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Volunteer Where It’s Smart

1 November 2014 | Gerry Connolly, Manassas Park, Manassas City, US Congress, Prince William County | 5 Comments

So you’re moderately active in politics and wouldn’t mind lending a few hours to volunteer for a campaign where your contribution might make a difference?  Yes, there are opportunities where your time won’t be wasted.

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Frank Wolf Retires

17 December 2013 | Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Manassas Park, Manassas City, US Congress, Prince William County | 10 Comments

Frank Wolf has announced he will not seek re-election in 2014, which is guaranteed to kick off quite a contest to see who the Republican nominee will be.
Does Barbara Comstock have this locked down, or will there actually be a contest?  We’re going to find out pretty soon.
UPDATE: Dick Black is looking at a run […]

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Republicans Prep Jeanette Rishell For Lieutenant Governor Run

22 April 2013 | Manassas Park, Manassas City, Prince William County | 5 Comments

About the only good thing anyone can say about tax rates in Prince William County is that they’re not going to be anywhere near as bad as they’ll soon be in Manassas City, which itself is working overtime to bring their tax rates up to the stratospheric heights that only Manassas Park has achieved.  We […]

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Dysfunction, Thy Name Is Manassas Park

18 February 2013 | RPV, Manassas Park, Manassas City | 3 Comments

The Manassas GOP joins the Prince William County Republican Committee in getting their call for a delegate selection process for the 2013 State Republican Convention out the door, and as usual all we hear from the Manassas Park Republican Committee is silence.  Those patiently waiting for an update to the Manassas Park Republican Committee’s website for any kind […]

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How They Won

7 November 2012 | RPV, National Politics, Manassas Park, Manassas City, Prince William County | 69 Comments

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 […]

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Manassas Park Election Guide

3 November 2012 | Manassas Park | 3 Comments

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 […]

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Which Elected Officials Are Corrupt?

26 July 2012 | Manassas Park | 15 Comments

If you want to find out which of the members of the Manassas Park Governing Board have been corrupted by land developers, on July 31st you’ll have your unassailable answer.
An outfit called EMSI Properties has offered to purchase two city owned land parcels totaling about eight acres at a price $1 per square foot.  Although […]

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Jeanette Rishell Rises From The Political Undead

18 June 2012 | Manassas Park, Jeanette Rishell | 13 Comments

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 […]

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Manassas Park’s Big, Bold, New Plan

8 December 2011 | Manassas Park | 24 Comments

Finally, there’s a big, bold plan to rescue Manassas Park from their financial doldrums.  Put up signs on Rt. 28 that advertise the city as “a destination.”  There’s little doubt that employing this heavily overused phrase, one that has been sucked dry of any meaning it ever had long ago, will make the park suddenly explode […]

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Mexican Drug Cartels in NOVA

1 December 2011 | Manassas Park, Illegal Aliens, Virginia Politics, Crime, Manassas City, Prince William County | 15 Comments

ICE participated in an investigation involving firearms and cocaine trafficking that resulted in the arrest of eleven people in Fairfax County and the Manassas area, most of whom were foreign nationals from Mexico.  Sounds a whole lot like the Mexican drug cartels have set up shop in Virginia, as this isn’t the first time we have been […]

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New City Attorney, Same As The Old One

17 September 2011 | Manassas Park, Manassas City | 6 Comments

When the City of Manassas solicited bids for legal services this year, rather than simply continue with the same rather underwhelming City Attorney year after year, a lot of city residents were expecting some positive changes.  They definitely got one in that Robert Bendall announced he was leaving.  As for getting better legal services at […]

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It’s Easy To Get Cynical

3 April 2011 | National Politics, Manassas Park, Virginia Politics, Manassas City, Prince William County | 22 Comments

It’s really easy to be cynical about our political process at the federal, state and local levels given the utterly depressing news we’ve been bombarded with in the past week.  The more we hear these kinds of stories, the more ammunition is handed to the Tea Party movement that they’ll use to blast their elected […]

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Proposed House Districts In Prince William

29 March 2011 | Manassas Park, Manassas City, Virginia House, Prince William County | 7 Comments

The House has posted their redistricting bill and within that are broad descriptions of the makeup of the now eight House Districts (up from five) that will be in Prince William.  Although we don’t know exactly where the proposed precinct splits are drawn, this at least gives us some idea of what these boundaries will […]

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Getting Rich On The Public Teat

16 March 2011 | Manassas Park | 24 Comments

Now maybe this makes sense, but to me it seems really strange.  Why would a municipality pay someone $231,000 a year (plus benefits and expenses) to work part time up to 27 1/2 hours a week?  If their duties for that municipality exceed 110 hours in a month, they get to bill the city $175 […]

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Catch And Release With An Illegal Alien Murderer

4 March 2011 | Fairfax County, Illegal Aliens, Manassas Park, Crime, Prince William County | 15 Comments

Once again the outstanding Judicial Watch manages to get government to disclose what they’re doing supposedly on our behalf.  In the wake of the death of a Catholic nun at the hands of an illegal alien with a chronic alcohol and driving problem, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano promised us in Prince William County that she […]

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Classic Manassas Park

14 January 2011 | Manassas Park, Humor & Satire | 29 Comments

Too Funny.  Only in Manassas Park…
H/T: InsideNova

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The Park’s New City Manager: Promotion Or Punishment?

20 December 2010 | Manassas Park | 12 Comments

Manassas Park hires a new city manager whose resume makes you wonder why he didn’t get the job of city manager job in Oak Ridge, TN.  Then you run across something like this story, where James Zumwalt turned in his resignation the same day he got closely questioned about how the city of Paducah committed […]

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PWC Schools Close Early

16 December 2010 | Manassas Park, Manassas City, Prince William County | 10 Comments

UPDATE: PWCS Schools closed Friday.  What nonsense.
As if this will make any difference at all, PWCPS is closing school an hour early today due to the snow.  Another brilliant call by Dr. Walts.  Manassas City Schools are closing earlier: OHS & Metz at 12:30, Mayfield at 1:00 and elementary schools at 1:30. Manassas Park […]

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The Three Horsemen of Manassas Park

3 November 2010 | Manassas Park | 16 Comments

Perhaps no greater and more desperately needed change happened in Tuesday’s elections than in Manassas Park.  The election of Preston Banks and Brian Leeper, along with the re-election of Suhas Naddoni could potentially herald the long-awaited recovery of this troubled locality — if they can find a fourth horseman to join the three.  The apocalypse […]

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VA BLOWOUT, NOVA STAYS BLUE?

2 November 2010 | Gerry Connolly, Keith Fimian, Fairfax County, Manassas Park, US Congress, Prince William County | 30 Comments

The election results are coming in, and they’re looking like a solid drubbing for the socialist agenda of Obama, Reid and Pelosi.  Three of four congressional contests go to the GOP, and the Fimian - Connolly race is headed for a recount.
7:00PM Early projections: Wolf (VA10) and Wittman (VA01) cruise to victory.
7:08PM Projection: Hurt (VA05) […]

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