The BOOM Squad Does It Again, SW Edgecombe Cougars 38 Rocky Mount Gryphons 20

SW Edgecombe kicked off to the Gryphons and we recovered the fumble. SWE fumbled it back to them and they scored first. SWE scored and the Gryphons scored again. Gryphons lead 14 –12 at halftime.

After halftime it was all Cougars. The Cougars allowed the Gryphons to score once during the last half.


Message from the POTUS on Congressman G.K. Butterfield Election 2010

From: Barack Obama
Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2010 2:14 PM
To: Curmilus Dancy II
Subject: G.K. Butterfield for Congress

Friend —

In just 20 months, this movement has accomplished a tremendous amount.

But we couldn’t have done it without the Democrats in Congress who were willing to take a stand and fight for policies that would move America forward.

And with so much still left to be done, and too many families struggling to get by, we need to keep America moving forward — which means I need you to support G.K. Butterfield for Congress.

Just like in 2008, you can make the difference this year.

You can go door to door to ask folks to support G.K.. You can make calls to voters in your area, and make sure they get to the polls. And you can spread the word about the importance of voting for G.K. Butterfield to your family, friends, and neighbors.

Click here to join G.K.’s campaign.

With so much at stake right now, we cannot afford to let up — for one minute or one election.

With your help we developed our Vote 2010 strategy — and with your help, we’ll make sure to send G.K. Butterfield to Washington to fight for you and your district, North Carolina’s 1st.

If Republicans win in November, their agenda is simple: take us backward to the failed policies of the last decade.

They would seek to repeal all the work we’ve done, and try to stop us from doing more.

They’ll fight to repeal health insurance reform that is ensuring a family with a sick child doesn’t worry about an insurance company denying them care when they need it most.

They’ll do everything they can to repeal Wall Street reform that puts you, the consumer, first and prevents big banks from irresponsibly gambling with our savings ever again.

And they’ll work to block our efforts to jump-start a clean-energy economy, reform our broken immigration system, and get more Americans back to work.

We cannot let that happen, and that’s why we all need to fight to get G.K. Butterfield to Washington, to keep America — and North Carolina — moving forward:

Sign up to show your support for G.K.:

Thank you,

President Barack Obama

Commissioner Leah S. Vines Pinetops Was Elected Secretary During The Edgecombe County Democratic Party Meeting/James Knight Jr. Spoke On Modern Technology

The Edgecombe County Democratic Party met on Thursday, September 16, 2010 to discuss the November Election. The party also voted Commissioner Leah S. Vines as the county secretary to replace Clara Knight who recently resigned her post. Genoetry Penny-Boone served as the acting secretary for the meeting however she serves on the District level.

Chairman Allen Mitchell chaired the meeting as the Democrats discussed party issues. The party voted on trying to open a headquarters by the end of the month in downtown Tarboro.

Elected officials present were the Honorables NC House Rep. Joe Pat Tolson and Jean Farmer-Butterfield, Clerk of Court Carol Allen White, Register of Deeds Robin Carpenter. Sheriff James Knight was unable to attend however his wife Margaret Knight secretary of her precinct and son James Knight Jr. were present to represent him.

IRV – Instant Runoff Voting was brought up because the seat that was vacated by Judge James (Jim) Wynn on the NC Court of Appeals will be decided in that fashion while all other races will be done in the traditional voting style.

Yours truly spoke about how I am not encouraged by our local party and that we need to get to work. I said it is fine that we talk about our concerns on the National and State levels but what are we doing in Edgecombe County? I said we need to come together as Democrats and have some rallys, forums and etc. I don’t know of a rally since I was the interim chair back in the late 90’s.

Martha Johnson a longtime Democrat and party worker spoke about her concerns that the party from the National to the State to the County need to do more especially as it relates to modern technology.

Pinetops Commissioner Florence Pender spoke about how the party needs to be talking about how we are fired up and ready to go. She agreed with Johnson.

James Knight Jr. the youngest Democrat present who introduced himself as an educator spoke about using modern technology such as FACEBOOK and TWITTER to get the young folks involved. He spoke about how the OBAMA campaign motivated young folks to get involved with the election process during the last Presidential Election. He spoke about how he set up his dad’s FACEBOOK page the Honorable Sheriff James Knight Sr.

Several campaign signs were available for Democrats to take home.

Learn more about IRV – Instant Runoff Voting.

Note: Click on everything in blue for links to more information.

See related:

IRV – Instant Runoff Voting and the NC Court of Appeals (Judges) Election 2010

IRV – Instant Runoff Voting

IRV – Instant Runoff Voting and the NC Court of Appeals (Judges) Election 2010

Judge Cressie Thigpen was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Judge James (Jim) Wynn. There are 13 candidates who will be running to replace Wynn during the November election however the race will not be the norm but will be decided by IRV – Instant Runoff Voting.

I posted the following link recently.The upcoming election for the Court of Appeals seat being vacated by Judge Wynn will be decided by IRV

Check out how complicated IRV is in the following link. Kiss Wins in Instant Runoff Voting.

Read more here about IRV.

I have had Joyce McCloy on my the local cable station in Rocky Mount over the years talking about IRV and the voting process. You can visit her website to see all the research about IRV.

Thank you my friend Joyce McCloy NC Coalition for Verified Voting for all that you do especially the research on IRV.

See this link as to what would have happened in Rocky Mount during a recent election if they had chose to use IRV.

Note: We discussed this briefly at our Democratic Party Meeting on last night. I didn’t really try to explain it because it is too complicated and a person need to read it for themselves. Click on everything in blue to read more about IRV. I hope this will give you and idea of what we will be facing as it relates to IRV.

There is a lot of work to be done in individual counties to educate the voters. This is why there is a need for each county party to use modern day free technology like Blogging, FACEBOOK, TWITTER and etc. When the county parties are not in session the county officers must be busy. Time is winding down so it is time to get your technology on.