Author Archives: leechwatcher

leechwatcher's real name is Tom Baugh. He and his family live at the old school in Manassas, and operate their business there. You can read his full bio by clicking on the Your Host tab at the top of the page.

Water Works and Crocodile Smiles

At the Manassas city council meeting on Monday, 10 Apr 2017, I briefly spoke to a guest speaker before the show meeting. The guest was there to share her expertise on third party water system management, a topic for an upcoming article. However, like an amateur video accidentally catching Bigfoot playing poker with aliens, a […]

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Clever or Criminal?

At what point does a public official become too clever, and cross the line into criminality? Many public officials pride themselves on being very clever, while feigning helplessness or ignorance. Such officials exhibit behavior which is often excused by other officials, although this same behavior, if exhibited by an ordinary citizen, would be considered sociopathic, […]

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Which Story Is It?

Months ago, we posted an article about an attempted improper budget end run on the part of Manassas city officials. This effort was spearheaded by Councilwoman Tonya Edwards, who insinuated that the Georgia Municipal Association was complicit in this attempt. Thinking it strange that the GMA would assist in such a thing, I decided to […]

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The Manassas Mystery Box

As mentioned in this post about Councilman Shaun Edward’s bio, Manassas officials have declined to produce specific information about grants received and accounts held. We were alerted to a budget problem when Councilwoman Tonya Edwards, back in October, 2016, called for a shady resolution to allow the city to move money between funds. In response, […]

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They’re Hiding Again

Sometimes, working with the Manassas city government is like baby-sitting unruly small children. Just like ill-mannered tots, they don’t mind making up ridiculous criminal allegations, or avoiding discussions with the public during meetings. Or, like a child with cookie crumbs on its face, refusing to answer simple questions about where the money came from and […]

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David Hodges To Speak At Library

At 5:30 PM on the 30th of March, David Hodges will be speaking at the Reidsville Library. David is an interesting man. He is an engineer, and author of “How to Build a Hodgepodge Lodge”. As reviewed by Janisse Ray, this book “… chronicles his experience building his own home, pool and hot tub. It […]

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Councilman Shaun Edwards Sours

This one is tough to write. I’ve been hard on various local officials when I think they deserve it, and I have given credit when I believe credit is due. Out of all the shady and evasive actions taken by various Manassas city officials, one such official I have always thought was above that fray […]

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Mayor Rogers Limits Citizen Comments

“You hush up your mouth!” howled the mighty King Yertle. “You’ve no right to talk to the world’s highest turtle.” from “Yertle the Turtle”, by Dr. Seuss At February’s city council meeting, Manassas Mayor Wanda “Yertle” Rogers issued a new edict limiting citizen comments at the end of city council meetings. Video of this Marxist […]

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Mayor Rogers Makes Ridiculous Allegations

My first clue that Manassas is a far cry from Mayberry was when our old school complex was burglarized back in January of 2015 over a multi-day period, and not one city official admitted to seeing a thing (this factoid will become really interesting when we publish a map). My second clue was when Mayor […]

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Manassas Fan Girl!

We attended the Manassas city council meeting on the 13th of February, and were greeted by our fan girl! Notice Councilwoman Tonya Edwards snapping paparazzi photos as we entered and began setting up our equipment: While she was snapping these photos, I was reminded of my Naval Academy days. Tourists were always snapping photos like […]

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