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Chuck Colgan: One More Time

31 May 2011 | 29th VA Senate | 16 Comments

The on-again-off-again candidacy of Chuck Colgan continues today with an announcement that Colgan will run for re-election in the 29th Senate District.  The behind-the-scenes buzz suggests that Colgan’s re-election is little more than a ploy to allow his grandson enough time to move into the district from Colorado so he would be eligible to run […]

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Memorial Day and Deliberate Ignorance

30 May 2011 | Patriotism | 9 Comments

Gauging from many of the comments I’ve seen online today, this is “Generic Military Service Day,”  the day when people offer generic and non-specific thanks to unnamed persons, living or dead, who have served in the U. S. Armed Forces.  We as a society have eviscerated any relevance remaining within “Decoration Day” or “Memorial Day” […]

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Jeanine Lawson Kickoff Video

27 May 2011 | Prince William County | 6 Comments

Jeanine is a fantastic candidate and I hope readers will provide her with all the support she needs to win in the primary.  Visit lawsonforsupervisor.com to see how you can help!

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Coming To Your School: Queer Propaganda

26 May 2011 | Prince William County | 32 Comments

I saw this one coming from a mile away.  Following the receipt of a letter — simply a letter — from the ACLU the Prince William County Schools has decided to lift all restrictions on accessing websites that promote homosexual “identity”.  I’m sure the school staff was just aghast to discover they were impeding the […]

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Goodbye, Chuck!

25 May 2011 | 29th VA Senate, Prince William County | 21 Comments

NLS is reporting that finally, Chuck Colgan is packing it in.  Folks in the 50th House District better start finding a replacement for Delegate Jackson Miller, because we’re going to need someone to fill his shoes pretty darned quick.
Significant: If Jackson Miller is the Republican nominee, the Democrats majority in the Senate of Virginia shrinks […]

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And Then There Were Three

23 May 2011 | 13th VA Senate, Virginia Senate, Prince William County | 26 Comments

Current Gainesville Supervisor John Stirrup announced today that he’s running for Senate in the 13th District, joining Bob Fitzsimmonds and Dick Black in what should be a very interesting primary between three of Northern Virginia’s top conservative warriors.  Any one of these thrown into the RINO collection that is known as the Virginia Senate Republican […]

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Jeanine Lawson Kickoff: Wow!

21 May 2011 | Prince William County | 7 Comments

A campaign kickoff for a board supervisor race is usually a relatively intimate affair with fifty or so people in attendance.  Jeanine Lawson’s kickoff last evening however looked more like someone kicking off a state-wide race with well over 200 people in attendance, dozens of kids burning off excess energy in a moonbounce and a […]

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Charitable Contributions By Localities: Is It Lawful?

19 May 2011 | Virginia Politics | 27 Comments

Is it legally permissible for a locality in Virginia to donate taxpayer dollars to a little league?  Is it OK for a locality to provide taxpayer funds to a charity as a gift?  Are localities appropriating discretionary funds or General Fund revenues in ways that violate the Constitution or the Code of Virginia?  That’s been […]

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Junk Or Not, An Indecent Misuse of Tax Dollars

18 May 2011 | Manassas City, Prince William County | 29 Comments

This week local headlines poked fun at Manassas City Mayor Hal Parrish and Coles District Supervisor Marty Nohe for getting a spot in an upcoming production of the Manassas Ballet Theater with headlines like “Manassas mayor appearing in ballet, sans leotard.”  Aside from the laugh such headlines evoke (Is Mayor Hal Parrish going […]

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More Catch-And-Release With Illegal Aliens?

18 May 2011 | Illegal Aliens, Crime, Prince William County | 17 Comments

Some years ago the General Assembly passed a measure that established a “rebuttable presumption” that illegal aliens wouldn’t be able to qualify for bail.  They’re clearly flight risks. During those discussions I also heard a number of law enforcement professionals discussing how they are required to positively establish the identity of all persons detained for […]

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New Logo For PWC & Manassas Tourism

12 May 2011 | Manassas City, Prince William County | 38 Comments

This is the new logo for a tourism marketing effort by Prince William County and Manassas City.  Corey Stewart and Hal Parrish sure seem to like it in this photo.
What do you think?

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Three In The 13th?

12 May 2011 | 13th VA Senate, Loudoun County, Virginia Senate, Prince William County | 58 Comments

Redistricting brought a lot of changes to Prince William County, and the two biggest were changes to the overlapping 13th House District and the 29th Senate District.  To add just a little bit of confusion, the 13th Senate District was moved up this way and will now cover a wide swath of Loudoun County and […]

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87th House District: Where The Entertaiment Is

12 May 2011 | Loudoun County, Virginia House, Prince William County | 25 Comments

Redistricting gave northern Virginia a new House of Delegates seat which picks up the northwest corner of Prince William County, runs out through Dulles Airport and ends around Route 7 in Loudoun County.  This new 87th District’s somewhat strange shape so far seems to fit the somewhat strange political theater that has been playing out […]

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Babur Lateef’s Fiscal Nightmare

4 May 2011 | Prince William County | 77 Comments

OK, let me get this straight:  Someone who touts himself to be a highly successful ophthalmologist, and who is married to another doctor, defaults on their mortgage, it’s sold in a short sale.  Somehow relatives buy the place for half of what it had been worth and the guy ends up as a tenant in […]

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A Tax Hike Backlash In Manassas

3 May 2011 | Manassas City | 9 Comments

There’s a distinct backlash brewing among conservatives in Manassas in regards to the latest budget, as evidenced by a rather interesting letter to the editor in the Manassas News & Messenger.  If some council members thought this was a good time to enact a tax hike, they might be reconsidering the wisdom of that decision […]

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OBL Gets His Just Desserts

1 May 2011 | National Politics | 27 Comments

A Navy SEAL team killed Osama Bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan on Sunday, closing a chapter in the Global War on Terror.  While this is a very welcome development, it’s doubtful that there’s a whole lot of real meaning in this.  Other than our instinctive relief that a terrorist mastermind who had evaded being held […]

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10th District Dinner Reagan Tribute

1 May 2011 | RPV | 10 Comments

Last night the 10th District Committee held their Reagan dinner and I had the pleasure of supporting the effort. Here’s the video I put together honoring Ronald Reagan, which folks seemed to enjoy.

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