Lorie Byrd was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. She attended North Carolina State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science in 1988. She worked as a litigation paralegal specializing in large document cases before becoming a stay-at-home mom to her two daughters.
Lorie lives in eastern North Carolina with her husband of 13 years and their two daughters.
Over the weekend President and First Lady Obama celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary with a dinner at the Blue Duck Tavern in Georgetown.
"La la la. I can’t hear you.” That’s what la-la liberals spent the entire weekend saying when confronted with the reality of the September 12 march on Washington.
Conservative thought has always been the mainstream. Maybe the country’s choice of where they get their news is finally following.
The Travel Channel had an “extreme” marathon this weekend – Extreme Waterparks, Extreme Terror Rides, Extreme Restaurants, etc. In the Extreme Towns episode, there was a segment on the town of Metropolis, Illionois, featuring a picture of Barack Obama standing in the Superman pose in front of the town’s 15-foot tall, 2-ton bronze Superman statue.
Over the weekend, Democrat congressional leaders Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer wrote of the recent protests taking place in town hall meetings around the country, “These disruptions are occurring because opponents are afraid not just of differing views — but of the facts themselves. Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American.”
President Obama’s approval ratings have dropped significantly over the past few weeks, at the same time he is trying to push his brand of health care reform through Congress.
I saw a bumper sticker today that said "STOP H8N."
President Obama has spent much of the past six months talking about all the things he inherited from George Bush. Unfortunately there are a lot of things he did not inherit from Bush, among them how to be the leader of the free world.
When Barack Obama won the election last year, enjoying the adulation of not only millions of devoted followers, but of an overwhelming majority of those in the media, conventional wisdom was that it would be hard for those in Congress to oppose him.
Last week, commenting on the adulation President Obama enjoyed from the media on his latest European tour, the blogger Anchoress said some in the media would suckle at his breast “if only he’d lactate.”
One thing most anti-war protesters learned from Vietnam is that Americans do not like it when those who fight wars on their behalf are disrespected.
Shortly after last year’s election, I quoted something former Centcom Commander Tommy Franks said that gave me hope that President Obama would do a better job on the issue of the military and national security than what I had feared Candidate Obama would do.
On more than one occasion news has been made by comedians at the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
With the recent sad news of the passing of Jack Kemp, Brent Baker of Newsbusters blog remembered the following 1996 quote from Bill Schneider of CNN.
The “handcuffs” being discussed today go far beyond those discussed by Dave Barry seven years ago.
The Tax Day Tea Parties inspired and energized conservatives across the country last week, but the response to the events from the media and Democrat partisans was perhaps the most interesting thing to watch.
On Wednesday, April 15, thousands of people are expected in all 50 states to join together for over 500 “tea party” protests.
Those on the left have spent so much time over the past eight years bashing George Bush that they are having trouble shifting gears.
The problem is that his humor is completely chilly. His repertoire is an awkward collection of self-conscious half jokes.
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