Monday, February 20, 2017
Governor Terry McAuliffe
House Bill 1582 reflects an incomplete understanding of weapons qualification practices within our military and is an unwarranted expansion in the number of people allowed to carry handguns in the Commonwealth. It would do nothing to protect the safety of our citizens.
It would allow any person 18 years of age or older and on active military duty or honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces or the Virginia National Guard who has completed basic training to apply for a concealed handgun permit.
Contrary to the assumption of House Bill 1582, weapons familiarization training as a component of an individual’s military basic training does not qualify that
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Dan Casey Challenged to Bare It All
With the first @WSLS “breaking news” tweet I thought of one person. No it wasn’t River Laker. It wasn’t the victims of the prank at 202 Market – though I expect they are totally pissed at being charged by the ABC board.
No alcohol in combination with stripping is allowed in Virginia.
My first thoughts were of Dan Casey, The Roanoke Times columnist, blogger, and lover of the naked male physique. Before you think that I have a hankering to see Dan naked let me dispel that notion [gasp] now.
Dan must have tripped over, stepped on, and made audible screeching sounds in a breakneck blog post about 202 Market getting charged for River Laker’s surprise striptease Valentine’s fundraiser.
However, Dan is beginning to worry me with his preoccupation with Mr. Laker’s nakedness. Art is in the eye of the beholder and Dan doth “behold” too much me thinketh.
I can see Dan will milk this for all it’s worth and he will have plenty of opportunity as this issue works through to the ABC hearing. Then if 202 Market is fined – will they sue Mr. Laker, then as an employee of Roanoke City will he be reprimanded or worse?
What say we have Dan perform a striptease fundraiser at a NON-alcoholic establishment for the charity of his choice. If Roanoke City doesn’t mind their employee stripping on his own time I’m sure Debbie Meade would be OK with Dan doing the same. It would be good for circulation – I think. Give it a try Dan. A worthy charity awaits.
I’ll start the bidding at $2! Do I hear $3?
Posted By Valerie Garner
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