Archives for September 2006
The Washington Times reports on Jackson Miller’s initiative to have the Manassas Ciity Police participate in ICE training this morning in an excellent article where we learn a bit more about the discussion going on between members of the city council and employees of the city. While we’ve learned that several members of […]
I talked with Gainesville Supervisor John Stirrup today, and Prince William County is apparently going to join in the battle against illegal immigration as well. Emboldened by the call Jackson Miller made for Manassas to participate in the 287(g) program, the measure will be introduced at the Board meeting on October 10th and will […]
The Washington Blade, a DC newspaper that serves the GLBT community published a nice article today on the race in the 50th District and interviewed Democratic nominee Jeanette Rishell. Her Republican opponent Jackson Miller was apparently unable to schedule an opportunity to sit for an interview. Go figure.
The article generally focuses on each […]
The Manassas-Journal Messenger reports that the Manassas City Council is considering a move to follow the lead of Herndon and obtaining training in Immigration and Customs Enforcement Training under the Immigration and Nationality Act Section 287(g) program. Faced with an investigation stemming from the city’s earlier attempts to control the problems associated with illegal immigration […]
I got another great mailer from the Jackson Miller campaign which gave some pretty stark comparisons between the candidates. It’s worth reproducing the table which provides the comparison for BVBL readers who might have missed this:
Released traffic and transportation plan that includes revising funding formulas to get our fair share, stopping raids on […]
Craig Vitter attended last night’s debate of the candidates for PWC BOCS Chairman, and describes in detail how thoroughly awful Pandak’s performance was. I’ve gotten a few emails from other attendees that entirely confirm his account.
When obvious partisans say one side creamed the other at a debate, you can reasonably take such statements with […]
During last Thursday’s debate Jeanette Rishell referenced the Holy Bible in order to support her policy positions. I was pretty shocked by this, as the context she used made the Bible seem more like it’s a social manifesto of one of the “three Abrahamic faith traditions” rather than the sacred text of the inspired […]
Not Gretchen Bullova contributes an article at Not Larry Sabato today, and gives us this little gem:
I guess Allen has little left to run on. Oh wait, I forgot, he still has the bigotry and hate that is the Marriage Amendment.
I interpret this to mean that if you support the Marriage Amendment, then Jim […]
Ed Note: This has article undergone revision to remove some inaccuracies that were reported in the Manassas Journal-Messenger and partially used as a basis for this post. Thanks to Andy Harrover for clearing these up.
Last Monday’s Manassas City Council meeting gave voters another opportunity to see Jackson Miller in action as a legislator. […]
Tonight The Richmond War Room reports that a package of legislation will hit the floor that allocates $2.4 billion for transportation spending. The details of this package seem to fall short of what I was hoping for, although there’s so much in these 8 bills and 20 pieces of legislation it’s going to take some […]
I just got back from tonight’s candidate event in Manassas, and heard one of the more surprising statements I’ve ever heard coming from Jackson Miller. What candidate EVER says he will not accept a campaign contribution?
PFC Colin Wolfe was laid to rest in Arlington on September 11th, 2006. He joined the United States Marine Corps […]
Manassas Police and the U.S. Secret Sevice broke up a counterfeiting ring operating out of an apartment in Old Town Manassas who were trying to pass counterfeit $100 bills last Saturday. The Potomac News reports:
Larry Hughes, Manassas city manager, announced in a city council meeting Monday that several people were caught circulating counterfeit […]
If you don’t get your fill of candidates this evening at the Old Manassas Couthouse, there’s a “candidate forum” with PWC BOCS Chairman candidates Corey Stewart and Sharon Pandak tomorrow night (September 27th) at the McCoart center, starting at 7:30. It’ll be the first time these two candidates have come together in public, and it […]
The Manassas Journal-Messenger reports today on the success local members of the House of Delegates are having in moving some transportation initiatives through the General Assembly. Instead of looking for new and improved ways to extract ever-increasing quantities of taxpayer dollars from the citizenry, they’re working to improve the way Virginia allocates funding and […]
Judy Feder complained about Frank Wolf’s vote on H.R. 1003 (roll call vote number 449, September 14th, 2006), saying
Though this bill was not adequate—far from it—the fact that Frank Wolf rejected even this minimal step is the very reason we need change in Washington.
If you look at the roll call vote, you’ll see that the […]
Don’t forget about the candidate event tomorrow night (September 26th) at the Old Manassas Courthouse from 7-9PM. Hosted by Susan Allen, the invitees include:
Jo Ann Davis
There will be door prizes, refreshments, yard signs and bumper stickers. This will be a great opportunity to get to know the candidates […]
I’ve been reviewing the record from the Manassas City Council meeting on January 6th, 2006 and paying close attention to the statements made in regards to the overcrowding ordinance that was ultimately rescinded. This council meeting had an unusually large number of citizens who wanted to address the Council, and speakers came from as far […]
Trying desperately to sound like a moderate during tonight’s 50th HOD candidate debate, Jeanette Rishell (aka “June With A Cleaver“) did manage to show some of her true colors when departing from her prepared texts to answer questions. Several times this evening she quoted Louis Brandeis with pleas for the “wealthy” to contribute as much […]
Craig Vitter has alerted us that Sharon Pandak, Democratic nominee for Chairman of the Board of County Supervisors, has finally gotten her website live with a whopping 47 days left in the campaign. We finally get a chance to meet her, and see what she looks like.
Imagine my surprise to discover she is in fact […]
The Manassas Journal-Messenger reports today that El Salvador opened a facility at 14572 Potomac Mills Road in Woodbridge that will provide indentification documents to citizens of El Salvador who are in the United States. This documentation that would allow them to open a bank account, rent a car, or document their age. […]