Screwy Hoolie Asks For Your Help

BlueNCers,

I read this article in the Asheville paper yesterday, "Taylor controversial but effective in U.S. House", which I though could have as easily been titled, "Taylor unethical and convincing people he's effective in U.S. House."

There a meme out there that Taylor has been extraordinary in bringing pork barrel projects into the district. But it's my sense that, in comparison to other House members on the Appropriations Committee, he actually brings home very little money. I've been reading about new university construction in Florida. Now that's some serious money. I've read about factory construction in other states. Big money. The only big ticket item Taylor's going to secure is the hugely unpopular North Shore Road or Road to Nowhere.

With all OUR Money the VA Used to put in a New system! This is pure Republican Crap!

Under the current Republican led administration the VA over the past 2 years upgraded their system. Hired techs and all kind of stuff. Even issued us new ID cards so we dont have to give out our SS# out loud,just swipe & go. Well

Hacker gets personal information from one TRICARE server Friday, April 28, 2006 By Dottie Wikan, WVEC.com Someone hacked into one of TRICARE Management Activity's public servers, the Department of Defense announced Friday. It was discovered during routine monitoring and an investigation determined "that an intrusion had occurred and information was compromised," putting some people at risk for identity theft.

This is hy Democrats have to be elected! This is Republican Crap!

You want to know why the Democrats have to be elected? Try this!

Say No To Tricare Fee Increases Support HR 4949 SAY "NO!" TO TRICARE FEE INCREASES Military retirees under the age of 65 would have their health care premiums dramatically rise if DoD’s fiscal year 2007 budget is enacted. It’s up to us to stop it. Under DoD’s plan: Enlisted retirees with a grade of E-6 and below would see their premiums increase by 41% Senior enlisted retirees would see increases of 106% Officer retiree premiums would increase by 204% Premiums would be automatically adjusted upwards in future years.

Support Democratic Judges on Tuesday

On May 2nd, judges will be on the primary ballot with the top two in each race heading on to the general election. Since this has been an exam week for me, I have not been able to do a thorough analysis on each candidate (and with a final tomorrow at 9AM will not be able to do one now), but luckily the NCDP has put together a list of judicial candidates that have been long time Democrats here. Since judge's party affiliation will not be listed on the ballot and there is only one race that has more than one Democrat and in each the Democrat is the best candidate (in my humble opinion), this is a pretty good shorthand to remember when going to the polls.

North Carolina Supreme Court

Supreme Court Chief Justice (Parker Seat): Chief Justice Sarah Parker

Mayday

Facing South wonders about the silence of lefty blogs on the planned May 1 immigration rallies.

What's going on? Why is the progressive blogosphere so completely out of touch? Is it because most of them closely identify with partisan politics, and the Democratic Party doesn't have a very clear position on the immigration issue? Is it due to a racial blindspot in the blogosphere, connected to its demographic make-up (and yes, I know Markos at DKos hails from El Salvador; I'm talking about the larger reality)? Do they not understand the historic nature of this movement?

That's a series of good questions, which I'm having a hard time answering on behalf of this website. My off-the-cuff response is that we have tended to focus on inside baseball type politics—who is running where, who has raised what funds, who is doing their job well, who is begging for prison time. But that raises the question of whether we're missing something. (Have I missed posts on this on BlueNC?)

Drama Queen Live Onstage!!!

Come See Drama Queen live on stage tomorrow at 7 p.m. or Sunday at 4 in Statesville, NC in a production of "Mentor Me".

"Mentor Me" an hour-long musical comedy that showcases the need for other adults in our children's lives, is free with open seating.

It's a lot of fun and it's only an hour. So, come on over to Statesville 7 p.m. Saturday, April 29 or 4 p.m Sunday, April 30.

Writer/director/producer Xavier Zsarmani has a history of dramatic productions designed to bring healing to his community. A few years ago he wrote and directed the production "If These Teens Could Talk." It focused on creating an atmosphere of acceptance to replace the blame attached to the death of 7 local teens who died as a result of a police chase at the end of a joy ride.

The 8th District is Winning (So Far)

If the elections for Congress were being held today, which candidate would you vote for- the Democrat, Larry Kissell, or the Republican, Robin Hayes?

Kissell ................ 40%
Hayes .................. 32%
Undecided .............. 28%

Complete results, including questions asked, are here. This is great news, but there's only one poll that matters. Let's stay focused on November.

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