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  • (Governor CoonMan) Northam urges education leaders to remove Confederate names from schools

    07/07/2020 12:33:51 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 33 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | July 7, 2020 | Jusin Mattingly
    Gov. Ralph Northam wants school systems across Virginia to change the names of schools honoring Confederate leaders. In a July 6 letter to the heads of school boards in the state, Northam says the names and mascots have a "traumatizing impact on students, families, teachers and staff of all backgrounds." "When our public schools are named after individuals who advanced slavery and systemic racism, and we allow those names to remain on school property, we tacitly endorse their values as our own," Northam wrote. "This is no longer acceptable." The names have come under increased scrutiny during ongoing civil...
  • Lawsuit: Deed prevents Lee statue's removal; Northam says 'divisive' monument 'needs to come down'

    06/09/2020 3:05:46 PM PDT · by Captain Jack Aubrey · 70 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 6/9/20 | BY JUSTIN MATTINGLY
    The deed signed in 1890 giving Virginia control of the Robert E. Lee statue on Richmond’s Monument Avenue prevents its removal, a lawsuit filed Monday that led to a pause on the state’s plans for taking it down claims. In an 18-page complaint filed Monday, William C. Gregory, the great-grandson of two signatories of the deed, argues that under the terms of the 1890 agreement and a legislature-approved resolution, the state is supposed to consider the monument and the area around it "perpetually sacred" and "faithfully guard it and affectionately protect it."
  • Virginia Governor Criticized for Not Wearing Mask at Beach After Urging Citizens to Cover Their Faces

    05/24/2020 9:33:45 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies
    TIME ^ | 05 24 2020 | Staff
    Gov. Ralph Northam has repeatedly urged Virginia residents to cover their faces in public during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Democrat didn’t heed his own plea when he posed mask-less for photographs alongside residents during a weekend beach visit. A spokeswoman for the governor’s office said Sunday that Northam should have brought a face mask with him during his visit on Saturday to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, news outlets reported. “He was outside yesterday and not expecting to be within six feet of anyone,” Northam spokesman Alena Yarmosky said in a statement. “This is an important reminder to always have...
  • Mask-pushing governor caught at beach without face mask

    05/24/2020 12:56:37 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 47 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/24/2020 | WND Staff
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam was reportedly caught without a face mask at Virginia Beach Saturday as the Democrat weighs a statewide order requiring citizens to wear masks. Northam was seen on the beach reviewing security at the beach without a face covering, local outlet NBC12 reported Saturday. The governor’s office later explained in a statement that Northam was “not expecting to be within six feet of anyone.” “The Governor has repeatedly encouraged wearing face coverings inside or when social distancing is impossible,” Northam’s office said. “He was outside today and not expecting to be within six feet of anyone.”
  • Virginia governor fires back at Trump: 'I suggest you stop taking hydroxychloroquine'

    05/19/2020 2:57:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 99 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/19 | Zack Budryk
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) fired back at President Trump Tuesday after the president referred to Northam as “crazy” and an opponent of Second Amendment rights. Trump, speaking at a White House event Tuesday, followed a speaker from Virginia by saying, "We're going after Virginia, with your crazy governor, we're going after Virginia. They want to take your Second Amendment. You know that, right? You'll have nobody guarding your potatoes." “I grew up on a Virginia farm, Mr. President - our potatoes are fine. And as the only medical doctor among our nation's governors, I suggest you stop taking hydroxychloroquine,”...
  • Gov. Northam signs Virginia Values Act, providing anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people

    04/11/2020 2:19:38 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 40 replies
    https://www.wric.com ^ | Updated: Apr 11, 2020 / 04:50 PM EDT | by: Tyler Thrasher
    RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Governor Ralph Northam put pen to paper in making Virginia the first state in the South to enact comprehensive protections for the LGBTQ community. Today, Governor Northam announced he has signed the Virginia Values Act, protecting the LGBTQ community against discrimination in housing, employment, public spaces, and credit applications. “This legislation sends a strong, clear message—Virginia is a place where all people are welcome to live, work, visit, and raise a family,” said Governor Northam. “We are building an inclusive Commonwealth where there is opportunity for everyone, and everyone is treated fairly. No longer will LGBTQ...
  • Stay-at-home order issued for all Virginia as coronavirus cases grow

    03/30/2020 11:39:47 AM PDT · by John W · 39 replies
    WSLS.com ^ | March 30, 2020 | Jeff Williamson
    RICHMOND, Va. – Gov. Ralph Northam announced a stay-at-home order for Virginians on Monday that takes effect immediately. Northam’s executive order requires people to stay home except for limited circumstances, such as traveling to or from work, seeking medical attention, obtaining goods and services, including food, or engaging in outdoor activity. Before today, Northam said this was a suggestion to Virginians, now, he said, it’s an order. The order will stay in place until June 10, unless it’s amended or rescinded by a further executive order. Click here to read Executive Order 55 in its entirety.
  • Ralph Northam: 'A Militia Assembling To Defend Their Rights Against Tyranny Is A Dangerous First In American History'

    01/21/2020 5:34:23 PM PST · by BipolarBob · 43 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 01/21/2020 | Babylon Bee
    RICHMOND, VA—Governor Ralph Northam condemned the group of gun owners who assembled yesterday, calling the concept "simply un-American." "A militia assembling to defend their rights against tyranny is a dangerous first in American history," he said to a group of reporters, still teary-eyed from the tragic lack of violence at yesterday's rally. "This is not what America was founded on. It is not what our forefathers would have wanted." "This well-regulated militia having the right to bear arms is diametrically opposed to everything the Founding Fathers wanted for our country." The governor said that Washington, Jefferson, and "those other guys"...
  • FAA Declares Airspace Over Richmond, VA “National Defense Airspace” Until After Lobby Day

    01/18/2020 1:31:05 PM PST · by IndispensableDestiny · 94 replies
    FAA ^ | January 17, 2020 at 1407 UTC | FAA
    FDC 0/4707 ZDC PART 1 OF 3 VA..AIRSPACE RICHMOND, VA..TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS. JANUARY 20, 2020 LOCAL. PURSUANT TO 49 USC 40103(B)(3), THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA) CLASSIFIES THE AIRSPACE DEFINED IN THIS NOTAM AS 'NATIONAL DEFENSE AIRSPACE'. ANY PERSON WHO KNOWINGLY OR WILLFULLY VIOLATES THE RULES CONCERNING OPERATIONS IN THIS AIRSPACE MAY BE SUBJECT TO CERTAIN CRIMINAL PENALTIES UNDER 49 USC 46307. ... 1) UAS FLIGHT OPERATION CONDUCTED IN DIRECT SUPPORT OF AN ACTIVE NATIONAL DEFENSE, HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING, SEARCH AND RESCUE, OR DISASTER RESPONSE MISSION.
  • Virginia governor declares state of emergency following militia threats over gun reforms

    01/15/2020 1:56:05 PM PST · by lowbridge · 217 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | January 15, 2020 | Ivan Pereira
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam issued a state of emergency on Wednesday that bars any weapons from the Richmond’s Capitol Square from Friday to Tuesday, after he received credible intelligence that hate groups and armed militias are planning violence at next Monday’s Lobby Day against gun control legislation. Northam, who discussed the threats at a news conference, said the state’s law enforcement analysis found that the chatter on the internet and other venues mirrored similar messages seen around the time of the 2017 Charlottesville "Unite the Right" rally, which left three dead and more than 30 injured The governor declined to give exact...
  • Virginia governor’s call for 18-person gun ban force comes under fire

    01/02/2020 10:40:15 AM PST · by voicereason · 161 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/02/2020 | Paul Bedard
    Excerpt: Virginia’s pop-up gun sanctuary movement has turned its attention to fighting the governor’s call for a $4.8 million, 18-officer team to enforce his proposed “assault weapons” ban. Two key groups issued an alert this week to push gun owners to four budget hearings Thursday around the state, asking them to quiz state legislators if they will vote to ban or confiscate weapons.
  • Gov. Ralph Northam: Register Your AR-15 with Government or Hand It Over

    12/10/2019 1:47:01 PM PST · by PROCON · 236 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Dec. 10, 2019 | AWR Hawkins
    Gov. Ralph Northam (D) announced Monday his “assault weapons” ban will mean AR-15 owners can either register their guns with the government or hand them over. The Virginia Mercury reported Northam spokeswoman Alena Yarmosky used a statement to say, “The governor’s assault weapons ban will include a grandfather clause for individuals who already own assault weapons, with the requirement they register their weapons before the end of a designated grace period.” Yarmosky made clear details on other gun controls will be made known before the start of the 2020 session in which Democrats take charge.
  • Gov.Ralph Northam confirms...already 'working on' gun confiscation now that Democrats are in control

    11/08/2019 10:48:13 AM PST · by Red Badger · 85 replies
    www.theblaze.com ^ | November 07, 2019 | Breck Dumas
    Elections do, indeed, have consequences. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) of blackface fame boasted this week that his party is ready to implement an array of gun control measures in the commonwealth now that Democrats control all three branches of government, and his administration is already "working on" a plan for confiscating so-called "assault weapons" from law-abiding gun owners. What are the details? The Washington Post reported Wednesday that Northam wants to bring back eight "common-sense" gun control measures that Republicans shot down during a special session in July, prioritizing "universal background checks, banning the sale of assault weapons and...
  • Democrat Controlled Virginia ‘Working’ On Confiscating Guns From Law Abiding Citizens, Governor Says

    11/07/2019 9:24:34 PM PST · by Perseverando · 106 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | November 8, 2019 | Ryan Saavedra
    Far-left Virginia Democrat Governor Ralph Northam announced this week that he will aggressively work to implement extreme anti-gun laws in the state now that Democrats control the state, including confiscating guns from law-abiding citizens. During a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Northam “mentioned universal background checks, banning the sale of [semi-automatic firearms] and high-capacity magazines, restoring the law that limits purchases to one gun a month, and a red flag law that would empower a court to temporarily remove a gun from a person deemed to be a risk to himself or others,” The Washington Post reported. “We will at least...
  • Virginia governor announces special session on gun control

    06/04/2019 7:33:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 4, 2019 | Alan Suderman
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced on Tuesday that he’ll recall lawmakers to the state Capitol in the coming weeks to take up a package of gun-control legislation, which he said is urgently needed to prevent killings like Friday’s mass shooting in Virginia Beach. Northam said he plans to convene a special legislative session this summer. The Democrat said in an Associated Press interview ahead of his announcement that he wants the Republican-controlled General Assembly to hear from the public about the need for “common-sense” law related to guns and accessories. Republicans have previously rejected Northam’s gun control bills out of...
  • ‘Time to take action’: (VA) Gov. Northam calls special session on gun laws

    06/04/2019 7:39:41 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 32 replies
    NBC12.com ^ | June 4, 2019 | Staff
    <p>Beach, Va., Saturday, June 1, 2019. A longtime city employee opened fire at the building Friday before police shot and killed him, authorities said.</p> <p>RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Four days after a gunman opened fire and killed 12 people at a Virginia Beach government building, Gov. Ralph Northam on Tuesday called for a special General Assembly session on gun laws.</p>
  • Reeling from blackface furor, Northam vows to ‘take a harder line’ on Confederate monuments

    02/09/2019 8:25:01 PM PST · by blueplum · 86 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09 Feb 2019 | Katelyn Caralle
    Embattled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says that he wants to take down Confederate statues and monuments in the state. “I will take a harder line,” Northam told the Washington Post amid a scandal stemming from a racist photograph on his medical school yearbook page. “If there are statues, if there monuments out there that provoke this type of hatred and bigotry, they need to be in museums.” Northam is facing calls to resign ...
  • Justin Fairfax’s accuser says she also was raped by a basketball player at Duke

    02/09/2019 9:42:35 AM PST · by abb · 87 replies
    The (Raleigh) News & Observer ^ | February 9, 2019 | Steve Wiseman
    The woman who has accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of raping her while they were Duke students 20 years ago also says a Duke basketball player raped her. In response to Fairfax’s denials, Meredith Watson’s lawyer released a statement claiming she was also raped by a basketball player and, when she reported the attack to a school administrator, received no assistance. The player’s name was not released nor was the name of the school administrator. According to a report in The News & Observer in 1999, Duke went through a major reshuffling at its administrative level. Several administrators had...
  • CNN: Sadness, disbelief and disgust: Virginia politics plunges deeper into chaos as Dems worry

    02/06/2019 11:58:21 PM PST · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | February 6, 2019 | Dan Merica and Ryan Nobles
    Virginia politics descended further into chaos on Wednesday, and Democrats in the capital grew more dismayed by the possibility that a trio of scandals involving their top three statewide officials had laid waste to years of work building up the Democratic Party in the commonwealth. The controversies have created a pseudo-standoff between scandal-plagued Gov. Ralph Northam, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax and Attorney General Mark Herring, all of whom are fighting to hang on to their jobs as public outrage grows around each of them. None of them wants to resign first, creating a scenario where all of them could hold...
  • In Ralph Northam, Democrats Find The Shoe On The Other Foot

    02/06/2019 4:39:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2019 | Sheriff David Clarke (Ret)
    I have an admission to make. I am thoroughly enjoying watching the gotcha tactics of race politics the American left, Democrat Party, and the liberal media frequently use against adversaries backfire and strike one of their own: Virginia Governor Ralph Northam. Typically, the stories we hear about white people appearing in blackface are when a conservative or Republican politician is discovered to have done so many years ago at a frat party or Halloween Party in a sophomoric attempt to be funny. This gotcha tactic—the left’s new weapon of political warfare—works on the reality that if you go back far...