After dark

Trivial trivia. North Carolina is the largest producer of sweet potatoes in the nation. Students at a Wilson County school petitioned the North Carolina General Assembly for the establishment of the sweet potato as the official state vegetable.

I yam what I yam.

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You're one.....

Sweeeet tater.....

I can't believe I just wrote that.

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



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I think Liddy's already

snatched up this fluff. I can't find it now, but I recall something along the lines of, "A Resolution Honoring the Contribution of the North Carolina Sweet Potato in the Global War on Terror."

Okay, I made up the terrorism part, but the rest is true. :)

Change is Comin'

Awesome, awesome news!

Democrat Wins Mississippi Special Election

House Democrats won a conservative northern Mississippi House seat in a special election tonight, a victory certain to send shock waves through the ranks of congressional GOPers.

The Associated Press called the race for Prentiss County Chancery Clerk Travis Childers (D), shortly after 10 p.m. eastern time. With 81 percent of precincts reporting, Childers held a 51 to 49 percent edge over Southhaven Mayor Greg Davis (R).

The victory marked the third time this election cycle that Democrats have won a Republican-held seat in a special election and seemed to suggest that the national political atmosphere could significantly broaden the House playing field in the fall.

Mississippi's 1st district had long been a conservative stronghold. President George W. Bush won it with 59 percent of the vote in 2000 and 62 percent in 2004. Roger Wicker (R), whose appointment to the Senate seat vacated by Trent Lott (R) created the vacancy in the House, had held the district easily since 1994 -- never winning reelection with less than 63 percent of the vote.

But, the confluence of a treacherous national politicial environment for Republicans, a divisive GOP primary and the emergence of Childers, a social conservative from the more rural reaches of the districts, as the Democratic candidate combined to make the race an unlikely pickup opportunity.

The fallout from this trio of losses is sure to be significant for House Republicans. We'll be keeping a close eye on it over the next few days and will have more to say on this race in particular in tomorrow's winners and losers column. In the meantime, make sure to check out Capitol Briefing for more on the contest.

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There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of the comfortable past which, in fact, never existed. - Robert F. Kennedy

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There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of the comfortable past which, in fact, never existed. - Robert F. Kennedy

At least NC picked a Veggie

For their state vegetable, Oklahoma picked...

Really.

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on. FDR

I'm an idealist without illusions. JFK

Sweet potato fries ... ummmmmm.....

They are supposed to be much more energy efficient regarding biofuel production than corn. The trivial trivia might not be.

(why did the above post in italics?)

Person County Democrats

I actively oppose gerrymandering. Do you?