With two GOP-faithful Senators and seven of thirteen Representatives pledging allegiance to the Leader, it's safe to call North Carolina a red state, at least as far as national politics goes. Me, I'd like to see them all replaced with good progressive fighters, but the one silver lining to this otherwise putrid cloud should be better treatment under a Republican administration. I mean, part of the reason we send these folks to Washington is to bring home the bacon, right? Well, they suck at it.
The [National Forest sale] proposal is skewed against the South,
which has relatively little national forest land, a fast-growing
population and increasing demand for backcountry recreation, yet
would receive disproportionately fewer funds from the sell-off.
For example, both North Carolina, with a total of 1.25 million acres
of national forest, and Oregon, with a total of 15.55 million acres,
have about 10,000 proposed for sale. Yet under the funding formula
currently used, North Carolina would get just $1 million in 2006,
while Oregon would get almost $163 million.
Southern Environmental Law Center
Pretty funny that these people even suck at being whores. They're selling their souls and their votes for some imperialist right wing pipedream, and they can't even collect payment.
I saw those numbers. Pretty amazing isn't it?
Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.
Missing the forest for the green
I think we might be missing the point - although it might be in the original post.
The Honorable Gordon Smith R - OR
The Honorable Ron Wyden D - OR
I would guess that the price for buying off a Dem from a Green state is probably about, oh, $163 million. On the other hand, I would guess the price to buy out Elizabeth Dole is a pat on the ass - on the head along with a "Good boy!" for Burr.
You don't have to sweeten the pot with these Republican rubberstampers running the U.S. Senate delgation.
Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
Great comment title
"Forest for the green." Genius. It deserves wider play.