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According to Bubba and Damn Yankee, netizens of the always reliable Internets in Kinston, Art Pope, Puppetmaster-in-Chief of All Things Conservative, is filing charges against fellow Republican Steven LaRoque for defamation of character.

As you may recall, Mr. LaRoque had the gumption to critcize the Puppetmaster for bankrolling a direct mail campaign that helped Willie Ray Starling win the Republican primary for the House seat representing Kinston. Mr. Starling, a frequent lurker at BlueNC, appears to be an honest, god-fearing Theocrat who believes the good lord (or maybe the Puppetmaster) should call all the shots when it comes to North Carolina politics.

To my knowledge, Mr. LaRoque accused the Puppetmaster of being, well, the Puppetmaster, which naturally evokes "truth" as a defense. I am not worried about Mr. LaRoque on that count. But I also suspect that the Puppetmaster is upset because Mr. LaRoque questionned his integrity. That is, Mr. LaRoque doesn't believe Mr. Pope's story that he spent several thousands of dollars on "educational" mailings without intending to influence the outcome of the Republican primary. Imagine that.

I don't know what the Puppetmaster's motives are in this alleged suit - or even if it has actually been filed. If it is in play, however, I'm guessing he's trying to send a strong signal to political opponents that he will do anything and spend anything to suppress criticism and avoid being seen as a pariah in his own party and in the state. People really do seem to be afraid of the Puppetmaster.

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Yes...quivering in my boots




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Boots?

Awwww, that's sweet. Quivering's a lot harder to do in flip-flips.

:)

Got a date?

I wonder if they spent maybe a second or two discussing campaign activities?

wait

What did Pope say? He may have met him? He had only met him once briefly?

Abramoff:Bush::Willie Ray:Pope ??

Lyndon Helton for NC Senate

"Keep the Faith"

Well...I'm actually

wearing mules....but that didn't sound as good.

I'm off to Katie's first soccer game ever. She made the travel team. I have no idea where I'm going either. So, what's new?


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Quivering in your mules.

Right. Not quite so elegant.

Happy soccer momming!

I can now say with authority

that soccer moms have split with Bush. Dance moms too.


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I'd say

it's mighty damn hard to defame a man who deals in sh!# all day every day.

Please note: Leslie H is taking no crap from Neo-Cons today. They can eat my shorts. I got Art Pope's "quiver' right here, buddy. Wish you could send the threateners my way, A.

OK. I'm a little outside myself right now. First its ABC trying to out-NeoCon the NeoCons at Faux News channel.

THEN, I walk in the break room this morning and the teevee is on FauxNews. It's got a nice little "Do not Touch / thank you / the management" sign on it. Last week it was on CNN. Now where the hell am I going to get my coffee from!!!???

Then, I got my annual merit increase. $*%*@*@)^#*#($ *&@*%&.

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

switch it...

then people will think it is supposed to tuned to MSNBC or wherever.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

To my knowledge

The Puppetmaster SWORE at his SBOE hearing that he had no plans to sue anyone for defamation or libel. SWORE, I tell you, in front of god and everybody.

If the Puppetmaster lied, does that make him a liar?

Hmmmmm. To my knowledge, the answer would be abso-fucking-lutely yes.

He swore under oathe?

Did he say anyone? Or just Morgan? I mean....if he said anyone without specifying what he meant by that, then...well...I'll be damned....




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To my knowledge

Who knows for sure? He's so lawyered up that it really doesn't matter. He probably didn't "plan" to sue, he probably just went off half-cocked!

As far as you know.....




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