paul hammond 
Member since May 21, 2009

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Re: “March on Monument Calls for Unity, Energy

I voted for Obama once, the 2nd time. Had Romney shown any backbone I would have voted for him instead. I am most definitely no part of the Left. I have no idea how I would feel about Roosevelt since it didn't happen Please provide a link to your source on the $33.6 billion secret payment.

Posted by paul hammond on 01/18/2017 at 11:51 AM

Re: “March on Monument Calls for Unity, Energy

Billy Bob, the actual amount transferred to the Iranians, according to the conservative National Review, was around $400 million, not 33 billion, which puts your figures off by 98.8%, close, but no cigar. The twist in this story is that the money already belonged to the Iranians, but was frozen years ago by U.S. sanctions which we agreed to revoke as part of the nuclear deal. In return Iran released 4 American captives and vastly scaled back it's work on nuclear weapons. The alternative was another trillion dollar war in the Middle East.

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Posted by paul hammond on 01/17/2017 at 1:49 PM

Re: “2016 Richmonder of the Year: Tim Kaine

So your opinion is anybody who voted differently than you were victims of Groupthink and then you went on to lump "secular liberals" in a single basket so anybody who disagrees with you doesn't count. I hear the same thing coming from liberal/progressive voters about conservatives, right wing Christians and old uneducated white men. My view is each vote should count the same no matter what state you live in. One man, one woman, one vote. I'll remind you again, the people didn't reject the Clinton/Kaine ticket, the electoral college did.

Also Kaine grew up in Kansas City and has spent his adult life in Richmond, not NOVA.

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Posted by paul hammond on 01/04/2017 at 10:58 AM

Re: “2016 Richmonder of the Year: Tim Kaine

Packfan, 100,000 votes in key states could have flipped the election. That's approx .1% of the total vote. I call that a narrow margin. Without the last week shenanigans of James Comey, I believe Clinton would have won.

Nevertheless, Tim Kaines accomplishment in getting the VP nomination was the real issue here and he earned his kudos.

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Posted by paul hammond on 01/04/2017 at 9:36 AM

Re: “2016 Richmonder of the Year: Tim Kaine

Packfan, I believe that money was reimbursed to the City. Hardly the scandal of the century.

APKIII: just because you disliked Hillary Clinton, many others did not. Though she lost the Electoral College by a narrow number, she did beat be Donald Trump in the popular vote by 3 million votes, so she must have some admirers. For Tim Kaine to be nominated to be Vice President one of the two major parties is quite an accomplishment, especially considering his rapid rise from City Councilman to U.S. Senate. But for a few votes here and there he could be the Vice President elect. I call that worthy of ROTY.

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Posted by paul hammond on 01/03/2017 at 4:36 PM

Re: “Vigil Marks Richmond’s 61st Homicide Victim of 2016

For once, a mention of "black on black" crime. A refreshing be of honesty in addition for a call to support the police

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Posted by paul hammond on 12/30/2016 at 2:12 PM

Re: “Virginia Members of Electoral College Say They're Voting With Mixed Emotions

One Man/One Woman - One vote. It makes us all equal in the eyes of the law no matter what state we live in.

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Posted by paul hammond on 12/19/2016 at 5:24 PM

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