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Virginia News Headlines: Friday Morning

by: lowkell

Fri Mar 16, 2012 at 06:38:53 AM EDT


Here are a few Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, March 16.

*Gov. Bob McDonnell's poor plan to unclog Virginia's roads (Gov. McGimmick strikes again!)
*McDonnell urged to veto voting bills
*Fundraising trends emerge in U.S. Senate race
*Virginia Democrats already trying to unite for 2013 elections
*Cuccinelli fears Romney nomination would neutralize health law as issue (Cuckoo's actually right about this one; "Romneycare" was actually MORE expansive than the Affordable Care Act, and also was the model for the ACA.)
*'Lady business' activism floods Va. Republicans' Facebook pages
*All AG revealed was overheated political climate
*General Assembly: Detention bill faces uncertain future
*Tech awaits verdict in Department of Education appeal
*Sen. Webb says he's "not attempting to kill" the buildup on Guam
*Localities await particulars of GA's retirement-system law
*Legislators' new approach in tolls fight: Get the contract canceled
*Break bad deal on Midtown Tunnel
See No Evil At George Mason University
*At 87 degrees, Norfolk temperature record falls and Richmond hits 86 degrees, sets record and a million other daily, monthly, and seasonal temperature records around the globe (Nothing to do with global warming, though, oh no can't possibly be...heh.)
*Fairfax County executive grilled over higher taxes and fees at Mason District town hall
*Fairfax County Board of Supervisors appears headed toward minimal changes on public pensions

P.S. Also check out Right-to-Work Laws, Explained and No, Obamacare's Cost Didn't Just Double. Sigh. (another corporate media #FAIL and another right-wing Big Lie).

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The headline above, "Lady business activism floods Va. Republicans' Facebook pages," notes that Daily Kos...actually Lowkell...saved comments on those pages. Go, Lowell!!

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to the news outlet and/or individual breaking the story. Still, small victories with the Kaplan Post. Now, if they could only figure out what the word "nonplussed" meant. Seriously, this paper's become a total rag, no better than the Moonie Times or Examiner in many ways. Sad.

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The Post has been racing to the bottom ever since the niece of the former publisher took over. She knows absolutely nothing about journalism, salvaging a business in a technologically changing world, etc.

After all, she is the one who came up with that abortive idea of holding a "salon" where advertisers could meet reporters and editors and make their case for slanted reporting.



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