Feb 092015

According to an article from ZDNet, a reputable technology site, Anthem may take a few weeks to inform members exactly what information is lost to hackers.  We already know, however, that it includes your Anthem ID number and your social security number.  I’ve followed the advice of ZDNet for years and they strongly recommend attaching a Fraud Alert and a Security Freeze on each of the three credit companies.  The links below are provided by ZDNet.

Fraud Alerts are free and can be accessed here:

Security Freezes prohibit anyone from checking your credit but cost $10 for each of the three companies.  It can be unfrozen if you need to apply for additional credit but that may also have a cost.  This is the ultimate protection and the companies don’t make the service easy to locate.

Here are direct links for Security Freezes:

Jan 312015

Memorial Service for Codie Peters

As promised, the JATP provides the following information for our members (as provided by her family):

“A Resurrection Eucharist (memorial service) for Codie Peters will be held at Christ Episcopal Church in Charlottesville on February 4, 2015, at 10:30 AM with The Reverend Willis Logan. Her ashes will be present.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Pregnancy Centers of Central Virginia, 1420 Greenbrier Place, Charlottesville, VA 22901.  Condolences may be sent to her home.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to all who have helped support Codie and her family during her battle with cancer.”

Jan 302015
The Jefferson Area Tea Party (JATP) is profoundly saddened by the passing of Codie Peters.
Codie was a patriot who attended many of our meetings, local rallies, and road trips going back to the earliest days of the JATP.  Along with her husband, Steve, she graciously allowed us access to the barn on their farm when we needed a large, private space for meetings.  Even during her busiest times volunteering with the Albemarle County Republican Committee, or as President of ACRWL (Albemarle Charlottesville Republican Women’s League), Codie helped with various tasks and projects when needed.  It was only during the toughest stretches in her brave battle against cancer that her involvement became understandably less frequent. 
On a personal note, Codie was something of a role model for me during my first term as Chairwoman of the JATP.  When I assumed leadership as a female novice in political activism, she projected assuredness and a calm but firm style as the President of ACRWL that appealed to me.  Towards me, she was always supportive of my mission, generous with advice when asked, and complementary of my efforts – all of which were helpful and appreciated.  Codie was also smart and knowledgeable of the issues.  I had the pleasure to be present on more than one occasion to witness her holding an elected official’s feet to the fire, and she took no prisoners.  
On behalf of JATP President Mike Basile, our Executive Board, and our members, I extend our deepest, heartfelt sympathy to her husband Steve and her beloved children and grandchildren.  Because we know so many of you will want to pay their respects, we intend to post information about arrangements as soon as the family makes them available.
Carole Thorpe, Chair Emeritus
Jefferson Area Tea Party
Jan 142015

79,066. The number of pages of US regulations and legal notices, proposed or implemented, issued by Federal agencies in 2014 as recorded in the Federal Register. “These include Presidential proclamations and Executive Orders, Federal agency documents having general applicability and legal effect, documents required to be published by act of Congress, and other Federal agency documents of public interest.”

From the Federal Register,



Dec 222014


From the Virginia Tea Party Patriots:

The next Tea Party Messaging Team webinar will be Wednesday, January 7th at 8 p.m. ET.

Registration link below.

Our main presenter will be Bill Norton of Tea Party Patriots who will give us his latest insights into The Language of Liberty.   Bill teaches how to speak with words that are uplifting and appealing. The language of liberty, based on extensive poll-testing by Tea Party Patriots, is positive (not negative), and forward-thinking (thus dispelling the false notion the Tea Party is stuck in the past).  For those of you who saw Bill’s presentation at VTPPF’s November conference, he is always refining his material, so you won’t want to miss his newest discoveries.

We will begin with Carol Stopps, VTPPF’s CoLA Team Leader who will tell us about the federation’s messaging priorities for the upcoming Virginia legislative session.

•       Terms to avoid if you want to reach ordinary people

Best wishes,
-Chris Wright
–TPMT Leader

Please register for TPMT Webinar with Bill Norton TPP on Jan 7, 2015 8:00 PM EST at:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Dec 032014

Executive Amnesty Alert

The Order. Recently President Obama announced he will invoke unprecedented executive powers to grant legal status and new protections to as many as 5 million illegal immigrants.

The executive order deemphasizes removal efforts for certain categories of entries, and provides temporary legal status for undocumented immigrants who have resided in the U.S. for more than five years and are the parent of either a citizen or green card holder. These unilateral policy changes provide amnesty for nearly half of the illegal immigrants currently living inside our borders.


Proper Course. Congress is considering several possible legislative responses, the most logical of which would be to defund the President’s lawless dictates by attaching a “funding limitation” to the next “must-pass” funding bill. In instances of an abuse of authority by the executive, it is incumbent upon the House of Representatives to use the power of the purse to restore the law. Continue reading »

Nov 072014


The Jefferson Area Tea Party is hosting its third set of presentations in a series entitled “The Pros and Cons of Economic Development in Albemarle County” on Thursday evening, November 20 from 7:00 to 8:30 P.M. in Lane Auditorium – in the Albemarle County Office Building.

Local business owners will show how road projects have damaged their livelihood and how future losses can be avoided.

Projects include the Jefferson Park Avenue bridge replacement, the widening of McIntire Road at the Route 250 Bypass, and the upcoming Route 29/Rio Road interchange.

For further information contact Terry Cooper at (434) 202-8065


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!