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The Very Christian Barbecue

We’re all very excited about the barbecue that our very own very Christian very Republican state senator Dick Black is hosting, featuring “some special guests!” according to the flyer announcing this fun family event (“Make checks payable to ‘Black for Senate'”).

Dick Black, for those who just arrived on this planet (such as just possibly the people who elected him and who were thus were unaware of his past), is famous for such antics as (a) sending plastic fetuses to his fellow legislators in Richmond as part of his crusade against abortion (b) being the only person still in the history of the Loudoun County Public Libraries to call up an internet porno site (“showing some of the most extreme sexual violence imaginable”) on a public computer in the library, part of his very religious crusade to demonstrate why we need internet filtering to protect our vulnerable children from . . . people like him, apparently (c) siding with the Sons of Confederate Veterans to oppose a statue of Abraham Lincoln in Richmond (d) explaining that fellow legislators who disagree with him “are aligned with various elements of vice” (e) sending out a campaign mailer stating that his opponent is “a staunch homosexual advocate who endorsed boys kissing each other in public school plays” . . .

Anyway, the “special guests!” featured on Dick’s BBQ flyer include almost every local GOP official, eager to sidle up to such an saintly figure in the local GOP power structure. They will include almost all of our all-Republican Board of Supervisors. The only two not on the list, for some reason, are Chairman Scott York and Supervisor Ken Reid. Just a coincidence that they happen to be the only Mormon (York) and only Jew (Reid) on the board? Probably.

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Hold the blessings, thank you

The new all-Republican Loudoun board of supervisors has certainly been fulfilling its promise to run things in a more businesslike manner, at least when it comes to placing the county’s business on a firm cash basis.

As noted in previous posts, for a mere $8,950 in campaign contributions you can get yourself appointed to the Government Reform Commission, as Scott Hamberger did; for $1,000 (what a bargain!) you can get a spot on the water and sewer board, as developer Hobie Mitchel did (very convenient if you’re a land developer and want to influence where new lines run); and for $460,000 you get to have a whole package of new laws passed on 9–0 votes in the very first month without even troublesome public debate, as the commercial land developers and real estate industry did.

Would you buy a slightly tainted benediction from this man?

And then for $6,500 in donations you can even land a paying job with the county, as Homemaker Callie Chaplow (at least that’s how she listed her occupation in state campaign reports) did, becoming Geary Higgins’s (R-Catoctin) new administrative aide. Continue reading

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