Breaking bad: McAuliffe’s “blanket restoration” yields gun runners, drug dealers

| March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
Breaking bad: McAuliffe’s “blanket restoration” yields gun runners, drug dealers

by Matthew Hardin On April 22, 2016, Governor McAuliffe issued a blanket order, in which he purported to restore the civil rights of convicted felons (rights to hold public office, the right to vote, right to sit on a jury, and right to serve as a notary). Under the Constitution of Virginia, criminals convicted of […]

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Bad Bobs: Charlottesville assessor slams renegade City Councilor and conservative businessman

| March 23, 2017 | 3 Comments
Bad Bobs: Charlottesville assessor slams renegade City Councilor and conservative businessman

Like Albemarle County before it, Charlottesville has a real estate assessment problem. Past reports of rate-rigging and internal collusion have undermined the public’s confidence in the City assessor’s office and have called to question the veracity of their annual output. This year one Charlottesville City Councilor and one city business, in particular, are the poster […]

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Schilling Show Bestows 4th Annual Citizen Patriot Award

| March 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
Schilling Show Bestows 4th Annual Citizen Patriot Award

Ashton Ryan and Savannah Misner are co-recipients of the 4th annual Schilling Show Citizen Patriot Award, presented for exemplary service to the cause of liberty. Ashton is known throughout the Charlottesville community for Ashton’s Coat Drive, an annual birthday celebration wherein he collects coats for the needy. Inspired by Ashton, Savannah recently held a “birthday wish” event of […]

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America’s refugee industry and the Cats-Paw

| March 8, 2017 | 5 Comments
America’s refugee industry and the Cats-Paw

CATS-PAW, noun – A dupe; the instrument which another uses. Watching the presidential address to Congress the other evening, and the behavior of those in the Democratic Party, brought to mind an incident from my youth. Attending a Boy Scout leadership conference lecture I was exposed to an unusual act. The speaker, a United States […]

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The Blue Spade sings: Deployed Activists

| March 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
The Blue Spade sings: Deployed Activists

The Blue Spade (aka Scott Bandy) returns with a masterful remake of Robert Palmer’s “Addicted to Love,” now titled, “Deployed Activists.” Palmer’s biggest hit, now provides the musical backdrop for the Spade’s exposé of Charlottesville’s Organizers, Occupiers, and Agitators—the robotic, zombie-like sycophants who appeared at Lee Park and Downtown Charlottesville for recent Marxist-themed events. The song was performed […]

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Wheel of (mis)Fortune: The wacky world of Albemarle’s wildly fluctuating assessments

| March 2, 2017 | 1 Comments
Wheel of (mis)Fortune: The wacky world of Albemarle’s wildly fluctuating assessments

Albemarle County’s recently released assessment figures show “healthy” increases in a number of neighborhoods and property categories. Generally, assessments were up by an average of 2.9% over last year, but some specific areas are showing wild fluctuations (both up and down) in comparison with last year. After receiving complaints from Albemarle County property owners, The […]

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Guest editorial: Christian ethics and the refugee problem

| February 16, 2017 | 2 Comments
Guest editorial: Christian ethics and the refugee problem

by Bishop E.W. Jackson America is in the midst of an ideological civil war. The division is deep and wide and the refugee problem is the latest iteration of the chasm. Emotional arguments can generate justifications that are extremely hypocritical. The hypocrisy in this particular debate is that those who want an open door refugee […]

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Resistance: Charlottesville Mayor dodges permit, fees, insurance for downtown rally

| February 15, 2017 | 5 Comments
Resistance: Charlottesville Mayor dodges permit, fees, insurance for downtown rally

A January 31 “Capital of the Resistance” rally in downtown Charlottesville, convened by Mayor Michael Signer, was held without a permit, according to City spokesperson, Miriam Dickler—and apparently without the payment of legally codified costs and fees. Media reports estimated attendance anywhere from “several hundred” to seven hundred people. City “Standard Operating Procedures” policy #100-04, “Special […]

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Video essay: Violent fascists rage at Charlottesville’s Lee Park

| February 13, 2017 | 5 Comments
Video essay: Violent fascists rage at Charlottesville’s Lee Park

A Charlottesville press conference scheduled by Republican gubernatorial candidate Corey Stewart, devolved into chaos Saturday, as dozens of predominantly white, “black lives matter” fascists shut down Stewart’s remarks before he had a chance to deliver them. The event, co-hosted by black social media activist, Thaddeus Dionne Alexander, was intended to rally against Charlottesville City Council’s efforts […]

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The Gospel of Szakos: Jesus lied and babies can die

| February 7, 2017 | 1 Comments
The Gospel of Szakos: Jesus lied and babies can die

Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue. — Proverbs 17:28 At the February 6 City Council meeting, Charlottesville’s governing body—led by Councilor Kristin Szakos and Vice-Mayor Wes Bellamy—voted to erase history. In the eyes of many, that outcome was a fait accompli. However, in defense […]

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