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Archives for April 2012

Manassas City Council Endorsements

29 April 2012 | Manassas City | 5 Comments

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.

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Ding Dong, The Campaign Is Dead

29 April 2012 | RPV, Loudoun County, Manassas City, Prince William County | 11 Comments

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 […]

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Jerry Carman

25 April 2012 | Manassas City | 8 Comments

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.

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Our Local Fiscal Conservatives

23 April 2012 | Prince William County | 26 Comments

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 […]

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Manassas City Council Candidates 2012

23 April 2012 | Manassas City | 33 Comments

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 […]

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The PWEA Can Stuff It

20 April 2012 | Prince William County | 16 Comments

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 […]

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Dick Saslaw’s Dumb Gamble

17 April 2012 | Virginia Politics | 13 Comments

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 […]

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The McCoart Kabuki

17 April 2012 | Prince William County | 9 Comments

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 […]

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1.5 Million Visits

16 April 2012 | Blogs | 9 Comments

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 […]

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E. W. Jackson at the PWCRC Convention

14 April 2012 | Virginia Politics, Prince William County | 12 Comments

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 […]

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Bill Card Wins PWCGOP Chairmanship

14 April 2012 | PWCRC | 9 Comments

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 […]

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The 10th District Debacle

12 April 2012 | RPV, Loudoun County, Virginia Politics, Prince William County | 25 Comments

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 […]

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Manassas City School Board Candidates

12 April 2012 | Manassas City | 14 Comments

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 […]

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Dump The Slush Funds

12 April 2012 | Prince William County | 5 Comments

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 […]

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Anna Lee and Tom Whitmore File FEC Complaint

10 April 2012 | RPV, Loudoun County, Prince William County | 53 Comments

Breaking…
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 […]

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Goin’ On A RINO Hunt…

9 April 2012 | Virginia Politics, Prince William County | 11 Comments

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 […]

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Stopping The Political Slush Funds

8 April 2012 | Virginia Politics, Manassas City, Prince William County | 27 Comments

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 […]

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Free Taxpayer Dinner: Tux Required

3 April 2012 | Manassas City | 39 Comments

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 […]

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Ethnic Warfare Is A Loser

1 April 2012 | National Politics | 6 Comments

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 […]

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