Archives for May 2007
It looks like the Mark Tate issue is about to get a whole lot more interesting. Do I sense that there’s some sort of a setup involved here?
Desperation apparently has a real potential to lead to atrocity. Instead of answering criticism that Faisal Gill may have been violating federal laws governing lobbyists, apparently violated campaign finance laws in his latest mail piece, and that his current law partner has been a lobbyist for several entities listed by the Treasury Department as […]
Ham Sandwich is live blogging today over at Daily Whackjob, and Ham Sandwich himself has answered some interesting questions posed by readers. Head on over and learn about this exciting candidate for Prince William County Commonwealth’s Attorney!
Here’s one question which I found rather informative:
The press is starting to weigh in on some of the unusual goings-on within the Prince William County Republicans today, noting the controversies in the Clerk’s race, the Sherrif’s race and the 51st District. Now that the conventions and primaries that will decide these races are fast approaching, it seems that the local […]
It seems that Democrats in Virginia are understanding that the illegal alien problem isn’t going to get any better if it’s approached from a “social justice” perspective. Eric Ferguson, who is running in the 9th House of Delegates District issued a very strong press release on this issue today, raising hopes that effective legislation to […]
Mr. Attention To Detail (aka Faisal Gill) is apparently at it again. I’ve gotten word that a six page letter has been showing up in delegate’s mailboxes today that doesn’t have the required disclosure regarding who paid for and authorized the mailing. This would seem to be a violation of Virginia Code Section 24.2-956, and […]
Since Faisal Gill seems to have neglected to register as a lobbyist and there are no disclosures of who Faisal Gill has represented, the only evidence that exists which gives us a picture of what sort of lobbyist Faisal Gill may be are the disclosures filed by his current partner (in both the Gill & […]
The spring residential market hasn’t recovered at all, inventory is rising, and not only is Prince William still the leader in active residential foreclosures, but the gap is widening between Prince William and other areas in Northern Virginia. What makes this even more painful is that if you look at the number of […]
One year ago today I reconstructed the “Black Velvet Bruce Lee” blog after it had been deleted by the original BVBL, and posted “I Am The Master Now“, announcing that I would continue the blog after BVBL had vanished. Days later I was served with a lawsuit by Steven Chapman alleging defamation, and asking […]
After Julie Lucas mailed out a flyer to 51st District residents mildly criticizing Faisal Gill for lobbying for increased government expenditures on behalf of his clients, Faisal Gill responded with his own mail piece saying that there’s nothing wrong with being a lobbyist, and includes pictures of RPV Chairman Ed Gillespie and Mississippi Governor Haley […]
29 May 2007 | 51st HOD District | Comments Off
Not Larry Sabato gave his readers something to consider on Memorial Day:
Faisal’s problem is not just that he associates himself with people that are thrown out of places for security reasons. It’s the disrespect he shows the professionals that are trying to keep us safe from another terrorist attack.
Remember that on Memorial Day.
Tomorrow evening at 7:30PM Help Save Manassas will hold it’s monthly membership meeting. The program features Mike Hethmon, General Counsel for the Immigration Reform Law Institute who will discuss local zoning ordinances, the difficulties of enacting effective overcrowding reforms, and the opportunities that are available which localities may employ to control the problem. The […]
Riley has more on the processing of delegate applications for the 51st District convention over at Virtucon:
We’ve received some additional information on some of the convention delegate filings for the 51st Dist. GOP convo. Among the filings said to have been accepted were three from one family where the signatures were all the same […]
Charles Angelos would have been 22 years old today. Instead of celebrating his birthday with his mom and sister, he’s in a grave. MS-13 gang members in Manassas, including some illegal aliens, put him there last November.
Today’s edition of the Manassas Journal-Messenger/Potomac News has two letters to the editor from his mother (here and here). […]
27 May 2007 | Fairfax County | Comments Off
Ben over at Not Larry Sabato tells us that “The Fairfax Democratic machine (that has brought us many elected officials that do not belong in the public trust) is a truly disgusting group.” (emphasis in original), and the DC Examiner expounds on why Fairfax voters might be right to feel that way:
Today’s metro section in the Washington Post has a very interesting piece of spin regarding Jeff Dion’s withdrawal from the Democratic convention for the 51st District. Apparently pointing out that a candidate running for office has a personals ad running on gay.com is considered a “personal attack”. That’s novel. It’s pretty amazing […]
Today’s Manassas Journal-Messenger includes a letter to the editor which sings our praises, and graduates this site from being mentioned as “a local blog” to “Black Velvet Bruce Li” in the pages of the MJM. I’m not sure this site is worthy of such mention, but it’s appreciated nonetheless.
Jeff Dion sent an email to supporters this evening saying that he was withdrawing his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for the 51st District. After the discovery of his gay.com personals ad, this doesn’t come as much of a surprise. From his email:
I got a scan of a newspaper article from someone today which was written by Alan Gura, who as was the lead counsel in Parker v. District of Columbia, the case which has overturned DC’s ban on firearms. When he’s not helping to win landmark cases like this, he apparently writes a column. […]
Riley has an update on the delegate filings for the 51st District convention today, and reports that Faisal Gill filed fifty duplicate delegate forms (although he submitted them in alphabetical order, I’m told) and that sixty-eight forms were submitted for persons not registered to vote. In comparison, Julie Lucas submitted two delegate forms that […]