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Archives for October 2006

MJM On City Council’s Work Session

31 October 2006 | Manassas City | 4 Comments

The Manassas Journal-Messenger published an article by Alex Granados today regarding yesterday’s City Council action to engage with the Department of Homeland Security and establish a Memorandum Of Understanding with ICE and participate in the Section 287(g) program. The article gives a good blow-by-blow of how the work session went. Here’s an excerpt:
[Jackson] Miller’s motion […]

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Allen Event Update

31 October 2006 | US Senate | Comments Off

This afternoon the blogosphere has been aflame with talk about an event that happened in Charlottesville today involving Allen campaign supporters who appeared to have roughed up someone believed to be a heckler.
My sources from Richmond have told me that today’s event in Charlottesville may have been caused by a “Michael Moore wannabe” who provoked […]

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Voter’s Guide

31 October 2006 | Manassas City, Prince William County, 50th HOD District | Comments Off

The official BVBL Voter’s Guide for 2006 is posted here. You can also find it in the right-hand sidebar.
The guide covers candidates and ballot initiatives for Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park. For readers outside the area, a listing of the candidates and ballot initiatives in your area can be found at […]

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Voters Guide 2006

31 October 2006 | Uncategorized | Comments Off

50th District House of Delegates
Jackson Miller faces off against Jeanette Rishell to replace the late Harry Parrish. Jackson Miller has experience as an elected official as a Manassas City Councilman, and has served the community as a Prince William County police officer. He has proven himself as a dedicated conservative who will seek […]

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The Lt. Gov. On The Marriage Amendment

31 October 2006 | Virginia Politics | Comments Off

Head on over to The Ward View for Bill Bolling’s statement on the Marriage Amendment. Here’s an excerpt to whet your appetite:
Knowing this, the General Assembly approved specific language earlier this year to make certain that these “unintended consequences” will not occur. During the 2006 session of the General Assembly legislators overwhelming gave […]

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Jeanette Rishell Is Proven A Liar

31 October 2006 | Jeanette Rishell | 8 Comments

During the last candidates debate between Jackson Miller and Jeanette Rishell, Ms. Rishell protested Jackson Miller’s characterization of Unity In The Community as an activist organization. She emphatically stated that what Unity In The Community does is not protest or advocate for or against policy, but “merely observes”. This was repeated by Ms. Rishell at […]

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Manassas Votes For 287(g) Program

30 October 2006 | Manassas City | 6 Comments

Tonight the Manassas City Council voted almost unanimously to seek participation in the federal program under Section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act in order to deport illegal aliens who are processed through the Adult Detention Center. This facility is operated by Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park, and an agreement among all […]

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Section 287(g) Program Discussion in Manassas Tonight

30 October 2006 | Manassas City | 9 Comments

Tonight the Manassas City Council will discuss proposals to participate in the Section 287(g) program at a work session prior to tonight’s town hall meeting. If you’re concerned about whether the city will make a strong effort to control illegal immigration, or do the bare minimum required in order to calm city residents, this […]

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Jeanette Rishell Mails Out A Whopper

29 October 2006 | Jeanette Rishell | 4 Comments

In her first mail piece that doesn’t look and feel like it came from “Cheap Campaigns R Us”, Jeanette Rishell has mailed out a defensive piece complaining that Jackson Miller has been pointing out Jeanette Rishell’s obvious intent to raise taxes.  Although the quality of the piece is excellent, the content is simply laughable.
Jeanette Rishell […]

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LTE Roundup

28 October 2006 | Manassas City, Prince William County | 11 Comments

Some interesting letters to the editor appeared in the Manassas Journal-Messenger today, and since few of these will ever find their way onto the MJM website, it’s worth a recap of some of the more interesting items.
Steve Chapman of Manassas leads off with a recap of the recent Stewart/Pandak debate and gives an endorsement of […]

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NLS Predicts 10 Point Miller Victory

28 October 2006 | 50th HOD District | 5 Comments

Ben over at Not Larry Sabato, in addition to predicting narrow victories for George Allen and the Marriage Amendment, is pegging Jackson Miller’s margin of victory in the 50th District to be 10%, the same margin by which he’s predicting Frank Wolf to win. Since I focus on a smaller geographic area, it’s hard for […]

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Hal Parrish Endorses Jackson Miller

27 October 2006 | Manassas City, 50th HOD District | 13 Comments

I just received the following letter from Hal Parrish, Vice-Mayor of Manassas and son of the late Harry Parrish.
“Thank you for the many kindnesses you have extended my family over the years. We are truly grateful for the opportunity we’ve had to serve our community and we look forward to continuing to try to […]

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Post Endorses Rishell For Raising Taxes

27 October 2006 | Jeanette Rishell, Manassas City, 50th HOD District | 2 Comments

The Washington Post endorsed Jeanette Rishell today for 50th House Delegate. The only surprising thing about the endorsement is learning that the Post is aware of the 50th House District.
The endorsement itself is not impressive. Here it is, in its entirety:
“Finally, Prince William voters face a special election for state delegate in the 50th […]

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Coverage on Attorney General Visit

27 October 2006 | 50th HOD District | 6 Comments

The Gainesville Times reports today on the visit by Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnel to Manassas last week. I guess the AG likes Jackson Miller just a bit:
McDonnell told the audience he strongly supports Miller’s candidacy, adding, “If I could have designed a candidate with a computer, I couldn’t have come up with a better […]

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More on Manassas 287(g) Program

27 October 2006 | Manassas City | 19 Comments

Yesterday I posted on a council work session regarding Manassas’ participation in an ICE training program under Section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.  The Manassas Journal-Messenger provides important additional detail today.
The article suggests, and perhaps rightly so, that between Chief Skinner’s interest in retaining the status quo and some weakness on the council […]

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Pandak Goes On Record Opposing 287(g) Program

26 October 2006 | Prince William County | 8 Comments

Craig Vitter reports tonight on the recent debate between Sharon Pandak and Corey Stewart. He tells us that Sharon Pandak opposes participation by Prince William County in the ICE Section 287(g) program that would equip county law enforcement with the tools needed in order to process for deportation illegal aliens arrested for committing crimes. […]

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Manassas 287(g) Program Moves Forward

26 October 2006 | Manassas City, Prince William County | 10 Comments

A presentation by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency at a working session of the Manassas City Council meeting last evening has resulted in a draft plan to have Manassas obtain training for corrections personnel under the 287(g) program. The intent would be to process illegal immigrants who are detained or incarcerated by the […]

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Yep, She’s Yer Edjimication Candidaet

25 October 2006 | Jeanette Rishell | 2 Comments

I was looking at the pile of campaign literature that has accumulated at my house with Mrs. Greg L, spending a moment comparing the pieces, and came across some real beauties.
Jeanette Rishell sent out a piece a week or so ago regarding her education policies, and Mrs. Greg L who has been a middle school […]

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PWC BOCS Candidate Debate Tonight

25 October 2006 | Prince William County | Comments Off

Sharon Pandak and Corey Stewart will face off at a debate hosted by the Prince William Committee of 100 tonight in Woodbridge. The program starts at 8PM.
For more details, click here.

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Mexicanos Sin Fronteras On The March

25 October 2006 | Zapatistas, Jeanette Rishell, 50th HOD District | 6 Comments

I ran across this sign while canvassing in my precinct this weekend. I’m used to seeing various yard signs, but evidence of Mexicanos Sin Fronteras (Mexicans Without Borders) organizing in my neighborhood came as quite a shock.
We’ve seen Mexicanos Sin Fronteras demand amnesty for illegal aliens, coordinate with the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN), […]

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