Saturday, October 29, 2005

Kilgore and Bush

Many seem to feel that Jerry Kilgore made a mistake by not being with President Bush yesterday in Norfolk. I disagree. This event was a policy speech and a foreign policy one to boot. Also, the vast majority of the audience was active-duty military most of whom are not Virginia voters. Why would Kilgore want to spend half of a valuable day this close to the election in front of a crowd discussing issues that don't affect the governor's office and who couldn't vote for him anyway?

It's been suggested that he passed up the opportunity to have access to all of the Hampton Roads media outlets. Well, the coverage that I saw on the news that night and in the Daily Press today gave more coverage to the protestors than to the President or his remarks.

If this speech had been about funding for port security in Hampton Roads then Kilgore should have attended but it wasn't. Kilgore made the right call.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Wireless Phone Discounts

This was in my recent Reserve Officers Association (ROA) newsletter.

Cell Phone Discounts for Military/Federal Employees
A member recently sent us this note (edited for length and style):

Did you know that military and federal employees can receive discounts on their cell phone service, according to the Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996? Well, it's true.

Federal employees and military personnel are entitled to a discount on their cell phone service according to the Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996. You have to call and ask for the discount by calling the following cell phone companies and referring to the Act, and they will implement on the spot:

1. CINGULAR - 19% Discount - (800) 319-6393
2. T MOBILE - 22% Discount - (866) 646-4688
You will need to request a migration form by e-mail.
3. SPRINT - 15% Discount - (888) 788-4727
This will transfer your account into a corporate account.
4. NEXTEL - 18% Discount - (800) 639-6111
5. VERIZON - 17% - (866) 456-7892

You will be asked to fill out a form and to fax it back. Just think, the more you save on your cell phone bill, the more gas you can buy!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

No more catch and release

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said his department aims without exception to expel all those who enter the United States illegally.

"Our goal at DHS (Homeland Security) is to completely eliminate the 'catch and release' enforcement problem, and return every single illegal entrant, no exceptions."

I hate to be skeptical but I'll believe it when I see it.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Gubernatorial Debate

I must admit that I was glued to my seat watching the Redskins put up a good fight against the Broncos last night. So, I only watched the last 15 minutes of the debate between Kilgore and Kaine. The lasting impression that I'll have is of Kaine's creepy left eyebrow. It freaked out my wife too. I've got to find a picture of it.

For some analysis of substance, though they mention the eyebrow too, start at Bacon's Rebellion.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Latest Photo

Here's the latest photo of my daughter. It's hard to believe that she is just a few days shy of 5 months old.