Attached is the second ad paid for personally by City Treasurer John Atkinson saying “No to Light Rail” that was in the Beacon on Sunday, July 19, 2015.
It gives an update of the response that John has received and what he would like to do in the future to keep this issue alive and bring a referendum forward.
Please forward this on to friends and family to continue to voice your “No to Light Rail” and assist John in this effort.
I am going to continue to support John in this endeavor so that the city does not waste our current and future tax dollars.
Everyone working together will help to reach our goal.
Rick "RK" Kowalewitch
Submitted by a reader in Portsmouth from the Internet:
Here is an e-mail purportedly sent to Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune after an article he published concerning a name change for the Washington Redskins. (Original author unknown)
Dear Mr. Page: I agree with our Native American population. I am highly insulted by the racially charged name of the Washington Redskins.
One might argue that to name a professional football team after Native Americans would exalt them as fine warriors, but nay, nay. We must be careful not to offend, and in the spirit of political correctness and courtesy, we must move forward.
Let's ditch the Kansas City Chiefs, the Atlanta Braves and the Cleveland Indians. If your shorts are in a wad because of the reference the name Redskins makes to skin color, then we need to get rid of the Cleveland Browns.
The Carolina Panthers obviously were named to keep the memory of militant Blacks from the 60's alive. Gone. It's offensive to us white folk.
by Larry Henry
Trying to have a normal conversation with a liberal is like trying to eat Jello with chop sticks.
I used to engage liberals in conversation. I found their minds to be completely nailed shut. A fellow I worked with years ago called me a hater because I wrote an article criticizing Bill Clinton.
I asked a lady I know in Atlanta about the difference between good and evil. She told me it’s all gray area, we are not to judge. Now we’re racists if we criticize Barack Obama.
Millennials are kids who came of age around 2000. Many of them are politically liberal. About half blame the United States for most of the troubles in today’s world. They have little knowledge of US history, WW II, Korea, economics, or the reality of what we’re facing in the Middle East.
By Michael W. Thompson
President of the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public PolicyNow that the Supreme Court has determined that the Obamacare entitlement is here to stay, let's work toward reforming our health care system in ways that make sense.
Virginia is one of 36 states that still has Certificate of Public Need laws (COPN) on the books. This law stems from a federal mandate more than 40 years ago, and it has not substantively changed in nearly 20 years. Some states have wisely chosen to rid themselves of these antiquated and burdensome regulations. Unfortunately, Virginia is not one of them.
In the Old Dominion, if a healthcare provider wants to add beds, purchase an MRI machine or start performing open-heart surgery it must first go through a lengthy and costly application process so that state regulators can determine if there is "a public need" for the service.
A Jew v. Jew spat that has erupted in the Beach GOP’s governing committee has acquired racist overtones.
Bruce Meyer, brought complaints to the city committee after another Jew, James ’Turbo’ Cohen, called Meyer and X-Congressman Eric Cantor disgusting ‘Jews.’ VNS posted a story of the events at the meeting Monday night, July 6.
Meyer called VNS and objected to a line in VNS’ original story stating he (Meyer) told two black GOP candidates, they ‘were token blacks.”
He asked VNS to contact the two black candidates to confirm he DID NOT make that statement, VNS did contact all involved - two black candidates and a Tea Party activist who was present. They didn’t agree with Meyer. Here is rest of that story.
The three members say Meyer did tell the two black GOP candidates they were ’token blacks.’ Click [Read More] below for rest of the story
by Chris Kettner
Former Talk Radio Personality Known as The Specialist
Retired from his radio show June 1
It’s a Bird, No it’s a Plane, No it was a DOG!.....A golden Lab
Before we go to the Lab I guess we should go back to June 1st when I officially retired from Broadcasting.
Almost a decade broadcasting was a nice run but I felt it was time to pursue other endeavors while there was still time and I was still able.
Shortly after June 1st I was walking on the beach reflecting on my future with my new trusted ice water tumbler when I was struck from behind by a 60 lb. golden lab chasing at full speed a ball. I am told they run as fast as 18 miles per hour. That day I was knocked semi-unconscious, fractured 3 ribs and punctured my left lung which completely collapsed.
When I reached the ER they did an emergency Hemo-Thorax surgery on my chest cavity………NOT PRETTY.
Well kind reader, you are probably wondering where this story is going…….?
I was trying to recover from my injuries and realized I could finally do the story I had always wanted to do, so I went to Disney World in Orlando Fla.
Attorneys for the Virginia Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, and the national organization of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV), have filed a response to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles' (DMV) Motion to Vacate a 2001 decision of the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia and a 2002 decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Those decisions and resulting court orders instructed the Virginia DMV to begin issuing the specialty license plates bearing the SCV's Confederate Battle flag-themed logo. The original lawsuit, Sons of Confederate Veterans v. Holcomb, was sparked in 1999 when the Virginia General Assembly voted to approve the SCV’s specialty tag, but only after illegally removing the organization’s logo from the plate - the first and only logo ever so censored by the Virginia legislature.
NASTY GOP POLITICS: Beach GOP moving to kick Jew out of the party
Virginia Beach GOP leadership took an unprecedented, historic first step Monday night to kick a prominent, wealthy Jew it has declared an uncompromising troublemaker, who refuses to cow-tow to party mucky mucks, out of the group’s governing city committee.
The GOP leadership has been played like a drum some contend, allowing a sandbox kindergarten dispute to mushroom into a Mid-East-like crisis of religious overtones between conservative and liberal Jewish GOP factions.
The Republican Party of Virginia Beach has taken a role in a personal dispute between 2 prominent Jewish members and entangled itself in a nasty dispute forcing city committee members, including the likes of 2nd District Rep. Scott Rigell, to take sides in a dispute in which there’ll be no winners.
Formal action to ‘kick the Jew’ out of the Republican party is scheduled for next month's city committee meeting on Aug. 10, at which time, the growingly autocratic leadership has promised a full floor debate by the members, many already disenchanted and upset by the party’s meddling in a personal verbal dispute pitting Jew-against-Jew.
Rigell, In an unprecedented meddling in petty party politics, presented the petition that will be consideredAugust 10. (See Petition and Supporting documents distributed by the party Monday night)
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