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Washington DC and The Holy Land>Ralph Northam yearbook page shows men in blackface and KKK robe
Stinger 03:48 PM 02-01-2019
By Marie Albiges and Gordon Rago
Staff writers

NORFOLK



A photo from Gov. Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook shows two men, one in blackface and one in a Ku Klux Klan robe and hood, on the same page as the governor.

The photo, which The Virginian-Pilot obtained a copy of Friday from the Eastern Virginia Medical School library, comes from the 1984 yearbook, the year Northam graduated.

On the half-page set aside for Northam, there is a headshot of him in a jacket and tie, a photo of him in a cowboy hat and boots and a third of him sitting casually on the ground, leaning against a convertible.

The fourth photo on the half-page has two people, one wearing white Ku Klux Klan robes and a hood, the other with his face painted black. The person with the black face is also wearing a white hat, black jacket, white shirt with a bow tie and plaid pants. Both are holding canned drinks.

It’s unclear who the people in costume are.

The governor’s office did not immediately respond to requests for comment Friday afternoon.

Under the photo of the men in blackface and the Klan hood are listed Northam’s alma mater, Virginia Military Institute, and his interest: “Pediatrics.” His quote is listed as “There are more old drunks than old doctors in this world so I think I’ll have another beer.”

The photo came to light after a week in which the Democratic governor came under fire for his comments about a bill introduced by a first-term Democratic lawmaker that would have loosened restriction abortions in Virginia.

Conservative news outlet Big League Politics first posted the photo at around 2:15 p.m. Friday with the headline “YEARBOOK: Ralph Northam In Blackface & KKK Photo”.

About an hour later, the Virginia GOP caucus Twitter page tweeted, “@governorva needs to explain this immediately.”

Northam’s comments earlier this week were on a bill that would have loosened restrictions in third-trimester abortions. State law says they are legal — and it doesn’t specify up to what point in the third trimester a woman can have an abortion — but Del. Kathy Tran’s bill would reduce the number of physicians that need to sign off on abortions from three to one.

It would also change the standard for having a third-trimester abortion — from a physician declaring that continuing the pregnancy would result in death and “substantially and irremediably impair the mental or physical health of the woman” to just “impair” a woman’s mental or physical health.

The bill, which Democrats have tried to pass in the General Assembly in recent years, was killed in a subcommittee.

On a radio show, Northam — a child neurologist — defended Tran’s bill, saying it was “blown out of proportion.”

“When we talk about third trimester abortions, these are done with the consent of obviously the mother with the consent of the physicians — more than one physician, by the way — and it’s done in cases where there may be severe deformities, there may be a fetus that is nonviable,” he said.

Explaining what would happen in such a case, Northam made comments that were soon seized on by political opponents and others: “The infant would be delivered, the infant would be kept comfortable, the infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”

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EmojiMania 04:42 PM 02-01-2019
Originally Posted by BleedingRed:
The crazy thing is pro-life people don't accept the framing
Then why do you guys keep crying on a message board about how disgusting 40 weeks is? Such posts inherently imply that 10 weeks is less disgusting!!! You guys are doing our work for us! :-):-):-):-):-):-):-)
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BleedingRed 04:42 PM 02-01-2019
Originally Posted by EmojiMania:

(and even BleedingRed realizes, accidentally, that the left's principles are sincerely held and they will apply it evenly to themselves! LOLOL)


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D2112 04:44 PM 02-01-2019
Originally Posted by BleedingRed:

:-)

Poor anal baby gonna cry now
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Prison Bitch 04:44 PM 02-01-2019
Originally Posted by EmojiMania:
What's especially hilarious about this argument from the right is that it inherently accepts the left's framing of the issue: that the farther along the pregnancy is, the worse the abortion is.

If you think abortion is murder, it should be murder at any point! When you get mad about 40 weeks, you're admitting that the left is correct about it being fine at 10 weeks. Great work owning yourselves! :-):-):-):-):-):-):-)
THAT is your takeaway????
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IowaHawkeyeChief 04:50 PM 02-01-2019
Originally Posted by EmojiMania:
Then why do you guys keep crying on a message board about how disgusting 40 weeks is? Such posts inherently imply that 10 weeks is less disgusting!!! You guys are doing our work for us! :-):-):-):-):-):-):-)

I think life is at conception, many others believe it's a mother right to choose in a reasonable amount of time, 6 weeks. The polling of America tilts heavy in favor of life when you bring the 3rd trimester into play. Whether you are prolife or prochoice, this is not a laughing matter, but you seem to think it's hilarious. There are no winners when an abortion occurs.
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T-post Tom 04:59 PM 02-01-2019
Originally Posted by IowaHawkeyeChief:
I think life is at conception, many others believe it's a mother right to choose in a reasonable amount of time, 6 weeks. The polling of America tilts heavy in favor of life when you bring the 3rd trimester into play. Whether you are prolife or prochoice, this is not a laughing matter, but you seem to think it's hilarious. There are no winners when an abortion occurs.

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T-post Tom 05:00 PM 02-01-2019
Originally Posted by BleedingRed:

In the common vernacular:

:-):-):-):-):-):-):-):-)
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NinerDoug 05:04 PM 02-01-2019
Well, that's not a good look, is it.
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displacedinMN 05:05 PM 02-01-2019
Who????
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True North 05:06 PM 02-01-2019
Originally Posted by EmojiMania:
Then why do you guys keep crying on a message board about how disgusting 40 weeks is? Such posts inherently imply that 10 weeks is less disgusting!!! You guys are doing our work for us! :-):-):-):-):-):-):-)
From a scientific standpoint, it's much easier to make a pro life argument that life starts at conception, then murdering infants at any stage of development. But that's the leftist MO, absolving one self of any responsibility.



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Prison Bitch 05:14 PM 02-01-2019
Ann Coulter: : Looks like Ralph Northam's Virginia governorship is about to be aborted in its 55th week
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Discuss Thrower 05:14 PM 02-01-2019
Originally Posted by Prison Bitch:
Ann Coulter: : Looks like Ralph Northam's Virginia governorship is about to be aborted in its 55th week
Ooooooof
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Just Passin' By 05:18 PM 02-01-2019


Originally Posted by :
A Northam ally, Senate Minority Leader Richard L. Saslaw (D-Fairfax) defended the governor.

“His whole life has been about exactly the opposite and that’s what you need to examine, not something that occurred 30 years ago,” said Senate Minority Leader Richard L. Saslaw (D-Fairfax). “While it’s in very poor taste, I would think no one in the General Assembly who would like their college conduct examined. I would hate to have to go back and examine my two years in the Army. Trust me. I was 18 years old and I was a handful, OK? His life since then has been anything but. It’s been a life of helping people, and many times for free.”

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D2112 05:19 PM 02-01-2019
Emoji man pulls a Houdini job after that gets posted
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theoldcoach 05:22 PM 02-01-2019
I don't care what he did or said 30 years ago.

But I do care what he did and said 3 days ago.
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