I wrote previously about the horrific death of Kelly Thomas. The police ended this man’s life and did it brutally, acting more like predators than police. I hate to see such behavior as the actions of these cops only make it harder on the rest who are doing a tough job. In Georgia a teen, Christopher… More The Police Are Going Rogue II
Would it surprise you to learn that the global warming alarmists fouled up again? Me neither, but this time its the legacy media that deserves the blame. For those who are keeping track (admittedly not easy given the numbers), we have now reached forty-six examples of data manipulation, errors, and other shenanigans from global warming alarmists, and that’s just from what I’ve been able to blog on this subject since Climategate broke in November of 2009, which is now about four and a half years ago. This time, however, it’s a matter of the scientific studies cited being grossly… More Will Western Antarctic ice really flood our shores? No.
The real trouble with government funded science is that when the government wants a certain answer – the guys getting the funding try too hard to provide the answer the government wants. Climate-gate was just the tip of the iceberg. No pun intended … really, honest, cross my heart. News Flash: the extent of the Antarctic Polar… More Hitler and AGW Cultists Stuck in Sea Ice
The L.A. Times gets a big fat “F” in 20th century American Civil Rights history for this ignorant statement: Since Democrats led the passage of civil rights legislation that marchers pushed for in 1963, Republicans have struggled to recover with black voters, leaving a stark racial divide in American politics. Fortunately, Larry Elders sets them… More L.A. Times Doesn’t Know Much About Civil Rights History…
The politicians have finally figured out how to regulate the press in the United Kingdom (Telegraph). No, that’s not a good thing. The entire political spectrum outside of Parliament (from Toby Young to Dan Hodges) is furious. Hodges is particular about how “it’s already undermining legitimate journalism” – with specific examples of critical British stories… More Freedom of speech mortally wounded in the UK, but may survive in Australia
Head on over to InsideNOVA.com to read my latest “View from the Potomac” column, “What Does It Mean To Be Wealthy?” as I take a look at Prince William County’s status as one of the ten wealthiest counties in the U.S.
Less than a week after my latest column on taxes and spending in Prince William County was published in PW Today, County Exec. Melissa Peacor had this to say: “There seems to be some misunderstanding and I am going to apologize, I was probably not as artful as I would have wanted on the day that… More The Power Of The PWC Press
Head on over to Prince William Today on the InsideNOVA.com web site to read my latest View from the Potomac op-ed column, “Are your property taxes 20 percent too high?“
The short version – they’re not happy: “Many states are grappling with road congestion and a scarcity of dollars for improvements. Let’s hope they aren’t tempted by the unfortunate financing plan released this month by Virginia’s Republican Governor Bob McDonnell.” The longer version: they prefer the gas tax to a sales tax hike; they prefer… More The Wall Street Journal and AFP weighs in on McDonnell’s transportation tax hike
Not long ago it appeared that Prince William County would be an arid wasteland of news coverage with the announcement that Warren Buffett was shutting down the county’s lone remaining newspaper that he had just bought. Hyper-local news web sites such as PotomacLocal.com, ManassasLocal.com and the various Patch sites appeared to be all we would… More PWC Gets Its Own Drudge Report
Prince William Today, the new weekly print newspaper for the county that has arisen to take the place of the now-defunct News & Messenger, published its inaugural issue on Jan. 10. As previously mentioned, I will be contributing op-ed columns to the paper featuring exclusive content available nowhere else. Head on over and read my… More PWToday Launches; Features Exclusive Content By VV Editor Jim Riley
The last days of 2012 brought about the end of the News & Messenger, Prince William County’s lone remaining newspaper that traced its origins back 143 years. This left the county without a print newspaper, but not for long. On January 10, Prince William Today, a weekly newspaper published by Northern Virginia Media Services, will… More Looking For Prince William County News? (And An Announcement…)
As a result of some decidely problematic media behavior, there is a clamor in Britain to regulate the press; there is a smaller boomlet for this in Australia as well. As one would expect, media being as unpopular as it is, their claim of concern for free speech has gone on deaf ears – despite… More This is why we should fear government: UK Edition
An excellent and practical video. It’s well worth the hour you’ll spend watching it, and for those of us who have been extremely discouraged by the results of the election, Bill give a gracious-but-firm kick in the butt!
Even after the president let his guard down and admitted to the DES Moines Register that he would push for a trillion-dollar-plus tax increase (always an MSM favorite), the paper endorses….Mitt Romney (NRO – The Corner). Ouch! Cross-posted to the right-wing liberal
If this is true, the Administration has a lot of explaining to do… According to senior diplomatic sources, the US State Department had credible information 48 hours before mobs charged the consulate in Benghazi, and the embassy in Cairo, that American missions may be targeted, but no warnings were given for diplomats to go on… More UK Independent reports US was warned two days before 9/11/12
The Honorable Pat Mullins Chairman Republican Party of Virginia 115 East Grace Street Richmond, Virginia 23219 Dear Chairman Mullins, On August 20th, 2012 the Washington Post launched a scurrilous, yet sadly typical, attack on Republican U.S. Senate nominee George Allen. While Allen had made a statement repudiating Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin’s remarks, the… More Conservative Virginia bloggers demand revocation of Laura Vozella’s press credentials to the RNC
When Bill Clinton and Al Gore teamed up in 1992, there was a plethora of media reports about how the Baby Boom generation had finally arrived on the political scene. (To a lesser extent, there were some similar articles with regard to Dan Quayle in 1988.) Baby Boomers were born between 1946 and 1964. Barack… More Where Are All The Articles About Paul Ryan Being The First Gen X-er Candidate On A Ticket?
Yesterday, Riley detailed the voting history of Politifact Viginia Editor Warren Fiske – a voting history which skewed heavily to the Democrats. It turns out the folks at the Richmond Times-Dispatch pay attention to VV, because RTD editor Daniel Finnegan whipped up a defense of Fiske. The only problem is that Finnegan’s defense of Fiske… More Politifact Virginia’s boss offers fact-free defense
Earlier this month RPV called so-called “PolitiFact” for a bias that led to 72.2% of their “rulings” to focus on Republican candidates. Hot on the heels of PolitiFact’s half hearted “nuh uh” comes the revelation that one editor’s bias comes straight from the polls: “We are poring through the backgrounds of these writers and what… More PolitiFact bias starts at the polls
Akers continues his weekly sour grapes over losing the election (he backed every Democrat locally) by dinging the Conservative majority on the Spotsy BoS on fire and rescue. Replete with his normal combination of untruths and exaggerations, this one is easily disproven. As usual, some background: Two years ago, a young lady was killed in… More Paul Akers (of the Worst Editorial Board in Virginia) continues his war on conservatives
The FLS Editorial Board, also known as the Worst Editorial Board in Virginia, has gone off the deep end and out of the mainstream of even liberal thought, highlighted by professional liberal shill Richard Amrhine: What’s going on in Richmond these days is a disgusting display of ideological conservatism at its worst, and unless someone… More The Worst Editorial Board in Virginia goes Kucinich