Archives for January 2007
I had a chance to see the WUSA Channel 9 coverage of Jackson Miller’s bill HB 2937 on state funding of non-state entities that provide services to illegal aliens, and it reminded me of the reason why I don’t watch local television news. If you watched that excuse for journalism, you would think that […]
Delegate Jackson Miller appear on Channel 9 at 6PM this evening, as well as the Lou Dobbs show. Tomorrow Jackson will be a guest on the Laura Ingraham radio program. It’s quite a lot of attention for a freshman in the House of Delegates.
And calls are actually starting for Jackson Miller for President.
And the resignations from the PWCDC just keep on rolling in. Now it’s the committee chairman, Vic Bras. Will the last person in the PWCDC to leave, please make sure to turn out the lights. Stay tuned to BVBL for continuing updates on the Prince William County Democratic Committee…
Matt Harrison, the campaign manager for Democrat Jeanette Rishell who ran for the 50th House District in 2006, has resigned from the Prince William County Democratic Party and as 1st CD Vice Chairman. This is a pretty significant event for the PWCDC, which brings into focus the internal divisions that have torn the PWCDC […]
After seeing Steve Chapman hand out his push cards during the Manassas City municpal elections last May and getting a huge amount of abuse for it, you’d think that folks would have understood how raw attention grabbing like this doesn’t work. Then again, we haven’t seen a whole lot of candidates like Faisal Gill.
Based on the response I’ve seen on “Are The Minutemen Coming To Town?” I think it’s a good time to start having some meetings to see what sort of organization we want to set up for Prince William County and Manassas that will help fight to enact strong legislation to combat illegal immigration, and possibly […]
Today’s special election in Occoquan is expected to have significantly lower turnout than the November 2007 General Election, and pits the ‘get out the vote’ effort of the Tom Davis political machine against a somewhat fractured push by Prince William County Democrats, with assistance from a few other Northern Virgina localities. There’s been a […]
The City of Manassas Park has been trying to negotiate a settlement with David Ruttenberg, as any municipality would be wise to do when faced with litigation. Negotiations don’t necessarily mean that one side or the other believes it’s position is weak, but sometimes a negotiated settlement has economic or other advantages that are […]
Julie Lucas is widely rumored to be an alternative candidate for the Republican nomination in the 51st HOD, and I think she’d be an excellent candidate. With legislative experience on the Prince William County School Board, overlapping precincts in the 51st, and high regard in the party, Julie Lucas would be an well qualified, […]
29 January 2007 | Manassas City | Comments Off
Manassas City Councilman Andy Harrover has been running an interesting blog called “My Side Of The Fence” where he solicits citizen input on a wide variety of issues. This week, it’s what to do about neighborhoods in decline. It’s worth perusing, as the discussions often get pretty interesting. Also up at MSOTF, HOA meetings, what […]
29 January 2007 | Prince William County | Comments Off
Tomorrow voters in Occoquan will go to the polls and select a new county supervisor. Republicans have nominated Mike May, who is running against Democrat Jeff Dion. The candidates campaigns have been positive, although not terribly informative insofar as providing the voters with enough comparitive information. The media has done nearly nothing […]
[image: Manassas Park Shopping Center furniture store, proposed gambling site] The 2004 referendum in Manassas Park on an Off-Track Betting Facility was presented to the voters as an opportunity to gain some additional tax revenue with the only change to the center of the city’s business district being a change of occupants at one […]
In Prince William County, the issue of illegal immigration often is as significant to voters as transportation, so it comes as no surprise that Faisal Gill’s campaign website provides an in-depth discussion of the issue and Faisal’s approach to dealing with the causes and impacts of illegal immigration in the 51st District. You might […]
FBI Agents have recently begun interviewing people in Manassas Park and asking those whom they’ve contacted questions about corruption surrounding the Dave Ruttenberg scandal. I talked to one of those individuals today, who had a lengthly discussion with two agents, and have heard from another that they’ve been contacted as well. Dave […]
Faisal Gill’s website (brought to you by Steve Chapman, whose 2006 campaign website showed, among other things PWCRC Chairman Tom Kopko as his Communications Director for several weeks. ) is now up, as Citizen Tom has reported. It’s not that interesting a read, as too many candidate campaign websites tend to be. (For a […]
While we wait for the Manassas Journal-Messenger to get off it’s butt and finally print the story on the Dave Ruttenberg scandal, here are some interesting tidbits that I’ve come across as I continue to dig into the story that readers might enjoy. I’ve been expecting the story to run for about a week […]
I’ve gotten a few questions about the Virginia Minutemen, and I’m wondering whether folks in Manassas and Prince William County would be interested in setting up a meeting with them. If I set something like this up, would any readers want to be there?
I think it might be a great idea to see what […]
Buried at the bottom of a Gainesville Times article by Dan Roem is a rather interesting quote from Jeff Dion which seems to run counter to his public statements that he would not want to raise taxes in Prince William County if elected to the Board of Supervisors. The article, which seems to gloss […]
Today’s Manassas Journal-Messenger provides an update on the legal issues facing the City of Manassas, reminding us that the HUD investigation from last year has been turned over to the Department of Justice. It would have been helpful if they mentioned that HUD had been uncooperative in last year’s negotiations and that the city […]
I got a piece of mail from Dominion Energy today asking that I contact my state legislators “in support of the need” for a power line, threatening rolling blackouts by 2011 if this line isn’t constructed. They are asking Virginia residents to contact their legislators in the General Assembly and ask them to oppose […]