Is anyone else horrified with this rhetoric? Family values is a dog whistle for something, I am just not sure what. I can’t even figure out these people’s hidden agenda. I think they think about sex or not-sex entirely too often.
Politicians who align themselves with these kinds of people will find themselves jobless in the public arena. Cuccinelli needs to stay with his oyster farming. He will get no where in politics if he associates with people like this.
Good grief, and to think people have been worried about Bill Ayers. Domestic terrorists or incestuous child molesters. What a choice.
Our own poet laureate of Moonhowlings, Captain George Harris, has once again agreed to shared his thoughts with us for this Memorial Day.
MEMORIAL DAY 2015
This year marks the 147th anniversary of the first Memorial Day, known to many as Decoration Day and it is just six weeks past the 150th anniversary of the assassination of the president who led this nation through this great war to knit our nation back together again. This day was originally set aside to decorate the graves of those valiant men who gave their lives in the greatest and most divisive war our nation has ever experienced-our Civil War or as it was known in the Confederate states, the War of Northern Aggression. We have fought many wars since but none as divisive or as malevolent as this war.
The Duggars seriously need to disappear off the center stage and go do whatever it is they do away from the public eye. How do you forgive child molestation? I am all for second chances. The fact that this young man isn’t in prison is his second chance. He shouldn’t be held up as an uber-Christian.
The American public has been deceived.
I have never watched the show. I have heard about it and these people. There is something seriously wrong with these people and they do not represent any Christianity I want to be associated with.
Isn’t this just a damn shame! Regardless of what thoughts are in a person’s head, haven’t most of us been raised to have good manners? Calling someone, anyone, the N word, is just bad manners. Calling the President of the United States anything other than (to date) “Mr. President” or “Sir” is just ill-mannered and a tremendous breach of protocol.
Maybe the First Amendment just isn’t all it is cracked up to be. Can we at least take away people’s Twitter account for just being low class?
It’s almost time for iris to bloom. I think they are my favorite flower of all. They are tall, regal, and majestic.
This iris used to be in my garden, before it got “changed.” I made the unfortunate discovery that if you plant different iris too close together, their colors will blend. This pink lady was beautiful the first year. The second year she was yellow. I know this because I took pictures.
Beware if you plant premium iris. Spread them out real well.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) on Wednesday granted an absolute pardon to a convicted sex offender, ending a decades-long campaign by an imprisoned man whose claims of innocence were eventually joined by prosecutors and police.
Final proof that Michael Kenneth McAlister, 58, was wrongly convicted came when another man — a serial rapist who bore an uncanny resemblance to McAlister — recently confessed to the 1986 attempted rape and kidnapping in Richmond, the governor said.
The unconditional pardon wipes away a prosecution that has haunted officials familiar with the investigation for decades, and came days before McAlister faced what his attorneys called the “Kafka-esque prospect” of being locked away for years more under a Virginia law that allows the civil commitment of sexual predators after they complete their criminal sentences.
“A number of individuals in the law enforcement community . . . have concluded that this crime was committed by another individual, and that Mr. McAlister should be freed to return to his family and his community,” McAuliffe said in a written statement. “I have reached the same conclusion, and I have acted in accordance with the law.” Read more…
RICHMOND — Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring (D) sided Monday with abortion rights advocates seeking to free clinics from strict, hospital-style building standards, issuing a legal opinion that whipped up those on both sides of the polarizing issue.
Herring’s action reverses an opinion from his Republican predecessor, Ken Cuccinelli II, and put an issue that has long divided lawmakers back on the front burner.
The advisory opinion has no immediate effect on clinics currently operating, but it could influence the state Board of Health when members consider an overhaul of rules. On June 4, the board will review rules that require the commonwealth’s 18 existing abortion clinics to widen hallways, add parking spaces and make other costly building renovations.
Abortion rights groups say those changes are a blatant attempt to close clinics and reduce access to abortion in Virginia, while abortion opponents say the rules are needed to ensure safety for women and access for emergency personnel.
TRAP laws are meant for one thing–to restrict access to abortion. Any concern about women’s safety and health is bogus and disingenuous. People need to educate themselves about what is really involved with some of these TRAP laws.
Unless all outpatient medical facilities have to undergo the same renovations, TRAP laws directly target reproductive care only. Reproductive health care is extremely safe, especially when compared to some other types of outpatient care. Perhaps if vasectomy centers had the same regulations, people would understand how incredibly stupid these laws are. Clinics aren’t hospitals, nor should they be.
If you see smoke and flames at Dulles International Airport on Saturday, don’t panic.
It’s only a drill.
The airport is holding an emergency preparedness exercise to give personnel from across the region a chance to practice their response to a large-scale plane crash. More than 125 volunteers will pose as victims, moulaged to simulate injuries, including broken bones.
As part of the elaborate drill, participants will battle a fire. Others will rescue, treat and transport injured passengers.
The drill will run from 8:30 a.m. to approximately noon. The exercise is being held on a closed runway at the airport and is not expected to impact regular airport operations. Airport officials, however, note that people in nearby communities, particularly those near Routes 606 and 28, and the Dulles Access Road, may see elements of the exercise and should not be alarmed.
Hanging eyeballs, shattered bones, burns, you name it. The “actors” will represent various injuries from a plane crash. This drill will help emergency first responders react to various types of situations that might present themselves should there be a plane crash.