• Bolling infuriated at quid-pro-quo U.S. Senate dealPolicy

    Former State Senator and current Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, who presides over the state senate, ought to know a thing or two how the U.S. Senate is supposed to work – after all, it was modeled after Virginia’s. And after all the backroom deals have been said and done regarding this so-called Health Care reform […]

  • Virginia Beach City Government: Trash tax?Policy

    People pay local taxes for certain simple things: Schools, law enforcement, emergency services… And picking up the trash. I hit the ceiling when I read that some city staff are exploring charging extra for trash pickup! Are they kidding? “budget officials discussed how the trash fee could “buy back” eliminated positions.” (Pilot) City staff is […]

  • Webb and Warner vote for cloture on healthcarePolicy

    In the dead of the night at 1:33 a.m., both Senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner voted for cloture for the Senate version of the health care bill. Now the bill must receive final passage, likely Christmas Eve, in the Senate (only a simple majority is required, so some Democrats who voted for cloture could […]

  • Kaine would’ve given a different budget to DeedsPolicy

    I’m convinced of it. Deeds repeatedly said he would not raise taxes except for Transportation. Does anyone honestly think that Tim Kaine would’ve handed Creigh Deeds a budget that not only did nothing for transportation but raised income taxes for the most general of government spending programs? Not a chance. No way at all. Tim […]

  • Unless Webb changes his mind, health care will passPolicy

    There will be a dead-of-night cloture vote 1 a.m. Monday on health care reform. And, as of now, Democrats are counting on 60 votes – including Sen. Jim Webb’s – to pass the expansive legislation. Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska is the guy that caved. At this point, I say let ‘em pass it. It […]

  • Wittman exemplifies conservative values at Salvation Army stop; we all need to step upCatch-All

    Conservatives are quick to point out that government is not the answer to curing the social ills that plague our nation. They say that the people themselves – whether through churches, charity, or individual acts of kindness – can help combat the problems of poverty, hunger, and homelessness. While in an ideal world, I’d like […]

  • CONFIRMED: Chuck Smith Drops 2nd District Candidacy, Endorses Scott RigellPolitics

    From the Scott Rigell campaign, confirming what we first reported yesterday here… Chuck Smith Announces Withdrawal From His Campaign For the 2nd District Congressional Seat Endorses Scott Rigell for Congress VIRGINIA BEACH, VA: Chuck Smith, candidate for the Republican Party nomination for the 2nd District Congressional seat, announced his withdrawal from the race today. The […]

  • Kaine’s budget includes $1B in higher taxesPolicy

    Merry Christmas, Virginia taxpayer. In addition to the ever increasing costs of goods and services, Gov. Tim Kaine also wants to now raise taxes to pay for state services. While Gov. Kaine did make cuts in spending to most government agencies, he also found a way to raise taxes by nearly a billion dollars in […]

  • Our Christmas treeCatch-All

    There was one Christmas I’ll never forget. It wasn’t the day that magically 2 feet of snow fell on Christmas morning, and it wasn’t the one where I woke up at 3 am to open all my presents before anyone was even close to being awake. It wasn’t even the one where I made a […]

  • BREAKING: 2nd District Candidate Dropping Out?Politics

    Sources are telling Bearing Drift that an imminent announcement regarding Chuck Smith’s campaign is forthcoming.  Speculation is his campaign is coming to an end; however at this time that is unconfirmed. More details as soon as we have them. Update [5:51 pm] Chuck’s website, is no longer a valid address either. Sorry apparently it […]