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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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Fred, you probably can't discriminate against the obese, but police and fire departments years ago used to have weight standards that were felt to be necessary for the job. Those types of standards were probably less likely to be enforced among existing officers than new officers. But it is entirely acceptable to have certain physical performance standards-- for instance the ability to lift a certain amount, or run, or crawl, or climb, or push and pull a certain amount. And these types of standards absolutely must be equal for men and women. But in many places around the country, women are held to lesser standards than men so they can be hired.
We couldn't help but notice a couple of very interesting items over the last few days that almost provide their own commentary. First, a story in the news suggests that the ACLU has sued because of the city of Greensboro's advertising on Facebook to recruit prospective police officers. The complaint... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Triad Conservative
My friend, Fred Gregory, forwarded to me a poem that exposes the idiocy and the hypocrisy of the political left and their friends in the media on the matter of Confederate memorials. Take a look: A Bright New Day - Chuck Porretto Kick in that marble headstone, for he wore... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Triad Conservative
Someone Has to Say It: The Hidden History of How America Was Lost, by Tom Kawczynski I often think about how the United States was such a better country-- both its culture and its promise-- when I was a young boy in the early 1960's. It was not perfect, by... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Triad Conservative
Fred, this is the cost of having people in positions of responsibility who are unable to differentiate right from wrong. Perhaps the entire system needs to be cleaned out.
Antifa is treated with kid gloves by many of those within the media/left complex because they tend to regard the members of the "anarchist" group as folks fighting for the same causes they espouse. Some of them even like Antifa. This is a great indication of their level of morality... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Triad Conservative
Bob, I can't say that I disagree. Thanks.
Fred, I heard a good point the other day. If the left truly believed that the oceans were rising because of climate change, then coastal real estate would be depreciating significantly and people would be fleeing. But there is no evidence of depreciation, or of people fleeing, because they don't truly believe it. It is all a political ruse to undermine Western strength and prosperity.
Rush Limbaugh has been pointing out this week how those on the left have been eager to blame Hurricane Florence on President Trump because of his withdrawal from the Paris Agreement; and how they also will be eager to frame Florence politically as "Trump's Katrina". It is in this context... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2018 at Triad Conservative
Posted Sep 11, 2018 at Triad Conservative
Fred, I suspect we might be headed toward a single regional paper, with the W-S Journal and the N&R fully merged. It might have its own "local" sections certain days of the week.
John Hammer reports in the Rhino Times that, with the loss of its managing editor and publisher positions, the Greensboro News and Record is in the process of being combined with its sister publication, the Winston-Salem Journal. (Or should I say its parent publication?) Corporate mergers sometimes can be quite... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2018 at Triad Conservative
I agree, Fred. Heads ought to roll, and they won't.
There has been much movement on the matter of the toppling of the Silent Sam monument at UNC Chapel Hill over the last week. We have learned more about what happened, and the initial response by local and state officials. In addition, we are beginning to see all the telltale... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2018 at Triad Conservative
Earlier this week, I had posted two items regarding the new charter school in east Greensboro-- Gate City Charter Academy. We discussed here the methods employed at the school to assure discipline and order, and boost achievement. We also talked about some of the results and the cost advantage. This... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2018 at Triad Conservative
AAPS: Recent polls show that “healthcare is the No. 1 issue for voters,” writes Robert Pearl in Forbes. Their concerns are quite valid, states the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS): Costs are too high, most Americans can’t afford them, and they are not getting what they are paying... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2018 at Triad Conservative
Doug, I agree completely. But this is a political interest group served and represented by the democratic socialist party. That is all one needs to know to understand this situation.
Yesterday, we had discussed here the methods used and the environment that has been created at the charter school in east Greensboro-- Gate City Charter Academy. We reviewed the fact that it has provided an option for children and families in east Greensboro of which many have taken advantage-- and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2018 at Triad Conservative
Thanks, Jeff. That was great leadership for you and Jeff Phillips to take on this project and see it through to completion. I know you both have been committed to the mission to provide these kids with a much better option. Billy, it is very interesting, but our state and county governments are paying much less per student at this school compared with the traditional government school system. It is not a matter of cost. Rather, it is a matter of management and methods and policies and culture. I will have a post tonight that discusses the issue of cost, among other things. But to give all our students this level of education, you would have to apply a wrecking ball to the usual government school model.
One of the great underreported stories in the city of Greensboro is Gate City Charter Academy in east Greensboro. It is a charter school that started up in Greensboro a couple of years ago. The school is part of the National Heritage Academies (NHA) family. This was an audacious project... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2018 at Triad Conservative
I agree, Fred. The democratic socialists are quite happy with it apparently. And the Republicans lack the backbone to oppose it.
Doug, I agree the students ought to be expelled. I also agree that the democratic socialists have paid agitators who instigate violence and property destruction. But I suspect based on the media accounts and the video that students were also involved; and the timing for this to take place during the week students return after summer vacation is very interesting.