Author Archive | bob_shannon



 I was copied in an e-mail exchange a week or so ago where one of our patriot group leaders wrote a state legislator complaining about the lack of response of an earlier inquiry, then the veracity (or lack of  ) with regard to a particular piece of legislation that the writer felt the legislator hadn’t […]

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While we celebrate election victories it would pay dividends if we return our focus to the source of the runaway debt problem by focusing instead at what is happening at the local & state level that feeds the debt. It is the insatiable appetite of local spending that collectively  allows this to get bigger and […]

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Senator Tommy Norment, Political Grandstanding Yet Again

A prominent story in the RTD yesterday was on the pay discrepancy between the Clerk of the State Senate, Susan Schaar, and the Clerk of the House of Delegates, Paul Nardo. The article draws the distinction that Ms. Schaar has been on her job for 27 years, and Mr. Nardo only 5 ½ years. Ms. […]

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It is apparent that President Trump is determined to follow through on his campaign promises to begin the process of righting the ship . Out of the gate the President has taken action on the issues of the border wall, addressing the insane practice of allowing hordes of immigrants into the U.S who we k […]

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Parse What President Trump Said

In reading the entire speech President Trump made after having been sworn in , two of the particular passages stand out. I had to read them several times to determine why these two passages seemed different. Presidents down through the years almost always relied on historical events, often times quoting former Presidents and historical figures […]

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Lost in the hustle and bustle of the holidays, football play-offs, our first major snow storm of the year has been the disturbing news stories in recent days of public sector retirement plans and pay scales that are coming off the rails and are being ignored by broad swaths of taxpaying citizens who are going […]

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By Their Own Admission

  A story in the Richmond Times Dispatch November 14, 2016 prompted by a report of the Joint Legislative Audit & Review Commission ( JLARC) warrants taxpayers attention. It has long been alleged that the 20 year old legislation to create an ever expanding array of Economic Development agencies has been riddled with example after […]

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President –Elect Trump hits just the right tone

I have marveled at the 24/7 news cycle and their often humorous efforts to “ make some news”, if they can’t find any, or when it’s a quiet 24 hour period.  This past week’s constant harping on how the Trump transition team was in meltdown is a case in point. One would think after the […]

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I have learned to be patient over the last 8 years , attempting to restore to a public discussion common sense and sound economic reasoning , battling at every turn what is often emotionally charged rants from folks who struggle to comprehend basic math. Comments this week in response to an earlier article I had […]

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Not having got much sleep last night, allow for some misspelling and or typo’s as I bang away on the keyboard in a coffee reduced stupor. The “ chance” that President –Elect Trump represents is just that, a chance to reshuffle the deck, starting with a quiet and diplomatic removal of Paul Ryan and Mitch […]

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On Trump: Women are much smarter than the media thinks

Each of us have unique gifts that most people hone over their lifetimes. Intellect is something that can be acquired, so even for folks who might start out with a lower IQ they can acquire deeper knowledge & understanding by simply exerting some time and energy to learn. That said, it is clear that their […]

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A Little Perspective Might Help

We learned yesterday that Donald Trump isn’t who you would want your daughter to bring to dinner with a quiet declaration “  Daddy, I think he’s the one”. We also had reinforced what a conniving lying criminal Hillary Clinton truly is. But I digress. Imagine if Jack Kennedy, Grover Cleveland or even Slick Willy were […]

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Michael Savage’s Version or Anthony DeFazios?

In an article entitled “ Are Refugees Really a Threat, the Numbers say No” that ran this morning on Bull Elephant author Anthony Defazio ,President of American Individualists , who also serves on the communication team with the Loudoun County Republican party attempts to make the case citing a variety of statistics that the threat […]

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“Necessities of Conservative Action” Premise Needs to be Challenged

Reading Steve Tucker’s article last week on Bull Elephant I was as usual appreciative of the knowledge , writing skill and perspective Steve always brings to these discussions.  He is a thoughtful and very deliberate observer of all things politic. He does however in this instance miss his mark. The article deals with the ineffectiveness […]

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Tom White Says:

Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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