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.
While Elizabeth Edwards suffers from incurable breast cancer, former NC Senator, former trial Lawyer, and UNC-CH employee, Johnny Edwards, has been caught with a mistress in the Beverly Hilton Hotel. An article goes on to describe a love child.
Raleigh - Your blogger has some very kind neighbors in her West Raleigh neighborhood. They host a nice playgroup for our kids and watch our house when we are away, such as this week, which we have spent at the beach. However, they are about as far left as one can be.
This landed in the in box of KCC's private mail today and your blogger just felt that she had to share it:
Peace Action and Cameron Village Library are co-sponsoring an exhibit this summer at the library July 10-20 on the effects of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.
There will be a kick-off event this coming Thursday evening at Cameron Village Library, starting at 7 pm, featuring representatives from the Hiroshima Museum and a survivor of the bombing.
KCC's first thought when seeing the title, about a bombing remembering event, was to think that this was supposed to occur on December 7th, but how nice it was for these patriots to celebrate twice per year. Then, she read the contents! These people are for everyone but Americans.
Certainly, we hope to never use our nuclear capabilities again. But we must have them. Ronald Reagan taught us that "Peace through Strength" was the most effective defense weapon we could have.
What would your blogger do without her well-meaning, but fuzzy-headed liberals!
Former Senator Jesse A. Helms died this morning in Raleigh. He was 86 years old. The News and Observer has an excellent write-up here.
God bless America. Thank you for giving us Jesse Helms. He stood up for this country when it wasn't fashionable and when no one else would.
This blogger first heard of Helms from her father, a conservative Democrat who spoke lovingly of Ronald Reagan and Jesse Helms over the dinner table.
Though your blogger became a Republican in 1976 at the tender age of nine, it wasn't until 1984 that she became active in the North Carolina Republican Party. That year, Helms and Democrat Governor Jim Hunt ran the most expensive race ever for the United States Senate, which Helms won.
Always a staunch anti-communist, Helms was like a ray of light for this blogger. She still feels that most people are not aware of the threat that nations like Red China, North Korea, Vietnam, and others pose. Helms opposed any aid to the Soviet Union and this blogger agreed, feeling that nation would have fallen much sooner, had we not aided that communist government.
Insiders say, of his whole life, Helms regretted the racial practices he used in campaign tactics, most of all. He had many detractors and was seen as anti-gay by many, though he employed many minorities and gays on his staff.
He assumed the nickname "Senator No", since he often was a lonely "no" vote in the Senate. He was sharp and knew the Senate rules like no other, often becoming a pain in the side to liberals, such as the currently ailing Senator Ted Kennedy (D-Taxachusetts).
We appreciate you, Senator Helms, and Godspeed to you. It is appropriate that you pass on the birthday of our great nation.
May God bless your family, our state and the United States of America. Helms joins fellow patriots John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe by passing away on this great holiday.
Congresswoman Virginia Foxx released the following statement today on the death of former five-term Senator Jesse Helms. Senator Helms passed away this morning at age 86.
"Senator Helms was the truest of patriots," Rep Foxx said. "His passion for conservative principles and the vigor with which he pursued them was second to none.
"I consider Senator Helms to be a mentor and dear friend. He dedicated his life to ensuring that the America he knew and loved would remain a strong beacon of freedom in a tumultuous world. Senator Helms leaves behind a strong legacy of fighting for the freedoms that make America great, even in the face of the strongest of foes.
"Today my thoughts and prayers go out to those Senator Helms left behind. I pray that God's comfort might be with all of his loved ones during this difficult time."
Emerald Isle - With fewer farmers growing corn for food, and growing more for fuel, the price of basic items is going up. Prices on staples, such as flour, are headed upwards, as many farmers try to cash in on the new Ethanol wave. However, average folks are seeing fewer benefits.
Additionally, your gas mileage falls when using ethanol, according to the following article.
Check out this editorial here in the Carteret News-Timesor read it, below.
A Democrat victory in November would only make the situation worse.
It's not enough that the commie-libs all want us to drive battery powered cars, they also want us to drive cars fueled by food. This blogger is sticking with her two small SUVs, thank you very much. For what it's worth, her husband still has a sedan.
Today, Dome, the News and Observer's top political blog, reported that Barack Hussein Obama has opened campaign offices in a number of cities in North Carolina, with the headquarters in Raleigh.
Knowing that Obama won't wear an American flag pin, pledge the Flag, or even show common decency by placing his hand over his heart when the flag is displayed. Thus, KCC wonders if Obama staffers will have an American flag in his offices or the one of the Cuban/Che Guevara specialty.
If Senator Obama and his wife Michelle are ashamed of this nation, they should go where they feel more welcome. Your blogger suggests they might be happier in Iran. Michelle would have to give up all of the freedoms she enjoys here, such as being able to work outside the home, wear fashionable clothes, and say what she thinks or feels, no matter how silly.
KCC is ashamed of Senator Obama's actions and statements regarding our fine nation, and feels the Republicans would have a grand old time with him during the Fall elections. Just having Obama as the Democrat nominee, will draw so many conservatives to the polls, that John McCain's coattails might be much longer than earlier anticipated.
Editor's Note: Your blogger has been upset with the Republican National Committee and their process of allowing non-affiliated/independent voters to participate in Republican primaries. She thinks these Independents selected our party nominee, rather than did actual registered Republicans. KCC hopes this will be corrected before the 2012 election cycle.
Additionally, for those of you who want to condemn KCC for using Obama's middle name, we do so here because it IS his name. Thus, it cannot be "racist" as some on the left have charged.
Case in point: In the 1992 primaries, former President George Bush (41) was running against Pete DuPont of Delaware. DuPont's first name was actually Pierre, and Bush consistently called him that to point out what was a difference between them.
Their premise is so preposterous, that we have included their announcement flier in this post. The Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas, is mostly composed of a "minister", Fred Phelps, and his family. They believe that God hates homosexuals and because America has "allowed" homosexuals to exist, then America is evil.
Once again, they are picking on our proud Marines by planning a protest at Camp Lejune, near Jacksonville, in Onslow County. Somehow, the "church" ties their protest to the recently discovered murder of a pregnant Camp Lejune Marine. Perhaps the reader can figure this one out!
According to McDowell, these people "have hijacked" the Christian faith and are causing a ruckus at the funerals of our American Heroes.
McDowell invites people to visit his website to learn more of these vile characters and join his group of proud Americans this Saturday. As always, bring your American flags. Details forthcoming.
Read the WBC Flier (You Must Have Adobe's Free Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to view this file):
Your blogger is proud to be affiliated with this hardworking group of militaryveterans, as they support our troops. There is no fee to join. Simply send an e-mail to Ross "Bubba" McDowell announcing your intentions to join and you are in.
Embattled State Rep. Thomas Wright (D-New Hanover), a former close associate of incarcerated former Speaker Jim Black (D-Mecklenburg), is refusing to step down from his office. This is prompting many, including Speaker Joe Hackney (D-Orange) to call for a special session of the General Assembly.
Wright's story, a long and sordid affair, has been chronicled in state newspapers for months. Yesterday, a grand jury finally handed down indictments on five counts.
On Monday, Wright was indicted by the Wake County district attorney on five counts of obtaining property under false pretenses and one count of obstruction of justice after a lengthy criminal investigation.
In a statement posted on the North Carolina Republican Party website, Chairwoman Linda Daves accused Speaker Hackney for doing too little, too late.
"If Democrat Speaker Joe Hackney and Majority Leader Hugh Holliman were serious about transparency and reforming the culture of the state legislature, they would have taken stronger action long ago." She also referred to the as being "known for their uncompromising nature, back-room deals, and strong-arm tactics."
View Speaker Joe Hackney's Statement below. Beneath the video, click on the link to read the NCGOP statement in full.
Smithfield NC -- Two young patriots reacted negatively to the stage show on behalf of the Code Pink rally/protest in Smithfield today. One man, Devin of Smithfield, has enlisted in the United States Army.
Smithfield NC -- A large protest, and a larger counter-protest caused local police to be out in full-force today here. Yet, no violence occured. Harsh words were lobbied to and fro but in the end, the event ended just as it began, passion-filled and peacefully.
Katy's Conservative Corner has a number of interviews, both with the Code Pink and Victims of Torture protestors, along with counter-protestors from a Gathering of Eagles and Rolling Thunder. Up to 40 different groups were represented.
Eric M. Weaver, Sr. and your blogger covered all the action. Watch the interviews here, and look for more reporting and photos soon.
Media Matters says that the most popular person in cable news, Bill O'Reilly, uses his position to "serially misinform his audiences" and was awarded the "MisInformer of the Year Award" for 2004.
KCC wishes Media Matters was unworthy of mention. However, these people are meddling in our business and our personal lives by trying to dictate what we see on television and hear on radio, especially talk radio.
It's not enough that their liberal view points are unwanted and non-entertaining. AirAmerica failed and proved that liberals can't, or don't know how to compete in the marketplace.
Now they are trying the Communist approach: get the government to shut down free thought and free speech. By clicking on the Rush Limbaugh link, above, you can view their efforts to throw Rush (and others) off the air.
Special thanks go out to Don Curtis and WPTF and all North Carolina talk radio statons for standing firm against these types of attacks.
BlueNC plays dirty when it comes to politics. Senator Elizabeth Dole was depicted as a slasher today (left) for voting to not to raise spending on liberal priorities. KCC also has found that the NC Democrat party used the same photo on its home page. We had hoped their state party would be above these low-blow tactics.