Submitted by James Inc. on Tue, 07/09/2013 - 9:18am
This is my formal response to Mr. McCrory's press conference yesterday.
After ducking the press for months, Pat McCrory emerged from Art Pope's shadow yesterday with a too-little-too-late attempt to buff up his tarnished image. He did himself no favors. Not only did he demonstrate no understanding of his own policies in the area of unemployment insurance, he also proved himself inept in the fundamentals of executive leadership. As one Facebook friend wrote, he appeared to have the intellect of George W. Bush, without the charm.
Submitted by James Inc. on Sun, 07/07/2013 - 4:24pm
Be careful though. You may very well want to throw up when you witness first-hand the charade of white Republican men who supposedly represent you in Raleigh. I don't think I've ever seen anything so disgusting in my 62 years of living.
Submitted by James Inc. on Sun, 07/07/2013 - 10:21am
A report from the campaign trail
About 250 Ashe Countians currently drawing approximately $290 per week through EUC [were] cut off July 1, losing 26 weeks of benefits. The local economy will lose those benefits, too. Last year, Emergency Unemplyment Compensation pumped about $60,000 per week into Ashe County’s economy, with $3,052,344 in EUC benfits paid in the county from March, 2012, to February, 2013.
It's hard to know whether to laugh or cry when you see confusion on the faces of conservative voters in Ashe County who continue to elect Republicans to the General Assembly. The economy here has been struggling for years, with unemployment continuing to hover around 12%. What's even harder to understand, though, is why they're surprised. In 2012, our state sold its government to Art Pope, a retail slumlord whose vision for North Carolina's future looks like a crappy Dollar Store in a rundown strip mall. With Pat McCrory in his pocket, Mr. Pope is turning that vision into reality, just like he promised he would.
A police state is a state in which the government exercises rigid and repressive controls over the social, economic, and political life of the population. A police state typically exhibits elements of totalitarianism and social control, and there is usually little or no distinction between the law and the exercise of political power by the executive.
Submitted by James Inc. on Wed, 07/03/2013 - 9:05am
You've probably seen stories and videos about Darwin awards, celebrating people who have done enormously stupid things, usually resulting in their deaths. It's good to know that journalists are getting good footage of the NC Republican Party as it orchestrates its own demise.
Some dismal news from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which released a report on child heath and well-being in the states. North Carolina ranks 35th with one in four children in the state living in poverty. Though there were several improvements listed, including higher graduation rates and improvements in early childhood programs, the overall report, which tracks 16 different factors, underlined the challenges now and the impact new policies that reduce funding for education and reduce unemployment benefits and tax breaks for low income families will have in the coming years. The state dropped one position overall, but fell to 39th in economic-well being.
Submitted by James Inc. on Fri, 06/21/2013 - 8:02pm
This week’s shameless publicity stunts by Fran Deluca and the corrupt Civitas Institute painted Republican family values in brilliant colors for all to see. Many observers walked away from the display with a clear understanding the Moral Monday arrestees represent a broad cross section of honest, informed North Carolina citizens. More still concluded that Civitas is a group of frat-boy bullies worthy of nothing but scorn.
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