Cedar's Take: I think Kevin Siers spells in out rather nicely. More from Kevin Siers here.
Billy Graham On Amendment One - Rev. Graham is urging North Carolina voters to support a proposed amendment to the state constitution banning gay marriage.
In comments issued Wednesday from his home in Montreat, Graham said he believes the home and marriage are the foundation of society and must be protected.
The 93-year-old Graham said the Bible is clear in that God’s definition of marriage is between a man and a woman. He urged voters to cast ballots for the amendment on May 8.
His complete statement is contained in a full-page ad slated to appear in 14 North Carolina newspapers throughout the weekend.
Graham’s son, the Rev. Franklin Graham, recorded a message last month in support of the amendment. Franklin Graham’s sister, Anne Graham Lotz, has also said she supports the amendment.
Cedar's Take: The "between one man and one woman being the only legal domestic union" concept works for me. Frankly I don't care what you do and can't understand why we need a law to enforce common sense, except as a tool to deal with some people have a twisted logic. As I've said before the majority North Carolinian's have a pretty good sense that being gay "just ain't right".
Seriously if Bill and Ted's excellent adventure means they want to get married why should I care? I don't.
But what really grinds my gears is that we have become a nation of loud and shrill minority voices who we the "majority" spend all our time trying to appease, pay for, accommodate and make exceptions.
Curt Walton's Extraordinary Event - Attracted less than 40 protesters yesterday morning. There were no arrests and the hand full of protesters, several who were children were gone shortly after Duke Energy's shareholder meeting ended.
|CMPD Officers keep a watchful eye on dangerous Duke Energy Protesters |
Photo Credit: Davie Hinshaw
Outside the protesters chanted slogans, carried banners, and made speeches critical of Duke Energy policies, but a group of Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers watched nearby and did not interfere.
CMPD officers had cordoned off a one-block area around the Duke Energy building early Thursday morning, setting up the Extraordinary Event zone.
The city’s new Extraordinary Events ordinance permits authorities to limit protest activities and items that can be carried into a pre-announced zone. Earlier this week, City Manager Curt Walton announced that the zone around the Duke Energy building an area formed by South Tryon Street, Stonewall Street, Graham Street, and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
Cedar's Take: As many had predicted, Charlotte's new ordinance giving a wide ranging and long list of "rules for protests" has become a recipe for abuse of power. The ability to virtually declare marshal law in response to even the smallest protest.
More photos of the Duke Energy protest here.
Andrew Murray Seeks Death Penalty - In the case of the State of North Carolina v. Mark Anthony Cox, prosecutors announced in court Thursday that they will seek the death penalty for the murder of Danielle Watson.
Cox attacked Watson as she closed down the Flying Biscuit Cafe, on the night of January 13th, she was two months into her first pregnancy.
Cox, a 22-year-old convicted felon, was indicted on charges of murder, murder of an unborn child, robbery with a dangerous weapon and felonious larceny several weeks ago. He was on probation after being released from prison after serving time on robbery and breaking-and-entering charges, when he attacked and stabbed Watson several times.
Tiger Woods at Quail Hollow - Woods shot a 71 Thursday, leaving him six strokes off the lead after the first round.
Wood's performance was just dull, there where few great shots, and he didn't implode or throw any clubs, which left the Charlotte Observer's Scott Fowler writing about the fans instead of the former PGA Tour star -
"As always, Woods’ appearance on a golf course caused some interesting fan behavior. As he walked to the first tee before a crowd of thousands, at least three fans held up smartphones to take his picture – a violation of course policy. As marshals told the fans to put their phones down, one lady piped up: “You’re not supposed to be taking pictures!”
When the man taking them expressed some displeasure, she said, “Well, you also happened to walk and stand right in front of me.”
Right before Woods hit his first shot of the day, another fan’s cell phone went off in his pocket. As the fan scurried away to general anger, one lady shrieked: “Are you kidding me?”
Scott Fowler's complete take on Tiger is here.
Kate Upton Cat Daddy Dance - Cedar Posts will not stoop to posting a video of Kate Upton just to drive page views, but CP thinks Kate Upton is a crazy sexy girl. If you haven't seen her "Cat Daddy Dance" in her barely there bikini then you aren't following The Weather Dog on twitter who tweeted the following on Tuesday:
"So what is so great about Kate Upton dancing to "Cat Daddy" in a bikini? She doesn't even look like a cat! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/01/kate-upton-dances-the-cat-daddy_n_1468510.html?ref=mostpopular