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Jody July 23, 2014 at 09:18 pm
How about after we gain control of our borders and deport about 30 million illegal aliens? OfRead More course, then we won't have to raise the minimum wage; employers will have to compete for scarce non-skilled labor. Poor US citizens will be in demand and we could make a dent in our own country's poverty. The statistics about poverty and hunger in America are bogus. Wonder what the real stats are when you leave out illegal aliens and recent legal immigrants?
TheSkalawag July 24, 2014 at 09:21 am
Jody don't you understand that the border security that YOUR party leaders are having you chaseRead More after is designed to be unattainable. They can't even tell you what the end product should look like because keeping you distracted and occupied while they rip you off is their goal. Your party leaders aren't going to deport 30 million illegals. They know that. But the thought of doing it keeps you distracted and occupied. ----- Why won't they do it? Because, as they will tell you, it's too expensive. ----- But just for the sake of discussion let's say they do those two things. How does hiring people and paying them a wage below what is necessary to live on going to A) reduce poverty and B) get rid of the need to increase the minimum wage? ----- " The statistics about poverty and hunger in America are bogus." ----- Where is your proof? ----- "Wonder what the real stats are when you leave out illegal aliens and recent legal immigrants?" ----- Where is your proof that the statistics aren't what they say they are?
LJM July 24, 2014 at 12:16 pm
What's the living wage TheSkalawag...can't put a number on it can you......that's what IRead More thought...G...S...M.....
Democrats will gather Sunday to decide on a candidate for the 48th District. A special election is set for Aug. 19. Patch archive image
Hawa Coulibaly July 1, 2014 at 09:05 pm
Is Yorktown high school the only possible location? How about a location close to those of us inRead More south Arlington?
Solange Kincaid July 2, 2014 at 11:30 am
Our state delegate in south Arlington is unaffected. South Arlington is in the Commonwealth's 49thRead More house district. The caucus at YHS is for the 48th house district to replace the resigning Delegate Brink - all the preceding dealing with delegates at the "state" level.
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D) is running for re-election. Official U.S. Senate photo
John Lovaas June 17, 2014 at 08:38 am
Endorsing a renowned DINO!
BooBots June 17, 2014 at 12:33 pm
Too many abuses of power to leave Dems in majority of the Senate. The country is at a tipping point.Read More This coming election in Nov. is pivital. Ed Gillespie is the guy for this one.
Hawa Coulibaly June 17, 2014 at 01:40 pm
You are right about abuse of power, but both parties are guilty...
Eric Cantor has lost a Republican primary in Virginia to tea party candidate Dave Brat. Official U.S. House photo
Patrick J June 13, 2014 at 05:02 pm
I'm sorry Chris but the Dems don't want any common ground. Remember Obamacare? The Senate passedRead More their Bill on Christmas Eve! Does that sound like people who want to find common ground? The only common ground they seek is when it's to their objectives. Whenever Republicans have any advantage, then the Media and the Dems talk about common ground. It's nothing but a ploy to back off our principles. That's why the defeat of Cantor raised so many eyebrows because no one thought he would lose. And it worries people like Wallst and company. Elections are contests of ideas. We shouldn't elect people to reach across the aisle because it doesn't work. Otherwise, people like Dole and McCain would have won.
Chris June 13, 2014 at 05:23 pm
I see your point. But just remember although the media reports that Brat is far right supported, itRead More appears he is actually not literally a tea partier. I'm glad he won. Overall I feel we need to reign in an out of control government. I'm not saying compromise your values - just chose battles wisely because if it's an "all of nothing" attitude I believe it will alienate the liberal vote. If you want to get in office go for the bigger issues at this time and don't hyper focus on reproductive rights and marriage etc... Several republicans I know feel this way.
Wallst June 13, 2014 at 06:39 pm
Patrick, I am completely satified with Cantor losing. It means that the GOP is TOTALLY controlled byRead More the Tea Party and there are NO moderates (Snowe, etc.) left and this is GREAT news for Dems. The GOP has closed their tent down to the size of a small teepee, and that will never work in a national election. Just think Romney and how Karl Rove had him as a sure bet. LOL
Donald S. Beyer Jr. won big win Tuesday night in a Democratic primary in Virginia. Official campaign photo
Hawa Coulibaly June 10, 2014 at 08:48 pm
Congrats to Mr. Beyer. He will make a great addition to congress!
T Ailshire June 11, 2014 at 07:25 am
Given there's essentially no difference between Beyer and Moran, voters have chosen stagnationRead More rather than progress.
John Lovaas June 11, 2014 at 07:39 am
8th District Democrats have done themselves proud and everyone in the District will do better withRead More Don Beyer representing them in Congress! Congratulations Don!!
Polls will be open Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Patch archive photo
Hawa Coulibaly June 9, 2014 at 12:39 pm
Please go vote tomorrow, if you don't vote, you shouldn't complain when the country is taken in aRead More direction that you hoped it wouldn't....
Derek Hyra; campaign photo
JW Grenadier June 5, 2014 at 10:43 pm
What are your thoughts on the Corruption we have in the City of Alexandria Court house? The FraudRead More on the Court - The Treason on the Court in Virginia should not be swept under the carpet any longer. If you don't believe this can happen to you - I wish the best for you - Because I believed that also. I never believed the corruption could go this deep. That even the FBI at this point is supporting it. http://valaw2010.blogspot.com/2014/05/motion-to-re-open-due-to-fraud-on-cou.html Letter: Mary Grace O’Brien Treason / Fraud on the Court - She plays with the Old Boy Network! http://www.scribd.com/doc/223316040/PWC-Letter-Judge-O-Brien-May-2-2014-in-Regard-to-Recusing-Herself-3 http://valaw2010.blogspot.com/2013/05/virginia-corruption-in-judiciary-its.html Victims of Virginia Corruption and Criminal Actions in the Judiciary - It's not the Crime - it is the Cover up - Virginia a State rated 47th & 49th in corruption This page is dedicated to all of those whose stories are yet ended Due to the Corruption in the Judicial System Ruling in Favoritism and Cronyism instead of the Laws and the Rules of the United States Constitution the Virginia State Constitution and the Supreme Court Virginia Rated 47th and 49th in Corruption Daily Beast rated Virginia second most Corrupt State -http://www.loudountimes.com/index.php/news/article/region_survey_finds_virginia_second_most_corrupt_state987/ - State Integrety Gave them an F - 47th most corrupt States -http://www.stateintegrity.org/virginia FBI cautions residents of public corruption in Va. http://www.wusa9.com/story/news/local/2014/02/18/fbi-cautions-residents-of-public-corruption-in-northern-virginia/5585877/ WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Washington Field Office is looking to identify any public corruption occurring in Northern Virginia. The FBI says public corruption can occur "when a public official, at any level of government – local, state or federal – does any official act in exchange for money, or other free goods or services, for private gain. Public corruption could also include public employees who take something of value for their own personal gain, thereby violating the public's trust." The FBI says many of their investigations into public corruption start once they receive a tip from someone. If you want to help identify potential criminal activity, the Washington Field Office has set up a Northern Virginia Public Corruption Hotline at 703-686-6225 and you can also e-mail them at NOVAPC@ic.fbi.gov. Some of the examples of corruption include: • Government officials such as DMV employees, city inspectors, taxing or zoning assessors or other regulatory agency employees, or even town councils or mayors; • Contracting officials at all levels, including those who manage government contracts or regulatory permits; or, school resource officers who manage school accounts; • Local officials colluding with real estate investors to rig the bidding process at foreclosure auctions; • A person representing the judicial branch - a judge, member of the jury or court personnel; or, • A person representing law enforcement, who steals drugs from criminals, embezzles government funds, falsifies records or smuggles contraband Tell the Judges – They do not have Absolute Judicial Immunity – Judge’s should and by law are held accountable – But, we need to be sure they understand that. The Black rope has gone to their heads to believe that they don’t https://www.causes.com/campaigns/5241-remove-absolute-judicial-immunity-hold-the-judicial-community-responsible-for-their-actions
Hawa Coulibaly June 5, 2014 at 11:18 pm
I know first hand that the court system is corrupt. I currently have a case against Arlington CountyRead More Department of Human Services and Virginia Department of Social Services. I'm suing them because they sabotaged and abused me while volunteering there. My case is in the court of appeals. The circuit court of Arlington is just as corrupt if not worst than Alexandria. The Chief Judge, Judge T. Newman, is a former Arlington County Board Member. During my hearing in which the Lawyer for the County, Christine Sanders and the lawyer for the state, Michelle L'hommedieu requested for a dismissal of my case, the judge showed that he had no intention in being objective. He didn't give me a chance to state my case, he quickly ruled in their favor. That was after he stated that he was once a board member. The interesting thing about that is that, I've been very outspoken against our current corrupt and arrogant board members and it was clear that the judge was aware of that. The reason I've been outspoken against them is because I contacted them several times at the beginning of my case, before it went to court, and they never responded. I wish you luck with your case.
JW Grenadier June 5, 2014 at 11:26 pm
I am now in Federal Court - The Judges there are no different - Please add all your documents andRead More what is happening to you to my Blog or Scribd account - Know you are not alone - I am sorry you have also had to go through that - The internet has opened up the opportunity for us to advice others about the corruption - Also above is the information on the FBI's investigation to the corruption - Please contact them and let it me known - Just maybe someone with integrity will do something -
Don Beyer; campaign photo
Hawa Coulibaly June 3, 2014 at 07:24 am
Beyer is a great candidate. Some who oppose him, give his age and the fact that those who earnRead More seniority through the years, are more effective, but I don't agree. He already has the right connections in federal government that will allow him to become effective from day one.
Mike June 7, 2014 at 02:07 pm
Don Beyer is facing cross-party opposition in this primary. See Don Beyer is facing a cross-partyRead More raid on the Democrat Primary - see http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/showthread.php?122284-examiner-com-Va-gun-owners-plan-cross-party-raid-into-democrat-primary-onJune-10th&p=2067080#post2067080
Patrick Hope (left) with Del. Scott Surovell, touring the metro line. Photo courtesy of Patrick Hope campaign
Hawa Coulibaly June 2, 2014 at 10:22 am
He's a great candidate but he may want to take his ad form from that fake news, arlnow; itRead More undermines his credebility and makes him look just as corrupt as the county board et al. who also use that site to spread their corrupt propaganda!
Bill Euille is running in the Democratic primary election for the 8th congressional district in Northern Virginia. Photo courtesy of Euille campaign
Hawa Coulibaly May 30, 2014 at 08:39 am
Great response to the questions... Another great candidate. I'm glad we have several qualifiedRead More candidates to choose from. Also, he seems like a very good person.
Lavern Chatman is running in the Democratic primary election for the 8th congressional District in Northern Virginia. Campaign photo courtesy of Lavern Chatman
Hawa Coulibaly May 28, 2014 at 02:35 pm
Great Q&A; Lavern Charman seems like a great candidate. She should do more question and answersRead More so more people can get a better understanding of her as a candidate.
Paul Lachelier May 29, 2014 at 09:59 am
Having heard next to nothing about Lavern Chatman before reading this interview, I checked out herRead More website, and was impressed. I have to admit it does matter to me that she's a woman given there aren't enough women in Congress, and women, I sense, are more likely to advocate for the poor and disenfranchised, not just the middle class. But it also helps that she herself comes from humble middle class origins, was the first in her family to get a college degree, has deep roots in NOVA, and has established herself as a connected community leader. It also doesn't hurt that I can't find one issue I disagree with her on at her website. Check her out: http://www.lavernchatman.com/. P.S. Believe it or not, I am not a volunteer or paid staffer for Chatman, just a citizen who wants my Congress to look like and speak for our diverse country.
oldtowner May 29, 2014 at 12:34 pm
It is not mentioned on the campaign trail, nor in forums, but you should carefully check out LavernRead More Chatman's past....she was convicted of fraud....by a court in D.C......back in 2001. The conviction was upheld by an Appeals Court in 2003. Why would we elect someone to Congress who has been convicted of fraud? Just Google "Lavern Chatman fraud."
Democrats running for Congress will meet Monday night in a forum in Arlington hosted at George Mason University's School of Public Policy and State & Local Government Leadership Center.
Hawa Coulibaly May 2, 2014 at 03:04 pm
Sold out already?
Mary Ann Barton May 2, 2014 at 03:11 pm
Wow guess so.. I did not see the "sold out" notice there this morning when I posted theRead More story on the site. Maybe they'll decide to televise it or move to a larger space?
Hawa Coulibaly May 2, 2014 at 04:57 pm
I hope so!
On Wednesday congressional candidate Patrick Hope of Arlington (left) and Del. Scott Surovell stop for a photo during a metro tour. Photo courtesy of Hope campaign
Hawa Coulibaly May 1, 2014 at 12:39 pm
Mr. Hope is really coming across as an independent thinking leader; it doesn't appear that he willRead More be a rubber stamp. Hopefully, we can get more info on the other candidates as at this point in the race, we should know more on where they stand on relevant issues.
Some audience members asked questions of the candidates at Saturday's forum. Photo by Richard Ingham
capguy April 14, 2014 at 09:00 am
Hey I know, lets continue with the same DemocRATic "management team" that lied, cheated,Read More and mismanaged our great nation for the past six years and counting. Hey, it's not them I know they are never responsible, it's the Tea Party, Tea Party, Tea Party. or those evil Republicans and their "war" on women, or racism, racism, racism. Lets not forget homosexual marriage and the wonderful, ever competent dear leader of the party: Obamanation. What a winning ticket!
Vihstadt will be sworn in at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the County Board Room, 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Third Floor, Arlington.
Barbin April 10, 2014 at 09:10 am
Thank you Mary Ann Barton for providing this interesting information
Mary Ann Barton April 10, 2014 at 09:26 am
Thanks for the comment Barbin, you are welcome!
John Vihstadt won Tuesday's special election for an Arlington County board seat. Photo courtesy of Vihstadt campaign via Facebook
Hawa Coulibaly April 9, 2014 at 10:38 pm
Vihstadts when is not so much a rejection of Howze, it is a rejection of the current board members,Read More especially Tejada, who refused to respond to all of my emails and calls when he was chairman, asking for his help with some very corrupt people in Arlington County. Shame all of the so called leadership in Arlington in the State, including, Moran, and McDonnell for doing nothing to help!
Hawa Coulibaly April 9, 2014 at 10:38 pm
dts win is not so much a rejection of Howze, it is a rejection of the current board members,Read More especially Tejada, who refused to respond to all of my emails and calls when he was chairman, asking for his help with some very corrupt people in Arlington County. Shame all of the so called leadership in Arlington in the State, including, Moran, and McDonnell for doing nothing to he
Hawa Coulibaly April 9, 2014 at 10:40 pm
Vihstadt's win is not so much a rejection of Howze, it is a rejection of the current board members,Read More especially Tejada, who refused to respond to all of my emails and calls when he was chairman, asking for his help with some very corrupt people in Arlington County. Shame on all of the so called leadership in Arlington and the State, including, Moran, and McDonnell for doing nothing to help!
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