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Wednesday News: Kabul Bombing; “Bullshitter-in-Chief”; Media Struggles (and Largely Fails) to Understand VA Dem Gov. Primary

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by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, May 31.

  • Corey Stewart – delusional AND illiterate. First off, public polls absolutely do NOT show Stewart’s numbers “climbing.” Second, should be “there is still a huge NUMBER of undecided voters.” The word “amount” is used in English for things that are not countable…like “amount of water” or “amount of air” or “amount of bullshit” when it comes to Corey Stewart.

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  • Governor McAuliffe Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Leave the Paris Climate Agreement

    RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement following President Trump’s announcement that the United States will be pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement:

    “The President’s dangerous action today will have a devastating impact on our environment, our economy, and our health. The United States economy is dependent on leadership in the world, yet the President seems inclined to sit back and let other nations pass us by. Climate change is a threat to our way of life. If President Trump refuses to lead the response, Virginia will.

    “Earlier this month I signed an order initiating the process of cutting carbon emissions in our Commonwealth and making Virginia a leader in the clean energy economy. That process will proceed despite this foolish decision by the Trump administration, and I hope states around the country join Virginia in showing Washington the way forward on this critical issue for our nation and our world.”

  • I haven’t been following this, but it seems worth noting…

    Democratic Leaders Endorse Bryan Keele

    Roanoke, Va​.- Three Democratic chairs on Tuesday, in response to recent allegations that Steve McBride offered to pay Bryan Keele $1,500 to drop out, endorsed Keele in his race to become the Democratic nominee in the 8th District.

    “The Democratic process for candidates to file to run for public office is open and allows anybody who gets the appropriate number of valid signatures on candidate petitions to compete in the nomination process. This year, we have two candidates who have filed for the Democratic nomination to run for Delegate to represent the 8th
    District. Sadly, the Roanoke Times’ May 26 article by political writer Carmen Forman, Democrat Seeking 8th District Primary Nod Offers Opponent $1,500 to Exit Race, brought light to an allegation that does not reflect the Democratic Party’s values,” said Susan Cloeter, chair of Roanoke County Democrats. “For this reason, the Chairs of the Democratic committees in the Roanoke and New River Valleys are taking the unusual action of endorsing a candidate prior to a primary.” The Committee Chairs of Roanoke and Montgomery Counties, as well as Salem City are proud to endorse Bryan Keele for the Democratic nomination for Delegate for the 8th House District.

    Keele has been a member of the Roanoke County Democratic Committee for two years and serves as a Magisterial District Chair. He is an accountant and the owner of two small businesses located in Salem, Virginia, Accounting Techniques and Really Good Donuts. He is active in his church and in our community. Bryan was born in Utah, raised in New Mexico, and has lived in the Roanoke Valley for ten years. He is married and the father of four young children. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout and the values he learned as a member of the Boy Scouts of America have served him well in adulthood and will follow him into Virginia’s House of Delegates.

    Susan Cloeter, Chair, Roanoke County Democratic Committee
    Jenni Gallagher, C hair, Montgomery County Democratic Committee:
    Nathan Auldridge, Chair, Salem Democratic Committee: