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Virginia House Repeals Driver Fees

The Virginia House of Delegates voted 95-2 yesterday to repeal Virginia’s Bad Driver Fees. Smart, boys, smart. Get on it, Virginia Senate!

Supreme Court to Hear Gun Ban Oral Arguments on 18 March

Mark your calendars, in about 8 weeks, the Supreme Court will hear the Oral Arguments in D.C. vs. Heller. It’ll be good to hear Nina Totenberg’s dulcet tones tell us exactly what happens during this particular case.

Students Get in Fight on Metro, Put it on YouTube

Gotta love it when breaking news like this happens on YouTube. How dumb do you really have to be to post a video of your friends beating up a kid on the Metro and not expect to get caught? Really?

Angry Phone Call Takes on New Life

Yeah, this one’s a bit of a stretch, but it’s worth a look. A local student called an administrator at home and asked why school hadn’t been cancelled due to inclement weather. The administrator’s wife responded. It wasn’t pretty. Then the response got posted to the web. Then it got really, really ugly.

2 Comments so far

  1. Jonathan (unregistered) on January 24th, 2008 @ 10:40 pm

    Only one problem. Now where are they going to get the money from? Can’t raise taxes – that would be anti-republican. So…

    I had a few ideas. A new fee for drinking anything that combines liquor and wine. Perhaps a licensing fee on new pet fish. Oh, and how about raising the library fees to check out a book?

    Or – hey, this is just a thought – they could just admit that additional spending usually involves additional income. I know that sounds crazy. But so does the idea that raising fees or charging extra for government services isn’t RAISING TAXES.

    Welcome to the real world, there, guys. Sorry that you’re back door didn’t work out for you. After all, we are a nation who hates law breakers – but we hate paying fines more.

  2. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on January 24th, 2008 @ 11:34 pm

    Things cost money. We can agree on that. However, where we diverge is coming up with fair and equitable measures for raising funds. These fees are neither fair, nor are they equitable.

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