Archive | December, 2006

Review: Thai Flavor

Thursday, December 28, 2006


I was excited to see the sign on my way home from work. Coming Soon: Thai Flavor Restaurant. Awesome. Some may think that two Thai restaurants in Harrisonburg is enough, I tend to be on the complete opposite side of the spectrum, I think that every restaurant should be a Thai restaurant. What a wonderful […]

discussion group & new year’s resolutions

Friday, December 22, 2006


Well, I’m taking a break from hburg news for a while. I’ll be gone until January 2, and may or may not have much Internet access over the holidays. Hopefully other contributors will be posting between now and then. I’ll check in if/when I can. As you may or may not know, Kai and I […]

minimum waaaaage!

Thursday, December 21, 2006


The minimum wage in Virginia has been stuck at $5.15 for the last decade. Some Virginia Democrats are pushing to raise the state minimum wage up to a “whopping” $7.25 an hour by 2008. The wonks fully expect all minimum wage efforts to fail in General Assembly in 2007. Guess where Harrisonburg’s Senator, Mark Obenshain, […]

Harrisonburg Best/Worst 2006

Tuesday, December 19, 2006


As we reach the end of the year, I think it would be interesting to take a look back at the best and worst of Harrisonburg in 2006. I’ll post my list here as a jumping off point (and probably amend and add to it later). Please leave your Best/Worst lists in the comments section. […]

Gilbert working to keep VA number one

Monday, December 18, 2006


To the delight of fans of capital punishment, VA House Rep Todd Gilbert (whose 15th district includes part of Rockingham) is working to make the death penalty available to more people. Currently the Commonwealth ranks number one in executions per capita with states that have populations of more than one million people (second only to […]

the future of H’burg

Friday, December 15, 2006


This is where I make another one of my ill-conceived forays into opinion… After reading all the local media reports on yesterday’s SRI announcement, I could not find one critical, skeptical, or cautionary statement made in any of them. Like most people, I’m glad to hear the news that SRI will be creating new, high-quality […]

rate hikes & made-up blog scandals

Thursday, December 14, 2006

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A few small items today that I can’t really justify making separate posts for… Saw last night on WHSV (no link) that Harrisonburg Comcast (ex-Adelphia) customers can expect an approximate 5 percent rate increase on their cable bills starting in January. Rate hikes were announced last month for larger DMAs. I guess they figure since […]


Wednesday, December 13, 2006


I think there’s a bit of confusion over the “high tech firms” moving to (or expanding operations in) H’burg. I’ll admit it, I confused two companies, SRI (Stanford Research Institute), a college-based non-profit R&D company, and SI International, an IT firm that has contracts with the federal government. In case you made the same mistake […]


Wednesday, December 13, 2006


The DNR has, in the last two days, exceeded their normal level of ridiculous misunderstanding of important world events. In fact, these last two house editorials, Global Not-So-Warming and Inept and Ungracious, may well give them a head start on meeting their quota of ridiculous tripe for the upcoming year. Today’s selection, about global warming, […]

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