CPAC Memories

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CPAC is coming!

As a blogger and earlier as an attendee, I’ve been to many editions of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).    These are videos that I’ve taken in recent years to give you a nice reminder of how much fun the conference is.

I hope to attend, but don’t have my ducks in a row just yet.  (I’ve been too busy getting my new business off the ground and it just hit me today.)

Join me in jumping in the wayback machine and remember the days with these videos:

2010 Phyllis Schafly Discuss how conservatives defeated the moderate “RINOs” and her suggestions for the future of the conservative movement

 
In 2011, someone appeared dressed as Sarah Palin, and doing a pretty darn good job of it.  Her fans were not happy but at first, people followed her around like she was the real thing:

 

 

Also in 2011, I caught up with Herman Cain at a CPAC Party and asked him about his position on jobs. This originally appeared on my former blog, Katy’s Conservative Corner.

 

 

In 2012, Rick Perry visited the Blogger Room yet said he had too much going on in Texas to run for the Presidency:

 

 

The late Andrew Breitbart discussed his participation in “Occupy Unmasked” with Citizens United and gave kudos to the right-wing media:

 

 

Here’s the entire Breitbart Presentation shot by another blogger with a tripod:

 

 

Wow, I need to get back to CPAC and I hope you attend, too!.

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Welcome back to the North Carolina Beagle Watchdog.

Between retiring my former blog, Katy’s Conservative Corner, and starting the North Carolina Beagle Watchdog,  I continued to tweet and write about political issues in other capacities.  I also started a radio station, WKKM-DB, the DB standing for Digital Broadcasting, instead of AM or FM.  The station is online only and broadcasts to the world.  There are other political media in the works for me but that is  down the road.  Stay tuned.

Also, I’ve been an active mom at my son’s school.  It’s important to help with your children’s education and keep the children informed about the activities of their government.  School choice is a vital issue, with charter schools and home schools a must.

Currently, I’m at the Defending the Dream Summit in Dallas, Texas and we are having so much fun 0n Blogger’s row.  I thank the Washington Times for sponsoring us.  The Americans for Prosperity puts on this conference yearly and I’ve been to nearly every one.  It’s always a great time to connect with fiscal conservatives from all over the United States.

If you were not able to make it, you can watch it online here.

I’m currently covering the speakers and activities at this special event.  Thus far, Rick Perry, Dr. Ben Carson, Rand Paul, Marsha Blackburn, and David Koch have awed the crowd.  Hope you enjoy!.

Former John Edwards Aide Charged with DWI

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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.

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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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It’s Beagle Time!

beagle-white-face Hi and welcome to North Carolina Beagle, a conservative watchdog blog.

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.

They did a fantastic job for a great price! I highly recommend them as I’ve used him on several other sites that I currently run or have run.

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…

I’m also a regular at CPAC and at the Americans for Prosperity events, both statewide and nationally.  I’m also active in Smart Girl Politics.

As a proud mom, wife, and beagle owner, I’m excited to be here again.  I’m also a DJ so I  keep busy.

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