Thursday, January 21, 2010

Rep. Eric Cantor challenges Democrat Hoyer

Republicans standing up to the Democrats ... this is what we are looking for in leadership. Watch the video:
Today, during his weekly colloquy with the current Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Republican Whip Eric Cantor challenged Hoyer to repudiate the Democrats' liberal policies that have created a great deal of uncertainty in our economy and are being roundly rejected by voters across the country.
We may be the minority Party in D.C. but that doesn't mean our leaders can't stand up and speak out. Our gratitude to Rep. Cantor for speaking out.

Gov. Bob McDonnell will respond to State of the Union

Gov. Bob McDonnell to address nation

Virginia's Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell will address the nation in response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address on Wednesday, January 27, it has been announced by the Governor's office.

Accepting an invitation from Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH), the location of the response has not been released.

Pulling on distant memory brain cells, wasn't this what Tim Kaine did shortly after his election when he received the nickname "The Eyebrow"?
Reposted from Swacgirl

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Pampered Palate Cafe in historic downtown Staunton

A beautiful sunny day with temps in the 50s greeted central Shenandoah Valley folks Monday. Many were in historic downtown Staunton shopping, dining, and enjoying the beautiful weather.

SWAC Niece was out of school and came to visit so we headed to The Pampered Palate Cafe on Beverley Street for lunch where there is a large choice of sandwiches, salads, soups, quiche, desserts, gourmet chocolates, and beverages including wine.

The Pampered Palate is located in a circa 1840 building in the Beverley Historic District. In earlier days merchants sold tobacco, cigars, boots, shoes, millinery, and jewelry. In 1921 they added lunch and some old-timers remember hot dogs grilled in the front window. The current cafe opened in 1979 as a wine and gourmet shop with pre-packaged sandwiches. The menu evolved over the years, and today a continental breakfast as well as lunch are served.

After lunch a stroll along Beverley Street ended at Berry's Natural Way, and then SWAC Niece and her mom (my sister) headed back to Richmond.

It was a good day....

The Pampered Palate Cafe
26 West Beverley Street
Staunton, VA 24401-4321
(540) 886-9463
Get directions

Photo by SWAC Girl
Lynn Mitchell
18 January 2010

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Former Va. Gov. Wilder Comments on Harry Reid

As we approach Martin Luther King Jr. day, our Former Governor reminds us of why they marched in the Civil Rights movement. Doug Wilder was compared Harry Reid to the racist White Citizen Council's of the 1950's.
See it over here
He says a greater apology is due.
I think one is due to the American people.
If Harry Reid is basing his Presidential support on skin color, and dialect, he is in familiar territory with the Democrat Party. The home of Klansman Byrd. The home of the founders of the Ku Klux Klan. The home of the party of segregation.

Let us see the words of a Republican, Martin Luther King Jr.

I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state, sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

I have a dream today.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Tenth Amendment Rally in Richmond

We now have 750 RSVPs. Help push us over 1,000!!!!!


Email at and simply put in the subject line how many people you will bring. It is that easy!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Icy Walk on the Blue Ridge Parkway

The 'Global Warming' Gallery Keeps Growing

Ice on a cliff along the Parkway forms a bridal veil.

Ice and Snow on the Blue Ridge Parkway [click to read].

Friday, January 8, 2010

Taking the Heat

The NewsVirginian has a story about budgets cuts in the Valley.
it brought out the areas law enforcement. Sheriff Fisher was there. Bob Stuart of the NewsVirginian states that Rockbridge, Rockingham, and Shenandoah Sheriffs were also represented.
They are worried about $300 million cuts to the states Sheriff's proposed by outgoing Governor Kaine.
See the full story here
See a related story at YankeePhil

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Francis Chester Still Fighting

The Churchville Lawyer who took on Augusta County is fighting back. Francis Chester is appealing the sanctions imposed by Judge Victor Ludwig.
Chester said Ludwig’s letter concerning the sanctions was more than just a professional, unbiased act by the judge. The 14-page missive included sharp criticisms of Chester.

“I am not going to let these sanctions divert me from the reassessment case,” Chester said. “I intend to pursue the reassessment case like a bulldog.”
See more at the NewsVirginian here. and more here

Monday, January 4, 2010

Virginia's Tomorrow

With the Right Vision it Could Be Bright Indeed!

Floating Biosphere
Vision for tomorrow...

Virginians resoundingly voted for a new tomorrow this past November.The election of Bob McDonnell alone would signify that. The sweep by McDonnell, Bolling and Cuccinelli is more like a mandate. There is clearly support for a Reagan-like revolution in the direction of state leadership. Here is a look at what the future might hold for the Commonwealth.

Continue Reading [click to read].

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Michael Reagan: "GOP needs to work together"

The days of "not conservative enough" or "too conservative for me" should be erased from our political vocabulary once the primary process is complete. At that stage, we must join together to help our candidates win elections and begin the critical job of stopping the flow of liberal policies coming out of Washington and numerous state capitals across the land.

The challenges ahead are too great for us not to make this resolution together. For if we fail, I fear our nation will pay a hefty price -- hopefully not an irreversible one.
-- Michael Reagan (January 1, 2010)
In greeting the New Year, Michael Reagan's hope is that all Republicans will work together in the best interests of our country:
I am resolute in my conviction that we can no longer afford to wage the type of attacking and bitter intra-party battles that have weakened our ability to coalesce as a party in opposition to the wasteful and damaging policies coming out of Washington. That is not to say that we should not engage in spirited primaries in an attempt to put forth the best candidates for the general election. What it does mean is that once a Republican candidate is victorious in the primary, all Republicans should give them their full support. Moreover, this support must not stop after the ballot has been cast.
The year is before us ... the outcome remains to be seen.