Via Free North Carolina: “We wanted to make sure we were upholding the school district’s responsibility of separation of church and state from the Establishment Clause,” Supt. Gerri Martin told the McDowell News. Martin told the newspaper she made the decision in consultation with the school’s principal and vice principal. And from Fox: “We thought […]
I don’t like to post other people’s original thoughts in their entirety, I would rather you visit their site. So, here are some excerpts from Bruce Charlton’ s Miscellany: I am now pretty much convinced that average and peak general intelligence (g) has been declining in the West for at least the past 200 years […]
Carolina Plott Hound Former Rep. Shumer goes to work for Duke Energy proving, once again, that Congress is just try outs for lobbying. Mary Lee swims up Cape Fear River. Laurie Foreman arrested, again. Illegal Mexican re-imported to get custody of his kids. I think, if he’s going to get custody, then the kids should […]
According to Rob Schofield of NC Policy watch, our new Lt. Governor Dan Forrest is a fundamentalist nut job. Of course, I would say that Rob Schofield is a liberal, atheist nut job. Potato, potahto. Apparently, Forrest is a homeschooling, abortion and tax opposing conservative. Or, in other words, a conservative. My only hope is […]
Just a thought. When our government deals with other governments or nationals, sometimes there is no “win-win” situation. Sometimes somebody has to get screwed and it seems like it should be our government’s priority to make sure that its not us. I don’t think that’s the case, particularly when it comes to immigration and globalism. […]
So, Republicans have predictably jumped on the “Dream Act” bandwagon with both feet. After all, they have two free years before they have to pretend to be conservative again. The GOP is a false alternative, you have no voice if you’re not liberal. Kyl is from Arizona, of all places, and Hutchison is from Texas: […]
..otherwise, what’s the point? An empty lane that nobody wants to pay for that we all already paid for with taxes. Its one of those things that makes sense on paper, but not in reality. News and Observer
The NAACP has deemed several closed coal fired NC power plants racist because of their siting. Apparently, these plants were put where there were not because large plots of land were cheap and no voter groups opposed (including, presumably, the NAACP), but because they are racist. In what ways does the NAACP actually advance colored […]
Even the gov admits commodities trading and gambling are the same thing. Via Free North Carolina: “In English: the government says that many of the things Intrade allows people to predict – everything from what the price of gold will be in the future to whether the U.S. will go to war soon – are […]
From Newsbusters via LS Rebellion I know he’s an idiot movie star, but referring to Obama as “our lord and saviour” is asinine, even for hollyweird. I can’t get the video to embed, so you’ll have to go to the link. Update: Got the video! Better video at the links.
As Mayor of Charlotte McCrory was seen as a moderate conservative. Campaigning for Governor, McCrory’s rhetoric shifted to the right. As the first Republican Mayor in two decades and the first to have a Republican controlled legislature in over a hundred years, this Bloomberg article wonders which way our gov will go. For the record, […]
From Winston Salem Journal via Carolina Plott Hound: “More than 11,000 immigrants in North Carolina have applied for a two-year reprieve from deportation made available in the summer by President Barack Obama, according to the latest statistics provided by U.S. immigration authorities.” SNIP “Since the Obama administration opened the application process Aug. 15, about 309,000 […]
Professor Grover Furr from Montclair State University denies Stalin’s regime killed 1oo million, call it bullshit. Be careful what college you send your kids to. I recently came across this one through a Free North Carolina post. Video below.
Reading and following links and reading some more, that’s what I do. Well, I came across this piece from The Economic Collapse Blog about the coming hike in the estate tax and lowered threshold to get screwed by it. This got me thinking about local farms and ranches. I’m creating a new link category for […]
Governors and Mayors worry budget negotiations between the White House and Congress will go badly for States and Cities. The United States Conference of mayors are attempting to lobby lawmakers. Read more here.
Reading through Carolina Plott Hound, I found some interesting local news items. Eve Carson was murdered March 5, 2008 in Chapel Hill. She was kidnapped and shot to death on the street by two career criminals who were found guilty. One of her murderers has filed several appeals and motions for lighter sentencing or re-sentencing. […]
I’m researching homeschooling groups in NC, and I’m looking for help. If anybody knows of any homeschooling groups in NC or has experience with NCHE please leave a comment on email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Liberals, or progressives, like to say they’re working towards a more equitable society where everybody’s choices are equally valid, except, of course, the choices progressives don’t like. You can tell a lot about a person by what they’re against. For instance, progressive are against what they call patriarchal society and religious discrimination. What they’re really […]
Just passed 100 page views! I know its not much, but it feels like a milestone. Wish there were a few more comments.
I missed this, but SFMedic has put up an enormous list of PDFs here. Good stuff.
Found this at Small Dead Animals referencing the kurfuffle going on over in the middle East. Click to enlarge it. It cracked me up.
Bonner Bridge over Oregon inlet needs repairs to the deck before it can be reopened, according to Greer Beaty, Spokeman for DOT. The good new is that the Southern Environmental Law Center (isn’t there another Southern something-or-other law Center?) has not renewed it’s efforts to stop bridge construction. See here and here for more. Island […]
Edit: A commenter, Rebeccaryan, at NCRenegade says the troops are going as part of a continuous deployment since 1980 Tip o’ the hat to NC Renegade Evidently, the Obama administration has agreed to send US assets to the Sinai Peninsula to fight weapons smuggling into Gaza. From Debka: “US security and civilian units will need […]
H/T to SFMedic Robert David Steele talks intelligence, government incompetence, and what you can do to combat government corruption. “Blog That!”
From Free North Carolina Bill Whittle should at least write speeches for a candidate, but I don’t think we ever have any candidate with the cojones to speak them.
I’m not familiar with Dr. Kamm, but from his about page, he seems like a generic liberal who lies awake at night worrying about global warming and “equality”. This piece is full of references to “hate groups” and SPLC reports and how the gun rights groups are “attacking diversity”. Where do wusses like this come […]
A good article by Larry Elder at yahoo news, of all places. His topic is why the Obama administration wants to raise taxes on the rich when it will have little, if any, positive impact. Because, “fairness” that’s why!
Re-post from Free North Carolina: Free online Constitution 101 and 201 classes from Hillsdale College
In Gambia, Ismaila Conteh has been given a 3 month sentence for breaking into a man’s house with intent to commit a felony and, in a separate incident, blowing in a man’s face, which is , apparently, assault. Meanwhile, in Kyrgyzstan, if your monthly electricity consumption exceeds 300kW your rate will go up by 40%. […]
Via NC Renegade: If you are a constitutionalist and may be close to NC on Dec. 1st this event may be for you. The Inaugural Meeting of the North Carolina Citizens Constitutional Caucus http://www.meetup.com/Citizens-Constitutional-Caucus, will be held Saturday, Dec. 1st in the Capital Conference Room at the Hampton Inn. The North Carolina Citizens Constitutional Caucus is a […]
Arctic Patriot has a post on today’s “holiday” inspired by this post from The Thinking housewife. Reading that second link, you will notice some thing called GLIFAA. Evidently, the “transgendered” have their own union, now. Maybe these secession petitions aren’t the way to go, maybe we need a union for Constitutionalists. Then we can make […]
“Police leaders will explore whether they can use a private identification card to help them identify undocumented immigrants, police told residents at a forum Sunday.” “Winston-Salem police accept identification cards issued by the nonprofit CHANGE to help them tell who someone is if the person doesn’t have a government-issued ID” So they can arrest them, […]
I keep hearing that the republic was overthrown four years ago when Obama took office. I’m tired of people with short memories and I’m tired of the GOP. The republic was overthrown in the 19th century. Even before Abe “I-Wipe-My-Ass-With-the-Constitution” Lincoln took office, indeed, before there was a Republican Party, Nathaniel Macon, in 1832, said […]
McCrory won’t exclude Dems from cabinet. http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/N/NC_NC_GOVERNOR_MCCRORY_NCOL-?SITE=NCWIN&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT
Turns out the term “bunk”, meaning absurd or ridiculous, originated with a North Carolinian. In 1820, Representative Felix Walker from Buncombe County was speaking in Congress. His speech was off topic and when other Representatives tried to silence him, he replied that his speech wasn’t for them, it was for his constituents in Buncombe County. […]
I attended the NC LoS Fall Conference Saturday. I have been following the blog for some time, and I enjoy the Free Magnolia online, but wanted to get a better sense of who they are and what they do as a group. If I’m honest, I wasn’t expecting much. The conference was held in the […]
In addition to the Carolina Tartan, there is a Confederate Memorial Tartan. From Scotland Forever: “The Confederate Memorial Tartan is woven in Scotland and serves as a tribute to the soldiers of the Confederacy. The tartan combines Confederate grey with the colors of the battle flag. There is also a yellow stripe representing the cavalry, […]
From Chronicles Magazine: “Nathaniel Macon summed up his philosophy in advice to a young Tar Heel: “Remember, you belong to a meek state and a just people, who want nothing but to enjoy the fruits of their labour honestly and lay out the profits in their own way.” By the end of his life [died […]
Sandy caused $13 Billion in damage just a few weeks ago and wiped out the dunes that protect Highway 12. Now a system is forming that may bring more flooding to the islands as they try to rebuild. Wunderground has more. Also, WNCT. Island Free Press has an article about Highway maintenance with a slide […]
From the Charlotte Observer: “Lew Ebert, CEO of the North Carolina Chamber, stopped by the Observer editorial board Wednesday to talk about it. Ebert said the unemployment debt — not taxes, not regulations — was the single biggest cloud hovering over the state’s economy. Those other issues can’t really be tackled until state leaders deal with the debt, […]
I have been reading through the history links finding out about all of our state’s symbols. We have an official everything! For instance, you probably won’t be surprised to know that the Scuppernong is our state fruit, but did you know we also have two state berries, red and blue. The official blue berry is […]
From Free North Carolina: Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) — who is “F” rated by Gun Owners of America — is pushing a “hunting” bill that authorizes the Obama administration almost unlimited power to seize private lands for “environmental” purposes. Anti-gun Majority Leader Harry Reid has scheduled Tester’s bill for a vote, and it will probably […]
NC Secession petition now has 26,ooo signatures. See all petitions at http://rtr.org/pages/Tracking-Secession#.UKLU2YLtiqs.facebook
The NC Chapter of the League of the South is having their fall conference this Sat. Nov. 17 in Burlington. Info here. I’m going, hope to see you there.
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