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Saturday News: “JEB” Says “Stuff Happens,” Falls to 4% in Latest Poll. #FAIL


Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, October 3. Also check out President Obama’s weekly address, in which he “emphasized that we need to do everything we can to strengthen economic growth and job creation,” including Republicans in Congress doing its job and passing a serious budget for a change.

*Jeb Bush criticized for saying ‘stuff happens’ while discussing school shootings (What an insensitive, callous jerk.)

*Jeb’s growing list of unfortunate comments (He has the Bush family’s foot-in-mouth disease, even worse than his Village Idiot brother.)

*The U.S. should lead with confidence on climate change (“This is not to say that climate diplomacy – or decarbonizing energy-hungry economies – will be easy. It will take the sort of sustained global effort that only the United States is capable of.”)

*Obama Rebukes Bush on ‘Stuff Happens’ Reaction to Oregon Shootings (Bush is just appalling in so many ways, from his disgusting “anchor babies” comment to his “voodoo economics” to his warmongering foreign policy to his abysmally bad energy policy to this latest comment.)

*The Sheriff Investigating The Oregon Shooting Believes Some Seriously Fringe Things About Guns

*Obama tells media to tally up number of mass shootings vs. terrorist attacks, so we did (24 Americans killed by terrorism in the last decade vs. 280,024 killed by guns!)

*Poll: Jeb Falls to 4% (“The latest Pew poll shows that Jeb Bush has fallen to 4 percent in the Republican field. Donald Trump leads the field with 25 percent; Ben Carson is at 16 percent.”)

*‘Good Guy With A Gun’ Was On UCC Campus At Time Of Massacre

*Governor McAuliffe warns of problems getting lethal injection drugs

*McAuliffe beats drum on gun control and Medicaid after Oregon shooting

*Prieto executed while stay request was at U.S. Supreme Court

*Trump names Virginia state director (Not surprisingly, the guy used to work for extremist nutjob Dave Brat.)

*Republican Ed Gillespie confirms he is running for Virginia governor

*Superstorm could have been ‘our Sandy,’ expert says

*Drawing the lines: Redistricting plans could affect 5th District, Hurt (Hurt is a worthless Congresscritter, a HUGE step down from what that district had previously with Tom Perriello.)

*Atif Qarni: What happened when a Muslim ran for local office in Virginia

*U.S. Forest Service approves permit for Mountain Valley Pipeline surveying (There’s no good reason or excuse for this pipeline; totally wrong direction in terms of energy policy, which should be focused on moving to CLEAN energy – solar, wind, energy efficiency – as rapidly as possible, NOT doubling down on more carbon/methane-spewing fossil fuels.)

*Corps of Engineers says only two power line options meet Peninsula needs (Again, until energy efficiency and distributed power has been maxed out – and Dominion has done essentially nothing on either of those fronts – they shouldn’t be allowed to build new powerw lines, plants, etc. While we’re at it, break up this monopoly and allow the free market to thrive!)

*Hampton Roads: Washed out, fed up, but likely to miss the worst of Hurricane Joaquin

*Jesse Matthew gets 3 life terms for ‘brutal’ Fairfax sex assault (“Man also accused of slaying Hannah Graham and Morgan Harrington.” What a nightmare.)

*Fraim: Mayor of the moment (“Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim’s surprise decision not to seek re-election offers residents a chance to reflect on how far the city has come under his two decades of leadership, and the challenges that remain. The work completed is staggering; despite the progress, the work ahead remains daunting.”)

*D.C. area forecast: Today’s rain focuses early, but staying gloomy and damp through much of the weekend


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