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Archive for February, 2008

McCain showing leadership and experience while defending NAFTA, Iraq

Posted by Stephen on February 29, 2008

There has been a lot of hay made over the qualifications necessary to be President of the United States. Unfortunately for Democrats that hay has been tossed from the left.

One thing is certain, no one in their right mind will question the experience or qualifications of Senator John McCain. A war hero, McCain has been a stalwart in the U.S. Senate and a lifelong Republican.

The latest example of leadership through experience came up during recent discussions regarding the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA. Democrats want to “renegotiate,” while McCain reminds people of the significant impact such a decision will have on important friends of the U.S.

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Earmarks: A socialst device; a Clinton mainstay

Posted by Stephen on February 28, 2008

Hillary Clinton finished in the top ten in money received for federal earmarks while her rival, Barack Obama, finished in the bottom quarter in funds requested and received for special projects.

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Clinton: A poster child for desperation

Posted by Stephen on February 27, 2008

Some critics of Hillary Clinton have speculated for months that it would only be a matter of time before the pressure of the race for the Democratic nomination would crack her well crafted political persona.

For many observers that time has come.

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Payday Lending: A crooked and corrupt practice based on lies and greed

Posted by Stephen on February 26, 2008

There’s really no defense for the predatory practices of payday lending other than get what you can while you can no matter the devastation left behind.

It doesn’t matter if a lender closes dozens of checking accounts. It doesn’t matter if they used devious and unethical practices to promote their business and invade the privacy of their customers. It doesn’t matter how many bounced checks the lender creates for the borrower after closing their checking account. It doesn’t matter if the lender does enough financial damage to a borrower that the borrower losses their home.

After all, as a manager of a payday lender, that is exactly what I did and Virginia Senator Dick Saslaw, Democrat and well financed supporter of the predatory industry of payday lending, thinks that’s a great idea for Virginians.

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Payday industry has a Dick in bed with them

Posted by Stephen on February 25, 2008

Dick Saslaw, Democrat and Pro Payday Loan activist, is abusing his power in the Virginia State Senate to promote usury loans and the fleecing of Virginians.

Dick’s ignorance on the issue of payday lending is preceded only by his arrogance.

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Bolling calls Senate budget “fiscally irresponsible” and encourages House Republicans to stand strong

Posted by Stephen on February 22, 2008

On Thursday the Senate of Virginia adopted a series of amendments to the state budget for the current fiscal year and a new budget for the 2008/2010 biennium.  In response to this action, Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling issued the following statement:

I am very disappointed in the budget recommendations approved earlier today by the Senate of Virginia.  The Senate’s budget totally ignores our state’s slowing economy, fails to fund many of the core responsibilities of state government, and spends millions of dollars on new and expanded state programs at a time when we simply cannot afford them.

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The NY Times: Integrity of a tabloid

Posted by Stephen on February 21, 2008

The newspaper Hillary Clinton reads spent the day defending their attack on Arizona Republican Senator John McCain.

Score one for McCain…

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McCain claims nomination

Posted by Stephen on February 20, 2008

Arizona Senator John McCain announced more than a primary victory on Tuesday night. McCain, calling himself a superstitious Navy Pilot, announced it was time to claim the nomination as his own.

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Clinton stays “ugly”: Loses again

Posted by Stephen on February 19, 2008

Hillary Clinton, once the darling of the Democratic Party, lost again. Tonight the battle ground was Wisconsin where the Clinton camp went to the dark side in an all out assault against her opponent Barack Obama and lost…big.

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Editorial: Payday lenders get a reprieve

Posted by Stephen on February 18, 2008

Apparently the Senate isn’t serious about confronting predatory lenders.

The prospects of reforming the payday loan industry dimmed last week in the General Assembly. In all likelihood, lenders will prey on desperate Virginians for at least another year because senators refused to impose sensible restrictions.

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