Sunday, January 01, 2006

Award Winning Year

Conservative has a great year end wrap up..and even includes our own Jerry Kilgore. Here's a piece... The "Respect My Religious Beliefs Even If I Don't" Award is new this year and honors last year's gubernatorial campaign in Virginia, where I live. Republican Jerry Kilgore launched TV ads saying that Democrat Tim Kaine opposed the death penalty. I, too, oppose the death penalty, but most Virginians seem to favor it. Kaine responded quickly. He told television viewers that he had a strongly held religious belief against capitol punishment. One can respect another's beliefs without agreeing with them. But the question is, does Kaine respect his own beliefs? He went on to say that despite his deeply held beliefs he would, as governor, sign the execution orders when juries sentenced criminals to death, thus setting aside his religious view that the death penalty is the unjustified killing of a human being. I hope everyone had a safe and great New Years Eve


At 1/01/2006 01:29:00 AM, Blogger Willis said...

I had a great new years, except I CANT FLY.

apparently, I'm one of close to 500,000 Americans now on the no fly list.

Don't plan any trips with your Democratic friends (if you have them)!!! They won't be able to fly!!!

At 1/01/2006 01:31:00 AM, Blogger too conservative said...



Are you a muslim terrorist?

At 1/01/2006 01:37:00 AM, Blogger Willis said...

No. I'm guessing it happened because I've attended protest rallies where the police ask for your identification.

I kinda figured it would happen, since its happened to people I knew who attended these rallies. But I guess I didn't expect it for myself.

Anyway, be careful. BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING.

At 1/01/2006 07:08:00 AM, Blogger Lucy Jones said...

Where were you trying to fly to?

At 1/01/2006 11:57:00 AM, Blogger Willis said...

I was going to see my family for New Years. I'd rather not reveal where.

At 1/01/2006 01:32:00 PM, Blogger Gone said...

Silly award. Kaine does respect his beliefs, by submiting to the authority of the law.

Just another of the many Kilgore ads which helped him lose the election.

At 1/01/2006 06:03:00 PM, Blogger Lucy Jones said...

Unless you were trying to fly to Iraq to meet up with OBL, it doesn't seem to make much sense. I understand the ACLU is taking on cases such as yours. Give them a call.

I have to agree with future gov. on the award. I don't believe in the death penalty either but it is the current law. Mr. Kaine can, of course, make a move to change the law if he likes but it was a no brainer response. It is the law.

That was the one mudsling in the election that really got under my skin. Kilgore had no reason to attack Kaine's religious beliefs. (well, unless he was offering goats on altars or something). It alienated many vaoters, myself included.

At 1/01/2006 06:32:00 PM, Blogger Willis said...

I've already notified the ACLU. We'll see what happens there. As I said earlier, I know people who are in the same situation as me.

I've never been arrested or charged with any crime, even a misdemeanor. But nowadays I guess activist Democrats are too dangerous to board planes.

At 1/01/2006 07:51:00 PM, Blogger Lucy Jones said...

I don't think it has anything to do with Democrats but it does seem to have something to do with activists. I've read several articles about others being on the "no fly" list because of their part in certain protests. None of them were restricted from the flight though. I think they had to undergo additional questioning and then were allowed to fly.

At 1/01/2006 10:52:00 PM, Blogger Willis said...

So, peaceful protest is now reason enough to be denied the right to fly??

What a great country.

At least I wasn't to have to miss the family gathering. I wasn't looking forward to it at all anyway.

At 1/01/2006 10:53:00 PM, Blogger Willis said...

put the word "dissapointed" in that last blurb where it makes no sense.


At 1/02/2006 01:29:00 AM, Blogger Lucy Jones said...

No, I didn't say it was right. I was just commenting that in the articles, the "list" seems to include activists, whether Repub or Dem.

At 1/02/2006 09:05:00 PM, Blogger Willis said...

That may be true. I'm not aware of the "list" being made public at any point, so there is no way of really knowing.

From my experience, activist Democrats seem to be getting it the worst.


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