Archives for October 2009
Yes, the wave of political correctness that crashed over the resolve of some retailers didn’t prevent everyone from enjoying these creative costumes! Now, which one of these guys should I give the Green Card to?
The Berry Award winners for 2009 have been announced, and local candidate Rich Anderson has garnered the top prize for this video, entitled “Leadership”. Congratulations to the Anderson campaign for setting the standard this election cycle!
Who says conservatives have no appreciation for the arts? Well, to prove the naysayers wrong, I bring you two great poets this evening for you, one from old and one quite new, one well recognized, and one not yet so. Readers can judge for themselves which of these most deserves the great honor that one has already […]
One of the best insights into the character of a candidate is their response to the question where they’re asked to say something good about their opponent. It’s not a terribly common question, but it pops up from time to time and presents a unique opportunity to see right through the carefully-crafted talking points candidates tend to […]
Local politics is where all the interesting stuff seems to happen, as this article in the DC Examiner so wonderfully attests. At what other level of government would you have something like this happen, where incoherent and irate supporters of Chuck Caputo try to browbeat Jim Lemunyon for both not supporting their right to obtain an abortion and […]
The historic district of Manassas got just a little bit more colorful today with the addition of yet another sign by Gaudencio Fernandez that spouts his “Mexica Movement” garbage. While legitimate property owners in Manassas’ Old Town are required to get a permit from the Architectural Review Board for any sign they want to put […]
So what does Jeanette Rishell do when she’s got a huge inventory of yard signs and hardly any people willing to put them in their yards? Why, you litter them all along Route 234 in violation of Prince William County ordinances, hoping the county’s understaffed zoning enforcement department won’t have time to remove them before the election! […]
It seems that every election cycle, some Democrat decides to use a public school either for some form of campaigning, and every time they get smacked for it. This time, it’s Chuck Caputo pulling this dumb stunt, who staged a photo at Chantilly High School that was used in a campaign mailer. The use of […]
Well, what do you know? Remember the “stimulus” program the Democrats foisted on us to rescue the government-owned automakers from bankruptcy that handed out free cash in order to push people into auto dealerships? It ended up costing taxpayers a whopping $24,000 per vehicle sold, and trashed the financial position of thousands of auto dealers […]
Bearing Drift has opened the voting for the Berry Awards — recognizing the effective use of Web 2.0 in Republican political campaigns and by Republican activists in Virginia — and you need to go vote. I’ve been nominated for my video of the Cuccinelli/Shannon debate (which has pulled in over 19,000 views so far), and Northern […]
The 52nd district has been one of the the sleeper races in Virginia. With the retirement of Jeff Frederick, the conventional wisdom has been that Democrat Luke Torian would take this race in a walk. Not only hasn’t he “sealed the deal” in this district, but despite a significant fundraising advantage and a black church […]
The push-back against the Obama Administration’s efforts to reduce efforts by federal, state and local law enforcement to deport criminal aliens continued today with a letter from 54 members of Congress, on the same day that CIS released a major study on the program that documents how gang violence and crime follows in the wake of relaxed enforcement […]
Every election cycle Democrats search far and wide for the most “progressive” candidates to take on Delegate Bob Marshall. This year they tapped John Bell to be their sacrificial lamb, whose real purpose is to keep Democrat homosexual activists happy that Democrats are challenging the author of the Marriage Amendment. Not challenging Marshall would seriously […]
Survey USA released a poll today showing Bob McDonnell with a +17 lead over Creigh Deeds, Bill Bolling +14 over Jody Wagner, and Ken Cucinelli +16 over Steve Shannon. With that poll showing a 58-41 break for McDonnell in Northern Virginia, this is going to significantly impact outcomes in races for the House of Delegates […]
In 2007 Delegate Paul Nichols took this District against a weak Republican candidate, promising to be a moderate. Two years later, his voting record is somewhat mixed, he hasn’t connected with his district, and Republicans have come up with a very interesting candidate to challenge him in retired Colonel Rich Anderson. This is one of the […]
The question on everyone’s mind seems to be not whether Jeanette Rishell stands a chance to unseat Delegate Jackson Miller (she doesn’t), but why in the world she would try. Two years ago she got thumped by over twenty points in a campaign that was a complete embarassment to her and other Democrats in the […]
Regular people getting to ride in tanks and watch flamethrowers shooting fifty-foot fireballs into the air. Man, do we live in the greatest county on the face of this earth, or what!
Isn’t it kind of sad when a campaign has to pay people to attend their campaign events and wear their campaign stickers, but they can’t manage to pay them emough to stay there for the whole event? Maybe next time Steve Shannon will pick someone else other than a bunch of […]
Remember back when a bunch of liberal religious leaders held a rally in support of amnesty for illegal aliens? As Les Femmes reports, VOICE is getting financial support from the collection plates passed around in local Catholic churches under the guise of “helping the poor.” Some local parishoners are getting increasingly concerned that money solicited for […]
Months after the story broke, the News & Messenger finally devoted all of four sentences to a controversy between a candidate for the House of Delegates and this local blogger that involves First Amendment issues, homosexual conduct and free porn. What local journalism has sunk to in these days of fiscal retrenchment, while biased editors who will […]