Tuesday, Sept 18 OLF meeting

Went to the meeting for the OLF selection in Raleigh and got a few tidbits of information:

Adm. Anderson stated that if there was not a house within 100 miles of Oceana and Fentress he would still need this second OLF for Oceana. Encroachment around Oceana is not impacting the operation at the site.

Hummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, Adm. Anderson might want to look at the 2005 BRAC. Encroachment is bad enough that the abandonment of a mission has been called for.

Cherry Point does not need an OLF. Cherry Point can perform all the FCLPs needed by the Navy squadrons assigned. If it becomes necessary, the planes can just fly to Oceana and or Fentress.

George Bush Misunderestimates Gold Star Mothers

From Daily Kos.

George Bush held a pep-rally at the White House today and made what was perhaps the most idiotic remark in a long line of idiocies from his misbegotten presidency:

Gold Star Mothers, got you, okay, thank you -- Blue Star Mothers, Gold Star Mothers, all the mothers, yes. (Applause.) Every day is Mother's Day as far as your concerned, isn't it?

Kissell in Cumberland County

Tonight, Larry Kissell spoke to residents of Stoney Point Community Watch and this was a productive meeting. The residents got to meet Kissell but at the same time it was an opportunity to show Cumberland County citizens they are key to the success in the 8th Conressional District. It is my belief that it will take community by community to elect Larry Kissell. This is just one step in what Mr. Kissell calls the "WE" campaign.

Bob Orr's Blog

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This summer, I got to know a little about Bob Orr, one of three Republican candidates for governor. After I gave him holy hell here and here for being so cuddly with Art Pope, we exchanged a few messages about this and that. It didn't take long to discover he wasn't the lunatic I would have expected from someone anointed by the Puppetmaster.

In case you haven't been keeping up with his campaign, Orr is riding one big horse in his bid to fill Easley's chair. He's almost myopic in his passion for stomping out government incentives for corporations (a passion I share), and his timing couldn't be better. The General Assembly's passage of the great Goodyear/Bridgestone giveaway offers Orr a soapbox he couldn't have built for himself in a million years. Don't be surprised to see him filing a lawsuit to stop the giveaway any day now. The state will have one heck of a time defending the money being offered to Bridgestone for investments the company has already made, and Orr will almost certainly argue that spending serves no public good whatsoever. Unless of course you consider it a public good to bribe a company so they won't get mad at you for giving money to one of their competitors.

With a well-timed court challenge, Orr will have his name in the headlines throughout the primary cycle, chipping away at the bazillions being spent by Fred Smith and Bill Graham, neither of whom is half as smart as Orr. I wish him well, but I don't hold out much hope for the ex-judge. Orr's too nice and too reasonable to be the top choice of the North Carolina Party of Greed.

Morally Depraved Coy Privette to Resign with Strings Attached

According to the CharO, Coy Privette plans to resign his seat as a Cabarrus County Commissioner. In the past Privette served as president of the State Baptist Convention and recently resigned as president of The Christian Action League.

You'll get a laugh at what the CharO says about Privette:

Meet Pat's friend, Scott, who harasses women, bilks seniors

[This is the first in a series of posts about the people closest to NC Congressman Pat McHenry, (R-11). Logo by Zombie Birdhouse.]

The month before Pat McHenry and Scott G Stewart bought Capitol Hill digs together, three women filed charges of sexual harassment (and misappropriation of funds) against Scott, then-College Republican National Committee chair. But that isn't the big stuff.

As CRNC head, Stewart presided over the most despicable direct mail tactics against seniors (in their 80s and 90s) to raise money (at least $6.3 million). And the worst of it: the bulk (90 percent) of the bilked funds went to the vendor or CRNC expenses.

But don't believe me. Check out the links.

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