The Big Lie

Last year, North Carolina was named the 6th most popular spot for tourism in the United States.

That's important to the nearly 200,000 working folks across our 100 counties employed by the North Carolina tourism industry, but it's just as important to the millions of Americans who spend billions here to enjoy the best of everything, from mountains, to cities to our one of a kind outerbanks and pristine coastline.

George Bush and Robin Hayes want to change all that to line their own pockets on the way out of office with the Big Lie that energy independence requires giving the oil industry more corporate welfare and even more access to our fragile resources, like North Carolina's outer banks.

Topic of the week: Pat McCrory

Dearest Citizens of Charlotte:

You'll forgive us if we're having a hard time getting to the bottom of your perpetual mayor, Pat McCrory. From here in the hinterlands of North Carolina, it looks like Hizzoner has never had much interest in the rest of the state, except as a revenue stream for his employer, Duke Energy. And his bank-rolled campaign for governor seems more about his personal ego and his corporate cronies than dealing with the real challenges our citizens are facing.

For example, Mayor Pat recently reported that he doesn't know what he thinks about oil and gas exploration off the coast of North Carolina. Doesn't know - or is afraid to say? And then there's Pat's "they" problem. Aside from his welcome support for transit in Charlotte, I can't discover anything to like about the man.

Laurelmor..."Extreme care should be taken to maintain the stability of these slopes at all times..."

Slippery slopes

The North Carolina Geological Survey has determined that building sites throughout Watauga County are threatened by landslides. Hazard maps reveal that 41% of the land in the county is located in the path of potential landslides and 20% of the mountain slopes are highly unstable.

Who's on first?

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Just in case you have been operating under the illusion that any of us are in control of anything, you might want to have a closer look at your brain.

In ways we are only beginning to understand, the synapses and neurons in the human nervous system work in concert to perceive the world around them, to learn from their perceptions, to remember important experiences, to plan ahead, and to decide and act on incomplete information. In a rudimentary way, they predetermine our choices.

Guess that explains why Pat McCrory and Liddy Dole can't help but do whatever Bush's brain is thinking.

More Better Democrats before June 30th

Goal ThermometerWe have a myriad opportunities for change this year. We can put Larry Kissell over the top, and I'm sure we can find a Democratic upset out there, somewhere. Our goal should be to make the North Carolina Republican Congressional Delegation the easiest to remember in the South - because there will only be 4 Congressmen and 1 Senator after this year.

So why not help out and see if we can get over 100 by the fundraising deadline? If you gave your 10 for Jim, maybe you can give 20 to Hagan. Or do what RobertP does, and cut out that pizza dinner this week. But whatever you do, lets give the media a story they can't ignore - well-funded Democrats prepared for victory in November.

Wounds licked


I haven't been on in awhile as I have been very busy with work.

That said, before the primary, when I was supporting Sen. Clinton, I was asked if I would support Sen. Obama if he won, and my ansewer was I don't know.

Well I do now.

Sure there were many of us that had to lick our wounds,as we had much vested in Sen. Clinton's run.

However in the last 2 weeks, in my position of party chair for my county, I have had the chance to work with young people from the Obama fellows program. I have had the chance to meet and speak with supporters of Sen. Obama as they have come by headquarters to check on signs and bumper stickers.
Last night I had the chance to attend 2 Unity house parties and met many people that I have never seen active in democratic politics.


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