Thursday, July 24, 2014

Watauga Memorial to Fallen Officers To Be Dedicated Saturday

 From GoBlueRidge.Net

"Tomorrow will mark two years since Watauga Deputy William Mast Jr. started his last shift of duty.  By the early morning of July 26th, 2012, he was dead, as was the man who shot him as he answered a call in the Deep Gap area.  With his death, the idea of honoring all the law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty or while working as a sworn officer has turned into a tangible expression of the gratitude, the remembrance, and honor to those who died while protecting us"

" Saturday evening at 7, the monument just outside the front door of the Watauga Sheriff’s office will be dedicated in a ceremony that the entire community is invited to.  It will have two parts, with the dedication at 7, then as dusk brings darkness, a candlelight service on the grounds.  The community is invited and urged to come."
See article here
HC PRESS article here

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


In another case of the Obama administration ignoring congress and trying to establish it's own laws - the DC Circuit Court has overturned the IRS decision and decided that Obamacare premium subsidies for 34 states are illegal. In a complete disregard of the law passed by congress which states that the subsidies are available to only
those exchanges established by states, the IRS had  decreed that the subsidies would be expanded to exchanges established by the federal government.

The DC Circuit Court has decided that the law was probably intended to mean what it says and overuled the Obama administration.

From the Daily Caller:
A federal court ruled Tuesday that Obamacare premium subsidies are illegal for all customers in the federal exchange — the vast majority of all the health care law’s enrollees.
The far-reaching, long-awaited ruling, Halbig v. Burwell, concerns the language of the health care law itself. The text of the Affordable Care Act stipulates that the law’s hallmark premium subsidies are available only to exchanges “established by the state.” The three-judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has decided that the phrase stipulates that all 5.4 million Obamacare exchange customers in exchanges established by the federal government, not a state, cannot legally be given subsidies.
The plaintiff argued that the phrase “established by the state” was included intentionally by the health care law’s authors, in order to convince states to create their own health care exchanges.
When a whopping 36 states decided building an exchange wasn’t worth it, their customers should have become ineligible for premium subsidies. But the Internal Revenue Service issued its own belated rule that subsidies would also apply to exchanges set up by the federal government."

Vent Page XCII - A Vent Page That Can Hang Around!

The Vent Page For The 1%  - No others may participate!

Ok,it's our NINETY SECOND VENT PAGE! And, we are running out of icons. It isn't easy finding a pic to fit every number that comes up! In this case we opted for the Sikorsky S-92. This is the civilian version of the military Sikorsky H-92 and is probably the ultimate status symbol for we 1% ers! 

As the Sikorsky ads say " The helicopter's advanced health and usage monitoring system sets a new record of reliability and enables cutting-edge fleet management services."

All we know is, that, at a price of just under $18Million, this is just the vehicle we need for quick trips to Raleigh for those 1%ers who want to participate in the Moron Monday protests!

Vent pages are handy for posting of off-topic posts, rants, raves, rages, etc, which might not be appropriate on other threads where adults are having serious discussions. Childish rant? Need to call another poster a name? Just feel like spouting off? Or even if you have something to say and there doesn't seem to be any other logical place to say it....THIS PAGE IS FOR YOU!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Foxx likely to have easy victory in November......

Local Democrat Josh Brannon has won the "opportunity" to be Virginia Foxx's next victim come the November election.

Brannon yesterday won the Democratic primary for the 5th District congressional race. Brannon received 2746 votes ( Foxx won the Republican primary in May with 49371 votes).

Brannon was quoted in the Watauga Democrat as saying " "I am just glad that people have been receptive to my message."

We expect that Foxx will have a record victory in November!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Pick Your Own Caption.....

Scene Outside Watauga Democrat Party HQ

This was the scene recently outside local Watauga Democrat HQ....We were unable to determine if these were just the staff cars of the paid staffers who work there; the cars of the Union Officials who were dropping off their political contributions; transportation for the "Occupy Boone" protestors who are protesting the "1%"; or perhaps just a graphic example of how out of touch local Democrat elites are with the working class men and women who are Watauga County voters!

Wouldn't it make more sense for Democrats to use some of their "limousine money" to support local charities? Perhaps if they would contribute more to the local non profits and less on limousines and other expensive habits, they would not be so dependent on taxpayers for funding of local charities!. Or maybe having two limousines is a way better investment than donating to church or charity?

Or, is it possible that the limousines belong to the out of town lawyers that the local Democrats hire whenever they get the urge to sue our taxpaying citizens or our board of elections? After all, "Buy local" does not apply to the hiring of law firms. Why choose a Watauga County law firm when there are firms in Charlotte or Raleigh who can be hired to represent the local Dem party or the Town of Boone? It's not as if we have a shortage of Democrat lawyers in Boone!

Suggestions for caption?

Monday, July 14, 2014

Not so Fast Dems on Your Amnesty Scheme

  Comprehensive immigration is the code phrase for amnesty.   Amnesty is Democrats’, double dealing to increase membership.  They believe that the culturally and language--limited will have to turn to them for survival.  That they will vote Democrat.

Maybe.  But, everyone knows “the best laid plans can go astray.”  There is a fly in their ointment.  It is called Pentecostalism, also known as Renewalism.   Renewalists make up 60% of the population of Guatemala and 49% of Brazil, for example.  It is the fastest growing Christian movement in the world.  Pew Study

Renewalists are typically politically conservative.  

Conservatism makes sense.  In the Renewal experience you have a  direct experience with a living God–a God Who heals–Who prospers–Who reveals a passionate interest in one’s life–an Empowerer.  With Him, you can be all you can be!

Thursday, July 10, 2014


Watauga County Republican Party to open
2014 Victory Headquarters

Saturday, July 19, 2014
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

149 Meadowview Drive ~ Boone

Invited guests include:
Congresswoman Virginia Foxx
NC Senator Dan Soucek
NC House Rep Jonathan Jordan
District Attorney Seth Banks
Nathan Miller - County Commission Chairman
David Blust - County Commissioner
Perry Yates - County Commissioner
Karen Lerch - County Commission candidate
Jimmy Hodges - County Commission candidate
Jason Cornett - School Board candidate
Randy Townsend – Sheriff candidate

Hamburgers, hot dogs & fixin’s will be served

Ain't Funny Mr. Obama

Hope you all caught Gov. Perry’s interview with Hannity last night.  “Pick up the phone and call the DOD and send the national guard to the border” period!  Get off the  four billion dollars for which only 2% goes for impotent border security.  Do what we know works because we have done it before.  We know how to do it.  Send a message south which can’t be mistaken.  “You can’t come in.”

Perry never wavered from his point.  I was so proud of him.

Rep. Virginia Foxx named a 2014 Guardian of Federalism

Washington, D.C.  – Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) was named a 2014 Guardian of Federalism by the Council of State Governments. Rep. Foxx made the following statement upon receiving the award:
It’s certainly an honor to be named a Guardian of Federalism.  Every year the federal government imposes thousands of pages of rules and regulations which make it harder for
companies to hire and for cash-strapped states, counties, and cities to keep streets safe and parks clean. My bill, the Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act (UMITA) will ensure that the people who write these regulations in Washington know exactly what they are asking the American people to pay, and whether the costs of compliance might make it harder for state and local governments to balance their budgets.”
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Founded in 1933, The Council of State Governments is our nation’s only organization serving all three branches of state government. CSG is a region-based forum that fosters the exchange of insights and ideas to help state officials shape public policy.
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Congresswoman Virginia Foxx is currently in her fifth term as the Representative of North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District and is the elected Republican Conference Secretary. Dr. Foxx is the chair of the House Education & the Workforce Subcommittee on Higher Education and serves as Vice Chair of the House Rules Committee.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Bled dry by the New Class:

Bureaucrats push pencils at the expense of real workers

Life is hard. It's harder still when an entire class of people with their hands out stands between you and success.
Read USA Today article here

Reader "Cyclops" called the above article to our attention by posting it on our Vent Page. We thought it deserved a page of it's own and have moved the article and the comments by Cyclops to this post.

Cyclops said...
" Below is a link to an insightful opinion column by Glenn Harlan Reynolds that recently appeared in USA Today. Title of the column is "BLED DRY BY THE NEW CLASS." Subtitled "Bureaucrats Push Pencils at the expense of Real Workers."

"Reynolds' analysis gets to the heart of the contemporary liberal-conservative political divide, not only in the U.S., but worldwide. He defines the new class as administrators, bureaucrats, technocrats, lawyers, academics and social workers, etc.

This new class is supported by social commentators from the media, academia and the entertainment industry who identify with collectivist actions at the expense of individual initiative and responsibility.

The gist of Reynolds analysis is that this New Class of highly educated elites have wrested political control over those who actually do the nitty gritty work necessary to sustain a modern society. This "New Class" is not only non-productive, but its political tentacles provide a substantial drag on society's productive workers.

I'd be interested in other conservatives' reaction to Reynolds" column".


 Please update your directories accordingly.


Ray Nagin sentenced to 10 years in prison for public corruption (click here for story)

By Ginny LaRoe, | The Times-Picayune

on July 09, 2014 at 10:15 AM, updated July 09, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced on Wednesday to 10 years in federal prison.
Nagin, 58, the two-term mayor who was the face of the city during Hurricane Katrina, joins a list of Louisiana elected officials convicted of misdeeds. He is New Orleans' first mayor to be convicted and sent to prison for public corruption.
Nagin is set to report to prison on Sept. 8. He could serve his term at a minimum security federal detention center in Oakdale, a city in central Louisiana.
U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan handed down the sentence in a packed courtroom five months after a jury convicted Nagin on 20 of 21 counts of bribery, wire fraud, tax evasion and other charges

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Thanks Taxpayers! The Obamas Have Already Spent Over $44 Million On Travel

The Obamas have spent over 44 million dollars in taxpayer money on travel and vacations. Some are even calling him the “most well-trvaeled, expensive” president in our nation’s history.
As Americans head off for the long holiday weekend, let’s take a look back at some of the president’s holiday spending.
Our president vacations a lot — we’re talking $44,351,777.12 worth of “a lot,” with most expenses charged to the American taxpayer.

VENT PAGE XCI - The Irrelevant Vent Page..

Here we are with a brand new Vent Page -our effort to bring an "open forum" to our readers ...One where readers can initiate NEW topics, whatever.....

..This is our 91st such effort.Normally, we try to tie the Vent Page number to an event or object with some sort of "connection" to that number. We didn't bother this time.

Vent pages are handy for posting of off-topic posts, rants, raves, rages, etc, which might not be appropriate on other threads where adults are having serious discussions. Childish rant? Need to call another poster a name? Just feel like spouting off? Or even if you have something to say and there doesn't seem to be any other logical place to say it....THIS PAGE IS FOR YOU!