Archives for March 2009
Property assessments in Prince William County arrived in resident’s mailboxes today, and more than a few are rather surprised, given the emails I’ve been getting. Drops of more than $100,000 are common, shaving off 30% or more of a home’s assessed value. While the decreases were expected, seeing the actual numbers show up is a […]
The Prince William Board of County Supervisors will vote in April on a proposed amendment to allow parking on gravel on properties of less than one acre, modifying Section 32-300.02 of the county code entitled “Accessory Uses.” I’d link to that code section if the county website wasn’t continuously horked up and nearly useless for […]
Too Conservative makes a very interesting observation: After Congressmen Wolf and Davis secure funding for improving Route 66 inside the Beltway, and the money just sits there while some elected officials seem to do everything they can do to delay the project, our own John Jenkins sides with folks that would rather have VDOT study […]
Where have I heard this before?
Police in Leesburg are looking for an illegal Salvadoran immigrant who is wanted for sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl.
Carlos Felipe Centeno, 21, was found partially clothed with the victim, who told police she had been assaulted.
Centeno, 6-foot-1, 220 pounds, may be riding a blue bicycle. Anyone who may know Centeno’s […]
Representatives Wolf and Wittman joined the majority voting in favor of H. R. 1586, the bill to punish executives who work for companies receiving bailout funds for getting bonuses using the tax code, and I’ve gotten a few calls and emails today from conservatives who are mightily not pleased, and doubtless there are more who […]
I’ve gotten word that the Obama Administration has directed the Department of Justice to discontinue enforcement within both the Civil and Criminal Divisions of at least some laws related to the deportation of illegal aliens from the United States. Whether this simply means they will cease workplace enforcement actions, discontine of the Section 287(g) […]
Lots of good ideas in this video, and this idea of a “National Tea Party” in the spirit of the protests Colonial Americans waged against the British is awfully appealing. What’s happening in Congress is outrageous, and it’s definitely well past time for Americans to stand up and make our […]
Once again, have at it. With turmoil in the RPV while allies of Tom Davis try to find a way to get him in as RPV Chairman, continued fiscal irresponsibility from congress and the annual county budget battle between those who want to keep our taxes low and those who think hiking taxes during a […]
When now-Supervisor Frank Princpi was campaigning to replace Hilda Barg on the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, he told voters he would seek to put an end to the day laborer sites on Route One. More than a year later, not only are those sites still in operation without any action on Supervisor Principi’s […]
InsideNova is reporting this weekend that a U.S. District Court ruled against Dave Ruttenberg in his lawsuit against Manassas Park for the way he was abused by local law enforcement and the city government. I’ve skimmed through the decision, and it is an unmitigated load of garbage issued by a judge who clearly displays the […]
Regular readers may have noticed some light posting lately, and for that I apologize. The above video, along with the others now being posted at the website of Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church have been keeping me busy lately, along with work. After Lent when I’m managing multiple productions a week, it […]
Thanks to a loyal BVBL reader for sending this along!
To the astonishment of the liberal wing-nut crowd, Supervisor Corey Stewart is not impressed with Gerry Connolly obtaining a bailout pork-fest earmark for Supervisor Frank Principi’s employer, the “Greater Prince William Community Health Center.” They’re about the only ones so clouded by their loving devotion to Maximum Leader Urkel Obama as to be utterly incapable […]
Guest post by “Hazegray”
Although I am admittedly not a great fan of the Washington Post, the page 1 story in the March 9th issue: “Girls Cries For Help ‘Fell on Deaf Ears’” cries out for justice, and an accounting by PWC authorities — police, social services and school officials — of their continued inaction. […]
Guest post by Sanford D. Horn
With Congress prepared to throw another 410 billion of our taxpayer dollars out the window on superfluous projects many of which had previously been rejected at the state level, a few Democrats are finally waking up to smell the Arabica beans.
Moderate Senator Evan Bayh (IN) and reliable liberal senators Russ […]
UPDATE: Parental choice fails on a 4-4 vote with Otaigbe, Richardson, Lattin and Ramirez blocking the opportunity for parents to decide how their children should be educated. Thanks to Gil Trenum, Milt Johns, Julie Lucas and Betty Covington for their efforts to allow parents to have a voice.
I wasn’t able to attend tonight’s meeting of […]
Help Save Manassas will have their monthly meeting tonight at Manassas City Council Chambers. If you want to get a handle on all the legislative action in Virginia related to the illegal alien problem, or understand what’s happening in Prince William County, this is the place to be tonight.
See you there.
While Chairman Corey Stewart is trying to keep your taxes low in the midst of a national taxpayer pocketbook feeding frenzy, there apparently are some out there who want to ensure that local government will demand more of your wealth at the same time we’re in the midst of an economic downturn. Some supervisors apparently […]
This week the Prince William County School Board will again consider “opt-in” for an alternative traditional math program. Just in time, the parents at “Teach Math Right” have documented that about half of the school districts touted by the publisher of the program have dropped it. About the same time, the […]