Archive for the ‘corruption’ Category
To be impartial” Virginia Beach agreed to remove a grossly misleading light rail ad from the city website. Impartial? What nonsense. Most members of council are for light rail and are definitely not impartial..
The ad stated that a yes vote was a vote to continue the study of light rail. Those who developed the ad knew from the beginning that the ad was a lie. The ad was intended, was designed to con citizens into voting yes while thinking that a yes vote was for permission to continue with the study of light rail.
In fact, a yes vote will give city council the OK to “… adopt an ordinance approving the use of all reasonable efforts to support the financing and development of the Tide….” Just what the heck does all that mean? It means that our light-rail-supporting city council can start spending money and making plans for the development of their favorite development tool – light rail.
A yes vote means that council can do whatever “reasonable efforts” they want.
As Councilman Moss stated, “It’s designed to influence and advocate.”
The ad was so heavy handed, so obviously a lie it should never have seen the light of day. Mayor Sessoms should have been the first to tell staff to take that ad off the air.
Thank you, Councilman John Moss.
Our Virginia Beach City Council has presented the citizens of Virginia Beach with a perfect example of political manipulation. In a well orchestrated two-step process, Council pressured the city school board to join in the request for the real estate tax rate increase that council wanted. Then several council members conspired to bury the DeSteph/Moss budget proposal under a substitute motion.
Of course, medical care as presented in Obamacare has nothing to do with transportation in light rail. The similarity between Sessomslightrail and Obamacare is the process by which these projects have been dumped on the American people. Read the rest of this entry »
The “reshaping” of Virginia Beach as described by city manager Jim Spore in an article in the Virginian-Pilot on May 31 and comments by Mayor Sessoms in a June 4th article provide examples of the reach of the Virginia Beach Power Centers and further demonstrates that in Virginia Beach “it is too late now .” Read the rest of this entry »
Have the Political Power Centers in Virginia Beach taken full control of the government of our city? Is it too late now for the citizens of Virginia Beach to take that power back and once again establish control of our own government?
Yes, it probably is too late, but we must try one more time. Read the rest of this entry »
What? Is what lost?
Is representative government in Virginia Beach Lost? Have the citizens of Virginia Beach, uninformed, misinformed and paying no attention to city government, ceded our representative government to Virginia Beach power centers (our local lobbyists)? Have we handed our government over to the developers, real estate agents, lawyers and others? Read the rest of this entry »
Our United States Government, both the president and congress, have failed in their duties to us, the American people. Our president has failed to provide transparency, bipartisanship, and has rammed his favorite projects through congress without full debate. The federal government, thanks to the president, is now much too big and too expensive. Read the rest of this entry »
I am, I truly hate to say, thoroughly disgusted with our United States Congress. Our US Congress, both senators and representatives, have devolved into an organization in which the members provide for themselves, family, friends and contributors. Our United States Congress has demonstrated that it has become thoroughly corrupted.
Congress members continue to use “earmarks” for their own benefit, give themselves automatic raises (on an already very high salary) and excellent health and retirement benefits. And much worse than all of the above is the misuse and mismanagement of our economy and the never-ending kickbacks from organizations that profit from lack of enforcement. Read the rest of this entry »