Clark W Griswold Jr. 
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Re: “Local High School Students Are Getting on Board with the National Gun Debate

Conservative columnist Bret Stephens has twice in the last 5 months called for repealing the Second Amendment. Hes right. With the NRAs twisted and perverted interpretation of it hanging over every discussion about what to do with guns in America, were getting nowhere in defining a national policy that ensures the safety of our society and allows for sensible ownership. The 2nd has become a giant drag on any rational discourse. For those of you whose blood pressure just went up 30 points after reading this, consider that a majority of Americans favor sensible legislation, but proposals have been blocked for decades by the gluttons who run the NRA. Theyve bought and paid for the people weve elected to represent us, the people we expect to craft the laws WE want. Theyre not interested in what we want, their focus is on selling more guns and making more money. The more money they make, the more representatives they put in their pockets. And its on the NRA that were awash in 300 million guns and that 18 year old mentally deranged kids can walk in and legally buy a military assault rifle. Its that simple. Repeal the Second, and the NRA in its current state withers and dies. And maybe we get some sensible gun laws that prevent the fuuture slaughtering of innocent schoolchildren in this country, once and for all.

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Posted by Clark W Griswold Jr. on 02/27/2018 at 7:31 PM

Re: “Men’s Bad Behavior Starts Young, When the Power to Disrespect Feels Like a Birthright

Well, seems like Ronald has it all figured out, doesnt he? So smart and what a hip, worldly dude, too. So impressive, any number of college girls have confessed their deepest fantasies to him. What a man we have here! Listen, boy, I dont know how old you you are, but you dont know jack-$ht. Your snotty, know it-it-all attitude and slimy insinuations that the author may have brought this on herself through her openness to engage and the come and get it music that was playing on her radio is Exhibit A of this article. Let me guess, Ill just bet youre a real fan of the Orange Baboon. You know, the one currently squatting in White House splendor. His degradation and coarsening of our societys norms and traditions sounds like its right up your alley. Heres hoping that whatever female companionship you manage to rustle up from time to time bears no fruit. With an attitude like yours, youre the last guy in Richmond who should lay claim to the title father.

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Posted by Clark W Griswold Jr. on 11/21/2017 at 6:33 PM

Re: “Gillespie and Northam: Confederate Monuments in Virginia Need Context

"You don't move history. You don't hide history." By all means, let's not hide history. Let's get it out there, all of it, warts and all. And that's the problem with Monument Avenue. There's enough hidden history behind the myth of the Glorious South that it portrays to sink a fleet of battleships. Wars are initiated usually for political and economic reasons. Those who venerate the Lost Cause conveniently overlook the economic necessity that compelled Confederate States to secede from the Union. In a word, slavery. The South was toast without its slaves. The political argument, "states' rights", was merely a cover for the economic reality,, but it's the political argument that Monument Avenue perpetuates. Not one word or mention of exactly what these men fought for; the so-called god-given right to own other human beings and do with them what they wished. To own other human beings as one would own a horse, or a herd of cattle, or an acre of land. To own other human beings to work as long, as hard as they were able was necessary to make a profit for their owners. To possess other human beings to sell as one would anything else one owned. To deny that these were even human beings with the same rights and privileges as any white citizen is at the core of what the South fought to preserve and maintain. And the glorification of that is what is highly disturbing to many of us. So, you don't want to hide history? You want to show it off with pride? Then show it all, every ugly, horrible reason for why Marse Robert and his band of brothers chose to take up arms. careful what you wish for, you just might not like what you eventually will see.

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Posted by Clark W Griswold Jr. on 10/03/2017 at 8:39 PM

Re: “How Jim Crow Codified the Bigotry Already Woven Into the Fabric of Virginia

The Curch Lady would more likely be commenting on the white wash that Lost Causers applied to the outcome of The War than to Margaret Edds' recounting of Jim Crow and its effects. Monument Avenue, as beautiful as it is, does not tell the truth. Keep the statues, if you must, but only if you add to them the rest of the story; and that would be these men fought to preserve a society which demanded and depended upon a system of human bondage, denying those caught in its grasp the fundamental freedoms our Founding Fathers believed in. That, for those of you who cherish the concept, is our real heritage.

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Posted by Clark W Griswold Jr. on 09/20/2017 at 7:56 AM

Re: “Opinion: Serpents in Our Midst

Amen to this. Just to be clear, trumplestilskins, that sack of excrement you love so dearly squatting in the White House has no problem with Nazis. Both of my parents risked their lives in service to this country in World War II fighting this insanity. His removal from office can't come soon enough.

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Posted by Clark W Griswold Jr. on 08/16/2017 at 8:19 AM

Re: “Opinion: Why Richmond Needs to Save Larus Park

Ah yes, gone but not forgotten, the stench of the previous regime's corruption continues to waft over our fair city. It's amazing to me how a man of the cloth can be so good at following the lead of the money changers in the temple instead of the man who threw them out. Well anywayI'm sure the good citizens of Chesterfield are feeling pretty smug right now knowing that we the good folks of Richmond are subsidizing all of their toilet flushes at the rate of 80%. Speaking of getting flushed, this land grab for a $1 a year (are you sure you can afford that?) just adds insult to injury, and unless there's an iron-clad contract here, Mr. Stoney should flush this deal right back across the city limits south of the James. When oh when will we get a city government that is neither as blatantly corrupt as Jones' nor as rude, crude and out of control as Wilder's? For the love of god, haven't we suffered enough incompetence and mismanagement?

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Posted by Clark W Griswold Jr. on 07/26/2017 at 9:17 PM

Re: “Why They Keep Fighting: Richmond Protesters Explain Their Resistance to Trump's America

Hmmm, seems there's no shortage of trumpanzees in Richmond, by the tone of most of these comments. It's funny, your boy won, albeit with less than a popular majority of the vote and with the help of an archaic convoluted Constitutional mechanism designed to protect slave-holding states' representation in Congress, and yet you're all still so pissed off about everything. Protesting injustice and discrimination in this country is as American as apple pie, and goes all the way back to its founding, for those of you who were too busy throwing spitballs in history class. Protesting never accomplished a thing, you say? If that were the case, your cushy 8 hour a day, 5 days a week jobs you all are so proud of wouldn't exist. Here's what's never accomplished a thing; phony flag-waving, cross -clutching, dollar-worshipping patriotic bluster. I'll take what these folks are trying to do any day of the week over that.

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Posted by Clark W Griswold Jr. on 03/29/2017 at 8:22 AM

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