Archives for November 2012
Recently we heard from School officials that there’s pretty much no way to cut spending in Prince William County Schools. If we’re supposed to place any trust in that statement I have one simple request: show me the money.
If I want to find information on how Prince William County is spending our money, it’s not that […]
…that he will not run for Governor in 2013 tomorrow. That leaves only Tareq Salahi (provided he meets filing requirements) as the only opponent to Ken Cuccinelli for the Republican nomination for Governor. The RPV Advance will become one big Cuccinelli victory party.
Bolling has been polling way behind Cuccinelli, usually by about 30 - 40 […]
With Republicans gearing up for the Advance it’s time to check the political weather with these polls for Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General. I wonder if there will be any surprises here…
Who do you support for Governor?
Tareq “Gate Crasher” Salahi
Who do you support for Lt. […]
A few years ago, Chairman Corey Stewart pushed for the establishment of an independent audit authority for Prince William County that reported directly to the Board of Supervisors, and in short order it uncovered millions of dollars in fraud and embezzlement within county government. It was a brilliant move that significantly improved government operations in the county […]
I have a supremely low tolerance for idiots, especially the kind that are determined to gain my attention and waste my time. Take for example Mr. Joe Glean of Alexandria, a perennial candidate for just about anything who decided to run as a write-in candidate for President this year. He was prepared for this […]
Last week leadership from the Chambers of Commerce from a bunch of localities buttonholed members of the General Assembly so they could yell at them to raise gas taxes, or as the Loudoun Chamber president put it “they shouldn’t bother coming back from Richmond.” After, yes after this delegation claimed in all sincerity this is what […]
Last week some folks were rightly shocked by a segment on WMAL when Dara Fox called into the show to describe rampant voter fraud on behalf of Democrats in the Lodge Precinct of Prince William County. During that segment Fox alleged numerous clear instances of faudulent voting, including multiple votes being cast by the same […]
If you scream at your political friends when they lose their way for long enough, they’ll probably start to listen at some point. Such is the case with Corey Stewart this week, as Corey tacks back in the conservative direction by embracing budgetary constraint and offering a list of proposed cuts to the county’s budget. […]
We’ve seen our local government spend upwards of $900,000 ”freshening up” the office spaces for senior county employees during a difficult recession. We’ve seen local elected officials buying campaign advertisements with taxpayer dollars. What we hadn’t seen, until now, was local government censoring opposing viewpoints in the local mainstream media. Really, is there any low Prince William County […]
What I had long anticipated has finally happened: The Manassas News & Messenger will cease operations at the end of December. I will not be mourning the loss, but rather looking forward to what will eventually step into the gap, as there is a strong demand for local news, plenty of advertisers who want to place […]
For a while there in 2012 it seemed that if you randomly tossed a rock in Virginia it would likely hit someone either running for US Senate, or considering a run. The experienced, the known, the inexperienced and people no one had ever heard of all decided to run in that race. This year the […]
Politicians across the country and locally are lamenting the long lines that we saw at the polls on Tuesday and demanding something be done to fix it. That something to be done is, or course spend more money because no one ever seems to bother trying to figure out why the lines were so long. […]
Right on the heels of having a nut like Lillie Jessie get elected to the Prince William County School Board, who is famous for her anger management issues and other nonproductive personality quirks, Woodbridge representative Denita Ramierez has announced her resignation this evening. The School Board will soon announce a process to collect applications and […]
Candidates and campaigns win elections in the environment that exists while voting is conducted. While that statement isn’t terribly revealing it points out the three primary components of an outcome. Activists like myself can’t change the candidates (at least after they’re nominated), the environment is largely out of our control, but we do impact campaigns […]
If you’re a conservative in Prince William County, Tuesday’s election results are beyond disappointing. Obama wins on your turf by about 9 points, driven by a spectacular and pretty stealthy GOTV effort? Are you going to take this sitting down?
Here’s my question: what are you going to do now?
With the kind of enthusiastic crowd I saw in Fairfax today, I’m pretty hopeful for a Romney and Allen win in Virginia!
While we’re not quite sure at this point who is going to win the Presidential election on Tuesday, we already know who the losers will be: a set of pollsters. When one set of polls would show Obama with a pretty comfortable lead in a state, another would show Romney with a slight lead, and […]
In addition to the Presidential and US Senate elections, about which I’m pretty sure voters have pretty heard their fill already, Manassas City has a ballot initiative specific to the city this year. The question involves moving municipal elections from May, when they happen now, to Novembers when they’d be down-ticket from a Presidential election. If […]
In addition to the presidential and senate elections, Manassas Park will also have elections for city council as a result of a ballot initiative a while back that moved their municipal elections from May to November. Few voters in the Park are really aware of this and will likely be making a blind decision on […]