Archives for February 2007
Judicial Watch held a fascinating briefing this morning at the National Press Club focusing on illegal immigration’s impact on local government. The speakers were Starletta Hairston (Former Council Member, Beaufort, SC), Louis Barletta (Mayor, Hazelton, PA) and our own Delegate Jackson Miller. The event painted a picture that will be familiar to many […]
Speaker Howell has released a statement regarding the Comprehensive Transportation Reform and Funding Act of 2007 (aka HB 3202) which should put to rest a lot of the blather and just plain goofiness coming out of the Governor’s office lately on this subject. If Kaine vetoes this legislation, what is within this statement will be […]
I just got a call that Dave Ruttenberg just won his appeal regarding the denial of his Conditional Use Permit by the City of Manassas Park. This definitely puts legs under case in the 4th Circut and is a major setback for Manassas Park’s efforts to bury him.
More to follow…
I intend to file a complaint with the State Board of Elections in regards to the actions of candidate for Prince William County Sheriff Mike Messier’s during the Prince William County Republican Committee meeting on Monday, February 26th at the Ferlazzo Government Center in Woodbridge. If any committee members who were present that evening […]
When Faisal Gill was up in front of the PWCRC on Monday night giving his candidate speech, a I was pretty amused at how he was on the defensive, talking about irrelevant things like the last time he had visited Pakistan and mentioning twice that “things have been written about me”, without addressing what they […]
As was pretty much expected, Governor “Gridlock” Kaine has promised to propose amendments to the compromise transportation plan that are all but certain to be rejected by the General Assembly, and veto the plan if they do during an interview on WTOP radio, and reported by the DC Examiner. I’m still not convinced this is […]
Mike Messier, the Republican candidate challenging incumbent Prince William County Sheriff Glendel Hill, is known around town for being a pretty nice guy. He’s been treated courteously by Republicans up until recently, even though he was the chief deputy to the thoroughly discredited former Democratic Sheriff Lee Stoffregen. But last night at the […]
While last night’s Manassas City Council meeting was the subject of a big VCDL protest over second amendment rights, a critical zoning enforcement plan presented by Andy Harrover got badly weakened by the City Council and went largely unnoticed. Councilman Harrover’s proposal, which got discussed and vetted over at My Side Of The Fence was […]
Reports from last night’s Manassas City Council meeting are flying in this morning, and apparently it was quite an event. The Manassas Journal-Messenger has an article which includes a photo that shows the council chambers packed well beyond anything seen before, and Philip Van Cleave said in an email this morning that he was […]
I had a chance last night to talk to Delegate Jeff Frederick, and we spoke for a few minutes about his voter (or lack thereof) on HB 3202 last week. He’s not terribly enamored with the transportation plan, and while I might not agree with all of his reasoning, he stands on principle against it. […]
I thought I had heard everything. At tonight’s PWCRC meeting, Mike Messier, candidate for PWC Sheriff told the committee that if elected, he would donate $10,000 to the county Republican committee. When I spoke with Glen Hill later on, he said he would decline raising the bribe to $11,000. At least one […]
The Manassas City Council has a meeting and public hearing tonight that should be rather interesting for citizens to attend. There’s the presentation of the proposed FY 2008 city budget. And there’s ten minuted reserved in advance by Philip Van Cleave of the VCDL, who will undoubtably speak about the recent harassment of […]
Last Saturday’s Manassas Journal-Messenger article on the Rack & Roll scandal (see part 1) featured a number of key players in the Colonial Downs referendum dismissing the idea that Dave Ruttenberg’s troubles had anything to do with them or the proposed sattelite wagering facility that was planned in Manassas Park Shopping Center. I always […]
There are several events this week for those engaged in the fight against illegal immigration:
If you’re in the 67th HOD disctrict and have grown weary of Chuck Caputo, here’s an opportunity to do something about it. Marc Cardin is going to challenge incumbent Democrat Chuch Caputo and is holding his campaign kickoff on Saturday, March 10, 2007 at 6:30 PM at 2211 Kyler Lane, Oak Hill, Va […]
Do you know at least what a third grader is required to know, according to the Virginia Standards of Learning?
When the General Assembly passed a resolution expressing Virginia’s “regret” for participating in the slavery up until about 150 years ago, I figured this was another “ho hum” feel-good piece of liberal angst management that I’d never find a reason to write about. Yawn. Is there anyone else out there who might feel […]
Today’s rather amusing Manassas Journal-Messenger article on the Rack & Roll scandal tiptoes towards the question of the degree to which referenda in 1996 and 2004 on whether to allow Colonial Downs to operate an off-track betting facility in Manassas Park might figure into this strange tale. Predictably, a host of public officials assert […]
At today’s closing of the General Assembly session, one man stood out as the kingpin of the Virginia legislature in a way never seen before in modern history: House Speaker William Howell. Not only did he shepard HB 3202 through several near-death experiences over the past few weeks, but in the last day of […]
I just heard from a Richmond source that the Senate passed the transportation plan 21-19.