Police are searching for a registered sex offender suspected of killing the daughter of a North Carolina police chief and hiding her body in a storage unit.
The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department said in a news release Sunday that the body of 23-year-old Valerie Hamilton was found Saturday night at the Mini-Storage Center. She was the daughter of Concord Chief Merl Hamilton.
Police have issued a murder warrant for 34-year-old Michael Neal Harvey who they think is the man seen on surveillance video leaving a restaurant with Valerie Hamilton last week.
Investigators are looking for Harvey and a white 1996 Chevrolet Blazer he was driving. It has North Carolina tags ZXE-1756.
Multiple media outlets reported that Harvey was convicted of a sex offense in New York and that arrest records show he has been in North Carolina at least five years.
Police believe Harvey is still in the Charlotte area, according to the Charlotte Observer.
By Barry Secrest
As the political tide continues its arc into a more perfect Conservative solution, the words which are being brandished by those on the Left, and even within the Media, have taken on a nearly somber tone. The Democrats seem to be sounding more and more like Republicans, while more and more moderate Republicans are sounding like Conservatives as each day passes. Even while many staunch Liberals are now sounding their shrill media alarms as if a final collision with brutal reality is imminent--and it is. The Media around the Globe have begun expressing their dismay at a US Presidency which has seemingly run its course as being now spent and ineffective at best.
The Bush tax cuts have fallen under heavy political scrutiny as most "outer beltway Americans" now know what will most likely occur should those tax breaks be allowed to sunset and tax rates again soar. A double-dip recession with sprinkles on top would be the "best" that we could actually hope for in a world of incrementally dimming economic hopes. Read More: A Quantum Shift: The Origins of Change In America Finally Recognized
By Daniel Greenfield
O’Donnell’s victory in Delaware is already being credited to Sarah Palin and the Tea Party Movement, but more credit probably goes to a backlash against a GOP that provided a coronation to a liberal Republican and used vicious and hate-filled tactics against his opponents, that doubtlessly reminded many Republicans of the tactics Democrats were using against Sarah Palin.
I would much rather have had Hayworth knock out McCain, than have O’Donnell knock out Mike Castle. That would have removed one of the Senate’s biggest liberal Republicans, and would have probably given his obnoxious daughter the boot out of the spotlight too. Hayworth was also a much stronger candidate in the general election than O’Donnell will be. But that isn’t the point. The Republican party can’t just “do what we were doing before”, which is exactly what will happen if the Senate Republicans backing Castle had gotten their way. Whether O’Donnell wins and loses, the Battle of Delaware was another strong warning that business as usual cannot go on.
The Delaware primary was ugly, in-state and on the internet. But had the Delaware GOP not backed Castle at all costs, and had Castle’s defenders online actually made an honest case for him (count the number of times that pieces like that mentioned the words Cap and Trade) without treating O’Donnell the way the media had treated Palin, as a crazy laughable nut with ethical problem who isn’t worth mentioning except to make sexist jokes about her, the backlash might never have happened. This was Anti-Insideritis in a big way.
But Castle and his GOP backers couldn’t debate on the issues. The Tea Party had them running scared. So instead they conducted vicious personal attacks against O’Donnell, with their only argument being electability. But the Tea Party turnout was not about party loyalty, it was about wanting real reform. And there’s no way to package Mike Castle as signifying real reform. And without reform as the brand, the GOP may win the Senate, but lost in 2012. And that is the real deal.
Bringing Castle to the Senate would have just given McCain and Graham, someone else to join them in playing bipartisan footsie with Obama. Putting a Democrat in that seat will not be pretty, but for the Republican brand to mean anything, then putting someone like Castle in is even worse. This is not just about 2010, it’s also about 2012 and 2014. It’s about changing the way the government works. And it’s about not just blocking Obama, but showing him and his cronies the door for good.
Delaware is another warning to the GOP that a sleeping giant has woken. And they had better start paying attention. McCain’s turn rightward probably will not hold, but on the other hand having to spend 20 million dollars may have convinced him to tone it down a little. And Delaware may finally convince the Republican party to stop business as usual, and start paying attention. Viral smears, paid commenters and controlling the top 1 percent of the blogsphere is not enough. You actually have to win the war of ideas, or lose it all.
The media, which always loves falling back on their last tactic, is treating Christine O’Donnell as the new Sarah Palin. But there’s one problem with their lame attacks, which is that O’Donnell’s statements about sexuality that they’re highlighting are conventional Catholic ones. The media can bash O’Donnell for them, but not without attacking the Catholic Church itself. But they’re dishonestly pretending that they’re the eccentric views of a single woman, rather than the position of a global religious movement which covers a whole lot of America.
Still the Dems know their best chance isn’t on policy, it’s on portraying the Republican party as crazy, extremist and dangerous. If they can’t get voters to vote for them because they like them, they hope to at least get voters to vote them as the lesser evil. Except they might be overestimating the degree to which voters are currently interested in “moderation”. The media can character assassinate Palin or O’Donnell, but it can’t change voter dissatisfaction. And constant establishment attacks at a time when the public is dissatisfied with the establishment can have the opposite effect of the one intended, as Castle found out.
Maybe that’s why the Tea Party Movement is moving beyond the United States. Because it’s a stand in for a larger trend in the First World, Euroskeptics in Europe and small government advocates in the US question federalism and centralization. The Tea Party movement is the populist expression of those concerns in America.
So Colbert and Stewart and the left wing snark machine can belatedly chug into motion, a month too late, to mock the Restoring Honor rally, and all that accomplishes is the elitists amusing the elitists, while the Louvre burns.
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Some insiders are surmising that O'Donnell's dropping her scheduled TV appearances this weekend was a very wise move due to the fact that the Media is coming out in all attack mode against both her and the Tea Party as a result of her win. The comments we have seen thus far range from anti-masturbation, Wiccan connection replete with Satanic worship, and a few other even stranger items.
It is now our understanding that she actually maneuvered the Iceberg in the path of the doomed Titanic on it's maiden voyage. Perhaps she should convert to Islam, a move which would totally confuse the Media and, perhaps, snuff out their attacks in one fell swoop.~Barry S.
Christine O'Donnell is backing away from her plans to appear on the Sunday morning talk shows this weekend.
The Tea Party-backed GOP nominee for Delaware's Senate seat had been scheduled to appear on both CBS' "Face the Nation" and "Fox News Sunday," but canceled both appearances.
"Christine O'Donnell just cancelled her appearance on tomorrow's FTN," "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer tweeted Saturday morning.
"They just emailed us and said she needed to cancel," Schieffer's senior producer, Mary Hager, told Politico.
"I feel your pain, Bob. A page from Rand playbook!" tweeted Betsy Fischer, executive producer of "Meet the Press." Rand Paul, the Tea Party candidate from Kentucky, canceled a planned "MTP" appearance in May.
And despite Sarah Palin's advice to her protege candidate — "Speak through Fox" — O'Donnell also canceled on Chris Wallace's "Fox News Sunday."
The AP reports that O'Donnell "canceled so she could attend previously scheduled events, including a Republican picnic Sunday in Delaware's Sussex County, where she received key support," according to a campaign spokeswoman. The spokeswoman added that O'Donnell looks forward to appearing on the shows in the future.
By Matt Clark
Comedian Bill Maher decided to use the "N-Word" during his appearance on the Larry King Show. Maher is often known for his offensive and brash humor, but took it to another level by using a racial slur in his interview talk. This comes soon after Maher received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, with his girlfriend Cara Saint Maria and dog "Killer" joining him.
During the interview, Bill Maher and Larry King discussed the various potential candidates for president in 2012. Maher brought up remarks made about President Obama's opposition. One bit of remarks came from Newt Gingrich, who Maher said called Obama an "anti-colonial loud tribesmen" which Maher says is "the new Kenya." He said its "Codeword for N-a." Maher said they're unable to say the word, that they can't fathom there's a black president and that's what their focus is on.
Maher goes on to talk about Sarah Palin being a religious nut and not reading books about religion but instead consulting emails from "Prayer Warriors." Still it was his comment to Larry King that has caused a stir, when Maher dropped the N-word. King being the good listener he is, allowed Maher to continue speaking after making the reference, but it's caused a lot of shock.
Bill Maher clearly took his commentary a bit too far by using a racial slur rather than just saying the "N-word," which would have illustrated the point he was trying to make. The video is now making the rounds on YouTube of the two minute piece from Maher's interview including his use of the slur. Many will recall the uproar that former "Seinfeld" actor, Michael Richards, caused when using the same racial slur during his stand-up comedy act. Richards eventually went on the air to apologize for the incident.
Will this incident hurt Bill Maher's career in the way it hurt Michael Richards, who infamously used the "N-Word" as part of his comedic act?