Video: VA farmer facing fines for … hosting a birthday party

posted at 3:21 pm on August 22, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

What does every 10-year-old girl want for her birthday?  A big party and lots of room to have fun.  My own 10-year-old granddaughter had her campout/sleepover birthday party at our house three months ago.  Fortunately, we’re not farmers in Fauquier County, Virginia — where we would have had to apply for a “special events” permit to host the party for the Little Admiral or her friends.  Martha Boneta isn’t so fortunate, because when she invited her friend to stage a birthday party for her 10-year-old daughter at the farm, a few extra clowns showed up and issued her a citation for it — which could cost thousands of dollars in fines:

And people wonder why the Tea Party sprang into existence.  Tea Party activists showed up to protest Fauquier County’s actions two weeks ago when Boneta tried to appeal the citation for the party and for selling her produce at the farm to consumers — which Virginia state law allows.  The Gadsden flags and the pitchforks all came out, but to no avail; Boneta’s citations were upheld, leaving her to go to court:

Hashour said Boneta has roughly 30 to 45 days to make an appeal at Fauquier County Circuit Court.

Boneta’s attorney, Michelle Rosati, declined to comment Thursday as to what the next legal step will be. Boneta stayed out of the hearing.

“We feel very strongly that the law is on our side,” Rosati told Virginia Watchdog.

If not, then the words of Charles Dickens comes to mind, when a court told Mr. Bumble in Oliver Twist that the law supposes that a husband has control of his wife

“If the law supposes that,” said Mr. Bumble,… “the law is a ass—a idiot. If that’s the eye of the law, the law is a bachelor; and the worst I wish the law is that his eye may be opened by experience—by experience.”

Hopefully, the only asses in Virginia are the Fauquier County officials who cited Boneta, and — inevitably — the unnamed neighbor who sicced them on Boneta in the first place for having a birthday party for a 10-year-old girl and her friends.  Thankfully, I have much better neighbors than Boneta.


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There’s more to this story. They had balloons and cake and ice cream at the party.

Who do they think they are?

portlandon on August 22, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Outrageous outrage to follow…

Akzed on August 22, 2012 at 3:24 PM

They could only have done worse if they handed out free bottled water.

portlandon on August 22, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Sad. This county is on the fringes of Northern VA. Close enough to DC to commute, but far enough out in the country to enjoy the beauty of VA. There are a lot of Tea Party types there, and, IIRC, Winchester and Remington are there in Fauquier country—thus, there are lots of our people out there if you know whut I’m a sezzin.

ted c on August 22, 2012 at 3:26 PM

God help her if she offered anybody water….

apostic on August 22, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Are we still not allowed to discussion revolution?

justltl on August 22, 2012 at 3:26 PM

GMTA there portlandon

apostic on August 22, 2012 at 3:27 PM

there has to be some backstory on this. A dog crapping on the neighbors lawn, or something else that has been brewing prior to this. This type of stuff doesn’t happen in isolation without a prior string of unfortunate unneighborly events.

ted c on August 22, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Looks like Martha’s Vineyard better ante up for some special event permits, when they kowtow to the hordes of filthy rich, Communists, who hate capitalism and rich people.

After all, kowtowing to those more equal Pigs has nothing to do with the business of vineyards.

OhEssYouCowboys on August 22, 2012 at 3:29 PM

I give this 30 more posts until it turns into a Mike Castle thread.

batterup on August 22, 2012 at 3:29 PM

That’s ‘discuss’. Durrrrr.
Gee, now that it’s no longer forbidden, I have nothing to say about that. Hmmph.

justltl on August 22, 2012 at 3:30 PM

the county seat is in Warrenton, VA home of COL John Mosby, a legend among the Army Rangers.

Colonel John S. Mosby made raids in the town during the Civil War and later made his home and practiced law in Warrenton.

jus sayin…

ted c on August 22, 2012 at 3:30 PM

So, we need to worry about public union police officers getting laid off? When they have nothing better to do but shut down a birthday party for a 10 year old? At what point, as a public servant, do you say to yourself “Well damn, but these kids are outta hand! Better get that citation book out!” No warning? Thousand(s) of dollars in fines and legal fees?

Oh, my bad. I forgot, it’s what Obama and Democrats like to call ‘revenue’.

Jackasses.

Symshady on August 22, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Inertia and liberals are pushing us inexorably toward a govt, at the national and local levels, that controls more and more aspects of our lives. It’s funny to hear a local official lament that it is kind of sad, but “we can’t let you do that anymore,” “you” being kids, and “that” being have a lemonade stand. Why? “Well… um, we don’t know exactly what’s in the lemonade.” That’s the problem, the govt is trying to get it to the point that it has to know exactly everything that we are doing.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of local govt “conservatives” that are going with the flow and not standing up against this all out push to make govt as intrusive as ever. Now more than ever, in this age of Obama (AOB), local conservative officials have to stand firm and as a bloc against intrusive govt… or be hounded from office.

anotherJoe on August 22, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Thankfully, I have much better neighbors than Boneta.

Apparently, those 10 yr old Virginians must drink a lot heavier and party louder than you crazy Minnesoters do…../

ted c on August 22, 2012 at 3:34 PM

This type of stuff doesn’t happen in isolation without a prior string of unfortunate unneighborly events.

ted c on August 22, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Take off those rose colored glasses…I have even heard of protesters lining up along the streets to harass the families of fallen soldiers, whom they did not know.

Pal, kooks are kooks, they don’t need provocation, or they create provocation so people, some people, can say “This type of stuff doesn’t happen in isolation without…” and then those people give them cover.

right2bright on August 22, 2012 at 3:35 PM

I give this 30 more posts until it turns into a Mike Castle thread.

batterup on August 22, 2012 at 3:29 PM

You just did…

right2bright on August 22, 2012 at 3:35 PM

I give this 30 more posts until it turns into a Mike Castle Palin thread.

batterup on August 22, 2012 at 3:29 PM

FIFY :)

BacaDog on August 22, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Move to WV.

forest on August 22, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Isn’t this America??

This is crazy!

Sterling Holobyte on August 22, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Such is the supposed wisdom of county officials given just a smidgen of power and zoning control, and then the regulations doth flow and flow.

This incident is just a poster-child for the need to keep local government under a watchful eye. Given a bit of power and authority they seek to expand it: the heart of politicians and bureaucrats are the same at all levels of government, which is why they must be given very little and well defined limits and held to them at each and every election.

When such government does not suit the will of the people and seeks, instead, to establish itself separate from the needs of the people, then such government is to be changed or abolished by the people. Doesn’t matter if its your local HOA or at the Nation State level. The nature of government is the same regardless of scale.

ajacksonian on August 22, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Sounds like they need to rename Fauquier County to Fauquieu County.

mwdiver on August 22, 2012 at 3:38 PM

The SPLC just declared birthday parties are Hate Groups.

faraway on August 22, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Hey people of Fauquier country you voted these clowns in. You get what you pay for.

mike3121 on August 22, 2012 at 3:38 PM

there has to be some backstory on this.

ted c on August 22, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Yeah. I suspect this is an on going unlicensed business, not simply hosting a party for a friend’s kid. Neighbor probably had enough. It would be nice to get the whole story instead of an agenda driven one. I’m not a proponent of taxing or regulating people to death but let’s not claim this was just a kiddie party if it was not.

Blake on August 22, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Move to WV.

forest on August 22, 2012 at 3:36 PM

piss on that. find the neighbor and make their lives miserable.

2 to tang0

ted c on August 22, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Fauquier County, Virginia

Where is yeasty :O

burrata on August 22, 2012 at 3:41 PM

I wonder if they’d be fined, if they were handing out condoms and abortifacients to the tots?

[This is a rhetorical question]

OhEssYouCowboys on August 22, 2012 at 3:42 PM

It is an Obamanation !!!

FlatFoot on August 22, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Isn’t this America??

This is crazy!

Sterling Holobyte on August 22, 2012 at 3:36 PM

…Land of the FREE!

KOOLAID2 on August 22, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Obama’s America:

- Gay marriages good
- Birthday parties bad

faraway on August 22, 2012 at 3:42 PM

somebody parked on their lawn, blocked their driveway, ran over the rosebushes or squealed their tires when they hit Hwy 29. Probably some Alice Cratchit type neighbor, peering through her blinds at all of the pretty 10 year old girls and was just sad and bitter because she aborted all of hers back when she was doin’ acid and gettin’ free love back in the 70′s.

ted c on August 22, 2012 at 3:42 PM

I see no mention as to whether Ms. Boneta was charging a fee for hosting the party. I wonder, because if Ms. Boneta has been trying to monetize the farm though onsite produce sales, she may well have determined that she might also like to charge for use of the property for parties, weddings, etc.

If this was a business venture, wherein Ms. Boneta was charging a fee for the party to occur on her property and/or providing food or services included in that fee, its reasonable to assume that such business would fall under the same regulations and laws as those businesses that serve as venues for parties, weddings, events, etc.

However, if Ms. Boneta was simply a friend hosting a birthday party for a friend’s child, there was what would be considered a number of guests consistent with such an event (not requiring extra sanitation facilities), parking of guests cars didn’t pose a hazard, or burden to local traffic, there was not undue and excessive noise related to the festivities ( which might have broken local ordinances aimed at keeping the peace), then I’d say Ms. Boneta didn’t break any other ordinances or create either a public or private nuisance.

If this is a law, ordinance, or regulation, passed legitimately in Fauquier County,and its being applied inappropriately, or if the resident’s simply disagree with this regulation (as well they might), those residents of Fauquier County need to take that issue up with their local officials and change the regulation, and, perhaps, the local officials responsible.

thatsafactjack on August 22, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Any word on what the local Pols are saying about this ?
I agree with those posters thinking that there is a back story here. Sounds like somebody had a bone to pick with this lady.

Jabberwock on August 22, 2012 at 3:45 PM

there has to be some backstory on this.

ted c on August 22, 2012 at 3:27 PM

There is, and I read this two weeks ago so I’m a bit sketchy on details. I apologize in advance.

The way I understand it, it’s okay to sell farm goods by the side of the road. But to hold a general gathering/open house in order to sell, is not allowed.

The private birthday party is considered, by the county, an attempt to make money.

Liam on August 22, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Birthday parties do nothing but promote bourgeois tendencies in the tot cadres.

This is a new America.

The America of the Dictatorship of the Proletariat.

Now, you will answer to us!

- Barack Obamuh

OhEssYouCowboys on August 22, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Add this…Goebbels laugh his dead azz off.

Schadenfreude on August 22, 2012 at 3:48 PM

This was covered on HA already.

flipflop on August 22, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Remember the Fauquiers!

faraway on August 22, 2012 at 3:49 PM

…Land of the FREE!

KOOLAID2 on August 22, 2012 at 3:42 PM

More like… a nation divided by Zero.

redzap on August 22, 2012 at 3:50 PM

I guess it would have funnier if I said…

Meet the Fauquiers!

faraway on August 22, 2012 at 3:50 PM

They’re just lucky they didn’t get hit with another fine for having physical activities and exceeding their CO2 emissions limit.

Effing totalitarians.

Pitchforks
Tar
Feathers

antipc on August 22, 2012 at 3:50 PM

The object is to criminalize existence allowing the oligarchy to control their detractors through the arbitrary application of laws.

A storm is coming.

Lost in Jersey on August 22, 2012 at 3:51 PM

The private birthday party is considered, by the county, an attempt to make money.

Liam on August 22, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Do you remember if she was charging for the venue and if this was a regular occurence?

Blake on August 22, 2012 at 3:51 PM

So now we have a county governing body in Virginia behaving like a “neighborhood association”.

listens2glenn on August 22, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Two quotes apply, both from H.L. Menken:
“I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time.”

and an old favorite (from memory mind you)

“There comes a time when normal men must spit on their hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.”

His definition of Puritanism is classic: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.

Any of these apply to this idiotic situation.

I’d be curious to see the written law that this supposed social transgression initiated the citation(s).

Missilengr on August 22, 2012 at 3:53 PM

“The Revolution has not yet succeeded. Comrades, you must carry on!”

faraway on August 22, 2012 at 3:53 PM

This was covered on HA already.

flipflop on August 22, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Thanks. Your link had more facts.

Blake on August 22, 2012 at 3:53 PM

I guess it would have funnier if I said…

Meet the Fauquiers!

faraway on August 22, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Don’t let the Fauquiers get you down … fauquiers non carborundum!

FogDog on August 22, 2012 at 3:54 PM

This was covered on HA already.

flipflop on August 22, 2012 at 3:48 PM

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I thought it looked familiar. I just couldn’t remember from where.

listens2glenn on August 22, 2012 at 3:54 PM

didn’t we see this before?

tommer74 on August 22, 2012 at 3:55 PM

oops, I guess I should have read all the comments.

tommer74 on August 22, 2012 at 3:55 PM

The Fauquier County Anthem

faraway on August 22, 2012 at 3:56 PM

There is, and I read this two weeks ago so I’m a bit sketchy on details. I apologize in advance.

The way I understand it, it’s okay to sell farm goods by the side of the road. But to hold a general gathering/open house in order to sell, is not allowed.

The private birthday party is considered, by the county, an attempt to make money.

Liam on August 22, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Thanks for the background. No need to apologize. It is crazy logic to explain.
A private party for ten year olds is an attempt to sell produce ?
Not buying it.
It was mentioned in the vid that there was a NEW law in play here. Why was a warning not given ?

Jabberwock on August 22, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Hmmmmm . . . . . . I wonder what Patrick Henry would do in a situation like this?

listens2glenn on August 22, 2012 at 3:58 PM

listens2glenn on August 22, 2012 at 3:58 PM

There would’ve been a new America – decades ago.

OhEssYouCowboys on August 22, 2012 at 4:00 PM

It was mentioned in the vid that there was a NEW law in play here. Why was a warning not given ?

Jabberwock on August 22, 2012 at 3:57 PM

.
That sounds familiar . . . where have I heard that before? . . . . .

Oh, right . . . Ted Nugent on his last Alaskan hunt.

listens2glenn on August 22, 2012 at 4:01 PM

I found an article regarding this issue, and it appears that the Counties complaint is NOT that Ms. Boneta allowed the friend to have her daughters birthday party at the farm.

The complaint registered by the County was that during the party, Ms. Boneta, who also regularly sold fresh produce at the farm, actually engaged in promoting those sales during the birthday party TO THE BIRTHDAY PARTY GUEST’S AND THOSE ADULTS WHO ATTENDED THE PARTY.

The County alleges that this sales of produce to the party guests was, in fact, monetizing the party, which would then fall under the same regulations pertaining to use of a property for parties, weddings, etc. Since Ms. Boneta had no permits for such a business she was ticketed and fined.

Ms. Boneta contends that she simply sold the produce as part of her normal produce sales and that she did not attempt to use the party as a means of profit. She maintains that the guests simply wished to buy some produce from her stand and she sold it to them.

It will be interesting to see how the court rules.

thatsafactjack on August 22, 2012 at 4:02 PM

Who wants to bet… every Fauquier County official involved in this disgraceful act is a Democrat.

Axion on August 22, 2012 at 4:04 PM

According to the various reports I’ve read, here’s what I see:
1) she has a farm produce stand – which is perfectly legal without permits.
2) she also sells crafts and other stuff, and in fact got permits for that side business.
3) she also hosts parties as a business as well, and based on the prior permits thought she was ok.
4) the county changed the laws “quietly” to require special event permits for large parties – after she had gotten all the permits she thought she needed.

The question in my mind is – how quietly did the county change the rules? If they didn’t provide proper public notice, then it would appear someone with ties to the county has it out for her.

dentarthurdent on August 22, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Jabberwock on August 22, 2012 at 3:57 PM

If I recall, it was grandfathered in. Again, I’m sketchy on the details.

What I take from the whole story the past two weeks, some bureaucrat is making hay of this, claiming a ‘permit’ (read: give us money) is somehow needed.

Liam on August 22, 2012 at 4:05 PM

This crap doesn’t even surprise me any more.

Yakko77 on August 22, 2012 at 4:05 PM

More like… a nation divided by Zero.

redzap on August 22, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Yes, ole Obama is about to have is azz bitten off by old school math, as in he’s gonna find out, ya can’t divide by ZERO.

SWalker on August 22, 2012 at 4:06 PM

It will be interesting to see how the court rules.

thatsafactjack on August 22, 2012 at 4:02 PM

Ya – there are some twists to this that are not very clear.
Granted the government is definitely getting overly intrusive, but there’s a possiblity she was pushing the limits on the whole licensed business situation.

dentarthurdent on August 22, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Who wants to bet… every Fauquier County official involved in this disgraceful act is a Democrat.

Axion on August 22, 2012 at 4:04 PM

There are no “Democrats” in America, only Marxists pretending to be democrats.

SWalker on August 22, 2012 at 4:08 PM

but there’s a possiblity she was pushing the limits on the whole licensed business situation.

dentarthurdent on August 22, 2012 at 4:07 PM

And just to clarify, while that may be the law, and I believe in following the law, I personally don’t agree with government requiring anyone to buy a license in order to go into business. That just doesn’t fit my idea of how capitalism and free markets should work.

dentarthurdent on August 22, 2012 at 4:10 PM

The question in my mind is – how quietly did the county change the rules? If they didn’t provide proper public notice, then it would appear someone with ties to the county has it out for her.

dentarthurdent on August 22, 2012 at 4:04 PM

I dunno. But I did see some report about her being sent a cease and desist notice. Regardless, $15k seems rather stiff for a first time offense.

Blake on August 22, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Hmmmmm . . . . . . I wonder what Patrick Henry would do in a situation like this?

listens2glenn on August 22, 2012 at 3:58 PM

“May there be trouble in my time, that my children will have peace.”

Maybe not Henry said that, but the sentiment is extant of his time, and to this day.

When you think about it, what do liberals leave to their children; what kind of country do they bequeath them for the future?

Liam on August 22, 2012 at 4:11 PM

I dunno. But I did see some report about her being sent a cease and desist notice. Regardless, $15k seems rather stiff for a first time offense.

Blake on August 22, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Ya – really. This is probably something like a $50 or $100 license fee, and then to fine her $15K is nuts.

dentarthurdent on August 22, 2012 at 4:13 PM

I agree with those posters thinking that there is a back story here. Sounds like somebody had a bone to pick with this lady.

Jabberwock on August 22, 2012 at 3:45 PM

I’m putting my dollar on competing farm next door.

cajun carrot on August 22, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Obama’s America:

- Gay marriages good
- Birthday parties bad

faraway on August 22, 2012 at 3:42 PM

That’s because you have to be born to have a birthday.

Sterling Holobyte on August 22, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Someone should investigate whether little 10 year-old Gwenny paid the full taxes on the gifts she received.

Laura in Maryland on August 22, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Someone should investigate whether little 10 year-old Gwenny paid the full taxes on the gifts she received.

Laura in Maryland on August 22, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Or, better, donate all her gifts to the Obama campaign as Obama suggests.

Liam on August 22, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Founding fathers, rolling over……

FlaMurph on August 22, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Stories like this put in stark relief why we need to re-introduce rails, tar, and feathers, to politicians and bureaucrats.

Another Drew on August 22, 2012 at 4:51 PM

But was it a legitimate birthday party?

Otherwise the farmland itself would shut down and naturally expel any interlopers.

profitsbeard on August 22, 2012 at 4:57 PM

That stoopid Fauquier wrote her a citation . . .

BigAlSouth on August 22, 2012 at 5:00 PM

There IS more to this story. The single birthday party wasn’t really the bone of contention, though it was included in her citation.

She had been hosting a bunch of commercial events (events designed to promote her farm as a destination) – wine tastings, craft workshops, and pumpkin carving. And she wasn’t cited for selling her own stuff, as VA law clearly permits. She was cited for selling merchandise – produce, wine, etc. that is not produced on her farm, she trucks it in.

Farquier has a sleepy, horsey, gentry atmosphere, and this makes running her farm like a cracker barrel gift shop unwelcome.

NTTAWW the CB. MMM dumplings.

SarahW on August 22, 2012 at 5:09 PM

or I should edit to say, makes it unpopular with the folks who live around there.

SarahW on August 22, 2012 at 5:11 PM

From another article about this……

Boneta is appealing the decision, but in the meantime she has 2,000 tomato plants, 1,000 eggplants, and crop rows of kale and other vegetables ready to pop, and she’s not sure how she’s going to sell them.

Boneta isn’t the only victim of Fauquier County’s newfound zeal for agricultural regs: The Board of Supervisors recently passed an ordinance dramatically limiting what area wineries can do on their grounds. Events after 6 p.m. are no longer permitted. Sales of food by wineries are prohibited, as are extra attractions such as farmers markets, mini-golf, or whatever else officials deem “to be similar in nature or in impact to” the listed activities.

Perhaps the most offensive provision of the ordinance authorizes “private personal gatherings” at wineries. Someone obviously forgot to tell Fauquier officials that in America, we don’t need government permission for private personal gatherings on our own property.

Yet even in their contempt for the freedom of assembly and private property rights, Fauquier officials limited the definition of “private personal gathering” to owners who reside at or adjacent to their wineries, and who do not market their wine at such gatherings. This means no winery signs — no bottle labels, even, when owners hold private personal gatherings on their property, because that’s marketing.

http://reason.com/blog/2012/08/13/virginia-farmer-party-tomatoes-fined

Solaratov on August 22, 2012 at 5:25 PM

We are all just squatters in the eyes of government. We retain the right to abolish said government.

Bmore on August 22, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Are we still not allowed to discussion revolution?

justltl on August 22, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Right on.

We gave away our rights a little at a time without a whisper.

It’s time to take it back.

With all due respect to those pointing out the sales that took place at the birthday party, take a step back. We should not NEED the permission of the government to sell vegetables from our own property.

Oh…wait…I think our property doesn’t really belong to us…we are actually only caretakers for the giant collective…

bigbeachbird on August 22, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Sounds like they need to rename Fauquier County to Fauquieu County.

mwdiver on August 22, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Thread winner.

J.E. Dyer on August 22, 2012 at 5:42 PM

More and more just ordinary everyday things you take for granted are becoming illegal.

JellyToast on August 22, 2012 at 5:45 PM

The government HAS to stop these birthday parties!!!

Birthdays make kids grow older, and you know what happens then: bigger bodies mean bigger lungs…and more CO2 spewed into the air!!! And when the kids get older, the government’s health care costs go up!!!

These birthdays MUST STOP …for the greater good!!!

/sarc>

landlines on August 22, 2012 at 6:05 PM

I believe these officious asses are Republicans. They need to change party.

pat on August 22, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Actually – if that cover photo is really her – maybe this is all really about neighboring women getting mad about their husbands shopping and partying at Martha’s place…..

dentarthurdent on August 22, 2012 at 6:40 PM

I give this 30 2 more posts until it turns into a Mike Castle thread discussion about the wonderful melons in Virginia.

batterup on August 22, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Jaibones on August 22, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Meet the Fauquiers.

Jaibones on August 22, 2012 at 6:51 PM

the county seat is in Warrenton, VA home of COL John Mosby, a legend among the Army Rangers.

Colonel John S. Mosby made raids in the town during the Civil War and later made his home and practiced law in Warrenton.

jus sayin…

ted c on August 22, 2012 at 3:30 PM

He may be a legend, but Mosby was most known for his actions in the Confederate Army: he raided Union supply trains. In short, he was a looter and a thief, at least to the Union forces.

Kevin K. on August 22, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Actually – if that cover photo is really her – maybe this is all really about neighboring women getting mad about their husbands shopping and partying at Martha’s place…..

dentarthurdent on August 22, 2012 at 6:40 PM

She needs a big strong, smart and funny pig to go help out on that farm.

arnold ziffel on August 22, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Fauquier County has my permission to eat sh!t.

Sherman1864 on August 22, 2012 at 8:02 PM

The clowns in question are probably obama-bots….. dumba** liberals.

ultracon on August 22, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Soon, you will need a permit to exist.

chewmeister on August 22, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Every single elected official with jurisdiction over this must be voted out of office.

If we don’t do it at the ballot box, there will be those who pursue it by other means. Unrest is the last thing the economy needs.

321mdl on August 22, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Welcome to OBAMALAND!

moski on August 23, 2012 at 1:48 AM

Soon, you will need a permit to exist.

chewmeister on August 22, 2012 at 9:15 PM

This is how I know we are on a wrong path: When a facetious comment like yours paints a realistic picture of where we are heading. We must get off this road.

SKYFOX on August 23, 2012 at 5:51 AM

I truly do not understand how this kind of cr@p gets any traction? With all the “eat local” & localvore initiatives, you would think there would be an immediate blowback on the boobs that perpetrate this. “No Farms, No Food” sums it up. I agree with SKYFOX, this path is unsustainable and cuts across all lines.

roy_batty on August 23, 2012 at 9:42 AM

Soon, you will need a permit to exist.

chewmeister on August 22, 2012 at 9:15 PM

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ObamaCare comes with a ‘Heartbeat Tax’… If your heart is beating, pay up.
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New 16 page ordnance in town here (02-2012). Inspections for rental properties is the main thrust of the law… but these are the 1st two parapgraphs…
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Any landlord and/or owner of leased property located within the borough shall be responsible for any activities actions events and conduct of any person and/or animal which occur in on or about said premises or property The landlord/owners responsibility shall extend to and include but not be limited to any disorderly conduct nuisance offensive lanage and any other behavior or conduce which is a violation of any State statute or of any of the provisions of the Code of the Borough

The landlord/owner of any such property located within the Borough shall be responsible and liable for the conduct actions of any tenant invitee guest or any other person who is in on or about the premises or and property with the permission either express or implied of the landlord, owner, tenant, guest, or invitee.
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I was setting up my inspection yesterday and informed them that I will be selling asap. I will not be made responsible for another adult’s actions.
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They tried to tell me it only meant that I had to keep the yard clean… They do think we’re idiots now don’t they.

I’m done here… My bay side retreat in Fum-Buck is calling.
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RalphyBoy on August 23, 2012 at 10:23 AM

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