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AG Mark Herring Urges Video Streaming Industry to Protect Young Viewers...

From AG Mark Herring's office: AG HERRING URGES VIDEO STREAMING INDUSTRY TO PROTECT YOUNG VIEWERS FROM TOBACCO  ~ Coalition of 43 attorneys general provide policy guidelines...

Video: HELP Committee Passes Sen. Tim Kaine’s Bill to Raise the...

Good work by Sen. Tim Kaine: VIDEO: HELP COMMITTEE PASSES KAINE’S BILL TO RAISE THE TOBACCO AGE AS PART OF HEALTH CARE PACKAGE Watch Kaine’s remarks here. WASHINGTON, D.C....

Video: Sen. Tim Kaine Introduces “Tobacco-Free Youth Act,” Would Raise Nationwide...

See below for video and a press release on introduction of the "Tobacco-Free Youth Act" by Sen. Tim Kaine. Good stuff. VIDEO: KAINE, MCCONNELL UNVEIL...

Petition to End Child Labor on Tobacco Farms in Virginia

Nice work by Virginia Del. Alfonso Lopez on this issue. As the Washington Post article describes, it's a truly unfortunate situation.  Please sign the petition if...

Teiro, Protect Your Family Against Ken’s Whimsy

 photo BobMcDonnell.jpg While it is patently obvious that both Bob McDonnell and Ken Cuccinelli can be had rather cheaply, there are other matters that concern your family more than the people of the Commonwealth. Ken is a horrible judge of character. He's an even worse investor. We're talking your children's futures here.

I am afraid you may not comprehend that for a time Ken's entire investment portfolio consisted of a single position in a rather murky business venture that was certainly high risk. That's not the kind of investment philosophy a more business savvy person with seven children would employ. It is certainly not the kind of philosophy a Governor should operationalize, say with investments made by the Virginia Retirement System (VRS). It's probably not a coincidence that at almost the same time Bob's pals were risking the future of the VRS investing in high risk derivatives (we should demand a report on specific outcomes from those investments. It is quite possible they did very well; but we usually hear about such things). Ken may just have wanted to have some of that action too. But you really want someone in charge of the family treasure who knows something about business and investments.

You see, with Star Scientific, Ken was disqualified on two fronts when he let emotion rule his decision to invest. First, Ken has a history of misjudging people. Maybe you remember Bobby Thompson who gave your husband a lot of money stolen from veterans. Ken bought the whole scheme, hook, line, and sinker. This also speaks to his ability to critically think, something a lawyer should be able to demonstrate; worrisome. But that's not the second issue. No, the second is Ken's casual approach to science. When investing in a company with the word "scientific" in its name, it might pay to actually be able to discern how science works. We already know that Ken would rather deny something he does not want to believe rather than analyze the evidence. Of course, he's burned his bridges with a significant portion of the scientific community, so the people from whom he is likely get advice are probably only those who are "like-minded." Not being a good judge of character, maybe he shouldn't be allowed to choose an investment advisor either. He might reach out to his pal Bob Purkey, who, self-proclaimed investment genius that he is, let that whole VRS derivatives position blow right by him.