Monday, January 17, 2011

Rally. Really? No, Raleigh.

From the flyer linked below,
It has been over 110 years since the Republicans have controlled both Houses of the (NC) General Assembly, and we should celebrate this achievement.
I'd add perhaps, celebrate this achievement as a product of Tea Party patriotism, not to be confused with blind allegiance to the "R" party.  But yeah, this is a great idea.  And I hope to lend my support in person.  Wednesday January 26, 11AM-1PM, Raleigh.

You can download and print this flyer, and post it around your town.  See you there, fellow Patriots!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Release Date For Atlas Shrugged

I'd been checking regularly on for updated information regarding the release date for Atlas Shrugged, the movie.  For a while, they had January 1 as the release date, but I was pretty sure that wasn't right.  And then, at first, I thought it was a joke when I read April 15 was to be the date.  So, I did some googling, and yep...that's it.

Perfect.  Tax day.  Tax revolt, day?

You can bet that my schedule is blocked out for this.

I once swore off theatre movie-going, after a final straw type experience.  The last movie I've seen in a theatre was U-571.  In front of me sat two "men" holding hands, and in back of me (in spite of the fact I'd opted for the late show, specifically to avoid younguns), were a woman and her two pre-teen, seat-kicking boys.  My seat.  I believe the ticket was about 7 bucks, too, which is $6.75 more than the actual film was worth, just on its own merit.  All in all, a rather souring experience.

That was, what, 12-14 years ago?  I believe I've held out admirably.  And until I was too poor to justify it, I satisfied my love for movies building a fairly impressive DVD collection.

What a great way to end the streak.

Monday, January 10, 2011


Rest in Peace, Major Winters

Major Richard "Dick" Winters, whose Easy Company (506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne during WWII) was the subject of the HBO miniseries Band Of Brothers, passed away last week.  Always diverting glory from himself to his men, Dick Winters was a genuine hero. has a warm and fitting tribute to the man.

People who knew Winters during and after the war said he is exactly what he appears to be. He could lead without ever raising his voice or swearing. His friend Bob Hoffman, a Lebanon architect, said Winters’ eyes could “burn a hole right through you.”

The men who served under him and people who only met him later in life call him a hero, no matter what he says.

According to the book, one wounded member of Easy Company wrote Winters from a hospital bed in 1945, “I would follow you into hell.”

Saturday, January 8, 2011

NC Blogroll, Update

Either something is amiss within Blogger, I'm not holding my mouth right, or universal planetary alignment is out of whack.  I've been trying to add a second blogroll, specifically to highlight NC bloggers, but keep stubbing my toe.

It ain't that I changed my mind, or forgot.  Technical difficulties and operator error, but I'll get 'er done if I hafta draw my pistol grab my computer adjustment hammer.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Signed It, Yet?

Don't you suppose that it's easier for them (your elected representatives) to ignore you if you fail to speak your mind?  Especially if/when they might be listening?

It's a great big stack of paper that someone said is healthcare reform legislation.  I have a bucketful of cowpies that I am calling healthcare reform.  Is either of the proclamations more believable than the other?  Have you read the "healthcare law"?  Has your Congressman or Senator?  Can he/she tell you where to find the "good" parts?

Sign the petition.  Force your representatives to vote on repeal.  Un-deem and un-pass, and be held accountable.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Right Minded In The Old North State

Look around me.  The Tar Heel State is blessed with an embarrassment of riches when it comes to talent in the blogosphere.  Some more prolific than others, some more widely-read than others.  But by and large, I have to say it's mighty impressive company hereabouts.  In fact, I'd like to advance the proposition that North Carolina has the finest collection of Right-thinking bloggers around.

Okay, raise your hand if you're a liberal blogger in North Carolina?  Didn't think so.

By contrast, consider this list of localish wordsmithery (in no particular order):

Sister Toldjah
What Bubba Knows He likes to refer to himself as an "Aggregator" rather than a blogger.  A rose by any name...
The Locker Room (The John Locke Foundation)
Hillbilly White Trash
No Feet Required
Red State Make sure to read Erickson's assessment of Reince Preibus' RNC Chair candidacy today.  I still contend that every voting member should pencil in the name Sarah Palin.
From The Barrel Of A Gun
Cold Fury
Katy's Conservative Corner
Silence Do Good Likes to quote Ben Franklin and Bubba.  'Nuff said.
Confederate Yankee
Jane Q. Public


On Motivation & Chocolate Denise prefers reporting on chocolates and sweets to governmental malfeasance, but I have it on good authority that Ayn Rand's Dagny Taggart is her hero, and she favors Reese's Cups to all other confections.  That makes her right as rain in my book.

Very soon, I'll be collecting these into a special Nor' Cackolackian blogroll.

Happy 2011, y'all.  Esse Quam Videri...To Be Rather Than To Seem