Archives for February 2015
When Republican elected officials try to tell you they’re all about conservative fiscal governance, make sure you remind them of what happened in Richmond today.
Today the conference report was released on the amendments to the biennial budget, and lo and behold, the conference report between the Republican controlled Senate of Virginia and the Republican House of Delegates […]
When Brian Schoeneman decided to carpet-bag up to Sully District in order to run for the Fairfax Board of Supervisors (a plan Democrats were apparently in the know about in August of 2014) it presented an interesting test: can a blogger credibly run for public office? Would the volume of public blog postings and comments prove themselves […]
As PWCS puts out their list of important programs that might face cuts in order to balance Dr. Walt’s ridiculously $17 million unbalanced budget, some folks out there probably aren’t going to overlook a few of the utterly ridiculous “strategic programs” that we’re in danger of having to cut. Like these two:
Budget Award Application
Government Finance […]
The General Assembly has a long history of funneling money to non-state entities in direct violation of Section Article IV Section 16 of the Virginia Constitution. For years members of the General Assembly brazenly proposed bills to unlawfully appropriate taxpayer money until an opinion of the Attorney General in 20111 pointed out this was legally indefensible. Of […]
The story of what happened at RPV that lead to their current financial situation and the firing of Executive Director Sean Kenney is a particularly difficult one. As I’ve dug into RPV’s financial disclosures and sought out narratives that might explain how events unfolded, I’ve been confronted with conflicting accounts and stories that don’t seem […]
Seriously, this guy is running for office and posting this on facebook?
Heaven help us all.
Everyone residing the in the Coles District should read this post. Then they should get out their checkbook, an envelope and a stamp.
Funding for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has of late been turned into political chip in a high stakes poker game. And it’s all because the President has strained the bounds of his legal authority to protect from deportation millions of people unlawfully present in this country. These people, who otherwise would […]
UPDATES: WashPo says RPV Executive Director Sean Kenney is out. RPV’s federal account has $252 cash on-hand and $217,499 in debts. In January, the gap widened by another $11,086, worsening the situation just as RPV sent out mailers for Bill Howell’s primary campaign. The state account shows $47,147 on-hand at year’s end, not enough to cover the […]
Someday we will live to regret Prince William County’s habit of memorializing currently active political personages with public monuments. Apparently that day has not yet come, as we now devote taxpayer dollars to name some public facility for school board member Betty Covington while we refuse to report on campaign finance disclosures how public dollars were used […]
Yesterday the Federation for American Immigration Reform released a report documenting that 34.7% of our school budget is devoted to educating “Limited English Proficiency” (LEP) students, of whom some portion are illegal aliens or the children of illegal aliens. The data in the report suggests this percentage is rapidly growing and should serve as a dire warning […]
So how many House Republicans in Virginia want to help leftist New York City Mayor Bill Deblasio collect punitive taxes on New Yorkers? As it turns out, there’s a lot.
We’re going to make it a felony offense for someone to purchase a legal product in Virginia with the intent of transporting it to somewhere else, where […]
I was so happy to see the permission form my elementary school student brought home the other day that announced that the School system is giving her an email account and a cloud storage account that I won’t be able to access or monitor. I even get a free copy of Microsoft i360 to install […]
Just imagine how different this country would be if elected officials had the courage to stand by their principles in the same way that Senator Dick Black does. I’ve seen a lot of quotes in the mainstream media, but never anything like this:
…Farris said he is so frustrated with Black’s opposition to the measure that he […]
If I hear one more story about your private investigators calling up the employers and clients of your opponents and urging them to stop doing business with them, I am going to have an expose on reprehensible campaign tactics that will blow your candidacy right out of the water. I am sick of this crap. […]