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Triad Conservative
I'm a occupational medicine/urgent care physician in private solo practice, married, with two teenage sons.
Interests: history, theater, italian/american heritage, family formation/dissolution issues, choral and gospel music, baseball, new york city, public policy/current events, health policy, orthodox christianity, pro-life movement
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We learn from the Daily Haymaker about Charlene High who is mounting a primary challenge against an establishment GOP state House member elsewhere in the state. Ms. High has made a pledge that is truly intriguing. She promises that, for every vote she would take as a state legislator, the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Triad Conservative
Fred, you are more direct than I am. She is an object of celebration in certain circles. But she has been in office far too long, and needs to move on.
Local democratic socialist activists tend to regard Pricey Harrison as a very conscientious legislator. Her ideologically dogmatic progressivism/ socialism also tends to be quite agreeable to them. They are therefore quite willing to overlook the fact that she hardly ever steps foot inside her district; and apparently does not even... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Triad Conservative
Consider the following: A former North Carolina magistrate forced to resign over a refusal to participate in same-sex marriages recently won her case in federal court. Recall that the establishment within the state's criminal justice system at that time was exceedingly eager to force magistrates to violate their religious conscience.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Triad Conservative
Wayne Allensworth in Chronicles compares the modern American Resistance to the Bolsheviks in Russia: In the United States, members of the “Resistance,” comprising hipster would-be Bolsheviks and their minority allies, are live-action role-playing the imagined glories of the revolutionary past, wrapping themselves in the red banner, while the embers of... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Triad Conservative
Fred, as this budget bill demonstrates, there are lots of violations of constitutional principles apart from Medicare and Social Security. We have to start somewhere. And the congressional Republicans have demonstrated they have absolutely no interest. The party has steadily gotten worse since the Reagan era. And there are ways of dealing with Social Security and Medicare. Yes, there is a political cost. But right now, there is not even a discussion. We are doing our kids and grandkids a huge disservice. I think the key is to make a decision to begin scaling things back. We can argue about the rate at which this should take place. But if you don't make that decision, the spending continues to increase; and the debt and deficits continue to increase, dramatically. The Republicans won't make that decision.
The worms in Washington passed a budget bill this week that increases spending 13 percent in one year. It is now being projected that we are going to have a trillion dollar deficit, which beckons back to the early Obama years-- and this time, there is no Great Recession. Trump's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2018 at Triad Conservative
Readers might recall that I had written several weeks ago about a couple of university professors here in North Carolina who are engaging in some highly questionable activities aiding or participating with Antifa. One of these is Dwayne Dixon from UNC-Chapel Hill. It turns out that Dixon has apparently been... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2018 at Triad Conservative
Questions are being raised about the $58 million that Governor Roy Cooper has at his disposal to direct toward purposes he deems worthy. The company that is building the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in eastern North Carolina is apparently giving that amount of money to the governor during approximately the same... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2018 at Triad Conservative
The news has been filled with discussion of the prospects for drilling for oil off North Carolina's coast in the Outer Continental Shelf. The area in question is far offshore, more than 60 miles out, way beyond the field of view from the coast. I have reviewed a neat summary... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2018 at Triad Conservative
Consider the achievements: Taking on the transnational socialists within the European Union; Building border walls that stemmed the flow of lawless economic migrants, which Republicans in the United States seem to be unwilling to do; Preserving the national character and its Christian culture; Taking on George Soros, the fellow Hungarian... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2018 at Triad Conservative
The reality that the corporate community is now progressive/socialist is, at least on the surface, perplexing. But this past week, three big players in this mold broke ranks with the herd, even though few recognized it. Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase announced a partnership this week to bring down... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2018 at Triad Conservative
The recent announcement that Toyota/Mazda had chosen Alabama over the Triad is the latest episode in a long-running series. It was never realistic to hope that Amazon might locate here. While the celebrated megasite might lure another large industry at some point in the near-to-intermediate future, the fact is that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2018 at Triad Conservative
Chilton Williamson, Chronicles: Liberalism has devoted the past century to sexualizing Western societies far beyond the imagination of the old “free love” movement that commenced in the 20th century, or of any such movement from a previous era, for that matter. Religious people and conservatives generally warned of the inevitably... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2018 at Triad Conservative
It is a very interesting time. Those of a more conservative/Republican bent are tending to celebrate President Trump's successes. These include a revitalized economy, a booming stock market, passage of the tax cuts, improving approval numbers and a reasonably well-received State of the Union Address. In addition, many are justifiably... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2018 at Triad Conservative
Indeed, Fred. The whole picture is coming into focus. But many of us knew nearly from the outset what was happening.
Patrick J. Buchanan: Trump-haters in the press may be terrified that the memo may credibly demonstrate that the “Deplorables” were right, that the elite media have been had, that they were exploited and used by the “deep state,” that they let their detestation of Trump so blind them to reality... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2018 at Triad Conservative
I'm glad you did submitted comments also, Fred.