Larry Kissell Stands Out in Debate

It wasn't heavily publicized, but there was a televised debate between the three candidates running for the Democratic nomination for the 8th Congressional District. The winner in the primary will face Republican Robin Hayes.

There has been no mud-slinging that I've heard and all three candidates are decent, honorable, hard-working men. All three seem to have the integrity and intelligence it will take to clean up the mess Republicans have made of our government and all three will work for the common good.

See how Kissell stood out on the flip side...

Chris Mintz court docs detail breach of fiduciary trust,CONSPIRED TO WRONGFULLY/SECRETLY DIVERT 18 MILLION IN ASSETS


Due Diligence.

Some people say we should take Chris Mintz at his word, that researching his past and putting it under public scrutiny is somehow traitorous to Democrats, that I should be ashamed of myself for creating my web site. They are welcome to that opinion but I have no respect for folks that fail to exercise political due diligence and simply take at face value what a candidate says.

Mr Mintz makes a big deal on his website and in his mailings about being a candidate of trust and integrity and how he earned that trust while working for a large investment firm. On his website he says:

BRAVO!! Way To Go Heath Shuler!!!!! Chuck Says we are all Mudslingers!

Well, Well, Well! It just so happens that Chuckie Taylor made a apperance in Asheville today. I guess that is the reason he could not take time to awnser my e mails( more on that later).
He stated on WLOS -TV 13 he did not know Jack-o and had no dealings with him. That they had a couple of fundraiseing partys and that explains the money Jack-O was to of gave to him. Also ,that all of us educated, experenced, honorable writers such as here at Blue NC are Mudslingers!

UH_HUH! Hummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

But dont dismay, They also interviewed Heath Shuler. Shuler firmly stood his ground and flatly called Taylors bluff! He also called for everyone involved to give the Jack-O money back! That it is time for the corruption of goverment to end!

Rowan County Don't Like the Queers

The Rowan-Salisbury school board turned down a student's application to form a chapter of the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) at the school. Matt Hill has been doing a great job covering the story on his blog (original post; follow-up). I'll only add that, under the federal Equal Access Act, whether the school has created a "limited open forum" by allowing other non-curricular groups to form. If so, they pretty much have to let the GSA form—Congress said so.

I couldn't find a list of clubs and organizations on the South Rowan High website, but here's why the school board said they denied the application:

Killing them softly

Nowhere does the lunacy of public policy shine brighter today than in the area of capital punishment. Here in North Carolina, the latest sad chapter is enough to make a grown man cry. Or maybe even fry.

At issue is the nature of cruel and unusual punishment -- and whether those on death row should have to endure the pain and knowledge of their executions as they happen. There are too many facets of the capital punishment debate for me to take on tonight, so let's just focus on the one in the news.

Asheville's Mountain Xpress Gets Behind Charles Taylor for Congress

Asheville's Mountain Xpress jumped on the Charles Taylor for Congress bandwagon today with an excellent writeup of the parody site that's sprouted up in western North Carolina. I'm going to get crazy and republish the whole thing right here.

Chainsawing Charlie
Some political observers say U.S. Rep. Charles Taylor, who represents a hefty slice of Western North Carolina, is facing quite a battle to retain his seat this year – and a wicked digital doppelgänger is doing his bit to send the seven-term Republican congressman back to the hills.


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