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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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The Constitution Party of North Carolina now has 625 more signatures verified than are needed under the law to qualify for ballot access; and signatures are still apparently being counted. We are waiting for the county Boards of Elections to finish returning the petitions to us; and then we must... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at Triad Conservative
The news was abuzz this week with the fact that Governor Cooper had met with Apple's CEO in Raleigh; and that Republican leaders were busy reshaping the corporate incentives (or corporate welfare) packages being offered. What were some of the big selling points? That corporations would only have to bring... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Triad Conservative
I agree, Doug. Thanks.
It has been a huge, ugly spectacle. Tens of thousands of teachers abandoning their work responsibilities and the children under their charge to march in Raleigh for More Money. Numerous school districts shedding the illusion of adult responsibility, and canceling classes so that teachers can use their personal days when... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Triad Conservative
Update: The Associated Press reports the story. The details are here. For the very first time, it appears that voters in North Carolina will be able to support a political party-- and its candidates-- that advocate limited-government, constitutional conservatism; that are fully committed to important social conservative objectives including life,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Triad Conservative
The Rhino Times reports that Skip Alston is demanding that Guilford County hire a full-time director for Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (MWBE). This is a racial set-aside program that has become institutionalized within local government. The county commissioners' board is Republican-controlled. It will be interesting to see whether the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Triad Conservative
Fred, it seems that if his intentions were entirely honorable, there would be no need to use "stealth", as the Business Journal describes it.
The Triad Business Journal had an interesting article a few days ago about a trip Governor Cooper made to California last month. He was said to have visited "Google, Cisco, LinkedIn, a group of venture capital and private equity investors and a tech advocacy group". The question is what he... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Triad Conservative
Fred, a couple of points. Not to be contradictory, but we must understand that this is a countywide office-- not just the city of Greensboro. We should have done better. But the Republican Party did not have a candidate. Also, Judge Crump had a white Democratic opponent in the primary. I am not sure if she would have been an improvement over Crump. But it is fascinating that Crump could have beaten her countywide, keeping in mind that neither had a huge name recognition advantage. That is what makes me wonder about the influence of the PAC's, and any get-out-the-vote efforts they might have had. Of course, there are the other newer lefty organizations that have arisen also. But you are right-- we might need to grin and accept it, because there is no opposition.
Fox 8 has a very informative video that features Judge Avery Crump, who just won the democratic socialist primary for Guilford County District Attorney. There is no Republican candidate in the fall election, so she will almost certainly be our new DA. She stylistically represents herself well; and makes her... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2018 at Triad Conservative
Some readers might be interested in the ongoing effort by the Constitution Party of North Carolina to secure a place on the ballot. We need approximately 12,000 valid signatures to attain this goal. As of today, we have obtained approximately 15,900 signatures. Roughly 10,200 have been validated by the various... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2018 at Triad Conservative
Yes, Fred, we hope... What makes the matter worse? I am not completely sure about this, but it appears to me based on my surfing the web that the decision to close the schools enables the teachers to use a personal day to attend the protests.
Fox 8 reported today that Guilford County Schools will be closing on Wednesday, May 16. That is the day schoolteachers from around the state are descending upon Raleigh to demand more money. A couple of months ago, we had commented here about the lack of adult leadership and supervision at... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2018 at Triad Conservative
News flash. Three days before the primary, delegates to the 13th Congressional District Democratic Convention passed a resolution directing the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to stay out of their local congressional primary. It is uncertain whether they fully appreciate the fact that their efforts might be a tiny bit too... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2018 at Triad Conservative
Fred, as a general rule, they have historically tended to be much more excited when local socialists make the big time.
This speech was utterly awesome. He demonstrates a good grasp of history, and interesting insight into the current political environment: Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2018 at Triad Conservative
An interesting race has developed for the House seat in eastern Guilford County. Jon Hardister, an incumbent who is part of the NC House leadership. is running in the Republican primary against Mark McDaniel, a former state legislator. McDaniel has centered his campaign almost entirely on the expanded sales tax... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2018 at Triad Conservative
Can't help but like and admire this guy: Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2018 at Triad Conservative
It is the type of story with which most of us are intimately familiar. In Rockingham County, a proposal is being floated to raise the local sales tax to support the local community college. The county school board has a conservative member, Ron Price, who had become intimately familiar with... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2018 at Triad Conservative
Americans are gradually processing and internalizing the implications of the death of young Alfie Evans in Britain last weekend. This is the small child who was denied medical care by the British government despite numerous attempts at outside intervention. Because medicine is socialized in that country, the government is placed... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2018 at Triad Conservative
A couple of weeks ago, I provided some information about the ballot access drive being conducted by the Constitution Party of North Carolina. In order to be fully recognized as a political party in North Carolina, and to have a place on the ballot to run candidates, we need to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2018 at Triad Conservative
An interesting story was reported earlier this week by WRAL. It appears that Governor Cooper is attempting a "Hail Mary" play to get Amazon to locate its big new headquarters in North Carolina. What is the asset he is using? The state's preponderance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's)!... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2018 at Triad Conservative