Joe Killian Assaulted At Palin Rally

Hat tip to Mark Binker over at Capital Beat for pointing me to Joe's blog:

“Oh, you think that’s funny?!” the large bearded man said. His face was turning red. “Yeah, that’s real funny…” he said.

And then he kicked the back of leg, buckling my right knee and sending me sprawling onto the ground.

McCain Lies To The American People About Nuclear Power

The vehemence displayed by John McCain in last night's debate in his promotion of nuclear power was both astonishing and frightening. Not only did he blatantly lie to the American people about the safety of nuclear power, he literally made a joke about Barack Obama's desire to improve the way we store spent fuel. Regardless of the outcome of this election, the misinformation spouted by a respected Senator and candidate for the U.S. Presidency was brought to the ears of millions in this country and abroad, which may have served the industry better than an actual McCain victory.

I owe my small business to Johnny McCain

Yes, my friends, my entire small business is the result of Johnny McCain. As are, it turns out, the small businesses of 15.5 MILLION other Americans. We all owe it to Johnny McCain.

Should small business owners fear for their wallets if Obama is elected? Not the vast majority, business and tax experts say. To make its claim, according to a McCain spokesman, the campaign counts as a small-business owner any taxpayer who files a Schedule C, E or F - the forms used to report gains and losses from business ventures and farms.
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But there are three main problems with McCain's charge.

What is a small business?

Sharing stories with the Chapel Hill HS Gay-Straight Alliance

Cross-posted at Pam's House Blend.

On Monday I attended the regular meeting of the Gay-Straight-Alliance at Chapel Hill High School and it was a wonderful experience, being surrounded by so many self-aware, talented and insightful young people who were willing to share with me what life is like for them as LGBTs and allies in 2008.

I was invited by the advisor for the GSA, chemistry instructor and strong ally Alan Rissberger (known as "the Riz" to the folks). He has created a casual, comfortable and nurturing environment for the young people to share their stories. I think it's a huge testament to Rissberger and out gay social studies teacher and co-sponsor Tom Greene, that the students were able to open up to me during my visit with the group.

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