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Friday News: Our White Supremacist, “Shithole” “President” Strikes Again; “The Dreamer Deal That Wasn’t”; “Terry McAuliffe suggests he’d clock Trump”

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by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, January 12.

  • liwop1

    Poor liberals, they didn’t hear some politically correct B S and guess what. They got their wittle feelings hurt again.
    All you folks accusing Trump, answer one question.
    When was the last time you planned your family vacation to Haiti or any other $hithole country

    • Your talking points are old/stale already; Trump is rapidly backing off, claiming he didn’t make those racist remarks, etc. Of course, he’s probably lying, but still….keep up! LOL

    • BTW, I’ve traveled extensively throughout the world Trump would call “shithole,” and those were some of the best experiences of my life – absolutely amazing, but of course Trump has no clue about this (or anything else).

  • True Blue

    From the excitement of 44 to excrement of 45; explain that to children if you can. The bus chatter ought to be interesting this morning. . . What will we hear about the so-called president’s exam today?

  • Southern Liberal

    OMG, every single day it’s worse and worse. I just don’t know how much more we can take.

  • Quizzical

    Russia-linked hackers are trying to infiltrate the Senate, cyber firm says – POLITICO – http://www.politico.com

    http://politi.co/2AUGhIC

    How are we going to put a stop to this?

  • 2018 VA GOP U.S. Senate candidate EW Jackson of course leaps to Trump’s defense…because that’s how he rolls. Note, by the way, that Jackson and his fellow far-right extremists very much focused on President Obama’s “style” and far less on the “substance” of Obama’s policies. With Trump, suddenly “style” doesn’t matter…nor does “substance,” apparently, to the EW’s of the world.

    http://bluevirginia.us/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/ewjacksontrump.jpg
    http://bluevirginia.us/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/ewjacksontrump2.jpg

  • Video: “CNN Don Lemon Panel DESTROYS John Fredericks For Defending President Trump SHITHOLE Countries Slur”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXzPB69r9II

  • 2018 VA GOP U.S. Senate candidate Corey Stewart doesn’t mention MLK, claims it’s “unhinged” to want to ditch “Lee-Jackson Day”

    http://bluevirginia.us/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/coreystewartleejackson.jpg

  • Rational Lefty

    My local ABC news affiliate is owned by that Sinclair Broadcasting. During that Behind The Headlines segment that the station runs at lunchtime, that Mark Hyman guy that comes on and gives his conservative propaganda announced that he is stepping down from all on-air duties due to a brain tumor. I don’t like what he has said during those segments but I don’t wish him ill either.

  • Quizzical

    America’s most pressing threat? Climate change
    https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-01-11/america-s-no-1-enemy-climate-change
    By James Stavridis

  • Voting Rights Supporters to March in Fredericksburg

    Following the outcome of recent, high-profile elections in Fredericksburg and Newport News, a non-partisan Fredericksburg group is organizing a march to bring attention to needed change in Virginia’s election system.

    “We’re voters who are concerned about the integrity of the Virginia voting system, and we want these problems fixed now,” says Mitzi Brown, one of the event’s organizers.

    Brown says that the problem is clear: “State and local electoral boards have one job, and that is to ensure the integrity of Virginia’s voting system. Our election officials failed to protect the rights of voters in at least two recent elections in Virginia. They compromised the integrity of the voting system when they knew there were problems, and did nothing to fix them.”

    The elections in Fredericksburg and Newport News gained national attention, at least in part, because of the circumstances that shone a light on the failure to address critical flaws that affected the outcome of the elections.

    “There was disregard for the will of the people; we are asking that state and local electoral boards examine, audit and fix their voting systems, and have meaningful improvements in place before mid-term 2018 elections. What happened in the 28th and 88th House Districts should never happen again.”

    March Information
    The march is Sunday, Jan. 14, at 1:30 p.m., at Hurkamp Park, at the corner of William and Prince Edward Streets, in Fredericksburg. The public is invited. Several people are scheduled to speak at the event, including House District 28 candidate Joshua Cole, House District 94 candidate Shelly Simonds, House District 31 Delegate Elizabeth Guzman, Kenny Boddye and DD Lecky.

    Following the speakers, the group will march to join the Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday celebration at James Monroe High School. “Dr. King’s message is still needed today,” says Brown. “We want to join in the celebration of his birthday; Virginia’s voting system is a reminder that there is still work to be done to honor his legacy and to protect our right to fair and honest elections.”

    Trolleys will run between Hurkamp Park and the high school until 4:45 p.m.

    For more information, go to the group’s Facebook page, @VirginiaVotes2018

  • KAINE, WARNER, MCEACHIN, CONNOLLY, BEYER, SCOTT ASK TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO LISTEN TO LOCAL VOICES AGAINST OFFSHORE DRILLING

    Legislators: You said “’Local voice matters.’ We couldn’t agree more.”

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine and U.S. Representatives Donald McEachin, Gerry Connolly, Don Beyer, and Bobby Scott sent a letter to the Trump Administration requesting that Virginia be exempted from its offshore drilling proposal, citing local concerns over the risks to tourism, the watermen’s industry, and the country’s Naval operations.

    The Virginia legislators cited Secretary Zinke’s announcement that drilling off the Florida coast was taken “off the table” after listening to “local and state” voices, and asked that the Trump Administration take similar concerns from Virginians just as seriously. Virginia’s coastal leaders -from the Democratic mayor of Norfolk to the Republican mayor of Virginia Beach and the current Governor and Governor-elect of Virginia – have all voiced opposition to drilling off of the Virginia coast.

    “As Members of Congress from Virginia, we request you remove the Virginia offshore area from your proposed 2019-2024 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program. We note your willingness to listen to local voices in Florida with grave concerns over the risks of offshore drilling there. We ask that you likewise consider local opposition in Virginia’s coastal communities as well as opposition from its Governor, Senators, and House members to a new five-year plan at this point,” the group said.

    The full text of the letter appears below.

    Dear Secretary Zinke:

    As Members of Congress from Virginia, we request you remove the Virginia offshore area from your proposed 2019-2024 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program. We note your willingness to listen to local voices in Florida with grave concerns over the risks of offshore drilling there. We ask that you likewise consider local opposition in Virginia’s coastal communities as well as opposition from its Governor, Senators, and House members to a new five-year plan at this point.

    The statement from your office announcing the removal of the Florida offshore stated, “Local voice matters.” We couldn’t agree more.

    While many states have long histories of energy production, states like Florida and Virginia have robust economies based on other sectors like tourism, aquaculture, outdoor recreation, deepwater port commerce, and especially Department of Defense infrastructure. Florida is home to some 20 DOD installations, while Virginia’s coastal area alone has more than a dozen across every service branch, including Naval Station Norfolk, the world’s largest naval installation. While it is within DOD’s mandate to work with Interior, any look at a map displays vast offshore areas in which drilling could conflict with military activities. In a time of relatively stable prices and booming oil and gas production elsewhere, the risks outweigh the benefits.

    Opposition to offshore drilling is an opinion broadly shared by communities on the Virginia coast, including by the Democratic mayor of Norfolk and the Republican mayor of Virginia Beach. In fact, the city council of Virginia Beach (Virginia’s most populous city) actively voted to shift its prior support for offshore drilling from supportive to neutral, then from neutral to opposed.

    We hope you will take opposition from Virginia coastal communities as seriously as you took the concerns from Florida residents and elected officials.

    Thank you for your consideration.

    Sincerely,

  • Rational Lefty

    Now there’s news about one of Trump’s lawyers arranged a $130,000 cash payment just before the election to a porn star in exchange for her silence about an alleged sexual encounter.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-stephanie-clifford-payment_us_5a591ad1e4b0fcbc3a100202

  • Rational Lefty

    Now there’s news about one of Trump’s lawyers arranged a $130,000 cash payment just before the election to a former adult film actress in exchange for her silence about an alleged sexual encounter.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-stephanie-clifford-payment_us_5a591ad1e4b0fcbc3a100202