Archive | March, 2007

the powder keg that didn’t explode

Friday, March 30, 2007


The meeting organized by members of the Minutemen was packed tonight. I counted at least 175 local conservatives, liberals, college students, anarchists, rednecks, activists, and Latinos packed shoulder-to-shoulder in the sweltering hot conference room at the Ramada. If you showed up after 7, it was standing room only. As the five member panel took their […]

playaway audio books

Friday, March 30, 2007


WSVA is reporting that the Massanutten Regional Library now has a few Playaway audio books. From a blurb in GUSH Magazine: PlayAway Books are like little iPods that contain books [that] come with ear buds and a lanyard to wear around your neck so people can still see what you’re reading or in this case […]

VFF dinner

Friday, March 30, 2007


Social conservatives gathered for the Valley Family Forum‘s “Salute to the Family” last night at JMU’s Festival building. I was just reading this story on TV3, trying to figure out if it had already happened or was about to happen. The report says, “all the proceeds will go to help build faith, family and freedom […]

Local Celebrity Needs Our Thoughts and Prayers

Thursday, March 29, 2007


For those of you who are regular listeners of WSVA you are probably aware that Bob Pastorio who often appeared on Midday’s is battling cancer. I checked the blog that his wife and family has been keeping and it appears that he is nearing the end of this battle. It sounds as though he is […]

more IPv6 questions

Thursday, March 29, 2007


Tech blogs and journals across the country are abuzz with the latest news on IPv6, but I still haven’t seen anything in the local media about it. A blogger on BUZZscreen wrote, “If Harrisonburg is successful with this implementation, this may pave the way for widespread IPv6 connectivity sooner than we think.” If. And when.

what does it have to do with gangs?

Thursday, March 29, 2007


The DNR is reporting that Latif Ahmed Bakhsh, the owner of Threads in the Valley Mall is being deported for being undocumented and selling counterfeit clothing which he bought on the street in NYC.

remember IPv6?

Wednesday, March 28, 2007


Remember forever ago, when we were posting about IPv6? Harrisonburg is/was supposed to be the first city to get the next generation Internet protocol. That was the last thing I read about it. For the past several weeks, I’ve been emailing World Airwaves (the Winchester-based company supposedly in charge of setting it up

Water Street Deck

Wednesday, March 28, 2007


April 9th, Water Street Parking deck renovations will restart. At least 1/3 of the parking deck will be closed at a time. Please advise anyone you know to park elsewhere if they are familiar with the parking options downtown. Thanks

Webb’s packing heat!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007


Can anyone else help from thinking that Webb is smart as a whip for this recent news about his aide? I may be over thinking the issue but for him to say to Virginia, “I’m a strong supporter of the second amendment. I have had a permit to carry a weapon in Virginia for many […]

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