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  • Olneyís Support the Troops Rally 2012 WRAP UP - Pic Heavy

    01/01/2013 5:32:39 PM PST · by trooprally · 18 replies
    Our Olney Support the Troops Rally is still going strong. With the economy and election putting a damper on 2012, our regulars and not-so-regulars standing tall. Jimmy Valentines Brother made it up one Saturday when we needed help. We also had several passer-bys stop and stand with us along with numerous joggers and walkers thank us for our support of the troops including FReeper MomToThree. As her screen name indicates, having 3 kids makes it hard stand with us. But her and the kids always enthusiastically wave as they drive by. Many of the others who stopped by are active...
  • Giles County cancels school Wednesday : Narrows could be site of next school massacre

    01/01/2013 4:54:08 PM PST · by AppyPappy · 6 replies
    PEARISBURG -- Giles County schools will be closed Wednesday to give law enforcement officials an opportunity to brief teachers and school administration about a website that mentions Narrows schools in a discussion about the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings in Newtown, Conn.
  • Fiscal cliff in New Year's limbo: House Republicans are demanding more federal spending cuts

    01/01/2013 2:50:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Newser / The Associated Press ^ | January 1, 2013 | David Espo and Alan Fram
    Emergency legislation to avoid the economy-threatening fiscal cliff ran into vehement New Year's Day opposition from House Republicans, casting doubt on the divided government's ability to prevent widespread tax increases and painful, across-the-board federal spending cuts. "I do not support the bill. We are looking, though, for the best path forward," House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., declared after a closed-door meeting of his party's rank and file. While Speaker John Boehner took no public position, an attempt to add spending cuts was all but certain before the leadership called for a final House vote on the measure that cleared...
  • Manassas News & Messenger prints final edition ( Warren Buffett )

    12/31/2012 11:07:35 PM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    WTOP ^ | - 1/1/2013 | Kathy Stewart
    WASHINGTON - The Manassas News & Messenger is no more. The paper printed its final edition after 143 years of covering the news in Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park Sunday. The paper's parent company, the Warren Buffett-owned World Media Enterprises, decided to close the paper and its website ... World Media Enterprises purchased the paper, as well as several others, from Media General in June. ... All employees lost their jobs, and
  • Time to Contact Gannett Board For Reaction to Invasion of Privacy to Legal Gun Permit Holders?

    12/29/2012 3:09:11 PM PST · by george76 · 43 replies
    Gateway ^ | December 29, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    On Sunday, liberal New York newspaper The Journal News published the names and addresses of legal permit holders in two counties online and in print. If that wasnít bad enough, this weekend, the Gannett owned Journal News announced that it will publish more names and addresses of residents holding pistol permits in the New York area. Enough is Enough. Two other outlets have posted names and personal contact info for the employees of this Gannett owned paper. Isnít it about time the Gannett Board of Directors were contacted for their official reaction to this controversial practice? Do these board members...
  • Christmas joins communities

    12/27/2012 12:57:52 PM PST · by CharlesWayneCT
    The Manassas Journal/Messenger ^ | 12/19/2012 | Charles Reichley
    ... Another thing that brings the community together is the Christmas holiday. Christmas is my favorite holiday, and my family has adopted many different traditions over the years. ... Many of these traditions show how Christmas fosters a sense of community, bringing together people who have little else in common to share in the magic and promise of the season. For a little while, we can put aside our political, cultural, and social differences and just watch trains go around a track, sing Christmas carols, watch dancers and musicians marching down the street, or just admire the lights and decorations...
  • Police Investigate Report of Shooting on Rio Mills Rd (Charlottesville)

    12/26/2012 10:58:44 AM PST · by adamjeeps · 8 replies
    We are receiving reports of a shooting incident on Rio Mills Road in Albemarle County. Albemarle County police are on the scene. Details are limited at this time, here's what we have so far: People in the neighborhood reported hearing gunshots after police chased a car into the area. The shooting incident was first reported at 11:50 a.m. The area of the shooting incident is about halfway between the South Fork reservoir and the airport near the quarry on Rio Mills Road. Police have formed a perimeter around a house on Rio Mills Road and there are officers in the...
  • The Madness of Keynesian Economics

    12/24/2012 7:50:37 AM PST · by Moseley · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 24, 2012 | Jonathon Moseley
    President Barack Obama demands more stimulus spending to avoid the "fiscal cliff." Obama increased the national debt $6 trillion to $16 trillion. Yet the Democrats' 'cure for what ails ya' is even more spending. Obama demands around $75 billion in new spending to stimulate the economy in 2013. "Keynesian Economics" is the insane belief that the economy can be stimulated by government spending. It provides the excuse to depart from common sense that allows politicians to ignore the alarm bells. It is ludicrous mainly because our government doesn't have any money to spend. If the government had a surplus saved...
  • DC CHAPTER CHRISTMAS PARTY 2012

    12/22/2012 5:09:31 PM PST · by trooprally · 41 replies
    The DC Chapter held its Christmas Party on Saturday, December 17. The day started out with our weekly Saturday morning Support the Troop Rally in Olney. Weather was great - in the upper 40s. We had 8 FReepers and Legionnaires in attendance. We then gathered at Lurker Billís for the party. This is Lurker Bill and Paulaís 3rd year hosting the Chapterís Christmas Party. And they were ready for us. This year they were so well organized that they did not have to rush around. They were able to enjoy themselves. We had 25 FReepers and spouses in attendance. We...
  • Man carrying board with words Ďhigh-powered rifleí into Sandy Hook Elementary in Virginia arrested

    12/21/2012 6:54:32 AM PST · by real saxophonist · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 20, 2012
    A Virginia man was arrested Wednesday after police say he brought a 2-by-4-foot board with the words 'High Powered Rifle' written on its side into Sandy Hook Elementary School in the town of Strasburg, MyFoxDC.com reported. Christopher Johnson, 33, was apparently trying to bring attention to how easy it is to bring a weapon into a school, Scott Proctor, a major at the Shenandoah County Sheriffís office, said. Johnson was reportedly detained by a school resource officer before he was taken into police custody.
  • Legislators must hear from us NOW! (VCDL picks up the gauntlet!)

    12/19/2012 4:25:04 PM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 8 replies
    Virginia Citizens Defense League ALERT ^ | 12-19-12 | Phillip Van Cleave
    We need to contact our Senators and Congressmen NOW and tell them that we do not want ANY more gun control! No ifs, ands, or buts. We don't know what the NRA is going to do and we don't want to gamble on it. DO THIS NOW! Understand this: any vote in support of gun control, including bans on guns and magazines, whether the bill passes or fails, will be a vote that VCDL and its members will NOT forget and NOT forgive at election time. This is Virginia, the Cradle of Liberty, and we will NOT accept our rights...
  • VA-ALERT: VCDL GOING ON OFFENSIVE / VCDL MEETING IN NOVA ON THURSDAY

    12/19/2012 11:37:10 AM PST · by Cheeks · 21 replies
    vcdl.org ^ | 12-19-12 | VCDL
    VCDL IS PREPARING FOR ALL OUT CAMPAIGN TO PROTECT OUR RIGHTS AND TO PROTECT SCHOOLS VCDL's thoughts & prayers are with the families, friends, and all who were affected by the atrocity committed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School by a criminal monster on Friday. Words cannot adequately express our deepest sympathy to the victims and the revulsion we feel for the vile act of a lunatic. Although some gun organizations have dropped off the radar screen, VCDL has been active and on the offensive - from newspapers to television, from local news to national shows. From the Washington Post...
  • Saturday sets state record for gun background checks in Virginia

    12/19/2012 8:20:24 AM PST · by FoxInSocks · 8 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | December 19, 2012 | Tonia Moxley
    NEWPORT ó Cars and trucks filled the parking lot of Atlas Tactical on Tuesday, a small Giles County gun shop on the side of U.S. 460 not far from Virginia Tech. Customers filled out forms for instant background checks and brought in used guns to trade for new ones, particularly the popular AR-15 semiautomatic rifle. Shop owner Brooke Stallings said she sold three of the military-style rifles on Tuesday alone. And she said sales of all firearms in the shop were up over the weekend following the tragic shootings in Newtown, Conn. Adam Lanza, 20, killed his mother, Nancy Lanza,...
  • Regionís rising wealth brings new luxury brands and wealth managers (DC Metro)

    12/18/2012 2:18:48 PM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 17, 2012 | Annie Gowen
    With plenty of two-income highly educated families, the D.C. region already has a reputation as one of the most affluent in the country. But the area is fast emerging as a home to the truly rich as well. High-end luxury retailers are responding. Brands such as Aston Martin are expanding their operations into the area ó betting, for instance, that there will be plenty of customers who can afford the $280,000 sports car James Bond drives in the movies. Nearby in Tysons, a Saint Laurent store and the high-end electric car maker Tesla are also set to open their doors.
  • Gun violence in Virginia falls, firearms sales up

    12/18/2012 6:10:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Daily Press ^ | 11/24/2012
    RICHMOND ó Gun-related violence has fallen steadily since 2006 in Virginia despite record firearm sales, according to a university professor's analysis. Virginia Commonwealth University professor Thomas R. Baker compared state crime data from 2006 through 2011 with gun-dealer sales estimates obtained by the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Baker's analysis shows the number of gun purchases soared 73 percent in the six-year period, while gun-related violent crimes fell 24 percent. Baker, who specializes in research methods and criminology theory, said the comparison seems to contradict the premise that more guns lead to more crime in Virginia. Andrew Goddard, president of the Virginia Center...
  • Sen. Mark Warner seeks gun control action in wake of mass shooting

    12/17/2012 9:49:52 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 53 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | December 17, 2012 | Laura Vozzella
    Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) has an A rating from the National Rifle Association ó and a new perspective on gun control since Fridayís mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. ďIĎve been a strong supporter of Second Amendment rights,Ē Warner said Monday outside the Virginia Capitol, where he was attending an unrelated meeting. ďIíve got an A rating from the NRA. But the status quo isnít acceptable. Iíve got three daughters. They asked me on Friday evening, ĎDad, what are you gonna do about this?í Thereís got to be a way to put reasonable restrictions, particularly as we look at...
  • EDITORIAL: EPA regulates water

    12/17/2012 6:29:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 17, 2012 | Editorial
    Life-giving substances shouldnít be treated as pollutantsThe environmentalist movement has gone off the deep end. Itís bad enough that the courts have allowed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to declare carbon dioxide, one of the essential components of life on this planet, to be a pollutant. Now the same bureaucratic zealots are going after water itself. On Friday, Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II appeared in federal district court in Alexandria to contest the EPAís use of the Clean Water Act to punish Virginia and Fairfax County for sending too much water into a watershed. ďThese regulations are expensive,...
  • Progressives Plan March On NRA In DC Monday

    12/16/2012 8:28:19 PM PST · by Cheerio · 70 replies
    TPM ^ | December 16, 2012 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    CREDO, a progressive grassroots group, is organizing a march on the National Rifle Association's lobbying arm in Washington, D.C. Monday. "After the shooter Adam Lanza, no one is more to blame for the massacre of 20 first graders and six women at the Sandy Hook Elementary School than the National Rifle Association," CREDO wrote on the Facebook page where the march is being organized. "To stop the senseless killing we must first stop the NRA."
  • Beltway express lanes creating a learning curve for drivers

    12/16/2012 1:43:08 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 10, 2012 | Dr. Gridlock
    There arenít more, because some people just donít like to pay tolls, and others havenít figured how they can take advantage of the lanes. Transurban is happy to have anybodyís toll money, whether they are locals or long-distance travelers, but the lanes are designed largely for the benefit of local travelers. The entrance and exit system reflects that. The Tysons area business and civic leaders with whom Iíve talked express optimism about the lanes and seem hopeful about the two new access points at Westpark Drive and Jones Branch Drive. At this early stage, the most vexing thing about the...
  • DNA leads police to Vanessa Pham murder suspect

    12/16/2012 11:33:43 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Published: December 13,2012 | Justin Jouvenal
    Vanessa Phamís friends and family prayed, held vigils and beseeched the public for help in the search for the 19-year-oldís killer. For 21 / 2 years, there was virtually nothing to give them hope. But then, in the span of a few days, came a DNA match and the arrest of Julio Miguel Blanco-Garcia. That brought relief, shock ó and, for some, still more emptiness.ďI donít know how to feel or what it means,Ē said Jake Beckhard, who attended Viennaís James Madison High School with Pham. ďI want to know who this person is that killed her.Ē Answers to that...
  • Bedbugs in firehouse have staff sleeping in trucks

    12/15/2012 3:01:50 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 13, 2012 | Andrea Noble
    A bedbug infestation at a Northwest Washington fire station left firefighters sleeping in their personal vehicles or in the firetrucks to avoid being bitten by the bugs in their bunkrooms, a report on the conditions at D.C. firehouses found. The 180-page report by the Office of the Inspector General details a wide swath of problematic conditions at D.C. fire stations across the city, including a lack of working smoke detectors, leaking roofs, flooded basements, rodent infestations and inoperable heating or cooling systems. Among the findings, 19 stations had significant rodent problems with one reporting that dead mice had been found...
  • Virginia Moves to Make Card-Check Unconstitutional

    12/13/2012 3:37:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 13, 2012 | Matt Cover
    Virginia is moving towards making card-checkóthe controversial union proposal to replace secret-ballot elections with simple card-signing petitionsóunconstitutional in the state. The effort is led by State Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) who said that ďno citizenĒ should be denied the ability to vote by secret ballot. Ö
  • So, to Sum Up Our Day

    12/13/2012 12:31:14 PM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | December 12, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    A Democratic senator hired an unpaid intern who was an undocumented immigrant but a documented sex offender. Apparently Senator Menendez needed an immigrant to do sex offending that Americans wonít do. Meanwhile, Representative Jim Moran is ďembarrassedĒ by the revelation that his voter-fraud-orchestrating son smashed his girlfriendís face into a garbage can and pleaded guilty to assault. The girlfriend appears to be doing what she can to make the story go away. But donít worry, the phrase ďwar on womenĒ may still only be used to describe people who donít want to pay for someone elseís birth control. ... Obamaís...
  • Rep. Jim Moranís Sonís Girlfriend Blames Broken High Heel for Injuries

    12/12/2012 5:59:41 PM PST · by kristinn · 20 replies
    Washington City Paper ^ | Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | Will Sommer
    SNIP "Pat and I were arguing, one of my high heels gave out, and I fell into the side of a trashcan," Moran's office quotes her saying. "On impact, I fractured my nose." She calls the police report that says a police officer saw Moran slam her head into a trashcan outside Columbia Heights bar The Getaway "inaccurate." Moran was arrested after the incident on felony domestic assault charges, before pleading guilty today to assault and receiving probation. SNIP
  • Democrat Jim Moran's Son Pleads Guilty to Fracturing Girlfriend's Skull

    12/12/2012 1:10:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    War. On. Women. Remember Patrick Moran? He's the son of Democratic Rep. Jim Moran and the guy who was caught on video earlier this year encouraging voter fraud while working for his father's re-election campaign. Today, he pleaded guilty in court for slamming his girlfriend's head into a metal trash can which fractured her skull. He's lucky he didn't take out her eye. As first reported by Washington City Paper, Patrick Moran and his girlfriend were arguing outside a bar on 14th Street on Dec. 1, when, according to a police report, an officer saw Moran "slam her head into...
  • Rep. Moran (D-Va): Sonís Attack on Girlfriend ďAn Accident" (Beaten bloody)

    12/12/2012 12:01:23 PM PST · by kristinn · 22 replies
    Washington City Paper ^ | Wdnesday, December 12, 2012 | Will Sommers
    Virginia Rep. Jim Moran's office has another statement about his son's arrest for assaulting his girlfriend in Columbia Heights earlier this month. And it turns out it was all an accident, according to Moran, despite his son's guilty plea to assault. "The situation was an accident," Moran spokeswoman Anne Hughes writes in an email, adding that both Moran and his girlfriend testified to that in court. "Patrick didn't hit or shove her."
  • Rep. Jim Moranís (D-Va)Son Guilty of Beating Up His Girlfriend in Columbia Heights (D.C.)

    12/12/2012 10:16:48 AM PST · by kristinn · 26 replies
    Washington City Paper ^ | Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | Will Sommer
    Patrick Moran, the son of Democratic Virginia Rep. Jim Moran, is having a bad year. First, undercover video operative James O'Keefe caught him on tape half-heartedly discussing how to commit voter fraud...while acting as the field director for his dad's campaign. Now Moran's taken a more criminal turn, pleading guilty earlier today to allegedly beating up his girlfriend outside a Columbia Heights bar. SNIP In a statement to Washington City Paper, Rep. Moran described his son and his girlfriend as "good kids." "I hope their privacy will be respected," the congressman said. "They look forward to putting this embarrassing situation...
  • Northern Virginia Lawmakers Say Gun Control Remains a Tough Fight

    12/11/2012 8:24:12 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    delray.patch.com ^ | 10 December, 2012 | Drew Hansen
    Trying to get more stringent gun control legislation through the Virginia General Assembly is something of a losing battle, according to at least two state lawmakers representing Northern Virginia. Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-35th) lamented that heís tried multiple times to tighten up Virginiaís gun rights, but to little avail. He told audience members of a state legislative forum held at Alexandriaís City Hall that three years ago he introduced a bill after a man shot and killed two police officers before shooting and killing himself. Saslaw said in response, he introduced a bill making it illegal in Virginia to bring...
  • Judge rules ĎChoose Lifeí license plates violate the First Amendment

    12/11/2012 5:11:07 AM PST · by IbJensen · 31 replies
    Life Site Times ^ | 12/10/2012 | Ben Johnson
    CHARLOTTE, December 10, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) Ė North Carolina women are free to choose abortion, but not pro-life license plates. A federal judge has ruled the state can only sell a ďChoose LifeĒ vanity plate if it also offers a pro-abortion alternative. U.S. District Judge James C. Fox stated that offering only one side of the argument ďconstitutes viewpoint discrimination in violation of the First Amendment.Ē The state legislature passed a bill authorizing the pro-life message with dozens of other specialty plate options in September 2011. The ACLU of North Carolina won an injunction against the plates that December. ďWe would...
  • Ohio, Virginia eye proposals for more proportional split of electoral votes

    12/09/2012 4:20:26 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 8, 2012 | David Sherfinski
    Officials in Virginia and Ohio, once reliably red states that have gone for President Obama in the past two elections, have discussed the idea of apportioning their electoral votes by congressional district ó a system some say would more accurately reflect the will of the statesí voters but one that others dismiss as an unnecessary political ploy. The talks come as demographic shifts have pushed the GOPís reliable bastions to more exurban and rural areas, allowing Democrats to win such states by sufficiently running up their margins in a comparatively small number of densely-populated cities and counties. To that end,...
  • Bolling maintains his attack against Conservative Cuccinelli on radio show

    12/09/2012 9:10:01 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 3 replies
    from an email
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLaVo66OVF0&feature=youtu.be
  • The death of tax reform

    12/09/2012 9:02:10 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 6 , 2012 | Robert J. Samuelson,
    The story behind the story is that ďtax reform,Ē as we know it, is dying. During the 1980s, no major piece of legislation better symbolized bipartisan consensus than the Tax Reform Act of 1986, which was regarded by both liberal and conservative experts as the best tax law since World War II. The basic idea was simple: Reduce tax rates and recover lost revenue by ending (or limiting) tax breaks. The struggle between President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner over the ďfiscal cliffĒ indicates that this beneficial consensus has collapsed. Just the opposite is occurring. ... many politicians support...
  • The Great "HOW TO WIN ELECTIONS" Wars (tea party vs. insiders)

    12/09/2012 7:52:03 AM PST · by Moseley · 31 replies
    The Tea Party Tribune ^ | December 4, 2012 | Jonathon Moseley
    Almost every challenge facing the Republican Party boils down to one issue: How is it possible for Republicans to win elections? The GOP establishment fights, undermines, lies to, and betrays conservative Americans because GOP insiders do not believe it is possible to win elections on a tea party agenda. Weíre looking at everything all wrong. We want Republican leaders to champion our tea party issues. But they canít. They donít know how. Conservatives believe that a properly-run campaign based on conservative values will win. More than that, we know it is the only way that a Republican candidate can win....
  • Gangnam Style singer rapped about killing American soldiers ( will perform at White House )

    12/07/2012 9:23:45 AM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | December 7, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    PSY, the wildly popular Korean rap/pop star who hit it big on YouTube with his viral ďGangnam StyleĒ video, seems so warm and friendly. Scratch beneath the surface, though, and you find anti-American rot: ... Heíd get along swell with troop-hating Soulja Boy or cop-killer advocates Ice-T and NWA... PSY will be performing for the White House in a Christmas extravaganza airing on TNT Dec. 21.
  • First female submarine officers receive their dolphins

    12/06/2012 9:52:06 AM PST · by george76 · 37 replies
    News Channel 3 - wtkr ^ | December 6, 2012 | Matt Knight
    Three sailors assigned to the USS Maine and USS Wyoming became the first female unrestricted line officers to qualify in submarines on Dec. 5. Lt. j.g. Marquette Leveque, a native of Fort Collins, Colo., assigned to the Gold Crew of Wyoming, and Lt. j.g. Amber Cowan and Lt. j.g. Jennifer Noonan of Maineís Blue Crew received their submarine ďdolphinsĒ during separate ceremonies at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga., and Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, Wash. In order to receive their dolphins, Leveque, Cowan and Noonan were required to qualify as Officer of the Deck and Engineering Officer of the Watch, perform...
  • Virginia Beach arena agreement reached; could Sacramento Kings leave?

    12/05/2012 4:23:31 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 16 replies
    The Sporting News ^ | Wednesday, Nov 28, 2012
    Could the Sacramento Kings be headed for Virginia Beach? While many steps remain, an important step was taken on Tuesday. Virginia Beach mayor Will Sessoms and Comcast-Spectacor have reached a deal to build a city-owned $350 million arena, according to WAVY-TV. The Sacramento Kings would be the "anchor" tenant, according to the report. The next step: a request has been sent to state officials requesting $150 million to complete the project. That $150 million loan would be paid back through state tax revenue from the arena. The breakdown of that $150 million would be $70 million toward capital costs. $80...
  • AutoZone Employee (and Veteran) Fired After Using His Gun to Ward Off Armed Robber(VA)

    12/05/2012 5:26:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4 December, 2012 | Becket Adams
    When former AutoZone employee Devin McClean grabbed his gun from his car and chased an armed robber out of his store, he didnít think his quick thinking would get him fired. But it did: (video at the site) Business AutoZone Employee (and Veteran) Fired After Using His Gun to Ward Off Armed Robber * Posted on December 4, 2012 at 2:55pm by Becket Adams Becket Adams * Print Ľ * Email Ľ * * * * Comments (262) When former AutoZone employee Devin McClean grabbed his gun from his car and chased an armed robber out of his store, he...
  • Virginia Governor's Race Still Taking Shape (Ken Cuccinelli has reason to be optimistic)

    12/04/2012 5:46:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    RCP ^ | 12/04/2012 | Scott Conroy
    If Virginiaís political history is any indication, Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has reason to be optimistic about winning election as governor in November. Virginia is one of only two states that choose their governors in the year following a presidential election. And in the Old Dominionís nine contests since 1977, the nominee from the party that lost the presidency the previous year has always won. A favorite among his partyís base, Cuccinelli may be well-positioned to become the latest Virginia Republican to benefit from disproportionately high turnout among the conservative rank-and-file in a non-presidential election. Four years ago, Bob...
  • Ken Cuccinelli: Conservatives' New 'It' Candidate

    12/03/2012 1:51:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/03/2012 | Mark J. Fitzgibbons
    This past week Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling announced that he was dropping out of the race for Virginia's governor, but left open the door to his running as an independent. He issued a disappointingly divisive statement that Richard Viguerie called Bolling's Charlie Crist moment. Bolling took an unfortunate and cheap shot against his primary opponent and now-presumptive Republican nominee, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. Bolling's statement was a dťnouement of betrayal to his conservative voters and supporters. We have come to expect that from establishment Republicans who somehow feel entitled to support from principled conservatives -- right up to the...
  • Cuccinelli dismisses 'rebranding' of GOP, makes appeal to Bolling supporters

    12/02/2012 10:40:32 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 4 replies
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/ ^ | December 1, 2012 | By David Sherfinski
    Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli on Saturday dismissed calls by some for the Republican party to "rebrand" or remake itself in the wake of the 2012 elections and offered an olive branch to supporters of Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, who announced this week he does not plan to seek the GOP nomination for governor next year. "Many of you have heard me talk about our first principles ó principles that our Founding Fathers recognized were a gift to us from God," Mr. Cuccinelli, who is running for governor, said at the Republican Party of Virginia Advance in Virginia Beach,...
  • Who Let the Jobs Out? Who is sending jobs overseas

    12/02/2012 7:18:33 AM PST · by Moseley · 92 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | December 2, 2012 | Joathon Moseley
    Okay, who stole our jobs? Democrats accuse Republicans of out-sourcing American jobs. But no one knows how this is happening. Republicans have no idea how they supposedly outsource jobs. If someone started a petition saying ďLetís repeal section 99 U.S.C. Section 1234 to stop outsourcing jobs,Ē probably 80% to 90% of citizens and elected officials would rush to sign. The repeal of such a mythical section would probably take 48 hours to pass both houses of Congress and be signed by the President. But how can you repeal something if you donít know what you want to repeal? One of...
  • Bolling Alone: Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling Ego Streaks Naked in public

    12/02/2012 6:15:23 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 10 replies
    From email
    Forget Lance Armstrong: Bill Bolling's Ego must have stolen Lance's Dope Stash by Paul Goldman Did you read Richmond Times Dispatch Reporter Jim Nolan's interview with LG Bill Bolling in today's edition of the paper? If Jim doesn't get either a raise or a promotion, then there is no justice in journalism. Did he slip Bolling some Lance Armstrong juice? Do LG's have to pass random drug tests? Bolling better hope not. I have read some stuff in my time, had to deal with a lot of big egos in my time: but I can tell you, without fear of...
  • So Long to ĎThe Big Eí(inactivated today)

    12/01/2012 7:09:10 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 76 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-1-2012 | Rick Moran
    December 1, 2012 So Long to ¬ĎThe Big E¬í Rick Moran For five decades, the nuclear powered aircraft carrier Enterprise plowed the seven seas to protect the freedoms of American citizens and guarantee freedom of the seas for all. From the Cuban missile crisis through its participation in conflicts arising out of the 9/11 attacks, ‚ÄúThe Big ‚ÄėE‚Äô‚ÄĚ was the tip of the spear of American foreign policy.Today, in front of 12,000 former crew, their families, and friends, the United States Navy formally retired Enterprise from active service. Reuters: The 1,123-foot (342-metres) long Enterprise was commissioned in 1961 with eight...
  • Virginia among 3 states to auction wind farm leases

    12/01/2012 1:06:42 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Virginia-Pilot via HamptonRoads.com ^ | December 1, 2012 | Scott Harper
    Virginia, Massachusetts and Rhode Island will be the first three states to sell leases for the right to develop offshore wind farms, U.S. government officials said Friday. The leases will be auctioned online, probably in the first half of 2013, according to the U.S. Department of the Interior, the federal agency overseeing the sales. The auctions will determine which energy company, utility or entrepreneur gets to build huge wind turbines and reap clean electricity from them in designated areas in the Atlantic Ocean. Costs are expected to be in the billions.No offshore wind farms exist today in the United States,...
  • Note found in Hillsville (VA) hotel room sparks investigation (possible child kidnapping)

    11/30/2012 12:06:17 PM PST · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | November 30, 2012 | Zach Crizer
    Police in Hillsville are trying to make sense of a possible kidnapping. According to the Carroll County Sheriff's Office, a housekeeper at the Quality Inn hotel found a note that said it was from a child named Jasmine Hines. The note's author says she is "missing and the cops are looking for me." The sheriff's office said a search of databanks showed no signs of a missing child named Jasmine Hines. The incident started, according to the sheriff's office, when a Canadian man named Pierre Morand checked into the hotel near Exit 14 on Interstate 77. He rented a room...
  • AutoZone employee fired after taking action against ďFake Beard BanditĒ

    11/30/2012 6:31:11 AM PST · by B Knotts · 42 replies
    WTKR-TV ^ | 11/20/2012 | Darragh Frye
    York County, Va. Ė The man dubbed the ďfake-beard banditĒ has hit more than 30 businesses on the Peninsula. Each time, the MO is the same: He walks in, flashes a gun and takes off with the cash. But this time, an AutoZone employee decided he was going to take action! ďI was in fear of my life as soon as he walked through the door and I see the gun. Your heart just starts pounding,Ē says Devin McClean, a former Auto Zone employee. Devin McClean decided to take action after recognizing the Fake Beard Bandit. ďI waited for him...
  • Bolling hints of independent bid for Va. governor

    11/29/2012 10:14:04 PM PST · by TBP · 21 replies
    The great Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, November 28, 2012 | David Sherfinski
    Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bollingís decision Wednesday to drop his bid for the GOP gubernatorial nomination paves the way for a battle royale between Republican state Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II and former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe ó a campaign that could be radically altered if Mr. Bolling follows through on hints he might pursue an independent run. Such a move would turn on its head a race thatís already ensured a national audience thanks to Virginiaís tradition of holding gubernatorial elections in odd years and would also test the loyalties of many within the party hungry...
  • Six middle school students charged with assault after attack on Virginia bus driver

    11/29/2012 11:20:38 AM PST · by Arthurio · 42 replies
    By Daniel Arkin, NBC News Six students who allegedly assaulted a Richmond, Va., middle school bus driver Tuesday have been arrested and charged, according to the Richmond Police Department. The unidentified students face felony aggravated assault and assault by mob charges, police said. A seventh student was suspended in connection with the incident. Richmond City school administrators said the group of students attacked a bus driver on the way to Albert Hill Middle School at approximately 7:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. The alleged assault left the 55-year-old male bus driver with serious face and head injuries, according to NBC12, a station...
  • Study: More Guns Equal Less Crime

    11/28/2012 12:48:37 PM PST · by South40 · 9 replies
    TPNN ^ | 11/28/2012 | Greg Campbell
    Gun control is a less-discussed issue these days compared to the mid-Ď90ís. It was around this time that gun control hysteria swept the nation as it served as an electable quality for all leftist leaders to crusade against those evil man-killers. As they created further restrictions and instituted a federal assault weapons ban, we were all told that it was for our own good. After all, guns kill people and lead to increased crime rates. It turns out that not only is that not true, but the exact opposite seems to be true. A recent study in Virginia has shown...
  • Ken Cuccinelli On WMAL 11/20/12 (Audio: Obama Voter Fraud)

    11/28/2012 8:09:15 AM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/20/12 | WMAL
    NTERVIEW -- Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli