10 Questions Citizens of #Ferguson Should Ask Outside Agitators – Sonnie Johnson It’s all fun and games until you burn down a damn city. The citizens of Ferguson should ask the outside agitators some questions before they let them continue to burn down their community… Where do you live? It would be nice to… More Sonnie Johnson’s take on the Ferguson Riots
Guest Post by Willie Deutsch In the 2014 Midterm Elections, voters supported candidates whose platforms focused on job creation for small businesses. This comes as no surprise, given that between 2005 and 2012 overall employment declined, adding the strain of economic turbulence to all of the other challenges small businesses face throughout the commonwealth. Most… More Guest Post: Natural Gas – Virginia’s Small Business Boon
GUEST COLUMN BY: Ralph Stephenson, co-founder of Prince William Citizens for Balanced Growth (PWCBG) Board of County Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart and Supervisors Wally Covington and Marty Nohe are trying yet again to slip past local citizens a huge housing development behind Jiffy Lube Live. This time the development is called “Stone Haven” and will… More Guest Columnist: Act NOW To Stop Stone Haven in PWC
Guest Post by Howard Roark: President Obama was on a roll in a recent interview with “The Economist”. “Feel free to keep your house” sounds for my comfort too much like “If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able… More President Obama’s Latest Interview on the Economy – More Pinocchios on the Way
The following is a guest post from a long-time VV reader, The (Fringe) Observer: When Prince William County Gainesville Dist. Supervisor Pete Candland raised the issue of ghost employees to pad the budget, PWC Chairman Corey Stewart and County Exec. Melissa Peacor both claimed among other things that all vacancies are publicly advertised and filled… More Culture of Corruption Continues – PWC Fills High-Level Position Without A Competitive Search
The following is a GUEST POST from an anonymous fellow Prince William County resident: According to “Forbes” as cited on WTOP today, Falls Church, Fairfax, Loudoun and Stafford all rank ahead of Prince William County in terms of wealth now. All are ahead of PWC, which was in the national top ten list of wealthiest… More GUEST POST: Stafford Co. Rises As PWC Falls In Rank Of Wealthiest Counties
The following is a Guest Post by Paul A. Prados. This originally appeared on his blog, Northern Virginia Lawyer. Every election, philosophical libertarians are faced with a conundrum: should we vote for principle/stay home or vote for the lesser of two evils. Democrats tend to be better on personal liberty issues and Republicans tend to… More GUEST COLUMNIST: A Libertarian’s perspective on Ken Cuccinelli
The following is a Guest Post by Angela Shelton: BLACK POWER IN AMERICA (Part 2) POWER IN VICTIMIZATION – by Angela Shelton Black victimization is the power play in the media this week. How is it that Black columnist Jason Whitlock has the audacity to accuse the National Rifle Association of gun and drug running… More GUEST POST: Black Power in America (Part 2) – Power In Victimization
The following is a Guest Post by Angela Shelton: Black Power in America What could possibly explain Barack Obama? We all know the story of the unknown from Chicago with little experience appearing on the national stage briefly in 2004 at the Democrat convention. We all know the truth that a White person with the… More GUEST POST: Black Power in America
The following is a guest post from a long-time VV reader, The (Fringe) Observer: As was reported widely at the Democratic Convention, Obama and his people are confident of winning and assume that Mitt Romney has no chance. Also, recall last March when the open mike caught Obama saying to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, “let me… More Guest Post: “Post-Election Obama Administration”
It seems President Obama’s line about a “do-nothing” Congress is about to ring a little less true. Since 2011, he has bemoaned his miserable fate of having to work with a—gasp!—divided Congress. But the picture he painted of a valiant president and his party fighting obstructionist Republicans was never quite accurate. After all, President Obama… More Guest Columnist: Pete Snyder – “Our Blamer-In-Chief”
The following is a guest post by long-time Virtucon reader “Howard Roark”: I’m going to ask you to take a little time today to understand better where Barack Obama and his gang of collectivists are taking us. Obama announced today that he is going to grant a one-year reprieve from the impending January 1 tax… More Guest Post: “Obama Fulfilling Ayn Rand’s Prophecy”
There Goes the Neighborhood Thanks to the good people here for their kind welcome. I am excited to bring my own “solvent” approach to the Virtucon team, even if my posting opportunities are limited. Briefly, about me: I’ve been living in Fairfax County for about eight years, but grew up in Maryland. I’m married… More Noxious Chemical Spill at Virtucon!
I previously posted on Jody Wagner’s dishonest attack on Bill Bolling’s lack of attendance of meetings of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Revenue Estimates (GACRE). Riley also covered it here as well. While I was gathering information on the GACRE through Google Search and other sources, I came across this letter (PDF) dated December 20,… More More on the GACRE: Speaker Bill Howell and Delegate Lacey Putney corrected both Gov. Kaine and Jody Wagner on GACRE’s purpose back in 2007.
I caught this story in The WaPo today regarding the murder of a Lansdowne man and the rape and aggravated malicious wounding of the man’s wife. I hadn’t heard about the story before (been watching Richmond-area news recently), and I actually paid attention to the story. These two parts caught my eye: A 17-year-old Loudoun… More Does The WaPo know anything about Virginia’s criminal justice system?
That’s what The Washington Post is saying: Neil MacBride, who has been an associate deputy attorney general since January, is undergoing FBI background checks for the Alexandria job, said the sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because no appointment has been announced. MacBride, 43, is also a former prosecutor, former chief counsel to… More Former lobbyist and chief counsel to Joe Biden to get the United States Attorney post for the Eastern District?
Does anyone remember the Caroline County constitutional officers debate back in 2007 at the Bowling Green Town Hall? Perhaps when the question of gangs and gang crime came up to the candidates for Sheriff? Tony Lippa stated that we only had “wannabes” in the county. Here are some pictures that were taken of graffiti found… More Gangs? I thought we only had “wannabes” here in Caroline County, along with some other thoughts on gang denial.
This Volvo decides to resist (kinda long, you might want to just skip to the end): Ace of Spades (which also gets a hat-tip for the video) reports that the dealers are pouring sodium silicate into the gas tanks. Gotta wonder what all that oil is going to do to nearby rivers and steams. Oh… More Case in point: Watch a perfectly good car be destroyed.
Because the “Car Allowance Rebate System” (CARS) program (commonly referred to as “cash for clunkers”) needs a bailout after receiving higher than expected interest. The Obama Administration and Congress were shocked — shocked, I tell you — that when the government starts handing out $4,500 to anybody, they get a huge response! It’s bad enough… More House of Representatives approves an additional $2,000,000,000 in corporate welfare.
Guest Post By Virtucon Reader “Pedro’s Dwarf”: From First Read: First 100 Days Mania: While today is technically Obama’s 94th day in office, that hasn’t stopped the political world from starting its “First 100 Days” retrospectives of his presidency. David Broder today has a column that mostly praises Obama’s start (“What he has shown …is… More Hmmm…
GUEST COLUMNIST — Pedro’s Dwarf Hmmm, after years of having no budget pressures, the Prince William Board of County Supervisors actually have to make some decisions. It’s interesting that they are citing increased growth as the reason for the increase in the tax rate, even though a) increased growth would mean more to fill the coffers and b) (and… More Guest Columnist – Thoughts on PWC Budget
Virginia Virtucon is proud to present as our guest columnist here today, U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor. We extend our thanks to Congressman Cantor for choosing Virtucon as his venue to present this message on the latest congressional Democrat follies over taxes. “The Mother of All Tax Fights” by U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor Virginia Virtucon Guest Columnist I… More Guest Columnist – U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor “The Mother of All Tax Fights”