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Virginia News Headlines: Friday Morning

by: lowkell

Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 06:56:41 AM EST


Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, December 7 (a date that shall live in infamy, according to FDR).

*Debt Ceiling Bluff Called By Harry Reid, Leaving Mitch McConnell To Filibuster Himself (The absurdity of Republicans' misuse of the filibuster takes on comic dimensions, courtesy of one of the slimiest members of that fine body, Mitch McConnell.)
*Good riddance, Mr. DeMint (One of the only things I can ever recall the egregiously bad Jennifer Rubin writing that actually made a relatively coherent, based-in-truth case for something.)
*Kaine says his campaign showed positive ads work (Perhaps they worked in Tim Kaine's race, hard to know, but most campaign folks believe that NEGATIVE ads are what really work. Hard to say, as the record is mixed.)
*McDonnell still wary on state exchange, Medicaid expansion (You can be wary all you want, Bob, but as governor you still have to put your big-boy pants on and deal with it!)
*McDonnell said U.S. uncertainty requires conservative Va. budget
*Kaine Calls For Higher Taxes For Rich, Spending Cuts
*Virginia's Kaine backs changes to filibustering ("Says he'd favor it regardless of party")
*Sen. Warner: 80% Chance U.S. Will Avoid Fiscal Cliff (The only way we will avoid it is if Republicans start to seriously negotiate, something they've been unwilling to do up until now. The clock's ticking...)
*Terry McAuliffe, Democratic hope ("Love him or hate him, Bill and Hill's buddy is the only thing standing between the state and a Tea Party governor")
*McDonnell expresses support for Cuccinelli's 2013 bid
*Kaine: Porta-Potty dream summed up election
*Va. activists remain wary of Cuccinelli administration (Weird headline: people are a lot more than "wary" of this homophobic wacko)
*McAuliffe explains opening plant in Mississippi not Virginia (Not to Ryan Nobles: "Democrat" and "Democratic" should be capitalized; "its" is the possessive form not "it's")
*McAuliffe's car company never finished Virginia incentive application (Interesting story, although also riddled with typos...)
*Wind offers a cleaner future
*White House crasher to campaign for governor in Hampton Roads
*Capitol Day recap: uranium and health care debates loom
*Editorial: Tighten the texting law
*Conflict of interest charges raised over Arlington transit vote (It's amazing, when I raised this about Barbara Favola's multiple conflicts of interest, the reaction I got from the County Board was hostility. Now, Board member Libby Garvey is raising a conflict of interest with fellow Board member Chris Zimmerman. We'll see what the reaction is this time...)
*Va. Sen.-elect Tim Kaine reaches out, across aisle to fellow freshman Ted Cruz of Texas (Hahahaha, almost 24 hours later, they've STILL got this as "Timothy F. Kaine." The Post sucks.)

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Gov. McDonnell's Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day proclamation (0.00 / 0)
WHEREAS, December 7, 2012 marks the 71st anniversary of the attack on the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; and

WHEREAS, early on the morning of December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor was ambushed in a surprise attack by the Japanese Imperial Navy, and 2,403 American military personnel, including 44 Virginians, were killed while 1,178 others were wounded; and

WHEREAS, the attack on Pearl Harbor, a day that has since lived in infamy, is among the most destructive and unwarranted acts of war to take place on American soil, and its anniversary serves as a reminder of the vigilance and preparedness which our nation must always maintain; and

WHEREAS, Virginians and Americans everywhere owe a debt of gratitude to the members of the United States Armed Forces who died at Pearl Harbor, as well as to those who survived and fought with great honor and bravery in the Second World War while defending the people and principles of our nation; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting to observe a day in honor of everyone who served in the United States Armed Forces at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and to reflect upon their sacrifices and on the losses endured by their families and loved ones;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Robert F. McDonnell, do hereby recognize December 7, 2012 as PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCE DAY in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.



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