Video: Hrbek talks Bachmann, Palin, town politics on McDermott Report

Former Front Royal, Va. Vice Mayor Bret Hrbek appeared on McDermott Report Tuesday, discussing Michelle Bachmann’s recent surge in the Republican presidential field and his thoughts on her chances.

Hrbek discussed a variety of other topics in a wide ranging discussion. McDermott Report is streamed live nightly at 8 p.m. Eastern, 5 p.m. Pacific on Ustream and blogtalkradio.


– Michelle Bachmann surging in the polls
– Is the media picking on women candidates like Bachmann and Sarah Palin or is the criticism fair?
– Controversy in Egypt over a cartoon depicting Mickey Mouse in a beard and Minnie in a veil. Not going over well.
– Should the feds leave Google alone?
– Is Larry Sabato right? If the economy is good Obama wins and if it isn’t he doesn’t?
– Prince Charles has a staff of 159?
– Bret is NOT a fan of the monarchy.
– Some Canadians want Prince Harry to be King of Canada!
– Felix Krusch of says you shouldn’t originate your content on social networks because sites like Myspace and facebook come and go but your site is your home base.
– Looks like Myspace is going down in flames.
– A top Russian scientist says we’ll encounter extraterrestrial civilizations within 20 years. Dan wonders if the little green guys still use Myspace?
– Hot trend: overnight stays at zoos
– The Anthony Weiner story rears its head. Bret says not to Google the picture. Dan remembers Bill O’Reilly’s reaction. “It’s him! Come on! The picture is him!!”
– Bret and Dan disagree on whether Bill Clinton should have been impeached.
– 300 new species discovered in the Philippines.
– Hrbek offers his opinion on Front Royal’s current leadership.

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Published in: on June 28, 2011 at 10:14 pm  Leave a Comment  

The Late June, 2011 edition of Warren County Report

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Wanna buy a watch? Bentonville store merchandise seized

By Dan McDermott
Warren County Report

An investigation by three Virginia law enforcement agencies and a private Richmond merchandise consultant has determined that the Rolex watches being sold at a rural Bentonville gas station for 6 cents on the dollar are, in fact, counterfeit.

More bad news: apparently the same applies to the Louis Vuitton bags and other name brand items seized June 17 from Foodway Supermarket, located at 2868 Stonewall Jackson Highway.

According to a release from Warren County Sheriff Daniel T. McEathron, investigators found apparel labeled as Nike, Lacoste and other top-selling names during their sweep of the store and managers’ apartment. Authorities also seized $15,000 in genuine cash.

If the items that were confiscated in the seizure would have been authentic, the retail value would be over $579,000. The items that were seized were being sold for approximately $35,000 collectively, according to the release.

A popular store in the southern Warren area known more for its hot lunches than designer accessories, Foodway is owned by Manish Desai of Northern Va., according to Warren County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Sgt. G. T. Foster.

“This is an ongoing national problem,” said Sheriff McEathron, who indicated that Blazer Investigations was used as a consultant to determine which merchandise was fake.

The sheriff’s office was also assisted by investigators from the Northwest Regional Task Force and Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

From the Sheriff: The sale of counterfeit merchandise is a violation of state and federal law. The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information in this case is asked to contact the Warren County Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division at 540 635-7100 or by Crime Tips email at

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The Mid June, 2011 edition of Warren County Report

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