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The Myth of Prepardness


OK, here’s the scenario… You are driving by the local school and you notice a young man pull an assault weapon and a handgun from the trunk of his car and move quickly towards the school. A woman and child are coming out of the front door and he shoots them both. You just happen to have your assault weapon in the car. You pull up, jump out and head toward the entrance. As you enter the school, you see the gunman calmly walking down the hallway shooting children. You raise your weapon and order the gunman to stop. He turns, raises his weapon towards you and you shoot him down.

You’ve saved countless lives. Your face is on the cover of People, Newsweek and Guns and Ammo Magazines. You are interviewed on FOX, MSNBC and The View. President Obama has a state dinner in your honor. Sounds great!

Why The GOP Deserved To Lose


Excuse us on the Left for still feeling drunk with glee about the election. We view this as a classic Good Vs. Evil story and we were the good guys. For instance: We didn’t say your guy was lying about his religion or his place of birth. We didn’t say “DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD” and offer no alternative for poor women seeking healthcare screenings. We didn’t yell “Repeal Obamacare and offer no alternative for people without health care coverage to be cared for. We didn’t look the other way when our side refused to pass any job bills and then blame President Obama’s “POLICIES” for the unemployment rate.

Why Lance Armstrong Should Go To Prison


Way back when I was much younger and I used to ride my bicycle everywhere. I once rode from Carson City, Nevada to Reno, up to Lake Tahoe, around the lake and back down to Carson City again. I recently drove a car the same route and I was exhausted. Bragging about who I was or complaining about who I've become; aside, I once biked with guys that were seriously training for the Olympics. I don't don't know if they ever made it...I lost touch during my army years. But through the years, I found myself frequently defending Lance Armstrong.

Those French were simply handing up sour grapes because an American with one testicle was consistently beating their best at a competition that bore their country's name. Too bad. So Sad. We're Americans. Get over it.

GOP: You've Been Schooled


The vote against Attorney General Eric Holder comes down to nothing more than a symbolic gesture that did little but highlight how racist and devisive the GOP can be.

Facts and furious

Time to adopt a "Throw the Bums Out" policy for members of Congress who are running scared of the Tea Party crowd or the GOP witch-hunters. We sent Democratic Congressmen Larry Kissell and Mike McIntyre to Congress to represent us. By shamefully chosing to vote to find Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress when all evidence supports the fact that it was Holder who shut the Bush-era operation down; suggests that these two North Carolina congressman lack the moral backbone needed to stand up to an increasingly partisan, and yes, racist GOP.

The leader of this "which" hunt, Congressman Darrell Issa has stated that he was going to investigate President Obama out of office, although Issa has got lot's of skeletons in his own closet. In a profile, the New Yorker" dredged up a series of scandalous allegations from the House Oversight Chairman's criminal past. Among them: Issa has been accused of burning down a building, arrested for carrying a concealed weapon, and stealing a red Maserati. And this is the horse Kissell and McIntyre chose to hitch North Carolina's wagon to?

North Carolina to Change Flag


Not really, but with the passage of Amendment One, the majority in North Carolina has shown the world that civil rights, left to the whims of an electorate that voted for Jessie Helms time and time again, will consistently be abridged. Helms, supported by this electorate, called homosexuals "weak, morally sick wretches."

Progressives in this state look at the fancy new buildings going up in Raleigh and the Democratic Convention prep in Charlotte; and we think maybe this state with such a divisive and racist past has been sufficiently diluted with northern, western, or eastern relocation, to counter-balance the old diehards.

In defense of John Edwards

I met John Edwards once at a Best Buy, I think it was. We were both buying a computer. Being rich, he was getting the one I had wanted. We chatted about the recent lost to President Bush and I told him that he should have gone after those lies harder about John Kerry and he told me he had wanted to, but that the advisers had ruled against it. He went on to say that he would definitely be more aggressive in the future.

Flash forward 2012. He is facing a trial for what many people believe is a political and judicial over-reach at best, for something, post Citizens United, isn't even a crime anymore. The thing that gets me is even those people that believe he really didn't do anything essentially criminal, still preface their remarks by saying "Sure, John Edwards is a despicable human being, but ..." Really? Despicable?

I'm going to say what everyone is thinking, but are too politically correct to say. Basically, the facts. John Edwards is a fairly good looking man ... a millionaire ... a politician and he was married to a woman that was not as good looking as one would think someone like him would have on his arm. There. I said it. Now I know, she gave him several kids, she was not 20 anymore and she was sick with cancer. This isn't an indictment against her ... it's just the facts.

On a lighter note: The Big Valley's lost son




This isn't a political story, but one that illustrates how war can have unwanted outcomes on the homefront too!

One of my favorite shows, when I was a kid was “The Big Valley”. The Big Valley was an American western television series which ran on ABC from September 15, 1965, to May 19, 1969, which starred Barbara Stanwyck, as Victoria Barkley, the mother of several grown children, played by Richard Long, Peter Breck, Linda Evans, and Lee Majors. However, I never knew until recently that there was another actor that played yet another son in the series.

The youngest Barkley son was Eugene, a medical student studying at Berkeley, played by Charles Briles. He was seen sporadically in only seven first season episodes and then written out. Only once was his name ever mentioned again.

NCAA ain't playing with North Carolina: Thanks Baddour!

Dick Baddour will step down as athletic director at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill this summer. The announcement came a day after the school fired football coach Butch Davis amid an NCAA investigation into the program. "It was pretty evident to me as the decision unfolded that that's in the best interest of the football program," Baddour said at a news conference. "That's a realization that if you're in this business, your head football coach needs to know who the athletic director is going to be.” Baddour's contract is up in June 2012.

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