Archives for October 2011
This might have been a blog post, but it seemed to lend itself much better to a short film documentary format. You can’t quite capture with just written words what a difference it makes to a small business owner who feels like government bureaucrats are going to screw him over when a local elected […]
While Chris Royse is working hard to bring jobs and economic revitalization to Woodbridge, ankle-biter Frank Principi is working to kick a youth basketball league out of a county building so it can provide shelter to homeless sex offenders, according to the News & Messenger. Can the choice in Woodbridge possibly be any more clear?
Remember when I was predicting a Republican blowout this election cycle? Based on the information I’m getting it may be time to revise the prognostications, as “blowout” doesn’t seem to adequately describe the massacre Democrats are facing this cycle. Obama is like a thousand pound weight dragging down everyone with a “D” label on them […]
This has got to be one of the strangest campaign tactics ever, and given that it’s happening simultaneously on both ends of the county it can’t be coincidental.
Peter Candland has been working with Supervisor Stirrup’s budget committee in the Gainesville District for several years helping to create the economic conditions that will keep taxes low […]
Some quick updates on campaigns in Northern Virginia as we enter into the last two weeks of the general election cycle, with what may be a few surprises for readers:
Speaking of the State Senate, here’s one candidate to watch. It’s not on many of the radar screens of the political insiders as a likely flip, but Patricia Phillips is running a strong campaign against an incumbent that no one seems to care much for. In an election cycle like this, Patricia could […]
Mason Conservative has gotten ahold of some information that smells suspiciously of “inside baseball” that lays out an uncannily accurate picture of the critical State Senate races this election that will decide the majority. Providing a good rundown on the seven top competitive races this cycle, he adds in his “honorable mentions” for what is precisely the […]
I know it’s a bit early for scary Halloween videos, but this really shouldn’t wait for another week.
If you like what Ann Wheeler did to your electric rates, you’ll love what she’ll do to your taxes.
A nun gets killed by a drunken illegal alien in a horrific vehicle accident on a Sunday morning. State officials learn that the illegal alien had obtained a drivers license using an “Employment Authorization Document” given to him by the feds, and determine that Virginia should no longer issue driver’s licenses based on these credentials. So […]
Guest Post By Charles Sutherland
Whenever one hears a report on the school system of the City of Manassas, it’s always bad news.
As the Washington Post and others continue to report test scores, the Manassas City school system is at the bottom of the pile in Northern Virginia. Recent test scores resulted in Osbourn High […]
I don’t want to make it difficult for immigrants, who for a variety of perfectly legitimate reasons, find it difficult to participate in elections if their grasp of English isn’t what it should be. I still have to wonder though why Spanish language ballots are required for a county under federal law if the Census […]
Compare this to Lisa’s opponent for School Board in the Neabsco District, who has surrogates complaining that School Board members shouldn’t be allowed to volunteer in county schools because they think it constitutes campaign activity. Seriously. Folks, this one is a no-brainer.
If you can help Chris Royse win on November 8th, you’re going to see a whole new brand of leadership on the Prince William Board of County Supervisors in short order. Four years from now I could definitely see people talking about how proud they are to live in Woodbridge, which would be a […]
Way to go, Manassas City Council. If you want to wage a war against property rights, don’t forget that three of your members are going to face the voters in the May, 2012 municipal elections.
The City of Manassas is joining other localities to wage a campaign against a proposed constitutional amendment in the Virginia legislature that […]
Sometimes BVBL readers email in questions, and when they’re particularly relevant I like to throw these out to all the readers in general. Bob Marshall or Carl Genthner? Tom Gordy or Chuck Colgan? Pete Candland or Ann Wheeler? Corey Stewart or Babur Lateef? And most importantly, why?
Despite the strident assertions of Senator Chuck Colgan, there actually are illegal aliens in Prince William County. Prince William County Police announced this evening the arrest of twelve people in the county that were part of a Mexican drug cartel, with local law enforcement agencies, ICE, the DEA and the FBI participating in the investigation. I suppose this […]
Well, it sure didn’t take long for Ann Wheeler to show her true colors as a liberal Democrat. Of all the places you could hold a fundraiser when you’re running for Gainesville Supervisor, picking the home of the founder of the homosexual lobby “Equality Prince William” to host an event certainly makes a statement. Not […]
Aw, shucks. Barack Obama isn’t going to stop in Manassas on his bus tour this month. After seeing him start and end his presidential campaign in 2008 here, you’d think he wouldn’t be ignoring us with his all important initiative to bankrupt the country further with his new “stimulus” package.
I was all up for holding a sign […]
Jeff Frederick is working hard to unseat Toddy Puller in the 36th Senate District, and deserves all the support you can give. I’m sure readers can find some loose change to help Jeff get over the finish line first, so visit Jeff’s website and help him out right now.
Just one more example demonstrating why it’s time to send the Democrat majority on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors packing.
“I built the treehouse as a kept promise to my boys,” said Grapin.
It was something for the boys to look forward to when Mark, an Army Aviation Specialist, would return back to Falls Church from Iraq.
And this […]