Pillow talk

Have at it.

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Ha!

I just said "night" to my good friend Will and then saw this thread. So...g'night all.

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



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For all you late night types

A new lounge for your gathering steam!

Some random thoughts:

Lots of emails flying around tonight about Obama's growing interest in NC. There's talk of a couple of big fundraisers in the Chapel Hill area ... maybe even one on April 27th to coincide with the our Blogger Bash? Never say never.

PS Here's an update on the Virtual Governor D-Bates. We're having a heck of a time finding a date. I received lists from both campaigns - they're definitely interested - with no matches.

Anybody got a suggestion for how to broker a deal? This isn't my strong suit.

After watching the Bev and Richard show at the MH forum

on Monday - I don't see that they have anything to debate. It will be a lot of Nyah nyah nyah. I suppose that's not helping, any.

Christopher and I spoke to one man who had decided he would vote for Pat Smathers for LG based on his remarks there, but wished he would run for Governor instead. What do you say, Pat? There are a couple of more days before that filing deadline.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

I'd like them to debate

Changing state laws to shut down Blackwater mercenaries

Placing a deposit/fee on plastic bottles and plastic bags

Restructuring public utility policy to allow each of us to contribute power to the grid

The pathetic ratio of transit money to overall highway money

Small schools

Oooh....cool graphic.

I like it. Make it a regular feature. Very sweet.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

Thanks, hon.

Me and my Powerpointy-ness. I figure there are enough insomniacs who need a place to hang when the Tubes go dark.

You're going to be at Marshall's event in Raleigh on Friday? How can we grab a few dozen others and get them there, too? People really need to meet Mr. Adame.

I'm planning on it.

It's been a busy busy week. I got to spend my birthday being a political geek (do what you're best at, that's what I always say!) at the Mental Health forum, met Christopher who puts the cool in ...well, cool, and came home exhausted. I had 2 board meetings this week which are emotionally draining, and the corkscrew broke and I couldn't open the wine tonight(This is a complete and utter tragedy. You have no idea.) But, for my birthday, my sweetie is taking me to the Hurricanes game tomorrow night! w00t! I love me some Hockey. So if I'm still standing on Friday evening, I will be there, and I'm attempting to bring my Marine veteran brother (pretty conservative guy, but he'll love Marshall, I think.)

Are we expecting a crowd?

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

Marshall's off his home turf

so it's hard to really know what to expect. I'll be there for sure. And I hope my Jane will join me to make it a date.

That's double incentive to be there.

I'd love to meet Jane.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

What's the recommended attire

for this function? If I go, I'll have to leave straight from work, which means jeans & sneakers. I guess I could change at work, but I always overreact when I do that.

It's either borderline homeless-looking or suit & tie. I can't seem to hit between those two. I thought becoming a Democrat would give me more "wardrobe freedom", but I'm afraid that might be an aquired skill that is beyond my capacity.

It's all good.

Jeans and sneakers are perfect.

Awesome.

Now if I can just avoid going to Raleigh Street in Hillsborough there's a high level of probability I will be in attendence.

:)

I really wish I could go

Both girls have things after school and John is going out of town for a week....again. I'm close to home for a while.

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



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Hi Betsy... You will be there with me in spirit...

From what I understand so far...it is going to be very well attended because you guys made such a big deal of it... I love you guys.

Bev Perdue, Jim Neal, Jim Long, Peg O'Connel, Beth wood, Jerry meek, William Wainwright, Kristin Ruth, James Protzman (I hope), Ed Ridpath, Ronnie Ansley, Don Davis, Lots of bloggers and many friends from NC-03 will be there.....and I owe lots of that to you.

Marshall Adame
2014 U.S. Congress Candidate NC-03

ShinDig

Hi all.

I just found this place this morning so it's short notice. I'm in Onslow County, just outside the J'ville city limits. I have to say that in the four years I've lived here, there hasn't been much to be optimistic about, politically speaking.

I just caught the end of the tape of the Commissioners' meeting run on G10 the other night and frankly it didn't offer much in the way of hope, either. Maybe I didn't catch the whole context, but it seemed like the Chairman all but bowed down and offered prayers to the GOP Good Ol' Boy network.

I'm looking forward to finding out more about your candidacy, Mr. Adame.


Of course I'm crazy, I'm a blogger. What's your excuse?

Of course I'm crazy, I'm a blogger. What's your excuse?

Hi Lou!

Glad you found us . . . and thanks for the link to your blog. Welcome. Perhaps we can help keep you sane as we try to bring Onslow County into the 21st century.

James

PS I used to live on Piney Green Road when I was stationed at 2nd ANGLICO for a couple of years back in the 70s.

Hi James

I hope somebody can do something about my sanity! :)

I'm right off Piney Green and Old 30 (used to be RaceTrack Rd. when I was a kid and came to visit my Aunt).


Of course I'm crazy, I'm a blogger. What's your excuse?

Of course I'm crazy, I'm a blogger. What's your excuse?

Hi Lou!!

I just read a little of your blog - great writer! Glad you found us, please stay! And get to know Mr. Adame. He's the best.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

Thank you.

Very kind of you to say so, and I'm sure I'll be hanging around.


Of course I'm crazy, I'm a blogger. What's your excuse?

Of course I'm crazy, I'm a blogger. What's your excuse?

Marshall event from Cary to Raleigh ride?

You're going to be at Marshall's event in Raleigh on Friday? *James

I'II be there.....anybody who needs a ride from Cary to Raleigh. I have a very large van for the transport service...contact on the private message service here if you wish a ride...thanks..cmb

Hello everyone, I'm in Missoula, MT

Pooped out after a week of traveling. I'm not the kind to sit in a car all day so we've been doing a little sight-seeing.

Montana is stunning. Interstate 90 from Billings to Idaho is one gorgeous mountain range (and mountain pass) after another.

Here's a shot on a fairly clear day when the sun was warm enough to melt all the ice and snow that had not yet been cleared from often-treacherous passes.

We've tried to stop and take a walk at every place of interest, even if we don't do the tour/museum thing. But at high altitude (after living at sea level for several months) we don't have the capacity we used to have living at three and four thousand NC feet for 17 years!

Have no idea why this sign still hangs in uptown Butte (it's not called downtown because it's almost as high as the continental divide).

Note how they don't even consider him a candidate . . . it's not Hagle FOR president.

 
News of the 10th district: See Pat Go Bye Bye,

beautiful, DQ

I read your comments and all I can thinks is, "I really need to get out more." Y'all be safe.

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



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you have children. It's not like when we were young.

Nowadays kids have their own schedules . . .

And if traveling with kids is anything like traveling with cats, I don't see how families go anywhere. We have two of our four in carriers (which they seem to love) and still it's a pain in ass.

As to safety, we've got new tires, chains for them if necessary, all kinds of food, water, matches, and warm weather boots, gloves, blankets etc. . . . and whenever we see vehicles flipped over by the side of the road or in the median strip (why are they invariably 4WD SUVs?) . . . we take a break until the road is better. We do have our standards!
 
News of the 10th district: See Pat Go Bye Bye,

If you're up late or rather very early 3/1

Premiere of
Private Armies
Blackwater Army for Hire Documentary 2008
LINK TV special 1:00am-2:30am

or here for the web
linktv.org

Wild stuff

Via email:

In the 1400's a law was set forth in England that a man was allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have "the rule of thumb"

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Many years ago in Scotland , a new game was invented. It was ruled "Gentlemen Only...Ladies Forbidden"...and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language.

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The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

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Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S . Treasury.

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Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.

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Coca-Cola was originally green.

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It is impossible to lick your elbow.

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The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work:

Alaska

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The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this...)

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The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%

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The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $ 16,400

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The average number of people airborne over the U.S. In any given hour:

61,000

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Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

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The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.

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The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.

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Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:

Spades - King David

Hearts - Charlemagne

Clubs -Alexander, the Great

Diamonds - Julius Caesar

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111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

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If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

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Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.

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Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?

A. Their birthplace

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Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name requested?

A. Obsession

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Q. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter "A"?

A. One thousand

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Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common?

A. All were invented by women.

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Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?

A. Honey

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Q. Which day are there more collect calls than any other day of the year?

A. Father's Day

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In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes.

When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase......... "goodnight, sleep tight."

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It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month, which we know today as the honeymoon.

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In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts... So in old England , when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them "Mind your pints and quarts, and settle down."

It's where we get the phrase "mind your P's and Q's"

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Many years ago in England , pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim, or handle, of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service. "Wet your whistle" is the phrase inspired by this practice.

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At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow!

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Don't delete this just because it looks weird. Believe it or not, you can read it.

I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?

As someone who worked for a golf magazine for 10 years

I can tell you that the GOLF thing is apocryphal, scopes-worthy malarkey.

1 Thessalonians 5:21: But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good.

I always wanted to be the avenging cowboy hero—that lone voice in the wilderness, fighting corruption and evil wherever I found it, and standing for freedom, truth and justice. - Bill Hicks

Whew!

Glad that's settled!

However, and I'm sure Blue will agree,

Everything you read in political emails is true. Especially if they're from us ;-)

1 Thessalonians 5:21: But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good.

I always wanted to be the avenging cowboy hero—that lone voice in the wilderness, fighting corruption and evil wherever I found it, and standing for freedom, truth and justice. - Bill Hicks

I didn't just try (to lick my elbow)

I was convinced that I could do it!

As to North American wilderness, I think Canada helps the stats. Not that the American Rockies and adjacent desert aren't contributing.
 
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I need some help understanding

something I just noticed while perusing the list of bills that the N.C. General Assembly may be voting on soon.

In particular is S-1180 introduced by Walter Dalton titled, "An Act To Clarify That A Local Government May Not Impose A Tax, Fee, Or Monetary Contribution For Development That Is Not Specifically Authorized By Law."

I've read this thing through like five times and I'm not really sure what it means. Hopefully someone here can set me straight. :)

Looks like to me

though I haven't even read the bill, that he's trying to nix local governments abilities to institute any kind of impact fee or APFO? If so, that is soooooo messed up coming from a Democrat who wants to be Lt. Gov. I mean really messed up.

"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."

I took your bait

And hell if I know.

I read through all the surrounding laws, and it seems like it could be an attempt to stop impact fees, but I doubt it. It could be an attempt to keep local government from imposing impact fees on areas they dont control, or it could be just a simple and small change that wont effect how local governments operate in any way, since they already have the authority to impose impact fees from other laws.

Im leaning more towards the last of the three. But I have no idea.

"Keep the Faith"

"Keep the Faith"

Since it is an act to "clarify"

a preexisting statute, I would imagine there have been at least a few instances where a local government has levied some tax or fee on a developer, which brought about a complaint to someone in the GA.

It sure would be nice to know the origins of some of the legislation that gets written. I hate guessing about this stuff, and there's no way in hell I'm just going to "assume" there's a proper reason for everything that goes on.

Oh Linda, you tease.

You throw up a Mental Health thread, then deny us access of reading it! How very Republican of you. NOT TO MENTION, you're out galavanting at a Hurricanes game. I'm so on to you, you evil evil one you...

I didn't know you'd be able to see it. Sorry.

And yes, I was galavanting at a Hurricanes game. I am an evil, beer-drinking, hockey loving evil bitch.

I'll finish the MH thread. You'll chime in with comments and snark, no doubt? It will go up in the AM.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

Oh, you know me all too well.

Let the snarkiness begin. Now if only I wake up...