Oct 262014

This article (http://mrc.org/media-reality-check/tv-news-blacks-out-years-bad-election-news-democrats) compares the major TV news networks’ coverage of the two parties’ various campaigns in two elections — the one in 2006 and the current one — over about a six-week period prior to each election.  If you don’t have time to read the article, at least click on the link and scroll down to view the bar graph.  This says it all:  The major news networks are happy to report on campaigns when Democrats are likely to win (as they did in 2006); but they ignore the campaigns when Republicans are favored to win!

Oct 232014

The Miller Center on TV: Debuting Sunday, October 26 on PBS stations nationwide and the WORLD Channel
This episode of the Miller Center’s four-part debate series, “Beyond Gridlock,” explores whether our polarized political process no longer reflects the will of the American people. Debaters include MATT KIBBE, president of FreedomWorks; ERIC LIU, founder of Citizens University and former speechwriter for Bill Clinton; CHRISTOPHER PARKER, political science professor at the University of Washington; and GEORGE WILL, Pulitzer Prize-winning Fox News contributor.

The debate will air on:
•    WHTJ (Charlottesville)   Channel 41    Sunday, 10:30 a.m.
•    WCVE (Richmond)         Channel 23    Sunday, 10:30 a.m.
•    WVPT (Harrisonburg)    Channel 11     Sunday, 1:00 p.m.

Check your local listings; this debate will be broadcast on nearly 80 percent of all PBS stations. Starting October 24, video of this episode will also be available here.

Oct 222014

Our October meeting will be held at the Senior Center next Tuesday at 6:30pm. We have a great speaker from the Virginia Tea Party Patriot Federation. Travis Witt will come and talk with us about the next few years in the Tea Party.Five years ago, we banded together to fight against over reach and irresponsible spending by our government. All of our government, fed, state, and local. We expected things to get fixed. We have learned by experience, this is not a quick gratification endeavor.
Travis Witt will paint the vision for our future activities in the tea party. He has direction for the JATP and the other tea party groups in the state. What do we do next? Come and get motivated, come and get revived. Come and find a place to focus your energy.

Oct 212014
xcard Immigration

(reposted from: Gateway Pundit)

Obama administration is planning to issue millions of new immigrant ID cards.
The federal program will move forward after the midterm elections.
xcard Immigration
US immigration released photos of the proposed ID cards for illegal immigrants.

The federal contract will plan for for up to 34 million cards.
Breitbart reported:

Despite no official action from the president ahead of the election, the Obama administration has quietly begun preparing to issue millions of work authorization permits, suggesting the implementation of a large-scale executive amnesty may have already begun.

Unnoticed until now, a draft solicitation for bids issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Oct. 6 says potential vendors must be capable of handling a “surge” scenario of 9 million id cards in one year “to support possible future immigration reform initiative requirements.”


Oct 192014

While researching the Tea Party for an upcoming presentation, we’ve found a few clips that illustrate a variety of ways we can express our mission.  Here, rock star Ted Negent speaks about individual responsibility to monitor government:


Oct 132014

Note: This notice is from the Virginia Tea Party Patriot Federation.

CoLA – 2015

A “Heads Up”

Please contact your Delegates and Senators and ask them to co-sponsor HB1287.

In addition to the privacy issues discussed at the September VA Tea Party Patriots Federation Summit, we are working with Ken Cuccinelli and the ACLU on legislation to prevent civil asset forfeiture without a Continue reading »

Sep 252014

As the draft of the IRS’s new “Premium Tax Credit” form (8962) shows, the working poor who must use this form will need to learn college level accounting techniques.  The whopping 5 Part form includes 36 questions for a total of 145 data elements!  Some tax filing assistance organizations are claiming the new system will add 30% to their labor costs.

Think your off the hook if you’re exempted this year?  Nope, check this out!

IRS Form 8962: Premium Tax Credit

IRS Form 8962: Premium Tax Credit