Deep-pocketed interest groups and activists on both sides of the long-running fight over gun laws are gearing up for a major clash in Virginia, now a key election battleground in the issue after Republicans on Tuesday adjourned a special legislative session called by the governor to consider gun-control measures in the wake of a mass shooting.
John Denver was a hopeless drug addled hippie (who died because he forgot to fill up the gas tank on his airplane), but he was dead spot on about the Blue Ridge mountains etc.
That whole part of the world is blessed. Not even a severe infection of cacogens can really defile its true nature.
My mother was from Roanoke. 'Spent some time there at my grandparent's house as a boy that I'll never forget. Hiking the Parkway, chewing sassafras, drinking from little creeks without fear of contamination, worrying more about bears/snakes than lowlifes. City boys don't know what they're missing.
Modified by LateForLunch at Thu, Jul 11, 2019, 22:25:12