Thursday, November 29, 2007

RPRW Annual Christmas Party

Thursday evening, December 13, 2007

Six o’clock to nine o’clock

At the home of C.A. and Bill Thomas
1017 Doc Drive
Woodworth (across from the Alexandria Country Club)

RPRW will supply the meat, set-ups and ice
Please BYOB, along with an hors d’oeuvre, a nice dessert or, if you prefer, a $10 contribution

Christmas giving:
Please bring non-perishable items for the Food Bank collection
and a donation to the Doll and Toy Fund

RSVP to Gena Gore at 640-3811 or 664-6116 (c)

Note: C.A. allows she has plenty of serving dishes, if need be.

Squirm, Mary, squirm!

In a little less than a year, Louisianians will go to the polls to elect our next United States Senator. In doing so, our people will decide who they want to represent our state and our values in Washington, D.C.

I want you to be the first to know that today I will take the first steps and file the necessary paperwork to run for the United States Senate in 2008. I plan to officially kick off the campaign early next year. Please know that Becky and I made this decision carefully, after much thought, prayer and discussion.

Over the next few months, I will lay the groundwork of support for an aggressive campaign that will focus on a frank discussion of the issues and how I will help move Louisiana forward working in tandem with our new reform leadership in Baton Rouge.

I also want to share with you the results of a poll I commissioned recently. The 1,000 sample "likely voters" poll conducted by Zogby International showed me leading incumbent Senator Mary Landrieu by 45% to 38% with a 3.2% margin of error. (
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Early support in an important race like this is essential, and you can play a significant role in building that foundation. Your financial contribution today will help us lay the groundwork for next year's campaign, which most national observers say will be one of the highest profile and competitive U.S. Senate races in the nation.
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I will win this election with the support of Louisianians like you. Thank you for your continued support and friendship. Thank you for giving so much to Louisiana.


John Kennedy

The politicization of war. Thanks, Congress. Pfft.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Marty Thiels remembered.

Senator David Vitter Announces Designation of John “Marty” Thiels
Southpark Station Alexandria Facility to be Named after Slain Letter Carrier

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter today announced the designation of the Southpark Station Postal Facility in Alexandria as the John "Marty" Thiels Southpark Station. The facility will be named in honor of Thiels, a United States Postal Service Letter Carrier who was killed while on duty on October 4, 2007.

"I am very pleased that we are able to pay tribute to Mr. Thiels and honor his sacrifice and service to our state," said Vitter. "The designation of the Southpark Station will serve as a testament to the kind of man that he was and I extend my thoughts to his family and friends and join them in honoring his memory."

Thiels served the downtown area for 24 years as a U.S. Postal Service Letter Carrier. The bill designating the Southpark Station facility after Thiels passed the U.S. Senate by unanimous consent.

Hat tip: Cindy Carter

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Thanks be to God!

Thanks and Praise: I photographed men and women, both Christians and Muslims, placing a cross atop the St. John’s Church in Baghdad. They had taken the cross from storage and a man washed it before carrying it up to the dome.

Photograph and message from Michael Yon:

A Muslim man had invited the American soldiers from “Chosen” Company 2-12 Infantry to the church, where I videotaped as Muslims and Christians worked and rejoiced at the reopening of St John’s, an occasion all viewed as a sign of hope.

The Iraqis asked me to convey a message of thanks to the American people. ” Thank you, thank you,” the people were saying. One man said, “Thank you for peace.” Another man, a Muslim, said “All the people, all the people in Iraq, Muslim and Christian, is brother.” The men and women were holding bells, and for the first time in memory freedom rang over the ravaged land between two rivers.