How I got to where I am ….Wherever that is.

I would like to think that I am motivated by the desire to do good and to be of service to the country I was born in, including its people, who have been part and parcel responsible for helping me along the way.

Sometime during my life’s journey I came to the conclusion that: Good always prevails in this world. Although it may take some time, and even though great suffering may occur, ultimately Good always prevails over evil. Long ago I determined to be a force for good in what is left of my life.

In May of this year I filed with the FEC to become a Democratic candidate for Congress in the 3rd district of North Carolina. I still sort-of wonder why anyone would be desirous of putting themselves through the rigors of trying to get elected to The United States Congress. Nevertheless, I always knew I would someday aspire to this office. This story may not be what you are anticipating.

Mad Max



I was SO disappointed that I accidentally deleted my post last week about Max Borders, the free-market extremist at Civitas whose philosophy include this precious assertion:

"If boiling people alive best served the interests of the American people, then it would neither be moral or immoral." Max Borders, Civitas Institute

As many of you know, Mad Max and I had a bit of a tussle last week when he engaged in an ad hominem attack to accuse me of engaging in ad hominem attacks. When the dust settled, I thought we had lost dear Max and that he had been terminated for cause (as he should have been). He was noticeably absent from most of his regular stomping grounds, and unusually quiet for a paid-Puppet blogger.

Never fear, though. Max is still around, and is apparently still tasked with being the loose canon for the Civitas Institute.

D.A. Michael D. Parker: Inept or Corrupt?

Is Michael D. Parker, the Anson County D.A., inept or corrupt? Maybe he's a bit of both. I hope he has every case documented with i's dotted and t's crossed because if the public outcry over the Floyd Brown case is big enough - and I suspect it has just started to grow - he's going to have the AG's office and hopefully the Justice Department crawling through his files.

On remaining Unbiased.

When it comes to national politics and the race for President, I'm biased...damn biased. I picked a candidate early on in the 2004 election and I've stuck with him since then. Now, the races closer to home are in full swing and I can't seem to make up my mind. So, I'm not going to, at least not for now.

I have decided to be a "reporter" on these races, that is to keep myself and hopefully you informed on what is happening with the various candidates. I'll be making some value judgments on their performances, plans, and techniques. But, overall I plan...PLAN on keeping any final judgments to myself.

Why?

Because my imagination has not been captured, my enthusiasm has been curbed, because I'm just not that excited about it...dang it! Trust me, I wish I were. Also, it might be a nice change of pace for me to be the impartial one, since several of our front pagers seem to have developed favorites already! : ) So, with that in mind, some initial thoughts on the Gubernatorial candidates education plans after the break.

Meet our Sponsors

BlueNC is fortunate enough to have four sponsors and with server space and possible future design needs, I know the powers that be are happy that these folks saw fit to place some of their ad dollars here at Blue. It's a slow news day, so I think it would be nice to visit with them a bit. I imagine you recognize the candidates, but let's highlight them again to help them get the most bang for their buck.

Ed Ridpath
Ed is running for the NC House in District 37. From his campaign site:

Justice Delayed

Floyd Brown is a free man. After spending 14 years at Dorothea Dix without a trial for a crime he likely did not commit, Floyd Brown walked out of court a free man. Actually, he temporarily returned to Dix while arrangements are made for him at a group home, a task made more difficult as Anson County DA, Michael D. Parker makes the rounds smearing Brown as a violent man - a claim his doctors at Dix deny.

Bush Celebrates 49 Straight Months of Mediocrity

They keep creating new ways to celebrate mediocrity.
-Mr. Incredible

The Bush administration is at it again....actually, I'm not sure they ever stopped. It's amazing how dismal job growth can be spun into a positive and the corporate media will buy the spin. The latest spin:

"It's an indicator that this economy is a vibrant and strong economy," Bush told reporters afterward in the Oval Office. The revision in August's numbers "means that we've had 49 consecutive months of job creation, and that's the longest uninterrupted job growth on record for our country."

The fact is the number of new jobs is not keeping up with the number of new workers entering the workforce. Leave it to George Bush to celebrate mediocrity as if it were an impressive accomplishment.

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