Dec 152014

Issued December 14, 2014

I, Cynthia Lynn Burket, Chairman of the 58th House of Delegates Legislative District Committee, do hereby call for a meeting of the Legislative District Committee on Monday, December 22, 2014. The meeting will be conducted at 11:00 AM at IHOP on Route 29 in Charlottesville, Va.

  • Call to Order
  • Roll Call
  • Old Business
  • New Business
    • Voting on the Rules of the mode of Nomination
    • Directing the Chair to issue the Call for the agreed upon mode of Nomination.
      • Date
      • Time
      • Locations
    • Other business
  • Adjournment
 December 15, 2014
Dec 152014

Dec 14, 2014 Congress spares the Web from political raids, but for less than a year.

A legislative hostage has been released—at least until next October. Buried inside Congress’s omnibus spending bill is an extension of the Internet Tax Freedom Act through the end of the 2015 fiscal year. Most gratifying for consumers is that this ban on Internet access taxes has not been bundled with a separate plan to boost sales tax collections for goods purchased online. Continue reading »

 December 15, 2014
Dec 132014

Dec. 11, 2014, National

Retiring representative Jim Moran (D., Va.) says that Democrats got “virtually everything” they wanted in the cromnibus package that’s going to a vote in the House tonight, as he praised the bill in terms that could double as the conservative critique of the legislation.

Moran says that “the Republicans are indicating they need 80 Democrats” and he’s frustrated that Democrats won’t provide the votes. Continue reading »

 December 13, 2014
Dec 122014

While funding the government thru September 2015, the Omnibus bill ends funding of the Department of Homeland Security in February so it can be reevaluated with a Republican Majority in the Senate.

The following changes are in the bill:

  • Cuts nearly $350 million from an Internal Revenue Service that targeted conservative nonprofits and is acting as tax collector for ObamaCare.
  • Slices $60 million from the Environmental Protection Agency, whose budget is 21% below 2010 levels and will soon have as many employees as it did in 1989.
  • Actually eliminates funding for programs, including Mr. Obama’s Race to the Top initiative.
  • No funding for Common Core
  • There are also useful policy riders, notably on regulation. Republicans began to reform the Dodd-Frank financial law by amending a rule that threatened to raise costs on Main Street businesses.
  • Bans the Fish and Wildlife Service from placing the sage grouse on the Endangered Species list, ending the threat of a government land grab in 11 states.
  • Spares farmers from an EPA plan to apply the Clean Water Act to small ponds and irrigation ditches.
  • Spares truckers from new rules that would have slashed their work weeks.
  • School districts will soon have more flexibility in implementing Michelle Obama’s proscriptive school-lunch menus.
  • Failing multi-employer pension plans will be able to reduce benefits to reduce the chances that the plans are dumped on taxpayers.
  • Helps the cause of free speech by raising the contribution limits to political parties. The higher limit, which will increase by 10 times to $324,000, is designed to allow the parties to fund their conventions with private dollars, since Republicans have eliminated taxpayer funds for those political shindigs.

Excerpted from, December 11, 2014

 December 12, 2014
Dec 052014

This month’s speakers will be Bob Bailie from the Middle Resolution PAC and Rita Dunaway from Convention Of States.  Both will speak on the quest for an Article V Convention of States.  Don’t miss this discussion, it will be great.  More information is available here.  Speaker bios are available here:    Bio. Rita Dunaway    Bio. Bob Bailie

Our monthly breakfast is held at the DoubleTree Hotel the 2nd Saturday of every month.  Breakfast will be available beginning at 8:00 am, with the meeting beginning promptly at 8:30 am.  The meeting ends by 10 AM so you can get on with the rest of your day!

We will have two excellent speakers.  Bob Bailie from the Middle Resolution PAC and Rita Dunaway from Convention Of States.They will both be speaking to us about the quest for an Article V Convention of States. Don’t miss this discussion, it will be great.

Please join us at the DoubleTree for their fantastic breakfast buffet for $10 per person (including tax and tip).  They also offer “just coffee” for $3. Breakfast is not mandatory — you can join us without paying & eating if you choose.  But, we think that once you see the food, you’ll see why this is such a great deal.  Per Hotel rules, no outside food or beverage is permitted.


I, Cynthia Burket, Chairman of the Albemarle County Republican Committee, do hereby call a meeting of the Albemarle County Republican Committee on Saturday, December 13, 2014 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Doubletree Hotel, 990 Hilton Heights Road, Charlottesville, Virginia, for the purposes listed in the agenda below.

The filing deadline for resolutions is Wednesday, December 10, 2014 by 5 p.m. at 1366 Huntersfield Close,Keswick, Va. 22947.  Postmarks do not govern.  Or send by email, to, server time stamps do not govern.  In addition to the regular business meeting we will have our usual monthly breakfast with guest speakers.


I.         Welcome
II.       Invocation, Pledge of Allegiance
III.     Introduction of Guests
IV.      Convene ACRC Meeting
V.       Election of New Members
VI.     Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes
VII.   Treasurer’s Report
VIII. Other Business
IX.     Announcements
X.      Adjournment
 December 5, 2014
Nov 212014

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 November 21, 2014
Nov 202014

Board members are holding a series of town hall meetings to inform the public about the Five-Year Plan process and to receive constituent feedback. The Five-Year Plan brings together the three major components of the County budget – schools, general government, and capital improvements – and seeks to balance anticipated revenues and expenditures for the next five years to inform annual budget development. Continue reading »

 November 20, 2014
Nov 152014

By Lucas Tomlinson,  Published November 13, 2014,

President Obama is planning to unveil a 10-part plan for overhauling U.S. immigration policy via executive action — including suspending deportations for millions — as early as next Friday, a source close to the White House told Fox News.

The president’s plans were contained in a draft proposal from a U.S. government agency. The source said the plan could be announced as early as Nov. 21, though the date might slip a few days pending final White House approval.  Continue reading »

 November 15, 2014