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  • VCDL Firearm Bill Analysis for the 2019 General Assembly Session, January 21, 2019

    01/19/2019 10:58:05 AM PST · by Perseverando · 1 replies
    Virginia Citizens Defense League ^ | January 19, 2019 | Philip Van Cleave
    Table of Contents Bills That VCDL StronglySupports...........3 Bills That VCDL Supports........................5 Bills That VCDL StronglyOpposes..........7 Bills That VCDL Opposes........................9 Bills On Which VCDL is Neutral............11 SB 1012, Senator Chase, allows firefighters or emergency medical services (EMS) personnel to carry a concealed firearm everywhere they may go while on duty and as long as they were previously employed as a law-enforcement officer or served in the armed forces. Firefighters and EMS workers often arrive at the scene of a crime before the police do and need to be able toprotect themselves if attacked. They should not have to spend time disarming...
  • Sen. Chase wears handgun to podium to present bills in committee

    01/18/2019 6:07:15 PM PST · by topfile · 41 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | Jan 15 2919 | Patrick Wilson
    It’s not just her bills that are sparking attention. State Sen. Amanda Chase, R-Chesterfield, generated buzz on Tuesday by presenting them while wearing her .38-caliber revolver in a custom-made holster. The first-term senator — a fan of government transparency and opponent of the Equal Rights Amendment — said she wore the gun following an incident Monday in which Capitol Police were called after immigration-rights supporters confronted Sen. Dick Black, R-Loudoun. Chase said she always carries her gun in concealed fashion but decided Tuesday was a good day to carry openly when she presented her bills in the Senate Privileges and...
  • Happy birthday Robert E. Lee

    01/17/2019 8:15:01 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 106 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/17/19 | Calvin Johnson
    Sir Winston Churchill: “Lee was the noblest American who had ever lived and one of the greatest commanders known to the annals of war.” During a tour through the South in 1905, President Theodore Roosevelt told the aged Confederate veterans in Richmond, Virginia, “Here I greet you in the shadow of the statue of your commander, General Robert E. Lee. You and he left us memories which are part of the memories bequeathed to the entire nation by all the Americans who fought in the War Between the States.” Saturday January 19, 2019, is the 212th birthday of Robert E....
  • President Trump Met With Democrats at the White House, Here's How It Went

    01/16/2019 6:51:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2019 | Katie Pavlich
    President Trump hosted a number of Republican and Democratic House lawmakers at the White House Wednesday to negotiate over border security and end the ongoing government shut down. “The President and his team had a constructive meeting with bipartisan members of the problem solvers caucus. They listened to one another and now both have a good understanding of what the other wants. We look forward to more conversations like this,” Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said about the meeting.  These House Democrats in the centrist Problem Solvers Caucus met today with @realDonaldTrump in the Situation Room to discuss the shutdown: Josh...
  • The Latest: 7 Democrats visit White House to talk to Trump

    01/16/2019 10:11:28 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 46 replies
    thenewstribune.com ^ | Jan 16, 2019 | AP
    12:30 p.m. Seven Democratic lawmakers, including newly elected freshmen, have arrived at the White House ready to ask President Donald Trump to reopen the government while talks continue over border security. It's the first group of rank-and-file Democrats to meet with Trump during the shutdown, which stretched into its 26th day Wednesday. The White House has been trying to peel lawmakers away from Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (puh-LOH'-see), but invitations to Democrats earlier this week were declined. Those arriving Wednesday for the midday meeting in the Situation Room included five freshmen, several of whom did not back Pelosi as...
  • These 7 House Democrats met with Trump about the shutdown

    01/16/2019 12:08:07 PM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | January 19, 2019 | Ashley Killough
    Democratic Reps. Josh Gottheimer of New Jersey, Thomas Suozzi of New York, Vincente Gonzalez of Texas, Anthony Brindisi of New York, Dean Phillips of Minnesota, Max Rose of New York and Abigail Spanberger of Virginia attended the midday White House meeting in the Situation Room. The lawmakers are not part of Democratic leadership, which has been leading congressional negotiations, and are rank-and-file members mostly hailing from more moderate congressional districts...
  • Karen Pence Is Teaching at Christian School That Bars L.G.B.T. Students and Teachers

    01/16/2019 12:32:30 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 49 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 16, 2019 | Matthew Haag
    Karen Pence, the second lady of the United States, returned to teaching art this week, accepting a part-time position at a private Christian school that does not allow gay students and requires employees to affirm that marriage should only be between a man and a woman. The website of the school, Immanuel Christian School, which enrolls kindergartners through eighth graders at its campus in Springfield, Va., details its religious beliefs and expectations of both students and their parents, as well as those who wish to work there. The school’s employment application requires candidates to describe their faith in Jesus Christ,...
  • Industry wary of alternatives tries to protect a word: meat

    01/13/2019 6:31:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 12, 2018 | Grant Schulte
    More than four months after Missouri became the first U.S. state to regulate the term “meat” on product labels, Nebraska’s powerful farm groups are pushing for similar protection from veggie burgers, tofu dogs and other items that look and taste like real meat. Nebraska lawmakers will consider a bill this year defining meat as “any edible portion of any livestock or poultry, carcass, or part thereof” and excluding “lab-grown or insect or plant-based food products.” It would make it a crime to advertise or sell something “as meat that is not derived from poultry or livestock.” Similar measures aimed at...
  • Fusion GPS-Linked Group Worked With Tech Company Tied To Russian ‘False Flag’ Operation

    01/10/2019 10:34:02 PM PST · by Trump_the_Evil_Left · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 10, 2019 | Chuck Ross
    A non-profit group linked to Fusion GPS has ties to a cybersecurity firm recently implicated in a self-described “false flag” operation in the Alabama Senate race. The Democracy Integrity Project, which works with Fusion GPS and dossier author Christopher Steele, partnered before the 2018 midterms with New Knowledge, an Austin-based firm that has been tied to an operation that created fake Russian bots in Alabama’s December 2017 special election. New Knowledge recently produced a report for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and TDIP’s founder was in contact with two Democrats from the committee. A nonprofit group linked to Fusion...
  • Congresswoman displays transgender pride flag outside office

    01/05/2019 10:24:19 AM PST · by bgill · 34 replies
    kmov4 ^ | Jan. 4, 2019 | AP
    A newly elected Virginia congresswoman is displaying a transgender pride flag outside her Washington office. Rep. Jennifer Wexton is a Democrat from the 10th District in northern Virginia who was sworn in Thursday. The pink-, blue- and white-striped flag is displayed at the door to her office, along with the U.S. and Virginia flags. In a statement, Wexton says she's displaying the flag because she has family members and friends who are transgender. Chief of Staff Abigail Carter says Wexton is an aunt to a transgender person. Wexton says she wants the transgender community to know they're welcome. Since it...
  • UNFAIR - Med Student Slammed With 1 Year Suspension for Contesting Aspects of Microaggression-ism

    01/04/2019 1:05:53 PM PST · by gaijin · 60 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Jan 4th, 2018 | me
    Kieran Ravi Bhattacharya had a pediatrician mother who pushed him, and when his friends were out playing baseball and lighting things on fire, he had to stay indoors and play his violin. Kieran is 22 years old now, but let's take a look at him: But he stuck to it, eventually winning acceptance to the medical school of the University of Virginia, where the acceptance rate is just 6%. In mid November Kieran had a class called Social Issues in Medicine. One of the lecturers for this class was Dr. Beverly Adams, pictured below: No, I'm serious. That's really her....
  • Pulaski Man Nabbed After 4-Day Search (BEST arrest photo EVER!)

    01/03/2019 10:18:11 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 28 replies
    The Southwest Times ^ | 01/03/2019 | Melinda Williams
    A Pulaski man who allegedly stole a police patrol car and several other vehicles during a four-day effort to avoid arrest was nabbed early Wednesday afternoon in Wythe County. He was charged in Pulaski County last month with failing to complete drug court. The incident began around 1:23 p.m. Sunday when a deputy attempted to stop a car that was reported stolen. Following a road pursuit, the vehicle stopped and the occupants fled on foot, but both were caught and arrested. BUT....After being taken to the hospital for a blood test related to the DUID, Drain was taken to the...
  • Where in the world did Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez get the idea that three people...

    12/30/2018 3:49:13 AM PST · by grundle · 63 replies
    wordpress ^ | December 30, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Where in the world did Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez get the idea that three people (as opposed to one) were killed at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia? This is a link to a tweet by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.And this is a link to an archive of the tweet.Here’s a screen capture of the tweet: The tweet states (the bolding is mine):You were forced out of the Trump Admin for saying white supremacists were “not the problem” days before Neo-Nazis in Charlottesville killed 3 people.Pretty sure we’re on the right side of history if you’re my opposition.This is not about atrocity....
  • Goodlatte and Gowdy Send Letter Outlining Joint Investigation

    12/29/2018 7:17:46 PM PST · by bitt · 73 replies
    WASHINGTON, DC – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) sent a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Inspector General Michael Horowitz, and Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker outlining the Committees’ joint investigation into decisions made by the Department of Justice in 2016 and 2017. The letter sent to Majority Leader McConnell, Mr. Horowitz, and Mr. Whitaker can be found HERE.
  • house-republicans-unceremoniously-end-probe-into-fbi-doj-bias-against-trump-in-favor-of-clinton

    12/29/2018 6:11:30 AM PST · by jcon40 · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec 29,2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    House Republicans unceremoniously ended their investigation into the way the FBI and the Department of Justice handled Hillary Clinton’s email scandal and the bias allegations against President Trump. The House probe was led by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the Judiciary Committee and sought to look into allegations that the FBI and the DOJ were biased against Trump during the 2016 presidential election and favored Clinton’s candidacy. Two Republicans chairing the committees – Reps. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., and Robert Goodlatte, R-Va. – said in a letter Friday that the DOJ must appoint a special counsel to investigate...
  • DOJ Colluding with Clinton Email Scandal Witness

    12/29/2018 3:54:58 AM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 31 replies
    (Gateway Pundit) – Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch revealed on Wednesday that the DOJ is colluding with Hillary Clinton email scandal witnesses to thwart court-ordered discovery to stop the watchdog’s efforts to gather evidence. https://www.teaparty.org/breaking-doj-colluding-clinton-email-scandal-witnesses-thwart-court-ordered-discovery-efforts-judicial-watch-338829/
  • Mueller 'must be trusted' say GOP taskforce leaders in ending investigation into DOJ

    12/28/2018 10:31:20 PM PST · by seacapn · 70 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 28, 2018 06:32 PM | Daniel Chaitin
    Two top Republican chairmen stressed Friday that the final report from special counsel Robert Mueller "must be trusted by Americans." In closing out their joint committee investigation into decisions made by the Justice Department, Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., and Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., took a shot at their Democratic counterparts for playing up concerns that their probe was a campaign to undermine Mueller. "Contrary to Democrat and media claims, there has been no effort to discredit the work of the Special Counsel," Gowdy and Goodlatte wrote in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., acting Attorney...
  • Quarterback Blake LaRussa leaving ODU to attend divinity school

    12/27/2018 3:46:31 AM PST · by csvset · 3 replies
    Pilotonline ^ | 26 Dec 2018 | Ed Miller
    NORFOLK Old Dominion quarterback Blake LaRussa, a former walk-on who will forever hold a place in Monarchs lore for leading a historic upset of Virginia Tech, is walking away, at the height of his career. The redshirt junior from Bishop Sullivan Catholic announced Wednesday that he will forgo his final season of eligibility and enroll in seminary school. "It has been an incredible journey with Old Dominion football, but I would like to announce that I will be moving on from football after I graduate this spring and will be going into full-time ministry," LaRussa said in a statement released...
  • Border wall GoFundMe may need to issue refunds after millions raised

    12/21/2018 12:07:13 AM PST · by Revel · 131 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/20/18 | Marisa Schultz
    A grassroots online campaign to fund President Trump’s proposed border wall roared past $8.7 million on Thursday, but questions remained about whether the feds would be able to accept the gift. As of Thursday evening, 143,821 people had donated $8,742,182 toward Air Force veteran Brian Kolfage’s GoFundMe campaign, titled We the People Will Fund the Wall, just a little over three days after its launch. The pledge drive aims to raise $1 billion to “uphold our laws, and get this wall BUILT!” Kolfage, a Purple Heart recipient who lost both legs and an arm in Iraq, wrote on the campaign’s...
  • Song sparks 200-person brawl at Virginia skating rink (video)

    12/26/2018 3:26:22 PM PST · by simpson96 · 99 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/26/2018 | Mohammed Hassan
    <p>A brawl involving 200 people erupted at a Virginia roller skating rink around 12:30 a.m. Sunday, WDBJ reported.</p> <p>Witnesses told WFXR that a song ignited local gang tensions that led to the fight involving both teens and adults at the Star City Skate Center in Roanoke.</p>