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  • For some restaurateurs, hospitality in era of polarized politics has its limits (Red Hen)

    10/17/2019 4:49:38 AM PDT · by Drango · 48 replies
    mysanantonio ^ | October 16, 2019 | Emily Heil
    WASHINGTON - The owner of the Red Hen, the bistro in Lexington, Virginia, that drew global attention last year after asking then-White House press secretary Sarah Sanders to leave, this week said she might do the same thing again if Sanders returned. ~snip
  • Twitter gives judge 'middle finger,' finds out that was wrong answer

    10/15/2019 4:32:57 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 24 replies
    WND.com ^ | 10/9/19 | Staff
    It was tech giant Twitter that let the phrase "Die Trump" trend overseas. It was Twitter from which Disney walked away because of its "nastiness extraordinary." It is Twitter that has been accused countless times of shadowbanning or otherwise suppressing the speech of conservatives. (snip) But things may be changing as a result of a judge's decision to allow a $250 million lawsuit brought by Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., against Twitter to go forward. The Federalist reported the case soon could be a "nightmare" for the company. Judge John Marshall, who was assigned the case in Virginia, is considering a...
  • Fairfax County middle school teacher arrested at the border on child sex charges

    10/12/2019 4:13:07 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 21 replies
    WJLA ^ | October 11, 2019 | Associated Press and WJLA
    A middle school teacher from northern Virginia has been arrested at the U.S.-Mexico border after being charged with having sexual relations with a minor. Fairfax County Police say 31-year-old Matthew Snell of Clinton, Maryland, was arrested Friday in Texas at the El Paso airport after trying to leave the country. Snell is listed as a learning-disabilities teacher at Thoreau Middle School in Vienna. Police say parents contacted the school Thursday after finding inappropriate text messages from Snell to their teenage child. Police say Snell became aware of the investigation and fled. Snell faces charges including taking indecent liberties with a...
  • Police remove, arrest protester who attached himself to Mountain Valley Pipeline helicopter

    10/08/2019 3:05:06 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 33 replies
    WSLS News10 ^ | October 8, 2019 | Ashley Curtis
    MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. - Virginia State Police say they arrested a Mountain Valley Pipeline protester Monday morning. Police found the protester attached to a contracted pipeline helicopter at a work site on Cove Hollow Road, near Route 460 in Montgomery County, according to the Virginia State Police. Authorities removed and arrested Galen Sol Shirman-Grabowski, 24, of Tuscon, Arizona. Pipeline security found Grabowski masked and attached to the rotor mast of the helicopter by a Sleeping Dragon device, refusing to leave. There was a banner on the helicopter that said, "DOOM TO THE PIPELINE," according to Appalachians Against Pipelines. Grabowski is...
  • Team discovers surprise contributor to multiple sclerosis

    10/08/2019 8:18:25 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | October 7, 2019 | University of Virginia
    Cells that scientists have largely ignored when studying multiple sclerosis are actually key contributors to MS development, new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine shows. The discovery suggests new avenues for devising treatments and is a vital step toward finding a cure. Cells that scientists have largely ignored when studying multiple sclerosis are actually key contributors to MS development, new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine shows. The discovery suggests new avenues for devising treatments and is a vital step toward finding a cure. In MS, the body's immune system begins to attack the...
  • The real CIA: Tens of thousands of donut-eating Big Government employees in Northern Virginia

    10/04/2019 7:24:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/04/2019 | Ishmael Jones
    The CIA’s involvement in the Steele dossier fraud and its use of college professor agents against the Trump campaign were cartoonish. The dossier reads like it was written late in the evening after a few drinks. The current CIA whistleblower operation is dramatically more sophisticated. The written complaint was obviously put together by teams of experts. It’s all nonsense, but it’s excellent nonsense. There’s sloppiness -- the inspector general got caught altering whistleblower procedures to grease the wheels for this operation, as discovered by Sean Davis at the Federalist. But the CIA is evolving and becoming better at operations against...
  • Tlaib Has Promoted Four Viral Racial Hoaxes in 2019

    10/02/2019 4:16:13 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 8 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 10/02/19
    Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) has promoted at least four racially charged hoaxes or debunked stories on Twitter in 2019 and failed to issue statements retracting or correcting her comments. The most recent example: the case of Amari Allen, a black 12-year-old girl in Virginia who claimed three white boys in her class pinned her down and cut off her dreadlocks. Allen has since recanted the story, but Tlaib has not issued a correction or deleted her tweet praising Allen as "courageous & strong" and having a "power that threatens their core."
  • Virginia Police Chief Wants To Ban ALL Guns

    10/02/2019 8:49:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 60 replies
    DCdirtylaundry.com ^ | By Chris Badger Thomas - October 2, 2019
    On Sept. 25, the Democrat-led U.S. House Judiciary Committee held a 3 ˝ hour “hearing” entitled “Protecting America From Assault Weapons.” That framing of the issue underscored the erroneous notion that Americans need protection from inanimate objects, rather than from violent criminals who have and always will use any means at their disposal to harm innocent, defenseless people. It also revealed the unfortunate agenda of the proceedings, which was to emphasize politics and finger-pointing over any useful exploration of how Congress might take meaningful steps to improve public safety, The NRA-ILA reports. The most startling claim of the proceedings came...
  • Virginia teacher fired for not using trans student's preferred pronouns sues school district

    10/02/2019 8:43:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/02/2019 | Michael Gryboski
    A Virginia teacher who was fired for not agreeing to use the preferred pronouns of a trans-identified student has filed a complaint against the school board that dismissed him. Peter Vlaming, a former French teacher at West Point High School in Williamsburg, filed the complaint in the Circuit Court for the County of King William on Monday. The lawsuit argued that the school board violated “Vlaming’s constitutional, statutory, and contractual rights” when they decided to fire him last year. Vlaming is seeking a permanent injunction that allows him to be reinstated, a permanent injunction preventing the school board from punishing...
  • Police Officer Suspended For Turning Illegal Alien Over To ICE

    10/01/2019 7:25:36 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 38 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 1, 2019 | AMBER ATHEY
    A county police department in Virginia announced Tuesday that one of their officers was suspended for turning an illegal alien over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after determining the individual had dodged a deportation hearing. Fairfax County Police Chief Edwin C. Roessler Jr. said the officer in question had a “lapse in judgment” when he called ICE about the illegal alien. “This is an unfortunate issue where the officer was confused,” Roessler said. “We have trained on this issue a lot. This is the first time we’ve had a lapse in judgment, and the officer is being punished.” The officer reportedly...
  • A Virginia teacher was fired for refusing to use a trans student’s pronouns.

    10/01/2019 12:34:47 PM PDT · by Innovative · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct. 1, 2019 | Teo Armus
    In the summer of 2018, a transgender student at West Point High School in West Point, Va., had transitioned, asking his French teacher to refer to him with masculine pronouns: he, him, his. But the instructor, Peter Vlaming, did not comply, he said in a lawsuit. Citing his religious beliefs, he promised to use only the student’s name and avoid pronouns entirely. Administrators eventually gave the teacher an ultimatum: Use the student’s correct pronouns, or face disciplinary action, he said. Then, on Oct. 31, 2018, his second-year French students wore virtual-reality goggles and walked around the classroom. The transgender student...
  • It's a hoax: The hate crime the media used to try to smear Karen Pence

    09/30/2019 12:50:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/30/2019 | Brad Polumbo
    Three white boys held down an African American girl and cut her hair at recess, and somehow, it’s Karen Pence’s fault. Oh, except it didn’t actually happen. And in fact, the story was pretty fishy right from the beginning, and people should have known. First, an accusation was made by a black female student at Immanuel Christian School in Virginia. She alleged that three white boys had held her down at recess, insulted her, and cut her dreadlocks off with scissors. This alleged incident supposedly happened at Immanuel Christian, a private Christian school where Second Lady Karen Pence happens to...
  • Sixth-Grade Girl Admits To Fabricating Hate Attack That Media Linked To Mike Pence’s Wife

    09/30/2019 11:38:26 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/30/19 | Chuck Ross
    An alleged anti-black hate incident at a Washington, D.C.-area middle school that media outlets tried to link to Vice President Mike Pence’s wife was a hoax, the school said Monday.Amari Allen, 12, accused three white classmates earlier in September of pinning her down and cutting off her dreadlocks during an attack at Immanuel Christian School, a private school in Springfield, Virginia.  “They said my hair was nappy and I was ugly,” Allen, a sixth-grader, told NBC Washington in an emotional interview.The story received national attention not just because of the attack, but also because the school has a high-profile faculty member: Karen Pence.The...
  • Lab expansion expected to create 200 jobs in Henrico (Virginia)

    09/28/2019 2:59:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Virginia Business ^ | September 19, 2019 | Robert Powell
    Pharmaceutical Product Development LLC (PPD) expects to create 200 jobs in expanding its bioanalytical lab in Henrico County. The governor’s office said the $63.7 million expansion began earlier this year. Wilmington, North Carolina-based PPD provides drug development, laboratory and lifecycle management services. The company has more than 22,000 employees working in 46 countries. Dr. Christopher Fikry, PPD’s executive vice president, said in statement that it employs more than 1,000 people at its Henrico operations in the county’s Westwood/Dabney area. PPD’s existing facility there covers more than 250,000 square feet. The company’s customers include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, academic and government...
  • New call center to bring 153 jobs to Brunswick County (Virginia)

    09/28/2019 2:51:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Virginia Business ^ | September 26, 2019 | Kate Andrews
    A Bedford County-based company will start a new customer service center in Brunswick County, which will bring up to 153 jobs to Lawrenceville, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday. Based in Bedford’s Forest area, Echo World Communications LLC offers insurance products through several carriers and handles service requests for Medicare. Echo World filed documents with the State Corporation Commission as a new business entity in July. Its CEO is Carl Townsend, who was CEO of InService Marketing Group, formerly known as InService America. The new company appears to be a continuation of Townsend’s former business, which established customer service centers in...
  • “It’s so shameful.” Entire Elected GOP Leadership of Virginia County Indicted

    09/27/2019 12:08:43 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 17 replies
    bluevirginia.us ^ | Al Siegel
    A grand jury has returned indictments against the entire elected leadership of Warren County ‘amid an ongoing probe into the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority”“Fourteen individuals were charged by the grand jury with misdemeanors, two counts of misfeasance and a count of nonfeasance, Virginia State Police said Tuesday, due to their “knowledge of and inaction of the EDA’s mismanagement of funds.”” Elsewhere in GOP corruption, an entire Republican County Board of Supervisors in Virginia was just indicted for embezzling $21 million dollars!  https://t.co/EkAFIUkotT— Matt Rogers  (@Politidope) September 25, 2019  From that RTD article:A grand jury has indicted all of Warren County’s top government officials on charges...
  • County officials in Virginia charged in ongoing embezzlement investigation

    09/25/2019 9:48:51 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    WRIC ^ | 09/25/19 | Dean Mirshahi
    A special grand jury indicted 14 current and former Warren County officials last week amid an ongoing probe into the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority. The investigation, which came at the request of Front Royal police, began in 2018. Fourteen individuals were charged by the grand jury with misdemeanors, two counts of misfeasance and a count of nonfeasance, Virginia State Police said Tuesday, due to their “knowledge of and inaction of the EDA’s mismanagement of funds. SNIP Below is a list of the other 13 current and former Warren County officials who have been indicted: Mark A. Baker, 53,...
  • Virginia governor Northam's Green New Deal: The State Must Be Carbon Free by 2050

    09/25/2019 7:05:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/25/2019 | James Stansbury
    A few days ago, our small-town mayor in rural Virginia, about 45 minutes from a major nuclear power plant, announced she had received an offer from a company desiring 125 acres of town-owned woodland for a solar farm.  It made little business sense until learning of Executive Order 43, signed on Sep. 16 by Virginia's Gov. Ralph Northam.  EO-43 mandates expansion of solar energy and other renewable energy ideas like those in the Democrats' radical Green New Deal.  Perhaps he had noble intentions, but more likely, it was to regain support from his base after being weakened politically by his alleged blackface photo and...
  • 3 Navy sailors assigned to USS George H.W. Bush kill themselves in a week

    09/24/2019 11:17:00 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 41 replies
    nypost.com ^ | September 23, 2019 | Ben Feuerherd
    Three Navy sailors assigned to the USS George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier killed themselves last week in separate incidents, officials said Monday. The commanding officer of the carrier, which is docked at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Virginia, announced the deaths in a post on the ship’s Facebook page Monday. “It is with a heavy heart that I can confirm the loss of three Sailors last week in separate, unrelated incidents from apparent suicide. My heart is broken,” Capt. Sean Bailey wrote in the announcement. None of the deaths occurred on the carrier, which is docked at the shipyard for...
  • Patsy Cline – “Faded Love” (1963)

    09/23/2019 6:11:09 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 31 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/20/2009 | DavidClynch247
    "Faded Love" is a Western swing song written by Bob Wills, his father John Wills,[1] and his brother, Billy Jack Wills. The tune is considered to be an exemplar of the Western swing fiddle component of American fiddle The song was a hit for Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys, reaching number eight on the Country charts in 1950. The song had even greater success when Patsy Cline covered it in 1963. Her version became a hit, reaching number seven on the U.S. Country charts. Due to the airplane crash that ended Cline's life, her version was never released...