Weekend Wound Up: Open Thread




Anyone going to the State Fair this year?


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a must read

Some of the most fun I had while at the Independent was putting together the 2003 State Fair issue. We got the critics out in force and had fun with the fair and our own image. Byron Woods knocked his assignment out of the park. The best part, for me, were the priceless photos that resulted.
an excerpt from Mr. Woods:

The pig motif continued in the mercantile building, as vendors Estelle and William Wood from Greensboro manned a display for Neese's Liver Pudding. As I walked up, a young mother was giving a baby his first taste of souse. The look of betrayal, if not fear, on the child's face had mom quickly swipe a napkin from the table and remove the offending cold cut as it was being ejected from the unconvinced young consumer's mouth. Neese's wares were displayed in a refrigerated case. Though most of the names I recognized from a childhood in North Carolina, there was one I hadn't seen before: Neese's C-Loaf. I looked closer. After the first ingredient (pork stomachs), I stopped reading.

Here's the link.

Edwards sends a sizzler....

From the Baltimore Sun blog.

check out this memo sent to reporters today by Edwards spokesman Eric Schultz. It seeks to dispell two national storylines that irk the campaign - the "hypocrite" storyline and the "he-has-to-win-Iowa" storyline - with the help of some colorful charts.

"Dearest national media and purveyors of beloved conventional wisdom," it begins.

"You have a difficult and troubling decision in front of you. Where does John Edwards live?

"Does he live in his '28,000 square foot house' (which feeds your illogical and false storyline that he is a hypocrite because he speaks out for the poor and the middle class).

"Or...

"Does he 'virtually live in Iowa' (which feeds your false storyline that he has spent more time and resources there than his Democratic opponents. Not to mention it raises the stakes for us in Iowa, discounting the reality of how hard the other candidates are working there).

"The facts are below, we apologize in advance if they are inconvenient."

Read on for the nifty charts.

Perhaps the most interesting factoid is that Obama's HUGE ad buy did nothing for him. Clinton seems to have a better ad agency. Maybe this explains why JRE doesn't have that much less $$$ on hand compared to these two.

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

I prefer...

...Democracy in America's more detailed accounting of Edwards' visits to Iowa.

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There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracts. 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

Do they still need volunteers

for the NCDP booth? I was thinking of playing hooky from work next Friday to go to the Fair, since I don't even want to contemplate going on the weekend (guh).

Autry diary up at Kos

Weird that they didn't bother to cross-post it here. Very weird.


"If boiling people alive best served the interests of the American people, then it would neither be moral or immoral." Max Borders, Civitas Institute

Did I miss a memo?

Has Larry decided not to run, or turned out to be a demon? Why would someone potentially damage the best shot we got at removing Hayes?

This is over my head.

CM
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The Great appear great because we are on our knees – Let Us Rise!
-- “Big Jim” Larkin

The Great appear great because we are on our knees – Let Us Rise!
-- “Big Jim” Larkin

Mine too

but these days, I'm doing my best to try to keep an even keel. A friend of mine said "everybody has the right to run" and they certainly do. I wish this weren't happening, but it is, so we may as well find out about the guy.


"If boiling people alive best served the interests of the American people, then it would neither be moral or immoral." Max Borders, Civitas Institute

Some guy is attacking Jim Neal

So now you don't have any excuse to avoid my diary at Kos.

1 Thessalonians 5:21: But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is 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

Need Help

some time ago someone gave me a link to a site that has all the "how to" info on posting links, captions for pics, href stuff, etc....and I lost it. Would you post it for me again?

Thanks

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

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Forgot about that one, thanks

but there was another one, not here at blue a different site.

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

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Trying an experiment at my blog

There are two candidates in a run-off for mayor in the town of Southern Pines here in Moore County. The cool thing about both is that they have a website. So I have linked to their sites, brought over a quote from each and invited them to a virtual town hall meeting. I've also written a letter to the editor inviting all the rest of the Pilot readers to join in and have emailed a bunch of local folks hoping they will post some questions.

Persondem found the political affliation of Mike Haney, una...and I found the affiliation of Chris Smithson, also una. It could get interesting..or it could just flop.

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

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In desperate need of help

I'm locked in a house with a large group of teenagers watching scary movies. Please....somebody....help me. I'm about out of rum.

:)

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



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