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Sunday, December 02, 2007
A new phase in my political life
Some of you may have noticed that yours truly hasn't been very prolific in posting here. I hope and expect that will change, now that I have just been elected Chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Virginia, an organization dedicated to ensuring the GOP remains the party of limited government and individual freedom.
With any luck, my running commentary of Virginia and national politics will give the readers north of the 49th some more insight into American politics (which was one of the reasons I sold the powers that be on letting me post here in the first place).
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Congrats on the new gig.
Good luck controlling anything in the GOP .. least of all big guv and spending.
Posted by: John | 2007-12-02 10:33:16 PM
good luck on that!
Posted by: winston | 2007-12-02 11:48:25 PM
Congratulations on striving to participate and influence our government.
I should know or remember from your many helpful posts on this blog, but I must ask, is your organization "Libertarian" or is it "Conservative" with respect to influencing the Republican Party?
Full disclosure; I'm Conservative and unfortunately, I'm quite suspicious-oppossed to Libertarian.
Best wishes, whatever your ilk, active participation is vital.
Posted by: Conrad-USA | 2007-12-03 9:01:39 AM
I notice that Ron Paul is an advisory board member. You know what that will get you labelled as.
Posted by: O'REILLY | 2007-12-03 9:07:40 AM
Best of luck with this new endeavour. Your previous postings on China where always interesting.
Posted by: O'REILLY | 2007-12-03 9:09:06 AM
"Your previous postings on China where always interesting."
Where were they always interesting, O'Gotcha? :)
Posted by: obc | 2007-12-03 9:14:55 AM
Congradulation Mr McGuire.
And that's a good point...what do you think of Ron Paul ?
Posted by: Marc | 2007-12-03 10:39:55 AM
Remember these memorable quotes in your new assignment - and you will do well!
“I find that the harder I work,
the more luck I seem to have.”
~ Thomas Jefferson
“He that is good for making excuses
is seldom good for anything else.”
~ Benjamin Franklin
Posted by: obc | 2007-12-03 10:42:12 AM
Talking about a new phase in political life, obc, did you hear?
chavez lost his referendum...LOL!
Made my day!
chavez is a loser!
chavez is a loser!
Posted by: Lady | 2007-12-03 11:01:48 AM
As good as that news may seem, Chavez - like Putin - will never relinquish power voluntarily. In 4 years, when his term is up, Chavez will devise an excuse why he MUST remain President of Venezuela.
He has learned well from Fidel.
Posted by: obc | 2007-12-03 11:04:40 AM
obc - Remember these memorable quotes in your new assignment - and you will do well!
And remember these three names. Bwahahahahaha
Oswald - killed Kennedy
Booth - killed Lincoln
Czolgosz - killed McKinley
Posted by: O'REILLY | 2007-12-03 1:37:35 PM
But who killed Garfield? :)
Posted by: obc | 2007-12-03 1:45:27 PM
Posted by: Marc | 2007-12-03 6:39:35 PM
Good luck. Public service is noble.
Posted by: philanthropist | 2007-12-03 8:15:02 PM
I think there is a difference between Fidel and chavez.
Fidel is sincere--even if he is wrong. He has oppressed the people of Cuba, and sincerely believed it was all for their own good.
chavez, on the other hand, is lusty.
Posted by: Lady | 2007-12-03 11:55:44 PM
"Fidel is sincere"
Maybe at first - but he has managed to sock away hundreds of millions of dollars for himself in Swiss bank accounts since the Revolution.
Posted by: obc | 2007-12-04 6:50:50 AM
I figured Dr. Paul would come up.
Turth be told, I admire him a great deal. I disagree with him on foreign policy (in fact, it's why I'm supporting Duncan Hunter instead of him), but I understand his arugment (America is too good for the rest of the world).
Dr. Paul is of the opinion that non-intervention can prevent Americans from getting tangled up in global. As I view history, we tried non-intervention in the early 19th century - and we got the War of 1812.
Posted by: D.J. McGuire | 2007-12-04 7:50:28 AM
Oops! That should read "in global conflicts." Sorry about that.
Posted by: D.J. McGuire | 2007-12-04 7:52:03 AM
I know--it does read ludicrous--but it is in comparison between chavez and fidel, and not what abosulute universal sincerety. Even though there have been claims that fidel has stocked away money--those claims have not been substantiated--best to my knowledge although I am open to new material information on the subject.
and when fidel grew old--as he has--he never became like other dictators--a really ugly sob--like arafat did, as well as numerous others, who became dictators. I feel that that speaks volumes, because the inner self gets to be manifested, through the body and the eyes, as one gets older.
of course, if you compare him to Arafat, well you have complete opposites. Arafat was an ugly murdering sodomizing scum-bag who stocked away, not only millions, but Billions in foreign accounts--all of which has been substantiated. He was even known to take charitable donations of ambulances, that were given to the arabs, and he sold them, and kept the money for himself.
chavez--of course, would do the same. There is one thing that these guys have--is that they manage to get people to follow them, and then take the money and use it for their own benefit.
Why Arafat's widow lives off of more money in one month than the average Canadian family does in an entire year. And that is to pay for her living expenses.
so much for the queen of the palestinians!
I think the Cuban people will be able to move away from their self-impossed socialism/communism, when fidel dies. I think that that is what they really want--and when that happens, Cuba will become one of the wealthiest islands in the Atlantic.
Posted by: Lady | 2007-12-04 3:20:20 PM
"only because America wanted one"
You're kidding! And all this time I thought it was because the British stopped US ships on the high seas, stole their cargo, and impressed Americans into the British navy against their will.
Posted by: obc | 2007-12-05 12:56:55 PM
"Or they could simply have complied with the blockade"
. . . thereby yielding their recently-won sovereignty back to Britain. Sure!
Posted by: obc | 2007-12-05 1:08:22 PM
"against a power dangerous to world peace"
. . . but France was not a danger to America. Try looking at this with a 19th Century mindset and not a modern one.
Posted by: obc | 2007-12-06 1:51:54 PM
Tx for responding, Mr. McGuire.
Here's what I have to say to you: watch and learn.
You are sitting besides one of the last Americans.
We both know there's no way he becomes President in today's "USA" and if by some miracle it happen, we both know he would be shot.
(...my cash is on our pal, obc.)
I sincerly hope he continues his political career after the next election so others like you will have the privilege to be teach on the American Constitution and true founding values. I just wish to make sure you understand the opportunity and great chance you have.
Others like this man...: None.
But of course you already knows all that.
Good luck in these new fonctions.
Posted by: Marc | 2007-12-06 3:01:16 PM
Before our friendly blogers here post this to you:
I'm just a french Québécois so don't feel the need to give any importance to my suggestion. My words are evil.
Posted by: Marc | 2007-12-06 3:06:56 PM
Ron Paul appears to be living in a fantasy world where he thinks that if the U.S. just withdraws they will not be a target. He's a moron, as are most of his followers, who are raving libertarians at best, and leftist conspiracy advocates at worst. I'm guessing you are the libertarian, marc...and maybe raving was a bit harsh for a Habs fan.
Posted by: markalta | 2007-12-06 3:11:41 PM
I don't even know what that means and I don't care, frankly Markalata. The only thing I'm interest in is his views and how Patriotic he is.
Plus, I never put my trust in party lines but in men of goodwill. You could call me an independant I guess - like in Independance.
I don't know about his "followers" being "morons" but, he's doing pretty well and hated mostly by "neo-con/Zionists" and their followers. Not so bad for a "moron".
Their's something that intrigues me: If the conflict was anywhere except near Israel, does his message would have much more coverage. Celà dit, I fully understand and accept your reaction, Mark.
By the way, the habs are playing Boston in 2 hours.
Posted by: Marc | 2007-12-06 3:28:53 PM
...Not so bad for a "moron".
Posted by: Marc | 2007-12-06 3:31:02 PM
It doesn't matter if any conflict is near Israel...he wants all American military back in the USA. I guess you could call him the ostrich candidate. Good luck to the Habs...apparently there is only romm in Beantown for 2 or 3 championship calibre teams, so the Bruins get left out! :)
Posted by: Markalta | 2007-12-06 3:49:43 PM
"a clear choice between war and peace"
Peace - at the cost of loss of national independence on the high seas.
Sounds like the "peace" Muslims offer us today.
Posted by: obc | 2007-12-06 3:56:21 PM
Only those that are occupying...I guess you can call him a Freedom's advocate. This guy can understand when a conflict is legetimate and need an honnest intervention.
"Good luck to the Habs"
...just told you we're playin Boston.
Posted by: Marc | 2007-12-06 4:01:34 PM
redundant wishing the Habs luck against Boston...my bad.
As for Paul, I believe you have misread him. He is an isolationist from what I've seen and read, which would be very bad policy for all western/freedom loving countries.
Anyway, he's had his 15 minutes of fame...he'll soon fade away.
Posted by: Markalta | 2007-12-06 4:09:57 PM
Roo Paul is the Republican equivalent of Dennis Kucinich. Each one has the same chance of winning.
Posted by: obc | 2007-12-06 4:17:53 PM
EXCUSE ME?? That's an argument for legalizing piracy!
Posted by: obc | 2007-12-06 4:27:45 PM
The sadest side of all this is that honnest citizens with Jewish background are paying the price of being paint as evil by other extremist.
The US need to revise their entire foreing policy and Israel should look also elsewhere for friendly support and their elite should start acting like men of goodwill.
Posted by: Marc | 2007-12-06 4:27:51 PM
"He is an isolationist"
Who's not ? The State they support ?
Posted by: Marc | 2007-12-06 4:31:10 PM
Maybe Queerbec should stop getting money from the ROC and stand on THEIR own feet. But then they'd actually have to do some productive work.
Posted by: obc | 2007-12-06 4:33:07 PM
You're talking to a guy who deeply wish to see Quebec becoming a country separate from this huge federation. For the moment, we're in the same country so the money from the ROC is wilingly given; even more under the conservateurs.
Does an Israeli pays American taxes ? I don't think so.
Posted by: Marc | 2007-12-06 7:15:53 PM
Marc- Does an Israeli pays American taxes ? I don't think so.
This story from the BBC, maybe Israeli's are paying the British. Wasn't it only the evil Chinese who try to influence foreign politicians? hahahahaha
Posted by: O'REILLY | 2007-12-06 7:36:11 PM
I'll come by your house tomorrow and decide who may visit you and what mail you may receive.
Oh, and I may grab your teenagers to work for me for free.
You have two choices:
Fight or acquiesce. If you fight, you are obviously the aggressor - and must be condemned as a warmonger who hates peace.
Talk about going over the deep end. SHEEESH!
Posted by: obc | 2007-12-07 11:41:25 AM
Last I checked, Germany didn't board US ships and shanghai its sailors.
And the US actually DID trade with Britain without publicizing it. There are those who say the Lusitania sank so quickly because munitions on board meant for Britain exploded after she was torpedoed.
Posted by: obc | 2007-12-07 12:00:18 PM
Lets go to where dante much more he wasamazed, we should doit again. italian sluts She.
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