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  • Taxes should be paid by the users

    Once again, the VBTA distinguishes itself by shooting itself in the foot.  By advocating for doing away with fees that are paid by special interests, Robert Dean and the VBTA is advocating that these be done away with and replaced with just a few taxes, ...
  • The Hurt Locker & The Ugly Truth

    Saw two new movies recently. Gave both an "A" for different reasons. Both held my interest for the entire length. Other than that, they were as different as night and day (unless you're north of Alaska where day and night appear the same). "The Hurt Lock...
  • Writer about tyranny in Nelson Co. was right on!

    Editor:Ken White's letter  ( See: Tyranny in Nelson County)  was right on and I couldn't agree with him more. He hit the nail right on the head. Great going Ken.Marcel LeRoy...
  • Writer about tyranny in Nelson Co. was right on!

    Editor:Ken White's letter  ( See: Tyranny in Nelson County)  was right on and I couldn't agree with him more. He hit the nail right on the head. Great going Ken.Marcel LeRoy...
  • VBTA doesn't realize mayoral vote was lite rail referendum!

    Editor:So once again, on the pages of the Virginian-Pilot, the VBTA transportation chairman leads the opposition to Light Rail Transit, an initiative that 86% of voters expressed a preference for in their vote for Mayor.So members of the VBTA must be aski...
  • Virginia Needs a Fiscal Makeover!

    Like a number of other states, Virginia is largely papering over its current budget deficits through the use of temporary federal stimulus dollars, largely avoiding politically unpopular cuts in state services and programs. But with revenue declines and b...
  • Tyranny in Nelson and across the state of VA

    Editor:I made the following statement to the Nelson Co. Board of Supervisors meeting:Mr. Chairman and members of the Board, my name is Kenneth White, 93 Shields Gap  Road,  Roseland,  and  I  am President  of  the  Virginia  Taxpayers Association...
  • The City Council is a joke...!

    EDITOR:July 16, 2009 - - As for the Military Radar moving, what a joke. The money is just shuffled from one government agency to another. And it's all OUR money. Democracy ~ I don't see any. As for the projects listed, they are Part of the Master Plan. Th...
  • The City Council is a joke...!

    Editor:As for the Military Radar moving, what a joke. The money is just shuffled from one government agency to another. And it's all OUR money. Democracy ~ I don't see any. As for the projects listed, they are Part of the Master Plan. The plan to create ...
  • Tyranny in Nelson and across the state of VA

    Editor: I made the following statement to the Nelson Co. Board of Supervisors meeting: Mr. Chairman and members of the Board, my name is Kenneth White, 93 Shields Gap  Road,  Roseland,  and  I  am President  of  the  Virginia  Taxpayers Associa...
  • Your references to 'Norfolk Vice Mayor' Will Sessoms ,,,

    Editor:Knowing your perverted sense of satire, are you implying through your references to 'Norfolk Vice Mayor' Will Sessoms that he is attached to 'Virginia Beach Mayor' Paul Fraim by his lips to Fraim's ass?Too funny!A Tidewater reader...
  • Your references to 'Norfolk Vice Mayor' Will Sessoms ...

    Editor:Knowing your perverted sense of satire, are you implying through your references to 'Norfolk Vice Mayor' Will Sessoms that he is attached to 'Virginia Beach Mayor' Paul Fraim by his lips to Fraim's ass?Too funny!A Tidewater reader...
  • VBTA's Town Center TIF argument out of step with citizens

    Editor:   What a shame that the VBTA continues to embarrass itself with its continuing crusade against Town Center, when in fact our citizens, our voters, and most of all, our taxpayers, agree that it will continue to provide positive fiscal dividends ...
  • Frank Sinatra - One Awesome CD

    (July 7th, 2009) - - Last month, my wife gave me, and I got a chance to listen to the newly released Frank Sinatra CD. The disc is entitled Frank Sinatra: Live at the Meadowlands and is a recording of a concert from March 14th, 1986 from Mr. Sinatra’s p...
  • SPSA not criminally corrupt or near bankruptcy!

    Editor:Now that Pay Murphy no longer graces your pages, you may want to reconsider your standard intro to any article regarding SPSA which starts with..."CRIMINALLY CORRUPT, NEARLY BANKRUPT SPSA"... and then continues with the news article, which of cours...
  • SPSA not criminally corrupt or near bankruptcy!

    Editor: Now that Pay Murphy no longer graces your pages, you may want to reconsider your standard intro to any article regarding SPSA which starts with..."CRIMINALLY CORRUPT, NEARLY BANKRUPT SPSA"... and then continues with the news article, which of cou...
  • Virginia Doing Better Economically than U.S.

    Dr. Christine Chmura, one of the state's top private economists, said today that Virginia is doing better economically than the country overall during this current recession. In the 10th annual Virginia Economic Forecast, published by the Thomas Jefferso...
  • Star Trek: Thoughts on a New “Enterprise”

    Going back to the 1960’s I have been a huge Star Trek fan. The very first time I saw it was the episode “For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky”, and it is maybe the only one I saw during the original run on NBC.  During the 1970’s I ...
  • Citizen safety, Kempsville roads shortchanged by Beach council

    Editor: After watching the VB City Council member’s debate moving $$$ millions from other road projects to the Laskin Rd Gateway, I have to wonder why Lynnhaven Parkway phase XI in Centerville doesn’t get the same support? It is clear the City of C...
  • Reflections on Senator Arlen Specter - RINO sheds his disguise

    Earlier today the news broke. Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter had announced that he was switching parties. Going back to the Democratic Party that he left in the 1960’s. I looked at Specter differently than a lot of others, because having been born ...