Richmond is all filled up with tea party patriots this weekend and I will tell you, we know how to party. Tonight they had a party called the Freedom Lovers Extravaganza.
There was a 70's type funk band Mo' Sol. The band was excellant and got most everybody up off their feet and dancing. John Fund and Congressman King joined in on the fun.
During one of the breaks I asked a few of the band members if they were tea partiers and they said no. I also asked if they thought that the Tea Party Patriots would get down with them, and he said "honestly, no I didn't". I told him that he needed to go home to Atlanta and tell his friends that the tea party is not what the media has portayed us to be. Because I will tell you, there was some bumping and grinding happening on that dance floor.
I got a chance to have a talk with Congressman King and told him my story of what is going to happen with my medical insurance at the end of this year. My plan is not "obamacare" approved and in order to make it fit the requirements it will become too expensive and the insurance company will no longer be carrying the plan. So, I have to change plans that will increase my costs by about 25%. He told me that they have a plan to get it repealed, although he didn't go into detail. So we will see if they can get that done before they completely destroy the insurance industry.
I was able to worm my way onto bloggers row tomorrow so I will be doing some live blogging to keep you informed. The speakers tomorrow should be great.
Rick Santorum Herman Caine George Allen Lou Dobbs Ron Paul Steve King Ken Cuccinelli
So I should have a really good time blogging and trying to keep you informed of what is going on. You also can follow on twitter with the hash tag #VTPP
Have a good night all. I need to get some sleep.
Check in tomorrow and also head on over to The Other McCain as Smitty is live blogging as well.
A belief in the written constitution. The belief that we are responsible for ourselves and for our families. The belief that we are allowed to fail. The belief in a strong national defense are a few of the things that make me just a conservative girl.
"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." -- Benito Mussolini
"I say this not to the teachers, but to their unions: If education were a war, you would be losing it. If it were a business, you would be driving it into bankruptcy. If it were a patient, it would be dying." Bob Dole
Yes, House Republicans have been in power for 5 hours and they have not passed their entire agenda. The New York Times things they should be canned and Democrats put back in charge. Don Surber
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"So I say huzzah to the 112th congress for reading the Constitution, for acting like it matters. It does. The Constitution may not be sacred, but the sacred has no better friend than the Constitution." Pat Archibold
"53% of Democrats have a postive view of socialism. 100% of republicans think those 53% are morons." Mark Levin
"Corrupt the young. Get them away from religion. Get them interested in sex. Make them superficial; destroy their ruggedness." First plank of the communist strategy for revolution - confiscated in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1919
"If you believe this isn't going to cost the government anything, you are likely to see leprechauns riding on unicorns with pots of gold circling the capitol" Rep. Devin Nunes, CA-21 on healthcare "reform".
"Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views". William F. Buckley, Jr.
"The Republicans were laughing and waving the American flag, and I thought that was ourtrageous behavior" Maxine Waters
"The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of 'liberalism' they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened." Norman Thomas
I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress. Frederick Douglas
Don't go around saying that the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. Mark Twain
I freed thousands of slaves, and could have freed thousands more, if they had known they were slaves. Harriet Tubman
But I think the most important thing I have figured out was how not to lose hope even when things are bad and it feels like it won't get better. It will get better. You just have to keep working at it and moving forward. Homeless & Conservative
The way to crush the middle class is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation. Vladimer Lenin
There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal. F.A. Hayek