Welcome to bridgewaterva.com!

Bridgewater is a small town in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Our town is home to Bridgewater College, varied industries and stores, and comfortable residential neighborhoods. bridgewaterva.com is a community website with an open discussion board, just below, called “Bridgewater Buzz.”

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Immigration puzzle

Let’s say the President truly does have the authority, as he asserts, to increase by 5 million the number of legal workers in the U.S. economy through executive action. And surely that means a future president could go back 5 million. Does that mean Congress — which seems to have authority over immigration and labor force matters — doesn’t get to pick the size of all that, within 5 million?

Does Congress get to pick that number within 10 million? And if the answer is “no,” what does Congress get to say about the size of the legal labor force?

Voter ID Cards

Libertarian made me think about the ID cards….here is a list acceptable cards.

Drivers license
Veterans cards
Other cards issued by the Feds or state government
University and college ID cards
Employer issued cards that have photo.
AND the Voters Registration Office will provide free Va. voter ID cards upon request.

Football time!

The annual bridgewaterva.com football poll is now open! Cast your vote to predict which of our area teams will have the highest winning percentage: Redskins, Dukes, Cavaliers, Hokies or Eagles. Look for the poll on the home page. Last year, by a narrow margin bridgewaterva.com voters correctly predicted the best record: that of the Virginia Tech Hokies (and the only team in the poll with a record better than .500). Here are poll results and season results from last year:

  • 29 percent picked BC Eagles (went 4-6)
  • 19 percent picked Washington Redskins (went 3-13)
  • 0 percent picked Virginia Cavaliers (went 2-10)
  • 21 percent picked JMU Dukes (went 6-6)
  • 31 percent picked Virginia Tech Hokies (went 8-5)

Bridgewater ranks high! (at movoto.com)

This is from Chad Stiffney of movoto.com:

Hey guys. This is Chad at Movoto, the real estate brokerage site. In the past we have ranked the best cities and suburbs and have decided to find the best small towns in the nation. We looked at towns with populations between 5,000 and 20,000 ranking them on criteria such as amenities, quality of life, crime, weather, etc.

Bridgewater ranked as the 3rd best small town in the country: http://www.movoto.com/blog/top-ten/best-small-towns/

I thought this would be great news for Bridgewater residents.

Washington Redskins? Redhawks?

As a long-time Redskins fan, I have followed with some interest the controversy over the team’s name. To me, the idea that some kid is thinking bad thoughts about American Indians when hearing the team’s name is crazy.  ”Redskins” are football players! And yet I understand that some people are offended by it. I wish there were some way for Redskins traditionalists to save face in this. The PC police want to humiliate and shame Redskins traditionalists — and I don’t want to see the PC police win, even as I sort of agree with their basic point. So . . . is there some way to move ahead on this that could leave everybody somewhat happy? If they changed it to “Redhawks,” I’m sure I’d get used to the change in no time.