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This was just brought to my attention and I feel it is both low and disgusting. I did not get permission to copy the site so I will send you there.  While those people blast Mr. Black for his “fetus” escapade, they’re all for this type of senseless murder. The lines are both clear and drawn. You get to make the choice but Mitchell seems to treat women as meat instead of individuals.  This ad is inappropriate.  Enough said.

I wish to thank megamommy for the “heads up”.

Have I ever mentioned how much I hate political or any other signs in our road Right-of-Ways?

A political sign in your yard or property tells all that see it who you are voting for.  A big political sign in same said location shows all the stupid people how much you care about the candidate.  This is fine when it is your property and do as you please.  BUT when said signs are on public roadways then it is nothing more than trash and an eyesore.  Let’s look at this realistically.

1.  Political signs do not state party affiliation.  Even differing parties use each others colors as foolers.

2.  Political signs don’t tell anyone what you stand for.  It is usually just a name and a position.

3.  Political signs cost taxpayers money because the lazy candidates/organizations that put them up rarely take them down.

4.  Political signs need to be spaced and spread out which is why one in a yard gets a point across.

5.  Political signs are dangerous.  The signs blow off and can become a driving impairment.  The wires laying in the grass are potential missiles to all when mowing is taking place.

When I returned from my “Away-from-northern-Virginia” vacation I exited off I-95 onto Route 123 at Occoquan.  All the way down that road and then onto and down Fairfax County parkway was nothing but campaign signs.  Signs so thick that you couldn’t walk between them.  How many signs do you need to put in 50 linear feet to get recognition?  These sign are for the stupid and the sheep.  Fairfax County won’t do anything about it because they rely on people being stupid to garner votes.  With multiple signs for each candidate and hundreds of candidates you would think that stupid/sheep voters would be able to retain a name.  It appears these voters only go to the polls to say that they voted.  If they forget who they want to vote for then there are plenty of signs at each polling place.  So why do we need the signs along the roadways?  We don’t.

Sign for your property is fine.  Signs at polling places are fine.  Otherwise candidates should use another venue to make their case to the voters.  Roadway signs serve no purpose and should be prohibited since they only cater to the sheep and stupid, and I have shown that the polling places take care of that nicely.  After all, aren’t stupid sheep voters what got us citizens into a mess the last couple elections?

It took them 12 years, but they got it right. Enough said.

“No one works harder for their district than Delgaudio,
whose strong constituent service and unabashed push for
additional resources have improved life in the Sterling District.”
- Loudoun Times-Mirror

A candid conversation: Meet the real Eugene Delgaudio

[Click here, or the "continue reading" link at bottom, to read the entire interview.]

Chronologically, the following narrative begins in the late 1960s, with a then-14 year old Eugene Delgaudio clinging to a tree in New York’s Central Park, shouting “THERE go the right-wing fascists!” and pointing into the distance as a mob of 5000 leftists and hippies charges past him, when all along – as he now relates – he was the right wing fascist, who had trespassed into their rally to burn an effigy of Ho Chi Minh.

To speak with Eugene Delgaudio about issues of the day is to unfold a panoramic timeline, because this is a man steeped in the history of politics and ideas. Ask him about something that happened last week or last year and the reference points might include Barry Goldwater or Ronald Reagan – or other figures from the past too numerous to mention – just as likely as Herman Cain or Sarah Palin.

He brings the past into the present because there is a consistency between what he believes, where he learned it, and what he does today. He hails from the time before principles became archaisms. And more than that, he recalls it all from the perspective of one who was there.

Eugene Delgaudio was Free Republic before there was a Free Republic; he was Tea Party long before there was a Tea Party. And as I learned in the interview, he might’ve been Capitol Steps before there was a Capitol Steps.

The reason for this interview is to give a glimpse of the authentic Eugene Delgaudio, and as you’ve probably gathered by now, it is not a “hard-hitting” interview per se. That wasn’t the point. But even if you are not currently a Delgaudio fan, stick with me for a second and you might see some value in what follows.

You are never going to get any public figure – Supervisor Delgaudio included – to really open up in the context of a hostile cross examination. That’s obvious. What is unique about Eugene Delgaudio, however, is that he really is much more honest than most public figures (this has raised controversy at times … but nothing the supervisor has ever shrank away from, either).

Even the most rabid anti-Delgaudio people must admit two things:

  • Eugene Delgaudio works very hard, and
  • Eugene Delgaudio does not self-censor as proficiently as some

He is not hard-wired to put on airs.

Consequently, once you get him talking, you really can get quite an unvarnished view of Eugene Delgaudio. That’s what I wanted to accomplish because, having known the man for a number of years, the real Eugene Delgaudio is not whom his opponents usually attack – and that fact is very revealing about them.

If you want to criticize Eugene Delgaudio for his conservative beliefs, well have at it. Liberals won’t care for his votes in office, and liberal voters may vote against him. But for anyone who wants to know about how he does his job, why he does what he does and says what he says, for good or ill, you will certainly find that out in what follows. For any opponents who think voters should get to know him better, be careful what you wish for, because love him or hate him Eugene Delgaudio is the real deal.

This year, Supervisor Delgaudio is facing a full-court press from the usual coterie of local antagonists, but now with significant help from outside money and union workers imported to carry the water for a candidate who actually is a union employee, a writer for the far-left Daily Kos site and recent arrival in Sterling – one of Eugene’s two opponents. The other rival for the office is a lifelong Sterling resident who is also very, very far to the left ideologically.

So there is no pretense this year of even putting up a moderate candidate to oppose Eugene Delgaudio in 2011. What his opponents are thinking, who knows? But the following is provided so that supporters, undecideds and even current critics can learn who he is, and decide for themselves whether he should continue to represent Sterling.

NOTE: This interview is long, so the following hyperlinks are provided to make for easier navigation by subject matter. I edited – believe it or not – for length, because there was even more history from the supervisor’s past and more philosophical explanation than is already presented. But for the most part what you read – what follows – is our conversation.


Quick Links To Article Sections

Why the contradictions between who Eugene is, and who his opponents try to paint him as

Retail politics in a diverse community, and righting a wrong in college

“For the rest of your life, you will always have been in Sterling”

Can you be both tough on crime, and a friend to the entire community?

“I come in peace; do you come in peace?”

The man who came to Sterling, and the Meatball Rebellion

Enemy of the libraries?

Supervisor, defined

The hardest-working supervisor in the county

“It is very, extremely annoying to be me”

Ego, money, and accessibility

Humor as an art form

John Grigsby and the Bork battle

To those who say you’re a clown

continue reading…

You may be familiar with Marybeth Hicks, she is an author, speaker and columnist and has just written a new book titled “Don’t Let the Kids Drink the Koolaid”. I had the great  fortunate of hearing Hicks speak about a year ago and she was an absolute delight, she was witty and entertaining yet extremely disciplined in her message. Hicks concentrates on societal influences and how we need to prepare and protect our children from the insanity surrounding families today.

Considering the outright lawlessness of the OWS “Protests” going on throughout the country, it was a great pleasure to read on www.Townhall.com  Hicks’ advice to young protestors, please read the whole article. This one  is worth your time. Her main question is, “who parented these people?” and her advice is perfect – see if you agree:

“• Life isn’t fair. The concept of justice – that everyone should be treated fairly – is a worthy and worthwhile moral imperative on which our nation was founded. But justice and economic equality are not the same. Or, as Mick Jagger said, “You can’t always get what you want.”

No matter how you try to “level the playing field,” some people have better luck, skills, talents or connections that land them in better places. Some seem to have all the advantages in life but squander them, others play the modest hand they’re dealt and make up the difference in hard work and perseverance, and some find jobs on Wall Street and eventually buy houses in the Hamptons. Is it fair? Stupid question.

Nothing is “free.” Protesting with signs that seek “free” college degrees and “free” health care make you look like idiots, because colleges and hospitals don’t operate on rainbows and sunshine. There is no magic money machine to tap for your meandering educational careers and “slow paths” to adulthood, and the 53 percent of taxpaying Americans owe you neither a degree nor an annual physical.

While I’m pointing out this obvious fact, here are a few other things that are not free: overtime for police officers and municipal workers, trash hauling, repairs to fixtures and property, condoms, Band-Aids and the food that inexplicably appears on the tables in your makeshift protest kitchens. Real people with real dollars are underwriting your civic temper tantrum.

Your word is your bond. When you demonstrate to eliminate student loan debt, you are advocating precisely the lack of integrity you decry in others. Loans are made based on solemn promises to repay them. No one forces you to borrow money; you are free to choose educational pursuits that don’t require loans, or to seek technical or vocational training that allows you to support yourself and your ongoing educational goals. Also, for the record, being a college student is not a state of victimization. It’s a privilege that billions of young people around the globe would die for – literally.

A protest is not a party. On Saturday in New York, while making a mad dash from my cab to the door of my hotel to avoid you, I saw what isn’t evident in the newsreel footage of your demonstrations: Most of you are doing this only for attention and fun. Serious people in a sober pursuit of social and political change don’t dance jigs down Sixth Avenue like attendees of a Renaissance festival. You look foolish, you smell gross, you are clearly high and you don’t seem to realize that all around you are people who deem you irrelevant.

There are reasons you haven’t found jobs. The truth? Your tattooed necks, gauged ears, facial piercings and dirty dreadlocks are off-putting. Nonconformity for the sake of nonconformity isn’t a virtue. Occupy reality: Only 4 percent of college graduates are out of work. If you are among that 4 percent, find a mirror and face the problem. It’s not them. It’s you.”

The Occupy Wall Street (OWS) crowd has been hailed by MSM as the answer to the TEA Party. What is truly hilarious is that the TEA Party was supposed to have doomed the right. So why does it require an answer?

I suppose the guitarists head gear ought to be applauded for its truthfulness. Nothing else really needs to be said about this spectacle. This is the crowd that the Democrats represent, and is the essence of their base.

The hundreds of thousands of TEA Party protesters did not engage in such speech. Nancy Pelosi, and other Democrat law makers marched through the protesters unharmed. Nothing thrown, not even epithets or slurs. Nancy claimed otherwise. However, despite a bounty of $100K offered for evidence supporting her claim, no recordings of racist, anti American, or other hate speech has surfaced to date.

The OWS movement is the spawn of Van Jones, Soros, and the rest of the Democrat intelligentsia. The OWS is a spavined and spindly lot. Comparing it to the TEA Party, is a cause for celebration. This acknowledges the role the TEA party had in resuscitating the moribund 2008 Republicans. The comparison could not be more glaring; a clarion call for smaller and responsible government of the TEA Party v. the clueless I-want-something ramblings, anti-Semitic slurs, and now !@#$-America rants of the OWS mob.

If this bunch is the answer, then what was the question?

UPDATE: Hat Tip to Stoner: The origins of the OWS was discussed in my previous post about the left’s latest variety of astroturf.

EPILOGUE

     This project was inspired by the curiosity of one Sterling District voter with regard to the background and political philosophy of a declared candidate for the district seat on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors — a candidate very new to Sterling itself and one who gave only minimal information about his background on his campaign website.  No further information was forthcoming in the local media, on the blogs, or in campaign literature from either political party.  It did appear to the author that the voters of Sterling District were being asked to vote rather much “in the blind.”

     As more and more information was collected and since the candidate did not seem to be ready to provide more detail on his own website, it was decided to share this research with other voters in the form of an “unauthorized biography” of Mr. Nevarez.  By definition an “unauthorized biography” is one in which the subject of the biography has no informational or editorial input.  To allow the subject to have such input causes the biography to lose its “unauthorized” status and to lay it open to claims of influence by the subject. Therefore, the reader can be assured that Mr. Nevarez had no personal input into this biographical work, other than the fact that a goodly part of it consists of his own words published elsewhere on the internet.  This is an internet project.  The information presented is, with the exception of comments made by the author and so noted, all in the public sector and available to anyone with the time, desire, and research skills to find it.

     The author has concluded that Mr. Nevarez is a dedicated and motivated “progressive” with a strong determination to pursue his personal goals in the political arena.  Nothing found during this research was truly surprising, except for one thing.  On 17 May 2010, Daily Kos published a diary entitled “The AZ Ethnic Studies Ban:HB2281.”  A young Arizona college student named Clay Gibson wrote this well-documented advocacy article which took Arizona state authorities to task for trying to end the “Mexican-American/Raza Studies Program” at Tucson High School.  Mr. Nevarez liked the article and asked Mr. Gibson to repost it at Daily Kos.  A blog technicality kept Mr. Gibson from doing so.  Mr. Nevarez did the reposting himself.

     At the very end of the article, between the final paragraph and the bibliography, is a third-person quotation.  I do not know how this quotation was added or included.  I am hoping that Mr. Gibson did the deed and that Mr. Nevarez overlooked it in his haste to repost.  The quote brought to mind a video which surfaced in an Obama campaign office in Texas in 2008 and then disappeared quickly after eyebrows were suddenly raised.  The quote is as follows:

                 “Education is the property of no one, it belongs to the people as a whole.  And if education is not given  to the people, they will have to take it.”   CHE GUEVARA

     I find it rather disturbing that a candidate for high office in Loudoun County might be involved with the public posting of a quotation from an individual who is sometimes known under the sobriquet of “The Butcher of La Cabana.”  A personal thing for the author?  Perhaps.  But I spent many years fighting against the spirtual heirs of this man, who held him up as a “revolutionary” icon and then did horrible things to innocent people in the pursuit of their political causes.  I hope this quote in the diary was just an oversight.