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Monday News: “‘You Don’t Get To Tell’ The Press What To Do”; “Je Suis Sweden”; Bye Bye Bill “ALEC” Howell


by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, February 20.

  • Quizzical

    Texas wind energy boom
    ‘The wild west of wind’: Republicans push Texas as unlikely green energy leader – the guardian

  • John Candor

    Sweden and Germany is a reference to the literal explosion in often highly violent sexual crimes since mass waves of Islamic migration into those countries. How feminists/liberals reconcile the horrific misogyny of Islam with “we love Islam” is beyond me. Perhaps someone can enlighten me?

  • Video: Reason #million why Bruce Springsteen is amazing


  • Robert Reich:

    At his Saturday rally, Trump implied that immigrants to Sweden had launched a terrorist attack there the night before. When it was pointed out that no such attack occurred, he shot back that he had gotten the information from Fox News, and was talking about a surge in crime in Sweden brought on by immigrants.

    Then, after it was pointed out that Swedish government statistics don’t support his argument that migrants to Sweden have caused a surge in crime — and after Trump was criticized for relying on Fox News instead of the intelligence community — he sent out a tweet this morning blaming other news media for covering up problems related to migration in Sweden. “The FAKE NEWS media is trying to say that large scale immigration in Sweden is working out just beautifully. NOT!”

    Trump not only won’t ever accept responsibility for making a mistake. When caught in bald-faced lies, he changes the subject and blames someone else. The man is seriously unhinged.

  • From the Virginia Senate Dem Caucus:


    RICHMOND – This afternoon, the Republican controlled Senate Local Government Committee reported HB 2000 by Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill) to ban sanctuary city policies throughout the Commonwealth on a party line vote. The bill now heads to the Senate Floor for what promises to be a lengthy floor debate.

    Said Senator Barbara Favola (D-Arlington), “Local law enforcement entities throughout the Commonwealth desperately need the trust of the communities they police. That trust is undermined by implementing policies like these.”

    Said Senator Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond), “What this bill says is if you don’t do everything you are authorized to do under federal law to enforce immigration policy, you are also in violation of state law. So if you have a child at your school whose parent is here on a visa that has expired having applied for a new one that hasn’t come through yet and you don’t report the parent, you have violated federal and state law. That is simply the wrong direction to go.”

    Said Senator Dave Marsden (D-Fairfax), “There is a difference between a state or locality proactively interfering with enforcement of the law and one that does not proactively seek to enforce federal law. To my knowledge there has been no demonstrated need for a bill like this. This is another solution in search of a problem.”

  • Two excellent examples of why Virginia badly needs to keep a Democrat in the Governor’s Mansion.