Republican idiots

Aiken talking some more about running against Ellmers

As long as he doesn't sing about it we should be okay:

Sources said Aiken has talked to Democratic consultants Betsy Conti, Nation Hahn and Gary Pearce about possibly helping with a run for Congress. He also has spoken with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, sources said.

Former state Commerce Secretary Keith Crisco and Durham attorney Houston Barnes have already announced plans to seek the Democratic nomination in the 2nd District, which is now held by Republican Congresswoman Renee Ellmers.

I'm seeing reports that local Democrats are upset with Clay because taking Ellmers' seat will be difficult enough without a Primary. Um, unless Houston Barnes is actually an alter-ego of Keith Crisco, there was already going to be a Primary. Granted, a three-way (get your mind out of the gutter, people!) opens the door to a potential run-off, but I'm willing to hear what Clay has to say. But if I hear the first few intro notes on a piano, especially a show tune, I'll be gone so fast a neutrino would look up in confusion and ask, "What was that?"

Zombie Reagan stalks the N&O editorial pages

Courtesy of the John Locke Foundation:

Republicans historically have been the party of low taxes. That stance has served the party well, and because of Reagan and Kemp it resulted in 25 years of record economic growth for America...Don’t play the president’s class warfare game on taxes, and question why bloated and duplicative government programs need more money, especially when the nation has incurred a $16 trillion debt that is growing daily.

What this puppet fails to mention (of course) is that Reagan increased the public debt more than all 200 years-worth of previous Presidents combined. Something like 189% if memory serves. Which makes this foray into the land of hyperbole even more laughable:

Weak Dollar Raises Talk of Alternative World Currency By Jack Dawsey

Weak Dollar Raises Talk of Alternative World Currency
By: Jack Dawsey

About a year ago in the Sampson Sun, I predicted the possibilities the U.S. dollar could be, (and I underscore the word could), be replaced with another currency. At the time, I mentioned that it could be replaced by the Amero, i.e., a combination and merging of the American dollar, and the Mexican peso, and the Canadian maple leaf. Since that article, just about every day seems to bring more bad news for the dollar.

There’s been steady erosion in the greenback’s value. It’s down 16% according to some experts in just the last 6-months. That’s down 16% in "your" money -not down 16% in the values on Wall Street where daily manipulations occur with the blessings of the Federal Reserve System and the U.S. Congress (composed of democrats and republicans).

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