Military Madness 2/28/06

We live in a state that is widely known as the most military friendly in the US. Our veteran population in the 2000 census was nearly a million -- a number that has surely been surpassed by now. The number of active duty men and women in North Carolina will only grow.

It was our job to convince these good people that the Democratic party is their best choice for sane and effective policy that represents their interests and the interests of our country. And it looks like George Bush is laying the groundwork for us. A new poll to be released today (no links yet) suggests that support for BushCo among military men and women has declined precipitously. I'll post more when I get it . . . but here's an excerpt from a Kos diary.

OMG, WTF? (A Pop Culture Interlude)

A group of women, fans of North Carolina's American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken, are suing his record label for false advertising. Why? Because they fell in love, dammit, and now it looks like Clay is gay. If their suit works out, I will totally be suing Madonna for not actually being sexy-as-advertised. Or Axl Rose for... well, I just never liked Axl Rose.

I don't mean to be snobby, but you won't see this kind of bad behavior among Arcade Fire fans.

Talk about homophobic!

Pope Puppet Paul Chesser over at the Carolina Journal sure has the hots for all things homosexual. Everytime I turn around he's digging into details about the Governor's School dastardly program about the New Gay Teenager.

According to Chesser,

The New Gay Teenager” seminar was based on a book with the same name, written by homosexual Cornell University Professor Ritch Savin-Williams. The book and the Governor’s School seminar discussed whether homosexual teenagers benefit, or are harmed, by embracing labels based on their sexual orientation. The co-leaders of the seminar — 19-year-old Wesley Nemenz, a University of North Carolina at Greensboro student, and Susan Wiseman, a teacher at East Forsyth High School — identified themselves as gay. (my emphasis)

David Price's Challenge From the Left

With the end of filing only a day away, I felt the need to start the unexpected primary talk with this candidate.

Kent Kanoy is running against David Price in the 4th District as a Democrat. He posted a comment about his run here and his campaign website is up. From these places it looks like his campaign will focus on impeaching Bush and ending the Iraq war. From the website:

The purpose of my campaign is to give a voice to those citizens in the 4th district who believe that the Bush/Cheney Administration has committed high crimes and misdemeanors which threaten our privacy, our liberties, and the very Constitution itself.

Anti-Growth Candidate Running For Wake County Commission

WakePol describes Micheal Luther's first e-mail to kick off his campaign for Wake County Commissioner here:

This Luther only has three [theses]:

1. Stop busing. He opposes the school board's policy of shifting a small percentage of students in order to maintain economic diversity. "This busing has to stop......." he writes.

2. Stop the TTA. He believes the Triangle Transit Authority's $810 million commuter rail project should be ended. "The train commission needs to be shut down."

Pope Puppets for Higher Education

I've notices a bunch of coverage recently of the Pope Center for Higher Education. They've weighed in on the Larry Summers debacle at Harvard . . . naturally opining that the ham-handed president was run out of town on a rail unfairly.

And just what IS the Pope Center for Higher Education? Well, it's just another chorus of the illustrious Art Pope Puppet Brigade, focused on driving higher education into alignment with Art's twisted, little view of the world.

And just look at some of the board of directors!

Who's our most conservative House member?

Virginia 'Red' Foxx is more conservative than 91 percent of her House colleagues. Her wingnut fan club will probably consider this a badge of courage, even as her votes undercut their economic self interest and personal freedoms. Go figure. Patrtick McHenry is right behind her, doing almost equal damage to the common good and the rights of citizens.

Check out the whole story -- including insights into the records of Sorry Sue Myrick Wighead Dole -- in the Charlotte Observer here. You'll find a few surprises. And just to tantalize you, here are stats for some other noteworthy nutjobs:

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