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Which is why Gov. McAwful issued an executive order allowing ex-cons to vote. He knows that ex-cons will vote for demonrats because ex-cons have a history of making bad decisions.

That Gov. McAwful has not fulfilled his constitutional obligations in this matter does not matter to progs — laws and constitutions never matter to progs. That’s why criminals are progs.

Let’s look at thelaw as it pertains to the normal way voting rights are restored:

§ 53.1-231.2. Restoration of the civil right to be eligible to register to vote to certain persons.
Bills amending this Section
This section shall apply to any person who is not a qualified voter because of a felony conviction, who seeks to have his right to register to vote restored and become eligible to register to vote, and who meets the conditions and requirements set out in this section.

Any person, other than a person (i) convicted of a violent felony as defined in § 19.2-297.1 or in subsection C of § 17.1-805 and any crime ancillary thereto, (ii) convicted of a felony pursuant to §§ 18.2-248, 18.2-248.01, 18.2-248.1, 18.2-255, 18.2-255.2 or § 18.2-258.02, or (iii) convicted of a felony pursuant to § 24.2-1016, may petition the circuit court of the county or city in which he was convicted of a felony, or the circuit court of the county or city in which he presently resides, for restoration of his civil right to be eligible to register to vote through the process set out in this section. On such petition, the court may approve the petition for restoration to the person of his right if the court is satisfied from the evidence presented that the petitioner has completed, five or more years previously, service of any sentence and any modification of sentence including probation, parole, and suspension of sentence; that the petitioner has demonstrated civic responsibility through community or comparable service; and that the petitioner has been free from criminal convictions, excluding traffic infractions, for the same period.

If the court approves the petition, it shall so state in an order, provide a copy of the order to the petitioner, and transmit its order to the Secretary of the Commonwealth. The order shall state that the petitioner’s right to be eligible to register to vote may be restored by the date that is 90 days after the date of the order, subject to the approval or denial of restoration of that right by the Governor. The Secretary of the Commonwealth shall transmit the order to the Governor who may grant or deny the petition for restoration of the right to be eligible to register to vote approved by the court order. The Secretary of the Commonwealth shall send, within 90 days of the date of the order, to the petitioner at the address stated on the court’s order, a certificate of restoration of that right or notice that the Governor has denied the restoration of that right. The Governor’s denial of a petition for the restoration of voting rights shall be a final decision and the petitioner shall have no right of appeal. The Secretary shall notify the court and the State Board of Elections in each case of the restoration of the right or denial of restoration by the Governor.

On receipt of the certificate of restoration of the right to register to vote from the Secretary of the Commonwealth, the petitioner, who is otherwise a qualified voter, shall become eligible to register to vote.

This is the normal process, which the governor is circumventing.

The governor is relying on Article V, Section 12, of the Virginia Constitution:

Article V. Executive
Section 12. Executive clemency
The Governor shall have power to remit fines and penalties under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by law; to grant reprieves and pardons after conviction except when the prosecution has been carried on by the House of Delegates; to remove political disabilities consequent upon conviction for offenses committed prior or subsequent to the adoption of this Constitution; and to commute capital punishment.

He shall communicate to the General Assembly, at each regular session, particulars of every case of fine or penalty remitted, of reprieve or pardon granted, and of punishment commuted, with his reasons for remitting, granting, or commuting the same.

I look forward to hearing the governor explain the particulars of each of those 200,000 cases.

I just figured, what the hey! Throw this story up so the libs would have something else to complain about. A teen in Miami was burglarizing a home and activated the alarm, which was sent out to the homeowner and the cops. The homeowner got there first and got into an altercation. Not sure what that altercation was but it didn’t turn out well for the burglar. I was trying to find the footage where the aunt or mother was talking about he didn’t need to get shot. He loved all kinds of things (especially when they belonged to someone else) and you have to understand that he needed money to live and have stuff. That makes sense but why didn’t he work for that money and live within his means? Ah, that is the tricky part. His mug shot (yes, mug shot from a prior arrest) makes him look like the boy Obama would have had. Crime has consequences and I only wish that it would happen to the dumbasses that try to justify these actions and vilify the criminal. Then maybe there tune would change but I highly doubt it. It is because of society and Uncle Charlie that these things happen. Yeah, right.

Have you noticed of late that the DOJ has been idle in its work load? I mean, things are running so smoothly that Lynch could take a year vacation and come back to hum-drum. Holder must have had to look for things or just fabricate them. Stop the presses! It appears that the liberal agitator Dems have found culprits needing incarceration. Climate change deniers. Really. Read it here. Like I was told, it is silly season, only this is more stupid than silly. Shouldn’t the FBI and Lynch be more focused on a sure thing like planting Hillary in prison forever? Does anyone wonder why this administration is a joke and the whole world is laughing? If I was to deny that liberals were homosapians, is that grounds for jail time? Weird.

Article II, Section 2 is clear enough:

[The President] shall have Power…, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint… Judges of the supreme Court….

Simple. The question is, will he take the advise of the Senate before he nominates someone.

According to David Savage, Supreme Court correspondent with the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribute, Reagan presented a dozen candidates to the Senate Judiciary Committee. One of those candidates was Robert Bork. Sen. Biden, then the Chairman of that committee, told Reagan that Bork was not acceptable. Reagan nominated him anyway, and his nomination was rejected. Reagan then nominated Kennedy, whom Biden said was acceptable, and he was approved 97-0.

The role of the Senate is also clear. There is no requirement for the Senate to confirm an objectionable nominee.

So, 0bama has to make a choice. He can nominate a left-wing lunatic with no respect for the Constitution whatsoever (yes, I’m being redundant), and try to brow-beat enough RINO’s into confirming him/her. If he fails, the next president will choose the next member of the Supremes. Or, he can nominate someone who is not a left-wing lunatic and who does respect the Constitution, embarrass any Republicans who refuse to give him a vote, and possibly get to appoint the next Associate Justice.

I have been busy lately. REAL busy. At times I am pulled in 10 different directions and that is not good cause my wife tells me I can’t multi-task. That has proven to be correct. Looking for some downtime, I was expecting Christmas to fulfill that need. I was wrong so I set my sights on New Years. After all people are usually slow moving on New Year’s Day and wanting to watch parades and football games and just lay back. Perfect. That was the plan BEFORE I got the e-mail from VCDL (Virginia Citizens Defense League). Being a member and wanting to do my bit during these insane times with politicians going on gun tirades, I figured that it would be an easy time of it at the Dulles Expo Center because who was going to go out on New Years and buy guns? Someone needed to man the table and I sacrificed some much needed downtime to accommodate. I figured that I would be the only knucklehead out there. When I showed up for the first shift I found out that that notion was just flat wrong. Where the booth normally has 3 to 4 people per shift manning it, we had some of the second shift hanging around and helping early. There were many more VCDL members that were there just because. THAT is what is known as dedication to the organization. The really strange part is that the show opened up at 3:00. I got there at 2:30 and had difficulty finding parking ANYWHERE! The line stretched around both sides of the building and wrapped around the back for those people wanting to get in. It stayed that way when my shift finished at 5:30. This is normally unheard of, especially on a holiday. I would have stayed longer myself but the kids were taking me to the movies for my birthday and, as stated, I needed some downtime.

Now the reason for the mob at the show was simple: people needed protection, ammunition and accessories because of what is going on in the world. We have fear of terrorism in our neighborhoods and still have the gang problems. The police are not as aggressive on crime as they were for fear of being sued or charged with a crime. Their own leaders and administrations aren’t backing them at times and some of the populace outright hate them. This causes more crime and less protection. It appears that true protection and defense is left in the hands of the people as it always was meant to be. Here in the Old Dominion we have a new added threat–our own government. These scumbag politicians will not be outdone by the scumbag federal politicians who illegally make law and steal rights that they have no legal right to do. Let me lay it out for you in case you are unaware of recent events.

Governor McAuliffe (aka McAwful) has a debt to repay for all the money Micheal Bloomberg threw at the last election. That debt is to use senselessness to get rid of guns. Since all his previous endeavors have failed, he is using the radical venue of “executive order”. You know where that comes from, right? This is what he is doing. In a nutshell he is restricting guns in ANY state owned and/or operated building. That means that there will be no carry at, say, ABC stores (and we all know that liquor stores are prime holdup establishments), the DMV and, hey, have you ever been traveling at night and had to take a bathroom break? Most people stop at the rest areas, especially for the women folk. State run rest stops with no security or police, late at night, dark, parking lots a ways from the building and not knowing WHO is in the building. In a nutshell, think of the governor making ALL state run/owned parks and buildings, that you pay for by the way, GUN FREE ZONES! Do you trust the governor with your life? Would you trust a mental patient babysitting your children? A problem is being solved where no problem existed. This makes no sense where rational people are concerned. And Senator Kaine and AG Herring are on board with this. Right out of the liberal playbook and in both state and federal governments pushing this pile of crap. THAT IS SCAREY and always has been.

Not to be out done and bowing to the Bloomberg money master, AG Herring (that would be Red Herring, who was an equally tragic and liberal hack politician as a supervisor in my county as well state Senator) did an audit with his state police commissioner and orchestrated his own anti-Virginian dance. HE determined that other states that Virginia has reciprocity with (states where Virginia honors their concealed carry permits here and they honor ours in their states) don’t “meet” our concealed carry criteria and, therefore, will not be honored come February 1st. In kind, it would appear that those states no longer recognized from the Old Dominian will not RECOGNIZE the Old Dominion either. Now you cannot safely carry a defense arm into other states which, technically makes more gun free zones and inhibits your right of self defense elsewhere. Why? Because Herring knows what is best for you and you should trust his judgement also, right? Here is the revealing parts from The WaPo, which is a main mouthpiece for the liberal nut jobs:

” Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced Tuesday that the commonwealth will no longer recognize out-of-state concealed handgun permits, part of a national push to circumvent legislatures opposed to tightening gun laws.”

Plain and simple: to circumvent legislatures… This means it doesn’t matter what laws the legislatures make because those in key positions of government HAVE THE RIGHT TO CHANGE AND INTERPRET THEM ANYWAY THEY WANT. That is what a despot does. But then WaPo continues with its reveal:

“The move is in step with actions governors and attorneys general are taking to address gun violence without going through Republican-controlled legislatures.”

..without going through Republican-controlled legislatures. Has anyone done this type thing when they were Democrat-controlled legislatures? This is what dictatorial governments do. Call it fascist, communist, socialist or any other name but you can’t call it American because it is NOT what America stands for, by our Constitution. I feel shame and anger when the Old Dominion, the most patriotic state throughout history, elects and condones the abuse from the scumbags pushing this liberal anti-American and anti-Virginian crap. Most of it happens from the people who get too lazy to vote for whatever reason and excuse that they can live with without guilt or those ignorant people easily persuaded with lies because they are just too damn lazy to do the research and protect themselves but, more importantly, protect us from these predators and our rights. That is why I have only been a member of three organizations in my life: PADI, the NRA and VCDL.

VCDL is a grassroots organization in Virginia, the most potent and most powerful, that stands up for our gun rights. You may say “ACT, why are you so narrow minded and only worry about gun rights?” Well, since you weren’t paying attention before I will repeat myself yet again. The 2nd Amendment is what protects all the other amendments to the Constitution. Don’t doubt the truth or the obvious. Sane and rational people know this. Our founders knew this because they looked through history and other countries and their governments before they created a document that gave people true freedom never before seen anywhere else on this earth. That document has kept this Republic, yet others wish to destroy it. You can see it for yourself on a daily basis in the news. Logical people understand. The mental liberals don’t until they have to live it (the 2×4 between the eyes of a jackass to get attention) and they won’t live it cause they don’t want to know the truth. VCDL keeps Virginians safe by helping to create an environment where defense is allowed for all Virginians. The only way to stop a criminal is with self defense because criminals just won’t obey the law, no matter how many laws you make. THAT can be seen throughout history if you just do your research.

If you are a Virginian; if you believe in a right to self dense or defense of your family, friends or even strangers ( this would be considered a selfless person of which I am); if you own a gun and want to protect that right, then you need VCDL. You should become a member as it only costs $25 and it would be the best $25 you’ll have spent. Go to http://vcdl.org and look over the site. Learn what this organization does in a tireless fashion. ABSOLUTELY sign up for VA-Alert. We don’t give out your e-mail address and no one will contact you. You will have regular news information on what has and is occurring in Virginia as it pertains to your gun rights. It is unbiased, truthful news. Once you have an understanding on what is happening throughout the state, in Richmond and other counties, FIGHT FOR YOUR FREEDOM and help us fight for you and with you. Join. I’ll say it again, JOIN. We need to show the nation that we will not be party to giving up our defensive freedoms and becoming willing sheep to the slaughter. JOIN.

Charity

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Something has been nagging at me today and I have decided to vent it now. It deals with charity. It is that time of the season to open our hearts (which should be open throughout the year) and give what we can to those in need. Many of us can no longer give as we wish because of economic circumstances and an economy bent on ruining the country for all. I just want you to give some thought to who and where you may want to contribute because there are those in need and those who game.

I pay attention to what happens around me. I very close attention to people: their mannerisms, their moods, their words, and how they present themselves in their lives as viewed by others. I have family members needing assistance where they can’t get it from anywhere else or just feel ashamed doing so. My son-in-law just came up with a condition where he can barely walk without getting winded. The VA won’t give him disability because that has to be decided by the family doctor. The family doctor won’t say he is disabled because that is the job of the VA. His work won’t fire him for not showing up because the employer doesn’t want to pay workman’s comp. it also doesn’t allow him to get unemployment. In the meantime, his wife applies for 10 jobs or more a week and can’t even get work at the local Wal-Mart or McDonalds. No income anywhere and they and their kids need to eat and have a roof over their heads. Meanwhile, illegals can just go to the hospital like it is a private physician’s office and get the medical they need. VA patients die waiting for appointments but illegals get whatever they want.

I know quite a few illegals through work. They laugh about having 2 jobs, leaving communally and sending money back home. Many are paid under the table. They talk about getting drunk and chasing women while they stand their smoking cigarettes. When asked how they can survive they just say that charities give them what they want ( not what they need). They go to churches and outreach centers and get food from those food stores. Clothing the same way. Kids go to school free and are assisted with lunches. In the meantime, American families are starving and needing but their is limited supplies of charities where they can receive. Usually there are always long lines and most of the people that are already there, waiting, are immigrants (yes, too many of whom are illegal).

I have witnessed on numerous occasions, while shopping at my neighborhood grocery store, immigrants, who have no command of the English language, buying food with food stamps (or a special credit type card now). The items that don’t fit on the list like spirits, cigarettes, and other items, well, they just pull out a wad of cash and pay outright. These people are not dressed shabbily and are wearing jewelry, much of which is not costume. How are they allowed to do this? Let me ask this question instead. If you come here illegally, why has the government let you in, without means of support, and house you in hotel rooms? Where does the food come from? Where do the clothes come from? When they place you somewhere, how do they survive from that point on? And now we are talking about bringing in refugees from another culture and world. Same questions: how will they survive on their own?

Whose fault is this mess? It goes anywhere from the lazy people who put themselves into the predicament to our government. You see, the government IS charity (usually called entitlements but also needless, wasteful and illegal spending). You and I pay for this. Those Americans, who should have priority over all others, who are truly desperately in need, can’t be helped sometimes because of limited resources and competition with those who don’t deserve nor shouldn’t get assistance. It is more than a shame it is a disgrace. Much assistance comes from churches and other organizations that receive contributions. I used to be one of those contributors but now I am offended by them because of how they exacerbate the problem.

Let me tell you a little secret. We are all God’s children. Christians are directed to help the poor and those in need. Christians aren’t rich. There are too many people in the world that have “needs”. Our government already allows the flow of money to go to these other nations with “needs”. When you give charity, it may make you feel good but it won’t get you any closer to Heaven. You just can’t buy your way in and that is a fact. So now those that have some means and wish to contribute must pick and choose because of limited funds. That would be me. I choose family first, and if I have any left over “disposable” funds, I am going to make sure it goes to Americans and those who really have a need. I will not give to the churches anymore and if I have to sponsor a family directly (where I can see who they are and what their needs are) then that is exactly what I will do. Too many people in Appalachia that could use my help. I was born and raised in the South and I have seen poor and lived it myself. You still have gamers here too but you also have good people that are proud and wish to do for themselves. Sometimes they just can’t and need some help. Not cellphones or IPads or jewelry but food, shoes, coats and fix the leaks in the roof over their heads, if they have a roof over their head.

I am not here to tell you what to do or how to do it. You do charity as is directed from your heart. If you are liberal, you don’t have a heart so you expect the government to do your charity for you. We already understand that. I am just saying that it is time to think about who really is in need and direct your gifts accordingly. You won’t go to Heaven for it but you might feel better. Most important, those who receive will have their prayers answered and that is the greatest gift of all

In today’s world, a mob of outraged “social justice warriors” can get a person fired for the most inane of statements. The latest pound of flesh came from the President of ‘Mizzou’. However, his resignation is not enough. They are also demanding that he admit his “white privilege”. They also demand MORE black students – in spite of the fact that blacks score lowest on SAT/ACT.

As a nation, we have spent billions of dollars trying to help blacks erase the “education gap”, yet we reach this nadir of social justice mobs where everyone says that we are “racist”.

We spent billions on Head Start. It didn’t work.

Schools were integrated. That didn’t work.

Black schools with white teachers didn’t work.

Black schools with black teachers didn’t work.

Free computers and iPads didn’t work.

Huge private grants/gifts (e.g., Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates) didn’t work.

Entire school systems of blacks run by blacks and given MORE money per student than any other system didn’t work (see: Washington, DC).

So, it must be “white privilege” and racism! Tests are biased. Detroit and Baltimore are crime ridden and largely illiterate because of white privilege and the legacy of slavery! So let’s teach them to resent whites. Let’s teach that to young people! Yes, let’s teach that looting and rioting are “rebellion”. Let’s transform world class universities from centers of learning into “social justice” mad houses that preach myth and debauchery. There were students holding signs stating that they were “liberating” the campus – as if the campus were under military occupation. All would be good and right, if only more people like Sharpton were running the nation! For crying out loud, we actually have Presidential candidates pandering to the hooligans of the “Black Lives Matter” movement!

On top of that, we are being flooded with people from third world nations, and this is further changing the nature of our nation. Social atomization has encouraged short term time orientation, distrust, and corruption, which lead to social decay. And while this immigration flood is happening, jobs are being eliminated by automation. So we are importing MORE labor while simultaneously eliminating jobs. In what world does this make sense?

The ‘barbarians’ are not at the gate. They are in the town center!

How long can we hold the lid on this before it completely explodes? Another decade? 15 years?

Are we to continue to tolerate this social deterioration and intermittent rioting as preferable in attempts to appease them? Are we to continue to temporize, hold the lid on, and let our children worry about the larger ramifications later. Meanwhile, no one ever tells them the truth. Heck, telling the truth is all but banned in the mainstream. All the problems I listed above are blamed on “white privilege” as a given. So, the younger generations of blacks get angrier and more entitled, because they are taught to be angry and entitled. Young blacks feel they have the moral right to intimidate whites. They are taught that they can do no wrong and that whites can do nothing right. Heck, they are taught that “they” built this country. And they are taught this by leftist whites!

See this article by Thomas Sowell for more good reading on this topic:

Black Mobs and the Coming Race War by Thomas Sowell