Welcome Ross Overby for Congress NC-09 - Live-Blog

Saturday evening at 7:00 p.m. Ross Overby, a candidate for congress in the 9th Congressional District, will be visiting with us to answer your questions. From his web site:

Ross is a man who has lived a real life. He is not part of any political machine. He earns a paycheck, saves as much as he can to build security for his family, and invests in his family's future.

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50 State Blog Roundup - 3/14/08

After an unexpected absence last week, I'm back and so is the 50 State Blog Roundup.

How's the tension at your favorite national blog community? Take a break from all the nastiness and drop by your favorite state blog for a change. Look in on our statewide and local races.....just stay away from the presidential primary threads. They bring a whole new meaning to March madness!

Here are a few posts from last week and the roundup for March 14, 2008:

Larry Kissell Headlines DCCC Red-to-Blue Candidate List

Somebody get Robin Hayes a change of knickers. I think he just wet himself. What has Robin Hayes flat out running scared?

It isn't what. It's who. It's Larry Kissell, that's who.

Larry Kissell, his campaign team and his enthusiastic supporters from 2006 have finally been joined by the DCCC and many Democrats throughout the district who held back their support last cycle because they didn't think Larry could win. People are scrambling to jump on the Kissell bandwagon and the only thing to say to that is, "Thank you!"

Revisited: JLF's Wind Energy "Report"

I just wanted to make a quick response to the JLF’s recent “report” on the danger of offshore wind energy in North Carolina. As I said in my initial response, this dishonesty and misinformation contained in their piece is enough to leave anyone speechless. While wind energy is the fastest growing form of renewable energy, this exact type of misinformation has prevented the type of growth that this industry has the potential for (and deserves).

More after the fold.....

How much is enough? Where are our leaders? What are we thinking? Will 2009 change anything?

When did it become acceptable for Americans to allow

Torture? Yesterday, after congress failed to override a presidential veto of a bill outlwaing "Torture". The president referred to "Torture" as a valuable tool in America's ability to fight terrorism. Now it is absolutely our national policy.

When we all learned about the secret movement of "yet to be charged" prisoners to secret torture prisons in foreign countries, referred to as

Rendition; Where was the outrage?

When we all learned about the Secret prisons, where we took people to be tortured and that our President and Vice President had approved them; Why was our President not impeached?

Breaking: DCCC Red to Blue

Last week as the dollar fell against the currencies of Europe, Canada, Japan and Mexico, I reminded folks just how much work this Congress has to do on behalf of the working families in this nation, and that they're going to need more, and better Democrats joining them in 2009 to undo the damage of the Bush Administration.

Now, as oil tops $109 a barrel for the first time, and the U.S. trade deficit continues to rise especially with China, I have some good news that more, and better Democrats may be well on their way.

I'm honored to announce to you first that the Kissell for Congress campaign just earned "Red to Blue" status with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness; it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity; it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness; it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair; we had everything before us, we had nothing before us; we were all going directly to Heaven, we were all going the other way.
-Charles Dickens, from A Tale of Two Cities

UPDATE after the break.

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