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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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Charlotte is a blue city. It is majority-minority. A couple of years ago, the city experienced considerable rioting over police-related issues. The city's leadership at that time refused to deal in a definitive fashion with the rioters; and allowed the problem to fester over a prolonged period of time. They... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Triad Conservative
Michael Patrick Leahy, Breitbart: Far left out-of-state donors have led the fundraising charge for Democrat candidates challenging GOP candidates in two Republican-held House seats in North Carolina in the midterm elections. Democrats are hoping that they can flip both of these districts in November, giving them two of the 23... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Triad Conservative
I agree, Fred. There are definitely some bad elements within the medical community, including among the highest levels of leadership...
Here is some interesting news. The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology would like to create a new medical subspecialty. It is therefore applying to the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) to have this new subspecialty recognized and approved. Specifically, the OB-GYN board would like to create a subspecialty... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Triad Conservative
Most of us fondly remember Robbie Perkins, the former Greensboro mayor and long-time councilman. Perkins was a big-government Republican. In addition, his signature approach was to seek support and approval from the east Greensboro political establishment to further his objectives. That meant he had to acquiese with their rabid identity... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Triad Conservative
Rev. Chuck Baldwin: A Republican-dominated Supreme Court (SC) gave us Roe v Wade, homosexual marriage and Obamacare. In fact, Republican appointments have dominated the SC for the last 45 years. All of this talk about Republican presidents appointing pro-life, constitutionalist, originalist justices is just so much hot air. Republican presidents... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Triad Conservative
Fred, I think that sounds good in theory. I am not sure that the original meaning of the constitution is that the states cannot limit what is given to campaigns. Here is one problem. Who are all these movers of capital throwing money toward campaigns? Are they real Christians? Are they bona fide conservatives? Do they respect the constitution's limits on the federal government? I think the answer to all three questions, much more often than not, is no. I think big money influence has moved things further to the left. That seems counterintuitive, but it appears to be the case. It was only Trump who stopped, at least partially, this juggernaut.
I am not sure that I agree on that one, Fred. The more I consider that decision, the more I am concerned when the courts suggest that speech is some other type of activity-- burning flags, spending on political campaigns, etc. Speech is speech-- spoken or written. Burning flags and campaign spending for advertising are other separate actions. As the years pass, I increasingly think that decision has backfired on conservatives and constitutionists. And the greatest example of its impact is the current composition of the US Senate, including our own US senators.
Americans operate under the presumption that our system of government is a "democracy". A description more faithful to the original design is a constitutional republic with elements of representative democracy. The reality, however, is much different. Most forms of government are effectively a form of oligarchy-- and ours is also.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Triad Conservative
That would be great, Billy... although I suspect that functionally she would not be much different than the Green candidate.
The congressional race between Congressman Ted Budd and challenger Kathy Manning is turning out to be pretty interesting. Budd is a fairly solid conservative with a 95% Conservative Review rating; a 98% Heritage Action rating; and a 70% New American Freedom Index rating, the latter of which is probably the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2018 at Triad Conservative
But it works, Fred. And you have a better chance of paying much less for what you want to see, with more options. In my case, I am paying much less on a monthly basis and getting much more content than I had before.
Allan Carlson, Touchstone Magazine: This past May, my wife Betsy and I spoke at the third biennial Global Home Education Conference. The locale might come as a surprise: it was a two-city event in St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia. While the "liberal democracies" of Germany, Sweden and Norway have recently... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2018 at Triad Conservative
I hope that he is right, Fred, and also I hope that Trump picks a good one.
The next Supreme Court nomination advanced by President Trump has the potential to result in the overturning of Roe v. Wade. That decision, which is the overarching issue of our time, has been a pox upon our house for a period of 45 years. The spectre that the decision might... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2018 at Triad Conservative
Fred, I recommend that you read the article by Robert Brinson that I linked at the bottom of the post. If you would like to check out the reception, feel free to call me.
No, Fox News is a cable channel so it cannot be gotten via antenna. If you got an antenna and you wanted Fox News, you would have to use one of the internet streaming services or, as I described in the post, obtain a special package from Spectrum-- for instance, 10 channels you would choose for a flat fee, which is what they offered me. Spectrum offered to do this via internet streaming also.
I recently attended a presentation at a local meeting of the American Association of Individual Investors. The presenter made the argument that two of the best indicators of an upcoming recession are a year-over-year reduction in housing starts taking place; and a sustained inversion of the typical yield curve comparing... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2018 at Triad Conservative
Mitt Romney has won the GOP nomination in Utah to run for U.S. Senate. A conservative opponent had narrowly been chosen by party delegates; but Romney won the primary contest presumably on the basis of name recognition and establishment GOP money. If he wins the general election, he likely will... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2018 at Triad Conservative
Fred, their appearance is much different than they used to have years ago. Feel free to drive by or visit to take a look at what they installed on my house. It is relatively small, attached to the chimney and barely noticeable. Check out the article from Robert Brinson I linked above.
While I had been aware of this possibility for at least a couple of years, I finally took the plunge last week. It is now possible to get very good reception using a rooftop antenna in our area, and to receive in excess of twenty channels. This listing gives an... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at Triad Conservative
It was interesting to see the response to the spike in murders that occurred earlier this week in Greensboro. Fox 8 interviewed the police chief, and a particular captain who asked why people are resorting to gun violence. The Greensboro News and Record ran a story depicting local "activists" in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2018 at Triad Conservative
Last May, I had posted here encouraging prayer that Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy would retire, and vacate his seat on the Supreme Court. God answers prayers on His own time. But He is unquestionably good. Back then, I also stated the following: If Kennedy retires, the political and cultural left... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at Triad Conservative