• comment on a post Open Thread over 6 years ago

    The top contender to run against Heath Shuler dropped out of contention yesterday.  Just a few months ago he said he was planning on running once disgraced former Congressman Taylor decided not to run.  Taylor gave a feeble non-answer to a local Republican Men's Club when asked his intentions for 2008.

    Read the rest here:  http://www.scrutinyhooligans.us/?p=3929

    Shuler will likely crush Taylor in a rematch.  Republicans are quite tired of their corrupt, ineffective old Lump.  He may even help to balance things if there's a Hillary atop the ticket.

  • comment on a post Whorin' Teh Excellence over 6 years ago

    Thanks weed,

    Click over to the posts I'm a-whorin', and it'll all make more sense.

  • comment on a post Late Night Filibuster Open Thread over 7 years ago

    Thanks for posting that.

    There's even more great video at Scrutiny Hooligans.  Our own Drama Queen got alarmingly close to the action.

  • comment on a post Draft Heath Shuler over 7 years ago

    I'm looking forward to seeing Shuler become a more experienced legislator, and to seeing Brad Miller take on Liddy Dole.

  • O.K.

    So your assertion is this - Though Shuler believes homosexuality is wrong, which infers that it is a choice, he has no problem with the wrongdoers who have chosen to be homosexual.

    Is that right?

    Because it's a really very weird way to think about the whole issue.  If someone comes up to me and says "White, heterosexual males are wrong", should I take that to mean that they think my whiteness, heterosexuality, and maleness are wrong but that aside from those vices I'm A-O.K.?

    I don't get it.

    The axe being ground here is that of social justice and equality.  Call it an axe if you like.  I call it a value.

  • comment on a post 50 State Blog Roundup: June 9, 2007 over 7 years ago

    Great Roundup - That takes a lot of effort.

    If you're ever looking for more NC blogging, try Scrutiny Hooligans.  Our group blog does a lot of reporting from the western part of the state.

  • Chuck Taylor was a blight on the land.  He was corrupt and incompetent.

    Shuler is new.  We are going to hold him accountable, and we'll applaud his positive votes.  It's our responsibility to help Shuler move to sane positions on Iraq and other issues.

  • Heath said that homosexuality is wrong.

    That's not a personal problem?  Funny, all the gay people I spend time with sure think it's a personal problem.

    Heath has lots of strengths.  I did a fairly good job of listing them here (though I did leave out the link you offer, faithfull).  He's also got some serious liablities when it comes to encouraging progressive Buncombe County to get to the polls.

    The enviro/small business thrust has been excellent, and I imagine we'll see more of it since Shuler is on the Small Business subcommittee and the Infrastructure Committee.  

    Faithfull, your support of Heath is clear.  What do you think of his hate crimes, stem cell, Iraq War, and immigration positions?

  • comment on a post State Blog Roundup: Movement Building over 7 years ago

    w00t!

    Let's not forget the excellent community at BlueNC or the Hooligans who cover county and district politics in the western district of North Carolina

  • comment on a post On Blog Lingo over 7 years ago

    For five long Friedman Units, I have suffered the concern trolls, the wankers, the spammers, and the LieberDems in an effort to blogwhore my homeblog, Scrutiny Hooligans, as an alternative to MSM/legacy/corporate journamalism, exemplified by Tweety, Doughy Pantload, The High Broder, and Joke Line.

  • On another note, they're talking about this at BlueNC.

  • Walter Jones can stay where he is.

    We've got enough theocrats already, thanks.  Are there any nice secularist Republicans who want to make the jump?  You know, ones who weren't all gung ho about the war while hating abortionist doctors, activist judges, and homosexual agendas?

    Jones would serve best by joining the Connecticut for Lieberman party.

    We need to primary this asshat in '08.

  • comment on a post Questions for Chris Dodd or Other Candidates? over 7 years ago

    How did he land that handsome devil, Tim Cullen?

    j/k

    Candidate Dodd rank these in order of importance:

    War on Terror
    Global warming
    Universal Health Care

  • The electability trap is a loser's game.

    Debate the issues.  All else is tripe.

  • Electability is a ridiculous concept that lost us the election in 2004.  Remember that Kerry was the most electable candidate then?

    You minimize the efforts of the candidates outside your appointed "Big Three" and limit their chances by trying to crown Hillary absent any policy discussion.

    Hillary who voted for the war.  Electable?  Whatever.  If she wins the nomination, I'll work to see her elevated, but she doesn't get a pass just because she's got a lot of money and the last name Clinton.

    For the record, I'm a Bill Richardson fan.  He's got experience, solid policies, diplomatic skills out the wazoo, and oodles of "electability" style positives.

    Let's make the candidates work for our support.   Why should they buy the Progressive Cow if they're getting our milk for free?

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