Wednesday, May 22, 2013
A reader questions whether the incumbent is really pro life.
Wednesday, May 22
Dear Editor, Joe May keeps ignoring his record and hoping we will, too. In separate Washington Post interviews, Joe May is on the record saying he supports a right to abortion in the first trimester of a pregnancy. These statements were published on June 3, 1993 and Nov. 2, 1995. I've been waiting to see how the May campaign would address his pro-abortion record, if they addressed it at all. After last week's interview with Judy Stearns with the Purcellvile Gazette, May's strategy with regard to his record on abortion is clear – pretend that it doesn't exist, and hope the voters will just believe his campaign mail. Not so fast. In this May 17 Purcellville Gazette interview, May said, "I am 100 percent pro life. I always have been and …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The reader claims the legislation will not benefit the 33rd District, while raising their taxes.
It’s time for Delegate Joe May (R-33) to come clean. My mailbox is stuffed with his post cards touting how conservative and fiscally responsible he is and how he’s resolving transportation; that is not the reality. He recently voted for the historically large $6 billion tax increase in the name of transportation. This has raised taxes on an extensive list from property to general sales tax, to internet sales, many of which you will have no choice but to engage in the transaction that taxes you. The genesis of this tax increase was a simple transportation bill, but somewhere along the way, it morphed into a monster that once again will fleece the taxpayer. What does this mean for you personally? Whether or not you own a car, you will …
A reader points to a past nonprofit that appeared to be active in elections.
Editor's Note: Sally Mann, who is mentioned in this opinion piece, told Patch that while she held a fundraiser for the Loudoun Environmental Council and appeared on its web site as vice president, that she is not affiliated with the group and declined the group's nomination. __ If Tea Party groups across the country are like Northern Virginia groups, the IRS is right to demand they demonstrate they promote social welfare. While the IRS guidelines don’t prohibit the publication of known falsehoods, they do prohibit campaigning on behalf or in opposition of candidates. In this regard, known falsehoods can be used to demonstrate coordination among campaigns. For example, in the spring of 2011, when the campaign to elect the current all-…
Monday, May 13, 2013
Purcellville reader explains his support for David LaRock in the June GOP primary.
Dear Editor, I am responding to the letter from Michael Turner claiming Del. Joe May is a fiscally conservative cost cutter. It appears these comments were taken word for word from one of the numerous mail pieces May has sent out. On the subject of Joe’s Family Foundation rating, it is deceptive for him to imply that rating is a pro-life indicator, given it did not weigh in on pro-life votes; only on an array of handpicked votes on a wide range of issues. In contrast, his 75 percent pro-abortion score from NARAL is specific to that one issue. During Joe May’s 20-year reign, the population of Virginia has grown by 20 percent, while the budget has grown 200 percent. Cost cutter? Joe May has controlled the Powerful Transportation Committee …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Republican from Lincoln urges primary voters to support may June 11.
Dear Editor, Who is David LaRock? I’ve been asking that question for a couple of months now that he is running against our Delegate Joe May. What is his background, his education, his public service, his military service? I don’t believe you’ll find it on his website. His staunch anti-abortion platform appears to be his main interest and what he will work on if elected. He is also apparently in favor of sitting in gridlock and driving on unsafe roadways as he is against funding for transportation, which I find inconsistent, as he is a developer. Do you want an ultra-conservative whose background or leadership is untested or do you want our friend, Delegate Joe May who works for all of his constituents? For me, the decision is clear and I …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
A Purcellville resident offers his support to Delegate May.
Dear Editor, I have yet to see one concrete idea from David LaRock on any issue of importance to our state. David seems content only to attack Delegate Joe May by taking parts of his record out of context and weakly asserting he hasn’t always been there for conservatives. We need to defend men of character like Joe May who make the hard choices for us and bring conservative results home. The last thing we need in Richmond is someone like Mr. LaRock with no positive ideas. Preston Black Purcellville, VA [Editor's note: Mr. Black is an intern for Del. May's campaign, according to his Linked In page.]
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Supporter of David LaRock against Joe May offers her reasoning.
Dear Editor, While I have supported Delegate Joe May's run for office in previous years, I am supporting Dave LaRock this primary. Dave is running for office out of conviction and a desire to accurately represent the desires of his constituents. Dave LaRock has chosen to run for the House of Delegates not because he desires power or control, but because he became aware of Delegate Joe May's appalling voting record. Delegate May's voting record includes: voting for the $6 billion tax increase (which includes an internet sales tax); voting to earn a 75 percent pro-abortion rating from NARAL and a C- from the NRA. The 100 percent approval rating from the Family Foundation, which May's literature says proves that he is pro-life, considers a …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The CDC recently indicated that 1 in 50 children have Autism, causing a stir among parents and those considering children.
With last month’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) reporting that as many as 1 in 50 children in U.S. schools have Autism, the topic of Autism has created an increase in parental anxiety in my practice as a psychologist. Parents want to know what the CDC’s study and those numbers could mean for them and their own potential for having an Autistic child. The parents who are most concerned are those who are either planning for pregnancy or who are pregnant and expecting. One parent I met with recently expressed a profound sense of relief after learning that the sex of their fetus is female, reminding me that boys are four times more likely to be diagnosed with Autism than girls. And, another parent indicated that, while …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Whether you're a business owner holding an event or just someone with something to say, here's how to share it with everyone in town.
No, as far as I've heard, there are no zombies at Walmart or anywhere else in town. But that, of course, doesn't mean you have nothing to tell your neighbors. And if you do, I'm here to help. Allow me to introduce myself: My name is Jessie Biele, and I'm your Community Engagement Editor. What do I do? I help you reach your neighbors, right here on Patch. And why do I do that? Because Patch doesn't just talk to you; Patch gets neighbors talking to each other, too. So, if you're a business owner with an event to announce, a school teacher who wants to highlight student achievement, a gardener who wants to share tips to get the whole city blooming or a photographer who wants to share some great pix, I'm here to help. Posting announcements, …
Monday, April 22, 2013
A supporter of May’s opponent explains why that issue is worthy of your vote.
Dear Editor: In the June 11 Republican primary, one of the key issues that will determine my vote is whether or not the candidate is pro-life. I know Delegate Joe May (R-33) claims to be pro-life, but I think it's important that people realize that his record shows otherwise. “Pro-Life” is a term that is easily used and rarely defined. To conservatives, it means all human life is valued, and that all humans - even the unborn - have a right to life. Delegate Joe May’s record shows a very different set of values on life. In 2012 alone, May recorded three votes against the rights of the unborn; one against a personhood bill to grant ordinary legal protections to the unborn, and two against informed consent bills that would have required …