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Tuesday 07/21/2015
Posted: July 21, 2015 - 9:15 am
Hot dog and zombie poetry

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Monday 07/20/2015
Posted: July 20, 2015 - 9:15 am
Sometimes, signs are spelt wrong

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Sunday 07/19/2015
Posted: July 19, 2015 - 9:15 am
Reality & wine in one sign

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Saturday 07/18/2015
Posted: July 18, 2015 - 9:15 am
Rhyming pawnbroker strikes again!

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Friday 07/17/2015
Posted: July 17, 2015 - 9:15 am
Show us your tats!

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Thursday 07/16/2015
Posted: July 16, 2015 - 9:15 am
Local bank gets clever with savings

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Wednesday 07/15/2015
Posted: July 15, 2015 - 9:15 am
How to do your thinking . . .

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Tuesday 07/14/2015
Posted: July 14, 2015 - 9:15 am
That's quite a combination

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Monday 07/13/2015
Posted: July 13, 2015 - 9:15 am
Put your trash where?

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Sunday 07/12/2015
Posted: July 12, 2015 - 9:15 am
A new hybrid of fruit & vegetable?

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Saturday 07/11/2015
Posted: July 11, 2015 - 9:15 am
A sign about women's underwear

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Friday 07/10/2015
Posted: July 10, 2015 - 9:15 am
This sign takes on the Salem Fair

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Wednesday 07/08/2015
Posted: July 08, 2015 - 9:15 am
Sign: A new perspective on plumbing

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Tuesday 07/07/2015
Posted: July 07, 2015 - 9:15 am
Seems like a lot for a baseball dinner

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Sunday 07/05/2015
Posted: July 05, 2015 - 9:15 am
This Roanoke church has sublime signs

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Saturday 07/04/2015
Posted: July 04, 2015 - 9:15 am
No exceptions to the rules sign

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Friday 07/03/2015
Posted: July 03, 2015 - 9:15 am
Prayer sign outside Franklin County church

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Thursday 07/02/2015
Posted: July 02, 2015 - 9:15 am
Sign along the greenway in Roanoke

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Wednesday 07/01/2015
Posted: July 01, 2015 - 9:15 am
Tanning salon sign offer: Free snow

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Tuesday 06/30/2015
Posted: June 30, 2015 - 9:15 am
Those are some hot-selling chickens

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Monday 06/29/2015
Posted: June 29, 2015 - 9:15 am
Entertaining hooker -- half off

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Sunday 06/28/2015
Posted: June 28, 2015 - 10:15 am
Pomp and patriotism on Elliston church's sign

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Saturday 06/27/2015
Posted: June 27, 2015 - 9:15 am
No Justin Bieber fans at M&K Food Shop

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Friday 06/26/2015
Posted: June 26, 2015 - 9:15 am
This stand's funny signs are real weiners

You can find more weiner wittiness on the stand's Facebook Page.

Thursday 06/25/2015
Posted: June 25, 2015 - 9:15 am
Salem REALLY doesn't want you parking there

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Wednesday 06/24/2015
Posted: June 24, 2015 - 9:15 am
Popular Hollins place plays on 'Virginia is for lovers'

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Tuesday 06/23/2015
Posted: June 23, 2015 - 2:45 pm
Stock in the Confederate flag sinks to historic low!

In the wake of the Charleston massacre last week and subsequent widespread distribution of photos showing alleged gunman Dylann Roof proudly posing with a Confederate flag, politicians, jurists and even retailers are falling all over themselves to deep-six the Deep South icon that some have called "America's swastika."

Posted: June 23, 2015 - 9:15 am
Is nursery calling its customers a name?

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Monday 06/22/2015
Posted: June 22, 2015 - 9:15 am
Eat free at Dominos in Salem?

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Sunday 06/21/2015
Posted: June 21, 2015 - 11:30 am
Laundromat sign in Grandin Village

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Saturday 06/20/2015
Posted: June 20, 2015 - 12:15 pm
No bad workers wanted sign
Friday 06/19/2015
Posted: June 19, 2015 - 5:00 pm
A Roanoke salon's clever sign

This is but one of a slew of clever road-side signs readers have sent in, in response to my appeal for photos earlier this week. This one is from Shear Perfection Salon on Brambleton Avenue, across from The Coffee Pot. Sonia Vest, who works at the salon, emailed it.

Tuesday 06/16/2015
Posted: June 16, 2015 - 5:48 pm
Dan wants your pics of the Roanoke Valley's witty signs

The days of the wonderful, and serial Burma Shave signs on America's prairie are mostly long past. But that doesn't mean wit and humor doesn't crop up on signs here and there, including in the  Roanoke Valley.

Tuesday 05/12/2015
Posted: May 12, 2015 - 10:37 am
How much will Roanoke's real estate and meals tax hikes cost you?

There's been plenty of outrage expressed over tax increases Roanoke City Council approved during its meeting Monday afternoon. To recap, council raised:

Thursday 02/19/2015
Posted: February 19, 2015 - 2:43 pm
Public Citizen: Will McAuliffe lock-in windfall electric-utility profits?

Note from Dan: Below is a press release from Public Citizen. The bill in question also applies to Appalachian Power Co. For more on this issue see my Feb. 12 column. To see how your senators and delegates voted on this bill, click here.

Monday 02/16/2015
Posted: February 16, 2015 - 8:00 am
Some wisdom about teaching from Virginia Rep. Dave Brat

Out of the mouths of babes often comes some sublime stuff. But other times what you hear is pure idiocy.

Saturday 02/14/2015
Posted: February 14, 2015 - 9:00 am
Overcharged on your electric bill? Here are the lawmakers who voted to deny you refunds -- and the ones who voted for YOUR interests

Last week, the Virginia Senate passed Senate Bill 1349, sponsored by Sen. Frank Wagner, R-Virginia Beach. And on Thursday afternoon, the House of Delegates followed suit.

Tuesday 12/23/2014
Posted: December 23, 2014 - 8:00 am
He had a lot of help from his friends -- RIP the amazing Joe Cocker
Sunday 12/21/2014
Posted: December 21, 2014 - 2:20 pm
'The Season's Upon Us' by the Dropkick Murphys

Here's a link to the Ramones classic.

Tuesday 12/09/2014
Posted: December 09, 2014 - 1:26 pm
We're accepting nominations for the 2014 Dano Awards for glaring stupidity

It's the time of year, folks, when we haul out the vinegar and sip from it slowly while contemplating glaring stupidity.

Wednesday 12/03/2014
Posted: December 03, 2014 - 9:25 am
R.I.P. Bobby Keys
Friday 11/21/2014
Posted: November 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm
Picking fruit on the Friday drive-time tune

Read more about this amazing musician here.

Posted: November 21, 2014 - 8:00 am
Guess the famous American who said this about immigrants

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Wednesday 11/19/2014
Posted: November 19, 2014 - 4:45 pm
Thrown out of the Terps-Michigan State game, part 2

I had interesting conversations Tuesday night with two officials from the University of Maryland Police Department. One answered the central question — why? — regarding the ejections of me and one of my friends from our 10th-row seats at the Maryland-Michigan State game Saturday night in College Park. We were there for an annual fall reunion with of a bunch of old pals from our college days.

Tuesday 11/18/2014
Posted: November 18, 2014 - 8:00 am
Thrown out of the Terps-Michigan State game -- for no reason

Note from Dan: Below is the letter I sent Sunday night to the University of Maryland Police, after I and a friend were unjustly ejected from the Maryland-Michigan State game in College Park Saturday night. So far there has been no response -- not even an acknowledgement they have received it.

Monday 11/10/2014
Posted: November 10, 2014 - 8:00 am
Did the big GOP victory end the Ebola crisis?

One thing we've heard ad nauseum about since August is the Ebola crisis.  You could barely turn around without hearing about it — on TV and talk radio, in newspapers, and especially on outlandish "news" websites that cater to conspiracy freaks, such as Joseph Farah's  World Net Daily (or WND.com) and Alex Jones's Infowars.

Friday 11/07/2014
Posted: November 07, 2014 - 5:00 pm
No wonder they call them reactionaries!

Every now and then, TheRoanokeStar.com has an interesting article. And in the most recent edition of the twice-a-month weekly, I found an utterly fascinating one.

Wednesday 11/05/2014
Posted: November 05, 2014 - 1:00 pm
Hi ho! -- Is impeachment of Barack Obama nigh?

After Tuesday night's great GOP takeover of the U.S. Senate, one of my regular correspondents in the gun crowd sent me an email with one interesting point, and an interesting prediction.

Tuesday 11/04/2014
Posted: November 04, 2014 - 8:00 am
He vows a write-in on every ballot slot today

Dan,

Monday 11/03/2014
Posted: November 03, 2014 - 7:00 am
Rep. Robert Hurt: Proposed pipeline not my problem

Three high-pressure natural gas pipelines that would cross large swaths of Virginia have been proposed in recent weeks. Two — the Mountain Valley and Western Marcellus pipelines — would pass through the Roanoke Valley on their way to Chatham. The Atlantic Coast pipeline would cross the commonwealth well north of Roanoke and end in Portsmouth.

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  • Dan Casey knows a little bit about a lot of things but not a heck of a lot about most things. That doesn't keep him from writing about them, however. So keep him honest! He welcomes your rants, raves and considered opinions, so long as the language is civil (i.e. no four-letter words). He'll read all your posts and may or may not respond.
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