First, the good news: NC is on the verge of shaking its most corrupt national politician (yes, that excludes Speaker Black). RealValues has the scoop, but the numbers for Dem challenger Heath Shuler look good. This is no doubt also seen as good news by Republican primary challenger John Armor (who has been hanging out with the progressives). Maybe he'll get a shot at the title after all.
Then the bad news: the rest of the world probably thinks we're all a bunch of dumb racist rednecks after UPI's story on Raleigh's Confederate Flag Day:
The event -- which the newspaper described as all-white -- was sponsored by the N.C. Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Many Americans, black and white, see a link between the confederate flag and a pro-slavery, Jim Crow, white supremacy attitude, the newspaper said, but the flag is still honored in the south.
University of South Carolina history professor Clyde Wilson said the response to the confederate flag is only a mask for a hatred for the South.
Really? All white? Huh. My favorite line: "the flag is still honored in the south." That's like saying "Americans still practice torture." I don't! I for one am glad that the south lost its fight to retain a slave-driven economy. Just in case anyone was wondering where I stand on outcome the Civil War.