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.
You may have noticed that your blogger has taken the summer off. That's right. After an early season visit to Chattanooga for her cousin's wedding, which conflicted with the NC GOP convention, she has been living at the beach all summer. Emerald Isle is her second home and the politics in Carteret County are fun. It's probably the "reddest" county in North Carolina.
Next weekend, however, she will return to blogging at the RightOnline Convention in Las Vegas!
RightOnline is the right's answer to the left's NetRoot's Convention. Put together by the Americans for Prosperity, the RightOnline conference follows NetRoots around the nation each year, to stop the spread of their liberal message. Americans have had enough of it and want to hear something fresh. In short, they want to hear the good news, rather that that "hopey changey stuff", of the left that Sarah Palin so aptly described.
While the left will have depressing speakers such as union leaders (ugh), Harry Reid, and Joan McCarter of theDaily Kos, RightOnline features such inspiring speakers as:
Judge Andrew Napolitano, Fox News
Congressman Mike Pence
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann
Herman Cain, Nationally Syndicated Radio Host
Erick Erickson, RedState.com
Stephen Moore, Wall Street Journal
John Fund, Wall Street Journal
Ed Morrissey, HotAir.com
Guy Benson, Radio Host
Stephen Kruiser, Fox News Contributor
Phil Kerpen, AFP Foundation
Just reading this list is enough to make a right-wing mother-to-be go into labor!
(Note: Your blogger is not in that delicate condition, but the list does excite her!)
Hope to see lots of North Carolineans there, but if you can't make it, KCC will cover it for you. With this long list of speakers, it won't be easy to keep up with and your blogger prays that they stream it on UStream. If so, she'll run it on KCC. It's not too late to make your reservations, and we hope to see you there.
Additionally, this will be our next-to-last post here on Typepad. It's been a good platform for these long years, but Katy's Conservative Corner has long needed a change and WordPress will provide more features and flexibility and benefits. We may get started with a barebones look, but it will develop in time.
Our next post will be the final one, letting readers know that KatysConservativeCorner.com has moved, forever and ever.
Finally, our email address has changed. It is no longer Katysconservativecorner@gmail.com Everyone and their brother added us to their list, whether we wanted it or not. So, when a keylogger struck your blogger's laptop, we shut down the account.
God bless you all, and see you soon, over on WordPress.
Are you tired of listening to the bickering between "Kid Cal" Cunningham and "Lucky Elaine" Marshall?
This writer is ready for them to both go away. If her beloved summer weren't upon us, your blogger would say "let's just get November here and be done with it". However, this blogger plans a nice summer at the beach and she doesn't want to miss that.
But she is ready for their runoff to pass us by, so that we can get down to the business of re-electing Senator Richard Burr. He didn't start out as the most conservative Senator we could have possibly have, but he's made up for it these past four years. He realized he didn't just represent the Winston-Salem area anymore, as he did while serving in Congress. We conservatives from Eastern North Carolina have darn strong standards and if a politician is going to please us, he's got to make my "Jessecrat" neighbors happy. Additionally, the Party is leaning more conservative now, statewide.
Out Of Nowhere - Lucky Elaine
The previously unknown Elaine Marshall took office in 1997 by defeating NASCAR legend Richard Petty. Petty looked unbeatable in the race but didn't as perform well on a North Carolina highway. He forgot that one cannot bump the car in front if one feels its not proceeding to his liking. The incident went viral, put him the slow lane and right out of the race. She's held the office ever since.
Now, Marshall wants to be your Senator. The thought of her standing side-by-side with Kay Hagan simply sickens this blogger.
But what is worse is the idea of the youthful, charismatic kid Cal, taking the seat formerly held by Senator Jesse Helms. Cal is young, and liberal. Extremely liberal. The term Chapel Hill liberal even comes to mind. He got his start on the UNC Student Council and local UNC grads in the conservative movement do not remember him fondly. He got in the race and quit when he didn't get the backing of national Democrats. Then, he got back in, when those 'crats came back around. But, it wasn't enough to beat Lucky Elaine so off to the runoff they go.
Please get out and work for U.S. Senator Richard Burr. We need a big turnaround in Congress and making things right at home, is the first step.
Thursday, April 15th is the dreaded tax day. If you cannot make it to Washington for the big Tax Day Tea Party and rally, check out one of many such rallies across the Ole' North State.
The NC chapter of Americans for Prosperity has set up the website: NC Tax Day Tea Party It has a listing of every Tea Party in North Carolina, and they urge you to make it out to one.
Your blogger will be attending the rally at the North Carolina State Capitol since she cannot be in our nation's Capitol.
If your Tax Day Tea Party isn't listed on the site, please contact the AFP to add yours.
Please note that the liberals are just waiting for our side to slip up and do something that they can make news with. For example, they want us to use ugly language, spit on people, or some other dastardly deed, but as conservatives, we will not fall for their traps.
Like in Washington a few weeks back, they will try to infiltrate our rallies by "blending in". However, to this blogger, they will stick out like sore thumbs. They'll be the ones with the video cameras, and without American flags and signs, and their clothes will be bland, rather than red, white, and blue. Watch for them and tread lightly. Be polite yet ignore them. That will frustrate them as they want us to get mad so they can get a "good video" for You Tube.
Have fun and let this blogger know what those liberals try to pull. It's our protest day of the taxes THEY have put on us.
Phyllis Schlafly, president and founder of the conservative grassroots public policy organization Eagle Forum, made the following remarks after the public announcement that formerly pro-life DemocratBart Stupak(D-MI) will cast a "yes" vote for the Senate health care bill. (The bill passed the house Sunday evening and was signed into law on Monday by President Obama.)
"It is naïve for any elected official, especially one who describes himself as ‘pro-life,' to expect that a promise to issue an Executive Order that reasserts the intentions of the Hyde Amendment will be fulfilled by the most pro-abortion president to ever sit in the White House. Perhaps Mr. Stupak and his fellow pro-life Democrats forget that President Obama's first Executive Order was the repeal of the Mexico City Policy to allow for international funding of abortion."
"Not only would an Executive Order be rendered meaningless in the face of Congress passing legislation which actively provides for the massive expansion and funding of abortion services, but anyone who doubts the abortion tsunami which awaits this bill becoming law lives in a fantasy world." "Barack Obama has lined every existing federal agency with the most dedicated pro-abortion ideologues, and we know that he will continue this pattern of pro-abortion appointments when it comes time for him to fill the over-100 bureaucracies created to administer his socialized health care program."
"Any formerly pro-life Democrat who voted ‘Yes' on the Senate health care bill tonight will be forever remembered as being among the deciding votes which facilitated the largest expansion of abortion services since Roe v. Wade."
"Mr. Stupak and his Democrat followers have now clarified that you cannot be pro-life and be a Democrat. If abortion was truly their biggest issue, they wouldn't willfully align themselves with the Party of Death."
"This vote has exposed the myth of the ‘pro-life Democrat.' With this single vote, the Democratic Party has divided our nation into the Democrat Party of Death and the Republican Party of Life, and future elections will never be the same."
North Carolina's own Dallas Woodhouse, made a short but powerful speech on Capitol Hill, Saturday. Dallas is president of the North Carolina Chapterof Americans for Prosperity, one of a number of organizations sponsoring the rally, which was aimed at stopping passage of Obamacare, known to liberals as health care reform.
It was an exciting, though L O N G day for this blogger, but well worth the trip. More posts and videos coming soon, so keep checking this space. We are uploading them as fast as time allows.
On Saturday, your blogger, along with hundreds of others from North Carolina, and thousands from across the nation, loaded up on buses, planes, trains, and automobiles, and made our collective ways to our nation's Capitol. It was the most beautiful day we had seen all year and the weather there was much better than it was in Raleigh, KCC later discovered.
KCC's Live Posts on Twitter
Because your blogger had to carry everything she brought, she could not live blog the event from her laptop. Thus, she posted updates on her Twitter site. Go here to read them.
You do not need to have a Twitter account to read them. Just scroll back to Saturday's posts to see what KCC wrote and thought. KCC's twitter account is not quite as "family friendly" as is her blog. :-)
North Carolinians Storm the Capitol
For a small fee of $25, North Carolineans could ride one of about ten buses that were organized by the NC Chapter of Americans for Prosperity. From Raleigh, the trip was relatively quick and our group arrived precisely at noon at the South Lawn of the Capitol. Already, speakers were rousing the crowd and masses were gathering.
Buses departed fromevery part of the Ole' North State and were ready to rally. People made phone calls on the way, and were advised as to the polite way to get their points across to opposing Members of Congress.
Lamestream Media Says "Don't Come into Washington"
What should NOT have amazed this blogger, was that the "lamestream" media was actually telling people NOT to come into the District. The traffic was too bad, they stated. They did their best to keep our numbers down, but it did not work.
Indeed there were numerous rallies going on that day. The Communist Party USA was supposed to be rallying somewhere, and an anti-war group took over Lafayette Square, across from the White House.
Your blogger stood beside a retired New York City police captain for a few minutes. He was well-versed in crowd counting and estimated the group to be between 65,000 - 70,000. Meanwhile, the "lamestream" media was calling the crowd at only 1,500 - 2,000. They were declaring that Americans were happy with the bill and wanted it to pass. Even MSNBC disagreed and declared that 60% of Americans were unhappy with the bill. Your blogger is certain that MSNBC vastly low balled the number, but they were right that most Americans opposed this bill.
Much more on this rally coming soon. Watch this space for updates!
EDITOR'S NOTES: KCC also took videos of some of events of the day.
More on the Communist Party later. Let's just say they were not quite who they said they were.
Chris Marie Farr,grassroots director of the NC AFP told riders of one of the Raleigh buses, that she had no idea what was actually going on, as she'd been buried in logistics in getting people together for 48 straight hours!
Kudos to Chris and the entire NC AFP team! God bless them in what they do. They don't get rich and it's a labor of love for them. Give this group a donation. Help them out. Any amount helps! DONATE TO NC AFP.
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Liberal website Salon.com caught up with disgraced and censured Gov Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) as he was leaving the speaker's room at CPAC. Sanford did not appear on any invitee list and your blogger wondered how he managed how to get back there, although your blogger had access. Your blogger hates any corrupt politician and Sanford is no exception.
KCC doesn't appreciate Salon's hack-job coverage of our top political meeting of the year. Sure, we conservatives are working out growth problems but we have growth! That's always a good thing.
Here is Sanford trying to leave the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Georgetown, the same hotel where your blogger stayed, compliments of Salon.com:
When the time came for conservative columnist and humorist Ann Coulter to take the stage at CPAC, the audience roared in approval. She told one liners as if she thought of them right on the spot and reminded everyone that she is truly a hard core conservative.
She mentioned, how she "loved bombs", supported national security, the defense of our allies, and she mentioned a few social issues that are important to her. (She reminded this blogger a bit of her own mindset as blogger's high school nickname was " 'Ole Nuke 'Em 'Till They Glow". )
A large group of Ron Paul followers appreciated that she paid tribute to their cause by saying that she appreciated that he was pro-life and that she liked everything except his foreign policy.
She also got a lot of laughs when she weighed in on your blogger's least favorite former U.S. Senator. "John Edwards may go down in history as earning the National Enquirer it's first Pulitzer Prize." Coulter told punchline after punchline and your blogger couldn't even begin to take notes of them all. However, Coulter did close with this:
"Keith Olbermanis a girl. Yes, Keith Olberman is a girl." Yes, out of left field, but it was still funny!
North Carolinian Gets First Question
In the ten-minute question and answer session, Wake County's Jonathan Bandy (below, left in a 1998 file photo) went to the microphone asked the first question.
"I'm from North Carolina and what can we do to get more newspaper coverage of slimeball John Edwards?"
Coulter shot back, "I can't believe anyone at this conference is still reading newspapers. I'm sure the National Enquirer is available in North Carolina."
Probably not the answer the former State Young Republican Chairman was looking for. Your blogger thinks he probably meant more fair coverage of Edwards.
KCC believes that the worst culprit in the state in the John Edwards love fest, remains a Triangle-area TV station ( that streams online, for national readers).
WRAL's "Special" Relationship With Edwards?
This blogger dislikes WRAL-TV relationship with the former U.S. Senator. It has disgustingly followed Edwards around for 16 years and have covered every single move Edwards makes. When it came to Elizabeth's cancer, their marital problems, their children, his mistress, his hair, his former aide's book, or his cars, nothing was too "up close and personal" for channel 5.
Back when the former Senator was running as John Kerry's veep, people complained to the station about "too much Edwards", but co-anchor Pam Salsby, with her ever-rotating hairdos, took to the airwaves to explain that "this is a local story and people want to know".
-Another question from the audience was: "Did you ever date a liberal?" Coulter paused, smiled, and slyly answered, "He wasn't (liberal) for long".
Catch the entire speech, along with the funny Q&A session, in the videos below. You'll laugh your socks off and you'll wonder how someone could be so quick on her feet. Fellow blogger and top selling author Michelle Malkin, doesn't particularly like Coulter, because Coulter has a tendency to shoot from the hip. However, Coulter likes to make light of situations and make people laugh. She's more of a conservative comedian, while Malkin is a serious writer and conservative journalist. KCC enjoys them both.
Ann Coulter Speech Part I:
Part II of Ann Coulter Speech:
Ann Coulter Q&A Part I (after the speech)
Ann Coulter Q&A Part II
KCC picked up the nickname "ole nuke 'em 'till they glow" in 1983, when she was a Junior at New Bern Senior High School. Her Advanced United States History teacher (and the following year, her Advanced United States Government teacher) Howard Matthews, was a solid conservative, which often sparked debate in class amongst the students.
Your blogger was the hardest of the hardliners in class, regarding Communism, and the running gag in class was "why don't we just nuke 'em and be done with them"? Naturally, your blogger knew, even at such a young age that such a thing wouldn't be a practical solution, but received the nickname anyway.
She believed then, as she does now, that we should NOT negotiate with Communists or terrorists. Those people are irrational and cannot be trusted to keep their word.
Liz Cheney, the brilliant daughter of former Vice-President Dick Cheney and Co-Founder of Keep America Safe, was introduced by ACU & CPAC Chairman David Keene. Unfortunately, I had to leave her midday Thursday speech prematurely.
I did get to hear her lambaste President BarackObama, though. Liz said that "experts" had predicted the death of the conservative movement after the brutal 2008 elections. They were wrong. Scott Brown's win in Massachusetts shocked and frightened Obama and the Democrats, who had misjudged America's tolerance for socialist politics.
Liz decried how Obama did not govern from the center, as many people naively thought he would. Instead he raises taxes to pay for nationalized healthcare. He does not believe in American exceptionalism. Instead he traveled the world to apologize for America's perceived "transgressions." He even incredibly wants to give foreign terrorists the same constitutional rights as US citizens.
Later, Liz surprised the audience by introducing her father. Vice-President Dick Cheney, who I wish had been our former *President*, spoke briefly to a delighted audience. The senior Cheney earned a standing ovation by predicting 2010 would be a great year for Conservatives, and that Obama would be a one-term President. He even received such an ovation just for entering the room.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Rob Benningfield is loving husband of your blogger. He is at CPAC helping to write stories for this blog, and seems to be having a great time. Thank you Rob for putting up with me! I love you.
Rob is an electrical engineer with both an undergraduate and graduate degree from North Carolina State University's College of Engineering.
RedState is the leading blog for right of center online activists. Established in May of 2004 by Ben Domenech, Mike Krempasky, and Josh Trevino, RedState has played an integral role in the right’s fight online against the left. RedState continues to be the most widely read right of center blog on Capitol Hill and is the most cited right of center blog in the media.
RedState has a community of tens of thousands of readers. It has a Board of Directors of six members, four permanent and two who rotate annually. Katy's Conservative Corner is very proud to be a part of the blogging team here and thanks RedState for their help in providing access.
Katy's Conservative Corner has discovered that there are spies (gasp in sarcastic horror) in our midst here at CPAC. Turns out, your blogger has run into on of her favorite liberals at CPAC, here on media row.
The Back Story
Last August, your blogger arrived in Pittsburgh, where the lefties were having their NetRoots conference, described on their website this way:
"It's about taking the passion, activism and attention that we drum up each year during the convention to an area that will be a crucial region in upcoming progressive policy fights."
Your blogger was in town for another conference. The Americans for Prosperity (AFP) decided to take the same passion to conservatives and sponsored an opposing event known as RightOnline. Organized by AFP's Erik Telford, RightOnline is, each year, a great place for bloggers and newbies to get together, exchange ideas, and flood the Internet with information about the conservative movement. Both events are held in the same city. RightOnline exists, in part, to "drown out" the "progressive" calls.
In the taxi on the way to the hotel, your blogger shared the ride with a nice lady named Adele Stan. In our conversation, we realized we were both in Pittsburgh for "the conference" and chatted about it. It several minutes before we realized that we were going to different events.
Fast forward until now. A nice lady asked to plug into your blogger's power strip and KCC gladly agreed. She recognized your blogger immediately as Katy "from Pittsburgh". She handed me her card and I realized who she was. Adele Stan is the Washington Bureau chief for AlterNet.
Naturally, much of the lamestream media here are pretty liberal, but not all. For example, KCC is sitting next to Fred Lucas, senior writer at Cybercast News Service.
- There are no pure Libertarians (with a capital 'L') here, to our knowledge, but there are plenty of libertarians who have joined the Republican party.
- Conservatives often refer to NetRoots, affectionally, as "NUT roots". Not this blogger. :-)
-You can follow Erik Telford on Twitter. His user id is JoeTaxpayer You can also follow your blogger on Twitter, who goes by Katys Her tweets also appear in the right bar of this page.
More On RightOnline
-RightOnline, hosts a Twitter contest and the attendee who tweets the most about the conference, during the event, is declared "the winner". No prizes were awarded, to KCC's knowledge, as she "won" and didn't received anything.
-RightOnline, like NetRoots, will be held in Las Vegas August 2010. Your blogger hopes to attend, should the budget allow. If you are interested in starting a blog, learning to Twitter, or just meeting some of the top conservative bloggers in the nation, this writer strongly encourages you to attend. You will leave with a level of expertise on how to organize a cause via the Internet from the very best.
It appears that our liberal friends are in campaign mode. Thursday, your blogger was made aware of an email circulating amongst "Change Crew" circles, asking their members, to call their Congressmen and Senators Burr and Hagan and tell them that they "stand with Obama". The group is known as Organizing for America.
This blogger prefers to consider them as organizing against America, or organizing to spend all my son's money before he turns five.
One friend of this blog, is asking the same. He's calling on conservatives to tell Senators that "we do not stand with Obama". Heck, we are the pros at making the phone calls. Naturally, Kay Hagan's phone is rarely answered and her voice mail is usually full. We guess that explains her under-30 percent approval rating.
The text of the liberals' message is below:
Hello Change Crew!
For those of you who wish to, see below. Takes just a couple minutes, regardless of your thoughts/views your voice needs to be heard.
Yes We Can!
-Signed name of Change Crew Leader (name withheld to protect the guilty)
We need your help this morning. Please call Senator Hagan's and Senator Burr's offices this morning and tell them that you watched last night's State of the Union speech and that you "stand with President Obama." Please call your Representative as well and provide the same message.
Here are the telephone numbers:
Senator Kay Hagan (202) 224.6342 or locally (919) 856.4630
Richard Burr (202) 224.3154 or locally (336) 631.6125
Representative David Price (District 4) (202) 225.1784 or locally (919) 859.5999
Representative Brad Miller ( District 13) (202) 225.3032 or locally (919) 836.1313 Thank you for all you do.
Jim Messina CO Wake County Organizing for America
EDITOR'S NOTE: Liberals being disrespectful, note how they left off Senator Burr's title. This email was printed exactly as sent.
Your blogger is providing commentary on the President's speech on her Twitter account, rather than on her blog. Additionally, read the entire, speech, here. There is no limit to the amount of giveaways this man has plans for. Let's just hope that the 2010 elections go our way and turn back his agenda.
Please forgive any mild profanity. KCC is quite upset at the lies and mis-truths she is hearing.
Read Gov. Bob McDonnell's (R-VA) response here. It's a huge honor for him as he was sworn in to his new post only 11 days ago.
Economists at the WSJ Say Waxman’s Energy Bill is Full of HOT AIR:
Despite House Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman's many payoffs to Members, rural and Blue Dog Democrats remain wary of voting for a bill that will impose crushing costs on their home-district businesses and consumers. The leadership's solution to this problem is to simply claim the bill defies the laws of economics.
Governor Beverly Perdue publicly stated Thursday that she is considering proposing additional tax increases on top of the cigarette and alcohol taxes included in her original budget proposal.
Longtime political reporter Rob Christensen, writing in Friday's edition of the Raleigh News and Observer, stated:
"Gov. Beverly Perdue said Thursday that a tax increase might be needed to prevent 'horrific' cuts in government services as state leaders try to close a projected $4.6 billion shortfall in North Carolina's budget.
Perdue didn't say what tax increases she might support. But she noted that her budget proposal made to the legislature earlier this year called for an increase in the excise taxes on cigarettes and alcohol. She said she would not rule out other tax increases."
"Governor Perdue has already broken her promise to refrain from raising taxes with her original budget proposal. Now she wants even more money from the pockets of North Carolina's working families. It is not the fault of North Carolina citizens that the state is facing a $4.6 billion budget shortfall. Years of mismanagement, oversight, and neglect have produced this crisis as Democrats in the General Assembly, including the Governor herself, have been derelict in their duty to protect North Carolinians from the predictable outcome of profligate spending. Good leadership should put state government in a position to survive not just in a robust economy but in lean times as well. Governor Perdue should start providing that leadership instead of scapegoating North Carolina taxpayers when they are most vulnerable."
Editor's Note: The N&O's Senior political reporter, Rob Christensen, has been covering the NC GOP for years. He's never been a favorite among Republican circles but he's got the vote of your blogger. After chatting with him at a University of Tennessee alumni "Football Watching Party" a number of years ago, KCC became a big fan.
Christensen knows North Carolina politics as well as anyone and can tell you what will happen before it does. In the State GOP chairman's race, your blogger's money is on Christensen.
North Carolina, has been forced to put up with the continuing mess of Democrat corruption in State Government for years. Former Raleigh Mayor Tom Fetzer wonders in this latest video, what is current Governor Beverly Perdue doing about it?
In North Carolina, we Republicans deal with our own, who have strayed. In the Democrat party, they continue to put up with them, standing by them all the way until they leave for the big house.
In other news regarding the State GOP Chairman's Race, Chad Adams has announced several endorsements from Wake County. It would appear to this blogger, that Adams is focusing on bringing in the Wake County vote, as being the host county at the State Convention, that will be the largest county in attendance.
As the loss of our liberty looms and freedom shivers in the shadow of socialism, we must reject this new worldview of government first, hand in our pocket liberalism that is creeping into every level of our lives and destroying the freedoms granted to us by our Constitution and bequeathed by our Creator.
America is being weakened spiritually, morally and economically. Our inalienable rights are now an indulgence of government and freedom has never been so fragile, so close to slipping away as it is at this moment in our history.
Liberalism is the new religion of the political class in Washington and Raleigh. They continue to seize power denied by the Constitution to the detriment of our liberty and we must stop the theft of our freedom.
When we gather in Raleigh in June for the State Convention, let us rally on Halifax Mall as a means to peacefully voice our opposition concerning the seizure of our liberty and the mismanagement of the public treasury.
We must halt the invasion of this intrusive socialist government by offering voters an alternative to a Liberal Orwellian Democratic Party that seeks to strangle economic mobility, suppress freedom and surrender American sovereignty.
Monday, May 4, 2009 10:56 p.m. Update: Please call your Senators before the Senate convenes on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. TheSchool Violence Prevention Act SB 526 was pulled from the calendar today and
rescheduled for Tuesday. We assume that SB 221 is still on the calendar for Tuesday, as well.
These Bills have been calendared to be heard on the Senate floor on TONIGHT (Monday May 4), starting at 7:00 p.m.
Please call your Senators and ask that they oppose this Legislation. Click here for that informationor call the switchboard at 919-733-4111 and ask for your Senator.
HB 88 - The so-called Healthy Youth Act (The Sex-Ed Bill) As amended by the House would require 104 school districts (of the 115 total in NC) that only teach Abstinence from Sex Until Marriage (AUM) to add a condom-based Comprehensive Sex Education (CSE) track to their sex education curriculum.
SB 526 - The so-called School Violence Prevention Act (The Bullying Bill) As amended, the bill would force North Carolina's public schools to promote homosexuality and other "alternative" sexual behaviors as normal
As many of you have already heard, the
so-called "stimulus" contains very damaging provisions, apparently
authored by Tom Daschle, that would provide for electronic tracking and
government monitoring of healthcare so a government bureaucrat can
monitor costs and dictate patient care. This is federal health care
rationing. We would like to get the word out about this as quickly as
possible to encourage people to flood their representatives with calls
demanding that this provision be removed. Health care affects
everyone, and as the article below notes, this is likely to
disproportionately impact the elderly.
contact your House members today and urge them to have electronic
tracking and government monitoring of healthcare removed from the
stimulus bill. Even if they support the stimulus, they need to oppose
this portion of the bill. There is a reason why Canadians, Europeans
and other foreigners who have the means come to the U.S. for surgery
and other medical procedures. Our level of healthcare is the envy in
the world. Why on earth would we want to see the day when our citizens
have to be put on a government waiting list for life-saving surgery?
To find out who represents you in congress, click here.
We have all heard of the Hollywood "Blacklist" of the 1950s when people were denied employment because of suspected associations with the American Communist Party. Liberals have especially spoken about the blacklist in disgust.
Fast forward sixty years. On November 4th, a referendum known as Proposition 8 was on the ballot for California voters. People all across the nation participated, despite it being a California-only measure.
It passed, despite the many leftists fighting it and some North Carolina citizens gave money to the cause in support of it. This year, instead of a blacklist, your blogger, along with others, proposes a white list, a group of donors with whom we SHOULD do business, thanks to their support of California's Prop 8.
Thanks to the California Secretary of State's office, KCC discovered who donated in support of Proposition 8. Though some are private citizens or retired, there is a movement nationally to get people in every state to support those who have businesses, who donated supporting the measure protecting traditional marriage.
Out of 153 total donors from the Old North State, 13 brave citizens stood up and said, "we want to preserve traditional marriage."
Here we list, alphabetically, by first name, those who gave in Support of Prop 8. Typepad isn't great at doing tables, but here goes:
Carolyn Schramm $200 Charlotte N/A Donald Luther $100 Hampstead N/A Hal Abbott $250 Garner Access International Holden Higgenbotham $250 Chapel Hill UNC-CH James Helvey $500 Winston-Salem CMT Asset MGT Jason Yedowitz, Sr $50 Indian Trail Self-employed Judy H. Sherrill $1,000 Hickory N/A Kenneth Purcell $100 Mooresville Hendrick Motorsports Lai Chow Kok $100 Winston-Salem Winston-Salem Cardiology Patrick Donleycott $100 Mebane N/A Richard Rust $100 Chapel Hill N/A anon. $100 Raleigh requested removal Stephen Scribner $100 Pinehurst International Life Science
If you can, do business with their employers, and if you know them, show them some love this Christmas season. Heck, show everyone some love! But thank these folks for standing up for our traditional marriages. It sadly seems that tradition is going out of fashion.