Wednesday, December 21, 2005


The following was sent to Sen. Elizabeth Dole after reading her LTE in the Wall Street Journal lecturing Pat Toomey and all who follow him for (gasp!) supporting a "Republican" mayor in Rhode Island who is challenging Sen. Lincoln Chaffee in the upcoming primary.

"[The Democrats] expect the 43 senators who voted against drilling — all but four Democrats as well as GOP Sens. Mike DeWine of Ohio and Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island — not to yield to further pressures and change their vote."

The above is a quote from an AP story regarding the recent vote to end a largely Democratic fillibuster of a budget billing that includes a provision for drilling in ANWR. It was predictable that Lincoln Chaffee would vote against you and your colleagues. But on the very day your letter the Wall Street Journal in support of Sen. Chaffee appeared? How drippingly sweet. I would have loved to see the look on your face...but then again, you surely knew how Sen. Chaffee would vote. You knew he would vote against you when you wrote your letter. Only the biggest fool would have failed to see this. And I never considered you a fool, Mrs. Dole.

I just want to know what you think the difference would be between Lincoln Chaffee and a liberal Democrat? I have to give him credit though. The other RINOs in the Senate didn't have the guts that Chaffee did. What is worse: a gutless, spineless RINO (Voinovich, Snowe, Hagle, Specter) or a principled one?

I would take a princpled RINO over the other variety. There are obviously fewer of them!

Mike Netherland

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Must Be Something in the Water

Note to Steve Laffey after reading part of his Energy Independence policy:

"I confess I got all excited when I heard that someone was challenging Lincoln Chaffee in the next "Republican" primary in Rhode Island.

But after reading Mayor Laffey's "Alternative Energy Policy" I realized that there is no real Republican Party in Rhode Island (I should have figured something was up when the incumbent and challenger have rhyming surnames). Laffey's "Plan" includes higher automobile mileage standards.

When we are driving around in tin foil cars Rhode Island will still be pumping our "Republicans" like Laffey and Chaffee. Good luck, Mr. Mayor. May the least dangerously ignorant of you two win."

And I was all ready to contribute to his campaign. Had my American Express card at the ready, went to his website and, Wham! The energy independence policy hit me like a bowl of cold oatmeal.

I can't in good conscience contribute to the campaign of anyone who actually believes that this economy can become "energy independent" by increasing the mandatory mileage standards, and by more tax breaks for alternative fuels (except nuclear) and wind farms.

You want to put the fear of God into OPEC oil ministers? Take the muzzel off Big Oil, let them explore, find and refine oil in our backyard, publish sensible nuclear power plant construction and operation standards. Oil and gas will become cheaper than the sand that surrounds Middle East oil wells. Gas stations will be put on wheels and will drive to YOU, just to squeeze out an extra dime per gallon over the competition.

It sounds too good to be true because of Republicans like the Cha-laffeys, and our own ignorami Gilchrest and Bartlett.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

"Laffey Beats Chaffee"

Message to Steve Laffey who has just entered the race to unseat Lincoln Chaffee in next primary.

Mike N.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Mike Netherland <>
Date: Dec 3, 2005 6:02 PM
Subject: "Laffey Beats Chaffee"

Dear Mr. Mayor,
I just heard about your campaign via the Club for Growth! All I can say is THANK YOU! Well, that's not all I can say....This is what I told the NRSC:

"To what organization can I give my money that will help elect conservative Republicans, strengthen and unite the party and generally keep embarassing people like Lincoln Chaffee, Olympia Snowe, Arlen Specter, Ted Stevens, etc. from elective office?

This just in from the Club for Growth:
"In Rhode Island, the NRSC has been running TV ads designed to support liberal Republican Senator Lincoln Chafee, who is running for re-election against a conservative Republican candidate, Steve Laffey, in the upcoming 2006 GOP primary."

Given that your charter is, at least in part, to perpetuate in office liberals, your organization should simply disband, go away.

You are bad, evil even. Bad for the party and bad for the country. I will be sending a copy of this to Ken Mehlman at the RNC and cite this as another reason why the RNC will never see a dime of Netherland money as long as I have a breath.

Short of disbanding, why don't you just change the name of your organization? How about the "National Gutless, Spineless, Knuckledragging Gasbag Senatorial Committee"? This name would more accurately describe the people you represent.


P.S. I just gave $50 to Steve Laffey's Campaign. It would worth $500 just to see the looks on your faces if he wins and to see his reply to your friendly invitation to join the committee."

Mr. Mayor, I will be contributing to your campaign and I sincerely hope you are NOT a Republican of the same mold as the incumbent. Remember, he PROMISED to leave the party if Bush won in '04. All you are doing is helping him fulfill that promise.

Do not hold back. Do not think twice or think about the politically correct comment or action. Lead, Mr. Mayor and they will follow.

Merry Christmas!