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Virginia News Headlines: Saturday Morning

by: lowkell

Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 07:59:27 AM EST


Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, December 15.

*This time, death came to Sandy Hook, claiming 28, 20 of them children (A horror beyond any words...)
*Newtown becomes Everytown, U.S.A. (Exactly: this nightmare can happen anytime, anywhere. Outrageous.)
*Mass shootings across the U.S. in 2012 (One mass shooting is one too many. We need to stop this madness.)
*Twelve facts about guns and mass shootings in the United States (Fascinating article by Ezra Klein.)
*White House vigil for shooting victims
*Grief beyond imagining in Connecticut ("The terrible events in Newtown must not stop us from talking about gun control.")
*Dionne: The cowardice and fear must end
*Sargent: Will we finally act?
*How many more of us must die? ("We are a nation at war with evil. With fear. With our own culture. If now is not the time to talk about changing course, that time will never come.")
*Gov. McDonnell: State will not operate state-based health exchange (Yet another, major #FAIL by McDonnell.)
*Charniele Herring: Cuccinelli would be a good governor for Santorum, not Virginia (The fact that Ken Cuccinelli and extremist nutjob Rick Santorum are good friends and political allies really says it all.)
*As Webb leaves, criminal justice reform loses advocate (It's infuriating and disappointing that Webb's desperately-needed effort to reform our dysfunctional criminal "justice" system didn't make it out of the Senate, despite support from across the political spectrum. Time to reform the filibuster big time!)

lowkell :: Virginia News Headlines: Saturday Morning

*Hours After Connecticut Kindergarten Shooting, Michigan GOP Calls For Allowing Guns In Schools (Only a Republican could say something like that.)
*Huckabee Says Connecticut School Massacre Occurred Because We 'Removed God From Our Schools' (OK, so now we know that Mike Huckabee's not just viciously nasty and heartless, but also dangerously disturbed. Now here's someone who should never be allowed to own guns!)
*American Exceptionalism: The Shootings Will Go On
*Bloomberg On CT Shooting: Calling For Meaningful Action Is Not Enough (Nor is ONLY saying one's "thoughts and prayers" are with the people of Newtown. Thoughts an prayers are fine, but we need ACTION.)
*Limit placed on Atlantic menhaden catch (A no-brainer, menhaden are the basis of the food chain!)
*For Virginia Tech, a painful reminder ("Student who was shot in '07 urges gun-law changes")
*U.S. Rep. Scott Rigell to GOP colleagues: Tax revenue needed
*Lt. gov. announces opposition to uranium mining
*Bolling's statement opposing uranium mining
*Sen. Watkins "disappointed" by Bolling's uranium mining stance
*"Fuck You CNN": How the Press Got It Wrong on Newtown (CNN gets it wrong all the time, utterly abysmal network, but there were others in the media yesterday who deserve their special corner of hell for sticking their microphones in the faces of little kids who just witnessed the unspeakable.)
*JPMorgan jumps in on bids for port of Hampton Roads privatization
*ESPN Suspends Commentator Over Racial Comments About Quarterback (Please tell me this is an Onion parody.)
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Video: Bill Bolling announces opposition to uranium mining in VA (0.00 / 0)
Poor quality video, but a high quality speech by Bill Bolling, who is sounding to sound a lot more reasonable as a de facto independent than he ever did as a partisan Republican. Let's hope this trend continues into many other areas as well.



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