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  • Horrific Sex Ed Curriculum Is Taking Over in This Virginia County......

    02/22/2018 8:48:26 AM PST · by yoe · 38 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 15, 2018 | Austin Ruse
    ... and Objectors Are Getting Steamrolled.[snip]But last Thursday I saw something worse. I went to the sex education committee meeting of the Fairfax County School Board. I have never seen anything as shocking.[snip]This group has come up with over 80 hours of sex education for these poor kids. And some of it is straight-up pornography.[snip]The Family Life Education Curriculum Advisory Committee advises the Fairfax County School Board for the content of the sex education lessons taught to students from kindergarten through 12th grade..This committee has long embraced the rest of the LGBT program. “Oral sex” is introduced to kids as...
  • Increased security after threats at two area high schools Thursday (Fairfax and Stafford VA)

    02/22/2018 8:38:56 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 11 replies
    Inside NOVA ^ | February 22, 2018
    Local law enforcement are investigating threats at two area high schools and alerting the public to an increased police presence on campus Thursday. Fairfax County Public Schools acknowledged a threat on social media toward Fairfax High School. "Police are actively investigating and additional officers are at the school," a brief statement noted. No other schools or facilities were impacted. The Stafford County Sheriff's Office is also investigating a threat circulating on social media toward a school with the initials "SHS." "Investigators do not believe the threat is credible," SCSO officials said in a statement. "Out of an abundance of caution,...
  • NTSB releases preliminary report on Virginia train crash involving Congress members

    02/21/2018 11:35:17 AM PST · by csvset · 67 replies
    WTKR ^ | 21 Feb 2018 | Staff
    CROZET, Va. – A train carrying dozens of Republican members of Congress, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, to their legislative retreat in West Virginia hit a truck on January 31, 2017 leaving one person dead. Wednesday the National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary investigation into the crash. They said around 11:15 a.m., a 2018 Freightliner truck equipped with a McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing refuse body was traveling southbound on Lanetown Road in Albemarle County near Crozet, Virginia. The refuse truck, operated by Time Disposal LLC, had a 30-year-old driver and two passengers as it drove towards a highway–railroad grade...
  • Interstate 73 may benefit from Trump's infrastructure plan

    02/21/2018 7:54:50 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    WBTW News 13 ^ | February 13, 2018 | Chris Spiker
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - The South Carolina leg of a proposed interstate that would end on the Grand Strand may benefit from President Trump's infrastructure plan. Some leaders say Interstate 73 construction could be approved sooner, but paying for the highway could change. The president's plan says the federal government would pay for 20 percent of a project, with more costs shifted towards local governments, the private sector and people. That means if I-73 is built, it will likely include tolls. "I think the odds for I-73 are looking better and better," says Brad Dean, president and CEO of...
  • Did Amazon employees just tip the company’s hand on HQ2?

    02/21/2018 6:35:38 AM PST · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    www.curbed.com ^ | Feb 20, 2018, 5:49pm EST | By Jeff Andrews
    Clicks on an Arlington, Virginia, website are originating from an internal Amazon site While the world waits with bated breath for Amazon to announce which of its 20 “finalist” cities will be awarded the pleasure of trading its tax base to Jeff Bezos in exchange for the company’s much-ballyhooed second headquarters, a small local news website may have found the answer in its Google Analytics data. ARLnow.com, which serves Arlington, Virginia, found an unusual amount of traffic to a December story about Arlington County winning an award for its environmentally friendly policies. After doing some digging, the site says the...
  • Amazon Employees Are Very Interested in a Particular Article About Arlington(Virginia)

    02/20/2018 2:44:18 PM PST · by dynachrome · 15 replies
    ARLnow.com ^ | 2-20-18 | ARLnow
    So from where is all this newfound interest in Arlington County’s sustainability bonafides coming? From Amazon.com, it seems. The vast majority of the traffic to the page over the past week that can be tracked came from what appears to be an internal Amazon.com page devoted to its HQ2 search. Arlington, of course, is in the running as one of the potential landing spots for the company’s second headquarters.No other page on ARLnow.com has a similar level of traffic coming from Amazon. Last week a noted NYU professor who has written about the company opined that New York City and...
  • Valley bank credits GOP tax cuts for employee bonuses

    02/20/2018 10:00:01 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 8 replies
    WHSV ^ | Feb 20, 2018
    HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) — Employees of F&M Bank were surprised on Tuesday to learn they would receive a bonus, which the institution attributes to additional earnings expected as a result of the GOP tax plan. "This is an opportunity we haven't seen during my career, as far as cuts in corporate tax rates," said Executive Vice President Neil Hayslett. "Rather than just banking all that, so to speak, we wanted to share it with the employees." The GOP tax plan cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent. Those who work more than 30 hours a week...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,February 19-23,2018,WABC AM

    02/19/2018 3:26:32 PM PST · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | February 19, 2018 | Mark Levin
    Good Evening.
  • FISA court considering request to release hearings regarding Carter Page

    02/19/2018 1:08:56 PM PST · by Zuben Elgenubi · 23 replies
    The Jurist dot org ^ | February 19,2018 | Elizabeth Lowman
    [JURIST] The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) released two [Goodlatte, PDF] letters [Nunes, PDF] on Thursday stating that it would consider requests from two Congressional Representatives to release the hearing transcripts which caused former Trump advisor Carter Page to be put under surveillance. Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) wrote to the FISC in January requesting the transcripts, and Representative Devin Nunes (R-CA) [official websites] sent a second letter at the beginning of February. Judge Rosemary Collyer wrote in her response that "the Court has never previously received a request from Congress for the contents of any specific FISA application or order,...
  • What really happened in Charlottesville? (vanity)

    02/16/2018 3:17:01 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 38 replies
    I've tried to look into the truth behind "Charlottesville," the narrative, on what happened there, and of course I came across some reports of people being bused in, and protesters on both sides being seen coming off the same buses, and I've also heard the Dem-MSM accounts, but I've yet to come across an article that explains from the evidence what really happened. Knowing first-hand how the media incessantly lies to mislead the public, and that the rank-and-file left are fine with that, I don't at all trust MSM accounts. I just keep looking around for accounts from all the...
  • Scott Adams on Charlottsville 'fake news'

    02/16/2018 9:33:06 AM PST · by RedStateRocker · 17 replies
    The Dilbert Blog ^ | 2/14/18 | Scott Adams
    The Charlottesville Fake News Was the Best Persuasion Play of the Past Year Posted February 14, 2018
  • FISA Court Presiding Judge Rosemary Collyer Responds to Chairman Nunes and Chairman Goodlatte

    02/15/2018 10:00:03 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 158 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | February 15, 2018 | sundance
    Moments ago FISA Court Presiding Judge Rosemary Collyer responded to the requests from the House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes and House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte. (full pdf’s below – #1 and #2) There are nuances in each response specific to the statutory roles of each Chairman and the specific requests made by each committee.  Reflected in Judge Collyer’s responses is a need for careful consideration of each unique request.♦House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes holds primary oversight authority over the aggregate Intelligence Community (IC).  Chairman Nunes has requested the transcripts from the FISA Court during the DOJ/FBI Title-1 surveillance...
  • Comstock’s Dem Challenger Raised Nearly Half Her $1 Million War Chest in California

    02/16/2018 6:05:49 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 14 replies
    freebeacon ^ | February 16, 2018 | Susan Crabtree
    Republicans label Friedman the 'Jon Ossoff of 2018' after Streisand, Soros, Raitt donations Alison Friedman, a Democrat who moved to Northern Virginia last year to challenge Republican representative Barbara Comstock, received nearly half of her $1 million in donations from California, most of which came from the liberal strongholds of the Bay Area and Los Angeles, federal election records show. The campaign for control of Virginia's 10th district promises to be of the closest contests of 2018 as the two-term Comstock tries to hold onto the Northern Virginia district against a crowded field of 11 Democratic challengers, including Friedman. The...
  • Leaders unsure of infrastructure impact on Valley

    02/15/2018 10:08:30 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Waynesboro News Virginian ^ | February 12, 2018 | Bob Stuart
    WAYNESBORO — President Trump's national infrastructure plan announced Monday that calls for a $1.5 trillion investment in roads, bridges and the rest of America's crumbling infrastructure, provides for about $200 billion in federal funds. The remainder of dollars would have to come from state, local and private sources. For the Shenandoah Valley, the good infrastructure plan news includes funding to help with the maintenance backlog in the national parks, including Shenandoah National Park, where there is a $56 million maintenance backlog. However, a couple of local government officials and one of Virginia's U.S. senators interviewed expressed doubt about the trickle...
  • House GOP pushes hardline immigration plan as Senate deals fail

    02/15/2018 8:25:44 PM PST · by Innovative · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | Feb. 15, 2018 | Melanie Zanona and Scott Wong
    House GOP leaders are forging ahead with their own hardline immigration bill, as the Senate threw in the towel Thursday on legislation to protect hundreds of thousands of young, undocumented immigrants from deportation. The main author of the House bill, Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), said Thursday that he’s building support for his measure, even as other GOP colleagues said an initial vote tally this week was well below the 218 votes needed to pass the bill. Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) “instructions to me are ‘get this bill done,’ and we’re working hard to accomplish that,” Goodlatte said in an...
  • Trump: The Schumer-Rounds-Collins immigration bill would be a total catastrophe.

    02/15/2018 3:56:24 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    Twitter ^ | February 15, 2018 | Donald J. Trump
    The Schumer-Rounds-Collins immigration bill would be a total catastrophe. @DHSgov says it would be “the end of immigration enforcement in America.” It creates a giant amnesty (including for dangerous criminals), doesn’t build the wall, expands chain migration, keeps the visa... lottery, continues deadly catch-and-release, and bars enforcement even for FUTURE illegal immigrants. Voting for this amendment would be a vote AGAINST law enforcement, and a vote FOR open borders. If Dems are actually serious about DACA, they should support the Grassley bill!
  • Virginia lawmakers ask Congress to take action on Interstate 81

    02/15/2018 7:50:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    CBS 19 News ^ | January 26, 2018 | Caleb Stewart
    HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- A group of 16 Virginia lawmakers has penned a letter to Virginia's Congressional Delegation (comprised of Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner and Representatives Bob Goodlatte, Barbara Comstock, and Morgan Griffith) asking for federal assistance to improve Interstate 81. The interstate has long been a source of frustration for people in the Shenandoah Valley, with the Virginia Department of Transportation reporting at least a 12-percent increase in traffic in just the past five years and a 55-percent increase of delays from crashes, construction, or bad weather. In 2014, Delegate Steve Landes introduced a state budget item...
  • McCain’s amnesty dies in Senate

    02/15/2018 12:40:36 PM PST · by jazusamo · 103 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 15, 2018 | Stephen Dinan, S.A. Miller, David Sherfinski
    The Senate shot down Sen. John McCain’s latest immigration legalization proposal Thursday as lawmakers finally began their long-awaited floor fight over the fate of “Dreamers.” Mr. McCain and Sen. Chris Coons, Delaware Democrat, had proposed an amnesty for perhaps 3 million illegal immigrants in exchange for a study of border security and a promise of action by 2021. But the plan had been rejected by President Trump and garnered only 52 votes in support, which was well shy of the 60 senators had set as the needed threshold for action. Votes were expected in quick succession on a plan to...
  • Senate rejects centrist immigration bill after Trump veto threat

    02/15/2018 1:07:10 PM PST · by Innovative · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | Feb. 15, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate on Thursday rejected immigration legislation crafted by centrists in both parties after President Trump threatened to veto the bill if it made it to his desk. In a 54-45 vote, the Senate failed to advance the legislation from eight Republican, seven Democratic and one Independent senators. It needed 60 votes to overcome a procedural hurdle.
  • Trump issues veto threat over Senate’s latest amnesty

    02/15/2018 9:51:24 AM PST · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 15, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    President Trump issued his first veto threat of the immigration debate on Thursday, with the White House saying the plan being offered by Senate Democratic leaders and a handful of GOP rebels would make border security worse, not better. In a statement from press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House said the plan would prevent agents from going after illegal immigrants unless they arrive after June 30, 2018. Analysts have said that creates an incentive for people to flood the border now, hoping to get into the U.S. before the deadline — and it also protects perhaps 10 million...