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Virginia News Headlines: Wednesday Morning

by: lowkell

Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 06:40:17 AM EST


Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, November 14. The big Virginia story yesterday, of course, was the shakeup at DPVA. It's fascinating to me that the "mainstream media" has completely missed it.

*Obama to open talks with $1.6 trillion plan to raise taxes on firms, the rich
*Washington vs. Climate Science (For this insanity, John Boehner should go live for a while in a Staten Island home wrecked by Superstorm Sandy...)
*The Confederacy of Takers ("Some of Obama's opponents want to secede from the union. We should let them.")
*GOP's gerrymandered advantages ("...any way you count it, the Democrats came out ahead - in everything but the number of House seats they won.")
*Focus in widening scandal shifts to 'flirtatious' e-mails
*Injustice made worse each day innocent man is left in prison (This is outrageous, the man should be pardoned by Gov. McDonnell RIGHT NOW, as in IMMEDIATELY!)
*Editorial: Justice too long delayed ("Now that accuser has recanted, Montgomery should be released ASAP")
*A wrongly imprisoned man in Virginia ("... the release was blocked over the weekend by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II's office, which said the state's Court of Appeals must first declare him innocent. That could take weeks, even months." WTF?!?)
*Analysis: Is Cuccinelli still the GOP fave heading into 2013? (He certainly shouldn't be after you read the previous story!)
*George Allen: 'I have no intention of running for office again' (Good, but what other damage will this truly horrible human being do? Back to shilling for the dirty energy industry and against the clean energy industry, for instance?)
*Quinnipiac University Poll on Virginia 2013 (It's totally absurd that any Virginian has a "favorable" view of climate science-denying, theocratic extremist Ken Kookinelli. Just the climate science denial alone should disqualify him from public office. Period.)
*Virginia Tries to Circumvent Obama on Drilling (Pathetic.)

lowkell :: Virginia News Headlines: Wednesday Morning

*Jackson LG announcement expected next week (This dude's certifiable, utterly bonkers, but certainly fits right into the Republican field for LG next year! LOL)
*Virginia revenues spike in October
*McDonnell opens $1.7b Beltway Express lanes
*McDonnell laments Allen withdrawal from elective politics (Seriously? OK, I used to think that Bob McDonnell was a right-wingnut but maybe had some brains. Now, the latter possibility has been definitively ruled out.)
*MWAA to vote on Dulles toll increases
*Schapiro: Post-election, McDonnell struggles for relevance (Like, how about being relevant by pardoning an innocent man immediately?!?)
*New study shows a bigger bounce from NBA arena in Va. Beach
*Johnson wins NL Manager of the Year (Another well-deserved honor for the Nationals!)
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