Wilkes County Dems Cookout

Food, Speakers, and A Good Time...

Wilkes County Democratic Party

Western Committee

Will hold a Rally and Picnic August 5, 2006 at the Rendezvous Mountain Park Picnic Shelter@ 5 PM

Hamburgers and Hotdogs will be served!

Candidates will speak!

Silent Auction!

Drawing will be held for a Mossberg 12 gauge shotgun!

Tickets are $10 to be eligible for the drawing and will allow ticket holder and up to three family members food and drinks.

Individual meal tickets will be available at the event for $5 per person.

Contact Brian @: bhambync@wilkes.net to purchase tickets.

Whack-a-mole


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Do you ever have one of those days when you feel like you're playing a hopeless game of Whack-a-Mole? As soon as you've you've bopped one bad actor, five more pop up thumbing their noses at common decency so they can have more profits. It's happening on every front. Choice. Vouchers. Pledges. Electioneering. Insurance scams. Ethics. Optometrists. Off-shore drilling. Mountain air. Ozone. Stormwater management. Climate change. Mercury. You name it, whack, whack, whack.

One organization slamming it's fair share of moles is the Southern Environmental Law Center. Their newsletter today has some very good news.

Man Bites Car

From today's Chapel Hill Herald-Sun, a story of one man who is trying to make the world a more friendly place for transit. UNC Employee Ernie Patterson is the UNC Employee Forum Chairman and he is trying to get people out of their cars. Patterson chose the hot and muggy month of July to make his point, as he walks, bikes, and buses back and forth to campus.

I applaud his efforts, especially walking most days in the midst of the Carolina heat. But, I was taken aback at the end of the article when I read this:

Is Brad Miller in trouble and why are we not paying attention?

I was just looking at this post over at Swing State Project, and noticed that one of the challengers that is in the best position was none other than Vernon Robinson.

Robinson $466,768
Miller $540,736

Challenger has 86% of funds as Incumbent.

The post is very pro-Democratic, but this one race pops out.

This is the CQ Politics list (PDF) of top 50 Democratic challengers based on their money alone.

Should we be more worried abo

Immorality Comes Home to Roost

I saw this link on DailyKos and was just blown away. The story concerns a report published by the Woods Hole Research Center, which is one of the best environmental research facilities in the world. To truly understand the impact of the article, you have to know this:

Deep in the heart of the world's greatest rainforest, nine days' journey by boat from the sea, Otavio Luz Castello is anxiously watching the soft waters of the Amazon drain away. Every day they recede further, like water running slowly out of an unimaginably immense bath, threatening a global catastrophe.

He pointed out what was happening on Wednesday, standing on an island in a quiet channel of the giant river. Just a month ago, he explained, it had been entirely under water. Now it was jutting a full 15 feet above it.

It is a sign that severe drought is returning to the Amazon for a second successive year.

More after the jump.

Roger Sharpe: On the Record


“As a rubber-stamp for failed Republican policies, Virginia Foxx is working against us and our neighbors in Northwestern North Carolina, who she claims to represent. She has allied herself with the Tom Delays, Karl Roves and Jack Abramoffs of the Bush administration.”

—Roger Sharpe, 5th District Congressional Candidate


If you're not familiar with the politics of Virginia Foxx (NC-5), you probably haven't spent much time around BlueNC. She's a favorite topic (and perhaps the very anti-BlueNC). This November, she'll face lifelong public servant Roger Sharpe (D). Roger took the time to answer a few questions about his candidacy and public policy, and to talk about what's wrong with NC-5's current representation.

We're TaylorSucks.org, and We Approved This Message!

Ladies, gentlemen, and concerned citizens of Western North Carolina,

Much has been made of the first radio ad of the NC-11 campaign season. If you haven't heard it yet, it's a negative attack ad that really doesn't have anything derogatory at all to say about his opponent, Heath Shuler, but does attempt to associate Shuler with "San Francisco liberal" Nancy Pelosi.

Quite a few people who have heard this ad have been rather up in arms about it, dismissing it as dirty politics as usual. So, we here at TaylorSucks.org have issued our own corrected version of the radio ad, in the hope that a few points would be highlighted and clarified.

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