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Final Results of Blue Virginia 2017 Gov. Poll #1: Northam 50.7%-Perriello...

UPDATE 6:00 pm Sunday: As promised, I have closed the poll on Sunday evening. The final results are Ralph Northam edging out Tom Perriello...

Video: VA GOP Forum in C-Ville a “Vapid” “Crazy Train”; Corey...

The following statement from American Bridge PAC kind of sums it up about today's Virginia GOP candidates forum in Charlottesville - "crazy train," "vapid," "participation...

New Virginia Poll: Perriello, Northam Tied; Either Would Easily Defeat GOP...

Taking a break from watching our bat****-crazy "president" (or whatever the hell he is) at his bizarro press conference to report the results of...

Wason Center Poll: Most Voters Undecided for 2017 Governor; Support “Bathroom...

From the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University. Note that, as other polls have found, most voters are undecided and have...

Roanoke College Poll: Very Few Know Who 2017 Virginia Candidates Are;...

Pretty much a meaningless 2017 Virginia horse race poll by Roanoke College, for two major reasons. 1. It's a Roanoke College poll, and that outfit...

New Poll: Northam Leads GOP Candidates by 5-7 Points; Virginians Want...

I don't have much time today, given all that's going on, but I wanted to pass along the key results from this new Virginia...

Video: Ed Gillespie and Corey Stewart Both Want VA to Look...

Yep, this is the Republican 2017 Virginia gubernatorial field (not including Rob Wittman, who wasn't at this Chamber of Commerce, and also had nothing...

Thoughts About the 2017 VA GOP Governor’s Race with a Primary...

Will the Republican Party of Virginia's vote (by a narrow 41-40 margin) this past weekend to ditch their 2017 convention in favor of a...

Senate Seat Swap Soft Shoe

The Stolle clan boasts a crew of adequately accomplished attorneys who don't lawyer, a physician who doesn't much doctor, and private sector cheerleaders all nursing at the public teat. They may be planning to pull a hat trick in Virginia Beach that will distinguish that city for its low public service expectations.

It probably won't be at tomorrow morning's Virginia Beach Republican Breakfast that Chris will discuss Julian Walker's Virginian Pilot stories that he was considering a run for state Senate and that his brother the Sheriff, who will soon have his high three for a handsome publicly funded retirement, may want to join him there. Possibly Ken has decided to relocate ala Frank Wagner's now nixed idea to move to a Senate district currently represented by Senator John Miller (D). That could leave littler brother (also a Commonwealth employee, last I saw) a delegate seat somewhere. Maybe he can use Chris's house and run from the district he currently represents and where Chris probably lives most of the time.  

Coming to Virginia’s Waters, Environmental Collapse

On the Gulf's surface, all is well. Nothing to see here, move along. That will be the story for Virginia's Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic too. But beneath, hidden damage accumulates. The Virginia pro-drilling faction has never lived with the industry. For them it is nature's ATM; no deposit required.

"Now that the oil on the surface appears to be dissipating, the notion of a recovery from the spill, repeated by politicians, strikes some here as short-sighted. The gulf had been suffering for decades before the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig on April 20." - New York Times

A story out of Houma, Louisiana in the New York Times sheds light on the long term damage to the seas resulting from human activity. A little not so secret is that the oil industry is dirty. Toxic filth and waste are byproducts of every activity. Drilling and refining on land results in seepage into the groundwater and aquifer, eventually making its way to the seas. Drilling in the ocean allows the damage to be direct and immediate. For Virginia, add this to commercially overfishing menhaden and you have the formula for an economic and ecological catastrophe.