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Tuesday News: “A Grotesque Spectacle in Jerusalem” and Tragedy in Gaza, in Large Part Thanks to “Gigantic Dumpster Fire” Donald Trump; “Virginia Senate will return May 22 to act on budget”

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by Lowell

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

  • The corrupt d-bags at Dominion strike again

    *”While other utilities launch full-scale grid battery projects, Dominion calls for gigawatts’ worth of new gas peakers.”

    *“There’s really no excuse for any utility today to ignore storage as an investment option”

    *”That vision of an increasingly flexible, renewably powered grid sounds like a natural fit with energy storage, but Dominion’s document sidelines that resource from any meaningful role in the planning process.”

    *”Meanwhile, the utility’s analysis calls for at least eight new combustion turbine plants totaling 3,664 megawatts by 2033, no matter which carbon regulation scenario comes into effect. Most of the scenarios include even more combustion turbines.”

    *”Dominion’s theory — that storage is worth monitoring but not yet ready for full consideration — conflicts with the outlooks of other utilities that have already put storage to good use.”

  • Video: E.W. Jackson Asks Christians To “Rise Up,” “Vote Your Biblical Values,” And Help Him Deliver “A Victory For The People Of God” On June 12

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

  • From ProgressVA:

    State Senate Leaves Town (AGAIN) Without Doing Actual Work
    Tommy Norment Wasting Virginians Time And Money

    Richmond, VA–Two months after adjourning Sine Die without a budget or approval for Medicaid Expansion and 4 weeks after the House of Delegates acted in special session to pass both, the state Senate returned to Richmond for two days this week to do…nothing. In a floor session and two days of Senate Finance Committee meetings, Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment and his cadre of obstructionists failed to vote on a single amendment or the state budget. The only thing they appear to have accomplished is collecting two days of per diem for the basic task of showing up.

    “The state Senate had one job when they turned up to work this week: pass a budget to expand healthcare to 400,000 Virginians,” said Progress Virginia executive director Anna Scholl. “Instead Tommy Norment wasted everyone’s time with yet another sideshow while Virginians in the coverage gap continue to face tough decisions about which bills to leave unpaid so they can afford basic healthcare. Our message to Tommy Norment and his obstructionist colleagues is simple: get your rear ends back to Richmond and keep them there until you DO. YOUR. JOBS.”

  • Video: Great job by Fairfax Dems’ Chair Dan Lagana pushing back against anti-immigrant lies, bigotry

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOD_iaDe6Ts