Saturday, May 27, 2017

President Trump's Growth Budget

Larry Kudlow at National Review argues that, despite what the media wants you to believe, there are A LOT of good things in president Trump's recently submitted budget. Click this link to read the post.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Alexandria Advisory Group Seeks New Names for Jefferson David Highway

Alexandria City Manager Mark B. Jinks has announced the appointment of an Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Renaming Jefferson Davis Highway, which will solicit public feedback and consider potential new names for a portion of U.S. Route 1. In September 2016, the Alexandria City Council voted unanimously to begin the process of renaming Jefferson Davis Highway in Alexandria.

The Advisory Group plans to hold its first meeting in June, followed by a public survey over the summer to seek naming suggestions. Additional details will be posted online in the coming months as they are developed by the group.

The members of the Advisory Group are Laurie MacNamara (chair), a member of the City’s Budget and Fiscal Affairs Advisory Committee; Lynnwood Campbell, board chair of Senior Services of Alexandria; Gerry Laporte, former president of the Arlington Historical Society; and Elmer Lowe, Sr., former president of the Arlington branch of the NAACP. While the Arlington County Board has not formally considered a name change, Arlington representatives were selected to provide input on potential new names for the continuous stretch of road in both localities.

What would you re-name it?

What Does the Democratic Party Stand For?

Via WFB, California Congresswoman Maxine Waters struggles to elaborate on MSDNC on what the Democratic party stands for other than to impeach Donald Trump (even when there's NO evidence of a crime).

The answer really is quite simple. Democrats, along with their BIG government Republican friends, believe in the power of a strong, centralized government. Something that will be the downfall of this nation.

Is that REALLY what you want for your kids??

Alexandria, Virginia Should Abandon the 72 Hour Parking Rule

Alexandria, Virginia Vice Mayor Justin Wilson has been a proponent of removing old laws off of the City's books. The 72 hour parking rule is one that should have gone too.

At the most recent public hearing, City Council voted to keep two laws on the books as it pertains to long term parking in Alexandria. Currently, there's the 72 hour parking code which the City amended with this ruling and then there's the abandoned vehicle code.

The abandoned vehicle law could have easily been amended to include the 72 hour parking and travel permits language passed on May 13. The Alexandria Police Department has admitted that the overwhelming numbers of 72 hour parking cases it gets come from neighbors and the overwhelming majority of cases are resolved by the time the Police arrive.

Therefore, its time for City Council to abandon the 72 hour parking rule and stop pitting neighbor versus neighbor.

DNC Chair Booed in California

You think the booing's because the establishment Democratic party shoved Perez down the Democratic party's throat? The booing was about creating a massive public healthcare entitlement.

How many Democrats in the Alexandria, Virginia area want the same? If Democrats get their way, our kids are screwed...

Via SacBee
State Democrats’ three-day convention had a raucous start Friday, as liberal activists booed and heckled Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez after marching from the state Capitol to promote a universal heath care program.

The leader of the nurses’ union that opposed Perez’s recent election had just warned California Democrats that they would put up primary election challengers against lawmakers if they don’t support a bill to create public-funded, universal healthcare.

“They cannot be in denial anymore that this is a movement that can primary them,” RoseAnn DeMoro, executive director of the California Nurses Association, told hundreds of nurses and health care advocates gathered for a rally at the Capitol.

“Vote them out,” the crowd chanted back, referring to Democrats in the Legislature wavering on whether to support their cause.
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Rep. Trey Gowdy Honors Fallen Hero #NationalPoliceWeek

During National Police Week, members of Congress often honors fallen law enforcement officers of the floor of the House and Senate.

Here, South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy remembers Officer Kevin Carper. Very moving.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Washington DC Metro Area: Where the 1% Live

The richest in America know how to feed off the trough of BIG government.

Wealth in Washington is being redefined, as the region’s modest millionaires give rise to a new class of super-rich.

For years, Washington and its surrounding suburbs have been among the most affluent in the country. The four highest-earning counties in the United States, as measured by median incomes, are all near D.C., according to the Census Bureau. The top three are in Virginia — Loudon County, followed by Falls Church City (an independent city treated by the Census Bureau as a county) and Fairfax County — and No. 4 is Howard County, Md.

The region also has plenty of millionaires. Maryland, Virginia and Washington are all in the top 10 for millionaires per capita, according to Phoenix Marketing.

But there has always been a sharp distinction in D.C. culture between being wealthy and being rich. Let New York and Los Angeles have the mansion-owning, Ferrari-driving, yacht-loving billionaires. The Washington elite were content with a three-bedroom colonial, two incomes and top private schools. Its handful of billionaires were mostly local sports team owners little known outside the capital.

Virginia Terry McAuliffe Doesn't Play Well With Others

'Others' as in Virginia Republicans. Governor McAwful still hasn't learned why Medicaid expansion is a bad choice as policy.

The Democratic governor issued an executive order Friday directing his staff to abide by his version of the state budget, not the final one enrolled by the clerk of the state House.

GOP House Speaker William J. Howell previously ordered the House clerk to ignore vetoes McAuliffe tried to make to certain sections of the budget. That included a provision McAuliffe said "could preclude" unionized construction contractors from taking part in public-private transportation projects and another section aimed at prohibiting him from expanding Medicaid.

Tom Perriello Sells Stake in Company Interested in Building Trump's Border Wall

Looks like Virginia Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Tom Perriello was for Trump's border wall (and pipelines) before he was against it.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Perriello has sold his financial holdings in a construction company interested in building President Donald Trump’s wall along the Mexican border and that has worked with Dominion Energy, a Perriello punching bag, on energy projects in Virginia.

Perriello’s investment in Fluor Corp., revealed last month on the former congressman’s mandatory conflict-of-interest disclosure, cut against his campaign message of populist reform, standing up to Trump and fighting corporate power.

At the time, Perriello’s campaign said he wasn’t aware of the investment. The campaign confirmed the stock was sold on April 18 but declined to comment on the reasons behind the decision.

Keith Olbermann With Treasonous Message for Democrats

In a town, Alexandria, Virginia, made up of 75% Democrats, how many feel the same way?

In any case, calling for the overthrow of the U.S. Government is treasonous.

Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey certainly raises a lot of questions. However, the two salient facts here remain: The Trump-Russia investigation isn’t going away, and not even the FBI disagrees that it was within the Trump’s power to fire a man who serves at the pleasure of the president. In fact, by firing Comey so abruptly, Trump may have breathed new life into the investigation. One of the golden rules of Washington still applies here: Never assume malevolence when incompetence will suffice as an explanation.

Nonetheless, there is an emerging strain of thought in the fever swamps of the left that not running around with your hair on fire at right now is the hallmark of a collaborator. To that end, I present Keith Olbermann’s latest rant, in which the former MSNBC host calls on foreign intelligence agencies—including, incredibly, the Russian GRU—to help overthrow the U.S. government. Ostensibly, this is to save us from “a coup” presently under way by “the greatest threat to the freedoms of this nation that this nation has ever faced, the Trump administration, the Trump junta.” Even for Olbermann, this is pretty Olbermann: