20200925: MAGA Protest Against Stupidity, Newport News, VA

President Trump in Virginia….

I mean, with the governor there counting the votes, you’d think it would be a write off.

Apparently not. Virginia might well be in play.

Hmm. Well, what the news on Newport News. Let’s see:

During the 17th century, shortly after founding of Jamestown, Virginia in 1607, English settlers explored and began settling the areas adjacent to Hampton Roads. In 1610, Sir Thomas Gates “took possession” of a nearby Native American village, which became known as Kecoughtan. At that time, settlers began clearing land along the James River (the navigable part of which was called Hampton Roads) for plantations, including the present area of Newport News.

In 1619, the area of Newport News was included in one of four huge corporations of the Virginia Company of London. It became known as Elizabeth Cittie and extended west all the way to Skiffe’s Creek (currently the border between Newport News and James City County). Elizabeth Cittie included all of present-day South Hampton Roads.[12]

By 1634, the English colony of Virginia consisted of a population of approximately 5,000 inhabitants. It was divided into eight shires of Virginia, which were renamed as counties shortly thereafter. The area of Newport News became part of Warwick River Shire, which became Warwick County in 1637. By 1810, the county seat was at Denbigh. For a short time in the mid-19th century, the county seat was moved to Newport News.[13]

Shires, huh. I’ve been in Virginia many a time and have yet to see a Hobbit there.

Newport News was a rural area of plantations and a small fishing village until after the American Civil War. Construction of the railroad and establishment of the great shipyard brought thousands of workers and associated development. It was one of only a few cities in Virginia to be newly established without earlier incorporation as a town. (Virginia has had an independent city political subdivision since 1871.) …

The area that formed the present-day southern end of Newport News had long been established as an unincorporated town. During Reconstruction, the period after the American Civil War, the new City of Newport News was essentially founded by California merchant Collis P. Huntington. Huntington, one of the Big Four associated with the Central Pacific Railroad, in California, formed the western part of the country’s First Transcontinental Railroad. He was recruited by former Confederate General Williams Carter Wickham to become a major investor and guiding light for a southern railroad. He helped complete the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway to the Ohio River in 1873.[15]

Huntington knew the railroad could transport coal eastbound from West Virginia’s untapped natural resources. His agents began acquiring land in Warwick County in 1865. In the 1880s, he oversaw extension of the C&O’s new Peninsula Subdivision, which extended from the Church Hill Tunnel in Richmond southeast down the peninsula through Williamsburg to Newport News, where the company developed coal piers on the harbor of Hampton Roads.[16]

His next project was to develop Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, which became the world’s largest shipyard. Opened as Chesapeake Dry Dock & Construction Company, the shipbuilding was intended to build boats to transition goods from the rails to the seas. With president Theodore Roosevelt‘s declaration to create a Great White Fleet, the company entered the warship business by building seven of the first sixteen warships.

I’ll add live links to this post during the late afternoon as they become available.


In the meantime, please post tweets and videos below of what’s going on in Virginia, and any travel stories you may have of the place.

161 thoughts on “20200925: MAGA Protest Against Stupidity, Newport News, VA

    1. Other Sites to check for links:
      GST – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWXPkK02j6MHW-4xCJzgMuw
      CSPAN – https://www.c-span.org
      FOX BUSINESS – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCXoCcu9Rp7NPbTzIvogpZg
      FOX NEWS NOW – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJg9wBPyKMNA5sRDnvzmkdg
      OANN – will likely carry the rally – access via subscription or cable
      TRUMP CAMPAIGN has a LIVE STREAM sign up – https://events.donaldjtrump.com/events/

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    1. Wow, sixty years ago. In 1985, The Big E, was twenty five years old. 1985-87, had the good fortune to serve on, The Big E:-)

      An incredibly awesome warship. Great memories. Every few months I see soemone wearing an “Enterprise CVN 65) ball cap. Usually, we strike up a conversation for a few minutes. Reminisce over the good’ol days. . 🙂

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              1. I prolly have something out of context. I’m do that at times.

                The Admirals may have been in the same class. Dunno. Definitely something Admirals and Generals watch closely.

                More at my level. Constellation was a Kitty Hawk Class CV. Enterprise, the lone carrier in its Class, Enterprise.

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  1. Posted this over on the Open Thread, but for the edification of those reading here:
    So first, Gov. Northam and his wife BOTH tested positive for the CCP Virus today.
    Then the Virginia Health Department jumped in and is now trying to get some sort of “emergency stop” for the Virginia Beach Peaceful Protests, calling it “a public health crisis.”
    Now, on the Richmond Jeff Katz afternoon drive show on 1140WRVA, he’s reporting that there’s a groundswell of people expressing doubts that EITHER of the Northams are really ill with the virus — that instead, they’re FAKING it in order to get POTUS away from Virginia Beach. This groundswell apparently includes people who went to undergrad school at VMI with Ralph Northam.

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    1. Wholly stoopid to be concerned with Guvner Blackface and his wench reported Covid.
      – Don’t care. Yea, I’m like that.
      – Where is Guvner Blackface concern for aborted babies?

      Richmond, the capital is ~50 miles away, at least. Guvner Blackface is not going to meet with President Trump, nor attend the peaceful rally. So, there may be two cases of Covid, with 50 miles? Only D-Rats and YSM could be make this an issue.

      This will be another case of, indirectly telling a guvner to piss off. Sort of like the two peace protests against stoopidity in Nevada two weeks ago.

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      1. kalbokalbs
        Agreed. Was reporting on the “furore” emanating from Richmond.
        But — there MAY be another aspect to this matter:
        It appears that the Northams were infected by a “staffer who tested positive for the virus.”
        So, let’s say, if Ole Joe isn’t coming up to snuff regarding being “all in” for the debate next Tuesday, Suddenly a “staffer who was in close contact with him” tests positive for the virus — there’s Joe’s excuse to not show up (“the former Vice President is under quarantine out of an abundance of caution….”).

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        1. CV, My bad. Was not directing my above post at you. Rather the numskulls running VA. Apologies.

          By the way, feelling top of your game again? All healed and ready to go?

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          1. kalbokalbs
            No harm no foul.
            I’m recovering, thank you. Gradually resuming activities and exercise. If I understand correctly, in another week or so I should feel almost back to normal. I will say that my former aversion to imbibing plain water has been replaced with “drinking it like a fish”!

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    2. Entirely believable. Northam is a snake, and the big headline front page Virginian-Pilot was, “Trump Rally Poses Significant Risk” –

      Out of the blue, old Northam, who walked our beaches without a mask way back in May, all of a sudden comes up positive. Nope.

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  2. Right now, President Trump is on Air Force 1, about to land back in DC, head to the Trump Hotel DC for a roundtable fundraiser before taking off again from Joint Base Andrews around 8:05, heading for this rally at the Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport around 9 pm!!! Whew!

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  3. Pence is a very good speaker. I’m not as familiar with his speaking patterns, but it seems as if I’m hearing more little off-the-cuff remarks, like “It’s true,” after a statement, kind of in Trump style. It makes him seem a little less stiff.

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  4. TOMORROW – 2 BIG events in DC !!!

    12 PM – Prayer March from Lincoln Memorial to the Capitol Building!

    5 PM – White House Rose Garden – President Trump announces nomination for Justice Supreme Court!

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      1. The Hill and Gateway Pundit say it is ACB. She is the most scholarly and most geared for mentoring/teaching young clerks and leading them into Constitutionalism in the courts.

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  5. One of the biggest issues for you in Virginia is the 2nd Amendment.
    “Biden was asked if he’s coming after your guns if he wins, and he said, Yes.” Ties it with that O’Rourke idiot.
    Going down the list of what Ole Joe will bring if he wins.
    Save the country and save the 2nd Amendment by voting for me.
    “Why not go to Virginia? You have a crazy governor. He comes after your guns about every 2 weeks. He talks about coming for the baby AFTER its born. THAT’S EXECUTION OF THE BABY.”
    Going after Northam’s Blackface and “Michael Jackson phase.”
    “So I said, Let’s give Virginia a shot. We’ll bring in the heavy artillery, our great Vice President, Mike Pence.”
    “Kamala is no Mike Pence..”

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  6. Great energy from POTUS.
    Now he’s trolling Ole Joe with the “where am I going?” thing. “I’m kidding. When you have rallies like this, you don’t forget.” LOL
    RSBN panning the crowd. Nicked FoxNews for not showing the crowd.

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    “Oh, we’re going to fill it, don’t worry about it. We have tremendous unity in the [Republican] party. We’ll take over the House — people are sick of Crazy Nancy.”
    “You open up a closet on Air Force 1 and there’s a television.” LOL
    5PM tomorrow at the White House is the big announcement.

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