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Friday News: “What About the Planet?”; Right-Wing Hurricane “Truthers”; Ana Navarro Rips Trump as Racist – in Two Languages


by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, October 7. Also, check out Republican political strategist and political commentator Ana Navarro rip Donald Trump as a racist – in two different languages, no less. LOL

  • Video: Rep. Bobby Scott says Pence was incoherent, answers not truthful


  • Video: Crazy Irresponsible “Journalism” on Hurricane Matthew at Fox “News” (and you thought Drudge was bad???)


  • Video: Trump Refers to Latino Immigrants as “Things,” “Crap”



    Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 156,000 in September, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 5.0 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment gains occurred in professional and business services and in health care.

    Household Survey Data

    The unemployment rate, at 5.0 percent, and the number of unemployed persons, at 7.9 million, changed little in September. Both measures have shown little movement, on net, since August of last year. (See table A-1.)

    Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rate for Hispanics increased to 6.4 percent in September, while the rates for adult men (4.7 percent), adult women (4.4 percent), teenagers (15.8 percent), Whites (4.4 percent), Blacks (8.3 percent), and Asians (3.9 percent) showed little or no change. (See tables A-1, A-2, and A-3.)

    The number of persons unemployed less than 5 weeks increased by 284,000 to 2.6 million in September. The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) was essentially unchanged at 2.0 million and accounted for 24.9 percent of the unemployed. (See table A-12.)

    In September, both the labor force participation rate, at 62.9 percent, and the employment-population
    ratio, at 59.8 percent, changed little. (See table A-1.)

    The number of persons employed part time for economic reasons (sometimes referred to as involuntary
    part-time workers) was little changed in September at 5.9 million. These individuals, who would have
    preferred full-time employment, were working part time because their hours had been cut back or because
    they were unable to find a full-time job. (See table A-8.)

    In September, 1.8 million persons were marginally attached to the labor force, about unchanged from a
    year earlier. (The data are not seasonally adjusted.) These individuals were not in the labor force,
    wanted and were available for work, and had looked for a job sometime in the prior 12 months. They
    were not counted as unemployed because they had not searched for work in the 4 weeks preceding the
    survey. (See table A-16.)

    Among the marginally attached, there were 553,000 discouraged workers in September, little changed from
    a year earlier. (The data are not seasonally adjusted.) Discouraged workers are persons not currently
    looking for work because they believe no jobs are available for them. The remaining 1.3 million persons
    marginally attached to the labor force in September had not searched for work for reasons such as school
    attendance or family responsibilities. (See table A-16.)

    Establishment Survey Data

    Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 156,000 in September. Thus far this year, job growth has
    averaged 178,000 per month, compared with an average of 229,000 per month in 2015. In September,
    employment gains occurred in professional and business services and in health care. (See table B-1.)

    Professional and business services employment rose by 67,000 in September and has risen by 582,000
    over the year. Over the month, job gains occurred in management and technical consulting services
    (+16,000), and employment continued to trend up in administrative and support services (+35,000).

    Health care added 33,000 jobs in September. Ambulatory health care services added 24,000 jobs over
    the month, and employment rose by 7,000 in hospitals. Over the past 12 months, health care has added
    445,000 jobs.

    Employment in food services and drinking places continued to trend up in September (+30,000) and has
    increased by 300,000 over the year.

    Retail trade employment continued to trend up over the month (+22,000). Within the industry, job
    gains occurred in clothing and clothing accessories stores (+14,000) and in gasoline stations (+8,000).
    Over the year, employment in retail trade has risen by 317,000.

    Mining employment was unchanged in September after declining by 220,000 from a peak in September 2014.

    Employment in other major industries, including construction, manufacturing, wholesale trade,
    transportation and warehousing, information, financial activities, and government, changed
    little over the month.

    The average workweek for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased by 0.1 hour to 34.4
    hours in September. In manufacturing, the workweek increased by 0.1 hour to 40.7 hours, while
    overtime was unchanged at 3.3 hours. The average workweek for production and nonsupervisory
    employees on private nonfarm payrolls was unchanged at 33.5 hours. (See tables B-2 and B-7.)

    In September, average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls rose by 6 cents to $25.79. Over the year, average hourly earnings have risen by 2.6 percent. Average hourly earnings of private-sector production and nonsupervisory employees increased by 5 cents to $21.68 in September. (See tables B-3 and B-8.)

    The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for July was revised down from +275,000 to +252,000, and the change for August was revised up from +151,000 to +167,000. With these revisions, employment gains in July and August combined were 7,000 less than previously reported. Over the past 3 months,
    job gains have averaged 192,000 per month.

  • Governor McAuliffe Signs Emergency Order to Allow Virginia to Support States Affected by Hurricane Matthew

    RICHMOND – On Thursday afternoon, Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency for the Commonwealth of Virginia to give state agencies and private entities the authorities and resources they need to support relief efforts in states affected by Hurricane Matthew.

    “While current forecasts indicate that Virginia will be spared of the worst impacts of Hurricane Matthew, I want to emphasize the importance to Virginians of preparing for the possibility of some hurricane-related rains and minor flooding, primarily in coastal areas,” said Governor McAuliffe. “Even if this storm misses Virginia, we have a responsibility to our sister states to facilitate efforts to respond to this disaster and keep families safe. This order will help get crews, equipment and relief supplies into the states most-impacted by Matthew, and we stand ready to provide additional resources as necessary.

    “Finally, I want to thank the members of our Commonwealth’s two urban search and rescue teams, Virginia Task Force One and Virginia Task Force Two, who were dispatched to Florida last night at the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. These men and women are among the world’s most elite emergency response teams, and Dorothy and I will continue to pray for their safety along with all of the families and communities impacted by Hurricane Matthew.”

    The Governor’s Executive Order 60 authorizes the Virginia State Police (VSP), the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to grant temporary overweight, overwidth, registration or license exemptions to all carriers traveling through the Commonwealth to transport essential emergency relief supplies or provide restoration of utilities in areas impacted by the hurricane, regardless of the carriers’ point of origin or destination.

    While Hurricane Matthew’s impact on Virginia is expected to be limited to some rain and localized flooding, current reports indicate severe damage and property loss across the east coast of Florida and the possibility of significant threats to other southern states.

    The text of the Governor’s executive order declaring a state of emergency is below. For more information on the upcoming weather and preparations Virginians can make now, please visit http://www.vaemergency.gov.

  • Video: Eva Longoria responds to “that Mexican thing”


  • Statement from Hillary Clinton on Hurricane Matthew

    As the people of Florida and the Southeast and others prepare for and deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, Hillary Clinton released the following statement:

    “My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in the path of Hurricane Matthew, and my heart is broken for the victims and their families in Haiti, Cuba, the Caribbean, and Florida.

    “This is a serious storm, and it has already caused serious damage. If you get an evacuation order, please follow it immediately. Bring any important documents, medicines, and your pets with you. Listen carefully to instructions from local and national officials. And if you’re not sure what to do, please visit ready.gov for tips on staying safe.

    “To all our local campaign staff, volunteers, and supporters: Please take care of yourselves and your neighbors – nothing is more important than that. To our extraordinary first responders and everyone working to prepare for and respond to the storm: We’re so grateful for your courage and sacrifice, especially in times like these.

    “And to the people of Florida and the Southeast, and everyone in the eye of the storm: Stay safe, and know that America is with you. In times of disaster, we pull together. We’ll have your back every step of the way – today, and in the weeks and months to come.”

  • Bennett Statement Regarding Donald Trump’s Comments

    McLean – Tonight, LuAnn Bennett issued the following statement regarding Donald Trump’s comments:

    “Trump’s actions are vile and disgusting. These latest revelations are shocking, but they are sadly not surprising.

    “Donald Trump has demeaned women since before he ran for public office, and the Republican Party, with a few exceptions, have stood with him and enabled him every step of the way.

    “My opponent is, sadly, no exception. She has stayed silent through Trump’s insulting of immigrant families, military families and women. Donald Trump is sickening. Barbara Comstock says that she’s been watching and her silence is unacceptable from a sitting Congresswoman.”


  • Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam statement on Donald Trump disparaging women:

    “As a husband and a father, I am appalled when women are disparaged, disrespected, or objectified. Once again, Donald Trump has shown us who he really is and that he is unfit to be President of the United States,” said Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam.

  • Video: Shields and Gerson on the 2005 Trump tape, Russian hacking and the upcoming debate


  • As the woman who sent this to me wrote about scumbag Corey Stewart, “Does he know any women!?!”


  • Statement from Eileen Bedell Regarding Donald Trump’s Despicable Comments and Dave Brat’s Deafening Silence

    Richmond, Va. (Oct. 7th, 2016) –

    Today’s shocking revelations about the violent and hateful way Donald Trump talks about women is bad news for Dave Brat, an early and enthusiastic supporter of Donald.

    Dave Brat knew what kind of man Donald Trump was before today’s revelation. Now, we all know because it was caught in horrifying detail on audio and video.
    Brat has been silent since the disgusting news about Trump broke and that is a betrayal in and of itself. While Republicans across the country have condemned Trump’s bragging about sexually assaulting women, Brat has said nothing. Not one thing.
    I doubt Brat will repudiate Trump. Brat has made his support of the New York billionaire a central part of his campaign. Even if Brat does attempt to distance himself from Trump, it will be too little too late.
    Dave Brat is a bad fit for Virginia. Like Trump, Dave Brat’s votes, policies and statements insult our intelligence, demean women and prove he is completely out of step with the people of the 7th District of Virginia.

    My advice to Dave Brat is to go to Trump Tower to console his soul mate as The Donald’s campaign crashes in around him and leave the serious business of governing to serious people.