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Saturday News: Lyin’ Paul Ryan? Seriously? More Like “Memories of Con Jobs Past”


by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, October 10. Also see President Obama’s weekly address, making the case for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

The Planned Parenthood Hearings Aren’t About Those Videos (“They are group therapy sessions for pro-lifers.”)
Krugman: Memories of Con Jobs Past (“As the Paul Ryan clamor gets louder, a public service reminder: he’s a con man…. his reputation as a serious thinker is based on deception, both about what he has actually proposed and how it has or hasn’t been vetted.” The concept that Lyin’ Ryan is a “serious thinker” is simply an indication of how braindead the Inside-the-Beltway media is.)
Conservatives cool to Ryan as Speaker (Hahahaha, even freakin’ Paul Ryan – an archconservative who would decimate the government – isn’t far right wing enough for the extremists in the Republican Party. My god…)
The Real Reason for the Chaos in the House (“It’s not just rebellious GOP lawmakers. It’s what empowers those lawmakers to buck the party leadership.”)
Nearly 90 Percent Of Americans Think Political Candidates Should Understand Science (None of those 90% should vote Rpeublican, then, because if these people DID understand science, they’d be pushing urgent action on the #1 threat to humanity and the planet – climate chance.)
Ben Carson defends linking gun control to the Holocaust (Stupidest, craziest brain surgeon in human history? It’s quite possible.)
Democratic Senator Tim Kaine: Obama Administration’s Strategy In Syria “A Joke” (“We haven’t come up with a real strategy about what to do in respect to Syria.” Not sure that’s true, actually; what are the good options exactly?)
Hard-Liners in House Aim to Weaken Power of the Speaker (Republicans need to purge and/or ostracize these extremists. They are a meance to our nation.)
McAuliffe as U.S. commerce secretary? (Weird that this is a story now; I’ve heard this scenario discussed for a couple years.)
You’re Walkin’ on the Writin’ Side of Me: James Webb’s Combative Books (“The sad irony is that the more Webb fails to gain political traction in the increasingly absurd presidential news cycle, the more relevant his novels will become.” Yeah, I’d stick to his writing.)
Va. Senate races to watch on election day
Hillary Clinton to rally supporters with McAuliffe in Northern Virginia (“The rally coincides with McAuliffe’s efforts to flip control of the state Senate to Democrats.”)
McAuliffe will propose limits on ‘abusive’ car-title loans (“The Virginia governor will push legislation to rein in lenders that critics call predatory.”)
O’Malley campaign cuts ties with Va. chairman after arrest on child porn charges (“The campaign of the Democratic presidential hopeful says it is ‘horrified’ by the allegations against Richmond-area businessman Michael C. Teegarden.”)
California group appeals Virginia tribe’s federal recognition (“A California group that favors gambling limits is challenging an Interior Department decision to grant federal recognition to a Virginia Indian tribe.”)
Trump to stump in Richmond next week
Former pastor to the Obamas, Jeremiah Wright, to speak at Suffolk church
Is Suffolk still the peanut capital of the world?
Loudoun Board candidates in brusque debate on schools, police and economy
D.C. area forecast: Weekend starts sunny and cool, then gradually warmer through Columbus Day


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