Jason Kenney liveblogging the RPV Convention reports in 15 minutes ago: Jim Gilmore has won the nomination for Senate for the Republican Party of Virginia. Update: In a bit of an upset, Jeff Frederick has also defeated John Hager for Chairman of the RPV.
Month: May, 2008
The Virginia State GOP Convention is being held today in Richmond. While my schedule didn’t permit attendance, I’m awaiting updates from those whose schedule did. Virginia Virtucon is hoping to provide live coverage via their contributor Jason Kenney. Jason’s best bet is via Twitter, he says, considering that the WiFi access in the convention hall [...]
When the story started breaking about yet another religious “leader” spewing forth bile at the Trinity United Church (Obama’s church) in Chicago it barely registered with me. Obama’s knee-jerk defense of Rev. Wright’s fantasies delivered as “sermons” that morphed into a “I barely knew the man” excuse pretty much sealed for me that Obama’s either [...]
Ed Morrissey from Hot Air: Hillary Clinton has accused the media of being in the tank for Barack Obama, but according to a new study by Pew Research, she received a fairly positive reception during the primaries, at least through Texas and Ohio. Both campaigns received much better treatment than John McCain got as he [...]
Looks like those summer jobs are still coming available and our fellow Virginians are taking employers up on them. Virginia’s unemployment rate for April was 3.9%, well below the national average of 4.8%. NoVA’s rate, by the way, is 2.6% for the same period making ours one of the lowest unemployment rates for metro areas.
The aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk has the dual distinction of being both the oldest active ship in the US Navy and the last conventionally-powered aircraft carrier in the inventory. She set sail from her home port of Yokosuka, Japan today, headed for her eventual decommissioning. The Kitty Hawk, the last conventionally powered aircraft carrier [...]
The story is titled, “No. Va. county sees signs of change amid crackdown“, which is a benign enough headline. What it hides is reporting designed not to inform the public but slanted to pulling at heartstrings. Business at Pedro Vargas’ store, Club Video Mexico, has slid so steeply that only eight people walked through the [...]
This Memorial Day I’m stopping to call to mind the men and women in uniform who have gone before us, securing the blessings of liberty for myself and my family. I encourage you to do the same. And, after you’ve paid a moment of two of silence to honor their memory, do what will really [...]
Over 3 weeks in California, ICE raids have seen the arrests of over 900 people. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says agents have arrested more than 900 people in California on immigration violations during a three-week sting targeting people who ignored deportation orders. The agency said Friday that 495 of the 905 people arrested were [...]
The title of this post is a verbatim quote from Manatee County (FL) School Board Attorney John Bowen when asked for a comment on the school district’s permission granted to their teachers to summarily search the cell phone memories of any student they think is “up to no good.” This attorney feels that the US [...]