Saturday, June 02, 2007

Americans for Prosperity Luncheon ~Richmond~

Enjoyed an incredible day in Richmond today attending the Americans for Prosperity luncheon with an impressive lineup of speakers talking about the economic future of the United States and Virginia.

Anytime you can have lunch and talk politics and economics with the likes of Virginia Lt. Governor Bill Bolling, VA State Senator Steve Martin, Va Delegates Bill Janis, Delegate Chris Saxman, and special guest speaker Former Lt. Governor of Maryland Michael Steele, it is definitely worth the ride from the Valley to Richmond.

Also experienced a very interesting session with the President & CEO of Dominion Power Tom Farrell who provided a interesting, informative, and yes urgent message about the energy use demands of the future in Virginia and the nation.

Also had the opportunity to meet AFPF Virginia Chairman Paul Harris who hosted the event which lasted 3 hours but felt like less then half of that for it was organized so well…

Lt. Governor Michael Steele & Trixie Averill

Americans for Prosperity Foundation Virginia Director Whitney Duff put together a impressive event and one that I will describe more in depth in future posts about each writer.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Hillary's: "We're all in it together Society"...


Hillary has been busy on the campaign trail and has outlined her “economic vision” for when she takes over the village.

"I prefer a 'we're all in it together' society," she said. "I believe our government can once again work for all Americans. It can promote the great American tradition of opportunity for all and special privileges for none."
She then goes into the obvious by stating that the free markets are a “Great force” but yet they need some tweaking as she sees best.
"There is no greater force for economic growth than free markets. But markets work best with rules that promote our values, protect our workers and give all people a chance to succeed," she said.
"Fairness doesn't just happen. It requires the right government policies."
Are these “Government policies” like the education system that we now have were we far outspend other countries per student but yet our students test considerably lower then other countries students?
"We have sent a message to our young people that if you don't go to college ... that you're thought less of in America. We have to stop this," Mrs. Clinton said.
Is the Senator advocating not stressing the importance of education and bettering ones self? Should we stop stressing people to strive towards higher goals and education thus bettering themselves as a person and increasing their value in the workforce? Should we punish those who sacrifice financially and other ways to apply themselves in training programs and higher education because it leaves those behind who do not apply themselves?
Do we need a government program “It requires the right government policies” to even the playing field as the Senator as stated in the past? It is commendable that the Senator is looking out for those at the lower economic levels but shouldn’t she be stressing lifting these people up by proper and effective education practices?

Monday, May 28, 2007

The Power... What the ?...

Took a ride up to New Jersey to get some certification dives in to remain current status SCUBA Rescue Diver and headed back Sunday afternoon. Six hour ride and somewhere in Deleware, of all states, I jumped over to see what they were talking about on Air America. Unable to find Al Franken but we all know the story there. Nothing there so I dropped over to another Liberal Satt station called "The Power" which is orientated towards African American topics and discussions. A few months back I made this same ride and found an interesting program on "The Power" on late night by a guy that made many great points and had a great outlook on life & politics. I was hoping for the same here but instead I found the "Barbara Reynolds" show and the hour long topic was "Is Barack Obama Black enough to be President"?...

The discussion and people calling in were interesting and I found it informative on how many on the "Left" and the African American community view Obama and his run for the Presidency... Many callers were in favor of Obama but yet they stumbled on the topic question and was Obama "Black enough to be President?"...

Then it came along.
The statement that brought me back to reality, and reminded me that I was listening to an "Air America" offshoot, also encouraged me to speed up and get out of the State of Deleware as soon as possible. The host stated that Barack Obama was the first African American to run for President, and "I don't mean like those in Condi Rice or Clarence Thomas"(?), but was he "Black" enough?...

Now disregarding the Cheap-Shot by the host towards the first African American Woman Secretary of State and a fine Supreme Justice in Clarence Thomas, lets look at the statement about the "first African American" to run for President. The host and callers still had the dilemma of determining if Obama was "Black" enough. (Their term)
But this did confirm one thing one thing that I always thought was true...

Even the host and the African American community could not acknowledge these guys and take them serious when they ran for the President of the United States !!!