Saturday, May 20, 2017

Alexandria Advisory Group Seeks New Names for Jefferson David Highway


Alexandria City Manager Mark B. Jinks has announced the appointment of an Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Renaming Jefferson Davis Highway, which will solicit public feedback and consider potential new names for a portion of U.S. Route 1. In September 2016, the Alexandria City Council voted unanimously to begin the process of renaming Jefferson Davis Highway in Alexandria.

The Advisory Group plans to hold its first meeting in June, followed by a public survey over the summer to seek naming suggestions. Additional details will be posted online in the coming months as they are developed by the group.

The members of the Advisory Group are Laurie MacNamara (chair), a member of the City’s Budget and Fiscal Affairs Advisory Committee; Lynnwood Campbell, board chair of Senior Services of Alexandria; Gerry Laporte, former president of the Arlington Historical Society; and Elmer Lowe, Sr., former president of the Arlington branch of the NAACP. While the Arlington County Board has not formally considered a name change, Arlington representatives were selected to provide input on potential new names for the continuous stretch of road in both localities.

What would you re-name it?

What Does the Democratic Party Stand For?


Via WFB, California Congresswoman Maxine Waters struggles to elaborate on MSDNC on what the Democratic party stands for other than to impeach Donald Trump (even when there's NO evidence of a crime).

The answer really is quite simple. Democrats, along with their BIG government Republican friends, believe in the power of a strong, centralized government. Something that will be the downfall of this nation.

Is that REALLY what you want for your kids??

Alexandria, Virginia Should Abandon the 72 Hour Parking Rule


Alexandria, Virginia Vice Mayor Justin Wilson has been a proponent of removing old laws off of the City's books. The 72 hour parking rule is one that should have gone too.

At the most recent public hearing, City Council voted to keep two laws on the books as it pertains to long term parking in Alexandria. Currently, there's the 72 hour parking code which the City amended with this ruling and then there's the abandoned vehicle code.

The abandoned vehicle law could have easily been amended to include the 72 hour parking and travel permits language passed on May 13. The Alexandria Police Department has admitted that the overwhelming numbers of 72 hour parking cases it gets come from neighbors and the overwhelming majority of cases are resolved by the time the Police arrive.

Therefore, its time for City Council to abandon the 72 hour parking rule and stop pitting neighbor versus neighbor.

DNC Chair Booed in California


You think the booing's because the establishment Democratic party shoved Perez down the Democratic party's throat? The booing was about creating a massive public healthcare entitlement.

How many Democrats in the Alexandria, Virginia area want the same? If Democrats get their way, our kids are screwed...

Via SacBee
State Democrats’ three-day convention had a raucous start Friday, as liberal activists booed and heckled Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez after marching from the state Capitol to promote a universal heath care program.

The leader of the nurses’ union that opposed Perez’s recent election had just warned California Democrats that they would put up primary election challengers against lawmakers if they don’t support a bill to create public-funded, universal healthcare.

“They cannot be in denial anymore that this is a movement that can primary them,” RoseAnn DeMoro, executive director of the California Nurses Association, told hundreds of nurses and health care advocates gathered for a rally at the Capitol.

“Vote them out,” the crowd chanted back, referring to Democrats in the Legislature wavering on whether to support their cause.
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Rep. Trey Gowdy Honors Fallen Hero #NationalPoliceWeek


During National Police Week, members of Congress often honors fallen law enforcement officers of the floor of the House and Senate.

Here, South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy remembers Officer Kevin Carper. Very moving.