Friday, April 30, 2010

Virginia is 4 lovers - of freedom

Bull-Hockey Stick
"Carry Me Back to Old Virginny"

Boned Jello

No one can accuse Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli of shying from controversy. In his first four months in office, Cuccinelli  directed public universities to remove sexual orientation from their anti-discrimination policies, attacked the Environmental Protection Agency, and filed a lawsuit challenging federal health care reform. Now, it appears, he may be preparing a legal assault on an embattled proponent of global warming theory who used to teach at the University of Virginia, Michael Mann.

NOTE: Virginia places a four year term limit on its governor, but with people like Cuccinelli in the wings, no problemo.  When the time comes, I like Governor Bob McDonnell to take Jim Webb's senate seat.  And he will, too. 

Among the documents Cuccinelli demands are any and all emailed or written correspondence between or relating to Mann and more than 40 climate scientists, documents supporting any of five applications for the $484,875 in grants, and evidence of any documents that no longer exist along with proof of why, when, and how they were destroyed or disappeared. [Oh, Mann: Cuccinelli targets UVA papers in Climategate salvo]

Speaking of Bob McDonnell, this will tickle the crap out of you, or should.  The overwrought lede reveals the mindset of Zachary Roth, the story's author.
In Latest Rightward Shift, McDonnell Lets VA Police Pray To Jesus

It's not long the worst thing he's done since taking office, but Virginia governor Bob McDonnell is certainly leaving little doubt as to who he's listening to.

McDonnell, a Republican, yesterday quietly reversed a policy, instituted under the previous governor, Democrat Tim Kaine, prohibiting Virginia State Police troopers from referring to Jesus Christ in public prayers.

"The Governor does not believe the state should tell chaplains of any faith how to pray,'' a spokesman for the governor told the Washington Post.
Boned Jello
I just now asked myself, WTFF are you still living in Maryland, Rodge?


Anonymous said...

Seriously, Rodger, I can highly recommend the Richmond/central Virginia area. C'mon down and I'll give you an orientation tour.
Lt. Col. Gen. Tailgunner dick

Rodger the Real King of France said...

I met and married MoSup while living in Virginia Beach, and was very happy there, but the company I worked for transferred me back. All of her relatives live in Tidewater.

molonlabe28 said...

Allah akhbar!

I hope that McConnell does defeat Webb in the next election for the Senate seat that Webb now occupies.

cmblake6 said...

Excellent. Very hopeful for the early years of my growing up places.

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