Editorial board’s ego shows retaliation for endorsement loss

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Today’s editorial blaming city council for not paying attention to the Republican mayoral candidate Mark Lucas when he suggested a tax for increasing teacher pay is reprehensible. It smacks of a defensive maneuver to cover up their previous editorial where they asked school board chairman David Carson about another tax to raise teacher pay. From […]

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Corporate ownership stifles news reporting on journalists assault – video

Thursday, May 10, 2012

For those of you who do not know already The Roanoke Times and the Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk are both owned by Landmark Communications, Inc. That is why you occasionally see Virginian-Pilot copy in The Roanoke Times. The Virginian-Pilot is being taken to task for not reporting an assault on two of their off-duty reporters. In […]

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The Roanoke Times editorial board gets the three finger salute minus two

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Congratulations with a caveat and lecture to the reelected mayor. Just can’t suck it up. Just can’t understand why no one is “pandering” to the RTEB. Who are you to lecture anyone? No one elected the RTEB. The citizens of Roanoke didn’t anoint you to the pulpit. The Roanoke Times editorial board must be disappointment. […]

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Mark Lucas’ past donation to Tea Party candidate

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Mark Lucas' past donation to Tea Party candidate

With all the speculation on why Republican Peter Via has given $75,000 to incumbent Democrat Mayor David Bowers it is only fair to look back on the donation history of his opponent. Either it has slipped by the daily newspaper or has been conveniently brushed under a rug. Lucas has portrayed himself as somewhat of an […]

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Holding court at Roanoke City Council – updated with video

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Holding court at Roanoke City Council - updated with video

It wasn’t the first time that city council member Ray Ferris held court at Roanoke City Council but it was the first time he’s been called on the carpet. I’ve never seen any council member of any past council cross-examine a citizen like Ray Ferris did me Monday evening. Bill Bestpitch was close behind attempting […]

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City passes on tennis champion Johan Kriek

Monday, May 23, 2011

City passes on tennis champion Johan Kriek

Kissito Healthcare wanted a good portion of the Countryside property that could have paid off the loan on the $4.1 million property. A chorus of “no can do” came from the city in March. The city’s inflexibility forced Kissito to move on to other property. Meanwhile the city continues the $400,000 yearly bank payments on […]

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More uninformed wisdom from the editorial board

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

When The Roanoke Times editorial board leaves things out of an editorial they certainly do a bang-up job. I knew it was only a matter of time before they descended from the mountain with their 11th commandment “thou shalt not think for yourself you stupid Countryside neighbors.” Though I suspected a RTEB attack I knew it would […]

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Dan Casey’s defamatory comments

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Again Dan Casey pushes the envelope on his blog. Not only allowing borderline defamation by commentors but he posts the same himself. That makes him and The Roanoke Times open to defamation law suites. His most recent comment back to a right-wing conservative commentator went like this: Seriously, [name redacted], you’re sounding more and more […]

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The Roanoke Times Editorial Board has egg on their face

Friday, January 7, 2011

The Roanoke Times Editorial Board has egg on their face. After being bombarded with objections over their endorsement of Republican Greg Habeeb in the 8th District House of Delegates Special Election Tuesday they have now “unendorsed” him.  Habeeb wonders “why they every endorsed me in the first place.” The endorsement (CLICK HERE) left people scratching their […]

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When good blogs go bad – media standards apply

Monday, December 20, 2010

When good blogs go bad - media standards apply

UPDATED where indicated – original post 12/15: Once upon a time Dan Casey’s blog at The Roanoke Times was entertaining and humorous. I had retreated from the uninspiring sanctimonious editorial board blog. It became an irritating exercise even when I agreed with them. They were either late to the topic or contained factual errors or […]

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Roanoke’s Mayor gets no credit for initiative to ban K-2

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Roanoke’s Mayor gets no credit for initiative to ban K-2

Salem City council on Monday adopted a resolution to ask the General Assembly to ban K-2 also know as “Spice” at its 2011 session. The substance is a marijuana substitute or “synthetic marijuana.” It is believed that it was first used as a spray on dried flowers and tobacco. When smoked it is many times more […]

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The grim reaper turns on Mayor Bowers

Friday, September 3, 2010

The grim reaper turns on Mayor Bowers

In Friday’s Roanoke Times Mason Adams reports on the flier that went out to neighborhood and civic groups.  I posted it here on Tuesday. It was received Monday. It was Mayor and Attorney David Bowers offering to give a “talk” on wills, power of attorney, etc. in preparation for the “gulp” inevitable. No not taxes […]

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