Is The Snake Oil Salesman Wearing Out His Welcome?

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by Chip Tarbutton November 20, 2013

I am watching the CBS Morning News and they just ran a report stating that only 49% of Americans now find President Obama “trustworthy.” The talking heads were discussing how that number had dropped from 60% and how that drop didn’t bode well for the President. While the talking heads seemed perplexed about the numbers of people who no longer trusted President Obama; I had a different reaction.

How can half of Americans still trust this guy? After all he has been lying through his teeth during his entire political career. I guess we should never underestimate the ability of a good con-artist to fool folks. Two new pieces of information add to the volumes of lies this guy has spewed… If  people paid a little bit of attention, the trustworthiness score would be zero.

1. The Census Bureau faked unemployment numbers just prior to the 2012 elections.

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Incumbent Facts – Roanoke Tea Party

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Chip Tarbuton on October 2nd, 2013 at 7:36 am

Everyone is mad at SOMEBODY in Washington this morning with the government shutdown. But there is a simple fact most people seem to ignore.

90% of incumbent House of Representative members won re-election in 2012. 91% of incumbent Senate members won re-election in 2012. How long has Washington been jacked up? I can assure you that it happened a long time before anyone referred to as a “Tea Party” Republican showed up in Washington.

If you keep sending the same pack of corruptocrats back to Washington every year, exactly what else would you expect to happen in Washington? When we start replacing the incumbents that have led us to this dark place, something might actually get fixed in Washington.

That is really up to you.

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Memorial Day 2013

It is the
not the preacher,
who has given us freedom of religion.
It is
not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press.
It is
not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.
It is
not the campus organizer,
who has given us freedom to assemble.
It is
not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is
not the politician,
Who has given us the right to vote.
It is
who salutes the Flag,

It is
who serves
under the Flag,


Bless them all!!!

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Virginia IRS Protests

The Tea Party Patriots is encouraging protests outside of IRS offices to demonstrate outrage at their targeting of Tea Party, Patriot and Christian groups.  There are 2 protests planned tomorrow, one in Bristol and one in Charlottesville.  Below is the full info.  We know this is short notice, but if you are able to attend, please do.


Time: May 21, 2013 from 12:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: IRS Office2426 Lee Hwy., Bristol VA 24202


Time:  May 21, 2013 from 12:30pm – 2:30pm

Location: The First Amendment Monument – 605 East Main Street Charlottesville, VA 22902

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No New Taxes . . . At Least At The Local Level . . For Now

As our trusty roving government reporter has stated on our “Government Meeting Notes” page, those in Floyd County have squeaked by without tax increases in the FY2013-2014 budget.  We can only take a small breath of relief, however, because we are due for real estate reassessment sometime soon.  The county does assessments every four to six years and the last assessment was taken in 2010, so we could be reassessed as soon as next year.  Even though, I believe, it is safe to say that there are few people who could actually sell their property for the currently assessed price, we should expect our assessments to increase.  As this would result in an increase on your real estate taxes, this can be viewed as a tax increase.  However, this is one of those cases where most citizens blindly accept what a government official says, in the case the assessor, and grumble later when the bill arrives, everyone has the right to challenge their assessment.

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