In possibly the largest Southern progressive protest
since Selma in 1965, 75,000 to 100,000 people marched on Raleigh, North Carolina this Sunday in protest against the recently elected conservative government’s radical agenda.
Once a comparatively moderate Southern state, the government North Carolina elected in 2010 has begun a systematic campaign
[previously] to remove 50 years of progressive legislation from the state. Weekly Moral Mondays protests
[previously], beginning in April 2013, have been ongoing, but this march represents the biggest gathering so far in protest of the NC government. [more inside]
2003 American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken is running for Congress in North Carolina.
Aiken is a long-time political activist
, and his campaign seems serious and sincere, as shown by the heartfelt five-minute video
announcing his campaign. But the odds are against him
in a district which voted for Romney by a twelve-point margin, and being a gay father
is a possible liability in a state which recently voted to ban gay marriage.
(But of course, electing entertainers to political office is an American tradition.
Fashion blog Ivy-Style.com
posted an article
today hypothesizing that four-term Republican North Carolina State Representative Bryan R. Holloway
is the anonymous blogger, known as Richard, responsible for the much criticized
WASP 101 fashion blog, widely
for its frequent racist, sexist, and classist overtones (and for having bad fashion sense, too). [more inside]
Coming this summer: North Carolina [will be] the only state that will clearly mark all people who are not U.S. citizens – everyone from business executives with “green cards” to students on visas – with a newly designed driver’s license.
However, Republicans are trying to block the issuing of driver's licenses to immigrants who have qualified for a two-year reprieve from deportation. Those immigrants have been deemed by the federal government and the state attorney general’s office as being lawfully present in the U.S. [more inside]
How Polling Firm PPP Won The Election With Its Hilarious And Infuriating Questions
: "Public Policy Polling, the firm that correctly predicted all 50 states in the presidential election, is known for asking some weird, quirky and, sometimes, controversial questions in its polls... Here are some of the firm's best questions of the election cycle." [more inside]
A preacher rebukes North Carolina media over asking the wrong questions about marriage.
North Carolina votes today on Amendment 1
, which states that, "Constitutional amendment to provide that marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State."
Here are some of the people who would be affected
Why A Heterosexual, Married, North Carolinian Father Of Three Cares About LGBT Equality
. Married father of three boys writes eloquently about the reasons why he opposes the proposed constitutional amendment banning any legal relationship recognition for same-sex couples. The amendment goes before voters in May primary election
, when heavy Republican turnout is expected. Meanwhile Senator Goolsby
says that it is all about "empowering voters" "so no activist judge is able to decide on his or her own what marriage is." [original
Hurricane Irene is the worst hurricane to hit the northeastern US in 50 years.
President Obama has signed Emergency Declarations for North Carolina, New York, Virginia, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Maryland. At least 8 people are known dead, and 2 million are without power. [more inside]
Bernie Madoff - Free At Last
While incarcerated for 150 years for a $65 Billion dollar Ponzi scheme, Berine Madoff creates his own version of the events that led to his arrest and becomes a local celebrity at the Butner Federal Correctional Complex
. (via metachat
Jimmy Smith Park.
Breadcrumbs so you can find your way back:
Jimmy Smith Park
-> Rivers Park
-> The evolution of previously
Newsfilter: The State Attorney General of North Carolina, who took over the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case and conducted his own investigation after Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong withdrew from the case when the North Carolina State bar filed ethics charges against him
, has dismissed the remaining charges
against the three players originally accused of first degree forcible rape, first degree sexual offense, and kidnapping
. [previously discussed
A possible murder suspect's google-trail
of dark and bloody tales?
A contributing writer for 'Deviant Minds'
webzine (scroll down a few clicks to Donn Gash) may be linked
to the gruesome murder
of his father. His mother has already been charged
No winner in MoveOn primary...
but Dean places first, with 4387%. No candidate getting over 50% means no endorsement for now
. But more people voted in this virtual Democratic primary than voted in the New Hampshire, Iowa, and North Carolina Democratic primaries/caucuses in 2000.
Broken Arrow: Goldsboro, NC. On Tuesday, 24 January 1961, at about 12:30 a.m., two hydrogen bombs fell to earth near the tiny farming village of Faro, NC...
An interesting read.