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Archive for September, 2010

Governor McDonnell Announces Sales of Virginia Wines Up Nearly 13% in FY2010

Posted by Stephen on September 28, 2010

Promotion of Virginia Wine Domestically and Internationally One Component of Governor’s Economic Development Initiatives

Virginia Wineries Jump from 120 in 2005 to Nearly 180 Today; Industry Employees 3,000 People, Contributes $350 Million Annually To Virginia Economy

RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that sales of Virginia wine in FY2010 increased nearly 13% from FY2009. Total sales of Virginia wine amounted to $1,604,387 in wine liter tax collections during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010, whereas the total wine liter tax collected by the state derived from the sale of Virginia wine in FY2009 amounted to $1,428,216.

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Posted in C. State Politics, D. Waynesboro, F. Business and Economy, H. Arts and Culture, I. Society, Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Governor McDonnell Congratulates Virginia School Districts on Accreditation Progress

Posted by Stephen on September 17, 2010

119 of 132 School Divisions Reach Full Accreditation; Up from 117 Last year

Unaccredited Schools Fall from 25 Last Year to 19; Schools Accredited with Warning Drops to 15, Down from 17 in 2009, and 54 in 2008

RICHMOND- Governor McDonnell today issued the following statement congratulating Virginia School Divisions their success in achieving full accreditation.

“This is positive news for Virginia’s public schools. Providing an increasingly excellent educational foundation for Virginia’s children is one of the top priorities of my administration…

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A Book Review: “Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey: The River of Doubt,” by Candice Millard

Posted by Stephen on September 14, 2010

If you are a fan of the 26th President of the United States, or if you enjoy historical perspectives and stories that leave you amazed, or if you are a political junky, or if you just enjoy great stories then Candice Millard’s story, Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey: The River of Doubt, surrounding one of the most amazing journey’s any American has ever undertaken is a must read.

Teddy Roosevelt, like Abe Lincoln, transcended politics and was viewed as an American hero. Bigger than life, TR was a man that continually placed himself in harms way while undertaking grave challenges that pushed the human spirit to the brink. However, no stories ever spun about the man that led America into the Industrial Revolution could compare to the harrowing journey he led in the mysterious and dark country of the Amazon on rivers never before experienced by civilized people.

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Obama is simply unqualified to address the economy

Posted by Stephen on September 7, 2010

He needs a lesson in Personal Finance. Maybe Dave Ramsey could help him out. The simple fact of the matter is, if he weren’t already rich beyond middle class comprehension, Obama would be bankrupt. Then again, he probably wouldn’t follow the practices he is currently proposing to Congress.

Perhaps worse than his deplorable economic plan that does nothing more then add 50 billion dollars to a deficit that he has increased by nearly 6 trillion dollars in a year and a half is his attempt to manipulate the American people into believing that his failures as President are the fault of the minority party; the Republicans.

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Posted in A. Presidential Politics, A. U.S. Politics, C. State Politics, F. Business and Economy, Op-Eds, Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »