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In my various excursions out onto the internets today, I came across a story in the N&O headlined 'Petticoats' in the pulpit. It goes on about women in the Methodist church moving into full-fledged preaching jobs. And includes this paragraph along the way.

Among many Protestant denominations in the South, notably the Southern Baptist Convention, women are still barred from becoming pastors. In 2000, the Southern Baptist Convention approved a revised statement of faith saying that the position of church pastor is limited to men.

What's the Big Damned Deal?

I know we will have to wait for details of President Bush's proposal tonight, but authorization for the use of our military at the nation's borders is not new. As a matter of fact, it's proposed and approved almost every year as a matter of standard procedure. At least, that's the way it seems.

In 1999 it was called the Traficant Amendment to H.R. 1401, in 2000 it was the Traficant Amendment to H.R. 4205 and in 2005 it was called the House Amendment 206 to H.R. 1816. As a matter of fact, almost identical authorization amendments have passed in the House since 1999. So, Bushie, what's the big damned deal?

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Duke wants the states to bail out Taylor

In a Duke News oped, author Anne Mitchell Whisnant doesn't seem to know that the reason the Blue Ridge Parkway is underfunded is that NC's own Charles Taylor (R-11), chair of the Interior Appropriations Subcommittee, doesn't bring home the bacon he's constantly bragging about.

In fact, she doesn't even mention that the problems with underfunding the parkway has anything to do with him:

Patrick McHenry: Republican Hypocrite, Class Clown or Fresh Meat?



This is just too rich . . . charges of hypocrisy coming from none other than the Karl Rovian Bushbot Congresscritter named Patrick McHenry. Kind of sad, really. From the Charlotte Observer's Tim Funk.

Rep. Patrick McHenry is becoming a thorn in the side of Democrats in Washington. The latest example: Last week, the Cherryville Republican turned the tables on House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who has been charging that congressional Republicans preside over a "culture of corruption."

There Is Truth In Numbers!

How much do our elected Officials feel about us?

Front-paged because, once again, I think the Veteran vote should be a Democratic Vote - Robert

Disabled American Veterans

Year: 2005
Issue: Veterans Issues
Website: http://www.dav.org
Disabled American Veterans
807 Maine Avenue, Southwest
Washington, DC 20024
Phone: 202-554-3501

"Formed in 1920 and chartered by Congress in 1932, the million-member DAV is the official voice of America's service-connected disabled veterans -- a strong, insistent voice that represents all of America's 2.1 million disabled veterans, their families and survivors."

The following ratings indicate the degree that each elected official supported the interests of the organization in that year.

Wrenn gets it wrong

It's always fun to stop by The Boy Pundit's website to see what Carter Wrenn (right wing) and Gary Pearce (left wing) have to say about the sad state of North Carolina politics. It's fun because they're always messing with each other, and also because they've both long had their hands in stirring the sorry soup. My subject tonight is Wrenn's latest blog post:

Few would argue with the proposition that Jim Black, after a year of ‘pay to play’ scandals, is now the most unpopular man in North Carolina. A series of hearings, investigations, and exposes has left the heretofore sure-footed House Leader battered and bruised. But don’t despair. The wiley Democrats have a solution: Art Pope. The Democrats are going to make Pope the most unpopular man in North Carolina – on the theory that when they do voters are going to forget all about Jim Black.

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