Submitted by Gordon Smith on Sun, 09/17/2006 - 10:25pm
Attention all BlueNCers!
From the Press Release:
"Western North Carolina News Network (WNCNN), created by local political organizer, Gordon D. Smith, is political satire presented as a cable news program in the vein of Steven Colbert's The Colbert Report and Jon Stewart's The Daily Show. WNCNN will air weekly on Mondays on numerous internet sites including YouTube.com beginning on September 18, 2006. The series intends to highlight the shortcomings of Republican incumbent Congressman Charles H. Taylor through the use of satire, sarcasm, and visual humor.
I remember the November, 2004, like a deep, dull toothache. After months of hard work and more fundraising events than I ever thought possible, I made the mistake of getting my hopes up. I couldn't believe the American people could be so stupid as to fall for George Bullsh*t's lies again - and I actually had optimism about our collective future. That's a mistake I'm never going to make again.
Which is why I'm getting nervous with so many prognosticators writing about how vulnerable the Goopers are. Even when their logic is impeccable and completely well-reasoned, I'm not buying it. No matter who's painting the rosy picture.
Submitted by Robert P. on Sun, 09/17/2006 - 9:11am
It's that time again folks. Go to the Frappr map and easily and quickly add yourself. This is more than a curiosity, someday I hope to use this to identify folks who are in key areas. If I'm interested in NC-10 Senate race, I'll know who to talk reach. I'm amazed that the upper Northeast quadrant has NO ONE. C'mon, let's find some kossacks or mydders who live in that area and get their take on North Carolina politics.
When I asked for suggestions on BlueNC for towns to tour, Anglico called out "Lumberton". I had been a little leery of touring the town because it really has a bad rap. Remember Eddy Hatcher? In 1988 he and fellow Native American Activist, Timmy Jacobs took over the offices of the Robesonian Newspaper in Lumberton to bring to the attention of the world the corruption within the police and government in the town.
After doing some research on the area, I agree with A, it’s worth a "Tour".
Submitted by Betsy Muse on Sat, 09/16/2006 - 5:16pm
I don't know who knows what, so thought I would update ya'll on some things that are not for public consumption, but I feel you should know.
This much is public. Larry Kissell won the DCCC contest for engaging the most volunteers last week/Saturday when the campaign put together the different activities. Each time someone signed up to phone that was a volunteer, each time someone attended the canvassing on Saturday here in Charlotte, that was a volunteer. They signed people up at every event/function they had last week and won.
So, what did Larry win? The DCCC will send a fundraising email out to their entire email list for Larry. Hundreds of thousands of emails. That should bring in quite a bit of money right before the end of the reporting period.
The god I knew as a young Southern Baptist didn't have much interest in the pursuit of petty politics. He - and this particular god was most definitely a he - seemed pretty comfortable with the rendering-unto-Caesar model, which suited me just fine.
Today that good-old god is dead, replaced by an angry patriarch hell-bent on punishing some of his children because they don't happen to be heterosexual. At least that's what you'd have to believe if you want to join his Wake County band of homophobes named Called 2 Action. According to the organization's own website, its roots are firmly planted in overt discrimination.
Catalist, a private information firm founded by veteran Democratic strategist Harold Ickes, is providing the raw data. The firm has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to add demographic and commercial data to entries for each voter, often purchasing the information from information vendors.
In Michigan, EMILY's List asked Garin Hart Yang, a Democratic polling firm, to survey more than 12,000 Michigan voters with an in-depth battery of lifestyle and issue questions. From the massive poll, EMILY's List and Garin Hart Yang were able to profile distinct clusters of voters. These groups were then given names like Educated Postgraduate Democrats or Downscale Union Independents. Each cluster was scored for how likely it'd support Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, their affinity toward the Democratic Party and the likelihood they will vote.
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