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General Discussion / Re: Local Headlines
« on: February 12, 2018, 08:48:55 AM »
Thanks LP, and appreciate the kind words about Kent, Youngblood. He did work for me and we had become friends over the years. He was born in June of 1960 and I was born that November. He was indeed, a good guy.

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Politics / Re: 5th and 9th Districts
« on: February 12, 2018, 08:46:26 AM »
I will remind you gentlemen that your Republican party, with the approval of Gov. Bob McDonnell, drew the current redistricting map in order to protect incumbent Republicans.

Solon, the first line of the first post of this thread -

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I know they Republicans changed the lines in order to keep the Democrats out, and they've done that, but they've also made it so we have no local representation anymore.

I've said this so many times I'm hoarse - state politics is not about party, it's about geography. It's more important to have representation than have none. Currently, we have none.

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General Discussion / Local Headlines
« on: February 11, 2018, 07:03:29 PM »
Sunday Evening, February 11, 2018:


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Sports / Re: College Basketball 2017-2018
« on: February 11, 2018, 11:22:10 AM »
Tech was more athletic and energetic.

Solon, here is my quote from a few days ago when UVA barely got out of Florida alive...

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UVA looked tired to me last night. They hung in there and sheer talent and discipline to Tony B's style pulled them through it. They looked like they need to come home, get off the road, and get a good night's sleep.

Well... they did come home, got a good night's sleep, and came out and played worse than they did in Florida. This funk started before last night's game and I haven't heard anyone addressing it. Reminds me of the time I had to get a tetanus shot in order to try out for the JV team. I got it and the next day I felt like an old man. Joints hurt, back hurt, barely could move. It was gone in a day. The whole UVA team looks like they've had tetanus shots and haven't gotten over it.

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Politics / Re: 5th and 9th Districts
« on: February 11, 2018, 11:15:52 AM »
My point was not about getting a press release, it's the fact that we have no representation in the state senate or house. The ones that are elected to represent us aren't from here, don't visit us, and don't even bother to send the local media a press release about things like running for re-election. The announcement was made so far from here I guess the figured we didn't need to know. If you want a recent example of how much consideration we get, look at Stanley's bill trying to keep the Patrick County Hospital open. The democrats jerked us around like the only use we were to them is a way to squeeze Stanley who opposes a democrat measure that would also benefit a good part of his constituency, but he opposed it because it doesn't wash with the Republicans. For one second do you think if A.L. Philpott, Barney Day, Ward Armstrong, and Roscoe Reynolds were still in office they would have been flicking us on the back of the head like this? It's disgraceful and no one here seems to get it, or care.

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Politics / Re: Let's solve the world's problems
« on: February 10, 2018, 12:01:56 PM »
Ok, I'm giving up on this. I think our group is more interested in fussing about the ills than solving them.

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Politics / Re: 5th and 9th Districts
« on: February 10, 2018, 12:00:52 PM »
Lp, did you read my post?

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Politics / 5th and 9th Districts
« on: February 09, 2018, 01:05:31 PM »
I know they Republicans changed the lines in order to keep the Democrats out, and they've done that, but they've also made it so we have no local representation anymore. Anyone here about our 5th District Rep declaring a run for re-election? I never even got a news release. Nothing here locally. I've never met the man and he's running for re-election. He's the only republican running so far and the 4 or 5 democrats that are running are so far up north I doubt they'll consider us worth the trip. I miss the Virgil Goode days. If there was a Volunteer Fire Department Breakfast or a Chamber luncheon, or a Board of Supervisor meeting that involved him, he was there - in person. I'd bet you could ask a 100 people in Henry County who the 5th District Rep is and they maybe 10 could tell you. Maybe not even 10.

I think I'm going to go to Buckingham County one weekend and do an ambush interview.  8)

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Politics / Re: Let's solve the world's problems
« on: February 09, 2018, 12:59:15 PM »
If you oppose a wall being built, tell me why - but keep it simple.

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Sports / Re: College Basketball 2017-2018
« on: February 09, 2018, 12:54:50 PM »
Yep, tomorrow we've got UNC vs NC State at 2 PM on WHEE and then UVA vs Virginia Tech at 6 PM on WMVA. Glad the Hoos are playing this one at home.

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General Discussion / Re: This is a Test
« on: February 08, 2018, 01:18:46 PM »
lol... nope.

Here's the deal... all three of these glasses are dirty - as in nasty dirty - as in - you can probable taste the lipstick in your beer from the woman who drank from the glass before you. There's a new expression going around called "the beer clean glass." If the glass is clean all the bubbles float from the middle to top to form the head, if the glass is dirty, the bubbles will cling to the gunk on the inside of the glass like the ones shown here.

Bet you'll check from now on!

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Politics / Re: Let's solve the world's problems
« on: February 08, 2018, 01:14:54 PM »
If someone with health issues walks into the invisible fence and dies - can the US be sued?

After years of taking questions from callers on our lawyer's show the short answer is "yes." Anyone can be sued. The question is could the US be found liable for harm that comes to someone encountering the invisible fence. I doubt it. If the government says "stop, don't got there" and you do. Then the consequences are the result of the person's actions, not the government's rules.

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Politics / Re: Let's solve the world's problems
« on: February 08, 2018, 09:01:45 AM »
How about a fence with turnstiles every 100 yards or so that only let you go out of the country?

Nope... gotta be invisible. We have the technology - and it wouldn't cost much more than the electricity to light it up.

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Sports / Re: College Basketball 2017-2018
« on: February 08, 2018, 09:00:19 AM »
I'd favor UNC by 1.5 to win tonight. I don't think Duke has much focus this year. Not like years past for sure.

UVA looked tired to me last night. They hung in there and sheer talent and discipline to Tony B's style pulled them through it. They looked like they need to come home, get off the road, and get a good night's sleep.

Tech, on the other hand, looked like they were over-caffeinated and on steroids. NC State wanted to play a fast game so instead of slowing it down, Tech played faster than NC State. It was fun to watch, and I like NC State. Always had a soft spot for the Wolfpack since back in the days of Jimmy V. Here's an interesting stat - NC State has never, ever won four ACC games in a row. Ever. A win last night would have done it, but the record stands at 3.

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General Discussion / Re: WHEE
« on: February 08, 2018, 08:52:10 AM »
Ah.... you were listening to Prager's "Happiness Hour." It's ok if you don't like it. I don't expect everyone to like everything we carry all the time, but you're trying to make it something it's not. Prager was asked to write a column for McCalls magazine one time and the "Happiness Hour" grew out of that. It's not intended to be a dissemination of the facts, it's an advice hour - Prager offering his advice to listeners. It's one of the most popular things he does. And you are right, God, faith, and country. It has an overriding tone of Christianity.

I always love to hear what people like about what we do, but even more important, I like to what what people don't like. I appreciate you taking the time to share here. I'm grateful to you for it!

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