July 01, 2008

What's going on with Democrats in North Carolina?

Loyal Colossus reader Fred Gregory sends us word that Democrat Governor Mike Easley racked up over $170,000 in taxpayer-paid expenses during a recent trip to Italy:

Most of the bills for Gov. Mike Easley's trip to Italy were in euros. The exchange rates during most of the trip was about 1.65, which means one euro would be worth $1.65. Here are some examples of specific expenditures:

First-class tickets from New York to Rome and then Florence to London and then London to Raleigh for the governor and his wife, Mary Easley: $19,500.

Airfare for similar flights in coach for Communications Director Sherri Johnson: $2,987.

Chauffeured Mercedes sedan and van on call for North Carolina's first couple: $51,954.

Hired van or bus for the rest of the delegation: $23,584.

Lunch in Rome for the Easleys, Johnson and five others: $732.

Three-night stay for the Easleys at Starhotels Splendid Venice : $2,249.

Thankfully, Easley is close to ending his term.

Elsewhere in the state, Joy Johnson, a third vice-chairwoman of the Durham County Democratic Party and vice chairwoman of the Young Democrats, has been charged regarding various Satanic rituals, "that included shackling people to beds, caging them and depriving them of food and water."

Her husband, Joseph Scott Craig, 25, was charged with second-degree rape, second-degree kidnapping and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon for an incident in January and another in May.

The two made an appearance in court Monday morning after spending the weekend in the Durham County jail.

Mark McCullough, an assistant district attorney, urged Judge Nancy Gordon to increase Johnson’s bond to $500,000 from the $270,000 set by a magistrate. “Part of the allegations are that Satanic worship is part of this case,” McCullough said.

Gordon kept Johnson’s bond at $270,000. Craig’s bond remained at $500,000. Each was ordered to stay away from the accusers. Craig has been charged with beating a man with a cane and a cable cord and assaulting a woman with a wooden cane and raping her.

Three letters: WTF?

Posted by Hube at July 1, 2008 10:40 AM | TrackBack

Comments  (We reserve the right to edit and/or delete any comments. If your comment is blocked or won't post, e-mail us and we'll post it for you.)

What's troubling you? Didn't you realize that there's no difference between being a Democrat and belonging to a Satanic cult?

:-)

Posted by: soccer dad at July 1, 2008 01:11 PM

Thank god they're not playing with little boys, or hanging out in airport restrooms.

Posted by: cjo at July 1, 2008 03:13 PM

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