How can you have any Freedom without any Responsibility?

I am so glad Rep. Miller is in Washington working to uncover the corruption and end the abuse of this Administration. Still, I so wish we could all get our families and neighbors to care more. I believe The corruption and abuse will stop on the day that the American people wake up and say, "Stop."

This post is my reaction to this article posted by the incredible Betsy Muse.

Fp'd by Betsy because a rant can be a beautiful thing....and well, she called me incredible. :)

Rep. Brad Miller: On the Cover of the Rolling Stone



Rolling Stone.....Wanna see my picture on the cover
Rolling Stone......Wanna buy five copies for my mother
Rolling Stone......Wanna see my smilin' face
On the cover of the Rolling Stone


Rep. Brad Miller might not have actually made the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine, but he was interviewed for and quoted in an article about the unchecked power of the Bush administration and the politicization of the Inspectors General.


If you haven't read the article yet, please head on over and read it. Here is the opening:

IN OCTOBER, WITH OSAMA BIN LADEN still at large, the Central Intelligence Agency announced the creation of a new spy unit. Headed by a top deputy and staffed with a select corps of agents, the operation was charged with gathering intelligence on a single man — a foe who was threatening to undermine the president's War on Terror.



but what will you DO as Lieutenant Governor?

Each of the candidates for the Democratic nomination for Lt. Governor have pages of issues and stances, all telling us what changes they want to see in North Carolina. BUT. It is the LIEUTENANT Governor position. It isn't the Governor, it is the North Carolina equivalent of Vice-President in most respects, a position famously described thusly:

Once there were two brothers: one ran away to sea, the other was elected Vice-President - and nothing was ever heard from either of them again
-Thomas R. Marshall

So, forget all the pomp and circumstance, what will you DO as Lieutenant Governor? This is an open letter to each of candidates, feel free to stop by and let me know, because I really am curious. More below the break.

Major Differences on Major Issues: How Dellinger and Dalton Differ

Voters deserve to know where candidates stand on major issues. Starting today, and in a fair and factual way, I am detailing some of the major differences between me and Walter Dalton, one of my opponents in the race to be the Democratic nominee for Lt. Governor. You can see it all at www.HD08.com/differences.

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Roy Carter Live-blogging Tuesday 4pm

Join us tomorrow at 4:00pm to chat with Roy Carter, the man who is going to kick Virginia Foxx's fanny take NC's fifth district seat for Democrats in 2008.

You can learn more about Roy by visiting his bio page on his web site. There have also been several diaries written here on BlueNC.

Please join us, but if you can't be here, use this thread to leave questions. I will post the live-blog thread a few minutes before 4pm.

Butch whacked

Beyond pure greed and something akin to blood-lust, it's never been clear to me how college sports became the monstrous machine they are today. Even 35 years ago at the US Naval Academy, when we had to march onto football fields for the annual orgy of the Army-Navy game, I felt a deep sense of misplaced priorities, heavily laden by the stench of too much testosterone.

That ugly tradition continues today at UNC, where in a stunning display of poor judgment, Dick Baddour has just granted a losing head football coach a raise of nearly $300,000 per year. The N&O properly takes issue with the decision.

ElectriCities

Seems ElectriCities thinks taxpayers in its cities have no right to express their opinions about spending, salaries by the CEO and others. But we do have the right to express our opinions, question budgets and spending and otherwise delve into the public business. It is the PUBLIC business and we pay the rates.

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