Indy Weekly: Larry Kissell is good people

Bob Geary at The Independent Weekly has a piece out that just makes my heart sing.

When I realized this issue of the Independent would come out on July 4, and especially when I saw our red, white and blue cover, I thought of Larry Kissell, candidate for Congress in the 8th District of North Carolina. Call me sentimental, but I still believe in an America where good people can run for office and sometimes even win, after which maybe they can help pull the country in the right direction and away from the corruption of—well, you know.

No doubt about it, Larry Kissell is good people, regardless of your political views. Or mine.

Head on over and visit The Indy and give some love to Bob. Just in case you aren't tempted, here's another snippet.

In your campaign, you say the country's gone off track. What do you tell your students about that?

One thing that motivated me [to run] was that I would look into the eyes of these kids and realize they had no idea what my generation was doing to their generation in terms of preparing for the future.... I try to remind them that when you pledge allegiance, it does not mean blind allegiance to what the leadership calls for at any particular moment. That you have an obligation to disagree when you think that is right—and that's why I was offering my opinions versus this administration and the direction they've carried us in so many different ways as basic as the environment, alternative fuels for the future, fiscal responsibility, the war, and the idea of Congress accepting its responsibility as the people's house [that comes first] in the Constitution.

Anyone here question why I just love Larry Kissell?

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Wouldn't it be great

if all teachers taught this way?

try to remind them that when you pledge allegiance, it does not mean blind allegiance to what the leadership calls for at any particular moment. That you have an obligation to disagree when you think that is right

Where's that link to donate, Betsy? I was saving my money for a 6th district candidate, but hell - I've got to give to this man.

I got the link

Actually, I have two. Here's my ActBlue page and here's Larry's web site.

That was my favorite part too!

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Thanks for the link

Bob stopped by Larry's fundraiser here a while back and I saw them cooking up this feature! Glad to see it materialized!

My meager donation has been sent.

The best thing I can say is that I will never max out on donations.

I give my time

and my meager donations. :) I will never max out either, but the little I do feels good and compares to a time when I did very little for any candidate other than dear mom.

You and i both know that your time spent organizing your county party benefits all Democrats and is a contribution you can't put a dollar figure on.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

I Wish I HAD a Democratic Candidate Locally

sigh.

Larry get your wings so you can go statewide before I go ...

I'd be honored to vote for you.

eta: I printed 5 copies of that article. Who will be the lucky recipients of some good news about NC?

The Shadow knows .... bwahahahaa....