I used to have my name printed here. But I've gotten so many strange phone calls, I've edited this post to delete my name.
Hello. I've lived in Burke County for the past two years. I moved here to Jonas Ridge after spending 16 wonderful years in North Carolina's 11th district. When I'm not on the computer, I hike in the Linville Gorge Wilderness area or take a short trip down to Upper Creek falls.
I started this blog mainly because it's criminal that this glorious place is being represented in Congress by a megalomaniacal political operative who clearly does not have our children's best interests at heart. I don't like that my state senator, who disrespects gays, ran unopposed. I don't like that the Art Pope financial empire has targeted my state representative, Walt Church.
I propose that we start discussing what kind of candidates we want to promote against those in office right now who do not truly represent our values. As well, I propose we discuss strategies to support the candidates who do.
Once I figure out how to do it, I also plan to post a calendar of relevant events in the district. I'm depending on readers and allies to keep it up to date. And, of course, we'll add contact info for our representatives and local media and anything else we think of and have the time to do.
So, let me know what you think. Let me know if you have events you'd like other Democrats and Progressives to know about. This blog is not intended to be a personal one. It's completely dependent on the community of readers and writers as to what it will become. So, join me! And we'll do our best to improve the political situation for the party that understands the responsibilities, not just the privileges, that come with power.