• Hope threatens jail time to constituents for not getting health insurancePolicy

    Check out this email exchange between Steve Bierfeldt, Director of Development for the Campaign for Liberty and his new Del-elect Patrick Hope: From: Steve Bierfeldt Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2010 To: Patrick Hope Subject: HB 10 Mr. Hope Will you be co-sponsoring or getting on board with Delegate Bob Marshall’s bill to empower Virginia residents […]

  • In the 5th, some early observationsPolitics

    State Sen. Robert Hurt: Clearly the favorite, but other than his vote for Mark Warner’s tax increase, I don’t know much about him. His online presence is awful and there is no way of contacting him other than picking up the phone and calling. Unfortunately, I’m not a big fan of calling because I have […]

  • Five-minute restaurant review: Freemason Abbey in NorfolkCatch-All

    My family and I took a drive into downtown Norfolk last night and decided to drop into Freemason Abbey at the corner of Boush and Freemason Streets. The atmosphere is absolutely awesome (a church converted into a restaurant), the service was terrific (thanks, Chris!), and the food was just perfect. We started off with calamari […]

  • Exclusive: Video Interview w/ 2nd District Candidate Kenny GoldenMultimediaPoliticsVideos

    On Wednesday afternoon I had the opportunity to sit down with 2nd District Congressional candidate and former Virginia Beach Republican Party chair Kenny Golden at his home. In an extensive interview (almost an hour) we touched on numerous topics. Obviously, a one hour video clip is tough to sit and watch in one sitting, so […]

  • Virginia Beach Democrats could certainly do worsePolitics

    Congrats, Susan Mariner on your election as Virginia Beach Democratic Committee Chair! Of course, you’ll be presiding over a string of defeats in 2010 and 2011 – but you’re still a nice person. Unless, of course, the GOP decides to continue tearing itself to shreds…then you’ll be the happiest woman alive.

  • RedState: WH involved in picking governors?Politics

    A little national politics over on our diary at RedState. Indications are that the White House is having a bit more to do with gubernatorial primary candidates dropping-off than some might think. The White House probably didn’t get as involved in NJ and VA because: 1) It was Corzine running for re-election in NJ and […]

  • Oh, no! He wouldn’t.Catch-All

    Or would he? Rumors are traveling across the intertubz tonight that suggest that President Obama’s State of the Union Address could pre-empt the much anticipated return of ABC’s LOST on February 2. Right now, ABC seems to be sticking with the Groundhog Day premiere. But is the Feburary 2nd premiere date significant? Doc Jensen who […]

  • Live Blog from the 37th State Senate District Candidate ForumPolitics

    Fairfax, Va.–Tonight, the Fairfax Family Forum, an affiliate of the Family Foundation of Virginia hosted a candidate forum for the public to hear from those seeking the 37th State Senate seat. Both Steve Hunt and Dave Marsden are seeking the seat. Hunt will be the only candidate present at the forum, as Marsden did not […]

  • One Gun a month: Be consistentPolicy

    Del. Scott Lingamfelter wants to repeal Virginia’s one gun a month restriction. (Virginian-Pilot) I’m not sure if it will pass, but if it doesn’t I want Constitutional consistency. Newspapers restricted to one editorial per week. Abortions limited to one abortion per decade. Accused criminals should only be allowed one speedy trial. Second offense? Have a […]

  • Suffolk Vice Mayor suggests pink slip for HRT chiefPolicy

    “Any manager who does not fully give his board the proper information sooner or later will get a pink slip.” Suffolk Vice Mayor Curtis Milteer. (Virginian Pilot) More and more elected officials are saying that leadership at HRT must change at the top. $80,000 was apparently stolen. When did the Board find out? After a […]