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The KKK flyer distributed around Fairview Township. Credit facebook
Gerson Goldstein April 24, 2014 at 02:21 pm
SO, we cannot say GOD or the Pledge Of Allegiance in schools , or wear religious slogans on clothingRead More in schools, but the KKK's right to freedom of speech and hateful bigotry is NOT a hate crime and is allowed to uphold their own freedoms in society ???????? What am I missing here. ???????
Mark Houston April 24, 2014 at 02:28 pm
"??????? What am I missing here. ???????" A basic understanding of the 1st Amendment....
River Dog April 24, 2014 at 02:40 pm
KKK dwindling to less than10,000 members? Not just renaming themselves the Tea Party.
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Gary Howe April 24, 2014 at 08:47 am
So, some basic observations. Consumers spent $14.2 million and the state made $6.17 million. (1)Read More Much of this money was headed out of the country before through imports. (2) It shows that use is not only by those unfortunate to get caught and have their lives ruined through criminal charges. The others using it play goodie two shoes and do not hire people who may have charges! Just not right. (3) These are not all new users that woke up and decided to use marijuana. These people have been using it undetected in many cases and functioning very well in society. From all I have read and heard, I would rather be around people chilling out on marijuana than a bunch of testosterone flowing men at the bar drinking with their knives and guns! Now, think about the other side of the equation. What will the state save by not incarcerating theses people and paying living subsistence when they get out? Millions more. Suppose we took that money and addressed the war on drugs for more advanced usage towards rehabilitation, not caging people like animals. Perhaps less recidivism, less crime, greater productivity at a partially funded cost. Colorado is a rather nice state, has not gone to hell, and has had a good amount of illegal marijuana usage as evidenced by immediate sales. Yes, I agree VA should consider similar actions. I do not use it, never have, probably never will. Just my thoughts.
Carisa, the 14-and-a-half pound baby born to Burlington mother Caroline Ruscak. Credit: Massachusetts General Hospital
Socrates Cee April 24, 2014 at 12:24 am
Now that is something. Imagine how big this baby will be in a couple of years. He probably won'tRead More even fit through a regular door!
Alison McArty April 24, 2014 at 11:35 am
Sunny do you have any scientific information whatsoever to back up your asinine comment?
erin greisch April 24, 2014 at 01:11 pm
Thank you Alison I was thinking the same thing....
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Pat Kittle April 24, 2014 at 02:49 pm
Notice our cowardly anonymous trolls are now trying to impersonate me -- typical when they lose aRead More debate. :-)
Pat Kittle April 24, 2014 at 02:53 pm
"Sammy Samovar" (failed troll) -- My previous comment was in response to your attempt toRead More hijack my name by slightly misspelling it -- but apparently it didn't work because your real name now appears. :-)
bg robbins April 24, 2014 at 02:54 pm
Trying to impersonate you by being cowardly and anonymous? GOTCH YA !!
Top 10 High Schools in Virginia.
Paul McNeal April 24, 2014 at 07:14 am
Do you know what the criteria was for ranking? It would be interesting to see how many of theseRead More schools have an entrepreneurship focus.
John Wesley Brett April 24, 2014 at 08:58 am
The methodology for US News & World Report's "Best High Schools" can be found here:Read More http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/articles/2014/04/21/about-the-best-high-schools-rankings
Paul McNeal April 24, 2014 at 09:23 am
Thanks.
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B. Dub April 24, 2014 at 02:46 pm
Honestly, Michael, yes. I really can't imagine what that will be like. I have a good friend who isRead More as liberal as they get (we don't discuss politics, which is why we still like each other). There is a tiny part of me that would like to see Hillary win just to prove to my friend how wrong she is about her. But the rational part of me is scared - really scared - of how many fewer rights we would have under a Hillary presidency combined with a Democratic Congress. I mean we've already lost enough in the last 8 years; we need to stop the bleeding.
Kevin April 24, 2014 at 02:50 pm
Tom Hollman,all good points,but please,stop with the CAPS.
Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 02:54 pm
I don't disagree with you that we're becoming less and less a free country but it's wrong to blameRead More democrats alone. It wasn't dems alone that passed the patriot act. It hasn't been dems alone that have been re-uping it since it was passed the first time. On how bad Hillary will be as a president. Every president is bad in some ways. Reagan raised taxes more than a dozen times. Bush took us to war on two fronts with no way to pay for it. Clinton signed DOMA and DADT. Obama gave away the farm in order to get the Affordable Care Act passed. Papa Bush said that atheists shouldn't be considered Americans. Sure Hillary will be a bad president in some ways.... they are all bad in some way. I can tell you this much though, any president is going to be a worse president when the publicly stated goal of the opposition is to obstruct that president at any and all opportunities. The dems did it to Bush. The republican'ts are doing it to Obama. It's like Palestine and Israel, they'll fight to the death out of spite and habit, neither one of them knowing which one threw the first punch and not caring because winning is the only goal. What America needs are citizens that go into government for the good of the country instead of the good of their party.
Patch file photo of McDonnell introducing Mitt Romney.
rbud April 23, 2014 at 06:25 pm
The wealthy and powerful protecting their own. McDonnell made a shameful mess of the VA gov'sRead More office, a hurt that may last for decades. He ought to take his licks and move on, begging forgiveness from the electorate.
Frederick C. Cassiday April 24, 2014 at 08:43 am
Ex Gov. Transvaginal needs to man up and take his punishment, which is the public spectacle of aRead More corruption trial without getting funds from every foolish political supporter to line his lawyers pockets.
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nascarblue April 24, 2014 at 07:24 am
this "to me" is not funny, the swat teams are used for serious issues, hostage taking,Read More etc. to have a swat team called to a home behind a video game is stupid, these swat members are trained to save lives, etc. to be called to a home behind a video game is not funny, what happens if a REAL call comes in and swat is needed there, I hope they catch the idiot that called swat and he gets what he/she deserves
John Strother April 24, 2014 at 08:38 am
with caller ID they should be able to point to the caller. Sorry but an out of state telephoneRead More number should be a tip off.
Eddie April 24, 2014 at 08:52 am
The caller used Skype, via the Internet, and will probably never be found if he took certainRead More precautions unless he's running his mouth about this prank.
New restaurant and condos at abandoned power plant will capitalize on Rappahannock views, according to report. Google Streetview.
Dennis Hannick April 23, 2014 at 08:04 am
So, who is going to pick up the tab for the flood insurance (and rebuilding all of this) when theRead More river floods up to Charles Street and inundates the entire area? And when it does flood (a matter when, not if), who will pay to evacuate all of the fools who moved in this disaster waiting to happen?
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Grumpy Old Man April 24, 2014 at 02:02 pm
@Charles Taite - As one of the commentators responding to and to whom Black Panther of PoetryRead More responded I happen to agree with you. I don't know whether Patch removed him or whether he did so himself. I for one did not flag any of his comments as offensive regardless of my personal dislike of some of the comments he made. If Patch did so shame on Patch. P.S. As much as I have issues with what he wrote he is no where close to the KKK for bigotry or racist beliefs or talk but your point is well taken.
dwayne roberson April 24, 2014 at 02:17 pm
Patch deleted my comments on an Earth Day article. All I did was recommend JunkScience.com.
Charles Taite April 24, 2014 at 02:45 pm
TRUST ME!!! "The Black Panther of Poetry" did not do this himself. benicia patch didRead More it!! THIS IS NOT AMERICA!!!