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Virginia News Headlines: Thursday Morning

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Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, February 27.

*Brewer kills bill allowing refusal to serve gays (A classic example of someone doing the right thing for the wrong reasons – in this case, Brewer’s fear that conventions and other businesses would pull out of Arizona and lose the state almighty $$$$.)

*Texas ban on marriage equality ruled unconstitutional, Rick Perry upset (Hahahaha.)

*Boehner on tax reform: ‘Blah, blah, blah blah’ (What a serious leader Boehner is! LOL)

*Republicans flip-flop on ‘judicial activism’ (“There was a time not too long ago when Republicans decried ‘activist judges.’ Now they’re lamenting that judges are not being activist enough.” Is your head spinning yet?)

*Top Senate Dem: Koch Brothers Are Un-American (I’d say more “evil incarnate” than “un-American.” By the way, have you bought any of the Koch brothers’ products – Georgia Pacific, Quilted Northern, Brawny, Stainmaster, Lycra, Teflon, etc? If so, why?!?)

*Budget battle all about Medicaid (It’s actually all about Republicans’ irrational, bizarre Obama Derangement Syndrome.)

*McAuliffe repeals hybrid car fee, talks Medicaid (Good riddance to the hybrid fee; thanks to everyone, particularly Sen. Ebbin and Del. Surovell, who led the way in getting rid of it!)

*Steve Martin says he’s not Stephen Martin (Although you must admit that Sen. Martin is “funny,” just not in the same way comedian Steve Martin is funny. LOL)

*McAuliffe aide: Cabinet pick cleared of wrongdoing

*Student prayer bill is approved but faces likely veto

*Our view: Well, well, what have we here? (“State legislators have spent much time this winter warning about the dangers of growing entitlement programs. But it seems many of them have a rather healthy sense of entitlement themselves, at the expense of state taxpayers.”)

*House panel puts off “Andrew’s Law” (“A family’s call for justice after the death of their son remained unanswered Wednesday as a House panel put off a proposal aimed at making reckless driving resulting in the death of a first responder a felony.”)

*House, Senate ready for showdown on mental health bills

*Letters pick of the day: Mow less, grow more (Agreed – ditch or cut back sharply on the sterile, wildlife-unfriendly, fertilizer/water-sucking, gasoline-powered lawns and switch to pollinator-friendly wildflowers, native plants, fruit trees, etc.)

*Virginia parties make it harder for voters to participate

*Martinsville Mayor Kim Adkins seeks state Senate seat

*Game show winner arrested in attack on Charlottesville delegate’s wife (Very strange case…mysterious.)

*Wind-blasted sunshine today with painfully colder temperatures tonight