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  • Virginia Man Arrested at Inauguration Checkpoint With Unauthorized Credential, Gun: Police

    01/16/2021 2:32:37 PM PST · by dynachrome · 53 replies
    NBC4 ^ | 1-16-21 | Sophia Barnes
    A Virginia man who showed police an unauthorized inauguration credential at a checkpoint along the perimeter securing downtown Washington, D.C., ahead of Inauguration Day was arrested after a gun and hundreds of rounds of ammunition were found in his vehicle, police said. Wesley Allen Beeler, of Front Royal, pulled up to a security checkpoint at North Capitol Street and E Street Northwest about 6:30 p.m. Friday in a white Ford 150 truck with Virginia tags and gun-related decals, according to U.S. Capitol Police records. The truck Beeler was driving was decorated with firearm decals, including ones that said "Assault Life"...
  • Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam: ‘Schools Need to Be Open’

    01/15/2021 12:28:42 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/15/2021 | Dr Susan Berry
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) released new coronavirus guidance Thursday, as President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration approaches, insisting “schools need to be open.” State agencies are now prioritizing in-person instruction, reported, after months of the Trump administration urging states to reopen schools.
  • VCDL Lobby Day January 18, 2021 - Stand With Us Against the Tyranny of Gun Control!

    01/15/2021 8:15:01 AM PST · by Alright2BRight · 10 replies
    What is Lobby Day? VCDL has been holding Lobby Day since 2002 and it has always been on Martin Luther King Day. This day was chosen because it is in the beginning of the General Assembly Session, many people are off work, street parking is free, and the Delegates and Senators are in their offices. At least normally. This year, with COVID-19, things will be a little different, so we've adapted our plan to work with the current situation. Here are some scenes from previous years. CDL's Lobby Day is a day when normal, everyday Americans go to the Virginia...
  • Comments Needed on Virginia Model Policies for Transgender Students

    01/13/2021 11:55:32 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 14 replies
    Dear Fellow Virginians, At the direction of the Virginia General Assembly, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) was instructed to develop model policies for the Treatment of Transgender Students in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools. As you read through a small sampling of the proposed policies listed below my signature line, keep in mind that there are no religious exceptions or accommodations for those in the faith community. The model policies are far-reaching and will have untold impact on our children and grandchildren. Parental authority and religious freedom are under attack. Now is the time to make your opinion heard....
  • Virginia Citizens Defense League's (VCDL) VA-ALERTS blocked by Mailchimp on 1/12/21

    01/13/2021 8:13:19 AM PST · by Perseverando
    Virginia Citizens Defense League | January 13, 2021 | Vanity
    ***NOTE: Mailchimp has just blocked VCDL from putting out VA-ALERTS, so we are sending this alert out to VCDL members only using our membership system. This email will repeat, hopefully very soon, once we have moved over to a new system so that everyone gets a copy. In the meantime forward this to others if you can do so.*** 1. VCDL statement on Lobby Day 2021, January 18 2. Exact location for the Hampton main-caravan starting point 3. Roanoke hearing on local gun-control postponed 4. Virginia Citizens Armory in Purcellville is doing a sub-caravan to Fairfax County main-caravan starting point...
  • Virginia man finds stolen 1969 Camaro after 17 years

    12/29/2020 12:00:26 PM PST · by Red Badger · 95 replies
    UPI ^ | Dec. 28, 2020 / 3:44 PM | By Ben Hooper
    Virginia man Tommy Cook was reunited with his 1969 Camaro when he spotted it in a Maryland garage 17 years after it was stolen. Cook said the vehicle had been painted green and given a fraudulent VIN to disguise it Dec. 28 (UPI) -- A Virginia man whose 1969 Camaro was stolen 17 years ago was reunited with the vehicle after spotting it in a garage while helping a friend buy another vehicle. Tommy Cook said the Hugger Orange Camaro was stolen from his auto repair lot in Woodbridge in 2003, and after reporting it stolen he kept renewing the...
  • Chicho’s Pizza begins collecting Christmas trees to fight erosion in the Outer Banks

    01/04/2021 1:29:25 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    WAVY ^ | Jan 3, 2021 | Aesia Toliver
    hat does a local pizza restaurant and Christmas trees have in common? They’re both working to fight erosion. This is the 3rd year in a row Chicho’s Pizza in Virginia Beach is collecting trees from community members in order to protect beaches in the Outer Banks. “We started off the first year, we thought we were going to get 100 trees it was kind of just a little fun thing to do. We wound up getting a thousand trees. Then last year really blew up the community really liked it and we wound up getting 2500 trees last year,” said...
  • Virginia state senator dies from COVID-19 complications

    01/02/2021 1:19:13 PM PST · by Alter Kaker · 59 replies
    NBC12 ^ | 1.1.2021 | NBC12 Newsroom
    RUSSELL Co., Va. (WWBT) - Virginia State Senator Augustus Benton (Ben) Chafin, Jr. died of COVID-19 complications on New Year’s Day. “The family of Senator Chafin thank the VCU Medical Center in Richmond for its vigorous care and heartfelt support during his two weeks of medical services there,” a release said. Chafin (R-District 38) first served in the Virginia House of Delegates in 2013 and was elected to the state senate in 2014. “He had a distinguished legislative record and a very high rate of passed legislation. He advocated jobs in his district, particularly in the coalfields where the decline...
  • Brian D. Hill of USWGO news files Petition for Rehearing in Virginia Supreme Court; again argues Actual Innocence as Exception to Default Procedural Denial – Your opinions: @LLinWood @SidneyPowell1 – Justice for Brian D. Hill of USWGO Alternative News

    01/01/2021 3:39:01 PM PST · by StanleyBolten · 11 replies
    Brian D. Hill of USWGO news files Petition for Rehearing in Virginia Supreme Court; again argues Actual Innocence as Exception to Default Procedural Denial – Your opinions: @LLinWood @SidneyPowell1by Laurie AzgardBrian D. Hill, formerly of USWGO alternative news who had filed his petition with the highest Court in Virginia, had his petition for appeal refused by the writ panel in the Virginia Supreme Court for his state writ of habeas corpus petition after making his oral argument on Dec. 1, 2020. One day before New Years Eve, Brian had filed a petition for rehearing saying the writ panel had erred...
  • ‘I Wanted To Get Her’: A Boy Saved A Video Of A 15-Year-Old Girl Saying A Racial Slur, Then Posted It Online To Teach Her ‘A Lesson’

    12/30/2020 8:02:35 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 82 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/28/2020 | Mary Margret Olson
    A high school student held onto a 2016 video of a young girl saying a racial slur, then posted it online after she had chosen to attend her dream school, the New York Times reported. “I wanted to get her where she would understand the severity of that word,” 18-year-old Jimmy Galligan told the New York Times. He did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation. In 2019, Galligan was sent a three-second Snapchat video of fellow Heritage High School student Mimi Groves saying “I can drive” before uttering a racial slur. When...
  • Virginia privilege cards help noncitizen drivers, but could invite scrutiny

    12/26/2020 4:51:35 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 13 replies
    WTOP ^ | Dec 26, 2020
    Virginia’s new driver privilege cards for noncitizens bring a mix of relief and anxiety to advocates of immigrants rights. Immigrants that have entered the U.S. unlawfully can apply for these cards starting Jan. 1, 2021, according to Virginia’s Department of Motor Vehicles. For years activists have been pushing for the permit, arguing it was a matter of public safety, according to WTOP news partner NBC Washington. The first General Assembly controlled by Democrats in a generation passed the legislation back in March...
  • Virginia Democrats' push for assault weapon ban loses momentum

    12/24/2020 10:23:07 AM PST · by PROCON · 26 replies ^ | Dec. 24, 2020 | Audrey Conklin
    Gov. Northam says decision to revisit a gun ban in 2021 would be 'up to the discretion of the legislature'Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam and other state Democratic lawmakers have appeared to slow their efforts to ban assault weapons in the state.Virginia's Democrat-controlled Senate last January rejected Northam's bill to ban assault weapons, including some semiautomatic rifles, and voted to take up the matter again in a year.Nearly one year later, Northam, whose term expires in 2022, told WRIC on Monday that he'll leave the decision to revisit a gun ban "up to the discretion of the legislature.""Whatever they do,...
  • Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

    12/24/2020 6:20:39 AM PST · by ReleaseTheHounds · 2 replies
    The New York Sun ^ | Sept. 21, 1897 | Francis Pharcellus Church
    Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly love, generosity and devotion exist and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy...
  • Robert E. Lee statue removed from US Capitol

    12/21/2020 9:35:46 AM PST · by EinNYC · 77 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 21, 2020 | Mark Moore
    A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was removed overnight from its perch in the US Capitol where it has stood next to George Washington for 111 years and will be replaced by one honoring a civil rights icon from Virginia.
  • I Moved From Locked-Down Virginia To Open Florida, And Faces Came Back To Life

    12/21/2020 8:34:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 21, 2020 | Ellie Reynolds
    Here, life has felt incredibly normal. It's also revealed how abnormal the lifestyle I followed in Virginia really was.OCALA, Fla. — Last Sunday I plopped a steaming hashbrown casserole and a bowl of freshly sliced oranges down on one of a row of endless folding tables covered in those flimsy plastic tablecloths you get at the dollar store. The casseroles were outnumbered only by the pans of homemade cinnamon rolls, and the fruit section was meager: it was a good Southern Baptist potluck. Church ladies buzzed around, removing tin foil from tin pans and putting serving spoons in each dish,...
  • Virginia removes Robert E. Lee statue from U.S. Capitol

    12/21/2020 5:18:44 AM PST · by Alter Kaker · 74 replies
    WWBT ^ | 12/21/20 | Adrianna Hargrove
    RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Governor Northam announced that Virginia’s statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee was removed from the U.S. Capitol overnight. A representative from the governor’s office was present for the removal along with United States Senator Tim Kaine and Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton. For 111 years, the Confederate statue has stood along with America’s first president George Washington as Virginia’s contributions. The two statues were added in 1909, which was 44 years after the Confederacy rebelled against the United States and was defeated.
  • Nation’s No. 1 High School Poised To Pick Students Based On Race, Not Achievement

    12/17/2020 9:02:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 17, 2020 | Asra Q. Nomani and Norma Margulies
    The Jefferson fiasco underscores how activist school leaders and alumni, from California to Massachusetts, are conspiring to recklessly overhaul school policies, education standards, and curriculum this year.FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. – After a crusade by educational arsonists targeting the nation’s No. 1 high school, America’s meritocracy is about to go up in flames. The Fairfax County School Board is set to vote Thursday night to gut the race-blind, merit-based admissions testing process at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. T.J. is a state-chartered magnet school legislated to serve academically gifted and advanced students. The school board plans to replace...
  • Florida Is Open, New York Is Closed, And The Latter Has More COVID Deaths

    12/16/2020 7:00:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/16/2020 | Christopher Bedford
    Thus far in Florida, approximately 20,000 people have died of COVID-19. In Texas, the number stands around 24,000, and in New York, about 35,000.New York is the smallest of the three, with 19.54 million residents. Then comes Florida, with 21.67 million, before Texas, with 28.7 million residents.COVID numbers are difficult to trust. Cases are often counted more than once as patients go in and out of the hospital, and some deaths are attributed to COVID that are barely related, if at all.There’s a perverse incentive to write down “COVID” and get state and federal money, no doubt, but one thing...
  • Gov. Ralph Northam Tightens Coronavirus Restrictions: You Don’t Have to Sit In Church for God to Hear Your Prayers

    12/10/2020 11:47:54 PM PST · by knighthawk · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 11 2020 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced new coronavirus restrictions Thursday and urged people of faith to stay out of their churches during the Christmas season. “This year, we need to think about what is truly the most important thing. Is it the worship or the building?” Northam said at a press conference. “For me, God is wherever you are. You don’t have to sit in the church pew for God to hear your prayers.” He urged faith leaders to “lead the way” and “set an example” for their communities.
  • Virginia to impose nightly curfew, limit social gatherings to 10 people, tighten mask rules

    12/10/2020 1:07:00 PM PST · by kg_mobster · 47 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | December 10, 2020 | Mel Leonor
    Virginia will be under a nightly curfew from midnight until 5 a.m., and social gatherings will be limited to 10 people under new public restrictions meant to stem the surge of COVID-19 expected to go into effect Monday. Gov. Ralph Northam announced the new restrictions Thursday afternoon, citing an untamed spike of COVID-19 cases in the state in the middle of the busy holiday season.