Weekend wound up: Wrong track

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In the poll, 81 percent of respondents said they believed “things have pretty seriously gotten off on the wrong track,” up from 69 percent a year ago and 35 percent in early 2002.81% of your fellow citizens say America is on the wrong track.

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Responding to this, Brent Woodcox wrote us a letter:

http://theelephantinroom.blogspot.com/2008/04/to-jerimee-and-our-friends-at-bluenc.html

Please pass this message to our friends at BlueNC. As long as bright, young conservatives continue to take up our cause, you will never accomplish your goals. North Carolina will never be its own socialist republic with tyranny over its citizens making them dependent on government for every conceivable service in an attempt to ensure they will continue to elect the same Democrat politicians over and over....

Your Democrat politicians in this state may bow at the altar of the liberal blogs and netroots, but we never will. The day is coming when the Democrats who have diverted democracy for too long will face the voters. The outcome will not be to your liking.

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McCain - The Third Bush Term

Hahahahahaha

As long as bright, young conservatives continue to take up our cause, you will never accomplish your goals.

All three of them?

I just gotta say ...

As long as bright, young conservatives continue to take up our cause, you will never accomplish your goals.

All three of them?

Yeah, McHenry's bitches.

Person County Democrats

I actively oppose gerrymandering. Do you?

Love Thy Neighbor Voters

Most of the bright young passionate conservatives that in the past boosted the GOP were evangelicals. But the GOP burnt them over and over again.

This doesn't mean that evangelicals will be any less politically involved, it means their involvement will be more tactical and more results driven (i.e. less blind loyalty to a GOP that screws them).

I believe the vision of the evangelical community is expanding to encompass a lot of the values progressives cherish: help the poor, abolish oppression, steward God's creation, etc.

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McCain - The Third Bush Term

Have they no shame?

Don't they realize the damage they have done?

Wish I could say they do, but

No, those who run the R party feel no shame because they do not believe that what they have done is damage. Many of them believe that rewarding wealth much more richly than work is the proper way to run an economy. Many of them look at the situation of the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer and congratulate one another for a job well done. It looks to me like the writer of that email is among the many.

"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." - Harry Truman

"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."

hmmm

Diverted Democracy...
I like that, the sentiment is rubbish but I like the way it sounds.
J. Levi Knapp

A great many people think they are thinking when they are really rearranging their prejudices.
William James (1842 - 1910)

Levi

McCain Against MLK Before He Was For Him

John McCain says he changed his mind on the need for a holiday honoring Dr. King because he learned after 1983 that King was "a transcendent figure in American history" who "deserved to be honored." If that is true, why did McCain oppose a state holiday in 1987, oppose a federal holiday in 1989, and vote to cut off funding for the Commission promoting Dr. King's holiday in 1994?

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McCain - The Third Bush Term

Excuse me, who diverted democracy?

I believe the 2006 election gave some hints about who had to face the voters. The freefall from 36% to 24% of Carolinians who will even CALL themselves Republicans might be a hint, if one pays attention.

Now, as for diverting democracy, I have a little checklist for my son, who came here in 1999 from the People's Republic of China. I made some promises of what he would not longer have to deal with, and let's see how that worked out:

PRC: Widespread surveillance of citizens, including monitoring email
Under Bush: now in the USA!

PRC: Arrest without charges of dissidents. Secret detention and torture

Under Bush: Calling Jack Bauer!

PRC: Constant challenging the patriotism of those who question extreme policies.

Under Bush: Now, how many times have I been called a traitor?

PRC: Unchecked cronyism to favor one party's backers, family members, etc. including ignoring environmental hazards and regulations for common sense safety

Under Bush: Wheee! Let the bon temps roulez!(except in New Orleans, that is)

No wonder 98% of historians agree that this government under Bush has been a disaster. And they know history.

NY TImes

Besides the headline and the Iraqi troops quitting, the whole front page on the NY times if filled with pretty discouraging news today.

Times front page.

It seems sort of like that every day.

Today, the Senate is working

Today, the Senate is working on legislation to ease mortgage crisis. Dole just voted to kill (table) Dick Durbin's amendment, which would have allowed judges to alter mortgage interest rates (and of course is opposed by the banking industry).

Senate Republicans already killed a bill with similar measures late last year. There will probably be more news coverage on it later in the day.

Vote: http://projects.washingtonpost.com/congress/110/senate/2/votes/88/
About bill/amend: http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/senate-kills-bankruptcy-measure-2008-04-03.html
NPR story:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=89341219

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McCain - The Third Bush Term

Even MORE wrong tracks

This is creepy.

LEE GREENWOOD RALLY FOR FRED SMITH GOVERNOR

Please join me for an evening of patriotism and music
featuring Country-Music Legend Lee Greenwood.

I believe a political campaign should be a "conversation
with the people". That's why I've been traveling all
across the state meeting and listening to you on my
100-County Statewide BBQ Tour. It's also why I'm
hosting a series of Rallies all across the state --
so we can meet and I can hear firsthand what issues
are important to you and your family. I also want us
to have fun listening to my friend Lee Greenwood as
he sings many of his hits, including "God Bless The
U.S.A."! You will also have an opportunity after the
rally to meet and talk to Fred and Lee.

There is a "Lee Greenwood Rally for Fred Smith
Governor 2008" coming to your area very soon! Space is
limited, so call or sign-up online today!

Toll Free - (877) 278-3535
or sign-up online at:
www.JoinFred.com

Speaking of wrong tracks ...

without getting into anything I don't know $^ about, I just found out this week that Rep. Wright endorsed Boseman's R opponent in 2006. In my mind, that makes him as contemptible as any D who might have supported Wright's R opponent because of race. I'll say it again: CONTEMPTIBLE.

Inexcusably. contemptible.

Like I said, I don't know anything about the validity of the charges against him. From what I heard he tried using the same dance Black did ... "oh, I'm just not good getting the right checks in the right accounts" ... but a man who would do what he did to his colleague for the reason he did it does not deserve to lead a rat parade out of town, much less sit in a state leadership position. This is all my own personal opinion. I've got more, but I reckon I should stop now.

"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." - Harry Truman

"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."