Step On Up To The Plate People

By Loudoun Insider

I continue to be disgusted to the point of despair with this shit-hole county and its pathetic governments.  I’ve been putting out fresh info for discussion about the clowns that run this county for almost eight years now, and after all the time and effort I have put into this we now have a government of fools that is worse than any other BOS I have seen.  All because too few people give a damn and get involved.  I continue to be amazed at the level of self centered crooked goofballs that somehow rise like scum to the top of the fetid brew to become Loudoun’s elected “leaders”.

It’s time for some new blood.  It looks like some of our other regulars here are a bit burned out as well.  But there still remains plenty to cover, and of course the local papers cover only a tiny portion of what needs to be illuminated.  I know there are some of you out there that can do this and do it well.  Contact Vincent with a request to be a TC contributor if you are up for it.  Somebody has to do it.


  • David Dickinson says:

    Gnat, you seem to fall into the trap that diversity is good because it is diverse. Looking at things differently is beneficial because you find new and improved things. But not always. At some point being different is an excuse for laziness or acting in selfish self-interest. “Eclectic” can also be scatterbrained.

    There was a great George Will column on this years ago. Wish I could find it now.

  • I’ll take rationality over intelligence any day… most of the problems we are enduring now have been caused by brilliant “expert” masterminds who don’t have an ounce of common sense. Why else would every unfortunate development that occurs under their watch to be called “unexpected”?

    To paraphrase Buckley, I would rather have a cabinet full of single moms who worked two jobs and managed to get their kids fed, clothed and into college than that bunch of over educated, totally inexperienced, bow-tied theoreticians and czars we’ve got right now.

  • Cato the Elder says:

    “You wouldn’t be calling any of those beneath you either holy, or innocent, would you? I mean, by accident maybe, but surely not on purpose.”

    Can’t be helped Barb. That’s what happens when you hang on a ten foot crucifix, everyone else looks short.

  • Barbara Munsey says:

    Cato, you have taught me many things, not the least of which is to ALWAYS swallow my tea before I read one of your comments.

  • edmundburkenator says:

    You can get polling data wrong from way up there too!

  • edmundburkenator says:

    Barbara, you’re the patron saint of the spit-take.

  • Nate – “He does have a rather sick obsession with raising taxes though.”

    That’s because he and the masterminds believe that the purpose of taxes is to institute “fairness” rather than to raise revenue… it must be, because every time they raise the punishment for success they get less revenue in addition to less success.

    Some interesting news today… that inflated, lying, prior-election job creation number of 170k for October has not surprisingly been “revised” down to 140k, today’s 150k number is not seasonally adjusted for the 50k temporary holiday jobs, and since July a half million folks have dropped out of the private sector labor pool at the same time government employment has increased by the exact same amount.

    When the winter heating bills hit in January as all those temporary hires are dismissed and the taxes go up on the job creators it shall get very ugly indeed. The abuse of the people will continue, but now the Destructor In Chief will be shifting into overdrive.

  • Barbara Munsey says:

    eb, you really have saints on the brain today. Is everything all right?

  • edmundburkenator says:

    I was just staying with the riff going on… but trying to steer it more toward sainthood rather than martyrdom.

    That, and I’m the patron saint of Friday procrastination.

  • Dan says:

    LI, you have done some very admirable work and I salute you for it. The elected officials and leaders of political parties too often rely on most people being too busy living their lives to pay attention to the potential corruption and various boondoggles of the folks in charge of the cookie jar. Those few people, like you, who do pay attention and try to call attention to these things provide a real public service.

    It’s a shame this thread seems to have devolved into sniping over various unrelated things mostly of a personal or partisan or ideological nature. Because lifting up the rock and shining a great big light on corruption and malfeasance is not a partisan or ideological issue. It is a matter of a competently and honestly run government. It’s a matter of letting those in power know that at least someone is watching when they are tempted to act inappropriately or unethically or illegally or simply in a self serving manner to the detriment of the general public.

    I recommend that you take a sabbatical if you are feeling toasty around the edges. Burnout is a very real thing. Don’t quit though. There is a certain satisfaction in staying in the fight and remaining on your feet for the full 15 rounds even if you ultimately lose the bout on points. Hell, sometimes the other guy gets tired of hitting you and you end up winning the damned thing somehow.

    During your sabbatical I would suggest you do some important research. Maybe do the definitive study of single malt scotches. I once considered touring every Irish bar in America but figured I’d be dead before I could get out of Boston so I gave the idea up. Maybe you have the stamina for that worthwhile endeavor. Or you might listen to the words of Ben Franklin who said, “beer is proof God loves us and wants to see us happy” and just drink copious amounts of the stuff until you feel enabled to climb back into the ring.

    Whatever you do, I hope you will return to this particular fight. You do it very well and it needs to be fought. It would be such a pity to allow people of such low caliber to win. Clearly many of the people running Loudoun County fit the description of low caliber.

  • NateDogg614 says:

    “Some interesting news today… that inflated, lying, prior-election job creation number of 170k for October has not surprisingly been “revised” down to 140k, today’s 150k number is not seasonally adjusted for the 50k temporary holiday jobs, and since July a half million folks have dropped out of the private sector labor pool at the same time government employment has increased by the exact same amount.”

    I know. Funny how that works, eh? 😉

  • Yup, government unemployment down to 3.8%, meanwhile even with 2.5 less people being counted in the labor force than in January of ’09 the U6 is still at 15%. At some point juggling the numbers and pushing the big lie will not be enough to fool the newly and “unexpectedly” surprised unemployed. As Reagan said, when your neighbor is unemployed it’s a recession, and when you are unemployed it’s a depression, and there’s going to be a whole lot of depression going around in February.

  • Democratic Lady says:

    Just wait and see. Many of the same people are going to run again in the next BOS election. This time those will be constested though to prove who is the best candidates. After this great BOS, Dems will be a shoe in.

  • That would be 2.5 MILLION less people counted in the labor force over the past four years as the population grew by six million… I wonder how long we can keep that up?

  • Here’s a great blog article, packed with statistics and real numbers, about the coming day of reckoning for the American people and the Democrat propaganda machine:

  • Shiloh says:

    Dan — Well said! This is exactly what I would have said to LI but didn’t have the right words in my head.

  • LI,

    Thank you for all you’ve done for the past eight years. I can understand your disgust and your frustration. A few months back, you mentioned that the liberal blogs were fading in the county. I haven’t been posting on LoudounProgress or EqualityLoudoun although there are some works in the queue. There is only so much a single person can do. You’ve done more than your share, and you deserve a break.

    For all the negative corrupt actions of the the new BoS, all who have been watching must admit that they are politically sophisticated and expert at marginalizing and demoralizing their opponents. Their actions have a double edged effect. As some people burn out, others will step forward, perhaps not here, on this blog, but they will step forward. We’ll also see changes in the views and attitudes of the people who continue to publish.

    I see this work like stone masonry. The wall or the temple is built one stone at a time, and each stone requires pounding and chipping to make it a perfect fit. After all that pounding, there may be an invisible crack, and the stone will cleave with just one more hit. Be patient. Save your strength. Make sure that each hit is precise and accurate. The cracks are there. The beauty of the stone will be revealed.

  • Indy Pendant says:

    Don’t kid yourself, Democratic Lady.
    Without a bottoms-up reorganization and new candidates, the hidden network will prevail. If the Dems can do it at the national level they can do it locally, where the mission of greed and self-service has crept into every public institution in Loudoun County: not just the government, but the judiciary and the press. Now it threatens the public school system with designer schools for entitled HOAs.
    LI has called them out but it is up to US — the people — to shake off the apathy, organize and revolt. The 2011 candidates were weak but the voters were weaker. The people get the kind of government they deserve.

  • Barbara Munsey says:

    Jonathan, that is a very interesting image–it recalls for me that old tv ad with the diamond cutter in the backseat of whatever luxury sedan, to prove how smooth the ride was.

    It also recalls that sometimes the sure strike finds, not the proper stress point to reveal a planned facet, but the hidden stress point that causes the stone to crumble.

    As I said to LI way back on the first page, and perhaps agree with you here in your post, he should take the time to rejuvenate–all of this will still be here when he gets back from any sabbatical.

  • enviroman says:

    Loudoun Insider – you’re too independent to be a Republican. Become an independent – you don’t have to hew to the party line.

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