Hi folks, with A away I guess I'll take up duties as Open Thread poster. What's on your mind? Robert P.'s blog Comments That's some photo. Where was the Davis Sewing Machine Co.? I sew and I've never heard of it. The Google. http://www.ismacs.net/davis/davis_story.htmlOne of the pitfalls of childhood is that one doesn't have to understand something to feel it. - Carlos Ruiz Zafon Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over. -me Last night I spent all evening helping teenagers raise more than $1500 for the American Cancer Society. It was ROSSFest - Rocking Out to Support the Society. I posted about it before on an open thread. My duties were mostly backstage - calming nerves, finding things, and supporting young rock musicians as they got ready for their on-stage performances. It was an emotion-filled night, because my son's band, was saying good-bye to their drummer who is moving to Florida. Long story short, I was amazed at how wonderful these young men (and one young woman) were. We had 4 hours of wonderful local music, very few bad notes, and a lot of fun. I am wiped out. Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi Please check out my video from the DC rally I worked on it most of the night. And, really, what's more important? As Keith Ellison so eloquently explains, this war is stealing from our children's health care, our efforts to end poverty, and everything we care about. News of the 10th district: See Pat Go Bye Bye, I'm sick to my core today. I can't even type I'm so angry!!! North American Union 2010, NAFTA Superhighway?? Our Democracy is slipping away and we should all be out in the streets. Lou Dobbs NAFTA Superhighway This is the First You've Heard of It? North American Union 2010, NAFTA Superhighway?? oh. man. I'm sorry your day got ruined. I'm sorry your day got ruined. >'' Not the first time, I've been trying to keep up on the Superhighway for a while now but there is so little info in the media. BUT the email that set me off looking for articles was this: Bush! -North America Union- is Treason! News snuffed, Secret deal!! U.S.A ends 2010. Lying King George behind our backs and under the smoke of his own war has left the United States his legacy of Treason. The North America Union is being implemented without congress consent or without any public vote or comment. North America Union replaces the Constitutional Republic, United States of America; it will be fully implemented in 2010. When ourboys come home from war, they will return to North America Union, not the United States ofAmerica, how are you going to explain that to them? King George has ruled that the U.S.A be abolished!! This is it folks, every American who has ever pledged their Allegiance to the Flag, every American who has pledged to defend the Constitution of the United States of America, has to step forward now! Demand your elected representatives to control this dictator and to bring him and his conspirators to Justice for Treason. Demand your representatives confirm their Allegiance to the Constitution of the United States of America. Mark any neo-con Republican or Democrat who side with Bush and his North American Union as Traitors and run them out of office!! Now! July 4, 2007 -A Patriot’s Message- The hammer falls on the Constitution of the United States of America. Our freedom and Democracy, our sovereignty as a nation is coming to an end (2010). The politically appointed neoconservatives in Justice sneer at Habeas Corpus; Geneva Convention; worker, consumer, investor and environment protection; education; affirmative action; individual rights and “entitlements” like Social Security and health care. The corporate neo-con conspirators (Establishment) have their own agenda of a New World Order; W.T.O; N.A.F.T.A; N.A.U; immigration; globalization and “free trade”; military seizure of foreign oil fields; employing a private army of mercenaries and propagandist; “dealing” with Afghanistan Opium drug lords harboring Osama Bin Laden and financing Al Qaeda. The ideal corporate model is “Communism” where individual freedom and democracyare mute. The board of directors rule. The corporate neo-cons hate our regulatory government, Constitution and Individual Rights. Our Federal Government is purposely bankrupt by war/trade debt and the ideal corporate nation, China, are carrying trillions of dollars of our debt. Communist China and their junior corporate American partner’s technically own the” U.S.A” resulting in “Globalization” and loss of sovereignty. Mission accomplished. The surge strategy is not to win the war but to pump oil and further indebt U.S.A to Communist China. Patriots, sign on! Impeach Bush, Cheney and nullify their Supreme Court appointments! Lawrence Baker All Representatives- We are starting a list. I demand that you reaffirm your allegiance to the Constitution of the United States of America and begin impeachment procedure against Bush, Cheney. If you do not, you will be branded a traitor. You’re either with us or against us. Government jobs/public employees I'm frustrated and angry over the Town of Chapel Hill's complete inability to follow its own promotion practices. My husband is in negotiations for a three-pay-grade promotion and the departmental superintendent wants to give him a measly 5% raise (which is the guaranteed minimum raise for LATERAL job transfers). He's seriously considering withdrawing his application. The Town's HR department is in complete turmoil with one person recently retired and one person leaving on Thursday. Not only does this superintendent want to keep my husband well below his pay grade (when others with lower pay grades, less responsibility, education, and experience are making more money than he is), he's lying about it, saying he went to HR and that they said that he can get a max of 5%. - BJ - BJ Great News on the Home Front - Not. WASHINGTON(AP) Federal health officials warned consumers Wednesday to throw away certain cans of hot dog chili sauce after the product was linked to the first cases of botulism in commercially canned foods in decades. People who eat... canned hot dog chili sauce deserve food poisoning. : ) One of the pitfalls of childhood is that one doesn't have to understand something to feel it. - Carlos Ruiz Zafon Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over. -me That's mean. :) Maybe the adults do. The children they serve it to certainly don't. :-P Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi All that Methane - contributes to global warming. snark off Hi, my name is Betsy and I'm a Union County Democrat. :) I actually can't hang around, but will be back very soon. To make sure our professional movers could clear our house out in four hours, my hubby and I had to move most of our stuff to storeage units and I'm trying to clear those out before I'm back blogging full time. He had to go buy a belt last night b/c we hadn't found the box with his belts yet. House is great, but the best part is hearing the cows moo in the morning while I drink my first cuppa on the deck....oh and driving down the road and seeing a big fat owl sitting on a stop sign. I thought it was a fake garden owl until I saw its head turn and its feathers ruffle in the wind. Hope all are well. Be back later this eveing.Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs. *************************** Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own. Hey you! Thanks for the update . . . been missing you! Hiya...been missing my BlueNC fix Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs. *************************** Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own. Somebody, Anybody, teach me how to post video please Will Ferell as GWB I love when Ferrell does W LoftT, you can usually find most videos posted on YouTube. You search it just like any other site. When you find the video you're looking for, you'll see a spot to the left of the video that says Embed. Copy all of the code that is in the box beside the word "embed", and paste it into your comment box here. Here's the video you linked to: Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi Thanks lcloud that is easier than all the other stuff I was considering installing. Some Things Don't Change Gotta Click It. Embed Disabled by Request. Mmmm, fried Chickenhawk & true grits somehow this one wouldn't embed 7:41 min. video Send Justin and David and their long haired - chick friend. 5 minutes tops. Wanna place bets? Disgusting pukes. Yeah, 'fight them over there so I don't have to go.' Why don't you just say what you mean, maggot. never mind n/t Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi Chickenshit cowards What a disgusting bunch of people. You Tube Debates on CNN Democrats on Monday, July 23rd (-R)epulicans coming in September.... (they need more time to prepare dontcha know) YOU can join in the debate by submitting your questions. Hey, DQ! Will you make another vid for the CNN people? Show them what WNCNN looks like.