Sunday, December 11, 2011

Glendale Valley School Board Fires Principal Kerrigan

The fallout over a rude question by a Glendale Valley student at a townhall event for student journalists by presidential candidate and Congressman Jack Kimble (CA-54) has resulted in the termination of Glendale Valley High School principal Jerry Kerrigan. The school board voted last night to remove the school's principal for the last 18 years by a 7-2 vote.

At a November 23rd event at the Congressman's Rancho Podrido office, 18 year old Ryan Cruz of Glendale Valley asked the Congressman, "If you manage to pull out the election with your conservative social views, do you think you will have a man date?"

Congressman Kimble was clearly taken off guard by the inappropriate question and after chiding he student for degrading the dignity of the event by asking such a question then had the student removed from the event. In a statement later that day Jack Kimble said, "It is a real shame to see the moral decline of our youth. I have prided myself on my work with Last Stand for Children First to improve education across the country. Today, I have decided to redouble my efforts. A student does not become that perverted on their own. I place a lot of the blame on the school and I will be asking them to discipline Mister Cruz to the full extent of their ability."

Principal Kerrigan claimed the entire incident was a misunderstanding, saying a mandate was "something every politician wanted." He further refused to suspend the student in question who he called a "fine young man."

The school board was quick in their reaction, Board President Susan Olmeier called the vulgar question "an embarrassment to our school and an affront to our heterosexual abstinence only sex education program as well as a stain on the character of our school."

[Reprinted from the Oakdale Value Shopper with permission]

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Congressman Kimble Protects Americans with Patti's Law

Protecting our nation has been a priority of Jack Kimble since his election to Congress in 2006. With terrorism threatening to bring America to it's knees at any moment, Jack Kimble has team with South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, which will change the treatment of terrorism suspects and suspected terrorism suspects by declaring the entire country a battlefield.

"Both Senator Graham and myself deeply love this country. It is a well known fact that love is a battlefield. Therefore, it is only logical that the country become a battlefield. For the average American, they will notice very little change, but for those considering terrorist acts against us, they will take notice. As a nation, we are young, but we are also strong. Our cause is just and we stand as a beacon of freedom. No one can tell us we're wrong. Patti's Law will protect our citizens from the scourge of terrorism and I will be urging my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to pass it. We are open to all concerns, but we will make no promises nor will we accept any demands."

Currently, Patti's Law or SB 867 as it is now known, has cleared the Senate, but needs to pass the House in order to reach the President's desk. Please call your Representative and let him know you support Patti's Law.

Monday, November 21, 2011

My Thanksgiving Memories

Thanksgiving was always a special time for my family when I was growing up. My father worked very hard to give us an upper middle class lifestyle, but he never wanted us to forget the type of poverty that his father used to pretend he came from.

On Thanksgiving, we didn’t have a fancy feast. We used to go down to the local kitchen where we would see those much less fortunate than ourselves and we would stand in line to eat their simple fair. It wasn’t fancy, but you could see that for some of these people it was the only real food they’d get that day and maybe that week. My dad taught us not to complain as we sat at the folding tables and dined with these poor and simple folk. My dad would give them colorful nicknames like “Harmonica Bob” or “Crazy Cat Lady” or “Black Comb Head”

At first my sister and I were frightened by the odd people around us. I remember one year we sat across from a guy who was having a very loud argument with himself. Instinctively my sister and I recoiled, but my father taught us we didn’t need to be afraid of the man because he was one of God’s children too and it was alright for us to laugh at him. My dad would even offer his piece of pumpkin pie to the person who did the best trick for us. Sometimes we’d get thrown out, but mostly we just sat there enjoying Thanksgiving as a family forgetting how much money we had in our Cape Cod in that exclusive neighborhood where we lived.

We’d be home by 7PM and my parents would tell us we should go right to bed and think about the people we had met. They’d remind us that if the Democrats got elected we could all be living in a homeless shelter for real and then we’d be asleep by 7:30. It was only by accident that I later discovered that when my sister and I were asleep, mom and dad would go out to a very nice restaurant and have an elegant Thanksgiving dinner together.

I had wanted to keep this tradition alive with my own daughter Ayn, but my wife would have none of it. She insisted that we have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner like families do. Though calling us a family was certainly a stretch. After all, in a family one of the spouses isn’t flirting with the neighbor across the street while the other spouse is working in Washington to do the people's business. Anyway, Happy Thanksgiving from the Kimble family such that it is to your family.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Jack Kimble's Veteran's Day Message

Today, millions of Americans were off from work because of Veterans Day, but I wonder how many really thought about why they were off. Veterans Day is a day to think about those brave few who gave so much for this country. I do this in the way I have since I was a small child, by watching war movies. Nothing says “thank you” to our country’s veterans like watching their exploits dramatized on ...cable television. One of my regrets in life is that I was unable to serve in the military. Unfortunately for me, my family was well off and I really had no option other than college, but I like to think I would have been a great soldier. The American fighting man is the best in the world and we do them a grave disservice when we don’t use them. To our veterans who served when their country needed them, I thank you. I am not a soldier, but I have been wounded in our cultural war and I continue to try and fight the good fight. Isn’t that what Veterans Day is all about?

Monday, October 31, 2011

Jack Kimble's Speech Reannouncing his Campaign for President

Ronald Reagan once said, “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race”

Today I find myself at the precipice. Since I announced my candidacy in April, I have been able to meet many great people across this country. From the oil executive from Texas who just wanted government regulation out of his way so he could provide the oil to fuel the economy, to a gay man married to a member of Congress from Minnesota who counsels other gay men to avoid sin and temptation, to everyday folks who just want the economy to work for them again.

My campaign has floundered at times, but now that you've had a chance to look at my opponents, I hope you'll give me another look. I hope that by reannouncing, I'll give you a chance to take a fresh look at me. As a member of Congress for the past 6 years, I've dealt with important legislation. Just this week, we'll be voting on keeping In God We Trust (or E Pluribus Unum in Latin) as our national motto. Coming to grips with issues like this has left me uniquely poised to assume the mantle of government.

Please, visit and look at my 888 plan. It makes Herman Cain's 9-9-9 plan look like Obama style socialism. I believe the best way to get America back to work is to get rid of the regulations strangling our businesses and let the banks go back to making wealth for us all.

I have heard your call American and much like when a parent hears a crying baby in the middle of the night, they can only ignore it for so long. I am coming and I will make everything alright. God bless and stay free America!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Congressman Kimble's Address to Value Voter's Summit

I am honored to be here speaking today before such a respected and well known organization. I will keep my comments brief, but as this is Columbus Day Weekend, I thought it most appropriate today to talk about Christopher Columbus.

Way back in 1492, there was no cable, no video games, no Ipods. What people used to get through their day was faith. It was this faith that lead Christopher Columbus to discover America so that we might all worship God as we saw fit. Columbus was a great hero, but I wonder what he'd say if he was alive today.

Would Columbus recognize America today. How would he react to seeing a country he worked so hard to discover becoming completely overrun with illegal aliens? What would he feel about Americans having to learn Spanish just to be able to communicate? If Columbus knew these things would he even bother to sail across the Ocean to come here?

In the name of Columbus, we must take back our country. We can begin doing it in November by voting for politicians who have zero tolerance for the tide of illegal immigration that threatens us so. Let's return this country to the way it should be. Let's make this country one that Christopher Columbus would recognize.

Make no mistake about it. The topic of Columbus Day has become controversial because of a radical atheistic movement to strike Christ from Columbus Day, but we will not; we cannot let them win. Did you know that Columbus Day Weekend is the most holy weekend in the entire Jewish calendar? I heard it on the way over here. Jews remember just what Columbus did for them and we should do the same.

God watches what we do and even little symbols mean a lot. I listened earlier as Douglas Fischer pointed out that singing God Bless America at ballgames had protected us from terrorism. There are no facts to back this up, but my faith tells me it's true, just as my faith tells me that telling people God Bless You when they sneeze has protected us from another Smallpox outbreak.

The tiny things we do have big consequences. Gay marriage threatens our country unlike any other time in our history. Homosexuals point to young children of 2 or 3 who are clearly gay to show that homosexuality isn't a choice, but I say that homosexuality is to dangerous a choice to be left to 2 and 3 year olds. We must move now to forever ban marriage. I am in awe of the state of Alabama who has created a Constitutional Amendment banning gay marriage, but has not infringed on anyone's time honored right in that state to marry their 14 year old first cousin. We must show that same courage. God bless you and God bless the United States of America.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Congressman Jack Kimble on Empowering Parents Through Quality Charter Schools Act

[Reprinted from the Last Stand for Children First Blog]

Earlier today, I came off the campaign trail to sign important providing education choice for millions of parents across the country. Charter schools are the wave of the future in this country by providing the selectivity of private schools, but doing it at tax payer expense. Charter schools are freed up of the bureaucratic nightmare of environmental and fiscal regulation and aren't required to grant their teachers due process as a result fully 17% of charter schools perform better than public schools and some of them have become multi-million job creators.

One of the greatest things about charter school supporters like hedge fund operator Whitney Tilson is that they don't limit their contributions to one political party. It's not unusual to be at a pro-charter cocktail party and find liberals like Jared Polis socializing with strict conservatives like myself. It's this spirit of putting children first across party boundaries is one of the reasons that this bill had such huge bipartisan support. Of course, a lot of wining and dining on vintage wine and one and a half pound lobsters stuffed with one pound lobsters didn't hurt.

Charters have been under an increasing microscope lately after test scores in Chicago and Los Angeles both showed them as doing considerably worse than the neighborhood schools so hopefully this extra cash will help them to put the nasty press behind them. Above all, this act was for the kids. It isn't so much choosing a better alternative as much as it is providing a choice and isn't that really what we all want. While charters will take money away from neighborhood schools, that may enable 20 or even 25% of charter schools to start outperforming neighborhood students and isn't that something we can all get behind, even if we're not getting a large check to cover our campaign expenses?

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Congressman Kimble's Historic Path Forward Speech

At this year's Heritage Valley Corn Dog Festival, Congressman Jack Kimble outlined his path forward for this country before Picture This took the stage. While Picture This is America's best Huey Lewis and the News Tribute Band, it was truly Jack Kimble who connected with the audience on that night.

I have built my Presidential campaign around moving American into the 21st Century, while retaining the strength it showed in the 20th century and the morality it showed in the 18th Century. However, in this chapter, I offer a way for our country to move forward freely given to all candidates regardless of political party. While these ideas may sound like a stump speech or State of the Union address, they are in fact good common sense conservative solutions to the many issues that plague us from our place in the world to the strength of the economy.

In the previous chapter I laid out some pretty grim information on the sorry state of our country. The good news is that it doesn't have to be that way. There is a way forward and that way is being embraced by conservatives all across this country. From the board rooms of Fortune 500 companies to the tea party activists assembled in peaceful protest, America is crying out for new leadership in this time of crisis and turmoil. In Congress as well as in my run for the White House, I am pleased to answer their call.

The first thing we need to do to get this country back on the road to recovery is to put it back to work. An active and vibrant workforce is the lifeblood of our economy and it is the can do spirit of the American worker that has always driven America forward. That's why I've proposed H.R. 929 which would extend full employment rights to all citizens regardless of age. I do not have to tell you that many Americans under the age of 18 are wasting their lives playing video games when they could be helping their families pay the bills and learning a valuable trade. Unfortunately, employers are barred from hiring qualified children due to antiquated work rules that prohibit child labor. Every year America imports #*R#U(#@@$ worth of goods from countries that use child labor. Those goods should be made by American children.

As I have traveled across this great big country of ours campaigning, I have met many job creators who tell me the same heartbreaking stories of wanting to employ children, but being treated like criminals for even attempting to do it. In a previous chapter, I mentioned a great restaurant that I love to go to with my friends from the oil industry. It just so happens that the owner of that restaurant, Gerard, is a friend of mine. Gerard found out years ago that when it comes to declawing a lobster, nobody has the small hands and manual dexterity that the job requires like small children do. He has tried to work with parents and school districts, but he is constantly handcuffed both literally and figuratively because of child labor laws.

Let's face it, not every child is cut out for academic rigor. Even in the best neighborhoods school can be a waste of time for some children. What better way to accommodate the needs of every child than by allowing them all the option to work for a living. Extending full employment rights to all Americans is common sense and it should be the law regardless of the age of the employee.

In addition to helping the very young, I am drawn to the plight of the elderly as well. There is nothing more tragic than when the state teams up with a senior citizens own family to deprive him of the right to drive his automobile. For many of these seniors, they've been driving for 60 or 70 years. Now, just because they don't see too well or their reaction time is slow or their decision making has gotten a bit fuzzy, they're supposed to surrender their drivers licenses. This is one of America's greatest shames.

H.R. 2781 would eliminate all driving tests for senior citizens who already have a license. It is a bill whose time has come and I am very proud to be its sponsor. If we can pass this important legislation, seniors will once again be able to drive to their job at Walmart, to play bridge, or to visit their grandchildren in peace. I know that I speak for many seniors when I say, "you can have my driver's license when you can pull it from my cold dead hand."

We must not only improve the economy through job growth, real recovery will require us to end the problem of repossession and foreclosure. Throughout this country, there are thousands of vacant homes, which are a magnet for crime, vandalism, and other urban blight. To move forward we must eradicate these pockets of blight. To do that, we must work with state and municipal zoning boards to take areas with large numbers of vacant and abandoned homes and rezone them for commercial development. Give me any 3 abandoned homes and I'll replace them with strip mall containing a currency exchange, a Seven-Eleven, and an insurance broker. This is progress and this is what makes America great.

Businesses will not expand until they are free from the tyranny of the ban on incandescent bulbs. As Michele Bachmann is fond of saying, "Thomas Jefferson did a pretty patriotic thing for this country when he invented the light bulb." I couldn't agree more. What Jefferson did was to help propel Americans into the 19th century, a time of wonder and electric lighting. It is criminal for the government to renege on this promise of science. In a survey conducted by Osram Sylvania, they discovered that many Americans are worried about the end of incandescent light and 13% of Americans said they would horde the light bulbs.

It is death by 1000 paper cuts and needless government regulation such as the light bulb ban that has American business reeling. To save American business we must reduce regulation and red tape wherever possible. When businesses have to close, they create a blight on our nation's economy. Nobody wants to move into that pizza parlor that has gone through 8 owners in 6 years because it keeps shutting down.

I propose that we work with zoning boards to take these vacant business properties and replace them with single family housing. The American dream is home ownership and nothing will help Americans to pursue this dream more than an increase in the number of homes for sale. Supply and demand and the invisible hand of the free market, will make this piece of the American dream just a bit closer to reality by rezoning failed commercial property into thriving single family homes. The statistics on what home ownership does are overwhelming. People who own their own homes are much more likely to take care of them than renters are.

The middle east continues to change at an alarming rate. Revolutions in the region have overthrown the governments of Tunisia, Egypt, Lybia, and at the time of this writing potentially Syria. It almost makes our wars in Afghanistan and Iraq seem expensive, futile, and even a little counterproductive. However, I believe an aggressive United States foreign policy is a good United States foreign policy. There are several middle eastern countries that are not currently in the midst of revolution. Iran comes to mind. We need to get in there and overthrow these governments before their own people stage an uprising and get all the credit for it. I have no doubt that if we pick an unpopular enough government, we will not only not have a guerilla war waged against us, but we will be greeted as liberators.

The reason that George Bush was willing to be aggressive in his foreign policy while President Obama seems content to sit on the sidelines is that George Bush was a man of faith. He knew that if weapons of mass destruction weren't found in Iraq, God would give him another reason why we should be there. This faith is something we have lost in this country.

Our country was founded by deeply religious men like George Washington, Thomas Paine, and James Madison. Their faith moved them to leave England on the Mayflower so that they could worship in peace in the United States. Over the years, we have lost this faith in a big steaming pile of tolerance and multi-culturalism. If Middle Easterners want to come here that's fine, but they should do so as Christians. You don't see Americans going oversees and trying to impose our lifestyle on other countries.

Until we return to our religious roots, I fear that this country will remain headed in the wrong direction. When you think of it, God is the ultimate free market capitalist. He was the first deity to give his followers free will so that they could profit from their success or be punished for their failure. In fact, what is God's love, but the ultimate in trickle down economics?

I'll let you in on a little secret. I like to think of the invisible hand of the free market as being an actual invisible hand that belongs to the Holy Spirit. When God sees that things are off balance, he steps forward to bless us with precious balance. I have no doubt that God moves through capitalistic forces and I have America's continued prosperity as proof. It isn't that I don't think God loves socialists, it's simply that I think he finds it much easier to take care of capitalists as we have a system already in place that doesn't look to the state for help, but looks to God instead. We must not lose that. I am sure that a few centuries from now our great job creators will become Saints. It'd be nice if the Pope would also remember those of us who worked in Washington to keep a pro-business environment in this country.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Short Bus Tour Day #8 Tampico, IL

It appears that our road trip will be cut a bit short since I need to be back home for Heritage Valley Corn Dog Festival on Friday. We were originally going to try to make it out to Concord, New Hampshire, but it turns out I made the same mistake I made with Lexington, Kentucky. You would think they would publicize that both Lexington and Concord are in Massachusetts. I figure that like Sarah Palin did, I can always resume my vacation later on.

We stopped at Tampico, IL where Ronald Reagan went to Sunday School. It's the type of town that could produce great men with 800 people who call this small town home and while they might not cotton to strangers, they have amazing pie. I am really looking forward to hearing the results of the Wisconin recall elections tonight. I have a feeling we're picking up two formerly Democrat seats.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Short Bus Tour Day #7: Waterloo, Iowa

I have seen political theatre in my time, but what I witnessed from Michele and Dr. Bachmann in Waterloo, Iowa may have been the most amazing thing I have ever seen. They were a few minutes late in arriving and the crow was growing antsy. The band had been warming them up with a selection of country hits for the Lee Greenwood crowd, when suddenly everybody saw the Bachmann's bus pull up and the crowd let out a mighty roar, followed by...nothing.

Suddenly, the bad begins playing a riff and Michele Bachmann exits the bus smiling and waving at the crowd. She is wearing this ridiculously short white dress that looks very unacceptable for the campaign trail. Then we see another woman with long blonde hair rush out of the bus behind her. Except, this was no woman, but rather Michele's husband Dr. Marcus Bachmann. Suddenly, the riff that the band has been playing becomes obvious as the band shifts into playing Waterloo by Abba to thunderous applause.

For the next 4 minutes Michele and Dr. Bachmann gave the kind of magical performance that I had only previously seen from Ronald Reagan. They not only knew all the words to the song, they knew all the dance moves and they were in key. It was like stepping back in time to the 70s and seeing the real Abba perform and the audience just ate it up. When Michele began talking about conservative family values she already had the crowd eating out of the palm of her hand. I was just glad I didn't have to go on after her.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Short Bus Tour Days #5 & #6: Iowa State Fair

Unfortunately, campaign business intruded on our family vacation, but Ayn was a real trooper as we drove all night through what Ayn calls "America's glorious Heartland" to arrive at the Iowa State Fair in Ames, Iowa. I met with our many great Iowa volunteers and saw the area that they had nicknamed Kimblepalooza. We were greeted by many enthusiastic supporters and saw a lot of jealous Tim Pawlenty volunteers when Ventura Highway, California's best America Cover Band started playing.

I actually was lucky enough to have a chance to talk with Tim Pawlenty. We had a rare chance to let our hair down.

"Jack", he told me, "I'm not sure about this. I've put a lot into those commercials, but I'm just not generating the excitement I wanted."

"I don't know Tim," I said, "I get the idea that you're not really excited about this either."

"Maybe not," he said, "I look at Crazy Eyes Bachmann and I wonder if I'm in the wrong business."

"Don't knock her," I said, "Did you try the petit fours that Dr. Bachmann made?"

"To die for," Tim said, "I think she's going to win just on the line for his pastries. I don't know how you do it Jack. I think I'm about done."

I may have remembered a word wrong here or there, but that was the gist of our conversation. Sure enough, thanks to Dr. Bachmann's culinary skills and tasteful decoration of the campaign tent, Michelle did win the straw poll, while Tim Pawlenty announced he was withdrawing from the campaign. I can't say I was surprised.

Ventura Highway was great, but we weren't thrilled with our performance. A top ten performance was something to build on and we're not out of it by any stretch, but this just puts more pressure on us to do well in the early primaries.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Polls Declare Kimble Winner of Iowa Debate

[Reprinted from the Oakdale Value Shopper with permission]

54th District Congressman Jack Kimble was the clear winner of last night's Republican Presidential Debate in Ames, Iowa despite not being on stage.. Kimble, who has emerged as a tireless champion of conservative family values, capitalism, and plutocracy is a long shot for the nomination, but that didn't stop him from being the debate's big winner according to overnight tracking polls that showed 76% of viewers felt Kimble was the winner, with 14% preferring Newt Gingrich, and Tim Pawlenty tied for a distant third with Ron Paul at 2%.

Because of the debt ceiling crisis Congressman Kimble was forced to postpone a family bus trip with his daughter Ayn. When negotiations between the Kimble campaign and Fox News for a satellite link broke down, Kimble decided to participate from the comfort of his own bus. He responded to the debate questions in real time and was followed by an audience of thousands on Twitter through hash tag #GOPDebate.

"He was the most pro-life candidate that's for sure," said Helen Douglass proudly sporting a Kimble pin, "he is not only against abortion, but birth control including the rhythm method and sex with non-ovulating women as well."

Twitter user @Warnersl was particularly impressed with Jack Kimble's plan for the economy, even though he never quite got around to revealing it. She started the hashtag #Jackhasaplane after Kimble declared, "Thank you Brett. I am glad you asked me about my plan. I have a plan. Oh believe me I have a plan. Don't you ring that f-ing bell, not til I get to give my plan."

Kimble's strategy was risky. When a moderator asked about the dangers of denigrating other religions, Kimble didn't back off and in fact seemed to double down stating, "I'm going after the Mennonites next."

Mike Flannigan on the Welcome Back to Pottersville Blog echoed the many accolades that Kimble had received following the debate saying, "Meanwhile, presidential aspirant Congressman Jack Kimble (CA-54) silently took part in the debate through his Twitter account and actually made more sense than everyone put together."

Clearly, Jack Kimble had a lot to lose in this debate. Despite large and enthusiastic crowds on his Short Bus Tour, the odds are stacked against him. It's very difficult for a member of the House of Representatives to rise to President and he's not considered a front runner. However, strong showings in both New Hampshire and Iowa debates may may undecided voters stand up and take notice of Kimble who has been making an effort to smile more while campaigning.

[The Oakdale Value Shopper is owned by Joseph Kimble who is also Congressman Kimble's father]

The Oakdale Value Shopper is owned by Jack Kimble's father Joe Kimble.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Short Bus Tour Day #4: Canton, OH

It had been my fondest wish to take my daughter to see the Hoover Vacuum Cleaner Museum in Canton, OH and possibly visit the McKinley Memorial. Unfortunately, media types had learned that I was on this bus tour. No sooner did we disembark from the bus for some family time then we were ganged up on by reporters. Fortunately, some of my supporters were able to hastily find a giant American flag and produce a lectern and microphone for me to give a brief press conference. I looked at little Ayn expected to see tears or at least disappointment, but she just looked up at me with her big eyes and said, "all these people came to see you daddy. Give a great speech." She is a born campaigner that girl of mine.

Canton went great. We are clearly winning the hearts and minds of voters in Ohio. Unfortunately, it wasn't until we left the Vacuum Cleaner Museum, that I learned the NFL Hall of Fame is also in Canton. Maybe next time I'll get to see that too.

Just a reminder, tonight is the FOX News GOP primary debate from Iowa. I didn't have the heart to cut Ayn's road trip short, but I will be tweeting my answers for tonight's debate questions live from our tour bus. We have arranged for a local hotel to let us plug in our modem cord into their internet. I hope to see you all tonight for the debate.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Day 3 of Short Bus Tour - Cincinnati and Marion

Cincinnati was named after a great Roman leader. I'm not sure of his name, but I believe it may have been Julius Caesar. It's long been a Republican stronghold in Ohio and it has a fine tradition of producing our country's greatest Presidents. Today, I saw the homes of both William Howard Taft and Warren Gamera Harding.

Taft was a giant above men who served his country admirably after his Presidential days as a Supreme Court Justice. I think it would be wonderful if the next President would appoint former President Bush to just such a post. The man has amazing judicial temperament and nothing seems to bother him.

The highlight of the trip for me was standing on Harding's front porch where he gave over 100 speeches in one of the most successful front porch campaigns in our country's history. He presided over a time of great prosperity thanks to his ability to shrink the government. Current leaders could learn a lot from this great man who was taken from us far too soon.

I will be participating in tomorrow's Iowa GOP debate via twitter. I was unwilling to cut my family vacation short for politics and I was unable to coordinate a live video feed, so twitter is the next best thing. While I would love to face my opponents, polls taken after the New Hampshire debate showed me winning the debate 71% to 20% for Ron Paul and 3% for Mitt Romney. You can follow me at @Repjackkimble on Twitter.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Short Bus Tour Day #2: Petersburg, Kentucky

We made the short trip from Lexington to Petersburg, Kentucky this morning. The drive took two hours down I-275 West. It was a shame we were on a tight schedule because I find Kentucky just a great place to meet real Americans who more than make up for what they lack in dental care with a pioneer spirit and can do attitude.

Ayn was excited to get to the museum to see the dinosaurs and she was truly captivated with the stories of children playing with the creatures in ancient Israel. I know she wanted to have a pet dinosaur of her own.

I always love to include some education on any family vacation just like my dad did and it was clear that Ayn learned a lot. She had no idea that the Earth was 6,000 years old. She had thought that the Earth was closer to four billion years old. We had a good laugh at that. It's amazing what some people will tell children.

What I found really touching was that after we left the museum, I asked Ayn what her favorite part was and she said she loved learning about how chameleons change color to show their mood and to talk with one another. We bid a fond farewell to Kentucky and are slow, dimwitted, lumbering friends as tonight we head to Cincinnati and President Taft's home.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Kimble Short Bus Tour Kicks Off In Lexington, KY

Staying in Washington long enough to insure that the Democrats promised to cut the budget and not raise taxes was very difficult for me because it meant delaying getting to know little Ayn Reagan Kimble. Since adopting her, she has been a dynamo in the campaign office for me, but unfortunately Washington business doesn't wait for families. With a budget deal finally reaching and our economy secure, we were ready for a road trip.

We began last week at Texas Governor Rick Perry's Day of Prayer. Ayn told me she learned a lot and hadn't realized just how vengeful and vindictive God can be with sinner. She made up her mind to stay on the straight and narrow from here on out.

This morning began on a bit of a down note as we spent most of the morning trying to find a monument to the first shots of the American Revolution, but nobody knew what we were talking about. We finally met a nice older woman named Elise who explained that it wasn't Lexington, Kentucky, but instead Lexington, Massachusetts that kicked off our war for independence. Oh well, with Concord, New Hampshire approaching soon on the itinerary at least it will be a great chance to teach Ayn about the Revolution.

I did give a short speech today on why our independence was so important and how England's socialized medicine had caused rioting. It was very well received. I hope that it is the start of a wonderful vacation for my daughter and me. It's wonderful to step off the campaign roller coaster and get to know her.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Transcript of First Ever Twitter Town Hall

Here is the log of our historic first ever Twitter Town Hall. To make sense of it, read it from the bottom going up.
  1. Jack Kimble RepJackKimble Goodnight. Stay free America!! #Idontknowjack

  2. Dirk Thunderstone DirkThunderstne Goodnight America. This has been Congressman Kimble and Fox Action 15's Dirk Thunderstone #Idontknowjack

  3. Jack Kimble RepJackKimble Thank you Dirk, Twitterers, I am sure we will have a transcript of this town hall up on our campaign site #Idontknowjack
  4. Dirk Thunderstone DirkThunderstne OK thank you for your time Congressman. #Idontknowjack

  5. Jack Kimble RepJackKimble We said a half hour. If people want to know more they can read the campaign material #Idontknowjack
  6. Dirk Thunderstone DirkThunderstne By my clock, we're past time.We've got about 4 questions would you mind going over by a few minutes so we can hear everybody #Idontknowjack

  7. Jack Kimble RepJackKimble Getting the word out on this campaign would be huge before Iowa and New Hampshire #Idontknowjack
  8. Jack Kimble RepJackKimble First let me begin by saying that @Joejimble is a very handsome man. As you may know I'm not asking for campaign donations+ #Idontknowjack
  9. Dirk Thunderstone DirkThunderstne + What can we do for you? #Idontknowjack

  10. Dirk Thunderstone DirkThunderstne @Joejimble asks You are the embodiment of everything we admired about Ronald Reagan and our country's greatest hope + #Idontknowjack

  11. Jack Kimble RepJackKimble I believe I can get you the most money they fastest from his estate #Idontknowjack
  12. Jack Kimble RepJackKimble Not only don't know I believe in inheritance tax, I'm also pushing hard to kill medicare. #Idontknowjack
  13. Dirk Thunderstone DirkThunderstne @fakecomedian writes @RepJackKimble My father is extremely old and sickly. What are feelings about inheritance taxes? #Idontknowjack

  14. Dirk Thunderstone DirkThunderstne @Oneleggedsandpiper asks What do you fear more, a dem with 10K signatures on a petition or a republican with a wide stance? #Idontknowjack

  15. Jack Kimble RepJackKimble Two words - Fluffernutter Sandwiches #Idontknowjack
  16. Dirk Thunderstone DirkThunderstne @Dyslexicguns asks What will you do to protect America's fat kids from Michelle Obama's socialist, anti-eating policies? #Idontknowjack

  17. Jack Kimble RepJackKimble I believe my tax policies which include a very sizable cut for the top 2% will enable you to have compound & entourage money #Idontknowjack
  18. Jack Kimble RepJackKimble @thereisnosin for you the key is to get as big an entourage as possible and a compound to shield you from distractions #Idontknowjack
  19. Jack Kimble RepJackKimble Anyway, as a rock star the key to having me time is to withdraw as much from the general public as possible #Idontknowjack
  20. Jack Kimble RepJackKimble Speaking of celebrities @Thereisnosin is about to have a new record released #Idontknowjack
  21. Dirk Thunderstone DirkThunderstne @Thereisnosin asks As President, what would you do to ensure that know-it-all intellectuals don't deplete my me time? #Idontknowjack

  22. Jack Kimble RepJackKimble Yes, I'm not quite sure what happened, but I am anxious to go on #Idontknowjack
  23. Dirk Thunderstone DirkThunderstne I see you had a technical glitch there Congressman. Can we continue? #Idontknowjack

  24. Jack Kimble RepJackKimble I also believe that Bono is supporting my campaign #Idontknowjack
  25. The Snug DyslexicGuns @RepJackKimble What will you do to protect America's fat kids from Michelle Obama's socialist, anti-eating policies? #Idontknowjack

  26. Jack Kimble RepJackKimble Rob Mader from the Santa Fe horns has offered to write my campaign song, Hall of Fame Rodeo Clown Bob Sykes+ #Idontknowjack
  27. Dirk Thunderstone DirkThunderstne @aliceduncanson asks @RepJackKimble Do you have any celebrity endorsers? #idontknowjack

  28. Jack Kimble RepJackKimble +our country's children deserve #Idontknowjack
  29. Jack Kimble RepJackKimble Thank you for asking Leonie. I am a member of the board of directors of Last Stand for Children First #Idontknowjack
  30. Dirk Thunderstone DirkThunderstne @leoniehaimson from NY asks Rep. Kimble:exactly what is yr. relationship w/Myron Miner CEO of Last Stand for Children First #Idontknowjack

  31. Jack Kimble RepJackKimble In the event of an actual flood, we will probably be on chairs and desks in my office, bailing it out #Idontknowjack
  32. Jack Kimble RepJackKimble My office is unfortunately at the lowest point of a strip mall and when it rains water collects in front of our building #Idontknowjack
  33. Dirk Thunderstone DirkThunderstne @Justinwedes writes If elected president, would u renege on campaign promises or push new legislation u never campaigned on? #Idontknowjack

  34. Jack Kimble RepJackKimble I think we have a good shot at winning the state in 2012, especially with a Republican candidate who is a native son #Idontknowjack
  35. Jack Kimble RepJackKimble But there also are a great many wonderful conservatives. In fact, we have talked of splitting off from liberal California #Idontknowjack
  36. Jack Kimble RepJackKimble I was born and raised in California as was our greatest President Ronald Reagan. Yes, there are liberals out here #Idontknowjack
  37. Dirk Thunderstone DirkThunderstne @Raphaelptw asks As a patriot, how can you represent *any* part of a state like CA with a clean conscience? #idontknowjack

  38. Dirk Thunderstone DirkThunderstne Let's get started then Congressman #Idontknowjack

  39. Jack Kimble RepJackKimble questions as possible #Idontknowjack
  40. Jack Kimble RepJackKimble Thank you Dirk and thank you Twitterers. It is a pleasure to make history tonight. I look forward to answering as many #Idontknowjack
  41. Dirk Thunderstone DirkThunderstne At this time I'd like to welcome Congressman Kimble so that we can begin what I expect will be an engaging half hour #Idontknowjack

  42. Dirk Thunderstone DirkThunderstne This town hall is a testament to the growth of Twitter, which is quickly becoming the new AOL or MySpace #Idontknowjack

  43. Dirk Thunderstone DirkThunderstne who have turned out to see Jack Kimble answer questions posed to him by members of the Twitter community. #Idontknowjack

  44. Dirk Thunderstone DirkThunderstne Here at Jumeaux Restaurant in Glendale Valley, CA the atmosphere is electric. There are 40 guests of the CoC in attendance #Idontknowjack

  45. Dirk Thunderstone DirkThunderstne Please follow along at hashtag #Idontknowjack. We expect this town hall to last approximately 30 minutes.

  46. Dirk Thunderstone DirkThunderstne Hello, I'm Dirk Thunderstone from Fox Action 15. #Idontknowjack