Blood on their hands

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I was against Bush's War in Iraq from the outset, just as I am against the continuing occupation. Both were built on lie after lie after lie by an administration bereft of integrity. Yesterday, a vast majority of our elected representatives voted to continue their fool's errand by pouring more money into the occupation.

Somebody you know has a family member or friend who will die because of their vote. That death will be in vain. Somebody you know will lose an arm or a leg or an eye or their sanity because of that vote. Those injuries will be in vain. And thousands of people you don't know will suffer these same fates and worse. It is a tragedy that will endure for generations to come.

Iraq War Funding Checklist

Hmmm.....let me know if I missed anything:

Ignored the will of my constituents..........Check
Listened to the Beltway Pundits...............Check
Too much of a pussy to vote my conscience.....Check
Stolen copy of Republican talking points......Check
Vacation plans for Memorial Day (shit yeah!)..Check
Fake mustache and sunglasses..................Check
Extra "Support the Troops" ribbon magnets.....Check

Know the real meaning of Memorial Day.................................

(Frontpaged by Anglico)

Partnership For North Carolina's Future

At a press conference at the NC State Legislature in Raleigh yesterday political, non-profit and business leaders announced a new coalition, Partnership for North Carolina's Future, to urge the NC General Assembly to prepare now for the impact of the "population tsunami" on our state's economy and quality of life.

If you didn't read about it this morning it might be because the back of the Press Room, where reporters normally sit and stand, was crowded out by lobbyists opposed to the Partnership like Andy Munn of the Real Estate and Building Industry Coalition, Lisa Martin of the NC Homebuilders, Rick Zechini of the NC Association of Realtors, reeking with cynical commentary and Becki Gray, registered lobbyist for the John Locke Foundation, texting frenetically on her Blackberry about the "little children" at the front of the crowd.

Press release below the fold:

Parks & Recreation

The evening started at the Park and Recreation building on Hillcrest Lane outside of Carthage. Billy Ransom, the director and Maria Morrison the Admin Asst were there to tell us about their department and give us a tour of their facilities.

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They have seven staff members and five facilities spread throughout the county offering Youth, Adult and Senior Activities. Their mission statement says,

(Moore County Parks and Recreation) Provides leisure service to the residents of Moore County with first priority to youth and senior adults.

Moore County Youth Activities include Basketball, baseball, softball, flag football, soccer for both boys and girls, Tennis, Volleyball, Cheerleading and Dance Impressions. The Adult and Senior Activities include Co-Ed Softball, 50+ Softball, Good Time Party at the Davis Center the 3rd Friday of each month and Dancing and Tai Chi at the Old West End Gym.


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