Elected officials, behind the scene plotters, gun carrying militia lovers, and their silent supporters. They all live among us and corrupt our Republic. They support the lies and disinformation campaigns, fund the conspiracy theorists, and those who lie as they run for office and may indeed repeat, publish and broadcast those rabid untruths.
You, unfortunately, did not have the bravery or wisdom to recognize the same, and voted to cast into doubt the certified votes of thousands of Americans, votes, keep in mind, that were subjected to state court appeals and recounts.
So many of you have reached out — while the Capitol attack was going on and in the days since — to ask how I am and express your deep concern over what you saw happening. Rather than respond briefly to each, I thought I would write up my thoughts to share with you all.
The latest MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index Survey confirms that small businesses remain concerned about the ongoing impacts of COVID-19.
As we look towards 2021, we’ve been reflecting on all the challenges and changes the past year has brought us. From cancelled Scouting activities, online merit badges, to virtual pack, den, and troop meetings, the COVID-19 pandemic this year has tested our limits and reaffirmed our values
Our Rappahannock dark skies have been filled with a huge canopy of twinkling stars I continue to enjoy. How lucky we are to live in this magical place which, in this New Year 2021, seems to be filled with even more promise in what I consider the well deserved Rappahannock Recovery.
As we begin a new year, let us remember the words of Abraham Lincoln: “Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Sadly many Rappahannock residents in 2020 with COVID-19 have also had a horrible year. Let all pray, hope and wish that 2021 will be a “annus mirabilis” or wonderful year.
As 2020 mercifully winds to a close, we think of celebrations missed or postponed, unimagined cancellations, and time missed with friends and family. So many people have faced painful situations like illness, loss, economic instability, and mental health concerns. In short, 2020 has offered anything but clear vision.
Tailgaters, the bane of courteous drivers … how to cope? Apply for vanity license plate: BACK OFF (not available). Maybe U2CLOSE? Bingo! To clarify meaning, I have a bumper sticker. Top line: NO TAILGATING; bottom line: THE CLOSER YOU GET, THE SLOWER I GO … with caricature of impish turtle.
The last time I spoke to Phil was outside a Board of Supervisors meeting. I told him about a trip we had to Cass, West Virginia, to experience the steam engine train excursion at a prior timber town. His eyes lit up.
At Sunnyside, they’ve had a tremendous impact — running a consistently profitable organic vegetable operation; hiring, training and mentoring a remarkable cadre of farm staff; and implementing a comprehensive and rigorous set of regenerative agricultural practices that have improved the soil, enhanced biodiversity and reduced the farm’s carbon footprint.
Thank you, Rappahannock, for helping the pantry set a new Thanksgiving record for families/individuals served. We provided complete Thanksgiving dinners to 222 families/612 individuals, which represented a 19 percent and 17 percent increase, respectively.
Say, in ordinary times, your grandmother was sick in the hospital and for family to visit they had to wear masks around her. Anyone who refused to do this would be laughed out of the room.
With chaos swirling around a lot, here’s a thought to lighten up a bit: nap times as an ultimate treat. Think I remember President John F. Kennedy being reported as taking quick power naps of short duration as a restorative measure. How about you?
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By the time this is printed, the votes will have been cast so it will not change any minds, but hopefully it will result in a better understanding of what it will take to get our economy back on track in a responsible way.
Slavery was not “the fault” of the South. In fact, it was a northern enterprise, funded by northeastern interests. It produced Southern cotton for immense Northern profits.
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My name is Cameron Webb and I am running to represent Virginia’s Fifth Congressional District. It has been an honor to spend the last year on the campaign trail and I wanted to take this final opportunity to speak with you directly and share who I am and what I stand for.
Once upon a time in America there was a bipartisan consensus that our leaders should embody reason and character. I long for those days and therefore will vote for Joe Biden, whose moral compass and basic human decency will restore the United States to the greatness, and global respect.
Trump has stood tall on the international stage, redrawing trade agreements more in America's favor, securing a more balanced sharing of the West's defense burdens, taking out the most vicious leaders of radical Islam, orchestrating peace agreements between historical antagonists in the Middle East, and rebuilding and modernizing the nation's defenses.
Upon reading the October 14 letter to the editor entitled “Ideological narratives and mandates perpetuate a COVID-19 lie,” we simply Googled “covid 19 death rate according to cdc.”
Although the Lions’ Club big annual Chilifest fundraiser was sidelined this year by COVID-19, I am delighted to report the club forged ahead with its Grand Raffle. Thanks to the generous support from our community, this turned out to one of our most successful fundraisers.