Hey, here's an idea: Northrop Grumman should give free bottled water - Bob McDonnell's latest assault on the environment - to every employee who drives a gas guzzler to work everyday and contributes to our region's horrendous traffic, air pollution, etc. Just to emphasize how anti-environment (and "business friendly," of course) they are, you know? (snark)
*"Dear Senator Brown, You are a deceitful man, a "rhino"... a snake in the grass..... you're kind will pay in November... ..l., _ ,.l.."
*"Senator Brown, you are a disgrace to the GOP. You are part of the problem. I hope the voters of Mass. vote your sorry butt out and replace you with a REAL fiscal conservative. You are part of the reason why the Tea Parties exist! Electing you was a HUGE mistake."
*"Scott, you are just another RINO. I supported your campaign and I now regret it. I wish I had my $ 100.00 donation back."
*"Scott you have let us down. 2012 is coming sooner than you think!!!"
*"You have lost my support."
For what it's worth, I strongly support Brown's decision to back President Obama's financial reform legislation. I strongly encourage him to also support comprehensive, clean energy and climate legislation. Thank you Scott Brown, and enjoy the 1st CD of Virginia! Ha.
House Minority Whip Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) has been one of the Recovery Act's most vocal critics. After whipping his caucus into uniformly opposing the stimulus, Cantor has been the lead spokesman decrying the program as a failure. Ignoring evidence that that the stimulus is helping to turn around the economy, Cantor repeatedly says that it is "failing" to "create jobs."So, does this make Cantor a
As ThinkProgress reported last year, despite his withering attacks on the stimulus, Cantor hosted two job fairs filled with employers hiring directly because of stimulus grants and programs. Tomorrow, Cantor intends to again host a job fair stimulated by jobs made possible through the Recovery Act
Who wins this war of words? Well, the three supervisors generally are seen as serious folks, while Puller and Surovell probably need a little more seasoning before they are taken completely seriously in the legislature. But that doesn't mean that the truth couldn't lie somewhere in the middle of the two polar-opposite positions.OK, now, I can buy that my friend Scott Surovell might - just MIGHT - need a bit more "seasoning," given that he's a freshman in the House of Delegates (although Scott is brilliant, an extremely hard worker, and super capable). But Toddy Puller? Here's a bit of information on this wet-behind-the-ears State Senator from her official website.
Toddy Puller was first elected to the House of Delegates in 1991 where she served for eight years. In 1999, she was elected to the Virginia Senate's 36th District and was re-elected in 2003 and 2007.So, let's see -- in the Arlington Sun Gazette editor's opinion, being in the General Assembly for 19 years still leaves you needing more "seasoning." Of course, this was the same guy who endorsed George Allen over Jim Webb in 2006, so what else would you expect.
I thought you all would enjoy a look at Virginia's official Recovery Act state website. Apparently, it hasn't been updated since January, when Tim Kaine was still Governor, even though a lot of recovery funding is still coming to the state. I'll leave it to all of you to interpret why this might be...
Democrats are pleased that Palin chose Hurt as one of the candidates benefiting from her $87,500 in donations this quarter because they believe she fires up their own base. Now they can goad Hurt into saying whether Palin will come campaign for him in the 5th District.Let's just hope Palin has as much success with her candidate of choice as Laura Ingraham and "Joe" the "Plumber" had with theirs! LOL
It's not the first political celebrity to get involved in the race. Both Laura Ingraham and Joe The Plumber backed Laurence Verga, an early conservative favorite who flamed out before the primary.
1. VA HIGHER-EDUCATION REFORM COMMISSION TO MEET
2. DECISION TO KEEP JENS SOERING IN VIRGINIA WINS PRAISE
3. VIRGINIA RECORDS SHOW LOWER DEMAND FOR GUN PERMITS
4. HARDENING TARGETS
5. NEW VDOT LEADER ALREADY UP TO SPEED
6. A VICTORY AGAINST DISCRIMINATION
9. TIME FOR SOME CHANGES TO HISTORIC DUMFRIES
10. OZONE CODE-ORANGE STATUS REACHED DURING HEAT WAVE
11. AREA FACES GAPS IN LEAD TESTING FOR KIDS
1. MCDONNELL REVERSES KAINE'S BOTTLED WATER BAN
2. CUTS TO SCHOOLS, SERVICES TOP LOCALITIES RESPONSE
3. TAKE A WHACK AT STATE GOVERNMENT
4. NYE, PERRIELLO TAKE DIFFERENT APPROACHES TO RE-ELECTION
5. PERRIELLO USES JULY RECESS TO TAKE CAMPAIGN MESSAGE TO THE STREETS
7. UVA BOARD MULLS INCREASED TUITION, ENROLLMENT
8. VA. ANGLICANS FILE APPEAL IN CHURCH PROPERTY CASE
9. CHARTER SCHOOL AIMS TO AVOID FATE OF OTHER PROGRAMS IN VA.
14. AT AFGHAN CUP IN VIRGINIA, RECRUITERS OFFER BIG MONEY FOR INTERPRETERS
25. NATIONAL EDUCATION STANDARDS: THE RIGHT ANSWER FOR VIRGINIA
27. FTA APPROVES $220M PLAN FOR METRO SAFETY UPGRADES
29. IS THE STIMULUS STIMULATING THINGS IN HAMPTON ROADS?
Well, today they received their response in the form of another Washington Post op-ed, this one by Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chair Sharon Bulova, plus two other Democratic Supervisors (Jeff McKay, Gerry Hyland). According to Bulova et al., the op-ed by Puller and Surovell was "simply mind-boggling," "unbelievable," and "pit[ting] one end of the county against the other, and the county against the state." As the expression goes, "dem dere's fightin' words."
To the contrary, the Fairfax County Board Democratic members write, "While the transformation of Tysons Corner has received quite a lot of media attention as the Comprehensive Plan Amendment has worked its way through the approval process, there has been no less commitment to other needs in the county, especially in the Richmond Highway Corridor." They point out that "Fairfax County's State Secondary Fund allocation has dwindled from $29.4 million in 2004 to a measly $1,989 this year -- not even enough to install a traffic light." And they suggest that Puller and Surovell "turn their attention toward becoming real partners for transportation funding...start[ing] with getting the Virginia Department of Transportation to repave Route 1 and cut the grass in the medians throughout Fairfax County."
So, the battle is joined in Fairfax County. Anyone else care to weigh in?