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  • Mark Warner now has Senate email address

    01/13/2009 11:08:38 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 7 replies · 2,002+ views
    Mark Warner now has an email address in the Senate. That email is We need to write him he remembers the conservative nature of the voters in Virginia. His address in DC and phone info is: B40C DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510 DC Phone: 202-224-2023 DC Fax: 202-224-2530 PS Jim Webb has no email but does have a webform for messages:
  • Top Ten Christian Bashing Incidents of '08

    01/06/2009 11:10:26 AM PST · by NYer · 25 replies · 1,028+ views
    CMR ^ | January 6, 2009 | matthew archbold
    A San Francisco Catholic Church had swastikas and other nasty things spray painted on its walls this week due to the Church's stance on Prop 8. As we all know, the cultural elite of this country have adopted a sickening tone of anti-Christianity recently and it only seems to be getting worse. With that in mind I noticed that the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission (CADC) prepared a Top Ten list of the most egregious acts of Christian Bashing in American in 2008. #10: Jack Black Musical Video In a short video posted on entitled, "Prop 8 The Musical," an all...
  • Gun sales skyrocket as Obama’s inauguration nears

    12/28/2008 11:48:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 1,850+ views
    Mike Massie got his first shotgun at the age of 10. Guns have been in Massie’s life since he was 5 years old and trudging along beside his father carrying an unloaded shotgun. His children know how to handle weapons; he even purchased his nephew’s first shotgun when the boy was just one month old. That’s why the Lynchburg resident is worried about what will happen to gun-control laws when President-elect Barack Obama takes office next month. “I feel that I have the right to bear arms legally to defend myself, my family and my property,” Massie said. “I don’t...
  • Close the loophole

    12/27/2008 8:34:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies · 936+ views ^ | 26 December, 2008 | Digg
    Earlier this month, the Virginia State Crime Commission danced back from an opportunity to help reduce crime. It declined — let's hope temporarily — to recommend that the General Assembly close the gun-show loophole. Loophole? Gun-rights advocates never tire of arguing that there's no such thing. There is indeed. Federal and state law require that people buying guns from licensed dealers undergo background checks. It's the front line in the effort to make sure that those whom the state and nation believe shouldn't own guns — convicted felons, the mentally ill, abusive spouses, for example — can't buy them. But...
  • RNC Chair Candidates Respond to Morton Blackwell's Questionnaire

    12/23/2008 10:12:52 AM PST · by ConservativeDude · 10 replies · 902+ views ^ | December 23, 200811 | Matt Lewis
    I have obtained a copy of the long-awaited and highly-anticipated responses to RNC Committeeman Morton C. Blackwell's questionnaire. All six declared RNC Chair candidates responded. The answers are below: Questionnaire for Candidates for Chairman of the Republican National Committee Prepared and distributed to candidates for RNC chairman November 25, 2008, by Morton C. Blackwell, Virginia Republican National Committeeman, 3128 N. 17th St., Arlington, VA 22201, res. xxx-xxx-xxxx, off. xxx-xxx-xxxx The 37 questions are in bold. The answers are just as provided by Saul Anuzis of Michigan, Ken Blackwell of Ohio, Katon Dawson of South Carolina, Mike Duncan of Kentucky, John...
  • Mark Warner wants your ideas.....BARF ALERT

    12/22/2008 7:06:29 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 10 replies · 550+ views
    Friend -- In the weeks since the election, I've had an opportunity to talk to folks around the state to get a sense of what they would like to see from our leaders in Washington. If this election has proven anything, it's that Virginians and Americans want leaders who focus less on partisan ideology and more on finding solutions that produce results that will get this economy back on the right track. In my conversations across the state, I've heard from community, academic and business leaders who are all focused on the economic downturn and who have all shared new...
  • US HR VA-5 Recount: Tom Perriello's(D) win is official [over incumbent Virgil Goode Jr.(R)]

    12/19/2008 4:48:58 PM PST · by flattorney · 14 replies · 810+ views
    Martinsville Bulletin ^ | December 18, 2008 | Staff
    - - He will be congressman by a margin of 727 votes Congressman-elect Tom Perriello promised to continue his “double shift” working for the 5th District’s needs in Washington after being certified the winner of the congressional race Wednesday by a court in Albemarle County. A three-judge panel certified the final margin of victory at 727 votes, with 158,810 for Perriello and 158,083 for Republican incumbent Virgil Goode Jr. The recount found 250 vote changes, with Goode having a net gain of 18 votes. The recount began Tuesday with local election officials rechecking results in the district’s 22 localities. They...
  • Goode: Recount should include military ballots [VA 5th District, recount on 12/16]

    12/13/2008 12:42:42 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 14 replies · 1,440+ views
    The News-Virginian, Waynesboro, Va. ^ | 2008-12-11 | Brian McNeill
    Facing the loss of his seat, U.S. Rep. Virgil H. Goode Jr. said Thursday that all late-arriving absentee ballots cast by U.S. troops overseas should be counted as part of next week’s recount in his 5th District race. A federal judge in Richmond ruled Tuesday that Virginia’s State Board of Elections violated the law by mailing out absentee ballots to military voters too late for them to send back their ballot by Election Day. However, the judge added that the 4,750 such ballots across the state need not be counted, as they would not change the outcome of any race...
  • Gerry Connolly:The Congressman From the Muslim Brotherhood

    12/07/2008 2:52:31 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 16 replies · 805+ views
    Yidwithlid ^ | 12/6/08 | Yidwithlid
    Remember Gerry Connolly, Democrat rep for the Jihad is on the take for CAIR's. Remember it was Connolly who offered strong defense of the Islamic school in Fairfax Va, that teaches jihad, Islamic Jew hatred and aids and abets child sexual molestation) See Here. Connolly, was just elected congressman from Virginia's 11th District -- offered a strong defense of the school and accused the school's critics of slander during the meeting in which the lease was approved. At that time it was discovered that during the democratic primary Connolly was took donations from “Nehad Hammad”the Executive Director of the Council...
  • Va. GOP chief: Obama remark was stupid but true

    12/03/2008 4:45:35 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 24 replies · 920+ views ^ | December 2, 2008 | Bob Lewis
    Virginia's Republican chairman said Tuesday that his remark tying Democrat Barack Obama to Osama bin Laden during the presidential campaign was stupid, but he refused to apologize. During the campaign, GOP head Jeff Frederick told a small group of Republican volunteers that "both Barack Obama and Osama bin Laden have friends that have bombed the Pentagon." The remark, a reference to Obama's ties years ago to 1960s-era radical William Ayers, was condemned by Democrats and Republicans after it was published in Time magazine. Ayers was a founder of the Weather Underground, a radical, Vietnam War-era group that claimed responsibility for...
  • Thousands more in 5 cities seek school lunch assistance

    11/30/2008 1:14:55 PM PST · by fightinJAG · 35 replies · 926+ views
    Virginian-Pilot ^ | Nov 30, 2008 | Lauren Roth
    Across South Hampton Roads, thousands more families have signed up for subsid ized school lunches for their children. "It'd be safe to say that has somethi ng to do with the economy," said Jay Ratliff, director of food services for the Virginia Beach school system, which is serving 2,000 more free or reduced-price lunches each weekday than it served last year. In the five cities, the percentage of students getting free or subsidized lunches - generally for 40 cents or less - has risen for two years, with the largest increases this fall. The need extends beyond the school doors.
  • Record Sales at Dulles Gun Show [VA]

    11/25/2008 8:34:39 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 7 replies · 1,388+ views
    McClean Connection ^ | 11-25-2008 | Julia O'Donoghue
    Fear of gun control under Obama drives firearms purchases. Ever since Barack Obama won the presidential election, Dusty Medor’s phone has been ringing off the hook. Medor, a soft-spoken bearded gunsmith, runs D & J Gun Repair out of his home in Sterling. Prior to the election, he saw sales dropping a bit, which he attributed mostly to the lagging economy. Now, business is booming so much that he is struggling to restock merchandise fast enough for customers. Gun sales are not only up but Medor is also overseeing more online "transfers," when a person has purchased a gun over...
  • Perriello Wins House Seat [VA--5th District]

    11/24/2008 10:21:34 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 67 replies · 4,991+ views
    The State Board of Elections has certified challenger Tom Perriello as the winner over Republican Congressman Virgil Goode. The board today certified Perriello as the winner by 745 votes in the 5th District congressional race. Goode is entitled to a recount if he chooses.
  • Democrats Add Suburbs to Their Growing Coalition

    11/23/2008 4:54:17 PM PST · by neverdem · 45 replies · 1,523+ views
    Washington Post ^ | November 6, 2008 | Alec MacGillis and Jon Cohen
    After President Bush's reelection in 2004, top strategist Karl Rove proclaimed the arrival of a permanent Republican majority. Just four years later, the results from Sen. Barack Obama's definitive victory suggest that the opposite may be underway. The Democrats appear to have built a majority across a wide, and expanding, share of the electorate -- young voters, Hispanics and other ethnic minorities, and highly educated whites in growing metropolitan areas. The Republicans appear at the moment to be marginalized, hanging on to a coalition that may shrink with time -- older, working-class and rural white voters, increasingly concentrated in the...
  • Hearing Set For McCain Lawsuit Against Va Election Board

    11/17/2008 7:50:34 AM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 16 replies · 969+ views
    ap ^ | Nov 17, 2008 10:27 AM EST | ap
    A hearing is set for Monday on a lawsuit that seeks to compel Virginia election officials to count late absentee ballots from U.S. troops serving overseas.
  • Registration drive credited for flipping Chesapeake to Obama

    11/11/2008 11:38:33 AM PST · by fightinJAG · 8 replies · 208+ views
    Virginian-Pilot ^ | Nov 11, 2008 | Mike Saewitz
    Jimmy Carter was the last Democratic presidential candidate to win over Chesapeake voters. That was 1976. So it surprised a few people when Barack Obama edged by Republican John McCain in Chesapeake last week by 1,369 votes. Chesapeake has been a conservative stronghold for three decades. But on Nov. 4, this traditionally Republican city turned blue - and local Democrats say the Obama victory here was no stroke of luck. With the help of paid Obama staffers who swooped in to Chesapeake in the months leading up to the election, Democrats say, they made an organized effort to increase the...
  • Jim Moran (D-Va): Communist Congressman Moron As I Like to Call Him

    11/10/2008 6:12:09 PM PST · by SoftTyranny · 22 replies · 480+ views ^ | 11/10/2008 | Soft Tyranny
    In this socialist rant which could have been a page right out of the Communist Manifesto, Moran says: “It hasn’t been shared and that’s the problem. Because we have been guided by a republican administration his simplistic notion that people who have wealth are entitled to keep it, and they have an antipathy towards the means of redistibutive wealth.” See the Video here.This is the same Jim Moran who said “When I become chairman [of a House appropriations subcommittee], I’m going to earmark the sh*t out of it.”
  • Culture Wars, RIP?

    11/10/2008 4:54:56 AM PST · by condi2008 · 23 replies · 442+ views ^ | November 9, 2008 | Peter J. Leithart
    Alan Wolfe, announcing the end of the culture wars with the election of Obama, accuses the South of voting against Obama because Southerners are racists: “The single most disturbing aspect of last night’s election is the transformation of the Republican Party into the party of the Confederacy. Yes, Republicans remain strong in states such as Wyoming and Idaho, and Obama won Virginia and is leading in North Carolina. But both these latter two states flipped to the Democrats because they contain large numbers of white professionals who moved there from other parts of the country and because blacks came out...
  • Virginia and Bush: Where we fear to tread? (The Ratchet affect)

    11/05/2008 7:38:48 AM PST · by watsonfellow · 29 replies · 1,461+ views
    Just a thought. We were apparently so scared off by the 1994 revolution (even though we held the House in 1996 and increased our majority in the Senate) that in 2000 we chose a Compassionate Conservative to lead our party. Instead of decreasing government, he massively increased it all the while telling us (through Rove) that we had to do this to stay electorally viable. The result? Let's look at Virginia. In 2000- we held both Senate seats, a majority in the state legislature, and the Governorship. Now, nothing. If anyone wants to look at the "demographic" changes in Northern...
  • Sweeping the Red Out of Our Region

    11/09/2008 12:10:33 AM PST · by Nick Thimmesch · 32 replies · 300+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 11-09-08 | Bruce DePuyt
    Slowly but surely, voters in the Washington area are purging Republicans from the ranks of local government. After eight years of an unpopular president and five years of a war most people believe was launched under false pretenses, voters in the District, Maryland and Virginia are taking out their anger on the GOP. The search-and-destroy mission is nearly complete. While Democrats have long held an advantage in state and local government, until recently both parties claimed their share of victories. Now, though, Democrats have a near monopoly on power in Washington and the close-in suburbs. Consider: