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.
Your blogger has been sick with a sinus infection and bronchitis for the past seven days but is hopefully on the mend with the help of a rescue inhaler.
She has many stories to post and appreciates the submissions. We promise to get them all posted as they are excellent! Sorry that we are so behind. After a week of rest, it's time to move forward.
Happy Birthday President Ronald Reagan. Your blogger's favorite President was born this day in 1911. Learn more about Reagan's beloved ranch ,here, at the Young America's Foundation website.
Many North Carolina Republicans are celebrating their Lincoln and Reagan day dinners during these next few weeks. Please support your county Republican party. For a list of North Carolina county parties with websites, click here and look under "NC County GOP Links".
Today, Friday, we are departing the beach and heading to the Winter Board meeting of the North Carolina Federation of Republican Women. We'll have the full report. These ladies are on top of the North Carolina General Assembly, so we'll find out what legislation they are most interested in and why that affects YOU.
Additionally, we hear that NC Senator Eddie Goodall (R-Joint Caucus Leader) is ready to put his Senate seat on eBay to score coveted Duke vs. Carolina basketball tickets. Let's see how that works out, hum Senator?
You can read the news in the papers and then read what really happened here. Back soon.
Tuesday, January 15, at 9 PM, UNC-TV premieres Senator No: Jesse Helms, a 90-minute biographical documentary from independent filmmaker JohnWilson. The film chronicles Helms' life from his humble childhood in Monroe, to his two decades as an outspoken print and television editorialist, to his five contentious terms in the U.S. Senate and the fierce political battles that landed him there.
Your blogger hopes that Wilson and Public TV treat the ailing Helms with the respect he earned the hard way. It would be a shame to see his often controversial name dragged through the mud, possibly upsetting the Helms' family in the process. Helms, is an American Icon and deserves reverential treatment even by those with whom he did not agree.
From the 1950 Willis Smith/Frank Porter-Graham Senate primary to until his retirement, Helms always let folks know where he stood, no matter how "unpopular". That is a freshness missing in politics today, where most candidates and political parties seem to test their ideas in the wind before going forth.
Helms knew right from wrong, and stood up for his beliefs. Though your blogger didn't agree with every single stance he held, she admires him for being forthright.
This writer even lost "friends" after she placed Helms stickers on her cars during each election cycle in which he was involved. People would cut her off in traffic, complete with the middle-finger salute. Her homosexual friends stopped speaking to her, etc. Actually Helms employed several homosexuals on his staff over the years, based on your bloggers personal interactions with his staffers. He was a fair and open man.
Your blogger will be watching with anticipation to see how Helms is depicted. She hopes to learn more about North Carolina's interesting political history in the process. Often ridiculed for his strong stands against communism, Helms taught your blogger that living in America was an experience in which to be thankful.
Helms was instrumental in helping Ronald Reagan stay in the 1976 GOP Presidential primary, working to secure a win in North Carolina. Reagan later went on to become the greatest President in history, being elected in 1980, when this blogger was 14 years old.
The conference fee covers all materials, meals and lodging November 14th at the prestigious Omni Shoreham Hotel.
Come for two days of training, policy briefings, lobbying events and to meet FreedomWorks Chairman Dick Armey and board member Steve Forbes! This is also a great chance to meet FreedomWorks activists from around the country and learn what’s really going on in Washington.