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Virginia News Headlines: Friday Morning

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Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, September 27. Also, check out Krystal Ball explaining that Obamacare is actually based on free market Republican ideas, and that “conservatives” are now opposing their own plan basically.

*Climate Panel Says Upper Limit on Emissions Is Nearing (Anyone who “denies” this or refuses to take IMMEDIATE and STRONG action to deal with it should be automatically disqualified from public office, or from being taken seriously on any subject for that matter.)

*IPCC climate report: humans ‘dominant cause’ of warming (Just to emphasize the first headline, in case you missed it.)

*Republican hard-liners block strategy to avoid shutdown (To review: We held elections, Congress passed a law, it was deemed to be constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court, Republicans didn’t like it, but instead of accepting it as they should in our system of government, they went completely insane and are now threatening to shut down our government and destroy our country’s economy. Remind me: why on earth would anyone vote for these nihilistic, anti-democratic freaks?)

*Corker takes on Cruz as GOP feuding moves to the Senate floor (Republican civil war breaking out, pitting the TOTAL crazies vs. the semi-sane ones.)

*A government shutdown could be ‘potentially devastating’ to area (And the people responsible will be Tea Party Republicans, just like Ken Cuccinelli, E.W. Jackson and Mark Obenshain. Don’t forget that.)

*Shutdown could damage Cuccinelli campaign (As well it should; again, he has the exact same mindset as the nuts in the House who are threatening to shut down the government over their hated “Obamacare.” Bunch of wackos.)

*GOP’s compromised reputation (“Republicans are forgetting the Constitution is based on finding common ground.”)

*Chamber of commerce in Fairfax backs McAuliffe (If you care about business in Virginia, you should absolutely under no circumstances vote for the crazies – Cooch, Jackson, Obenshain – but for the ones who will govern like Mark Warner and Tim Kaine – McAuliffe, Northam and Herring. No brainer.)

*Top 5 Ways Cuccinelli Could Have “Done More to Protect Women” (“Protecting women? Not so much. Here are the top five ways Cuccinelli could have done far more to “protect” women in Virginia.”)

*How Cuccinelli should have talked from the start (Right-winger Jennifer Rubin says isn’t happy with Cuccinelli’s campaign, wants him to pretend to be more “centrist,” but the problem is he is a right-wing extremist to the core, kinda hard to fake being anything other than what he really is.)

*Cuccinelli moves to the center, rewrites past (“That’s a sharp departure from Mr. Cuccinelli’s passionate stance on the issue as a state lawmaker and as attorney general. At various times, he has led the charges to deny citizenship to the ­American-born children of illegal immigrants; to authorize lawsuits against employers who would hire illegal immigrants; to prevent undocumented students, even if they grew up in Virginia, from qualifying for in-state tuition at public colleges and universities; and even to block legal immigrant workers from collecting unemployment benefits if they are fired for not speaking English on the job.”)

*Decision 2013 Meet the Candidate: Mark Herring

*Woman accused Jackson of threats in 2006 (Not surprising, this guy is a TOTAL scumbag – als onote that he was sued multiple times for unpaid taxes, has been involved in multiple bankruptices leaving creditors on the hook, had several campaign finance disclosure violations, etc, etc.)

*Fairfax Co. business group backs McAuliffe, Dems for statewide office

*Allen West to headline fundraiser for LG candidate Jackson

*Shameful debate over Beach mosque (“What should have been a respectful, civil discussion about land use, traffic load and compatibility with the surrounding area devolved into a diatribe against a group that has worshiped peacefully in the city for more than five years.” And yes, it’s Republicans again – surprised?)

*Hampton mosque rejects Virginia Beach councilman’s Muslim Brotherhood claims

*Obenshain, Northam campaign in Roanoke (Just remember, Obenshain says that Ken Cuccinelli is his model Attorney General. Any other questions?)

*Some clouds and a breeze won’t spoil our comfortable weather

  • From the McAuliffe for Governor campaign:

    Today Senator Ted Cruz continued his threats to shutdown the government in order to drive his extreme ideological agenda to defund the healthcare law. As the number one recipient of federal dollars and home to one of the largest military bases on the East Coast, Virginia would hurt significantly by a government shutdown. Even after Governor McDonnell voiced his opposition to extreme Tea Party threats of a government shutdown, Ken Cuccinelli still refuses to condemn his Tea Party allies and plans to campaign with Cruz next week.  

    “While Ted Cruz is doubling down on his efforts to hold the federal budget hostage in order to drive an extreme Tea Party agenda, Ken Cuccinelli still refuses to condemn Cruz for jeopardizing the health of Virginia’s economy and military community,” said McAuliffe spokesperson Josh Schwerin. “A government shutdown would stifle Virginia’s economic growth and undermine our military’s ability to keep our nation safe. Virginians deserve real answers as to why Ken Cuccinelli would rather satisfy an extreme Tea Party ideology than do what’s best for our Commonwealth.”