According to CBS6 News, about half of Richmond sees it as vandalism.
"Someone put up placards of famous slaves and civil rights pioneers on all the monuments on my street last night, and now there are groups of old white men holding confederate flags around them. My room mates and I are trying to put together a last-minute army of queers to go yell at them, so if you’re in RVA and available you should come over!" - girl-germs Dec. 16, 2011, 2:13 p.m.
(Tumblr) staff: “This weekend, we hosted a meeting at Tumblr HQ with top technology companies, politicians and advocacy groups to coordinate our effort to reform or prevent the well-intentioned but deeply flawed Stop Online Piracy Act from becoming law.”
UPDATE Dec. 16, 2011, 3:08 p.m EST: "Because of immense public pressure, the House Judiciary Committee cancelled their vote on the bill that would kill Internet innovation and free speech — and adjourned for the rest of the year!
Over the last 36 hours, over 97,000 people like you signed our joint petition with reddit against this bill, and thousands more called their representatives. This momentum succeeded in stopping this bill, for now.
We now need to assemble our Internet army for next year, when this bill will come up again. Can you help us reach 100,000 signers on the petition”
- Reddit and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee
The VCU Rams defeated their crosstown rivals, the UR Spiders, in the “Black and Blue Classic” tonight, 73-51. “Last year they beat us at their place bad and we just wanted to get them back,” said VCU senior player Bradford Burgess. With this win VCU improved their record to 6-3 and came away with a 20+ point lead for their third time this season.
Ramnation is definitely loud and proud of their men’s basketball team this evening. “Tonight was the loudest the Siegel Center has been in my two and a half years here,” said Coach Shaka Smart of VCU.
"Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington joined WEEI’s Mut & Merloni Show this morning and was asked about the future status of Jason and Tim Wakefield with the team:
'I think those two guys in particular, given what they’ve meant to to the organization over a long period of time, they certainly deserve to hear from us and get honest and direct feedback on where we see things. We would not do anything else in the market that would block their ability to come back without talking about it first. I think they deserve that. And we’ve had some of those conversations. I also know that both those guys have a lot of pride and I think that they’d want to be back, only if there’s a real role on the team, an important role on the team, and that’s something we’re still working to determine.'”
- An unofficial Jason Varitek fan site, jason-varitek.com, Dec. 2, 2011