According to the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Virginia Foxx (R) received a D for her lack of support for active military and veterans. Her voting record shows great lapses in judgement with her votes against...
Submitted by stormbear on Mon, 10/30/2006 - 9:37am
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Over 100 American soliders were slaughtered this month so far in Bush’s illegal war. With resources strained in Iraq and recruitment numbers at all time lows, you know someone has to be thinking about the draft.
It's a bittersweet time for us here at WNCNN headquarters, as we have just wrapped production on our first season over the weekend. We are proud, and just a little misty, to present our Season Finale of God Fearin' News!
In this episode, Sally Love talks to an overly amorous political science professor with an interesting theory about the future of representative democracy, Nancy Pelosi visits the 11th District and reminds us once again that she's from California, a surprise dark-horse third-party candidate enters the Congressional race, and WNCNN gets ready for the big time as word gets out that they've been purchased by a major corporation!
Submitted by Betsy Muse on Sun, 10/29/2006 - 6:44pm
I'd like for all of us to take a moment to think about a phenomenon going on in the 8th District. It's illustrated by this photograph posted to the right. If you look closely, you'll notice that along with the two Kissell signs on the truck is the trademark oval "W" sticker proudly displayed by supporters of President Bush.
Yes, there are Republicans supporting Larry Kissell.
No, they haven't "seen the light". They aren't giving up their conservative ideology. They do not want to stand under the big tent. The "End Times" have not arrived. Hell has not frozen over.
The fact is there are many conservatives who believe that character counts. They see in Larry Kissell the same qualities we see. They like them as much as we do.
When you're married to a professor, you get the opportunity to meet all manner of college students. As they pass through our house and our lives each semester, I get the chance to talk and listen and watch and wonder about the state of academic pursuits, up close and personal.
In recent years, a new breed of student has emerged in growing numbers, cheered on by one of the Puppetmaster's sideshows. I call them the Whiners because they spend so much time pissing and moaning about how the mean old faculty doesn't let them spout their conservative bullshit unchallenged.
You know something's fishy when two guys on opposite ends of everything come together with a common mission. But that's exactly what's happening right now with Chris Fitzsimon and John Hood both singing the praises of some recent baby steps on redistricting. Distressed by the lack of competitive races in North Carolina, the two pundits have jumped on the redistricting bandwagon with all four feet.
Submitted by Gordon Smith on Sun, 10/29/2006 - 1:11am
The latest National Republican Congressional Committee mailer attacking Heath Shuler hit the Hoolie's mailbox today. It uses the ad promoted by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee as a platform from which to attack Shuler for not reviling the images of dead Americans. The entire premise is disinformation.
The front of the mailer depicts a young soldier photoshopped in front of what looks like a burning oil well with this caption, "We ask them to stand up for our freedom."
And at the top of the flip side, "But Heath Shuler won't stand up for them." The mailer accuses Shuler of being a shameless politician, going so far as to give him a capitalized title, "Politician Heath Shuler", as though Charles Taylor is somehow less of a politician given his sixteen years in Washington.
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.
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