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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Meanwhile, In Virginia...

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The top three Democrats — Governor Northam, Lieutenant Governor Fairfax, and Attorney General Mark Herring — are under fire for either Blackface or sexual assault. Democrats all.

I read Lieutenant Governor Fairfax's accuser's account yesterday, and, in my view, that account rings true. Read Professor Vanessa Tyson's account of what happened between her and Justin Fairfax HERE.

The next in line to take office, should those three be forced out, is a Republican: Virginia Assembly House Speaker Kirk Cox.

Additional reading...Report: VA Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax Lashes Out at Accuser: 'F*** That B****'.

57 comments:

  1. There go the current-events units in elementary and middle school. Heh.

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  2. I’ve been left rather speechless at events here, especially the near simultaneous occurrence of all three. I expect Northam to eventually resign to am less confident that Herring will, which is unfortunate, since he’s been the chief gun confiscation proponent for some time now.

    I have less an opinion on Fairfax’s woes, since it’s only he said/she said from many years ago, not dissimilar to the Kabanuagh affair.

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    1. I suspect that the anti-abortion crowd are flexing some of their political muscles. About time.

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    2. This also destroys the Democrat Party argument that "all the racists left the DNC with the Dixiecrats back in the 60's."

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    3. CI,
      It’s more than he said/she said. And definitely more believable than Kavanaugh’s accuser.

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    4. Not only that, AOW, but IF VA's top three DemonRats end up being hoist in their own petard, disgraced, then KNOCKED OFF in a SINGLE BLOW, due entirely to their OWN glaring hypocrisy, bumbling incompetence, and fatal character flaws –– as defined and roundly condemend by their fellow DemonRats ––, NOTHING could POSSIBLY bode any better for the immediate and future prospects of REPUBLICANS in your benighted state.

      Rarely if ever does an Ill Wind blow NOBODY good.

      }:^D>

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    5. AOW - I haven’t followed the Fairfax accusations closely, was there a witness or some other sort of corroboration?

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    6. It happened (allegedly) in Boston. Nothing gets by THAT cloak of Gyges.

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  3. All these troubles because the Gov wanted to kill living babies. it makes me believe that there really is a God.

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    1. Bunkerville,
      Similar to Pandora’s box being opened, huh?

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    2. BTW, the comment I left this morning at your site may be trapped in moderation. **sigh**

      It is strange that I have no trouble commenting at Z’s, yet I do have trouble at yours.

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    3. I am wordpress.... you may need to empty cookies..Thats what I ended up with yours and I used safari first, then I could use my old browser. Not in spam... (:

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    4. Bunkerville,
      I'll keep trying.

      It astounds me that I can comment at Z's but not at your site.

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    5. The governor made it clear that he was NOT referring to viable live births but to live births that are NOT viable.
      Take the instance of an infant with only a brain stem that survives a late term abortion. Should the government make a unilateral decision or is it better for the mother and physician to decide?
      You may well come down on one side but don't be dishonest and misrepresent the issue.

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    6. ...because the pro-abortion side has never mis-represented themselves (ala - "safe, legal, and RARE).

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    7. Ducky, you know full well one of the sacred commandments is that thou shalt not speak against the party approved narrative.

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    8. Should the government make a unilateral decision or is it better for the mother and physician to decide?

      Should a single doctor authorize a third trimester abortion, OR should it require a "panel" of 3 doctors (per current practice)...

      The controversy has centered on a provision concerning third-trimester abortions. Under current Virginia law, in order for a patient to terminate a pregnancy in the third trimester, three doctors must certify that continuing the pregnancy would likely cause the patient’s death or “substantially and irremediably impair” her mental or physical health. The new bill would reduce the number of doctors to one, and remove the “substantially and irremediably” qualifier — abortions would be allowed in cases where a mother’s mental or physical health is threatened, even if the damage might not be irreversible.

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    9. Canardo has never been "honest" about anythng in his entire blog life, except for his flagrant, inordinate desire to act as a perennial, ever-worsening IRRITANT to those who d not share his fanatical devotion to destroyi=ng the America we once knew and loved by supplanting the Founding fathers' ideal of LIBERTY with the heavy, crippling chains of MARXISM.

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  4. I've always had a soft spot in my heart for Virginia. My parents honeymooned there back in the 1930's, I loved taking several trips with them to visit Mt. Vernon, Monticello, Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown –– places I revsited with equal pleasure at several intervals in my adult life.

    My teaching career began at a small UNCF college in southern Virginia affiliated with the Episcopal Church. This proved to be an instructive, eye-opening, disillusioning, ultimately depressing experience I remember with mixed feelings.

    In contrast to this day I have several dear friends live scattered throughout the state all of whom I am happy to contact regularly.

    HOWEVER, considering the dismal direction in which politics has drifted there in recent years, they'd literally have to CARRY ME BACK TO OLD'VIRGINNY, because I don't want to be there anymore. It's charm has been corrupted, as it's once-splendid heritage has been betrayed.

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    1. Franco,
      The song "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny" is now rrrrracist! Sheesh.

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    2. I guess Old Black Joe's head goes on the chopping block next, right along with Mammy, eh?T

      Surely the Small House of Uncle Thomas Ballet in The King and I, I'm an dian Too from Annie Get Your Gun, Happy Talk from South Pacific, Ol'Man River from Sobot, and God-knows-what-else will be declared "EVIL" too, eh?

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  5. Too bad Ms. Tyson was not raised by my Great Aunt Mary, who told HER daughters never to let a man kiss you, because it was CERTAIN to make you pregnant.

    ];^}>

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  6. A HIT SONG from my CHILDHOOD. If seen, it HAD to be PERFORMED in BLACKFACE. It was heard on the radio every day for months on end. EVERYBODY loved it. ARTISTS such as DANNY KAYE, BING CROSBY and the ANDREWS SISTERS recorded it.


    Bongo, bongo, bongo
    I don't want to leave the congo
    Oh no no no no no
    Bingle, bangle, bungle
    I'm so happy in the jungle I refuse to go
    Don't want no bright lights, false teeth,
    doorbells, landlords
    I make it clear
    That no matter how they coax me
    I'll stay right here

    I looked through a magazine the missionary's wife concealed
    I see how people who are civilized bang you with automobiles
    At the movies they have got to pay many coconuts to see
    Uncivilized pictures that the newsreels take of me

    So bongo, bongo, bong
    i don't want to leave the congo
    Oh no no no no no
    Bingle, bangle, bungle
    I’m so happy in the jungle
    I refuse to go
    Don't want no penthouse, bathtub,
    streetcars, taxis
    Noise in my ear
    So no matter how they coax me
    I'll stay right here

    They hurry like savages to get aboard an iron train
    And though it's smoky and crowded
    they're too civilized to complain
    When they've got two weeks vacation
    they hurry to vacation grounds
    They swim and they fish
    but that's what I do all year round

    So bongo, bongo, bongo
    I don't want to leave the congo
    Oh no no no no no
    Bingle, bangle, bungle
    I'm so happy in the jungle
    I refuse to go
    Don't want no jailhouse, shotguns,
    fish hooks, golf clubs
    I've got my spear
    So no matter how they coax me
    I'll stay right here

    They have things like the atom bomb
    So I think I'll stay where I "om"
    Civilization? I'll stay right here!


    WONDERFUL to have BEEN ALIVE BACK WHEN AMERICA STLL KNEW HOW to HAVE FUN! I REJOICE in GRATITUDE EVERY DAY THAT I'M SO OLD I DIDN'T HAVE TO MISS IT.

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  7. America Could Indeed Become Socialist

    Washington Times

    by Cheryl K. Chumley

    It was inspiring of President Donald Trump to say, during his State of the Union, that America would “never be a socialist country.” But the thing is: America could. Only by acknowledging that, can America protect against it. How else to explain the rise of open socialists in Congress — the embrace of socialism among millennials — the growing acceptance of this form of government as an alternative to America’s democratic-republic? (Snip) “For the first time in Gallup’s measurement over the past decade,” Gallup News reported then, “Democrats have a more positive image of socialism than they do of ...

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  8. I think Fairfax is innocent until proven guilty

    Having said that, its time we play the same game Democrats have played so lethally: Hold the party to its own standards.

    A GOP pol could not get by with violating "family values" because the GOP so arrogantly and loudly trumpeted those values to attract evangelicals. Nobody cared if a Democrat was a sleazebag.

    Now the Democrats are on a Maoist rampage against all perceived manifestations--no matter how slight, how old, unintended, or unsubstantiated--of racism, sexism, homophobia, etc.

    So when events such as this unfold, everyone needs to DEMAND the Democrats stay true to the high standards they have ululated from the high towers of sanctimony, and PURGE the foul stench from their party, even if that means handing power to Republicans.

    Do Democrats stand by their principles, or are they craven hypocrites?

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    1. PRINCIPLES?

      WHAT principles?

      Democrats HAVE no PRINCIPLES

      They care about NOTHING but the eventual acquistion of PERMANENT, UNLIMITED, DICTATORIAL POWER.

      That is ALL they care about, and ALL they HAVE cared about for a VERY long time.

      They have been transformed from a childish, foolishly liberal party to a DEMON POSSESSED organization bent on making life a HELL on EARTH.

      Disbelieve that at your peril.

      Sure there are plenty of "amiable," "well-meaning," even "lovable" Democrats around, but they are hopelessly naive and blissfully unaware that their LEADERSHIP is absolutely SATANIC.

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    2. SF,
      Having said that, its time we play the same game Democrats have played so lethally: Hold the party to its own standards.

      I get it -- and favor that.

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    3. AOW: Yup. They have declared themselves the party of #BelieveAllWomen. If they don't vociferously force Fairfax from office, they are bloviating hypocrites.


      If they don't hound Governor Coonman and Atty General Al Jolson out of office, their non-stop kabuki outrage is exposed as a partisan farce.

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    4. I didn't miss your point, Silver. How could I? I simply took it for granted, and went on to try –– as I always do to everyone's apparent indiference or annoyance –– to explicate the ROOT CAUSES of the situations we find so aggravating snd enervating.

      Do you honestly DISAGREE with what I stated?

      Since I discovered them, thirty-odd years ago, I've taken these quotations from Thoreau very much to heart:

      "There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root."

      Men will lie on their backs, talking about the fall of man, and never make an effort to get up."

      ~ Thoreau (1817-1862)

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    5. whatevs… I wasn't just bemoaning something, I was advocating a direct action: Do to the bastards what they do to everybody else. Hound them and demand they live up to the standards they berate the rest of us with.

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    6. You mean a single standard for them to judge everyone by?
      That's a radical notion.

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    7. It always amazes me when people start opening cans of worms how shocked they are when worms emerge...

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    8. It always amazes me when people start opening cans of worms how shocked they are when worms emerge...

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  9. I just got home from the hair salon and am hearing that there is a 4th Virginia Democrat in trouble. I don't yet have the details. Maybe someone here does....

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  10. The only more insane news story than recent Virginia politics is AOC’s whacko New Green Deal. We will be cooking meals over buffalo chips!

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    1. "Partners" with Hands Off Venezuela. In other words, COMINTERN wannabes.

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    2. AOCs proposal is absurd, to put it mildly. That said, once again, the GOP could have preemptively stolen the wind from her sails had they owned a policy of energy independence and an evolution on renewable sources.

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    3. AOC's proposals ARE ridiculous, but that's NOT the point of them. The Left is taking Slavoj Zizek's advice and "Demanding the Impossible".

      Why? To force those who desire change to think, "Why is it difficult to imagine alternative social and political arrangements? What are the bases for hope? A key obligation in our troubled times, argues Zizek, is to dare to ask fundamental questions: we must reflect and theorize anew, and always be prepared to rethink and redefine the limits of the possible.


      “What today’s left needs are such ‘seeds of imagination’ that would enable it not only to provide a new vision of Communist society, but also to break out of the terrifying impoverishment of our power of imagination in our late capitalist society”

      AOC is casting seeds.

      “There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments, and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance—that principle is contempt prior to investigation.” - Herbert Spencer

      Getting people to realize that there is no way under our current system of government and capitalism to achieve the goals of the Green New Deal. This will open them up to the NECESSITY for CHANGING these social arrangements. For abandoning even "democracy" if they have to.

      from "Addressing the Impossible":
      Giorgio Agamben said in an interview that ‘thought is the courage of hopelessness’ – an insight which is especially pertinent for our historical moment, when even the most pessimistic diagnostics as a rule finish with an uplifting hint at some version of the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel. The true courage is not to imagine an alternative, but to accept the consequences of the fact that there is no clearly discernible alternative: the dream of an alternative is a sign of theoretical cowardice, it functions as a fetish which prevents us from thinking through to the end the deadlock of our predicament. In short, the true courage is to admit that the light at the end of the tunnel is most likely the headlight of another train approaching us from the opposite direction.

      Which, then, are the taboos to be broken in imagining a future outside the constraints of the existing order? There are (at least) three. First, one should dismiss not only the two main forms of twentieth-century state socialism (the social democratic welfare state and the Stalinist party dictatorship) but also the very standard by means of which the radical Left usually measures the failure of the first two: the libertarian vision of communism as association, multitude, councils, and anti-representational direct democracy based on citizen’s permanent engagement. The second taboo to be broken concerns the problem of resentment. One should totally reject the predominant optimistic view according to which in communism envy will be left behind as a remainder of capitalist competition, to be replaced by solidary collaboration and pleasure in other’s pleasures. The third taboo concerns democracy. When Badiou claims that democracy is our fetish, this statement is to be taken literally – in the precise Freudian sense – not just in the vague sense that we elevate democracy into our untouchable Absolute. ‘Democracy’ is the last thing we see before confronting the ‘lack’ constitutive of the social field, the fact that ‘there is no class relationship’, the trauma of social antagonism. It is as if, when confronted with the reality of domination and exploitation, of brutal social struggles, we can always add: yes, but we have democracy which gives us hope to resolve or at least regulate struggles, preventing their destructive explosion.

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    4. Ascending from the abstract to the present conjuncture, we are on the Fossil Capital train with the conductor being the Military Industrial (Nuclear State Terror and Surveillance) Complex; the oncoming train is Climate Catastrophe. “True courage” is the determination to derail both trains before collision, which means a commitment to organizing on an unprecedented transnational scale before the shrinking window of opportunity disappears. The light at the end of the tunnel is the Sun, passively offering its power for a new global civilization, Solar Communism, whose path is the “discernible alternative,” ecosocialist transition.

      The so-called “courage of hopelessness” that Zizek invokes from Giorgio Agamben is rather the voice of a coward, in retreat from any sense of profound responsibility to the children on our planet. When Zizek endorsed Trump, did he understand that Trump’s climate denialism and commitment to expanding coal mining and fracking is to shrink this window of opportunity even more?


      The Green New Deal... BORN

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    5. And to reload Lenin in this conjuncture, “to recognize the potentiality of the moment and act, else we lose the chance to change the future; and second, to utilize every division in the ruling class to gain the necessary political momentum to prevent catastrophic climate change” (Schwartzman, 2009, “Ecosocialism or Ecocatastrophe?” Capitalism Nature Socialism 20:1, p. 33).

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    6. The Green's are panicked. With Trump, their "window of opportunity" is closing.

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    7. "had they (Rs) owned a policy of energy independence and an evolution on renewable sources."
      You mean policies making us the number one energy producer worldwide doesn't count?
      Sounds like independence to me.

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    8. It's a false independence if it's not sustainable over time.

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    9. CI,

      We are a nation $21 Trillion in debt sitting atop $700+ Trillion in untapped resources.

      I have to begrudgingly admit President Land Schemer is on to something.

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  11. If only democrat voters cared about this crap. They don't.

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    1. Agree. Many are as dumb as they come. They merely follow the handouts.

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  12. Poor dear Mr. Fairfax only wants to keep his knob so highly polished that it GLISTENS at all times. He doesn't particularly care who does the polishing as long as she, he –– or it – does it well.

    It's a matter of personal pride.

    What could be wroing with that?

    As to BLACK FACE, Mr. Fairfax displays that ALL the TIME, so why hasn't HE been singled out for public harassment, humiliation and banishment?

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  13. Yup, get rid of them all, if guilty. Just don't pretend the GOP is now the party of morals. You still elected a charlatan who brags about sexual assault and defends nazis.

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