National News Roundup 3/18

From The Washington Post: Carolina Wins! ....and so do NC State, Boston College and Dook. Mary Landrieu(D-La) and the Republicans vote to destroy Alaska so that New Orleans will get a few bucks. Rep. John Boehner not very different from DeLay afterall. Secret Service agents impersonate reporters from Fox News and receive verbal reprimand.

From The New York Times: Graft in New Orleans? Nah...say it ain't so! Congress maxes out the new debt ceiling. Judges (Thank you, thank you, thank you) vote for clean air and healthy lungs by overturning a clean-air regulation of Bush administration that would have eased restrictions on pollution producing industries.

There's a bit more on the flip side..

Deborah Potter Hearts Screwy Hoolie

{Cross posted from Scrutiny Hooligans

John Armor, Republican candidate for Congress against Charles Taylor in North Carolina's 11th district, sent an open letter to the media in response to a Taylor camp "whisper campaign". The letter lambasts Taylor's press secretary, Deborah Potter, for misrepresenting him in an email she sent to Armor friend, Don Yelton.

Dear women ricochets

A couple of weeks ago, I posted this, which also ran as a column in a local paper, which was also read on a local radio station, which also got accepted for the virtual exhibit here, which also got posted on the intranet at a women-friendly consulting company. Seems there's pretty good interest in women taking over. Good women, of course. I even caught the attention of a snarky dominatrix. There is hope.

Getting Yer Political News from Slashdot

If it weren't for an email tip from Geneffects, I never would have noticed this. (Admittedly, I don't pay enough attention to national politics.)

According to CNS News Service, the Democrat Party will have an agenda that guarantees every American will have affordable access to broadband within five years as part of their 2006 election year agenda, according to Nancy Pelosi, House minority leader. Absent, of course, are any details as to how they will accomplish it when they are the party out of power in Congress.

Slashdot | Democrats May Promise Broadband for All

Did you catch the stupid in there? The whole point of an election year agenda is to not be the party out of power.

RealValues Reads the North Carolina Conservative So You Don't Have To

Check it out: When a long-time incumbent is challenged in a primary by a political newcomer, one side's bumbling ineptitude usually ends up playing right into the hands of the other. Of course, it's usually the outsider making the mistakes. Charles Taylor's press secretary is doing her part to provide us with an example of tables turned.

The occasion: an email to challenger John Armor's pal, which simultaneously calls Armor a left-winger (?) and accuses the North Carolina Conservative of being a front for Democrats. Seriously. Who hires a press secretary who doesn't know not to put stupid and embarassing charges in an email?

My name is Anglico and I am an addict

My particular vice is blogging . . . but the negative impacts of that pale in comparison to gambling addiction. I've written about this before, but this column in the Rocky Mount paper underscores the absurdity far better than I could.

North Carolina legislators have eagerly touted the lottery's future economic windfall — all in the name of education. But they are wagering the well-being of adults with addictive tendencies who may be lured into a new vice.

While the state has committed money to curb an expected increase in people with gambling problems, it hasn't budgeted enough.

Friday Morning Action Plan

.....because you just knew I wasn't going to let you sit around on your butts and let our Constitution get ripped to shreds.

Today we're playing catch-up. We are going to revisit any of this week's action plans we didn't have time to follow through with.

Monday's plan can be found here. We phoned our Senators, Dole and Burr. We asked them (or their staffers) where the Senator stood on the Feingold censure resolution and we gave them our opinion for support of censure. They need to know they have constituents who support this resolution even if there is a snowball's chance on a warm day they would vote for it. If you prefer, you may email.

The rest are below the fold...

NCGOP: Dumb, Dumber, Dumberer


Well now, aren't they the clever little fellows. At least they think they are. I'm not some big campaign guru, but I've worked on my fair share and the last thing you want to do is get the opponent's name and face in front of the voters on your dime.

More on this not-so-intelligent design below the fold...

National News Roundup 3/17

From The Washington Post: Republicans in Congress revolt against the King. Now every man, woman, child, sperm and egg are in debt up to their eyeballs. Republicans whine about an abusive White House yet still don't have the balls to make the President obey the law. Ann Coulter cries about a bit of pie in her face then condones killing Supreme Court Justices. Do you think the lunatics who worship this witch were listening to her?

From The New York Times: Republicans see the light, yet still don't have the backbone to say no to the King. They figure if they can trust Chalabi, they can trust Iran because the commanders on the ground don't have a clue. Lawyer in Moussaoui trial messes up a gimme?

More fun below the fold

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