Friday, March 09, 2007

Beer, bloggers, and beans in Richmond

Last call...

We're getting together this coming Saturday TOMORROW, March 10, 2007 at 1pm at Baja Bean on Main Street. This is a blogger meetup that is not restricted to political bloggers. All are welcome!

Baja Bean info:
1520 West Main Street
Corner of W. Main and Lombardy
(804) 257-5445
More info from the fabulous organizer here and here.


Blogger the zoom said...

I listened to a speech from a former congressman where he preached how bad the Republicans are in communicating there message to their base and to the public, and how the public does not know anything about what the republicans got done in the 109th congress. And while he was going on about the issues that the Republicans got done, he was also talking about the "earmarks". He explained to the conservative crowd, that "earmarks are les than one tenth of a percent of the federal budget" witch is a stunning fact that makes me wonder why this is the concern of our time in the conservative community.

As he finished his speech, I walked up to him and told him "Mr. Congressman, I might be wrong but I recall reading an article in the Wall St. Journal, about an official in CO criticizing an earmark that Sen. Allard (R-CO) inserted in a spending bill, saying that it takes away the money the State gets from the federal government." So I asked the Hon. Congressman "Is it true that when a congressman or senator inserts an earmark in a spending bill, he does not raise spending? That he just takes away the liberty from one bureaucrat to decide how to spend the money and decides himself where the money should go?"

The answer was yes.

So if earmarks do not raise spending and it's not more then one tenth of one percent of the budget, why is there so much noise about it?

Because we do not communicate, and nobody amongst us is aware of the facts. We have to start communicating, and shouldn't be afraid that someone will slam us, because if you fight back, you have a chance of winning, and if you don’t fight you don’t even have a chance of winning.

9:04 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

Sorry to go Off Topic on you Phriendly, but I thought you would like to see this article as it relates to a discussion we had previously:

List of hate groups includes 1 MSU organization.

The group? You guessed it buddy, MSU's chapter of the Young Americans for Freedom. Great group.

9:00 PM  
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10:48 AM  
Anonymous Bryan J. Scrafford said...

Cool beans!!!! (though I use the phrase all the time, the pun was intended in this case). Blogger gatherings always turn out to be rather interesting.

10:41 PM  

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