McCrory's First Negative Ad Hits the Air

The NC governor's race was fairly tight until recently with as little as one point between current Lt. Gov Beverly Perdue and Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory. Now Perdue has pulled out a nearly 10 point lead against McCrory and there's one thing Republicans know what to do when the going get's dirty straight from the Republican Handbook.

Vatican money

Rumor has it that the knight of the right, Art Pope, is gearing up his electioneering machine to target a small handful of NC House districts. Reliable sources say he intends to fund a big city consultant who would work on defeating three candidates for state House: Rep. Alice Bordsen, Rep. Graham Underhill, and Rep. Dickson.

We saw Pope crank his machine into action two years ago to unseat arch-rival Richard Morgan, so it's a safe bet that's what's happening again.

Creationism and the North Carolina Family Policy Council

I'm guessing The Family Fraudsters here in North Carolina are all atwitter today over a landmark ruling in California on the "science" of creationism.

Rejecting claims of religious discrimination and stifling of free expression, U.S. District Judge James Otero of Los Angeles said UC's review committees cited legitimate reasons for rejecting the texts - not because they contained religious viewpoints, but because they omitted important topics in science and history and failed to teach critical thinking.

Preventing STDs using cheeseburgers

Everyone loves cheeseburgers, well, okay not everyone. For instance, I don't really love cheeseburgers. But, the point remains that most kids love cheeseburgers and if you keep them thinking about cheeseburgers then they won't have sex. If they eat cheeseburgers, then they won't have sex. If they don't have sex they won't catch STDs.


So simple that it is the hypothesis upon which $1.5 BILLION in abstinence-only sexual education is based. Unlike the cheeseburger hypothesis, which would actually take into account how kids think, abstinence-only is a complete failure.

Text DEM to 69866

Dear BlueNC, the internet is passé. I'm venturing forth into the brave new world of SMS. I'm excited to announce that the North Carolina Democratic Party now has a system to send out text messages, and receive message back from you.

Ok, I know it's not that new, but it's new to me, and I'm hoping to really rock it. The best thing (in my mind) about SMS (text messaging) is that it crosses the digital divide. Plenty of folks with limited access to email have a cell phone on them nearly 24/7. So do me a favor. Two favors really:

1) Text DEM to 69866

2) Comment below to let me know how we can make the most of this. I don't know of a model for SMS campaigning, so if you have even the bare beginning of an idea please share it.

Breaking: Pat McCrory wants to spend millions on more government programs!

How stupid does Myers Park Pat think North Carolina is? Judging from his comments in Kinston last week, the answer is: Pretty damn stupid.

Seriously, it looks like ol' Pat has truly slid off the deep end with more political pandering than you can shake a stick at. Besides promising to hand the keys to the governor's office to his pals at Duke Energy, McCrory wants to crank up the tax machine so he can pump millions into government programs for coastal communities:

Part of his solution (to the energy crisis) includes off-shore drilling, an issue he and his Democratic opponent Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue differ on. Perdue has said she wouldn't allow off-shore drilling if she is elected in November. McCrory said he would take part of the millions of dollars generated by the drilling and put it back into coastal communities to help with their particular concerns, such as dredging and infrastructure.

But that's just the beginning.


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