Submitted by scharrison on Tue, 10/09/2012 - 9:19pm
We'll start with something that's definitely not a head-scratcher:
NCCapTonight 7:04pm via web
Romney: Have to scratch your head and wonder why Obama is talking about saving Big Bird. #ncprez #ncpol
Because you idiot, aside from the fact that PBS is the greatest source of educational programming around, the funding it receives is a tiny fraction of the overall Federal budget. By setting them up as a strawman to strike down, you've proven how incompetent you'd be as a President.
Submitted by scharrison on Tue, 09/25/2012 - 6:35pm
See if you can spot the irony in this Tweet:
RickyDiazNC 1:32pm via Twitter for iPhone
Crafted with pride in USA towering over Carolina comeback rally at Copland Industries in Burlington. #ncpol #ncgov pic.twitter.com/Ps5xYmxA
The biggest threats to U.S. manufacturing are free trade policies and the ability of mega-corporations to offshore American jobs with no consequences, and the GOP fully supports both of these job-killing activities. But don't take my word for it, here's James Copland (of Copland Industries) himself:
Submitted by scharrison on Tue, 08/07/2012 - 6:16pm
We'll start with something that should represent the final chapter, but probably doesn't:
wral 5:03pm via WRAL Feed
ALERT: Company formerly known as Blackwater to pay $7.5M fine for illegal weapons exports wral.com
Strangely enough, I don't blame Blackwater/Xe/Academi for fomenting violence worldwide, I blame our government. And that includes you and me. We made the horrible mistake of employing mercenaries to do the jobs that DoD and the State Department should have done for themselves, and, in the process, we created a monster.
Submitted by scharrison on Tue, 07/31/2012 - 10:21pm
We'll start with a shout-out to some people who deserve a lot more than just our recognition:
triciacotham 10:11pm via Twitter for iPhone
Big thank you to all the teachers who will spend their $ to set up their classrooms and prepare kids ready to learn. You are our heroes! Thx
I second that emotion, and I also want to thank you for a few other things you don't get paid for. Like taking a big pile of work home, and waiting 'til your own kids go to bed before working on it, so you don't have to sacrifice our kids for your kids, or vice-versa. And for putting extra effort trying to help a troubled child, only to catch a bunch of crap from his or her parent(s) because of their inflated egos. And for the hundreds of other things you do that some of our short-sighted politicians haven't a clue about. Thank you.
Submitted by scharrison on Sun, 07/22/2012 - 12:54pm
My name is Robert Patterson, and I have the honor of being a 1st Lieutenant in North Carolina’s 9th Regiment of cavalry. I’m telling this story from what I fear is my deathbed, in a Union field hospital not far outside Richmond. I’m treated well enough here, but the Yankee doctor apparently doesn’t feel the need to whisper sweet nothings into my ear. Between the gunshot wound and the other thing, it’s just too much for my weakened constitution. One or the other, maybe. But not both.
Author's note: This story is not for children or the faint of heart.
Submitted by scharrison on Tue, 06/26/2012 - 7:21pm
We'll start with this one:
MetroMayors 5:21pm via Mobile Web
RT @beckigray: Long and testy debate winds up on s382, passes #NCGA House 70-47 Urban development area water/sewer service and delay of Jordan lake rules
Just a reminder, so when Federal fines start rolling in, the boneheads in the General Assembly won't be caught completely by surprise: The Jordan Lake Rules aren't some regulations dreamed up by local Triangle lakefront property owners. They are Federally-mandated remediation measures to protect a reservoir that hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians depend on. The days of kicking this can down the road are over. This particular can will start kicking back, and soon.
Submitted by scharrison on Tue, 06/26/2012 - 4:02pm
As you may have already noticed, BlueNC has been suffering some growing pains of the "information technology" sort, and it may continue off and on for a few days or so. I'd give you a better explanation if I could, but I'm not very smart. I'm like a TV news anchor, but without the good looks. So, stay tuned, don't do anything rash like fall in love with some other progressive website, and everything will be fine before you know it.
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