Since everyone is asking, lets see what the fox really says. Meanwhile, no gekkering over this:
Since everyone is asking, lets see what the fox really says. Meanwhile, no gekkering over this:
As of 9 a.m., Dominion Virginia Power and the Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative reported about 90,000 power outages in Northern Virginia.
Most of the Dominion outages were in Fairfax County with 38,265 and Prince William County with 10,798.
Most of NOVEC’s 24,884 outages were in Prince William County with 21,986.
NOVEC spokesman Mike Curtis said a major Dominion Virginia Power transmission line failed, causing most of the outages.
“The Dominion line delivers power to eight NOVEC substations in Prince William and Stafford counties. Dominion Virginia Power is aware of the outage and is working to restore the transmission line to service, but is currently unable to provide an estimated restoration time,” Curtis said in a news release.
In addition to the failed line, there are dozens of outages due to icing on trees and power lines.
While Susan Allen called for moderation on social issues, others — including outspoken minister E.W. Jackson, who lost the race for lieutenant governor last month — urged fellow conservatives to defend the state’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage and stand strong opposing abortion. Others affirmed the party’s decision to select its candidate for the U.S. Senate next year at a convention rather than in a primary — a decision likely to result in a more-conservative nominee who might struggle to defeat incumbent Mark R. Warner (D) in increasingly moderate Virginia.
Susan Allen had more advice for the GOP:
From Ted Cruz site on Facebook::
Nelson Mandela will live in history as an inspiration for defenders of liberty around the globe. He stood firm for decades on the principle that until all South Africans enjoyed equal liberties he would not leave prison himself, declaring in his autobiography, ‘Freedom is indivisible; the chains on any one of my people were the chains on all of them, the chains on all of my people were the chains on me.’ Because of his epic fight against injustice, an entire nation is now free.
We mourn his loss and offer our condolences to his family and the people of South Africa.
That sounds perfectly appropriate and something along the lines that any U.S. Senator ought to be saying about an international, respected leader such as Nelson Mandela. Apparently a whole lot of people took issue with Senator Cruz’s statement on the passing of Mandela.
And thus it began…
Imagine, going along, minding your own business, like my parents were doing, (They were still a couple) and the radio comes on with the shocking news of the attack on Pearl Harbor. What a life-altering day for most Americans. Most had no idea, even as they heard the news, just how much the upcoming war would alter their lives.
I am always saddened on this day, but remarkably glad that Americans haven’t pushed it to the backs of their minds–that date which shall live in infamy.
Many of those who would go to war after that day are no longer with us. Most are in their late 80′s or 90′s. If you know people from that time, find out as much as you can from them.
Key reforms called for in a 2012 report critical of Virginia’s mental health system finally will be implemented in 2014, officials said in a report drafted after a high-profile case in which the son of a state senator was denied care before stabbing his father and killing himself.
The report was written and rollout dates set after Austin “Gus” Deeds stabbed his father, state Sen. Creigh Deeds, then fatally shot himself, said Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services spokeswoman Meghan McGuire.
One key change makes state psychiatric hospital directors responsible for finding a bed when local community services boards cannot.
Starting in January, if a community services board can’t find a psychiatric bed, the state hospital in that region must take the patient or arrange placement at another facility, according to a document The News Leader obtained Thursday.
The report updated the agency’s progress on a collection of recommendations from a 2012 inspector general’s report on failed temporary detention orders.
Soooooo….is there only one side in this debate? Are all food stamp recipients poor because of their own bad decision-making? Of course not.
Is Bill O’Reilly right that private charities do a better job of feeding the hungry? What does “better job” mean? Do we mean more efficient, less waste, less fraud or do we just mean there is less hunger–PERIOD? How do you measure that?
Richmond Times Dispatch:
Sales record: Virginia gun sales set a new high for
Black Friday as the number of firearms sold statewide continues to soar
and is just days away from setting an annual record.
Gun transactions in Virginia totaled 3,902 on Black Friday, a 1.2
percent increase over the previous record of 3,856 transactions on the
same day in 2012, according to the latest Virginia State Police figures
of mandatory criminal-background checks of gun buyers.
What is causing this rush to buy a gun? Is there something happening I don’t know about?
Everyone needs to help break Virginia’s record. Go out and buy a gun. Make sure you get a trigger lock while you are at it., especially if you have children in the home.
NEW YORK — MSNBC host Martin Bashir resigned from the network Wednesday, nearly three weeks after making graphic remarks on his show about former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
“I deeply regret” the comments, Bashir said in a statement. “It is my sincere hope that all of my colleagues, at this special network, will be allowed to focus on the issues that matter without the distraction of myself or my ill-judged comments.”
The uproar began last month when Bashir suggested that someone should defecate in Palin’s mouth because of a remark the former vice presidential candidate made comparing the United States’ indebtedness to China with slavery.
As a member of the club, the Christian club, that is, I have never felt that I was being victimized or that I was at war. I grew up in a small city that was about as Christian as it gets. The Levys were the only non-Christians I ever knew. Even the Unitarians had wreaths on their church that was about 2 blocks from my house. People move around more nowadays and small southern cities just aren’t as isolated as they used to be.
Del. Scott Lingamfelter, R-Prince William, wants voters to be able to register by political party.
He has proposed a bill that would add party affiliation to the information people are asked to provide when registering. People could say they are independents, as well.
The state party chairman of each political party would have to notify the State Board of Elections of the party rules governing who may participate in the party’s primaries.The bill is similar to ones introduced in 2012 by Del. James LeMunyon and Del. Timothy D Hugo, both Fairfax County Republicans. Their efforts died in the Privileges and Elections Committee, without a vote ever being taken.
Thumbs down. Why does this seem like the Republicans love the plan? Have you every heard a Democrat like this proposal? How about Independents? Something must be broken if the Republicans want to fix it.
Many folks, including myself, had strong reservations regarding the Rural Preservation “Study”. I was concerned the underlying premise behind the study was nefarious, intended to dismantle the Rural Crescent. The results are in, and, by an overwhelming number of respondents, residents in Prince William County support the preservation of the Rural Crescent. Click here to read the results for yourself.
It is clear to me, residents not only appreciate the geographic diversity in the County, they want to actively preserve it!
The weak link in the study, from all that I read, was the somewhat nebulous support for sewer in the Rural Crescent. Why is that the weak link? Because for 15 years, no matter who sat on the BOCS, no matter who was in the pocket of the Developers, approving high density development within the Rural Crescent was precluded by lack of available public sewer.
Ice is known by a wide range of identities in nature, from tiny snowflakes to Chicago-sized icebergs and canyon-covering glaciers. Still, a neatly shaped circle of frozen, rotating river water is strange to see, even in a wintry place like North Dakota.The video above shows such a circle spinning serenely atop the Sheyenne River, where retired engineer George Loegering was out hunting with relatives on Nov. 23. “At first I thought, ‘No way!’ It was surreal,” Loegering tells the Associated Press, which published the video this week. “You looked at it and you thought, ‘How did it do that?’”
From USNEWS.com this time last year, Rep. Paul Broun declared:
“ … that evolution and the Big Bang Theory were “lies straight from the pit of hell,” but Broun doesn’t believe that will negatively affect his chances of retaining a seat on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee in the next session of Congress.“Congressman Broun intends to return to the Science Committee providing his waiver to serve on three committees is extended,” spokeswoman Meredith Griffanti told U.S. News on Monday. “We expect to know by the end of the week.”
In a rousing Sept. 27  speech at Liberty Baptist Church in Hartwell, Ga., Broun dismissed several widely held scientific beliefs.
Now wasn’t that silly? You should see some of the other ones.
What time is everyone eating the big bird? Will you travel or stay home? Who is cooking and who is being cooked for?
The Howlers are going out to eat. Moon does not cook any more. More importantly, Moon got tired of cleaning up.
The down side of eating out is no leftovers. I am fixing that. I will cook leftovers on Friday. Perhaps reheat is a better choice of words.
Tell us your plans. Are you having anything special? What’s on your menu?