Manassas City Category Archives
This year’s VEX Robotics state championship at both the High School and Middle School division levels were dominated by a small private school in Manassas. Not some deep-pocketed private school that educates children in state-of-the-art, LEED certified, renewable energy-powered, technology laden campuses delivering a Pearson Education curriculum, but a pretty spartan school that still uses […]
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 […]
About the only surprise here is that it took so long for the owners to figure out that Old Town was an awful place to put an adult-oriented store.
KK’s is shutting down and the building has been sold. Let’s hope some bright, enterprising soul out there does a better job figuring out what kind of […]
So it would appear we have conflicting views about what a statute of criminal law means in Manassas. The proper venue to determine the correct interpretation of the law is a court, and the first step towards having that happen (in the absence of a Commonwealth’s Attorney concerned in any way with doing his job) […]
One of the great things about being a member of the Manassas City Council is that you don’t have to follow the law. The Mayor doesn’t notice when councilmembers trample on the Code of Virginia, and as long as the action is for the benefit of some liberal cause the City Attorney Martin Crim, who is paid […]
E. W. Jackson visited Old Town Manassas this week and spoke to volunteers and activists about his campaign and his vision for Virginia. This is the guy that some liberals are trying to characterize as some sort of monster, but the truth is quite obviously rather different. Jackson is one of the most […]
Manassas has a tough fiscal problem to solve. Commercial development in the city has been stagnant at best, and the city wants to invest in all sorts of new infrastructure projects. In a “have your cake and eat it too” moment it decided the way to address this was to raise property taxes by an […]
There’s lots happening in the lead-up to the Republican Convention and around the area in local politics, so let’s take a quick pass at all that’s happening since there isn’t time to cover all of these in detail right now.
With Manassas City Schools Superintendent Catherine Magouyrk joining the legion of public officials who misuse taxpayer resources to promote a political agenda, it’s time to bring the hammer down on these public officials who feel entitled to use our taxpayer dollars to badger other governmental bodies. Magouyrk is hardly the first to engage in this stunningly unethical […]
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 […]
From the fine folks at the Manassas Tea Party:
Defying not only the recommendations of its own Manassas City Manager but also the pleas of hundreds of taxpayers, the Manassas City Council proposed a massive 10.4% tax bill increase for FY14. This huge hike is attributed to four City Council members seeking to hyper accelerate the […]
Buffalo Wild Wings, you are the stupidest business in Virginia and I sincerely hope you go bankrupt soon.
Eight Prince William County Police officers were refused service at Buffalo Wild Wings on Wednesday, apparently because they had their weapons displayed. (From Manassas Park Patch)
I don’t want explanations, or an apology, I just want this business gone.
H/T: PWC News […]
Earlier this month the Metropolitan Washington Council Of Governments approved a resolution calling for more gun control which has prompted a few localities in Virginia to threaten that they will withhold their annual dues payments until the resolution, which has pretty much nothing to do with the mission of the MWCOG anyways, is repealed. Today I’ve learned that Manassas […]
Where do El Salvadorans go when fleeing justice in their home country? Apparently they run to Manassas. But do they get extradited back to their home country to face charges? Apparently not.
InsideNova reports on the arrest of 34-year-old Melvin Noe Sanchez-Izaguirre today, who had previously been deported in 2012 which would make his re-entry a felony […]
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 […]
Guest Post By Charles Sutherland
While a needed step in the right direction, School Superintendent Magouyrk’s draft budget to reduce costs requires some analysis. As usual, the devil is in the details.
Ten years ago Jose Oswaldo Reyes Alfaro, an illegal alien from El Salvador, was ordered deported. He was subsequently arrested twice, but never turned over to ICE for deportation. In February, 2011, he murdered three people in Manassas with a .38 caliber revolver, wounded two others including a 15 year-old girl, and attacked another — […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Obama administration’s announcement that it would unilaterally terminate the Section 287(g) program at the end of this year has plenty of people wondering what impacts this may have, and what can be done to buttress the rule of law that this administration seems so fundamentally disinterested in supporting. The press has done little more […]