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Wednesday, July 31, 2013
GOP’s ticket is far from the mainstream
The GOP has nominated an extreme ideological ticket for this fall.
All three are naysayers who don’t understand that quality public education and higher education (community colleges and universities), good highways and infrastructure are essential for economic growth.
All are harshly conservative on social issues. They are virulently anti-gay and want much birth control and almost all abortions to be illegal. While in the General Assembly, gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli co-sponsored the radical “personhood” amendment that defines a fertilized egg as a human being.
Cuccinelli says “homosexuality is intrinsically wrong” and “it’s appropriate to have policies that reflect that.” He tried to bully colleges into dropping any discrimination protection for gay staff or students before being stopped by Gov. Bob McDonnell. The Republican lieutenant governor candidate, E.W. Jackson, says homosexuals are “very sick people.”
The party’s attorney general candidate, Sen. Mark Obenshain, also a supporter of the “personhood” amendment, introduced a bill to require women to report any miscarriage to law enforcement. Is this really the best the GOP can offer? No wonder former Sen. John Warner has declined to endorse this extreme ticket.
Just in time, help for Tech addiction
I enjoyed your recent headline: “Tech addiction expert gets $3.2 million grant” (July 29 news story). There does seem to be a lot of Virginia Tech addiction around here, and it’s about to become rampant as football season approaches.
It is good to know that there is an expert on it, and that he’ll help them quit smoking while he’s at it.
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