NC Political Connections By News 14 Carolina reporter Tim Boyum
(At my house, I cannot get this channel anymore, as we were forced to give up cable due to poor bandwidth issues and move to the better performing Directv. Sorry Tim.)
Fern Shubert Speaks for Us Published by admirers of former Senator Fern Shubert. Shubert served the ole' North State well, until stepping down from her office to make a run for Governor in 2004. While she is greatly missed from office, she knows where the "bodies are buried" and is still found digging up the truth.
ARRA News Service News for social, fiscal & national security conservatives who believe in God, family & country. We seek to uphold traditional family values, Republican principles & ideals, limited government, free markets to promote innovation, & individual freedom. The ARRA News Service is an outreach of the Arkansas Republican Assembly.
Crystal Clear Conservative Blogger Krystal Weeks writes about N. Virginia and DC metro area politics, as well as national issues. Check her out!
Cuba Generation Y This 30-something blogger publishes at great risk to show readers outside Cuba what everyday life is like inside the oppressive, Communist nation. Think you like Communism...read this blog and think again!
Smart Girl Politics Conservative Women bloggers, and a few men, who are here to refresh you when you are thirsty.
LadyBlog A modern take on traditional women. Classier than tea service. Like Fight Club but with better hygiene. Sightly more aggro than a cucumber sandwich.
The Political Byline One of my fellow Top Conservatives on Twitter. Check him out! He's not afraid to speak his mind. Based in the Motorcity.
Capital Letters Jordan Schrader covers North Carolina government for the Asheville Citizen-Times.
Sister Toldjah National conservative blogger who tells it like it is. She loves North Carolina and occasionally picks up items from KCC on her blog.
Called 2 Action Check out this site, run by Steve Noble. He's a member of the religious right and he tells the truth as he sees it. He calls himself an equal opportunity offender. Check out what he has to say!
NC Politics New Bern native (and your blogger's fellow high school classmate -NBSHS '85) Steve Hale writes from Pitt County about his take on the North Carolina Political scene. Check out his blog and offer up your comments.
Dateline Obamastan Cary's John Byrnes writes about national, state, and local politics. He currently serves in the Army National Guard.
Driving With One Hand Kevin LeCount is apparently driving with his LEFT hand, as this blog is written by my good friend who works for SEANC, the union of the NC State Employees. His wife, Heidi, works at my alma mater, Meredith and are good folks, despite their political leanings. Check them out.
Want More Taxes? Vote for NC Democrats! /Perdue Rallies Support for Tax Hike
Watch Gov. Beverly Perdue announce her $1.5 billion (with a B) Tax increase, HERE, but please don't do this over dinner!
Please call your North Carolina Representatives and Senators and tell them NO NEW TAXES. Personally, your blogger is sick of this taxpayer shakedown. We must do with less, just like in our own family budgets.
Video from WTVD (Durham).
Hat Tip: NC Rep. Paul Stam (R-Wake)
UDPATE 3:15 p.m. EDT: Here is Governor Beverly Perdue's spin on it, in a press release from her office. She is taking her show on the road to rally support.
Gov. Perdue Rallies to "Protect the Classroom" (Yes, it actually says this!)
Governor Perdue today in Raleigh kicked off a series of rallies across North Carolina to protect public schools in the state budget.
Below are selected excerpts from her prepared remarks:
“In the last few months North Carolina has been hit by the deepest national crisis in our lifetimes. I’m told we have one of the largest shortfalls in America. It is the largest shortfall in our history – $4.7 billion next year and even more the following year.” …
“I applaud the General Assembly for their work to put a budget together. But – and that’s a big word – in North Carolina we must act boldly to protect the classroom.” …
“We cannot and must not cripple education. Cutting education means cutting short our economic future.” …
“That’s why today I call on the General Assembly to make smart, tough cuts in the budget and to raise the revenue necessary to protect North Carolina’s classrooms.” …
“We will cut deep. We will do more with less. But as state leaders we cannot increase class size, we cannot lay off teachers and we cannot sacrifice our economic future.”
Additional rallies will be held in Greensboro, Charlotte, Asheville, Greenville and Wilmington.