Virginia News Stand: August 26, 2009

Annotations & Elucidations Or Should That Be "Putsch"? 

The state headlines are dominated by the controversy over Delegate Phil Hamilton. Read all about it. Apparently, a single delegate seat trumps coverage of the state wide races. Moving on . . .

In National News, the AP uncovers shocking news: Politics, believe it or not, has a role in where the porkulus bill money is spent! Imagine that! There's another observation — that Americans don't trust government to run health care. Wow! All sorts of breaking stories! In more serious news, former homosexuals win a D.C. court ruling, while Republicans in Arizona mull legal action to close its primaries, something conservatives in the Virginia GOP have fought to do for years. 

But the real fun today is in the Analysis and Commentary sections. All posts there deserve a look over today: There are reports documenting that abortion is a significant part of the "health care reform" bill; the model for the death panels is in place at the VA; the AARP's weasley ways; and the real way to bring down health care costs. Arm yourself for the debate.

Then there's Howard Dean, telling Americans that Republicans are undermining the country — on the heels of President Obama telling conservatives to shut up and get out of the way while campaigning for Creigh Deeds in Northern Virginia a few weeks ago. All this despite the Dems not being able to govern with their huge majorities. Perhaps Deann knows from experience, with all the undermining of the military, national security and the Bush administration he and uber-liberals perpetrated from 2001-2009.

Finally, speaking of misinformation . . . there's all that about the town hall meetings being a product of some sort of conservative plot to pack the meetings. While there is nothing to substantiate an organized effort, and liberals can't stand the thought of spontaneous dislike for their policies, there is an organized effort — from the president's own ground troops. The AP calls it a "push," but maybe it should be called a "putsch."


Del. Hamilton rejects calls to resign over ODU efforts (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Phil Hamilton defiant to GOP leadership (The Daily Press)

Panel to review delegate's ODU deal has a lot of leeway (Norfolk Virginian-Pilot)

Henrico candidate seeks Hamilton investigation (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Republicans Urge Delegate to Quit Before Ethics Scandal Hurts Party (Washington Post)

Va. House speaker urges ethics probe of delegate (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Deeds highlights small businesses at local shop stop (Charlottesville Daily Porgress)

National News:

Obama supporters plan pro-health overhaul push (AP/

Americans 'distrust' government to run big healthcare (

Politics can drive stimulus priorities (AP/

AZ GOP to Seek Closed Primaries ( News)

Obama praises Islam, ignores radicals' threat (

DC court ruling affects ex-'gays' (


Abortion 'explicitly' covered under ObamaCare (Pete Chagnon/


Who Needs Death Panels? Just Use Government's VA Checklist. (Bobby Eberle/

What does the healthcare bill say about abortion? (Elijah Friedeman/Rightly Concerned Blog)

Howard Dean: Republicans undermining the country (Elijah Friedeman/Rightly Concerned Blog)

Inside the Womb (Rightly Concerned Blog

The AARP and Its Non-Endorsement of ObamaCare (Rightly Concerned Blog)

The key to affordable health insurance: de-regulation (Bryan Fischer/Rightly Concerned Blog)