Virginia Virtucon first went live March 23, 2006 after several of us split from another blog that we were affiliated with at the time. For nearly the past nine years I have played a major role with this blog, serving as Editor-in-Chief for most of that time. A lot of contributors have come and gone … More Big Changes Are Coming To Virtucon…
So, new RPV Executive Director Shaun Kenney (full disclosure, close friend of mine) takes some time to sit with center-left activists on the immigration issue. Much of his talk centers around thanking them for stopping by, talking about how it’s important to talk to folks who don’t necessarily agree with them, and an observation on … More Oh joy…another immigration flame-fest
Our condolences to our blog colleague Scott Hirons on the passing of his father this week. Robert “Bob” J. Hirons, 74, of Woodbridge VA, Passed away on September 3, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Judy; his daughters, Terri Ganley and Linda Gill; His sons, Joseph Hirons, Robert John Hirons II, Charles Scott Hirons; … More Our condolences to our blog colleague Scott Hirons
Talk about your total political meltdowns. Yesterday’s Prince William Board of County Supervisors meeting was one for the ages. Supervisors are discussing various proposals for the FY 2014 budget ranging from flat tax bills advocated by Chairman Corey Stewart and Supervisor Pete Candland to significant tax hikes put forward by Supervisors John Jenkins and Frank … More Despicable? You Know What I Find Despicable?
Virginia Virtucon is pleased to announce that Shaun Kenney has joined our staff and will assume the title of Publisher. Shaun serves as the Chairman of the Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors and is a former Communications Director for the Republican Party of Virginia. He holds the distinction of being one of the first political bloggers … More Please Join Virtucon In Welcoming…
Congratulations to our 25,000th commenter, Ken Reynolds!
THE POLLS ARE NOW CLOSED! LET THE COUNTING BEGIN! STAY WITH US HERE ON VIRGINIA VIRTUCON FOR OUR SPECIAL EXPANDED ELECTION NIGHT RESULTS COVERAGE! We’ll be calling the winners in key races across the Commonwealth as we spot the trends and have confidence in the results. We will be getting underway shortly!
I PITY THE FOOL WHO DOESN’T READ VIRTUCON!
Congrats to Loudoun Lady who posted VV’s 20,000th comment earlier today!
Wow, five years already have passed (and over 1.5 million visitors between this site and the old Blogger one) since our first post back on this date in 2006. Here’s to our next five years and beyond!
I’m not sure if “proud” is the term we should be using in announcing the formation of our “gadfly” (a person who upsets the status quo by posing upsetting or novel questions, or just being an irritant) caucus, but we’ve got one now nonetheless. The first member is StaffordGOPer, a long-time contributor here on Virtucon … More Virtucon Announces Its “Gadfly” Caucus
We are pleased to announce that Republitarian (a.k.a. Myron Rhodes) has joined the crew here on Virginia Virtucon. He has been around for years and is always thought provoking and entertaining to say the least. He will be writing about agricultural issues that affect people in metropolitan areas and the relationship between the Tea Party … More Welcome to Virtucon, Republitarian!
We at Virginia Virtucon are happy to announce that another great blogger has joined our team. The Bullet Proof Monk is well known in Loudoun county, having served for years on the executive committee of the Loudoun Republicans. Monk knew that he was a conservative while still in his teens and has been involved in … More Virtucon Goes “Bullet Proof”
From all of us here at Virginia Virtucon… MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
Coming soon to Virginia Virtucon. A special, limited engagement series hosted by Virtucon’s own D.J. McGuire and Jim Riley.
The folks behind Politifact have some explaining to do. At issue is former Senator George Allen’s following comment: “The new Congress must repeal and cutoff any additional money borrowed and set aside for Obama, Reid and Pelosi’s $1.2 trillion stimulus spending bill.” This is how Politifact responded: The $1.2 trillion price tag was a new … More Politifail
Since moving Virginia Virtucon to WordPress in Nov. 2006 (we previously had a platform on Blogger), we have welcomed well-over 200,000 visitors each year. Today marks a milestone as we had our 1 millionth visitor since the move nearly four years ago. So far, we’ve had nearly 8,700 visitors today. Our best day ever was … More Virtucon Welcomes Its 1,000,000th Visitor
They’ll charge you a $300 business license fee!
It would be helpful if people who started to spout off on things actually watched the video, read the transcripts and understood everything in context first before they did so. It would save billions of otherwise wasted electrons. Yesterday, on the CNN show “State of the Nation,” Gov. Bob McDonnell was asked whether it would … More No, Gov. McDonnell Does NOT Support A State Health Care Mandate
My search for a new tagline has ended (LA Times).
Phil Chroniger, who previously blogged at the great “Now At The Podium” site, today officially joins Virginia Virtucon as its newest contributor. Phil is a Shenandoah County resident and will be our pointman on the Valley and 6th Dist. Please join us in giving Phil a warm Virtucon welcome!!!
Fellow VVer Riley has already noted Dave Weigel’s . . . um . . . creativity when it comes to covering the Republican Party and the American right in general. Now, we discover from Politico (via the Weekly Standard Blog) that the WaPo actually thought he was a conservative. Perhaps if they had taken the … More WaPo thought Weigel was a conservative. Did they bother to ask anyone?