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6:16 am on Friday, May 17, 2013
I noted the article said, "Cuccinelli will be formally nominated this weekend and is expected to deliver an acceptance speech Saturday." I think it is obvious to everyone that this is a done deal and Cuccinelli will be the nominee. Too bad they opted to change their rules (against the wishes the Governor and Lt. Governor) and not have an open primary so that all the Republicans in Virginia could vote for their nominee of choice.
12:18 am on Wednesday, May 15, 2013
PATCH EDITORS – Where are you?
Here are some selected comments that people have said to each other on this thread:
>What a total JOKE your comment is Jar Head!
>Yeah, let me bow down to tyrannical shitheads just to maintain a corrupt government. Fuck you people are brainwashed.
>Spoken like a good Nazi.
>To George L....too bad there is not a law against being stupid.....
>Sad, education is wasted on an empty mind.
>Enough with your tiny.cc crap
>Laws do not make you safer from the loonies, oldtowner and li li li.
>Glena you're a joke. You too Locally Involved, are a complete joke!
>Locally involved reminds me of the cicadas. A shrill never-ending line of minutia.
>If you did, you'd get how stupid your comment is. Derp.
>You just like the smell of your own BS,
>The martial arts wannabe who fancy himself a bad a*** - with no education or apparent job is now providing commentary!
>You have a hormone imbalance as in you cannot control your emotions. I suspect you are LGBT.
>LI is such a vile person
>Old towner hasn't anything else of substance to say and has opted to put both his head as well as his ass in the sand, HA!
>Chill. You need meds.
>You're the one that quit and everyone knows only losers quit.
2:18 pm on Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Wow, Don. Let's remember this moment. I actually agree with you about Mr. Kokesh. :-)
9:00 am on Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Getting back to the issue of whether or not loaded guns should be allowed in a July 4th march from Virginia into DC……
Public safety considerations often trump things like 1st and 2nd amendment rights. We can’t yell “FIRE!” in a crowded movie theatre and we may not be able to carry all weapons in all situations, if public safety is a concern.
The Heller and Miller cases affirmed that people have right to possess a firearm in traditionally lawful situations (e.g. in your home). But it also said that the 2nd amendment rights are not unlimited and would not preclude traditional prohibitions on firearm possession when come to “sensitive” places (e.g. in schools or government buildings). It also supported prohibitions on carrying weapons that are considered to be particularly dangerous.
So the 1st and 2nd amendments are not without limitations, especially when it comes to public safety. How it will all pan out with this July 4th march is anyone’s guess.
4:21 pm on Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Feel free to skip the sexist rhetoric and name-calling and stick with the arguments at hand.
So you say “global warming started after the ice age?” Well, even though we weren’t measuring global temperature back in the Pleistocene period, I guess you could say that you are technically right since will still have sheets of ice on the northern and southern ends of the earth.
But your comment shows that you probably deny the drastic changes in the global temperature that have occurred over the last 100 years or so.
You can word-smith Cuccinelli’s comments, but all his actions and words have shown that he either does not believe in climate change, or he is not convinced it is man-made, or he thinks that trying to do anything about it is too much “big government interference.”
I simply differ with him (and you, evidently) and believe it is an important issue for our future.
9:28 am on Tuesday, May 7, 2013
You can go to any legitimate scientific source and read about the global warming trends – e.g. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the EPA, NASA, National Geographic, etc.
NASA scientists say, “2012 was the ninth warmest of any year since 1880, continuing a long-term trend of rising global temperatures. With the exception of 1998, the nine warmest years in the 132-year record all have occurred since 2000, with 2010 and 2005 ranking as the hottest years on record.”
National Geographic says: “The rate of warming is increasing. The 20th century's last two decades were the hottest in 400 years and possibly the warmest for several millennia, according to a number of climate studies. And the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports that 11 of the past 12 years are among the dozen warmest since 1850.”
You can read reports and see graphs on global warming in this NOAA link:
9:27 am on Tuesday, May 7, 2013
I can see you want to talk about global warming since you mentioned it a couple of times, so I will go ahead and bite.
There is definitely global warming, whether you want to believe the science or not. You pick out a few years and say it has not warmed in the last few years. Well, average/mean temperatures go up and down every year, but the clear trend is up, up, up. And it has been that way since the industrial revolution. Saying it has not warmed recently reminds me of people who look out there window on a snowy day and say, “If we have global warming, why us it snowing?”
As a matter of a fact, there is another famous Cuccinelli quote during the “snowmageddon” we had a few years ago in which he said he was looking "out the window at 30+ inches of global snowing." Cuccinelli is clearly a climate change denier. Things certainly won’t get better in the long term by denying the science and doing things like charging higher fees for hybrid vehicles and giving tax breaks to companies that produce a lot of carbon emissions.
7:40 pm on Monday, May 6, 2013
> "Taking care of the poor is ideally the province first of families, churches, and charities, not the government."
> “Let’s dispense with the outrageous notion that Planned Parenthood is reducing teenage pregnancy on some mythical altruistic basis. Planned Parenthood reduces teen pregnancy by providing abortions, which both makes Planned Parenthood a lot of money and ends a pregnancy.”
> “I will not support collective bargaining for public employees or for private employees in Virginia.”
> “The globe hasn’t warmed.”
> “We want to show them [women] the respect and love they need at a very difficult time, all while keeping in mind the ultimate goal which is to make abortion disappear is America.”
7:39 pm on Monday, May 6, 2013
Yep, it’s going to be an interesting gubernatorial election all right.
Here are a few nice quotes from Cuccinelli:
> “We’re gonna have our 7th child on Monday, if he’s not born before. And, for the very concerns you state, we’re actually considering — as I’m sure many of you here didn’t get a Social Security number when you were born, they do it now — we’re considering not doing that. And a lot of people are considering that now, because it is being used to track you.”
> When asked about the birth certificate issue of Barak Obama: “It will get tested in my view when someone -- when he signs a law, and someone is convicted of violating it and one of their defenses will be it's not a law because someone qualified to be President didn't sign it.”
> "It is my advice that the law and public policy of the Commonwealth of Virginia prohibit a college or university from including ‘sexual orientation,’ ‘gender identity,’ ‘gender expression,’ or like classification, as a protected class within its nondiscrimination policy, absent specific authorization from the General Assembly.”
8:32 am on Monday, May 6, 2013
Well, I guess that all depends on individual perspective, eh? :-) All the more reason why a primary would be favorable -- so that all the people can choose.
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