Special Report: Exploring Albemarle County Schools budget bloat and obfuscation

| April 7, 2014 | 3 Comments
Special Report: Exploring Albemarle County Schools budget bloat and obfuscation

Following is a special report by authors: Brett Darken, Dr. Phil Dunkl, Keith Nicoletti, and Andre Slonopas. Listed below are some areas identified within the ACPS budget we believe need further vetting. We present these issues as representative of and to inform our BOS how the ACPS system is funding current and future programs. There are additional areas [...]

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Nervous system: UVa dumps formerly insured on Albemarle County schools

| March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
Nervous system: UVa dumps formerly insured on Albemarle County schools

The University of Virginia’s recent decision to terminate insurance coverage for employee spouses “who have access to coverage through their own employer” is contributing to budget maladies at Albemarle County Schools. A Thursday evening staff presentation to the Albemarle County School Board showed a direct cost to the division of $348,724 as a result of [...]

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The Blue Spade sings: A Touch of Graft

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Blue Spade sings: A Touch of Graft

The Schilling Show presents another masterful musical adaptation by Scott Bandy, aka The Blue Spade. This time, Bandy parodies the late great Western Bypass and the encompassing Democrat-induced political debacle. A Touch of Graft is sung to the tune of the Grateful Dead’s, A Touch of Grey, with lyrics penned by The Blue Spade. This song [...]

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Student savants: Albemarle 3rd graders beat college grads in history smarts

| March 19, 2014 | 6 Comments
Student savants: Albemarle 3rd graders beat college grads in history smarts

by John Ryan Several Charlottesville, VA-area elementary schools have filed official public reports that claim from 2011-2013, on average 80% or more of their third-graders pass the Virginia Standards of Learning (SoLs) for historical knowledge.  A closer analysis reveals, however,  that not only is this claim dubious, surveys show that even graduates of America’s top [...]

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Path to conservative political victory: G.A.P. Plan (Grow A Pair)

| March 5, 2014 | 3 Comments
Path to conservative political victory: G.A.P. Plan (Grow A Pair)

by Keith C. Drake, Ph.D. I’m tired of playing nice and losing. Something’s got to change. In recent years, conservatives’ approach of compromising, apologizing, and taking the “high road” has increasingly led to electoral losses and the erosion of our fundamental freedoms. We keep doing the same thing with the same results. It’s time to [...]

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Down and dirty: University of Virginia’s crude Condom Olympics

| March 4, 2014 | 4 Comments
Down and dirty: University of Virginia’s crude Condom Olympics

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. DO NOT READ IF EASILY OFFENDED. A recent University of Virginia (UVa) conference highlighting sexual misconduct on college campuses has been undermined or at least subverted by a March 2 school supported “Condom Olympics” festival. Pre-publicity for the sordid event—promoted by University engineering student and Lambeth Senior Residential Assistant Andrew Jones and [...]

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Albemarle PhotoSafe red light cameras = blood money

| February 24, 2014 | 9 Comments
Albemarle PhotoSafe red light cameras = blood money

For the better part of two years, I have engaged ten different county supervisors, both past and present in a dialogue concerning the Big Brother, revenue-enhancing, unconstitutional, red-light traffic cameras at the Rio Road / Route 29 intersection. Like a holy mantra, these supervisors all chanted the same message: Cameras enhance our driving safety. These ten [...]

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Hyper-sexed: Charlottesville City Schools’ sex crime problem

| February 17, 2014 | 4 Comments
Hyper-sexed: Charlottesville City Schools’ sex crime problem

  Charlottesville City Schools have an unacknowledged sex problem. Last week’s child-pornography-related charges against Venable Elementary School teacher, Corey Schock, have shocked many in the Charlottesville community, but they should not have. His alleged offenses follow a lineage of predator predecessors, all of whose crimes Charlottesville City Schools have attempted to obfuscate or conceal. Most [...]

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Southern people arise

| February 6, 2014 | 5 Comments
Southern people arise

In the best ancient tradition of the watchmen on the watchtower, Paul Revere rode through the darkened colonial countryside warning the people to rise against a foreign tyrant’s invading army. Our job as watchmen today is far more difficult. The enemies of freedom and liberty no longer stand in battle lines of red-coated soldiers. Instead, [...]

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Schilling Show bestows 2nd annual Citizen Patriot Award

| February 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Schilling Show bestows 2nd annual Citizen Patriot Award

Greg Quinn is the 2013 awardee of The Schilling Show Citizen Patriot Award, presented for exemplary service to the cause of liberty. Mr. Quinn is a hard-working stone mason and a local political activist. His persistent inquiries of elected officials through public and private channels have been instrumental in encouraging the public’s dialogue with Albemarle [...]

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