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Saturday News: “Ridiculous” Trump Disgraces America, Angers Allies; Paul Ryan as Nasty Drunk Frat Boy; Podesta Endorses for VA Gov.


by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, March 18.

  • Jim Butler

    Maybe Nixon wasn’t a crook, but he must have thought there was a democrat behind every tree and wasn’t taking any chances. However, he wasn’t out to destroy our government like the present occupant of the WH.

  • True Blue

    There was a very, very “so-called generous” pronouncement made about the current president not taking a salary:

    “Since 2001, the president has earned a $400,000 annual salary, along with a $50,000 annual expense account, a $100,000 nontaxable travel account, and $19,000 for entertainment. The most recent raise in salary was approved by Congress and President Bill Clinton in 1999 and went into effect in 2001.” google sources

    In just two months, the “so-called generous” guy and even some of his family have taken 5 vacations at the rate of $3.6 million per trip, or $18 million. President Obama was criticized by the same guy about his annual vacation cost of $12 million. The current president is out to bankrupt the U.S. on many fronts, from self-serving actions, lack of diplomacy, devastating policies, and cuts in enforcement agencies to the most egregious of all, his moral deficiencies.

    When will this nightmare end?

  • From Del. Jimmie Massie’s Facebook page:

    My Dear Friends,

    Representing my 72nd District constituents in the Virginia House of Delegates, for the past decade, has been the greatest honor of my professional life! I have always been immensely humbled by the trust and confidence my constituents have bestowed upon me to represent them in the oldest continually meeting legislature in the United States. Interacting with, helping, representing my constituents and all the persons I have met over the past 10 years from all walks of life has been the best part of the job.

    After a tremendous amount of prayer, numerous consultations and deep thought I have decided not to seek re-election this year. This was a very tough decision!
    I want to thank my constituents for their trust in me, my family for their sacrificial support of me, all the great Virginians I have met on the political and public policy trails, all the volunteers who have helped me, my wonderful colleagues in the House of Delegates (Republicans, Democrats and Independents) and the hardworking staff at the General Assembly.

    May God bless you all!

  • Ed Gillespie, whose party refused to even hold a hearing or a vote on Merrick Garland for SCOTUS, now demands “Virginia’s US Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine should vote to confirm Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court and oppose any effort to filibuster a nominee previously unanimously confirmed by the Senate.’ FU Ed.

  • One heck of a tweetstorm!

    Wow, check out these tweets!


    Ross Mittiga‏ @RossForDelegate 47m47 minutes ago
    Went to the @CvilleDems fundraiser tonight. What a wild ride! A few notes from inside. [1/11]

    Ross Mittiga‏ @RossForDelegate 48m48 minutes ago
    Some very brave young women stormed the stage after @tomperiello’s speech, with a banner that read [2/11]

    “Climate Leaders Don’t Push Pipelines” (I think). SHAMEFULLY, the audience, on the moderator’s lead, booed them off the stage. [3/11]

    This was the more shameful given the cheers for @tomperriello’s speech, moments before, when he called us the party of resistance! [4/11]

    As I’ve said before: we cannot be the “party of science” and fail to address this most crucial of issues (i.e., climate change). [5/11]

    Our inability to talk about it really exposes the extent to which @DomVAPower owns our party’s leadership. [6/11]

    Just after this, spoke to @RalphNortham. Truly awful! Asked him, face to face, if he opposed @DomVAPower’s two fracked-gas pipelines. [7/11]

    His answer: “In my view, that’s not the kind of thing governors should decide.”[8/11]

    I then asked: Will you at least say no to taking @DomVAPower’s money? He looked me cold in the face and (very sternly) replied “NO”. [9/11]

    In my view, Democrats would be foolish to trust @RalphNortham to lead on climate change–or really anything of substance [10/11]