AT&T: Net Neutrality – More Government Regulations

In Tuesday’s State of the Union speech, President Obama will focus on the so-called Net Neutrality.  ATT has released a statement agreeing with conservatives that Net Neutrality is simply his plan for the government to regulate the Internet.

Jim Cicconi, senior executive vice president of external and legislative affairs called any regulation of the Internet a “mistake to the Internet and the U.S. and national interests.  He added that’s it’s a “complete reversal of the bipartisanship relationship that has been in place since the  Clinton administration.

Read the entire press statement here.

More coming in a future post!

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Keystone Pipeline: Probably Not Veto Proof

Keystone Pipeline: Not enough votes to prevent an override to an Obama veto.
Keystone Pipeline: Not enough votes to prevent an override to an Obama veto.

The Hill reported Thursday afternoon that the Keystone Pipeline legislation is probably not going to be veto proof.  They state that the  U.S. Senate is expected to fall short of the 67 votes needed to override President Obama’s veto.

As of Thursday, 63 Senators are expected to vote in favor of the pipeline.  That’s every GOP Senator plus nine Democrats.

Read the full story here.

Update:  A CNN poll has shown that a majority of Americans support the Keystone Pipeline..

Former John Edwards Aide Charged with DWI

John Edwards photo looks sad
Disgraced former US Senator, John Edwards, leaves court.

The Raleigh News and Observer is reporting today that former aide to John Edwards (D-NC), Andrew Young, has been charged in Raleigh with a DWI.  The book is entitled The Politician: An Insider’s Account of John Edward’s Pursuit of the Presidency and the Scandal The Brought Him Down.

This is sad news for the man who wrote in his book, that he was “sucked in” by the John Edwards charisma and was a mere victim.

Andrew Young photo
Andrew Young, left, was a longtime aide to former US Senator John Edwards

Edwards however, is a bit of a different story.  The former one-term United States Senator rose to fame after winning a seven-figure lawsuit for a little girl who was injured in a swimming pool.

He bankrolled his way to the United States Senate, and was later nominated for vice president. He then ran for the primary for president in 2008.  He later became the butt of national jokes after his personal life was revealed.

Edwards’ life is still on trial, in one form or another, today.

Andrew Young was his personal aide who hid Edwards’ mistress, their daughter and their sex tape.

Read more at the News and Observer story.

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I’m Katy, the founder and main writer and I plan on continuing much of the work I did while writing Katy’s Conservative Corner (KCC). For the better part of 16 years, that was my baby and I was the first statewide blogger in North Carolina.  Fellow activist, Frank Williams, had started NC Republican Roundtable, but it wasn’t quite a blog and it wasn’t quite statewide.  But thanks to him, I got the idea and the blog took off.

Today, there are many imitators and there are a few excellent blogs.  There are also groups that have moved in to fill the niche.  I appreciate the NC Civitas Institute, NC Americans for Prosperity, the John Locke Foundation and others for doing the heavy lifting (research) and sharing it with we bloggers and activists.

After a two-year hiatus, it was time to make a return.  I also felt it was time for a name and look change and I enlisted Michael Savage and his company, Red Metal Box.

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I make no money on this blog and probably never will.  It will be nothing but expenditures, so at times, I’ll have to curtail my travel when financial circumstances call for it.

ncgop_logo_reddf7691763d7dI hated missing this weekend’s NC Republican Party convention.  It’s usually a must-attend and for personal reasons, I couldn’t go.  But, wait until next year…

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