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Whipple Clips Dozen: Tuesday Morning

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Thanks to Tom Whipple for the Tuesday “Clips.”

1. MCDONNELL GETS UNEXPECTED BACKING

4. N.VA. LAWMAKERS FAULT MCDONNELL’S TRANSPORTATION PLAN

9. SENATE PANEL PRESERVES LOOPHOLE FOR LENDERS

10. PAYDAY LENDING RESTRICTIONS DIE IN SENATE

12. BILL WOULD ALLOW MCDONNELL TO APPOINT MEMBER TO METRO BOARD

13. VIRGINIA LIKELY TO BAN SPICE, THE MARIJUANA-LIKE DRUG

17. RAISE TAXES ON CIGARETTES? NOT IN VIRGINIA, SAYS HOUSE PANEL

23. ALLEN STEPS INTO RING TO VIE FOR WEBB SEAT

26. SPEAKER HOWELL OFFERS POSITIVE LOOK AT GEORGE ALLEN RUN FOR U.S. SENATE….

29. GEORGE ALLEN’S CAMPAIGN TEAM

30. VIRGINIA AIMS AT REPEAT OFFENDERS

35. ACT II FOR MR. ALLEN

UPDATE: Oh, and what would we do without Jon Stewart to report the things the “mainstream media” can’t spend the time/make the effort to do. Like demonstrating – factually yet hilariously – how the Faux “News” Network is obsessed with Nazis, Fascism, “Brown Shirts,” the Gestapo, and other such understated historical allusions (can we say “psychological projection?”).

  • Eileen Levandoski

    Beach council’s vote on energy

    http://hamptonroads.com/2011/0

  • Peter 2010

    The story about Bob McDonnell’s “unexpected support” for his latest transportation borrowing proposals from selected Dems in the State Senate, together with the conflicting statements from Brian Moran and the shoulder shrugging from Chap Petersen all expose a central FAIL: Virginia Democrats have no comprehensive strategic alternative for what our transportation policy ought to be. Why not? Where are our “leaders”?

  • Tom

    I actually thought Chap was beginning to shape up as a possible future leader. But if  shrug is the best he can do for an alternative to long-term borrowing, I’d say he’s no more a leader than Brian, just more ethical I believe but no leader.

    Not even my personal choice for the title “leader”, Sen. McEachin, has anything to offer on a transportation funding alternative so far as I’ve read or heard.

    It looks like we will just have to wait until we can elect Terry McAuliffe governor before we have a real Dem. leader in Virginia again. BTW, Terry is scheduled to attend the PWC Dem. Committee meeting this Thurs. eve. when we elect a new county committee chair. One of the first questions I’ll ask Terry is if he will be at the upcoming Auto show with some info. on his new electric car, and if he is close to closing a deal to manufacture the car or some of its components in Va.

    It does look like the only way to rebuild the Va. state Democratic Party is to start at the local level, so I’m focusing all my time and energy on that approach this year, then on the U.S. Senatorial race and the Presidential race in 2012, as well as the DPVA chairmanship (that’s when Brian’s term ends). And all this is in preparation for the 2013 gubernatorial race, as well as all General Assembly seats.

    Lots to think about and prepare/train for, but the best way to start the process is at the local level right now.

                               T.C.