there's not a cell in my body that can accept the idea that Mr. Obama can keep us safe from the terrorists around the world, and from Iran, which is making great strides toward getting the atomic bomb. And while a misleading portrait of Mr. Obama is being perpetrated by a media controlled by the Democrats, the Obama camp has sent out people to attack the greatness of Sen. John McCain, whose suffering and courage in a Hanoi prison camp is an American legend.

Gen. Wesley Clark, who himself has shame upon him, having been relieved of his command, has done their bidding and become a lying fool in his need to demean a fellow soldier and a true hero.
This is a perilous time, and more than ever, the world needs a united and strong America. If, God forbid, we live to see Mr. Obama president, we will live through a socialist era that America has not seen before, and our country will be weakened in every way.

Jon Voight is an Academy Award-winning actor who is well-known for his humanitarian work.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Republicans refuse to leave House after Pelosi turns out lights....

From Friday......Many brave Republicans stayed on the House floor and refused to leave, demanding a vote on energy bill (drilling) that Speaker Pelosi has blocked, so far.

Many say they will be back on Monday. Even though the House has adjourned, CSPAN usually carries 5 minute speechs that members are allowed to give....however, this time, Pelosi has apparently turned off the cameras to block media coverage of this protest.

Bravo Republicans! Somebody needs to stand up to Pelosi's facist control of the people's house.

Click here for story on

Friday, August 1, 2008

Democrat hypocrisy alert.....

(Note how they forget to put the party name (D) of the elected official, when it's a Democrat doing wrong......)

Lucas brings Hummer to news conference on gas

Aug 1, 2008 11:31 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va ( was supposed to be a news conference by supporters for Democratic Senator Barack Obama.

They wanted to blast Republican Presidential Candidate John McCain's plan to give a brief 'gas tax' holiday.

When State Senator Louise Lucas showed up in a gas guzzling Hummer to blast McCain for his stand on the oil crisis, the story changed.

Lucas said, "While Virginia's families are confronting the reality of gas, the oil companies continue to record record profits."

That, from an elected official who showed up in a vehicle that gets some of the lowest gas mileage per gallon. asked her about the image of that. She said, "I'll say this to you. The Hummer is not driven on a regular basis. It is only to come to functions like this. I have to carry a lot of stuff."

But functions like this is a news conference about Presidential Candidates gas plans, and gas prices, and solving the gas problem.

Behind Senator Lucas, up on the bridge, you could see all the vehicles stuck in the I-64 back up at the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel, also burning up some gas.

We asked Senator Lucas whether the questions about her Hummer were unfair.

"I don't think it's an unfair question. While we need to be driving more fuel efficient cars, for those of us who have SUVs and larger vehicles, we don't save money by trading those in when no one wants them to get smaller vehicles that end up costing us more."

The point Lucas wanted to make is the gas holiday proposed by Senator John McCain will save the average driver only $30 between Memorial and Labor Days. And will cost millions in lost revenues for roads.

But all that was lost in the shadows of a Hummer.

Story link on WAVY TV