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"You just gotta laugh." Yes, indeed. The last gasp attempt to protect the lese-majeste entitlement of the blogger doesn't exist anymore in this era of Facebook dominance.
Toggle Commented Mar 8, 2015 on 10 Years of Blogging at Triad Conservative
"Do the preferences of North Carolina conservative Republicans really matter? Probably not." Those preferences definitely don't matter to certain pseudo conservative "independents" who game the political process to make sure pliable "mainstream" Republicans are nominated. Locally, these type of people work in groups of supposedly non-affiliated "conservative independents", who place politics over principle in their rush to be assimilated into Republican "mainstream" circles of influence. This is exemplified by a certain local "independent" conservative group using corrupt sub rosa tactics to corrupt the process, thereby ensuring the group's NC Senate endorsement for Thom Tillis.
"AGs are required to use judgment and discretion regarding the enforcement of the law. Magistrates and recorders of deeds are required not to do so. That apple ain't an orange." Not even close to the point I made previously, but that's to be expected from some weak minded partisan like you. AGs of North Carolina are required by their oath of office to defend the state constitution, and the legally enacted laws, of which, the marriage amendment was a part. Not surprisingly, you don't know what you're talking about. But that never stops you from embarrassing yourself with foolish throw-away rhetoric. As usual.....
Article 1, Section 4 of the North Carolina Constitution expressly forbids secession: "This State shall ever remain a member of the American Union; the people thereof are part of the American nation; there is no right on the part of this State to secede; and all attempts, from whatever source or upon whatever pretext, to dissolve this Union or to sever this Nation, shall be resisted with the whole power of the State." http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Legislation/constitution/ncconstitution.html
Toggle Commented Oct 13, 2014 on Time to Entertain Secession? at Triad Conservative
In the long run, there is convincing evidence that a Tillis win would likely have an adverse effect when compared to another six years of Hagan, particularly if the Republicans take the senate and Mitch McConnell becomes Majority Leader. The Tillis nomination, and the endorsement of certain grassroots groups will be a failure, regardless of the outcome of next month's Senate vote count. This is the end result of a "Big Tent" political philosophy that excludes constitutional and Liberty conservatives.
"The big question is whether Thom Tillis represents an improvement over Hagan on the matter of crony capitalism." Hard to tell the difference between the two, isn't it? It's a shame that Republicans chose to nominate a candidate that is little better than Hagan on many issues, and likely to be WORSE on other issues. It's equally a shame that certain "independent" conservative groups have placed their credibility on the line by endorsing Tillis, supporting the idea that principles are less important than the politics of the matter.
We certainly need an ad like thisto focus attention on Kay Hagan, but we first need a candidate with the constitutional conservative credentials to challenge her. Thom Tillis is NOT the candidate to do so, despite the efforts of the mainstream Republicans, and certain "grassroots conservative" groups who continue to place politics above principles.
Won 't be any need to change the rules on SCOTUS nominations. Mitch McConnell as Majority Leader will be glad to oblige the "progressives." He will be supported by Rovian Republicans and Pseudo Conservative groups everywhere.
But....but....but....EVERYONE knows Kay Hagan is a moderate! Because....because....because...... Doug Clark, and the always wrong but never in doubt crowd at that particular blog you mentioned tell us so. And....and....and....and....THOSE sort of people wouldn't mis-represent an elected official for political benefit, would they?
"He did not develop a huge cadre of activist supporters throughout North Carolina. In fact, he willfully and roundly ignored them." In fact, Tillis and his sycophants in the party organization went out of their way to disrespect and insult them. Tillis may well find a way to turn it around. But he will NOT get the support of certain conservative Republicans and conservative independents.
Toggle Commented Sep 16, 2014 on How Might Tillis Win? at Triad Conservative
"Waddell further stated that his objective is to take as many votes away from Kay Hagan as he takes from Tillis. He said he is interested in engaging Democratic and unaffiliated voters who otherwise might vote for Hagan" As well we know, certain people insist that a vote for anyone but the annointed Republican nominee is a vote for Hagan. The rhetoric used and the implied logic in statements of that effect are reminicent of something the Dem/Lefty/"Progressive" set would use to divert attention away from their failures. "At the conclusion of his speech, Al Pisano, the chairman of the Constitution Party of NC, addressed concerns often voiced that a write-in vote would 'split the vote'; or that it would represent a vote for Kay Hagan. He said that it is YOUR vote; and you should feel free to vote according to your conscience. He further maintained you should vote for anyone you regard as best fit to hold the office." Absolutely, without a doubt. There is a tremendous campaign among the so-called "mainstream" Republicans to subvert the values held by certain conservative Republicans and unafiliateds in that regard. Evidence of such is rampant in the social media. Why would a citizen vote for a candidate who does not share his/her values? Why would a voter expect such a compromised candidate, like Thom Tillis is, represent the best interests of our citizens and our state, instead of the best interests of his benefactors and enablers, if elected?
But....but....but.....but.....but....but if WE knew what THEY knew about Wray, we would have seen the glorious righteousness of paying off these poor, pitiful victims of racial profiling! Oh, wait.......I forgot. We found out that THEY knew NOTHING except the lies and the agenda-driven propaganda about Wray. But then again, , knowing the FACTS of the matter mean nothing when there's a crony payback that needs to be fulfilled.
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2014 on GPD Fiasco Update at Triad Conservative
Clary has never been known to be solidly clued in his absurd political posturing. To be fair, however, he's got lots of loony toon competition locally.
The arrogance of this most obnoxious of American presidents knows no end. He shames our nation, our laws, and our people.
Toggle Commented Aug 2, 2014 on Amnesty by Executive Order? at Triad Conservative
"THIS is what the Ed Cones of this world wanted and it is what Obamamcare has accomplished." Oh, but it's for the sake of some (warped sense of) "progress"! After all, if it's good for The Agenda, everyone should be forced to participate in the degradation of health care, right?
If elected, we have adequate reasons to believe that Jr. Berger will be part of the ongoing problems, and NOT a part of any solution needed to fix those problems. I have every confidence that Mark Walker will be part of the needed solutions, as a representative for his constituents. I have every confidence that Jr. Berger will only represent the business as usual cronies who pull his strings, should we be so unwise to give him the nomination tomorrow, and the office in the November election.
Tommy, I think Holder's trip was for a meeting to co-ordinate Dem/Lefty/"Progressive" lies, prevarications, and race baiting in support of the lawsuit aginst the election reforms that have come out of Raleigh. On a related note, let's note that Miller really isn't "retiring", as we normally think of the term. He's in the running for the Chief's job in Greenville SC, as noted in the Fishwrap today.
"So expanding insurance will reduce costs, as Roch suggests. Even if the previously uninsured just go to the ER more often, it'll reduce the frequency of these in-patient admissions." Really? And it saves money? "The Hospital Corporation of America, which has facilities in 20 states, reported a big gap in Medicaid and uninsured admissions between expansion and non-expansion states. In the four states it operates where Medicaid expanded under the ACA, the company saw a 22.3 percent growth in Medicaid admissions, compared to a 1.3 percent decline in non-expansion states. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/05/12/hospitals-see-blue-red-divide-early-into-obamacares-coverage-expansion/ Watch Brod try to frame the discussion away from his error by use of one or more of his typical "Yeah, but....." arguments.
Toggle Commented May 18, 2014 on Hagan comes out swinging at EdCone.com
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.....which you took as a "Get Out Of Jail Free" card, a license to continue your well-known antics.
Toggle Commented May 15, 2014 on A speedy and unsatisfying resolution at EdCone.com
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"Bob, your story has changed from "the group named on the suit is not named on the suit" to "the group named on the suit shouldn't have been named on the suit" No, thats just your wrong interpretation, one which you came up with to shape the message you're sending. I find it interesting that you have not removed my comments on this thread, as you have done in every previous comment I've made since you renewed activity.
Toggle Commented May 15, 2014 on A Gary Hart moment for Walker? at EdCone.com
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W"ell, that's an easy one to debunk." Really? Let's get Killian to ask the attorney who filed the case why the attorney added C4GC to the case, and who from C4GC specifically gave him permission to do so. He won't, because he doesn't want to get an answer that blows his "Let's Make It All About C4GC" crusade.
Toggle Commented May 15, 2014 on A Gary Hart moment for Walker? at EdCone.com
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".....I just a useful idiot for writing about big local news that might harm Walker?" Why don't you write about how Killian framed the story to fit his meme, one that ignored the pertinent facts of the matter? Let's start with this: the suit is titled Adkins v. Martin, not C4GC v Martin.
Toggle Commented May 15, 2014 on A Gary Hart moment for Walker? at EdCone.com
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One more thing: Let's not forget Clark is part of the politically astute N&R editorial board that endorsed Jim Snyder for the Senate nomination, along with the absurdity of recommending the most crony capitalist possible for the NC6 primary. While Snyder is a reputable and good man who has made solid contributions on behalf of his fellow citizens, his recent Senate campaign hardly qualified as a viable run for the nomination.
Doug Clark is not worth being taken seriously on any subject, let alone politics, a field in which his simplistic tunnel vision is notorious. As is the case with so many other low information would-be experts who bombard us locally with laughable opinions, he's reliably wrong, but never in doubt. According, the piece discussed here stands testament to his ever growing reputation for irrelevance.
^^ Always. Forever.
Toggle Commented Apr 25, 2014 on TWC Senate Debate at Triad Conservative