Thursday, November 16, 2006

I'll Be Gone For A Few Days

Aaaah! A disconnect. I've needed this for a while. I'll be off to the coast for a few days to do some work, before you get up in the morning. You all don't do anything I'd hate to miss here at home. Wait a week, so I can partake as well.

No e-mail. No Internet. Nothing but a few books and a notebook to do some writing.

See you in a few days.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Thanks Vernon, For The Memories And The Help

This week after a thorough thumping by Brad Miller, Vernon Robinson has said that he has no intention to make another run. I don't blame ya buddy. After that trouncing, I'd find another line of work too.


I have to thank you for running Vernon. You were the top Republican candidate in the 13th district and that helped us Dem's like you wouldn't believe. Just so you know, here's how you helped us:

In Guilford County, we thumped Republicans in the NC-57 race (Pricey), NC-59 race (Maggie Jeffus), NC-58 race (Alma Adams) and NC-60 race (Earl Jones).

In Alamance County, equally sleazy politician (and now ex State Senator) Hugh Webster lost to Dem Tony Foriest.

In Wake County, Ty Harrell won the NC-41 race over incumbent Capps.

So thanks Vernon. I feel like you helped us Dem's get out the vote. You did touch the values of the 13th District, the voters spoke on a lot of levels. They clearly said Democrat at every chance.

Your lies, deception, lawlessness with the FEC, brashness and pure evil elected Democrats. That's a reason to keep your chin up Vernon. If you really are a good Christian with moral values, you helped people. That's what it's all about. Isn't it?

I can't say I'll miss you and your brash ways, but good luck in your non-political future. Maybe you and Hugh Webster can go hunting with Dick Cheney since your all cut from the same mold.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Joe Guarino's Ideological Company

I write this as an opinion. I have met Joe Guarino in person, and as we disagree on many, if not all issues, he is a nice guy. Just a friendly smackdown back to reality. So here it goes:

Joe Guarino leans so far to the right, the leaning tower of Pisa seems straight. I am writing this post in response to several posts, one of which is here that Joe has rubber stamped Republican.

A while back, Plead the First put up Greensboro's Political Compass. On this chart, based on a series of questions, Joe Guarino winds up to the right (no surprise) and surprisingly Authoritarian. An Authoritarian lean more towards unimpeded government rule, like dictatorships. No surprise Joe is happy with our Emperor Bush. No surprise he supports crazy and fanatical Vernon Robinson. I took the test a little late to be on the chart. My results put me in between Castera and Coon.

It is also no surprise that Joe likes to offer a lot of rubber stamp Republican talking points. There are also insinuations about candidates like Pricey Harrison, Maggie Jeffus and Brad Miller that Joe offers no proof or unbiased proof of his arguments. It's like taking pop shots at these fine representatives from a rooftop.

One particular phrase that Mr. Guarino continually brings up that pisses me off beyond belief is the term "pro-abortion" instead of pro-choice. I don't know anyone, Joe, anyone who is for the wholesale abortions you dream up to be the case. Some folks, a lot of folks, are for the right to have a choice. There is a huge difference. Just because you disagree doesn't mean you have the right to change the terminology to suit your argument. That is just plain dirty.

Here's a good question Joe: What if your wife was raped by a foul criminal rapist and was impregnated in the process, would you allow her to abort the baby? What does your wife think she would do in this situation? It is really her opinion that counts here, not you and I. After all it would be her body, right? You can't say it won't happen, we all wish it wouldn't happen, but you can't say it won't, so that is not a good answer. I want a real answer Joe.

No one is for abortion being a form of birth control or away out of a relationship gone bad, it is about having the government telling you what to or what not to do with your body. Government and religous organizations just don't have the right to tell someone what to do with their body, period.

It is fine to have your views Joe. It is fine that you are brainwashed by the kind of Dobson and Haggard(meth head who had sex with a gay prostitute), but this is not everyone's opinion. I also don't appreciate the rhetoric in which you deliver these views, with biased information and a shift in vocabulary only comparable to the Bush Administration and the likes of McCarthy.

I think critics of the extreme right are correct in saying that you folks will only be happy after a nuclear war, because the fire and brimstone is written into your Bible as the end and you all want to see it with your own eyes. That sound about right Joe?

Conservative used to stand for something halfway descent in this country. Small, unintrusive government that is fiscally responsible and kept taxes down for all. We are a long way from that Joe. We now have a conservative base that is big government, big business, constitutionally intrusive, fiscally irresponsible and keeps taxes down for the rich and the rich only. You support a party of Fascism, exactly what your party was once against.

You should inform yourself outside of Fox news and the Rush Limbaugh show. Try the BBC if CNN doesn't suit you. Then you can have an opinion. Until then your just a puppet, who's strings are looking worn.

Who Is Going To Clean Up Jim Rumley's Mess?

All over Greensboro's District 59 and around the Early voting locations you will find Jim Rumley's bumper stickers on the back of signs that are public property. Property owned by the City of Greensboro. They are also all over the YES Weekly paper boxes all over town, and from what I understand they are pissed too.

Here's a good example:

Just drive around the city and pay attention to the signs, you'll see them all over.

My question to Jim Rumley, resident of Brown Summit, is who is going to pay to have this cleaned up? The answer is the taxpayers. Beside the fact that it is illegal to put these bumper stickers on signs, the City of Greensboro will have to pay to have them removed with taxpayers money. My suggestion to city council is to send the bill to Rumley. It's his mess, let him pay for it. And make sure you charge him exactly what it cost to clean this up.

Maybe this is Rumley's big idea for creating jobs? My point, it is no better then someone throwing trash out their car window.

Seems like the Conservative Republican's conserve on obeying the law when they campaign. Rumley is costing you money. Before he gets a chance to write laws in the general legislature, let's make sure he can follow laws. Same for Vernon Robinson (FEC laws broken) and BJ Barnes (putting out illegal signs).

One way to let Jim know your displeasure is to contact him at the info that is on his website:
or by phone at 336-558-4689

Another way to let Jim know your displeasure is to vote for Rep. Maggie Jeffus, who has done a wonderful job representing my district and brings experience and honesty to the NC House.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Vernon And Semi-Automatic Firearms

Check out the photos here of Vernon Robinson and Sen Hugh Webster with full and semi-automatic firearms. Ya know, the illegal ones. The ones we want out of the hands of criminals and gangs. I am all for the right to bare arms, but if you need a full or semi-auto to protect yourself or to go hunting, then your just not a very good shot. Are you? And, what a headline on this piece, GPNC Full Auto Classic: Shooting Machine Guns For the Cause Of Freedom. That's pretty scary folks. But, that's Vernon, pretty scary.
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