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DAW Award

VIRGINIA BEACH (October 3, 2010) - - How Virginia News Source came to give Virginia Beach Mayor Will(ing) Sessoms its “Dumb Ass of the Week’ Award. Or how personnel mismanagement killed a homeless dude on the beach and Sessoms’ is making taxpayers atone for it.

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Here’s how the concept development Last Friday a pizza delivery driver hit and killed a 3 YO Aragona boy who was lying in the roadway. Earlier a TV fell from the shelves at Walmarte′, killing a 6 YO who was trying to climb the stack of television cartons. Both companies acted like the City of Virginia Beach:  The pizza company raised the price of pizzas from $10 each to $20 each.  Walmarte′ added $100 to each TV sold. No action was taken against any employee in either case. The pizza driver said the 3 YO was wearing a black diaper and he didn’t see him until it was all over. Walmarte′ said it was going to teach the employee how to better stack television cartons on the display floor. To cover any future losses it said it implemented the two price increase policies. But Jack Smith said, “I didn’t have anything to do with falling televisions, why do I have to pay $100 more for my set?” Walmarte spokesperson said, “Well, we felt bad the accident happened and we are going to use part of the price increase to send climbing gyms to parks in poor housing areas so children can learn to climb properly.” The pizza company used the same logic:  We feel bad about killing the baby, so we are going to use part of the increase to buy fluorescent orange disposable diapers for everyone on the subdivision so neglected children will be easier to spot lying in roadways. Virginia Beach Mayor Will(ing) Sessoms saw the story and suddenly his ‘chrome’ dome lit up like a comet in the night sky. “I’ve got it,”  he told City Council.  “You guys know we are immune from suits, like the homeless dude our trash truck driver killed on the beach?  We are. “That poor bloke’s family can’t legally get a penny from us. It’s called sovereign immunity.  And thank God it exists, because no matter how careless and reckless we are or out employees are, we can thumb our noses and say, ‘nanny, nanny, boo boo.’ “But boys and girls I tell you what lets do.  I know all of us feel badly about this.  It really wasn’t the poor truck driver’s fault.  Yeah, I know she didn’t have a perfect driving record, but driving on the beach?  What the hell could happen? “We need to atone for our employee’s bad performance and whacking of that old guy.  I have an idea. Let’s build shelters - homes -  for male and female homeless people (otherwise they might re-produce if the lived under the same roof and got drunk or high) - separate but equal  - great concept.  Government schools did it for years. “Nobody can criticize us for that kind of atonement,” Will(ing) Sessoms told the council. “Er, mayor where’re we getting this money?” the councilman asked. “Well we are going to pull it out of our ass - -  another special reserve fund - - and we’ll replace it next year with a hidden little tax or fee increase someone.  They taxpayers won’t even notice it.” Councilman David, a mobile phone guru, bubbled up and said, “Since we're already losing so much utility tax money by people discontinuing land lines  and using cell phones, we could add 1-¢ a month to the cell phone bills and nobody’d ever know it, mayor.” “Brilliant,” said Will(ingress), “absolutely brilliant." Beachfront Councilman Urine said, roaring with laughter, “Absolutely.  The taxpayers can pay for our mismanagement, carelessness, our ‘grief’ for offing an old homeless dude, and our atonement. “I don’t want to sound callous, but it we could put that driver in a higher truck with less visibility, maybe we could get rid of a lot more trash that hangs at the beach.  Our atonement would already be in place. “Mayor, you just can’t believe the quality of people we have on the sand these days.  A loss of any of them would be no loss to us, trust me. And the taxpayers will pay for our atonement.” “Great idea, John,” Will(ing) snickered.  Anybody object? “Git ‘er done!” the mayor  roared tickled over his own brilliance!  The council didn't object.  Even the taxpayers didn’t object.  VNS' objects. So for that great philosophy and policy of Mayor Will(ing) Sessoms, he receives Virginia News Source’ “Dumb Ass of the Week” Award, shared by the citizens of the city who let him get away with it.  Salute to All!
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  RINO Supreme VIRGINIA BEACH (August 16, 2010) - - On Saturday, in a display of candor (and stupidity?) senior Virginia Beach Del. Bob Purkey acknowledged what many conservative Republicans and others have been saying all along: There is no difference between Republicans and Democrats.  They are all peas in the same political pod.  That's why government is corrupt, inefficient, and doesn't work for the benefit of the people. Purkey, long described as arrogant, hot-tempered, self-important, told the GOP weekly breakfast that a dollar is a dollar:  Not Republican dollars.  Not Democrat dollars.  Just a bottom-line political dollar$$$. The wrong message for the intelligent young minds of 2 tables of students from Princess Anne High School who were attending. While admitting no credibility as a Republican and admitting he plays political footsie, financed, and even voted for Democrats, just to 'get along,' Purkey did score points for candor. But no points for valor or integrity or honor.  Some say it is senility catching up. That while he made a little speech supporting GOP contributions, support, and compromise with Democrats at the expense of integrity and morale values of the party, he simply displayed the falsehoods he's wrapped himself in over the decades as a Republican.
Rigell

Rigell

He fell on his sword trying to defend GOP 2nd District Congressional candidate Scott Rigell who donated $1,000 to Obama, said he was impressed by Obama's rhetoric, his campaign language, and to keep Queen Hillary Clinton from getting the Democrat nomination.  Rigell has also supported other lesser, state level Democrats. Purkey said people in business and politics have to do that for their survival - not the people's survival. For the most part Rigell's contribution to Obama and other Democrats had been off the radar screen.  If Purkey thought he was the 'Lone Ranger' helping Rigell out by stepping out front on this issue again, he was terribly wrong. This is the last thing the Rigell campaign wanted brought back to the forefront, where staunch, conservative core Republicans have already abandoned him and middle of the roaders in the party are having second thoughts. Independent Congressional Candidate Kenny Golden was head of the Virginia Beach GOP before resigning to run for Congress, first as a Republican. When he determined the GOP national machine was covertly backing Rigell to the detriment of the other 8 in the GOP primary race, Golden dropped out as a Republican candidate and filed as an independent, refusing to be part of the GOP's candidate fodder for appearance sake. At neighborhood affairs and 'town halls,' Golden is attracting more and more supporters with his plain talking message directed at  conservatives, disgruntled Republicans and Democrats. So far neither Rigell nor the incumbent, Democrat Rep. Glenn Nye are giving him any help.  Rigell claiming Golden is a fleeting 'outside candidate' who doesn't deserve recognition by being elevated to a debate platform, has refused to debate Nye if Golden is included. Nye is using the opposite argument to avoid confrontation with Rigell and Golden by saying he won't participate in a debate unless GOLDEN IS INCLUDED. Using these tactics to dodge debate among major party candidates sets both of them up as weaklings, cowards who would both be 'demolished,' as some say, if there was a 3-way debate with Golden in the middle. Nye is hoping to win on his 'conservative' Democrat record - voting for most GOP-approved issues, except the election of Nancy Pelosi for House Speaker. Rigell has hitched his campaign wagon behind the GOP national professional machinery, great monied ad campaign, and staying below the public radar by not engaging in any potentially dangerous confrontation situation. A 3-way debate is scheduled Aug. 19 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Princess Anne High Auditorium, sponsored by the Citizens Advisory Committee for the 3rd Police Precinct.  No evidence anyone except Golden will show. The Virginia Beach Taxpayer Alliance, which has traditionally hosted candidate forums in congressional races is also planning for a joint event.  Any candidate who doesn't show will be represented by name tag and empty chair. Questions will be addressed to the empty chairs and answers will be 'candidate so-and-so refused to answer.' We are still a long way from the November election.
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VIRGINIA BEACH - - Bill Fleming, self-employed and in the Democrat Party, is facing the biggest uphill battle of his career:  An run for the 8th District Senate seat against Jeffrey McWaters,  elected last weekend as the GOP standard bearer. Fleming has only until January 12 to marshal a campaign against overwhelming odds of money and organization.  McWaters is still officially reporting about $165,000 in campaign funds received in his campaign against fellow GOPer, Councilwoman Rosemary Wilson. However, insiders have speculated that when the final tally is in, it would run $500,000 to $800,000 from his special interest friends among a political machine that Mayor Will Sessoms' hardcore of supporters are trying to build around him. In an appearance before the Saturday Democrat breakfast of about 65 - 23 Princess Anne High School students, Fleming admitted his entry was a last minute move as he denied being 'extreme,' but admitted being an otherwise conservative candidate. Read the rest of this entry »
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Like the ole country song, “...the girls all get prettier at closing time,...” it seems that GOP politicians all get dumber at election time.
Bob McDonnell

Bob McDonnell

As the liberal establishment get their panties in a bunch over GOP gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell’s current predicament involving an old thesis he wrote in the 1980s espousing strong conservative values, the candidate has spent 2 days tripping over his own shoe strings working on damage control. Bob has not been noted for his street smarts or political intellect. He violated Moe Rowe’s No. 1 campaign axiom. Back in the early ‘90s 2nd District Rep. Owen Pickett had problems. He was best known for being anti-media. Media unfriendly. He was a good legislator, having served years in the General Assembly before going to Congress. But the media was the enemy. And he had a stupid, paranoid chief of staff who was terrified of the media. She didn’t know how to handle media relations so she kept Pickett secluded, unavailable for the most part. Read the rest of this entry »
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VIRGINIA BEACH - - It should come as no surprise, no fluke, that pollster Frank Luntz found that the public is “mad as hell and they ain’t gonna take it anymore.” That statement isn’t just his summary, its the wording and feelings of those he has talked to across the nation about the state of our government at all levels. Today’s headline shortchanging the nation’s seniors by withholding a cost of living adjustment for Social Security recipients for the next 2 years is only going to exacerbate the contempt the age-challenged population has for government. We predict this story will grow big legs before the furor ends. Then we have the local story of veteran Peninsula GOP Del. Phil Hamilton padding his own pocket with a quid pro quo job by passing special interest legislation for Old Dominion University and billing the taxpayers $500,000 for the cost. Read the rest of this entry »
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