Monthly Archives: December 2009

It Was SRO At Fairfax Baptist Last Night …

… to watch the Fairfax City Community Theater put on ”The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” The story features the antics of “the Horrible Herdmans,” a family of unsupervised urchins who take over the church Christmas pageant in an otherwise hum-drum small town.    The pageant director (played … Continue reading

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Speaking to the Brigades

Last night I stopped by Neighbors restaurant in Vienna to speak to “the Brigades.”  That’s a Fairfax County grass roots network organized in 2006 around the candidacy of Jim Webb for U.S. Senate, the only statewide campaign in Virginia history launched via an … Continue reading

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The View from Section 451

Yesteryday’s Redskins game against the New Orleans Saints resembed Tolstoy’s “War and Peace,” which is the greatest novel in human history.  If you understand that misery is the destiny of humanity, then it all makes sense.  Otherwise, ignorance, brutality and injustice (which were … Continue reading

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Speech to VA Conservation Network

Just finished drivng back through the snow from Richmond, where Thomas and I visited this morning with the VA Conservation Network which is training advocates for its 2010 legislative agenda. The Network asked me to be their keynote speaker on … Continue reading

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Not the Headline You Want to See

Here’s the latest on the Virginia Tech investigation. This is not good news.  One, the University’s decision to wait over two hours to alert the students of a campus shooting is inexcusable. Two, the University was apparently not forthcoming in providing these … Continue reading

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