by Wally Erb, former chairman
Tidewater Libertarian Party
Let me be clear: For whatever reason, an individual has the right to free speech and support the candidate of their choice openly or in secret.
However, there is a self-imposed loyalty to an organization, in fact, to support the tenants of that organization, especially if one is in a leadership position. Such is the case of Mr. Robert Dean, Chair of the Tidewater Libertarian Party.
Dean voluntarily sought and accepted the Chairmanship on several occasions.
He has used his position to exploit his personal position in the media on several issues that were not expressly tenants of the Libertarian Party or the Party Platform.
During his tenure, he has failed to initiate a Libertarian candidate precinct organization nor establish support for any local candidate seeking nomination.
Of late, Dean has advertised in an on-line publication, Virginia News Source, (See Graphic above) support for the Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Ken Cuccinelli. This is inappropriate for a person in party leadership, when through convention and procedure, a Libertarian Gubernatorial candidate, Mr. Robert Sarvis, has met all the qualifications to be placed on the General Election ballot alongside the other candidates.
Moreover, it is extremely distressing that a Libertarian Party official is supportive of a candidate that contemptuously disregards the Libertarian topmost tenant, Personal Liberties.
Again, let me reiterate; Dean is free to openly express his opinions. Likewise he is free to tender his resignation and free himself of the promise to support the Libertarian Party. However he cannot have it both ways and be honorable.
I recommend that Dean voluntarily tender his resignation as Chair, lest he be censured and involuntarily removed from office.
Think about the fact that she was raised by (radical) Muslims. Mommy probably emails her daughter and tells her to praise Allah that Weiner doesn't come home and beat her.
The fact that Hitlary kept her REAL close should disqualify Hitlary from serious consideration for further office; and, may explain fully why Hitlary lied like hell to keep the real secret of Benghazi from ever being told!
John P. Kuchta Jr.,
American Redneck Jihad Movement
by John P. Kuchta Jr.
In deference to his Saudi masters, we have a sitting US President who has invited people named as "unindicted co-conspirators" in the HLF terror trial to the White House for dinner.
SEAL Team Six was at the epicenter of the Bin Laden death. Don't try to convince me that it's not possible that someone in this government was given an order to offer-up these warriors as a "burnt offering" to the Saudi masters. "Can't happen," you say? Would you have believed that Benghazi could have happened?
There is so much Saudi cash floating around, anything's possible. Check out the prominent Virginia politicians on the take from the Saudi front groups: www.muslimbrotherhoodinamerica.com. Watch segment six and see if your favorite conservative, cutey pie politician is up to his butt in Saudi cash.
(Editor's Note: Refer to story on this page: Democrap Candidate won't sign campaign civility pledge)
In response to our discussion this evening regarding the article that you authored earlier today “Democrap candidate won’t sign campaign civility pledge,” I appreciate your offer to allow me to rebut your article and I also offer an apology to anyone in the room today (including Mr. Taylor) during the Virginia Beach Taxpayer Alliance (VBTA) Candidate Forum that I offended with my brief interruption of the event. My rebuttal of your article is as follows:
Mr. Taylor chose to focus his opening statement on a discussion he had with his opponent regarding “civility,” and had with him a “civility pledge” that he wrote (unilaterally) with a demand for Mr. Dale to sign it. This was all in good fun, the crowd got a laugh and it was very typical “gotcha politics” that Mr. Taylor has employed in his numerous bids over the past years attempting to get elected to any sort of public office. However, these “gotcha politics” became somewhat disruptive when Mr. Taylor retrieved the pledge he first left for Mr. Dale on the podium and then shoved it in front of him while seated at the candidates’ table, and Mr. Taylor would not let it go. He made further attempts including offering a pen to sign it.
Here’s the problem:
The room got very uneasy and I am actually what you could call a “protocol policeman.” We had a moderator that was doing a great job, but, this was a difficult situation. To tell you truthfully, I was not comfortable dealing with it and was hesitant. I am the Vice-Chairman of the VBTA, I was asked by my Chairwoman to stop what had become very disruptive, I received two written cards requesting that it be stopped, my wife and fellow board member asked that I stop it and others from the audience requested the same as I stood in the back of the room as the back-up timer.
I finally responded:
I approached the candidates’ table and politely retrieved the pledge, folded it in half and placed it on the podium with the moderator. I believe you quoted me correctly; however, incomplete. A couple more words were exchanged between Mr. Taylor and me, but, I got out of there pretty quickly and the event continued without further incident. At the end of the event I immediately approached Mr. Taylor with hopefulness that he did not have serious issue with my interruption and I was ready to apologize if he did. I never got that chance, because he was already yelling at our Chairwoman and immediately began yelling at me when his campaign manager stepped in and got Mr. Taylor out of the room.
I personally invited each candidate to the forum and I promised all of them they would be treated fairly. I’m also hypersensitive that the VBTA fairly treat Democrats that have the courage participate in our meetings. We don’t get these candidates often and we want them to come back. Ironically, as Mr. Taylor repeatedly antagonized Mr. Dale in a “very uncivil way” it was all the while armed with the “civility pledge” that he wrote and signed!!! You can’t make this stuff up…
Again, I apologize to you because you feel that I acted inappropriately. I hope that you realize it was with the best of intentions to achieve the most positive outcome in a difficult situation. Thank you for the opportunity to respond to your article and I look forward to seeing you at our upcoming meetings.
The United States is 3rd in Murders throughout the World.
Virginia Beach Citizen
How incompetent and corrupt can the Virginia Beach City Government get?
They let their pet developer exclude public parking spaces from the public and then charge people for the privilege of parking there? This is so sad.
What is to keep anyone else from doing this? Just go to Town Center, corral off some public parking places and set up your own valet parking?
The people who were working as valet parking are in the same category as petty thieves in that they were participating in an illegal activity.
Only Robert Dean was brave enough to say that "the emperor has no clothes."
For you democrats, socialist, communists and liberals, email me and I will tell you what that means.
Ben Krause - Virginia Beach
A slight dust developed as candidates for the 85th House district race, during a Virginia Beach Taxpayer Alliance sponsored forum Saturday, when Democrap Bill Dale, a former Catholic priest, repeatedly refused to sign a campaign civility pledge with GOP candidate Scott Taylor.
It was exacerbated when a Ed Maulbeck, member of the VBTA board, walked to the speakers' table and jerked the pledge off, declaring, "That's the end of the pledge," to the disbelief of the attendees. It was rude, unwarranted, exceeded Maulbeck's self-appointed authority to intervene. Nobody had identified him as protocol policeman for the event. And it was an issue strictly between Dale & Taylor.
Taylor said after the primary election he and Democrap Dale met to discuss running an attack-free, civil campaign, agreeing verbally.
Taylor said he drafted, along the lines of their verbal agreement, the pledge, signed it, binding himself and the GOP to running a clean, attack free campaign.
He then sent it to Dale who refused to sign it, saying his advisers suggested he couldn't bind the Democrap Party to abiding by clean campaign ethics or pledge. On three separate occasions Taylor during the forum, prodded Dale to join him in the pledge, unsuccessfully, before Maulbeck's rude intervention in grabbing the pledge.
Nevertheless the differences were apparent, with Democrap candidates Dale and 84th House candidate Brent McKenzie, both espousing socialist, party, tax-and-spend agrenda. McKenzie's GOP opponent is City Councilman Glen Davis.
In the 82 District, Democrap Bill Fleming, in campaign literature endorses many libertarian principles on taxes, ending the 1812 BPOL tax, an elimination of the constitutional offices of city treasurer and commissioner of the Revenue - consolidating them into existing city infrastructure.
A political newcomer, Fleming is facing Bill DeSteph, on the GOP side, who couldn't attend because of an out of town appointment with his daughter.
Added, at the end of the program was Greg Turpin, candidate for Commonwealth's Attorney, who's worked in the current office after spending 7 years as a policeman, 10 years in private practice.
Asked about the light rail issue, it was pointed out it isn't a state legislative issue, but Dale and McKenzie favored it, Davis waffled noting it would not be an issue with him, although he has supported the project in the past; Taylor is opposed.
What is a state issue is proposal in Pittsylvania Co. to mine uranium. All candidates opposed it on potential for environmental endangerment to the Resort City's water supply in Lake Gaston.
It's a common misconception that the DOE was made to get us off oil.
In reality, it's almost entirely dedicated to managing nuclear weapons issues, including nuclear weapons related research.
This beautiful painted male bunting - captured at feeder in Kings Grant this week. Mary Reid Barrow, my bird expert in residence, said this is a little north of this species range. But we were happy to provide him some seeds and help him on his way
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