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Baptist men

Having been raised a Southern Baptist, I have a love-hate relationship with all things religious. But when I see things like this, it does my heart good.

Thanks to voluteers, a new home is going up on Myrtle Street amid the destruction at Point Cadet.

The North Carolina Baptist Men are building the new house for Curtis Lopez and his family. Lopez is a Biloxi fireman who was chosen by the CBS Morning Show to receive a brand new house.

Bush Impeached!

April fools. There are so many things I could have joked about. Black resigning. Taylor telling the truthHayes apologizing for selling out. But I figured to go for the big one. Unfortunately, the joke's on us. But remember, it's now seven months till November. Seven months till subpoena power.

April Fool's Open Thread. Jump in.

Oh joy

This is a brilliant observation. Seriously. From Common Sense.

Newspapers all over the state this morning had above-the-fold pictures of jubilant local lottery winners. With scratch-off tickets going on sale yesterday for the first time in N.C. history, state-sponsored gambling was the topic of statewide conversation.

Where were the pictures of people losing the lottery? Given the odds, they should have been much easier to find than the winners. For those who believe that the media only reports the bad news, the lottery is a glaring exception. And that’s unfortunate, because there are only two real winners of a state lottery: the out-of-state mega-corporation that runs the games, and the precious few lucky stiffs who defy fortune and win big.

Everyone else loses. According to the Raleigh News & Observer, a player who wants to win ten dollars in the Tic Tac Toe scratch-off game would have to spend an average of $112 on the game to do so.

I guess losing isn't news.

Castration without malice

You think I'm kidding, right? I wish I were. This just in from news reports flying around the internets, courtesy of good ol' mountain boys right here in No' Cackalacky.

At least six men came to western North Carolina, some from as far away as South America, to have their genitals mutilated in what police described Friday as a sadomasochistic "dungeon." Three men have been charged with illegal castration in the case, Haywood County Sheriff Tom Alexander and District Attorney Michael Bonfoey said. The sheriff and prosecutor said the victims were willing participants in the procedures.

Freedom is on the (last day of) March

A diarist at Kos has started up $5 Friday to drum up last minute contributions on this last day of the first quarter filings. If you haven't reached into your pockets to support our good Democratic candidates (and incumbents), this would be a most excellent time to do so. Purty please? Give to Larry Kissell. Give to Heath Shuler. Give to David Price. Give to Brad Miller. I'm having trouble finding the campaign site for Mel Watt. Come on, folks. Show 'em a little (or a lot of) love.


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