Friday, March 19, 2010

The House floor and then the "Hawk n Dove"...


Had the great opportunity to go up to Washington D.C. today to watch our Congress at work during a very important and historical time in our governments history...
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To be honest we sat for over an hour or so in the House chamber where the only order of business was for the Representatives to vote on a motion to suspend the rules to some issue we never did find out what it was about...
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Turns out we watched 415 members of Congress come to the floor, most of them late responding to the call, suspend the rules, and with 20 of them never showing up to cast a vote or do the "People's business"...
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We did have the opportunity to see Representative Bob Goodlatte (R) from the 6th district of Virginia working the House floor and numerous fellow Congress members on a unknown issue...
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After leaving "The Hill" we made our way over to the "Hawk 'n' Dove", which many remember from an incident in 2006 with Representative Patrick Kennedy (D), and spent some quality time with many of the locals and workers discussing what was going on over on "The Hill"...
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This was a great opportunity to sit and watch the people pass by, strike up a conversation, and discuss how the "Healthcare bill" being discussed(?) on "The Hill" and how it will effect us all...
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Believe me when I tell you that there is NOT the support for the bill on the "street" as they think there is on the "Hill"...
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While working our way to the House chamber we went through the new Capitol Visitor Center and the above "In God We Trust" was pointed out to us. The inclusion of our nations motto has been somewhat of an issue in the past....
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Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Once again one of our local businessmen here in Augusta County has taken it upon himself to ask the questions that many of us have been thinking about and in a way to publicly do it....




The owner of Blue Ridge lumber has once again posted large 4x8 signs asking where are the leaders like James Madison during a time where the Federal Government is running unrestricted and using whatever made-up rules and procedures to get their way...
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He has done this in the past and I have always enjoyed looking for the next thought provoking "Question" to be posted as well as the quick conversations we have when it comes time to plant some campaign signs in the area...


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Monday, March 15, 2010

Virginia Energy Summit ~Lt. Governor Bill Bolling~

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Virginia Lt. Governor Bill Bolling at the Virginia Energy Summit last week in Richmond...

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Bolling explains that the funds needed for education, transportation, and other State programs will need to come from a growing and sustainable economy in Virginia...

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Additional posts from the Summit

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