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Next Meeting of the Middlesex GOP Committee 

  
 
Due to a conflict with the public hearing about the 2019 proposed Budget by the Board of Supervisors, our upcoming MCRC meeting will be Wednesday, April 18, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Cooks Corner Public Conference Room, 2693 General Puller Highway, just east of Saluda.  Come a little early to enjoy some time to socialize.
 
"A conversation with Jacob Walker" will be the program.  Jacob, a recent high school graduate, lives in Middlesex.  He's articulate, ambitious, and innovative with some interesting accomplishments already under his belt.
 
Politically, he's conservative (we'll learn how that happened).  Jacob is beginning his undergraduate work at Rappahannock Community College with plans to attend M.I.T.  He has some ideas about starting a young conservatives group at RCC--something MCRC has wanted to do for a long time.  We hope you will make plans to come, meet this young man!
 
The FY2019 proposed BOS Budget will be given public hearing the following night, April 19, at the historic courthouse beginning at 7:00 p.m.  All of us should be interested in attending this hearing and about what is being proposed for $26,246,196.  The  budget proposal will be an item for discussion at the MCRC meeting.  
 
Please note:  This change of date is for April only.  MCRC will return to our regular third Thursday night meetings, May 17.
 
 
Guests and Members are invited to attend.


    


BEST POLITICAL QUOTE OF ANY ERA: 

 

"The Budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed, lest Rome will become bankrupt.  People must again learn to work instead of living on public assistance."

 

Cicero, 55 B.C.

 

So, we've evidently learned nothing over the past 2,073 years!


THE COYOTE PRINCIPLE

California
 
1.     The Governor of California was jogging with his dog along a nature trail.  A coyote jumped out and attacked the Governor's dog, then bit the Governor on the ass.
  
2.     The Governor started to intervene, but reflects upon the movie "Bambi," and realizes he should stop, because the coyote was only doing what is natural.
  
3.     He called animal control.  Animal Control captured the coyote and billed the State $400 testing it for diseases and $700 for relocating it.
  
4.     He called a veterinarian.  The vet collected the dead dog and billed the State $800 testing it for diseases.
  
5.     The Governor went to hospital and spent $4,500 getting checked for diseases from the coyote, and, on getting his bite wound bandaged. 
  
6.     The running trail got shut down for 6 months while Fish & Game conducted a $400,000 survey to make sure the area was now free of dangerous animals.
  
7.     The Governor spent $50,000 in state funds implementing a "coyote awareness program" for residents of the area.
  
8.     The State Legislature spent $2 million to study how to better treat rabies and how to permanently eradicate the disease throughout the world.
  
9.     The Governor's security agent was fired for not stopping the attack.  The state spent $150,000 to hire and train a new agent with additional special training on the nature of coyotes.
  
10.    PETA protested the coyote's relocation, and filed a $15 million suit against the state. 
 
Texas
 
1.     The Governor of Texas was rolling along in his wheel chair with his dog along a nature trail.  A coyote jumped out and attacked his dog.
  
2.     He shot the coyote dead with his state-issued pistol, and kept rolling.  The Governor spent $2.50 on a .45 ACP hollow-point cartridge.
  
3.     Buzzards ate the dead coyote.
 
And that, amigo, is why California is broke, and, the great State of Texas prospers.


Looks like Florida has a sheriff like Arizona had.
 
Polk County Florida Sheriff - "You kill a policeman it means no arrest....no Miranda rights...no negotiations...nothing but as many bullets as we can shoot into you...PERIOD." 

 
POLK COUNTY FLORIDA SHERIFF, GRADY JUDD

An illegal alien, in Polk County, Florida, who got pulled over in a routine traffic stop, ended up "executing" the deputy who stopped him.  The deputy was shot eight times, including once behind his right ear at close range. 
 
Another deputy was wounded and a police dog killed.
 
The murderer was found hiding in a wooded area.  As soon as he took a shot at the SWAT team, officers opened fire on him.  They hit the guy 68 times.
 
Naturally, the liberal media went nuts and asked why they had to shoot the poor, undocumented immigrant 68 times.
 
Sheriff Grady Judd told the Orlando Sentinel: "Because that's all the ammunition we had."
 
Now, is that just about the all-time greatest answer or what??
 
The Coroner also reported that the illegal alien died of natural causes.
 
When asked by a reporter how that could be, since there were 68 bullet wounds in his body, he simply replied: (BEST QUOTE ever) . ..
 
"When you are shot 68 times you are naturally gonna die."

Conservatives and conservationists find common ground on Chesapeake shores

To many Americans, conservatism and environmentalism are mutually exclusive ideologies. But to residents of Virginia's Middle Peninsula, the two go hand-in-hand.

Like his father, his grandfather, and his great-grandfather, J.C. Hudgins has spent his entire life in Mathews, Va., making his living off the Chesapeake Bay.  Read Full Article HERE.

 

 
THOUGHTS about PROGRESSIVE SENSITITY
 

 
 

It’s been in the news recently that the rest of the EU is very upset with Poland complaining that Poland is not taking in its fair share of muslim migrants. Poland is refusing to take them in. So now the EU is proposing strict sanctions to punish Poland. Poland responded in saying that they’ll take the sanctions over the migrants. Ha! Kudos to Poland!  

WELCOME to the Republican Party 

Recently, while I was working in the flower beds in the front yard, my neighbors stopped to chat as they returned home from walking their dog. During our friendly conversation, I asked their little girl what she wanted to be when she grew up. She said she wanted to be President someday. 

 

Both of her parents are Democratic Party members, and they were standing there, so I asked the little girl, "If you were President, what would be the first thing you would do?"
 
She replied... "I'd give food and houses to all the homeless people." 

 

Her parents beamed with pride! 

 

"Wow,... what a worthy goal," I said. "But you don't have to wait until you're President to do that!" 

 

"What do you mean?" she replied. 

 

So I told her, "You can come here to my house, mow the lawn, pull the weeds, trim my hedge, and I'll pay you $50. Then you can go over to the grocery store where the homeless guy hangs out, and you can give him the $50 to use to buy food and a new house." 

 

She thought that over for a few seconds, then she looked me straight in the eye and asked, "Why doesn't the homeless guy come over to do the work, and you can just pay him the $50?" 

 

I said, "Welcome to the Republican Party." 

 

Her parents aren't speaking to me anymore. 


 Middlesex County Republican Committee
Meetings are the third Thursday of each month, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Cooks Corner Office Complex
2911 General Puller Highway
Saluda, VA 23149

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Mailing Address:  MCRC, PO Box 396, Hartfield, VA 23071

 

Chairman Trudy Feigum
Vice Chairman Lynda Muller
Secretary Jean Rhame
Treasurer John Phelps

 


Virginia Republican Creed

 

We Believe... 

  • That the free enterprise system is the most productive supplier of human needs and economic justice
     
  • That all individuals are entitled to equal rights, justice and opportunities and should assume their responsibilities as citizens in a free society
       
  • That fiscal responsibility and budgetary restraints must be exercised at all levels of government
      
  • That the Federal Government must preserve individual liberty by observing Constitutional limitations
     
  • That peace is best preserved through a strong national defense
     
  • That faith in God, as recognized by our Founding Fathers, is essential to the moral fiber of the Nation

Traditions

  • Founding: The party's founding members chose the name "Republican Party" in the mid-1850s as homage to the values of republicanism promoted by Thomas Jefferson's Republican party.  The idea for the name came from an editorial by the party's leading publicist, Horace Greeley, who called for, "some simple name like 'Republican' [that] would more fitly designate those who had united to restore the Union to its true mission of champion and promulgator of Liberty rather than propagandist of slavery".  The name reflects the 1776 republican values of civic virtue and opposition to aristocracy and corruption.   

  • Origin of "GOP":  The term "Grand Old Party" is a traditional nickname for the Republican Party, and the abbreviation "GOP" is a commonly used designation. The term originated in 1875 in the Congressional Record, referring to the party associated with the successful military defense of the Union as "this gallant old party"; the following year in an article in the Cincinnati Commercial, the term was modified to "grand old party". The first use of the abbreviation is dated 1884.
  • Origin of "Elephant":  The traditional mascot of the party is the elephant. The elephant as the Republican symbol first made an appearance during the 1864 presidential election in a pro-Lincoln newspaper Father Abraham.   Father Abraham depicted an elephant carrying a banner and celebrating Union victories in the war. At the time, the well-known slang phrase “seeing the elephant” meant to engage in combat.  A political cartoon by Thomas Nast, published in Harper's Weekly on November 7, 1874, is considered the first important use of the symbol.  Subsequently, the political cartoonist repeatedly used the symbol of an elephant to represent the ‘Republican vote’ and Republicans. 

  • Origin of Color "Red": Traditionally the party had no consistent color identity.  After the 2000 election, the color red became associated with Republicans. That election night, for the first time, all of the major broadcast networks used the same color scheme for the electoral map: states won by Republican nominee George W. Bush were colored red, and states won by Democratic nominee Al Gore were colored blue. Although the assignment of colors to political parties is unofficial and informal, the media has come to represent the respective political parties using these colors.

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