Support our view of freedom or we’ll throw your lying, anti-patriotic ass in jail

Support our view of freedom or we’ll throw your lying, anti-patriotic ass in jail

You hear a lot of talk about patriotism and freedom in an election year.  Each side of a political contest claims a monopoly on both buzzwords. But do those who bandy about claims of freedom and patriotism really understand either concept? One would hope they do but based on the way too many use both […]

Romney cruises to easy primary wins in Nebraska, Oregon

Romney cruises to easy primary wins in Nebraska, Oregon

Presumptive GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney continued his march towards capturing the necessary delegate totals Tuesday with solid victories in the Nebraska and Oregon primaries. In Nebraska, Romney took home 70.9 percent of the vote, followed by withdrawn candidate Rick Santorum at 14 percent, remaining contender Ron Paul at 9.9 percent and Newt Gingrich at […]

Ron Paul ends ‘active campaigning’ after spending five times more than Romney for each delegate won

Ron Paul ends ‘active campaigning’ after spending five times more than Romney for each delegate won

Maverick Republican-cum-Libertarian Texas Congressman Ron Paul Monday suspended his “campaigning” for President while insisting his “campaign” will go on. Paul said he doesn’t have the “many tens of millions of dollars” needed to actively campaign in the 11 remaining primary contests. In a message to his supporters, Paul said: Moving forward, however, we will no […]

Mixing bluegrass music and politics

Mixing bluegrass music and politics

When politicians come to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwestern Virginia they had better know how to shake a leg on the dance floor as well as pick and grin. A mandatory stop for all candidates seeking office is the Friday Night Jamboree, a weekly bluegrass music gathering in the small, one-stoplight town of Floyd. […]

Frustrated voter: ‘I’ll bust your nose’

Frustrated voter: ‘I’ll bust your nose’

Meet Elmer Underwood. He’s a farmer in Indian Valley, a rural mountain community in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwestern Virginia. Speaking at a public hearing on proposed wind turbines in Floyd County, Virginia, Underwood let the board of supervisors know just how he felt about the government coming onto his land to impose its […]

Saving America: Here’s a solution, with strings attached

Saving America:  Here’s a solution, with strings attached

Wanna save America? Forget about abolishing the Fed. Forget about dismantling the Department of Education and all those other pesky government agencies that want to control our hearts and minds. That’s not the solution. Capitol Hill Blue found the solution on a recent Saturday night in the tiny Blue Ridge Mountain hamlet of Floyd, Virginia.  […]

Government spying on Americans increased under Obama’s watch

Government spying on Americans increased under Obama’s watch

During his campaign for President in 2008, President Barack Obama promised to put an end to government spying on Americans and other abuses of freedom that grew into a national epidemic after the terrorist attacks on September 2011. Instead, government surveillance of Americans has increased dramatically under Obama’s watch while freedom and individual rights have been stripped […]

Convict gets 72,000 votes in West Virginia Democratic primary

Convict gets 72,000 votes in West Virginia Democratic primary

When they finished counting the votes in Tuesday’s Republican and Democratic primary elections in West Virginia, the two expected candidates won:  Mitt Romney on the GOP side and Barack Obama for the party of the donkey. But the candidate who pulled down 70,000 votes was not someone named Paul, Romney or Santorum. It was Keith […]

HOGs, motorcycles and chili

HOGs, motorcycles and chili

At the Virginia State Chili Championship Cook Off — hosted each year in Roanoke — the roar of motorcycles announces a new batch of “White Knuckle Chili” is available for sampling from the Roanoke Valley Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.). The motorcycle riding group is perennial “people’s choice” winner in the event and sometimes takes home […]