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Friday News: “The GOP Is Rotting”; “Franken Is Leaving and Trump Is Still Here”; Mountain Valley Pipeline Press Conference


by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, December 8. Also, check out the video of yesterday’s press conference following the State Water Control Board’s unacceptable, disgraceful, fix-is-in approval of the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

  • Quizzical

    Speaking of Alabama, the Civilian Marksmanship Program eagerly awaits Congress’s authorization for the Army to give 10,000 surplus .45 caliber pistols to to CMP, whose gunsmiths will recondition and sell them to the public.
    This is all in the name of a 1903 program to turn us into a nation of citizen soldiers. How is that working out?

    To qualify to buy one of the CMP guns, among other things you have to join a local shooting club, or alternatively one of a list of select national programs, like the NRA. So there you have it – buying CMP guns is indirectly a benefit of joining the NRA.

    But once the gun is purchased, as long as it is not abused it will be deadly for another five generations at least.

    Plus the CMP makes so much money selling off surplus military rifles and pistols that they can build state of the art shooting ranges, such as the $20 million Talladega range. Kind of like Disneyland for gun nuts.

  • faux news

    Soon to be former congresslady Comstock is scheduled to be on Faux news Sunday… just wondering if they will ask her what her future career plans are..

  • Will Ewwww Jackson make the VA GOP “Advance” (aka, RETREAT!!!!) tonight? Stay tuned, the drama builds! LOL


  • DPVA Chairwoman Susan Swecker on Delegate Nick Freitas Joining Corey Stewart in Senate Race: This Is The Most Extreme Far-Right Field of Republicans in Virginia History

    Democratic Party of Virginia Chairwoman Susan Swecker today released the following statement on Culpeper Delegate Nick Freitas joining neo-Confederate sympathizer Corey Stewart in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate:

    “If the Republican field were any further to the right, they’d be fifty miles off of Virginia Beach. This extremist duo of candidates in the race supports Donald Trump’s dangerous plans, and neither of them would put Virginia families before their nutty agenda.

    “Nick Freitas has been a vocal champion of the restrictive anti-woman ‘personhood’ amendment, proudly supported harsh anti-LGBTQ legislation, trashed Medicaid expansion, bragged about his NRA endorsement, and praised the passage of the disastrous Senate Republican tax bill. The fact that Freitas is now allegedly the ‘moderate’ establishment alternative shows just how out-of-touch the Republican Party of Virginia is. There is not a dime’s worth of difference between the two of them.

    “Virginians cannot afford to hand this Senate seat over to a rubberstamp for Donald Trump. We need to reelect Tim Kaine, so he can keep fighting to expand health care, grow the economy, and protect us at home and abroad. In 2018, we will do just that.”