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  • Update On Attempt To Negate Bateman Win (NC gun ban)

    05/25/2012 5:34:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 23 May, 2012 | John Richardson
    Grass Roots North Carolina sent out an update this evening regarding the NC Senate Judiciary I committee substitute for HB 489. The proposed language of this substitute would effectively negate the win that Alan Gura secured in Bateman v. Perdue. The substitute has been pulled from the calendar to give the Judiciary I committee "more time to study the issue." As to why it was even proposed, GRNC speculates that it was legislative staff run amok. What is becoming clearer, however, is that this might be a case of inadequately supervised staffers running amok. When emergency management bill HB 843...
  • Obama’s America: EPA Officials Visit Man For Sending Email

    05/25/2012 3:03:44 AM PDT · by w4women · 27 replies
    The POH Diaries Blog ^ | May 24, 2012 | Blogger TWB
    About a month ago, EPA regional official Al Armendariz made news when a YouTube video of him describing the way the agency handles oil and gas companies surfaced. In it, Armendariz said an analogy he liked to use about enforcement was how the Romans used crucifixion to keep smaller towns and villages under their thumb. Since then, Armendariz has resigned his post at the EPA. Case closed, right? Wrong. A local North Carolina man named Larry Keller didn’t particularly like the analogy that Al Armendariz used, so, along with thousands of others assumably, he set about to contact Mr. Armendariz...
  • NC Teacher Suspended For Yelling At Student Over Comments About President Obama

    05/21/2012 6:19:58 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 21, 2012
    SPENCER, NC -- A North Carolina high school teacher has been suspended following the release of a YouTube video in which she is heard yelling at a student in class and telling him it's wrong to criticize President Barack Obama. The Salisbury Post reports that Tonya Dixon-Neely's class at North Rowan High School was discussing Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney when the conversation turned to accusations that Romney bullied someone as a teenager.
  • North Carolina Man Arrested For Trying To Report Suspected Crime

    05/19/2012 6:41:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies
    pixiq.com ^ | 17 May , 2012 | Carlos Miller
    John Nix pulled out his cell phone after spotting what he thought was a gang of thugs mugging a man in the parking lot of a North Carolina shopping mall last week. The former city council candidate ended up in jail after the men who were in street clothes turned out to be cops arresting a suspected shoplifter. They thought he was taking their picture. According to the Kinston Free Press: Nix said one man quickly walked up to him, showed a police badge, and asked: “Can I help you?” He told the officer he could not help him, but...
  • North Carolina's Democratic drama (RATS have a rough week)

    05/13/2012 4:44:50 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/12/12 | CHARLES MAHTESIAN
    North Carolina's Democratic dramaBy CHARLES MAHTESIAN | 5/12/12 11:46 PM EDT It's been a rough week for North Carolina Democrats. First there was Tuesday's passage of the constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. Then, as a result, there were calls from gay rights activists to move the Democratic National Convention out of Charlotte. On Friday, Gov. Bev Perdue said her state looked like Mississippi as a result of the gay marriage vote -- and she didn't mean it as a compliment. All the while, the state's former senator, John Edwards, was on trial in Greensboro. And just when it looked...
  • Michelle Obama urges NC A&T grads to seek change ("protect the ground that has already been won")

    05/12/2012 5:37:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Google ^ | 5/12/12 | EMERY P. DALESIO
    Michelle Obama urges NC A&T grads to seek changeBy EMERY P. DALESIO, Associated Press – 3 hours ago GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The historic action that four North Carolina college students took that led to desegregation at lunch counters more than half a century ago shows what young people can do to change their world for the better, first lady Michelle Obama said during a commencement speech Saturday. Mrs. Obama addressed a crowd of about 15,000, including more than 1,200 graduates of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, one of the state university system's historically black schools. **SNIP** North...
  • UPDATED: DA: Shooting death 'justified'

    05/12/2012 4:16:51 PM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    jdnews.com ^ | 11 May, 2012 | LINDELL KAY
    A Camp Lejeune Marine who shot and killed a nude intruder last month will not face prosecution, District Attorney Ernie Lee said Friday. David Darling, 22, was killed April 8. He was shot immediately after jumping through a window at 111 Fieldcrest Drive. He lived at 113 Fieldcrest. The 24-year-old shooter has not been publicly identified by authorities. Lee said he hopes this case and one the same week in Onslow County in which two intruders were killed by residents will give someone pause before breaking into or burglarizing a residence. “I hope it does serve as a deterrent,” he...
  • Gay group starts petition to force Dems to move convention out of NC

    05/09/2012 3:42:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 51 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/09/12 | Neil Munro
    Gay group starts petition to force Dems to move convention out of NCBy Neil Munro - The Daily Caller | The Daily Caller – 7 hrs ago A gay advocacy group is trying to rally sympathizers to help shift the Democrats’ trouble-plagued convention from North Carolina to another state. The group, Gay Marriage USA, launched a petition on change.org immediately after the state’s voters overwhelmingly decided May 8 to define marriage as a heterosexual institution. The state’s amendment “discriminates against LGBT people, couples & their families [and] in protest, the Democratic National Convention Committee should MOVE its convention… to a...
  • Landslide victory in North Carolina proves gay ‘marriage’ not inevitable say marriage supporters

    05/09/2012 3:16:50 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5-9-12 | Ben Johnson
    The movement to protect marriage as a union of one man and one woman marched forward yesterday as an emphatic majority of North Carolina voters approved a constitutional amendment forbidding activist judges from redefining the family. Amendment One, the Defense of Marriage Act, passed on Tuesday by 61 percent to 39 percent. On his daily podcast Wednesday morning, Dr. Albert Mohler referred to the vote as a “landslide.” Peter LaBarbera, president of the family values group Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) told LifeSiteNews.com the vote’s impact is “huge.” “The thrust of the message from the other side is that...
  • Bigotry on the ballot? No, dishonesty in the editorial

    05/08/2012 8:33:19 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 23 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 5-7-12 | Albert Mohler
    Many of the nation’s leading newspapers serve as advocacy agents for the normalization of homosexuality and the legalization of same-sex marriage. Leading this charge for some time, The New York Times regularly promotes same-sex marriage in its editorials and news coverage. Even so, the paper’s latest editorial serves as a display of how the argument for homosexual marriage is often pressed with what can only be described as undisguised intellectual dishonesty. In “Bigotry on the Ballot,” the paper editorialized against Amendment One, the effort to amend the constitution of North Carolina in order to preclude the legal recognition of same-sex...
  • Bill Clinton records robocall opposing NC anti-gay (pro-family) marriage amendment

    05/06/2012 8:18:39 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/06/12 | Meghashyam Mali
    Bill Clinton records robocall opposing NC anti-gay marriage amendmentBy Meghashyam Mali - 05/06/12 08:02 AM ET Former President Bill Clinton recorded a new robocall urging North Carolina voters to reject a proposed state constitutional amendment which would define marriage as a union between a man and a woman. The call will be pushed to voters beginning Monday, the Raleigh News & Observer first reported. "I’m calling to urge you to vote against Amendment 1 on Tuesday May 8. If it passes, it won’t change North Carolina’s law on marriage. What it will change is North Carolina’s ability to keep good...
  • Why Is a Hangin’ Truck Driving Around NYC With President Obama On a Noose?

    05/05/2012 11:12:05 AM PDT · by yoe · 24 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 4 2012 | Mike Opelka
    After two decades of living and working in Manhattan, this average New Yorker believed he had seen everything. Today proved that to be a false assumption. Walking out of the Blaze headquarters on 6th Avenue in Midtown, I encountered this very strange vehicle driving up the street. (American speaks to "Obama")
  • Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Brave New World Edition(NC)

    04/28/2012 7:41:40 PM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 28 April, 2012 | Dan Zimmerman
    When Erin McCoy awoke from a Saturday afternoon nap to the sound of glass breaking, she grabbed a shotgun. Seeing a hand trying to open the window in her kitchen, she tried to warn him off, but he kept coming. That’s when she sent an ounce or so of persuasion toward the uninvited guest. Pretty much your standard issue DGU. Woman defends herself, suspects flee and one presents at the local ER with a sucking chest wound claiming he was “shot while playing basketball.” But in a post-Trayvon world, something has changed . . . Check out the report of...
  • Former NC Dem Official (Parmley) Infected Me With HIV, Says Ex

    04/25/2012 1:44:22 PM PDT · by DBeers · 17 replies
    TPM ^ | April 24, 2012 | Eric Lach
    The former executive director of the North Carolina Democratic Party, who resigned last week amid allegations of sexual harassment in the organization, is now facing a startling new accusation from an ex-girlfriend. Rebecca Burgin says Jay Parmley infected her with HIV several years ago. “And after Jay and I broke up, the biggest concern that I had was, ‘what if this happened to somebody else? Would he do this to someone else?’ … My biggest concern is for anybody else that has had a relationship with him that he did not tell,” Rebecca Burgin, 29, told The Daily Caller. Burgin...
  • N.C. Democratic Party Chair David Parker Refuses to Resign (titular head will greet Hussein)

    04/19/2012 6:26:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Carolina Journal ^ | 4/19/12 | David N. Bass
    N.C. Democratic Party Chair David Parker Refuses to ResignChairman calls alleged sexual harasser ‘a close talker’ By David N. Bass Apr. 19th, 2012 RALEIGH — David Parker, the embattled chairman of the North Carolina Democratic Party, refused to resign during a Thursday afternoon press conference convened to address salacious allegations of sexual harassment at the party. With students released for recess at the next-door Catholic day school screaming in the background, Parker said that he would not stand for re-election to the chairmanship and, instead, would request that an election for a replacement be rescheduled from June 17 to May...
  • Chief: Home-invasion shooting 'clearly self-defense'(NC)

    04/12/2012 8:47:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    charlotteobserver.com ^ | 11 April, 2012 | Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe said Wednesday that a shooting involving a man who killed a would-be burglar who was kicking down his girlfriend’s apartment door was “clearly a case of self-defense.” It took detectives and prosecutors a matter of hours to determine that the shooting Tuesday in a quiet east Charlotte neighborhood was within the boundaries of the law. “The (shooter) was defending himself and his property from a criminal act,” Monroe told the Observer. “It was clear he was protecting himself.” Self-defense laws have come under scrutiny in recent months after the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, 17,...
  • Store clerk shoots robbery suspect in Greensboro(NC)

    04/12/2012 8:24:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    myfox8.com ^ | 11 April, 2012 | Ryan Sullivan
    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police say a convenience store clerk stopped a knife-wielding robber by shooting him with a handgun Tuesday night in Greensboro. In a news release, police said Shawnda Johnny Shelton, 25, of Pleasant Garden, was shot when he tried robbing the EZ Way Curb Market at 2906 High Point Road. Shelton entered the store with a knife shortly before 10 p.m. and demanded money from the clerk, police said. The clerk responded by shooting the suspect once with a handgun, police said. Police said officers found Shelton in the parking lot of the store when they arrived. He...
  • Black leaders reject marriage amendment (hurts Hussein’s reelection chances?)

    04/10/2012 4:58:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Yes Weekly ^ | 4/04/12 | Jordan Green
    Black leaders reject marriage amendmentBy Jordan Green Wednesday, April 4,2012 Some black Democrats have kept quiet about an amendment on the primary ballot that would change North Carolina’s constitution to say only marriages between a man and a woman are recognized, stuck in an awkward spot between constituents’ conservative social values and a political initiative advanced by Republican rivals. Others are speaking out against the proposed amendment, charging that it is a ploy to divide the Democratic base and hurt President Obama’s chances for reelection. “Folks, it is a wedge issue that was put in place to divide our community,...
  • Deputies: Man Kills Neighbor Trying To Break Into Home(NC)

    04/10/2012 9:04:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    wcti12.com ^ | 9 April, 2012 | Staff
    JACKSONVILLE -- Deputies in Onslow County are investigating an Easter night shooting in Jacksonville in which they say one neighbor shot another as he was trying to break into his house. Deputies were called to 111 Fieldcrest Drive around 9 p.m. Sunday where 22-year-old David Darling was shot and killed. Deputies said Darling was trying to enter that home through a broken window. Darling lives next door to that home at 113 Fieldcrest Drive. NewsChannel 12 spoke with the roommate of a neighbor who witnessed the shooting and called 911. The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, recalled the conversation...
  • Judge: NC can’t ban guns during emergencies

    04/03/2012 7:04:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    myfox8.com ^ | 2 April, 2012 | Ryan Sullivan
    When winter storms slammed North Carolina in early 2010, Gov. Bev Perdue declared a state of emergency. The city of King followed on Feb. 5 with its own declaration of emergency that included — as allowed by state law — a ban on the possession of alcohol and firearms except at a person’s own home. A Stokes County man, two other people and two gun-rights organizations sued the state, King and Stokes County that summer, claiming that their rights under the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution were violated. The amendment protects citizens’ right to bear arms. Now, a federal...