Larry Kissell - The Blue Moon Candidate


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Last night at Pontiac Pointe in Albamarle, NC, Larry Kissell and his supporters met for a “Gathering of the Green”. Surprisingly, the first person there to greet the guests and fill out the name badges was a 16 year old by the name of Frankie Pickler. (Kelly is his 3rd or 4th cousin). I later found out that young Pickler has been working on Larry’s campaign since he was 14 years old.


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I was able to sit down and talk for a while with Larry's wife of 23 years, Tina. She told me how through twists of fate, she and Larry met later in life. She fell hard for him because he was a man of integrity, very deep and very bright. They now live in a log cabin, (really) and have two teenage daughters. Their oldest daughter who is 16, worked her first job this last summer at a peach stand. Their baby, 13 is very involved in school and is atheletically inclined. Tina is a warm and friendly person with a quick smile that is almost as big as she is. She told me that the last time they went to Washington, DC, they looked at it in a completely different way, not just a town of historic monuments, but a town of power affecting all Americans.

Attorney Charles Brown took the podium and introduced Larry to a crowd that came out to support him on rainy and blustery night. (The outer bands of Ernesto could be felt this far inland) Mr. Brown told us a little about Larry’s heritage. His dad was a decorated WWII veteran and after the war was the local Post Master, his mom was a schoolteacher. “Larry didn’t grown up in a house of privilege” He said, “He’s one of us! He worked for 27 years in textiles….remember textiles? Remember CAFTA? Bottom line, those jobs were lost and are now in Mexico and China”


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When Larry stepped up to the podium, he asked us to remember, “There is always rain at the end of a dry spell….that is what’s going to happen in November!


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The Kissell campaign always needs more funding. You see, Hayes and the Republicans have tried buying their seats by outspending Larry on advertising. In these ads, Hayes laments the rising gas prices. Larry notes that Hayes had 8 years to do something about those prices for his constituents, instead, he takes large campaign contributions from big oil.

He said, “There is nothing so wrong with America that Americans can’t fix it, Americans are resilent. Tonight we are gathered together for an opportunity to do something for this district and this nation, because we need to. It’s about taking this country back. We’re on track to make this happen!”

Larry Kissell in congress will represent all of the people all of the time, not just when it’s convenient. Last week Larry Kissell was walking through Cumberland, Scotland, Richmond and Cabarrus counties, knocking on doors and talking to the people. They asked him if America is going to make it. They are concerned, they are angry and they all feel that Washington just doesn’t listen to them.” One after another told him that they felt that their representative worked for Big Oil and the Pharmecuetical companies and not them. He finished by telling us, “Washington just doesn’t get it, it’s time for a change!”


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Afterwards, Larry talked briefly with me and introduced his team. This group of people respect one another’s strengths, they work hard for the Kissell campaign because they believe that Larry is the right man for the job. They all believe that this is another Blue Moon campaign and Larry Kissell is the kind of candidate that you will find, once in a Blue Moon!

cross posted at DaiyKos and MyDD

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SD

CYE

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

Beautiful Mo...

Thank you so much for covering this. We need someone at every event. I don't think anyone knows just how hard the Kissell team is working. I mean he is always somewhere doing something to meet voters.


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

Thanks A

you are a friend too!

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

Great work!

Excellent diary, momo. There is some really good content on this site, and this is just another example.

I have recommended it over at DailyKos and MyDD.

We need Larry in DC. We need it bad.

On a related topic, has anyone tried digging into the Hayes-Abramoff connections? Is there a thread there we should be pulling on? Does Hayes have a dirty little Abromoff secret somewhere out there on the Internets??
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/9/1/91817/86691

Just making sure that everyone here knows

the Hayes folks read Blue NC religiously...anything you say here is like saying it inside their campaign headquarters for them to over hear...

By the way, Hi Garth. Hi Carolyn. Have a nice day.

Carolina grl

What an outrageous and bizarre thing to say! ;););)


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Southern Dem

you rock!

I think Hayes should come out strong for...

the war in Iraq. Tell the people that everything is going "swimmingly" like our good friend Ann Coulter. Speak what he believes and damn the torpedos!!!

...testing, testing, is this thing on???

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

Thanks Carolina Girl

Duely noted! Guess they want to see what real Patriotism looks like...eh?

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

yes indeedy

i know that at least one person in the taylor camp visits this site on a regular basis. (i doubt it's "chahlz tayluh" himself, though - something tells me that he's still looking for the "any" key, talking into the mouse and getting all flustered because he caint figger out how to use those broadband internets that he thinks he helped bring to western north carolina...)

i get occasional hits from the "house.gov" domain on my site stats. i'm tempted to modify my .htaccess file to redirect all house.gov traffic to a "GET BACK TO WORK, YOU SLACKER!" page, but then maybe it's just someone who really enjoys my pithy observations... or someone who's really desperate for entertainment.

Thanks Todd

I agree about Larry, we need him and more good men like him in Washington!

Taylor? Screwy could fill you in better on him...

Hope you visit us more often and come in a participate!

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

Thanks JW, I've been flipping back and forth

trying to keep up. Didn't look to see what the status was!

You know....I LOVE NC TOO!

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

Just a little reminder....

For anyone already doing your Christmas shopping and making up your wish list....Remember to add that you want a tee-shirt or coffee mug or whatever from BlueNC!!!!

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

That is a great idea momo.

That is a great idea momo. I wish I had remembered it for my wife' birthday : )

kidding.

Before the U.S. invasion, the CIA said Saddam Hussein had only circumstantial ties with several al Qaeda members. Osama bin Laden rejected the idea of forming an alliance with Hussein and viewed him as an enemy of the jihadist movement because the

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

Hayes de-election

I tried to post a picture for the first time. Back to the drawing board

Sorry I missed it.

Thanks for posting about the Pontiac Pointe event. I had to go into the office in Charlotte that day and didn't get home till after the event was over so I missed it. Hope a bunch of money was rasied and everyone had a good time.