Archives for April 2012
Doug Brown at Manassas Open Forum has endorsed a slate of candidates for City Council, and he has absolutely made the right picks. Print this out and bring it with you to the polls, and then hand it to another voter before you leave.
It would appear that Anna Lee has informally “suspended” her campaign for Chairman of the 10th District Committee. Although no formal announcement has been made, her decision to boycott all meetings of the FCRC after it decided it couldn’t hire her daughter for a staff position because of her school schedule, her absence at recent […]
I spent a little time with Jerry this afternoon and shot this short film about him. To learn more about Jerry visit his website at jerrycarman2012.com. I think he’d make a great addition to the Manassas City Council along with Ian Lovejoy and a returning Jon Way.
So let me get this straight here… The county doesn’t have enough money to finance essential government operations, so in addition to hiking my tax assessment at the same time residential real estate prices have again dropped in my area, they’re also going to raise my tax rate.
And what pray tell is one of these […]
Voters will officially have five candidates to choose from for the Manassas City Council elections on May 1st and keeping up with the candidates and all the dynamics of the past few weeks has been a challenge for many. Here’s a run-down of the candidates and what they’ve been doing that will hopefully prove useful […]
One hallmark of every budget season is the annual parade of members of public employee “associations” who cry out for higher government spending and higher tax bills. Usually this doesn’t merit much commentary, as the exercise never seems to actually change the outcome of budget discussions, and it’s not likely the never ending cries of […]
So Dick Saslaw wants to shut down Virginia government? Chris at Mason Conservative thinks we ought to let him, and I agree.
Saslaw doesn’t seem to realize his constituency depends more on government than that of his opponents. Let’s just see how long he can take the heat once his voting base realizes Sawlaw will be […]
It’s budget time again for the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, and if you like Kabuki, you’re bound to love budget time. The same special interests (often members of public employee unions) get to stand up and beg the board to raise our taxes in order to fund some oh-so-important initiative, citizens stand up […]
BVBL crossed another milestone on Sitemeter today as we passed 1,500,000 site visits this morning. That number’s pretty close to the combined populations of Fairfax and Prince William counties, which doesn’t imply they’ve all paid us a visit yet but gives a little context to just how big a number that is.
If I only had […]
Bishop E. W. Jackson gave one of his typical stem-winders at the PWCRC Convention this morning, and I was fortunate enough to have enough advance warning to be able to drag gear out of the truck and have it ready for him. The audio in this isn’t that great since I couldn’t tap into […]
Bill Card won the chairmanship of the Prince William County Republican Committee today by a pretty comfortable margin. Both candidates ran excellent, upbeat races and are to be commended for their dedication to the Committee and commitment to help it succeed. There’s no indication at all that there will be any residual animosity and every sign points […]
Claims, charges and counter-charges are flying thick and fast between those involved in the FEC complaint filed against the 10th District committee, and keeping up with this while maintaining some perspective is a real challenge. In a nutshell, we have a situation that wasn’t great to begin with made tremendously worse which is devolving the […]
The Manassas City Schools have been deeply troubled over the past few years, and on May 1st voters have an opportunity to deliver some accountability by removing a few of the incumbents who have presided over this mess. Incumbents on the board really have nothing to run on other than their disappointing record, while challengers […]
Mike Thompson writes in the Jefferson Policy Journal today about Prince William County’s indefensible supervisor slush funds, and it’s a good read. I cannot fathom why supervisors haven’t eliminated them during this budget cycle — other than it hasn’t become such a significant campaign issue that someone might lose their job over it — yet. That […]
I have heard that Anna Lee and Tom Whitmore filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission claiming financial irregularities by 10th District Chairman Howie Lind and Treasurer Shak Hill yesterday. I have not seen the complaint, nor is it available on the FEC website. Too Conservative has posted about questions involving 10th District finances in […]
The press release that Corey Stewart will announce his campaign for Lieutenant Governor on Wednesday has caused a predictable feeding frenzy among the media and their sudden attention to this race is smoking out a whole bunch of potential challengers. That list of those who might join this contest is a conservative blogger’s dream, rich […]
Today’s Washington Post’s article on the controversy in Manassas over public spending on non-governmental entities helps to keep this useful discussion alive, but largely ignores the wide and long-running policy debate that continues to defy resolution. Public officials can’t seem to give up their slush funds, which yield both political and personal benefits for public “servants” but […]
If the City of Manassas is as budget-constrained as government officials are wont to tell us, one has to wonder why it bought a table for eight at the 2012 “Black and White Ball” for the Manassas Ballet Theater, and a table for ten at the Hylton fundraiser and is offering elected officials and senior […]
Among the utterly fraudulent concepts peddled by the left of late is that Republicans can’t hope to win elections unless they promote amnesty for illegal aliens, or at least stop trying to actually see laws enforced that would get and keep illegal aliens out of our country, our state, and our communities. They point to […]