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Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: bledbetter ()
Date: December 28, 2011 11:48AM

Looks like the Hunter Motel over in Lorton is getting knocked down. It's been sitting vacant for about a year now, so I figured it was only a matter of time.
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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: memories ()
Date: December 28, 2011 11:49AM

They used to have some of the best burgers around.

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: history ()
Date: December 28, 2011 01:43PM

I remember there was a robbery and murder there back in the 1970s???

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: ohhhhh ()
Date: December 28, 2011 02:24PM

that is so funny that you posted a thread about this motel because I was about to ask about the place. Ever since I enlisted in the Army I pass by the place when going to the PX at Ft. Belvoir and always wondered whether it was still in use or vacant. Shortly before Christmas I drove by and noticed some fire engines sitting out front and saw all of the doors open. Shame they are tearing the place down, I have a thing for privately owned, non chain motels around the area. Unfortunately a lot of them suffer the consequence of being used for either transients, county sex offender housing, or weekly tenants.

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: Directions Hunter Hotel ()
Date: December 28, 2011 03:05PM

Is that the one right off of I-95? I think Telegraph Rd exit.

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: December 28, 2011 03:50PM

Why did it close down in the first place? That place always had a steady business...

Blessed are the murderous.

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: Homie D Clown ()
Date: December 28, 2011 04:18PM

eesh Wrote:
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> Why did it close down in the first place? That
> place always had a steady business...

The last few years the business had dropped quite a bit.

They had closed the restaurant a few years before the Motel closed.

About a month ago the FD was using the place to perform exercises.

I met old man Hunter a few years back, he had a restored Model T or something. Could have been original though. He was not hurtin, just old.

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: Dieter ()
Date: December 28, 2011 04:19PM

That place was kinda quaint.

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: I wish.... ()
Date: December 28, 2011 04:33PM

Now they need to move along to route 1 in alexandria and get all those motels too-Virginia lodge (aka "Killa lodge" my old high school friends call it, many a party thrown there...), brookfield inn (?), cedar lodge...

I stayed in cedar lodge ONCE last year (a desperate night where I was far too tired to drive all the way home)- it was about 11pm once i got in the bed and turned off the lights and waited 10 minutes, bugs started SWARMING the room. I RAN back to the front desk and DEMANDED my money back- without a word, the clerk refunded my money- with that adrelaine, I got home that night!

I will say the room was functional- there was a bed and working TV (with 3 channlels) and a bathtub and shower (old)- but the ROACHES running the place- and the nerve to charge me $65 for the night when days inn up the block was only $75 and 10x nicer!!!

Ok thats enough of my shady stories LOL- but yeah, tear all that down too!

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: December 28, 2011 04:37PM

I wish.... Wrote:
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> Now they need to move along to route 1 in
> alexandria and get all those motels too-Virginia
> lodge (aka "Killa lodge" my old high school
> friends call it, many a party thrown there...),
> brookfield inn (?), cedar lodge...






All those seedy motels on 1 will be torn down eventually. BRAC 2005 is bringing a lot of new life to Route 1, and hopefully some decent business class hotels will be built shortly.

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: hmmm ()
Date: December 28, 2011 07:43PM

eesh Wrote:
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> I wish.... Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Now they need to move along to route 1 in
> > alexandria and get all those motels
> too-Virginia
> > lodge (aka "Killa lodge" my old high school
> > friends call it, many a party thrown there...),
> > brookfield inn (?), cedar lodge...
>
>
>
>
>
>
> All those seedy motels on 1 will be torn down
> eventually. BRAC 2005 is bringing a lot of new
> life to Route 1, and hopefully some decent
> business class hotels will be built shortly.

Yeah Belvoir's expansion will bring new life alright just not the new life we might be expecting. Have you seen the surrounding areas of some of the other Army posts in the US? Like Bragg, Ft. Bliss, and even Ft. Myer has some sketch places around the vicinity. Hopefully the new life won't bring a bunch of Barracks Rats lining up outside of the Tulley Gate or the single soldier barracks lol.

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: Tipper of Strippers ()
Date: December 28, 2011 08:03PM

hmmm Wrote:
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> Yeah Belvoir's expansion will bring new life
> alright just not the new life we might be
> expecting. Have you seen the surrounding areas of
> some of the other Army posts in the US? Like
> Bragg, Ft. Bliss, and even Ft. Myer has some
> sketch places around the vicinity. Hopefully the
> new life won't bring a bunch of Barracks Rats
> lining up outside of the Tulley Gate or the single
> soldier barracks lol.

I wish.

This area could use more strip clubs and bars, but I don't foresee any expansion in those sorts of businesses due to the Belvoir expansion. Sad to say it though.

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: December 28, 2011 08:42PM

hmmm Wrote:
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> eesh Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I wish.... Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Now they need to move along to route 1 in
> > > alexandria and get all those motels
> > too-Virginia
> > > lodge (aka "Killa lodge" my old high school
> > > friends call it, many a party thrown
> there...),
> > > brookfield inn (?), cedar lodge...
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > All those seedy motels on 1 will be torn down
> > eventually. BRAC 2005 is bringing a lot of new
> > life to Route 1, and hopefully some decent
> > business class hotels will be built shortly.
>
> Yeah Belvoir's expansion will bring new life
> alright just not the new life we might be
> expecting. Have you seen the surrounding areas of
> some of the other Army posts in the US? Like
> Bragg, Ft. Bliss, and even Ft. Myer has some
> sketch places around the vicinity. Hopefully the
> new life won't bring a bunch of Barracks Rats
> lining up outside of the Tulley Gate or the single
> soldier barracks lol.





And Fairfax's demographics should keep at bay any chances of Route 1 turning into a mini-Fayetville.

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: MS-14 ()
Date: December 28, 2011 09:07PM

Yup, definitely a murder there back in the early 70's. Some wacko shot and killed Mr. Hunter in a late night robbery. He was a pillar of Springfield. So much so that the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce's Annual Award is named after him. Everything must end. The Hunter Motel had its day but exterior entrance motels no matter how cheaply priced are simply unsafe. Just ask Connie Francis...Of course, the old Econo Lodge now Motel 6 converted to fully enclosed corridors and its still a drug pit.

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Date: December 28, 2011 09:37PM

eesh Wrote:
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> hmmm Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > eesh Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > I wish.... Wrote:
> > >
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> >
> > > -----
> > > > Now they need to move along to route 1 in
> > > > alexandria and get all those motels
> > > too-Virginia
> > > > lodge (aka "Killa lodge" my old high school
> > > > friends call it, many a party thrown
> > there...),
> > > > brookfield inn (?), cedar lodge...
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > All those seedy motels on 1 will be torn down
> > > eventually. BRAC 2005 is bringing a lot of
> new
> > > life to Route 1, and hopefully some decent
> > > business class hotels will be built shortly.
> >
> > Yeah Belvoir's expansion will bring new life
> > alright just not the new life we might be
> > expecting. Have you seen the surrounding areas
> of
> > some of the other Army posts in the US? Like
> > Bragg, Ft. Bliss, and even Ft. Myer has some
> > sketch places around the vicinity. Hopefully
> the
> > new life won't bring a bunch of Barracks Rats
> > lining up outside of the Tulley Gate or the
> single
> > soldier barracks lol.
>
>
>
>
> And Fairfax's demographics should keep at bay any
> chances of Route 1 turning into a mini-Fayetville.

It is already a shithole down there. Google map "Pace Lane" in Alexandria...

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"...your suffering will be legendary even in Hell!"

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: December 28, 2011 09:41PM

Yeah, I see Pace Lane. Not too far from that Country Buffet place where all the 80+ year olds eat at.

Blessed are the murderous.

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: say ()
Date: December 28, 2011 10:19PM

history Wrote:
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> I remember there was a robbery and murder there
> back in the 1970s???


I vaguely remember an execution-style multiple murder there in the 60's. Motorsickle gang or something.

Hey, why did they cut all those holes in the roof? Was that part of the Fire Dept training bullshit?

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: fo ()
Date: December 28, 2011 10:24PM

Us philanderers NEED independent hotels and motels!

If you take your girlfriend to the chain joints, you get years of "Thank you for your recent stay" junk mail. Then the wife asks, "WHAT recent stay?".

I hope those "marketing" geniuses are sitting next to me in Hell!

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: Fire dawg ()
Date: December 28, 2011 10:33PM

Yep, part of the FD training "bullshit". wanna guess why or just wanna call it training " bullshit"?


say Wrote:
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> history Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I remember there was a robbery and murder there
> > back in the 1970s???
>
>
> I vaguely remember an execution-style multiple
> murder there in the 60's. Motorsickle gang or
> something.
>
> Hey, why did they cut all those holes in the roof?
> Was that part of the Fire Dept training bullshit?

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: wat ()
Date: December 29, 2011 03:27PM

fo Wrote:
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> Us philanderers NEED independent hotels and
> motels!
>
> If you take your girlfriend to the chain joints,
> you get years of "Thank you for your recent stay"
> junk mail. Then the wife asks, "WHAT recent
> stay?".
>
> I hope those "marketing" geniuses are sitting next
> to me in Hell!

I can see why you would say this- and I do agree there will always be a need for lower cost hotels since not everyone can afford to stay at the marriott...what they should do is convert those ""lodges" on rt. 1 into extended stay hotels- something like value place in gainesville...and put up a LARGE 5 or 6 story hotel something like a days inn but with similar pricing to the cheap hotels that way now- and they can even have a block of rooms that go by the hour- if i was a developer and could afford such a project I would! Build solid middle-class weekly stay housing (for the military and their families) and ONE BIG building so all the "lower class" patrons have a CLEAN, SECURE place to do their business in. I'd have extra security, etc to make sure things dont get TOO out of hand...

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: Highlander ()
Date: December 29, 2011 04:03PM

The only thing BRAC will bring to Rt 1 is more traffic....New hotels are going up but that's going to help the supply and demand for the hos on Backpage.com....

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: Talked to the clerk ()
Date: December 30, 2011 01:57PM

I talked to the clerk back when it was still open. He said they've got paperwork with the county to tear this down and build a new hotel with its entrance on Loisdale Road... but that's being held up.

This was two years ago, and I since deployed to Afghanistan and came back...so it may be overcome by events.

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: Stinkfist ()
Date: December 30, 2011 10:51PM

Such nostalgia for what looks to have been a grimy, bed bug-ridden shithole.

Were the hookers half off?? Did someone say they made great burgers? WTF

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Date: December 30, 2011 10:54PM

Is there some tax benefit or writeoff if you left the FD come in and torch your house? Sounds like an interesting plan if you were going to buy a tear-down.

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: Bert the Squirt ()
Date: December 31, 2011 09:21AM

> history Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I remember there was a robbery and murder there
> > back in the 1970s???
>
>
> I vaguely remember an execution-style multiple
> murder there in the 60's. Motorsickle gang or
> something.
>

Yep...the Pagans picked up a stray Corgi and took it to the Remey Crypt and sacrificed it.

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: lodger ()
Date: December 31, 2011 01:16PM

Is this the hunter motel?
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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: lodger ()
Date: December 31, 2011 01:19PM

Here is the springfield howard johnson that was torn down in the mid to late 80s.
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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: any other motels? ()
Date: December 31, 2011 01:46PM

Lodger, do you have any more photos of hotels in NoVa, particularly those on Rt 1...old ones that have been torn down, I mean? In particualr, the Old Pines Motel accross from Roy Rogers, Wagon Wheel, and the one that got torn down about 5 years ago across from Famous Dave's next to the glass store?

Not postcards, but photos?

Just checking, judging from your posts, it seems you have an interest in old Motels, as do I.

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: ITRADE ()
Date: December 31, 2011 01:53PM

In response to the question re: tax benefit - the answer is a qualified no. Up until a few years ago, it was argued that there was a charitable benefit conferable to a fire department because you were going through the process of tearing out dangerous substances (asbestos, paint, and the like), and you're basically giving free training time to the fire department.

The IRS has recently said, and the tax courts have upheld, the opinion that because you're still holding title to the land, there is no donation. You're basically having the fire department do the demo to the property for free.

Now, county tax or state tax may have different viewpoints, but for Federal purposes, you're no longer able to claim a deduction (some VERY narrow exceptions exist....).

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: lodger ()
Date: December 31, 2011 02:11PM

any other motels? Wrote:
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> Lodger, do you have any more photos of hotels in
> NoVa, particularly those on Rt 1...old ones that
> have been torn down, I mean? In particualr, the
> Old Pines Motel accross from Roy Rogers, Wagon
> Wheel, and the one that got torn down about 5
> years ago across from Famous Dave's next to the
> glass store?
>
> Not postcards, but photos?
>
> Just checking, judging from your posts, it seems
> you have an interest in old Motels, as do I.


I will check around and see what I have on my work computer next week. I was an employee at the hojo resturaunt that has been replaced by bob evans next to the springfield tower. There is a tribute website that is run by a guy I describe as a hojophile, he has thousands of pics of classic hojo locations from all over the country, Check it out!
http://www.highwayhost.org/Orangeroof/index.htm

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: Homie D Clown ()
Date: January 01, 2012 08:16AM

The Hunter Motel is now just a pile of Rubble, that is all that is left.

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: JeffreyP ()
Date: January 01, 2012 09:04AM

I stayed in the hunter Motel a few times in the 80's, total shithole. Standard dirty sheets, garbage under most items (bed, radiator, etc), and ended up calling the police one of the times because someone was trying to beat down the door in teh room next to me. I'm pretty sure that there were truckstop whores cruising the parking lot.

The Hunter family owned a bunch of the land that was used for the parkway between backlick and rolling road, before you get to daventry. They had 3 really good ponds for fishing back there that a few of the locals knew about. We used to sneak out there on occasion to go fishing. After the county snatched up the land and bought them out for the parkway and they abandoned their house there, the ponds were fished out in about a week.

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: Black Adam ()
Date: January 01, 2012 02:26PM

I allwayz liked da hunta motel. Had some mityfine evenings dere wit ma first xwife.

Yours in Christ
Black Adam

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: long time resident ()
Date: January 01, 2012 02:38PM

Lodger is slighty wrong.

The Springfield Howard Johnsons (hojo) motel was located on the opposite side of Commerce street where the Marriott Town Suites is now located. The hojo restaurant was located where the Bob Evans is now. This was back when the opposite side of Commerce street from the hojo motelwas Springfield's first McDonalds (no inside seating) which is now an Asian restaurant.

Just a minor detail!

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: minor detail2 ()
Date: January 01, 2012 02:48PM

long time resident Wrote:
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> Lodger is slighty wrong.
>
> The Springfield Howard Johnsons (hojo) motel was
> located on the opposite side of Commerce street
> where the Marriott Town Suites is now located.
> The hojo restaurant was located where the Bob
> Evans is now. This was back when the opposite
> side of Commerce street from the hojo motelwas
> Springfield's first McDonalds (no inside seating)
> which is now an Asian restaurant.
>
> Just a minor detail!


I think you read his post wrong.

"I was an employee at the hojo resturaunt that has been replaced by bob evans"


My dad used to take me there when I was a kid in the late 70's. They had great fried clams. Wish I could find a pic of the restaurant.

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: long time resident ()
Date: January 01, 2012 03:14PM

minor detail2 is correct. Saw the imbedded photo of the hojo motel and overlooked "restaurant" in the post

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: hojo ()
Date: January 01, 2012 03:15PM

I imagine the Springfield Hojo restaurant building was identical to many others in the chain.

I remember going to Hojo's in Connecticut with my cousin in the 60s. They had all-you-can-eat nights and one time after the fourth or fifth plate they asked my cousin to please STOP. LOL

Man, that skinny motherfucker could eat. He got killed in 'Nam but he was a "competitive eater" before anybody ever heard the term!

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: lodger ()
Date: January 01, 2012 04:25PM

This ad is kinda gay but brings back memories.


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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: Time Passes ()
Date: January 01, 2012 04:32PM

I hooked with EESH's mother there a couple of times. Breaking them springs.

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Date: January 01, 2012 11:42PM

long time resident Wrote:
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> Lodger is slighty wrong.
>
> The Springfield Howard Johnsons (hojo) motel was
> located on the opposite side of Commerce street
> where the Marriott Town Suites is now located.
> The hojo restaurant was located where the Bob
> Evans is now. This was back when the opposite
> side of Commerce street from the hojo motelwas
> Springfield's first McDonalds (no inside seating)
> which is now an Asian restaurant.
>
> Just a minor detail!

Actually there was a McDonalds on either the corner of Old Keene Mill and Backlick or Amherst long before the one on the Commerce Street corner. It was really the old classic golden arches with no indoor seating. I used to catch the bus to Springfield to go to the Hobby Shop in the shopping center and grab a couple of Big Macs there during the mid to late 60s. I do believe that the one on the Commerce Street corner replaced it.. though I could be wrong..

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: Lee ()
Date: January 01, 2012 11:53PM

You are correct!

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: ray kroc ()
Date: January 02, 2012 12:28AM

Hangover County Guy Wrote:
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> ...I used to catch the bus to
> Springfield to go to the Hobby Shop in the
> shopping center and grab a couple of Big Macs
> there during the mid to late 60s.

One of my oldest franchisees in Pittsburgh invented the Big Mac and we test marketed in 1967. It was such a hit, we started selling it nationally in 1968.

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Date: January 02, 2012 12:53AM

ray kroc Wrote:
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> Hangover County Guy Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > ...I used to catch the bus to
> > Springfield to go to the Hobby Shop in the
> > shopping center and grab a couple of Big Macs
> > there during the mid to late 60s.
>
> One of my oldest franchisees in Pittsburgh
> invented the Big Mac and we test marketed in 1967.
> It was such a hit, we started selling it
> nationally in 1968.

68 to 69 would have been the period Ray. I would catch the bus at the stop in from of Mark Twain Jr. High and head up there.

Nice to see you still kicking... did you get your head frozen or did you just get a total transplant like Herbert Howel was going to do in "Jeykll and Hyde, Together Again"?

;^)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/02/2012 12:57AM by Hangover County Guy.

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: trippple mystery ()
Date: January 02, 2012 12:59AM

Mr Kroc,
Maybe you can solve this mystery? Not sure if it's still there but not too long ago, in the McDonald's by Edison High School, among the old time pictures on the walls was one that showed a kid with a "Trippple". It looked similar to a Nutty Buddy ice cream. I had never seen or heard of this "Tripple" and I did frequent McDonald's as early as the mid 60s. I have Googled it and have been unable to find anything about it. What's the scoop? Was this some test item? Or maybe only carried regionally? You seem to be the one person that would know. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to visit FFXU!

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: Angela schoeni ()
Date: January 19, 2012 06:00AM

Its sad to think after all the years of study buisness it has finally ended. People dont realize when they stop over for the night all the history that made the Motel a wonderful place. The Christmas gatherings and the down home country food wich was excellent. The banana cream pie that Dotty made. It was a great place and sad to see it go. Just because things get old does not mean its roach infested or unclean its 2012 but I wish we could leave history knowing that it was once a beautiful place. I love you Hunter Motel

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: Swedish Cheese ()
Date: January 19, 2012 06:15AM

R.I.P Hunter Motel

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: McDonalds Location ()
Date: January 19, 2012 11:45AM

The restaurant at the corner of Old Keene Mill and Backlick or Amherst in the 60's was a "Hot Shoppes" with drive in & dine in service as I recall, not a McDonalds.

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: sosad ()
Date: January 19, 2012 12:47PM

I'll miss going by this place on my way to the PX... :(

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: blahtwon ()
Date: February 28, 2012 06:41AM

So what is going up in its place? Anybody know?

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: bledbetter ()
Date: February 28, 2012 06:44AM

A parking lot, from what I understand. The major office development is going in on the other side of Loisdale Rd.

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: regoala ()
Date: February 28, 2012 08:51PM

Any online info for what is going in along Loisdale rd down there? All I found mentioned a possible car lot and office space. How about some restaurants and bike trails?

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: bledbetter ()
Date: February 28, 2012 09:14PM

DPZ and the BOS have been discussing it. Mostly seems to be contractors so far, though I expect the shopping strips along Backlick Rd to start disappearing/getting rebuilt once these office buildings start getting populated. (All of this development is driven by the BRAC efforts at Belvoir North Post, for what it's worth.)

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: good timez ()
Date: February 28, 2012 09:16PM

I came on my 5th grade teacher's face at that motel

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: Good Timez' 5th Grade Teacher ()
Date: February 28, 2012 10:36PM

Pics or it didn't happen...

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: Just out of curiosity... ()
Date: February 29, 2012 12:02AM

Just a little down from the Hunter Motel is a fenced in compound that belongs to an electrical contracting company called R.E.Lee Electric. Is it still there?

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: wahwahwah ()
Date: March 01, 2012 08:59AM

Two of my co workers carried on an affair at the Hunter during in the early 90's. Our building was pretty close by. He had just gotten married and was looking to hop on anything. It was seedy back then.

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: Anonymous938 ()
Date: March 02, 2012 08:34PM

An Embassy Suites is going to be built on the Hunter Motel site.

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: stephen ()
Date: March 05, 2012 03:53PM

Yes, along with the canon out front.

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: stephen ()
Date: March 05, 2012 03:56PM

yes, so is the canon out front.

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: job ()
Date: February 11, 2014 03:37PM

They were high school kids who killed Mr. Hunter (which makes the post earlier that someobe recently met him even more disturbing).

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: local ()
Date: February 11, 2014 05:00PM

long time resident Wrote:
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> Lodger is slighty wrong.
>
> The Springfield Howard Johnsons (hojo) motel was
> located on the opposite side of Commerce street
> where the Marriott Town Suites is now located.
> The hojo restaurant was located where the Bob
> Evans is now. This was back when the opposite
> side of Commerce street from the hojo motelwas
> Springfield's first McDonalds (no inside seating)
> which is now an Asian restaurant.
>
> Just a minor detail!

Just gotta add amongst all the reminiscing that the hojo got waaay seedy by the mid eighties, but what i can't recall was if it was still a hojo or had the hotel been "re-branded" before it got knocked down? I remember seeing "lot lizard" types cruising the parking area...

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: Julia kaufmann ()
Date: September 21, 2014 04:21PM

I remember The Hunter Restaurant and Motel in 1955. My husband was Va.State Trooper and became Mgr of the Restaurant and Hotel. It was a very nice place. Food was great. The owner was Herbert Hunter and his mother. Herb was robbed and murdered. We lived on his mother's farm. My husband built the gift shop bewteen the restaurant and motel. Herb was a wonderful friend to my family. So sorry to hear of its closing.

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: Jim Rogers ()
Date: August 29, 2015 08:02AM

Could you contact me at jamesrpgers@gmail.com? I have some old pictures of Uncle Herb, Shirley Hunter etc. Lots more taken at the old motel. I'm Jim Rogers. My mother was Mary Ellen Rogers, who worked for many years at the motel, died recently and we inherited some pictures. She was related to Uncle Herb through the Gillinghams. I was hoping to send some of these pictures to Shirley, but I think she may have passed away by now. We have also become curious about Uncle Herb's mother, who was either Edna Gillingham or Gladys Pelboubet--or they might have been the same person.

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: Dave Henery ()
Date: August 29, 2015 08:52AM

Jim Rogers Wrote:
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> Could you contact me at jamesrpgers@gmail.com? I
> have some old pictures of Uncle Herb, Shirley
> Hunter etc. Lots more taken at the old motel.
> I'm Jim Rogers. My mother was Mary Ellen Rogers,
> who worked for many years at the motel, died
> recently and we inherited some pictures. She was
> related to Uncle Herb through the Gillinghams. I
> was hoping to send some of these pictures to
> Shirley, but I think she may have passed away by
> now. We have also become curious about Uncle
> Herb's mother, who was either Edna Gillingham or
> Gladys Pelboubet--or they might have been the same
> person.


Hi Jim! A lot of folks here would love to see some of your old pictures either here on this thread or on the Old pictures thread located here, http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/read/2/1009677/page-1.html

Thanks Jim

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: james rogers ()
Date: September 09, 2015 05:31PM

Here is the first batch of pictures. I'll post some more later. Hopefully you can recognize some of these people. I know Fred and Aunt Jenny (Jones) and of course my mother, Mary Ellen Rogers, but that's it. These were obviously taken after Uncle Herb died. I'll post some of him and other more recent ones later. Right now I've reached my limit! Jim Rogers
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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: lbss82bruin ()
Date: September 11, 2015 01:18PM

I remember driving down Pohick Road years ago and seeing the fire dept doing a controlled burn on a house. A woman watching said she was the former owner of the house and it was being demolished for the Fairfax County Parkway. She also said she was the owner of the Hunter Motel.

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: Rockstar ()
Date: September 16, 2015 10:16AM

I had a threesome with a coworker there once.

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: Edy ()
Date: December 13, 2015 12:08PM

Hi Jim, I'm Edy (used to be Hunter). My mom is Shirley and my dad was Herb. Mom is still alive; she's 90 years old but she has dementia. I'm sorry to hear about your mom. I'd love to see your pictures, though. Have you been in the new Embassy Suites that was built where the motel used to be? They have pictures of The Hunter outside of their ballrooms/conference rooms. Also, some of the food on their menu is from the Hunter's restaurant.

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: Mike Duncan ()
Date: December 13, 2015 10:18PM

Hi Jim,
My dad, Pastor Clyde Duncan is pictured in the wedding photo with the Bible.

He's 78 and pastored Kingstowne Baptist for 30 years.
He and my mom live in Kingstowne.

Do you know who he married that day?

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: Zero DTG ()
Date: December 13, 2015 11:09PM

As a sailor on liberty from Norfolk, seeing the Hunter Motel meant one more cold beer to get me home.

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: Sum Young Gai ()
Date: December 15, 2015 05:36PM

I met the guy who killed Mr. Hunter probably around '96 or '97. He had just gotten out of prison and was working at Roy Rogers. He was an older half brother of some friends of friends I went to high school with. There was definitely something strange about him. Seemed like he had no emotions at all. Not sure if the prison time did that to him or if he was always like that...

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: Fairfax Bob ()
Date: December 15, 2015 06:46PM




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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: Fairfax Bob ()
Date: December 15, 2015 06:54PM

It is nice that a big corporate entity like Hilton named the ballrooms/meeting rooms after Hunter. They didn't have to do that. Probably very few, if any, of the hotel staff and guests know why the rooms are called "Hunter", but some old timers around here do, and appreciate it.


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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: c7bX6 ()
Date: December 15, 2015 06:55PM

life goes on

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: U. Knowit ()
Date: December 16, 2015 05:52AM

james rogers Wrote:
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> Here is the first batch of pictures. I'll post
> some more later. Hopefully you can recognize some
> of these people. I know Fred and Aunt Jenny
> (Jones) and of course my mother, Mary Ellen
> Rogers, but that's it. These were obviously taken
> after Uncle Herb died. I'll post some of him and
> other more recent ones later. Right now I've
> reached my limit! Jim Rogers
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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: 1+1=3 ()
Date: December 16, 2015 02:28PM

Rockstar Wrote:
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> I had a threesome with a coworker there once.

The 2 of you had a 3some? Interesting.

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: native 1960 ()
Date: December 16, 2015 07:59PM

MS-14 Wrote:
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> Yup, definitely a murder there back in the early
> 70's. Some wacko shot and killed Mr. Hunter in a
> late night robbery. He was a pillar of
> Springfield. So much so that the Greater
> Springfield Chamber of Commerce's Annual Award is
> named after him. Everything must end. The Hunter
> Motel had its day but exterior entrance motels no
> matter how cheaply priced are simply unsafe. Just
> ask Connie Francis...Of course, the old Econo
> Lodge now Motel 6 converted to fully enclosed
> corridors and its still a drug pit.

Two drop outs from Lee High School named Allen and Castanza shot and Killed Mr. Hunter.

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: fracturedfairfax ()
Date: January 27, 2018 03:52PM

native 1960 Wrote:
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> Two drop outs from Lee High School named Allen and
> Castanza shot and Killed Mr. Hunter.

I've found two different names for the 17-year-old that shot and mortally wounded Herbert C. Hunter at the Hunter Motel on January 7, 1976.

One source says his name was John Casanto, while the other says John Costanzo. His partner in the robbery was 18-year-old James M. Allen.

After Hunter died of his wounds at the Alexandria Hospital on January 28, the charges against the two were upgraded to murder, and the juvenile (Costanzo/Casanto) was certified for trial as an adult.

He plead guilty on May 5, 1976, and was sentenced to 30 years in prison on June 4.

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: Hooes Road Park ()
Date: January 27, 2018 04:48PM

My family owned land, across what is now the ffx co Parkway, in the 60’s-80’s.
Our land was on the Hooes road park side of the parkway, and it extended from Lackawana to that cool Spanish roof tile house, around that dangerous uphill curve.
The Hunter Family owned land on the other side.
Great people, especially the father that was murdered. He would give the jacket off his back to help someone.

Lee High School Class of 62

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: Hunter.Heir ()
Date: January 27, 2018 05:11PM

So, that brown, savage mud-person got 30 years in 1976? Does anybody know if he got out in 2006 or earlier? I may have some garbage to take out...

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: Racists are stupid ()
Date: January 27, 2018 08:19PM

Hunter.Heir Wrote:
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> So, that brown, savage mud-person got 30 years in
> 1976? Does anybody know if he got out in 2006 or
> earlier? I may have some garbage to take out...


Read the thread, dipshit

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: Sambo ()
Date: January 27, 2018 08:22PM

Racists are stupid Wrote:
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> Hunter.Heir Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > So, that brown, savage mud-person got 30 years
> in
> > 1976? Does anybody know if he got out in 2006
> or
> > earlier? I may have some garbage to take out...
>
>
> Read the thread, dipshit

Are you a nigger?

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: Fairfax Native ()
Date: March 07, 2019 01:08PM

Yep, it was the owner - Herbert Hunter - who was murdered in a botched robbery

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: Anal sexx ()
Date: March 08, 2019 11:59PM

I wish.... Wrote:
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> Now they need to move along to route 1 in
> alexandria and get all those motels too-Virginia
> lodge (aka "Killa lodge" my old high school
> friends call it, many a party thrown there...),
> brookfield inn (?), cedar lodge...
>
> I stayed in cedar lodge ONCE last year (a
> desperate night where I was far too tired to drive
> all the way home)- it was about 11pm once i got in
> the bed and turned off the lights and waited 10
> minutes, bugs started SWARMING the room. I RAN
> back to the front desk and DEMANDED my money back-
> without a word, the clerk refunded my money- with
> that adrelaine, I got home that night!
>
> I will say the room was functional- there was a
> bed and working TV (with 3 channlels) and a
> bathtub and shower (old)- but the ROACHES running
> the place- and the nerve to charge me $65 for the
> night when days inn up the block was only $75 and
> 10x nicer!!!
>
> Ok thats enough of my shady stories LOL- but yeah,
> tear all that down too!

You sound like you suck good cock

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: Amber ()
Date: April 26, 2021 07:53AM

My Grandfather recently passed and he used to take me here all the time when I was kid for breakfast. I found this thread checking up on the place, sad to see that it's gone. Would have loved to go there again one last time. Thank you to the person who posed the images, it brings back a lot of memories, even though I have a feeling those photos are older than me.

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Date: April 26, 2021 09:24AM

that hotel looks like hunter biden's teeth

how ironic

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: No Justice Under Democrats ()
Date: April 26, 2021 02:06PM

I've found two different names for the 17-year-old that shot and mortally wounded Herbert C. Hunter at the Hunter Motel on January 7, 1976.

One source says his name was John Casanto, while the other says John Costanzo. His partner in the robbery was 18-year-old James M. Allen.

After Hunter died of his wounds at the Alexandria Hospital on January 28, the charges against the two were upgraded to murder, and the juvenile (Costanzo/Casanto) was certified for trial as an adult.

He plead guilty on May 5, 1976, and was sentenced to 30 years in prison on June 4.

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

They should have both been executed in the Virginia State electric chair when they could have been by 1983. Democrats are in the streets screaming for justice when there's never any justice from Democrats. Criminals are getting more depraved by the year with lesser and lesser punishment.

All Democrats in Virginia did when they got rid of the death penalty is let Virginia catch up to the vastly depraved state of California. The death penalty is not a punishment its a final ending of those who kill in the most heinous ways, robbing someone then killing them as well as doing the same as a rapist are vicious heinous crimes that demand the death sentence. Once executed killers never can kill again. We must end Democrat rule in Virginia in Nov 2021 to bring sanity and rule of law with justice back to Virginia , not pandering to race as no matter the race the crime with how it is committed is what counts

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Re: Goodbye, Hunter Motel
Posted by: Take it easy Francis ()
Date: April 26, 2021 11:19PM

Move away if you don’t like what’s going on.
I did in 2010 and never looked back.
My area is 78% white.
I go back for work (Herndon/chantilly), and I miss nothing about ffx county.
Started going to shit bc of aol Bringing IT people in from the West Coast


o Justice Under Democrats Wrote:
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> I've found two different names for the 17-year-old
> that shot and mortally wounded Herbert C. Hunter
> at the Hunter Motel on January 7, 1976.
>
> One source says his name was John Casanto, while
> the other says John Costanzo. His partner in the
> robbery was 18-year-old James M. Allen.
>
> After Hunter died of his wounds at the Alexandria
> Hospital on January 28, the charges against the
> two were upgraded to murder, and the juvenile
> (Costanzo/Casanto) was certified for trial as an
> adult.
>
> He plead guilty on May 5, 1976, and was sentenced
> to 30 years in prison on June 4.
>
> __________________________________________________
> __________________________________________________
> __________________________________________________
> ______________
>
> They should have both been executed in the
> Virginia State electric chair when they could have
> been by 1983. Democrats are in the streets
> screaming for justice when there's never any
> justice from Democrats. Criminals are getting more
> depraved by the year with lesser and lesser
> punishment.
>
> All Democrats in Virginia did when they got rid
> of the death penalty is let Virginia catch up to
> the vastly depraved state of California. The death
> penalty is not a punishment its a final ending of
> those who kill in the most heinous ways, robbing
> someone then killing them as well as doing the
> same as a rapist are vicious heinous crimes that
> demand the death sentence. Once executed killers
> never can kill again. We must end Democrat rule in
> Virginia in Nov 2021 to bring sanity and rule of
> law with justice back to Virginia , not pandering
> to race as no matter the race the crime with how
> it is committed is what counts

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