Merry Christmas

O Come All Ye Faithful
Joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem.
Come and behold Him,
Born the King of Angels;
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

Merry Christmas everyone.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is by far the best holiday on the calendar. There are three key elements to today; food, family and football.

With the best of luck to all who are trying to avoid political conversations this year, allow us to offer two topics;

1) The best way to cook a turkey is on the charcoal grill.

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2) Randy Moss had the best Thanksgiving Day game against the Cowboys.

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Happy Halloween

Say no to Ken Bone. The best political themed Halloween costume, The National Debt, was worn by Senator Rand Paul last year and it is just as relevant today. An updated version of this costume for this year would need to read $19 trillion and that is really scary.

Happy Halloween everyone.

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Happy George Washington’s Birthday

Today is Presidents’ Day, which is the poorest conceived addition to our holiday calendar.

This holiday did not start out as Presidents’ Day. It began as a day to celebrate George Washington’s birthday, who was so much more to our Founding than just serving as president. But then came Abraham Lincoln, whose February birthday falls just a few days from Washington’s. So with two giants right next to each other, it made sense to combine the celebrations. Unfortunately this snowballed into a day to honor all the presidents, giving Franklin Pierce and James Buchanan the same recognition that Washington and Lincoln receive.

Leave it to the big brother government to step-in and handout a trophy to everyone for participation. So you’ll have to forgive me for saying, “happy George Washington’s birthday,” because saying “happy Presidents’ Day” just doesn’t line up with our Constitution and our separate, but equal, branches of government.

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On Groundhog Day

Red NoVA’s attempt to push legislation that would change Groundhog Day to National Watch the Movie Groundhog Day Day has failed. We will re-write the bill and try again next year.

Red NoVA’s attempt to push legislation that would change Groundhog Day to National Watch the Movie Groundhog Day Day has failed. We will re-write the bill and try again next year.

Red NoVA’s attempt to push legislation that would change Groundhog Day to National Watch the Movie Groundhog Day Day has failed. We will re-write the bill and try again next year.

(Wink.)

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On MLK Jr. Day

Today we remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. An icon of the Civil Rights movement Dr. King accomplished a lot. One of his many timeless contributions to political discourse is his I Have A Dream speech. The structure of the speech is brilliant. In addition to the authenticity of the message, the repetition of language, the rhythm of the prose, the allusions to Biblical and secular traditions, are all mesmerizing and inspiring.

Linked here is the full text of the speech, or you can watch the speech at YouTube, linked here.

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Merry Christmas

“And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
And the angel said unto them, ‘Fear not: for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.’
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.’”

-Luke 2: 9-14

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The Night Before Christmas in Virginia

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the commonwealth
Not a legislator was stirring, most of them will return in good health
Their bills were hung in the hopper with care
In hopes that enough votes soon would be there
Their constituents were home all snug in their beds
While concerns for the future messed with their heads
Republicans in suits and Democrats along with Chap
Had just settled some deals before taking a nap
When out from Richmond there arose such a clatter
The news media could not figure out what was the matter
Quickly to the internet I opened pages with a flash
Downloaded content and threw out the ads
When what to my wondering eyes did appear
It was Governor McAuliffe drinking a beer
With a new version of Medicaid expansion he thought he was slick
I would have preferred to see jolly St. Nick
Surrounded by Democrats all of the same
He whistled, and shouted, calling his minions by name:
“Now, Saslaw, now Northam now Barker and Wexton
On Toscano, on Bulova, on Sickles and Preston
To the top of the agenda, to the top of the session
Now attack, attack with every possession”
As the Republicans before they did not lie
Then responded with “no chance we’ll let this fly”
Up to the General Assembly the Democrats they flew
With promises of free stuff along with healthcare too
We need to live within our means or we’ll lose our roof
Terry, it ain’t going to work and we have proof
Medicaid will bankrupt us, that’s Terry’s plan
Good thing Republicans have the votes to stop an expand
But Terry’s eyes how they twinkled, his dimples how merry
I knew he was drunk, his face was red like a cherry
His drunk little mouth was drawn like a bow
I could tell right away his plan was all just for show
With Terry’s broad face and his little round belly
Is he putting whiskey in his breakfast jelly?
He was groggy and lit, a ripe jolly old Governor
And I laughed when I saw him, ‘cause he’ll take long to recover
A wink of his eye and a suggestive move of his head
Soon made me realize we have two more years to dread
He stumbled on his feet and gave his team a whistle
Thank God he doesn’t command any ballistic missiles
But I heard him fall down as he went out of sight
Merry Christmas to all, our drunk Governor ain’t right

Wreath

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the best holiday because it is all about food, family, and football. There are no presents to worry about buying, just a big dinner with the family with football on before and after the feast. My family always cooks the turkey on the charcoal grill and I highly recommend you try it. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

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Semper Fi

Happy 240th Birthday to “the few, the proud, the Marines.” Thank you for all that you have done and for all you are prepared to do when asked. We are forever grateful for your service and sacrifice.

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