Double standard?

So, here I am reading the local paper this morning (Mt. Vernon Patch, to be precise), and I see yet another article on one of our gubernatorial candidates attacking another.  This time, I see McAuliffe’s statement that “he did nothing wrong and has never received any special treatment because of who he’s friends with or happens to know.”

Yet his champions, here and here, are insisting McDonnell got something because of who he’s friend with or happens to know — that it’s impossible not to.   


And they expect us, the voters, to think there’s a difference between the parties?


Now, the gifts McDonnell got were tangible, rather than skid-greasers

Published in: on August 13, 2013 at 8:43 am  Leave a Comment  
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To *help* you …

From a news release sent by the Virginia Governor’s Office on 31 October:

“The goal of the NGA [National Governors Association] Prescription Drug Abuse Reduction Policy Academy is to reduce prescription drug abuse by helping states develop and implement comprehensive and coordinated strategies to take advantage of all available tools and resources. This work will include planning for full deployment of Prescription Monitoring Programs, e-tools to ensure safe online pharmacies, development and implementation of educational resources, energizing community organizations, and encouraging the use of safe disposal of prescriptions and take back programs. “

Here’s how it affects me…

I have a prescription for a controlled substance.

BY LAW, the doctor cannot prescribe more than 90 days’ supply (like the doctor isn’t the one to be monitoring this, instead of the government).

IF I go to the doctor a few days in advance for a new prescription, and take that new paper prescription to the pharmacy to be filled (you know, planning ahead, like when there’s a hurricane coming), the pharmacy tells me it can’t fill it, since the last refill was less than 90 days ago. Never mind that this is a NEW, PAPER prescription (since it’s a controlled substance, the doctor won’t phone it in).

As it is, one Safeway pharmacy along the Rte 1 corridor can’t even communicate with the next Safeway up the road, but GOVERNMENT is going to watch out for me.


What are they running for again?

Today’s mail brought junk mail from two Democrats running for State Senate in my district.

Neither seems to know what s/he’s running for. The literature was about how they oppose the Attorney General — an ELECTED official.

Published in: on August 10, 2011 at 3:26 pm  Leave a Comment  

Cuccinelli can’t understand simple English

I just got yet ANOTHER call from his campaign, thanking me for agreeing to volunteer with them this summer. What part of “NO” do they not understand?

This time I told the young man there must be some mistake, since I’m supporting his opponent. Put the brakes on that conversation, and perhaps will stop the annoying phone calls.

Published in: on June 25, 2009 at 1:11 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Guess who said this?

In 2001, when Vermont’s Jumpin’ Jim Jeffords switched from the GOP to the Democrats, handing control of the Senate to the Democrats in the process, none other than Arlen Specter decried the move as unethical and unfair to the voters. “I plan to propose a rule change which would preclude a future recurrence of a senator’s change in parties, in midsession, organizing with the opposition, to cause the upheaval which is now resulting,” he said then.”

and in March:  “I am staying a Republican because I think I have an important role — a more important role — to play there. I think the United States desperately needs a two-party system. It is the basis of politics in America. I think each of the 41 Republican senators, in a sense, and I don’t want to overstate this, is a national asset, because if one was gone you would only have 40. The Democrats would have 60 and they would control all of the mechanisms of government.” –Sen. Arlen Specter

Not that it matters.  You see, he doesn’t place the rights of the unborn over those of the born, or decry medical research that may save lives.  So the Republicans don’t want him.  It’s called cutting off your nose to spite your face.

Published in: on May 4, 2009 at 7:07 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Carefully scripted “press conference”

Why not turn the White House Press Room into a stage? After all, the players, the questions, and the answers are scripted and teleprompted.

Take a look at last night’s press conference.  He called on reporters he couldn’t even see in the room — the whole thing seems prearranged.  S.C.R.I.P.T.

Published in: on April 30, 2009 at 8:14 am  Leave a Comment  

An easy win

The Bradys sent me another e-mail. This time they vow to close the “gun-show loophole”  (oh, yes, … if we send them money).

Since this so-called “loophole” doesn’t exist, how long should they wait before declaring victory?

Published in: on April 22, 2009 at 9:21 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Yeah, they’re pissed

Seems the Brady Bunch got upset they can’t do their lying at the bell tower on the capitol grounds on Monday.

So they issued a press release lambasting VCDL and GOA for not mentioning MLK in their pro-rights efforts — and their pro-rights demonstration scheduled for … wait for it … wait for it … the bell tower of the capitol grounds.

Published in: on January 17, 2009 at 4:09 pm  Leave a Comment  
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