Archives for June 2006
If you happen to visit Jeanette Rishell’s campaign website, you find some nice platitudes about transportation, schools and “continuing the tradition of putting our community above politics”. If she really believed these were the core issues facing the 50th District, I’m sure she as a dedicated community activist would have a long record of […]
A Washington Compost article, which was also reported on over at Too Conservative talked about a transportation plan being floated by several Republicans in the House of Delegates and named Albo (Fairfax), May (Loudon), Rust (Fairfax), Callahan (Fairfax), McQuigg (Prince William) and Lingamfelter (Prince William) as key players in this plan. I […]
As part of her membership on the Social Justice Committee at the Bull Run Universalist Unitarians, the Democtratic nominee for the 50th District of the House of Delegates Jeanette Rishell organized a “Split the Plate” fundraiser that donated $370 to the Woodbridge Worker’s Committee in November, 2005. This relationship between the BRUU Social Justice Committee […]
28 June 2006 | 50th HOD District | Comments Off
Jeanette Rishell had her campaign kickoff at her house on June 25th, attended by about 75 people according to Bruce Rommelt. The Manassas Journal-Messenger, which is usually eager to cover anything related to Democratic campaigns, didn’t bother to report on this. As far as campaign kickoffs go, this was underwhelming.
You may recall that Jackson Miller […]
Craig Vitter has two very interesting articles here and here reporting on his conversations with Occoquan Supervisor Corey Stewart who is going to run for Board of County Supervisors Chairman when Sean Connaughton is confirmed as the head of the Maritime Administration by the U.S. Senate. It’s a good look at some of the […]
GoodbyeJim, the blog devoted to ending the embarrasment of Jim Moran’s participation in the United States Congress, has an interesting post entitled “Goodbye Judy” that talks about how Governor Kaine couldn’t stop singing the praises of Frank Wolf, the current 10th District congressman and her Republican opponent today. Seems like Frank Wolf is doing good […]
Riley over at Virginia Virtucon is sitting on a big story that will go public later on today. Make sure you keep a close eye on VV, as this is going to shake things up quite a bit.
The news is now official that BOCS Chairman Sean Connaughton has been named as President Bush’s nominee […]
Perhaps the most unpopular form of political expression possible would be to set fire to the American Flag. Anyone doing this immediately and irrevocably identifies themself as a total idiot who is unworthy of the freedoms secured on their behalf by so many who fought under that same flag.
But the idea that Congress should enact […]
Vincent over at Too Conservative has a post up about the 2008 races that are starting to take shape in Virginia. While I agree with most of his analysis, there is one republican candidate in 2008 that should step down — Senator John Warner.
Senator Warner has had a long and distinguished career, serving Virginians […]
26 June 2006 | Blogs | Comments Off
Perhaps some of you have seen the thread developing over at Too Conservative regarding the blog Raising Kaine’s post that referred to the Attorney General as “Taliban Bob” at the same time Bob McDonnel’s daughter was returning home for a two week leave from Iraq. Lowell Feld of Raising Kaine’s response to all of this […]
Charles over at Two Conservatives has an excellent article regarding the problem with the healthcare industry being caused by the structure of employer health benefits. It’s an excellent analysis of the economic realities created by the demand for employee health benefits. Well worth a read.
This is Judy Feder’s baliwick, as the only experience she really […]
Having heard previously about the actions of a Haymarket police officer who apparently may have pursued a personal vendetta against a citizen, comes this story about how the Chief of Police may be falsifying information to the court in order to unlawfully continue a Reserve Officer Program that had been suspended by the Town Council.
Given all that’s been happening lately, I feel compelled to be at the “Blogs United for Free Speech” conference in Martinsville August 25th & 26th at Patrick Henry College. Hope to see many of you there. It’s shaping up pretty nicely, and I can’t help but appreciate the focus of the conference.
I heard today that Virginia Senator Charles Colgan (D-29th) spoke to the Chamber of Commerce and defended the current transportation funding formula which returns to Northern Virginia only 20 cents of every dollar of taxes collected in Northern Virgina. After hearing of Colgan’s proposed tax levy on petroleum distributors, this is beginning to look like […]
For a professor, Judy Feder sure says a lot of dumb things. Heck, these things are dumb for anyone with a high school education. Maybe it’s another instance of ideologically inspired blindness to basic economics, but I didn’t think anyone outside of Berkeley actually believed this stuff.
First, is Judy’s geeky little youtube video where she […]
I’ve established a legal defense fund to help with the costs for defending in the lawsuit that Steve Chapman filed against me. Please visit the website, and consider making an online donation. Every donation, large and small, will help to ensure a fair hearing in this important case which may have a significant impact on […]
From On High has a frightening report that came from the Washington Times about how illegal immigrants are specifically targeting Manassas. This isn’t the forst time I’ve heard of this — a neighbor of mine who is not very active politically, has apparently seen reports that there are actually advertisements in Mexico telling those […]
This comment sums up very well what is at stake with this lawsuit, and deserves something other than being buried in an old thread:
“I fear having to ask permission from the courts to speak my mind. I fear living in a country where reasonable people don’t bother speaking up because they are afraid of a […]
22 June 2006 | Prince William County | Comments Off
An article in the Washington Compost today contained a vauge reference to some sort of meeting by what was implied as a faction of the Prince William County Republican Party where “moderates” talked about how they could distance themselves from “the party’s right wing”:
“But Democrats have been chipping away at the Republican majorities in recent […]
Previously Jaded JD and J Sarge examined what appeared to be professional misconduct on the part of Jad Sansour and Gill & Gallinger in a letter that they sent to BVBL threatening legal action on behalf of the campaign of Steve Chapman. Manassas Journal Messenger reporter Kafia Hosh asked Faisal Gill about some of […]