Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year from Congressman Kimble

As we all gather round and sing Old Lane Sign, it is prudent for us to remember just what we accomplished in 2010 and to look forward to all that we will do in 2011. It has been a great year for us as a country. Together, we finally put a check on President Obama and the Democrats and I have no doubt that prosperity just around the corner.

Disaster was barely avoided at the 12th hour when it looked like the Bush tax cuts would expire, depriving many wealthy Americans of their hard earned cash. The Obama administration continues to run up a huge debt. I don't have any idea how they spend money so fast.

On a personal note, things on the home front have greatly improved for me. My relationship with my wife has fully recovered from the incident of AIPAC 2009 and if anything it's stronger than ever since she began taking separate vacations to hike the Appalachian Trail. She always comes back from her me time refreshed like a whole new person.

I have joined the Board of Directions of Last Stand for Children First, to try and get billionaires voices heard in the struggle to reform our schools. After they have reformed education, I hope we can move on to the police department. It really seems to me that when Congress is in session, Congressmen should get sirens.

I had a feud with Jonathan Capehart in September as the result of a misunderstanding on Twitter, but I think we've agreed to put it behind us and move on. All and all, it's been a great year for most all Americans and 2011 promises to be better still.

Friday, December 24, 2010

A Christmas Treat from Congressman Kimble and Nate Peele

I made this video with Nate Peele of He's a great guy and was hugely important in my campaign. Sadly, he neglected his own blog to get his up and running:

Come they told me pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
A new-born king to see pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
Our finest gifts we bring pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
Rum-pum-pum-pum, rum-pum-pum-pum

Come they told me pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
A new-born king to see pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
Our finest gifts we bring pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
to lay before the king pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
Rum-pum-pum-pum, rum-pum-pum-pum
so to honour him pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
when we come

Little baby pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
I stood beside him there pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
I played my drum for him pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
I played my best for him pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
Rum-pum-pum-pum, rum-pum-pum-pum
And he smiled at me pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
me and my drum

Merry Christmas from the GOP
2 Years from now, you know we'll see
See the election of Sarah Palin
See the day, when men of good means
Pay less tax, pay less tax again

2012, can it be
Everyone must be made aware
That the rich do more than their share
Do so much for their fellow man
Let's cut all their taxes we can

I pray my wish will come true
For Boehner and McConnell too
We'll see President Palin
See the day when men of good means
Pay less tax, Pay less tax again

2012, can it be

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Jack Kimble's Christmas Message

No matter how much is going on in the world around us, the holiday season offers us a chance to pause, give thanks for our good fortune, and spend time with our friends and families. This is truly what the season should be about.
Every year, Kerry, and I find ourselves thinking about our men and women in uniform. This will be the last year that our military will be able to celebrate a wholesome family oriented 100% straight Christmas, but we know it is still so hard for so many our brave men and women to be away from home. If you are a Christian in a Muslim country this Christmas, it is a great time to proselytize and expose them to your Christian faith.
This year, we're also particularly mindful that many in our state and in our country are celebrating the holidays under difficult economic circumstances. And I'm going to urge those of you without jobs to get up early in the morning December 26 and check out those want ads. No job is going to find you, you have to find the job. Pay extra attention that you are clean shaven and not slovenly looking or smelling of holiday spirits.
For now, though, I want to thank all of you for your support and friendship. And from the Kimbles to your family, Merry Christmas, and best wishes for a great new year. Four our Jewish friends who are celebrating Hanaka tomorrow or our African-American friends celebrating Kwanzaa, may you also have a joyous season and may the peace of Jesus Christ be upon us all.

Congressman Jack & Kerry Kimble

P.S. If you are wanting to send me a gift, please consider sending cash to my campaign fund. If you want to send John Boehner a gift, a cute poster satirizing Two and a Half Men and referring to him as John Crier is not a good idea.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Amalgamated Singers

It has been a most trying day. The repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell may have been heralded as a positive by 77% of the nation, but the other 33% of us are not the least bit happy. Fortunately, today I also got an amazing Christmas gift.

In the early 1960s, before I was born, my mother was in a band called The Amalgamated Singers. They released only one album called Office Romance and it is incredibly hard to find. I had heard it growing up, but owning a copy for myself has been an elusive quest to say the least. Today, I received a copy in the mail from a delightful young lobbyist who knew how much I wanted a copy of my mother's own record.

The Amalgamated Singers were formed in 1960 by my mother and 4 other musicians who believed that folk musicians of the time focused too much on blue collar issues and liberal social causes. Their music attempted to give the other side of things. Songs like The Mine Owner's Lament, Tax Bracket Blues, and How We Broke the Strike of '92 gave encouragement to white collar workers and professionals. They were the only folk group to sing about the need for a strong nuclear deterrent against Soviet expansion.

Sadly, like a shooting star they were gone too fast. They broke up by 1962 and my mom had my older brother and quit performing, but hearing her voice on The Mine Owner's Lament was a treat today as she bemoaned the difficulties of finding miners to replace those dead in a collapse.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Jack Kimble's Message to Freshmen Congressmen

As GOP Pledge Chair, I feel very fortunate that I am not only given an opportunity to help our Congressmen bond, but also to help them understand some of the complex decisions that we must make as legislators if we're to keep to our legislative strategy this Congress. I made this short two minute video to brief them on a myriad of Republican positions.