Bob McDonnell: The Klan's governor

Gov. Bob McDonnell, playing to his mostly-white, Conservative base, restored Confederate History Month to Virginia’s Hall of Shame recently, reversing an eight-year trend of relegating the history of the ill-fated Confederacy to its well-deserved place in the dustbin of historical mistakes. For some, dedicating a month to remembering the Confederacy is akin to declaring a […]

McDonnell panders to Northern Virginia

Newly-elected Republican Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will do just about anything to keep his Northern Virginia cronies happy, even if it means screwing other areas of the Old Dominion. McDonnell wants to mess with Virginia education funding formula to send more money to Northern Virginia while cutting state contributions to school systems in our region. […]

Many roads closed by storm

The Virginia Department of Transportation this morning declared both US 221 and Virginia Route 8 in Floyd County “extremely hazardous and impassable in some areas” and many secondary roads are closed as a pre-winter blizzard dumped more than a foot and a half of snow on Southwestern Virginia. Sections of Interstates 81 and 77 were […]

Even Virginia governors get conned

An interesting backstory is developing within the ongoing controversy over a Northern Virginia couple that crashed President Barack Obama’s State Dinner recently. Turns out Tareq and Michaela Sahali also wormed their way into Gov. Tim Kaine’s inner circle and have connections with incoming governer Bob McDonnell. They donated thousands to Kaine’s and McDonnell’s gubernatorial campaigns […]