Posts tagged "virginia"

Virginia High School Blasts Racist Ducktales Parody For Football Game With Predominantly Black School

School administrators Glen Allen High School are making apologies after an obscenely racist parody of the “Ducktales” theme was blasted over the loudspeakers during warm-ups for the homecoming football game. The…

Robyn Pennacchia | October 20, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Full Video Of Natasha McKenna’s Death Released, Officers Will Not Face Charges

On Tuesday, Fairfax County, Virginia chief prosecutor, Raymond F. Morrogh, announced that no charges would be brought against the six male sheriff’s deputies who repeatedly tased a mentally ill woman…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 10, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Virginia Shooter Bryce Williams Has Died

He also allegedly faxed a 23-page “manifesto” to ABC News, claiming he was motivated by anger over the shooting at a church in Charleston last month.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 26, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Virginia TV Reporters Shot And Killed On Live Television, Suspect Identified [UPDATE]

WHSV reports that the shooter has been identified as Vester Lee Flanagan, also known as Bryce Williams, a “former disgruntled employee,” according to Governor Terry McAuliffe.

Megan Reynolds | August 26, 2015 - 11:30 am

Ex-Legislator Joe Morrissey Confirms He Fathered Teenager’s Baby With Creepy Ass Photo

A 57-year-old former Virginia Delegate had an affair with his 17-year-old secretary, and now they have a baby.

Robyn Pennacchia | May 21, 2015 - 11:30 am

Not This Crap Again: Virginia Politician Calls Pregnant Women “Hosts”

You can count on me to never get in the way of you “preventing an unintentional pregnancy.” I’m not actually sure what that means, because if it’s “unintentional” you must…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 24, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Virginia’s Same Sex Marriage Ban Overturned!

Happy Valentine’s Day, sinners and sodomites! Yesterday, a federal judge in Virginia ruled that the state’s 2006 constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The ban is in violation of…

Jessica Wakeman | February 14, 2014 - 2:40 pm

Gay Sex For Everyone! Virginia Strikes Down Anti-Sodomy Law

Welcome to the 21st century, Virginia! Despite the Supreme Court ruling in 2003 that state law can not deem sexual relations between consenting adults a “crime,” VA has continued to do…

Sarah Gray | March 14, 2013 - 2:40 pm

Hank The Cat Comes In Third In Virginia Senate Race

People often joke that politics is going to the dogs, but how wrong they are. It’s actually going to the cats — one cat in particular, a Maine Coon named…

Julie Gerstein | November 9, 2012 - 10:40 am

VA Candidate’s Campaign HQ Vandalized With “Baby Killer”

The campaign headquarters of Wayne Powell, the Democratic challenger to Republican Rep. Eric Cantor, was vandalized with the words “baby killer” and “n***er lover.” Ugh, what is wrong with…

Jessica Wakeman | November 5, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Virginia Passes Regulations That Seem To Shut Down Abortion Clinics

Virginia’s Board of Health has voted to pass building regulations pushed by anti-abortion advocates on things like hallway sizes and ventilation systems that will force many abortion clinics in…

Jessica Wakeman | September 14, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Awesome Body Shop Repairs Gay Student’s Vandalized Car — For Free

I’ll admit to holding some not-very-positive stereotypes about the South’s feelings on homosexuality. But the guys of Quality Auto Paint and Body in Roanoke, Virginia, have turned that around. After…

Julie Gerstein | August 22, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Most Of Virginia’s Abortion Clinics Could Close Today

Twenty of 22 abortion clinics in Virginia could close today if the state’s Board of Health votes to impose medically unnecessary restrictions on them. Specifically, the clinics would be…

Jessica Wakeman | June 15, 2012 - 5:40 pm

The Real March Madness: Lady-Hating Laws In Arizona Vs. Virginia

We have nothing personally against the states of Arizona and Virginia, two fine locations in the lower 48. Arizona is home to the Grand Canyon, and our own Ami Angelowicz…

Jessica Wakeman | March 21, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Ultrasound Now Required Before An Abortion In Virginia

Virginia Governor Bill McDonnell has signed into law the bill that requires a woman seeking an abortion to first have a medically unnecessary ultrasound. Technically this bill is a…

Jessica Wakeman | March 8, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Virginia Kills “Fetal Personhood” Bill

Virginia’s state Senate killed a “fetal personhood bill” which would have criminalized all abortions by declaring a fetus to be a human being at the moment of conception. Yesterday,…

Jessica Wakeman | February 23, 2012 - 5:40 pm

UPDATE: Virginia’s Governor Backs Off “Transvaginal Ultrasound” Anti-Abortion Bill (And Even Meghan McCain Is Against It!)

UPDATE, 3:40: Governor McDonnell has released a statement regarding the bill, posted after the jump.

Virginia’s Republican Governor Robert McDonnell has come to his senses: he is dropping…

Jessica Wakeman | February 22, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Politician Points Out How Virginia’s Mandatory Ultrasound Law Could Turn Abortion Providers Into Criminals

One of the scariest anti-abortion bills in the U.S. right now is Virgina’s “mandatory ultrasound” bill, which requires a woman seeking an abortion to be vaginally penetrated with a speculum…

Jessica Wakeman | February 20, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Virginia Advances Anti-Abortion “Fetal Personhood” And “Transvaginal Ultrasound” Bills

Virginia politicians advanced two extreme and extremely disturbing anti-abortion bills yesterday — Valentine’s Day, for God’s sake! One is a so-called “fetal personhood” amendment, which would criminalize all abortions by…

Jessica Wakeman | February 15, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Hero Of The Week: Virginia State Senator Janet Howell Attaches A Rectal Exam Amendment To Anti-Abortion Bill

You guys, meet Janet Howell, a Democratic Virginia State Senator who is my new hero. Howell was disgusted by a new bill that would require women to undergo an ultrasound…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 31, 2012 - 10:20 am