Friday, January 13, 2017
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement on the nominations of General James Mattis to be Secretary of Defense and Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State after participating in their confirmation hearings this week:
“I will support the nomination of General James Mattis to be Secretary of Defense. In his testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday, he demonstrated a clear-eyed view of our current national security environment and a deep appreciation for the challenges facing U.S. servicemembers and their families. I believe he is well-prepar
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Countryside is a place where old white people (predominantly . . . sorry, Mr. Nash) can go and play a cheap round of golf subsidized by the City. – StarCityHarbinger
There is so much wrong with this post it is hard to know where to start and really does not deserve comment except for this most egregious proclamation.
Now, I know this will evoke a round of comments by Mr. Bostwick a legal aid attorney, but after his postings recently and the feedback I’ve received regarding his psychotic posts anything he has to say is diminished and lets hope he sees what a huge mistake it was to make such outrageous comments.
Sure my emotions regarding this recent dare I say grandstanding by Mr. Rosen was met with well, lets face it, hostility. Mr. Rosen accused me of smearing him in front of a member of the media at the “State of the City” address. I’m still looking for where exactly I smeared him. Criticism is part of being in public office and all current and former officeholders have experience far worse criticism. They take the more prudent road of “ignoring it”.
Those who have followed the Countryside saga for these many years understand my frustration. The frustration is that suddenly the financing of Countryside is “news” to this Council when I’ve repeated ad nauseam for 3 years starting with the option to purchase in May 2005 to the purchase in November, 2005. Me, an ordinary citizen just asked the Director of Finance without fanfare how it was financed, what they had to pay the airport for the lease of the RPZ, and what was the real estate tax revenue they were forgoing. I had emailed this information to Dr. Trinkle a year ago after he had asked Ms. Burcham at a Council meeting (a year ago) to gather the financial information. I tried to get the media to inform Roanoke citizens to no avail.
Back to the “old white people” who play at Countryside Golf Club subsidized by the City. All you have to do is watch the slide show in the right column to see ALL those “old white people”. And as Mr. Nash pointed out the golf course since it opened in 1967 has been subsidized by itself.
Posted By Valerie Garner