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Loudoun Blogs: Time To Get Your Game On

By Greg L | 9 October 2011 | Loudoun County | 111 Comments

There’s a storm brewing in Loudoun County, and it’s just utterly awful.  For some reason I can’t fathom, the Sheriff’s race has become the most prominently blogged about contest in the County, even while far more critical races for State Senate, House of Delegates and the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors are happening that vastly eclipse this race in terms of the impact on Loudoun County residents over the next few years.  As people get increasingly distracted by this pathetic political sideshow, the contests that actually matter are being utterly ignored.

It’s not that Ron Speakman strangely decided to mount an independent bid for Sheriff after losing a convention, and then followed it up by sending pictures of male genitalia to a woman a-la-Weiner that makes this race bizarre.  It’s that the Republican nominee Mike Chapman has falsified his resume to such an extent that not even the pathetic Steve Simpson campaign has failed to notice.  So little of the resume Chapman offered about his law enforcement experience is true that it’s embarrassing beyond belief that Republicans actually nominated this guy.  Served on the SWAT team in Maryland?  Not true.  Served as a regional director for DEA in California?  The position he claims to have held never existed.  The list goes on, and trying to peddle this kind of hogwash is just going to backfire, and badly.  If a candidate’s resume is chock-full of outright falsehoods, he’s going to get eviscerated in a general election, at least if he’s polling high enough to constitute an actual threat.

I ran across someone working for the Simpson campaign today, and they know about all of this.  It’s going to be in mail pieces soon, and will burn Chapman to the ground when it hits — even if the guy telling all these stories is a terribly flawed candidate himself.  In Virginia, you don’t hire challengers, you fire incumbents, and challengers can’t make the case to fire the incumbent when their own candidacy’s credibility is smoldering in a huge crater.  As much as I hate to say it, the awful Simpson is going to get a pass because everyone in this race is outrageously flawed, in which case the incumbent is going to win.

So while Loudoun County bloggers are fiercely battling about this bizarre campaign to the virtual exclusion of all else it would seem, there are candidates who actually could make a far bigger difference for Loudoun County voters that are being pretty much ignored.  Utterly excellent board of Supervisors candidates like Suzanne VolpeMatt Letourneau and Janet Clarke get little support — and even an occasional attack — candidates who could make a tremendous difference for Loudoun County Residents that have suffered under a liberal-leaning regime that has imposed costly regulations on Loudoun County businesses and residents and failed to effectively address the challenges that have emerged over the past four years.

Perhaps even more critical, Loudoun County has several rapidly-narrowing State Senate contests that could make the difference between Dick Saslaw continuing to lead the Senate and having him relegated to sidelines where he belongs.  Caren Merrick, the inspiring co-founder of WebMethods is running a tremendous race against Barbara Favola and Patricia Phillips is riding a huge electoral wave that may well swamp Mark Herring this cycle.  Changing the balance of power in the Senate is the most significant opportunity to impact the entire state, and right-of-center Loudoun blogs have utterly ignored that an important battleground in that contest is happening right in their own back yard, other than throwing rocks at Dick Black in support of Obama acolyte Shawn Mitchell.

The same is happening with races for the House of Delegates.  Either right-of-center blogs are disparaging Republican candidates in Loudoun, or ignoring them.  While these races aren’t as crucial for the balance of power in Richmond or control over the agenda for the Loudoun County board, Loudoun County voters have a choice of sending conservatives or liberals to battle for Loudoun in Richmond.  In the House, if you pick the liberals, you’re getting nothing next session.  That small contingent is going to shrink considerably this election cycle, and hanging your hat on the power of the House Homosexual Caucus isn’t going to be a winner.  Besides, small government conservatives like Dave Ramadan could make a huge difference for Loudoun, and so far all bloggers seem to be interested in is that Ramadan can fight back when he gets attacked.  Sheesh.

This shouldn’t be construed to mean that a Sheriff’s race doesn’t mean anything.  It does.  It’s just that a Sheriff doesn’t decide your tax rates, he doesn’t decide what the laws are, he doesn’t control the budget at any level of government, and the only policies he sets (in Loudoun at least) affects a few hundred deputies and not directly the hundreds of thousands of residents of the county.  If the Sheriff decides to not show up to work and sell sports drinks instead of doing his job that sucks, but he’s not the deciding vote on whether we require businesses use E-Verify in Virginia to stop unscrupulous employers from employing cheap illegal aliens while the national unemployment rate persists at 9.1%.  In Louisiana the Sheriff is on control of everything.  In Virginia, that span of control is rather limited.

With 28 days left until the election, I’m hoping the blogs in Loudoun County who consider themselves right-of-center, or even conservative, start paying attention to where the real contests are that make the biggest difference.  Many of those folks I consider good friends despite their occasional silly intramural fighting, and I hate to see them get distracted by a race that has all the hallmarks of an entertaining sideshow, but one that doesn’t amount to much at all.



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111 Comments

  1. Loudoun Lady said on 9 Oct 2011 at 10:23 pm:
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    I’m sure you have read the excellent series of articles coming out about Eugene Delgaudio’s opponent Alfonso Nevarez. Our great contributor Wolverine has done in-depth research on this leftist and there is still more to come. Eugene is our only incumbent on the BOS, he needs our help! We have SIEU protestors following Frank Wolf around NOVA to every event he has for our candidates, and Barbara Comstock’s opponent is sending out ridiculous mailers with pictures of coffee and guns claiming she is a radical (and apparently really loves coffee?). Things are heating up, we need to be prepared.

    I’m glad you put this election season in perspective. Everyone needs to open their wallets and clear their calendars for calls and door to doors, particularly for the Senate candidates. As our esteemed Chairman Mullins reminded a room full of patriots the other night, so goes Loudoun, so goes Virginia, so goes the country. The stakes are high and we are the tip of the spear.

    We have an incredible slate of candidates, call the 10th district office in Leesburg to find out how you can volunteer. We also have our 10th district Octoberfest coming up on Saturday 10/15, visit http://www.loudoungop.com/ for more information.

  2. Loudoun Insider said on 9 Oct 2011 at 10:38 pm:
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    Greg L, blogger for sale.

  3. Lovettsville Lady said on 9 Oct 2011 at 10:55 pm:
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    Greg,
    I can’t fathom it either, and I live and blog in Loudoun! it’s just one of those crazy political things that happens in wild and wonderful Loudoun County.

    Thanks for another great post. Many of us are putting in time and effort on races other than sheriff. I know that’s not always readily apparent from the blogs. Remember too, some bloggers do nothing to help candidates, ever, other than blog. Even with their professed love for a sheriff’s candidate, they don’t actually contribute in any way to helping him get elected. The whole thing is one hot mess. Some of us do work for, and donate to, candidates for state senate, delegates, and supervisor because we are well aware how important those races are.

  4. Loudoun Insider said on 9 Oct 2011 at 10:59 pm:
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    The same crew will show up and repeat their same tired and failed lines of attack that failed them in the run up to the convention. Every person makes their decision on what contests they will or will not engage in. The core Chapman team is quite small and they work harder and smarter than any other campaign team. The proof is in the results and the momentum. You people work on the races you want, others will work on the races they want. It’s very simple.

  5. Loudoun Insider said on 9 Oct 2011 at 11:00 pm:
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    I guess Greg will get a bonus from the Ramadan team for doing this, it’s all led by the same sorry group of jealous women.

  6. Loudoun Inciter said on 9 Oct 2011 at 11:31 pm:
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    Greg gets paid for cooking puppies on the grill and serving them to illegal aliens who burn american flags. Greg sells his soul to Republicans who favor smaller government, low taxes, and less regulation. Greg is the source for all that is wrong in the world.

    I think that about covers it all. Are we done with this childishness now?

  7. Greg Ahlemann said on 10 Oct 2011 at 12:43 am:
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    Greg- don’t think I’ve ever met you but I can bet all that is sacred that I know Simpson and his brass far better than you ever will. I have some great audio recordings of the criminal activity committed by Simpson. So if you believe anything coming from that liar you are as deceived as those who supported Speakman were. I could waste all kinds of time on Simpson’s worthlessness but I’ll address your subject.

    You, I think, have been around politics, as a blogger, long enough to know that controversy sells. Simpson is crooked. Read even the liberal WaPo. Speakman is mentally unstable. If I were Chapman, I’d let those two continue their course and focus on the hard work it take to get elected. Unfortunately, for many of th other races, they just don’t have this drama and therefore bloggers and media don’t really care. You know this. I will say I never thought I’d see a candidate that made Simpson look even remotely decent (he’s not close) but thank to Speakman’s crazy fantasy world, I’ve seen it all.

    Who knows what the voters will do. They are not the most informed. We’ve seen Speakman and it’s clear he needs treatment. I and many others have worked under Simpson and we’ve seen his crooked ways. So really, it’s a no brainer. Unfortunately, that describes a lot of the electorate- see Obaman2008′

    Chapman is far and away the only candidate worth voting for. Sorry the other races don’t get the air time but controversy sells. Good luck brother.

  8. Lovettsville Lady said on 10 Oct 2011 at 12:59 am:
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    Loudoun Insider,
    Why are you so angry?

    No one is jealous of your little friend. The poor woman is a single parent to two little children, works full time, runs a campaign, and is a district chair. Why would anyone be envious of that life? I feel bad for her. No one would want to be in her shoes.

    Of course we all choose which campaigns to work on. When might we expect you to do something for a campaign? Any campaign? Your choice. Let us know when a campaign so moves you to help that you actually leave the house to do so. Going to LCRC and LCDC meetings with your friend BO doesn’t count. Two signs on your lawn don’t count either.

    Your anger seems to be getting worse and worse. You might want to think about getting some help with that. It’s not a fun way to live. Life’s too short to be so angry and bitter all the time.

  9. Loudoun Lady said on 10 Oct 2011 at 5:24 am:
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    Forgot to say that the articles on Delgaudio’s opponent are here: http://novatownhall.com/.

  10. BlackOut said on 10 Oct 2011 at 8:33 am:
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    Greg, good post. I will add Speakman is on track to spend more money on his campaign than any other Loudoun candidate. He has stated he is going to spend $250,000. A good portion of that money is paying for bogus attacks on the Republican nominee. BTW, he has zero money from other sources, this is all from his own pocket. He’s peppered the local papers, Fox News TV, and radio.

    There is certainly legitimacy for local activists to go after this guy with gorilla tactics. Hence LIs work on the blogs, etc. If there wasn’t a grassroots outrage on this guy a lot of this Speakman s*it would not be getting any exposure or even come to light.

    Now those who hate Chapman, or for bizarre reasons hate him because of his staff or supporters (but won’t say it) and those who secretly want Simpson love the Speakman candidacy. In subversive ways they want to discount the Speakman attacks and revelations. Every naive vote for Speakman is a vote for Simpson. This dynamic added to the Speakman cash truck raises this contest to a different level than others.

    It amazes me that LL and LvL discount the exposure of Speakman’s peccadilloes and woman abuse. It’s revealing don’t you think? I could maybe see them being pissed when their candidate(s) for Sheriff) were destroyed by very effective mailers and facts, but to now be vendictive and want him to lose and in the process prop up an adulterous, woman abusing, pervert as the alternative is unbelievable. Add to this that they are subverting their own Republican candidate. WWMS.

  11. G.Stone said on 10 Oct 2011 at 9:52 am:
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    Greg you are om the mark here:

    “Changing the balance of power in the Senate is the most significant opportunity to impact the entire state, and right-of-center Loudoun blogs have utterly ignored that an important battleground in that contest is happening right in their own back yard, other than throwing rocks at Dick Black in support of Obama acolyte Shawn Miller.”

    Again, these fools are concentrated on the tail ( the sheriffs race ) and ignoring the dog as illustrated by your statement above. Excellent point.

  12. Loudoun Insider said on 10 Oct 2011 at 10:09 am:
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    Stone focused on the Sheriff race extensively. First trying to prop up Mark Davis, who dropped out after failing to ignite any excitement, except from Stone and his pals. Then he jumped on the Dickerson bandwagon, including writing a worthless blog endorsement for him. Dickerson failed to generate any excitement and dropped out. Both have since supported and given money to Mike Chapman. Then Stone fed BVBL all his supposed dirt on Chapman’s campaign manager and had Greg delete his comments in support of that “dirt” after it once again fell flat. And now he says too much attention is being paid to the Sheriff’s race, after he proved himself to be a three time loser. Pathetic.

  13. BlackOut said on 10 Oct 2011 at 10:25 am:
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    Stoner, Black should be lucky he’s not getting attention. His record of ineffectiveness is well established. The background work on his extremism is already done. That can’t be changed, his dye is cast.

  14. Loudoun Republican said on 10 Oct 2011 at 11:21 am:
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    BO, Just because you keep repeating to yourself that Black was ineffective doesn’t make it true. The Democrats don’t devote money to help a no-name, ethically challenged candidate in a 2 to 1 Republican district because they are worried Dick Black will go to the VA Senate and not get anything done.

    If Black was so ineffective, the Dems would ignore this race. If Black were so ineffective, then Democrats wouldn’t get their panties in such a collective twist at the mere thought of him winning the election.

    No, the truth is that Democrats are so scared of him because he IS effective. He actually gets things done, and he advances a conservative agenda.

    Voters in the 13th have a clear choice. They can vote for an anti-tax, pro-business, small government conservative who has a record of success, or they can vote for a pro-tax, big government, pro-Obama Democrat with no experience and no messge other than, “vote for me because I’m not Dick Black.”

  15. Loudoun Lady said on 10 Oct 2011 at 11:44 am:
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    BO, Please don’t comment on how I should feel on any given candidate, you have a record of your own of harrassing women behind the scenes to post crap on Speakman - so please stop the hypocritical posts. I won’t be lectured by a leftist wannabe that follows other bloggers from site to site playing wing man. Leave me out of your obsession with Speakman, it is ruining your life and I want no part of your weird, twisted world that can not think beyond this Sheriff’s race. Get a life and stop bothering women, or soon we will be reading about you and text messages.

  16. G.Stone said on 10 Oct 2011 at 12:09 pm:
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    “Now those who hate Chapman, or for bizarre reasons hate him because of his staff ”

    Further proof you are one of the most clueless commentators in some time. No one hates anyone. Many in Mikes groups are top shelf people. My friends Ed and Brian are committed conservatives and smart guys. I do wonder why they would associate with the likes of you and LI, two guys who are totally hostile to Republicans and conservatives. The bizarre aspect of this is that the campaign has allowed those so hostile to the LCRC, Conservatism and Republican candidates to become leading mouth pieces for the campaign. I am sure the Black, Higgins ,Ramadan and some of the others campaigns are super happy about having you two and your LCDC allies opining for Mike, while at the same time bashing all others. Bizarre indeed.

  17. Loudoun Insider said on 10 Oct 2011 at 12:52 pm:
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    No one tells me what to write or not to write, Three Time Loser. I have been writing in favor of Chapman as the only viable alternative to the crooked incumbent since the beginning of this campaign. Most of the rest of the Loudoun blogger contingent continure to have an ax to grind against Chapman for not hiring their pals who throw them a little campaign work here and there. At least one blogger cares about bringing real reform to LCSO, because it is desperately needed.

  18. BlackOut said on 10 Oct 2011 at 12:59 pm:
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    Oh my LL, that is harsh. At least you are lady like and don’t call people “pricks”.

    Stoner, it’s called bi-partisan and independent support. I completely understand how that would piss you off. It’s a foreign concept to hardliners like you. You’ve painted yourself into a corner, sorta makes your world real small doesn’t it? Folks should have thought about weak candidates that don’t garner D and I support way back when, when they could have. Oh, and I bet Ed and Brian are now in a position to tell you “I told you so”.

  19. Sally said on 10 Oct 2011 at 2:50 pm:
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    Most of the signs are gone now.

    Peeple are saying the Weintraubs are managing Baldwin’s campaign, and put up the signs in the middle of the night– as a stunt before the big walk– some signs were placed without permission.

    Wonder who could be close to Mike and Liz, who knew about the big walk who would take all those signs and give them to Dems to put up along Colonial Highway? nice stunt — makes good blog fodder….hmmmm….

    Some people who allowed signs thought that Chapman was a Democrat, endorsed by Malcolm Baldwin, and when they found he was an R, they took the sign down! Chapman’s sign is confusing, green and does not say he is a Republican…

    Anyway, how the Democrata got their hands on so many signs is a wonder (Mike just gives out fifty or more signs to anyone without asking where they will go?)

    Chapman campaign managed to irritate Republicans, Dems and most of the town of Hamilton– where Simpson’s sister lives, where his brother has worked the polls… a classic example of what NOT to do.

    All makes for a sensational blog post at Loudoun Progressive and Too conservative…

    Even friends of Malcolm’s n Hamilton are bemoaning the stunt, and thinking that Geary will win because Malcolm well, is not trying that hard, and his “team” is questionable…

  20. Sally said on 10 Oct 2011 at 2:54 pm:
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    And talk about “jealous” they are SOOO angry that Frank Wolf is helping Geary Higgins. The two men are decent and hard working, no nonsense, not like the “team” that Malcolm is using –

  21. Sally said on 10 Oct 2011 at 3:17 pm:
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    And I am sure Mike is just thrilled with the operatives who picked up all those signs, only to have them in the trash a week later… what a waste of good campaign funds….

    You know it is also illegal to put them in the right of way–the sheriff or his deputies will remove them…

  22. Concerned Loudoun Voter said on 10 Oct 2011 at 4:07 pm:
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    I just found out that Sally Mann is one of the people involved in Geary Higgins campaign, and her posting here seems to offer proof that she has her fingers in the mix.

    As a moderate Republican, this is pretty much of a deal breaker for me.

    Geary Higgins: If your judgment is so clouded as to allow Sally Mann to serve as one of your official or unofficial spokespersons, then I’m officially NOT VOTING FOR YOU on November 8th.

    Having Sally Mann speak on your behalf is unappealing and unnecessary. If you are actually allowing Sally Mann to be the face or voice of your campaign, you are an entirely different person than I ever imagined. While I wish you well with your campaign, I’m sorry, but I simply cannot vote for you.

  23. G.Stone said on 10 Oct 2011 at 4:16 pm:
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    “Stoner, it’s called bi-partisan and independent support”

    Wonderful. Except this brand of “Independent ” support comes with a small group of uninformed, unhinged operatives and their allies in the LCDC who are hell bent on beating up on Republican candidates, all conservatives BTW. These operatives are playing the Chapman campaign like a fiddle. Support them, opine for them while kicking the established candidates at every opportunity. Praise Chapman out of one side of the mouth, bash Dick Black out the other. Sing the praises of Chapman out of one side of the mouth and beat up Ramadan, Higgins, Williams , Delgaudio and Clark out of the other. Someone is being played here.

    These left of center activists in cahoots with Liz Mills are providing support and political cover for a Sheriffs candidate while taking shots at and working against Republican candidates for BOS, House of Delegates and State Senate.

    They opine for the Tail and get help kicking the crap out of the dog. What a deal !

    It is actually a brilliant stratedgy on the part of the lefties. All they have to do is opine for a candidate in a race where they have no candidate and by doing so they get assistance in beating up the Republicans who with the wind at their backs are poised to win big over the weaker Democrats. I really give them credit.

    Hey Liz, thanks for nothing. Again, I get to say I told you so.

  24. Sally said on 10 Oct 2011 at 5:41 pm:
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    I actually have been volunteering quite significantly for the Chapman campaign, handed out Chapman literature at Catoctin polls from 5:30 am to 7:30 pm on August 23, at all the Back to School nights, on walks, etc… My son has done quite a bit volunteering for the Chapman campaign as well… which makes it very curious for the Chapman campaign to call the Higgins supporters Chapman haters, “jealous,” “stealth Simpson supporters” and all the other names they can dream up… guess Liz forgot to tell Mike how much the Higgins campaign has done for him out here?

    Since I have actively volunteered to support Chapman, does that mean you will not be voting for Chapman!

    I have nothing to do officially with the Higgins campaign, but my son is managing their website and has coordinated some walks, does their walk sheets… I am a volunteer when they need one! They have hired two national level consultants to do their campaign.. it will be a ‘tight ship” and “professional” as opposed to the Baldwin “team” we have been witnessing!

    Just think it is funny that the Weintraubs and Jeff W line the Town of Hamilton with Baldwin/Chapman signs for the big walk– and then it pours rain, Liz does not even tell Geary about the walk, and all the signs are then removed (and probably in the trash.) And they end up making people so angry that now probably no one in Hamilton will vote for Chapman, unless some of us can reverse the damage…

  25. David Weintraub said on 10 Oct 2011 at 6:01 pm:
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    Anyone who isn’t familiar with Sally Mann’s personal problems with me (she says I “said mean things about her on blogs,” but can’t show anyone where), search for pig roast on Loudoun Progress.

    “Peeple are saying..” Yeah, I’ll just bet they are. For the record, I’m not managing anyone’s campaign, although I’m voting for Baldwin, and I’ve had no contact whatsoever with anyone’s signs. The same goes for my husband. Sorry to disappoint!

    I’m still trying to figure out why anyone would think it was a bad thing for the candidate you support to have both Democrats and Republicans supporting him. Aren’t most voters pretty independent? It seems like a good position to be in, frankly.

  26. Sally said on 10 Oct 2011 at 6:12 pm:
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    Stunts where signs are misused (without the knowledge of the Chapman campaign apparently) to line a street like a parade route and signs placed on property with either a misunderstanding that Chapman was a Democrat or with the misunderstanding that any sign should be placed– that is the problem…

    Stunts won’t work, short term sabotage backfires.

    Nice blog story, but ended up hurting all involved. Even Malcolm supporters in Hamilton were not impressed with this apparent prank. Now most of the signs are in the trash…

  27. BlackOut said on 10 Oct 2011 at 8:02 pm:
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    Prank!! Sally, serially blog banned sally, you are beaming in thoughts from other galaxies. It’s a friggin sign! Some are for Higgins, some are for Chapman, some are for Baldwin. Maybe the signs talk to each other at night and move around to give each other shit.

    Greg L, I don’t have much to agree with you on but you sir have my sympathy. It won’t be long before you start getting “the emails”. It’s coming, it always does.

  28. Wolverine said on 10 Oct 2011 at 9:20 pm:
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    Greg L. — I thought we disposed easily of the bogus Speakman comments regarding Chapman’s resume on this very blog a number of weeks ago. If, as you say, the Simpson campaign is latching onto the discredited Speakman talking points, they would have to be exceedingly dumb. I don’t think they are by a long shot. You cannot make up a false federal service resume in a place like NoVa, which is full of active and retired feds from our security/intelligence organizations and DepState, many of whom may have known or even worked with Chapman. Speakman may not take cognizance of that, but you cannot make me believe that Simpson and his people do not know this. Speakman’s comments were just plain ridiculous, showing that he was either BSing out of desperation or he himself has no concept of how the federal security/intelligence agencies are organizationally structured and operate or the nuts and bolts of overseas service. What I predict you will soon see from the Simpson people is the claim that Chapman’s federal service, no matter how laudable, cannot stand up against the knowledge of Loudoun County and its politics, people, and policing gained through Simpson’s long tenure with the LCSO.

  29. Greg L said on 10 Oct 2011 at 10:57 pm:
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    If you think the criticisms of Chapman aren’t true, then just wait a bit. I have a really strong suspicion that we’re going to hear a lot more detail about them. I’m just giving you a head’s up as to what’s coming.

  30. Wolverine said on 11 Oct 2011 at 12:17 am:
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    Doubt it, Greg. For instance, the last time Speakman came out with this thing, he tried to call Chapman on the business of being DEA Regional Director for the Far East. How are any of these guys going to get past that USEmbassy Bangkok cable in 2006 announcing for admin purposes the return of Michael Chapman, Acting DEA Regional Director for the Far East, to his post in Bangkok? You think maybe Wikileaks was forging State cables when they leaked that whole package? Don’t think so. Not from the reactions of Hillary Clinton and other Administration officials. And how will they deal with SF newspaper reports giving Chapman his correct title of ASAC-San Francisco?

    IMO, it wouldn’t be very wise for the Simpson people to pull this kind of thing out of the hat. Could mean a big backfire and looking like fools with zero knowledge of federal law enforcement. That would play right into Chapman’s hands, given his emphasis on being able to forge better, more knowledgeable, and closer relationships between the LCSO and the feds. I’ll tell you that, if some politician was running around here with a resume claiming to have been this or that honcho in this place or that place in my former outfit and I knew such to be a lie, I’d be on the blogs in a minute with a rebuttal, regardless of party or compatible ideology.

  31. Greg L said on 11 Oct 2011 at 12:22 am:
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    That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Wait and see.

  32. Wolverine said on 11 Oct 2011 at 1:21 am:
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    Hah, not holding my breath.

  33. Lovettsville Lady said on 11 Oct 2011 at 2:47 am:
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    I advise everyone to re-read what G.Stone has written here. He’s 100% right. The democrats are playing a naive republican campaign, filled with political newcomers including the candidate, like a fiddle. Democrats LI and BO are leading their little charge, pretending to support a republican, one without democrat opposition, while helping ALL the democrat candidates and against ALL the other republican candidates. Too bad it will won’t work for them. Just as Greg L. has said, republicans are posed for a landslide. Sorry BO and LI your little plan isn’t going to work. It’s backfired on your pet republican and won’t lead to the defeat of the other republicans. Might that explain LI’s extreme anger of late? Has that reality finally dawned on even the two of you? Or are you just upset that everyone sees through you and the democrats who are pretending to support ONE republican? LOL

  34. Lovettsville Lady said on 11 Oct 2011 at 2:49 am:
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    Is it true that this is has been the Simpson pattern in previous elections? He waits until the last few weeks and then opens up with both barrels to destroy the opposition? I guess we’ll find out in coming days.

  35. Loudoun Insider said on 11 Oct 2011 at 7:41 am:
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    Pathetic.

  36. Loudoun Insider said on 11 Oct 2011 at 7:49 am:
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    I have always and continue to support Republicans Mike Chapman, Scott York, Matt Letourneau, Randy Minchew, and Joe May and Tag Greason, even though they are wisely unopposed by the Dems. The LCRC and LCDC are both full of obnoxious self centered jerks, with the LCDC being more of a disaster than the always bickering LCRC. There is no grand plan, just something called free will, which most party members have little of, their decisions are made for them.

  37. Loudoun Lady said on 11 Oct 2011 at 7:54 am:
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    Wolve - It all depends on timing and money available to fight whatever claims are made on any candidate. This is how it is with every campaign. Everyone keeps saying there are only 28 days left in the election, but that is an eternity in politics. Next Monday we will have a much better picture when campaign reports come out, we’ll see which candidates have raised the money to fight the smears.

  38. Not Dick Cheney said on 11 Oct 2011 at 8:41 am:
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    “He waits until the last few weeks and then opens up with both barrels to destroy the opposition”

    Well, if the plan is to attack with a bunch of stuff that is demonstrably untrue then, of course, Simpson will do it very late in the campaign. The idea is that the lies are believed by enough voters to win the election leaving too little time for the facts and truth to catch up with and debunk the lies.

    One might think that using the same or similar lies as the ones Speakman used in his effort to win the nomination would not be an effective strategy since those lies about Chapman’s record have already been thoroughly debunked. But the reality is that a very small percentage of voters were paying attention back then. The vast majority of voters don’t even begin to pay close attention until very close to the election. So, if Simpson plans to employ a strategy of telling known lies and misrepresentations about his opponent, it may work for him.

    Those who have been paying attention to this campaign know the score. It doesn’t matter to the liars that their lies have been exposed. They are going to keep selling the lies. They know that a certain number of voters can be swayed by the lies so they will keep lying.

    Apparently integrity isn’t terribly important to these people. To quote the late Al Davis it is “Just win, baby!”. How ironic that this knowing lack of honesty is being employed to re-elect a Sheriff. That should really help with encouraging respect for the law and for law enforcement.

  39. Concerned Loudoun Voter said on 11 Oct 2011 at 8:44 am:
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    Sally Mann said, “I have nothing to do officially with the Higgins campaign…” You ought to re-read your posts on Virginia Virtuacon from Saturday, October 8th. They lend the impression that you are far more involved in the Higgins campaign then you let on. Among the many, many comments that suggest the depth of your involvement, you say about Liz Mills, “She has told some of the Higgins volunteers that “too may volunteers are annoying, don’t go” (after we had asked them to go and asked them to contact her for literature) and she has said we did not give her any literature when we gave her enough for several campaigns.”

    You may not have any official capacity with the Higgins campaign, but your writings certainly make you out to be a campaign insider who is rubbing elbows with the power brokers and directly influencing the thoughts and actions of the decision makers in the Higgins campaign. In contrast, your reference to the Chapman campaign, and your role as a volunteer for Chapman ring hollow to me. One does not need to look far to see that your contempt for Ms. Mills has created a negative outlook on your part towards Mr. Chapman. I will vote for Mr. Chapman, as I believe he is the best candidate for the job. No offense, but I believe that you are a polarizing figure, Sally Mann, and I believe that Geary Higgins has exercised poor judgment for not recognizing this a long time ago. He will pay a price for this at the ballot box.

  40. Fred said on 11 Oct 2011 at 9:18 am:
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    There is no Democrat candidate for sheriff. The fact that Mike Chapman has Democrats supporting him should be celebrated not condemned. The job of the LCRC is to help elect Republican candidates; plain and simple. I agree winning the majority in the State Senate is critical, but I also say retaking the majority of the Board of Supervisors is critital and so is electing a Republican for Sheriff. None of these are mutually exclusive and with teamwork, they will happen.

  41. Not Dick Cheney said on 11 Oct 2011 at 10:14 am:
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    Fred, you have properly identified the job of a local party committee. To elect the party’s candidates in the general election. A simple and easily defined mission. No ambiguity at all. You can vote for whomever you please in the privacy of the voting booth, but if you are a member of the committee you are obligated (by your own word) not to promote the campaign of any other candidate in a race for which the party has a nominee.

    Apparently there are some who put petty grievances and/or consulting paychecks ahead of that mission. And, in the case of the Sheriff’s race, in ways that show a breathtaking lack of integrity.

  42. The BulletProof Monk said on 11 Oct 2011 at 5:40 pm:
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    All this, and there are still quite a few who do not get that Black is the top of the agenda. The State Senate is within meters of our reach….after a decade of moving the pieces to obtain it. In addition to that, we stand to gain a significant number of Delegates to the House. All this , well in time for a sitting Republican Governor to sign on any bills coming to him from those chambers.

    All this, but it’s lost on folks like petty little Louusy Incitor. Sadly, it’s lost on Chapman as well. I have supported Chapman since Verne Dickerson left the race. Vern is a great man, and personal friend. That was the reason for my support for the man…not because of anything Chapman had said or done to the moment.

    If we examine the exact problems, and since BO is here …ask him if he was the complaintant regarding Speakman’s residency? Because if he is…we had Mike Chapman standing in Dick Black’s lovely home last night , having used Blackout.com as an intergal part of his campaign errands….the same Blackout who has opposed anything and everything Dick Black stands for. That’s the defining irony of the Chapman campaign.

    Then there was the horribly thought-out sign mistep. That one’s going to leave a mark.
    On the instigator who caused it. More on that later at VV.

    And contrary to what Loudmouth Incitor (thank you Jim the Younger) is projecting.
    No one is jealous of the Chapman campaign. It’s the juvenile demeanor with which it has been waged that we all ran from. There are a couple of fine and cordial operatives in that mix, but they aren’t being listened to.
    When you hear him rage on about how much we wanted jobs there….I laugh heartily… Nothing remotely resembles the truth in that bastardization. We RAN from the campaign…which is why it looks like it does today. It’s actually a grade-school circus. There is nothing professional about it. That is sad, because we do indeed need a change in the guard at that level…but NOT AT THE EXPENSE of the aformentioned General Assebly seats…or the Board of Supervisor’s seats.

  43. The BulletProof Monk said on 11 Oct 2011 at 5:50 pm:
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    Greg, this blogger is ready to go…and has already fired a shot over the bow.

    http://virginiavirtucon.wordpress.com/2011/10/04/of-carts-and-one-trick-ponies/#comment-70965

  44. Loudoun Insider said on 11 Oct 2011 at 5:54 pm:
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    I never said you wanted a job with the Chapman campaign. He would not have hired you anyway. He has a dedicated group of people working their butts off for him on a daily basis for no money whatsoever. No one had to convince anyone to file a complaint against Speakman, anyone can do that on their own. How ridiculous. The Chapman campaign has been the best run so far - it’s why they kicked ass all the way to the convention. While you sorry bastards continue to whine and snipe they continue to work.

  45. The BulletProof Monk said on 11 Oct 2011 at 5:59 pm:
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    “Greg L, blogger for sale”

    Greg, exactly what is the going rate that’s insinuated above? I think I want some of this action.

  46. The BulletProof Monk said on 11 Oct 2011 at 6:00 pm:
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    They aren’t working for the team that they’re supposed to be working for. Signage that dissapeared is almost accounted for. Details to follow. Wait for it little man.

  47. The BulletProof Monk said on 11 Oct 2011 at 6:05 pm:
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    “I never said you wanted a job with the Chapman campaign”

    Yeah…you did.

    “These petty petty people are still so mad that Mike Chapman dared to come on to the Loudoun political scene and not hire them or their pals, or kiss their self important asses.”

    Can you please get your lies straight?

  48. Loudoun Insider said on 11 Oct 2011 at 6:21 pm:
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    Not you, idiot, the woman who holds your leash who is your pal. She and her two partners are the ones who did not get hired. She is your pal. There’s the connection. No one would hire you for campaign work, you’re far too obnoxious and useless, and no one wants a public face with no front teeth. I’m a much bigger man then you will ever be, follower who needs to feel important by belonging. I have not put up or taken down one sign, so don’t you dare try to frame me.

  49. Lovettsville Lady said on 11 Oct 2011 at 6:27 pm:
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    LI,
    Your little friend BlackOut doesn’t work, er ‘volunteer’ for the Chapman team? He’s not part of the ”green team”? He just decided to file in court about Speakman’s residency all by his big lonesome self? Hahaha

    Glad to hear that you are finally working your butt off for a candidate! That’s a first, isn’t it? Or were you referring to others working on the Green Team since you’ve actually done nothing to help a campaign, ever. Some say you’re helping Chapman’s opponent by your continued blogging about his campaign. But what do they know? I’m sure that the Green Team is thrilled to have your support, and constant blogging about their campaign. Just tickled to death. so to speak.

  50. Loudoun Insider said on 11 Oct 2011 at 6:54 pm:
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    Anyone can file a complaint. And such involved citizens should be thanked for their effort. Especially against a carpetbagging pervert like Ron Speakman.

    You people are bitter fools. I do plenty to help plenty of candidates, but mostly I work for the citizens and doing the right thing free of political favoritism. You people whipped out all the “I’m hurting Chapman by blogging” stuff before the convention and he crushed in victory while all of your favorites went down in flames. If that didn’t work then it surely will not work now.

    You people are obsessed with me, Mike Chapman, and Liz Mills to an inordinate degree. You’re all so bitter and ugly.

    If you’re interested in attacking some Democrats for a change, why not take a shot at Andrea McGimsey once in a while? I just did another post bashing her, but here you supposedly good party faithful types are bitching and moaning about your party’s Sheriff candidate. Not one comment negative towards McGimsey anywhere from you people.

  51. The BulletProof Monk said on 11 Oct 2011 at 7:03 pm:
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    You know the rules I learned? If you have to delve into personal attributes, you’ve already lost the engagement.
    That stands readily apparent to a whole host of folks who are much more pleasant folks to be around.

    No one holds my leash, asshat. That much is apparent to those who were ACTUALLY engaged in recent races. She has endorsed some candidates, and I have endorsed the other one in those races.

    And thru it all, as a testament to her great and sane friendship — we did remain friends and respected each other’s choices., because unlike unpleasant little people like you you — She and her family are excellent folks to have as friends.

    I heard that she slammed you last week when you grovelled back to her — which explains your “anger” these days pretty well.

    Again– please get your lies straight. The copied text (your very words) is from an attack post on the TooLiberal website where you attempted (pretty pathetically) to undo what I had done on VV. Therefore, logical people readily assumed you indicated that I was the one that phrase was intended for.

  52. The BulletProof Monk said on 11 Oct 2011 at 7:07 pm:
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    Plenty of BASHING of EVERY REPUBLICAN on the tickets beside Chapman, though. Together with a known Black hater . And Mike walked right into Dick Black’s house and stood there as the Attorney General of the State of Virginia delivered a speech on exactly why he would not endorse Chapman.
    The Most important race in Loudoun this year is Dick Black for Senate. And I’m quoting the Attorney General on that.

  53. The BulletProof Monk said on 11 Oct 2011 at 7:08 pm:
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    No one is obsessed with you. Quite frankly, if you finally dissappeared, we’d actually be relieved.

  54. The BulletProof Monk said on 11 Oct 2011 at 7:14 pm:
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    Loudmouthed Incitor (Thank you , again…James the Younger) SOP….

    If you’re losing an argument badly and you can’t gain any ground…

    A) cry loudly and threaten lawsuit.
    B) Issue flaring denouncement of former friends because they’ve dared to think for themselves. Extra points for running out of facts, and then using their physical characteristics.
    C) Accuse everyone of what you hate most about yourself.

    D) When confronted with direct evidence of your failings, Deny, deny deny…Repeat A, B, and C.

  55. Loudoun Insider said on 11 Oct 2011 at 7:21 pm:
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    Wow. Four in a row. In a tizzy.

  56. The BulletProof Monk said on 11 Oct 2011 at 7:33 pm:
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    Yup. Don’t try to address any of the issues in them. But we now know that sometimes you can count.

  57. BlackOut said on 11 Oct 2011 at 7:55 pm:
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    LvL, much to your great distress my filing of the very pertinent Speakman residency complaint was done all by my lonesome. Sorry to disappoint but nobody helped me with that little effort, except for Judy Brown and Jim Plowman. Both giving advise on how to get the complaint rolling and keep it rolling. Apparently if things go right Speakman could be facing criminal charges for his little cover-up. We’ll see, things are still working. Oh and while I am at it all the other background stuff I’ve found or seen was also investigated by myself. Much like Wolverine has done actually. Internet, curiosity and skepticism. And a drive to confirm rumors. All have served me well in digging stuff up. It also helps to have family in Fauquier that know of the scumbag and confirmed a few things for me along the way.

    So go on with your whiny justifications but it’s on you at this point. Go ahead and make up more stuff.

    I will say one more thing, our back and forths have created a record that clearly shows you have a big issue with the Republican candidate. Guess your loyalty is not so easy to wear when you’re pushed. I would have more respect for you if you had come out and said you hated the Republican and wanted Simpson. That probably is asking too much of you.

  58. BlackOut said on 11 Oct 2011 at 8:04 pm:
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    Monk, you drive down any positive logic when you start thinking, ” still quite a few who do not get that Black is the top of the agenda”. Black is a dinosaur, with a ridiculously long record of being too extreme for the Commonwealth and because of that is completely ineffective. There is no justification for electing Black to anything. Regardless if the senate hangs in the balance. The Republicans F’ed up by putting him up in the general. Black should feel lucky he’s not getting more attention.

    The dye is cast for Black regardless of what happens between now and the election. He’s polarized voters for a long time and no effort to re-invent himself is going to change that. We’ll see how it goes with this new district, but I guarantee there are no voters out there trying to get information on Black, they already know what he is about, and they either like it or they don’t.

  59. Lovettsville Lady said on 11 Oct 2011 at 9:12 pm:
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    Blackout, I couldn’t care less what happens to Ron Speakman. The poor man will never be a sheriff, or anything else, in Loudoun county. He’s throwing away a fortune to get back at Mike Chapman for what happened before the convention. While I can understand his anger, he needs to move on, much like you and LI need to move on. Anger only eats YOU up.

    Give it up, I have NO issues with our republican candidate for sheriff. Why would I? You, and your hatred of a fine man, Colonel Dick Black, has made you half crazed and makes everyone wonder why you would care so much, or even a little bit, about the republican candidate for sheriff. You’re a democrat, and extreme democrat. Why the heck would you care SO MUCH about a republican candidate for any office? Inquiring minds want to know. What’s up with THAT?! Inquiring minds also want to know how that support from you and the other democrat, Loudoun Insider, is working for our republican candidate Mike Chapman? So far, I have to see the advantages of your support for our candidate, the one you claim to support.

  60. Lovettsville Lady said on 11 Oct 2011 at 9:27 pm:
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    BO,
    Since 2/3 of Loudoun voters did not live in the district the last time Colonel Black was on the ballot, why would you assume everyone knows about him? Since his opponent has been here for only 18 months, how would any voter know anything about him?

    I do not hate Mike Chapman! Why would I? I am NOT a supporter of Simpson, I know next to nothing about him. So your assumptions are ridiculous. Of course I support Mike Chapman, he seems like a very nice guy and he’s the republican candidate. I have no doubt that his motivations are good. His problem is who has chosen to surround himself. Your support, and your absurd accusations, are not helping him.

    One might ask YOU why someone who has hated Colonel Black for a decade or more, would choose to support one of his fellow republicans, Mike Chapman? What does that say about YOU? Are you changing? That would be awesome! Or does it say something about Mike? Do you, a very committed democrat and Black hater, know something about Mike that the rest of us don’t know? I sure hope not!

  61. BlackOut said on 11 Oct 2011 at 9:53 pm:
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    LvL, you are impossible to talk to. You never remember more than what was just posted, and then everything else is distortion. Your assumptions about my motives or who I support is a perfect example. I am done providing you entertainment. Just remember to vote for Chapman.

  62. Loudoun Insider said on 11 Oct 2011 at 10:15 pm:
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    Just wait until she has a few drinks later, it will get “better”.

  63. Lightnin' Loudoun said on 11 Oct 2011 at 10:20 pm:
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    Top Ten Possible Motivations for the Stone-Monk Obsession with Liz Mills

    10. There is such a great slate of Republican Candidates this year that they have to make up something to talk about.

    9. They feel IT slipping away

    8. They don’t know what IT is.

    7. DELETED for GOOD TASTE

    6. Like good Union workers they want to keep the standards low for everyone.

    5. Boxers twisted irritating sensitive portions of anatomy

    4. Still upset by fasting during Ramadan

    3. The way the light glistens when they glimpse her evil eyes

    2. The cost of Speakman Tattoo Removals

    1. It turns out she was right.

  64. Lovettsville Lady said on 11 Oct 2011 at 10:31 pm:
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    Oops, you missed it. I had wine with dinner. Now I’ve moved on to my nightly bottle of fizzy water. It’s not going to get any ”better” for you, or me. Hahaha……….Unfortunately for you, even the best wine won’t make your life any better!

    Blackout, if only you EVER provided any entertainment! We live in hope! (not the one in Arkansas.)

  65. Loudoun Insider said on 11 Oct 2011 at 10:36 pm:
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    My life is great, never been better. You people become more unhinged and marginalized with each passing week.

  66. Lovettsville Lady said on 11 Oct 2011 at 10:43 pm:
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    Glad to hear it! That would explain why you’re so darn positive and fun!

  67. Wolverine said on 12 Oct 2011 at 3:09 am:
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    I just read some good news. Health authorities say that the cases of tuberculosis world wide are diminishing. That’s good. Now the CDC can use their TB quarantine equipment in Loudoun County to try to stop that pandemic political argument virus which keeps slipping into blogs all across the NoVa blogosphere.

  68. The BulletProof Monk said on 12 Oct 2011 at 6:55 am:
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    “LvL, you are impossible to talk to”

    That WAS comical, coming from that jagov!
    I do thnk you for proving me right everytime you turn on a coputer, BO.
    You and Loudmouth Incitor (Thank you James the Younger) are no less than predictable, have never answered the charges above…but still maintain your ability to lob insults at Republican candidates as you hold up your Chapman faces-on-a-popcycle-stick.

    Everybody but you sees it. If you close your eyes, do you also believe that you’re invisible?

  69. Loudoun Insider said on 12 Oct 2011 at 8:01 am:
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    Lots of Loudoun Republican candidates deserve the insults they get. Some don’t. I helped Randy Minchew and Scott York survive tight nomination battles. The only people not seeing straight are you, LvL, and Stone, blinded by your jealous hatred. The Three Bullshit Musketeers.

  70. The BulletProof Monk said on 12 Oct 2011 at 8:13 am:
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    Wolverine…it ain’t no political argument virus … it’s acute hypergraphia from two slow-wits who can’t help themselves or admit when they’re in absolute defiance of the marching orders of the RPV (which actually is a supporter of Chapman, but also realizes that he’s the bottom of the ticket…and will ultimately take his marching orders from the General Assembly (those Senate and Delegate races who will legislate a Castle Doctrine and Illegal alien law) and the Board of Supervisors (who will dole out his operating budget.)

    The picture is pretty crystal clear for most of us.

  71. Sally said on 12 Oct 2011 at 10:20 am:
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    Oh I guess I know why the Chapman folks are so upset. Latest mailer from Simpson shows a picture of Simpson with Ken Cuccinelli, who is especially popular in western Loudoun. No endorsement, just a picture. So they stab Geary in the back and work against him?

    All this endorsement anger directed at Geary when he thought he was on the same team.

    And now Malcolm Baldwin has “endorsed” Chapman. Ok you can’t get the AG to endorse you in this race –and you are paranoid that conservatives will vote for Simpson, especially since he is a long time resident, once endorsed by Cuccinelli– so you go for the endorsement of a radical progressive, environmental lawyer who wants to impose a “global scheme” on local resources? and worries mostly about global warming in Loudoun County, and the carbon footprint/impervious cover of swing sets? The Baldwin kind of policy mindset will be terrible for attracting business to Loudoun, and terrible for our tax base, and will inevitably grow government, since Baldwin thought the 2 million dollars for the County Energy Strategy was “peanuts.”

    For the overall good of Loudoun, we need all the help we can get to expose how RADICAL Malcolm Baldwin is in his writings and thinking. Baldwin is an environmental lawyer worked for Jimmy Carter, and a short while for Ronald Reagan until he was replaced, and then spent 38 years advocating for UN driven proposals to tie up the resources of the United States. He believed the biggest tragedy of the Viet Nam War was the loss of rainforest, not the loss of life. He is not a conservative by any means. In 2008 western Loudoun went for McCain while eastern Loudoun went for Obama. Putting Chapman signs next to Obama signs and running with Baldwin out here is a strategy for failure…

  72. The BulletProof Monk said on 12 Oct 2011 at 10:25 am:
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    I don’t know about all of that…but I do know that using the logic of the TooLiberal democrats, when Greg L. presented this post…he was actually angry because Chapman didn’t offer him a campaign job. That seems to be the prevailing reasoning against anyone who dares to confront the myopic little contingent at TooLiberal.
    Chapman isn’t the problem. The liberals using him for political cover as they lob bombs at Republicans are.

  73. Loudoun Insider said on 12 Oct 2011 at 11:38 am:
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    Catoctin Crazy indeed. Malcom endorsed Chapman all on his own, because Chapman is the logical best choice for the job. Sally opining for Simpson won’t do squat for him.

  74. Fred said on 12 Oct 2011 at 11:39 am:
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    BPM - Chapman is not at the bottom of the ballot, it’s actually the election of Directors for the Soil and Water Conservation District that is the bottom of the ticket. http://www.loudoun.gov/Default.aspx?tabid=3887

  75. Sally said on 12 Oct 2011 at 12:03 pm:
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    Chapman will have a real hard time in western Loudoun with your kind of get in their face insult them (even though they have been working hard for you with boots on the ground) advice.

    He may win in Eastern Loudoun, but who cares if he loses in western Loudoun as long as the local dems can use him to boost the appearance that Baldwin is “conservative,” when he is a radical Obama supporting environmental lawyer who thinks we need a global scheme to regulate localities (because they cannot do it themselves..) and he is worried about global warming in Loudoun, and pushed hard for the County Energy Strategy that even you were outraged by… Appendix J, hire an energy trader for Cap and trade to sell our rights to develop to polluters in other areas of the State/Country…stop all economic development and sell energy credits a la Al Gore…

    I am sure you and your Dem friends here see nothing wrong with the Chapman signs right under Obama mailboxes and paired exclusively with Baldwin signs… Geary’s challenge is to expose Malcolm for the wolf in sheep’s clothing that he is!

  76. Loudoun Insider said on 12 Oct 2011 at 12:21 pm:
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    Chapman’s team gives out signs to whoever requests them. If he has Dems supporting his candidacy as well as Republicans and Independents that is great news. Not only for his well run campaign, but also for the citizens of Loudoun County who deserve a Sheriff they can be proud of. And that is not the crooked do nothing incumbent or the pervert crapetbagging other guy.

  77. Sally said on 12 Oct 2011 at 12:34 pm:
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    You seem to be very well informed on what the Chapman campaign does, quite the “insider” — and Liz is obviously following your advice, and you are providing “cover.”

    Since our AG turned him down, I am sure Eric Holder will endorse him, just have Malcolm ask, and that would be better than Cuccinelli, wouldn’t it, according to your thinking. Gosh, maybe Obama, himself would endorse Chapman, it does not matter if they are a D or an R, or what they think, what they have written, or what they have advocated for… bring on all endorsements! the higher the office the better….. can you get Andrea McGimsey to endorse him? (oh forgot that might hurt the candidate you want to win in that district…)

  78. The BulletProof Monk said on 12 Oct 2011 at 12:40 pm:
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    Fred, I stand corrected. You are indeed correct, sir. My apologies.

  79. The BulletProof Monk said on 12 Oct 2011 at 12:42 pm:
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    “Chapman’s team gives out signs to whoever requests them”
    And therein is the problem. No accountability of where the signs went….even if it was the County landfill. If I had Chapman’s tight budget, I’d be watching for malfeasnace like a hawk…because those signs are money.

  80. Loudoun Insider said on 12 Oct 2011 at 1:08 pm:
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    Paranoia will destroy ya.

    McGimsey hates my guts, but seems to have plenty of people in the LCRC who won’t say one bad thing about her.

  81. Loudoun Insider said on 12 Oct 2011 at 1:11 pm:
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    Why aren’t you two out doing door to door for Higgins instead of attacking fellow LCRC members???

  82. Sally said on 12 Oct 2011 at 1:17 pm:
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    The problem is they gave out bundles of signs to people who were going to find places to put them, without asking for a list of where they were going. They did not give them to people who “wanted them” but bundled them up for people, who ended up being operatives, to place.

    And that set it up so the Dems could secretly accumulate a bunch of signs to create their “drama” which ended up backfiring, and making a lot of folks angry, I’s Ds and Rs in Hamilton… talk about dumb and desperate strategy?

    Did Malcolm “ask” for a sign? Ha! No. He got someone to secretly get one for him, like maybe a blogger we know who is helping with his strategy and messaging?

    Malcolm is not honsetly reaching across the aisle, he asked someone else to secretly get the signs for him, without telling Chapman…

  83. Loudoun Insider said on 12 Oct 2011 at 1:21 pm:
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    Sally at her paranoid “best”.

  84. The BulletProof Monk said on 12 Oct 2011 at 1:27 pm:
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    “Why aren’t you two out doing door to door for Higgins instead of attacking fellow LCRC members”

    First off — I’m at work.
    Door to door will be on Saturday and Sunday. It’s phone calls tonite.

    Secondly, I’m not attacking fellow LCRC members. You and Blackout are attending LCDC meetings these days.

  85. Loudoun Insider said on 12 Oct 2011 at 1:30 pm:
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    You’ve been attacking Liz Mills, your District Chair, for weeks now. The only LCDC meeting I attended was the one where Perv Speakman was supposed to show up. Please get out there more for door to door. You really give off the image that Higgins needs to convey.

  86. Lovettsville Lady said on 12 Oct 2011 at 2:42 pm:
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    I hope that Dean will go door to door in western Loudoun. He’s VERY well known in western Loudoun and VERY persuasive! He turns out so many voters! Thanks for supporting and encouraging Dean’s efforts!

  87. BlackOut said on 12 Oct 2011 at 3:07 pm:
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    OK, I think I got it Sally Mann hates and despises Baldwin and is willing to throw the Republican sheriff candidate under the bus. Now there is a great party gal for ya.

    Now Monk wants serial numbers and registration requirements on the signs so they can be kept in control. Haha, signs are more dangers than guns. Monk, signs don’t vote people do.

  88. BlackOut said on 12 Oct 2011 at 3:09 pm:
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    Sally word has it that those Chapman signs ended up in your garage. You should give them back so they can be redeployed. That is if they haven’t already been tossed in a dumpster. If they did end up in the dumpster I hope you put them to rest in a human way.

  89. BlackOut said on 12 Oct 2011 at 3:24 pm:
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    human = humane

  90. Eric the 1/2 troll said on 12 Oct 2011 at 3:51 pm:
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    Hey, how come I didn’t get a sign?

    And whats with the Higgins/Bergel sign clusters in Lville, Cypher? Is this your way of conveying that Higgins will continue to pass Hatrick’s budgets through to the taxpayers, if elected?

  91. The BulletProof Monk said on 12 Oct 2011 at 4:59 pm:
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    Everybody reading this blog just witnessed how far-fetched these idiots will go. I read with much interest how I had arrived at an LEC mixer at Sally packing heat under my jacket and that I was about to use it on the Weintraubs.

    THE TRUTH of the matter is that I had no hardware on me, and that there was not even an incident at the gate where they showed up.

    In hindsight, I suppose that was the week that TooLiberal was in the toilet and should have been allowed to die a sorry death all on it’s own.

    Eric….
    Jennifer is actually a fixture in Lovettsville, troll. She, unlike you carpetbaggers, is descended from folks right there. I’m from an old Virginia family, too.
    She knows the folks out here that I don’t. Between us, we can probably deliver Lovettsville and Waterford for Geary.

  92. Eric the 1/2 troll said on 12 Oct 2011 at 6:08 pm:
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    Higgins on the BOS, Bergel on the School Board - the new “Hatrick”

  93. Concerned Loudoun Voter said on 12 Oct 2011 at 6:59 pm:
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    Sally Mann, you are really unhinged. I have spoken with many people in Hamilton over the past 48 hours, I’s, D’s, and R’s, and NO ONE is angry.

    Most people that I spoke with do not care at all about this. I don’t know why you are making up such complete nonsense. Do you really believe that people are angry about the placement of a bunch of campaign signs?

    Do you really expect anyone to believe that you have canvassed the electorate in Hamilton and can now assert that people are angry? What a bunch of rubbish.

    Please quit this silliness before you make a total ass of yourself. I am certain that Geary Higgins just loves having you as the face of his campaign.

  94. Sally said on 12 Oct 2011 at 7:13 pm:
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    OK no one is angry, just more than 2/3 of the signs are now gone. They were happy to remove them to their trash.

  95. The BulletProof Monk said on 12 Oct 2011 at 9:20 pm:
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    Greg, can you please limit Maravetz to one identity. Mmkay, thanks.

    Bringing this back around to the crutch of the point it was meant to address…

    http://virginiavirtucon.wordpress.com/2011/10/12/the-robocalls-begin/

  96. The BulletProof Monk said on 12 Oct 2011 at 9:22 pm:
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    Concerned. I don’t think that you really think Sally is unhinged. I think that the news she is bearing is actually disturbing to your sensitive nature.
    Somebody made an uh-oh….and I’m close to securing that information. Tar and feathers have already been ordered.

  97. Leesburg Voter said on 13 Oct 2011 at 12:53 pm:
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    WOW. Try a web search for “Sally Mann” with various combinations of Loudoun and Virginia places. Loony bird alert! Loony bird alert! Any campaign that would give her an advisory role should be mandated to shut down by virtue of sheer stupidity.

  98. The BulletProof Monk said on 13 Oct 2011 at 3:32 pm:
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    Stick to what you know. Sally has been a driving force behind the LEC and the discovery of the culture of corruption in Loudoun County BOAS circles that wanted to impose a massive land grab on the backs of the County’s tax payers. Until you’ve factored in the massive amounts of research that she did, just sit in the corner and shut up. Because I haven’t seen you offer anything substanative yet.

  99. Loudoun Insider said on 13 Oct 2011 at 4:28 pm:
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    Well, I guess Corey Stewart doesn’t believe the garbage about Chapman and his resume:

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    October 13, 2011
    Email: info@coreystewart.com

    Chairman Corey Stewart Supports Republican Nominee Mike Chapman for Loudoun County Sheriff

    Prince William, VA – I am supporting and endorsing only Mike Chapman for Loudoun County Sheriff. I believe that Ron Speakman should also support Mike as he is the Republican nominee.

    I have asked Mr. Speakman to remove my endorsement from his website.

  100. Not Son of Sam said on 13 Oct 2011 at 4:49 pm:
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    Looks like you republicans got a fox in the hen house. Found this over at virginia virtucon, on that one trick pony thread.

    >>>Lightnin Loudoun, since you raised the issue of Liz Mills not being a Democrat in Virginia, let’s set the record straight. According to public sources easily available on the web, while she may have been a Republican for some time in New York, in 2007 she jumped ship and ran for Town Council as a Democrat as part of the ultra left, progressive Working Families Party. According to Wikipedia,” New York’s Working Families Party was first organized in 1998 by a coalition of labor unions, ACORN and other community organizations, members of the now-inactive national New Party, and a variety of public interest groups such as Citizen Action of New York. The party blends a culture of political organizing with unionism, 1960s idealism, and tactical pragmatism. The party’s main issue concerns are jobs, health care, education and energy/environment. “
    This group is currently standing shoulder to shoulder with the Occupy Wall Street mob according to their website.
    This group has advocated against just about EVERY plank in the Republican platform and has fought against just about everything conservatives are fighting for in this country. Liz Mills contributed money to the Working Families Party in 2007 as well. Then in 2008 while conservatives were fighting to defeat Barak Obama, she was helping bring him in by contributing to Democrat Dan Maffei’s campaign. He was elected to the House of Representatives from New York in 2008 and voted with the Democrat majority to usher in Obamacare. She then came to Virginia and rejoined the Republican party in 2009 in Loudoun. The question is, where do her loyalties lie? She didn’t just run with the Reagan Democrats or the Blue Dog Democrats, she ran with the most liberal, progressive radical wing of the Democrat party in New York that is headquartered in the same location as SEIU and has heavy union backing. And this was not in the distant past, a youthful indiscretion, this was just a few years ago! What gives?
    Fast forward to this election cycle. As campaign manager for the Republican Sheriff candidate, the obvious alliances that have been made with left leaning bloggers and the move to drive the campaign for Sheriff to align with left leaning Democrat candidates seems like progressive direct action techniques. Given her recent past affiliation with radical progressives, these actions should give all conservative Republicans pause not only about her but about Mike Chapman’s judgment as well. What’s the real agenda here?

  101. Loudoun Insider said on 13 Oct 2011 at 4:56 pm:
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    Still throwing that crap out. Unbelievable. One trick ponies indeed.

  102. The BulletProof Monk said on 13 Oct 2011 at 5:44 pm:
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    That one trick is an eyeopener!! Especially when those alliances with democrats turned up. Very interesting, indeed.

    Noticed that after all of this fire got turned up under the girl, (and we had already started the party without her) she’s actually doing her job now. A flutter of e-mails attempting to get her “house” in order…and just today.

    Good. If she stays on the pace FOR EVERY CANDIDATE, I’ll let it fly.

    One mistep , one screw up, one Chapman task where not one other candidate will benefit from the action, and she’s back in the hotseat.

    I’m rooting for her! Because Colonel Black, Geary Higgins and others are depending on her full attention for the next 20 something days. If she pulls those races in, I have nothing to say. That’s been the point , and the expectation all along.

  103. Eric the 1/2 troll said on 14 Oct 2011 at 7:57 am:
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    “…just more than 2/3 of the signs are now gone…’

    Not really sure what “signs” ole Sally Mann is talking about but I paid attention as I drove through Hamilton last night. I counted ONE - yes ONE Baldwin sign that DID NOT have a Chapman sign right next to it. So either there was no grand conspiracy to begin with or the issue has not been resolved as Sally wishes others to believe. Likely the former, imo. It would be staying in charater for this crew.

  104. Loudoun Insider said on 14 Oct 2011 at 8:59 am:
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    The self professed enforcer will let her slide! If you think you’re so all important, you should have run for District Chairman yourself. But you would not have won - that’s a harsh fact for you, who so yearns to be somebody. “If she pulls those races in” - too funny. Higgins is going to lose regardless, then you can start your bitching and moaning again.

  105. BlackOut said on 14 Oct 2011 at 2:37 pm:
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    Hey Monk, nice work you’ve now been quoted in Speakman’s latest trash emails attacking the Republican. Fine piece of work you and your friends have been doing supporting the Republican nominee. Look at this shit, right out of your ridiculous post over at VV.

    “Chapman has an ultra left wing radical, Liz Mills, as a campaign manager (she ran as a Democrat for public office in New York in 2008 with the endorsement of radical Marxist groups)…”

    Nice job there party boy.

  106. The BulletProof Monk said on 14 Oct 2011 at 3:11 pm:
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    Speakman started this race with a friend of mine, Bob Steere. He was advised, as Chapman was…to drop Bob. He did. Chapman did not. I don’t control Chapman. You go talk to him.

    I was actually to be the District Chairman in 2008 under Glen Caroline. When Ms. Newton was touted for the position, I called her the evening before the meeting to discuss endorsing her….and to keep the unity flowing. Had she not stepped up, I would have been the District Chair, boy.

    Don’t write Geary off yet. I’m replacing Baldwin signs at a pretty good rate as I depart people’s homes. Those big ‘ol signs at the George’s are ALMOST gone.

  107. The BulletProof Monk said on 14 Oct 2011 at 3:13 pm:
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    I don’t yearn to be anything. I am what I am. And I just got the Catoctin Chair to show up for work after an extended and noticable absence. She’s a smart girl.

  108. Loudoun Insider said on 14 Oct 2011 at 5:08 pm:
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    “Boy”!!! Too funny. To be District Chair you need to get elected. In a secret ballot you would never get the votes because everyone is sick of your obnoxious chest beating. You did nothing to make anything happen - you have no influence at all. People don’t take people seriously who lack front teeth. Sorry to say that, but it’s true and many people have said so. The giant belt buckle doesn’t help either and reeks of over-compensation.

    There is no Democrat involved in Chapman’s race, only an elected District Chair who won the LCRC Volunteer of the Year award. She ran as a Democrat years ago in New York State to help take out some corrupt Good Old Boy Republicans who needed to go, and most of them ended up in prison.

    And you are a party jumper who worked for Democrats IN Loudoun County just four years ago. You calling anyone out for being a Democrat with your history right here in Loudoun is too ironic and hypocritical.

  109. The BulletProof Monk said on 15 Oct 2011 at 7:23 am:
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    You would know about the party jumping, because you were right there beside me.
    I did indeed terminate my membership in early 2007.
    I rejoined the Republican Committee in March 2008, as Liz was finishing up her last Democrat race in NY.
    I took on the GOTV Chair position at thre behest of our great Chairman, Glen Caroline.

    And yes… I had 2 votes more in the Caucus that evening, had I wanted to contest Ms. Newton (Readers note: I still have a great working relationship and utmost respect for Ms. Newton)

    People don’t take people seriously who lament over and over and over about the lack of front teeth.

    As a matter of fact. I’ve had a whole bunch of folks say that only an asshole who’s lost an argument would be retarded enough to resort to it as a last measure.

    Everyone is not as plastic and fragile as your tiny little ego is. It would probably crush you to lose yours. You might not leave the house after that.

    It takes a boatload more than that pathetic attempt to throw me off of MY game, boy.

  110. Lovettsville Resident said on 15 Oct 2011 at 12:38 pm:
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    As someone who was at that caucus, I can confirm that Settle had two more folks in the Caucus that evening. Whether or not he could pull it off in a current caucus is somewhat questionable.
    I live in Lovettsville, and Mr. Settle is everywhere. He knows quite a number of the folks out here, and has done some pretty amazing things for the town residents.

  111. The BulletProof Monk said on 15 Oct 2011 at 2:08 pm:
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    I appreciate the kind words, Resident. I always put my Lovettsville friends ahead of the special interests or bad politics of the Town Council. Recently, my friend Tim Sparbanie joined the Council, filling a vacancy . He’s been pretty informative and e-mails frequently regarding important issues before the Town residents.

    If you are unaware of it, we have a memorial in the construction phase in the Town Square. It will be dedicated to those who have given their lives in defense of the Nation. There is a drive on for purchasing dedicated pavers. Each will have a name of a veteran who gave the ultimate sacrifice. I’m purchasing one of the first in memorium of my nephew.

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