Government and Governance

Guest editorial: Christian ethics and the refugee problem

| February 16, 2017 | 1 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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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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Cold feet: Charlottesville Mayor Signer backpedals Sanctuary City scheme

| February 1, 2017 | 6 Comments
Cold feet: Charlottesville Mayor Signer backpedals Sanctuary City scheme

Two days after the Schilling Show broke the news that Mayor Mike Signer was secretly scheming to declare Charlottesville a “Sanctuary City,” Signer has completely abandoned the idea. Mayor Signer’s original statement listed four specific “initiatives,” including: Direct Charlottesville’s City Manager to advise City Council on becoming a Sanctuary City In multiple media interviews following the […]

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Witless: Unhinged Charlottesville Mayor Signer pushes for Sanctuary City status

| January 29, 2017 | 6 Comments
Witless: Unhinged Charlottesville Mayor Signer pushes for Sanctuary City status

  On January 31, Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer will instruct Charlottesville’s City Manager, Maurice Jones, to advise City Council on becoming a “Sanctuary City.” Announced yesterday by the leftist political action group known as “Charlottesville Clergy Collective,” Mayor Signer also will host a press conference entitled, “Pride in Pluralism”: Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer to Make […]

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Guest editorial: Thanks a bunch, Barack Obama

| January 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
Guest editorial: Thanks a bunch, Barack Obama

by Tim Griffith At last, January 20, 2017 has come and gone and so has “President” Obama. I can’t believe how good it feels. I hope you’re smiling as much reading this as I am writing it. The “occupier” of the Oval Office spent his last weeks pardoning hardened drug offenders, spies, traitors, molesters. What other […]

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Acolyte delight: Signer lap dogs coming to Charlottesville City Council?

| January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
Acolyte delight: Signer lap dogs coming to Charlottesville City Council?

Sources deep within the bowels of the Charlottesville City Democrat machine have revealed the likely City Council replacements for Bob Fenwick and Kristin Szakos, whose terms end this year. Amy Laufer, a present member and former chair of Charlottesville’s elected school board, is a top pick of Mayor Michael Signer. Laufer has political acumen, relatively […]

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The Blue Spade sings: Lurid Tweets

| December 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
The Blue Spade sings: Lurid Tweets

Performance activist Scott Bandy, aka The Blue Spade, masterfully parodies the Twitter troubles of embattled Charlottesville Vice Mayor and Albemarle County High School teacher, Wes Bellamy. Lurid Tweets  is sung to the tune of the Fleetwood Mac’s last US top ten hit, Little Lies, with lyrical interpretation by The Blue Spade. This song was performed live […]

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75 years ago: Pearl Harbor’s lost history

| December 6, 2016 | 0 Comments
75 years ago: Pearl Harbor’s lost history

by Michael Connelly December 7, 1941, “a date which will live in infamy” was the date of the Japanese surprise attack on the American Naval Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Over 3,000 Americans died that day, most of them members of the military, and many of our finest warships were destroyed, including the battleship […]

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All Our Yesterdays: Reconsidering Revenue Sharing

| November 28, 2016 | 4 Comments
All Our Yesterdays: Reconsidering Revenue Sharing

“My people and I have come to an agreement which satisfied us both. They are to say what they please, and I am to do what I please.” – Frederick the Great For more than three decades, the citizens of Albemarle County have been forced to live with the maxim of Frederick the Great, as […]

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