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Hi everyone. If you've kept up with my posts about running for governor, you know I'm committed to a new kind of campaign, with no connection to special interests, big money, or the political establishment. It isn't going to be easy. One puzzle I need to solve is how to reach more people in new and different ways. Show More Summary
After reading James' post yesterday about the proposed fees for hybrid and electric car owners I couldn't contain myself. The absurdity of such a levy sent me straight to twitter and into a tailspin. read more
More misery below the fold than you can shake a stick at. Don't get mad, get even. Also, if you missed this comment by Teddy Roosevelt Democrat, and this one by USNA77, you missed something important. Take a minute to check them out. read more
We started talking about this a couple of weeks ago, and are now pleased to report: it's happening. If you're on Facebook, please take a minute to join the open group set up by Mark Chilton, mayor of Carrboro. Once you join, please go...Show More Summary
Arthur Jensen: You have meddled with the primal forces of nature, Mr. Beale, and I won't have it!! Is that clear? You think you've merely stopped a business deal. That is not the case. The Arabs have taken billions of dollars out ofShow More Summary
If you think we're kidding, think again. Your kids are getting screwed so Art Pope can shave another million off his tax bill. NC Policy Watch breaks it down.
Gee, it must be hard to be Thom Tillis. For a guy with such lofty political aspirations, he sure does have a way of shooting himself in the foot. How long it will take for Brawley to try to walk back these comments. Rep. Robert Brawley...Show More Summary
It's hard to understand why Governor McCrory and Republicans in the General Assembly are spending their time and our money "fixing" things that aren't broken instead of looking for opportunities to lead our state forward. Eight other states already have industrial hemp laws in place, and are poised to capitalize on this new cash crop. Show More Summary
Originally posted at ydnc.org. Funding a new Voter ID law is not as high of a priority for North Carolina voters as saving teacher assistants according to a Public Policy Polling poll commissioned by the Young Democrats of North Carolina. read more
Happy Harvey Milk Day to all the Us's!
Every now and then we front page the entire Daily Dose catastrophe to make it easier for readers to scan the level of insanity emanating from Raleigh. Hold your nose and buckle up. Today is the day. _________________________________________ SEQUESTER...Show More Summary
In one of the most absurd abuses of logic from a General Assembly full or more abuses than anyone can count, Republicans want to charge 28,000 North Carolina residents and extra fee for owning hybrid cars. An annual fee of $100 for electric car owners and $50 for hybrid car owners would be levied on state residents. Show More Summary
Received via email FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 21 May 2013 Contact: Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, President, 919-682-4700 Mrs. Amina J. Turner, Executive Director, 919-682-4700 Atty. Jamie Phillips Cole, Public Policy Coordinator, 919-682-4700 Open...Show More Summary
NC demonstration against GOP lawmakers grows-News & Observer http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/05/20/2906393/nc-demonstration-against-... "Rep. John Blust, a Republican from Guilford County, peeked in on the demonstration and had words...Show More Summary
Originally posted at ydnc.org. For those with tl;dr attention spans, here's a link to the poll itself - crosstabs and all. Only 10% of North Carolina voters surveyed support a tax plan before the North Carolina Senate according to aShow More Summary
Controversy fueled by greed: Passions high around school voucher bill bit.ly/1a1pLSH — WRAL NEWS in NC (@wral) May 21, 2013 Of course, one of the more outspoken proponents is an astroturfer heavily funded by RWI's and one of the author's of ALEC's Parent Trigger nonsense: read more
From Under the Dome. One of the more intriguing poll numbers in the latest monthly Public Policy Polling survey due out later today: 45 percent. That's the portion of voters who believe the N.C. General Assembly is causing the state "national embarrassment." Bound to be good for business, right?
The exact number would be 1500.
There has been much national coverage of how Senator Tom Apodaca has been shilling for car dealers to stifle competition in the automobile business. In case you missed it, this story epitomizes the corrupt influence of business interests...Show More Summary
With his welcome leadership on public education, it appears Bob Etheridge must be running for something. Anybody got any inside scoop? Lots of bad news below. Decent coverage of Moral Monday. read more