Bill Clinton in Monroe

It's been a while since I had the chance to go hear Bill Clinton sell his wife's economic plan to supporters in Monroe, NC. I'm sorry it has taken me so long to update you on the event.

First, I have to say that my overall impression was so positive. He spoke highly of Barack Obama and said he would make a good president he just though Hillary would make a better president. Unlike what we see on the national media, he was very positive. I kept waiting for the digs at Barack Obama, but they never came.

BlueNC Blogger Bash RSVP List - Please check

First I'll let the candidates who have RSVP'd or who are sending surrogates. Then I'll list us regular folks. Please check the list to make sure you can find your name. I don't want to leave anyone out. Thanks!

Candidates
Pat Smathers +2....maybe 3
Suzanne Reynolds
Linda Stephens
Kristen Ruth
Hampton Dellinger
Robin Anderson +1
David Smith +1
Roy Carter +5
Wayne Goodwin
Ed Ridpath +1
Mike Barrett
Dennis Nielson
Marshall Adame +3
Jay Ovittore +1

Surrogates
Colleen Flanagan +1 for Kay Hagan
Frank Eaton +1 for Dan Besse

Blogging Community
Betsy +2
Linda +2
Leslie
James +2
Robert +1 maybe and kids?
Greg +2
Kirk +1
Zabouti +1
Branden +1
Linda +1
The First Family of Nanistan
Amy +1
Brunette (maybe)
Steve +2
LoftT +1
Chun Yang +1

Figuring out what it takes to have a rational conversation about race

I was on the Mike Signorile Show on SIRIUS OutQ 109 on Friday to tackle why it's hard to have productive discussions about race, given the environment of denial and defensiveness that has developed around the subject. It's the second of a series of segments Mike and I plan to have about this (the first segment is here).

Use the player below or click here for the MP3.

We talked about the NC GOP ad flap this week, and also examined how both Oprah and Condi Rice recently received a cold splash of water in the face to remind them of their blackness -- and thus (in the eyes of many who somehow saw them as "post-racial" figures before) they now part of the secret Black Radical Trojan Horse Agenda, a group apparently as dangerous to our culture as The Homosexual Agenda.

More below the fold.

The Looming Biofuels Disaster

I understand that we are on the cusp of a very important Primary election, and there just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day to promote our favorite candidates and fire digital arrows at those who dare to oppose them. But I've had an issue hovering just inside my awareness for some time now, that's been yammering for me to write about it, so please bear with me.

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