Friday, November 1, 2019

"And The Band Played On." Watching The USA Fade Away.

For over 200 Years Americans have lived in a country that was free and respected. We fought with ourselves and other countries with some even leading to war. Our political process used to work. People were elected into positions to help their constituents and the American people as a whole. We looked up to men and women and honored them with statues and memorials throughout this great nation. WOW, sounds like an awesome place, right? It used to be, or at least I think so.

I remember as a child my mother using a small real to real tape recorder to memorialize speeches by great men like, John F Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther King and news events from the television so we as children could learn great things from these people of honor, integrity and respect. We idolized these people then and some still do today. Civil Rights and leadership pushing the American people to reach for the stars was not a dream but a reality. We put men on the moon, we stopped segregation and realized that we are one. One in the same; Americans.

Today I sit here after I have watched, for at least the past 10 or so years, our own government representatives, at all levels of Government, take great efforts to destroy the very country we all claim to love. Corruption without action, decisions that are made against the will of the people, violating the basic fundamental rights guaranteed to us under the Constitution and dirty money changing hands as fast as the front runner in a NASCAR race.

I watched today the very political process that is sworn to protect us, used to systematically dismantle the infrastructure of our Republic that has been the cornerstone for over 200 years. All in the name of democracy/socialism. It sickens me that we have become this, allowing politicians that are supposed to serve the people who elected them to office only to watch then get rich by the people they swore to fight to become elected. This is at all levels of Government, from our school boards, count and city governments, state governments and our top offices within the Federal Government. Yet, we sit by and let it happen.

We have the right to vote but less than 20% vote in elections and if the weather is bad even less. Do we need a history lesson, our Constitution starts off with “We the People” the government belongs to all of us? Yet, we can’t make time to see our family or watch your child’s school game or play. Have we all become this uncaring about life and our country? This truly sickens me knowing that we have a Congress spending millions of our tax dollars on a witch hunt over a phone call. Yet, we have people walking the streets from past administrations that have committed sedition and treason against our country, and we don’t want to vote or be bothered.

I am starting the feel like I am on the Titanic, we are going down, while the band played on. People we are losing our country, our freedoms, and allowing good people to go down. We used to fight for what we believed in, what we stood for, we died for in the past, and millions of people lost their lives over this concept and “The Band Plays On”. We spend money we don’t have and raise taxes and “The Band Plays On” we sit in our homes watching television while the government sworn to protect us plan to take away our rights and “The Band Played On”.

People, you don’t have to like me, you don’t have to support me. All I ask is look at what is happening right in front of us. Before this band that is playing, finishes.


John Tyson

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Gloucester County Supervisor Chris Hutson. Liberal or Conservative

Chris Hutson is endorsed by the Gloucester County Republican Party. Wonder if they know he is also endorsed by the Democrats? His name is listed on House of Delegates Democrat candidate Ella Webster's political mailing

Is Mr. Hutson a Liberal or a Conservative? You decide.

In my honest opinion, Mr. Hutson is more liberal than conservative.

Kenny Hogge, Sr. 

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Corrupt Race In Gloucester County’s Abingdon District? You Decide.

Gloucester County’s School Board has a long reputation of just following along with the school administrator’s agenda instead of addressing the concerns of and aligning with the visions of their constituents. Apparently, school administration does not have any problem with manipulating the School Board member election and appointment processes. On June 12, 2019 Abingdon District School Board member Randy Burak’s intention of not seeking reelection was announced publicly. This was one day after the deadline for candidates to file the necessary documents so their names would appear on the November 5th ballot. Unfortunately, no one in the Abingdon District filed to be a candidate. This was an ideal setup for the School Board to be able to appoint an Abingdon resident of their and the school administrator’s choosing.

Fortunately for the residents of the Abingdon District and Gloucester County as a whole, Jane Wenner stepped up to run as a write-in candidate for the Abingdon district. That obviously did not sit right with the school system hierarchy so something had to be done to keep Jane Wenner from being elected by the people. That “something” is Mr. Burak’s decision to run as a write-in candidate against Jane Wenner. You see, certain people do not want Jane Wenner to be elected because as they put it, “She does not align with the current School Board’s visions.”

Mr. Burak entering the race is just another ploy to set the stage for the School Board to be able to appoint another School Board member. (Much like the shenanigans taking place in the Ware district School Board and Supervisor races.) All Mr. Burak has to do is get elected, attend a couple of meetings after the first of the year and resign off to retirement in another place. Then the School Board can appoint an Abingdon District member of their and the school administrator’s choosing.

I don’t know about you, but I believe I would be voting for Jane Wenner on November 5th if I lived in the Abingdon District.

Kenny Hogge, Sr.

Gloucester County, Virginia Voter’s Debacle

Election time has arrived again, who is best suited for the positions? The school system is now in the spotlight with two seats up for grabs in Ware and Abingdon districts.

The school board for many years has never challenged the superintendent. There is a historical record of yes votes without discussion or rejections. Now at this election a phenomenal process took place, a resignation by the board chairman, replaced by the Ware District member, and the Abingdon District member who decided not to seek reelection.

Two seats open, both to be filled by acclamation, one by ballot and one by write-in. Fair and simple. Now, hold on voters of these districts, the wind of clarity and opportunity for a fresh breeze in the sails has died.

What! Yes, the current Abingdon member decides to challenge the write-in candidate in his district after deciding not to run again. Why the change of heart? What voters need to understand are the process and politics of the board. Once elected, sworn in and attending a couple of meetings, he can resign. This ploy allows the sitting board to selection a “member of the club” who shares their thinking. Do you really want this same machine control over the next four years? Now is your chance to fill the sail with a fresh breeze.

Don’t leave: a similar situation has arrived at the very last minute in the Ware District. Now you have a candidate named on the ballot and a last-minute write-in to consider.

Now comes the hard question. You the voter must ask yourself who is the engineer behind this charade. Ask who will be the loser should it succeed: the taxpayer, the student, or the county overall?

Howard Mowry
Gloucester, Va.

Chris Hutson or Damien Kelly For Gloucester Point Supervisor? The Choice Is Simple.

The residents of Gloucester Point now have the opportunity to elect a Supervisor who has proven, through his campaign efforts and community involvement, he will be a representative of his constituents interests instead of an enabler of the agenda of just a few people in the county. Damien Kelly may be young and may not have the business or political experience touted by so many politicians, but he knows how important it is and is willing to engage, listen to and support issues important to the people he represents. The incumbent Gloucester Point Supervisor has a very strong and continuous track record of avoiding and or ignoring most of his constituents and supporting the agenda of just a few people in the county. Unlike his opponent, Damien Kelly will be a conservative addition to the Board of Supervisors who will fight to eliminate wasteful spending and for keeping taxes as low as possible. November 5, 2019 is the time to make a positive change. Vote Damien Kelly for Gloucester Point Supervisor.

Kenneth E. Hogge, Sr.
Gloucester Point, Virginia

Friday, October 18, 2019

Traitors' Quest To Divide And Conquer The USA From Within

America looks on with wide eyes and disbelief. Two of their favorite news broadcasting stations are being exposed as deceivers. For some, that doesn't bother them at all. In fact, their hunger pangs are more important.... but the American with values and morals is heartbroken, disgusted and angry. The days of Walter Cronkite... where, "we report, you decide" is no longer. It's a sad day for Americans on both sides of the aisle. Then the scope turns toward our blessed White House built by Americans who loved this country and everything it stood for. We gasp as we see the accusations of Adam Schiff and for a brief moment, we found ourselves questioning our President. At least until he tosses out his transcript of what was said. Sending the leftists reeling. How could he do that? The President has now opened the eyes to the American people .... that he suspected our previous vice president was involved in something dirty after openly saying he had a Ukrainian lawyer fired and coincidentally, his son is making money he isn’t qualified to make. Another blow to the left. This wasn’t supposed to happen like this! So, the Speaker of the house demands an unorthodox private inquiry which excluded the right from even sitting in on it. Never mind that her son also has ties to another large company in the Ukraine. The president must be stopped regardless of what the American people want.

Then comes the opportunity! The President made a decision that puts the Kurds at risk. A war we never should have become a part of yet lost our soldiers to... a cause that has never had purpose. Once again, behind his back they proceed to hinder his decisions. Since when did we scrutinize any other president as we have President Trump who won by a landslide through our American way? Wow! Other countries look on and wonder if America is not quite what it once was. The house is screaming ISIS will begin again and come terrorize our country! But, I ask ..... I must since no one else will. If you are so terrified of ISIS returning why do you want our borders open? Didn't the Speaker say "all are welcome?" Hasn't that been her fight? Oh, she isn't scared. Not the smiling Cheshire cat you saw standing behind Chuck Schumer after a walk out from her meeting. Yes, the one who walked out of a meeting she created but couldn't stand the heat. Couldn't tolerate someone who was exposing her and her cronies for their illegal and unethical behavior. I must say she hardly looked like a woman who had been offended but perhaps a manipulator who thought she had "something else on him now". Oh, did I mention the meeting went on uneventful after the two stooges excused themselves?

We are at a crossroad people; America is under attack by its very own. A house divided cannot stand. And the house has been divided since they lost control. Impeachment has been the only thing they have spent your hard-earned tax money on. They don't care how hard you worked for it; they'll spend it on the vendetta they have against the man who won't be their puppet. The man who has found a way to get his messages past the corruption in the news forum. As another is exposed for presenting terrifying war scenes in Syria, which were actually a range in Kentucky. Now, having three very apparently deceptive news stations. Exactly why the President has bypassed them and reached the American people through social media. How dare he? Their next move, stop the Presidents posts. Tell social media this must be stopped immediately. Are you surprised? You now have videos and paper trails exposing a deceptive media. And they want to censor our President from communicating to the American people?

This should horrify every true blooded American in this country.... this is not the American way and we have to put a stop to it. These people work for us we need to remind them of that. We need to stand up for our President. We need to look into OUR RIGHTS and pursue an action to cease what we see happening. We are their employers and they should be reminded of it. If you get a moment, check out Glen Beck on You Tube.... it's the one about a lawyer who was fired. Click Here To Hear The Story I won't try to make up your mind. Just listen to it. I think you're smart enough.

As I restlessly close my eyes I pray until sleep consumes me. I pray because it appears our greatest enemies have infiltrated our White House and our elected President is under attack. What a horrible thing to witness as deceptions roll out like it's a common practice. Pray for America...Pray for Our President. Pray without ceasing. Pray for the dangers our vice president will be standing in the midst of. Pray people.....God has been waiting to hear from you. ~ Good night all ~

Written By: Violet Holland
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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Local Sheriff; Complaints About Massage Parlors, Warning; Sexually Explicit Content

(Story by; Chuck Thompson)

Tuesday, October 1st, at the Gloucester County Board of Supervisor's meeting held at the old colonial courthouse, Sheriff Darrell Warren was looking to get a public hearing on the creation of a special local ordinance that is outside of the purview of state code and equally outside of the Dillon Rule that local authorities are supposed to adhere to.  This new special local ordinance would create a new law against what is going on inside of local massage parlors making certain actions illegal in Gloucester County.  Now for some background on why the Sheriff is looking for such an ordinance.  Sheriff Warren claims that he has received numerous complaints about special services being practiced at several locations here in the county and that there are no state laws for which the Sheriff or his deputies can site against these massage parlors for these special services in an effort to stop future practices like this.

What are these special services?  (Warning, the following may be considered sexually explicit and may offend some readers. Caution is advised beyond this point).  Before we begin to explore these special services, let's define what they are not.  Vaginal, Anal and oral intercourse for a fee is considered prostitution within the state and there are laws in place that Sheriff Darrell Warren can take action on and stop these actions if they were going on inside of these massage parlors.  So, these are not the actions where complaints have been issued.  What is not covered is masturbation.  There are no state laws that forbid paying someone to masturbate or massage one's private areas, male or female.  Other complaints are also massage with nudity.  What was not said is who the nude parties are, if they are the massage therapists or the customers or both.  The indication seems to be both however.  The complaints later explained, were after mutual agreements between a customer and the massage therapist and there have been numerous complaints filed by multiple citizens.  Why is anyone's guess.

  One of the problems our forum had while discussing this is the violation of the Dillon Rule by counties in matters like this one.  How is one person to know the laws of one county to the next when traveling through them?  Once the lion is out of the bag, there is no stopping how far it will go in these situations.  One day what looks like a local ordinance to protect the county ends up with who knows how many later?   It's a very dangerous precedent once started, more will follow.  That is why the Dillon Rule is in place.

  So we sent out part of the TTC Media team to do some research and see if Sheriff Darrell Warren might be overlooking any laws to curb and or stop what he believes to be a breach of county ethics in an effort to save the people from themselves.  Why yes there is we found out.  Each massage therapist must be licensed by the state and they could very well be in violation of their state license if they are in fact giving customers hand jobs for a fee.  Besides, this is also a state matter if that is in fact not the case.

  We had a round table discussion on this matter and an interesting concept was brought up.  Could it be that Sheriff Warren wants the county ordinance in an effort to close these businesses down and force a Civil Asset Forfeiture upon them taking all of their money and assets?  We looked at that and what we see, this is an interesting question.  It would also make it impossible for the people who both own and or work at these locations to properly defend themselves as all of their money is taken from them.  In Civil Asset Forfeiture cases, rarely does anyone ever get their money back even if found to be innocent.  Great way to fund your department when the county isn't giving you the budget you would like for your department.

  Now we are not saying this is going to be the case with Sheriff Warren.  This only came up as a possible question in our discussions that makes for an interesting story.  There is also the question in regards to the timing of this.  It's re election time.  What a powerful story this could make days before the election to help sway the vote.  Not that Sheriff Warren really needs any help here anyway.  But it sure does not hurt.  Positive news spin and who knows how much in cash and assets all in one single move?

  Another interesting fact that came up in the round table discussions is that these massage parlors are believed to be owned by folks of oriental decent.  Eastern philosophy is much different than western philosophy in that orientals believe that a massage should have a positive outcome.  A question of intolerance for their beliefs may be of concern to some.  This is not brought up in defense of their practices, just an interesting note.  It was equally brought up with interest that failure to address masturbation for a fee by state legislatures may be for reasons we might not be aware of and they may not wish to discuss.  Either way, it's going to be interesting to see how this plays out over the next few months here in Gloucester. 

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Gloucester, Virginia Public Schools’ Administration Attempts to Coverup Felony Theft

In May 2017 we brought you a story about rumors of theft from Gloucester County Public Schools’ (GCPS) bus garage. The rumor described an employee stealing a welding machine (welder) and when the theft was brought to the attention of GCPS administration, they allowed the thief to return the welder and retire. Almost two years later we reported Larry Clark Lawson had been indicted by a Grand Jury and as part of a plea deal, had pled guilty to one of two counts of theft greater than $200.00. We have now uncovered some very disturbing facts about the theft and what actions GCPS took and didn’t take once it was reported to administration.

Mr. Lawson was the Foreman of the GCPS bus garage. Part of his duties included purchasing repair parts, tools, etc. related to maintaining GCPS’ fleet of vehicles. Mr. Lawson purchased a welder valued at over $2,000 using GCPS funds. He knew he had to have his supervisor’s permission to make such a purchase and did not tell her. He knew he could not purchase anything over $1,500 on the County credit card and talked the salesperson into breaking the cost into two separate purchases to hide what he was doing. He even talked the salesperson into submitting the two bills several days apart to make it harder to be discovered. One of the purchases was listed as being the welder and the other was for some sort of accessory kit that was not carried by or sold by the vendor; in fact, the accessory kit did not exist at all.

To further conceal his crimes, Mr. Lawson arranged for the welder to be delivered to the bus garage to his attention and during a period when he would likely be the only person there. Unfortunately for Mr. Lawson, the welder was delivered on Thursday, March 30, 2017 instead of during the following week when everyone would have been off for spring break. Because of this, numerous other employees saw the new welder when it was delivered and began to talk about it. Mr. Lawson had the delivery driver unload the welder in the “tire barn” which is typically used to store tires and old equipment. Later that day an employee of the garage noticed the welder had been covered with black trash bags. By the morning shift the next day the welder had disappeared from the “tire barn” and remained missing until April 19, 2017.

Mr. Lawson was finally confronted about the welder and several other items missing from the garage on April 19, 2017. Then Transportation Director, Anne Lanan; Human Resources Director, Gwyn Ciemniecki and Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services, John Hutchinson were the confronters. When Mr. Lawson was first asked where the welder was, he said it was in the bus garage in the middle of the workstation; at that point the conversation ended, and Mr. Lawson was placed on administrative leave.

Ms. Lanan then went to the garage where she did not find the new welder. She informed Ms. Ciemniecki who then called Mr. Lawson and asked if there was anything else, he wanted to tell them. Mr. Lawson said he loaned the welder to Tabb Fox, a friend of his and owner of Fox’s Auto Repair. Ms. Ciemniecki told Mr. Lawson he needed to bring the welder back immediately and Mr. Lawson asked if he could have until 5:30 p.m. When he brought it back later that afternoon, he resigned from GCPS. No one ever saw the welder at Tabb Fox’s garage and its location was unknow for 19 days.

Well, all that sounds pretty cut and dry if you assume GCPS administration are the ones who contacted law enforcement. That is not what happened at all. They allowed Mr. Lawson to resign and walk away. If not for the due diligence of an anonymous source who reported the theft to the Sheriff, the Commonwealth’s Attorney and the State Police, Mr. Lawson would have been allowed to do just that, walk away. It must have been very disheartening for that anonymous citizen when they found out Mr. Lawson’s punishment was a conviction for only one of his crimes, no jail time, $500 in court costs and no way to verify Mr. Clemons or anyone else with GCPS submitted the required paperwork to revoke Mr. Lawsons Virginia Retirement System (VRS) benefits as required by Commonwealth law.

In late April the Sheriff, the anonymous source and the Commonwealth Attorney met, and it was decided to have the State Police investigate the anonymous source’s allegations. In a phone conversation after that meeting, the Sheriff informed Mr. Clemons of the complaint made by the anonymous source and let him know the State Police would be contacting him. Mr. Clemons “then” told the Sheriff about some returned stolen property and asked about filing a police report with the Sheriff’s Department. The Sheriff told him that based on a conflict of interest, he should notify the State Police instead. Imagine that, Mr. Clemons was ready to report returned stolen property after being told the State Police would be making contact. On May 17, 2017 a police investigator met with the Commonwealth Attorney to commence the State Police’s involvement.

Mr. Clemons and his administration appear to have closed the book on Mr. Lawson on April 19, 2017 when they let him resign and did not contact law enforcement; or so they thought until the anonymous source threw a wrench in their coverup. If you don’t believe it, ask Mr. Clemons to show the report filed with the Sheriff’s Department reflecting GCPS’ allegations of the theft. Ask him to show any report they filed with any law enforcement agency before the late April 2017 phone call from the Sheriff’s Department. He can’t because none exist. If Mr. Clemons and his staff intended to do the right thing, they would have called the Sheriff’s Department on April 19, 2017 when Mr. Lawson supposedly first lied to them about the welder’s whereabouts. At this point it is hard to trust anything coming from Mr. Clemons or the School Board.

Why were they covering for Mr. Lawson? What were the other items missing from the garage referenced in the Commonwealth’s Bill of Particulars? Why did it take 19 days after the welder went missing for GCPS Administration to confront Mr. Lawson? What other systemic accountability problems does GCPS have that have not yet come to light? Has Mr. Lawson’s VRS benefits been revoked through application by GCPS and in accordance with the Code of Virginia? Have corrective measures been taken to prevent this type of theft in the future? Are other areas within GCPS being looked at for signs of the same or similar weaknesses in accountability and control? Etc. etc. etc. We deserve answers to these questions and many more.

One thing is for certain out of what we know so far, Mr. Clemons is not the kind of public-school superintendent the citizens of Gloucester County need, want or deserve. If you do not align with his vision for GCPS, he has no use for you. He has lost accountability and control of the transportation division and who knows how many other areas within GCPS. He participated in covering up for a felon employee. He has created a work environment where employees are afraid to speak up, express an opinion or even speak about matters of concern during public comment at School Board meetings. It appears to be all about Mr. Clemons’ image and his vision for GCPS; whatever that truly is.

What do we do about it all? I and many others believe the best thing that could happen at this point, would be for Mr. Clemons and everyone, including School Board members, who participated in the coverup to submit their resignations from GCPS effective immediately. They have irreparably broken the citizens’ trust. Maybe they can all get a job working for the welder thief who seems to mean more to them than the students and taxpayers of Gloucester County and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Kenny Hogge, Sr.
Gloucester Point, Va.

Here is a link to GCPS web page with the School Board’s and other email addresses. Let them know this is not how we want any area in our public schools managed and do not appreciate their lack of control over how our tax dollars are spent. Tell them Mr. Clemons has worn out his welcome in Gloucester County.

Be sure to checkout the legal documents about the welder thief in the SlideShare presentation below and emails with Mr. Clemons and School Board member Robin Rice. More Later………………..

Thursday, March 28, 2019

All Gloucester Schools In Violation of The US Constitution

Gloucester schools and all schools across the country all operate in violation of the United States Constitution in our opinion.  And we are going to show you why.  Everyday parents are forced to put their children on a bus or walk them to school against the child's wishes and in many cases, against the will of the parents.  That's called kidnapping.  If parents don't send the child or children to school, the parents get into trouble with some crazy claim that they are damaging their children.
(By:  Steven Blume)

There is no provision in the United States Constitution that provides for this.  Children are then imprisoned for hours against their will and forced to work without compensation in violation of the 13th amendment which clearly reads as follows.

Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

Please explain what crime a child has committed that subjects them to such cruel and unusual punishment?  Children are then normally sent home after hours of incarceration to be further punished with what is referred to as homework.  Again, what crime have they committed?  It's called education but is it really?  It's indoctrination and propaganda mixed with some education so that those who run these enterprises can confuse folks into saying it's education.  Money is extorted from the masses of local citizens, many against their will, to support this criminal activity.  Here is what James Madison said about the powers of congress regarding the Constitution.

  So according to Madison, our government does not have a right to take our children from us and tax us for what government these days calls education.  So where does the power come from?

The right to a free public education is found in the various state constitutions and not in the federal constitution. Every state has a provision in its constitution, commonly called the "education article," that guarantees some form of free public education, usually through the twelfth grade. The federal constitution, on the other hand, contains no such guarantee. In San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriquez, the U.S. Supreme Court in 1973 held that education is not a "fundamental right" under the U.S. Constitution. Thus, as a matter of constitutional law, the founding fathers left it to the states to decide whether to provide an education or not and, if deciding to provide one, determine at what level of quality.

The Federal government involvement comes from the so called spending clause, which again, referring to Madison, Congress simply does not have.  For more on what the states are doing, check the link here.

  And, the state's constitutions were not originally set up that way.  Therefore they can and should be considered null and void.  If you are sick and tired of paying for insane indoctrination policies being put on the youth of this nation that have already been proven dangerous, take action.  Stop sending your children to these decrepit institutes of degradation.  Home school.  You do not have to follow their agenda on home schooling either.  Teach your children civics, their natural rights.   No state has the right to take your children at any time for any reason.  Your children are your property.  Government has no say in that area.  Free education was a socialist policy that was allowed into our society and has had crippling negative effects ever since.  Here is a great resource for the birth of government controlled education and it's nasty foundings.  It's foundation, morally bankrupt.  That trend has only continued with great fervor.  It's time for a new war on education, or the end of government controlled indoctrination.