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Current location: Durham, NC
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She was wearing a gown by the same designer that Stacy Keibler (dating George Clooney)

was wearing: Naeem Khan

Here are both:



Republican Politics: great graphic highlighting NC Gov McCrory's view of government


I sent a LTTE of the Raleigh N&O two days ago highlighting precisely these actions.
Waiting to see if it's published.

But this graphic is terrific. Really says it all.

on fb: https://www.facebook.com/TheBlueStreetJournal?group_id=0

and the blog for The Blue Street Journal http://bluestreetjournal.com/

NC Governor signs law cutting unemployment insurance

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) today signed a law that imposes severe cuts to his state’s unemployment insurance program, a change that will also cost jobless workers in the state access to the federal unemployment compensation program.

McCrory’s signature earned him a rebuke from the National Employment Law Project, which said in a release that the law will result in “the most severe cuts to both state and federal unemployment insurance of any state in the nation”:

These heartless cuts, in the state with the fifth-highest jobless rate in the nation, at 9.2 percent, show a shocking disregard for 400,000 unemployed North Carolinians and their families, many of whom will now go from struggling to barely make ends meet to outright struggling to survive. The immediate pain of these cuts will fall on North Carolinians unfortunate enough to lose work through no fault of their own in a weak economy where jobs are scarce. But the entire state will take a hit from the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars in spending at local businesses that would’ve boosted the local and state economies.

The law reduces the maximum benefit allowed from $535 a week to $350 while cutting the number of weeks an unemployed worker is eligible for the program from 26 to 20. As a result, 170,000 jobless North Carolinians will also lose access to $780 million in federal unemployment funds. The average unemployed worker in the United States has been off the job for 35 weeks, meaning many jobless workers will now face the prospect of searching for a new job without access to a safety net program.


This is from a Governor, who, first thing he did, was RAISE the salaries for his cabinet. Why? Because he claimed
they couldn't live on $121,807./year.


It is going to be a VERY long four years here in NC.

A Valentine for SalmonChantedEvening

Happy Valentine's Day!!!


Go outside and take a look at Jupiter and the Moon tonight

Here is what they looked like from our deck in Chapel Hill a couple of hours ago.


One more Dem will be returning to Congress from NC after barely squeaking by

the Republican attempt to re-district him out of office.

Two tensely watched political races got a little closer to the finish line Friday night. Results show that Democrat Mike McIntyre will return for a ninth term in Congress, barring a recount that changes the outcome.


Complete, unofficial results show McIntyre defeated Rouzer by 655 votes out of more than 336,000 cast in 12 counties, including Johnston, Brunswick, Cumberland and New Hanover.

The margin is within the 1 percent needed for Rouzer to ask for a recount. Election results become official when the State Board of Elections certifies them.


Both Rouzer and McIntyre have been in Washington, D.C., this week. McIntyre’s camp said he was returning to work. Rouzer was taking part in congressional orientation and was part of a photo shoot for congressional freshmen.

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/11/16/2488787/mcintyre-declares-victory-as-final.html#storylink=cpy

NC Vote breakout by county--November 6, 2012

For those interested in how the election went down in NC, the News & Observer published some detailed maps--by county--
for the election results.


And if you want to check the actual votes by county, go to the NC BoE website and click map


Obama wins Florida!

Final Electoral count: 332 for Obama 206 for Romney

Popular vote

Barack Obama Obama 61,206,825
Mitt Romney Romney 58,193,424


Rover gets it! He's a dog against Romney!


From Red and Rover: http://www.gocomics.com/redandrover

If you haven't seen Dogs Against Romney...check it out here:


and on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DogsAgainstRomney?ref=ts&fref=ts

And the family political feuding heats up...check this

My nephew posted this photo of his 3 1/2 month old son on fb saying it needed no caption.
I posted that was what my great nephew thought of Hurricane Sandy (this was last Monday night)


Some of you may know I blocked my sister-in-law's e-mails in 2008 because I got really fed
up with the right wing BS she'd send around--not fact checked--and even said once she
didn't care about history or facts, she just agreed with a (bigoted) opinion. Well, we made up
to the point that I, with reservations, responded to a friend request on fb a couple years ago.
It didn't take her long and I un-friended her and re-blocked her e-mails. She is the baby's grandmother.

So, just now her sister put up--wait for it--" My sentiments exactly (baby's name),if Obama wins again !!!!!!

OMG! I'm waiting to see whether my nephew will take her post down, respond to it, or just leave it alone.
He is a Democrat (both his parents are Republicans).

This woman--little Mrs. Christian--read Corinthians 13 at my niece's wedding (aunt of the baby) this summer.

How is it that these professed "Christians" can be so dense? So hypocritical? Love...my a$$...unless it's someone who
looks a little different than you.

Wow. I'm floored.

Anyone else with a story to share?
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