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All this crap and hype in the news about who did and didn’t attend whose funerals. Hey, you make your own judgments on what is right or wrong in your own mind. Brown and Greene both had administration representation as is shown here in MediaMatters See, I’m fair with my links. Greene had red representation (Repub….sort of) and Brown had blue (liberal Dems) so, all in all, it was a very colorful affair……even including the Rainbow Coalition guru. Now you know. But I’ll tell you something you didn’t know. If you read the upper right of the link, you will see this:

ABOUT OUR RESEARCH

Our research section features in-depth media analysis, original reports illustrating skewed or inadequate coverage of important issues, thorough debunking of conservative falsehoods that find their way into coverage and other special projects from Media Matters’ research department.

I wonder if that is the liberal version of “fair and balanced”?

I have been waiting to report on this until there was enough information to work with. This article seems to have the most information to tell the tale to this point. Another good kid that got involved in a bad situation. It definitely deserves a thorough investigation from the police, and possibly from an outside source. I was waiting for the Justice Department to get involved since there are cries of racism. And Al Sharpton is DEMANDING the name of the police officer involved. Of course, it doesn’t matter the death threats police or the risk of the involved officer’s life. I mean, don’t worry about finding out what happened. And, of course, since a wrongful death occurred, you go out and loot, burn and destroy anything because you are mad, right? Never let a crisis go to waste. The one thing I strongly agree with (this is the LA Times for goodness sake) is that the police force should always have majority members from the community and divided as closely as possible to the make-up of that community. If these residents are as quiet and peaceful as they claim, filling that police recruitment bill should be no problem I would think. Still, it is the senseless looting and destruction of private property that always makes these matters lose their appeal of the core issue.

Here is another senseless crime without reason: in the city of Weatherford, Texas, a group of “vandals” are going to residents’ houses and burning their American flags. How long before a house burns down? Or before someone gets shot? Are people that bored or angered that they have to needlessly destroy property or loot? What gives them this license and what is missing in their lives that would change this behavior?

While being snowed in today, I thought many of you would enjoy this video. The message transcends language.

Drugs. They used to be only for the rich and famous. Over the years you hear of movie stars, athletes, musicians and the rich, dying from drugs. Some are prescription and others not. Our drug craze came to full bloom for the commoner back in the 60′s. Not only were the common drugs in vogue but a plethora of new, engineered drugs. Drugs have been killing people for centuries but never so plentifully as in the last 50 years and with the users understanding of what was going on. Everyone is upset over Phillip Seymour Hoffman being the latest, famous victim. Why? Although he made have been a pillar in his profession, he was nothing more than a junkie–a hop head. At least he died with his underwear on…….on his bathroom floor……needle in the arm……blackened spoon in the sink. Glorious, don’t you think? But he will be remembered for his movies and not the vision of his death nor the issue of his addiction. You think me cold and callous? I hate it when anyone dies needlessly. I wish he could have gotten straight but I have little pity for a self inflicted lifestyle of drugs, especially when you joke about it and have people idolize your stupidity.

He died of opiate overdose. Many others have too. So drugs are okay and marijuana is safer than alcohol. Got to start somewhere, right? Well, back when I was working drugs, marijuana could be acclimated to. You were constantly searching for more potent weed to keep that same high you became accustomed to. Some of the tricks were to enhance the high with PCP. They also used opiates on both weed and hash. And it is still done today. Opiates are very addictive. Next time you talk about legalizing drugs, know what you are talking about. I have no sympathy for people who promote or use. I have no sympathy for those caught and incarcerated. And I have no sympathy for those who get involved and pay the ultimate price. How did you explain death from drugs to your child when he/she points out that all the kids in school do it and state governments legalize it. At that point you have just lost your kids to drugs. Just hope they learn different before they end up in the pit.

There are no perfect candidates. Matter of fact, there are few good ones. What makes a difference is how well people paid attention in government class in school, how much they keep up with current political affairs, and where they see their life heading: either good or bad. There is a war on the Tea Party, Christians, conservatives, Republicans, rule of law, Caucasians, your personal wealth, and truth and logic. The election was won by Wexton which gives the Senate to the Dems. Very perplexing to me how this came about (other than NoVa is oxygen starving blue all the way) after the affairs of late.

Take polls and surveys for example. We have seen time and again where the Feds are disregarding the law. We’ve seen that most bills on the federal level are against the will of the people while disrupting and curtailing our known American way of life. People are tired of being put upon, losing their jobs, their freedoms and their wealth. The socialist ideals being implemented cause woe on those who try to eke a living, having to give more of what they own and are due to those who sit back and just take while contributing nothing.

McDonnell turned this state around after Kaine put us in a hole. We had more freedoms, made Virginians more responsible for their own lives and gave us the tools to achieve that. He did raise state tax once again and he did put himself into a scandal that tarnished his reputation and all he has accomplished. Too bad, that. History only lends to scandals of the individual instead of the good deeds. Even so, it is purely evident that we have been better off as of late. Taking that into consideration, and the Democrats at all levels of politics initiating oppressive agendas, why would we elect socialists who want to continue this oppressive agenda until we are that third world country we said we would never be? McAwful has already started this agenda with proposing raising taxes, expanding Medicade ( and with it an Obamacare exchange), relaxing illegal immigration, giving homosexuals a greater status than everyday citizens, gun control, more women’s rights (can’t figure out what that catch-all term really means), etc. Is this what we really need; an extension of Obama-nation? I guess if you are a leftist it is. But the polls and surveys say the majority doesn’t want these things. If that’s the case, why do we continue to elect these radicals to suppress our liberties?

These are questions I can’t find answers for with just talking to individuals. I have mulled over different reasoning and scenarios but still am perplexed because none of it seems logical. It will not be interesting to see how this state unfolds over the next 4 years because it will be hurtful to all those responsible people that are trying to survive. And it always seems a daunting task to try and reclaim which is so easily lost. I won’t congratulate Wexton or the Dems for their win because I think of the welfare of Virginia as a whole. This is going to bite us hard and we are seemingly on a path to a future of default if this radical agenda is pushed forward.

People say that a third or fourth party is not the ticket because it siphons votes from the main parties. Others say we need to rebrand the Republican Party ( which is what the Tea Party groups were/are trying to do). None of that makes sense when we continue to expand the welfare state with no strings attached. Until people are educated on the law, the constitution and how self responsibility is the first cure to a strong Republic, nothing will change. Election laws must be changed for voting purposes ( I don’t think that anyone on state/federal assistance–”the dole”–should have the right to vote to further that non-productive, freebie lifestyle). I am a proponent to recall ANY political figure that lies to the people while holding office (that includes those little “white” lies–what a racist term). Consequences need to be given for this new “lifestyle” that has perpetrated our lives. I am not saying all is lost as it stands now but we are on the toboggan, gaining speed downhill to that very end.

I wanted to do a post on the senseless shooting of Chris Lane by 3 bored teenagers who needed something to do. I didn’t want to fit it into summer jobs and busy work of another post when Pat Buchanan comes along and says it all for me. Many of us here have spoken repeatedly over the years about the breakdown of our moral fabric and WHERE that moral fabric exists. To deny it any further is beyond ignorance; it makes those people the problem and not the solution. I would like to see this senseless killing justified in any way and how moral values don’t play a key part in this tragedy. Or better yet, the inclusion of black racism towards whites. Good luck with that.

The Family Foundation has put out the 2012-2013 report card for the Virginia General Assembly. What this report card shows is the scoring of each individual of the senate and the house on how they score on voting of pro family bills. It is interesting to see how different political parties “feel” about values. Not remarkably, Republicans scored way higher then most every dem. Telling is the candidates who are running for AG. Obenshain scored a 100 on all pro family bills while Herring scored an 18.

The report card is listed here as a downloadable PDF file. The bills of note are listed and how the individuals voted on those bills. At the bottom of the link are prior report cards. Now maybe some of the members support your particular belief. These bills and votes are only those pertaining to pro family. It is an interesting look.