Farmville Herald, rural paper – is behind a paywall

In what is hardly a surprise, a rural newspaper in Farmville has put their articles and editorials behind a paywall. The paper itself has been available online for about two years. I was looking for an article and when I clicked the link, a "Subscription" page came up. I have had my problems with them … Continue reading Farmville Herald, rural paper – is behind a paywall

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Robert Hurt, Translated

Rep. Robert Hurt statement on the budget (his website) I will show what Hurt wrote in his release today, then, in bold italics, I will provide my translation of what he said. Of course, all opinions are mine. The Budget and Accounting Act of 1921 requires that the President submit a budget to Congress no … Continue reading Robert Hurt, Translated

Robert Hurt’s new advertisement

Robert Hurt, Congressman from the 5th District, has released another ad. The ad portrays Gen. Douglass (Ret.) as nothing but a lobbyist, and is unfair in doing so. This ad was produced by Scott Howell, who you will remember as the person who put up an ad for Saxby Chambliss in Georgia, portraying VietNam triple-amputee … Continue reading Robert Hurt’s new advertisement

Magic Man and his friends

This is based on an idea in another person’s writing, an editorial. The Editor and Publisher of the Mecklenburg Sun, Tom McLaughlin, wrote an editorial on September 14, 2011 that I think is particularly timely still, even a year later. The premise of the editorial is that there are consequences of Rep. Hurt’s actions, and … Continue reading Magic Man and his friends

New candidate in the 5th Congressional District

Ben Hudson of Fluvanna has thrown his hat in the ring for the congressional seat now held by Robert Hurt, and sought also by General John Douglass of Faquier. (5th CD) Hudson, a retired Lieutenant Colonel, is 51 and has two grown children. He is married to his wife Brenda. His candidacy will be a … Continue reading New candidate in the 5th Congressional District

Douglass holds town hall meeting (VA-5)

John Douglass, candidate for the 5th Congressional District seat, had a town hall meeting Charlottesville Monday night, in which he used straight talk in comparing what he would do in office and that which Robert Hurt is doing now and for the last almost two years. One of the main points Mr. Douglass made was … Continue reading Douglass holds town hall meeting (VA-5)

Cumberland County BOS struggles with $20m loan with derivatives; trying to restructure

For the past two months, the Cumberland Board of Supervisors have been struggling with a loan that was taken out in 2008 with a variable interest rate. In order to deal with the volatility of an adjustable rate, derivatives were used to try and even out the effect of rate increases. The loan is currently … Continue reading Cumberland County BOS struggles with $20m loan with derivatives; trying to restructure

Robert Hurt attempts to gut key provision of the Clean Water Act

Let's shorten this: Robert Hurt wants to ruin your water. His bill, HR4278 would remove key provisions of the Clean Water Act so his rich friends can do what they want with the wetlands and waterways in this country. "Preserving Rural Resources Act of 2012" Of course, he has named his bill in terms of … Continue reading Robert Hurt attempts to gut key provision of the Clean Water Act

Is UVA mess brought to you by Goldman Sachs and EDMC?

While others have written about the UVA mess in terms of deconstructing it and the people involved, I have been taking a look at why the university would want to bring upon itself all this unwanted publicity. I don't think that any organization wishes to have a situation like this thrust upon them, and that's … Continue reading Is UVA mess brought to you by Goldman Sachs and EDMC?