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Duncan Hunter endorses the Huckster.

And yes, that faint popping sound you just heard was my head exploding.

There are 17 candidates out there. Of that group we have two viable Democrats and four Republicans. Below is a link from ABC that asks some loaded questions and tells you who’s views match up with your own. According to ABC at least.

At this point we as conservatives must realize our choices will be the Democrat dressed up as a Republican or the Socialist dressed up as a Democrat. The question will be is it smarter in the long run to stay home for a cycle, or, do we need to go out an vote against someone. It has been years since I voted for someone.

Not that it’s remotely likely to happen, but it would be wonderful for San Diego and poor old Norv Turner to knock off the Patriots.

At this juncture, the Chargers have shown they can control the game and also cannot score. It is 14-12 Patriots leading at the end of the 3rd quarter. Chargers play a lot of great football and then kick field goals; Patriots stumble around and every once in a while put it in the end zone. It just isn’t fair.

But if Norv could pull this one out … what a difference it would make for HIS particular head coaching career, the guy who despite his technical knowledge has seemed to show an inability to instill killer instinct in his players. What he has instilled so far over the years has seemed more like “I don’t want to disappoint my mom.” But the Chargers are playing well, especially in defense. If they could just get into the end zone once…

UPDATE: Well, it’s interesting, the Chargers are the third team this season that definitely had the Patriots figured out, but just could not close the deal. On the plus side the Patriots win will make it that much easier to take sides in the Super Bowl.

[If you can say a very condescending "awwww" sound I want you to say one right now. Helpful hints: Begin with a mild "g" and include a very slight audible Darth Vader exhale. "g'hawwwww!!" Good, this will come in handly shortly.]

The Dallas Cowboys just announced that offensive coordinator Jason Garrett has decided to turn down the Baltimore Ravens head coaching job and return to Dallas next year. But not only that:

But Garrett also received more than a title, getting a reported salary raise in the $3 million per year neighborhood.

That was the reported price range the Ravens and Falcons were offering Garrett to become head coach. Instead, Garrett is now making the same as Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips, although a pay raise of his own could be in order, especially after a 13-3 regular-season record in his first season as head coach.

While Garrett received quite a bump in salary, he didn’t say he was offered anything more from Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, like a handshake deal or promise that he would some day replace Phillips as the Cowboys’ coach.

The world we live in is complex and multifarious, but not so much so that anyone who’s ever held a job could not immediately recognize the significance of an assistant being wooed by the same compensation package as his “manager”.

Especially after the manager has just been through a very tearful stretch, which could have been so different, “if not for a couple more key plays.”

“That’s why it was so disappointing is we played almost well enough to win,” Phillips said, “and most of the indicators that you usually win by we accomplished but didn’t win the game. I’m still sick over it.”

Wade Phillips, the article says, is “heartsick.” Ok, friends, now it’s your turn: Say it with me:


Isn’t that just too sad? Let’s hear it one more time for Wade Phillips: g’hawwwww!!

Now, let me clarify something for the heartbroken one: Wade, you did not play “almost well enough to win.” You, in fact, sucked. You brought in a team thinking they were riding a wave and expecting the win to come to them, and you lost to a New York Giants team which came in determined to TAKE the victory. Yes it was close and there were some bad calls, but you should have dominated the injury-plagued Giants. You were driving a Ferrari in November, but then you left her sitting on the beach for six weeks.

This was one of the great underachieving teams in NFL history. Jason Garrett is next in line in Dallas.

Heh heh heh heh heh. I knew there was something off about these guys, but I had no idea ….

The Virginia-based People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) recently disclosed that its employees killed more than 97 percent of the dogs, cats, and other pets they took in during 2006…

So yesterday we wrote to the Commissioner of Virginia’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) with a simple request: Since PETA behaves like a slaughterhouse, it’s time to officially label it a slaughterhouse.

There’s something about hypocrisy that is so gosh darn entertaining.

On the other hand, it’s pretty grim that to these folks, “Ethical Treatment of Animals” in the vast majority of cases means killing them.

When you hear a PETA rep use the word “ethics,” reach for your gun.

Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling and Attorney General Bob McDonnell recently rolled out their legislative agendas. It was heartening to see that both focused on immigration, mental health, public safety, and government reform… however I was a bit surprised to see that only the LG went further in addressing issues of importance to commonsense conservatives. As far as I can tell, only he addressed abusive driver fees, reigning in spending, protecting Virginia taxpayers with comprehensive proposals, the 65% solution for education, abstinence only education programs, and second amendment rights. Unfortunately, the AG’s legislative package doesn’t appear to be as aggressively conservative and tackle some of these important issues.

While not addressing some of the more core conservative policy issues, it’s worth noting AG’s package did propose banning the use of phosphorus in detergents for household dishwashing machines.

The bottom line is it appears that the LG is a bit more focused on conservative issues Republicans care about. It’ll be interesting to see how this plays into the looming 2009 battle.

More soon…

I’m not at the correct computer so I cannot link sites but I will give you times and locations.  Sorry.

Going backwards (in more ways than one) today’s Washington Post on the front page talks about an ILLEGAL immigrant who worried about graduating from Loudoun County public schools because he would loose his refuge.  Refuge?  But it seems that parents and counselors helped him out by having him return to Mexico for a year and speeding his visa to re-enter the U.S.  Now he can afford to go to college with in-state tuition.   How nice.  The article also states that there are about 65,000 illegal high school graduates a year.  Hummm.

Thursday, January 10 has an article in the Loudoun Easterner that states the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors retracted their efforts to pursue allowing illegals from getting business permits and going after the businesses that hire illegals.   The state will handle it.  It is a federal problem.  We have other issues of more importance (i.e. the roads that are crowded, the schools that are crowded) and we need to find out how to pay for things with a depressed housing market.  After all, we don’t coax business to Loudoun to off-set taxes of homeowners.  We coax business so that we have places to go for school field trips.  Loudoun is alot more affluent than Fairfax and the residences can afford anything thrown at them.  We have deep pockets you know!

On this same thursday an article on the front page of the Washington Post talks about what Kaine will do with the issue of illegal immigration.  The state is proposing new laws againest illegals and pushing the point to the federal level.  “Kaine stressed that the state has taken steps to enforce laws and that he will fight proposals that seem mean-spirited”.  What is mean spirited about enforcing the law?  Also he states that “One in 10 Virginians was born outside the United States, Kaine said, and foreign companies created 2,000 jobs in the state.”  We created more jobs overseas then what is created here.  And those born outside the U.S. seem to mostly congregate in No. Va.

When the Democrats get into office, things change.  Not for the better.  With the articles above, socialism is festering right along.  Do you think a Democratic president will be any different or just a tremendous boost for the cause.

As Kaine states, “6 percent of Virginians have serious mental illness and that one in four have a diagnosed mental illness.”  Welcome to the state of mentals.