Oh joy…another immigration flame-fest

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

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

Despicable? You Know What I Find Despicable?

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?

Please Join Virtucon In Welcoming…

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…


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!

Virtucon Announces Its “Gadfly” Caucus

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

Welcome to Virtucon, Republitarian!

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!


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

Virtucon Welcomes Its 1,000,000th Visitor

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

No, Gov. McDonnell Does NOT Support A State Health Care Mandate

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

WaPo thought Weigel was a conservative. Did they bother to ask anyone?

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?