Summer Reading

BlueNC WoW and I took an unannounced sabbatical this summer. (Actually, I was moving and just too busy to do any writing.) I looked back over the last several weeks and found out that BlueNC women were busy writing all summer.

Here are a few pieces you might have missed:

Lovex7 wrote a beautiful memoriam for Major James Michael Ahearn.

MissM informs us that Sue Myrick is still "drinking the Kool-Aid".

LeslieH reminded us to call a Young Dem and thank them for same-day registration.

lcloud informed us of a spat between Moore County Republicans and Hairdresser Joe Boylan.

NCVoter told us about the FEC meeting in Charlotte and a new pitch by Diebold.

LeslieH opined on good local music.

AngelinNC reported beautifully on a High Point city council meeting. Here's just a tidbit:

You know, I could make fun of the Christians. I wrote down some pretty snarky comments in my little notebook. But, in the end, I couldn’t help being charmed by them. Their enthusiasm and dedication are truly admirable. If they were on the side of the Constitution rather than the Bible, we wouldn’t be in the mess we’re in today. Heck, even if they all just understood that the two are not mutually exclusive, we’d be in better shape.

Drama Queen provided us with original video stright from DC.

lcloud kept us up-to-date on the "touchiness" of Hairdresser Joe.

Drama Queen continued to hound Patrick McHenry.

lcloud put Manimal on the ballot in Southern Pines....and yes, that's a real person.

LeslieH kept us informed on dust-ups over the transfer tax.

lcloud wondered if Joe Boylan was a lying liar.

NCVoter wanted to know why the GOP was calling NC's election director to DC to testify against the paper ballot law.

lcloud informed us the DA was looking into Boylan's campaign.

Drama Queen prompted us for questions to pose to Patrick McHenry for his town hall and then brought us the audio after the phony town hall.

MissM live-blogged McHenry's phony town hall.

zate kept us current on action needed to oppose mega-landfills.

Sheesh! We've been busy. That list just covers up to three weeks ago. It doesn't take BlueNC WoW to bring out the best in the women writers and commenters here at BlueNC. We bring it every day of every week. However, I still think the day serves a purpose if all it does is remind us to reach out to women outside our quick-witted, sharp-tongued, thick-skinned, comfy little ol' group here to draw in new voices.

Thanks for helping us celebrate our first day back in the toobs.


great job summarizing, Betsy

I have always had mixed feelings about being part of a group set apart because I'm part of a perceived minority - I want my writing and opinions to be taken on their own value -- however -- the list above shows how well women write and contribute to this community - and really to any community. I think it's good to showcase that. :)

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi we grow

what I'd really like to see is the regulars reaching out to Democratic women's groups and inviting them on WoW days. We can utilize the day less to highlight our work - since none of us seem to have a problem being heard - and more of a time to introduce newbies to blogging, etc. on a day when we are being a bit......tame...for lack of a better word. :)

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

Holy mackerel

I had no idea all those people were women!

Me neither.

It's kinda scary, you know? They've become so powerful, it's like they merely tolerate our presence—like a pet, or a yard-boy maybe. Well, I ain't no lapdog, and I'll be damned if I'm going to...ssshh! I think they're listening...

Hey wait a minute

I thought you were a woman too!


PS Just kidding. I've actually met Mr. Harrison, and if he's a woman, he's one helluva cross-dresser too.

Maybe I'm not.

Maybe I'm a transsexual who wants to go back and that's why I hound McHenry. I'm secretly jealous that he still has his.
News of the 10th district: See Pat Go Bye Bye,

Are you sure?

That he still has his, I mean. Do we have any evidence of this?

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

Oh, and I'd like to add that here

(and at Pat Go Bye Bye) I posted by far the earliest coverage of the Aaron Lay verdict. And it was more detailed and accurate and far more timely than most newspapers. (Several of them posted it at midnight so that it was buried by dawn).

Also, we reported at PGBB that Lay had turned down the plea deal on Monday. No one has ever explained why he wanted to fight the charge on the day it was scheduled or why no reporters ever covered it, or even showed up at the courthouse . . .

And, at the risk of way way overdoing it, I'd like to point to two other videos from that Washington event that I'm very proud of:

This one was of the normal folks who spoke first before the media turned on their cameras. I posted it separately a week or two later because I was trying (in vain) to get the names of all of the featured speakers.

And this one was after the cameras left of an amazing speaker, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver of Kansas City.

All three videos were exclusive. No one posted any other video of that day except the standard Nancy and Harry talking points that were truly not the highlight in any way, shape or form. If you could have been there with the delegations from the Capitol marched in, wave after wave of familiar face after familiar face, squeezed on the podium. I was too close to get a good photo of that aspect. I was so close to most of them I could have touched them had I wanted to.

Sorry to pimp quite so much but I am what I am.
News of the 10th district: See Pat Go Bye Bye,

All that came after

the "time span" of the list. :) I ran our of space/time and the list was getting looooong. We are a mouthy bunch.

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

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

Didn't get the time constraint! But I'm glad I didn't

It gave me a chance to pimp them again. It's hard because it seems like the actions of the Democrats haven't matched that glorious rhetoric. But I haven't followed the cases of those specific speakers.

And I'm surely glad you skipped over some of my posts! :)

One day I'm going to write a country song called "tempted to delete."
News of the 10th district: See Pat Go Bye Bye,

PEEERfect title for a song


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

Those are most excellent vids

You can pimp your videos to us anytime you want DQ. I missed those the first time around. You are so awesome. :)

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."