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  • Police investigating detonated explosive device in Williamsburg (WTF? ANTIFA?)

    10/20/2017 6:38:34 AM PDT · by ScottinVA · 8 replies
    The Daily Press ^ | 20 October 2017 | By Jimmy LaRoue•
    An improvised explosive device was detonated around 5 p.m. Thursday in a parking lot located at the intersection of South Boundary Street and Francis Street near Merchants Square, according to Williamsburg Police. No one was injured, according to Williamsburg Police spokesman Maj. Greg Riley. The parking lot is across Francis Street from Berret’s Seafood Restaurant and Taphouse Grill. Across from South Boundary Street from the parking lot is the College of William and Mary campus. The Williamsburg police and fire departments responded to what was initially reported as a car fire, Riley said.
  • Kaepernick donates $25,000 to group honoring convicted cop-killer

    09/29/2017 5:53:14 AM PDT · by ScottinVA · 65 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 28 September 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    Colin Kaepernick started out taking a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality, but his activism has since expanded to encompass a wide range of leftist causes, including a group named after a convicted cop-killer. The Colin Kaepernick Foundation donated in April $25,000 to Assata’s Daughters, a Chicago “direct action” resistance organization honoring Assata Shakur, who escaped prison and fled to Cuba after being found guilty in the 1973 murder of Officer Werner Foerster. The grant includes $2,500 for CopWatch, a program that trains volunteers to follow and video police, and $15,000 for teen training, part of the...
  • Ricky Gray executed by lethal injection for Harvey family killings (VA takes out the trash)

    01/19/2017 6:20:23 AM PST · by ScottinVA · 42 replies
    WTVR, Richmond, VA ^ | 19 January 2017 | Vernon Freeman Jr., Web Staff and Jon Burkett,
    GREENSVILLE COUNTY, Va. -- Ricky Javon Gray was put to death by lethal ejection at 9.42 p.m. Wednesday at the Greensville Correctional Center in Greensville County. Gray’s last appeal was denied hours before his execution when the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Gray's request for a stay of execution. When officials asked Gray if he had any final words, he replied “nope,” according to CBS 6 reporter Jon Burkett, who observed the execution in the death chamber. Burkett reports Gray declined his final meal before the execution. Gray and his nephew Ray Dandridge shocked the Richmond community in January 2006 --...
  • Off-duty Richmond police officer killed in Vallejo

    02/12/2016 8:25:39 AM PST · by ScottinVA · 17 replies
    Vallejo Times-Herald ^ | 11 Feb 2016 | Irma Widjojo and John Glidden
    A Vallejo man, Richmond police officer and active community member was fatally shot at his home in the Glen Cove neighborhood early Thursday. Vallejo police said Augustine “Gus” Vegas, 58, was killed after being shot multiple times inside the house. Vegas was a 15-year veteran with the Richmond Police Department, and last served in the regulatory unit. The suspect, identified as Robert Vega, 30, of Fairfield, has been taken into custody and is the father of Vegas’ 6-year-old grandson. The shooting was reported by a family member at 4:39 a.m. in the unit block of Narragansett Court at the victim’s...
  • Current Louisiana Polling (Human Events-Gravis: Cassidy 59% - 38% over Landrieu)

    11/18/2014 11:59:12 AM PST · by ScottinVA · 86 replies
    Gravis Marketing ^ | 17 Nov 2014 | Gravis Marketing
    Human Events-Gravis Marketing conducted a random survey of 643 likely voters regarding opinions of races in Louisiana. The poll carries a margin of error of 4%. The poll was conducted 11-12-2014-11-14-2014 The polls were conducted using automated telephone calls and weighted by anticipated voting demographics.
  • Pope asks Iraq leaders to use dialogue to avoid further warfare (with WHOM???)

    06/30/2014 5:30:56 AM PDT · by ScottinVA · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 29 June 2014 | Fox News
    Pope Francis asked Iraq leaders to use dialogue to avoid further warfare there, during his weekly address in St. Peter's Square after Mass -- his first major public ceremony since health problems forced a spate of canceled appointments. "The news from Iraq is unfortunately very saddening. I join the bishops from that country in calling on the rulers to preserve national unity and avoid war through dialogue," he said. "I express my closeness to the thousands of families, especially the Christian ones, who have had to leave their homes and are in serious danger. Violence generates more violence. Dialogue is...
  • Iowa Senate Ernst (R) 45%, Braley (D) 44% (Good start for Joni!)

    06/06/2014 7:29:37 AM PDT · by ScottinVA · 44 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 6 June 2014 | Rasmussen Reports
    The U.S. Senate race in Iowa is a dead heat. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Iowa Voters finds Republican Joni Ernst, the winner of Tuesday’s crowded party primary, with 45% support to Democratic Congressman Bruce Braley’s 44%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate in the race, while nine percent (9%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook. The survey of 750 Likely Voters in Iowa was conducted on...
  • Why voting irregularities could swing the Virginia AG recount to Republicans (Obenshain/Herring)

    12/12/2013 8:20:23 AM PST · by ScottinVA · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12 December 2013 | Matt K. Lewis
    If you’re wondering why Virginia Republicans are willing to fight over the attorney general’s race, it’s because the post has become almost as important as the governorship. Not only could the outcome impact continuing legal issues surrounding the Affordable Care Act, it would likely impact the number of Republicans in the U.S. Congress. Right now, Virginia has eight Republicans and three Democrats in the U.S. House. Prior to the redistricting — which was controlled by a Republican General Assembly and signed by Republican Governor Bob McDonnell — Republicans held just a six-to-five majority. Democrat Mark Herring — should he become...
  • The VA AG race -- Vanity

    11/12/2013 5:45:36 AM PST · by ScottinVA · 40 replies
    Virginia State Board of Elections ^ | 12 November 2013 | ScottinVA
    As we've heard in news reports, "corrections" in absentee ballot totals in Fairfax County and Richmond City have wiped out what was a 1,262-vote lead for Republican Mark Obenshain and given Democrat Mark Herring a 117-vote lead. Now that I have that piece of misery out of the way, among the takeaways from this are a couple bad-news and good-news elements. First the bad news... as mentioned above, Obenshain now trails Herring by a razor-thin margin of 117 votes, and Fairfax isn't finished with its counting.. However... (and comes the good news) This morning, I did a county-by-county check on...
  • Ken Cuccinelli's Message to Virginia Voters

    11/01/2013 5:28:57 PM PDT · by ScottinVA · 19 replies
    Cuccinelli for Governor ^ | Ken Cuccinelli
    The hopefully deal-closing final message to voters from Ken Cuccinelli. It's an inspiring, uplifting, Reaganesque statement about his vision for the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • McAuliffe Up By 4 Points, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds (CUCCINELLI ROARING BACK!!!)

    10/30/2013 6:10:59 AM PDT · by ScottinVA · 118 replies
    Quinnipiac Poll ^ | 30 October 2013 | Quinnipiac University
    The Virginia governor's race is going down to the wire with Democrat Terry McAuliffe clinging to a slight 45 - 41 percent likely voter lead over Republican State Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, and 9 percent for Libertarian Party candidate Robert Sarvis, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. This compares to the results of an October 23 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University, showing McAuliffe up 46 - 39 percent, with Sarvis at 10 percent. Today's survey shows that if Sarvis were not in the race, McAuliffe would have 47 percent to 45 percent for Cuccinelli, too close...
  • Ken Cuccinelli’s Window of Opportunity

    09/19/2013 8:38:28 AM PDT · by ScottinVA · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 19 September 2013 | Ben Domenech
    Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has for much of the past few months been battling against a media narrative which frames him as some kind of Old Dominion Todd Akin – an extreme social conservative candidate who has split his party, dividing the moderate and conservative wings, and creating wedges vulnerable for exploitation by a centrist, pro-business Democrat. This narrative was sustained through most of August, fueled in part by the dramatically higher ad expenditures of Cuccinelli’s well-funded opponent, lifelong Democratic fundraiser Terry McAuliffe. Except this narrative has crumbled in recent weeks, at the same time that Cuccinelli has cut...
  • Oakland leaders have lost grip on violence (Tough gun laws = armed criminals)

    01/15/2013 1:29:53 PM PST · by ScottinVA · 46 replies
    CBS San Francisco (SFGate) ^ | 15 January 2013 | Chip Johnson
    Just before Oakland city officials held a news conference Monday in East Oakland to assure everyone that they've got a handle on crime, I took a little walk around the neighborhood to ask local residents if they felt safe. Vincent Peters, 32, who was waiting for a bus with his wife and their 2-month old daughter, definitely does not. He said he's preparing to move his family from the area because he values their safety. "You can hardly walk down the street without someone pushing a gun at you," Peters said. "These kids are scared, and that's why they're carrying...
  • The Free Republic "Elections Have Consequences" Repository

    11/08/2012 10:08:08 AM PST · by ScottinVA · 69 replies
    Self | 8 November 2012 | ScottinVA
    Fellow FReepers -- This is designed to serve as a single repository for layoff announcements, stories and other related news pertaining to the future dismantling of our economy due to the re-election of Barack Obama. The goal here is a one-stop source to bolster our argument that Obama's reelection is truly the detriment to our economic well-being.
  • Vanity: Game over. Ohio called for Obama.

    11/06/2012 8:22:01 PM PST · by ScottinVA · 83 replies
    Self | 6 Nov 2012 | scottinva
    Game over.
  • Vanity -- Voting line.. Gloucester Point, VA -- 6:18 a.m. -- Line is 75+ deep.

    11/06/2012 3:30:16 AM PST · by ScottinVA · 54 replies
    Self | 6 Nov. 2012 | ScottinVA
    Computer glitch requiring telephonic registration verification slowing the process a bit, but moving OK. It`s on!!
  • Vanity -- Romney Visit to Newport News, VA, 4 Nov 2012

    11/05/2012 1:22:47 PM PST · by ScottinVA · 5 replies
    Self | 5 Nov 2012 | ScottinVA
    Last night’s rockin’ Romney Rally in Newport News was great! Hard to tell how many were packed in and outside of the Smithfield hangar at Newport News-Williamsburg Airport, but officials were expecting more than 5,000. I’m quite sure that number was well-surpassed in temps dipping into the 30s. Got in the gate at about 6 p.m. and took my place about 30 ft. off the left side of the podium. Gov. Romney’s plane, due in NN at 8 p.m. was delayed leaving Philly for about 90 minutes, but the RR folks provided pizza and bottled water, and we had giant-screen...
  • Election 2012: Ohio President: Obama 49%, Romney 49%

    11/02/2012 11:47:47 AM PDT · by ScottinVA · 186 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 2 November 2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    With four days to go, President Obama and Mitt Romney are tied in the critical battleground state of Ohio. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Ohio Voters finds Obama and Romney each with 49% support. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, while one percent (1%) is undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) Ohio remains one of eight Toss-Up states in the Rasmussen Reports Electoral College Projections. Obama won the Buckeye State in 2008 by a 52% to 47% margin. At the beginning of the week, Romney held a slight 50% to 48% advantage. It was...
  • Election 2012: Virginia PresidentVirginia: Romney 49%, Obama 47% (The Old Dominion!!!!)

    10/12/2012 9:40:03 AM PDT · by ScottinVA · 13 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 12 October 2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    Mitt Romney now has a two-point lead in Virginia. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Virginia Voters shows Romney with 49% of the vote, while President Obama earns 47% support. One percent (1%) likes another candidate in the race, and three percent (3%) are undecided.
  • Election 2012: New Hampshire President New Hampshire: Romney 48%, Obama 45%

    09/19/2012 7:36:33 AM PDT · by ScottinVA · 108 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 19 September 2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    Mitt Romney has now taken the lead in the swing state of New Hampshire. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in New Hampshire shows Romney with 48% support to President Obama’s 45%. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)