Submitted by Betsy Muse on Mon, 10/02/2006 - 9:06am
I don't believe Screwy has posted this, but he did post a really nice testimonial given for Heath Shuler by this gentleman. I believe our mysterious dramatic blogger taped this one also. This is must-see Youtube. This is one of the most beautiful calls to action I've heard in a long time. Please watch this.
WNCNN is proud to bring you our third episode, "Shiny Happy Charlie", where our dedicated news team attempts to bring balanced reporting to the network by revealing the brighter, happier side of Congressman Taylor.
Do they get results? Most definitely. Do they succeed? Well...
Submitted by Betsy Muse on Mon, 10/02/2006 - 6:36am
Lest you think I do nothing but pick on poor newspaper reporters, I've decided to take another approach today. I'm going to show a couple some love. The first, Joanie Morris of the Salisbury Post really earned it. The second, Tim Funk, of The Charlotte Observer is going to get some love for a much better job in portraying Larry's campaign.
After the hatchet job last week of GOP shill, Tim Whitmire, seeing some good strong reporting is refreshing. On a side note, I find myself chuckling over the fact that Whitmire's piece was picked up by only a handful of papers or news sites and only one was in-market. Voters in Fort Wayne, Indiana will probably be wondering who the hell Larry Kissell is and why they can't vote for him as will voters in Myrtle Beach and Hampton Roads, VA. Only WCNC (Channel 6 News) had the piece printed on their web site. The paper of record in North Carolina still has not picked up on the story. The Art Pope Digest in Raleigh carried it, though - big, BIG surprise.
Submitted by jwrandolph on Sun, 10/01/2006 - 11:41am
Larry Gibson welcomes you to Kayford Mountain.
For the people who may hear this...go for a walk in the woods. Be real quiet. And listen. The wilderness will talk to you. And I guarantee you, come to see me and I'll put you on a mountain site and let you go for a walk and NOTHING will talk to you.
Submitted by Gordon Smith on Sun, 10/01/2006 - 10:42am
The Tarheel Tavern is a weekly blog 'carnival' highlighting North Carolina blogs and their best entries of the week. This week's edition, the 84th consecutive Tavern, is at Coturnix's Blog Around the Clock. If you've been looking for more great NC writing - go check it out!
Today, on the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the United States declares its strong solidarity with torture victims across the world. Torture anywhere is an affront to human dignity everywhere. We are committed to building a world where human rights are respected and protected by the rule of law.
Freedom from torture is an inalienable human right. The Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment, ratified by the United States and more than 130 other countries since 1984, forbids governments from deliberately inflicting severe physical or mental pain or suffering on those within their custody or control. Yet torture continues to be practiced around the world by rogue regimes whose cruel methods match their determination to crush the human spirit. Beating, burning, rape, and electric shock are some of the grisly tools such regimes use to terrorize their own citizens. These despicable crimes cannot be tolerated by a world committed to justice.
Submitted by crowbar317 on Sat, 09/30/2006 - 11:01am
Some time back, I blogged on Virginia Foxx playing fast and loose with the truth in an attempt to smear NC-5th Democratic challenger Roger Sharpe.
Apparently hitting Roger personally didn't work, so, true to Republican form, Foxx attacks the other "enemy of the GOP": the media.
In a fund-raising letter, Foxx not only accused the Winston-Salem Journal of being biased against her, but also out-and-out lied about the paper's editorial policy and her campaign's use of the editorial page.
Luckily, unlike much of the mainstream media, the Journal didn't back down. Instead, editorial page editor Linda Brinson hit back hard in an article published today.
Raleigh business man and wanna-be Bushbot Steve Acuff(T) reveals what a supremely unqualified fool he is today with a statement he made in response to David Price's criticism of the Bush Administration. It's Under the Dome.
"My overall thought is Mr. Price is taking cheap shots at the administration," Acuff said. "This is coming from someone who has opposed and obstructed all of the administration's efforts to protect U.S. citizens. What is most upsetting to me about this is the debate right now that is playing on C-SPAN can be played on Al-Jazeera tomorrow."
What else would you expect from a card-carrying member of the Party of Torture? Despite the fact that many military leaders are firmly against the pro-torture position of the Bush administration, Acuff actually believes what the Liar in Chief has to say about anything.
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