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photoAn image sent out by Public Advocate group, which Eugene Delgaudio works for on the left and the said-to-be original image that can be found on a Google search on the right.

With the recent email blast by the Loudoun County Republican Committee on Halloween featuring a zombie President Barack Obama with a bullet hole in his head, concerns have been raised over two other campaign images circulating among voters.

Loudoun County Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio (R-Sterling) recently sent out a Public Advocate fundraising letter, the organization of which Delgaudio is president. The picture features what appears to be a rainbow blood stained spatter in a doorway complete with a rainbow colored hand print on the door. The image, which is said to be doctored by Delgaudio to target the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender community, is believed to come from a blood stained door photo.

“Looks like paint to me,” Delgaudio said. “They’re saying it looks like blood but I don’t know what they’re talking about. We take out Google ads and I swear that looks like paint.”

Delgaudio said the image was originally rainbow colored and Equality Loudoun, a pro-gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender group doctored it to look like blood in another image. He said there is no image with blood that came from his organization.

“It’s a clear indication that they are creeping through the door. If they want to convey it that way that’s their business,” Delgaudio said. When asked who “they” are, he said, “the rainbow flag is them … the gay lobby.”

Delgaudio said he’s attacking conservatives that he feels have attacked him and his beliefs and said that the homosexuals are “flooding in.”

“This homosexual lobby has been Photoshopping me and everything I’m associated with for my entire time being in public office,” Delgaudio said. “So this is really rich that they would be accusing me of Photoshopping something that I didn’t Photoshop. They forgot that they Photoshopped this. They’re deceiving themselves that I said something without calling me.”

The President of Equality Loudoun, David Weintraub said the original picture of the blood stained door can be found on Google images and no lobby group had doctored the image from rainbow to blood.

“All you have to do is a Google image search with the key words ‘blood door’ and a whole page of them comes up. That’s just the reality. It’s interesting that he’d say that,” Weintraub said. “No one else is sending out images of bloody, gory crime scenes that are rainbow colored so I don’t see how we’re singling him out for doing that, because he’s the only one who’s done it.”

Weintraub says that he reports on what is sent out by Delgaudio and the impact he thinks it has on people.

“I tried to be concise and explain why I think a moral line should be drawn with this specific behavior when he’s calling other people basically not human by referring to them as “it,’” Weintraub said. “When you express something like that about a hypothetical person as the member of an identified group, it’s directed at the real members of that group, real people.”

Another candidate being criticized is Democrat Shawn Mitchell who is running in the state Senate 13th District against Republican Dick Black. NARAL a pro-choice group that has endorsed Mitchell sent out a controversial letter to voters that shows a woman in a compromising position.

The image on the front of the letter shows a woman in stirrups at a gynecologist appointment with the text: “This is bad enough without extremist Dick Black involved.” And below that it reads: “Stop Dick Black. Vote for Shawn Mitchell on November 8th.”

Dominic Gabello, campaign manager for Mitchell said that his campaign didn’t have anything to do with the propaganda.

“I don’t know their reasoning behind their imagery but Dick Black is very extreme on choice. He opposes a woman’s right to abortion in all instances. He sent plastic fetuses to the General Assembly in 2003 to highlight his extremism,”  Gabello said. “He’s just too extreme for Loudoun and Prince William families and people to remember this when they’re going to the polls.”

Gabello said the imagery was provocative and it’s NARAL’s decision of what they choose to send out to voters, not Mitchell’s, but agrees that the message of Black’s extremism is what should be conveyed.

“I have to say I’ve worked on about 40 campaigns and that’s probably the most over the top piece I have ever seen, from either side in all of those times. It makes a man feel kind of quesy I can imagine a woman’s feeling in looking at that,” Black said. “I think people have a clear choice - if there’s a single issue they know that they’ve got a pro-life candidate and pro-abortion candidate.”

“Personally, we have remained very focused on jobs and the economy. My opponent has focused almost entirely on social issues,” Black added.


There is an over abundance of hate in the Democrat Party. It strongly suggests the “Occupy” movement is the strongest force in their party. Reason should carry the day but with hate as strongly expressed by the coonters the day has been lost.





Is Delgaudio’s brother still a photographer on the motel circuit in Baltimore?

Did you see the latest Virginia GOP party faux pas? It made the national news. These guys are starting to look like political neophytes. Even to their most ardent supporters…

If my ass could talk ... it would be a Virginia GOP party leader. Thank god my ass cannot talk. Because that’s one less a-hole with an opinion that I have to hear from.

Who was dumb enough to vote for a corrupt official like Delgaudio? Hows things in Sterling folks?

I can’t wait to say Senator Dick Black!  He is pro-life, anti-tax, anti-union, pro-school choice, pro-Second Amendment guy who doesn’t hide who he is or what he stands for - that’s why the leftists hate him so much and call names and distort his record….it’s because he’s so effective!  Black is Back!

Blah, blah, David, blah, David, blah, blah, blah, David, David, blah, David, blah, blah, who?, blah, blah, blah, David, blah, blah…

  Special interest rights for “special” people are not a majority belief in America No amount of Chaz Bono will fix that (sorry)...  blah, blah, blah…  no Weining… blah, blah, the image looks to me like a rainbow fell off after opening the door to the light…

  There’s a reason Eugene wins… most people VOTE for him. Yes, all those high-tech, six figure, uneducated red-necks leading Loudoun’s economy   ...blah, blah, blah…



I just hope Al Nevarez becomes our Sterling Supervisor.  We need some sanity in Sterling.  We’re tired of the bullying and persecution of groups of people, randomly chosen by Delgaudio.  I would urge people in those groups to get out and vote him out of office.  Do not be intimidated.

You’re tired of dissertation chapter creating…Do not worry, just because a thesis writing service will cheer you up and write the thesis titles of good quality.

Why did they endorse Mitchell?  Why have Republicans endorsed Mitchell? 

It is all because Black is an awful choice, and everyone knows it.  Mitchell doesn’t have to be good to win.  Someone like Dick Black will get zero moderate swing votes, while Mitchell can gain support from middle of the road types who need to vote for someone.  That is my situation.

Face it, Eugene is gay and just hasn’t came out of the closet. Wake up people! Embrace it already Eugene!!!

Is “Equality Loudoun” anything more than a soapbox for David Weintraub? He criticizes Delguadio for the size of Public Advocate, yet there doesn’t appear to be anything behind “Equality Loudoun,” besides David Weintraub.

Take a look at their Facebook page. The only thing there is a picture of some (equal?) people eating dinner, and a link to the organization’s website. Then you click the link (http://www.equalityloudoun.org) only to find that it’s dead.

Here is the letter to the editor I submitted regarding this paper’s endorsement:

Editor, Loudoun Times-Mirror

Is this image what the Loudoun Times-Mirror editorial staff had in mind when you said of Eugene Delgaudio “his view on social issues is unsettlingly conservative and his antics distracting”? The image, which unmistakably depicts a gruesome crime scene, shows the well known LGBT rainbow symbol as a pool of blood, complete with a smeared bloody handprint. It was sent one week ago to his presumed supporters by Mr. Delgaudio, to whom you just gave your endorsement for reelection.

It was surprising that you did not find the history of this individual’s hate speech directed at minority groups, culminating in his reference to a hypothetical member of one such group as “it,” sufficient on its own to render him unfit for any public office.

These are not “antics.” If the candidate were a Grand Wizard of the KKK in his spare time, would you ignore his reference - in a constituent email - to a hypothetical black man as less-than-human? Would you dismiss his use of lynching imagery as unimportant, just as long as he doesn’t directly threaten the actual black residents of Sterling?

When someone slurs a hypothetical member of a group, the objects of that slur are the real members of that group. Mr. Delgaudio in fact has a long history of ignoring and ridiculing the concerns of his LGBT constituents, from the dais and in writing. Still, it’s hard to imagine a more blatant denial of constituent services to real members of the Sterling community than what he communicated by calling them “it” in an email sent to his Sterling mailing list.

The consequences of such language are real. The extraordinary level of violence accompanied by the epithet “it” that is perpetrated on real people does not become unimportant because there hasn’t been a reported incident in Sterling yet. By treating his encouragement of hate as trivial you have affirmed it as acceptable. Worse, you have assured Mr. Delgaudio that he can continue it, and even escalate it, with impunity.

The attached image represents yet another monstrous endorsement of violence against a vulnerable minority population. The act is legal, because we all enjoy a remarkable freedom guaranteed by our First Amendment. However - because of that freedom - your paper has a responsibility to the public to name it as unacceptable behavior for an elected official.

I respectfully insist that this paper immediately retract its endorsement of Mr. Delgaudio and explain why. There is no other positive attribute as a candidate that could ever justify such disregard for human life, safety and dignity.

David Weintraub

Equality Loudoun

Of course the LTM endorses Shawn Dirtbag Mitchell - the media loves abortion and anti-Semitism and terrorism but despises anything good and decent.

It’s that simple.

A moderate Republican myself, Dick Black, the Eugene freakshow, and (unfortunately for them) the entire conundrum of Loudoun Republicans scare me to death.

Looking at this how could the Loudoun Times Mirror endorse Shawn Mitchell?


the Blood Door image on Delgaudio’s mailing is just the tip of the iceberg.

‘Why are we letting an elected official get away with accepting thousands and thousands and thousands of dollars from a business (MC Dean) just days before he voted on a franchise worth much, much more than that to that business?

When will the local press ask MC Dean to comment?’

Dear Loudoun Times Mirror,
In light of recent events, could you re-think your endorsement for Mr. Delgaudio’s re-election campaign to represent the Sterling district on the Loudoun board of supervisors?  Your endorsement seems poorly researched at best. The people of Sterling Park deserve a better representative.


After researching candidate Delgaudio, how is it possible that the Loudoun Times Mirror could offer their endorsement to this man?  Granted, this time around the candidates running against him are not strong. However, endorsements should not come by default. Surely there is a time to withhold endorsement of any candidate.

a serious question, open to all.

If the Democrats were right and Dick Black was extreme, then there wouldn’t be any need to distort his record, right?  But almost everything Shawn Mitchell has said about Black is a lie. 
Mitchell implies Black supports spousal rape - but Dick Black voted to make it illegal. 
Mithcell says Black wants to ban birth control - but he actually voted to require Parental Consent before giving the Morning After Pill to girls under 18.
Mitchell says that Black raised his own pay - but delegates haven’t had a pay raise in 23 years and still make $17,600 a year.
Mitchell says Black wants guns in libraries - but guns have never been banned in libraries and that doesn’t have anything to do with Black.
Mitchell’s lies go on and on.  Meanwhile, he has never sent out mailings or phone calls about what he wants to do about our economy - just attacks and lies about his opponent.  Fortunately, voters know better.  Democrat Shawn Mitchell is the extreme one here.

It’s no wonder Democrats are running away from Shawn Mitchell!  This is awful.  It is true that Mitchell has run on nothing but social issues because he has such a thin resume, poor guy.  Everyone knows where Dick Black stands on issues.  The good news is that you have a choice.  Shawn Mitchell has made it clear in interviews and in his literature that he supports giving the Morning After Pill to girls under the age of 18, he is 100% pro-choice, he is pro-homosexual marriage, he is pro-union and he is pro-Obama.  Good news is that voters have a real choice because the two candidates can’t be more different on the issues.  These are the facts, no trickery or distortions.

I guess there is no basis for facts on these comments.  Claiming Dick Black hasn’t been endorsed by a single House member is false.  He’s been endorsed by lots of them…Del. Hugo, Cole, Sears, Marshall, etc.  There are right on the web site (  http://www.dickblack4senate.com/endorsements.html )  Look them up haters.

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