The Haircut

Today’s Mailbag found a joke from Paul B. I had received this one a time or two before. Worthy of a laugh.

One day a florist went to a barber for a haircut. After the cut, he asked about his bill, and the barber replied, ‘I cannot accept money from you, I’m doing community service this week.’ The florist was pleased and left the shop. When the barber went to open his shop the next morning, there was a ‘thank you’ card and a dozen roses waiting for him at his door. Later, a cop comes in for a haircut, and when he tries to pay his bill, the barber again replied, ‘I cannot accept money from you , I’m doing community service this week.’  The cop was happy and left the shop. The next morning when the barber went to open up, there was a ‘thank you’ card and a dozen donuts waiting for him at his door. Then a Congressman came in for a haircut, and when he went to pay his bill, the barber again replied, ‘I can not accept money from you. I’m doing community service this week.’ The Congressman was very happy and left the shop. The next morning, when the barber went to open up, there were a dozen Congressmen lined up waiting for a free haircut.

And that, my friends, illustrates the fundamental difference between the citizens of our country and the politicians who run it.

Starving the Monkeys

I caught this video off a link from a friend’s Facebook wall (it was in a comment).

Interesting theories, so I think I will grab Mr. Baugh’s book sometime soon to learn more about his line of thought. Have you read it? If so, leave a comment below and let me know what you thought.

Clinton Portrait

Yet another mailbag joke courtesy of Dave W. (trust me when I say that my decision to do this mailbag->blog thing will involve a lot of Dave W. content). I lived in the Washington D.C. area when the whole Monica Lewinsky scandal went down. What a fiasco!

Clinton Portrait

The Clinton Library is now open & and they’ve revealed the Official Portrait…

Run Towards the Gunman

How many of you can honestly say that you would run TOWARDS a crazed lunatic with a gun? This video link was sent out to the VCDL mailing list recently. I’m sure that in the light of the recent shootings in Arizona, there will be a lot of gun control people saying we need to ban guns, ban this, ban that, etc. I’m just happy that there was a responsible citizen there, legally carrying a concealed weapon, willing to put his life in danger to defend others during the eight minutes it took for the authorities to arrive. Granted, things were under control by the time Mr. Zamudio arrived on the scene; but he was prepared in the event they weren’t.


Remember… even the U.S. Supreme Court rulings say that the police are not responsible for providing for the safety or defense of you and your family. That is your responsibility. The police are responsible for apprehending and arresting criminals.

The Haircut

This morning’s first mailbag entry is a joke sent by Dave W. I get quite a few jokes (of varying levels of decency) sent to me via email and will try to post them up when I can.


A young boy had just received his driver’s permit and asked his father if they could discuss his use of the car.

His father said he’d make a deal with his son. ‘You bring your grades up from a C to a B Average, study your Bible a little, get your hair cut and we’ll talk about the car.

The boy thought about that for a moment, decided he’d settle for the offer and they agreed on it.

After about six weeks his father said, ‘Son, I’m real proud of you. You brought your grades up and I’ve observed that you have been studying your Bible, but I’m disappointed you haven’t had your hair cut. ‘

The young man paused a moment then said, ‘You know, Dad, I’ve been thinking about that, and I’ve noticed in my studies of the Bible that Samson had long hair, John the Baptist had long hair, Moses had long hair and there’s even a strong argument that Jesus had long hair.’

To this his father replied, ‘Did you also notice that they all walked everywhere they went?’

Congressional Reform Act of 2011

The mailbag hits just keep on coming. During my run for U.S. House, I received this one (or variations of it) multiple times. Usually at least once a day. It was sent again today via Carolyn B. Have an opinion on it? Leave a comment below!

The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971…before computers, before e-mail, before cell phones, etc.

Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took 1 year or less to become the law of the land…all because of public pressure.

I’m asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise.

In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed around.

Congressional Reform Act of 2011

1. Term Limits.

12 years only, one of the possible options below..

A. Two Six-year Senate terms

B. Six Two-year House terms

C. One Six-year Senate term and three Two-Year House terms

2. No Tenure / No Pension.

A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.

3. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security.

All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people.

4. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.

5. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

6. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

7. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

8. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/11.

The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen. Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves.

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.

If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will only take three days for most people (in the U.S. ) to receive the message. Maybe it is time.

THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!!!!! If you agree with the above, pass it on. If not, just delete

You are one of my 20+. Please keep it going.

Presidential Motorcade SUV

This video arrived in my inbox courtesy of Dave W.


The email reads:

Have you ever wondered what all those extra SUVs are in Presidential or VIP motorcades? You know, the ones with severely tinted windows. The SUV’s that no one gets in or out of?

Well, wonder no more. They have a 6 barreled 7.62 mm mini Gatling guns.

They Fire over 4,000 rounds per minute. The wipers need to be run to remove spent casings when the weapon is firing. This video is from the company that makes the rigs. The vehicle is also armor plated.

I added the following comments:

Supposedly, this is a video displaying the capabilities of the black SUVs seen in the presidential motorcade. The mini-gun looks like it is same one seen mounted on the side of Marine Corps UH-1N “Huey” helicopters. They fire about 4,000 rounds per minute of 7.62mm rounds through 6 rotating barrels (Gatling gun style).

I lived in the DC area for almost a year and saw the presidential motorcade on a regular basis. Usually you would see these black SUVs pull out as part of the motorcade and the back glass would be down with secret service agents loaded into the back, armed to the teeth with M4-A1 rifles. Never realized there was a mini-gun loaded into the roof. Very slick.

Happy New Year!

I would like to wish one and all a Happy New Year and I hope you had a wonderful holiday season. 2011 is shaping up to be quite a busy year. After a year of running around the district, I am taking the year off from politics to recover and recuperate. I will still be active, but for now I will mostly act behind the scenes. Case in point, as I am Master of my Masonic lodge this year, I will be unable to attend lobby day in Richmond this year. I was hoping to get completely caught up on a lot of things, but my wife and I are expecting another addition to our family this year. I’m sure that will take a little time (as well it should) I would have otherwise used towards other endeavors. As I looked at the drafts sitting in my blog as unpublished, I realized that I have a steady stream of content coming my way I can use to fill up the blog. Therefore, I am hereby announcing the Mailbag category. I get quite a few emails on a regular basis on a variety of topics from religion to politics. Most of them I get two, three, or umpteen times. I realized that even the ones telling me to forward to twenty people never get forwarded. I don’t like forwarding that sort of thing at all, so I am going to just start posting them here instead as mailbag posts, complete with attribution (as best I can). The first one should be up shortly.