Monday, October 5, 2020

How Gloucester County, Virginia Taxpayers' Money Is Spent/Wasted. This can't go on.............


Not long ago I published an article demonstrating how some of our local tax dollars are spent/wasted. (Click here for article.) Even before publishing that article, we began looking at the County’s and School System’s use of Purchase Cards. Purchase Cards are commonly referred to as Credit Cards and in the instance of our local government, they are known as P-Cards.

Currently we are in possession of copies of P-Card statements from June 2019 thru June 2020 that the County charged me over $200 to obtain through a very deceptive, time-consuming, and frustrating Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) process. Nevertheless, we have been able to conduct a general review of the statements and are well on our way to building spreadsheets that will enable us to take a much closer look at how our tax dollars are being spent. We also intend to ask our local government to allow us to review and copy some of the supporting document files for some of the charges. I say some of the supporting document files because it would literally take us weeks if not months and several hundred dollars or more in FOIA fees to the County to scrutinize such a magnitude of files. Transparency is expensive in Gloucester County.

What do we know about Gloucester’s P-Cards in general? We know a P-Card was used by the person convicted of stealing from the School System’s bus garage. (To read two related stories, Click here and click here.) We know thousands of purchases are made every month. We know some of the charges are payments for goods and services procured through a competitive bidding process. An example of such procurements is pizza from Domino’s for school lunches once a month. We know P-Cards are used to make purchases in other countries like Germany, Canada, The United Kingdom and Ireland. We know P-Cards are used to travel all over Virginia and to Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Arizona, California, Pennsylvania and other states. We know there are employees who use the P-Cards appropriately and we know there are ones who abuse them. We know we have more to learn and we are doing so.

I guess it’s time to tell you how much money we are talking about. From June 1, 2019 until June 30, 2020, they charged and paid off $4,437,897.19. Thus far, we have determined those charges were made by over 100 different P-Card holders but will not know the exact total until more work is done. Let’s look at some other things we have learned so far.

The following are the amounts spent per month for three consecutive months and the total spent each month on just a few Merchant Categories (MCC) of goods and services. (Purchases rounded to nearest $100)

$442,337.33 was charged during June 2019.

Airlines – $1,300

Lodging – $10,500

Meals – $1,500

Cox Communications – $40,300

Verizon – $11,800

Amazon – $21,500

Local Walmart, Food Lion & Kroger – $2,600

Organization Memberships – $955.10

Coffee Service – $300

Computer Software - $11,500

$695,379.49 was charged during July 2019.

Airlines – $2,400

Lodging – $10,700

Meals – $3,100

Cox Communications – $38,200

Verizon – $2,500

Amazon – $22,400

Local Walmart, Food Lion & Harris Teeter – $3,400

Organization Memberships – $4,900

Mulch and Lawncare – $700

Coffee Service - $200

Computer Software - $5,700

$293,198.46 was charged during August 2019.

Airlines – $4,900

Lodging – $3,700

Meals – $2,000

Cox Communications – $38,100

Verizon – $4,500

Amazon – $23,300

Local Walmart and Food Lion – $4,200

Organization Memberships – $10,000

Mulch and Lawn Care - $33,000

Coffee Services - $200

Computer Software - $600

There was a heck of a lot of money spent each month on air travel, lodging and meals. The examples above do not include reimbursements for cash receipts and do not reflect parking fees, tolls, fuel costs, car rentals, taxi fares, bus rentals, etc. related to travel. There were multiple people traveling every month throughout the 13-month period we are studying.

We pay Cox Communications a lot every month as well. The amount does not seem justified considering the number of people in the County who get no benefit from their service. I believe the same can be said about Verizon.

As for Amazon, Walmart, Food Lion, Kroger, Harris Teeter and a huge number of other suppliers, we will have no idea what all of that money was spent on until we get a look at the supporting document files for the charges. Rest assured, I will share whatever we find, good and bad. You can see more suppliers in the copies of P-Card statements I have provided in the SlideShare presentations below.

Organizations and memberships is another tax dollar eating category. Most of these organizations bring no direct benefit to Gloucester taxpayers and in some instances, they work against the citizenry and are downright Socialist and or divisive in nature. Examples of such entities are: Virginia School Board Association, Virginia Association of School Superintendents, Society For Human Resources,  National Alliance of Black Educators, National School Board Association, Virginia Association of Elementary School Teachers, Virginia Parks and Recreation Association, Realtor Association, Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, Virginia Association of Governmental Purchasing and too many more to list here. You can click on each organization listed to visit their website. I encourage you to take a look at each of them.

The amount of tax dollars spent on Mulch and Lawncare services is, in my humble opinion, absolutely ludicrous. There seems to be plenty money to spend on luxury and unbeneficial things, but not enough to keep our schools maintained.

The County and School System have initiated an all out campaign to entice Gloucester residents to vote in favor of raising the local retail sales and use tax. They are disseminating flyers on social media that are full of deception. The words “may”, “potentially” and “probably” are words of uncertainty and lack of commitment and are used throughout their flier. If this tax increase is enacted it will not only provide the School System with a blank check for as much as $100 Million, it will also pave the way for a meals tax increase. Did you know Gloucester has already increased the lodging tax to raise more tax dollars for Recreation and Tourism? It’s true.

It is time for our School System and County to be forced into becoming fiscally responsible. We The People of Gloucester were ignored during the recent Public Hearing on the School System borrowing nearly $6 Million. This can never be allowed to happen again. The whole Public Hearing was nothing more than a sham and is not how government in the USA is supposed to work. Not one Public Comment speaker spoke in favor of the borrowing, yet every Supervisor except Mr. Winebarger and Mr. Bazzani voted yes to approve it. Mr. Winebarger and Mr. Bazzani voted no. This time they cannot ignore our voice. Let’s send them a clear message this year by voting “NO” on the tax increase and send another message next year by voting several School Board and Board of Supervisors members out of office.

Written By: Kenny Hogge Sr

Gloucester Point, Virginia


A few interesting transactions that we intend to look at further.

06/06   74208474X00072Q9D      JIMDO HAMBURG                                $240.00

06/06   74208474X00072Q9D      FOREIGN TRANSACTION FEE              $2.40

JIMDO Hamburg     Website and webstore hosting from Hamburg, Germany.   https://www.jimdo.com/

07/22   24755426O3HM5N9Y2     FERG CENTER FOR THE ARTS           $600.50

07/23   24040836QS66JG33B        SWIFT CREEK MILL THEATER           $442.00

Ferguson Center for The Arts https://www.fergusoncenter.org/

Swift Creek Mill Theater http://siteline.vendini.com/site/swiftcreekmill.com/

08/27   24692167F2XDZV3Z6         SAN DIEGO ZOO WEB STORE           $725.00

San Diego Zoo We Store https://shopzoo.com/

 






Wednesday, September 2, 2020

THE DEVIL CAME A KNOCKIN' BY: VIOLET

The devil came a knockin' a long, long time ago
he's been dropping little seeds, in hopes that he could sow...
     For many years we have seen the gradual removal of God from our country. From our schools and our homes. We have replaced it with idols from sports, music and entertainment. For those of you who were raised in a family that believed in God you understand that what you fill your heart with is what you will display in your character. What have you allowed your child to fill their heads and hearts with? Have you been to school and listened in your child's class? Probably not. It's most likely that you just get so busy, right? No one understands any better than I that you have to work and provide for your child. Yet, if you really looked at what you're doing, you'd have to admit you could have taken or could take more time. Children need your time more than they need things. Always remember that.
He showed upon the door step of that which brings us peace
Now anger, rage and violence does not appear to cease.
     Looking at our young adults in our streets we see the results of what we have allowed our young people to fill their heads with. They have become desensitized because daily throughout their young lives they either heard words from songs about killing cops and raping women or played games of violence where shooting people was rewarded. They became a group of people who no longer valued the core of morals and values. Many do not even know what that means. The idea that those young people can not comprehend empathy is scary and yet we see it with our very eyes.
 I saw him in the corridor of where our children play 
and while lurking all around them, they never learned to pray
     And the leaders we have somehow allowed ourselves to follow is frightening. There have been times when a cold chill made the hairs of my arms rise as they looked into our televisions and lied like we were too na├»ve to realize that they were doing so. And now we see a man running to become our greatest leader using a website of a group specifically named after a terrorist group to get to his website. And an Hungarian man by the name of George Soros has supported this cause by paying this group to destroy cities and frighten people. Who do we blame for this disaster unfolding before us? We blame ourselves. We blame ourselves because we CHOSE not to instill these morals and values we knew and understood to be good, we wanted to give our children choices and we really didn't have time for them so... we allowed the village Hilary Clinton said you needed to raise them to do so.
The leaders came together to let the devil in 
And stood before the people promoting dreadful sin 
     We are now looking into possibilities of Our Country becoming something it was never intended to be. Something the bloodshed of our American soldiers would make in vain. We will see people standing in line for food rations being grateful for slothfulness, their pride will take them to destruction without realizing it before it's too late, while others envy those who work to own luxuries they struggle to destroy them. Some fill their slothful days with gluttony, attempting to eat their way to happiness, their greed to have the items in stores overtakes their sense of decency and they, rob steal and destroy. Prostitution is legalized and promoted, with no policemen in our streets women and men are subjected to sexual cruelties one can not imagine. We visibly see the wrath in the streets of the many hearts at unrest.....the chaos YOU brought them by inviting in technology to form your child's thinking. Perhaps the schools and universities have had a hand in the change of their hearts but the greatest role should be played by you. Stop blaming everybody and everything.... your child's behavior begins with you. You can not change the path they take as adults but you are the beginning, you are where they create what life should be like....what are you teaching them?
The devil came a knockin' for souls that lost their way
And he will win the battle if we don't start to pray

Thursday, August 20, 2020

$6 MILLION DOLLAR LOAN AND A NEW TAX? Is Gloucester, Va. Heading In The Right Direction?

The Gloucester County public school system, county administration, the School Board and the Board of Supervisors are pushing for a new 1% retail sales and use tax. The final decision about this tax will be made when the citizens of Gloucester vote on November 3rd. Many Gloucester citizens have been led to believe this tax is needed to prevent future real estate tax increases related to renovating and or constructing new Gloucester public school buildings. The same real estate tax insinuation was also used when the powers in control entered the landfill contract with Waste Management and when the Commonwealth started the lottery. They are also expecting to get our consent to borrow nearly $6 Million on September 1st. Remember, Silence is Consent.

Before deciding whether to consent to more borrowing or voting for or against the new tax, everyone should ask themselves; are those people really being responsible with the money they already get from us? It is my hope that I can open more citizens’ eyes to some, not all, of what they use our tax dollars for.

As you know, we have two public libraries. Some years back the powers in control decided to abandon our two libraries and began to rent spaces for them. It now costs us over $270,000 per year in rent payments alone. This has been going on for more than 20 years. That $5 million could have gone a long way towards building two libraries on land the County/School system already own.

Several years ago, we began renting our Public Health Department space after the powers in control vacated a building we already owned. Now we are paying over $86,000 per year in rent alone. The state reimburses us for that expenditure, making it appear like a good deal on the surface. But remember, federal money, state money, County money, it’s all the People’s tax money; right? What most people don’t realize is, when we previously owned our own space, the state was renting it from us, not from the Main Street Preservation Trust through us. Owning our own space again would generate enough long term revenue to maintain the space and offset some of the 45% Health Department cost share the County pays to the state or offset the cost of the department’s phone service; which annually are more than $450,000 and more than $10,000 respectively.

Several years ago, the powers in control of our County and Schools began to focus on building a new transportation facility for our School System. (Well, if the truth be known, they were factually focusing on vacating the bus garage and old Page properties to satisfy an adjacent landowner, but that is another story.) When an analysis was done of the County’s and the School’s existing transportation facilities, the County’s repair garage that was located at the intersection of Providence Road and Route 17, was finally publicly exposed to be in extremely poor and non-OSHA compliant condition. Instead of consolidating our County and School System transportation and repair facilities by renovating and expanding the existing bus facilities, the powers in control have decided to build a new School System transportation facility next to the new Page Middle School and the County now rents garage space from Bay Transit.

We currently pay for two finance directors: one in the School System and one in County administration. Their combined base salaries alone cost us over $235,000 in 2020.(See SlideShare below) The school system does not write checks or pay bills and all our tax money flows through the County finance office and the Treasurer’s office. Wouldn’t it be more economical if the School System and the County combined financial services at the County level instead of paying for two directors? The same type of consolidation could occur with information technology, facilities maintenance, grounds maintenance and transportation.  Consolidation of County and School System services would save well over a million tax dollars annually.

To some, Animal Control is a wonderful department, to others it is an overreaching arm of our local government. No matter what side you are on, I hope we can all agree that we do not need Animal Control employees patrolling our roads and streets looking for infractions or unreported loose animals. It should be a reactionary department, not a policing agency. We certainly do not need an Animal Control employee driving a taxpayer vehicle to Gloucester Point Beach twice a day to walk out on the pier far enough to view the people laying out and then driving around the swimming pool at the Gloucester Point Yacht Haven on his way back to Route 17. This has been going on for at least four years that I have witnessed. Wouldn’t we save tax dollars if the County Administrator reined in such wasteful behaviors?

We currently have a County department called “Community Engagement and Public Information”. (It was previously titled “Community Education”). This department’s budget is currently $575,591; $530,381 of that is nothing but salaries and benefits. This department performs functions normally performed by the School System, County administration, social services and I.T. They produce the Beehive printed newsletter and the Gloucester County Town Crier online newsletter. This department also acts as the Freedom of Information Act facilitator. Seven employees from this department facilitate community use of seven of our nine school facilities. The department also facilitates connecting the community with various nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations. Close to a half million dollars could be saved annually if this department were dismantled and the functions they perform returned to where they belong; the School System, County administration, social services and I.T. As for a Freedom of Information Act facilitator, there is no state or other code requiring such. Department heads and County administration could receive and respond to such requests.

Between 2018 and 2020, the budgets for the following County departments increased by the amounts shown. (See SlideShare below)

County Administration, $210,000.

Human Resources, $213,000.

Real Estate Assessment, $79,000.

Financial Services, $185,000.

Planning and Zoning, $128,000

Community Engagement, $41,000.

Engineering, $96,000.

Building Inspections, $109,000

From 2017 to 2021 the Gloucester Schools Superintendent’s salary increased by nearly $55,000. (See link below to 2017 news article referencing the Super’s pay and the SlideShare below)

There were other, less significant increases and a few decreases. The most significant decreases are as follows.

Geographic Information System (GIS), $18,000.

Animal Control, $8,000

Economic Development, $75,000

Information Technology (I.T.), $75,000

As we see, our local government keeps getting bigger and bigger and costing more and more of our hard-earned dollars. Now the powers in control want us to a submit to paying for a $6 Million loan and another 1% increase in our local retail sales and use tax: all for our School System. We must not forget, former Governor Terry McAuliffe made Gloucester part of the future Historic Circle (Currently known as the Historic Triangle). Once that transformation is complete, Gloucester will be added to the Tommy Tax localities. That will be at least another 1% tax added to our local retail sales and use tax. When will it stop? Not until we say enough is enough.

They are telling us part of the $6 Million loan is to build a new bus loop at Abingdon Elementary School. What they are not telling us is the contract for the bus loop was awarded back in February for $541,599.08 and is almost finished. (See SlideShare below.) In the loan information they are saying it will cost $790,000. (See SlideShare below) Why are they borrowing money for something that is nearly finished and why are they saying it will cost more than the contract price? At-Large Supervisor Ashley Chriscoe had this to say:

“The Achilles bus loop was started with the intent we would Need to do this borrowing to pay for it.”

Well, §15.2-1238 of the Code of Virginia states:

Except in emergency, no order for delivery on a contract or open market order for supplies or contractual services for any county department or agency shall be awarded until the chief financial officer has certified that the unencumbered balance in the appropriation concerned, in excess of all unpaid obligations, is sufficient to defray the cost of such order.

If they knew they were going to have to borrow money to pay for it, how could they award the contract seven months before having a Public Hearing to get our consent to borrow the money? Something stinks here and may very well be the reason our County Chief Financial Officer abruptly resigned. The Public Hearing is scheduled for September 1st. Comments can be submitted at the following link and will be read into the record during the Public Comment part of the hearing. ClickHere to submit your comments.

On November 28, 2016, I and less than 70 people attended an open house and viewed a film at Gloucester High School. It was our School System’s kickoff of their promotion to renovate GHS or build a new one. It was also the unveiling of a new education platform that is being implemented in our and many other school systems where the communities gave consent by silence. A platform where communism indoctrination is portrayed as a positive education experience. Where everyone gets a participation trophy and other collectivism traits are instilled. Page Middle School was designed to facilitate the platform and so are many of the construction related changes planned for GHS. A lot of the money they are asking for is to fund the ongoing transformation of our public schools and to fulfill the desires of a handful of greedy people who want the old Page and bus garage properties vacated.

Do we really want to give our School System a blank check for $100 Million in construction money from a new tax, on top of the $6 Million they want us to consent to borrowing on September 1st?  The time to voice your opinion on the loan is during the Board of Supervisors’ Public Hearing on September 1st and the new tax will be decided at the ballot box on November 3rd. Most of all remember, Silence Is Consent. Please don’t be silent……………….

Written By: Kenny Hogge, Sr., Gloucester Point, Va.


Link to article about School Superintendent pay:

https://www.dailypress.com/news/isle-of-wight/dp-nws-iw-superintendent-thornton-requesting-raise-20170516-story.html

Link to Online Public Hearing Comment Form:

https://www.gloucesterva.info/FormCenter/Virtual-Meetings-27/Virtual-Meetings-Citizen-Comment-Submiss-94

Link to Gloucester's Adopted 2020 Budget:

https://www.gloucesterva.info/DocumentCenter/View/7551/FY20-Approved-Budget-Book-Final-for-Posting-and-Printing-secured?bidId=

Link to Gloucester County Board of Supervisors' contact information:

https://www.gloucesterva.info/1091/Board-of-Supervisors

Link to Gloucester County School Board's contact information:

https://gets.gc.k12.va.us/school-board








Saturday, August 8, 2020

Who Is Joe Biden Really? By: Violet


    
I often times like to throw in some sarcasm or a bit of humor but because of the seriousness of this matter I doubt you will see much of it here. Due to the quarantine, which I won’t start sharing my opinions on that right now, I have found myself with more time than I’d prefer to have to watch television. With that being said….. we really need to talk about Joe Biden and who he really is.
     We have heard numerous theories as to why he is hunkering down in the basement and what his true intentions are. Below, I hope to not only help you see who he is but what his ill intentions are.
      In 1972, Joe Biden became the sixth youngest senator in American history for the state of Delaware, at some point, he became the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations committee which is most likely when he started relations with China (who donated 1 billion dollars to his son Hunter) and the Ukraine. We know that he had relations with China which might be why he still won't comment on China's connection with Corona Virus.  also know that Hunter Biden, Joe's son was making $83,333 a month from a Ukrainian gas company named Burisma for 18 months beginning in 2014, please note that his father Joe Biden was the vice President at the time and had the investigating Ukrainian fired. Although, Hunter had no experience in the gas industry, nor could he speak Ukrainian. Which should certainly raise the eyebrows of anyone who is screaming “white privilege” wouldn’t you say?
     In an interview with Time magazine in February of 2014, Mr Biden referred to himself as “the guy who did the crime bill ( Violent crime control bill and Law Enforcement Act) and the drug czar”, (which interestingly enough is defined as a ruler of Russia until the 1917 revolution in the Miriam-Webster Dictionary), he was referring to his anti-drug bill (Anti-Drug Abuse Bill of 1986) “where I  spent years trying to change drug policy relative to cocaine, for example, crack and powder.” It’s important to note that all of these czar-like bills ended up incarcerating and detaining many people of color. Which certainly seems plausible that Mr. Biden has not changed his views and is therefore being kept under close watch not to unintentionally expose his real views.
     All of his vice-president potentials have disturbing backgrounds also which I had hoped to describe each one in this article but I will have a part two to cover that since there is so much you need to know about him first.
      For instance, in 1977, he stated that “without orderly integration’ his children would grow up in a racial jungle”. Which is discerning because he wasn’t referring to his children’s school as a jungle until the prospect of children of color were to attend their school. Now you can say “that was in 1977, he’s a changed a man now". Yet, May 22, of this year he said that “if you vote for Trump you ain’t black”, suggesting you have no other choice but to vote for him if you are black. The man who incarcerated black people for years upon years for drug violations that a young person of Caucasian descent would likely get a slap on the hand for. And only this past week, he stated that the “Latino community is diverse, unlike the African American Community” which basically states that you are all alike. You aren’t free thinkers…you’re black and incapable of free thinking. That’s his heart as of this week folks. Ponder that, okay?
In closing, I just discovered the "Czar" comment from Mr. Biden and the comparison to someone in Russia pre revolution, it's hair raising for me since they are constantly accusing our President of illegal shenanigans with Russia and we all know that Hilary Clinton paid for the Steele Dossier they attempted to impeach the president with, which, by the way, was done here in the United States and not Russia. But there was a clip of Obama whispering to Russian President Dmitri A. Medvedev, "After the election I will have full flexibility." to do what? I didn’t get the opportunity to cover the “uncomfortable fondling” videos we see all over social media of Joe Biden putting his hands on little girls. Or the violation of your constitutional rights. So, I encourage you to come back and see part two of this, which will be focusing on his candidates for VP and I will be breaking it all down for you in the next segment which should allow you to see how he thinks. Who knows,  I think I may even take a third part to introduce you to the democratic connections to pedophilia and his anti-American views.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Blue Cities Riot: Coincidence or Not?

Okay peeps, I was doing some research and ran across something I found a little interesting. You can confirm what I am about to say, this wasn't my rant...but I guess it's turned into one.
We are all aware that New York, Virginia, California, Georgia and Minnesota are predominantly blue states. That's right controlled by democrats.
What you may not know is Nevada, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida and Texas are wavering or what we call "swing" states. Reno, where riots took place last night is liberal. In Florida, Miami Gardens is predominantly liberal, that's where the riots are. Philadelphia is liberal, riots are there also. Phoenix is the most liberal city in Arizona and.... you guessed it! It's liberal!! And riots are there. Austin Texas is predominantly blue. And guess what? Both Columbus and Cleveland are liberal cities... So.... Here's what we are seeing ... the liberal politicians are allowing this conduct. You don't see it in the "red" areas, only the blue. Now, you might believe in coincidences but I am not that naive.
I have repeatedly said, these are fear tactics imposed on the American people. If they can control the masses, they control this Country.
If, just having this bit of information doesn't open your eyes, then you have successfully graduated from that behavioral modification therapy they have been using on you and you are no longer capable of thinking for yourself.
Now think about this... Trump tells China... don't mess with Hong Kong... China stood on the line waiting to seize it. Then, China got mad about The AMCA pact it signed but was left with no alternative, except the high tariffs Trump described. As we all know, the impeachment was a flop and THEN the virus came from China. You know, that great country that gave Hunter Biden millions or was that a billion? Now, no one knows how deadly covid is but it seems more people have died in blue states than red states... Scary to think..... You don't suppose?....
I personally don't believe in coincidences, do you? Under great pressure Trump had masks and ventilators made at a rapid rate because China bought all of ours! Imagine that. Well, sadly the majority of the people who lost their lives were old veterans....Trump voters. Hmmm... Another coincidence? Then people realized they weren't getting as sick as they were told they were going to get. Naturally, a rebellion began to unfold, or unmask if you will.
Suddenly, out of the blue, no pun intended, a policeman murders a black man before a crowd of people. How many people do you know that commit crimes when they know 1) people are watching 2) people are recording. Something isn't right. You don't suppose that that behavioral modification therapy was applied, do you? I mean, he heard the pleas of the people and heeded no one. There's something we aren't supposed to see there. And this man is now under suicide watch.... you don't suppose he has the same guards watching his cell as Jeffrey Epstein did, do ya? I mean you can't testify if you aren't alive now can you?....eyes and ears folks. You might just see another coincidence.
Suddenly, bus loads are coming into cities and causing peaceful protests to turn violent.
If you think this is all a coincidence ..... Keep your head in the clouds.
The ONLY way they can take control of America is if they divide the people.
I see division but up until this horrendous murder of George Floyd took place we recognized one another as American citizens. And do you remember the white thrift store owner that said "white people" were trying to break in?
Something is amiss.... Kind of like that FISA report, that Russian dossier that Hilary had done, the impeachment farce and interestingly enough, the same people who headed that farce are running the rioting blue states.
Pretty interesting, eh?

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Meet The People In Va. Trying To Run For The U.S. House of Representatives


There are eleven United States House of Representative seats up for election on November 3, 2020. Seven are currently held by Democrats. Follow the link below to find information about the candidates. You will also find links to each person’s campaign page and other useful information.

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United We Stand

Kenny Hogge, Sr.

Monday, February 3, 2020

In State Constitutional Convention Court, Part 8, Time Frame

(By; Chuck Thompson)

We want to act pretty fast here folks.  Part of the intention of getting this going is to stop all the crazy new laws coming out of Richmond.  We want this event to happen before July 1st, 2020.  This way we can put injunctions or stays on all the new codes until they can be checked against both the Commonwealth's Constitution as well as the Federal Constitution to ensure there are no violations to the unalienable rights of the people which we all know there are plenty.

That is why I keep pushing this idea on a daily basis.  It is far easier to fight and maintain our unalienable rights than it is to lose them and have to fight to try and get them back.  Once lost, the rights are no longer considered rights.  We can't use the regular courts for multiple reasons as already discussed to include that the courts are way to slow.  Voting these folks out is also way to slow and the rights will already be gone.  The chances of bringing in all new people and hoping they will reverse these insane codes is a pipe dream that may come true, but I am not willing to bank on it.  Plus as stated, the unalienable rights will be gone and are no longer rights.  At best they will be brought back as privileges that can be taken away at any time.  

Sunday, February 2, 2020

In State Constitutional Convention, Part 7, Oath Not To Touch Underlying Constitution

(By; Chuck Thompson)

The risk is to great.  Once the politicians start on a convention, they will destroy what is there.

  Slow down.  There will be an Oath administered before the Convention even begins.  WIthin that Oath will be a provision that each delegate will swear to that will ensure the underlying Constitution can not be touched for any reason and everyone is going to know that it's not the intention of the Convention to even consider.  The only area that will be open is a chance to create an amendment to the present Constitution that will make it very easy to remove any politician from office if they break any area of our Commonwealth Constitution or our Federal Constitution and any of our Bill of Rights.

  They will have to prove that what they are proposing does meet the intention of the Constitution.  That will be it.  There will be absolutely no tolerance for anyone breaching the Oath administered.  Besides, the way the plans are starting to come together, there will not be time for that anyway.  The intention is to keep costs down so the meeting schedule will be very tight.  Plus, I do not believe for a minute that our local representatives to the convention would want to even try to take that on.

  We need your help.  Get these posts to your local boards and have them put this on the agenda for the public to vote on.  It's much easier to maintain our unalienable rights than to have to try and fight to get them back.  Voting them out does nothing to reverse the destruction that will be caused and many of the new codes can be killed here, but once put into play, will be nearly impossible to reverse.  You can hope and pray that they get reversed, but many are not likely to.

Now is the time for action.  Don't sit and hope someone else does this for us.  We have that opportunity now.  Take advantage of this.

Gloucester County, Virginia Public Schools 2020 Staff Salaries

The following Slideshare presentation contains GCPS Staff only salaries for 2020. Note the Superintendent’s increase since 2016.

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Kenny Hogge, Sr.