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  • New O'Keefe Video Allegedly Shows Democratic Poll Workers Assisting Illegal, Non-Citizen to Vote

    10/30/2014 10:47:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/30/14 | Caroline May
    Conservative activist James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas is out with a new video showing Democratic campaign workers appearing to condone and assist an individual posing as an illegal immigrant to vote in North Carolina. In the video, a woman pretending to be an illegal immigrant from Brazil asks a number of campaign workers — many working for candidates running for law enforcement offices in the state — if she can vote, despite being an illegal immigrant. Each person the video shows her asking answers that it is not a problem. It is illegal for a non-citizen to vote, regardless of whether...
  • As Democrats lose Latinos, Senate could follow

    10/30/2014 5:39:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 30, 2014 | By Alexandra Jaffe
    Democrats have lost their grip on Hispanic voters heading into Election Day—and in turn could lose the Senate because of them. Even though Latinos split heavily for their party in 2012, mounting evidence suggests Hispanics could sit the midterms out after immigration reform has fallen from the White House agenda. "There's no question it's going to affect Democrats in this midterm. There's no one to blame but Democrats themselves," said Arturo Carmona, executive director of Hispanic engagement group Presente Action. A Pew poll out Wednesday revealed Democrats suffered an eight-point drop in support from Hispanic voters nationwide since 2010, down...
  • New Democrat Tactic: "Voter Shaming"

    10/29/2014 3:20:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 29, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Okay, what is voter shaming? In North Carolina they're having the same problem, the Democrats are. It's not as pronounced as Colorado because Kay Hagan hasn't begun the silly implosion. Actually she has. It just hasn't registered yet. I mean, this woman, stimulus money went to her family? Her family is wealthy. She's flip-flopped on all kinds of things. The incompetence that is finally on display that is the Democrat Party, is just not a surprise to me, but so many people are finally seeing it. They're reacting in ways that we would all hope. "The North...
  • Hagan locked in dead-heat with GOP rival in nasty, costly, NC Senate Race

    10/30/2014 6:32:58 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 16 replies
    FOX News ^ | October 29, 2014
    SALISBURY, N.C. – Regardless of who wins, the North Carolina Senate race will go down as the most expensive, likely ugliest contest of the 2014 midterms, with more than $100 million spent and more than 90,000 ads – most of them attacks – aired across the state. Democrat Kay Hagan is fighting for a second term in the Senate. Six years ago, she famously beat Elizabeth Dole to steal the seat. Republicans are determined to win it back this year and have poured millions into the campaign of Thom Tillis, speaker of the North Carolina House. Until recently, Tillis remained...
  • Why the new NBC poll should make Kay Hagan nervous

    10/28/2014 4:10:57 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 33 replies
    WAPO ^ | October 27, 2014 | Philip Bump
    Over the weekend, NBC News and Marist College dropped a bunch of new polls in key Senate races, just over a week before Election Day. Colorado -- The trend among pollsters here is consistent; Cory Gardner (R) has seen polls move in his direction pretty consistently. Except in Quinnipiac polling, which in September was an outlier and now has merged with the consensus. Georgia -- A lot of the polling in this race has been done by firms not in the eight we identified above, which is interesting in and of itself. But the SurveyUSA trend (and those two other...
  • Watch New York voters laugh at a female Democrat for invoking the ‘War on Women’

    10/26/2014 3:39:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/25/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    The “War on Women,” as a political message, has been relatively effective for Democratic candidates even in spite of its intellectual emptiness and its fabricated premises. But the attack on Republicans as hostile to women’s health issues have thus far been largely successful, in no small part due to a credulous and uncurious media which has repeated them uncritically. That has not been the case this cycle. Republicans deserve most of the credit for dismantling this baseless and cynical political attack; the most effective of which has been a stance adopted by candidates like Cory Gardner and Thom Tillis,...
  • Hillary Clinton rallies NC Democrats for Sen. Hagan

    10/25/2014 5:31:22 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 23 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 25, 21 | Mitc014
    Former Secretary of State of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged North Carolina Democrats on Saturday to work to re-elect Sen. Kay Hagan. Clinton headlined a rally in Charlotte with Hagan, who is locked in a tight re-election campaign against Republican challenger Thom Tillis. Before more than 1,000 people in a convention center ballroom, Clinton said the race will come down to turnout. And she asked Hagan's supporters to get voters to the polls on her behalf. "A race will often come down to who has more money, who is peddling more fear and who turns out. And there is nothing...
  • NC: In Gunfight, Grandfather stops Rape of Granddaughter

    10/24/2014 9:34:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    It is difficult to measure the positive effects of one man's courage in a desperate situation.   In this event, the home was invaded by three armed men.   One man used a pretense of asking for water to get the door unlocked; then all three forced their way inside.  Two wore masks.    All three were armed with guns, make and model unknown. They demanded that the homeowner, 67-year-old grandfather, Kenneth Byrd, his wife, 65-year-old Judy, and their 19-year-old granddaughter open a safe.  All three members of the Byrd family were badly beaten.  Then they started to rape the granddaughter,...
  • Dem Senate Candidate in N.C. Skips Debate (Kay Hagan)

    10/21/2014 5:34:22 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 48 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10-21-2014 | Daniel Halper
    Democratic Senate candidate Kay Hagan skipped tonight's debate in North Carolina "Facing new reports of corruption and insider deals, Kay Hagan skipped tonight’s North Carolina Senate debate, leaving an empty chair to represent her campaign. After the last debate, America Rising trackers caught Hagan skipping the post-debate press conference because of her inability to answer questions about missing Armed Services hearings on ISIS," claims America Rising. "This is not an image or video that conveys strength or confidence from Kay Hagan’s campaign 2 weeks out from Election Day."
  • Kay Hagan's October Surprise

    10/19/2014 2:10:34 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | October 17, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    Campaigning for the Senate in 2012, former Harvard law professor cum left-wing populist Elizabeth Warren touched down in North Carolina and told voters, “The game is rigged.” She was more right than she knew. As it turns out, North Carolina’s Democratic senator was doing some of the rigging. Now, Kay Hagan’s political future may depend on how voters react to the story. Hagan’s vote for the 2009 stimulus, coupled with revelations that the legislation resulted in taxpayer funding for her family’s businesses, has emerged as an October surprise in a race hitherto marked by her unexpected resilience in a difficult...
  • Thom Tillis hits Kay Hagan on Stimulus Grant

    10/17/2014 5:51:44 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | October 17, 2014 | James Hohmann
    North Carolina Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis is launching a new television ad Friday suggesting his opponent personally profited from the 2009 stimulus law. The 30-second spot notes that Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan’s husband co-owns a company that received nearly $390,000 in federal grants for energy projects and tax credits created by the stimulus. “She’s 96 percent for [Barack] Obama, 100 percent for herself,” says a narrator. The ad will air statewide and comes as the National Republican Senatorial Committee is investing $6.5 million more in the Tar Heel State. “Days after Kay Hagan took office, she pushed Obama’s stimulus...
  • Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Echoes as West Virginia Relents and South Carolina Persists

    10/10/2014 6:41:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    ny times ^ | ERIK ECKHOLM
    A Supreme Court order legalizing same-sex marriage in five states reverberated further on Thursday, with the attorney general of West Virginia conceding that its ban on same-sex marriage was no longer defensible but South Carolina officials vowing to keep fighting to restrict marriage to a man and a woman. Since the Supreme Court decision on Monday and a ruling from a federal circuit court on Tuesday, new developments have appeared almost hourly as gay-rights advocates press for action in nine other states: Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming.
  • Boone hospital monitors patient for Ebola infection

    10/09/2014 8:37:08 PM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 29 replies
    WRAL ^ | 10/9/14
    Watauga Medical Center officials said late Thursday that they are monitoring a patient who showed up at the Boone hospital earlier in the day for a possible Ebola infection. The person had recently traveled to a foreign country and had a fever, officials said, adding that the patient presents no threat to the community. ... Boone also is home to Samaritan's Purse, a missionary group that employs Dr. Kent Brantly, one of the first Americans to contract Ebola in west Africa. Brantly has since recovered from his infection.
  • POLL: Do you think state leaders should continue to fight gay marriage in NC?

    10/09/2014 6:59:50 PM PDT · by Newsprint_Core · 23 replies
    Now Open - WWAY News Poll on the question: Do you think state leaders should continue to fight gay marriage in NC?
  • Common Core anger triggers homeschooling surge in North Carolina

    08/14/2014 11:52:12 AM PDT · by upchuck · 28 replies
    EAGnews.org ^ | Aug 14, 2014 | Ben Velderman
    North Carolina officials say there has been a huge increase over the past two years in the number of Tar Heel families who have pulled their kids out of public schools and begun educating them at home. The number of homeschools has jumped 27 percent since the 2011-12 school year, NewsObserver.com reports.As of last year, 98,172 North Carolinian children were homeschooled; that’s 2,400 students more than the number who attended a private school.While the sputtering economy is the reason families are choosing homeschooling over private schooling, the nationalized learning experiment (Common Core) is the main reason families are leaving the...
  • Iredell man jailed 2nd time in abuse case

    08/12/2014 6:41:13 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Aug. 12, 2014 | Steve Lyttle
    A 25-year-old Troutman man is jailed and faces possible deportation proceedings after he was found inside the residence of a woman he is accused of assaulting earlier, according to the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office. Gustavo Armando Hernandez is jailed under $100,000 bond, and the sheriff’s office said he is facing an immigration detainer. The detainer means U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement plans to take custody of Hernandez when his Iredell County case has been completed. Deputies said Hernandez was arrested Aug. 1 on charges of assaulting a female and interfering with 911 communications. Investigators said the victim reported Hernandez struck...
  • North Carolina's nondescript, virtually unnoticed, hugely important Senate race

    08/11/2014 3:02:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    RALEIGH, N.C. — Thom Tillis thought his last day as speaker of the North Carolina House would be weeks ago, after which he would devote all his energies to running for the U.S. Senate. Instead, on Saturday morning, Tillis stood gavel in hand in the state House chamber, presiding over the passage of a budget that kept lawmakers at work well into the summer. Now, finally, he is finished — unless something else comes up to demand his time at the State Legislative Building. Republicans have bemoaned the fact that their candidate was tied down in the state house, but...
  • AP Fails to Mention DOJ's Involvement As Judge Allows North Carolina Voter-ID Law to Stand

    08/10/2014 8:17:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 10, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    To read the Associated Press's Friday evening coverage of a federal judge's refusal to block North Carolina's election law reforms from taking effect in the upcoming general election, you'd think it was an unsuccessful effort on the part of a group of poor Davids to defeat the Tar Heel State's government Goliath. As J. Christian Adams at PJ Media noted shortly after the decision, it was nothing of the sort. Attorney General Eric Holder's Department of Justice weighed in heavily, and is in fact listed as the plaintiff in one of the three cases Federal District Judge Thomas D. Schroeder...
  • North Carolina judge rejects challenge to voter ID law

    08/10/2014 7:58:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/10/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    I missed this story earlier this week, what with the flood of international news, but it certainly represents a significant step in the battle over voter ID laws and the likely looming battle before the Supreme Court. A federal judge in North Carolina has rejected a challenge brought by the NAACP and other civil rights organizations to the state’s recent voting regulations law. ATLANTA — A federal judge in North Carolina on Friday rejected an effort by civil rights groups and the Justice Department to block the application of key elements of a Republican-backed state law that curtailed early...
  • North Carolina Senate: Tillis (R) 45%, Hagan (D) 40%

    08/09/2014 2:29:10 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 07, 2014
    Republican challenger Thom Tillis has pushed slightly further ahead of Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan in North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely North Carolina Voters shows Tillis earning 45% support to Hagan’s 40%. Six percent (6%) prefer another candidate in the race, and nine percent (9%) are undecided.
  • (Exempt RAT) Sen. Hagan seeks to paint herself as moderate in new TV ad

    08/07/2014 4:13:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    News Observer ^ | 7/29/14 | John Frank
    U. S. Sen. Kay Hagan makes a direct pitch to voters in her campaign’s new TV ad, describing herself as a moderate who fits with North Carolina’s split political loyalties. “One of the things I love about North Carolina is that unless you’re talking basketball, you don’t have to pick a team,” the Democratic incumbent says in the 30-second spot that began airing Tuesday. “That’s how I get results for folks here at home. Republican or Democrat, if an idea works for middle class families – I am all for it.” In the kicker, Hagan says she’s “not too far...
  • Turkish Deputy PM: Women Shouldn’t Laugh in Public

    08/03/2014 12:17:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | Tue, July 29, 2014
    The Deputy PM of Turkey Bülent Arınç said today that women should refrain from laughing in public, because it’s immodest. In response to Arınç’s remarks, hundreds of Turkish women posted pictures of themselves laughing on social media platforms. […] Arınç chided Turkish women saying, “Where are our girls, who slightly blush, lower their heads and turn their eyes away when we look at their face, becoming the symbol of chastity?” he said. This is not the first time that a member of PM Erdogan’s AK Party espoused misogynist views in public. …
  • Another Citizen Ensnared by D.C. Gun Law

    07/28/2014 6:02:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A prominent veterinarian and farmer, who is also a member of the North Carolina State University's Board of Trustees, was arrested in the District of Columbia after police discovered a holstered, loaded handgun in his briefcase.   He apparently was scheduled to attend a meeting in the Cannon House Office Building.  Capitol police discoverd the firearm in an ankle holster inside of his brief case.   I suspect it was the Ruger LCP, a popular, small, pistol. A friend believes that the small gun was inadvertently left in the luggage.  From the comments at thestate.com: I know Ron personally and he...
  • McCrory signs Common Core legislation (NC dropping CC)

    07/22/2014 9:43:16 PM PDT · by bigtoona · 6 replies
    WRAL.com ^ | 7/23/14 | Matthew Burns
    By Matthew Burns Raleigh, N.C. — Gov. Pat McCrory on Tuesday signed legislation designed to replace the controversial Common Core academic standards in North Carolina public schools with standards drawn up by a new state commission. The standards were adopted by the state several years ago. But their implementation in the 2012-13 school year angered some parents, who said they were inappropriate in several areas. For the past year, those critics have been pushing lawmakers to repeal the standards. McCrory has supported Common Core in the past. Just last month, he said the push to repeal the standards "is not...
  • NC: Legal Immigrant Right to Carry

    07/05/2014 12:31:49 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) is supporting the case of a legal Australian immigrant in North Carolina.   This test case will likely result in the removal of the restriction on the issuance of a concealed carry permit to people who are not U. S. citizens in North Carolina law.   SAF won a similar case in New Mexico at the end of March of this year.  In the New Mexico case, Alan M. Gottlieb stated one of the purposes of this action.    From the Washington Times: Alan M. Gottlieb, executive vice president of the foundation, said the discrimination ruling makes...
  • Bastardi on Arthur (storm in the Atlantic)

    06/30/2014 12:23:10 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 21 replies
    twitter feed ^ | 6-29-14 | Joe Bastardi
    Joe Bastardi @BigJoeBastardi · 6m I am worried this can get to cat 3 by July 4..we have it as a 2. But to put in perspective, Able, MAY 1951 was cat 3 off NC.
  • NC: North Carolina Repeals Gun Registration

    06/29/2014 6:07:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 June, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Gun registration was never popular in North Carolina.  The only county that required that guns be registered was Durham County, but that law was passed in 1935, and had been grandfathered in when state preemption of gun laws was codified in 1995.   Just because the law only applied to Durham County did not mean that it did not affect other people in the state or around the nation.  The law required guns to be registered.   If you were passing through Durham County, and possessed guns that were not registered in the County, you could have been charged with a...
  • Video: VA whistleblower claims supervisors forced her to keep secret wait list

    06/26/2014 7:47:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Hot air ^ | on June 26, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    More whistleblowers are coming forward from the VA, but this woman from North Carolina gives a special insight into the way that wait-list fraud propagated within the system. Paulene DeWenter makes clear that the use of secret wait lists was no spontaneously-occurring method for front-line workers to deal with overstressed resources, but a deliberate strategy employed by VA management. DeWenter tells WITN that her boss told her to use the secret wait list method, or else she would buy DeWenter a bus pass — one way out of town ... DeWenter blew the whistle after one of the patients on...
  • NCSPIN: Blinkin’ & Bitchin’. (Now THAT is quality television!)

    06/22/2014 7:42:12 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    The Daily Haymaker ^ | Brant Clifton
    I gave up on NC Spin several months back. For those of you not familiar with this program, it is WRAL commisar Jim Goodmon’s attempted knockoff of the McLaughlin Group. Except Jim’s version involves Democrat hacks Tom Campbell and Chris Fitzsimon doing their best Baghdad Bob impression — regurgitating state-run media propaganda while John Hood and some other token Republican / conservative sit quietly off to the side. Somebody urged me to watch this weekend’s installation of the show. Apparently, Chris “The Mad Blinker” had a pretty hysterical meltdown toward the end of the show. (The fun starts at about...
  • Moral Monday Crowd Should Be Careful What It Asks For (only $7 billion)

    06/16/2014 11:13:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Rhino Times ^ | 6/12/14 | JOHN HAMMER
    There is nothing quite like calling a political opponent’s bluff, which is what President Pro Tem of the State Senate Phil Berger Sr. did to National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) North Carolina Conference President Rev. William Barber. Barber has been the leader of the “Moral Monday” protests at the North Carolina General Assembly, which oppose much of what the Republican-led North Carolina legislature has done. What Berger asked Barber in a letter dated April 2 was exactly what Barber wanted the legislature to do. Barber replied in a letter dated April 17 with his “Five Point...
  • Showdown in Tar Heel country (NC)

    05/31/2014 9:20:58 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 30, 2014 | George Will
    “Twenty-four times” is Thom Tillis’s answer, delivered with a faint flicker of a Cheshire Cat smile. The question was: How many times, that his campaign knows of, has Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) said on camera that under Obamacare, if you like your health insurance, you can keep it? Tillis will be sharing some of her video promises with voters as he seeks to become part of a Republican Senate majority in January.
  • More than 60 protest in front of Roanoke Sheriff's Office

    05/26/2014 7:21:24 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 23 replies
    WSLS ^ | May 26, 2014 | Katie Love
    More than 60 people gathered in front of the Roanoke Sheriff's Office holding up signs that said 'Pray for the Release of Enrique.' Most of the members say they are a part of St. Joseph's Church in Martinsville. They say one of their church members, Enrique Manriquez, was arrested while watering plants at the church. The Pastor says he was an arrested for being an illegal immigrant after living in the U.S. for 20 years. A statement released by the church said, "But the officers were simply enforcing the laws. The problem is that the laws have grow obsolete. They...
  • Keith Crisco died suddenly on Monday [NC Congressional Candidate vs Clay Aiken]

    05/12/2014 2:06:19 PM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 57 replies
    News & Observer ^ | 5/12/2014 | Craig Jarvis
    Keith Crisco died suddenly on MondayBy Craig Jarvis Keith Crisco, former state Commerce secretary and a Democratic candidate for the 2nd Congressional District, died on Monday. Details were not immediately available, but the Courier-Tribune in Asheboro reported that he died suddenly at his home from a fall. . . . Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/05/12/3856392/keith-crisco-dead-at-71.html#storylink=cpy Aiken has won by default.
  • Hello Stranger ... Want To Have Sex?

    05/07/2014 8:19:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 7, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Controversy has once again hit the campus of UNC-Wilmington. This time it's not my fault. The controversy is actually the fault of a student. His crime is simple: He decided to behave like a feminist behaves every day on campuses all across America. Unfortunately for him, he chose to do so without the proper genitalia and without the approval of the UNCW Women's Resource Center. I was introduced to the controversy shortly after a student of mine finished taking her final exam of the semester. After she had left my 2 pm exam, she came into my 3:30 class and,...
  • Parents upset after controversial quiz handed out at NC school

    05/01/2014 12:05:44 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 49 replies
    Fox 8 WGHP ^ | 5/1/14 | staff
    Image of test at first reply below. (Chitling Test) LENOIR, N.C. — Several members of a North Carolina community are upset after high school students were given a controversial quiz. WSOC-TV reported that it happened to students in an AP psychology class at West Caldwell High School in Lenoir. They were told it was an intelligence test, according to WSOC-TV. The school district said it was a classroom assignment, describing it as a mock test to give students exposure to cultural bias. After the quiz was given, school officials said there was discussion about bias and misconceptions in different cultures...
  • Rand Paul to plunge into North Carolina Senate race for Greg Brannon

    04/30/2014 1:29:24 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 04-30-2014 | Manu Raju
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is making an 11th hour plunge into the North Carolina Senate race, aiming to boost his preferred candidate and block the GOP establishment’s favorite, state House Speaker Thom Tillis, from scoring a clean win in Tuesday’s primary. The Kentucky Republican and potential presidential candidate said in an interview that he will stump on Monday for Republican Greg Brannon, a libertarian-minded candidate who is trying to ride a tea party wave into a runoff against Tillis, who is backed by the party establishment and is reportedly expected to receive the endorsement of Jeb Bush. Tillis is looking...
  • ‘Man Up,’ ‘Don’t Be A Pussy’ Labeled Offensive Language at Duke University

    04/29/2014 12:53:27 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 96 replies
    The College Fix ^ | April 28, 2014 | Claire E. Healey
    A new word-discouragement campaign at Duke University has labeled phrases such as “Man Up,” “That’s So Gay,” and “Don’t Be a Pussy” offensive language that “delegitimizes” homosexuality and oppresses and insults people. But as the campaign has gained national popularity, its detractors have bristled at the effort, calling it a politically correct war on words that will stifle free speech and suggesting its true aim is to redefine terms to control public opinion and – ultimately – public policy.
  • NC:Police Shut Down Private Buyers at Gun Turn-In (buy back)

    04/15/2014 7:39:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Winston Salem had its second gun turn in event this year (2014).   They spent over $25,000 in the two events, collecting over 475 firearms, 364 on March 15th, and 111 yesterday, the 12th of April.  Both events quickly ran out of money.   On the 15th, the City issued IOUs, yesterday they stopped giving out gift cards when the money ran out.    Long lines were reported when the money ran out, about 5 minutes before the official start time of 9 am.  Ordinarily, this is an ideal opportunity for private buyers to purchase guns from people who do not want...
  • UNC fake class scandal and NCAA's response wind their way to Washington

    04/08/2014 5:34:33 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 9 replies
    cnn ^ | 4-8-14 | sara ganim
    (CNN) -- A U.S. congressman is questioning whether the NCAA failed to hold the University of North Carolina accountable during a 2012 academic fraud investigation and is demanding answers from NCAA brass. If he doesn't get them, he'll call for congressional hearings and subpoena NCAA President Mark Emmert, Rep. Tony Cardenas told CNN. The California Democrat is referring to a probe in which the National Collegiate Athletic Association investigated UNC's system of "paper classes" -- independent studies requiring little work and no attendance. Athletes were able to get easy "A"s without actually going to class. The NCAA declined to sanction...
  • Furor at Catholic high school after nun presents Church teaching on homosexuality

    04/02/2014 6:57:22 PM PDT · by Morgana · 81 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Kirsten Andersen
    CHARLOTTE, NC, April 2, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A North Carolina Roman Catholic school is holding a meeting today to address the concerns of parents and students who say they are outraged about remarks a visiting nun made criticizing homosexuality, divorce, and sex outside of marriage during a recent speech. Dominican Sister Jane Dominic Laurel, who often speaks to high school and college-age students on matters of sexuality, gave an hour-long presentation to students at Charlotte Catholic High School on March 21 called “Masculinity and Femininity: Difference and Gift.” School officials told the Catholic News Herald she spent about half her...
  • Outrage Grows Over North Carolina High School Dispute

    04/01/2014 5:20:24 AM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    Women of Grace ^ | March 31, 2014
    Sister Jane Dominic Laurel The faithful across America are growing increasingly disturbed after a faction of students and parents of a Catholic High School in Charlotte, North Carolina initiated an online petition condemning a popular speaker for enunciating the Church’s position on homosexuality, divorce and single parenting during a recent assembly.According to the Catholic News Herald, the incident occurred on March 21 when Sister Jane Dominic Laurel, a Dominican nun based in Nashville, Tennessee addressed a student assembly at the school.Her talk, entitled “Masculinity and Femininity: Difference and Gift,” is based on the teachings of Blessed John Paul II’s Theology...
  • These Are America’s 10 Most Dangerous Small Cities

    03/31/2014 6:27:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 96 replies
    http://www.movoto.com ^ | March 26, 2014 | Randy Nelson
    If you’re hoping to escape from big city crime, look elsewhere. These places actually defy the stereotype of smaller cities being safer. When you see small towns on TV and in movies, they’re almost always idyllic places where the American dream is thriving and neighbors all know each other. That, and unless you’re watching a whodunnit, no one’s ever the victim of a crime. In reality, small cities are surprisingly similar to all the others, meaning that there are good ones and bad. While the Movoto Real Estate Blog has been writing lately about America’s safest places, we thought we’d...
  • Man Arrested for Public Consumption of Iced Tea Urged to Take a “Deal” from Prosecutors

    03/27/2014 5:22:39 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 104 replies
    D.C. Clothesline ^ | 03-27-2014 | Kimberly Paxton
    So, it’s a warm day, and you’re standing in a parking lot, drinking a refreshing can of iced tea. Suddenly, a random dude walks up and demands your beverage. You show him that it is in fact iced tea and that you aren’t publicly intoxicated. He tells you to give him the can and you say no, figuring this stranger can get his own iced tea. This is exactly what happened to rapper Christopher “Xstrav” Beatty, who was handcuffed and arrested by Officer Rick Libero of the Cumberland County Alcoholic Beverage Control Law Enforcement for drinking a can of Arizona...
  • Conservative prof who was denied promotion wins First Amendment lawsuit (Mike Adams wins!)

    03/20/2014 7:44:46 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3-20-2014 | Robby Soave
    First Amendment enthusiasts are thrilled that Mike Adams, a criminology professor at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, won his lawsuit against administrators who denied him a promotion because of his conservative, Christian views. Adams joined the university in 1993. He was an atheist at the time. By the year 2000, he had converted to Christianity and become an outspoken political conservative. He eventually wrote columns for Townhall.com. In 2006, he was denied a promotion. Administrators were retaliating against him for his conservative views, he claimed. The jury agreed. Adams’s lawyers said the victory is an important one for free speech...
  • NC:Pizza delivery woman thwarts armed robbery by pulling her own gun

    03/19/2014 6:37:37 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    fayobserver.com ^ | 14 March, 2014 | Nancy McCleary
    A pizza delivery woman thwarted an armed robbery attempt at a house off Rosehill Road on Thursday by producing a weapon of her own, Fayetteville police said. (snip) The man put something to the back of Hurd's head and demanded money, Joyce said. "Unbeknownst to them, she had a weapon," Joyce said. "She pulled out a gun, and when she did, the suspects fled and they didn't get anything."
  • SC: Gun Turn In Collects 364 firearms, 1/3 paid for with IOUs

    03/19/2014 10:43:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    On Saturday, 15 March, a gun turn in event was held in Winston Salem, South Carolina.   220 handguns and 144 rifles and shotguns were reported as being turned in, along with unnumbered airguns and BB guns.  I have not found a report that indicates if there were private buyers competing with the event organizers to buy the offered firearms and air guns, though their had been some discussion of this on at least one South Carolina gun forum before the event. Several of the activists used the event to dispose of faulty firerams that were worth less on the...
  • After missing talk-a-thon, (exempt NC RAT Kay) Hagan speaks out on climate change

    03/15/2014 3:35:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    News Observer ^ | 3/14/14 | Renee Schoof
    **SNIP** “This current path is unsustainable, and we must take steps now to slow and stop the effects of climate change.” Hagan also brought out her own record as a state senator, and said she was proud of it. She mentioned that she had supported a mandatory renewable energy standard and a law that required emissions reductions from coal-fired power plants. She also cited efforts in North Carolina to develop clean energy technology. Hagan wrapped up with a call for Democrats and Republicans to work together on “commonsense measures” on energy, without spelling out what that might be. Congress hasn’t...
  • Gun Owners of America Endorses Greg Brannon for US Senate in North Carolina

    03/14/2014 6:49:22 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    dailypaul.com ^ | 3/13/14
    Gun Owners of America Endorses Greg Brannon for US Senate Raleigh, NC – Today, Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund announced their endorsement of Republican candidate Greg Brannon for U.S. Senate from North Carolina. "In six years, Senator Kay Hagan has done more to harm our Second Amendment than most Senators accomplish in multiple terms. That’s why it’s time for gun owners in North Carolina to exercise their right to vote and oust Senator Hagan from her office in Washington," said Gun Owners of America's Tim Macy. Macy added, "Greg Brannon is committed to restoring and defending the Second...
  • Minister, 92, sues Salisbury Police officer who tackled him to the floor

    03/08/2014 5:57:28 AM PST · by lwd · 42 replies
    Salisbury Post (NC) ^ | March 8, 2014 | Mark Wineka
    SALISBURY — A 92-year-old retired minister has filed a civil complaint against a Salisbury Police officer claiming the officer used unreasonable force in tackling him and breaking two bones. The Rev. J.W. Loy Jr., who had been a resident at the Salisbury Gardens assisted-living facility at the time, was hospitalized for four days after the April 4, 2013, incident. “This isn’t about anybody but my daddy and a police officer who stepped over the line,” said Loy’s daughter, Shari Keller. Filed Feb. 26 in Rowan County Superior Court, Loy’s suit names Police Officer Chris Hamm and the city of Salisbury...
  • Could Bill Clinton help (exempt NC RAT) Sen. Kay Hagan’s campaign?

    03/02/2014 2:58:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    News Observer ^ | 3/01/14 | Renee Schoof
    **SNIP** Republicans dismissed the idea that Clinton would help Hagan on economic issues or health care, at least not with people who don’t approve of Obama. “No matter how many times Bill Clinton visits North Carolina, the fact is Kay Hagan has voted in lockstep with President Obama,” said National Republican Senatorial Committee spokeswoman Brook Hougesen. But Clinton could stir up the party faithful, said Thomas Eamon, a political science professor at East Carolina University and the author of a new book about North Carolina politics, “The Making of a Southern Democracy.” “I also think that probably right at the...