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Thursday News: “Warnings From Antarctica”; “Gollum” Read Trump’s Tweets; “Scions and Scoundrels”; Neo-Confederate for Senate?


by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, July 13. Also check out Andy Serkis reading Donald Trump’s tweets, in character as Gollum.

  • Bobathonic
    • Jim B

      Can’t claim to know that much about various laws, but it seems politicians can almost do anything they want.

      • Bobathonic

        This conviction was overturned thanks to McDoofus’ successful appeal.

  • Video: Two Candidates for Governor, Two Different Records


  • Self-proclaimed great economist Dave Brat apparently skipped his humanities classes…


  • From AG Mark Herring’s campaign:

    Virginia Professional Fire Fighters Endorse Attorney General Mark Herring for Reelection

    RICHMOND — The Virginia Professional Fire Fighters (VPFF) announce their endorsement of Mark Herring for reelection as Virginia’s Attorney General. With over 7000 members in 65 locals across the Commonwealth, VPFF’s firefighters and emergency medical service professionals are backing Attorney General Herring because of his focus on keeping Virginians and their families safe, and building safer and stronger communities throughout the Commonwealth.

    “Throughout his career in public service, Attorney General Herring has always had the backs of Virginia’s firefighters and public safety professionals,” said Robert L. Bragg, President of Virginia Professional Fire Fighters. “Attorney General Herring has built strong partnerships with the men and women on the front lines who work hard every single day to protect Virginians and keep our communities safe. Attorney General Herring has shown leadership in tackling Virginia’s toughest public safety challenges, and we look forward to continuing to work together with him during his next term.”

    “Keeping Virginians and their families safe has been my top priority as Attorney General,” said Attorney General Mark Herring. “One of the best parts of my job is getting to work with our incredible first responders who put their lives on the line to protect our communities. As Attorney General, I will continue to ensure that our firefighters, our paramedics, and all of our public safety professionals have the tools and resources they need to do their jobs to the best of their ability.”

    Attorney General Herring has also earned the endorsement of 43 sheriffs, including 11 who endorsed his Republican opponent in 2013.

  • dirich

    Re: Call for additional DEQ public hearings on pipeline falls flat, here is my response to the Roanoke Times:
    I find it interesting that only now during an election year are Yost and Habeeb trying to act like heroes by asking the DEQ to hold more hearings. Please don’t try to get publicity now when, if you really cared about saving the landowners and the rest of us, you would have been fighting the pipeline for the last three years like those of us in the Preserve groups. In a face-to-face meeting with one of these men when we could have used him to really help us, he stated to me that it was an issue way down his list of priorities, and besides, he said that his constituents were pro-pipeline anyway. That indicates how little he understands his constituents, and it shows how little he has cared about doing the right thing instead of a politically expedient action. Now, he wants credit he doesn’t deserve. I’m tired of the hypocrisy. I want real fighters and real representatives in the HOD.

  • Quizzical

    Big oil just woke up? Fraid not. Look at the White House, the DOE, State, and Congress.


    Trouble is, they can’t kill the electric car this time so easily, because of China.