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Some things we CAN do for Larry Kissell

I was just reading this blog over at DailyKos about how the Republicans handled CA-50, and it occurred to me that there are a few things WE could learn from this and do for Kissell.

I know there is a push here in Orange County to develop sister precincts and do something besides raise money (two days until Kissell/Anglico houseparty). Perhaps one thing we could do is man the polling stations and come up with names of people who haven't yet voted, then the locals can do the face-to-faces or phone calls.

Fun with Ogre

Many of you might remember Ogre, the insipid conservative blogger that chose to grace our presence some months back. Well, I have been having a grand time at his place recently for one reason. No matter what I say, he won't fight back. Sure, he spouts off some ridiculous "nanny-nanny-boo-boo" comments. But, he never manages to contradict one thing I say.

So, I say, go have some fun.

Ogre said ( 8:27 PM Friday, Jun 23):

Oh, you really got me with that one. Yup, you have now read the entire liberal talking points memo, showing your inability for independent thought, or even basic comprehension. Thanks for stopping by!

Dole and Burr Deny an Up or Down Vote

It's time to slam the LTE lines with this, Burr and Dole would not allow an up or down vote...on minimum wage. This is my letter to the Durham Herald.

It wasn't so long ago that all we heard from Elizabeth Dole and Richard Burr was that Supreme Court Justices deserve an up or down vote. They decried Democrats who MIGHT block an up or down vote by voting against cloture, thus blocking the will of the majority. Yet, today, those same Senators voted against cloture, against an up or down vote. Was it for a judicial nominee? No. It was for a vote on raising the minimum wage, which is at its lowest point since the end of World War II. Richard Burr and Elizabeth Dole should be ashamed of allowing a small minimum wage increase to see an up or down vote. Once again, they play the part of do-nothing representatives that would rather interfere with the lives of working families than help them.

Another Good Gambling Bill

The NC Senate has put another bill on the calendar, I don't know what will happen to it, but at least it is out there from the get-go. The bill is titled: AN ACT to amend the constitution to provide that if the state operates a lottery, that the net proceeds shall be dedicated to education, and to forbid the net proceeds from supplanting other expenditures for the same purposes.
What it means is pretty self-explanatory, however, specific language and cosponsor information after the break.

Republicans Against Children, Right Out of the Gate

The Republicans have come out showing their true colors in this short session of the NC Legislature. The first bill on the calendar for today, the first full day in session?

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED

AN ACT TO REPEAL THE GOVERNOR'S VISION CARE PROGRAM AND THE REQUIREMENT FOR A COMPREHENSIVE EYE EXAMINATION ENACTED UNDER THE GOVERNOR'S VISION CARE PROGRAM, AND TO PROVIDE THAT FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO THE RESERVE FOR THE GOVERNOR'S VISION CARE PROGRAM SHALL REVERT TO THE GENERAL FUND.

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:

SECTION 1. Section 10.59F of S.L. 2005‑276 is repealed.

SECTION 2. Funds in the Reserve for the Governor's Vision Care Program shall revert to the General Fund on June 30, 2006.

What is the Governor's Vision Care Program and why should we repeal it? Well, we're spending too much money in North Carolina and collecting too many taxes. Just look, we have a $2 Billion surplus. So, what do Republicans suggest we do? Cut programs for children.

We're Getting Our A**es Kicked

Okay folks. This started off as as comment, but got a little long and a little scary. I wanted to see how much our unchallenged Dems (either no challenger or no serious challenger) could donate to our big name races.

This is the amount in the bank for our unchallenged Dems. What should they do with it?--break-->
NC - 01 BUTTERFIELD, G K ... $56,016
NC - 02 ETHERIDGE, BOB ..... $626,746
NC - 04 PRICE, DAVID E ..... $174,001
NC - 07 MCINTYRE, MIKE ..... $1,264,843
NC - 12 WATT, MELVIN L ..... $162,182

But, then I decided I should do the opposite and see how much the uncontested Republicans (same criteria) could give to these races.

Wal-Mart Creating Its Own Tax?

According to some logic out there, if you buy a good voluntarily and some portion of that money goes to the state, then it is a tax. Well, sure that makes sense. Of course, you can avoid the item, but let's forget about that for a moment. I think this raises many good questions, after the break.

What is your purpose?

Dear Bloggers.

We have been graced, again, by the presence of one John Hood.

John Hood is President and Chairman of the John Locke Foundation, Raleigh, North Carolina. He is also a syndicated columnist, television commentator, and a radio host. He has authored three books and written articles for national publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Investor's Business Daily, Nation's Business, and Reader's Digest, while also appearing on CNN, CNBC, Fox News, and other channels. Photo from the John Locke Foundation website.

Following a previous response by this man, I sent an email to several of the people that post here to discuss BlueNC's purpose. So, now I think it is time for all of us to answer the question, what is your purpose?

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