Monthly Archives: July 2012

Kaine Steps Up

I agreed (and occasionally disagreed) with Tim Kaine, while he was Governor.  But for one thing I’ll always give him credit:  he was never afraid to solve a problem. That’s what makes him the better candidate for U.S. Senate. The … Continue reading

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Freedom of Speech in Today’s America

Imagine a community where a business owner can only open a store if his political opinions match those of the ruling class. Kim Il Sung’s North Korea?  Castro’s Cuba? Or Boston, Chicago, and San Franciso in today’s United States. The “controversy” over … Continue reading

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W&OD 10K: Post-Race Report

Saturday, July 28 was the annual 10K race along the W&OD Trail sponsored by “The Friends of the W&OD”  (shout-out to my friend Jay Wind).  It was a festival atmosphere with several conservation and outdoors groups setting up booths for … Continue reading

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Geeking Out on the Olympics …

OK, I confess that I’m a total Olympics nut. Watching the “parade of nations” right now, after a largely forgettable opening ceremony — does everything have to be as stupid as the Super Bowl half-time show? The Olympics is the essence … Continue reading

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The Pilot Breaks the Jamie Smith Story

Today the VA Pilot published the following piece about Jamie Smith, the notorious Virginia Beach con man who swindled $12.5 million from a Pennsylvania couple in 2007. Last summer, a Federal jury found fraud against Smith and his company (SCG International) … Continue reading

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