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Friday Morning Notes

by Dave Emke July 28, 2017 at 9:00 am 10 Comments

‘Turn Around, Don’t Drown’ — With heavy rains expected today and Saturday, the possibility of flash flooding exists. County officials are reminding residents that cars should not be driven through flooded roadways. [Fairfax County Fire and Rescue]

Police Seek Suspect in Vienna Stabbing — Fairfax County Police have been searching since Thursday morning for the suspect in a stabbing that took place near the Vienna Metro station. The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect is a male of unknown race, about 5 feet 7 inches tall, with a medium build, and a light- to medium-brown complexion. He was wearing a black, hooded shirt pulled over his head. [Fairfax County Police Department]

Deadline for Cardboard Boat Registration Nears — The first Lake Anne Cardboard Boat Regatta is coming up Aug. 12, and the last day to get a boat registered for the event is Tuesday. [Reston Museum]

New Name Coming for J.E.B. Stuart High — By 2019, the Falls Church school named after a Confederate general will have its name changed. The Fairfax County School Board voted last night to make it happen. [NBC Washington]

Connolly: Trump’s Boy Scout Speech Shameful — In a letter to the national president of the Boy Scouts of America, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) says the BSA should denounce the speech President Trump gave recently at the National Scout Jamboree. Connolly says Trump’s politicized rhetoric “directly contradicted the spirit of Scouting and the tenets of Boy Scout Law.” [The Hill]

Synthetic Soccer Field Coming to Great Falls — The $1.3 million project at Great Falls Nike Park (1089 Utterback Store Road) includes the conversion of an existing grass field to a synthetic turf field, a trail, storm drainage facilities, landscaping, field lighting and related improvements. [Fairfax County Park Authority]

  • Mike M

    Anyone care to start a poll on the “suspect” in the Vienna Metro stabbing?

    Anyone shocked by Gerry Connolly’s disapproval of the President’s . . . ANYTHING?

  • K-Plum

    Oh STFU Gerry

  • Mike M


    You are right about the values of the Boy Scouts. They haven’t changed. What has changed is that those values are no longer shared by you and your political ilk. In fact, you folks have launched a few existential assaults on the Boy Scouts in recent years. All that came to a peak under the Obama administration. So save your surprise at the booing. It’s for Obama AND you! You earned it.

    In fact, save the wear on your keyboard. No one is surprised that you are unhappy with our President’s . . . anything!

    Love, Mike M.

  • Mike M

    Leftists! Congrats on your recent points scored in the culture wars. Unfortunately, you are not finished. I know George Washington is another name you would like to eradicate Soviet style. You have already eliminated most European history from the curricula, and you will not rest even after you remove Greece and Rome. No doubt if you succeed in making Spanish the national language, you will immediately work toward replacing it with Arabic. You are insatiable. Fortunately, long before that, it will all backfire on you. It’s already started. Say hello to the Donald. Can it get worse? I expect it will.

    • Why do you bother?

      Mike, get a grip. This isn’t a liberal vs conservative issue. The confederacy went to war for the sole purpose of allowing people to keep owning other people.

      There is absolutely nothing supportable in that concept and we’re way overdue to stop honoring its proponents.

      • Mike M

        I have a grip. It is absolutely a Liberal/Conservative issue. I stand by my comments. All these issues are related. The left is attacking everything. It’s what they do. They can’t stop.

        PS: The Greeks and Romans built themselves into what we know and what we inherited from them on the backs of slaves. They never gave them up. Shall we stop honoring the standouts among them?

        • Why do you bother?


          • Mike M

            Why DO you bother?

          • Why do you bother?

            Good question. I’m violating one of my basic tenets:

            Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig.

          • Mike M

            Just here to enlighten us all, eh WDYB? And if we disagree, then I am a pig. Well done!


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