NC Political Connections By News 14 Carolina reporter Tim Boyum
(At my house, I cannot get this channel anymore, as we were forced to give up cable due to poor bandwidth issues and move to the better performing Directv. Sorry Tim.)
Fern Shubert Speaks for Us Published by admirers of former Senator Fern Shubert. Shubert served the ole' North State well, until stepping down from her office to make a run for Governor in 2004. While she is greatly missed from office, she knows where the "bodies are buried" and is still found digging up the truth.
ARRA News Service News for social, fiscal & national security conservatives who believe in God, family & country. We seek to uphold traditional family values, Republican principles & ideals, limited government, free markets to promote innovation, & individual freedom. The ARRA News Service is an outreach of the Arkansas Republican Assembly.
Crystal Clear Conservative Blogger Krystal Weeks writes about N. Virginia and DC metro area politics, as well as national issues. Check her out!
Cuba Generation Y This 30-something blogger publishes at great risk to show readers outside Cuba what everyday life is like inside the oppressive, Communist nation. Think you like Communism...read this blog and think again!
Smart Girl Politics Conservative Women bloggers, and a few men, who are here to refresh you when you are thirsty.
LadyBlog A modern take on traditional women. Classier than tea service. Like Fight Club but with better hygiene. Sightly more aggro than a cucumber sandwich.
The Political Byline One of my fellow Top Conservatives on Twitter. Check him out! He's not afraid to speak his mind. Based in the Motorcity.
Capital Letters Jordan Schrader covers North Carolina government for the Asheville Citizen-Times.
Sister Toldjah National conservative blogger who tells it like it is. She loves North Carolina and occasionally picks up items from KCC on her blog.
Called 2 Action Check out this site, run by Steve Noble. He's a member of the religious right and he tells the truth as he sees it. He calls himself an equal opportunity offender. Check out what he has to say!
NC Politics New Bern native (and your blogger's fellow high school classmate -NBSHS '85) Steve Hale writes from Pitt County about his take on the North Carolina Political scene. Check out his blog and offer up your comments.
Dateline Obamastan Cary's John Byrnes writes about national, state, and local politics. He currently serves in the Army National Guard.
Driving With One Hand Kevin LeCount is apparently driving with his LEFT hand, as this blog is written by my good friend who works for SEANC, the union of the NC State Employees. His wife, Heidi, works at my alma mater, Meredith and are good folks, despite their political leanings. Check them out.
There are only two creatures of value on the face of this earth: those with a commitment, and those who acquire the commitment of others.--John Adams (quoted in "1776")
"As I write these words, the enemy is plainly in sight beyond the river, and I begin to notice that many of us are lads under fifteen and old men, none of whom can truly be called soldiers. How it will end, only providence can direct. But dear God, what brave men I shall lose before this business ends." George Washington, July 1776
The following is the July 4th message from NC Real ID, and was submitted to your blogger for posting:
(Photos, Fort Macon, Atlantic Beach, NC, courtesyMarshall Hurley)
Our state lawmakers have gone home to celebrate our nation's independence. Everyone should be enjoying this historical event.
The only problem is that our legislators in North Carolina have forgotten that this is the USA and not the USSR. They have forgotten that we have rights and liberties that they should be working to protect.
Representative Nelson Cole (D-Rockingham) said he didn't have time to deal with the Real ID. Another one told us to stop talking about it or the state may just fully implement the Real ID in NC.
So while our Representatives are at home celebrating stealing our liberties, you may want to use this time to get more support for our cause.
JOIN THE CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT Use the contact form below and provide us with your name e-mail address and phone number so we can bring this issue to the courts. http://www.ncard.info/contact/index.php
Finally, we need some champions to help canvas NC House District 65, to let Representative Cole's Constituents know that he doesn’t have time to protect their identities. We also need someone to run against him in the next election. Please contact me to sign up. We will do some training before we go out and speak with people.
Have a wonderful time celebrating your freedoms by actively participating in them.
Editor's Note: About NC Real ID (from their website)
North Carolinians Against Real ID is a grassroots effort by We the People of North Carolina to stop the Real ID. We are comprised from all walks of life. Many members are proud U.S. Veterans. Others are grandparents, mothers, fathers, members of the clergy, business owners and so on.
Our Plan is a simple one. We will contact and educate every one of our Legislators until they understand the costs and privacy concerns when it comes to the Real ID. Furthermore, once we have educated them, we want legislation passed to stop all compliance of the Real ID Act and any databases that include biometric and other personal data required by the Real ID Act to be removed.
We want a secure driver's license, but creating a national id card is not the answer. Many states were already in the process of securing their drivers licenses before the Real ID was voted into law as part of a massive military spending bill.