Wednesday, December 30, 2009
A Virginia woman who gave birth to a young girl is now in a court battle with her former lesbian "spouse". Questions arise out of conflicting state laws. Do the laws of Virginia trump those of Vermont? Does little Isabella actually have 2 mommies? See more over at YankeePhil
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Mark Warner, in his form response to those who write him opposing the healthcare bill, also references the 'unbiased' site: Politfact, a project of the St. Petersburg Times.
Here is Evidence [click to read] that PolitFact is not exactly 'neutral.' In fact, PolitFact is here documented to have covered for ACORN and attempting to discredit Michele Bachmann.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Recently Mark Warner sent me a form letter about Obamacare referencing the website FactCheck.org to discredit Conservative concerns. He said voters should look to such 'unbiased' sources because their are so many 'false statements' about the legislation. But follow the trail below to find out just how fair and balanced FactCheck.org really is.
The ANNENBERG Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvaniais the organization behind the FactCheck.org website that is being referenced by voters and media personalities alike to help them form opinions on the “truthfulness” of the claims being made by political ads as well as statements made on the Campaign Trail.
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Ph.D. is the Director of the ANNENBERG Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania which is the organization BEHIND the FactCheck.org “truthfulness” website.Dr. Jamieson's newest book entitled “Echo Chamber: Rush Limbaugh and the Conservative Media Establishment” is a MAJOR HIT PIECE against the Conservative voices in the media on television, radio, and in print. View the book’s Table of Contents [click to read]. Then decide for yourself.
What’s the bottom line? FactCheck.org is a LEFT-BIASED organization that has sold itself as “Politically NEUTRAL” to America’s voters and media personnel. The fact is, the ANNENBERG Public Policy Center (APPC), the sponsoring agency behind FactCheck.org, is itself supported by the same foundation, the ANNENBERG FOUNDATION, that Bill Ayers secured the 49.2million dollars from to create the Chicago ANNENBERG Challenge“philanthropic” organization in which Barack Obama was the founding Chairman of the Board for and Ayers served as the grant writer of and co-Chair of for its two operating arms. Hardly an 'unbiased' source. Source: Free Republic
Saturday, December 19, 2009
SWAC Husband clears 2 feet of snow off deck.
The snow is knee deep.
Pathway shoveled by SWAC Daughter to driveway.
As this photo was taken, heavy snow continued to fall. Photo by SWAC Daughter.
Photo by SWAC Daughter.
Snow drifting against fence.
Snow piled against door to deck.
Yard is a winter wonderland.
Heavy snow continues to fall as 25-30 mph wind gusts cause snow drifts.
Mike reminds us of those working throughout the storm, people we are thankful for ... and that includes SWAC bloggers Jason who is a deputy, and David who is a cardiac RN at the local hospital.
It's 23 degrees and the snow continues to fall....
- Phil has photos of the "big blast of global warming"
- David has photos and says they are "completely snowed in"
- Mike has updated at 11:15 Saturday morning
Photos by SWAC Girl & SWAC Daughter
19 December 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Republican State Senator Steve Newman announced today that the Division of Legislative Services has begun drafting legislation to ensure that a life cannot be legally taken after a child is born not withstanding its connection to the umbilical cord.
The bill will amend Section 18.2 of the Code of Virginia which is the criminal code. Newman stated, “It is difficult to believe that the current Code could have such a flaw that would allow anyone to take the life of a born child. While I will not comment at this time on the case in Campbell County, it is abundantly clear that Virginians will demand a legislative cure to this loophole. I have consulted with the Attorney General Elect, Ken Cuccinelli; Campbell County Commonwealth Attorney, Neil Vener; Campbell County Sheriff Terry Gaddy and the investigator in the case, Tracy Emerson. All have indicated their full support for this legislation.
See the video at Yankee Phil
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
SWAC Area Bloggers, aka StrictlyVA bloggers met last night at the Depot Grille.
From Left to right are Fishersville Mike, Augusta Watercooler, The Journey, Swacgirl, and Yankee Phil. Augusta Conservative missed the shindig.
See more at Swacgirl.
Go see Bill with his Rabbit
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
An open rest area near Crozet.
My one question... how much money was actually "saved" as skilled crews removed signs, boarded up the buildings, striped a solid line across the deceleration lane, posted "no parking" signs, installed gates, winterized plumbing and removed fixtures?
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
but they still just suck.
I meant Liberal Democrats, not Vacuums
Electrolux has always been a great brand
It shows Mark Warner doing his impersonation of an Electrolux
Monday, December 7, 2009
Our two Senators were conspicuously absent during the healtcare debate earlier this year.
Once again our Senators need to hear from you! You need to remind them that we in Virginia do NOT want this life-denying tax increasing job killing monstrosity. Please vote NO!
Detailed Contact Information [click to read]. As Rush says: "to the phones we go..."
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Skyline Drive, December 16, 2007. Photo by Bob Kirchman
Global Warming Debunked by my Virginia Photo Collection
Refusing to be swayed by "facts," Sticking to your beliefs even when all evidence points to their unreasonableness, it's a matter of faith after all... am I describing the "dangerous" [1.] Religious Right here? No, these are the characteristics of the modern Global Warming movement, of which Algore is head priest and prophet.
As the hacked emails make it ever clearer, he is a false prophet... the kind the Biblical Jeremiah condemned outright.
Monica Crowley in Political Mavens [click to read] discusses the Jim Baker-like fall of climate televangelist Algore.
I'm doing my little bit too with my Virginia Photo Album.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
It was minus two outside this window.
A family inspects icicles on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Sherando Lake was ready for ice hockey.
As bitter cold gripped the commonwealth, Obama's transition team wondered what to do with the planned 'global warming' speeches.
All Images by Bob Kirchman. None Photoshopped.
An October 19th snow scene at George Freedman Pollack's Skyland in Shenandoah National Park. It probably messed up some ranger's 'global warming' talk that week. Photo by Bob Kirchman.