Monday, April 27, 2009

Inappropriate Songs Played at Augusta County School function.

In the Monday, April 27th, edition of The News Virginian the top story is "Parent: Lewd songs played at school." The News Virginian article, is about a parent who picked up her child from Stuarts Draft Middle School and heard inappropriate songs being played by the school at the function. She states that she immediately removed her child, went home and wrote a Letter of complaint to the Superintendent of Augusta County schools, the Principal of Stuarts Draft Middle School, and to The News Virginian.

I am extremely proud of this parent who is standing firm by her principles and demonstrating that this type of behavior by our schools will not be tolerated, and those who violate that behavior will be held accountable for their actions. I would encourage all parents who find issue with this to voice it to the Superintendent of Augusta County Schools Mr. Gary McQuain, 540-245-5100. Tell him that you want to know how he and Stuarts Draft Middle school are going to respond to this matter and how they will make sure that it doesn't happen again.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Obama's Homeland Security Secretary Insults American Soldiers

Obama's Department of Homeland Security Cabinet Secretary, Janet Napolitano, stands behind her statements.

President Barrack Obama
stands behind his choice for
Homeland Security Secretary,
Janet Napolitano.

In a report, dated April 7 but begun last year, the Department of Homeland Security's intelligence section stated: "The return of military veterans facing significant challenges reintegrating into their communities could lead to the potential emergence of terrorist groups or lone wolf extremists capable of carrying out violent attacks." A footnote that defined right-wing extremist groups as primarily hate-oriented or anti-government also stated: "It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration."

Seems as if the Secretary of Homeland Security has a problem with returning Veteran Soldiers. President Obama should have asked for her letter or resignation immediately. However, he remained silent, allowing an insult to U.S. Soldiers to stand.

Friday, April 17, 2009

U.S. Senator Mark Warner in the Valley

The morning after Tax Day Tea Parties were held around the country, U.S. Senator Mark Warner visited the Stonewall Jackson Hotel in Staunton to hear from local residents. He addressed around 80 people on a range of issues from the Stimulus Package, the Economy, Bailouts, Health Care, and the Obama Administration before opening the floor to the people.

Warner stated that the country is in the midst of financial war and the stimulus package may have been the necessary blow to keep us out of a depression. He also stated that there were parts of the bill he didn't agree with. Warner used the excessive bonuses paid to AIG Executives as an example, stating that it made him "Madder than Heck." He went on to say that AIG had to be saved.

David Karaffa, of Augusta County, who attended one of Wednesday’s tax tea parties, told Warner he fears his children will be saddled with paying the national debt years from now. Karaffa held up a "Don't Tread on Me" Flag as he spoke. After the meeting, Karaffa presented the Senator with a gift bag full of tea bags that had been collected at the local tea parties and stated "Mr. Senator these bags of tea are presented to you as a reminder to spend taxpayer money with wisdom and prudence."

To read more go to The News Virginian and The News Leader.