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  • Nikki Giovanni: Trump Should Crash And Burn

    02/24/2017 11:01:54 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 41 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | January 25, 2017 | J.D. Myall
    “The best thing that could happen to America would be if Trump and Pence were on a plane that crashed and burned.” - Nikki Giovanni. My mouth hangs wide, it takes me a minute to think of my next question. Nikki Giovanni, the famous poet and distinguished university professor makes me speechless. I want to talk about her nomination for the Maya Angelou Lifetime Achievement Award. We could chat about her friendship with Maya Angelou, or her NAACP Image Awards. I would even be eager to talk about her Grammy nomination or her love of literature, poetry, and cooking. I...
  • What now? Court asks parties to weigh in on next steps in transgender bathroom case

    02/23/2017 7:16:26 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    SCOTUSBlog ^ | 2/23/17 | Amy Howe
    This evening the Supreme Court asked both sides in Gloucester County School Board v. G.G., a challenge to a Virginia school board’s bathroom policy, to submit letters to the court discussing “how the case should proceed in light of” yesterday’s revocation of the Obama administration’s prior guidance. In that guidance, the federal government had interpreted a 1975 regulation to require schools to “treat transgender students consistent with their gender identity.” The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit had relied heavily on the now-revoked guidance in striking down the school board’s policy, which instead required students to use the...
  • Northern Virginia High School Plans "Trayvon Martin Day"

    02/23/2017 6:45:40 PM PST · by ResistanceMedia · 37 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | February 23, 2017
    The Black Student Union (BSU) at Oakton High School in Oakton, Virginia, part of the Fairfax County Public School district has organized a "black history spirit week," to run from February 21-24, 2017. In a Twitter post made February 18, the BSU announced the event, to include days such as "Afrocentric day," "Black-out day," and of course, "Trayvon Martin Day." It is not immediately clear whether this event is school-sponsored, but spirit weeks usually are. According to several BSU members, the school administration tried to walk back their support of Trayvon Day due to criticism from "white boys," but the...
  • Trump wine boycott against Wegmans backfires spectacularly (LOL!)

    02/23/2017 3:24:26 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 32 replies
    They tried to stop Donald Trump in the primaries. Old story. They tried to stop him on Election Day. Everyone knows how that turned out. With Trump in the White House and their options dwindling, the president's opponents finally tried to #StopTrumpWine. Want to guess how that's going?
  • Pulaski Deputy Concerned for Safety of Girl Who Took His Bike (#helpsavethenextgirl)

    02/22/2017 5:15:58 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 39 replies
    WSLS ^ | 2/20/17 | Irisha Jones
    A Pulaski County Sheriff’s deputy has a message for the community after his bike was taken from his home earlier this month by a stranded 19-year-old. The deputy took to his Facebook page to express his concerns for her safety. “A young lady found my bicycle and she was out here alone in the dark and decided she needed it for a ride home. So she took my bike,” said Bowden. Bowden said he didn’t know it was missing until it was returned to his grandmother’s house next door with this note, apologizing for taking it without permission. The 19-year-old...
  • Virginia governor vetoes bill defunding Planned Parenthood

    02/21/2017 7:16:27 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 25 replies
    http://www.reuters.com ^ | Feb 21, 2017 | Ian Simpson
    Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday vetoed a bill that would have blocked funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions and other health services. The bill passed by the Republican-controlled legislature would have barred the state from providing funds to clinics that perform abortions not covered by Medicaid, the federal healthcare program for the poor.
  • Laura Ingraham, Carly Fiorina Poll Dead Even In Virgina Senate Race (GOPe vs Populist Primary)

    02/20/2017 12:11:03 PM PST · by drewh · 44 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2.19.17 ast
    Former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina and national radio host Laura Ingraham are polling dead even in the Virginia Senate race, according to a Quinnipiac poll released Friday. The two would face off in a Republican Primary before challenging Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine, who recently concluded his bid for vice president under Hillary Clinton. Both Fiorina and Ingraham are polling at 36 percent in a head-to-head against Kaine. Kaine fared better over Fiorina, earning 57 percent compared to her 36 percent, one percent better than he fared against Ingraham. Kaine earned 56 percent against the conservative radio host. Neither woman was...
  • Regional killings soar past 100, reach highest level in decade (Richmond, Virginia area)

    02/19/2017 12:50:49 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | February 18, 2017 | Mark Bowes
    Killings across the Richmond region soared in 2016 to the highest level in more than a decade, with African-Americans suffering the greatest loss of life at 81 percent of all victims. Homicides in the region’s four cities, three towns and 16 counties with a collective population of 1.26 million jumped 24 percent, from 98 in 2015 to 124 last year — the highest tally since 2005, when 132 killings occurred, according to a Richmond Times-Dispatch analysis of regional homicide data. The distressing loss of black lives continued at a disproportionately high pace in 2016, with 101 of the 124 victims,...
  • Legal loophole: Virginia AG uses forfeiture funds to cover staff salaries

    02/18/2017 8:22:41 AM PST · by Makana · 30 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | February 18, 2017 | Jason Snead
    So, you’re sitting on millions of dollars’ worth of confiscated property. You want to give your workers a raise, but federal rules bar you from using seized assets to fund salaries. What’s an attorney general to do? Well, if you’re Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, you turn to a strange source for the solution: the very U.S. Justice Department officials who are responsible for enforcing the rules you want to skirt. They told Herring he could use the funds to cover routine costs “so long as your overall budget does not decrease.” Herring promptly started using seized funds to cover...
  • Wegmans stores sold out of Trump wines: Did boycott threats backfire?

    02/17/2017 7:03:43 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 27 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | 02.17.17 | Geoff Herbert
    Did a threat to boycott Wegmans over products with President Donald Trump's name backfire? The Rochester-based grocery store chain came under fire this week for carrying Trump wines at its 10 Virginia locations. The bottles come from the Trump Winery in Charlottesville, Va., bought by Trump in 2011 and given to his son, Eric Trump. The National Organization for Women and other critics encouraged shoppers to take their business elsewhere, despite Wegmans' cult following and positive reputation. "Let's demonstrate through economic action that the residents and businesses of Charlottesville will not stand for the hatred espoused by Eric Trump and...
  • Trump Wine Flying Off the Shelves at Wegmans Despite Boycott

    02/17/2017 6:04:44 AM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Fortune ^ | 2/17/17 | Tessa Berenson
    A group that called for Wegmans shoppers to boycott Trump-branded wine probably won't be happy to hear that instead, bottles from Trump Winery are flying off the shelves in Virginia stores.According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the wine has sold out at two Richmond-area Wegmans stores, and the eight other locations in Virginia have also sold out of all or some varieties of the Trump Winery wines they carry.Jo Natale, vice president of media relations for Wegmans, told the Times-Dispatch that the ten Virginia Wegmans had plenty of Trump wine in stock before the calls to boycott, and sales have soared...
  • Feminists Boost Sales of Trump Wine in Virginia at Wegmans

    02/17/2017 10:59:14 AM PST · by Mozilla · 21 replies
    Daily Headlines ^ | 2/17/17 | By Steven H Ahle
    The popular grocery chain, Wegmans has ten stores in Virginia, where feminists are pushing a boycott of Trump wines and Wegmans for selling it. But don’t expect Wegmans to fold anytime soon. Since the boycott began the sale of Trump Wines has skyrocketed. Two stores are totally out and the other eight are almost totally out and Wegmans warehouse does not have a single case left.
  • Wegmans facing boycotts for carrying Trump products

    02/17/2017 5:55:22 AM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Syracuse Post Standard ^ | 2/17/17 | Geoff Herbert
    Wegmans is consistently named one of the best companies to work for, recently scored the second-best corporate reputation in America, and has had a cult following among fans for years.So why are customers suddenly threatening to boycott the Rochester-based grocery store chain?The Democrat & Chronicle reports Wegmans is facing boycotts for carrying products with President Donald Trump's name on them. The company has 10 locations in Virginia that sell bottles from the Trump Winery in Charlottesville, Va., drawing the ire of the National Organization for Women and other groups."Certainly if Wegmans is carrying Trump wines, I personally will not shop there," Terry O'Neill,...
  • March 4 Trump

    02/16/2017 7:27:46 PM PST · by Da Bilge Troll · 12 replies
    March for Trump ^ | Feb. 16, 2017 | Peter Boykin
    over." On January 20th, 2017, President Trump outlined a clear vision for the nation: America first. When was the last time you heard anyone in Washington, D.C., say that, let alone a President? It's inspiring, and after countless years of lies, wars, scandals, soaring debt, and declining esteem, it couldn't come at a better time. That's not to say that it will be easy, unfortunately. In fact, it's going to be difficult and time-consuming to recorrect such a fundamentally altered course. A seditious fringe has resolved to sabotage this restored purpose. An insidious propaganda apparatus intends on further shredding the...
  • [Springfield VA] 5 suspects facing murder charges in death of 15-year-old girl [Illegals]

    02/16/2017 5:30:59 PM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    WTTG ^ | 2/16/17
    Police have charged two adults and three 17-year-olds with murder in connection with the death of a 15-year-old Maryland girl found dead in Virginia. Damaris Reyes Rivas was reported missing in December, and her body was found near Lake Accotink Park in Springfield on Saturday. (snip) Police would not identify the gang involved, but Damaris’s mother, who now fears for her own life, says the brutal Salvadorian gang MS-13 is responsible. Her mother also says that she has been getting threats from members of the gang blaming her for the arrests that police have made. (snip) ICE has lodged detainers...
  • Weekly Immigration Report: Virginia Passes Bills to Increase Security, but McAuliffe Promises Vetos

    02/16/2017 9:07:09 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 5 replies
    Virginia Free Citizen ^ | 2/16/2017 | Virginia Free Citizen
    Virginia | Governor McAuliffe has promised to veto bills that will protect Virginia citizen's lives and jobsIn a blatant abuse of power, Richmond Mayor Stoney issued a mayoral directive establishing Richmond as a sanctuary to harbor illegal aliens and Governor McAuliffe has promised to veto any anti-sanctuary legislation. These two collaborated actions have usurped the rights of the Virginia citizen and placed our communities at both criminal and financial risks.  The lawless vs the lawful.  Join us by circulating petitions in your area!  Richmond City Resident Petitions click here State-Wide Resident Petitions click here Read the full press release click here  ...
  • ICE Agents Arrest Men Leaving Alexandria Church Shelter

    02/15/2017 3:41:12 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 71 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | Feb 15, 2017 | Julie Carey
    Some are questioning the way Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials are handling arrests in Fairfax County after at least two men were arrested near a church shelter. Oscar Ramirez said he had just left the hypothermia shelter at Rising Hope Mission Church on Russell Road in Alexandria, Virginia, when about a dozen ICE agents surround him and other Latino men. "'Stop right there. Stop right there. Stop right there. Stay by the wall, where we can see your hands,'" the agents said, according to Ramirez. The group of men had left the shelter about 6:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8...
  • Wegmans faces boycott over Trump wines

    02/15/2017 1:28:39 PM PST · by detective · 26 replies
    MSN Money ^ | February 15, 2017 | Todd Clausen
    Wegmans Food Markets is the latest retailer to face political pressure for carrying products connected to President Donald Trump. The Gates-based grocer is being called on to remove Trump Winery products from its Virginia stores, where it sells 237 different wines from 58 wineries in that state. The Stop Trump Wine group has asked Virginians to boycott grocers, retailers, restaurants and other organizations doing business with Trump Winery.
  • German grocery chain Lidl known for its rock bottom prices opens prototype store in Virginia [tr]

    02/15/2017 11:04:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 15, 2017 | Staff
    The no-frills supermarket chain Lidl which has forced competitors to lower their prices in each of the European markets the company has entered is opening its first wave of stores in the U.S. this summer, months ahead of schedule. The German chain has plans to open up to 100 stores along the East Coast within a year.
  • Stores around Washington selling out of Trump Wine

    02/15/2017 8:48:12 AM PST · by GonzoII · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/15/17 | Judy Kurtz
    There’s a run on Trump Wine, with stores in the Washington region selling out of bottles bearing the president’s name. Mike Mackie, co-owner of The Wine Cabinet in Reston, Va., says the brand is flying off his store shelves quicker than he can restock it for multiple reasons.
  • Va. police: Death of teenage girl, two other cases may all be gang-related (MS-13)

    02/15/2017 4:28:14 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb 15, 2017
    The killing of one teenage girl and the disappearances of two others who have since returned home may all be connected and may be gang-related, Fairfax County police said Tuesday.(snip) Damaris’s mother, Maria Reyes, told The Washington Post on Tuesday that her daughter had fallen in with a local clique of MS-13, before her disappearance from the family home Dec. 10. On Jan. 6, Damaris appeared to have been sent warnings that gang members wanted to kill her, according to Facebook messages her mother shared with The Post. “Those suckers want to kill you,” read one Facebook message, while another...
  • Is Jim Webb The Only Sane Democrat Left?

    02/14/2017 4:03:49 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 52 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 2/13/2017 | Staff
    Ideology: A whimsical definition of a gaffe is "when a politician accidentally speaks the truth." By that measure, former Virginia Senator Jim Webb committed a gaffe of huge proportions over the weekend. On "Meet the Press", Webb admitted that the Democratic Party has no ideas to offer, that it's determined to destroy the Trump administration and — here's the gaffe — that "the Democratic Party over the past five or six years has moved very far to the left." To which we say, welcome to the party, pal. For many years now, while the pundit class has been busy painting...
  • THE RAPE AND SLAVERY THAT NO CAMPUS WILL CONDEMN ( Georgetown : DC : Islam )

    02/14/2017 5:47:05 AM PST · by george76 · 79 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 14, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Slavery and rape aren’t wrong when Muslims do it. "I don’t think it’s morally evil to own somebody." "A male owner of a female slave has the right to sexual access to her.” These views don’t come from an ISIS underground bunker, but out of the brilliantly lit halls of Georgetown University where rape and slavery are defended by an Islamic studies professor. ... defending actual slavery and rape is still okay at Georgetown. So long as it’s committed by Muslims under the license of the Koran. "I don’t think it’s morally evil to own somebody,” Jonathan Brown explained ......
  • Judge Grants Injunction Barring Travel Ban Implementation In Virginia (Another Setback!)

    02/13/2017 8:36:46 PM PST · by Steelfish · 51 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 13, 2017
    <p>McLEAN, Va. -- A federal judge Monday granted a preliminary injunction barring the Trump administration from implementing its travel ban in Virginia, adding another judicial ruling to those already in place challenging the ban’s constitutionality.</p> <p>A federal appeals court in California has already upheld a national temporary restraining order stopping the government from implementing the ban, which is directed at seven Muslim-majority countries.</p>
  • Leaflets advise local illegal immigrants to ‘not open doors’ for ICE

    02/13/2017 3:39:32 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 57 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | February 13, 2017 5:56 pm | Dick Uliano
    Critics of illegal immigration say the handing out the leaflets may not be providing the best advice or telling the whole story. (WTOP/Dick Uliano) WASHINGTON — Leaflets in several different languages are turning up in the D.C.’s Maryland and Virginia suburbs advising people “Do Not Open Doors” for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers; “Remain Silent” and “take notes of badge numbers.” The activist group United We Dream says it has teamed with other social justice groups to distribute the leaflets in Montgomery and Fairfax counties.
  • D.C. region braces for shock from Trump effect on spending, federal workforce

    02/12/2017 6:56:39 PM PST · by markomalley · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/12/17 | Robert McCartney
    The Washington region’s prospects aren’t all bad under the Trump administration. A top local economist joked at a recent business conference that demonstrators flocking to rallies in the District will drop bundles of cash, spurring growth from “protest tourism.” But the area is bracing for shock at the hands of a reinvent-the-rules president who routinely insults the city and a Republican-led Congress that for years has sought to shrink the federal government that is the area’s principal employer. Officials and analysts expect sharp cuts in federal nondefense spending, which would strain local budgets nationwide and pose a particular threat to...
  • Sperry: Obama Organizing Violent Anti-Trump Protesters Just Miles from White House

    02/12/2017 1:45:12 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 116 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/12/17
    Paul Sperry writes that former President Barack Obama is setting up a “shadow White House” in Washington, DC, for organizing anti-Trump protests nationwide and “rebuilding the ravaged Democrat Party.” From the New York Post:   When former President Barack Obama said he was “heartened” by anti-Trump protests, he was sending a message of approval to his troops. Troops? Yes, Obama has an army of agitators — numbering more than 30,000 — who will fight his Republican successor at every turn of his historic presidency. And Obama will command them from a bunker less than two miles from the White...
  • Illegal Alien Voter Convicted in Texas is Tip of the Iceberg

    02/12/2017 10:41:25 AM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 11, 2017 | J. Christian Adams
    You won’t hear much about Rosa Maria Ortega after this week. Ortega is the Mexican alien who was caught illegally voting five times in American elections. Ortega is Bigfoot for those in the media, professors, and Democrats who tell us that "voter fraud is as rare as Bigfoot." The caustic radical Andrew Cohen is one of the purveyors of that lie (@JustADCohen). Unfortunately, when it comes to voter fraud, when you catch one crook, it usually means there are hundreds more hiding in the darkness. When it comes to aliens voting, it’s more like thousands and thousands. And yes,...
  • Protesters mob provocative Va. governor candidate Corey Stewart) as he defends Confederate statue

    02/11/2017 2:49:37 PM PST · by Perseverando · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 11, 2017 | Fenit Nirappil
    Surrounded by protesters, Corey Stewart records a Facebook Live video defending a Charlottesville Confederate statue with Thaddeus Alexander, whose Facebook video railing against liberal demonstrators went viral. (Fenit Nirappi/The Washington Post) CHARLOTTESVILLE — Republican gubernatorial candidate Corey Stewart came to this town to defend its statue of Robert E. Lee in a downtown park, only to be swarmed by dozens of protesters who shouted him down everywhere he went. It was the harshest reception yet for the provocative chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, who is campaigning for the GOP nomination for governor as Virginia’s Donald...
  • 10 Senate seats that could flip in 2018

    02/10/2017 8:19:49 PM PST · by bryan999 · 44 replies
    Democrats reeling from a devastating election face a daunting task: the 2018 Senate map. It favors Republicans in a big way. The GOP will be defending just eight seats, while Democrats must fight for 23 — plus another two held by independents who caucus with Democrats. What’s worse is the fact that many of the seats they must defend are in states won by Republican Donald Trump. Midterm elections for sitting presidents are historically challenging. Democrats in the Senate are hoping to find some political momentum for 2018 given the difficult playing ground. Here are 10 Senate seats that could...
  • The Time Has Come for 51

    02/11/2017 4:50:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 94 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 11, 2017 | John Steinreich
    After nearly three decades in L.A. County, Nestlé will soon move its headquarters from California to Virginia. This food services giant with an estimated $235 billion in assets worldwide will by the end of 2018 remove 1,200 jobs from a state that relies heavily on income taxes to fund its massive public sector. Nestlé's exodus follows other big employers, including Toyota, Campbell's Soup, Dunn-Edwards Paints, and eBay – which took with them tens of thousands of jobs – and mirrors the flight of mom-and-pop operations, entrepreneurs, families, and individuals who have ditched the once Golden State for places where the...
  • Georgetown Islamic Studies Professor: Slavery OK, So is Non-Consensual Sex

    02/10/2017 10:11:24 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 70 replies
    http://heatst.com ^ | Feb 10 2017 | Ian Miles Cheong
    A professor at Georgetown University is teaching his students that men do not need consent to have sex with women, and that slavery is justifiable under Islamic teachings. Islamic Studies professor Jonathan Brown recently lectured at the International Institute of Islamic Thought, where he shared his alarming beliefs with students in attendance in his lecture, “Islam and the Problem of Slavery.” Freelance writer Umar Lee expressed his shock over the 90-minute lecture, which included explicit endorsements of rape and slavery.
  • U.S. Marshals need help to find tattoo-covered sex offender

    02/08/2017 2:18:40 PM PST · by digger48 · 29 replies
    WISH ^ | February 8, 2017 | Emily Satchell
    PETERSBURG, Va. (WAVY) — U.S. Marshals need help to find a convicted sex offender recently released from a Virginia prison. Marshals say 44-year-old Matthew Ezekiel Stager was released from Federal Correctional Complex in Petersburg on Thursday, Feb. 2. He was supposed to check into a transitional center in Texas that day, but he never showed up. Its not clear where he is now. Stagers last known location was in Petersburg. He has no specific ties to Hampton Roads, but Marshals say it is possible he is in the area or has recently traveled through the region. Stager has known connections...
  • US Marshals seek just-released sex offender

    02/08/2017 8:56:19 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 26 replies
    HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - (AP) - U.S. Marshals need help tracking down a convicted sex offender recently released from a Virginia prison after he failed to show up at a transitional center in Texas. News outlets report authorities say 44-year-old Matthew Ezekiel Stager was released Thursday from the Federal Correctional Complex in Petersburg.
  • Man breaks into random apartment, attacks woman, tells police he was, 'trying to get some'

    02/08/2017 7:28:54 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 68 replies
    (ABC7) ^ | February 6, 2017 | by Kevin Lewis, Suzanne Kennedy
    OCKVILLE, MD (ABC7) — A 31-year-old man told police he entered a secure apartment building, broke into a second floor apartment and tried to rape an unsuspecting woman all because he was horny. Tedros Ishetu, of Silver Spring, is facing criminal charges of attempted first-degree rape, home invasion, second-degree assault and false imprisonment. Managers of the leasing office at Congressional Towers Apartment building tell ABC7 that a letter will be sent out Tuesday to residents informing them about the incident. On Monday, January 16, Ishetu snuck into the Congressional Towers apartment building, located along the 200 block of Congressional Lane....
  • Carly Fiorina eyes Senate run in Virginia

    02/08/2017 6:19:23 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 58 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 8, 2017 | Daniel Halper
    Carly Fiorina is planning a political comeback. The former 2016 Republican presidential candidate, who briefly became Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) vice presidential running mate before completely dropping out of the race, is eyeing a Senate seat in Virginia, she said in an interview. “Look, I’m certainly looking at that opportunity,” Fiorina told the John Fredericks Show in an interview this week. “It’s a little early to be making that decision, we’re two weeks into a new administration,” she added. Fiorina, the former CEO of HP, ran for Senate in her home state of California in 2010, but failed to knock-off...
  • Charlottesville, Groups Prepare Next Steps for Gen.(Robert E.)Lee Statue

    02/08/2017 12:09:16 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 29 replies
    NBC29 ^ | February 7, 2017
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -The decision by Charlottesville City Council to move a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee is drawing cheers from supporters and harsh criticism from others. The issue could end up being decided in a courtroom. City councilors voted 3-2 Monday, February 6, to move the statue from Lee Park. City staff now has 60 days to develop a plan to remove the statue, and recommend where to put it. This process is estimated to cost Charlottesville at least $350,000. “I think that this could become a whole new chapter in the city's public visible history about...
  • Congress IT Probe Suspects Had Massive Debts, Years Of Suspicious Activity

    02/07/2017 11:54:49 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 59 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 7, 2017 | By Luke Rosiak
    Four people who worked for the House of Representatives have a history of massive debts and bankruptcy, a fondness for fast cars and real estate, and unusually complicated webs of intertwined finances. The three brothers and a wife of one of them are under criminal investigation into sensitive congressional information security. Chiefs of staff for dozens of Democratic lawmakers who employed the four were informed last week that a criminal probe was underway into their use of congressional information technology systems, including the existence of an external server to which House data was being funneled, and into the theft of...
  • Omarosa and her bridesmaids went shopping — and an ugly, political scene erupted

    02/07/2017 6:38:49 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb 6, 2017 | Helena Andrews-Dyer
    <p>On Saturday, Omarosa Manigault, a White House communications director, was spotted at the posh Tyson’s Corner Center in Virginia, shopping for bridesmaids’s dresses. The former “Apprentice” villain, who announced her engagement to Florida pastor John Allen Newman last summer and will appear in an episode of TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress,” was with a cohort of five bridesmaids.</p>
  • VA Gov. McAuliffe panders to Muslims

    02/07/2017 6:29:54 PM PST · by Gopher Broke · 22 replies
    This past Friday, I visited a mosque in Sterling, VA to meet and hear from members our Virginia Muslim community. After a week of seeing hateful and divisive rhetoric coming from our executive branch, I thought it was important to make sure that those who might feel targeted right now know that the views of President Trump don’t speak for all of us. So today I’m asking you to sign your name to tell our every member of our Muslim and refugee community that they are welcomed in Virginia! I want members of our Muslim community to know that we...
  • VA Democrats call Republican Delegates "cheaters"....because....

    02/07/2017 6:12:55 PM PST · by Gopher Broke · 16 replies
    From a friend....
    With everything going on in Richmond and Washington, you may have missed this, but it’s important: Republicans in the House of Delegates just passed a bill to make it more difficult to vote in the Commonwealth. The GOP voted along party lines to require proof of citizenship in order to vote -- something that courts have said is unlawful at the federal level. Not only that, but they argued for the bill using the same lies about “voter fraud” that Donald Trump has been using. But we know the truth: Voter fraud is a myth, and Republican laws that claim...
  • Virginia University Publishes ‘LGBTQIA+ Terminology’ Handout

    02/06/2017 2:32:05 PM PST · by Ray76 · 56 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Feb 6, 2017 | Rob Shimshock
    A Virginia university has published an “LGBTQIA+ Terminology” handout defining terms like “cisgender privilege,” “demisexual,” “heterosexism,” and “polyamorous” relationships.
  • 2 Charged With Murder After Man Is Gunned Down In Stafford County (VA)

    02/05/2017 10:25:35 PM PST · by Lurkinanloomin · 16 replies
    Richmond Time-Dispatch ^ | 2/5/2017 | The Freelance Star
    Two men has been arrested and charged with first degree murder in connection with the Jan.22 shooting death of 26 year old Stafford resident Jorge Leonardo Melo. Juan Pablo Rubio 21, of Stafford and Ronaldo Antonio Silvestre Torres, 23, are also charged with using a firearm in the commission of a felony.
  • Airbnb leaves Trump supporters out in the cold

    02/05/2017 4:54:22 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/10/17 | MYTHEOS HOLT
    It is no secret to anyone paying attention that the tech industry loathes president-elect Trump and his supporters... The latest such bit of pettiness comes from the sharing company Airbnb, which enables users to “share” their homes or apartments with visitors, ostensibly at reduced rates relative to the native hospitality industry. However, tellingly, a major exception to that “affordability” standard appears to revolve around housing for – what else? – Trump’s inauguration. Specifically, Airbnb users in and around Washington, D.C., appear to be engaging in flagrant price gouging with absolutely no curtailment from the company. One home that usually runs...
  • Contact VA Senators Warner and Kaine over nominations

    02/05/2017 4:33:34 PM PST · by Gopher Broke · 8 replies
    Please take a moment and urge our VA liberal senators Warner and Kaine to SUPPORT President Trump's nominees of Gorsuch, DeVos and Sessions! https://www.warner.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contactpage https://www.kaine.senate.gov/contact
  • Virginia Allowed to Join Lawsuit Over Trump's Immigration Order

    02/03/2017 8:31:41 AM PST · by tekrat · 18 replies
    Virginia will be allowed to join a lawsuit challenging aspects of President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, a judge ruled Friday. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, a Democrat, sought to join the lawsuit and broaden its scope.
  • D.C. sandwich chain owner learns there’s nothing liberals won’t boycott

    02/02/2017 12:36:35 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 67 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 31, 2017 | by Jazz Shaw
    If you’re a liberal these days, you may have trouble keeping up with all of the new actions coming out of the Trump White House which enrage you. If you’re a conservative you’ve probably already lost track of the number of things the liberals are marching, protesting about, condemning and boycotting. On that last point you can now add one more to the list. The evil ownership of Taylor Gourmet, a local chain of hoagie shops around the Beltway, has gone too far and drawn the ire of progressive activists. (For those of you from other parts of the country,...
  • There is No Campus Rape Epidemic, But A Lot Of Media Malpractice

    02/02/2017 9:21:20 AM PST · by OddLane · 6 replies
    Minding The Campus ^ | February 1, 2017 | Stuart Taylor Jr. and K.C. Johnson
    The New York Times’ coverage of alleged sexual assault on college campuses “seems of a piece with the leftist bias I noticed within the Times newsroom regarding climate change, gay marriage, abortion, affirmative action, labor, and other hot-button issues.” Tom Jolly, New York Times sports editor, confessed in February 2008 that he regretted aspects of his paper’s much-criticized coverage of the Duke lacrosse case. He vowed to do better. “Knowledge gained by hindsight has informed our approach to other stories since then,” said Jolly, who later became an associate managing editor. But The Times did not do better. Its handling...
  • Senator Tim Kaine: Public Outcry Will Help Democrats Do Their Jobs

    Senator Tim Kaine: Public Outcry Will Help Democrats Do Their Jobs
  • Kaine: Democrats Have to ‘Fight in the Streets’ Against Trump

    01/31/2017 4:20:13 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Pam Key
    Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) said Democrats must “fight in Congress, fight in the courts, fight in the streets, fight online, fight at the ballot box,” against the administration of President Donald Trump. Partial transcript as follows: MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CO-HOST “MORNING JOE”: So, broad question about the future of the Democratic Party, especially given your firsthand experience with what we’ve all been through. There’s so much going on here that we clearly see, you know, places where you — we can criticize what the administration is doing, but how does the party rebuild? How do you...