When an agency of the Liberian government showed up as one of Terry McAuliffe’s large campaign donors I couldn’t help but feel there was something terribly wrong. Foreign governments funding candidates in Virginia elections? If this were a federal election, such donations would be patently illegal. What hadn’t occurred to me was that this entity was involved in arms smuggling in Sierra Leone and the person who established it is a convicted war criminal now serving a 50 year sentence after being found guilty by a UN war crimes tribunal. For all the whining the mainstream media has engaged in about Star Scientific, it’s utter silence about McAuliffe accepting $120,000 from war criminals is absolutely staggering.
Bishop E. W. Jackson gave a sermon this Sunday in Northern Virginia. Not a political rally, he was delivering a sermon. The Washington Post then writes an article about the sermon as if this was some sort of political event, sourced by a “Democrat tracker” who apparently was following Jackson around in church, and they entitle it “E.W. Jackson says non-Christians are engaged in ‘some sort of false religion’.”
Democrats really ought to call a cease-fire in their open war against Christianity.
When the family members left behind after this Administration abandoned their sons, fathers and husbands in Bengazi went to talk to Congress, Gerry Connolly walked out on them. Ambassador Chris Stevens, US Foreign Service Officer Sean Smith, and Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods died during an hours-long battle with terrorists, abandoned by an administration that actively prevented a rescue operation from being launched to save them. Family members of these fallen heroes wanted their chance to talk to their elected representatives to share their thoughts on this tragedy and when they had their chance, Jerry Connolly wouldn’t even listen to them. He walked out along with fourteen other Democrats.
When Gerry Connolly won’t even listen to those whose family members died in service to the United States, but goes out of his way to speak with illegal aliens so they can demand special treatment as a reward for breaking our laws, we have a huge problem in the 11th Congressional District. This is beyond disgusting. Gerry Connolly is a heartless monster who intentionally hurts people because they have lead noble lives and sacrificed those lives for us, while at the same time he aids and abets criminals who knowingly intend to undermine and harm our country.
When Bob McDonnell championed Virginia’s largest-ever tax hike as his signature achievement, a lot of us on the conservative side thought there couldn’t possibly be any worse way for McDonnell to seal the memory of his administration. Today, he attempts to eclipse that outrageous betrayal of the principles he claimed he held by disregarding the state Constitution and extending benefits to same-sex “married” persons. One wonders at this point whether there’s any previously “deeply held” convictions remaining in Bob McDonnell that haven’t been casually discarded for one reason or another.
We like to think that local governments, being the closest to the people, are the ones that would be the most responsible. As we’ve seen too often in Prince William County, that’s not the case. There’s sadly no unique characteristic that makes a local government better or worse than any other level, but at least it’s a bit easier to remove tyrants and miscreants from office when their districts are smaller than a county.
Education policy was the topic of Ken Cuccinelli’s statement on the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s march on Washington, and it’s a policy area where we in Virginia haven’t had much in the way of bold new proposals in the past. Sure, Virginia is a signature state for homeschooling, but that simply allows parents to flee a broken system - it doesn’t actually fix the system in any way. Particularly for those who are of modest means and have both parents in the workforce, if they have both parents at home, whatever the quality of the local public schools happens to be is the only quality in education they’re likely to ever see.
Delegate Bob Marshall has filed suit against the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority saying that the process being used to select projects for funding does not comply with the law passed by the General Assembly. In essence, NVTA has ignored input from their town hall meetings from residents, failed to evaluate the congestion or safety improvements that projects would deliver and instead started to proceed on the projects that the developer-corrupted NVTA wanted to ram down our throats anyways.
For many years I have been an unabashed and strong supporter of Corey Stewart. When citizens had a concern, Corey listened to what they had to say, came up with policy options that might address those concerns, and then either lead or played a major role in getting those policy objectives enacted. As Occoquan District representative he ferociously fought for lower spending and lighter taxes, battled establishment interests on behalf of common taxpayers, and stood up to the excesses of the Connaughton regime. Early in his role as Chairman, he lead the way on improving land use policy, fought overdevelopment, and championed our county’s efforts to combat illegal immigration in such a way that we ended up as one of the very, very few localities that enacted policies to help foster strong enforcement of the law while not running afoul of state or federal courts.
It’s just heartwarming how in the midst of multi-million dollar budget mistakes, inane decisions that gave us logo-gate, and persistent general government malfeasance, Prince William County Government has established a new priority goal that will benefit the whole community: a plan to attack citizens who dare to criticize government. I’m sure when Melissa Peacor is done pummeling local bloggers into the ground our communities will be far better, our taxes lower, and every illegal alien day laborer in the county will speak with a British accent, because obviously it’s the bloggers who are the problem.
I saw on facebook that Jeremy McPike was going to have a campaign event at the Dale City Volunteer Fire Department tonight that was billed as “Zumba With The Candidate”, and I just wasn’t going to miss this. I’ve never seen a candidate dress up in a spandex outfit and lead an exercise class before, and I figured I’d probably never get an opportunity like this again.
Some things really are a once-in-a-lifetime event, and this sure looked like one of them.
So Terry McAuliffe has no idea what he’s talking about when the subject turns to Virginia. That’s hardly a surprise. (more…)
Terry McAuliffe spent a whole lot of time at the Virginia Bar Association Debate this weekend talking about how important abortion is. One of his more creative arguments is that if you restrict abortion in any way “it would be very hard to bring women to Virginia.” I’ve rarely ever seen someone so doggedly partisan in their favoring of Planned Parenthood that they’d go to such lengths as to invent patently ridiculous arguments.
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) is for a citizen to swear out a warrant for Mark Wolfe’s arrest for willful violations of the Virginia Code. Let’s turn this over to a court to decide if the law actually means what it says.
In the middle of June, Prince William County Schools announced they’d be participating in a USDA program to provide free meals to any children up to age 18 in the county’s Title 1 schools during their summer sessions. No questions asked, a kid shows up and he gets a free breakfast or lunch. At the local elementary school in my neighborhood, today was the first day of the program.
Your local taxpayer dollars are now being used to pay county employees to comment on local blogs and root out who the “Sheriff of Nottingham” is? Seriously?
This is utterly ridiculous. Melissa Peacor and Jason Grant have got to go. When government at any level is spending taxpayer dollars in a propaganda war and working overtime to discover the identity of anonymous critics, that government is dedicated to tyranny. Not the people, not the interests of the citizens, but the raw exercise of power for the sole purpose of amassing further power.
It’s like we never overthrew King George III, he just transgendered himself into some bitter, power-hungry woman.
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 $200 per hour to attend council meetings and provide what passes for “legal counsel,” will compliantly look off into the distance and pretend he’s not listening. There really is no better place to be if you want to funnel taxpayer money to your own pocket.
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 what our government is doing it is the staff that has the last word. Perhaps you thought democracy was a foundational principle in local government. Perhaps you thought that because the Board of Supervisors had the technical authority to hire and fire staff that they’d be able to direct what staff does and how they do it. Perhaps you swallowed all that inspirational gibberish that government peddles to the masses that talk about how wonderful a system of government we have and how it’s supposed to reflect the will of the people.
Clearly you have been mislead.
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 local house of worship wants to have a bunch of people parade around in military uniforms and glorify military firearms as part of their religious practices, that’s not going to alarm people too much as long as they’re not actually shooting at people. When agents of the Iranian government take over a Mosque in Manassas right down the street from this militaristic church in order to conduct an election for the Iranian regime, that probably is worthy of a bit more concern.
If you’re depending on the Washington Post for factual information about elections in Virginia, you’re looking in the wrong place. Case in point: this weekend the WashPo ran this article about E. W. Jackson.
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 genuine and humble, yet inspirational people you will ever meet in Virginia politics.