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2009-01-15 12:15:12 PM
Any easy fix would be to just carve away all the parts of the state that don't actually generate money and send the rest packing. So we'd keep the Northern Virginia area, the Norfolk area, and some parts of Richmond and maybe Charlottesville, and we'd just package up the rest and give it all to West Virginia or Kentucky or something.

/i keed, i keed
//sort of
 
2009-01-15 12:16:27 PM
Pocket Ninja: Any easy fix would be to just carve away all the parts of the state that don't actually generate money and send the rest packing. So we'd keep the Northern Virginia area, the Norfolk area, and some parts of Richmond and maybe Charlottesville, and we'd just package up the rest and give it all to West Virginia or Kentucky or something.

I'm afraid that Loudoun, Fairfax and Arlington have all voted, and Manassas is expelled.
 
2009-01-15 12:21:14 PM
Pocket Ninja: Any easy fix would be to just carve away all the parts of the state that don't actually generate money and send the rest packing. So we'd keep the Northern Virginia area, the Norfolk area, and some parts of Richmond and maybe Charlottesville, and we'd just package up the rest and give it all to West Virginia or Kentucky or something.

/i keed, i keed
//sort of


Nah, just the Northern Virginia area need to secede from the rest of the state. Join up with parts of MD, DC, and Jefferson County in WV to create a new state called Columbia (since DC IS the Washington District...of Columbia). Then we can stop sending 3/4 of our tax dollars to other parts of the state.
 
2009-01-15 12:28:31 PM
Hold on, where do they make Virginia ham? We want that county, too.
 
KIA
2009-01-15 12:29:24 PM
SurfaceTension: Nah, just the Northern Virginia area need to secede from the rest of the state. Join up with parts of MD, DC, and Jefferson County in WV to create a new state called Columbia (since DC IS the Washington District...of Columbia)

Well, half right. Don't join up with MD or DC tho - same problems as current downstate, different locations.

Northern Virginia, West Virginia, Southern Virginia. Works for me.
 
2009-01-15 12:34:55 PM
kronicfeld: I'm afraid that Loudoun, Fairfax and Arlington have all voted, and Manassas is expelled.

No way, man. We need to keep the battlefields. There's some cool hikes there. We could probably carve off West Loudoun, though. And most of the Route 1 corridor, just for aesthetical purposes.
 
2009-01-15 12:51:55 PM
kronicfeld: Pocket Ninja: Any easy fix would be to just carve away all the parts of the state that don't actually generate money and send the rest packing. So we'd keep the Northern Virginia area, the Norfolk area, and some parts of Richmond and maybe Charlottesville, and we'd just package up the rest and give it all to West Virginia or Kentucky or something.

I'm afraid that Loudoun, Fairfax and Arlington have all voted, and Manassas is expelled.


There's a reason the Virginia welcome centers are by Stafford and Manassas, they don't want you either (just your money, and jobs, and women...)

// Be nice to Rt 1, it now has lots of McMansions next to the Tacquerias
 
2009-01-15 12:57:34 PM
Who will pander to the Klan and Klan-lite in southern Virginia?
 
2009-01-15 12:58:25 PM
KIA: SurfaceTension: Nah, just the Northern Virginia area need to secede from the rest of the state. Join up with parts of MD, DC, and Jefferson County in WV to create a new state called Columbia (since DC IS the Washington District...of Columbia)

Well, half right. Don't join up with MD or DC tho - same problems as current downstate, different locations.

Northern Virginia, West Virginia, Southern Virginia. Works for me.


Well, not all of MD, just parts. Apparently there's some sentiment for the eastern part of MD to secede along with the Hampton Roads area in VA and join up with DE to create Delmarva. Fine with that. Then the rest of MD east of the western Frederick county line joins with Northern Virginia (roughtly all counties north of Rt. 17). Let every county west of Frederick county join up with WV. Maryland disappears altogether in a puff of smoke.
 
2009-01-15 01:00:12 PM
Pocket Ninja: kronicfeld: I'm afraid that Loudoun, Fairfax and Arlington have all voted, and Manassas is expelled.

No way, man. We need to keep the battlefields. There's some cool hikes there. We could probably carve off West Loudoun, though. And most of the Route 1 corridor, just for aesthetical purposes.


Hey now I live in the Rt. 1 corridor...and agree, MOST of it could go, except my area. :)
 
2009-01-15 01:07:21 PM
Charlottesville itself is really on an island. Drive 10 minutes out of the city in any direction and you're basically in the wilderness.
 
2009-01-15 01:07:50 PM
Manasshole.
 
2009-01-15 01:10:28 PM
I'm feeling a little neglected down here in Blacksburg. Can't we join you NOVA folk too? :(
 
2009-01-15 01:10:30 PM
Funny...this 'budget shortfall" didn't keep them from installing 3 new traffic lights on RT. 29 between Ruckersville and Charlotteville, which added no less than 10 minutes to my commute. Assholes.

"Budget Shortfall"...you can't have a "budget" and a $3 billion "shortfall" at the same time. They're spending money they don't have. That doesn't meet any definition of "budget" I'm aware of. Must be from the same line of thinking sub-prime folks followed or something.
 
2009-01-15 01:10:36 PM
If I remember correctly radar/laser detectors are banned in that state, too.

Now, that's really fair.
 
2009-01-15 01:11:34 PM
kronicfeld: Pocket Ninja: Any easy fix would be to just carve away all the parts of the state that don't actually generate money and send the rest packing. So we'd keep the Northern Virginia area, the Norfolk area, and some parts of Richmond and maybe Charlottesville, and we'd just package up the rest and give it all to West Virginia or Kentucky or something.

I'm afraid that Loudoun, Fairfax and Arlington have all voted, and Manassas is expelled.


You got that right!

/Fairfax County Represent!
 
2009-01-15 01:12:28 PM
I'd be happy if we could nuke Nissan Pavilion. I won't ever see a show there again.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2009-01-15 01:13:03 PM
The good news is, public outrage forced politicians to give up $1,000 speeding tickets last year.
 
2009-01-15 01:13:43 PM
California's worse. A state that until very recently didn't find it "worth it" to ticket you unless you were going at least 90, now apparently has highway patrol officers on every corner. I passed seven speed traps on the way to work this morning, between the 5, 15, and 56 here in San Diego. Five of them last night coming home a different route. Prior to about late October, when the state realized it was financially farked, I hadn't actually seen a highway patrol officer or patrol car in close to four years.
 
2009-01-15 01:14:10 PM
2wolves: Who will pander to the Klan and Klan-lite in southern Virginia?

Who wants to pander for a group half-drunk, half-pissed, and twice as stupid inbred rednecks?.
 
2009-01-15 01:14:39 PM
kronicfeld: Hold on, where do they make Virginia ham? We want that county, too.

It's made in Smithfield, which is in Isle of Wight County.

Oh, and NoVA shouldn't just be another state in itself; it should be another country; kinda like Andorra.
 
2009-01-15 01:14:39 PM
vernonFL: I'd be happy if we could nuke Nissan Pavilion. I won't ever see a show there again.
$10 a beer killed me.
:(
 
2009-01-15 01:15:14 PM
Nos_Felix: I'm feeling a little neglected down here in Blacksburg. Can't we join you NOVA folk too? :(

Only if you bring enough moonshine for all of us.
 
2009-01-15 01:15:29 PM
amazing_live_seamonkeys: Manasshole.

Devil Town??
 
2009-01-15 01:15:34 PM
vernonFL: I'd be happy if we could nuke Nissan Pavilion. I won't ever see a show there again.

The secret to enjoying Nissan Pavilion is to plan on tailgating after the show. That way you don't worry about waiting to get out of the parking lot's one entrance. Onto a single-lane road. That forces you through Gainesville to get to the interstate. And has no access to public transportation whatsoever.
 
2009-01-15 01:15:39 PM
Pocket Ninja: Any easy fix would be to just carve away all the parts of the state that don't actually generate money and send the rest packing. So we'd keep the Northern Virginia area, the Norfolk area, and some parts of Richmond and maybe Charlottesville, and we'd just package up the rest and give it all to West Virginia or Kentucky or something.

/i keed, i keed
//sort of


Much better, just let nova secede and it no longer becomes our problem. We're more than self-sustaining. We could have solved our traffic woes by now if our state taxes didn't disappear into the rest of this podunct state.
 
2009-01-15 01:16:23 PM
I got a speeding ticket from an cop in an unmarked minivan in VA.

AN UNMARKED MINIVAN??? WTF? That's cruel and unusual.
 
2009-01-15 01:17:55 PM
sarcastrophe: I got a speeding ticket from an cop in an unmarked minivan in VA.

AN UNMARKED MINIVAN??? WTF? That's cruel and unusual.


The guy wasn't a cop, it was Anonymous.
 
2009-01-15 01:18:27 PM
Pocket Ninja: kronicfeld: I'm afraid that Loudoun, Fairfax and Arlington have all voted, and Manassas is expelled.

No way, man. We need to keep the battlefields. There's some cool hikes there. We could probably carve off West Loudoun, though. And most of the Route 1 corridor, just for aesthetical purposes.


Manascar can always be fixed. Or walled in. Still, PW County has potential. I'd take everything from Fredricksburg north. Sure we'll still have the sticks, but with the BRAC pushing folks into the 95/1 corridor, that area will remain bountiful.
 
2009-01-15 01:18:32 PM
No, the secret to enjoying Nissan Pavilion is going to see the band at some other stop on the tour.
 
2009-01-15 01:19:15 PM
I'm moving to VA (or MD). And there is one thing I don't understand.

Why the hell are there so few bridges across the Potomac?
 
2009-01-15 01:20:38 PM
Baba Yaga: vernonFL: I'd be happy if we could nuke Nissan Pavilion. I won't ever see a show there again.
$10 a beer killed me.
:(


They pay you down for flasks on the way in. Not drugs or weapons. Flasks. They're very serious about ripping you off at the beer stands. Fark that place, I farking hate it so much. I say we nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
 
2009-01-15 01:20:50 PM
Tell you what gang-

Allow me to nuke Manassas and Herndon, and I'll find a way to make up for the budget shortfall personally.

Deal?
 
2009-01-15 01:21:25 PM
MyMindIsGoingDave: amazing_live_seamonkeys: Manasshole.

Devil Town??


Better than Fredneck I guess.
 
2009-01-15 01:22:13 PM
SurfaceTension: Pocket Ninja: kronicfeld: I'm afraid that Loudoun, Fairfax and Arlington have all voted, and Manassas is expelled.

No way, man. We need to keep the battlefields. There's some cool hikes there. We could probably carve off West Loudoun, though. And most of the Route 1 corridor, just for aesthetical purposes.

Hey now I live in the Rt. 1 corridor...and agree, MOST of it could go, except my area. :)


I live off of Rt. 1 as well, and I also agree that most of it can go. And good riddance. Hell, even my area can go, just let me get outta here first. Maybe we should nuke it? Seems like the best solution.

Oh, and Arlington doesn't get a vote...that place is just as shiatty as Manassas! There are very few places I refuse to go around here, but Arlington (and Seven Corners/Bailey's Crossroads/Falls Church) is one of them. If I wanted to see Third World squalor, I'd go to a Third World country, although apparently it's now right here in the US! Lucky us. Why are we not nuking these places?

As for Northern VA making it's own state...go for it. I'd move the hell out to another area of Virginia, and be glad of it. The poor areas of the state are the most beautiful, the people are the nicest, and the poverty is a small price to pay for that, IMHO. The rest of VA is so nice, and I personally don't mind my tax dollars going to support it, because then I have a place to go to escape the soul-destroying, crushing misery of Norva. And as an added bonus, the rest of the state would be free of the Norva assholes and their "Northern VA Attitude". If you've lived here or even been here, you know what I'm talking about. That smarmy, shiatty, arrogant, entitled, self-centered and self-obsessed condescending sense of superiority that only comes from living in the finest shoddily-built McMansion. Yep, it would be a real shame to lose this fine area!

/lived here my whole life
//farking loathe it and cannot wait to get the hell out
 
2009-01-15 01:22:50 PM
TheWizard: I'm moving to VA (or MD). And there is one thing I don't understand.

Why the hell are there so few bridges across the Potomac?


Because the cocksuckers in MD wanted VA to fund not just the bridges, but an entire outer beltway. In other words, it's okay if you want to build our roads too. Now the areas they planned to build are too developed from the housing boom and noone is talking about it any more.
 
2009-01-15 01:25:08 PM
amazing_live_seamonkeys: Manasshole.

MaNASCAR
 
2009-01-15 01:26:48 PM
You mean don't drive with out of state plates. Speeding has nothing to do with getting a ticket.
 
2009-01-15 01:29:04 PM
May I ask a question?

Why are state's budget's going into the crapper?
Is it :
A: Federal Government is cutting states funding
B: Federal Government is cutting grants and scholarships
C: Are state holding being affected by the market?
D: Do states invest their money in the market?
E. Bush F-ed it up.

Born and raised in Blews, VA
 
2009-01-15 01:31:52 PM
SurfaceTension: Pocket Ninja: Any easy fix would be to just carve away all the parts of the state that don't actually generate money and send the rest packing. So we'd keep the Northern Virginia area, the Norfolk area, and some parts of Richmond and maybe Charlottesville, and we'd just package up the rest and give it all to West Virginia or Kentucky or something.

/i keed, i keed
//sort of

Nah, just the Northern Virginia area need to secede from the rest of the state. Join up with parts of MD, DC, and Jefferson County in WV to create a new state called Columbia (since DC IS the Washington District...of Columbia). Then we can stop sending 3/4 of our tax dollars to other parts of the state.


I really hope you two are NOT serious. the transfer of wealth if done correctly should be increasing revenue. the issue isn't ath 3/4 of your tax dollars are going to "OTHER parts of state" the issue is that there are corrupt a'holes stealing the money or waisting on stupid crap.
 
2009-01-15 01:31:58 PM
Part of me actually thinks a Western VA merger with WV would be a good thing.
/OTOH, we have enough problems here in WV with what we have
//but the area does have nice scenery
///mom lives in Roanoke so am pretty fond of the whole Southwestern VA area
 
2009-01-15 01:33:13 PM
Virginia 3 billion dollar shortfall.

Selling your virginity on ebay for 3 million dollars.

Coincidence!?
 
KIA
2009-01-15 01:40:00 PM
amanda kickass: And as an added bonus, the rest of the state would be free of the Norva assholes and their "Northern VA Attitude". If you've lived here or even been here, you know what I'm talking about. That smarmy, shiatty, arrogant, entitled, self-centered and self-obsessed condescending sense of superiority that only comes from living in the finest shoddily-built McMansion. Yep, it would be a real shame to lose this fine area!

Attitude. Someone has it.
 
2009-01-15 01:40:51 PM
I live in the neighborhood of Adams Morgan, Washington, DC for the past 10 years, but grew up in Southwestern, VA.

There is such a difference in the entire state that if they didn't have the tax dollars of NOVA, it'd be worse than West By Gawd Virginia that's for sure.

/Patrick County is the Moonshine Capital folks.
//Graduated Galax, VA; lived in Martinsville, VA for six years.
 
2009-01-15 01:41:36 PM
I support the Low Orbit Bombing of Nissan Pavilion.

BilldaCat10: Charlottesville itself is really on an island. Drive 10 minutes out of the city in any direction and you're basically in the wilderness.

So true.

/Greene County
//10 minutes north of C'ville
///At least it's better than Farmville!
 
2009-01-15 01:42:08 PM
Cold_Sassy: If I remember correctly radar/laser detectors are banned in that state, too.

Now, that's really fair.


I have paid several speeding tickets in that backwards state, i use a radar jammer now, no tickets. best $800 i ever spent.
 
2009-01-15 01:43:58 PM
wolvernova: amazing_live_seamonkeys: Manasshole.

MaNASCAR


No no no both wrong it's Manexico get it right. Manassas park is MaNASCAR.
 
2009-01-15 01:44:59 PM
Governor Kaine is a disgrace. He ruins our economy, selling the entire state out to Northern Virgina and then Obama rewards him.
 
2009-01-15 01:45:23 PM
lunkerslaire: May I ask a question?

Why are state's budget's going into the crapper?
Is it :
A: Federal Government is cutting states funding
B: Federal Government is cutting grants and scholarships
C: Are state holding being affected by the market?
D: Do states invest their money in the market?
E. Bush F-ed it up.


loss of tax revenue from outsourcing and unemployment
unemployment benefits are draining the coffers
greater demand for other services
 
2009-01-15 01:46:34 PM
SurfaceTension: Pocket Ninja: Any easy fix would be to just carve away all the parts of the state that don't actually generate money and send the rest packing. So we'd keep the Northern Virginia area, the Norfolk area, and some parts of Richmond and maybe Charlottesville, and we'd just package up the rest and give it all to West Virginia or Kentucky or something.

/i keed, i keed
//sort of

Nah, just the Northern Virginia area need to secede from the rest of the state. Join up with parts of MD, DC, and Jefferson County in WV to create a new state called Columbia (since DC IS the Washington District...of Columbia). Then we can stop sending 3/4 of our tax dollars to other parts of the state.


You guys are the douches that prevented a Major League team or Disney from opening up in our state. You also are doing your best to ban smoking, which will put an end to your beloved child health care. You are also the one doubling our state's spending every 10 years.
 
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