The Virginia House of Delegates is guilty of blatant discrimination

On July 23, 2016, we discontinued our forums. We ask our members to please join us in our new community site, The Hartmann Report. Please note that you will have to register a new account on The Hartmann Report.

2 posts / 0 new

On Monday night – Virginia delegates fell 18 votes shy of appointing Tracy Thorne-Begland to be a judge on the District Court. Thorne-Begland served in the NAVY year for 20-years, was one of Richmond’s top prosecutors, was sponsored for the job, and supported by a bipartisan group of lawmakers.

But Thorne-Begland is also gay – which according to Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall disqualified him from being a judge. As Marshall said, “I don’t even think it’s proper to put his name forward because of his behavior.” This is a sad day in Virginia – and a reminder that despite how far we’ve come since the Civil Rights Movement – we still have a long way to go.

Thom Hartmann Administrator's picture
Thom Hartmann A...
Joined:
Dec. 29, 2009 10:59 am

Comments

There is no explaining or correcting the woefully ignorant that use such criteria to vote against a qualified candidate. The way to enlidghtenment is to recodgnize your own ignorance and these people are too invested in 'Knowing what needs to be known." not in learning anything new.

Aristotle's picture
Aristotle
Joined:
Aug. 17, 2011 10:31 pm

Nuclear Plant Has Been Leaking For Four Years

According to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Entergy Corp has allowed highly radioactive waste to leak into a contained area at the FitzPatrick nuclear power plant for the last four years.

The FitzPatrick plant is near Oswego, New York, but the NRC has said that the leak "poses no immediate risks to any residents or the environment."

Powered by Pressflow, an open source content management system