Reading the news in North Carolina every day is a maddening experience. We have so much potential, and so very little progress. It's not all because of the Republican Boys Club in Raleigh, but it sure seems like a lot of decisions are nothing more than bad-ass legislators trying prove what big pricks they are. Bev Perdue was far from perfect, and I disagreed with many of her actions. But boy-oh-boy do I miss her.