Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $70,091
Woo hoo!! And now less than $15k to go!! We can do this. Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: fairfax

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Watch Faifax County, VA, to see how the Democrats steal elections!

    11/04/2014 6:19:03 PM PST · by gr8eman · 79 replies
    vanity | E!
    It's 21:16 hours and Faifax county, VA has only reported 37.2% of its votes. Petersburg County, VA 25%...Arlington 25%. This is how its done folks. They're just waiting to get the number they need to steal the Senate election in VA!
  • Radio in VA reports Gillespie about to throw in towel (unconfirmed)

    11/07/2014 6:34:17 AM PST · by wastoute · 103 replies
    radio | 11/7/2014 | radio
    Radio reporting Gillespie going to throw in towel. Do we know which precinct in Fairfax turned in the final votes that put Warner over the top? Seems pretty suspicious, when Gillespie was ahead right up to that point, then Fairfax turns in just enough for a Warner "win".
  • Bob Beckel admits Democrats cheat in Fairfax County Virginia

    11/05/2014 6:23:02 PM PST · by boycott · 38 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 5, 2014 | Jim Nichols
    Bob Beckel admits Democrats cheat! He said live on Fox News last night "they always held back votes in Fairfax County, Virginia"
  • Ali Al-Timimi, al-Qaeda and Anthrax

    10/29/2007 2:22:32 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 105 replies · 768+ views
    JAWA Report ^ | October 29, 2007 03:48 PM | Howie
    Ali al-Timimi will be serving life for sedition. Specifically he was recruiting for al-Qaeda from the US. Scary enough, but read the whole article. It appears al-Qaeda had infiltrated US biodefense and has supporters/agents with access to the Ames strain of anthrax and the know how to make dried concentrated forms of the spores.Via colleague of famed Russian bioweaponeer Ken Alibek and former USAMRIID head Charles Bailey, a prolific Ames strain researcher, has been convicted of sedition and sentenced to life in prison. He worked in a program co-sponsored by the American Type Culture Collection and had access to...
  • Fairfax County gets challenge on 14,500 DUAL REGISTERED voters

    08/22/2014 11:13:03 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 32 replies
    MEDIA CONTACT: Josh Baumgartner 703.766.4467 The fight for the integrity of the election process and against election fraud took a big step forward Wednesday in Fairfax. The General Registrar for Fairfax County, Ms. Cameron Quinn, was presented with a challenge to the registration of over 14,500 voters in Fairfax County. The challenge was based upon information showing that those voters are registered to vote in both Fairfax County and Maryland. The challenge was made by Mr. Reagan George, President of the Virginia Voters Alliance (VVA), on behalf of himself and three other residents of Fairfax County, under the provisions...
  • Anti-NRA Protester: You Shouldn’t Be Able to Protect Yourself With a Gun If Your Life Is in Danger

    04/21/2014 4:56:30 PM PDT · by progunner · 51 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 18, 2014 @ 1049 | The Blaze
    When MRCTV’s Dan Joseph talked with protesters outside the National Rifle Association’s headquarters in Fairfax, Va., earlier this week, he was able to really encapsulate the anti-gun crowd’s argument against the Second Amendment.When asked if a person who believes their life is in danger should be able to defend themselves with a firearm, one protester simply said, “No.”“Only a law enforcement officer should be allowed to use weapons,” she said. The same woman also told Joseph that he shouldn’t be able to carry a gun in a bad neighborhood, because he shouldn’t be walking around in a bad neighborhood in...
  • The Illegal Alien Murderer of Vanessa Pham

    08/14/2013 2:45:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | August 14, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Why is gun control the only policy we're allowed to discuss when horrific murders occur? In the liberal mindset, "root causes" of crime begin and end with the Second Amendment. But who pays the price when our public guardians fail to secure our borders, refuse to deport serial criminal offenders, and enable drug-crazed menaces to prey upon innocent citizens? Meet 27-year-old Julio Miguel Blanco-Garcia. An illegal alien from Guatemala, he has lived and worked in Fairfax County, Va., for at least 11 years. The region is a notorious "sanctuary" for immigration law-breakers where elected officials and big business look the...
  • Pretrial filings reveal details in 2010 killing of Falls Church teen Vanessa Pham

    08/10/2013 2:34:28 PM PDT · by Southern by Grace · 10 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 8 | Justin Jouvenal
    The man accused of taking Vanessa Pham’s life appeared to be anything but a killer as he approached her at a Falls Church shopping center. He carried his infant daughter and made a request: Could they have a ride to the hospital?
  • 4 more abortion centers CLOSED

    07/24/2013 6:16:31 PM PDT · by Coleus · 9 replies
    Since the last 40 Days for Life ended in March, four more abortion centers — which were sites of 40 Days for Life campaigns — have CLOSED their doors for good!Shortly after the campaign, volunteers learned that a late-term abortion facility in Sacramento, California — where multiple 40 Days for Life prayer vigils had been held outside — had gone out of business.Just a few weeks later, a Planned Parenthood abortion center in Kenmore, Washington — where two 40 Days for Life vigils have been held outside — announced its permanent closure.Then an abortion center in Toledo, Ohio … that...
  • Fairfax City council votes to require abortion clinics to get special permit, council approval

    07/10/2013 3:03:14 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/10/2013
    The Fairfax City council voted Tuesday night to create a new term in its zoning law, “medical care facility,” delete the term “clinic” from the current definition of a doctor’s office, and require all medical care facilities to obtain a special use permit at a cost of $4,800, along with a detailed approval process and a final vote by the city council. Pro-choice activists said the move was aimed at keeping abortion clinics out of Fairfax City, including an existing clinic in the city which was trying to relocate to meet Virginia’s new hospital-style zoning standards for abortion clinics. Clinics...
  • Fox: Romney in Fairfax, VA

    11/05/2012 1:21:41 PM PST · by IsaacDian · 12 replies
    Romney on FoxNews speaking in Fairfax, VA. Very bold of him: he's going into Obama's areas in NoVA. TONS of "Moms for Mitt" Signs - Ann and Mitt look so great! They were holding each other at the podium, he introduced Ann to speak first: "Are we going to be neighbors soon, Virginia?!" Crowd is chanting so much Romney can't even speak, he looks like he's going to cry: "One more day! One more day!" They announced more people waiting outside than are inside the room. I'm about to tear up watching this. We're going to do this you guys...
  • Break the Jam: Leaders Urge Study Of Fast Lanes Over Legion Bridge

    09/19/2012 10:35:26 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Germantown Patch ^ | September 18, 2012 | Erin Donaghue
    State transportation officials should study dedicated travel lanes for vans, carpools and buses on a congested seven-mile stretch of the Capital Beltway that includes the American Legion Bridge, Montgomery and Fairfax leaders urged Tuesday. HOT lanes for toll payers and high-occupancy vehicles are planned for the Beltway in Virginia from the Springfield Interchange to just north of the Dulles Toll Road, and set to open later this year. But Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner and Fairfax Board of Supervisors Chair Sharon Bulova pointed out a seven-mile gap in dedicated high-occupancy travel lanes between the northern terminus of the planned...
  • Romney Supporter Rips Media (MUST SEE!)

    09/14/2012 4:47:55 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 27 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 13, 2012 | Michael Warren
    At Thursday's Mitt Romney rally in Fairfax, Virginia, one Romney supporter lambasted the media in its coverage of the election. "I think you guys are suck-ups," the woman said. "I think you guys got your embroidered kneepads from the White House, buddy. That's what I think." Watch the video below:
  • Obama to Speak at Centreville (VA) High School Saturday

    07/12/2012 3:20:11 PM PDT · by stratman1969 · 39 replies
    Centreville Patch ^ | July 11, 2012 | Alexandra Mendoza
    President Obama will be speaking at Centreville High School on Saturday, reportedly the last stop in a two-day campaign swing that will take him through Virginia. Tickets to the campaign event are free but must be obtained beforehand. The Fairfax Obama for America office, located at 11215-P Lee Highway, will distribute tickets starting Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are first-come, first-served. Tickets are also available at the Falls Church OFA Office at 7285 Arlington Blvd.
, Falls Church. Doors at the high school will open Saturday at 2 p.m. Attendees should allow extra time for security checks. Obama will spend two...
  • Virginia Elementary School Teacher Tells Students “Republicans Are Stupid”…

    04/05/2012 8:36:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    weasel zippers ^ | 4/5/12 | zip
    We’re so stupid that we find it abhorrent when a teacher pushes liberal propaganda on unsuspecting students. Via Daily Caller: A Virginia elementary school teacher told her students that “Republicans are stupid” and “they don’t care about anyone but wealthy people and businesses.” Kristin Martin said this to her 6th grade class as Republican voters were filing into the halls of Powell Elementary School in Fairfax County to vote on Super Tuesday. “It all started when this disabled kid came in and named all the Republicans candidates for Super Tuesday,” one student told The Daily Caller. “She [Martin] said to...
  • US exposes ISI subversion of Kashmir cause; FBI arrests US-based lobbyist [Pakistani Lobby]

    07/19/2011 1:05:47 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 13 replies
    The Times of India ^ | July 19, 2011 | The Times of India
    WASHINGTON: Federal authorities on Monday arrested a prominent US-based pro-Pakistan activist associated with the Kashmiri separatist movement, accusing him of funneling money from the Pakistani spy agency ISI to lobby US decision-makers. In the process, the Obama administration's law enforcement brigade also blew open the Pakistan and its spy agency's two-decade long subversion of the so-called Kashmir cause. The FBI swooped down on the Virginia residence of Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai, a well-known representative of Kashmiri separatists in the US and detained him on charges of ''participating in a long-term conspiracy to act as agents of the Pakistani government in...
  • Chocolate milk stirs controversy in schools

    04/11/2011 7:28:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 11, 2011 | Kevin Sieff
    It was once a staple of public school cafeterias that blended the indulgent and the nutritious, satisfying parents and children both. But chocolate milk is uncontroversial no more. Dozens of districts have demanded reformulations. Others have banned it outright. At the center of these battles are complex public health calculations: Is it better to remove sugary chocolate flavorings at the risk that many students will skip milk altogether, missing out on crucial calcium and Vitamin D? Or should schools instead make tweaks — less fat, different sweeteners, fewer calories — that might salvage the benefits while while minimizing the downside?...
  • Va. State Sen. Ticer Calling It Quits

    02/18/2011 3:53:52 AM PST · by csvset · 24 replies
    NBC ^ | 17 Feb 2011 | JULIE CAREY
    A longtime northern Virginia political figure has decided to calls it quits. In an emotional speech on the Virginia Senate floor, Alexandria Democrat Patsy Ticer told her colleagues, "I have finally come to the end of the line." Ticer's 30th senate district covers Alexandria and parts of Arlington and Fairfax counties. She's been a fixture in local politics since 1982 when she was first elected to Alexandria's City Council. She became the city's first female mayor in 1991 and held that position until she was elected to the state Senate in 1995. As Alexandria mayor, Ticer helped lead the high...
  • VA-11 is extremely close; Fimian leading (!)

    11/02/2010 6:20:30 PM PDT · by flintsilver7 · 33 replies
    Virginia State Board of Elections ^ | November 2, 2010 | Virginia State Board of Elections
    Connolly carried this district in 2008 by a pretty wide margin of 11.7% (54.7% - 43.0%). With 57.14% reporting, Fimian holds a narrow lead (49.26% - 48.67%). Based on what I know about Fairfax politics, I'm not optimistic Fimian holds on, but I can hope.
  • Republican Activist Chases Car Wearing Only Boxers, Then Coats Yard Sign in Oil and Honey...

    11/02/2010 2:46:04 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 12 replies ^ | November 2010 | Jillian Bandes
    The award for Most Enthusiastic Republican Activist of the 2010 cycle goes to... Daniel Patrick Head, of northern Virginia, who's support for Kieth Fimian in the 11th district stops only at the limitations of his kitchen pantry and underwear drawer. At about 2:30 this morning I awoke to random flashing lights in front of my house. Living on a major street [in northern Virginia], I looked through my curtains to see a car pulled up to my yard and a bunch of people trying to remove my giant Fimian sign. Without much of a second thought, I was out of...
  • One Stinkin Vote: Extremist Saudi Academy Gets Four More Years

    10/20/2010 2:02:40 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 3 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 20 Oct 2010 | Pam Geller
    The Board of Supervisors met last night to vote on the lease renewal by the Saudi government of county-owned buildings for the notorious Islamic Saudi Academy in Fairfax, Virginia. The Islamic Saudi Academy is a school in Northern Virginia and is operated by the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia. Regular Atlas readers are well aware of this dangerous institution -- see here. Their valedictorian is serving life in prison for plotting to assassinate then-President Bush. Back in 2008, State Department officials would not close the Saudi-financed Islamic school in Northern Virginia that failed to eliminate violent and intolerant language in...
  • Fire-breathing bartenders arrested, face 45 years (Nanny State)

    08/18/2010 7:47:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 49 replies · 1+ views ^ | August 17, 2010 | By: Scott McCabe
    Two fire-breathing bartenders face up to 45 years in prison each for performing flaming bar tricks. Jimmy's Old Town Tavern owner Jimmy Cirrito said his bartenders have been entertaining his customers -- by juggling bottles of alcohol and spitting out streams of flames using matchbooks and lighters -- for more than a decade and no one's complained. But shortly after midnight on July 24, two of his longtime employees were hauled out of the Herndon bar in handcuffs and charged with three felonies each plus other misdemeanors "They were being treated as if they were terrorists, charged as if they...
  • [Morgan] Harrington case linked to Fairfax assault

    07/01/2010 2:55:30 PM PDT · by freespirited · 2 replies
    Wapo ^ | 07/01/10 | Maria Glod
    The same man who abducted and killed Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington after a rock concert in Charlottesville last year may have sexually assaulted a woman in Fairfax City in 2005, state police said Thursday. The link between the two cases provides the first significant break in the Harrington case, which made national headlines. State police said there is a forensic link between the two cases. Sources said the cases are linked by a DNA match. Both are unsolved. In September 2005, a Fairfax woman was abducted and sexually assaulted as she walked home from a Giant supermarket. City of...
  • Somalis in U.S. draw FBI attention

    12/29/2008 3:43:22 AM PST · by Cindy · 141 replies · 4,105+ views
    WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | nday, December 29, 2008 | Sara A. Carter
    Somalis in U.S. draw FBI attention War at home seen as lure The FBI is expanding contacts with Somali immigrant communities in the U.S., especially in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, fearing that terrorists are recruiting young men for suicide missions in their homeland. FBI Special Agent E.K. Wilson, spokesman for the Twin Cities FBI field office, described the effort as community outreach. Many members of the Somali community are concerned over disappearances, he said.
  • American on US no-fly list stranded in Egypt

    06/16/2010 3:13:58 PM PDT · by too_cool_for_skool · 56 replies · 966+ views
    AP ^ | 06/16/2010
    CAIRO — A Virginia man, stuck in Egypt for the last six weeks living in a cheap hotel and surviving on fast food, said Wednesday his name was placed on a U.S. no-fly list because of a trip to Yemen. Yahya Wehelie, 26, who was born in Fairfax, Virginia, to Somali parents was returning with his brother Yusuf from 18 months studying in Yemen, when Egyptian authorities stopped him from boarding his flight to New York saying the FBI wanted to speak with him. Wehelie said he was then told by FBI agents in Egypt that his name was on...
  • Arlington toll lanes lawsuit will go forward

    04/22/2010 10:54:55 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies · 320+ views
    WTOP ^ | April 22, 2010 | Justin Karp
    ARLINGTON, Va. - A lawsuit which could delay the Virginia HOT lanes project will go forward, a U.S. District Court ruled Thursday. The suit, filed by the Arlington County Board, says the high occupancy toll lanes planned for a stretch of Interstate 95/395 are intended to benefit mainly rich, white, suburban and rural residents of Stafford and Spotsylvania counties. The new toll road is planned to run between Spotsylvania County and the D.C. line. Arlington says the added traffic would come at the expense of the county's diverse urban population and constitute a violation of civil rights. "We'll find out...
  • Sarah Palin Comes To Fairfax: Many Brave The Snow (& At Least One Annoying Lib) To Meet Her

    12/05/2009 1:04:57 PM PST · by stratman1969 · 21 replies · 1,257+ views
    Marooned in Marin webblog ^ | December 5, 2009 | Marooned in Marin
    Sarah Palin arrived in Fairfax, VA this morning for a book signing at BJs Wholesale Club in Fair Lakes Shopping Center. This is the scene at about 12 noon, after I'd come out of the store from getting my book autographed. I met at least one family yesterday, who started their vigil at 12:30 p.m. When I arrived at around 8 a.m., the line was about as big as it is in the photo above. More came by in the three hours leading up to her 11 a.m. arrival. Despite the rain, which turned to snow at around 9:30, people...
  • Hide and Seek (Saudi Academy in Virginia)

    08/03/2009 6:38:51 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 13 replies · 646+ views
    National Review ^ | August 3, 2009 | Nina Shea and Ali al-Ahmed
    For nearly 25 years, the Islamic Saudi Academy (ISA), the Virginia school founded by royal decree of Saudi King Fahd in 1984, immersed students of its Islamic-studies curriculum in the same Wahhabi interpretation of Islam that is taught in Saudi Arabia and in Saudi-funded madrassas around the world. That curriculum includes praise for militant jihad to “spread the faith” and permission for the killing of various categories of “unbelievers,” as well as other endorsements of religious intolerance. Now, as it seeks permission from Fairfax County to expand its operations, ISA claims that, over the last school year, it replaced the...
  • Alqaeda Terrorist from Falls Church, Virginia sentenced to life in prison

    07/27/2009 7:54:21 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 12 replies · 691+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 28, 2009 | Maria Schmitt
    Ahmed Omar Abu Ali, a Falls Church man and a member of al Qaeda who admitted he was planning to assassinate then-President George W. Bush, was sentenced to life in prison Monday at federal court in Alexandria. Abu Ali was originally sentenced in 2005 to 30 years in prison. U.S. Judge Gerald Bruce Lee of the U.S. District Court for eastern Virginia ruled Monday that Abu Ali should spend life in prison partially because he never renounced his al Qaeda ties. After the initial sentencing, both sides filed appeals. Abu Ali completed some of his sentence in solitary confinement at...
  • Islamic Saudi Academy Expansion On Agenda For July 13 Fairfax County Commission Meeting.....

    07/08/2009 3:39:13 PM PDT · by stratman1969 · 6 replies · 281+ views
    Marooned in Marin webblog ^ | July 6, 2009 | Marooned in Marin
    A draft agenda posted for next Monday's (July 13th) Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting includes a public hearing at 6 p.m. for the expansion of the Islamic Saudi Academy, outside Fairfax off Pope's Head Road. The expansion was the subject of a long, contentious public hearing at the county Planning Commission meeting on March 18. Supporters of ISA packed the room, heckling opponents who motioned the controversial nature of the school. The planning commissioners unanimously approved the plan last month, despite the background of the school and concerns from neighbors about parking and quality of life issues. The Academy,...
  • Debate Erupts Over Muslim School in Virginia [Aren't These The Guys Who Voted Obama?}

    06/10/2009 6:37:20 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 7 replies · 926+ views
    NYTimes ^ | June 10, 2009
    Debate Erupts Over Muslim School in Virginia By THEO EMERY June 10, 2009 FAIRFAX, Va. — For years, children’s voices rang out from the playground at the Islamic Saudi Academy in this heavily wooded community about 20 miles west of Washington. But for the last year the campus has been silent as academy officials seek county permission to erect a new classroom building and move hundreds of students from a sister campus on the other end of Fairfax County. The proposal from the academy, which a school spokeswoman said was the only school financed by the Saudi government in the...
  • Local Virginia election showing Obama backlash?

    02/05/2009 3:42:54 PM PST · by Bill Dupray · 9 replies · 1,118+ views
    The Examiner ^ | February 5, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    That race pitted Republican Pat Herrity against Democrat Sharon Bulova. By rights, Herrity should have had his keister handed to him, what with all the Hope and Change in the air in our big blue county. He ran as a conservative, pounding fiscal and economic issues. He lost, in a squeaker, 49% to 48%. More . . .
  • Connolly's move to Congress could prompt two elections (Democrats Sound Confident ~ yesterday)

    11/07/2008 6:43:15 AM PST · by muawiyah · 4 replies · 429+ views
    "FAIRFAX, Va. - Gerry Connolly's election to the House of Representatives may spark two more elections. Connolly intends to stay in his current position as chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors until he is sworn in to Congress. At that point, the Board of Supervisors will have to get a judge to set the day for a special election to replace Connolly. Should one of the current board members run for his post and win, another election would have to be called to fill the new chairman's old job."

    10/30/2008 10:59:28 PM PDT · by healey22 · 2 replies · 1,274+ views
    WHO: John McCain WHAT: Fairfax County Road to Victory Rally WHEN: Saturday, November 1, 2008 Doors open at 9:00 a.m. EDT Road to Victory Rally begins at 11:00a.m. EDT WHERE: Interstate Van Lines 5801 Rolling Road Springfield, VA 22152 You can obtain tickets for the event by going to the McCain Virginia website at or visiting Crystal City Victory Center from 9:00 a.m. EDT to 9:00 p.m. EDT. Tickets will be available through Saturday, November 1st.
  • The Biggest McCain Rally Ever

    09/15/2008 2:06:30 PM PDT · by condi2008 · 16 replies · 421+ views
    Patrol Magazine ^ | 9/11/2008 | Whitey Archer
    SO I WENT to see Sarah Palin. Okay, let me rephrase that. I hauled my two-month-old son, diaper bag, bottles, spit cloth, and notebook to see her. 15 days ago, I didn’t know her name. Now she’s just Sarah. I’m not the only one. In the largest event yet, an estimated 20,000 people, showed up Wednesday to see the stars of the Republican Party here in Fairfax, Virginia. Well, McCain showed up and Sarah starred. That’s how they—the adoring throngs—refer to her: he’s McCain and she’s Sarah. They braved horrific traffic, parking, and the occasional Obama protester to see the...
  • Home Made Videos of McCain-Palin Rally, in Fairfax, Virginia

    09/10/2008 5:59:13 PM PDT · by youshouldknowthetruth · 4 replies · 253+ views
    ME ^ | 9/10/08 | youshouldknowthetruth
    Hi all! Just wanted to give you guys and gals the link to my blog, where I posted a few home made videos and photos of the event today, in Fairfax, VA... It was an awesome rally!!! :)
  • goin' to see McCain and Palin in Fairfax, VA!!

    09/08/2008 8:36:39 PM PDT · by youshouldknowthetruth · 15 replies · 176+ views
    ME ^ | 9/8/08 | youshouldknowthetruth
    As I just posted on my blog, I will be attending a rally at Fairfax High School (VA), where McCain and Palin will be speaking on Wednesday morning, 9/10.
  • Fairfax, Virginia: Review Finds Slurs In '06 Saudi Texts

    07/15/2008 6:01:16 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 29 replies · 277+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 7/15/08 | J. Markon & B. Hubbard
    By Jerry Markon and Ben Hubbard Washington Post Staff Writers Tuesday, July 15, 2008; Page B01 A Saudi-funded academy in Fairfax County used textbooks as recently as 2006 that compared Jews and Christians to apes and pigs, told eighth-graders that these groups are "the enemies of the believers" and diagrammed for high school students where to cut off the hands and feet of thieves, a Washington Post review of the books has found. Saudi officials acknowledged that the textbooks used at the Islamic Saudi Academy had contained inflammatory material since at least the mid-1990s but said they ordered revisions in...
  • Islamic Academy in Fairfax, VA Used Texts That Compares Jews and Christians to Apes and Pigs

    07/15/2008 2:24:57 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 2 replies · 56+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | July 15, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    A Saudi-funded academy in Fairfax County used textbooks as recently as 2006 that compared Jews and Christians to apes and pigs, told eighth-graders that these groups are “the enemies of the believers” and diagrammed for high school students where to cut off the hands and feet of thieves, a Washington Post review of the books has found. It seems that some pretty smart kids go there. And the school's track record is pretty good, if you don't count the one kid who bypassed college, joined al-Qaeda, and tried to kill President Bush.
  • Politically Correct School Board Spikes Controversial Report

    06/07/2008 4:38:31 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 9 replies · 404+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | June 7, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    From the Liberals Hurt Our Kids File. Via the Washington Post. Fairfax County School Board members said they are likely to abandon a staff report that showed racial and ethnic gaps in some measures of student behavior, including in the demonstration of "sound moral character and ethical judgment." The board had delayed an April vote to approve the report after concerns were raised that findings were based on subjective measures, such as elementary report card data, and that they would fuel negative stereotypes. [snip] The school system's report was an early attempt to measure progress on a host of goals...
  • Arizona Hug Ban

    03/21/2008 5:19:56 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 10 replies · 488+ views
    Campus Report ^ | March 21, 2008 | Deborah Lambert
    Arizona Hug Ban by: Deborah Lambert, March 20, 2008 First there was the ban on hugs and high-fives at a Fairfax County, Virginia middle school last year that resulted in a flap over a 13-year-old male student, putting his arm around his girlfriend while walking down the school corridor. This year, the Mesa, Arizona school district caused a campus uproar by enacting its own hug ban. Seeking to calm the storm, The local TV news channel (TV News 5) reported that school officials sought to calm the storm by brokering an agreement with the students that allowed hugs of two...
  • Man Bites Dog

    02/22/2008 9:45:22 AM PST · by bs9021 · 15 replies · 102+ views
    Campus Report ^ | February 22, 2008 | Malcolm Kline
    Man Bites Dog by: Malcolm A. Kline, February 22, 2008 Believe it or not, in the Dominion state, a Democratic governor is trying to cut education spending while Republicans in the state assembly fight those cuts. “In response to Governor Kaine’s proposal to address the $2 billion budget shortfall between fiscal years 2008 and 2010 by eliminating over $220 million in dedicated General Fund support for local school divisions, House Republican members of the conference committee on the state budget expressed deep concern over the negative impact on the Governor’s proposed cuts,” read a Valentine’s Day press release from Virginia...
  • Herndon Police Investigate Homicide (Virginia)

    10/28/2007 10:18:35 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 16 replies · 130+ views
    WJLA TV Washington, D.C. ^ | 28 October 2007 | WJLA TV, Washington, D.C.
    Herndon Police Investigate Homicide posted 12:16 pm Sun October 28, 2007 - Herndon (Virginia) police are investigating a homicide the occurred Saturday night. Officers were called to the 1,000-block of Alabama Drive around 9:45 p.m. Saturday. Investigation revealed 20-year-old Luis Miguel Abrego Romero stabbed Juan Jose Alvarenga Alvarenga in the upper torso. Alvarenga was transported to INOVA Fairfax Hospital where he later died. Officers say Romero fled the scene on foot and his current whereabouts are unknown.
  • The Dividing Line on Illegal Immigrants - [Fairfax Dem Supports, Repub Opposes]

    10/23/2007 9:46:07 PM PDT · by BillF · 14 replies · 106+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Oct. 23, 2007 | Bill Turque
    Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Gerald E. Connolly (D) said yesterday that under no circumstances would he follow the lead of Prince William County and push for legislation to cut off services to illegal immigrants or authorize police to check the immigration status of suspects, measures he described as election season demagoguery. "I can just tell you Fairfax County is not going to go the route of some of our neighbors," Connolly, who is seeking a second term as chairman Nov. 6, said during a meeting with Washington Post reporters and editors. "We're not going to demagogue. We're not...
  • Man Charged with Assaulting Children

    10/19/2007 3:20:44 AM PDT · by Nickname · 11 replies · 389+ views
    Connection Newspapers ^ | October 18, 2007 | Bonnie Hobbs
    Fairfax County police have charged a 23-year-old Centreville man with sexually assaulting four children at the Centreville Regional Library. He is Mynor Andres Gonzalez Estrada of 6338 Field Flower Trail in The Meadows community. On Monday, Gotthardt said police have since learned that Estrada, a day laborer, is reportedly an illegal alien. In addition, the investigation is continuing and police say further charges are pending. Meanwhile, Estrada is being held without bond in the Adult Detention Center and has a Nov. 13 court date. He also has legal troubles in Prince William County, which has placed a detainer on him...
  • Fairfax hits brakes on ban of car washing

    10/04/2007 4:14:04 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 6 replies · 371+ views ^ | 10/03/07 | Rob Rogers
    The Fairfax Town Council has backed down from a plan to ban residential car washing in the face of strong opposition. "God washes my car when it rains. Why can't I wash it when God is off duty?" said Geary Avenue resident Anne Moos. Councilwoman Susan Brandborg had proposed the car washing ban as a way to prevent pollution of Corte Madera Creek and other Fairfax waterways. "Even biodegradable products in small doses can harm fish and aquatic life," Brandborg said. "Soap goes directly down our storm drains and into the creek and the bay." At least one business owner...
  • Fairfax Considers Car Wash Ban In Front Yards

    10/03/2007 6:45:26 AM PDT · by racing fan · 28 replies · 657+ views
    FAIRFAX, Calif., Oct. 1, 2007 (KGO) - For all the big debates about the environment and global warming, there are small ones, as well. Consider the town of Fairfax in Marin County. Residents are looking hard at a proposal some say violates a basic right -- to wash your car in your front yard. It is the kind of environmental debate you're likely to find only in a mostly affluent community. One resident asks, "do you save the fish or wash your car?" It's the debate du jour in Marin County's Fairfax. There's a town council proposal to ban residents...
  • Feds Used Ruse in Terror Case

    09/25/2007 7:41:17 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 14 replies · 275+ views ^ | 9-25-07 | Harry Webber
    Investigators used a ruse to question a man later charged with aiding terrorists, an FBI agent testified Tuesday at a hearing over admissibility of the conversation and a search of the defendant's luggage. FBI agent Michael Scherck said he and another law enforcement officer approached Ehsanul Sadequee as he got off a flight from Atlanta to New York on Aug. 18, 2005, and told him they wanted to talk to him about passenger complaints that he had acted suspiciously on the plane. Scherck said that in fact there were no complaints, but investigators wanted biographical information from Sadequee as part...
  • Herndon (VA) to Shut Down Center for Day Laborers

    09/05/2007 8:51:35 PM PDT · by RDTF · 18 replies · 1,010+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Sept 6, 2007 | Bill Turque
    The Town of Herndon announced yesterday that it would close its 21-month-old day-laborer center next week instead of complying with a judge's ruling that the site must be open to all residents, including those who might be illegal immigrants. The decision to close the site, which became a flash point in the national debate over immigration, was reached late Tuesday by Mayor Stephen J. DeBenedittis and the six-member Town Council after a 2 1/2 -hour closed-door session. It brings the western Fairfax community virtually full circle in its attempts to regulate -- critics say drive out -- its large population...
  • VA-Fairfax: Not enforcing laws leads to immigration woes

    08/07/2007 9:41:32 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 4 replies · 594+ views
    The Fairfax County Times ^ | 2007-08-07 | Krista Noonan
    It's sad to see the the proponents of the "grand immigration compromise" continue to blame the failure of its passage on American citizens who are "nativists" or "racists." They have to continue to tell anecdotal stories of bigoted comments in grocery stores. They don't want to credit the American people, both liberal and conservative, for learning the truth against all attempts by Congress, the administration, and the media to try and tell us that the "system is broken," we the giant Superpower, can't enforce our laws, and so forth. They now blame talk-radio for pointing out the ridiculousness and unworkability...