Monday, October 16, 2006

Virginia Virtucon Documents Illegal GOP Activities!

Virginia Virtuacon (Virtual Convservative) recently put up a blog post Sunday Drive Sign Wars detailing the plethora of GOP signs; Davis, Allen, Stewart and Wolf, on major roads in Prince William County. The thing to remember here, it is illegal to put up signs on road medians or other public property in PWC, you can only place them on private property with the owners consent.

Virginia Virtucon, thanks for letting the world know that the Corrupt GOP does not care for local laws.

Nate de la Piedra is the Online Outreach Coordinator for the Andrew Hurst for Congress 2006 Campaign. The ideas expressed herein belong to Nate de la Piedra and do not necessarily represent those of Andrew Hurst, his advisors, staff, or "The Campaign".


Anonymous said...

If your going to claim that your lack of signage across the district is because of your utmost respect for the law ... then you must call out the Dem candidates mentioned in that post as well. Perhaps you should clear up that law with the Webb and Pandak folks as well.

Greg L said...

OK, legal eagle. Here's a toughie for ya:

What is the specific law that prohibits any political signage on public rights-of-way in Prince William County. If you're going to say it's illegal, you should be able to provide a citation that proves your assertion.

Otherwise, you might be engaging in libel by accusing someone or some organization of committing an illegal act when that is not the case.

So, what's the cite?

Nate de la Piedra said...

Greg, I am not a lawyer and will not waste my time digging through random legal statutes without knowing where to look.

I am a campaign operative and everyone in Northern Virginia politics knows about the no sign rule in PWC, go ahead and try to sue me for libel, or you can call any of the campaigns listed in the post and they will confirm to you the legallity of placing signs on public property in PWC.

Greg L said...

You don't even know where to look to find the statutes regarding political signs, and you're a "campaign operative"?

I guess Hurst really is as broke as I've heard.

Nate de la Piedra said...

Greg, tell you what, I'll call the County Offices tomorrow, and let you know the citation for the law that bans yard signs in the PWC.

Riley, Not O'Reilly said...

Nate, most of the signs I documented weren't in the median, but on the side outside of the VDOT right of way. Sorry to disappoint.

AndreaC said...

Just because I don't know the VA statute that says I shouldn't kill anyone doesn't mean there's no such statute. Bad logic.

And there's no libel unless you identify an individual. Speaking ill of a group or an unnamed/unidentified person is not libel. For example, I could say something about Greg and unless you know who Greg is, it's not libel.

Anyway, see if this helps, nate; from the VA traffic code:
§ 33.1-46 Character of signs, etc., in event of matching public funds.

On any urban highway upon which the Board has expended funds in the manner provided in §§ 33.1-23.3 and 33.1-44, the location, form and character of informational, regulatory and warning signs, curb and pavement or other markings and traffic signals installed or placed by any public authority shall be subject to the approval of the Commissioner.

(Code 1950, § 33-35.7; 1964, c. 256; 1970, c. 322; 1977, c. 578.)

Also 33.1-206.1 allows highway memorials but only under cetain conditions. "Roadside memorials; installation, maintenance, and removal standards; installation of nonconformin..."