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24

Feb

However, once a child does exist in your womb, I’m not going to assume a right to kill it just because the child’s host (some refer to them as mothers) doesn’t want it.
Republican Virginia state Senator Steve Martin in a Facebook post defending his anti-choice views. Martin later changed his post to refer to women as “bearer of children” instead of “host.”

05

Nov

It’s the first major race between the forces and faces of the new Republican tea party — a tea party whose social recidivism is only outgunned by its hostility to science and technology and innovation and scholarship.
Vice President Joe Biden, quoted by Politico, campaigning in Virginia for Terry McAuliffe. (via liberalsarecool)

30

Oct

WSJ: Blizzard Creates Inland Headaches

Parts of West Virginia and neighboring states prepared for widespread disruptions from a heavy blast of snow, which could reach three feet in some regions, as precipitation from Hurricane Sandy collided with cold air from the west Monday.

More than a foot of snow had fallen in the higher parts of West Virginia by Monday night, and snowplows were out in anticipation of more, after forecasters expanded blizzard warnings. Fourteen inches of snow had fallen in Bowden, W.Va., while Beckley, a city of about 17,000 residents, was expected to get 22 inches.

Although the greatest accumulation was expected in higher elevations of the Appalachian Mountains, snow also could cover hilly swaths of southwestern Virginia and western Maryland.

"The bull’s-eye of the heavy snow is going to be south of Pennsylvania, in West Virginia and Maryland," said Joe Palko, a Pittsburgh-based National Weather Service hydrologist. He said he had been monitoring snow that started to fall Monday in Tucker County, W.Va., and high-elevation areas.

The weather service issued a rare blizzard warning that included high winds, heavy snow and low-visibility conditions in several counties in West Virginia and Maryland. “I can’t ever remember a hurricane causing a blizzard warning,” said Mr. Palko. “It’s unusual to have a hurricane with such cold air.”

02

Oct

You don’t like government. You should just resign and then I’ll take over… You’re so far removed for 12 years… from reality that I don’t think you know what a small business is — unless it’s a hedge fund
Virginia lawyer and retired Army Col. Wayne Powell in Monday night’s debate against House majority leader Eric Cantor. Powell is running his first political campaign in an attempt to unseat Rep. Cantor in a heavily Republican district.

28

Aug

pantslessprogressive:

[@ZanderVTS]

#legislating the uterus

pantslessprogressive:

[@ZanderVTS]

#legislating the uterus

25

Apr

"I guess I’m not speaking in little enough words for you to understand."

"I’m a smart girl actually. I went to the University of Virginia. I benefited from public education in Virginia. I think words with multiple syllables will be just fine for me."

BOOM.

(Source: front.moveon.org)

23

Dec

Perry disqualified from Va. primary ballot

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry failed to submit enough valid signatures to qualify for the Virginia primary ballot, state GOP officials said Friday evening.

Perry’s campaign told state election officials it had submitted 11,911 signatures, but a Virginia Republican familiar with the situation said that the Texas governor did not submit the required 10,000.

Oops.

09

Sep

apsies:

People in the audience cheer as President Obama speaks on the American Jobs Act at the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia on September 9, 2011.

apsies:

People in the audience cheer as President Obama speaks on the American Jobs Act at the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia on September 9, 2011.

23

Aug

RICHMOND, Va.—Federal officials say two nuclear reactors at the North Anna Power Station in Louisa County, Va., were automatically taken off line by safety systems around the time of the earthquake. The Dominion-operated power plant is being run off of four emergency diesel generators, which are supplying power for critical safety equipment.

04

Aug

currenteye:

Pictured is a police sketch of the person allegedly seen to have been carrying a gun in the Virginia Tech campus.

currenteye:

Pictured is a police sketch of the person allegedly seen to have been carrying a gun in the Virginia Tech campus.