paul hammond 
Member since May 21, 2009

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Re: “Opposing Rallies Converge on Capitol Square

Todd, you hold Tim Kaine responsible for the activities of his son? You must not know much about 24 year olds, but they are grown men.

Wilder. do you have any evidence that Tim Kaine spit on American soldiers? His son is in the U.S. Marines stationed overseas.

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Posted by paul hammond on 03/08/2017 at 10:48 AM

Re: “Virginia Flaggers Raise New Confederate Flag Near Toll Plaza

Maybe the "Flaggers" should follow the advice of Robert E. Lee.

So sensitive was Lee during his final years with extinguishing the fiery passions of the Civil War that he opposed erecting monuments on the battlefields where the Southern soldiers under his command had fought against the Union. I think it wiser moreover not to keep open the sores of war, but to follow the examples of those nations who endeavored to obliterate the marks of civil strife and to commit to oblivion the feelings it engendered, he wrote.

I do not wish to revive any partisan feelings or ... to stir up sectional animosity, Lee wrote. I would rather allay such feelings.

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Posted by paul hammond on 03/01/2017 at 1:15 PM

Re: “Proposed Virginia Law Would Define Sanctuary City, Open Richmond to Liability

PackFan, just because both side have done it, doesn't make it right. It wasn't right then. It's not right now.

Posted by paul hammond on 02/23/2017 at 10:53 AM

Re: “Virginia Voter Registration Records Have Loopholes but No Evidence of Widespread Fraud

@Sloopy, because it's true.

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Posted by paul hammond on 02/22/2017 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Giving Sanctuary: What We Know About Richmond’s Role in the Immigration Debate

@Gliggity: I tend to agree with your characterization of Mayor Stoney. He's just working his way up the ladder, but the "Party First" mentality is what brought us Donald Trump's rule by chaos as one by one party leaders decided a bad Republican is better than no Republican at all. These first few weeks are just a sample of what we can expect in the next four years.

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Posted by paul hammond on 02/10/2017 at 9:41 AM

Re: “Proposed Virginia Law Would Define Sanctuary City, Open Richmond to Liability


Gerrymandering in Virginia has nothing to do with the Electoral College. It's letting the politicians choose their own voters. The Republican Party gets to split up House and Senate districts in a way that maximizes Republican votes and minimizes Democratic votes, thus ensuring their hold on power in the Legislature. Democrats have won most statewide offices, including the statewide vote for President(the Electoral College), but are the minority party in both the House of Delegates and the State Senate. This would not have happened if districts were drawn fairly and objectively. But surely you know this.

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Posted by paul hammond on 02/03/2017 at 10:13 AM

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.

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

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