To intervene militarily might so weaken Iraq that it would be invaded and partitioned by its neighbors as soon as we left the country. Such an event could involve the United States in an open ended commitment that would be a genuine quagmire in a part of the world that is rather alien to us.
Duke and Progress are publicly traded companies. Stockholders traditionally and properly bear the cost of development risks. North Carolina customers, on the other hand, should simply pay for the power that arrives at their meters, which is also traditional and proper.
Submitted by Betsy Muse on Sat, 10/28/2006 - 9:23am
Now is the time for all lurkers to get involved. Robin Hayes has a new attack ad out that is completely false. He is saying that Larry was fined by the FEC for running attack ads.
I will post a list of media contacts below. Please help as much as you can. I am out of town. I don't care if you've written or been published in the last few days. Hit every paper multiple times. This is a lie and should be exposed. Quantity of letters received matters.
Points to make? Larry Kissell hasn't issued any negative mailers. Larry Kissell hasn't broadcast any negative ads on television or radio and Larry Kissell hasn't been fined for running negative ads. Robin Hayes is the only candidate in the 8th District running negative ads.
Here is a contact list for the 8th District. Some are online and some are snail mail contacts only.
Submitted by Robert P. on Sat, 10/28/2006 - 8:19am
From today's New York Times, we get further evidence that business is hedging their bets by giving more money to Democrats. This is in addition to news that K street is changing their hiring practices, and giving more to Democrats.
Submitted by Robert P. on Fri, 10/27/2006 - 2:19pm
During a pre-meeting discussion last night I mentioned that the latest tin-foil hat theory is that Bush would attack Iran before Nov. 7th. The wise old man replied, "That sounds like fantasy. It'll never happen." Which, I will admit, sounds about right. But, not everyone think it is crazy.
The Asheville Citizen Times ran my op ed this morning blasting the environmental record of Charles Taylor. You can read it at www.citizen-times.com under Opinion. For the full list of Taylor's anti-environmental votes see my first post. Hope this helps un-elect Chainsaw Charlie!
I saw something this morning that nearly made my eyes pop out of their sockets and definitely caused me to do a spit-take all over my monitor. Before I get into that, a quick note:
One of my favorite movies of all time is the political satire Being There. This film was one of many over the years that have used Asheville's very own Biltmore Estate as its location, and has become a very important and indelible part of our culture here in Western North Carolina. In one of his most memorable roles this side of Inspector Clouseau or Dr. Strangelove, Peter Sellers played the role of Chance the Gardener, a simple man who, through extremely twisted acts of fate, winds up rising to public prominence.
Our local congressman is Republican Charles Taylor. A WNC native, he's also over the last several years become a very important and indelible part of our culture.
The rumor mill is abuzz this morning. Apparently the North Carolina Homeowner's Association (recently established to help builders get rich by electioneering protect American families) has been engaged in what most people would call money laundering.
In this case, the Realtor's PAC apparently "loaned" a shitload of money to the electioneering scheme, which may account for the fact that there are no contributions listed on the organization's filing. All of this, of course, brought to you by the Puppetmaster and the Money Laundering Watchdogs at the State Board of Elections!
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