Never be afraid to stand with the minority when the minority is right, for the minority which is right will one day be the majority. - William Jennings Bryan

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Oh Maryland, My Maryland

It would seem to all Maryland residents that Lt. Governor Michael Steele is the obvious GOP nominee for the U.S. Senate. All Maryland resident except, however, Michael Steele. When newspaper reporters asked when he would be making his announcement, he replied "What announcement?" If I were Michael Steele, I would go ahead and run. I would rather lose running for a higher office than run for re-election and lose.
State Delegate Bill Carrico (R-Fries) has announced he is going to challenge longterm incumbent Congressman Rick Boucher (D-Abingdon). Carrico said God had led him to the decision and would guide him to victory. Boucher is currently serving his 12th term, and will only be 60 years old in 2006. A word of advice to Bill Carrico; Congressmen are five times more likely to die in office than to lose re-election.
An internal poll by the West Virginia Republican Party shows their likely 2006 Senate nominee, Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-Charleston) losing to incumbent Senator Robert C. Byrd (D-Sophia) by 10 percentage points, with another nine "undecided but leaning Byrd." This should be a sign to Capito that Byrd is unbeatable. For information sake, Robert Byrd is 87 years old, first elected to the Senate in 1958, to the U.S. House in 1946, and anuually brings billions of dollars in funds to the state. West Virginia's biggest source of revenue is the West Virginia Turnpike, which is a state toll road. When Byrd was elected to Congress 59 years ago, there were NO PAVED ROADS IN THE ENTIRE STATE. Let me go ahead and congradulate Senator Byrd on his re-election.
Ok folks, that's it for now. Off to bed.

Saturday, May 28, 2005

Site Upgrades, Part Deux

I've added a list of candidates I'm supporting in 2006 with a link to contribute money to their campaigns. It would be great if everybody would make some donations to these worthy causes. Also, there's word that two World War II-era Japanese soldiers hiding in the jungles of the Phillippines. They've been hiding for sixty-some years and are both in their eighties. The Japanese Embassy had arranged a meeting with them, but didn't show up for it, fearing court-martial for desserting (keep in mind, in the 1940's). They are to attend a meeting in the near future. I believe they should not be charged with a court martial since its been so long.
Finished 11th grade!!!! Well, actually I will on the 31st of May. But close enough. I went and got my schedule and I have eight classes (There are only seven periods in a day, mind you). How did I manage that? Oh well, it'll all come out in the wash.
Adios. To Wal-Mart we go!

Sunday, May 15, 2005

The World Has Lost a Fireball

Jimmy Martin was the King of Bluegrass music. He died today (May 14th) at age 77 from bladder cancer. I had the great honor of meeting him seeing him perform in 2004 here in Bristol. There are few singers I love, and I loved this man. He was a great person and I talked to him several times through e-mail also, but not since he had been ill. May God be with his family. At least now he's home in Heaven. The Circle is Unbroken.