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Congrats Bearing Drift!

11 Mar

It’s a magazine!

Virginia’s premier political blog, Bearing Drift, tonight released the first edition of their new magazine.  I’m honored and delighted to be associated with Bearing Drift as the publication Design Editor.

Check it out and let us know what you think.

The official announcement from his editorness J.R. Hoeft:  Bearing Drift – the E-Zine! Volume 1, Number 1


Abolish the IRS. It's for the children.

19 Feb

When a plane flies into a building, Americans sit up and take notice.  Even a small plane gives us a twinge of “Oh no, not again.”

When the incident happened this week in Austin, and before local law enforcement had the opportunity to give the face the national media and some bloggers (including some Virginia bloggers) rushed to their keyboards to tell us about the “Tea-bagger” in the “stolen plane.”

They were wrong.  Twice.

Over at Bearing Drift Brian Kirwin skewers the media for ignoring the political leanings of Stack.

So, this psycho who slammed his plane into an IRS building was not a part of the anti-tax tea party movement, much to the disappointment of MSNBC. If he was, it would be all they’d write and talk about.

Stack’s manifesto reads more like an excerpt from Hillary Clinton’s thesis, or maybe Barack Obama’s. That is if we’d ever been able to read anything he wrote in college.

Truth is, in spite of Michael Savage’s bumper sticker wisdom, being crazy is not partisan. 

Stack had a grudge against the government, against the IRS.  He was a disturbed man who thought the only way to make his point was to burn down his house and fly his plane into that office building.

May his victims rest in peace.  May their families be comforted.

As for the rest of us, we need to take a serious look at what caused this.  What drove Stack over the edge?  Three words.

Internal.  Revenue.  Service.

Stack felt trapped by the IRS, and he was desperate not to let them ruin him.  I think he missed in that regard.

We must now take steps to make sure this never, ever, happens again.

Quite simply, we must abolish the IRS.

It’s our duty.  It’s our mission.

It’s for the children.

Governor McDonell on the Budget

17 Feb

Bearing Drift has an exclusive interview with Governor Bob McDonnell on today’s budget recommendations.

The Mount Vernon Statement

17 Feb

Later today, conservative leaders will release The Mount Vernon Statement.  The official website says:

Fifty Years After The Sharon Statement Helped Launch The Conservative Movement, Today’s Leaders Will Unveil And Sign Declaration Of Leadership

The original Sharon Statement is here.

Rick Sincere gives a some background history and his throughs on why Mt. Vernon Is No Sharon.

In full disclosure, I’ve not read the Sharon Statement (bad history on my part).  But I share Rick’s skepticism about The Mount Vernon Statement.

Where’s the young blood?  Where’s the enthusiasm?

Forgive me for thinking that this is just another “see, we’re still relevant” move.

It would be nice to be wrong.

The blogoshere just got a little better

3 Jan

Scott’s Morning Brew is returning.

Welcome back, Scott! We’ve missed you.

Bearing Drift: House of Delegates interviews

29 Oct

With Virginia Republicans on the verge of making electoral history in just five short days, Bearing Drift does a recap of interviews with House candidates.

Bearing Drift:

2009 House of Delegate Candidate Interview Series

Bearing Drift, Virginia Politics On Demand: Tucker Martin and the bloggers roundtable; Cuccinelli wins

12 Oct

Don’t miss the lastest, most excellent episode.

Tonight’s debate…the Sheila Johnson comment…and more…

From Tucker Martin, “Creigh Deeds wants to be Governor.  But he doesn’t know why…”

Just say no to a full time legislature

7 Sep

“No man’s life, liberty, or property are safe while the Legislature is in session”
~ Judge Gideon J. Tucker

Shaun Kenney shares his thoughts on The Virtue of a Part Time Legislature

I didn’t read the orignal post that prompted Shaun’s response.  But c’mon, the last thing we need is more time for politicians to mess with our world.

Creigh Deeds on the Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything

5 Sep
Marvin: I think you ought to know I'm feeling very depressed.
Marvin: I think you ought to know I’m feeling very depressed.


42…it seems to be the number Creigh Deeds just can’t rise above.

In spite of the Washington Post Macaca Reunion Tour, candidate Creigh Deeds just can’t seem to rise above 42 percent in any poll.

McDonnell by 12; GOP rolling
Looks like the left wing will have to dream up another attack besides phantom confederate flags and twenty-year-old papers.

The Creigh Deeds Ceiling?
Two Conservative

…this strategy is never going to put Deeds over 50%.

Well, so much for that set of “plans”
The right-wing liberal

Creigh Deeds’ effort to terrify the Virginia electorate into voting for him not only fell flat, it has also sucked the air out of the down-ticket races.

McDonnell 54 Deeds 42
Shaun Kenney

This has got to be embarassing for the Washington Post.  Just when you think something might come around to sell some newsprint, the numbers simply don’t bear it out.  As for the social media buzz within the Democratic blogosphere, the Republican social media network simply closed ranks and shrugged.

“McDonnell thesis fracas not hurting Republican’s lead”

Liberals will have to go back to the Democrat play book because it looks like this one isn’t going to take … which also puts egg on the face of the Washington Post that tried so hard to duplicate their “macaca” glory.

Second Consecutive Post-Thesis Poll Shows No Damage To McDonnell
Virginia Virtucon

In poll after poll after poll, it seems that Deeds cannot break above the 42% ceiling.

SurveyUSA: McDonnell, Ticket Cruising
Mason Conservative

I’ve gone over it before; that we have a strong statewide ticket, that the Democrat ticket has no natural base or constituency at any level of the ticket, and that they have been in power long enough that they own the problems in the state…The fact that Cuccinelli is above 50% in every part of the state is stunning, we haven’t seen this one-sided an ass-kicking since Jerry Kilgore dismantled Donald McEachin.

Poor thesis
Fishersville Mike

The theory went, when voters find out about Bob McDonnell’s connections to Pat Robertson, that his support would falter.

It’s not quite time for the Deeds camp to panic…yet.  Let’s just hope they remember their towel.

Oh sure, Labor Day’s right around the corner and in the final two months he’ll likely climb a bit. But it’s clear the orchestrated smear campaign against Bob McDonnell is not working.

Remember when this was patriotic?

20 Aug

bushprotest1Over at Bearing Drift Brian Kirwin lets off some steam: Hypocrats

For most of the Bush Presidency, I had to listen to lefto-freakos tell me that George Bush knew about 9-11 before it happened. Google it. The websites are still up. Did Democrats defend Bush? Yeah right.

Read more.

Brian is right. Eight years of protests against George Bush. Calling him Bushitler and, yeah, worse.

But back then “Patriotism was the highest form of dissent.”

Now that the left is rapidly losing the argument it’s considered “Un-American.”

Brian’s got it exactly right: Hypocrats.