Amnesia: City Attorney Brown forgets closed-door meeting participant list

| August 8, 2017 | 1 Comments
Amnesia: City Attorney Brown forgets closed-door meeting participant list

An ongoing lack of transparency regarding Charlottesville City Council’s August 2 closed-session meeting has generated a new controversy. In receiving four hours of secret “legal advice” on options for derailing the politically unpopular “Unite the Right” rally—scheduled for August 12 in Lee Park—Council has been broadly criticized for potentially abusing Virginia open meeting laws. Details […]

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1000 words: Welcome to Albemarle County; F*CK Trump

| August 3, 2017 | 5 Comments
1000 words: Welcome to Albemarle County; F*CK Trump

With all the talk of entrance corridors in Albemarle County, and the ongoing governmental concern for what visitors see as they enter the county, somehow the Architectural Review Board missed this, spotted near Rio Hill Shopping Center:

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Betty’s blunder: Albemarle County blows $900 on bungled land use letters

| August 1, 2017 | 1 Comments
Betty’s blunder: Albemarle County blows $900 on bungled land use letters

Albemarle County’s retirement-ready Finance Director, Betty J. Burrell, has again blundered in the performance of her duties. Following a string of embarrassing gaffes by Burrell’s Finance Department, an investigation by The Schilling Show has discovered another—this time involving notifications for Land Use taxation. Initially, a Schilling Show listener reported receiving five land-use validation letters at […]

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Deep pockets: Albemarle County spends $14k on police for Charlottesville KKK rally

| July 26, 2017 | 5 Comments
Deep pockets: Albemarle County spends $14k on police for Charlottesville KKK rally

The July 8 Ku Klux Klan rally held in Charlottesville’s Jackson Park was costly in more ways than one. While Charlottesville’s reputation as a genteel southern town was seriously damaged by the protester-related lawlessness that ensued, Albemarle County paid a steep price as well. According to Albemarle Assistant County Executive, Lee Catlin, county taxpayers covered […]

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Pwned: Signer duped in City Council speaker signup lottery

| July 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
Pwned: Signer duped in City Council speaker signup lottery

Under the feeble tutelage of Mayor Michael Signer, Charlottesville City Council’s “matters by the public” has become a spectator sport. A weekly promenade of freaks, geeks, and racially hypersensitive dilettantes consumes the first portion of each Council meeting with foul language, obscene gestures, lugubrious life stories, and harsh direct criticism of their mayoral host. Lately, […]

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Side show: Citizen-performers blatantly ignore Mayor Signer’s rules

| July 24, 2017 | 1 Comments
Side show: Citizen-performers blatantly ignore Mayor Signer’s rules

Charlottesville’s City Council three-ring circus continued on July 17, as Mayor Michael Signer again lost control of the meeting. This time, citizen-performers addressing Council during the meeting’s “matters by the public” segment, blatantly ignored Signer’s dictate to state their name and address for the record before beginning their remarks. These long standing rules are codified […]

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1000 words: Charlottesville is for A**holes

| July 22, 2017 | 2 Comments
1000 words: Charlottesville is for A**holes

This Subaru, spotted recently in an urban Charlottesville neighborhood, boldly expresses the sentiments of a growing segment of C-villians. Any doubt as to what riles the owner?

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Breaking News: Grisly details emerge in Charlottesville Moores Creek murder

| July 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
Breaking News: Grisly details emerge in Charlottesville Moores Creek murder

A man found murdered near Moores Creek has been unofficially identified as Marvin Joel Rivera Guevara of El Salvador. A Spanish-language news website, translated as, El Savaldor, Red Chronicle, has the following alleged details: Guevara left El Salvador for the United States in 2013 in order to earn and send money home to his family […]

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1000 words: Charlottesville Police use forbidden “Lee” and “Jackson” park names

| July 7, 2017 | 6 Comments
1000 words: Charlottesville Police use forbidden “Lee” and “Jackson” park names

Lee Park and Jackson Park—the “offensive” names that shall remain forevermore unspoken—have appeared in a July 8 City Police Department press release. Surely someone in the Charlottesville Police hierarchy must pay the price for this grievous error.

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Guest editorial: Defeatism runs strong within the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors

| June 15, 2017 | 3 Comments
Guest editorial: Defeatism runs strong within the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors

by Phillip Fassieux Albemarle County residents are being hoodwinked by County elected officials into believing that the Albemarle Revenue Sharing Agreement is both necessary and interminable. It is not. This great charade helps to justify the need for last year’s $35 Million Bond Measure, property tax rate increases, a $15.8 Million payment to the City, and […]

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