Archives for June 2012
Want information about how the Prince William County Schools are spending your taxpayer dollars? Well, it’ll cost you $34,305 to find out, and you have to pay half of that upfront before they’ll even start compiling the data. Really. During a time that anyone can get a credit card statement for free from their bank in […]
While I’m on the road with the Healthcare Freedom Bus Tour I hear that the Supreme Court issued a mixed ruling on Arizona’s SB 1070. What have I missed?
The WashPo reports that Delegate Scott Lingamfelter has filed paperwork to run for Lieutenant Governor in 2013 and setting up an interesting case where two candidates from the same locality are vying for the same statewide office. This certainly invites other potential candidates from elsewhere around the state to enter the race, perhaps as many as three […]
In honor of Jeanette “Moonfruit” Rishell announcing her campaign for a spot on the Manassas Park Governing Board in November, here’s a look back at one of the more amusing gaffes this nut is so well known for.
This is going to be a very amusing election year. I never would have thought we’d ever see Rishell on […]
The George Soros-funded “Voter Participation Center” masquerades as the Virginia State Board of Elections. You have to read this.
This has been a wild week at the local, state and national level. Beyond the news, or lack thereof in the mainstream media, there’s a lot of important insights from this week’s developments that give us a good view on what’s going to happen in the weeks and months ahead.
Supervisor Candland issued a press release this afternoon regarding the debacle of the Board of Supervisors trying to punish him for doing the right thing. While Candland is going to dutifully terminate one of his staff — the intended effect of the proposal offered by John Jenkins — and move forward, I have the distinct […]
The same week President Obama begs African-Americans to support him with a “we got your back” campaign, he announces an administrative amnesty for a million illegal aliens. Does anyone think that Obama’s rich white liberal friends are the ones who will be displaced in the labor market with this massive influx into the lower-end of the […]
…to those folks who are rumored to be working on fixing the language of the Jenkins Amendments to the discretionary slush fund ban: Don’t fix it, just dump the thing. The amendments make no sense, solve no previously identified problem, and just make the Board of County Supervisors look like a collection of petulant preschoolers. When […]
Tonight I’ve heard that Bill Bolling is actually threatening RPV Chairman Pat Mullins with a lawsuit if Mullins doesn’t rule out of order any motion at Friday’s meeting of the Republican State Central Committee seeking to reverse course on the convention/primary debate. Bolling is saying that if Mullins doesn’t fall into line and do everything […]
Here’s the proof positive about whether or not Supervisor Maureen Caddigan’s purchase of nameplates on seats at the Hylton Performing Arts Center advertising her position on the Board of Supervisors with taxpayer funds was legally and/or morally justified. The nameplates have been removed. Sure seems like a ringing endorsement of her moral judgment, judgment that […]
A few blogs this week, including this one, have been engaging in a pretty in-depth discussion about the issue about whether Republican statewide candidates in 2013 should be nominated by convention or primary. Although this kind of party mechanics minutae might seem pretty irrelevant to the concerns of many voters, there is a decent possibility that […]
So, were the Jenkins amendments that sought to exact political revenge on Supervisor Candland for his motion outlawing slush funds legal? According to the Sheriff, the answer is no. I think as well that Candland is correct in arguing that the Virginia Code conflicts with Jenkins’ petty attempt to punish his colleague for making him uncomfortable, […]
Via twitter: “I wish the people arguing primary vs. convention for 2013 would remember that we have a primary this Tuesday. #vasen #mylastnerve”
Although I’m pretty certain this wasn’t directed at me, it is a reminder that there’s a primary election of minor importance on Tuesday. Not “minor” because US Senate races are somehow inconsequential, but […]
Just imagine how the Board of County Supervisors as a whole would react to seeing a sea of these T-shirts in the audience of the Board Chambers. I bet things would change pretty darned quickly. Get your I Stand With Candland gear here.
Gainesville Supervisor Peter Candland fires back with a letter to the County Attorney challenging the legality of this week’s actions of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors that sought to exact political revenge. Be sure to read the actual letter, which is in the WashPo article. It is a tremendous read.
UPDATE: Here’s the letter. Readers […]
The beginning of the next meeting of the Virginia Republican State Central Committee has been utterly set in stone. There will be a motion. Chairman Pat Mullins will make a ruling on that motion. There will then be a motion to overrule the Chair. From then on, what happens is anyone’s guess.
As badly crafted and ineffective as it is, Virginia Code §15.2-953 at least establishes some limits to the gifting of taxpayer dollars to non-state entities. Most of that code section is utterly inoperative, but there is one section of the law that is actually enforceable. It would be refreshing to see the Prince William Board of County Supervisors […]
In honor of the great work done by a fellow blogger at Sheriff of Nottingham the past couple of weeks, I though it might be a good time to give a shout-out to the elected officials who are doing a great job for their constituents lately as well as those who are falling quite short of the […]
I spent some time down at the Registrar’s office looking at the campaign finance reports filed by Prince William County supervisors, seeing who is listed as vendors to several campaigns. Under the new “ethics” rules adopted by the Board of County Supervisors, there’s a lot of individuals and companies who can no longer be paid […]