Sunday, December 28, 2014

Vote now!

Vote now to let the Review and the world know when you take down your Christmas tree.  So far two people don't celebrate Christmas and one takes down his tree right after Christmas.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Reidsville Review needs a few good men

If you work for the Reidsville Review, then you already know about the company and other facts much worse than what's listed below. However, most folks don't work for the Review and they might get a kick out of knowing a little something about the conditions at the Sharknado of Newspapers. BH Media is Berkshire-Hathaway. It is owned by Warren Buffet, the filthy rich billionaire. These BH reviews accompanied an online ad for a new Review sports reporter. I especially like the last review where some guy complains about having to take a $700 per month pay cut when Buffet took over.

BH Media Employer Reviews

Company Attributes

  • Job Work/Life Balance
  • Compensation/Benefits
  • Job Security/Advancement
  • Management
  • Job Culture

Laid back management
Circulation District Supervisor (Current Employee), Omaha, NE – February 9, 2014
I would say that because this is a dying industry that the management just wants to hold on to their current positions without taking the risks necessary to try and improve business conditions and capture more of the market.

Change is coming
Manager (Current Employee), Tulsa, OK – September 29, 2013
Pros: no debt for the company, checks always cash when they finally arrive.
Cons: lack of caring for employees, no perks, poor benefits, paychecks arrived whenever
When Berkshsire Hathaway purchased our companay, the reps held a meeting to reassure us that the company would continue to operate the way it had in the past. They also said, "change is coming" but you wont notice.,

After taking a $700/ month cut in pay, I dont know how they think I wouldnt notice!

People that were reduced in force were not replaced and their duties were passed on to the remaining skeleton crew.

If you want to work harder for less money and no perks, Berkshire Hathaway Media, Inc is your place. There is a reason Warren Buffet makes money - HE DOESNT SPEND IT on making employees happy. – less

Monday, December 15, 2014

Commissioner cops PAREGORIC plea

Commissioner Keith Mabe has decided to cop a PAREGORIC plea.  Mabe claims he crashed his truck after taking four sips of a PAREGORIC elixir that belonged to his deceased aunt.  Mabe says he took the anti-diarrhea medicine to relieve back pain.

Mabe blew a .19 on his breath test, but his back feels better and he doesn't have the squirts.  The legal limit is .08.

I don't suppose there is any need to remind you how horrible PAREGORIC tastes.  You probably remember the foul taste from your youth.  I would take a hell of a man to drink enough PAREGORIC to register a .19.  Four sips wouldn't do it.

Oh, yeah, he also dropped his cellphone and was reaching on the floor for it when the crash occurred.  I tell you this in case you don't believe the PAREGORIC story.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Say it ain't so!

The recent events in Ferguson and New York City have taught us not to trust the police.  That's why I'm sure the ugly rumor about County Commissioner Keith Mabe crashing this truck in Eden and getting charged with DWI is totally false.

He's such a good boy.  This may require some spinning.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Reidsville Review begins tax increase campaign

The Reidsville Review has launched its 2015 campaign to increase Rockingham County property taxes to pay for mismanagement of the school system budget.  The campaign comes on the heels of a November voter rejection of a sales tax increase.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

A daggum good job!

“When I look at the fund balance, it tells me the county has done a pretty daggum good job,” -  County Commissioner Keef Duncan singing the praises of local government to former Review reporter Danielle Battaglia.

"The commissioners are facing a monetary shortfall next year and previously have said they may raise property taxes." - In a follow-up sentence, Danielle takes a bit of wind out of Commissioner Keef's sails

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

It's a pitiful thing

In a desperate effort to scrounge a dollar, both the Review and the Greensboro News have gone back to their well thought out plan of requiring an online subscription.

Let's see how long this lasts.  On the first try, it lasted less than a week.

In the case of the Review, I believe readers would be better informed if the paper just folded and went away for good.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

A return to wine and roses

The Greensboro News has beaten the Review to the punch and is reporting Rockingham County may be soon returning to its former days of wine and roses.  Yes, someone is thinking about buying Chinqua-Penn and just maybe turning the now defunct house into a tourist attraction again.

In addition to repairs to the roof, windows, and walls, about a million dollars is needed for some basic furniture and a couple of paintings.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Elections Board creates doubt

I have just received the list of write-in votes for this past election.  Voters could write-in names for U.S. Senator, School Board, and Soil and Water Conservation Supervisor.  If you wrote-in a name for any other office, they probably threw your ballot away and didn't count any of your votes.

It's helluva list...dozens and dozens of namea for the three offices.  Take a few minutes to review the list carefully.  It's worth the effort.  Funny, funny stuff!  Notice how many votes Bubba Tilley, Phil Berger, Jesus, and Mickey Mouse got.  Elections Director Tina Caldwell even got a Soil and Water vote.

Obviously the Board of Elections put in some work to record these votes, but unfortunately the Board did not record my write-in vote for Soil and Water Conservation Supervisor in the Moss St. - Va District.

This is not the first election where the Board has missed a write-in vote.  Makes me wonder about the honesty and accuracy of an election in Rockingham County.

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Review's web site is going bye-bye

There can be no doubt the Reidsville Review is undergoing some major changes online. More and more Review stories are appearing on the Greensboro News web site rather than the Review's web site.  Reidsville Review news has been reduced to maybe two or three stories per week.  Many stories that appear on the Review site are merely teasers for the print edition.  Here's some examples of what I am talking about:

3) Chamber moving...again

All of the above abbreviated stories direct you to read the print edition to get the complete scoop and then refer you to the Greensboro News web site to read the real news.

It's beginning to look like the Review's web site won't be around much longer.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hello, Review, there are three recognized parties in the state

Hello, Reidsville Review, you might want to check with the guys at the Greensboro News.  They have a video that mentions three parties in North Carolina, not two.  You left Libertarians out of your poll.

Mayodan charges three with speeding.

The Reidsville Review is reporting the Mayodan Police Department charged three people with speeding this week.  Don't linger here, click on the Greensboro News for more news.

Friday, October 24, 2014

A new newspaper low

The Reidsville Review does a special interview with Ziggy the Piggy.  I swear I'm not making this up.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Flag at quarter-staff

The photographic skills of the Reidsville Review's Jessica Alexander.

God spoke it

The rally was designed to drum up support for Phil Berger and Bert Jones who are both running for state office.  It was a shameless show of partisanship.  There's nothing either man can do to change things.  I especially loved it when the crowd broke into a hymn.

One hundred years ago Rockingham County magistrates were refusing to marry blacks and whites.  Mixed marriages were against their religious beliefs.  I'm not sure what else to say about this story.

It's a hell of a lot more attention than the Reidsville Review gave the legal decision regarding gay marriage, but if you notice the page address, you'll see it's not actually posted in the's a Greensboro News story linked to by the Review.

Halloween costume poll

The Reidsville Review's Halloween costume poll doesn't seem to be attracting much attention.

Feel free to vote, if you are so inspired.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Bethany Community Middle School Trunk or Treat

Granny and Raggedy Ann won the costume contest.

A closeup of Raggedy Ann

Rockford Peach Jennifer Moore Miller won the cutest adult costume contest.  Believe it or not, Ms. Miller is 37 years old.

Per standard procedure, some kid dressed up as professional "rassler" Kane.

The referee, the baseball player and the football player. 

Gangsta style

I think this little one was dressed as a skeleton.


Quiet please.

Not sure who or what this kid was, but he was cute.

As was this fellow.

Debbie Moore likes Split P

Cute kid

Fairy princess gone wrong

Nasty cut

Another satisfied customer

County Commissioner candidate Craig Travis had the scariest booth.  He was also the only politician who came to Trunk or Treat and the only person out of hundreds who wasn't afraid to smoke on school grounds.  Who's afraid of the law?  Atta boy, Craig!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Saunders Hardware to close

With little fanfare, the Reidsville Review has announced it will be closing its 75 year old store, Saunders True Value Hardware.

Noted for its customer service and fair prices, Saunders will become the latest victim of Chinese importer Walmart and Lowes Home Improvement.  The store will close by the end of this year to coincide with the closing of Walmart's K-Mart.

Click here to read the Review's story.

In positive economic news, Garth Brooks will be performing an unprecedented five shows at the Greensboro Coliseum.

Reidsville Review possessed by demons

I've waited a week to see what the Reidsville Review would say about what is probably the biggest civil liberties decision made in decades.  The Greensboro News was all over the story, but the Review very delicately avoided discussion of the issue.

A small note about the first gay couple in Rockingham County was posted for two days on the Review's front page and then was very quickly taken down and hidden away from view.  Most stories last more than a month on the Review's front page, but not a gay story.

A graph showing how disgusted the citizens of Rockingham County are with the legal decision to allow gay marriage reflected the 70 percent vote to adopt the ridiculous constitutional Amendment One passed in North Carolina a couple of years ago.  That graph stayed up for days and days on the Review's web site.  If anything, Rockingham County is now even more disgusted than when Amendment One was approved.  And so is apparently the Reidsville Review.

This week a Rockingham County magistrate resigned in protest over the gay marriage issue.  He didn't want to marry gay couples.  The Greensboro News posted the story.  Hell, they even posted it in the Review's web folder, but the Review has declined to mention the event.

The Review is a pathetic excuse for a newspaper.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Giving back mulch and paint

"Giving Back" photo from the Reidsville Review

It's been a few weeks, but the Reidsville Review has not forgotten its grand tradition of "giving back".  This time it's a story about Duke Power "giving back" mulch and paint to Eden.