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  • In Colonial Virginia It Was the Kids Who Mixed the Cultures That Became American

    07/09/2020 2:40:20 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 21 replies ^ | Karen Ordahl Kupperman
    Both the English and the Native Americans Used Children to Learn the Mysterious Ways of Their New Neighbors In 1608, Thomas Savage, age 13, arrived on the first ship from England bringing supplies to the newly founded Jamestown colony. He had been in Virginia just a few weeks when he was presented as a gift to Wahunsenaca, the great Powhatan who ruled over most of the people along the rivers leading into the lower Chesapeake Bay area. In return, Powhatan gave the English a young man named Namontack. Such exchanges of young people were considered normal. As English expeditions began...

    07/08/2020 3:38:41 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 12 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 8 July 2020 | Ann Coulter
    Fascinating news from The New York Times this week! Reviewing its op-ed titled “I’m a Direct Descendant of Thomas Jefferson. Take Down His Memorial,” I gather we now weigh Americans’ opinions based on who their ancestors are. I’m not sure that’s a good idea, but the rules are the rules. Otherwise, why would the Times consider it so important to publish Lucian Truscott, a great-great-great-great-great-grandson of Jefferson, at all? Blut uber alles! Obviously, we’re going to need a list of Whose Opinion Matters. Here’s my first stab at it: Descendants of John Adams will have their views count the most....
  • VA Officials Cave to Liberal Mob, Order US Flag Be Removed from Construction Site

    07/08/2020 5:46:07 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 18 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | 7/07/2020 | Ryan Foley
    It has become clear beyond a reasonable doubt that many politicians live in trembling fear of the left-wing mob that is committed to tearing down every statue or symbol that commemorates American history. Look no further than an unsettling situation that unfolded in Virginia last week. In Richmond, Virginia, an American flag was put on display at the construction site for the new General Assembly building. That makes sense, since it was just ahead of the Fourth of July, America’s birthday. However, based on the reaction from government officials, one would think that it was the Confederate flag that was...
  • Virginia School District Develops New ‘Anti-Racist’ Curriculum Shaped by Southern Poverty Law Center

    07/07/2020 1:01:37 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 45 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 7, 2020 | Alex Nester
    Teachers in Virginia's largest school district have developed a new "anti-racist" and "culturally responsible" curriculum that will be available to students as early as this fall. Social studies teachers from Fairfax County collaborated with other Virginia public school teachers to revamp their history curriculum, using a framework from Teaching Tolerance, the educational arm of the liberal nonprofit Southern Poverty Law Center. The new curriculum encourages students to "examine materials, events, and institutions critically attending to power, position, and bias" and will be available for use in 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, and 11th-grade classrooms. Colleen Eddy, Fairfax County Public Schools social...
  • Washington and Lee (VA) faculty vote to change the university's name

    07/07/2020 1:18:23 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 138 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | July 6, 2020 | Elizabeth Bell
    “O Beautiful Flower of Carmel, most fruitful vine, splendor of heaven, holy and singular, who brought forth the Son of God, still ever remaining a pure virgin, assist us in our necessity! O Star of the Sea, help and protect us! Show us that you are our Mother!” (pause and mention petitions) Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be “Our Lady of Mount Carmel, pray for us.”
  • Navajo Code Talker says Redskins name not derogatory

    07/07/2020 4:23:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    nbc ^ | Nov. 27, 2013 | Felicia Fonseca and Matthew Brown
    A leader of the Navajo Code Talkers who appeared at a Washington Redskins home football game said Wednesday the team name is a symbol of loyalty and courage — not a slur as asserted by critics who want it changed. Roy Hawthorne, 87, of Lupton, Ariz., was one of four Code Talkers honored for their service in World War II during the Monday night game against the San Francisco 49ers. Hawthorne, vice president of the Navajo Code Talkers Association, said the group's trip was paid for by the Redskins. The four men met briefly with team owner Dan Snyder but...
  • Gun sales in Virginia reached historic levels in June

    07/06/2020 11:58:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    AP ^ | July 6, 2020 | Staff
    Sales of firearms in Virginia soared to historic levels last month. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Sunday that the rise in purchases is happening amidst the uncertainty of the coronavirus and protests against racism and police brutality.

    07/05/2020 10:44:14 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 37 replies
    The Intercept ^ | July 2 2020, 4:52 p.m. | Aída Chávez
    CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATIC SEN. Kamala Harris is widely seen as a frontrunner for a spot on the ticket with presumptive nominee Joe Biden, with vetting well underway. Presidential vetting operations have entire teams of investigators, but for the public, when the pick is announced, the most common source for information about the person chosen is Wikipedia. And there, a war has broken out over how to talk about Harris’s career. At least one highly dedicated Wikipedia user has been scrubbing controversial aspects of Harris’s “tough-on-crime” record from her Wikipedia page, her decision not to prosecute Steve Mnuchin for mortgage fraud-related crimes,...
  • Virginia officials order US flag removed from building site

    07/04/2020 4:52:43 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 101 replies
    Fox 8 WGHP ^ | July 4, 2020
    RICHMOND, Va. — State officials in Virginia ordered the removal of a large American flag from a construction site ahead of the Fourth of July, calling it a potential target for people protesting racial injustice and police brutality. A spokeswoman for the state Department of General Services said officials asked a contractor to take down the flag from a new office building for state lawmakers under construction in Richmond.
  • 'Rumors Of War' In Richmond Marks A Monumentally Unequal America

    06/26/2020 9:01:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    NPR ^ | June 25, 2020 | Susam Stamberg
    It's raining statues all across America. Artworks that have stood in public places for generations are being defaced or deposed, destroyed or relocated, as Americans confront attitudes on race and stereotyping. Richmond, Va., has been an epicenter of the controversy. Its most prominent city symbols — a procession of sculpted Civil War leaders — just sparked protests for days. The statues stand near the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, where a contemporary sculpture by Kehinde Wiley reminds that Black lives not only matter, they can create powerful, stunning works of art. Wiley, a 43-year-old African American artist, is best known...
  • Christian photographer sues State of Virginia over law that may force him to service gay weddings

    07/03/2020 7:04:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/03/2020 | Michael Gryboski
    A professional photographer has filed a lawsuit against a new Virginia law that he says would force him to violate his sincerely held Christian beliefs by requiring him to provide his services to same-sex weddings. Chris Herring filed the lawsuit on Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk Division, against the newly enacted Virginia Values Act. Signed into law by Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam in April, the law prohibits businesses from engaging in discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The lawsuit is a “pre-enforcement challenge,” as Herring has not yet...
  • Monument Avenue in Richmond is no more.

    07/02/2020 9:21:44 PM PDT · by central_va · 92 replies
    wrva ^ | 7/2/20 | wrva
    Richmond, VA _ The City of Richmond Thursday removed the Maury Statue on Monument Avenue at Belmont, along with two cannons on Monument avenue, one just west of the Arthur Ashe Monument, and the other east of the Jefferson Davis statue. Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney said the statue and cannons were among eleven the city would be removing in the coming days, following Wednesday's removal of the Stonewall Jackson statue, but it would wait until after the July 4th holiday. Maury was a confederate navy officer during the Civil War and known as the "Pathfinder of the Seas", which is...
  • Video: An Autistic Man Attacked By BLM As He Tries To Protect A Confederate Statue – ONLY One Man Stood Up To Protect Him

    07/02/2020 4:52:26 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 20 replies
    Conservative US ^ | 07.02.2020 | Alex Hall
    A Virginia General Assembly law change, which goes into effect July 1, lays out the process for any locality to take down war memorials and monuments. That law also leaves a 60-day waiting period before anything can come down. Work crews wielding a giant crane, harnesses and power tools wrested an imposing statue of Gen. Stonewall Jackson from its concrete pedestal along Richmond’s famed Monument Avenue on Wednesday, just hours after the mayor ordered the removal of all Confederate statues from city land. The Jackson statue is the latest of several dozen Confederate symbols to be removed from public land...
  • Virginia Democrats propose lowering assault on police officer from felony to misdemeanor

    07/02/2020 8:52:36 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 33 replies ^ | July 2, 2020 | Madison Dibble
    Democrats in the Virginia Senate proposed downgrading the charge for assaulting an officer from a felony to a misdemeanor. The Senate Democrats released a plan to address police brutality and racial injustice in response to nationwide protests. The proposal includes several changes to policy regarding policing, including changes to the crime of assaulting an officer. “Our constituents want change,” said state Sen. Mamie Locke, chairwoman of the state Senate Democratic Caucus. “We hear that loud and clear from them. They want policy change. They’re pretty much done with thoughts and prayers. They’re done with ‘one more discussion’ and hearing us say we’ll get it...
  • Senators aim to limit Trump's ability to remove troops from Germany

    07/01/2020 11:04:53 PM PDT · by robowombat · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/29/20 03:19 PM EDT | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Senators aim to limit Trump's ability to remove troops from Germany BY JORDAIN CARNEY - 06/29/20 03:19 PM EDT A bipartisan group of senators is trying to place limits on President Trump's ability to remove troops from Germany unless the administration is able to meet a slew of requirements. The proposal, spearheaded by Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), would prohibit the administration from reducing the number of active-duty troops in Germany below 34,500 unless the Pentagon can certify to Congress that it is in the national security interest of the United States and would not negatively undermine European alliances or NATO....
  • City of Richmond removes statue of Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson

    07/01/2020 7:37:52 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 91 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 1, 2020 | Kenneth Garger
    A massive statue of Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson was removed from a park in Richmond, Virginia, Wednesday. The sculpture — depicting Jackson on horseback — was taken down by work crews just hours after Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney ordered all Confederate statues be removed from city land. Stoney said the decree in the onetime capital of the Confederacy is “long overdue.” “Those statues stood high for over 100 years for a reason, and it was to intimidate and to show black and brown people in this city who was in charge,” the mayor said. “I think the healing can now...
  • Virginia Democrats draft proposal to downgrade assault on police to misdemeanor

    07/01/2020 12:34:11 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 23 replies
    According to a document shared by multiple local reporters and retweeted by the Virginia Senate Democrats, the proposals include downgrading the charge of assault on a police officer from a felony to a misdemeanor. “The Senate Democratic Caucus has led and is continuing to conduct a series of community conversations to discuss these issues and we have heard from the public that now is not the time for studies or delay and that changes must be made during our Special Session,” says the document, which is titled, "Senate Democratic Caucus Police Reform and Criminal Justice Equity Plan." The proposals also...
  • U.S. intelligence services take a crack at predicting 2020

    12/04/2003 6:29:10 PM PST · by witnesstothefall · 17 replies · 146+ views
    AP ^ | Dec 04, 2003
    McLEAN, Virginia -- It's 2020 and America, Europe and Japan struggle to maintain a decent quality of life for masses of elderly people. China faces a choice between belligerence and joining Western nations as an economic superpower. India, Brazil and Indonesia are emerging powers. That's one future being contemplated by U.S. intelligence officials as part of a long-range forecasting endeavor just getting under way. The effort, called the National Intelligence Council 2020 Project, aims to come up with a range of scenarios the world could face. The product will be unclassified, which is unusual for the U.S. intelligence services. Council...
  • Viral Video Shows Beachgoer Clash with Assateague Pony

    06/30/2020 6:44:19 PM PDT · by blueyon · 37 replies ^ | 06/29/20 | Meg Walburn Viviano????
    Video posted on Facebook over the weekend of a woman’s interaction with an Assateague wild pony is getting a lot of attention–and serves as a reminder that the island belongs to the ponies. The footage shows a pony nosing for food on a beach blanket with beachgoers nearby at Assateague Island National Seashore. A woman walks up behind the pony and hits it with a shovel, in what appears to be an attempt to shoo it away. When the pony is hit, it kicks the woman from behind. She does not appear to be seriously injured. The video went up...
  • Virginia Senate Democrats consider ‘defelonizing’ assault against law enforcement officers

    06/29/2020 7:57:47 PM PDT · by blueyon · 34 replies
    Fort Hunt Herald ^ | 06/28/20 | Fort Hunt Herald
    Virginia Senate Democrats have published a list of 28 proposals for reforming the Commonwealth’s police and criminal justice systems, including a measure to downgrade the charge of assault on a law enforcement officer to a misdemeanor offense instead of a felony. Under current law, anyone who is convicted of assaulting a law enforcement officer is guilty of a Class 6 felony and is subject to a mandatory minimum term of confinement of six months, according to Virginia code. This same penalty applies to anyone who assaults a person they know, or have reason to know, is a judge, magistrate, prison...