Hampton Dellinger’s Budget Priorities Include Compensation for Victims of Forced Gov’t Sterilizations

I’m running for Lt. Governor because I believe the officeholder can be a powerful agent of progressive change in North Carolina. While this is a race about the future, so many issues that matter have been shaped by our past. I have a new video and statement posted that discuss one of the most shameful episodes in our state’s history, and what I think we need to do to start making it right.

-edited links. RP

House budget says Navy needs local support (OLF)

U.S. House axes Washington County OLF site.

"The House has taken the Washington County site off the table because it posed a danger to the community, pilots and aircraft," wrote Butterfield, a Democrat from Wilson. "This is a clear message that if the Navy wants to move forward with an OLF it must have the support of the community."

Now we have all 4 big boys saying the Navy needs to have local support before moving forward with their OLF site!

The roster of elected officials opposed to this OLF or stating local support is required:
Camden County board of commissioners
Gates County board of commissioners
Perquimans County board of commissioners
Washington County board of commissioners


Frontpaged by A . . . a much better report than what I wrote. Thanks, Parmea.

Billy Bob Fred Goes to the Mountains.

The Smoky Mountain News has a nice little summary of the three Party of Greed gubernatorial candidates who came a calling pandering a few days ago. Each promises to play geographic favorites and really help the poor left-out western part of the state. I guess you might say the honorables have their own personal versions of affirmative action, especially when it comes to sucking up for votes.

Doug Clark: Politics Trumps Morality

One could write volumes about the sad state of modern journalism. The collapse of quality and integrity are nothing short of mind-boggling. The collusion of reporters with right wing sources. The gushy pandering of small town newspapers to their hometown favorites. The wholesale swallowing of manufactured opinions by by once great newspapers.

But even against those sorry standards, Doug Clark at the Greensboro News-Record reaches a new low today in a comment he makes about the immigration issue.

Politics trumps whatever your idea of morality is on this issue, and many other issues for that matter.

Will Nick Mackey Serve a Day as Mecklenburg County Sheriff?

Here's your $25,000 question. Will Nick Mackey ever serve a day as Mecklenburg County Sheriff?

Chances are, if he does, it won't be without a battle and probably not the kind you're thinking. Before Mackey can serve as sheriff he has to qualify for a surety bond, probably a Public Official Bond. State law allows the county commission to set the amount of the bond, but it is not to exceed $25,000.

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