Big brother watching: Albemarle County’s unfettered access to and retention of private income tax forms and social security numbers

| August 29, 2016 | 1 Comments
Big brother watching: Albemarle County’s unfettered access to and retention of private income tax forms and social security numbers

“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.” ― George Orwell, 1984 In an ongoing investigation of Albemarle County’s recent taxpayer shakedown, the Schilling Show has reported ominous actions and policies of County Executive, Tom Foley, and County Finance Director, Betty Burrell: Mom and pop landlords […]

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Neo-pawn: Mayor Mike Signer’s awkward gift to the Gold Star Khans

| August 16, 2016 | 3 Comments
Neo-pawn: Mayor Mike Signer’s awkward gift to the Gold Star Khans

In a ham-fisted attempt to recognize Gold Star parents, Khizr and Ghazala Khan—more than twelve years after the death of their son during “Operation Enduring Freedom in Iraq”— Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer instead embarrassed himself. After reading through a resolution that honored the parents of fallen soldier, Captain Humayun Khan (but did not directly honor […]

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Guest editorial: The Democrat party has destroyed the black community

| August 6, 2016 | 0 Comments
Guest editorial: The Democrat party has destroyed the black community

by EW Jackson America is in crisis. For the urban poor, the crisis is a national emergency. Last month I attended the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. I fully expected an exposition of the usual conservative positions on the economy, national security, the military, energy, taxes and the national debt. Although I was not holding […]

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Foley’s Bergère: Albemarle County Executive conceals secret government tax schemes

| August 2, 2016 | 1 Comments
Foley’s Bergère: Albemarle County Executive conceals secret government tax schemes

An investigation into Albemarle County government’s veiled scheme to extract additional taxes from residents has hit a legally dubious administrative roadblock. The Schilling Show recently reported on Albemarle County Finance Director, Betty Burrell’s spate of letters to already overtaxed mom and pop landlords, demanding heretofore-unknown taxes along with substantial interest and punitive penalties. The claim […]

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Roll over: Charlottesville reluctantly reveals attorney Wolf’s hourly rate

| July 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
Roll over: Charlottesville reluctantly reveals attorney Wolf’s hourly rate

Just days after threat of legal action by The Schilling Show and attorney, Matt Hardin, Charlottesville City Hall has released an un-redacted copy of attorney Tom Wolf’s contract. Wolf has been retained by the city to confiscate property belonging to Mark Brown and the Charlottesville Parking Center through an attempted manipulation of eminent domain. Having […]

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Secret city: Charlottesville City hides attorney’s hourly rate

| July 18, 2016 | 1 Comments
Secret city: Charlottesville City hides attorney’s hourly rate

We support an open and transparent government and will empower all members of the community to be active participants in shaping the decisions that affect us all. — Charlottesville City Council 2020 Vision An inquiry by The Schilling Show regarding the hourly rate the city is paying outside attorney, Tom Wolf, has been met with […]

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Schilling Show wins VAB award

| July 14, 2016 | 3 Comments
Schilling Show wins VAB award

Schilling Show host Rob Schilling, recognized six times by the Associated Press for journalistic excellence, has now been cited by the Virginia Association of Broadcasters (VAB). The story, Islamic Lesson in Augusta County—which was broken on The Schilling Show, made news nationwide, and eventually was featured on the BBC—won first place for Best Documentary or […]

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Fenwick v. Brown: Charlottesville’s parking wars get personal

| July 8, 2016 | 1 Comments
Fenwick v. Brown: Charlottesville’s parking wars get personal

In the wake of a nasty legal battle regarding the Water Street Garage, between Charlottesville City Hall and the Charlottesville Parking Center (CPC), the skirmish has turned personal. In recent broadcast and print media appearances, Charlottesville City Councilor Bob Fenwick has become increasingly personally critical of CPC owner, Mark Brown. But, Brown says the relationship […]

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Shakedown: Albemarle County hammering mom and pop landlords

| July 7, 2016 | 6 Comments
Shakedown: Albemarle County hammering mom and pop landlords

A financially desperate Albemarle County has dropped the tax hammer on mom and pop landlords countywide. Several owners of rental property located within the county have contacted The Schilling Show after receiving ominous notification from the Albemarle County Department of Finance, Business Taxation Division that heretofore-unrequested taxes were now due on their properties. Without a specific […]

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Guest Editorial: Let’s revisit the gun-show loop hole fallacy

| June 30, 2016 | 15 Comments
Guest Editorial: Let’s revisit the gun-show loop hole fallacy

by Tim Griffith Folks who speak the words “Gun Show Loop Hole” often use angry tones of voice to help create the suspicious idea that something evil is going on at gun shows. Lets get a solid fact said right at the start, there is no such thing as what’s being called the “Gun-Show Loop […]

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