Dispatches From The NC Political Scene

By A.P. Dillon Hello Da Tech Guy readers! It's been several months since I left Da Tech Guy's Magnificent 7 writing team and I wanted to drop in with some political updates from North Carolina. Redistricting Chaos A lawsuit threw North Carolina's districts into chaos just prior to the March 15th primary election. A court struck down … Continue reading Dispatches From The NC Political Scene

State Senator Jen Flanagan and Rep Kim Ferguson at the Twin City Tea Party 11-28-11

State Senator Jen Flanagan (D) and State Rep Kim Ferguson (R) spoke at the twin City Tea Party tonight at the Border Bar and Grille to talk about Redistricting. They spoke mainly about the process and spoke a lot about the Federal requirements concerning majority minority districts. They answered a fair amount of questions and … Continue reading State Senator Jen Flanagan and Rep Kim Ferguson at the Twin City Tea Party 11-28-11

Jay Nordlinger is kinder to Ms. Tucker than I will be

Today in the middle of a titanic struggle with a piece that just didn't seem to be going places I took the time to enjoy Jay Nordlinger's wonderful Impromptus and I noticed this bit. I meant to write something more than a month ago: Rejoice over Cynthia Tucker, and say a little prayer of gratitude … Continue reading Jay Nordlinger is kinder to Ms. Tucker than I will be

Scott Brown Crazy like a fox

This is going to be fun: Brown, a Republican, sent a letter to the chairs of the Legislature’s Special Committee on Redistricting offering his support for a Suffolk County district that is majority nonwhite, known as a majority-minority district. “It is my hope that any redistricting for congressional or state legislative seats will result in … Continue reading Scott Brown Crazy like a fox

If only NY and Mass. had ended celibacy they would not have lost seats in redistricting

A few weeks ago a column by Bonnie Erbe to nobody's surprise who is paying attention (PBS on their online site actually refers to her as "non-partisan" which says more about PBS than it does about her) noted church closing in the East and painted it as a result of the old church orthodoxy: Dogmatic, … Continue reading If only NY and Mass. had ended celibacy they would not have lost seats in redistricting