Tag Archives: Virginia

DC Suburb Likely To Get Second Amazon Headquarters

The Washington Post reports: Amazon.com has held advanced discussions about the possibility of opening its highly sought-after second headquarters in Crystal City, including how quickly it would move employees there, which buildings it would occupy and how an announcement about the move would be made to the public, according to people close to the process. The discussions were more detailed …

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Woman Calls Spanish-Speaking Restaurant Customers “Fucking Freeloaders,” Demands Passports [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports: Another white woman was caught on video hurling insults to a group of Latinos, this time at Andy’s restaurant in Lovettsville, Virginia. The woman harassed a Latina woman and her family, visiting from Guatemala after they spoke in Spanish. “She asked for our passports. She said she knew everyone in the county and told us to leave,” the …

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Judge Sets Manafort’s Sentencing Date For February

Talking Points Memo reports: U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis on Friday sought to tie up the remaining loose-ends in Paul Manafort’s case in Virginia, in a hearing where Manafort showed up in a wheelchair, with his right foot appearing to be in some sort of white sock or wrapping. Kevin Downing, Manafort’s attorney said that the former Trump campaign chair …

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REPORT: Trans Student Excluded From Shooter Drill

Washington DC’s CBS affiliate reports: An alarming day for a young, transgender girl after she was barred from using both the boys’ and girls’ locker room. During a lock down safety drill at her middle school in Stafford County, Virginia, last week the LGBTQ rights group Equality Stafford says she was forced to sit alone on the bleachers and then …

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Millions Brace For Record Category 4 Strike [VIDEO]

The Weather Channel reports: Hurricane Florence will lash the Carolinas beginning late Thursday as an intense Category 4 hurricane with life-threatening storm surge, destructive winds and massive inland rainfall flooding in one of the strongest strikes on record for this part of the East Coast. Tuesday morning, a hurricane watch and storm surge watch were issued for the entire coast …

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VIRGINIA: GOP Senate Nominee Corey Stewart Hailed State’s 1861 Pro-Slavery Secession During Civil War

According to GOP Senate nominee Corey Stewart, Virginia made the right call to secede from the United States in defense of slavery. CNN reports: The Virginia Republican made the comments in April 2017 at an event in South Boston, Virginia, hosted by an unapologetic secessionist. A video of his remarks, given during his failed 2017 gubernatorial run, was posted on …

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Organizer Drops Bid For Anniversary Neo-Nazi Rally

USA Today reports: The man behind last year’s Unite the Right rally who is suing this Virginia city in an attempt to again gather with white nationalists on the anniversary of the deadly protests unexpectedly gave up his cause in a bizarre hearing Tuesday. After arriving nearly 45 minutes late at the city’s federal courthouse, Jason Kessler only stayed in …

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The Crying Nazi Banned From Virginia For Five Years

The Washington Post reports: A self-professed white nationalist involved in violence at last year’s rally in Charlottesville pleaded guilty to assault and battery Friday, prosecutors said. Christopher Cantwell was arrested after August’s “Unite the Right” rally. Cantwell, who was featured in a Vice news documentary about the demonstrations, became known as the “crying Nazi” after posting an emotional video when …

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Organizer Of Fatal Nazi Rally Awarded $5 In “Civility” Lawsuit Against Protester Who Called Him A “Crybaby”

The Richmond Dispatch reports: A Charlottesville judge decided Friday that a local activist violated Virginia’s anti-dueling statute when she screamed curses at Jason Kessler. Kessler cited the statute in his $500 lawsuit against Donna Gasapo, whom he said used insulting language that tended toward violence and a breach of the peace. Kessler said he sued for a small amount of …

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VIRGINIA: GOP State Party Chair Resigns In Wake Of Extremist GOP Senate Candidate Winning Nomination

The Washington Post reports: John C. Whitbeck resigned Saturday as chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia, weeks after Corey Stewart won the party’s nomination to take on Sen. Tim Kaine (D) in the November election. “Other political opportunities have arisen for me that I am thinking about pursuing,” he told members of the party’s governing board at a meeting. …

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29 Hate Crime Charges For Nazi Charlottesville Driver

The Associated Press reports: Federal hate crime charges were filed Wednesday against a man accused of plowing a car into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing a woman and injuring dozens more. The Department of Justice announced that an indictment returned Wednesday charges 21-year-old James Alex Fields Jr. of Maumee, Ohio, with 30 …

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Happening Now Outside The Red Hen Eatery [VIDEO]

Roanoke Times reporter Amy Friedenberger is tweeting live from a protest outside the Red Hen in Lexington, Virginia where one screaming man is holding a sign saying “LGBT: Let God Burn Them.” According to the reporter, one disorderly conduct arrest has already been made. As I noted yesterday, the restaurant’s owner, family, and employees have been hit with a deluge …

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Virginia GOP: Boycott The Red Hen Restaurant

The Hill reports: The Republican Party of Virginia is asking its supporters to sign a petition to boycott the restaurant that refused to serve White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders over the weekend. The incident resulted in several officials and pundits criticizing the restaurant for what it saw as unreasonable political targeting. Sanders tweeted that the owner’s “actions say …

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Restaurant Owner: I’d Kick Her Out Again, No Regrets

The owner of Virginia’s Red Hen restaurant has explained how things went down with booting Sarah Huckabee Sanders. An excerpt: The Red Hen is no bigger than some apartments, and the group table was impossible to miss: Sanders in a black dress, her husband, three or four men and women of roughly similar ages, and an older couple. “They had …

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Virginia Restaurant Boots Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Newsweek reports: After a Virginia restaurant reportedly threw out White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her family on Friday night, reviewers swarmed to their Facebook and Yelp page to post feedback. On Friday night, Jaike Foley-Schultz, allegedly a waiter at The Red Hen, a restaurant on Washington Street in Lexington, took to Facebook to announce that Sanders was …

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VIRGINIA: Elementary School Named For Confederate General To Be Renamed For Barack Obama [VIDEO]

Richmond’s CBS affiliate reports: In a majority six to one vote, the Richmond Public School board voted Monday night to change the name of J.E.B. Stuart Elementary to Barack Obama Elementary School. Barack Obama Elementary school was chosen from a total of seven finalists. Earlier this year the Richmond School Board voted 8-1 to rename the Northside school that honored …

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Alt-Right GOP Senate Nominee Corey Stewart Refuses To Condemn White Supremacists In Wild CNN Interview

The Hill reports: CNN host Chris Cuomo and Virginia Senate candidate Corey Stewart (R) sparred Wednesday night in a heated interview that focused on Stewart’s affiliation with white nationalists. Stewart appeared on “Cuomo Prime Time” one day after he secured the Republican nomination to challenge Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) in November’s midterm election. The two men frequently shouted over each …

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Virginia US House Candidate: Yes, I’m A Pedophile

The Huffington Post reports: Nathan Larson, a 37-year-old accountant from Charlottesville, Virginia, is running for Congress as an independent candidate in his native state. He is also a pedophile, as he admitted to HuffPost on Thursday, who has bragged in website posts about raping his late ex-wife. In a phone call, Larson confirmed that he created the now-defunct websites suiped.org …

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GOP House Rep To Retire Over His “Alcoholism” [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Rep. Thomas Garrett (R-Va.) announced Monday that he is struggling with alcoholism and will abandon his run for a second term in Congress so he can focus on recovery and his family. Garrett, a member of the conservative Freedom Caucus, is the 48th Republican to retire or announce they will not seek reelection to the House …

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