Roll Call: How many from Orange County, NC are regular readers of BlueNC?

I was at the Orange County Executive Committee meeting last night and my mind wandered, as it tends to do at these things when the "floor is open to discussion". There was discussion about the NCDP GOTV effort, about Obama GOTV effort, and about OCDP GOTV effort. There was a discussion about OCDP playing more of a role and how we could go about doing that. I was left wondering, how many people could we reach through BlueNC? So, I hate to take up front-page space with this, but I will, roll call.

You can tell as much or as little as you would like about yourself, but I'm wondering how many of you from the OC read BlueNC?

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I am

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I think the Gubernatorial Debate should be stickied all day today.

One of the pitfalls of childhood is that one doesn't have to understand something to feel it. - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

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

Still shows up for me.

Right there on the right hand column.

Weird.

BlueNC fears your wrath!

One of the pitfalls of childhood is that one doesn't have to understand something to feel it. - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

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

I'm local too.

As for introductions...

I live west of Carrboro near White Cross. I'm in the Orange Grove precinct, and Bill Faison's house district.

I'm a member of the OCDP Exec Cmte (although I wasn't there last night). And I'm an OC rep to the NCDP Exec Cmte.

My main political activity is through Traction. I'm also volunteering for Jim Neal, raising money for Barack Obama, and have done work off and on for Larry Kissell.

My day job is being the program coordinator for the Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate program in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. I am a happy advocate for students of color and immigrant families.

Me!

Me!

I'm in Orange County for now.

Some of my friends got together and started a blog about technology and change. IT is pretty good.

I always wanted to be the avenging cowboy hero—that lone voice in the wilderness, fighting corruption and evil wherever I found it, and standing for freedom, truth and justice. - Bill Hicks

Me

but you knew that already :)
I'm not as up on local politics as I want to be, but you inspired me to pay a bit more attention a few months ago when talking about... damn. Some local election or other. I'm trying, I swear! At least I know who all is running for County Commissioner!
- BJ

- BJ

Present

I'm in Chapel Hill but ya know I read Orange Politics for my Chapel Hill/Carrboro/OC progressive politics fix! :) (kidding ya'll... I love bluenc!)

I'll never try to duplicate THAT!

I'm thinking only about voter outreach/organization.

One of the pitfalls of childhood is that one doesn't have to understand something to feel it. - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

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

also in orange county

I think Craig and I must be neighbors - we aren't too far from White Cross, and vote at the WC Community Center. Since I pass on information gathered here to my husband, that can count as two OC citizens. (and our soon to be nine year old son would say, "And one Emperor"!)

Across 54

You must be across 54 from me, because we're in different precincts. (And you're very lucky to have Joe Hackney represent you.) But I'm sure we could cross paths at the Fiesta Grill.

crossing paths in real life

Graig(sorry I called you Craig - I am at the beach and my glasses are foggy I guess) - I am on the other side of 54, but my boy goes to Grady Brown, and the people at Fiesta Grill adore him. I also volunteer for Jim Neal. Us rural county folks are up to more than just watching the deer eat the garden.

Hey

OrangePolitics keeps me too busy to stay current here. Would love more cross-posting stuff from BlueNC, and especially more participation from you, Robert P!

Good question.

Victory fund to create a bigger outreach office is the big thing.
Some talk about GOTV efforts, some good ideas about registering new voters.

One of the pitfalls of childhood is that one doesn't have to understand something to feel it. - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

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

It is Orange County For me

That is the place for me. My causes are health care reform in our great state, stopping Cliffside, and moving the national Dem Party toward grassroots understanding of politics.

TurnNCBlue

depends on what you mean by a "regular reader"

I'm in orange county, and I read BlueNC, but not daily. Obviously, since I'm posting this reply a couple of days late. I probably read this blog 1-2x week, unless I get linked to a specific item from somewhere else, in which case I might come more frequently. I mostly come for candidate updates on Jim Neal or Larry Kissell, and look other places for, um, other things. I don't know.

That's regular enough

glad you spoke up!

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.

This Orange Countian reads more than he writes here...

But I'm glad that you found the CEC meeting as interesting as I did. If I sit next to you again at the next one, we might should sneak in a flask and come up with a drinking game that revolves around how often the same point has to be made on the floor by the same person. :)

hope you do not mean me

I should probably attend county repug mtgs. Maybe I would not be so impatient.

TurnNCBlue

....I'm horrible with pseudonyms.

Took me a year to remember who Southern Dem was. Give me a hint?

One of the pitfalls of childhood is that one doesn't have to understand something to feel it. - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

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

I wouldn't make a comment like that...

... unless I meant it to at least partially be self-deprecating. Once I have the floor and my mouth starts running, sometimes my brain can't shut it up. :)