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  • Main Street Lexington needs to hear from us! [Vanity]

    06/23/2018 2:19:22 PM PDT · by Reno89519 · 98 replies
    Main Street Lexington ^ | June 23, 2018 | Self
    Red Hen owner Stephanie Wilkinson kicked Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her family out of her restaurant because she works for President Donald J. Trump. We've seen the news on this, the posts on Yelp, Facebook, etc. Well, there is more. Stehpanie Wilkinson is Executive Director of Main Street Lexington, which strives to promote business in downtown Lexington, Virginia. This is Rockbridge count, which voted 62.4% for Trump! I think we need to bring Wilkinson's bigotry to the attention of the bigger community and see if they back her or Trump. Main Street Lexington needs emails and phone calls to hear...
  • 2016 Presidential election results- Rockbridge County, VA

    06/23/2018 11:35:11 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 16 replies
    Trump 62% Hillary 32% in Rockbridge County (Lexington), VA.
  • Sarah Sanders confirms shocking news she was just kicked out of Red Hen restaurant.

    06/23/2018 11:07:28 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 88 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | June 23, 2018 | Frieda Powers
    Full Title: Sarah Sanders confirms shocking news she was just kicked out of Red Hen restaurant. The reaction is swift. Sarah Sanders confirmed that she was kicked out of a Virginia restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump. But the White House press secretary noted that the restaurant owner’s actions “say far more about her than about me.” A server at the Lexington restaurant The Red Hen shared in a now-viral post on Facebook that his boss kicked out Sanders and her party. “I just served Sarah Huckabee Sanders for a total of 2 minutes,” he wrote.
  • A restaurant refused to serve Sarah Sanders and her family

    06/23/2018 11:19:44 AM PDT · by Jess Kitting · 97 replies ^ | June 23, 2018 | Tanya Edwards
    Sarah Sanders had a hard time getting dinner in the D.C. area on Friday. She and her family were asked to leave the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Va. Jaike Foley-Schultz, who says he is a waiter at the Red Hen, shared a post on Facebook that said his boss kicked out the press secretary and her party. The post went viral when the director of Clean Virginia, a left-leaning energy nonprofit, shared the post on Twitter, along with a handwritten note, purportedly from the restaurant, with the note: “86 — Sara Huckabee Sanders.” The term “86” is restaurant shorthand...
  • Protesters descend on Kirstjen Nielsen's home: 'No justice, no sleep'

    06/23/2018 7:25:59 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 100 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 22 June 2018 | Jessica Chasmar
    A group of protesters gathered outside Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s Virginia townhouse Friday morning, chanting “no justice, no sleep” and blaring audio of immigrant children crying. About two dozen protesters with the progressive group CREDO Action chanted with megaphones, waved signs that read “child snatcher” and played the ProPublica audio clip of immigrant children being separated from their parents at the border, HuffPost reported. Ms. Nielsen was forced to walk by protesters shouting “Shame!” when she left her house, according to video posted on social media. One man shouted, “You belong in the Hague!” and, “You’re a modern-day Nazi!”...
  • Numb to Outrage, Republican Voters Feel a Deepening Bond to Trump

    06/23/2018 11:08:44 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 60 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 23, 2018 | Jeremy W. Peters
    LEESBURG, Va. — Gina Anders knows the feeling well by now. President Trump says or does something that triggers a spasm of outrage. She doesn’t necessarily agree with how he handled the situation. She gets why people are upset. But Ms. Anders, 46, a Republican from suburban Loudoun County, Va., with a law degree, a business career, and not a stitch of “Make America Great Again” gear in her wardrobe, is moved to defend him anyway. “All nuance and all complexity — and these are complex issues — are completely lost,” she said, describing “overblown” reactions from the president’s critics,...
  • Trump press secretary Sarah Sanders ejected from Virginia restaurant

    06/23/2018 9:50:51 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 164 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Sat 23 Jun 2018 | David Smith
    (snip) Her father, Mike Huckabee, a former governor of Arkansas, candidate for the Republican presidential nomination and strong Trump supporter, responded to her tweet by writing: “Bigotry. On the menu at Red Hen Restaurant in Lexington VA. Or you can ask for the “Hate Plate”. And appetizers are ‘small plates for small minds’.”
  • Sarah Sanders: I Was Kicked Out of Restaurant Because I Work for Trump

    06/23/2018 10:08:24 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 97 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 23 Jun 2018 | Josh Feldman
    White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed reporting this morning that she was kicked out of a restaurant. Huckabee Sanders claims it was because of her boss, Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, VA to leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left. Her actions say far more about her than about me. I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so TMZ reported earlier this morning on the incident: The waiter at The Red Hen said, “I just...
  • Sarah Sanders response to being kicked out of restaurant: Owner's actions 'say far more about her...

    06/23/2018 8:49:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 294 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 23, 2018 | Avery Anapol
    Full title: Sarah Sanders response to being kicked out of restaurant: Owner's actions 'say far more about her than about me'Short video at link. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Saturday responded to being kicked out of a Virginia restaurant after a server's post about the incident went viral. Sanders confirmed the incident in a tweet, and said that she always treats those she disagrees with “respectfully.” “Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, VA to leave because I work for [President Trump] and I politely left,” Sanders tweeted. “Her actions say...
  • Restaurant Owner Kicks Out Sarah Sanders

    06/23/2018 9:35:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 107 replies ^ | 6/23/2018 | Saagar Enjeti
    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was kicked out of the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia by the owner because of her work for President Donald Trump, she confirmed to The Daily Caller. "Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, VA to leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left. Her actions say far more about her than about me. I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so"
  • Slew of MS-13 Members From El Salvador Charged With Murder of Teenagers in Virginia

    06/22/2018 3:18:39 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 19 replies
    Townhall ^ | June 22, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    The Department of Justice announced murder and kidnapping charges for eleven MS-13 gang members in Alexandria, Virginia Friday morning. All of them are from El Salvador, range in age from 20 to 27-years old and are being prosecuted for the killing of teenagers Edvin Escobar Mendez and Sergio Arita Triminio. One of the defendants is not in custody and suspected of being out of the country. The other ten are being held in federal detention. Whether the members are in the U.S. illegally is unclear. "While we note in the press release that all of the defendants are from El...
  • MS-13 gang members, including 10 illegal immigrants, charged in deaths of Virginia teens

    06/22/2018 2:32:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    Fox news ^ | Greg Norman
    Eleven MS-13 gang members – all of whom are illegal immigrants except one – are facing life in prison after being charged in the kidnappings and deaths of two teens whose bodies were dug up in a Virginia park last year. The ages of the male gang members charged Friday ranged from 20 to 27. All of them are from El Salvador and only one – who is believed to have fled the country – is not in police custody, according to NBC Washington. 
  • Watch: Protesters Surround DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s Home

    06/22/2018 7:11:27 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 95 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 22, 2018 | Joshua Caplan
    Protesters descended on the Alexandria townhouse of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Friday morning, demanding the Trump administration reunite illegal immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border Philip Lewis ✔ @Phil_Lewis_ Protestors are outside of DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s Alexandria townhouse, playing audio of the detained children. She appears to be still be home. Demonstrators were heard chanting “free the kids” and“no justice, no sleep,” according to HuffPost’s Philip Lewis. Many people in the crowd carried signs bearing Nielsen’s likeness, captioned: “CHILD SNATCHER.”

    06/21/2018 5:40:33 PM PDT · by Norski · 19 replies
    Virginia Alliance Animal Control Assoc ^ | June 8, 2018 | Kathy Strouse; Sharon Adams
    n May of 2017, 90 year-old Margaret Colvin was fatally mauled by the dog her granddaughter had just adopted from a Virginia Beach rescue. According to the adopter, and the lawsuit that was filed, rescue personnel never told her about the dog’s significant bite history. Tragically, this case does not represent an isolated event. Many of us in the animal welfare field have been increasingly disturbed about a growing practice of some shelters and rescues, also known as releasing agencies, to achieve “no kill” of status at all costs, including the insistence on adoption of dangerous animals without due regard...
  • Hardline immigration bill fails in the House

    06/21/2018 11:22:56 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 118 replies
    The Hill ^ | Juliegrace Brufke | Juliegrace Brufke
    The House on Thursday rejected a hardline immigration bill — introduced by Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) — after leadership postponed a second vote on a compromise measure written with centrists. The 193-231 vote came a day after President Trump signed an executive order ending the controversial practice of separating children from parents who cross the border illegally. No Democrats voted in favor of Goodlatte's bill. House leadership had expressed pessimism on the chances for either Goodlatte’s legislation or a second compromise bill written with centrists, both of which come as the growing crisis at the border dominated headlines. The...
  • Immigrant children allege abuse at Virginia detention center

    06/21/2018 1:41:44 PM PDT · by Tammy8 · 37 replies
    PBS.Org ^ | Jun 21, 2018 | Michael Biesecker, AP — Jake Pearson, AP — Garance Burke, AP
    WASHINGTON — Immigrant children as young as 14 housed at a juvenile detention center in Virginia say they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete cells... ...Most children held in the Shenandoah facility who were the focus of the abuse lawsuit were caught crossing the border illegally alone. They were not the children who have been separated from their families under the Trump administration’s recent policy and are now in the government’s care. But the facility there operates under the same program run by the U.S. Office of...
  • Loudoun County (Virginia) BoS Proposes Outdoor Shooting Ban

    06/21/2018 4:23:09 AM PDT · by Ken Regis · 21 replies
    06/12/2018 | Ken Regis
    Today, June 21, the Loudoun County (Virginia) Board of Supervisors (BoS) will consider a proposal from Supervisor Kristen Umstattd (D-Leesburg) to amend the Loudoun County ordinance dealing with the discharge of firearms, which will affect both hunting and shooting. If this passes, there are likely to be serious consequences. Supervisor Umstattd is overreacting to a rare incident in Loudoun where a firearm was discharged carelessly and resulted in minor property damage. Discharging a weapon is always a serious matter. If the Board reacts hastily to an isolated incident, that would be a serious mistake, but that may be what is...
  • Request for email/phone support: Loudoun County, VA proposing additional gun restrictions

    06/20/2018 11:06:04 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 2 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 06/20/2018 | Harpygoddess
    I'd like to ask for email and publicity support to fight proposed gun restrictions where I live - Loudoun County, VA. There' hasn't been a lot written about this incident, but it turns out someone was target shooting in Loudoun County, Virginia on May 5, 2018 and some bullets hit three houses. Nobody was hurt, thankfully. It appears (again, limited reporting) as if the Loudoun County Sheriff's Department knows who was doing the shooting, but is not planning to prosecute them. It's not clear why that's the case - several state laws were clearly violated, including reckless endangerment. Why are...
  • Giant hogweed, plant that causes blindness and third-degree burns, discovered in Virginia

    06/18/2018 10:39:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    Giant hogweed is part of the carrot family, and for a toxic plant, it is surprisingly pretty. It can grow up to 14 feet tall, with thick leaves stretching two to five feet across and large clusters of white flowers gracing the top of the plant in an umbrella pattern. The spray of white flowers looks similar to Queen Anne's Lace, but the experts at Massey Herbarium note that giant hogweed is much larger, with chunkier leaves. The Virginia Tech group posted photos of the plant on Facebook, urging anyone who comes across a giant hogweed plant to report it...
  • It’s Time to Rethink America’s Failing Highways

    06/18/2018 8:13:18 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 80 replies
    National Review ^ | June 12, 2018 | Robert Poole
    Here are two recent events you might have missed: In March, House speaker Paul Ryan was widely quoted as saying, “The last thing we want to do is pass historic tax relief and then undo that, so we are not going to raise gas taxes.”The next month, in California, Republicans submitted 54 percent more than the required signatures to put on the November ballot a measure that would repeal the 2017 state law increasing gasoline and diesel taxes. Meanwhile, roads in Los Angeles are in such bad shape that it costs the average driver $892 a year in additional vehicle...