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Friday, August 28, 2009

Tom hears 'em knockin'

Another full house of Constitutional Conservatives greeted Congressman Perriello at Walton Middle School. Plus; How much does a crowd cost? Bonus: Secret toungue-in-cheek joke in the colors of the Washington Nationals' uniforms.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Lazy governance; 'Where's Tom?; Martyrdom and Phil Hamilton

Or; Master planning run amok; Congressman Perriello's 'Travelling Medicine Show'; The exploitation of Ted Kennedy (with a brilliant Charlottesville metaphor); and a Republican Delegate to the Virginia General Assembly 'lives down' to stereotype (pluswhy a truly Constitutionally conservative government wouldn't have allowed for this aberrant behavior).

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Err, ahh...

Many moons ago, despite the obvious ideological differences, Joe Thomas and Ted Kennedy came together for an event on Joe's Hyannis radio show. Then; surprise, surprise, the RWSA's dredging feasability study will cost more than TWICE as much to do! (That's before ever sticking a single probe into the silt!) Hear Joe's theory as to why that might be.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Joe holds his own "Town Hall" meeting

The first in a series of "On-Air Town Hall Meetings." This time it's health care reform on the agenda with Dr. Gary Helmbrecht and Cordel Faulk from UVA's Center for Politics.
Part one

Part two

Part three

Monday, August 24, 2009

Q: Oh "Deep Thought," what's our 'sustainable population?

A: 42 (The real story is what "Deep Thought, aka; Advocates for a Sustainable Albemarle Population, did with the taxpayer dollars we gave them to do the calculations.)

"It's a bit nutty." - A. Powers

Once finished getting a legal education at U.Va thanks to the G.I. Bill, Mike Stark has moved on to No-Va to continue promoting his socialist agenda and stopped calling my show to rant. He was back in his collegiate stomping grounds at Congressman Tom Perriello's town hall meeting in Charlotttesville (Which he misidentifies in his blog entry as a "tea party." Wouldn't Tom have been surprised!) and tried to turn the table on me. He wanted to corner me into tripping over my ideology and my healthcare reform plan (The one Eric Cantor, Diana Furghcott-Roth and Grace-Marie Turner said was so brilliant but Tom misunderstood.) but was unsuccessful so therefore claims to have "taken it easy" on me. Before you go read this or watch me brilliantly spar with him on video, I should warn you that several things that his readers said about me are not suitable for younger readers.

"A bag of tea with Joe Thomas"

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Who REALLY cares about 'the poor'?

Today's "blog-cast" - Overheard at lunch with Bob McDonnell the other day; A listener was chastened for going to meet the GOP candidate for Governor of Virginia with the following; "Why do you like HIM? He doesn't care about the poor!" Well, let's look at that....

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Does is sell better as; "Medicare for Everybody"?

Today's 'Blog-cast': Lawrence O'Donnell says 'Obamacare' would've been an easier sell if it had been explained as 'Medicare for Everybody' on "Hardball." Joe discusses below....

Friday, August 14, 2009

C'ville Schools' failing grades and who's job learning is.

VA's school district grades (AYP's) are in and C'ville failed; The difference between opportunity and acheivement; Whose responsiblity education REALLY is; Cynthia Neff misses it, again and as a bonus; Harry Reid calls Conservatives "evil-mongers."

Government efficiency (and other oxymorons)

Today's "blog-cast"; The root of the word 'politcs'; Creigh Deed's proposal to make Virginia's government more efficient by adding more of it, the erroneous presumption that anyone, in Gov't especially, has any influence on someone's "Capital-L" Life and why Jefferson didn't like Cities.