Jim Moran Calls For More Spending In Fiscal Cliff Speech (Video)
In a speech on the House floor yesterday, Congressman Jim Moran speaks about protecting social safety net programs and also advocates for new infrastructure and R & D spending as Congress and the White House work to avoid devastating sequestration cuts. Considering that America’s true National Debt is north of $87 trillion dollars, more ‘investments’ without any cuts in current spending whatsoever is laughable at | Read More »
GITMO Detainees Coming To Alexandria, Virginia?
Senator Diane Feinstein has commissioned a report on where the United States could house detainees from GITMO inside the U.S. Congressman Jim Moran, who doesn’t live in Alexandria, wrote in 2009 that Alexandria, Virginia (my hometown) is ready to host GITMO detainees at whatever the cost. By and large, Alexandrians are civic-minded people and are ready to do their duty if it serves the greater | Read More »
Big Trouble in Calamitous Cairo: Ginsburg’s Egyptian Odyssey
Equally as loathsome when actor and malcontent Sean Penn criticizes America while praising the Arab Spring, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg disparaging the US Constitution rivals treason. Ginsburg’s ACLU convictions shadow her in old age. Conjoined in mindset with Barack Obama, both believe the Constitution is an outdated allegory, no longer sufficient as a guiding vehicle to the norms of contemporary society. Like a | Read More »
Kerry Donley Wants To Double Your Taxes
Many jurisdictions in the Northern Virginia area, specifically those in which the big Government liberals are totally in charge (Arlington County) or where the big Government liberals have a majority of the seats (Alexandria, VA), are facing serious budget shortfalls. This is because they refuse to cut spending. Now, Vice Mayor Kerry Donley of Alexandria, VA wants to double the gas tax in Northern Virginia. | Read More »
Liberals Love Regulation in Alexandria, VA
As a life long resident of Alexandria, Virginia, I can say that I have NEVER been more ashamed of my City than I am this week. With a double digit commercial vacancy rate, the City is in no position to be over regulating businesses. We residents have seen the destruction the City Council has imposed on Landmark Mall in Alexandria. The City has been looking | Read More »
Since when did Alexandria decide it wanted Gitmo detainees?
Jennifer Rubin, who also commented on that Jim Moran column I raised an eybrow at earlier, reminds us that the subject has come up before… It seems Jim Moran’s hometown spoke out on this issue a couple of months ago, according to this news report. Residents were apparently “decidedly unfriendly to news that the Obama administration might move some detainees from their highly controlled military | Read More »
Jim Moran (D) calls Bobby Lee a patriot.
I understand that the PMA thing requires a distraction; but this? In each case, Alexandria demonstrated the kind of courage and patriotism that can be traced to the city’s roots as the home town of George Washington and Robert E. Lee. “Courage” I will grant for General Lee, readily enough. I even think that he did what he thought was the right thing. However, speaking | Read More »
Annnnd they’re going after City Councilwoman Alicia Hughes.
Unsurprising – African-American Republicans (or, in this case, Republican-endorsed*) are open season for Beltway progressives; female African-American ones, moreso – but depressing. Fortunately, Jim Geraghty is better at research than your average shrieker, so if one starts babbling about the Hatch Act you can quote this section of the relevant federal code at them. You can also follow that with a loud observation or two | Read More »
DNC Chair and Obama lose two council seats in their backyard
[UPDATE, Moe Lane] Permit me to introduce the two new GOP council members for Alexandria: Frank Fannon Alicia Hughes —– Jim Geraghty over at National Review has the basic facts. Democrats lost two seats on the Alexandria, Virginia city council: Boy, how long has it been since I’ve been able to report good news on an election night for Republicans? With results from 26 out | Read More »