Arthur McBride 
Member since Apr 14, 2016

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Re: “Kim Gray Wants to Hit the Pause Button on the Monument Avenue Commission

Mamie Taylor sought to bring "the light" to RPS in exchange for another term on the School Board. She was soundly rejected. Good.

Kim Gray's response to all this insanity is rational and levelheaded. You don't want anarchists rioting on Monument Avenue? Take a breath, talk it out, and allow the democratic process to function!

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Posted by Arthur McBride on 08/18/2017 at 10:21 AM

Re: “Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe: "Take Down These Monuments."

Jerel C. Willmore,

Although I disagree with removing statues, your reply is well thought out, and these examples of Virginians would be fine additions to the city's landscape. However your compromises won't appease the gangs of Marxists that currently howl for the destruction of Lee and his lieutenants. As soon as you proposed this plan to city council, I could imagine a blue-haired social justice type bellowing from the gallery...

"Samuel Phillips Lee, George H. Thomas, and John Minor Botts were all slave owners! They were literally Hitler! Your narrative is evil!"

Sarcasm aside, I do appreciate the rational response you've tried to apply there. I'm sorry that our city is beholden to anarchists and thugs with red flags.

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Posted by Arthur McBride on 08/18/2017 at 10:17 AM

Re: “PHOTOS: Monument Avenue Commission Meeting Brings Out Heated Discourse in Richmond

Wouldn't it have been better if the South had just went its own way? Then 21st century Marxists could have a New England Socialist Utopia without having to say that "those people" in the South are their countrymen. Also, those backward, illiterate, inbred Southerners could go off into their own third would country without any Northern meddling.

Ultimately, this perfect neo-Puritan society above the Mason-Dixon Line would descend into despotism, in the dual monarchy of Greater Vermont ruled jointly by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. The Bernie Bros would eventually rise up and slaughter the Warrenites because of white male privilege and establish a gulag at Burlington, which their Young Turk collaborators would deny. Hashtags from around the world would support for the Empress Elizabeth, but she eventually would "fight no more forever" and smoke the peace pipe with Minister of Culture Ta-Nehisi Coates.

In the end the Confederacy is visited by various Exodus-esque plagues which destroy the agrarian economy based on hemp. His Excellency President Jeff Davis Sessions will die an exile in the Libertarian Republic of Venezuela. Then all the wicked mustashe-twirling slavers are massacred by a coalition of intersectional left-handed black lesbian feminists led by the reincarnation of Nat Turner, hoisting a rainbow-colored rendition of the Stars and Bars upon their wheelchair. After power is consolidated, a famous equestrian statue of two-term President Peter Longstreet in New Orleans is razed and replaced with a statue of St. Gabriel Prosser.

Following these events, a paramilitary organization called the Stonewall Brigade sets up an independent state in the Shenandoah Valley with a capital at Harrisonburg, their only major holiday being Springfest, a bacchanalian celebration of the annual barley harvest. After a time of relative peace, an anarchist cell from Occupied Richmond destroys the city of Charlottesville with a low-yield nuclear weapon during a concert by D. Matthews and His Orchestra. There is then a six-month war between the city-states, which ends in defeat for the anarchists, who surrender after their lines collapse at Petersburg. Their female commandant flees to a remote farm in Hanover County, but is caught dressed in a shawl and petticoat, and is forced to surrender to General Ulysses Everett McGill, ironically her former artillery instructor at St. Catherine's Military Academy.

The rest of the world generally appears as it did circa 1913, though there are some striking differences. Pope Eugene V calls for a renewed crusade against the Zoroastrian Empire. Tsar Nicholas IX frees the serfs, but is then assassinated while watching "Our Confederate Mother-In-Law" at the Bolshoi Theatre. The romantic comedies of Anthony Burgess are global bestsellers, and there are rumors that the Silver Beetles are preparing for a reunion tour.

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Posted by Arthur McBride on 08/11/2017 at 12:38 AM

Re: “Excerpt: A New Book About the State Penitentiary Explores How the Electric Chair Came to Virginia

Old joke that was going around in 1984.

1st MAN: "What's the best kind of wood to burn these days?"

2nd MAN: "I don't know."

1st MAN: "Linwood."

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Posted by Arthur McBride on 02/01/2017 at 2:52 PM

Re: “Richmond Planned Parenthood Faces Growing IUD Demand

If Planned Parenthood types want "the government out of their bedroom" why do they demand that taxpayer dollars foot the bill for their services? The Left seems to think that the greatest threat to America is that some people don't want to pay for other people's contraceptives and abortions.

It's like fools on Twitter who ask "Now that Trump is in the White House, who's gonna pay for my contraceptives?"

How about you get a job and do that yourself? It's not that difficult to pony up ten bucks a month.

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Posted by Arthur McBride on 02/01/2017 at 2:45 PM

Re: “VCU Rally Shows Solidarity After Trump Immigration Orders

Secular leftists (of the SJW type) and political Islamists (of the Palestinian-Hamas type). Strange bedfellows, no?

Actually both are intrusive, meddling, and oppressive ideologies that would love to have the gun of government backing up their respective agendas.

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Posted by Arthur McBride on 02/01/2017 at 2:38 PM

Re: “A Neighborhood Friend, Shot Through Her Window

"Grandma, thats why you tell me dont stand at the window.

These are the sins of this city. That decent women and children must live in these wretched situations, and all too often, die in them.

Of course the anarchists and Marxist agitators who tear up Broad Street yelling "Fuck Trump" don't seem to care about Karon Williams, or the slew of murders in 2016.

I guess Ice Cube knew what he was talking about back in 1991. "Either they don't know, don't show, or don't care about what's going on in the hood."

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Posted by Arthur McBride on 01/21/2017 at 2:53 PM

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