Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Wall That Heals Reminder

This second posting of this event was the suggestion of Frank Witt,
Thank you Frank.

The Wall that Heals...
Viet Nam Veterans Memorial
In Harrisonburg, Virginia,
April 2nd through the 5th
Ralph Sampson Park
Visit any time-Get Directions

click picture to read letter

This event to honor our Veterans of the Viet Nam War has been organized by
Kay Kibler of Broadway, VA
the Ladies Auxiliary of the Chimney Rock VFW Post # 9660.
For more information call Kay at 540-820-2331.
Thank you Kay! You are a blessing to our community...

Monday, March 30, 2009

Americans Support Alternative Fuels

U.S. Citizens Support Government Investment in Alternative Fuel Development

Un Afraid of Tough Issues

He won't back down, gonna stand his ground...

Virginia Senator Jim Webb takes on Prison Reform

In spite of having the demeanor sometimes of a bull in the proverbial china shop, U.S. Sen. Jim Webb also has the reputation of a legislator who’s unafraid to take on Herculean tasks.

In the last session of Congress, the freshman U.S. senator looked at the huge number of armed services veterans returning from duty in Iraq and Afghanistan and realized the decades-old GI Bill was in need of serious updating.

Himself a Vietnam vet (in addition to being a former secretary of the Navy), he took on the job of crafting a new GI Bill and shepherding it through the Byzantine legislative process to ultimate passage.

That would have been a career-capper for any legislator; for a freshman, it was a success almost unheard of.

Read more

Sunday, March 29, 2009

When you turn on your lights...

At the heart of America's hope for a "clean coal" future lies the decimation of West Virginia's richest landscapes. More profound still is the heavy toll on human lives playing out just beneath the surface. Armed with the power of their convictions, four individuals emerge as heroes from the scattered voices of their valley, forcing America to look into the eyes of those being sacrificed on Coal River.

It's ISAT!

Mike Signer Team: We won VAYD Lt Gov Debate!

Rockingham County's own UVa senior Sterling Elmore, was favorably impressed by Mike Signer's performance a the LG debate at the VAYD convo in C'ville this morning.

More positive comments by Young Dems here

You have to give this campaign team credit, they know how to use Web 2.0 technology! Reminds me of aggressive use of social networking and new media in the Obama campaign. We all know how that played out.

This should give some Big Mo to Mike's campaign. He has some strong support in NoVa, but he will have to take his campaign to all areas of the state to build some margin over the other strong candidates in the LG race. We'll have to wait and see how much buzz the Young Dems take back to their home districts.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Mike Signer - Bringing His "A Game" on Jobs to VAYD Convo

Sunday, March 29 2009 - Virginia Young Democrats Convention
9:30 am – 11:00 am – Panel with Candidates for Lieutenant Governor, moderated by Bob Gibson - Omni Hotel - Charlottesville
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Mike delivered 13,354 hand-signed petitions to the State Board of Elections in Richmond today, more than enough to cover the 10,000 petitions required to secure a place on the ballot. Mike was the second candidate for Lieutenant Governor to file his petitions.

Learn more about Mike here

We support Mike Signer for Lt Gov at Blue Ridge Data

This is Community Leadership

On behalf of Seven Generations, I hereby declare Jane Dinsmore, the Turner Ashby High School Ecology Students, Bruce Lundeen, Mike Phillips, and an unnamed Dayton area dairy farmer, to be Exemplary Community Leaders!

Thank you all for setting the example, and leading the way.

You all are blessings to our lives.

Turner Ashby High School ecology students plant trees on a Dayton-area farm Wednesday. The project was a collaborative effort involving the Shenandoah Valley Soil and Water Conservation District, Shenandoah Valley Pure Water Forum and the landowner.

Read the article

Politician Lurks Among Teen Girls

Family Values on Display

Rep. Eric Cantor Hosts a Britney Spears Fundraiser

If there are three things that stimulate House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) even more than the president's economic package, they are tax reform, GOP fundraising, and Britney Spears grinding in dominatrix gear.

read more

notlarrysabato blog about VA Rep Cantor

Cantor Defends Britney Concert Attendance: Not An Issue Whatsoever

"I don't know why that's an issue whatsoever," said the House Minority Whip. "There was a concert and I had a political event at that concert. Look, that is why I was there." "I think my daughter really was mad that she wasn't there."

read more

GOP's Cantor Does Fundraiser at Britney Spears Concert

The event was hosted by the Truckers Association, which has a box at the Verizon Center, where Spears was performing.

A Cantor aide reportedly told the Washington Post that his boss didn’t enjoy himself, but saw it as a valuable outreach to grow the party’s base.

read more

Friday, March 27, 2009

N-Cubes Smear Obama for Laughing? Really?

from Media Matters - coverage of the Nattering Nabobs of Negativity - N-Cubes:

Thursday, March 26, 2009

GOP of NO ... and Slow ... to have a plan?

Family Values ALERT: Cantor Does Britney

Republican spokesman, House Minority "Whip" Eric Cantor R-VA, enjoys some nice family entertainment at the Verizon Center.

Whip it good, Eric!


Monday, March 23, 2009

Are You a Patriot?

The Most Pervasive Combat Injury Among U.S. Soldiers is Invisible -- and the Pentagon Has Tried to Keep it That Way.

The DoD finally admits that 360,000 Iraq and Afghanistan vets may have suffered serious brain injuries they previously dismissed as mild concussions.

First story

Second story

Third story

Fourth story

Fifth story

Beginning to get the picture?

This tragic story has no foreseeable end...

So a very fair question to ask the candidates who pursue your support, your money for their campaign, and ultimately you vote, would be:

What are you going to do about this situation?


You and I,

Demanded and expected these valiant young people to go to war...

Be a true Patriot.

Support our Troops with something other than a yellow ribbon on your car.

Support them with YOUR COMMITMENT that they and their families will not be forgotten.

And will not be pushed aside as inconvenient and costly...

Vote for the candidate, Democrat or Republican, who will support those who have willingly given their all for our country, our safety, and our future security...

Click Here for the Wounded Warrior Project

Click Here for the Only Local Brain Injury Support Organization in Western Virginia

Get out your check book...

Friday, March 20, 2009

Baby Limpbaugh... Waaaaa!

The New Yorker Cover Art By: Barry Blitt - "Octo-Rush"

Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock) - Crybaby

Todd Gilbert was down at the VDOT Hearing in Verona last weekend, wailing and kicking his feet because his plan to starve VDOT of transportation funding had finally succeeded and it had come back to bite his constituents.

In an effort to make ends meet with a $3.7 Billion dollar shortfall VDOT has been forced to reduce maintenance on rural roads (Class 4 and 5). Gilbert attacked VDOT Commissioner David Ekern for failing to meet the requirements of the 1932 Byrd Road Act - an obscure law that requires the state to relieve localities for the cost of road maintenance. It would all be funny if it were not for the simple fact that Delegate Todd Gilbert is a member of the General Assembly and has steadfastly refused to support legislation to properly fund highway costs.

Gilbert pointed out the untold damage that could be possible to local economies in these rural areas. There 90 percent of their roads are in the Class 4 and 5, the two classes which will see significant reductions in maintenance.

Well isn't that special? You are a day late and a dollar short with the outrage Todd. Your finger may be pointing at VDOT, but but the rest of your digits are pointing back at you.

Basically, the department just decided on their own that they're going to seriously cut back on maintenance and snow removal for as much as 90 percent of the roads in my district.

No Todd, VDOT has a very precise budgeting mandate and you decided not to support it with adequate funding.

How to Destroy the Government in Three Easy Steps

The Grand Overlord and Leader
of the GOP

Excellent my young students of the way of the Sith,
Step 1: Blame the Individuals,
Step 2: Cut Taxes,
Step 3: Exploit Disaster,
And Above All Else,
Avoid responsibility for your inaction and obstinacy...

How to Destroy the Government in Three Easy Steps
Thursday 19 March 2009
by: Joe Brewer - Truthout

In eight short years, conservatives have effectively bankrupted many state governments and left the fed in shambles. And now citizens have to "make tough decisions" and share the suffering equally across the land (unless of course, you're part of that lucky 1 percent who co-opted the functions of government to serve their own ends ... they'll be cozy with their offshore bank accounts, golden parachutes and permanent tax holidays).

Are you a teacher who educates our future citizens? Too bad. You've got to tighten your belt and let that job go. Manual laborer? Sorry, but that job can earn more money for our shareholders if it's done in Micronesia. Need a college degree? Prepare for indentured servitude because you'll be working to pay us off for most of your adult life.
Health care? Ha! That's just a Ponzi scheme dreamed up by a bunch of socialists.

Ever wonder how conservatives did all this?

Well, here's your very own how-to manual for getting Big Government out of the way so you and your buddies can horde all the wealth to yourselves and build your empire.

Read the article

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

of Dishonesty, Manufactured Outrage, and Deflection...

The Grand Overlord and Leader
of the GOP

Excellent my young students of the way of the Sith,
Make people bitter,
Lead them to anger over nothing,

Avoid responsibility for your inaction and obstinacy...

Use the Power of the Dark Side:

Manufacture Outrage!!!

"What other wasteful spending lies just beneath the surface?"
Senator Mark Obenshain, 26th District

"...I'm sure that's only the tip of the iceberg."
Delegate Matt Lohr, 26th District

Year after year, with the notable exception of Senator Emmett Hanger and retired Senator Kevin Miller, Representatives of the Shenandoah Valley in the Virginia General Assembly have steadfastly refused to consider any stable and dependable and DEDICATED revenue source for Virginia's Transportation Infrastructure.

Now, the looming crisis in Transportation Funding about which many of us have been warning for most of this decade has come to pass...

And, rather than admit that they have not represented the best interests of the Shenandoah Valley, they attack: Youtube videos of all things...

This goes beyond irresponsible and lackluster performance on their part to secure necessary transportation funding for projects like road improvement around our wonderful new state of the art Hospital, to a dishonest and reprehensible effort to deflect attention away from their poor representation and lack of foresight while at the same time cynically maneuvering to turn a budget tragedy for Virginia into political gain for themselves...

I'm looking forward to this debate with our esteemed Valley legislators. I warmly welcome all of our Representatives in the Virginia General Assembly to engage their constituents in this discussion, and find a way to justify their position before the public not with the usual empty rhetoric, but with facts, figures, and data...

Link to WHSV story

And Video report

Lowell Fulk
Chair, Rockingham County Democratic Committee

Monday, March 16, 2009

Meeting Thursday!

Rockingham County Democratic Committee

11830 Fort Turley Trail-Linville, Virginia 22834

(540) 896-1323 --- lowellfulk@activist.com

You are cordially invited to attend this month’s meeting of


Rockingham County Democratic Committee

¨ When? Thursday, March, 19th.

¨ Where? Rockingham County Administration Center.

¨ What time? 7:00 p.m.

Our Meetings are open to all who want to get involved in helping our community

And improving our government at all levels.

Representatives of the Candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General,

And House of Delegates campaigns have requested time at our coming meetings to

present on behalf of their campaigns . More detail to follow as updates.

Our very special guest

Dr. Carol Fenn, Superintendent of Rockingham County Public Schools

Will provide us with understanding of how the current economy

affects our public schools and the mission of preparing our children for tomorrow.

Come find out the details!

We will also be joined by Kay Kibler,

Of the Chimney Rock VFW Post #9660 Ladies Auxiliary.

Kay has organized a tribute to our Veterans of the Viet Nam war

and will let us know the details of this wonderful

effort to recognize and honor their contributions and sacrifices.

Click here to learn more about: The Wall that Heals

This month’s Door Prize will be:

“Another Surprise Gift!”

Last month’s winner, Daughter of MuAwia Dahmes, won two passes to the movies,

She planned to take her Dad!

Please join us and bring a friend. Your community needs you!

You’ll have a good time-We promise!!!

We look forward to seeing you at the

Rockingham County Administration Center,

at 7:00p.m. on Thursday evening, March 19th.

Sincerely yours,

The RCDC Executive Team

Sunday, March 15, 2009

VA GOP in Disarray

The Virginia Republican Party seems to be coming apart...
Years of Obstructionist Policy is Taking Its Toll
Chickens Coming Home to Roost...

GOP Chairman Jeff Frederick,
Recently a Rising Star, Under Fire to Resign

from Republican House Candidate for the 33rd District of Virginia, Patricia Phillips:

Fact: The controversy about Del. Jeff Frederick’s tenure as RPV Chairman is hurting the Party and our statewide candidates’ chances in this fall’s election. The longer this goes on, the greater the damage to our Party and thus, the greater the injury to Virginians statewide.

Apparently those seeking Chairman Frederick’s resignation, and some of our more loquacious bloggers, allege that:
1) that there are numerous instances where Chairman Frederick has acted improperly, bordering on being unethical;
2) that Chairman Frederick has been ineffective;
3) that Chairman Frederick is somehow responsible for the losses Virginians suffered in last year’s presidential, senatorial, and congressional races;
4) that Chairman Frederick has embarrassed the RPV; and 5) finally, that Chairman Frederick’s election at last year’s convention was somehow tainted.

These allegations are considered so grave that supposedly more than ¾ of the State Central Committee have signed a letter (that remains hidden from the rank and file of our Party) pledging to vote for Frederick’s ouster in April should he refuse to resign.

All of the allegations against Chairman Frederick should be aired in public. Now. The matter is in the press; any further attempt to maintain secrecy in this matter “for the good of the Party” is pointless. Further, the refusal of those seeking Frederick’s removal to allow the rank and file to judge the allegations for themselves raises very serious questions about the validity of the allegations. If we allow a select few to overturn a legitimate election, for their own purposes and absent proof of illegal or unethical behavior on Frederick’s part, we set a dangerous long-term precedent for both our Party and our state.

Read the rest

Hat tip to Tim Boyer via John Doe


From the Washington Times:

"It is clear to me, after hearing from Republican leaders across the state, that as we move forward with our campaign, as well as the other statewide and House of Delegates races, it would be helpful for the Republican Party of Virginia to have more effective leadership in this pivotal year," Bob McDonnell

Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Bob McDonnell

Read the rest


Va. Senate GOP leaders back Frederick's ouster

26th District GOP Senator Mark Obenshain

"We are confident in the ability of our ticket this year to succeed, but their job would be made easier with a functional state party behind them," the letter said.
Its six signers are Senate Minority Leader Thomas K. Norment of James City, Minority Leader pro tem Ken Stolle of Virginia Beach, Senate GOP leader emeritus Walter A. Stosch of Henrico, Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Steve Newman of Lynchburg, and Senate GOP whips
Mark Obenshain of Harrisonburg

and Frank Wagner of Virginia Beach.

Read the rest

Update: VA GOP Congressional Leader Stabbing a Knife in the Back

Just Look at the Overwhelming Throngs of Republicans!

Safe Food...

Obama warns of US food 'hazard'

President Barack Obama has said the US food safety system is a "public health hazard" and in need of an overhaul.

He sounded the warning during his weekly radio and video address, as he appointed a new head of the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

New York Health Commissioner Margaret Hamburg has been named for the post.

The appointment of 53-year-old Dr Hamburg, a bioterrorism expert who was an assistant health secretary under President Bill Clinton, must be approved by the Senate.

Read the story

Hazards in food cause an estimated 76 million illnesses, 325,000 hospitalizations, and 5,000 deaths in the United States each year, most of which are never reported to public health officials. These illnesses cost American taxpayers approximately $6.9 billion annually in medical costs, hospitalizations, and lost work time according to the Economic Research Service (USDA). Despite advances in food production and processing, foodborne illnesses from hazards such as Salmonella, E. coli O157:H7, and Listeria, continue to be a significant public health problem. At greatest risk are older Americans, children, pregnant women and their unborn children, and those with compromised immune systems. Bioterrorism also poses a threat to the nation’s food supply.

Read more

Noel Enters Race for the 25th HoD

Jim Noel, from Mt. Sidney, has formally announced his entry into the race for Virginia's 25th House of Delegate seat, currently held by Republican Steve Landes. He will seek his party's nomination in the upcoming June 9th Democratic Primary. He will be competing with Greg Marrow from Rockingham County.

Noel, 42, is a Facility Planner with Perdue Farms in Bridgewater. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio he moved to the Valley in 1993. His wife, Rachel, is native to the area. The Noel's have three children. He has been active in youth sports programs, serving as a soccer coach and softball league officer.

"I am originally from Ohio and my wife was born and raised in Mount Sidney. When we decided to settle down and raise a family there was only one choice, here in Virginia. I have been here now for over 16 years and have seen a lot of changes over this time. Businesses closing, hundreds of people out of work, subdivisions going up. Most importantly where we are not being represented in this area. That is why I decided to run. I am only one person. I will not say my ideas for this district are any more important than yours, but I will say – I will listen to anyone that would like to be heard and discuss openly and honestly your ideas and/or concerns involving ‘our’ community."
The main areas of focus for his campaign will be: Schools, Responsible Government and Transportation Infrastructure.

"We must strengthen our schools, community colleges, and universities. At the local level, we need to develop more specialized schools like Valley Vo-Tech and Massanutten. Our children that choose not to attend college need localized access to training for jobs that are in demand, and in new technologies. This will give Virginia an advantage in bringing in new businesses."

Responsible Government
"We need government to be effective, not bureaucratic. We need straightforward, honest problem solving, not partisan politics. As voters, we must hold all accountable for the results of their policies."

Highways, Bridges and Roads
"The widening of our current roads, or the building of new ones, will not ease the burden we have now with the overcrowding of our current transportation system and the condition of many of our State’s bridges. We desperately need legislation to create a lock-box system, where it is mandatory that monies collected from fuel taxes be used on our State’s highways."

cross-posted Blue Ridge Data, Blue Commonwealth

Full disclosure : Author is chair of Democratic Nomination Committee for the 25th HD.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Game On in the 25th - Greg Marrow

Chris Graham at Augusta Free Press, is first out-of-the-gate, with an in-depth interview video of Democratic candidate, Dr. Greg Marrow, who is already running hard to challenge Steve Landes in the 25th HD district.

Full disclosure : Author is chair of Democratic Nomination Committee for the 25th HD.

cross-posted Blue Ridge Data

Creigh Deeds - Why He's Running...

poor sound quality - but great unedited, unfiltered, first person reporting

Creigh Deeds at an "on-the-record" Blue blogger meet-up and interview session last night.

video from Blue Virginia, first-hand report from Blue Commonwealth

As the primary is moving into the final ninety days, I have been troubled by the failure of any of the campaigns to really articulate an overarching vision – as distinct from a specific policy position on this issue or that -- for Virginia’s future – that one thing that sets the candidate apart and that will profoundly improve the lives of everyone in the Commonwealth. This was true even for the candidate I support, Creigh Deeds.

Tonight changed that. Tonight I heard Creigh Deeds describe a vision of what his term as Governor would mean for Virginians, how he would achieve it, and why he is the person to accomplish it. Creigh spoke with genuine conviction about his desire to transform Virginia politics to take control of our government away from the entrenched political and moneyed interests that currently command it and return to its rightful place, we the people. aznew - Blue Commonwealth

Full disclosure - This author supports the Creigh Deeds campaign for Governor.

cross-posted: Blue Ridge Data

Friday, March 13, 2009

Help BHS Win in VA!!!

Please help Broadway High School win! BHS is the only Valley School close in this contest!

The voting closes tonight at 11:59pm!

I don’t want to bog you down with a long tedious explanation, so to make a long story short,

Broadway High School is in second place in Virginia, in a nation wide promotional competition to win $5,000.00 for this year’s high school prom.

Broadway’s Students have done an outstanding job of organizing and getting out the vote and the lead has been see sawing back and forth by just about 100 votes. The next closest competitor (third place) is behind by several thousand votes.

Please help Broadway win this competition!

Click here

Then scroll down the page by state to VA, choose Broadway, and scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the “Vote” button.

Thank You!


Guns, Beer, Bubbas and BBQ -This will go well...

Latest Daily Kos update: Still not surrounded

Madison Cup Debates - Coal

We cordially invite you, your family and your friends to the James Madison University campus for the 2009 "James Madison Commemorative Debate and Citizen Forum," AKA "The Madison Cup Debates." The Madison Cup Debates take place in conjunction with our university's annual celebration of James Madison's birthday. This year the debates will take place on Wednesday, March 18, 2009.

This year's debate topic is:

Resolved: That coal based technologies, including "clean coal" technologies, should not be included in our nation's energy future.

Preliminary Debates: 8:30AM and 11:00AM Taylor Hall 4th Floor (there will be signs)

Championship Round: 5:00PM Wilson Hall Auditorium

Parking is free in the South Main St. Parking Garage across the street from "the Quad."

There will opportunities for audience floor speeches and comments. There will also be a prize for the best floor speech!

The undergraduate student debaters will be competing for the Madison Cup, and $15,000.00 in Scholarship prizes. The Madison Cup Debates continue to grow. Teams will be traveling from as far away as California. Last year's participants included: Johns Hopkins, Brown, Cornell, William and Mary, Yale, Richmond, Liberty, Mary Washington, and of course JMU-to name only a few.

If you know anyone who might be interested in the debates, please let him or her know about the event.

Thank You,

Pete Bsumek
Tournament Director

Mike Davis,
Director of Debate, JMU

"You Are A Coward"... Limpbaugh

Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) Calls out the bulbous one. Seems Rush has a yellow streak.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Rushing to Failure

Remarkably, voters view Limbaugh negatively by a two-to-one ratio (53 to 26 percent), with nearly half the country, 45 percent, viewing him very, very negatively. Among independents, the ratio rises to three-to-one. More important are the values that Limbaugh espouses. By a nearly two-to-one ratio (57 to 32 percent) a majority of voters—and independents—say Limbaugh does not "share their values," but Republicans are in a different world where, by two-to-one, they believe he shares them.

Read the story

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Wall St boyz playing with your 401k ...

just like Las Vegas... the house always wins in the long run.

Small investors tend to "follow the herd" ... buying high and selling low.

Sorry about that 401k folks... you been "played".

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

This is also what CHANGE looks like.

A multi-tasking, highly process capable White House. What a difference an election makes.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Well Said! - Real Conservative Lambasts GOP

Many good folks I've spoken with during the past year echo the sentiments so eloquently expressed by former Republican and Evangelist Frank Schaeffer in the following video:

Following is an excerpt from an open letter to the Republican Party:

In the mid 1980s I left the Religious Right, after I realized just how very anti-American they are, (the theme I explore in my book Crazy For God). They wanted America to fail in order to prove they were right about America's "moral decline."

Soon after McCain lost in 2000 I re-registered as an independent in disgust with W. Bush. But I still respected many Republicans. Not today.

How can anyone who loves our country support the Republicans now? Barry Goldwater, William F. Buckley and Ronald Reagan defined the modern conservatism that used to be what the Republican Party I belonged to was about. Today no actual conservative can be a Republican. Reagan would despise today's wholly negative Republican Party.

And can you picture the gentlemanly and always polite Ronald Reagan, endorsing a radio hate-jock slob who crudely mocked a man with Parkinson's and who now says he wants an American president to fail?!

With people like Limbaugh as the loudmouth image of the Republican Party -- you need no enemies. But something far more serious has happened than an image problem: the Republican Party has become the party of obstruction at just the time when all Americans should be pulling together for the good of our country. Instead, Republicans are today's fifth column sabotaging American renewal.

Read the entire letter

Sunday, March 8, 2009

In Harrisonburg April 2-5, The Wall that Heals

click picture to read letter

This event to honor our Veterans of the Viet Nam War has been organized by
Kay Kibler of Broadway, VA
the Ladies Auxiliary of the Chimney Rock VFW Post # 9660.
For more information call Kay at 540-820-2331.
Thank you Kay! You are a blessing to our community...

Save Jeff Frederick!!!

Save Jeff Frederick!

Republicans Eating Their Own!

Jeff Frederick represents the Purest of the Pure GOP Values
and now
the Republican Party wants to play to the Center and Throw Jeff Frederick out!

Who is the Republican Party anyway?

What do they Stand For?

Where are the GOP's principles????

Soul Search Time... Do the GOP stand for what they say they do?

Or does the GOP Leadership just want power,
no matter how much they have to sell themselves?

Some Virginia Republicans try to oust state party chairman

roanoke,va - Virginia Republicans are gunning—again—for their party chairman. There’s another effort under way to remove Jeffrey M. Frederick as GOP leader, perhaps at the next meeting of the party’s governing body, the central committee, on April 4.

Read the story

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Rush in Charge? America thinks so...

Click the picture to view the latest results

Does Rush make you proud?

The Grand Overlord and Leader
of the GOP

Republicans Dare Not Disobey the Mighty Rushbo!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Marrow - Candidate for House of Delegates

Greg Marrow is a local optometrist who practices with his wife Christi in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

He graduated from the University of New England, top in his class, with a bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology before earning a doctorate of optometry at the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN.

Greg is also a decorated US Navy veteran with over a decade of service on ships, in the Mediterranean Sea, and at the end of his military career, as the Department Head of the Optometry Clinic at the Naval Hospital at Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station. Here he was awarded the prestigious Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal for fiscal responsibility in stream lining efficiency in the clinic, support of troop readiness, and saving taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars each year.

Greg has been involved in politics for several decades and has worked for candidates on both sides of the aisle. He has worked tirelessly to improve the health and prosperity of his community and in 2006 was awarded a civilian medal of honor by the Valley Voice Reading Service for outstanding support and contribution to Virginia's blind and visually impaired.

In addition to this effort, Greg and his wife Christi have donated thousands of dollars to local libraries, needy charities, churches and schools.

Greg and Christi were drawn to the Valley years ago and have been in love with it ever since, learning very quickly that this is a great place to raise a family. In addition to managing a successful business, Greg and Christi are raising two wonderfully bright children, Cami, age 4, and Cade, age 2.

In his spare time Greg enjoys hiking the Appalachian Trail and raising alpacas and chickens on his small farm.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Deeds in Harrisonburg Friday

Meet and Speak with
Senator Creigh Deeds

Where? Old Dominion Coffee Company

When? Friday, March 6th, 2009

Time? 10:15 in the Morning

State Senator and Gubernatorial Candidate Creigh Deeds will be at the Old Dominion Coffee Company on Court Square in Harrisonburg at 10:15 a.m. Friday, March 6, for a meet and greet with Valley residents.

Come meet and share conversation with one of our Outstanding Candidates!

For more information contact Alan Finks, Harrisonburg City Democratic Chairman
Or call 540-434-6140 or 540-810-5884 mobile.