Our question this week comes from Archie in Lansdowne, VA who asks, Tim, I'm tired of so called conservatives who are fiscally conservative, but think the government should be involved in enforcing all manner of restrictions on our private lives. With that in mind, do you think the federal government's drug war should continue as it has?
Click HERE to watch Tim's answer to this great question.
Hampton Roads, Norfolk, VA Beach
My thanks to all you, particularly folks in Hampton Roads we got to see in our whirlwind trip there over the weekend. From Norfolk to Chesapeake to Virginia Beach, I had a great time meeting with influential leaders, involved citizens and small business owners, and discussing what changes you and I want to see in Washington.
Allen and Kaine
Let me repeat what I have been saying since the December 7 debate that included only George Allen and Tim Kaine at the exclusion of other primary candidates.
If I were a big $pender like George Allen running behind Obama's #1 cheerleader Tim Kaine in a demonstrably conservative state like Virginia, I might not want people to hear from a candidate like me either. After all, because of Allen's record of voting in support of massive new federal spending programs during his six years in the senate, even a leftist Democrat and major Obama ally like Kaine was able to position himself as more conservative than Allen on the central issue of the 2012 campaign - fiscal responsibility!
You'll be happy to hear we didn't let the indignity of being excluded from that debate stop us from connecting with activist conservatives ready for new leadership. I had a great time meeting with the ladies of the Hampton Roads Republican Women's Club, the VA 99th Tea Party on the Northern Neck and many small business owners desperate for substantive change in Washington.
I even got the chance to speak with Santa and ask for fiscal responsibility from Congress for Christmas!
It is heartening to see more and more prominent conservatives across the Commonwealth capturing the essence of our campaign. For example:
"Tim Donner has captured a larger part of the heart-and-soul of the Tea Party movement than any of the other challengers." These were the kind words of blogger Shaun Kenney at Virginia's leading conservative blog, Bearing Drift following on the heels of what Bearing Drift founder JR Hoeft wrote about me this week, click HERE to read.
I appreciate the support of the many activists and Tea Party folks I have met over the campaign. However, there are a number of people, too many people, throughout the Commonwealth who are suspending judgment on this race for the U.S. Senate. While I appreciate that a rush to judgement is not wise, now is the time to take a stand.
One Challenger is the Key!
It is time, beyond time for us to UNITE behind one challenger to the establishment candidate--one challenger who possesses intellect, skill, accomplishment, judgment and the ability to communicate...the candidate who is the most principled, best represents your values, is not weighed down with political baggage, is in a sound financial position, and, importantly, who can appeal enough to general election voters to defeat Tim Kaine next November. I hope you will agree that I am that candidate..and I ask for your support.
As Yogi Berra once said, it gets late early around here...so act now before it's too late!
THE REAL PROBLEM
If you haven't had the chance to meet me personally or hear me speak, please click on the images to the right and check out two new videos we have recently released:
The Real Problem focuses on the underlying problem in politics and how true citizen legislators are the answer to many of our nation's woes.
RIGHT FOR THE TIMES
Right for the Times delves into what it does and does not mean to be a conservative circa 2011/12.
Thanks again for another exhilarating week. I hope to see you sometime soon, and remember - If you want a principled, capable and electable alternative to an establishment that doesn't care what you think, please donate TODAY by clicking HERE.
Thank you, and may God continue to shed his grace on this great land of ours.
"Tim Donner has captured a larger part of the heart-and-soul of the Tea Party movement than any of the other challengers."
These were the kind words of blogger Shaun Kenney at Virginia's leading conservative blog, Bearing Drift following on the heels of what Bearing Drift founder JR Hoeft wrote about me this week, click HERE to read.
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Hampton Roads Magazine presents its 9th Annual Winter Bridal Showcase
The Hampton Roads Bride winter bridal showcase unites brides-to-be with the best vendors, samples and information that will help them to plan a fabulous wedding in Hampton Roads. Plus, brides attending the show will enjoy the special privilege of viewing a spectacular bridal fashion show highlighting the newest trends and timeless looks from local bridal boutiques. This year's show will be held at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel on January 8, 2012 from noon-4 p.m. Click here to pre-register! Click here to purchase your tickets online!
This Week's Top Pick
One aspect of the holidays that many enjoy is gathering with friends and family and sharing a memorable meal together. Bring your group to Founder's Inn this Friday or Saturday, December 16 or 17 for a Holiday Themed Dinner. Taste the flavors of the season as Swan Terrace's award-winning chefs prepare a themed holiday prix fixe menu. If you're more of an early riser, partake in Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, December 18 from 8-10 a.m., and bring the kids along for an opportunity to have their photo taken with Santa later in the day and enjoy a Teddy Bear Tea in the afternoon. Click here for more information and to make your reservations for all the exciting holiday happenings at Founder's.
This Weekend's Top Getaway
Looking for a way to brighten your day? Head to Onancock this Saturday, December 17, for their 21st Annual Christmas Parade, complete with themed floats, light displays, marching bands, equestrian units, community groups, fire departments and more. After the parade, everyone is invited to Onancock Town Park for refreshments and a visit with Santa. Local merchants, restaurants and inns will be open for holiday shopping, dining and accommodations. Come early and stay late to experience all the warmth and charm the waterfront town of Onancock has to offer! Click here for more information.
This Week's Recipe
Like most families, you probably have some favorite traditional foods that you serve around the holidays and look forward to each year. Introduce something new to your bunch this year when you create these tasty Indian Spinach-and-Chickpea Fritters. Flavored with cumin and cayenne pepper and topped with a delectable mango chutney, these fritters will make a charming addition to your table of hors d'oeuvres or a yummy first course to the rest of your meal. Click here for the complete recipe.
This Week's Drink
Eggnog is a favorite beverage this time of year and can be enjoyed as an alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink. Add a twist--and a bit of zest--to your recipe this year by trying this Eggnog recipe that calls for citrusy orange and lemon zest as well as vanilla bean and nutmeg for the classic flavor. Spike with rum and bourbon or enjoy as is for a tasty after-dinner beverage. Click here for the complete recipe.
This Week's Giveaway
There's always that one person on your list that you don't know what to buy for them. One lucky winner will be relieved to receive a $50 gift certificate to Beach Eco Tours. The recipient of the gift certificate will have the option to master the technique of stand up paddleboarding, learn kitesurfing or wave riding or come face-to-face with Atlantic bottlenosed dolphins. Give as a gift, or give yourself something to look forward to next year. Click here to be automatically eligible to win!
Giveaway Rules and Winner!
We want to treat those of you who subscribe to both the HRM e-Weekly and Hampton Roads Magazine, so each week we will be giving YOU first dibs on the week's giveaway item. If you subscribe to the magazine, check out your copy and look at the mailing label. Check your Account # with the winning numbers we announce HERE each week and email Web and Associate Editor Angela Blue at email@example.com by Monday, December 19 by 5 p.m. to claim your winnings! With that said, the winning number for this week is: HRMQ 021812. So check your mailing label and see if you won!
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