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  • Old North State FReepers head to Crawford, TX to FReep the Commies (After-action Report)

    08/15/2005 7:00:18 AM PDT · by TaxRelief · 109 replies · 3,875+ views
    August 14, 2005 | Taxrelief
    The residents of Crawford, TX thought things were bad last week, but many of them were ill-prepared for what was to come Saturday, August 13, 2005. The crowds had been slowly swelling in response to the notorius stalking of President Bush by Cindy Sheehan, the woman so obsessed with her own emotional needs, that she was willing to disrupt the lives of an entire town. It is tempting to blame Sheehan's therapy group for joining her on her emotional journey, but in actual fact, Sheehan herself strongly encouraged the reinforcements. On Saturday, (and Friday) the whole event suddenly swelled to...
  • Ex-employees say they saved dentist's syringes (semen shots?)

    07/25/2004 7:33:41 PM PDT · by Stew Padasso · 47 replies · 5,895+ views
    Ex-employees say they saved dentist's syringes Workers testify they were suspicious of Hall's actions with patients KAREN GARLOCH Staff Writer RALEIGH - Two former employees of Cornelius dentist Dr. John Hall became suspicious of his behavior in May 2003 and, over the next few months, collected five syringes from his office that were found to contain his semen, according to testimony Saturday before the N.C. Board of Dental Examiners. Cheryl Lynn MacLeod of Concord said she found it unusual when Hall began asking her to leave a patient's side to retrieve items that he didn't end up using, when she...
  • How to collect guns and irritate PETA

    07/19/2004 8:14:13 AM PDT · by Atlas Sneezed · 81 replies · 2,153+ views
    Townhall ^ | July 19, 2004 | Mike S. Adams
    One of my recent articles, entitled “Timmy and Me,” stirred up even Moore controversy than I expected. But, fortunately, most of the email about the article was positive. In fact, several readers wrote to say that they had decided to make their first gun purchase after reading the article. A few even asked if I had any recommendations. Since I have several, I decided to write this article. Before I get started with the recommendations, I want to make sure that prospective gun owners develop a healthy respect for firearms and for the consequences of using deadly force. That’s why...
  • The Wussification of America: Fallout from Arnold, John & Sandy

    07/22/2004 10:36:22 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 33 replies · 3,619+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 24 July 2004 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Remember Adlai Stevenson, III, and his failed run for Governor of Illinois in 1982? Of course you don’t; nobody does. But here’s the relevant story from that. A fair number of people, including the Republican who eventually won, questioned whether Adlai was “a wimp.” So he called a press conference to deny that he was a wimp. Helloooo. If you have to call a press conference to deny that you’re a wimp, it pretty well establishes that you are. Hold that thought and fast forward to last week. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in a war to the death with the...
  • Vinroot Opts Against Runoff, Giving Ballantine GOP Nomination

    07/22/2004 12:50:22 PM PDT · by Prospero · 44 replies · 1,229+ views
    WRAT-TV Raleigh ^ | 7/22/2004 | WRAL-TV Staff
    RALEIGH,N.C. -- Richard Vinroot announced Thursday afternoon that he will not call for a runoff in the GOP Gubernatorial election, thus handing the Republican nomination to primary winner Patrick Ballantine.
  • Basnight firm still has unpaid bill [NC Senate Pres ignores court judgement of $50K]

    07/22/2004 4:37:41 AM PDT · by TaxRelief · 3 replies · 432+ views
    Carolina Journal ^ | July 22, 2004 | Don Carrington
    RALEIGH — After The News & Observer of Raleigh published a story in February about his contract dispute with Basnight Construction of Manteo, James Morris of Elizabeth City thought it would be easier to collect about $50,000 he was owed. But, as of Tuesday, Morris still doesn’t have his money According to Morris, Deputy Greg Padilla, who handles collections for the Dare County Sheriff’s Department, told him a few weeks ago that the funds in Basnight Construction’s bank account at RBC Centura in Manteo had been secured but not released. (snip) Seeking an update, Morris said Friday that Padilla told...
  • My letter to the Hollywood Republicans Congress Club President (vanity)

    07/21/2004 3:07:14 PM PDT · by UnionCountyYoungRepublican · 19 replies · 923+ views
    7/20/04 | UnionCountyYoungRepublican
    Good Afternoon, My name is Nick Polyzos and I am the Chairman of the newly founded Union County Young Republicans, based in Monroe, North Carolina. As you can tell, we have a long and tumultuous fight ahead of us this November, with the Democrats trying to regain the presidency, and will pull every tactic to get it. John Edwards is from North Carolina and we are doing our best to make sure that the Tarheel State does not go into the Blue column in November. We are a young fledgling group, that is willing to put its resources to work...
  • Robinson, Foxx to compete in runoff for Burr's seat

    07/21/2004 2:42:56 PM PDT · by Amish · 15 replies · 570+ views
    Winston Salem Journal ^ | Wednesday, July 21, 2004 | PAUL NOWELL
    Robinson, Foxx to compete in runoff for Burr's seat By PAUL NOWELL Associated Press Writer WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - After months of vicious personal attacks and all-out politicking, Republican voters in the 5th Congressional District can expect four more weeks of the same, as Vernon Robinson and Virginia Foxx advanced to an Aug. 17 runoff from an eight-person field. With all precincts reporting unofficial results early Wednesday, Foxx, a state senator, and Robinson, a conservative black activist led the crowded field. Robinson had 13,466 votes, or 23 percent and Foxx with 13,055, or 22 percent. Ed Broyhill, scion of the Broyhill...
  • GOP Primaries Matter: The news from the South

    07/21/2004 9:38:23 AM PDT · by SmithPatterson · 16 replies · 805+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 7-21-04 | John Hood
    GOP Primaries Matter The news from the south. By John Hood RALEIGH, N.C. — It wasn't that long ago that Republican primaries in most of the south were not exactly nail-biters. Democrats dominated the region for most of the 19th and 20th centuries, particularly in races for Congress, state, and local office. The GOP's fortunes began to improve somewhat in the late 1960s and early 1970s as strong presidential performances by Richard Nixon in the region helped to pull Republicans into statewide and local offices. After the Watergate debacle, Republicans gave back much of their gains. Even the beginning of...
  • NC Freepers - Opinions on your state! (Vanity)

    07/20/2004 1:14:36 PM PDT · by bolobaby · 29 replies · 775+ views
    BoloBaby
    I need the opinions of North Carolina Freepers. I'm looking to move to "friendly territory" and the Hickory/Morganton/Charlotte area keeps coming up. That is, basically, western NC. (That and south central Texas near Austin.) So I'd like some local opinions of the state and area. Basically, I'm looking at the following areas: Laws - liberal or no? How long does it take to get a gun license in NC? Does NC use the death penalty? Does social services inject themselves into everyone's life? Values - as South Park put it, "tolerant" means you put up with something, not embrace it...
  • Candidate uses President's voice, Ignores RNC demand to 'cease and desist'

    07/19/2004 2:26:42 PM PDT · by Prospero · 10 replies · 1,075+ views
    NCGOP ^ | 7/19/2004 | Linda O. Shaw
    For Immediate Release – July 19, 2004 From the desk of Linda Shaw, RNC National Committeewoman: Miner Ignores RNC Requests to 'Cease and Desist;' Hijacks President’s Voice Richard Morgan also told to 'cease and desist' RALEIGH On Friday, July 16, 2004, Representative David Miner was contacted by the Republican National Committee Counsel’s Office regarding the unauthorized use of President Bush's voice in an automated phone call. Miner was told to "immediately cease and desist from any further use of the President's voice." Miner ignored the request and continues to use the President's voice in his automated calls to voters of...
  • Report: D.C. Chapter's Slim-Fast Lovefest at Kerry HQ, 7/17/04

    07/18/2004 5:44:52 PM PDT · by kristinn · 63 replies · 2,502+ views
    D.C. Chapter ^ | Sunday, July 18, 2004 | Kristinn
    Honor Roll for the Slim-Fast Lovefest: TaxRelief, Huber, two of their young tax deductions, Exit148, staytrue, Doctor Raoul, spaceman spiff, L-Von_Mises, Trueblackman, a local lurker, tgslTakoma and kristinn.The D.C. Chapter of Free Republic held a demonstration outside the Kerry-Edwards campaign headquarters in Washington, D.C. yesterday to thank Slim-Fast for canning Whoopi Goldberg as their spokesman and to call on the Kerry-Edwards campaign to release the videotape of the Radio City Music Hall fundraiser that cost Whoopi her job.We began on time for once, at 1 p.m., because we received several calls from the media about this demonstration--namely CNN, NBC and...
  • Morgan's rivals question $100,000 contribution

    07/19/2004 10:17:04 AM PDT · by TaxRelief · 8 replies · 428+ views
    Journal Now (via The Carolina Journal) ^ | July 17. 2004 | David Rice
    A federal report showing that a political committee controlled by allies of House Republican Co-Speaker Richard Morgan got $100,000 from a small tobacco company in Virginia has Morgan's rivals raising questions about the donation. The N.C. Republican Main Street Committee, a so-called "527" independent committee controlled by Morgan's closest allies, reported to the Internal Revenue Service this week that it has raised $160,200. The committee has run campaign ads on behalf of Morgan's legislative supporters. But more than half the committee's money - $100,000 - came in a single donation on April 29 from S&M Brands Inc. of Keysville, Va.
  • Mutual Admiration in the Capital [Short Session was a disaster for conservatism]

    07/19/2004 10:05:11 AM PDT · by TaxRelief · 1 replies · 299+ views
    The Carolina Journal ^ | July 19, 2004 | John Hood
    RALEIGH – The 2003-04 session of the General Assembly ended Sunday with a congratulatory round of back-patting and what amounted to an open meeting of the inside-the-Beltline chapter of the North Carolina Mutual Admiration Society. (snip) House Speaker Jim Black sounded a major theme of the post- adjournment afterglow when he told the Associated Press that his alliance with Republican Co-Speaker Richard Morgan had proven to be a productive one. "Everybody predicted chaos and thought it was going to be the end of the world," he said, but in fact his two-year coalition in the House "began in terrible fashion...
  • Morgan conflict makes for harsh politics in GOP's primary season

    07/19/2004 8:10:11 AM PDT · by NCSteve · 21 replies · 460+ views
    The Winston-Salem Journal ^ | Monday, July 19, 2004 | David Rice
    RALEIGH For Republican state legislators, it's the ugliest primary season in years. In districts scattered across the state, legislators associated with Republican Co-Speaker Richard Morgan - who made an alliance with Democratic Co-Speaker Jim Black last year - are locked in angry battles before Tuesday's primary that focus on party betrayals and breaking no-tax-increase pledges: > In Moore County, the chairman of the local GOP has made the unusual move of endorsing Peggy Crutchfield, the challenger to the sitting Republican co-speaker. Morgan, in turn, has run ads that highlighted a 15-year-old conspiracy conviction against Crutchfield's husband for which he was...
  • Free Republic "Bump List" Register

    09/30/2001 4:46:44 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 191 replies · 12,118+ views
    I have created a public register of "bump lists" here on Free Republic. I define a bump list as a name listed in the "To" field used to index articles. Free Republic Bump List Register
  • John Kerry & John Edwards: You’ve GOT to be Kidding

    07/16/2004 11:10:22 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 62 replies · 5,022+ views
    Special to Free Republic ^ | 17 July 2004 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Okay, now that the Democrats have a presumptive ticket, it’s time to assess them as a pair. This is one of the few instances when the whole is less than the sum of its parts. That’s especially true when the theme the pair apparently wants to advance is “truth.” Several months ago I wrote in detail about three would-be Democratic candidates, two that I knew personally and one by reputation. They were Joe Lieberman, John Kerry and John Edwards. (Yep, it was back when Lieberman was still a faint possibility, and Kerry was a third-place candidate.) Here’s the short version...
  • John "Old Hickory" Kerry? (Kerry looks like Andrew Jackson)

    07/16/2004 10:31:40 AM PDT · by Grig · 34 replies · 2,317+ views
    Eric Zorn ^ | Eric Zorn
    Does former President Andrew Jackson resemble current presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry? Do Kerry & Jackson look like the New England Patriots logo? Does Kerry look like the Old Man of the Mountain? You be the judge. More pictures at the source.
  • Edwards brother raises DWI hell

    07/15/2004 2:43:15 AM PDT · by kattracks · 82 replies · 2,615+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 7/15/04 | ADAM LISBERG
    Sen. John Edwards' little brother has an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Colorado and has thumbed his nose at more than $800 in fines for driving infractions. Wesley Blake Edwards, 39, has been a terror on the road for more than two decades. He has been arrested four times for drunken driving, twice been sentenced to a week in jail for DWI and lost his right to drive in four states. But even after his license was suspended and revoked, he repeatedly got back behind the wheel - only to be stopped by police again. He is currently a...
  • Senate Approves New Powers Over Tobacco (Bewitched?? Alert)

    07/16/2004 6:59:00 AM PDT · by buzzyboop · 13 replies · 869+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 16, 2004 | Nancy Zuckerbro(a)d
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate approved a plan to give the government broad new powers to regulate the cigarette industry, including the ability to eliminate harmful ingredients in tobacco products and forbid advertising that appeals to children.The measure empowering the Food and Drug Administration to oversee the sale, marketing and manufacturing of cigarettes was linked on the Senate floor Thursday to a $12 billion buyout of tobacco farmers.An unlikely coalition of anti-smoking advocates and tobacco-state senators pushed to secure the 78-15 vote to add the twin measures to a massive corporate tax bill that the Senate then passed on a...
  • Bush gains in N.C. poll despite Edwards (15 pts--state's no tossup, says Gallup)

    07/14/2004 12:40:03 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 11 replies · 1,045+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 7/14/04 | ANNA GRIFFIN
    North Carolinians generally like John Edwards more than John Kerry or President Bush. But that doesn't mean they're ready to reverse 28 years of supporting Republicans for president. A new Gallup poll done for CNN and USA Today suggests that Edwards' addition to the Democratic ticket has done little to help Kerry's chances in the Tar Heel state. "I still would not put North Carolina into the tossup category," said Frank Newport, editor in chief of the Gallup Poll. "North Carolina is still firmly a red (Republican) state." Newport's pollsters interviewed 848 registered voters in North Carolina after Kerry's announcement...
  • GOP feud playing out in primaries [N.C.]

    07/13/2004 8:34:01 AM PDT · by Constitution Day · 9 replies · 637+ views
    The News and Observer [Raleigh, N.C.] ^ | July 12, 2004 | Lynn Bonner, Staff Writer
    GOP feud playing out in primaries Many of the contests pit supporters of state House Speaker Richard Morgan against his critics By LYNN BONNER, Staff Writer PINEHURST -- Peggy Crutchfield left a deli in this quaint village to a chorus of customers and employees calling her "a wonderful person." She built her reputation raising money for charities as head of the Moore County United Way, but the refined 64-year-old is now on the front lines of a nasty fight between factions of the state Republican Party. A first-time political candidate, she is challenging one of the most powerful Republicans in...
  • SHOCK POLL: EDWARDS-KERRY DOWN 15 POINTS IN NORTH CAROLINA

    07/13/2004 6:52:38 AM PDT · by Liz · 137 replies · 4,247+ views
    DRUDGE REPORT ^ | 7/13/04 | DRUDGE REPORT
    Drudge header links to USA TODAY report----site has full details (can't post USA TODAY on FR). Looks like the "love birds" bombed. Their idiotic behavior----touching---hugging----kissing----no, not their wives.....each other-----was off-putting to potential voters.
  • Finally, a Political Ad that Addresses the Issues (Robinson for Congress)

    07/13/2004 5:55:32 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 29 replies · 872+ views
    robinsonforcongress.com ^ | 7/13/04 | Robinson's Campaign
    Islamic Terrorism, Berg's Executioners, Illegal Immigration, Jesse Jackson's mug shot....All in one television commercial. http://vernonrobinson.com/media/twilight.mov
  • Study Shows High-Speed Rail Feasible In Eastern N.C.

    07/12/2004 1:21:46 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 72 replies · 860+ views
    WRAL ^ | July 11, 2004
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- According to a new study, the idea of a commuter train service connecting Raleigh to Wilson and Goldsboro is feasible and affordable. The study, commissioned by officials in the Wake County town of Knightdale, concludes that building the 100-mile rail system would cost about $125 million. That is less than the typical cost of eight miles of urban freeway.
  • To the Supreme Court: I Quit

    07/09/2004 6:51:34 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 158 replies · 6,686+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 10 July 2004 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    My name is John Armor. I’m a civil rights attorney who has practiced in the Supreme Court since 1972, a good run of 32 years mostly in First Amendment cases. Now I have resigned from the Bar of that Court. I state my reasons here, and urge others to join me in that decision. “About 220,000” attorneys are in the Bar of the Supreme Court. The Court Clerk has no exact count, just this estimate. Since the Court only hears about 190 cases a year, obviously most of those lawyers have never set foot in that Court to present a...
  • N.C. License Plate Benefits Military Families

    07/11/2004 5:43:25 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies · 543+ views
    Fox News ^ | 7/11/04 | Fox News
    North Carolina's House and Senate approved a controversial specialty license plate (search) this week that will benefit military families.
  • Republican Primary for NC Governor [Questionaire Responses from Candidates]

    07/11/2004 5:13:16 AM PDT · by TaxRelief · 5 replies · 518+ views
    Channel 14 news ^ | July 11, 2004
    1. How would you boost the state’s economy? 2. What needs to be done to protect our area from the threat of terrorism? 3. Should same-sex couples be allowed to get married or form civil unions? 4. Do you have a plan to lower health care costs? 5. How does your position on taxes differ from your Republican opponents? 6. Where do you stand on the abortion issue? 7. Why should voters choose you in the primary? Fern's Response to Channel 14 questionnaire: News 14 Carolina Patrick's News 14 Carolina Dan Barrett's News 14 Carolina Vinroot's News 14 Carolina Cobey's...
  • Outrage over New York Fundraiser Follows Kerry-Edwards to the South

    07/10/2004 3:24:06 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 52 replies · 3,120+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | July 10, 2004
    Charlotte, NC/Arlington, VA—Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory today called on the Kerry-Edwards campaign to release the unedited tape of a controversial fundraiser Thursday in New York. "Last week, Senator Kerry told Mid-western voters that he shared their 'conservative values.' This week, when celebrities called the President a 'thug' and made sexual innuendos with the President's name, Kerry said they represented 'the heart and soul of our country.' This is just the latest example of Kerry telling different things to different crowds. The Kerry campaign should release the tape from his fundraiser to allow North Carolina voters to decide for themselves if...
  • Kerry, Edwards Rally Planned For Saturday (To Attend Church Services together On Sunday)

    07/09/2004 1:08:55 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 54 replies · 1,011+ views
    WRAL ^ | 7/9/04
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Sen. John Kerry and Sen. John Edwards will bring their presidential campaign to Raleigh this weekend. Both senators will hold a rally Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at the Court of the Carolinas on the campus of North Carolina State University near the Bell Tower. Gates open at 1 p.m. Parking is available in the campus garages and lots. Around 3 p.m., Kerry and Edwards are scheduled to arrive at RDU International. Meanwhile, free tickets to Saturday's rally in Raleigh are available on the North Carolina Democratic Party's Web site. Tickets are also available at several distribution centers...
  • Could not even carry his home county

    Local Boy Made Huge ROBBINS, N.C. — Two days after Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kerry announced his choice of North Carolina Sen. John Edwards as a running mate, there was little evidence of the event in Edwards' rural, industrial hometown. There were no banners, no balloons, no Kerry-Edwards lawn signs. Although the owner of the Capt. Snipper Salon and Day Spa had put up a hand-lettered poster on the morning of the announcement — "Congradulations to John Edwards" — that poster was gone by the next day. At Amy's Cafe, old men in work-worn clothes sat eating barbecue...
  • KERRYTRACK ALERT: Kerry and Edwards bound for WV, NM and NC today and tomorrow

    07/09/2004 5:16:30 AM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 26 replies · 770+ views
    http://www.johnkerry.com/events/ | 9 July 04 | N/A
    Scramble, scramble, scramble! Freepers man your planes!The Ketchup Commie is inbound to your sector! Here is your intercept data:Friday, July 09 - West Virginia A New Team for a New America Rally The event will be at the Raleigh County Memorial Airport in Beckley. Tickets for preferred viewing are available at: Democratic Headquarters 1802 Harper Road Beckley, WV Kerry Campaign Headquarters 602 Virginia Street East, Suite 100 Charleston, WV You can pick up tickets today, Thursday, July 8th, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and tomorrow, Friday, July 9th, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Gates open at: 11:30 AM...
  • Reflections on 'The Ivory Tower of Babel' [College grad abandons liberal prof's brainwashing]

    07/07/2004 6:59:43 AM PDT · by TaxRelief · 5 replies · 1,236+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July , 2004 | Mike S. Adams
    Dear Dr. Adams: I am writing this letter in a state of frustration and disenchantment, but also, I believe, in a state of enlightenment. Friday evening I was preparing for a weekend vacation, and I was trying to decide what reading material I would take with me. I thought about your book and headed for the nearest bookstore. Rather than waiting until I was lounging on the beach, I began reading about five minutes outside of Wilmington. After browsing through the Table of Contents, I could not help but immediately turn to those chapters that most sparked my interest (e.g.,...
  • In North Carolina, Some Areas of Agreement (NYT in NC on Edwards)

    07/06/2004 8:19:18 PM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 14 replies · 628+ views
    New York Times ^ | 07/07/04 | SHAILA K. DEWAN
    HOME STATEIn North Carolina, Some Areas of AgreementBy SHAILA K. DEWANPublished: July 7, 2004 REENSBORO, N.C., July 6 - At the lunch counter of the Brown-Gardiner drugstore here, there were registered Democrats and registered Republicans, the undecideds and the decidedly decideds, but when the subject turned to the sudden ascension of their one-term senator, John Edwards, to the No. 2 spot on the Democratic ticket, they were in agreement on quite a few points.Principally, they agreed that Senator Edwards was a wise choice as running mate for Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, a perfect...
  • A Challenge to Freepers about Edwards

    07/06/2004 8:12:45 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 151 replies · 4,655+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 7 July 2004 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    I lost interest in John Edwards after he ceased to be either a candidate for reelection to the Senate here in North Carolina, or a candidate for President. Like most political analysts, I did not expect Kerry to choose Edwards for the same reason that a Broadway star does not want her understudy to be much prettier than she is. Well, we were all wrong, and Edwards is now a menace to the nation because he might contribute to the election of John Kerry as President. So I ask able Freeper researchers to get cracking on a project that could...
  • The John Edwards That North Carolina Knows (Gravitas vs Granola.. fact checker)

    07/06/2004 8:08:25 AM PDT · by carlo3b · 59 replies · 2,877+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | July 6 2005 | Judson Cox
    Gravitas vs Granola.. fact check The John Edwards That North Carolina KnowsWritten by Judson CoxTuesday, January 27, 2004       Thanks to last Thursday's debate, the rest of the country is learning what most North Carolinians have known: John Edwards is a poorly informed man.  Senator Edwards thinks the Federal Defense of Marriage Act means exactly the opposite of what it does, and has no clue about Islam.  For a successful lawyer to be unfamiliar with this law is surprising, but to know so little about Islam, in the midst of the War on Terror, is shocking.  Can you imagine a...
  • It's Edwards

    07/06/2004 4:33:22 AM PDT · by djf · 1,017 replies · 25,931+ views
    NBC | NBC
    NBC breaking says for sure it's Edwards for veep
  • Riding High In Union County, NC

    07/02/2004 3:37:59 PM PDT · by UnionCountyYoungRepublican · 31 replies · 687+ views
    NCGOP Weekly E-letter - July 2, 2004 | 7/2/2004 | UnionCountyYoungRepublican
    County Spotlight: Union County Republican activity in Union County has recently accelerated with the addition of a new Young Republicans organization. Building on a solid foundation of strong leadership in the Union County GOP and other auxiliary clubs, Young Republicans Chairman Nick Polyzos took the initiative in forming this new organization, which recently held its first meeting. With over a dozen people in attendance for the initial meeting, the Young Republicans are building a solid club focused on helping to elect as many Republicans as possible.
  • Report on Lite Rail Town Hall in Charlotte

    07/02/2004 3:31:41 AM PDT · by Huber · 18 replies · 900+ views
    Don Reid's Weekly EMail | 7/1/04 | Don Reid
    ALLIES.........And The Misinformed I apologize to my vast e-mail audience for misstating the operational cost of our cute little uptown trolley in last week's e-mail. New figures from the city reveal the cost will be $1.1 million per year, not $750,000. With ridership projections remaining at 100,000, the cost per ride is now projected to be $11.00! The rider will pay $1.00----you, the taxpayer will pay $10.00! Here's a very real example of how it will work: a rider from the uptown area, who chooses to have lunch in the Southend, will pay $1.00 each way and you will subsidize...
  • I need y'all's help to fight the Dem. attack machine

    07/01/2004 10:06:20 AM PDT · by conservativejud · 14 replies · 368+ views
    Conservativejud (Judson Cox)
    Friends and readers, As I mentioned in my most recent column, I am coming under fire for the campaign ads I created using the 9-11 footage. I don't really care what people say about me, but Sen. Fern Shubert's campaign is being unfairly maligned. The ads are entirely truthful, and the video was used because the 9-11 Families For A Secure America endorse her because she is the only candidate in NC working to prevent such attacks from happening again. The ad can be viewed at www.forfern.com. You will also find a longer radio ad and a great deal of...
  • 'Ridiculous' law gaining national attention

    07/01/2004 7:02:56 AM PDT · by Nasty McPhilthy · 335 replies · 1,685+ views
    WECT-TV ^ | 7/1/04 | Nicole Konkal
    A Pender County woman who says she was forced to choose between her boyfriend and her job has taken her story to the national media. Under a North Carolina law it's illegal to live with someone you're not married to, and the Pender County Sheriff's Department is enforcing that. It's a law that has been in affect for nearly 200 years, and now Deborah Hobbs is getting national attention for sacrificing her job in order to make a statement. It all started when Hobbs began working at the Pender County 911 dispatch office in February. In late May she was...
  • N.C. Judge Must Restore God Reference

    06/29/2004 5:28:02 PM PDT · by notforhire · 12 replies · 351+ views
    North Carolina Judge Ordered to Restore Reference to God in Courtroom Entrances, Oaths The Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. June 29, 2004 — The state Supreme Court ordered a judge Tuesday to restore references to God in the words used when he enters the courtroom and when witnesses swear to tell the truth. The high court sided with angry officials from two counties who complained that District Judge James M. Honeycutt had taken it upon himself to change courtroom procedures. The high court ordered Honeycutt to stop using a revised oath missing the phrase "so help you God," and administer the...
  • Civil war looms for Republicans

    06/28/2004 9:24:17 AM PDT · by SlickWillard · 79 replies · 1,086+ views
    Before Congress left town Friday for its Fourth of July recess, Rep. Bill Thomas of California pulled off one of his patented legislative assassinations. Washington's most cunning parliamentarian, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Thomas eradicated the Freedom of Speech in Churches Act without openly opposing it. In the process, he fired an early shot in a destructive civil war looming for Republicans. The bill would stop the Internal Revenue Service from using existing statutes to muzzle clergymen who talk politics in their churches. That stoppage is pressed by Christian conservatives, who say they have been discriminated against by federal...
  • United to smite homosexuality

    06/28/2004 7:24:41 AM PDT · by NCjim · 9 replies · 425+ views
    Raleigh (NC) News and Observer ^ | June 28, 2004 | Yonat Shimron
    A Raleigh church is devoted to an anti-gay mission, but some question congregants' tacticsOn a recent midweek afternoon, 75 church members marched into the office of state Senate leader Marc Basnight to show their support for a state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage Basnight wasn't there to greet them, but that didn't stop the group. Members passed out the senator's phone number and agreed to go home and start dialing. "We need to bombard him and make him listen to us," said Elder William Cooper of Raleigh's Upper Room Church of God in Christ. "We want him to get tired...
  • Senator Edwards Beach Walk In Question

    06/27/2004 11:36:04 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 48 replies · 388+ views
    Lumina News, via NCWaterman.com ^ | June 26 2004 | Crystal Allen
    The town of Wrightsville Beach has received, but not approved, a special events permit for Senator John Edward’s sixth annual beach walk on the Fourth of July. Edward’s office filed a special event permit last week, which was not in compliance with the 45-day deadline for applications required by town ordinance. “They have filled out the paperwork, and we just won’t have time to approve it through the normal channels,” said town manager Andrea Surratt. “Special events permits require board approval. It has not been approved and it has not been denied.” The next board of aldermen meeting will be...
  • Bush leads in North Carolina media poll [47-42]

    06/22/2004 5:02:50 AM PDT · by BlackRazor · 32 replies · 537+ views
    The State ^ | 6/22/04 | N/A
    Bush leads in North Carolina media poll Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. - President Bush would win North Carolina by a slim margin if the presidential election was held today, according to a new statewide poll. In the poll, 47 percent of likely voters chose Bush, a Republican, while 42 percent selected presumptive Democratic nominee John Kerry. The margin would be smaller if Kerry picks Sen. John Edwards as his running mate, according to the survey, conducted June 13-16 for The News & Observer, WRAL-TV and WUNC radio. "Kerry doesn't have to win North Carolina to win the presidency. Everybody knows...
  • The Value of Death – Civilian, ‘Senseless,’ and Combat Deaths

    06/20/2004 10:17:51 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 16 replies · 744+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 19 June, 2004 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    The older we get, the more we go to funerals for friends and family. As Benjamin Franklin observed, “Nothing is certain but death and taxes.” This isn’t about taxes, nor about the state funeral for former President Ronald Reagan. It’s about Laurie Russell, and about the value of death. Laurie was the wife of a lifelong friend of mine. She was smart and funny, able and wise. She was a positive influence in the lives of all who knew her. Or, I should say, IS a positive influence, because the benefits of who she was and what she did live...
  • Vinroot leads among N.C. GOP voters, poll finds (Numbers indicate Easley still big challenge)

    06/19/2004 7:20:56 AM PDT · by jern · 25 replies · 550+ views
    News & Observer ^ | June 18, 2004 | Lynn Bonner
    News Home / News   Topics: NC | Nation & World | Crime & Safety | Health & Science | Education | Growth | Q | CorrectionsColumnists: Rogers | Saunders | Sheehan | Sill   Published: Jun 19, 2004Modified: Jun 19, 2004 5:42 AM Vinroot leads among GOP voters, poll findsNumbers indicate Easley still big challenge Vinroot By LYNN BONNER, Staff Writer Former Charlotte Mayor Richard Vinroot leads the half-dozen Republicans running for governor, but with the primary a month away he is short of what he needs for an outright victory, a new statewide poll shows. Representatives for...
  • Men seek to establish Tuscarora nation in N.C.

    06/17/2004 12:38:04 PM PDT · by Constitution Day · 87 replies · 7,268+ views
    Durham Herald-Sun [Durham, N.C.] ^ | June 17, 2004 | The Associated Press
    Men seek to establish Tuscarora nation in N.C. The Associated Press June 17, 2004   1:43 pm ELM CITY, N.C. -- Three Tuscarora Indians have settled in tents in eastern North Carolina and decided to seek land, artifacts and self-governance they say are due to them under treaties made with their ancestors.Timothy Jacobs, Harless E. Smith Jr. and Billy Mac Locklear, bought about 10 acres near Elm City for their self-declared nation."This is something we didn't start yesterday," Smith said. "We've been working on this all our lives."They plan to add permanent buildings, such as a cookhouse and sweat lodge,...
  • A Plea To Improve Teacher Quality [A bipartisian editorial by Jeb Bush and a former NC Dem gov]

    06/15/2004 9:55:09 AM PDT · by summer · 64 replies · 197+ views
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | June 14, 2004 | FL Gov Jeb Bush and former NC Gov Jim Hunt
    A Plea To Improve Teacher Quality By JEB BUSH and JIM HUNT Special to The Tampa Tribune Published: Jun 14, 2004 Soon after students return to classrooms this fall, their parents and the rest of us will head to the voting booth. As a sitting Republican governor and a former Democratic governor, we recognize there are strong differences between the two parties. At the same time, we believe it is critical we reach bipartisan agreement on the urgent issue of improving teacher quality. The recent experience of our two states shows it is possible to make bold changes and progress...