Friday, June 19, 2009

The Cow and the Ice Cream


From a teacher in the Nashville area

"We are worried about "the cow"

when it is all about the "Ice Cream"

The most eye-opening civics

lesson I ever had was while teaching
third grade this year. The presidential

election was heating up and
some of the children showed an interest.

I decided we would have an
election for a class president.

We would choose our nominees.

They would make a campaign speech
and the class would vote.

To simplify the process, candidates

were nominated by other class
members. We discussed what kinds

of characteristics these students
should have. We got many nominations

and from those, Jamie and Olivia
were picked to run for the top spot.

The class had done a great

job in their selections. Both
candidates were good kids. I thought

Jamie might have an advantage because
he got lots of parental support.
I had never seen Olivia's mother.

The day arrived when they

were to make their speeches.
Jamie went first.
He had specific ideas about
how to make our class a better
place. He ended by promising to

do his very best.
Everyone applauded and
he sat down.

Now is was Olivia's turn to speak.

Her speech was concise.

She said, "If you will vote for me, I will
give you ice cream." She sat down.

The class went wild. "Yes! Yes! We
want ice cream."

She surely would say more.

She did not have to. A discussion
followed. How did she plan to

pay for the ice cream? She wasn't sure.
Would her parents buy it or would

the class pay for it. She didn't
know. The class really didn't care.

All they were thinking about was
ice cream.

Jamie was forgotten.

Olivia won by a landslide.

Every time Barack Obama opened

his mouth he offered ice cream and
52 percent of the people reacted

like nine year olds. They want
ice cream.

The other 48 percent know
they're going to have to
feed the cow and clean

up the mess."

Remember, the government cannot give anything to anyone ---
that they have not first taken away from someone else.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Congratulations to Bill Cleaveland and Ed Elswick

Congratulations to Bill Cleaveland for winning the 17th House of Delegates Republican Nomination. It was a race that featured 5 good Republican candidates. Now, Bill takes on a Democrat opponent in November.

Congratulations also to Ed Elswick who won the Republican nomination for Windsor Hills Board of Supervisors.

The Democrat party filed 2 candidates very late, to challenge our Supervisor all local candidates have Democrat opposition.

Folks, we need to get behind all our candidates, donate money and volunteer.

Our new Headquarters is a good place to start. Visit us at the corner of 419 and Ogden Rd. or call 725-1045 and ask how you can help. Right now, we need people to man the phones!!

For information on election results, see this link below.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Roanoke Republican HQ to open Monday, June 8

Please Join Us for the Grand Opening of the


Monday, June 8th

6:00pm – 8:00pm

2706 Ogden Road

Roanoke, VA 24018

(Next to Tanglewood Mall and Panera Bread)

Pizza & Soft Drinks will be Served!!!!!

Good Times for All!!!

Let’s Start this Campaign off with a BANG!!!!

RSVP to Brent Perrin at 804-814-1720

or Trixie Averill at