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  • Section of U. S. 221 to be named in Lacey Putney’s honor

    Every four years, Virginia inaugurates a new governor.  Befitting a commonwealth with a government that predates our nation’s by more than 150 years, that inauguration is an affair filled with tradition.
        With the South Portico of Virginia’s Capitol as a backdrop, the swearing-in ceremony for a governor is very formal.  How formal?  Well, there aren’t many fancy dress events these days where gentlemen still wear gloves, but those in the Official Inaugural Committee do for the swearing-in ceremony. 

  • Oh, sure, he’s a ‘genius’ alright

        Throughout history, geniuses have always had at least one thing in common: They only acquire the label through their work and accomplishments over a long period of time.
        The current president should take note – they do not proclaim themselves geniuses, as he did recently. Yes, it was another crazy tweet from this deeply unstable man. He was responding to all the attention given lately to the question of his mental state.

  • The sky is falling!

        The Left, including the “Democratic” Party’s propaganda machine, otherwise known of as the mainstream media, has been doing some serious hyperventilating over the war of words between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un. In the most recent trade of threats, Kim said he has a nuclear button on his desk and President Trump tweeted that his button is bigger. Everybody neglected to mention that Kim’s button probably isn’t connected to anything.

  • The Resistance comes to Richmond

        When the Virginia General Assembly opens this week, state Republicans will see the fruits of the clock-cleaning they received at the polls last November, specifically in the House of Delegates.
        There, a freshman class of progressive Democrats, many of them women, will serve as the visceral evidence of the GOP’s embrace of Donald Trump. That party’s price for its deal with darkness is already being paid.

  • Promises kept

        I noticed from last week’s Liberal Agenda the “Democratic” Party’s left wing is still working hard to win friends and influence people.

  • He’s president of the worst people

        As Donald Trump’s beleaguered and unpopular presidency stumbles into 2018, it’s still quite possible to wonder about the people who continue to support this ridiculous figure. Who, exactly, are they?
        Well, we first knew them as “angry whites,” because that’s the phrase that was widely used after what I correctly called “The Great Stupidity of 2016.” Surely we’ve seen nothing since then to doubt that. Trump voters were mostly white, after all.

  • Make Christmas great again

        Last month, Rick Howell, in his Liberal Agenda, offered the opinion that President Donald Trump has made it a terrible year. Retailers wouldn’t agree. This Christmas saw the highest level of spending ever. This level of spending would indicate that, aside from “Democratic” Party political hacks, Americans in general wouldn’t agree that it was a terrible year.

  • Another Bedford Ghost

    Pernie Hatcher Forehand
    Bedford

  • Are right-wing politics ruining Christianity?

        In the aftermath of the controversial Alabama U.S. Senate race, many are wondering how people who describe themselves as Christians could have gone to the polls and voted for Roy Moore, a man credibly accused of child molestation?
        It’s a legitimate question, and one that harkens back to 2016: How could so many Christians have voted for a man with Donald Trump’s obvious moral shortcomings? It’s not enough to shrug and say, well, Hillary Clinton was worse. That’s a lazy answer, and it’s not accurate, either.

  • Christmas vandals

        I detest vandals. I can understand a thief. He benefits, or at least he thinks he will, from what he stole. Typically what they get from their theft, like the fellow who held up the Walmart this month, is small in comparison with what they will get from the court if caught and convicted. But, at least they think they are going to benefit.
        Nobody benefits from vandalism. The victim of the vandalism loses because his property is damaged or destroyed. The vandal does not gain from his victim’s loss either.