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April 22, 2013

raleigh knows best.


i hope the fact that the News n Observer is reporting on this will wake up a lot of people and maybe just maybe rein in the republicans who have just gone apeshit with power.

• The Raleigh City Council and Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue worked out a lease deal, which included many community leaders who had been working for years to transfer the ground of the old Dorothea Dix mental hospital into a city park. The Senate Republicans said ‘Sorry, we don’t like the deal,’ and are currently in the process of blowing it up.

• For decades, Charlotte has run Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The legislature is now seizing control of the airport and setting up an independent regional authority. Raleigh knows best.

• Asheville’s water system is likely to be under the control of a Metropolitan Sewage district without compensation, despite protests from the city. Raleigh knows best.

• Consider the “Big Gulp” bill filed by three North Carolina lawmakers. They are seeking to block any North Carolina city or county from adopting a New York-style law banning the sale of sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces. Regardless of the merits of the issue, why is the legislature dictating to towns what laws it can pass regarding soft drinks? Raleigh knows best.

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/04/20/2839185/christensen-column-big-government.html#storylink=cpy#storylink=cpy

more at the link
April 22, 2013

North Carolina Lawmaker Forces Radio Show Off The Air After Hosts Criticized His Policies


i don't know how to use the link button, i tried it and nothing showed up.

great. now we can't even say anything they don't like.

i really wish i had the wherewithal to get out of here already.
April 21, 2013

a note to me from a facebook friend.

i grew up next door to this man. he's a mormon right winger. he left this on my wall this morning.

You know I am way conservative but having you on as my friend makes me think more and do more reasoning and figuring before I decide where I stand on an issue. Thanks

i have to add that my conservative sister asked me to get the politics off my facebook and i said, "no way! i'm trying to raise consciousness."

it is gratifying to know that it's working.
April 13, 2013

i must be way out of touch.

where'd the meta forum go?~

April 10, 2013

is MSNBC run by a catholic?

cause almost every day there's pope headlines. just now it mentioned the pope is "luring lapsed catholics" back to the fold.

i feel as if msnbc is proselytizing. it's making me kind of sick actually.

April 8, 2013

the Trials of Darryl Hunt

is finally available to watch instantly on netflix. i just finished watching it and recommend it very highly. i have seen Darryl Hunt speak and met his attorney Mark Rabil over a year ago and have been looking to watch the movie ever since. worth the wait.


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