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Tom Perriello on Rachel Maddow Show

Perriello explains why the last thing we want to do is go back to the same-old, same-old Republican policies. He also talks about the DISCLOSE Act, the economy, and what he's hearing from voters in his district.  Good stuff; go Tom!

Ken Kook-inelli Had a Bad Day

Today was not the greatest for Attorney General Ken Kook-inelli. Two reasons.

First, there's this.

Months after every other Virginia politician who received money from con artist Bobby Thompson did the right thing and donated that money to real veteran's charities, Ken Cuccinelli has finally caved in to mounting pressure to do the right thing

Then, there's this:

A federal judge in Phoenix on Wednesday blocked key provisions of Arizona's controversial immigration law from taking effect as scheduled Thursday, granting in part an injunction requested by the Obama administration.
FYI, Cooch was backing this law.

Hopefully, today marks the start of many, many more bad days to come for the crazy clown we like to call Kook-inelli.

UPDATE (Thursday morning): Cooch reacts to the Arizona ruling -- "I continue to hope that, ultimately, the courts will find Arizona's effort to protect its citizens to be constitutional."

Video: NAACP Demands “Come Home to Jesus” Meeting with Jim Webb

The Executive Director of the Virginia State Conference, King Salim Khalfani, explains why he is angry at the Tea Party movement and at Jim Webb for his op-ed on affirmative action. Among other things, Khalfani says that Webb "lied" on a number of fronts, including the title, the "myth of white privilege." Something tells me, this debate isn't going to end anytime soon.

P.S. For more, see Decision Virginia. Excellent reporting by Ryan Nobles on this one!

Sen. Webb’s National Criminal Justice Commission Act Passes House

Good news.
Julie Stewart, president and founder of Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) commended the U.S. House of Representatives today for its approval of H.R. 5143, the National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010. The vote comes three months after Ms. Stewart joined the bill's sponsors, sentencing reform advocates, and law enforcement officials to announce the bill's introduction.


If enacted, H.R. 5143 will create a bipartisan, blue-ribbon commission to conduct a top-to-bottom review of the entire criminal justice system and offer concrete recommendations for reform within 18 months. The bill was introduced in the House on April 27 by U.S. Reps Bill Delahunt (D-Mass.), Darrel Issa (R-Calif.), Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), Tom Rooney (R-Fla.), and Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D-Va.), Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security.

The bill approved today is the companion to Senator Jim Webb's (Va.) legislation, S. 714, which was introduced in the Senate on March 26, 2009 and approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee on January 21, 2010. The Webb bill, like its House counterpart, has received widespread bipartisan support and has 37 cosponsors in the Senate, including Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs, Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Penn.), Ranking Member, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), and Judiciary Committee member, Sen. Orrin G Hatch (R-Utah).

Clearly, i's time we reform the criminal "justice" system in America. This is a start, albeit a small one, in the U.S. House of Representatives.  Good work by Jim Webb in getting it this far.

UPDATE: Video of Webb speaking about this is after the "flip."

Cooch Admits GOP Ran Up Huge Deficits

It's always fun to watch Ken Kook-inelli expostulate on his view of the world. In this video, Cooch explains how Republicans elected Barack Obama by abandoning their (supposed) "fiscally conservative" principles.  Hmmm...let's see, Reagan ran up a huge budget deficit, Bush ran up a huge budget deficit, Clinton ran up a budget SURPLUS. But Republicans are the "fiscally conservative" party, and we should put them back in control of Congress this November so they can get the budget deficit under control?  Got that, everyone?

Roger Ebert: Sarah Palin and “Coffee Party” Founder Should Debate

Well, this would sure be interesting. Entertaining, anyway!  What do you think? Tea Party favorite Sarah Palin vs. Coffee Party founder Annabel Park in a debate, with or without notes scribbled on their hands? Heh.

UPDATE: Annabel writes on the Coffee Party's Facebook page:

Roger Ebert thinks I should be "in conversation w/ Sarah Palin." Actually, I'd like to debate her. The debate can be a fundraiser for the victims of the Gulf Oil Spill and 99ers (unemployed for over 99 weeks, not covered by the benefit extension). What do you say, Sarah? -- Annabel
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