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Virginia News Headlines: Friday Morning


Here are a few Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, August 31. Oh yeah, and check out the bizarre video from the Teapublican Lying Liars Freak Show in Tampa. Thank goodness it’s over (although it was entertaining at times); now get out there and work your a**** off through November 6 to reelect President Obama, elect Tim Kaine, and elect as many Democrats to the House as possible!

*Fact checking Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech at the GOP convention (Lie after lie after lie, according to the independent fact checkers…that’s Romney/Ryan!)

*Romney states his case (“He describes Obama’s failures more clearly than his own plan for success.”)

*Dionne: Romney’s Etch a Sketch speech (Note: Here’s a transcript of Romney’s idiotic lie fest if you really want to read it.)

*Robinson: The GOP’s steady diet of whoppers

*Details scant in Romney plan to restore fiscal responsibility

*Legacy of George W. Bush looms over Tampa

*Clint Eastwood goes unscripted with punchy speech at Republican convention (video) (Weird, weird, weird.)

*Cantor reacts to Powell RNC ad blitz

*Amtrak service to link Norfolk, D.C.

*Special election for N.Va. state delegate

*Cantor takes pride in fellow ‘Young Gun’ Ryan (Well, they’re both pathological liars and ambitious politicians, so I can see why they’d admire each other).

*Bolling, Cuccinelli take one election at a time

*Warring Virginia Republicans unite for Romney in Tampa

*http://delray.patch.com/articles/kaine-focuses-on-latino-outreach-in-arlandria (“U.S. Senate candidate takes walking tour of Arlandria, talks economy with Hispanic business leaders”)

*Virginia Rest Areas Sponsored by Geico

*Eagle cam stars need a new home

*Huguely sentenced to 23 years

*One-two punch powers Nationals

  • glennbear

    After his Chrysler commercial was demonized by the right as nothing more than shilling for the stimulus I wonder if he was trying to get back in the good graces of GOP/Corporations. One passage was particularly telling in that he could be speaking of corporate entities owning the country:

    “I would just like to say something, ladies and gentlemen. Something that I think is very important. It is that, you, we — we own this country.


    We — we own it. It is not you owning it, and not politicians owning it. Politicians are employees of ours.”

    I am sure the Koch brothers et al love this ownership concept, During this election cycle they are certainly making payments via attack ads.

  • Teddy Goodson

    Talk about unintended humor—- the spurious “debt clock” featured on stage at the Republican Convention, with the sign below it, saying “We Built It.” Boy, did the Repubs under Bush ever “build” the deficit! This may be the only truth among all the lies to come out of Tampa. (hat tip to Rebecca Williams)