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  • VA Homosexual group endorses Dem. ticket for Gov/LG/AG

    06/21/2013 7:20:01 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 17 replies
    From an email
    EVPAC Endorsements Reflect Candidates' Support of LGBT Community Dear The next four years could be a crucial turning point for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Virginians. With supportive leadership from the top down here in the Commonwealth, this positive change can build momentum for ending workplace discrimination, gaining marriage equality, extending adoption rights, and protecting our LGBT youth. Equality Virginia's Political Action Committee announced its endorsements for Virginia's statewide races today. Click here now to help us spread the word across the state and get these candidates in office. Terry McAuliffe Terry McAuliffe, Governor McAuliffe spoke at Equality Virginia's 2013...
  • Howie Lind (R) announces for US Senate to oppose Mark Warner (D)

    06/21/2013 6:58:33 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 15 replies
    From an email
    Dear Fellow Republican: I'm writing to ask for your support for the Republican nomination to defeat Senator Mark Warner in next year's election. Senator Warner's 100 percent pro-Obama voting record - support for ObamaCare, Cap and Trade, Dodd-Frank, Amnesty for Illegal Aliens, Gun Control, unrestricted abortion, higher taxes, weakness on defense, and the assault on our Constitutional Freedoms - does not represent Virginia values. People say that Mark Warner's warchest and alleged "popularity" makes him "safe" - I don't buy that. I know that a strong conservative opponent who draws a line in the sand and stands up for what...
  • Mark Warner (D-VA) pushes Amnesty bill for illegals

    06/20/2013 5:31:34 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 11 replies
    From a Warner email
    Friend, It's time to fix our country's broken immigration system. I've seen firsthand in Virginia that immigrants make our communities stronger -- they're small business owners, entrepreneurs, agricultural workers, top students, neighbors and community leaders. Millions of young people were brought to this country illegally as children and have lived as Americans but have no path to citizenship. We train many of the world's best and brightest and then send them back to create jobs in other countries. It is absolutely clear that our immigration system is broken and something must be done to fix it. That's why I'm supporting...
  • Petersburg, Va. Circuit Court Clerk backs down to gun group

    06/16/2013 4:43:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies
    D.C. Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 15 June, 2013 | Mike Stollenwerk
    Virginia resident Michael McNeill filed a petition with the Virginia Supreme Court requesting a Writ of Mandamus to compel Petersburg Circuit Court Clerk Shalva J. Braxton to follow Virginia law when it comes to concealed handgun permit application processing procedures. A Writ of Mandamus is a judicial order compelling an official carry out a “ministerial duty,” i.e., a duty which is non-discretionary. In Virginia, the legislature requires Circuit Court’s to issue concealed handgun permits if the applicant pays $50, submits proof of firearms training, and passes a background check. Braxton initially told Petersburg NBC 12 News through her attorneys that...
  • Leftist V/O says call these folks to expand Medicaid in VA (BARF ALERT)

    06/14/2013 5:50:35 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke
    From an email
    Dear Supporter, Next week, the Medicaid Innovation and Reform Commission (MIRC) is planning to meet. As you know, this commission is tasked with ensuring that certain reforms to Medicaid are met before moving forward with expansion. We need your help to remind the committee members how Virginia feels about Medicaid expansion! We need to remind them that Medicaid expansion will create jobs, provide insurance for hundreds of thousands of Virginians, lower health insurance rates, and not cost Virginia a dime for the first several years. Will you take a moment and call members of the committee and let them know...
  • 2 GOP incumbents (tax hikers)lose primaries (Sherwood, May)

    06/12/2013 8:01:23 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 5 replies
    Sherwood, May lose; Gilbert remains By Alex Bridges Political newcomers defeated two of the region's veteran Republican Party delegates in primaries Tuesday, according to unofficial results. Mark J. Berg defeated Del. Beverly J. Sherwood for the 29th District. Dave LaRock defeated Senior Republican Joe May for the 33rd District, according to unofficial results from the Virginia State Board of Elections. Both May and Sherwood lost their bids to run for their 11th terms. The outcomes mean Berg and LaRock will represent the party on the ballot along with Del. C. Todd Gilbert in the regular election Nov. 5. Gilbert fended...
  • Low Turnout Just Shows Dems Had No Good Choices

    06/12/2013 6:58:44 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 18 replies
    From an email
    Mullins: Low Turnout Just Shows Dems Had No Good Choices for Lt. Gov., Attorney General Statement of RPV Chairman Pat Mullins: "Amid very low turnout from their own party, Virginia Democrats have fielded a ticket that is weak - from top to bottom - and incapable of winning in November. The lack of enthusiasm from Virginia Democrats is understandable given that this is a ticket that is not focused on nor is credible on the primary concern of Virginians: creating jobs. In Terry McAuliffe, Democrats have nominated a failed crony capitalist who has used his insider connections to profit from...
  • Va. yet to see money from fraud case, Cuccinelli says

    06/05/2013 2:43:32 PM PDT · by libstripper · 1 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | June5, 2013 | JIM NOLAN
    Eight months after a federal court approved a $1.5 billion Medicaid fraud settlement -- the second largest in U.S. history -- federal officials have yet to release any of the roughly $125 million owed to Virginia for being the lead investigator. The Abbott Pharmaceuticals illegal marketing case was investigated for five years by the nationally known Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in the office of Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. Officials have told the office that the Internal Revenue Service has refused to properly fill out post-case paperwork for almost a year, which is holding up the disbursement intended for Virginia...
  • The examples pile up: Barack Obama treats veterans like dirt

    06/05/2013 8:37:59 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/5/13 | Derrick Hollenbeck
    Recently, although he failed to return a Marine guard’s salute, Barack Obama later approached the Marine and “shook hands” with him had a brief conversation with him. The follow up “handshake” part of the story was not reported and many on the Right mistakenly howled at the “insult.” This brief and otherwise meaningless “gotcha” moment allowed a half-witted liberal blogger named Charles Johnson to gloat and laugh at conservatives who had jumped on the story. Score one for the Left. Nevertheless, the genuine insults Obama heaps on veterans each day far out-number this small minded “victory” in the Left’s war...
  • White House hosts Hollywood actors, experts for mental health conference

    06/03/2013 7:40:57 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 36 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3 Jun 2013 | y Rachel Rose Hartman
    President Barack Obama and members of his administration are holding a day-long mental health conference Monday at the White House--and they have asked Hollywood to help lend some star power. Actors Bradley Cooper and Glenn Close are among those invited to participate in the meeting, which features a panel on negative attitudes toward mental illness moderated by Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius, a panel on mental health outreach moderated by Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and opening remarks from the president and closing remarks from Vice President Joe Biden, Cooper and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki. Close in 2009 co-founded...
  • Sen. Mark Warner (D)asks Virginians to demand the Supreme Ct. allow homosexual marriage

    05/28/2013 7:49:21 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 19 replies
    From a Warner email
    Friend -- Last week, Senator Warner emailed you in order to solicit your help in the fight for marriage equality, and I wanted to follow up real quick. The Supreme Court is currently deliberating on the constitutionality of DOMA, a discriminatory federal law that that denies same-sex couples legal rights like access to their spouse’s Social Security and insurance survivor benefits. As Senator Warner said, “That’s just wrong. All married couples should be entitled to the same legal rights – regardless of sexual orientation.” It’s critical we make our voices heard before the Court issues its ruling in June. Will...
  • Memorial Day--My Dad

    05/24/2013 6:07:45 AM PDT · by alchemist54 · 18 replies
    After my 12year odyssey with the Veterans Administration and compilation of my military records. I decided to request my Fathers Records. My Father Passed away in 1967 at age 48. I was 17 and knew very little about his war time experiences. I knew he served with the 2nd Armored Division under General Patton that he fought in North Africa, Sicily, landed on Normandy and fought till the end of the war. He talked very little about the war. The response I received from the VA was that his records were destroyed in a fire in the records division in...
  • VEA teacher's union says we ALL should vote in the June 11 VA Dem primary

    05/19/2013 7:59:26 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 4 replies
    From an email
    May 16, 2013 Dear : The VEA Fund for Children and Public Education Executive Committee (VEA Fund) and The VEA Fund Directors, your elected representatives from across Virginia, have offered recommendations for the June 11 Democratic primaries. The Democratic Party is choosing Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General candidates in an open primary on that day. Republican Candidates are being chosen by a convention this Saturday in Richmond. Regrettably, none of the Republican candidates chose to complete the candidate questionnaire required to gain a recommendation. In Virginia voters do not register by party, so our primaries are open. Any voter can...
  • Illegal aliens charged with soliciting sex from young girls in Utah

    05/18/2013 4:49:55 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 40 replies
    The Daily Herald ^ | May 18, 2013 | Dave Gibson
    On Thursday, police in Orem arrested Alexander Navidad-Hernandez, 27, and Javier Santos-Jacobo, 27, after they reportedly tried to convince two sisters, ages 14 and 16, to have sex with them for $30.A day earlier, one of the suspects pulled-up next to the girls as they walked home, handed them a $5 bill, along with his phone number and told them to call him if they wanted to make some money, according to police. The Daily Herald reported: The girls told their father about what had happened and he had the older of the girls call the number. The man who...
  • The critical need for a Select Committee on Benghazi *Action Item*

    05/15/2013 6:51:53 AM PDT · by jenk · 8 replies
    jenkuznicki.com ^ | 5/15/13 | Jen Kuznicki
    I don't know about you, but I kind of resent that I have to repeatedly beg a few men in a far off city to do the right thing. Representative Frank Wolf has 146 Co-Sponsors to House Resolution 36, which calls for a Select Committee to investigate the attack on Benghazi. According to The Hill, while many of the members of the committees that oversee this issue have signed on to HR 36, the chairmen of those committees and Speaker Boehner stand against a select committee. The Chairmen in question are: Chairman of the Intelligence Committee: Mike Rogers R-MI Chairman...
  • Planned Parenthood to picket Republican Convention on Sat. in Richmond, VA

    05/14/2013 11:18:34 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 17 replies
    Date: Tue, 14 May 2013 10:00:02 -0500 (CDT) From: Tara Gibson Subject: Strength in Numbers Friend, On May 18th, Ken Cuccinelli will accept his party's nomination as the Republican candidate for Governor in Virginia. When it comes to women's health, Ken Cuccinelli is far out of the mainstream. He was one of only three attorneys general in the ENTIRE nation to refuse to support the Violence Against Women Act. He sponsored legislation to end state funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides cancer screenings and affordable birth control for thousands of Virginia women. He wants to make abortion illegal, even in...
  • Dem Senator Mark Warner's note to Virginians, urging strong support of Homosexual marriage

    05/14/2013 5:59:11 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 39 replies
    I’m writing to ask for your help on an issue that has gotten a lot of attention recently: marriage equality. Even though many states now recognize the rights of committed same-sex couples to marry, the federal government continues to discriminate. Same-sex couples are denied all sorts of legal rights – like access to their spouse’s insurance benefits and Social Security survivor benefits – because of an outdated law called DOMA. That’s just wrong. All married couples should be entitled to the same legal rights – regardless of sexual orientation. The Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments challenging the Constitutionality of...
  • Federal Indictment Unsealed as Rhode Island State Police...

    05/08/2013 11:23:13 PM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies
    www.fbi.gov/boston/press-releases/2013/federal-indictment-unsealed-as-rhode-island-state-police-and-federal-agents-arrest-seven-search-ten-businesses-and-residences-and-seize-cash-vehicles-and-business-records-in-alleged-cigarette-trafficking-conspiracy Federal Indictment Unsealed as Rhode Island State Police and Federal Agents Arrest Seven; Search Ten Businesses and Residences; and Seize Cash, Vehicles, and Business Records in Alleged Cigarette Trafficking Conspiracy Investigation and Indictment Alleges Complex Interstate Conspiracy That Allegedly Defrauded Rhode Island of More Than $1 Million in Tax Revenue U.S. Attorney’s Office May 08, 2013 District of Rhode Island PROVIDENCE, RI—A federal grand jury indictment that names seven individuals and alleges a complex interstate contraband cigarette trafficking conspiracy responsible for the sale of more than $1.2 million dollars of contraband cigarettes in Rhode Island and the loss of...
  • VA Atty Gen Ken Cuccinelli to be on WMAL AT 805AM

    05/08/2013 3:52:03 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 1 replies
    VA Atty Gen Ken Cuccinelli and GOP gubernatorial candidate to be on WMAL AT 805AM with Larry and Brian. Listen Live
  • Former Ptech Officer Arrested for SBA Loan Fraud

    07/16/2009 11:47:45 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 648+ views
    Boston.FBI.gov ^ | July 14, 2009 | n/a
    Former Ptech Officer Arrested for SBA Loan Fraud Indictment Unsealed Charges Former Ptech President with Dealing in Assets of Specially Designated Global Terrorist BOSTON—A former resident of Somerville, Mass. who has been living in South Korea was arrested today after arriving at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. An indictment, originally returned on March 1, 2007, was unsealed today charging Buford George Peterson and Oussama Abdul Ziade, both former officers of Ptech, Inc., a computer software company that was principally located in Quincy, Mass., with making false statements to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in connection with a...
  • Roanoke Times: McAuliffe Needs To Come Clean On His Role At GreenTech

    04/16/2013 5:59:38 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 5 replies
    By itself, Terry McAuliffe’s failure to announce his resignation as chairman of GreenTech Automotive Inc. would not raise many eyebrows. But when the news was reported last week — four months after McAuliffe quietly resigned — it added to questions about the gubernatorial candidate’s ties to the electric car company he founded in 2009, and claims he has made about it on the campaign trail. McAuliffe, the Democratic nominee by default, promotes himself as a job-creating entrepreneur. He has used GreenTech to try to burnish that image. He should have a clear explanation why GreenTech chose Mississippi, not Virginia, for...
  • White House promises more funding to address VA backlog of disability claims

    04/08/2013 8:01:44 AM PDT · by shove_it · 11 replies
    WaPo ^ | 5 Apr 2013 | Steve Vogel
    The White House said Friday it is proposing a 13.6 percent increase in funding for the handling of veterans benefits, an effort to reduce the Veterans Affairs Department’s massive backlog of disability claims. ~snip~ The number of pending claims filed by veterans seeking compensation stood this month at 885,000, 70 percent of which have been pending for more than 125 days. Veterans can wait a year or more for a decision at particularly overloaded regional offices, among them Baltimore...
  • Deadly Pileup In South-West VA (Fancy Gap Mt. Multiple Car Collisions Alert)

    03/31/2013 7:21:38 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 50 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3/31/2013 | BBC News
    They said there were 17 separate crashes within a distance of one mile (1.6km) on Interstate 77 near the base of Fancy Gap Mountain. The accidents began shortly after 13:00 local time (17:00 GMT) on Sunday, when there was heavy fog in the area. It was reportedly the most deadly of several similar pile-ups since 1997. Queues of traffic in southbound lanes near the scene of the crashes stretched for eight miles, police said. "This mountain is notorious for fog banks," said Glen Sage of the American Red Cross office in the town of Galax. "They have advance signs warning...
  • I am starting preps for a Colonoscopy tomorrow! Any Suggestions? (Vanity)

    03/31/2013 4:06:06 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 182 replies
    31 March 2013 | US Navy Vet
    I just had my first glass of GoLytly! YUMM YUMM!
  • FRC Action PAC Endorses AG Ken Cuccinelli for Governor of VA

    03/29/2013 10:08:31 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 1 replies
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 29, 2013 CONTACT: J.P. Duffy or Darin Miller, (866) FRC-NEWS FRC Action PAC Endorses Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli for Governor of Virginia March 29, 2013 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today FRC Action PAC, the political action committee connected to the Family Research Council, endorses Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli for Governor of Virginia. Tony Perkins, president of FRC Action, made the following statement: "I am pleased to announce our enthusiastic support for Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli for governor of the state of Virginia. Federal and state governments have grown so large that our citizens are losing not only...
  • U.S. Still Making Payments to Relatives of Civil War Vets (143 Years Later, V.A. Still Pays Out)

    03/21/2013 6:51:06 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Mar 2013, | Wynton Hall
    U.S. Still Making Payments to Relatives of Civil War Vets The U.S. government spends over $40 billion a year to compensate veterans and their family members for service in conflicts as far back as the Civil War. According to an analysis conducted by the Associated Press, the costs of veteran compensation for previous wars are as follows: • $12 billion a year for the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the first Persian Gulf War • $22 billion a year for Vietnam • $5 billion a year for World War II • $2.8 billion for the Korean War • $20 million...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,March 14, 2013

    03/14/2013 2:44:17 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 33 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | March 14, 2013 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • CPAC 2013: Cuccinelli says govt. must speak for those without a voice

    03/14/2013 8:14:05 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 20 replies
    <p>Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II helped kick off the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference with a measured address that was part rallying cry, part stump speech as the conservative darling gears up his push to become the next governor in what’s now a solidly purple state.</p>
  • ABSOLUTE PRAISE!!!!!

    03/12/2013 4:03:00 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 8 replies
    12 March 2013 | US Navy Vet
    My wife FINALLY got called by the Omaha VA and she will be starting w/in the next month as an "RN". She had been working on one of the Omaha Area VA Clinics as an "LPN" for about the last year or so. In Iowa you as a nurse can be dual RN/LPN. Some states(NE) only allow one!:-)!
  • E-Edition

    03/12/2013 11:36:02 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 1 replies
    EDITORIAL: Governor Disappointment The failed leadership of Virginia’s Bob McDonnell The surest and quickest way for a Republican officeholder to kill his future is to dream up a tax increase. Once a rising star in the Grand Old Party, a shortlist contender as Mitt Romney’s running mate and a twinkle in the eye of the Great Mentioner for 2016, Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia has disappeared from the speakers’ lists at key conservative events, such as the Conservative Political Action Conference, which begins Thursday in Washington. There’s good reason for the snub. As a candidate in 2009, Mr. McDonnell promised...
  • VA Gun Show Dealers Out Of Ammo: "Nope, There's None In Here"

    03/11/2013 8:43:34 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    http://cnsnews.com/blog/ ^ | March 11, 2013 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.
    "You have any .22?," I asked a dealer pricing boxes of ammunition at his table. "Nope," he answered. "There's none in here." He was right. Nothing. Not at any table. I grabbed a few boxes of overpriced 9mm for the Glock and knew that was all I was taking home.
  • Veterans forced to prove they're worthy of gun rights

    03/10/2013 5:26:25 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 15 replies
    WND ^ | Mar. 10, 2013 | Bob Unruh
    The Obama administration insists it’s routine for officials to send out letters informing veterans that an unidentified “report” indicates they may be declared incompetent and consequently stripped of their Second Amendment rights. It’s the same administration that in 2009 warned that “returning veterans possess combat skills and experience that are attractive to rightwing extremists.” Ads by Google Sell Your VA DisabilityTurn Your VA Benefit Payments in to Cash Today. No Credit Required! VeteransBenefitLeverage.com VA Disability BenefitsFree VA Disability Claim Evaluation We Help Veterans! www.vet-law.com The 2009 report, from the Department of Homeland Security, was called “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and...
  • VA:Aggravated Malicious Wounding

    03/10/2013 1:15:14 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    facebook.com ^ | 8 March, 2013 | NA
    Aggravated Malicious Wounding – On March 7th at 1:16PM, police responded to the Pawn City located at 4124 Dale Blvd in Woodbridge (22193) for an initial report of a robbery. The investigation revealed that a known customer to the business, identified as the accused, was in the process of completing a transaction with the victim, a 62 year old man of Burke. The victim is an employee of the business. After completing the transaction, the accused displayed a knife and stabbed the victim in the neck. The victim fell to the ground, at which point, the accused got over the...
  • Mark Levin Show,Ray Charles Fridays,M-F,WABC AM,EST,6PM-9PM,March 8,2013

    03/08/2013 2:54:18 PM PST · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | March 8, 2013 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Warner & Kaine signed brief supporting Homosexual Marriage (BARF ALERT)

    03/08/2013 8:09:42 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 7 replies
    U.S. Congress Files DOMA Brief Senators Mark Warner & Tim Kaine Last Friday, 212 members of Congress signed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act. The brief also includes 25 members who voted for DOMA back in 1996. “Some States still criminalized same-sex relationships, inviting further discrimination against gay men and lesbians in employment, family relations, and housing,” the brief says. “…As a result, when the question of same-sex marriage arose in 1996, reflexive beliefs and discomfort about same-sex relationships dominated congressional debate. From our perspective—including those of us who voted for...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,March 7,2013

    03/07/2013 2:49:28 PM PST · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | March 7, 2013 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • List of Virginia’s 2013 Transportation Tax Hikes

    03/07/2013 5:54:26 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 3 replies
    Thanks, Governor Bob McDonnell (R) and Speaker Bill Howell (R) Virginia’s 2013 state legislative session will be remembered for a lot of reasons. It was the year Republicans redistricted state senate districts to win more seats and then said just kidding, the year Republicans agreed to expand Medicaid in exchange for higher taxes (confused? Me too.), and most significantly, it was the year a Republican Governor worked with Democrats to raise taxes on Virginia families by $1.23 billion per year. Congratulations, Virginia. In honor of a precedent set forth by Nancy Pelosi in Washington, the state legislature decided that they...
  • NRA VA legislative wrap up for General Assembly session

    03/06/2013 10:31:16 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 1 replies
    Virginia: 2013 Legislative Session Wrap-Up The 2013 legislative session of the Virginia General Assembly adjourned on February 23 with the passage of numerous pro-gun reforms and the defeat of all anti-gun bills. Stay tuned for more details as passed legislation goes before Governor Bob McDonnell (R) for his signature. Thank you to all NRA members who stood up for freedom and contacted their state legislators during this session. Below is a listing of Second Amendment victories for 2013. Pro-Gun Legislation Awaiting Action by the Governor: A substitute to Senate Bill 1335, patroned by state Senator Mark Obenshain (R-26), passed by...
  • EPA won't appeal courtroom win for Cuccinelli, Fairfax

    03/05/2013 6:41:47 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 3 replies
    http://www.washingtontimes.com ^ | By David Sherfinski
    <p>The Environmental Protection Agency will not appeal a January ruling that handed Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II a courtroom victory over a federal agency he has tangled with more than once with since being elected to office in 2009.</p>
  • Republican Party of Virginia 2013 State Convention

    03/01/2013 12:26:31 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 6 replies
    http://www.rpv.org ^ | 3/1/2013 | RPV
    Republican Party Of Virginia via kwout
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,February 28,2013

    02/28/2013 2:52:03 PM PST · by Biggirl · 25 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | February 28, 2013 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell sides with business over conservatives

    02/28/2013 11:01:10 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 15 replies
    "Conservative" does not mean the same thing as "pro-business," as Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has demonstrated. McDonnell -- whose three-year record is mostly characterized by conservative policies -- this week won the largest tax hike in state history and a package of new spending on transportation. Cheering him on was Virginia's business lobby. The tax-hike-and-roads package fits well into a pattern of McDonnell veering from his conservative principles when the business lobby wants more government. McDonnell, for instance, has subsidized favored businesses and industries through tax credits and special incentives. Also, Virginia's dependence on the military-industrial complex and the "Beltway...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,February 25,2013

    02/25/2013 2:44:49 PM PST · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | February 25, 2013 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Mark Levin Show,Ray Charles Fridays,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,February 22,2013

    02/22/2013 2:59:06 PM PST · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | February 22, 2013 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Veterans are receiving letters from VA prohibiting the ownership or purchase of firearms

    02/21/2013 8:00:07 PM PST · by wesagain · 104 replies
    RedFlagNews.com ^ | Feb 21, 2013 | Michael Connelly, J.D.
    How would you feel if you received a letter from the U.S. Government informing you that because of a physical or mental condition that the government says you have it is proposing to rule that you are incompetent to handle your own financial affairs? What if that letter also stated: “A determination of incompetency will prohibit you from purchasing, possessing, receiving, or transporting a firearm or ammunition. If you knowingly violate any of these prohibitions, you may be fined, imprisoned, or both pursuant to the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, Pub.L.No. 103-159, as implemented at 18, United States Code 924(a)(2).”?...
  • VA:Dad says he killed intruders while defending his home

    02/21/2013 6:05:12 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    wtvr.com ^ | Scott Wise and Wayne Covil
    PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – The 25-year-old father who said he shot and killed two men who broke into his Prospect-area home Sunday morning told CBS 6 senior reporter Wayne Covil he did not know the men he killed. The man said he and his two-year-old son were sleeping when he heard a loud crash inside his home off Route 460 early Sunday morning. The man said he grabbed a handgun and left his room to investigate. Soon he found three men inside his home. The men exchanged gunfire that lasted less than a minute, the man said. One...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,February 21,2013

    02/21/2013 3:40:32 PM PST · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | February 21, 2013 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Virginia Beach pizza shop offering discount to gun owners

    02/17/2013 1:47:24 AM PST · by Daffynition · 19 replies
    WKTR.com ^ | Marissa Jasek, | Marissa Jasek,
    Virginia Beach, Va. – Slice by slice, one Virginia Beach pizza shop is showing its support for the Second Amendment by offering fifteen percent off pies to gun owners. “All they have to do is show me that they’re carrying a weapon or they can show me their concealed weapons permit and they can get the discount,” says All Around Pizza owner, Jay Laze. Laze started the offer after a Utah frozen yogurt shop made headlines earlier this month for also giving gun toters discounts.
  • Langley air show canceled over sequestration threat

    02/16/2013 1:24:50 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 17 replies
    Virginian-Pilot via Stars and Stripes ^ | February 16, 2013 | By Jeff Sheler
    Citing budget uncertainties and the threat of sequestration, Joint Base Langley announced Friday it is canceling the Langley air show, which was set for May 3-5. A spokeswoman for Oceana Naval Air Station said it may cancel its show as well. "The Air Force has to consider the fiscal challenges affecting the Department of Defense and the nation," Col. Korvin Auch, 633rd Air Base Wing commander, said in a statement announcing the cancellation. "We're taking prudent steps now in order to be good stewards of taxpayer resources while focusing on maintaining readiness."
  • Mark Levin Show,Ray Charles Fridays,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,February 15, 2013

    02/15/2013 2:54:06 PM PST · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | February 15, 2013 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811