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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.
The winners in the straw poll held February 6th, at the Cumberland County GOP Ronald Reagan Republican Roundup, were 8th congressional district candidate Lou Huddleston, 7th district candidate Will Breazeale, 2nd congressional district candidate Renee Ellmers and Governor and former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Huddleston, Breazeale and Ellmers won their district vote and Palin was the choice of attendees for the 2012 presidential race.
Other congressional candidates attending the event which drew over 300 people and included speeches by former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory and Senator Richard Burr, were newly announced 2nd district congressional candidate Todd Gailas; newly announced 7th congressional district candidates Tim Wilkes and Ilario Pantano; and 8th congressional district candidates Tim D'Annunzio, Harold Johnson and Hal Jordan.
Local and General Assembly GOP candidates also were in attendance, to include N.C. Senate 22 candidate Wesley Meredith, N.C. Senate 21 candidate Wade Fowler, N.C. State House 44 candidates Brian Kent and Johnny Dawkins, N.C. State House 22 candidate John Szoka, N.C. State House 45 candidate Jackie Warner and County commissioner At-Large candidates Diane Wheatley and Linda Devore.
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.
According to the latest Gallup Poll, people identifying themselves as conservatives are now the single-largest ideological group in the nation.
According to Lydia Saad, writing about the poll released Monday,
"Thus far in 2009, 40% of Americans interviewed in national Gallup Poll surveys describe their political views as conservative, 35% as moderate, and 21% as liberal. This represents a slight increase for conservatism in the U.S. since 2008, returning it to a level last seen in 2004. The 21% calling themselves liberal is in line with findings throughout this decade, but is up from the 1990s."
Get the full story from Gallup, as well as the crosstabs and other break down information, here, on their website.