Prince William County Category Archives
Just who runs the Prince William County government these days? Who makes the decisions, and who minds the store?
If you thought that our elected officials, the members of the Board of County Supervisors were in charge, you would be wrong. They certainly have a role, but when elected officials butt heads with county staff about […]
Most people don’t spend a lot of time thinking about what happens inside in the area’s houses of worship. The faithful does what it wants to do, and we don’t concern ourselves with it. That’s how it should be, up until we start seeing these facilities used by agents of hostile foreign regimes. If a […]
The Sheriff was the first to notice that our County Executive took it upon herself to decide that not only did the county needed a new logo, but that she was going to be the one who would determine what it would look like. As a result, we end up with this kind of meaningless, […]
“Everyone who is opposed to the [Bi-County Parkway] and not offering an alternative is a coward.” — Corey Stewart.
The question here is what the alternative is supposed to accomplish. If the purpose is to provide profit opportunities for the developers that contribute to Corey Stewart’s election campaigns, I suppose we could pay them with public […]
Just in case anyone felt there weren’t enough depressing stories out there about how local governments in the area are being wasteful with our tax dollars comes this morning’s PWC Education Reform bombshell about how Prince William County Schools is secretly planning to build not one, but six pools in local high schools. At the same time […]
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.
You know those blogs that annoy you by constantly talking about one single thing to the exclusion of all else? The ones that drive you so absolutely mad with their droning, unvarying drumbeat of monotony they make you want to throw random objects at your computer screen?
Well, let’s do that.
It’s not that I particularly want to, but […]
An email from the Corey Stewart for Lieutenant Governor campaign landed in my inbox today with such a depressing thud that I couldn’t focus any longer on getting productive work done. This campaign silliness has gotten so bad I’m starting to get awfully angry.
I was rather amused to find a diatribe in my inbox in defense of a Tea Party endorsement (wait, it’s supposed to be a vetting, right?) of Corey Stewart today, and it just wouldn’t be fair to readers if I neglected to share it. Apparently I’ve managed to upset a few people and my inbox […]
PWC Democratic Chairman Harry Wiggins had the pleasure of receiving a delegation of Chinese Communist Party members today, May Day 2013.
I have to wonder just who learned more during that exchange.
What started out as a promising week for Corey Stewart’s Lieutenant Governor campaign has swiftly turned in to a really bad one.
As elected officials line up to oppose the road development known at various times as the Bi-County Parkway, the Tri-County Parkway and the North-South Corridor, one important voice has been noticeably absent - that of Corey Stewart. Will Corey Stewart side with the people who are skeptical of the supposed “benefits” of this road project for developers and […]
Being on the board of directors of a local tea party that is affiliated with the Virginia Tea Party Patriots, I really don’t expect to be surprised by an out-of-the-blue candidate endorsement by them along with a federal/state political action committee called “Middle Resolution PAC.” Yet I was, so I’m immediately suspicious about how this came to […]
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 […]
Maureen Caddigan is at it again. Not content to have her recent outburst calling citizens serving on a volunteer budget review committee “despicable” as the most memorable example of her utter lack of fitness for office, now she’s on the warpath against the Mayor of Dumfries in yet another unhinged example of ridiculous excess. Did Gerry Foreman […]
Well, this comes as a welcome surprise. Perhaps some of our local elected officials, particularly those seeking higher office, listen after all.
Prince William County Chairman Corey Stewart will introduce a resolution this evening threatening to withhold county contributions to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) unless the organization reverses resolution R3-2013, which advocates restricting Second Amendment […]
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 […]
If you’re looking for a handy example that perfectly demonstrates just how massively screwed up Prince William County Schools are, look no further than the taxpayer-funded propaganda piece released this evening about a pool at the 12th high school and the stupidity therein. Worse than the propaganda though, the schools system takes your money to professionally craft […]
We’ve talked a lot about transportation during the past decade at the state and local level, and we’ve poured a huge amount of borrowed money and tax increases into funding transportation. Is any of that going to actually solve anything?
Well, that sure was a quick campaign. Donna Sellinger, whose campaign kickoff was just last Sunday, has announced on twitter tonight that she will no longer be seeking election in the 13th House District. This is the second Democrat candidate in two weeks to begin and end their campaign in this district without any public […]