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  • Heartache: It’s over, Rand Paul lost

    04/02/2015 2:40:36 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 44 replies
    MofoPolitics ^ | Mar. 5, 2015
    A new Quinnipiac poll has Rand Paul tied for 5th. That’s eight different polls since November showing Paul in 4th place or worse. There was a moment in 2013 when political realignment was within our grasp– a once-in-a-generation opportunity to unite conservatives and progressives under the banner of classic Jeffersonian liberalism. That window is closed– squandered by the mind-boggling incompetence of senior adviser Doug Stafford. I know what you’re thinking: It’s still early! Polls don’t matter until [some arbitrary future date]. (SNIP) Rand could meet with Al Sharpton again. Because that went over so well the first time. Rand could...
  • 9/11/13 - Patriot Bikers Roll Through Stafford, VA with State Trooper Escort

    09/11/2013 1:48:44 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 20 replies
    Youtube ^ | September 11, 2013 | Big Dawg Music Mafia
    Virginia State Troopers stop traffic and escort 500+ patriot riders through Stafford, VA (HQ for BigDawg Music Mafia and BigDawg Music Radio) onto I-95 North (which they shut down for this!) as they roll toward DC to take part in the 2 Million Bikers to DC event to honor those who perished on 11 Sep 2001.
  • Cleveland Bridge Bombing Suspect Confirmed as Occupier

    05/06/2012 11:04:17 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 24 replies
    Copyright © 2012 Breitbart ^ | 05/06/12 | by Lee Stranahan
    One of the five self-described anarchists arrested last week for attempting to blow up a local bridge signed the lease for a West Side warehouse where about a dozen members of the Occupy Cleveland group live. In a one-hour recording of a Friday evening general assembly meeting of the group posted on its website, occupy leaders expressed concern about Anthony Hayne's name being on the lease, which strengthens his link to the group.... "If this gets into the media, it would be a disaster."
  • The Sorry Stafford Panderfest (A shameless cave-in by House Republicans on the Student Loan Program)

    04/30/2012 6:15:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/30/2012 | Frederick M. Hess
    Inspired by President Obama’s cheap election-year politicking, Congress has launched into a frenzied, bipartisan panderfest over the Stafford loan program. Late last week, an emotional House speaker John Boehner led House Republicans to vote for an Obama-proposed giveaway he’d denounced just a few days previously. For those who don’t eagerly track the ins and outs of federally subsidized student loans, here’s the deal: Five years ago, in a piece of cheap political theater, Democrats in Congress wrote an additional sweetener for federally subsidized Stafford loans into the College Cost Reduction and Access Act. Beyond offering college loans at a guaranteed...
  • Today Student Loans, Tomorrow Health Care

    07/17/2009 11:24:21 AM PDT · by DFG · 9 replies · 359+ views
    National Review ^ | 07/17/09 | Stephen Spruiell
    Anyone who still doubts that Obamacare would lead to a government-run health-care system should take a look at Obama’s plans for student loans. Those plans got a big boost this week when Rep. George Miller, the California Democrat who chairs the House Education Committee, introduced legislation to replace federally subsidized private lending with a government-run program, leaving only a sliver of student lending to the private sector and completing a journey to nationalization that began 44 years ago. Compromisers take note: This journey also involves a detour onto the “public option” turnpike.
  • Property Tax Set at Zero Seems to Suit Stafford (Texas, near Houston)

    06/07/2009 10:20:11 PM PDT · by anymouse · 17 replies · 1,455+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 7, 2009 | RENÉE C. LEE
    (snip) The lesson moved into a discussion about Stafford, a small city in Fort Bend County that hasn’t levied a property tax for 14 years. Field listened as others questioned how a community — called home by more than 20,000 people — could function without them. “When you say zero property tax, people don’t believe you,” said Field, who has lived in Stafford for more than two decades. “I still don’t see how it works. I just reap the benefits. I don’t have to understand it.” Stafford stopped levying property taxes in 1995, making it the largest of the less...
  • American cardinal retires from Vatican post

    06/02/2009 10:34:58 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies · 577+ views
    cna ^ | June 2, 2009
    Vatican City, Jun 2, 2009 / 10:48 am (CNA).- The Vatican announced this morning that the Pope has accepted the resignation of 77-year-old Cardinal James Francis Stafford, the former Archbishop of Denver, from his post as the Penitentiary Major. He will be replaced by Archbishop Fortunato Baldelli, the current apostolic nuncio to France. As head of the Apostolic Penitentiary, Cardinal Stafford has dealt with matters related to sin, mercy and forgiveness. The Penitentiary is one of the three tribunals within the Holy See, and according to the Catholic Encyclopedia, is divided into two sections. The first section deals with the...
  • Priests still suffering from effects of Humanae Vitae dissenters, Vatican cardinal says (Must read!)

    07/29/2008 5:57:50 AM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies · 859+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | July 29, 2008 | Cardinal James Francis Stafford
    Rome, Jul 25, 2008 / 04:08 am (CNA).- Today marks the 40th anniversary of the often debated papal encyclical Humanae Vitae, in which Pope Paul VI reaffirmed the Church’s teaching against contraception. Looking back at the events as he experienced them, Cardinal James Francis Stafford writes that the reaction by dissenters to the papal document involved a level of infidelity which divided the ranks of the clergy to such an extent that they have still not recovered. The recounting of the events of 1968 by Cardinal Stafford-who was a priest in Baltimore at the time of the encyclical’s release-is eloquent, laced with...
  • VA-Fredericksburg: Get America back on track: Toss illegals

    08/07/2007 9:32:34 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 10 replies · 701+ views
    The Free Lance-Star ^ | 2007-08-07 | Joe Schlatter
    I had to shake my head at Debbie Revely's letter concerning illegal aliens ["Illegal immigrants do the jobs too many won't do," July 25]. Sadly, Ms. Revely has fallen victim to two common misconceptions. First, they are "illegal aliens." That is the accepted term, the one used in congressional bills and legal writings. They are not migrant workers, temporary workers, displaced immigrants, or the like. They are illegal aliens, period. Second, this country was not magically produced. We managed to dig ditches, build highways, construct houses and skyscrapers and bridges--all without illegal aliens being paid pennies an hour. They do...
  • Stafford, Va., native serves in Operation Iraq Freedom

    10/21/2005 4:04:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 249+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 21,2005 | Cpl. Shane Suzuki
    AR RAMADI, Iraq (Oct. 21, 2005) -- Being a Marine is something Lance Cpl. Joel Mulligan always wanted to be. Coming from a military family, the choice wasn’t hard for the 20-year-old from Stafford, Va. “I’d always wanted to be a Marine,” said Mulligan. “Plus my best friend’s dad was a recruiter, so I learned a lot about the Corps through him.” Mulligan, who eventually left for recruit training Nov. 10, 2003, actually postponed his entry date so he could become a machine gunner in the Marine Corps. “I had to wait more than eight months to get the (Military...
  • Sheehan Brings Protest Here (Houston, TX)

    09/02/2005 12:40:08 AM PDT · by anymouse · 51 replies · 1,488+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Sept. 2, 2005 | KRISTEN MACK
    She makes a symbolic visit to DeLay's office, attends anti-war rally at a church Cindy Sheehan, now internationally known for her crusade to get President Bush to explain her son's death in Iraq, swung through the Houston area Thursday with a busload of anti-war protesters. She went to U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's office in Stafford and an evening anti-war rally at a local church. At DeLay's office, she asked to meet with the Republican power broker and supporter of the Iraq war. But DeLay wasn't there to hear her plea. "We didn't get an appointment. We were told...
  • Device designed to enhance small-unit leaders' communication and battle planning

    02/21/2004 8:43:45 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 16 replies · 560+ views
    Marine Link ^ | Feb. 21, 2004 | Gunnery Sgt. Matt Hevezi
    Device designed to enhance small-unit leaders' communication and battle planning could enter fleet by OctoberSubmitted by: MCB Camp PendletonStory Identification Number: 200421916118Story by Gunnery Sgt. Matt Hevezi MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.(Feb. 19, 2004) -- Small-unit infantry leaders who must serve on the digital battlefield are poised to take what observers say will be a huge leap forward in battlefield communications and navigation technology when they begin receiving and using a palm-pilot-like device called the Dismounted Data Automated Communications Terminal. Built to withstand the most rugged of field conditions, the device -- which could start entering the fleet...
  • Tom DeLay Requests PLEASE COME HELP at his Stafford Texas office tomorrow at 2pm!!!!

    08/07/2003 3:48:20 PM PDT · by buffyt · 56 replies · 275+ views
    Tom DeLay | 8-7-2003 | Tom DeLay
    I NEED YOUR HELP!  Request from Tom DeLay  PLEASE COME HELP!!!!  Runaway democrats Garnet Coleman and Rick Noriega are attempting to mobilize all democrats in the city of Houston in support of their cowardly colleagues in the Texas Senate.  The Harris County Democrat Party, along with the Houston Young Democrats, has organized a protest in front of my office in Stafford tomorrow from noon until 2pm.    I am calling on you today!   I am asking you to please come out to my district office at 10701 Corporate Dr. #118, Stafford,so that we may offer a counter-protest.  I feel...
  • Howell Yields Clout With Diplomatic Touch Colleagues Praise Va. House Speaker

    02/15/2003 8:19:59 PM PST · by miltonim · 213+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Sunday, February 16, 2003 | By R.H. Melton
    Howell Yields Clout With Diplomatic Touch Colleagues Praise Va. House Speaker Delegate William J. Howell of Stafford is the second Republican to be elected House speaker. (File Photo) RICHMOND -- For 10 years, state Del. William J. Howell has led a weekly Bible seminar for fellow lawmakers hardy enough to attend 7 a.m. scripture readings during the General Assembly. This year, the group that started out with four Republican delegates swelled to 30 and probably not because the wisdom of Solomon was on the agenda. Seminar leader Howell had become speaker of the House of Delegates, the most important Republican...
  • Stafford Teacher Allegedly Distributed Pot to Student

    12/21/2002 6:37:26 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies · 255+ views
    Newschannel 8 ^ | 12/20/02
    Stafford Teacher Allegedly Distributed Pot to Student Posted: Fri 12/20/02 4:22 PM Stafford, Va. (AP) A Stafford County high school teacher has been arrested on drug charges. Police say 34-year-old Paul Lerner was taken into custody yesterday. He's a technology instructor at Colonial Forge High School. He is charged with distributing marijuana to a 17-year-old student. Police say the crimes occurred between March of 2001 and November of this year and did not occur on school property.
  • Details of Homeland Plan Assailed

    07/11/2002 9:29:24 PM PDT · by MarshMan · 1 replies · 170+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 7/11/02 | Walter Pincus
    "The House Judiciary Committee voted yesterday against Bush's proposal to put the Secret Service in the new department, instead recommending that it go into the Justice Department."