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  • VMI superintendent resigns a week after Gov. Northam ordered investigation into racism claims

    10/26/2020 9:33:12 AM PDT · by Captain Jack Aubrey · 25 replies
    The Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 10/26/2020 | CLAIRE MITZEL
    Virginia Military Institute's top official resigned Monday, a week after Gov. Ralph Northam announced an investigation into the school's culture and policies following reports of racism that received national attention. Retired Army Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III submitted his resignation letter as superintendent, which the board of visitors accepted "with deep regret," board President John Boland said in a statement. In his resignation letter to the president of the board of visitors, Peay wrote that Gov. Northam’s chief of staff, Clark Mercer, informed him on Friday that “the governor and certain legislative leaders had lost confidence in my leadership as...
  • FBI: Whitmer plotters also discussed kidnapping Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam

    10/13/2020 8:17:55 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct. 13, 2020 | Devlin Barrett
    Accused conspirators charged in a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer also discussed "taking" Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, an FBI agent testified at a court hearing Tuesday. During the hearing in Grand Rapids, Mich., to discuss the charges filed last week against members of a self-proclaimed militia accused of plotting to kidnap Michigan’s Democratic governor, FBI Special Agent Richard Trask revealed that months ago some of the suspects met in Dublin, Ohio, where Northam, also a Democrat, was discussed as a potential target.
  • Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax to file for Governor Run

    09/10/2020 3:45:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Vicksburg POST ^ | Sep. 10, 2020
    Lieutenant Gov. Justin Fairfax plans to make his run for governor official this week. His office announced that he’ll file to run either Thursday or Friday. He’ll hold two campaign kickoff events over the weekend. One in Fairfax on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Historic Fairfax County Courthouse, and the other on Sunday in Hampton at 3 p.m. at Ft. Monroe. This comes after he confirmed his run for governor back in December. Meanwhile, Senator Jennifer McClellan and Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy already said they’re running, and former Governor Terry McAuliffe says he’s thinking about running too.

    05/05/2020 12:25:36 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    Powerline ^ | MAY 5, 2020 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    Herring still doesn’t have much appreciation for civil rights. He’s defending Virginia social distancing policies that led to the pastor of a Virginia church being cited for holding a church service. There were sixteen people in the church sanctuary, which seats 225. The congregation in question serves, among others, recovering drug addicts and former prostitutes. The church sought legal relief. The Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division filed a statement of interest, arguing that the Virginia polices at issue may constitute a violation of the constitutional right to the free exercise of religion. Herring’s office responded with this imbecilic statement:...
  • Virginia Anti-gun Activist Unveils 2021 Gun Control Agenda

    04/27/2020 3:58:08 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 16 replies
    NRA Institute for Legislative Action ^ | MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2020 | NRA-ILA
    On April 10, disgraced Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed five pieces of anti-gun legislation into law. Those measures criminalize the private sale of firearms, ration handgun sales to one a month, create a "red flag" gun confiscation scheme, punish property crime victims who fail to hastily report a firearm as stolen, and restrict how Virginia parents may store and introduce their children to firearms. Northam sent two pieces of anti-gun legislation back, including legislation that erodes the Right-to-Carry and the state firearms preemption statute, to the general assembly with governor's amendments. The General Assembly enacted both items of legislation...
  • Virginia Health Commissioner Says Schools Could Remain Closed For Two Years

    04/26/2020 12:09:36 PM PDT · by Bruiser 10 · 89 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 25 April 20 | Tristan Justice
    Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam’s office said Friday that Phase One of reopening the state under federal guidelines could last as long as two years as the state battles the novel Wuhan coronavirus. “I personally think Phase One will be a two year affair,” said State Health Commissioner Norman Oliver, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. “There are a lot of people working on this, and I hope they prove me wrong, but I don’t see it happening in less than two years.” Phase One under federal recommendations feature a limited reopening of some businesses with strict safety restrictions, social distancing...
  • KKK-Blackface Governor Ralph Northam Repeals Virginia Voter ID Laws, Expands Early Voting Programs

    04/13/2020 12:26:41 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    GP ^ | Cristina Laila
    KKK-Blackface Governor Ralph Northam (D) on Monday signed sweeping legislation repealing voter ID laws and expanded early voting programs. “Voting is a fundamental right, and these new laws strengthen our democracy by making it easier to cast a ballot, not harder,” said Governor Northam in a statement. “No matter who you are or where you live in Virginia, your voice deserves to be heard. I’m proud to sign these bills into law.” Northam signed legislation allowing early voting 45 days prior to an election without even stating an excuse. Voters used to have to provide a reason for absentee voting from an approved...
  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • Why did NBC Washington delete these ‘amazing’ tweets about Ralph Northam?

    04/06/2020 6:07:04 PM PDT · by kevcol · 10 replies
    Twitchy ^ | April 6, 2020 | Sarah D.
    The tweet was sadly deleted for some reason.....
  • Virginia Clerk Is Locked Up for Shooting at 3 Masked Robbers in His Store. Not a Typo.

    04/02/2020 6:49:05 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 2020-04-01 T 13:22:17 | By Victoria Taft
    A Virginia store clerk heard a crash that sounded like a car had crashed into the place at 4:30 a.m. on Sunday. He grabbed a gun and shot at three masked men he found stealing merchandise and cash from the shop. When it was over, the clerk was the one in handcuffs. He now sits in jail on no bail, charged with crimes for which he could be locked up for 20 years. Those charges include: "Malicious Wounding, Reckless Handling of a Firearm and Violation of a Protective Order." Police say they'll get around to charging the robbers later. What's...
  • Ralph Northam prefers liquor stores to churches...

    03/23/2020 1:44:10 PM PDT · by ncson · 50 replies
    Office of the Governor: Alena Yarmosky ^ | March 23, 2020 | Governor Northam
    "RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today issued a statewide order to protect the health and safety of Virginians and reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. Executive Order Fifty-Three orders the closure of certain non-essential businesses, bans all gatherings of more than 10 people, and closes all K-12 schools for the remainder of the academic year. Governor Northam is also urging all Virginians to avoid non-essential travel outside the home, if and when possible." . . . verbiage omitted . . . "Public Gatherings All gatherings of more than 10 people are banned statewide, beginning at 11:59 PM on Tuesday,...
  • Poll: Bloomberg, Sanders Neck-And-Neck In Virginia

    02/18/2020 4:11:56 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 38 replies ^ | February 18, 2020
    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) are running neck-and-neck for the top spot in Virginia’s upcoming Democratic presidential primary, according to a Monmouth University survey released early Tuesday. The poll shows Bloomberg and Sanders tied in the Old Dominion at 22 percent, followed by former Vice President Joe Biden at 18 percent. Only one other candidate, former South Bend, Ind,. Mayor Pete Buttigieg, registered double-digit support in the commonwealth at 11 percent
  • Trump supporter and state Sen. Amanda Chase announces bid for Virginia governor

    02/17/2020 1:11:18 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb 18, 2020
    RICHMOND — State Sen. Amanda Chase, a Trump-style Republican at odds with both parties in Richmond, announced on Monday that she will run for governor next year as a Republican — and failing that, as an independent. “I can’t take it anymore,” Chase (Chesterfield), said referring to “the liberal, socialistic agenda that has taken control of the Capitol.”
  • As gun rights die in Virginia, 9 states could soon form pro-2nd Amendment bastion

    02/14/2020 8:26:52 AM PST · by Perseverando · 21 replies
    WND ^ | February 13, 2020 | Jared Harris
    As Democratic lawmakers in Virginia chip away at commonwealth residents' firearms rights, one bill in a Southern state seeks to undo the damage and form a pro-Second Amendment bulwark across the south. Mississippi House Bill 753, sponsored by seven Republicans in the state Legislature, was introduced Monday. The bill aims to establish an interstate compact to circumvent certain federal gun laws by establishing a regional power dedicated to the defense of the Second Amendment. Part of the legislation's intended purpose is to exempt certain firearms, accessories and ammunition from overreaching federal regulation. The bill doesn't stop there, promising to "declare...
  • President Trump State of the Union – Second Amendment is Under Siege

    02/08/2020 6:32:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 5 February, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    In the State of the Union speech on Tuesday night, President Trump vowed to protect Second Amendment rights. President Trump gave an epic State of The Union (SOTU) speech on 4 February 2020. He touched on numerous themes, highlighted multiple successes of the Trump Administration, and recognized numerous exceptional individuals. President Trump honored radio talk show icon Rush Limbaugh with the highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The speech started near 9 p.m. Eastern time. About 69 minutes into the speech, President Trump spoke of freedom of religion, and his administration's commitment to protecting First Amendment rights.Then he...

    01/29/2020 9:42:05 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 61 replies
    YT ^ | 1/28/2020 | YT
    TYRANT ALERT*** COPS SHOW UP AT MAN'S HOME FOR ATTENDING VIRGINIA GUN RALLY --- RED FLAG DRY RUN Police confront man that was at the VA gun rally at his home 100 miles away----
  • Gun control group plans to spend $60M on 2020 elections

    01/27/2020 2:49:32 PM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 27, 2020 | Alex Gangitano
    Everytown for Gun Safety announced on Monday its plan to spend at least $60 million in the 2020 election, which is nearly double what the National Rifle Association (NRA) spent in 2016. Billionaire former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, is a co-founder of Everytown and is the organization’s largest donor. Bloomberg has put gun control at the forefront of his campaign, but Everytown has said they will treat him like any other candidate in terms of endorsements. “This massive 2020 effort is fueled by a combination of financial resources, unprecedented grassroots...
  • Forget red-flag laws to tackle guns. Here’s a better way that focuses on mental health

    01/27/2020 2:20:11 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 19 replies
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | January 23, 2020 | John R. Lott, Jr
    Nobody wants dangerous people to get guns. In the wake of the West Freeway Church of Christ attack, people are pushing red-flag laws, which allow police to take away the guns of people deemed dangerous to themselves or others. But a better alternative already exists.
  • Virginia's Proposed Red Flag Law is Not the Best Way to Handle Mental Health Problems

    01/27/2020 2:16:20 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 3 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 25, 2020 | John R. Lott, Jr
    Everyone wants to stop dangerous people from getting guns. To some the obvious solution is Red Flag laws, which take away the guns of people deemed dangerous to themselves or others. Wednesday’s straight party line vote in Virginia Senate shows that these laws are more controversial than normally understood.
  • Virginia Delegate Embarrasses Himself With His Definition of an 'Assault Weapon'

    01/27/2020 9:27:48 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 1/27/2020 | Julio Rosas
    "Mass shooters don't like things that go like this," Levine gestured again. "Because what that means is someone can hit the edge of the's very hard to shoot a lot people fast that way." Levine said mass shooters "like to use guns that go like this," and gestured in a sweeping motion while using a pistol grip: "And guns that go like this are widely inaccurate, that's why hunters don't like them, but mass shooters do like them because their goal is generally not to accurately shoot one person, like an assassin, but to shoot many, many people fast."