NC Political Connections By News 14 Carolina reporter Tim Boyum
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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.
Something needs to be done to discredit and turn the American people against the Obama-Congressional Democratic agenda.
I believe an aggressive campaign that defines the Obama-Democratic agenda as “Not the American Way” would be an effective and succinct way to defeat their un-American plans. It would be a simple way to contrast their socialist agenda with the conservative American agenda that favors individual Americans as opposed to a bigger, more powerful government. It could help change public opinion against their agenda, their party and their candidates in 2010 and 2012. And it would provide a unified rallying cry that all conservatives could get behind and support.
1. Bailouts For Corporations Is Not The American Way.
2. Earmarks (Pork Barrel Spending) For Politicians’ Special Projects Is Not The American Way.
3. Imposing Socialist Healthcare On The American People Through The Budget, Not By The Legislative Process, Is Not The American Way.
4. Imposing Excessively High Taxes On The American People Is Not The American Way.
5. Not Protecting American Citizens Against Terrorism Is Not The American Way.
6. Making The Federal Budget A Higher Priority Than The Individual Budgets of American Citizens Is Not The American Way.
7. Obama’s firing of General Motors Chief Executive Rick Wagoner Is Not The American Way.
If you agree this campaign has merit, I hope you will use the “Not The American Way” slogan at every opportunity.
I have no proprietary claims on this slogan. My only desire is for the Obama-Democratic agenda to be defeated and to be replaced by proven conservative principles.
Working people nationwide are signing petitions, and making calls to tell their U.S. Senators, letting them know that they deserve the right to a secret ballot regarding union elections. It's just plain wrong for a worker or group of workers to pressure others, and then force them to openly vote a certain way. That removes a key value our forefathers fought and died for.
During the Presidents' Day holiday, the NC Chapter of the Americans for Prosperity held rallies in Greensboro and in Raleigh, letting junior U.S. Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) know the facts on the impending card check legislation. Those in Raleigh, stood out in extremely cold weather to make their opinions known!
In Greensboro, Rep. Howard Coble (R-NC, 6th District) excited the faithful and in Raleigh, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) symbolically "voted in secret" (left).
The video below is a synopsis of the events of the two days. Watch closely as you may even find yourself or someone you know. Your blogger did. The events were part of the AFP's "Save my Ballot Tour".
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Something NEW and frighting is happening in the 'ole North State and conservatives can't just sit back and do nothing!
The Unions are on the march in the nation and in North Carolina. We must fight to protect workers' rights in the workplace by keeping the secret ballot for workers who must vote for or against unionization. We must fight collective bargaining for public employees.
The NC Americans for Prosperity (AFP) needs YOU to keep our competitive edge by keeping North Carolina a Right to Work State. Join AFP as our national President Tim Phillips kicks off a national Save My Ballot Tour.
Raleigh - Tuesday, Feb. 17- 10:30 -12:30 - Rally and Lunch -- SENATOR RICHARD BURR will speak near the beginning of the event. Bicentennial Mall across from the Legislature Bldg. Rain or shine. No cost.
Greensboro - Monday, Feb. 16 - 5:30-7:30 - Grassroots Reception -- CONGRESSMAN HOWARD C0BLE will speak. Greensboro Historical Museum --No cost.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Your blogger support the AFP and their programs and has participated in a number of these rallies. Come out and show your enthusiasm for a great cause. We need you, more, now than ever. Spread the word and tell your friends.
The paper also reports "SEANC hopes to use the resources of SEIU to fight a 1959 law that keeps state workers from bargaining collectively. Currently, North Carolina is the only state in the union that that prohibition."
The group, now known as SEANC SEIU Local 2008, doesn't need collective bargaining. These people have jobs that rarely get cut or go away. They are not subject to the market forces such as those who work in the private sector.
Your blogger constantly hears state employees complain about what they DON'T have. Their moral is low. These folks could always quit their jobs and work in the private sector like most people, but they feel they must stay to get their full retirement benefits. Having a job you love is much better than working in one you hate for your entire working life.
Your blogger was briefly a member of SEANC when she worked at the North Carolina Department of Transportation (DOT) during the Jim Martin administration. A close friend was a team leader in SEANC and convinced KCC to join.
Once, your blogger became enlightened on exactly what conservatives were already calling a union, she called DOT payroll to drop out. Your blogger got the typical state government run-around and it took six months to quit SEANC. All the while, they kept drafting their "dues" out of KCC's paycheck. It was maddening.
We later found out where our dues had been going. SEANC had a huge yearly party in Charlotte for its leadership, and our money was going to buy booze and other such "fun" for a bunch of Democrat state employees. That, and we got a newsletter.
After we were finally removed from the membership rolls, SEANC voted itself the right to endorse candidates, nearly all from that left of center party.
Now most elected officials join SEANC right away, so they won't look like Johnny-Come-Latelys when going after the SEANC vote during their re-election campaigns. This is especially true of judicial candidates who must run in non-partisan races.
Toss away all your old purple t-shirts and show that you don't support this or any union.