There is a sign on the northbound side of Rt. 29 in Gainesville that used to look like this…
Now it looks like this…
Embedded below is the latest video from Project Veritas Action. How can Democrats be okay with this? What happened to democracy in this country? If Hillary Clinton is a legitimate candidate with real credentials and real accomplishments to run on, then why all the gamesmanship? Why can’t the Democrats run Clinton’s campaign on strength? Why the need to resort to these sleazy tactics?
Video available at Project Veritas Action YouTube channel, also linked here.
Congressman Dave Brat has a new ad out. Check out the embedded video below.
Guest Post by Spike Williams
On your ballot Nov. 8th you will find a referendum vote on whether or not to add a 4% Meals Tax to the existing Sales Tax of 6%. Let’s examine how this can impact your life as a property owner or prospective buyer in Fairfax County.
It is commonly accepted that real estate values are fluid and tied to changes in the market. Of course there are still those who believe that their property has inherent value based on an array of anecdotal indicators such how much they paid for it, how much they have put into it, or even how much they love it. The truth is that the only indicators that will really determine the value of your home in a competitive sales market are Location, Condition, and a Comparable Market Analysis. The reason I point that fact out is to establish a baseline for my argument that a Meals Tax increase to a net 10% could effect property values and hence your return on investment.
If imposed the meals tax will apply to all prepared foods and beverages, not just those acquired at restaurants, it will also include alcohol when served with a meal, grocery stores (rotisserie chicken, coleslaw…), delis, food trucks, convenience stores, caterers, movie theater concessions, hotel food services, coffee shops, and more. Currently Fairfax County has a competitive advantage over some area jurisdictions like Arlington County, The City of Falls Church, The City of Alexandria, The City of Fairfax, the Towns of Vienna and Herndon and others. Our existing meals tax is 4% less than many of our neighbors. That discrepancy drives consumers to our communities and increases economic activity. One local jurisdiction that could reap some benefit to its business owners would be The Town of Clifton, assuming their governing body doesn’t impose an additional meals tax. Bear in mind though that from a real estate perspective they would be dragged down along with the rest of the area.
You see, Fairfax County (which includes Tysons, Reston, Fair Oaks, Springfield, The Mosaic District and others major economic engines) by way of its lesser tax, draws interest from businesses looking to provide those services and companies who’s employees will consume those goods. This is the essence of economic stimulation – we are, and have been, enjoying the effects of a virtual economic vacuum that draws commerce to our communities. And what does that mean for your property value? You guessed it, it is buoyed by the increased economic activity.
Make your own decision on the meals tax referendum but don’t do it believing that this is free money for schools that won’t have consequences. Changes in the economic landscape always cause ripples.
Cross-posted to Williams Realty NoVA Blog
Spike Williams is a realtor at Williams Realty. He was the Republican nominee for Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in 2011.
Embedded below is the latest video from Project Veritas Action.
The real Hillary Clinton campaign is an ugly place. How can Democrats be ok with this? How can they actually come out and cast a vote in support of these actions? As unbelievable as it is disappointing, too many Democrats will just brush this off. This video is a must watch.
State Senator Dick Black called for the resignation of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe this afternoon in light of the Wall Street Journal’s reporting of the conflict of interests within the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Black’s statement is below and also linked here.
FBI DEPUTY DIRECTOR ANDREW MCCABE SHOULD RESIGN
For conflicts of Interest in the Hillary Clinton Email Scandal
Hillary Clinton’s defense against charges that she has lawlessly handled classified information in her emails, and by using her private email server, has been that the FBI performed a complete investigation and found no violation of law.
This morning, thanks to investigative reporting by the Wall Street Journal and Fox News, we may understand why the FBI dropped the case. Governor Terry McAuliffe of Virginia, a Clinton confidant, directed almost $800,000 into the political coffers of the wife of this high-ranking FBI official overseeing the email investigation.
I call on FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who, it is reported, was responsible for “overseeing the Clinton email investigation,” to resign immediately based on disclosures from a front-page Wall Street Journal article today.
Last year, I ran for re-election to the Virginia State Senate against Jill McCabe. I was astonished at how much money she was able to raise — $1.8 million. How convenient for her husband to be a high-ranking FBI official with lots of potential influence.
Andrew McCabe’s wife, Jill, received $467,500 of her campaign budget from Governor Terry McAuliffe’s political action committee. And the Virginia Democratic Party, which is under his strong influence, gave another $207,788 to Jill McCabe’s campaign.
Few people in the country are closer to Hillary than our illustrious Governor, who has served her interests for decades. He even served as Chair of Hillary’s 2008 national presidential campaign and was a potential VP running mate. When Hillary needs rescuing, Terry McAuliffe has always been there to do whatever needs to be done.
Meanwhile, the career of Jill McCabe’s husband, Andrew McCabe, has taken off within the FBI. In July 2015, FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, was promoted to third in command at the FBI. In January 2016, McCabe became second in command of the FBI under Director James B. Comey.
The last eight years of Democrat rule led to politicization and distrust of the nation’s leading law enforcement agency — the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
As an attorney, and a former JAG officer who has had responsibilities over the investigation and prosecution of crimes, I am at a loss to see how the FBI could possibly allow Andrew McCabe to oversee the investigation of Mrs. Clinton’s email server scandals. Mr. McCabe was clearly indebted to the Clinton Campaign because of the support given his wife.
McCabe should have immediately recused himself from the investigation. His failure to do so proves that he is unqualified to serve as Deputy Director of the FBI, or in any position of trust in the United States Government.
The Washington Post gave Hillary Clinton four Pinocchios for lying to voters about Donald Trump’s position on the government’s bailout of the auto industry.
Clinton was in Detroit last week when she said, “Nobody should be surprised, because back in the Great Recession, when millions of jobs across America hung in the balance, Donald Trump said rescuing the auto industry didn’t really matter very much. He said, and I quote again, ‘Let it go.’ Now, I can’t imagine that. I supported President Obama’s decision to rescue the auto industry in America.”
The Post writes;
Clinton is creating an imaginary Trump here, claiming that Trump didn’t really care about the auto industry.
The record is clear that Trump in 2008 was supportive of rescuing the auto industry, saying the government should do everything it could to save it: “You just can’t lose Chrysler, you can’t lose Ford, and you can’t lose General Motors.” He touted DIP financing, but he was relatively agnostic about the preferred path.
Even in 2015, when Trump seemed more uncertain about the preferred option, he said “you could have done it the way it went.” Clinton twists his “let it go” comment out of context and pretends he said it in 2008.
Clinton earns Four Pinocchios.
For those unfamiliar with The Washington Post’s Pinocchio test, the grading scale is based on how inaccurate the statement is and four Pinocchios is the worse. The Post’s description of four Pinocchios is plainly “whoppers.” The Post rarely hands out four, making Clinton’s remarks especially objectionable. Clinton and her team will lie about everything.
Full article by The Washington Post also linked here.
A federal judge today issued an order for Virginia to re-open voter registration until 11:59pm Friday October 21. This was issued as a result of online registration crashing last Monday night, the deadline. The governor’s office promoted the online registration and has done a thorough job of recruiting new Democrats to vote. The Democrats must have missed their registration goals so in an effort to stuff the ballot boxes for Hillary the registration deadline has been extended. Anything for Hillary, I suppose.
House Republican leadership released a statement today saying “We obviously accept the court’s order to extend the deadline but the entire episode was unfortunate, predictable, and avoidable.” Their statement also said, “Governor McAuliffe should consider a leadership change at the Department after the November elections and the General Assembly should order a review by the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission when we convene in January.”
First the governor tries to stuff the ballot boxes by turning all felons into voters in one broad stroke, now this.
Full statement by the House Republican leadership can be read here.
Project Veritas Action, led by James O’Keefe, has done it again. This is amazing footage. Could be too real for most dye-in-the-wool liberals, but they need to see this. How can anyone justify this behavior? This should matter to voters. Take a look at the two embedded videos below and please share this with your Democrat friends.
“It’s different for the media, so everything you learn about this you’re learning from us.” –CNN’s attempt at controlling the information coming out of WikiLeaks’ latest data dump
The fallout from the WikiLeaks hack of the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign is just beginning. In this clip below, CNN tries to conduct some damage control by telling its audience that it is illegal for them to look at WikiLeaks. Haha! That is hilarious. WikiLeaks has exposed direct contacts from individuals in the media to individuals on the Clinton campaign and the DNC. The leaked emails show bias and collusion and more.
CNN is in the leaked emails. So CNN’s response is to tell their audience not to look, there is no need, because “everything you learn about this you’re learning from us.” One thing they don’t want you to read about is how Donna Brazile, CNN contributor and then vice-chair of the DNC, sent an email to the Clinton campaign ahead of a CNN townhall with the subject line “From time to time I get the questions in advance.” Brazile claims she never gave out questions in advance, but has thus far failed to mention why she chose the subject line she chose. Also, the question she sent was read nearly line for line at the townhall. It is not illegal for you to open this link to read the email yourself.
So is this journalism from CNN? Or is the below clip just a poor attempt at controlling the information coming out of WikiLeaks?
CNN has lost all credibility.
Video available on YouTube, also linked here.
Guest Post by Mick McKeown
Election Day is around the corner and the most common question seems to be which Presidential candidate could you stomach in the White House. While picking the leader of the free world this election might not be the most enticing prospect, another tax is on the ballot in Fairfax County that deserves attention, but is getting buried between clips of Access Hollywood and Wikileaks. Below is how it will read on the ballot:
“The question presented in this referendum asks Fairfax County voters whether the Board of Supervisors should be authorized to levy a meals tax, as allowed by Virginia Code § 58.1-3833, at a rate not to exceed four percent (4%) of the amount charged for the taxable food and beverages. The Board of Supervisors has decided to dedicate the revenues to two purposes, which are specified in the ballot question. First, 70 percent of the net revenues would be dedicated to Fairfax County Public Schools. Second, 30 percent of the net revenues would be dedicated to County services, capital improvements and property tax relief.”
The Washington Post wrote an editorial supporting the tax. The piece has valid points. It discusses the vibrant dining scene in the District and Arlington are growing in spite of the tax. Mentions that people don’t notice the tax or it doesn’t change dining out habits. Lower tips are based on millennials not tipping well and couldn’t be because of the tax. Passing the tax is only going to help the situation according to the Post.
The Post makes no mention of principles. Revenue in the county is down. Growth is stagnant. The taxpayer is expected to carry a larger burden while the County refuses to reduce expenses. This is the first tax, not the last one. If the county was sincere about this tax being a stop gap measure due to an economic downturn a sunset clause would have been included. Instead expect sugar/soda taxes next like Philadelphia and California.
The quickest and quietest way to stop the insanity is at the ballot box. Vote your conscience for President and your wallet on the Meals Tax Question.
Mick McKeown is a creative and resourceful campaign professional who is well versed in contributing to political initiatives and interacting with elected officials. From Pennsylvania, McKeown now lives in Falls Church with his wife and daughter. He can be reached at www.mypoliticalimpact.com.
“I know she has begun to hate everyday Americans, but I think we should use it once.”
The above quote is from John Podesta, chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. He is describing how Hillary feels about the voters she is courting.
Hillary is super elite, super rich, and yet, somehow, the darling of the party which claims to be for the little guy. Wake up Democrats, Hillary is just using you. How can you be ok with that? Remember now, the ballot box is a sanctuary, she’ll never know.
Hillary Clinton’s stance on transparency is one ought to have “both a public and a private position.” She fails to identify which is the real, honest position.
Anyone else would have been prosecuted for being “extremely careless” with classified information. Anyone else would be denied a security clearance. Anyone else would not be delusional enough to seek a promotion after a career in public service which is void of any tangible achievements. And when you consider that Clinton has been privileged enough to enjoy a ton of public resources, her complete lack of accomplishments is as baffling as it is disappointing.
Hillary Clinton can’t lead (no accomplishments), she can’t manage (lost $6 billion as head of the state department), so she doesn’t deserve a promotion. This shouldn’t be hard for Democrats; just don’t vote for her.
Here is that “basket of deplorables” Hillary was talking about. Cheers.
Earlier today George Mason University held the official dedication ceremony for the renaming of their law school; now called Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University.
In attendance were many A-list names including Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito, Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan, Anthony Kennedy, Sonia Sotomayor and Clarence Thomas.
Justice Kagan spoke and reports are she gave an endearing speech in tribute to the late Scalia.
We couldn’t make the event so here’s the link to a write-up from WTOP.
Democrat vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine interrupted Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence over 70 times during last night’s debate. So much for statesmanship. What has happened to civil political discourse? The Democrats need to control themselves better.
Video from the Republican National Committee’s YouTube channel, also linked here.
Virginia’s Longwood University is the host of tonight’s Vice Presidential Debate. If the dialogue is centered around the two veep candidates’ tenures as governor of their state, then Democrat Tim Kaine is trouble. If the questions are centered around explaining the soundbites from the top of the ticket then both candidates are in trouble, as well as the American public too.
Republican Governor Mike Pence has done a great job in Indiana. He has led the way in deregulation and helped to foster a prosperous environment for businesses in the Hoosier state. Tonight’s discussion should be on specific comparisons and contrasts of the two candidates time as governor. Indiana saw growth under Pence and national recognition. Virginia had to close its rest stops on the highways due to mismanaged state budgets, which was an embarrassment on a national level as so many out-of-state travelers experienced an unique inefficiency of Democratic led government.
Thus far, Life as been absent from the spotlight in this presidential election. Each candidate needs to be pressed on their stance on Life. A careful examination of this is something Kaine and the Democrats hope to avoid, but the voters need to know, it’s important.
Tonight’s debate will be more substantive than the first presidential debate was, but that’s not saying much. Here’s to hoping a real dialogue is produced, real differences are highlighted and examined, and a respectful tone is maintained throughout.
Yesterday’s print edition of The Washington Post was more anti-Donald Trump than usual. Journalism ain’t what it used to be. Now it’s all click bait, blatant bias and sponsored content.
The WaPo opinion section yesterday had three hit pieces on Trump. The first was by a novelist who wrote a piece called “Fat-shaming a woman who isn’t fat.” Is that news? A beauty queen with hurt feelings from 20 years ago gets more attention than Hillary Clinton’s time as secretary of state. Which is more relevant?
Then there was a piece by Ruth Marcus that is full of silly insults. Marcus claims, “Trump is stuck in middle school. Early middle school. And that’s being charitable.” She then attempts to argue that the name calling she selected is accurate. Is it fair to ask Marcus if her column is better suited for a seventh grade paper (or partisan blog) than a major newspaper?
And the kicker was straight from the editorial board. They wrote “Trump is ignorant, unprepared, and bigoted.” There is no hidden agenda either, the editorial specially says it is meant for Trump supporters who “doubt he could do much harm.” Is that journalism or micro-targeting for one campaign over the other?
Are any of those examples of journalism?
If name calling, hurt feelings and more name calling are the only cases against Donald Trump, then Hillary Clinton’s campaign is in trouble. We’ll expect WaPo, the Huffing Mad Post and other mainstream liberal news outlets to continue their sponsored content, I mean, hits on Trump, I mean reporting on the election. R.I.P. Journalism.