Leading from the Left

Friday, June 27, 2008

Congratulations to Steve Yuhasz

Congratulations to Steve Yuhasz, the winner of Tuesday's run-off primary for the Orange County Board of Commissioners. Steve ran an excellent campaign and impressed many, myself included, with his effectiveness as a candidate.

I'm looking forward to Steve joining the Board in December. We've got alot of work ahead of us, and we need all the brainpower we can get.

Job well done, Steve!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Your Daddy Don't Know

You ever wonder what happened to those 'one hit wonder' Rock Bands from the 80's?

Some of them end up playing in Hillsborough NC on Last Friday's. This month's band is fronted by the lead singer from an 80's band called 'Toronto' which had the hit song "Your Daddy Don't Know." I'm embarrassed to admit I had the album back when I was in highschool, but the song's actually kinda fun. Here's the song for those of you old enough to remember.

Last Friday sounds like it'll be a blast this month, so come on down and have a great time.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Vote Today!

Today is run-off primary day in NC. In Orange County there are only two races on the ballot: Labor Commissioner and County Commissioner District 2.

I've already endorsed Mary Fant Donnan here on this blog last week and I reiterate my support today. Please vote for Mary Fant Donnan for Labor Commissioner.

In the run-off election for County Commissioner District 2, I voted for and endorse Leo Allison. Leo is one of the nicest guys I've ever met, and he sincerely cares about the community. Orange County voters would be lucky to have Leo Allison working for them.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Labor Commissioner and Weaver Street Market

What do the run-off election for Commissioner of Labor and Weaver Street Market have in common?

Absolutely nothing. They both just happen to be in my mind today.

Let's start with Mary Fant Donnan. North Carolina is one of only a handful of states with an elected Commissioner of Labor. The office is currently held by a Republican, Cherie Berry. I think it's time to reclaim this office and elect a progressive who truly cares about work place conditions. That's why I enthusiastically endorse Mary Fant Donnan in the run-off election next Tuesday June 24th. For more information about Donnan, please visit her website.

Now about Weaver Street Market....

The doors opened at 10am today for the new WSM in Hillsborough. I stopped in at about 10:15 and the place was packed with eager, happy shoppers. Those of us who live in Hillsborough and vicinity have been waiting a long time for WSM to open up. And it was worth the wait. The store is beautiful. A great addition to downtown Hillsborough.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

"I'm Voting Republican...

because if you want clean water, just buy it in a bottle." (Just kidding). But check this out; they make a compelling case, don't they?

Now, This is Leadership

The nations only two African-American Governor's are showing extraodinary leadership on LGBT civil rights. This article is an interesting read about a compelling act of leadership by Governors Paterson and Patrick.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Economic Benefits of Freedom

Let freedom ring....ring up sales on California's cash registers, that is. Read on.