Author Archive: Schilling Show

Rob Schilling is founder of The Schilling Show Blog and News; host of WINA's The Schilling Show, heard weekdays from noon to 2 PM; husband; father; and community watchdog.

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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 | 5 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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Capital of chaos: Mayor Mike Signer’s rampageous Charlottesville City Council meetings

| June 8, 2017 | 4 Comments
Capital of chaos: Mayor Mike Signer’s rampageous Charlottesville City Council meetings

Under the “leadership” of Mayor Michael Signer, Charlottesville City Council meetings have devolved into chaotic scream-fests, laced with verbal and visual profanity—and crowned by defiance of the mayor’s procedural dictates. Council’s June 5, 2017 meeting was the worst in a long line of descendingly lawless affairs. Racial “justice” groups repeatedly interrupted the meeting with chanting, […]

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Cash cow: Bellamy seeks $7600 for attorney Starsia in failed removal petition case

| June 5, 2017 | 4 Comments
Cash cow: Bellamy seeks $7600 for attorney Starsia in failed removal petition case

Embattled Charlottesville City Councilor, Wes Bellamy, is seeking $7,588.35 in taxpayer funds for his attorney, Pam Starsia, in reimbursement of her fees to defend Bellamy against a petition to remove him from public office. The petition, filed by blogger, Jason Kessler, sought court intervention to oust Bellamy from his position on Charlottesville City Council for “civil rights violations, […]

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Name game: 87% say don’t change Charlottesville park monikers

| May 21, 2017 | 19 Comments
Name game: 87% say don’t change Charlottesville park monikers

Following numerous polls indicating strong backing for keeping the General Lee Statue in Charlottesville’s Lee Park, the city’s “erase-and-rename” history folly has been further exposed. A just concluded City-Hall-sponsored contest to submit new names for Charlottesville’s beleaguered Lee and Jackson Parks shows overwhelming support for leaving the park names alone. Of 1,381 submissions for Lee […]

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