Archive | February, 2007

local web stats

Tuesday, February 20, 2007


Today NLS had a post about the most popular blogs in Virginia (republitarian ranked #10 and DWJ was #8 on his list). I was curious about other local sites, so I checked Alexa and found these rankings*

H’burg Happenings

Monday, February 19, 2007


Hope everyone has thawed out. Here’s some stuff going on around town. First of all, finnegan passed along two local blogs he noticed recently. is the blog of a DNR reporter. Guess her name! You can read her stories from the paper and life in general around the ‘burg. My Friend Alan is Harrisonburg […]

echoes of the NCLB dispute reach the west coast

Monday, February 19, 2007


News of the conflict between the Harrisonburg School Board and the federal Department of Education over NCLB tests made its way into the pages of The Seattle Post-Intelligencer today (Josh noted that this is an AP story, so it may have been picked up by several others as well). Of course, the federal government refuses […]

“a very, very positive campaign”

Monday, February 19, 2007


Today Scott Sayre launched his campaign to unseat Emmett Hanger, whom he says is “a very, very fine man.” Sayre says the campaign will be “very, very positive.” I wonder if conservative bloggers feel the same way? They’re already trying to make Hanger look like a far-left liberal (a laughable notion to anyone who actually […]

more Title IX backlash

Monday, February 19, 2007

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As you may recall, the JMU BoV came under a fair amount of criticism not too long ago for the way it handled the “Title IX cuts,” reducing the number of sports at the university. 144 male students will be losing their sports — sports that may be the reason they started attending JMU in […]

Goodlatte criticizes, maintains status quo

Saturday, February 17, 2007


Although seventeen House Republicans joined 229 Democrats in voting for the “nonbinding resolution” — written by Democrats essentially to tell Bush that his troop surge is a stupid idea, and that it’s time to cut back on the troops in Iraq — Bob Goodlatte, “our” representative in the House, did not join the Republicans and […]

Road conditions downtown

Friday, February 16, 2007


I will admit that I have little knowledge of the system that is used to decided which roads should be treated in which order after a storm. However, I would have thought that by now Downtown would be in much better shape. Federal Street is an absolute nightmare! I’m not shocked that E. Market near […]

1727 dies a second and final death

Friday, February 16, 2007

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Matt Lohr’s so-called “school club bill” died in a House committee, was resurrected, passed the House, and died again in a Senate committee yesterday. It’s debatable whether his HB1727 and HB1656 can be called “anti-gay” or “anti-immigration” outright, but they’re certainly not “diversity friendly” bills. Lohr’s bill to charge immigrants for the use of court […]

riverkeeper takes Coors & DEQ to task

Friday, February 16, 2007


Most of us are aware that fish in our local waterways have been dying off in record numbers over the past few years. In 2005, 80 percent of the smallmouth bass in the Shenandoah River died of bacterial lesions. A few weeks ago the DNR ran a short piece stating, “Officials at Coors Shenandoah Brewery […]

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