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Monday News: U.S. Government “Under Assault” by Trump; “Madness Invites Mutiny”; “The amateurish autocrat”

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by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, May 15.

  • Video: “‘I am an American’ — George Takei on a lifetime of defying stereotypes”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7LTMk9sq-Y

  • Quizzical

    Re Madness Invites Mutiny, it reminded me of this scene from The Caine Mutiny, where the drunken defense lawyer tells off his clients and witnesses.

    http://youtu.be/Jw6gwGawbXA

    That’s a telling off like the current White House staff deserves. Trump, with all of his faults, is the President, and if he isn’t failing, it is because they are no good.

  • What will Corey Stewart’s big announcement be tonight? He’s bummed he missed out on carrying a torch with the neo-Nazis in Cville? He stands with David Duke and the neo-Nazis in Cville? He’s dropping out? Other?

    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4187/33867390183_3dd153148c_o.jpg

  • From the Susan Platt for LG campaign:

    Sean “Spicey” Spicer Rolling Podium to Trump National to Raise Money for Transvaginal Jill, VA GOP

    Great Falls, Virginia — Today, former Joe Biden Chief of Staff and candidate for lieutenant governor Susan Platt issued the following statement in response to the announcement that White House Press Secretary Sean “Spicey” Spicer will travel to Trump National Golf Club this Thursday to raise money for the Republican Party of Virginia:

    “It’s no surprise that Spicey is rolling his podium to Trump National to raise money for Ed Gillespie, Transvaginal Jill Vogel, and Virginia Republicans. They support the Bully-in-Chief 100 percent. This event has all the comic makings of a Saturday Night Live skit, but in real life. Unfortunately, there’s nothing funny about taking health care away from 24 million Americans, jeopardizing women’s health, and setting a horrible example for our kids through hateful rhetoric and dangerous policies. Donald Trump and Spicey should take their hate and keep it on the other side of the Potomac River.”

  • Video: Corey Stewart teases big announcement, then announces…nothing (but makes us sit through 11 minutes of Tea Party blather first).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBgSCttiQqE

  • Text of Corey Stewart’s brain-dead “Denounce” speech

    I am Corey Stewart, Republican candidate for Governor of Virginia in the Republican Primary election on June 13.

    There have been a lot of politicians denouncing things this weekend. And I would like to denounce a few things myself.

    I denounce fake news, like the Washington Post, who lie to Virginians and use political correctness as a weapon to shame, ridicule and silence Americans.

    I denounce weak establishment Republicans, like Ed Gillespie, who refuse to stand up for life, our constitutional rights, our heritage, and our President.

    I denounce sanctuary cities, like Richmond and Fairfax County, who harbor MS-13 gang members and other illegal aliens who commit crimes against our families and take our jobs.

    I denounce greedy corporate monopolies, like Dominion Virginia Power, who destroy neighborhoods and trample on our property rights.

    I denounce Terry McAuliffe, who sits on his hands while working Virginians of all races, in all parts of Virginia, struggle as thousands of jobs leave our Commonwealth.

    I denounce bigotry and bigots, like Charlottesville City Councilman Wes Bellamy, who foment racial hatred.

    I denounce hypocrites, like Ralph Northam and Tom Perriello, who refuse to acknowledge the long history of racism within the Democratic Party and denounce racist Democrats like Wes Bellamy.

    It’s time to stop apologizing. It’s time to stop running. It’s time to stand up for Virginia.

    I love Virginia. I admire its people. I respect its industry. I marvel at its beauty. And I treasure its history and heritage. And all these things I pledge to protect, using every power available to me as Governor of Virginia. Let’s take back Virginia on June 13. God bless you and your families.

    Let’s take back Virginia!