NC Republican Party

Coffee with Local Legislators – April 11

Have Coffee & Conversation With Local Legislators on April 11

Here’s your chance to ask questions of and make suggestions to your local legislators

before the N.C. General Assembly convenes in May. Sen. David Hoyle, Rep. William Current

and Rep. Wil Neumann are scheduled to participate in a Chamber Coffee & Conversation

on Friday, April 11, at Queen of The Apostles Catholic Church Family Center, 503 N. Main St., Belmont.

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bill-current.jpg  Dr. Current

Coffee and juice and a light breakfast will be provided starting at 7:30 a.m. The program will start promptly at

8 a.m. and end at 9. The cost is $5 at the door. Registration is requested by email to info@belmontchamber.com.

For more information, call 704-825-5307, or go to the Chamber website at www.belmontchamber.com.

Myrick: Gaston County an option for immigration detention and deportation center

Detention center plan is halted

Pendergraph had said federal project on way; Jones says it’s off

WOW

So, which is it?

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Representative Myrick’s continued federal suck up for an earmark?

Ms. Myrick continues to measure her effectiveness as a legislator by her ability to incite fear and mistrust in the population. While doing so, also ingratiates herself with the “insider elite” of the Bush Administration. (Re: CAFTA tie break vote = Bush visit to Belmont — more than a mere coincidence).  

Maybe this could be placed in the downtown section of Gastonia – it would really perk up the place don’t you think?

Other places with Federal Detention Centers:

Raymondville, Texas

La Villa, Texas

Los Angeles, CA

Detention Center Blues, article from In These Times

Detention Watch Network article

a few pictures of economic development projects:

federal-detention-center-la.jpg  Los Angeles, CA

fdc_seatac.jpg  “Sea-Tac”, Seattle, WA

Poll shows no easy re-election for Dole

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The Charlotte Observer is reporting that Senator Elizabeth Dole is facing a difficult re-election in 2008.

We feel pretty skeptical about this considering the strong republican segment in NC and the fact that few people know much about democratic hopefuls, Kay Hagan, Jim Neal, and John Hendrix

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2002 election result for Gaston County:

Gaston Bowles 34.9% 14,976
Dole 63.4% 27,176
0.0% 0
Other 1.6% 704

There are other political parties active in North Carolina that would hope to field candidates, however, NC laws prevent ballot access. This has been a continual discussion on the Belmont Front Porch, usually when the weather is warmer and we can sit outside longer in the evenings.

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