Open thread: B-b-budget

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Chris Fitzsimon at NC Policy watch has a concise preview of the upcoming legislative session and the fuzzy fuzzy budget picture.

It adds up to a challenging session for lawmakers, who will be meeting with one eye focused on their own re-election campaigns and in the shadow of a gubernatorial race that is almost certain to include misleading and simplistic rhetoric about budgets and taxes.

Almost certain? Myers Park Pat has already jump-started the simplistic rhetoric with his victory speech Tuesday night. Might have to give the guy a new nickname.


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Tough Talking Pat.

Pandering Pat.
The Myers Park Mouth.
The 24Hr Crime, Fences and Immigrants Show.

"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." - Harry Truman

"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."

There are a lot of good Democrats in Myers Park

That's where I was raised.


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.

Nothing against Myers Park

... just Panderin' Pat. ;)

"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." - Harry Truman

"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."

Is there video of Elizabeth

Is there video of Elizabeth Edwards' testimony today on the Hill?

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There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of the comfortable past which, in fact, never existed. - Robert F. Kennedy

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There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of the comfortable past which, in fact, never existed. - Robert F. Kennedy

Health Care

She and Lance Armstrong both testified today before the Senate's HELP committee. Found a small segment on Think Progress:

I'll see if I can track down the full video later today.

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There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of the comfortable past which, in fact, never existed. - Robert F. Kennedy

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There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of the comfortable past which, in fact, never existed. - Robert F. Kennedy

I think that just shows you how important it is.

I'd like to see people be able to pick their top two issues - maybe represented in a bar graph? Or prioritize 1 through 5. That would be interesting, too.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi
Pointing at Naked Emperors

Still recovering from the Moore-Perdue wars.

It will get better as soon as Ms. Perdue gets back on the trail and starts showing what Democrats will do for the state as opposed to Republicans. And it's a WRAL poll. Isn't that the most conservative station in the state? I won't even watch that news cast.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi
Pointing at Naked Emperors

Reproductive Rig?

I am surprised more people didn't vote that reproductive rigs are important to them! Go fig!

Hmm. I know that feeling.

So, it's just not important, really, and those of us who think it is are a big drag who really ought to sit down and shut up.

>wink

One of the most important things the next President will do is appoint at least 1 new, possible 2, Supreme Court Justices (I'm making educated guesses based on the age of the Justices now on the court.)

That's another good reason for people who are about reproductive rights (dare I throw the A bomb? Yeah, I do), people who want to ensure that all women who require a safe, healthy abortion, are able to obtain one - to vote for the Democratic nominee, no matter who he or she is.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi
Pointing at Naked Emperors

This is why I'm still a Democrat

It's about two things: the party platform that still supports a woman's right to choose abortion and fact that the President makes appointments (w/ confirmation) to the Supreme Court.

Brad Miller endorses Obama (updated w/statement)

Another superdelegate for Obama, our fellow Blogger Brad Miller:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/5/8/155433/8247/598/511972

Photo of Brad Miller and Future Congressman Larry Kissell's wife, Tina, at a BlueNC Women Bloggers Meet and Greet

Brad's statement:

"I will cast my vote as a delegate in Denver for Senator Barack Obama. The decision was not easy. Senator Clinton has run an impressive campaign, and has spoken eloquently to the concerns of working and middle class American families. She is one of the great leaders of this generation.

"Senator Obama understands that he has the chance not just to win the election this year, but to be a great president. Americans know that Republican policies have failed because Republican ideas are wrong. Americans know that our government has not acted, to use Franklin Roosevelt's words, as trustees for the whole people, but have taken the side of powerful economic interests on every issue. Americans want a fundamental change in course.

"Senator Obama will seize that opportunity.

"If Senator Obama and Democratic candidates up and down the ticket win this year and then deliver next year, we can build a consensus that will last a generation."

www.MoBetterChange.blogspot.com

Who is Kissel supporting?

Has Larry made his choice known: Obama or Clinton?

"jump in where you can and hang on"
Briscoe Darling to Sheriff Andy

I haven't heard

....however, I imagine he will support the Democratic nominee. heh

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.

That. Is. Funny.

Woooo thousand 8.

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

Well done, Sir.

Well done.

Thanks for sharing, Linda. That's another one for the email list. :)

"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." - Harry Truman

"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."

Radiohead was unbelievable

I'm a little worn out, but I had a blast with my boys and Steven's gf Nicole. Dig it, and then dig it some more.