Open thread: Pigs have wings UPDATED

I regret to inform the world that I agree completely with a new column by Rick Martinez. That doesn't mean I don't want to see him fired from the N&O. I do. The N&O has entirely too much infiltration from Art Pope's Puppetshow. But I have to say that I share Martinez' unhappy view of the so-called energy bill sliming its way through the General Assembly.

Note to Dallas Woodhouse: Please send along a current photo so we can give you full credit for being a rising star in this many-ringed circus. Glam-shots preferred.


What happened

to Rick Martinez? Surely he didn't write that.

Heads up for Rec help at Kos later

Working on a piece to coincide with the DCCC Kissell fundraiser today/tonight. It will be later in the day, but I'll send out notices via email and post here to give you a headsup closer to the time. Oh, and anyone who wants to post on Kissell to raise money so that it is matched 2:1 needs to link to his OLD ActBlue account. I'll try to get that link handy. If it goes to the new account it will not be matched.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

The Puppetshow chart is great.

Is this it's debut?

Have you called to support H. Res 333 Impeach Cheney Today? call 202-224-3121 & ask for your Congress member by name

A reprise

but it takes continuous updating!

actually, it looks like you've done some work on it

it looks really, really good. It would make a nice half-page ad in the N&O. :)

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

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Help Request: Fred Smith BBQ

Fred Smith keeps talking about this 100 county BBQ thing he is going to do as part of his campaign for governor. Has anybody heard of him actually doing one of these BBQs? Does anyone know if any have been scheduled? Anyone want to take bets on how many counties he actually bothers to go to?

Thanks in advance for help.

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Les Merritt, Toady Extraordinaire
Where is Liddy?
Sanford-Hunt: Aug 25th

Pig pickin'

My question: Do people have to pay to come . . . or does he have to pay them to come?

Interesting Photo

Only white people in the puppet show. How ... disturbing.

One Hispanic

Little Ricky.

Plus there's a black guy named Stith who used to be in the Civitas Cabal. I think he may have left to run for office in Durham.

Thomas Stith

is a current member of the Durham City Council and is running for mayor against our current maor, Bill Bell. Stith has raised more than $50,000 for the campaign, mainly from developers. Bell has raised about $500.

Thanks Todd

I should have known that . . . guess I was just being a lazy lapdog reporter.


At least the NC legislature

is not as blind as the Republicans in Congress. Thank goodness they passed NC KIDS CARE. Once again, NC takes a progressive step before the country as a whole does. We raised our minimum wage before the feds did, and we raised eligibility for children's health insurance before they did.

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

Funny You Should Mention That Bad Actor

But I've gotta say, I never thought it would happen ...

but GWB makes Ronald Reagan look good to me.

Folks, that says a lot. I equated Reagan with that Exorcist commercial - they were happening at the same time if you know what I mean.

I could have sworn that creepy little chick was whispering...'Reaaaaagannnn' Creep factor into the triple digits.

The funny thing

is that the creepy little chick's name in the Exorcist was "Reagan".

Funny old world, isn't it?

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


I was right! It was a warning.


Did you mean besides me and people like me?