Archive | May, 2007

things are getting crazy in the 24th

Wednesday, May 30, 2007


It’s 13 days until the Hanger-Sayre primary in the 24th state senate district. Last night the two candidates squared off at BRCC. What was expected to be a debate on taxes sounds to me more like a debate on immigration policy.

Road to rue-ing

Tuesday, May 29, 2007


Highway issues I wish I’d thought of when I was a big shot. On a three-point scale, what are the worst intersections in H’burg when judged by safety, irritation, correctibility, and intangibles. My personal Massanutten Pique awards follow.

Eyes Wide Open

Tuesday, May 29, 2007


Did anyone make it to one of the Eyes Wide Open exhibits in town this past weekend? Dozens of pairs of boots and shoes were on display at several locations, representing the number of US soldiers from Virginia killed thus far in Iraq (the shoes represent the Iraqi civilians). The exhibit was presented at the […]

“I wanted to give up, but I tried my best.”

Tuesday, May 29, 2007


In today’s Washington Post, there’s an article on the nonsensical practice of testing schoolchildren in a language they can’t read, currently underway in Harrisonburg. According to the story, a lot of those kids are filling in bubbles at random: “Virginia’s reading scores won’t be made public until August, but local educators predict that many English […]

June 1 is “Walk to School Day” at Keister Elementary

Monday, May 28, 2007


Last October, Kiester Elementary students and parents participated in “International Walk to School Day.” This single day brought out 250 student walkers and bikers; 200 more (!) than what they normally have on a typical school day. This event also brought out several “Harrisonburg celebrities” who supported the cause. This Friday, June 1st, Keister Elementary […]

Riverkeepers to sue Pilgrim’s & Cargill

Friday, May 25, 2007


As reported on WSVA, The Winchester Star, and the AP: the Shenandoah Riverkeeper, Potomac Riverkeeper and Waterkeeper Alliance filed a notice in U.S. District Court that they will file suit against Cargill and Pilgrim’s Pride in Timberville for unlawful discharges of waste into the North Fork of the Shenandoah River, unless the discharges are corrected […]

BABE Rally stops in Harrisonburg

Friday, May 25, 2007


According to several blogs I’ve read this morning, Harrisonburg was the first stop in the BABE Rally. The general idea is that a bunch of people get the worst, cheapest, ugliest cars they can find, and drive from “the Big Apple to the Big Easy.” What a wonderfully tacky idea. I wonder how much they’re […]

I have a solution and humbly request feedback and discussion

Thursday, May 24, 2007


Problem: Scattered internet/intra net capabilities within Harrisonburg with unfulfilled promise of wireless IPv6 implementation city wide. Solution: High-speed internet and intranet functions can now be transmitted through existing infrastructure utilizing a technology know under different trade names, one such example is BPL Technologies.

vegetarians in the ‘burg

Thursday, May 24, 2007


Today I came across this post by a blogger calling herself “*”. It’s an incomplete list of vegetarian options in Harrisonburg. She says she has “more vegetarian lunch ideas to come.” A long time ago, Martin Cizmar had a blog on the DNR called “Vegetablog,” which hasn’t been active since January, 2006. If there are […]

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