Not Making Waves

Everyone who lives in Hampton Roads has witnessed cars driving though high water during floods. Most people know that salt water, or brackish water, can cause damage to your car. However, during some of the worst floods there exist a group of people who like to drive through the water for fun. The problem comes … Continue reading Not Making Waves

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Hampton forums for City Council & School Board

The election season has started. I was surprised at the number of forums as well as the number of candidates this year. Last night I went to the Sierra Club forum for Hampton City Council. I like going to subject-specific forums because the questions get more in depth on that subject and you can see … Continue reading Hampton forums for City Council & School Board

Hampton: The Assault On Freedom of Speech

Voter participation is at an all time low for localities. The participation/attending/viewing city council meetings is even lower by citizens.  This allows for bad behavior by elected officials to go mostly unnoticed.  However, there is always the faithful small group that watches what goes on in local politics and either writes about them on blogs, … Continue reading Hampton: The Assault On Freedom of Speech

Little Black Box In Your Car

A proposed regulation by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Transportation Safety Board (NHTSB) would require all cars to be fitted with a event data recorders  (EDR). Here is the proposed legislation .  These are similar to the little black boxes in planes. They record certain data when a wreck occurs. Examples include how fast … Continue reading Little Black Box In Your Car

Chasing Ice

I have mentioned before about the documentaries the Naro shows on Wednesdays. They usually are followed up by a speaker from the area of the film who talks and answers questions. Sometimes, like last night, they are about things I know quite a bit about, but sometimes they are topics I know nothing about. However, … Continue reading Chasing Ice

The few that changed all our lives.- The Abolitionist

Many people do not know who the abolitionists were or what they did. They were a small group of people who were determined to eliminate slavery from the United States. PBS is presenting a 3 part mini series starting tonight based on two of them: Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison. These two men came … Continue reading The few that changed all our lives.- The Abolitionist

Two Partison Christmas Groups

Well this is just a quick observation. Maybe I am just more cynical this year. Maybe I have been observing to many partisan politics stories and it has caused me to see everything in my life divided.But here is a funny little observation I have noticed this year. Recently I have seen people I normally … Continue reading Two Partison Christmas Groups

Who should decided who can run for elected office?

Recently a Councilman in Hampton has put forth a bill to the General Assembly to require any sitting Councilman in Hampton to resign before running for Mayor. This was put forth at the council meeting this month in where the city now frequently puts something on to be discussed and is voted into law in … Continue reading Who should decided who can run for elected office?

Hampton Police at the Crab Shack doing the Car Wash Dance

I recently got a new little red sports car. When I got the car everyone told me "oh the police are going to get you now because the car is red." So even though I drive like Mrs. Magoo,  I have been very aware when ever I see a police car the last two weeks.   … Continue reading Hampton Police at the Crab Shack doing the Car Wash Dance

Florida, League of Women Voters and the US Attorney General

A while back Vivian wrote a blog about the registration problems that were happening in Florida that made groups like the League of Women Voters stop registering students and other groups.This month Florida lost that fight.  The League of Women Voters said they are ready to resume their interrupted registration efforts just days after winning … Continue reading Florida, League of Women Voters and the US Attorney General