Monthly Archives: June 2006

Opportunity Knocks in Virginia Beach

Monday night, I schlepped through the rain and some awe-inspiring Beltway traffic to attend a fundraiser in McLean for Phil Kellam, Democratic candidate for Congress in Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District. The Second District takes in Virginia Beach, the north side … Continue reading

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The Virginia Budget — the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Virginia General Assembly finally wound up its 2006 session by passing the biennium budget. Unlike the tilt in 2004, the public interest seemed more muted and the rhetoric (both regional and partisan) was less inflammatory. Curiously, the long-running delay … Continue reading

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2006 Primary: Breaking it Down

Jim Webb is halfway home in his goal to be the first politician to defeat the liberal establishment and conservative establishment of Virginia in the same election cycle. On Tuesday, he defeated Harris Miller 53.5%-46.5% in a Democratic primary turnout … Continue reading

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Vote Tuesday (for Jim Webb)

This post begins with a simple request: Please vote for Jim Webb in the Democratic primary on Tuesday. Each endorsement carries a story. Here’s mine: On December 9th, 2005, the Rasmussen Reports polling company issued the results of a statewide … Continue reading

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Sunday’s BBQ: The After-Action Report

OK, yesterday was a lot of fun.  For those of you who like music, I have to recommend Orrin Starr and the Sultans of String.  They were great.  Some classic Hank Williams, along with traditional fiddle and banjo tunes.  And … Continue reading

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