Transportation Tax-And-Spend Quote Of The DayFeb. 21, 2013
Our Quote of the Day comes from one person from two sources, citing two movies, on one topic. One, and old school release. The other, social media, where we're finding more and more of our QODs. In a news release from Delegate Ben Cline (R-24, Rockbridge), co-chairman of the General Assembly's Conservative Caucus, regarding the House-Senate tax-increase-and-spend transportation plan:
In an attempt to cobble together enough new tax revenue to satisfy the demands of Senate Democrats, this has become a Frankenstein’s monster for Virginia taxpayers.
Furthermore, he tweeted this yesterday:
@rtdshapiro says Gov wants to sign the trans tax hike. To paraphrase Star Wars, 'This isn't the legacy you're looking for, Gov. Move along.'
— Delegate Ben Cline (@DelBenCline) February 20, 2013
Here's hoping members of the Conservative Caucus stick together as the formidable bloc they can be, keeping in mind that nothing good comes from haste — and that do no harm is a creed not only for doctors. Lawmakers do well to heed it too.
Quote Of The Day: Educrat StyleJan. 19, 2011
Today's Quote of the Day involves your humble blogger. The Conservative Caucus annual legislative agenda news conference had hardly ended when the entire educrat establishment rushed the House Briefing Room as if there was great anticipation for its reply news conference to Governor Bob McDonnell's education reform event yesterday. They were all there: The VEA, the superintendents association, the school board association, you name it. Two men each had two huge stacks of red folders. I politiely asked for one. The first man rejected me, saying they were for the media. I mentioned that he had about two dozen and there were only about eight media in the room. Didn't matter. I then told him, "I do the blog for The Family Foundation." He said if there were any extra I could get one.
So, I approached the other, equally well supplied man, for one:
Admin: May I have one of those?
Educrat: They are for the media.
Admin: I write the blog for The Family Foundation.
Educrat: They're for the Mainstream media!
Oh! I get it! Any wonder the education establishment is viewed as isolated, statist and the only roadblock to reform of our failing education system? Publicly, their motto is, "It's about the children." In reality, it's all about them.
After I left and it was apparent they had an abundance of leftovers, they supplied our intern one. She taped the event, as well as the Conservative Caucus news conference. We hope to have both up tomorrow.
Virginia News Stand: March 25, 2010Mar. 25, 2010
Annotations & Elucidations Living La VITA
Congratulations to Delegate Sam Nixon, named yesterday as the chief at VITA. We don't envy the job he has sorting out that mess, (ahem, Mark Warner and Tim Kaine), but if anyone can do it, we know it's Delegate Nixon. We'll miss him in the House, where he twice earned The Family Foundation's Legislator of the Year Award and where he chaired the Conservative Caucus before getting elected to chair the House Republican Caucus.
Most everything else is about health care. It won't go away and for good reason. One sign it has legs, especially in Virginia, is the national attention placed on Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's law suit on the government takeover's constitutionality. Today, the New York Times chimes in, twice. One article covers the AG, himself; one on the preposterous allegation that the lawsuit is reminiscent of the fight for desegregated schools. Typical. At least we have a number of great editorial comics for you enjoyment.
McDonnell touts new Va. law in health-care challenge (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Health care fight spreads through Virginia (The Daily Press)
Dems liken health care suit to desegregation fight (The Daily Press)
Va. Democrats demand info on health care challenge (Norfolk Virginian-Pilot)
Chesterfield delegate named new head of VITA (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
George Mason board adopts resolution to "reaffirm" gay policy (Washington Post Virginia Politics Blog)
Dems Liken Health Care Suit to Desegregation Fight (New York Times)
Opponents continue to stand against health care (AP/GOPUSA.com)
GOP forces return of health bill th House (AP/GOPUSA.com)
Petraeus denies political side to NH trip (AP/GOPUSA.com)
The Real Issue That Can Turn Congress Upside Down in November (Matt Towery/GOPUSA.com)
Bond Markets Reflect the True Cost of Obamacare (Michael Barrone/GOPUSA.com)
Tainting the Tea Party (Brent Bozell/GOPUSA.com)
Are McCain Republicans Finally 'Seeing The Light'? (Christopher Adamo/GOPUSA.com)
Whatever Happened To The Tenth Amendment? (Harris Sherline/GOPUSA.com)
Vive La Differance (Lisa Fabrizio/GOPUSA.com)
Military Express Health Care Concerns (Thomas Segal/GOPUSA.com)
Constitutional Toliet Paper (Mike Lester/Rome News-Tribune)
Who said blue dogs can't be trained? (Gary Varvel/TownHall.com)
Health-Care Reform (IRS) (Gary Varvel/TownHall.com)
Conservative Caucus News Conference To Start in 20 Minutes/Follow It On TwitterJan. 21, 2009
The Conservative Caucus news conference to unveil its 2009 General Assembly legislative agenda will begin at 11:00, in about 20 minutes. We'll be there twittering any important details and will have a blog report later in the day.