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Do we really need to talk about the sex life of an old man?

Cabarrus County Commissioner Coy Privette seems to have "skipped town", probably waiting until this whole sex scandal storm has blown over.
Should we even be talking about this whole thing? Shouldn't we let the guy just deal with his personal problems? In the case of Mr. Privette I think we should talk about it and I'll explain why.

I'm a girlie communist! - Sheehan in Charlotte

This evening the well known rock star and lightning rod of the peace movement Cindy Sheehan was in Charlotte. She was stopping in town while walking from Atlanta, GA to Washington, DC to demand the impeachment of the president.
While I believe there are more than enough reasons to impeach (way more than there ever were for the impeachment of Clinton), I wasn't really planning on joining the protest until I read in the Charlotte observer this morning that there was also a counter protest planned.
Since I'm always up for a good shouting match and argument I decided to take my hybrid to Bryant Park and join the festivities.

The myth of putting corn in your tank.

crossposted from left on 49

This past February the world community of scientists published a report on global warming under the umbrella of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). That report concluded that global warming is “unequivocal” and human activity is the main driver, “very likely” causing most of the rise in temperatures since 1950.

While the rest of the world moves on and is rapidly trying to find solutions for this global environmental crisis, a few republicans pretend nothing is going on. One of them, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), even thinks global warming is caused by farting.

So with most people being worried about global warming, except for a few republicans who also still believe that Earth is flat, folks are looking for solutions to be a little more earth and climate friendly. A lot of them seem to think that one solution for environmentally friendly fuel is corn. They couldn't be more wrong.

We now officially speak English (or Spanish, or French, or German, or whatever...)

Cross posted from left on 49


I just got back from the Cabarrus County Commissioners meeting where I voiced My concerns over Coy Privette's English only resolution. If you weren't there you might have seen me do that on WBTV and WCNC news. You can see video of this here.

Fixing something you broke by breaking it even harder

Crossposted from Left on 49.

Our beloved President announced his "new way forward in Iraq" this week. Something he started thinking about right after the November election in which he, according to his own words, received a good "thumping". I'm sure it was pure coincidence that he didn't seem to think there needed to be a "new plan" until then.

The new plan can be summarized as follows:
I'm not listening to anyone. I'll do what I want, because I'm the decider. neener neener neener.

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