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  • Helicopter stunt creates buzz at Patriot High School

    09/18/2012 9:16:52 AM PDT · by mikey_hates_everything · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/17/12 | Jenna Johnson
    A black helicopter hovering overhead can lead those below to become worried, scared or suspicious. But when a large aircraft positioned itself over a Prince William County high school’s football field last Wednesday afternoon, students who had just been released for the day excitedly watched as a stuffed bulldog with a red-bandanna parachute emerged. The big-eyed pup drifted to the turf, delivering a message from a junior boy to a senior girl: “Fall Fest?” As students look to one-up their classmates for the most outrageous way to ask a girl on a date — in this case Patriot High School’s...
  • VP candidate Paul Ryan in Danville, VA on Wed Sept. 19, 7 am

    09/18/2012 5:47:19 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 3 replies
    email from campaign
    You are invited to a Victory Rally with Paul Ryan and the Republican Team! Wed. Sept 19 Doors open at 7 am, Event begins at 9 am Piedmont Precision Machine Company 150 Airside Dr. Danville, VA 24540 All attendees will go through airport-like security and should bring as few personal items as possible. No bags, sharp objects, umbrellas, liquids or signs allowed. Cameras are permitted To RSVP and get your ticket, please visit Direct questions to or 757-279-8253
  • PPP Virginia: 0bama 51% / Romney 46% (D: 35%/R: 32%/ I: 33%)

    09/16/2012 10:06:31 PM PDT · by GR_Jr. · 57 replies
    PPP ^ | 9-16-12 | PPP
    PPP's newest Virginia poll finds Barack Obama leading by 5 points, 51- 46. Obama's lead is unchanged from a month ago when we found him leading 50-45 in the state. He may not be seeing a bump from the convention in the state at this point, but he was in a pretty good position to begin with. Virginia continues to look like it may be something of a firewall state for Obama. PPP has now polled it 9 times this cycle, and President Obama has led by at least 4 points on all 9 of the polls. He's been ahead...

    09/15/2012 2:19:36 PM PDT · by lasereye · 58 replies
    Powerline ^ | SEPTEMBER 15, 2012 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    Here in the Northern Virginia ad market, Team Obama continues its merciless pounding of Mitt Romney. Although Team Romney says it is blitzing the airwaves in certain key areas, most of the ads in this market still come from Obama. And, as has been the case all season, the Obama ads are troublesome for Romney. The latest I’ve seen (which apparently has been running for some time) quotes Romney to the effect that class size doesn’t matter in education. The ad also says that Romney supports the Ryan budget that “could cut education by 20 percent.” It concludes that Romney...
  • Virginia Elementary School Rejects Michelle Obama Request To Speak

    A Chesterfield County elementary school in Virginia rejected First Lady Michelle Obama’s request to speak on Thursday, citing school policy. Tim Bullis, the school division’s community relations director, told the Richmond Times-Dispatch that School Board policy 6100 prohibits “the use of school facilities during the school day for political purposes.” Jim Holland, the only Democrat on the school board, said the school board’s denial would be appropriate if the Obama campaign’s request was for a political event, but the board could have allowed Michelle Obama to speak if the request had been for an event designated as “non-political” or “official.”
  • Obama Holds Lead In 3 Key States

    09/14/2012 6:04:49 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 64 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | September 14, 2012 | NEIL KING JR. And DANNY YADRON
    BY NEIL KING JR. With few voters still on the fence, President Barack Obama holds leads over Mitt Romney in new polls of Ohio, Florida and Virginia, three of the states likely to determine who wins the White House in November. Mr. Obama has fought Mr. Romney to a draw on the question of which candidate is best equipped to grapple with the economy, the new Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Marist Poll surveys suggest. Mr. Romney's campaign is built largely on an argument that he can best reinvigorate the economy. Among likely voters, Mr. Obama leads Mr. Romney by seven percentage...
  • NBC releases new oversampled Democrat polls: Ohio D+10, Virginia D+5 Florida D+2

    09/14/2012 11:44:00 AM PDT · by yoe · 59 replies
    News Busters ^ | September 14, 2012
    NBC is at it again, releasing heavily Democrat oversampled polls in three key battleground states to try and make Obama look good. Problem for them is that not only where these polls taken right after the DNC convention, but the last few days have eroded any bounce Obama got from the convention. In fact, Obama trails Romney nationally according to the latest Rasmussen poll. After his bumbling and stumbling over the middle east crisis, his numbers are likely to sink even more. But for the time being, lets take a look at the three new polls released by NBC to...
  • We Came; We Cooked; We Fed

    09/14/2012 8:45:36 AM PDT · by concretebob · 1 replies
    Cooking with the Troops ^ | 11 September 2012 | concretebob
    Ft Belvoir in Northern Virginia is home to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) specializing in the treatment of TBI and PTS. They have some of the most incredible individuals working there. The level of committment to our Warriors is unparalleled. We knew we had to make Ft Belvoir the nexis of our Homefront Support program for our wounded, their families and the dedicated men and women who care for them.
  • Romney Supporter Rips Media (MUST SEE!)

    09/14/2012 4:47:55 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 27 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 13, 2012 | Michael Warren
    At Thursday's Mitt Romney rally in Fairfax, Virginia, one Romney supporter lambasted the media in its coverage of the election. "I think you guys are suck-ups," the woman said. "I think you guys got your embroidered kneepads from the White House, buddy. That's what I think." Watch the video below:
  • "Winning for America" national bus tour (Tea Party Express)

    09/14/2012 7:44:35 AM PDT · by Syncro · 27 replies
    Tea Party Express | Sept 11, 2012 | Staff
    Dear Friends, Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest Tea Party political action committee, announced the “Winning for America” national bus tour today. The tour will travel through 25 battleground states that are key to conservatives’ victories in November.For the complete tour schedule, click here. This week the President and his party will be bragging about their legislative success, and rightfully so. After an $825 billion dollar stimulus, Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, and the Auto Bailout, President Obama and the Democratic Congress got everything they wanted. The unfortunate truth is that these policies have failed to yield the results that were promised...
  • Hot Trailer: Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’

    09/14/2012 6:19:08 AM PDT · by brwnsuga · 27 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | Thursday, September 13, 2012
    DreamWorks and 20th Century Fox this afternoon premiered the trailer for Lincoln, which opens November 9:
  • The states to watch this presidential election

    09/11/2012 5:44:30 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 30 replies
    The Las Vegas Sun ^ | September 11, 2012 | Charles Mahtesian
    The presidential race has narrowed to a core of nine states, a collection of margin-of-error battlegrounds spread across nearly every region. From New Hampshire in the Northeast to Nevada in the Rocky Mountain West, there is little disagreement between the two campaigns about the places where the election will be won and lost. Aside from those two swing states, there are seven others: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin. Some of them are familiar presidential battlegrounds, accustomed to playing a pivotal role every four years. Others are relative newcomers to the swing state roster. Every one of...
  • Rabid beaver chases children in Fairfax; 2nd attack in a week

    09/12/2012 2:54:42 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 29 replies ^ | 09-12-2012 | Meridith Somers
    A rabid beaver leaped from a pond and chased a group of children who had gathered for a fishing competition in a Fairfax County park on Saturday — the second beaver attack in the county in a week. Judy Pedersen, spokeswoman for the Fairfax County Park Authority, said the beaver attacked the children around 11:30 a.m. at the Hidden Pond Nature Center in Springfield.
  • (VA)Paul Ryan will be in Harrisonburg this Friday at the Rockingham Fairgrounds

    09/12/2012 8:44:51 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 2 replies
    from an email
    Friend, I wanted to let you know that Paul Ryan will be in Harrisonburg this Friday at the Rockingham Fairgrounds! Doors will be open at 12:30 pm. To RSVP and get your ticket, please visit: Event begins at 2 pm. Address of fairground is 4808 South Valley Pike, Harrisonburg, VA 28801
  • VA POLL. Romney leads Obama, Allen (R) leads Kaine (D) --9/8-9, LVs

    09/11/2012 4:17:09 PM PDT · by tellw · 22 replies
    LurayPage Free Press ^ | 9/11/2012 | anonymous
    A poll from Gravis Marketing and Capitol Correspondent released on Tuesday gives Republican Mitt Romney a five-point lead over Democrat Barack Obama in the Virginia presidential race, and also gives GOP Senate candidate George Allen a five-point lead over Democrat Tim Kaine. The poll differs significantly from recent polling in both races that had consistently given Obama a small lead over Romney for president and had the Kaine-Allen race a virtual deadlock. Gravis Marketing, in a press release on its poll, reported that it had polled Virginia in August and had measured a 44 percent-to-40 percent lead for Obama in...
  • RCP Poll: Virginia Poll: R 49%, 0 44%

    09/11/2012 12:56:41 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 167 replies
    RCP ^ | 9-11-12
    On the days of September 8th and 9th, Gravis Marketing, a non-partisan research company, and Capitol Correspondent conducted a survey of 2,238 likely voters in the state of Virginia. The survey covered the same questions as the August survey, which comprised questions regarding the presidential election, Virginia’s senate race, the direction of the United States, and the effect of a libertarian candidate on Romney and Obama. Overall, from August to the most recent survey, Obama’s 44% to 40% lead has turned into a Romney lead of 49% to 44% in the most recent poll. Interestingly, Obama didn’t lose votes, rather...
  • How Mitt Romney May Lose the Election [News from Virginia]

    09/11/2012 9:47:46 AM PDT · by Moseley · 70 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | September 11, 2012 | Jonathon Moseley
    On September 4, 2012, Mitt Romney may have lost Virginia and the Presidential election. But Republicans could still win easily. This election will turn on two questions Bill Clinton is pounding on: Who caused the disastrous economic collapse in 2007 and 2008? Will putting a Republican back in the White House give us another economic crash? Republican strategists and consultants have been running away from these questions. Bill Clinton passionately blamed Republicans at the Democrat National Convention. Republicans are aiming for “just enough to squeak by.” But “good enough” is almost never good enough. Now on September 4, Virgil Goode...
  • Defense Firms Warn Of Tens Of Thousands Of Job Cuts

    09/11/2012 7:43:59 AM PDT · by Qbert · 11 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Sep. 10, 2012 | Geoffrey Ingersoll
    Whether it's political gamesmanship, or a serious warning, McCain has released letters from three major defense firms that confirm they are sending warnings to their personnel about massive layoffs prior to the Nov. 4 election date. Philip Ewing of Politico reports that the specific defense firms are Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems and EADS North America. Along with them, ten other defense firms—including Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and General Dynamics—have written McCain letters stating that they are "leaving open the possibility" of sending lay-off letters out to their employees. [Snip] The companies all sent letters to McCain stating their worries over "sequestration"—the...
  • VA AG Cuccinelli is right: Eminent domain should not hurt public

    09/10/2012 10:59:00 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 3 replies
    By Roger Chesley The Virginian-Pilot © September 8, 2012 Ken Cuccinelli rarely misses a chance to pontificate in front of cameras, microphones and reporters' notebooks. So it was no surprise that the state attorney general traveled to Norfolk this week, where he assailed proposed seizures of property around Old Dominion University. Eminent domain has been one of Cuccinelli's signature issues - when he's not railing about Obamacare or global warming. This time, at least, I agree with Cuccinelli's stance. Eminent domain is one of the most powerful tools that governments wield over citizens. Most people understand the need to seize...
  • Is Bill Bolling running in 2012 or 2013??

    09/07/2012 8:22:39 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 3 replies
    Eight days ago in the RTD: "This is the most important election of our lifetime and we have to keep our focus firmly on 2012," Bolling said, "and on Nov. 7 we'll start talking about 2013 — but not until." ********************************** Today on Facebook from a Bolling staffer: Ashley Dawn Myers Come to a free BBQ in Waynesboro tomorrow with Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling! He will be giving an update on the 2012 campaigns and his 2013 campaign for Governor. If you're interested, RSVP by clicking the link below! Grassroots BBQ Tailgate in Waynesboro : Bill Bolling Official web...