Richard Burr

Richard Burr prefers KGB-style intel operations

But don't expect the "defenders of liberty" to speak out against him:

Republicans take over the Senate in just a few legislative days. And when they do, they will probably snuff out the last possibility of releasing a huge report on the use of torture by the Central Intelligence Agency during the Bush-Cheney Administration.

Mr. Burr has said the report is full of unspecified inaccuracies. He not only opposes its release, but also all public hearings of the Intelligence Committee. He believes that “enhanced interrogation” (also known as torture) helped lead to the death of Osama Bin Laden, and is O.K. with widespread domestic spying by the National Security Agency. So don’t expect the slightest bit of openness or progress after he takes over.

Be careful what you say on your cell phones, comrades. I have a feeling becoming an "enemy of the state" is going to get a hell of a lot easier in the near future...

It's time we REPEAL Senator Richard Burr!

Senator Richard Burr is pandering to his right-wing conservative friends in Washington with the promise of repealing health care reform. On the campaign trail, he is pledging to allow health insurance companies to discriminate against those with preexisting conditions, prevent 32 million Americans from getting health care, and cripple your pocketbooks by banning thousands of dollars in tax credits. I'm not going to let him get away it. Repeal reform? I say we repeal Burr!

Burr's Whip

I have to admit Senator Burr's VW Thing is pretty rad.

Sen Burr's VW Thing

While some might prefer that he drive an American car, or a car that gets better than 20 miles to the gallon, I won't be so petty as to criticize Burr's choice of vehicle.

 

"Card Check" "Save Our Ballot" Burr Hypocrisy and the Return of Rovian Politics in NC

Wow.

Yesterday, an Art Pope funded corporate shill group called Americans for Prosperity, that once claimed raising the minimum wage would actually hurt American workers, gave Richard Burr, a man who has made a career out of shortchanging American workers, an award “In Defense of the American Worker.”

Just typing that sentence almost made my head explode. But it gets worse.

Mandatory voting?

Sometimes you know you know certain things . . . but they still don't hit home until you read them for the umpteenth time. In this case, I read a factoid in an N&O editorial.

Barely one Triangle resident in five cast votes in the Nov. 8 election.

Holy Diebold. One in five? No wonder the metaphor 'nation of sheep' comes so often to my mind!

The editorial went on to talk about programs designed to get young people involved in community affairs and electoral politics, which is a good idea, of course.

But still. One in five?

In Peru, voting is mandatory for everyone over 18 . . . up to the age of 65. I'm not advocating that by any means. In fact, the last thing we need is more people voting who have no idea what the hell they're doing.

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