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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:20 am
 


And just when you thought you thought things couldn't get any worse for the Leaders of the Great State of Virginia, this comes out. 8O

The accuser has apparently hired the same law firm that worked for Christine Blasey Ford. So, I'm guessing these guys think that there might be alot more evidence and chance of a win given that the accusations are from 2004 vice 1984.

Also, the Washington Post apparently investigated these allegations and decided to drop the story. So that's either an indictment to the lack of evidence or a conscience decision to bury the story because of political reasons. Either way it's in the open now and is going to cause all kinds of problems for the Administration in Virginia.

At least the Lt. Governor denied the allegations from the start unlike his boss who accepted responsibility, had a rush of shat to the brain and then tried denying everything???


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Not to split hairs but the area in question is always addressed as the Commonwealth of Virginia, not state. Just as Canada has provinces and territories, the U.S. has states, commonwealths, and territories. There are six commonwealths in the U.S. Four are located in the contiguous U.S., and two are overseas. The first permanent English settlement in the new world is in Virginia. They have been around a very long time and are pretty anal about being addressed as a commonwealth. Its commonwealth this, commonwealth that, "God save the Commonwealth!" ad nauseam when you live there. Same thing in Massachusetts. They are never going to let anyone forget their special place in the history and creation of the U.S. They simply refuse to be addressed in the same manner as other less historically important states.


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You have to believe the woman!!!!! 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:58 pm
 


rickc wrote:
Not to split hairs but the area in question is always addressed as the Commonwealth of Virginia, not state.


Virginia lost its commonwealth status during the civil war when it seceded and was then readmitted to the Union as a state.

The lingering title is a convention without any legal status.

Massachusetts, on the other hand, retains its status as a Commonwealth and has a very small state militia that is not subject to any Federal orders.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:36 pm
 


rickc wrote:
Not to split hairs but the area in question is always addressed as the Commonwealth of Virginia, not state. Just as Canada has provinces and territories, the U.S. has states, commonwealths, and territories. There are six commonwealths in the U.S. Four are located in the contiguous U.S., and two are overseas. The first permanent English settlement in the new world is in Virginia. They have been around a very long time and are pretty anal about being addressed as a commonwealth. Its commonwealth this, commonwealth that, "God save the Commonwealth!" ad nauseam when you live there. Same thing in Massachusetts. They are never going to let anyone forget their special place in the history and creation of the U.S. They simply refuse to be addressed in the same manner as other less historically important states.



Okay, I'll apologize to the people of Virginia for calling it a "state" and not a Commonwealth.

But, instead of lecturing me you might want to dig up this guy and give him a piece of your mind because he quite obviously didn't get the memo. :lol:

https://docsouth.unc.edu/southlit/jeffe ... erson.html


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BartSimpson wrote:
rickc wrote:
Not to split hairs but the area in question is always addressed as the Commonwealth of Virginia, not state.


Virginia lost its commonwealth status during the civil war when it seceded and was then readmitted to the Union as a state.

The lingering title is a convention without any legal status.

Massachusetts, on the other hand, retains its status as a Commonwealth and has a very small state militia that is not subject to any Federal orders.

Interesting, I will have to read up on that. I know it seems trivial to even bring it up but I grew up there. They harp on it incessantly. It becomes part of you. It would be like a foreigner addressing the Queen as "your highness", and a subject not correcting them. Something must be said! Than I move to Massachusetts and go through it all over again.

On a side note both commonwealths are an exceptional place to visit for lovers of history in the new world. If big cities and partying are your thing than Virginia will not be your cup of tea (that is why I joined the military and left). U.S. civil war buffs will be in heaven. You can visit the scene of the first land battle of the war, and see where it all ended in the same day. Virginia has produced 8 Presidents, the most of any state. Many of their homes or place of residence is available for viewing. Virginia has done a fantastic job of preserving their historical sites. Warm southern hospitality and good manners will be on full display while you are there.

If the American revolution (and the greatest sports city in the world ) is your cup of tea, than check out Massachusetts. Boston is a decent sized city. If is full of history. If you enjoy partying, debating politics and/or sports, than this is the place for you. Being on the right, I disagreed with their politics. That said I have never met a better informed populace on current events/sports/politics anywhere in the world. These people read the papers, watch the news, watch the games, and argue till the cows come home. Pick the sport, and someone will start quoting statistics. Sports,politics, and revenge sum up Boston. Lexington and Concord by day, and hockey by night. Excessive drinking, loud boorish behavior, f bombs,and bird flipping will be on full display while you are there. Don't even think about driving while you are there.


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