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McHenry deputy field director arrested for driving while impaired.

From The Observer:

McHenry suspends deputy field director after DWI charge

The deputy field director for U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., was charged early Sunday with driving while impaired by Gaston County police, his office said Tuesday.

Brett Keeter was suspended for two weeks without pay, McHenry's chief of staff Jon Causey said Wednesday, and he will be required to successfully complete alcohol education classes. He also has been ordered to perform community service with Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Causey said.

"I am disappointed in Brett's actions, which do not adhere to the principles and high standards of our office," Causey said. "I am confident he will learn from this mistake and turn it into a constructive, positive influence in his life going forward."

Keeter's attorney, Craig Collins of Gastonia, declined to provide more details. He said Keeter was released at the scene and that a court appearance is scheduled in October. -- Lisa Zagaroli

More trouble for McHenry and his staff... One question I have (that isn't snarky, anyway ;) )... Aren't you innocent until proven guilty? Shouldn't they wait until he's convicted to punish him? I don't know, I guess its just me.

Myrick is still drinking the kool-aid.

Working Assets sent me an email, asking me to communicate to my Senators (Liddy and Ricky :) ) and Representative to request restoration of Habeas Corpus. Sue makes you use a webform for communication via the internet tubes, ya know.
Mission completed. I went to Sue's home page, and then her latest "e-newsletter" and I was appalled to read the following:

DownWithTyranny!: Two Democratic Candidates in N.C.

Howie Klien has explored two of North Carolina's options for Democratic representation in the house, and get the corrupt, tie breaking CAFTA congressmen out of office. I agree with the opinions he's drawn about Kissell and Shuler. I wonder when Bill Glass will begin to attract attention. He's running against Sue Myrick, (R-9th CD), who rode the "Contract with America" to Congress in 1994. It seems to me that their 12 years is up, to deliver an accountable House (HA! I amuse myself....). Thanks to BlueNC for letting me even know that Bill Glass was running against Sue, and that Patrick Henry (he who voted against the Voting Rights Act) has an opponent too.

Will Bush and Gonzales get away with it?

I felt hope reading this article, despite the headline. And there's a North Carolina angle! To summarize the article: A former Vietnam P.O.W. lobbied Congress in 1996 to pass the War Crimes Act which criminalizes abuses of the Geneva Conventions for civilian leadership. I didn't realize that this Act is the only recourse for domestic prosecution of these crimes. Although, I have always dreamed of dubyass and cheney at The Hague...
I've excerpted highlights, but watch the commercial and enjoy the rest of the day at Salon. :) I really enjoy the Ask the Pilot columns at Salon, just in case you need more than one reason to watch the ad.... ;)

Who Voted against the Voting Rights Act?


Yesterday’s final vote in the U.S. House was 390 members in favor of renewing important provisions of the Voting Rights Act, and 33 members against. Most Republicans and all Democrats voted in support of renewal. Below is the list of the 33 members who voted against renewal: Richard Baker (R-LA), J. Gresham Barrett (R-SC), Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD), Joe Barton (R-TX), Jo Bonner (R-AL), Dan Burton (R-IN), John Campbell (R-CA), Mike Conaway (R-TX), Nathan Deal (R-GA), John Doolittle (R-CA), John Duncan (R-TN), Terry Everett (R-AL), Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Trent Franks (R-AZ), Scott Garrett (R-NJ), Phil Gingrey (R-GA), Joel Hefley (R-CO), Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Wally Herger (R-CA), Sam Johnson (R-TX), Steve King (R-IA), John Linder (R-GA), Patrick McHenry (R-NC), Gary Miller (R-CA), Charles Norwood (R-GA), Ron Paul (R-TX), Tom Price (R-GA), Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Ed Royce (R-CA), John Shadegg (R-AZ), Thomas Tancredo (R-CO), William Thornberry (R-TX), Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA)

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