Wednesday News: Hey Donald Trump, Saying “he started it” is an “argument...

Wednesday News: Hey Donald Trump, Saying “he started it” is an “argument a five-year-old makes”


by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, March 30. Also check out Anderson Cooper correctly telling Donald Trump that his constant “he started it” line is the “argument a five-year-old makes.” Yeah, Trump is pretty much a psycho five-year-old.


  • lowkell

    From the Virginia 10th CD Dems:

    Bennett Named Presumptive Democratic Nominee

    The Tenth Congressional District Democratic Committee (10th CDDC) announced today that LuAnn Bennett is now its presumptive nominee. Patsy Brown, Chair of the 10th CDDC, announced that Bennett was the only candidate to meet the Committee’s filing requirements, which included a deadline of March 28. The 10th CDDC will officially nominate Bennett at a later date.

    Bennett will oppose first-term Congresswoman Barbara Comstock this November.

    “Barbara Comstock is a tea party-endorsed conservative with a long track record of right-wing votes that shows she is out of step with the people of the 10th CD,” Brown noted. “LuAnn Bennett has already proven herself a strong candidate and advocate for Democratic values, and we look forward to working closely with her to defeat Comstock and turn the 10th CD blue.”

  • lowkell

    NY Times “First Draft” shows the corporate media has learned nothing, continues with its bull**** “both sides” false equivalency. In this case, comparing the thuggish Corey Lewandoski, charged with assaulting a female reporter, with the Clinton campaign having a rope line. Bizarre.

    Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front-runner, spoke carefully about the issue involving Mr. Lewandowski, although she said candidates were responsible for their campaigns. Mrs. Clinton speaks from experience in this respect — she and her campaign took heat for days last summer when aides used a rope to keep reporters away from the candidate.

  • lowkell

    From Progress VA:

    Governor McAuliffe Vetoes License to Discriminate

    Progress Virginia today applauded Governor McAuliffe’s veto of SB41 (Carrico), which would have provided a wide-ranging license to discriminate against gay, lesbian, and transgender Virginians. The proposal amounted to government-funded discrimination, allowing religiously affiliated groups and nonprofit organizations to use public dollars to refuse services to LGBT Virginians.

    “Thank you Governor McAuliffe for standing with Virginians around the Commonwealth and rejecting this outrageous proposal to provide a blatant license to discriminate against gay, lesbian, and transgender Virginians,” said Progress Virginia executive director Anna Scholl. “Today’s action starkly illustrates how important it is to have a staunch advocate for equality in the Governor’s mansion. Just next door in North Carolina, we’ve just seen the very real impacts of politicians’ determination to discriminate against our friends and neighbors. Virginians will continue to fight against efforts to advance discrimination in the commonwealth.”

    While the veto of SB41 today is a victory for Virginians, LGBT citizens around the commonwealth are still in need of equal protections. In Virginia you can be married on Sunday and fired on Monday. The House of Delegates again in 2016 rejected commonsense legislation to extend workplace protections to gay, lesbian, and transgender state employees while also defeating proposals to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation in housing.

  • lowkell

    LCV Action Fund Endorses Candidates from Two Virginia Districts for Election to U.S. Congress

    WASHINGTON, DC—The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, announced its endorsement of two candidates from Virginia who are running for election to the U.S. House of Representatives: State Senator A. Donald McEachin (VA-4) and LuAnn Bennett (VA-10).

    “With State Senator Donald McEachin and LuAnn Bennett in Congress, we would gain two exciting new allies for clean energy and action on climate change,” said LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski. “Both Donald McEachin and LuAnn Bennett have shown a compelling commitment to protecting our environment and all of Virginia’s communities, and if elected to Congress, this dedication will surely benefit our entire country.”

    “State Senator Donald McEachin and LuAnn Bennett are candidates who, for many years, have put immense effort into enhancing and protecting the natural resources Virginia’s communities rely on—these are two voices that would serve Virginia well in the U.S. Congress,” said Virginia League of Conservation Voters Executive Director Michael Town. “State Senator Donald McEachin has been a clean energy leader in the state legislature, and LuAnn Bennett has led sustainability efforts in the private sector. We know Virginia’s clean air, clean water and cherished natural landscapes will be in good hands with State Senator Donald McEachin and LuAnn Bennett.”

    “Protecting our environment is good and important policy and a moral imperative,” said McEachin. “Our children and grandchildren deserve to inherit a clean, healthy, sustainable Earth. As a state senator, I have worked to address and mitigate climate change while also striving to reduce and eliminate pollution and preserve open space. I am deeply honored and humbled by LCV Action Fund’s endorsement and support. Together, we’ll keep fighting for lower carbon emissions, a cleaner Chesapeake Bay, and countless other priorities.

    “I want voters in Virginia’s 10th district to know that when it comes to the environment and conservation issues, I am on their side,” said Bennett. “I will take the same innovation approach that I have in business, and continue to show that we don’t have to choose between protecting our environment, investing in clean energy and our economy. The current leadership in the House of Representatives has all but ignored the issue of climate change and many of the pressing environmental issues of our day, and I promise to go to Washington to stand up for our environment and grow the clean energy economy.”

    McEachin’s record in the Virginia legislature routinely earns him 100% annual scores on the Virginia League of Conservation Voters’ Conservation Scorecard, which has named him a Legislative Hero in six of the last seven years. The State Senate Democratic Caucus Chair, he co-founded the bipartisan Virginia Environment and Renewable Energy Caucus, which focuses on advancing green policies in the state legislature. He also sought to enroll Virginia in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and to create a mandatory statewide renewable energy standard (RES). As a Master of Divinity, McEachin’s stewardship for the Earth is informed by his religious faith, and he is committed to fighting for communities that suffer disproportionately from environmental injustices.

    Bennett has strong experience working on sustainability in both the private and public sectors. In 2006, under Bennett’s leadership, her real estate firm decided to emphasize sustainable construction. Furthermore, Bennett served on Virginia’s Climate Change Commission as an appointee of then-Governor Tim Kaine, and she currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Institute for Sustainable Communities, founded by former Vermont Governor Madeleine Kunin.

    McEachin and Bennett are featured on LCV Action Fund’s GiveGreen website, the only bundling website devoted exclusively to raising money for environmental champions for federal office.

  • lowkell

    Video: Trump says there “has to be some form of punishment [for the woman] to stop abortions. This guy is seriously demented.