Burr spins

It must be hard to live with two faces. Which Richard Burr should we believe? The one who used insider knowledge to cover his butt, or the one who says it's all just politics.

Burr said he believes the response to his comments is more motivated by political agendas than any concern about his opinion of the U.S. banking system.

BlueNC Blogger Bash: Be there or be square!

Hello everyone.

This is an update on the May 2 BlueNC Blogger Bash in Chapel Hill. It's shaping up to be a neat event. Based on RSVPs received so far, we expect somewhere between 30 and 300 people. :)

Seriously, we're planning to feed 40 to 50, but can change that number up to the day before. There's no need to bring food, but please bring your friends and family. The Bash is 100% kid friendly, with a lake for boating and swimming, and lots of room to run around.

Why I Pay Taxes

When I pay my taxes, I don't usually say thanks to the tax collector, but maybe I should. I live in the most amazing country in the world, where a public education is provided for all. Where firemen come when a house or building are burning or maybe my pootie is caught in a tree. Where the police will protect and the court will serve justice for me. Where brave men and women put their lives on the line to defend and protect me. I know I can count on all of this because of my taxes.

White Supremacy, By Any Other Name

In an effort to more clearly define the events surrounding the aborted speech of Tom Tancredo and the near-violent reaction to the YWC's gathering on the UNC campus, I decided to take a deeper look at the psychology and symbolism used by white supremacist organizations like the Youth for Western Civilization. All of the images portrayed in this piece were taken from their blog, The Hammer. Which is itself a term used by some of the more radical white supremacist groups.

Here's their shield and axe logo:

N&O to the Show: Our pages are your pages!

I'll be SO glad when my current subscription to the N&O runs out. Because then I will no longer see my hard-earned dollars going to promote the propaganda of Art Pope's Magical Opinion Manufacturing Machine. In this instance, reliable spokesbot for the right, Roy Cordato, wants to do away with corporate income taxes. I have a better idea, Roy, do away with corporations altogether.

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