Aug
11

Romney-Ryan 2012!

This morning I had the pleasure of attending the rally in Norfolk, VA at which Mitt Romney introduced his running mate for the 2012 election. Speculation had flown around the Internet for days, as pundits made their case for or against this or that candidate. There were many attractive prospects this year, including my governor… Continue reading »

Aug
19

HRT Light Rail Boondoggle – Defeat Edition

Well, it’s the Tide’s opening day. I had a letter to the editor printed in the Pilot (conveniently right next to Mr. Shucet of the HRT and his op-ed praising the damn thing) and I’ve been hammering away at it to anyone who’ll listen. I fear I’ve become a crashing bore. Well, I’ll make this… Continue reading »

Aug
18

HRT President Sprinkles Glitter on a Dog Turd

Phil Shucet, the man who was brought in to replace the incompetent and possibly corrupt former head of HRT, has a short opinion piece in the Pilot today. It amounts to little more than a coat of gloss inartfully applied to a cow pie. Construction went on too long, and costs were higher than taxpayers… Continue reading »

Aug
16

HRT Light Rail Boondoggle – Update: It Begins

UPDATE: Printed 8-18-11 The HRT and Norfolk Light Rail Boondoggle is at long last ready to accept riders. You may remember my previous thoughts on the subject, here and here. This week has seen a depressing series of articles in which the city appears to be doubling down on the thing, trying to put a brave… Continue reading »

Apr
15

The HRT Light Rail Boondoggle – Update

  To the Editors, Virginian-Pilot: I have just been shown a flier advertising HRT Safety Day on April 29-30th, designed no doubt to educate the public about the perils of standing in the path of trains. As many local residents may have already shared their disgust with this light-rail boondoggle, it almost feels like piling… Continue reading »

Feb
15

High Speed Rail – Idiocy!

I distrust any national effort at a high speed rail system based on what I’ve seen locally.

Jul
01

Food – Three Way Cafe, Norfolk VA

So we were having a good lunch, when suddenly the food arrived and it got even better.

May
24

Food – The Painted Lady, Norfolk VA

I realize that this is the Blog of No and I should be complaining here, but I just can’t bring myself to do it.

May
11

Greek Fest! Just the Food, Thanks

I am going to do to the pork souvlaki what the Greeks did to their Economy.