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What is Walter B. Jones, Jr. Thinking?

Cross-posted at the Brock Log.

On September 20th, the House of Representatives considered House Resolution 976, "Condemning Human Rights Abuses by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Expressing Solidarity With the Iranian People".

According to the Washington Post's Congressional Vote database, only 10 members voted against the resolution. It had wide support from both parties in the House and passed with over 400 "YES" votes.

Walter B. Jones, Jr - Only a Chosen Few Americans Should Vote

Cross-posted at the Brock Log.

Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed House Resolution 4844, The Federal Election Integrity Act of 2006.

The primary provision in this Act is that it requires

`(i) a government-issued, current, and valid photo identification; or

`(ii) in the case of the regularly scheduled general election for Federal office held in November 2010 and each subsequent election for Federal office, a government-issued, current, and valid photo identification for which the individual was required to provide proof of United States citizenship as a condition for the issuance of the identification.


I owe all of you an apology. I've recently railed and ranted about the lack of Democratic support in NC's 3rd Congressional.

Perhaps it's choosing the wrong candidate to run against Walter B. Jones, Jr., perhaps it's lack of resources or maybe a need to concentrate on the 'easily winnable' districts (although we know that NC 8 and 11 will not be easy to win), but I'm sure that there's a logic behind the Party's decisions.

I've acted as a spoiled child that didn't get his pudding after dinner.

For that, I apologize.

Why the Democrats will fail in November

Cross-posted at the Brock Log.

Last evening I wrote about the lack of support for North Carolina's 3rd District candidate, Craig Weber. I cross-posted that piece at BlueNC and at Daily Kos.

I've taken some pretty nasty headshots over it, too. Everything from "NC-03 is unwinnable so why bother?" to "If the candidate can't raise money on his own, why should the Party help?" (Both are paraphrased from comments left at the Daily Kos post).

Where is the Democratic Party?

Cross-posted on the Brock Log

As part of my research for articles written on the Onslow County Politics web-log, I've been reviewing financial disclosure reports. I found something really strange, too.

Neither the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) nor the North Carolina Democratic Party (NCDP) nor the Democratic National Committee have donated a single cent to Craig Weber's campaign.

Is John Hood Trying to Kiss and Make Up?

As I perused the online edition of my local fish-wrap, I noticed this in the opinion section.

Founding Fathers were bloggers

The piece was written by John Locke President (and BlueNC BFF) John Hood.

He opens with...

Well, OK, let me rephrase that. Many of the Founders were the 18th-century equivalent of a certain category of modern-day bloggers — writers on political topics, typically using a pen name, who are also connected to formal journalism and simultaneously active in partisan politics.

Craig Weber - A True Representative of Eastern North Carolina

Cross-posted at the Brock Log.

Craig Weber is challenging Congressman Walter B. Jones, Jr. for his 3rd Congressional District seat in North Carolina.

Craig Weber has a plan to build the 3rd District up, instead of allowing it to be torn down.

Craig wants to build the Marine Sciences program at Carteret Community College into one of the largest and most advanced programs on the east coast. As the school is located near the Atlantic Ocean and among unique marsh and wetlands, the school already is home to some of the best environmental and marine science minds in the United States.

Interview with Craig Weber, Candidate for NC's 3rd Congressional District

“Bullies are in control with total disregard for our civil rights. We have to re-take our "integrity" in this world, which has been abused and convoluted by Bush and his Administration and a Confused Congress, which Walter Jones, Jr. advances and helps sustain.

Cross-posted at the Onslow County Politics web-log.

On August 31st, 2006, I met with Mr. Craig Weber to discuss his candidacy for NC's 3rd District for the U.S. Congress.

Please follow below the fold for the interview.

Congressman Walter B. Jones, Jr. - Protecting the Wrong Americans : Horses

Cross-posted at the Brock Log.

On September 7th, 2006, the U.S. House of Representatives considered House Resolution 503, The Horse Protection Act.

According to the resolution's entry at the Library of Congress, the purpose of the Horse Protection Act is "to amend the Horse Protection Act to prohibit the shipping, transporting, moving, delivering, receiving, possessing, purchasing, selling, or donation of horses and other equines to be slaughtered for human consumption, and for other purposes."


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