After dark

I found this article interesting, but not convincing. The author has a forest-and-the-trees problem when it comes to issues of race and crime.

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Nader Barr

Former Republican Rep. Bob Barr launched a Libertarian Party presidential bid Monday, saying voters are hungry for an alternative to the status quo who would dramatically cut the federal government.

Heh. I guess if the Republicans are going to lose like crazy, they might as well do it in style in a full-blown melt-down.

The Right's Ralph.

I love it. I hope all of the McCain haters on the right immediately jump on the Barr bandwagon, now that Hillary won't really be around. Silly Libertarians.

You use the < and the > with the word strike in it

and then the same with the / in front of the word strike to close it.

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



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

It's such a handy little thing



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



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

Heard this earlier today on NPR

and I thought....Yay!

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

Progressive Discussions

Peace Corps

I know this is somewhat random, but are there any past Peace Corps volunteers on BlueNC? I've been tossing the idea of joining back and forth in my head for some time, and was curious if anyone around these parts had any good advice.

My wife was in Morocco.

I visited for a month. Don't know if that counts?

And, Chris Matthews, but he really doesn't stop by much. ; )

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Go for it, Christopher

I came in contact with them a few times over in Africa, and I developed a fondness and a great deal of respect for them. It definitely won't be an "easy" assignment, and there will probably be numerous, "WTF was I thinking?!" moments :).

But you can't buy that kind of strengthening of character no matter how much money you've got.

Something to talk about

Need a break from trying to restrain yourself from feeding all the wingnut trolls who have showed up lately?

Like me, are you distressed at the fracture over Kay Hagan's handling of LGBT-oriented questions from our community, but cannot think of anything to say that will help?

Come visit my latest blog post and recharge your batteries by commenting on an easy subject...religion!

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relocating from Indianapolis, IN to RTP, NC soon; got any advice for me?

I wouldn't recommend drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity for everyone, but they've always worked for me. -- Hunter S. Thompson

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Garner, NC

I wouldn't recommend drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity for everyone, but they've always worked for me. -- Hunter S. Thompson

The Peace Corps?

Go for it. I know a couple of people who've done it; they loved it. One of my best friends continues to travel working for various causes -- and she figured out that's what she wanted to do working for the Peace Corps. It's an exciting idea - and scary - and all of that. Just be careful.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi
Pointing at Naked Emperors