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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
Recent Activity
There has been much GOP/conservative tongue wagging at the emergence of the "new" socialist contingent within the Democratic Party. Conservative media has been focusing its attention on the insufferable Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is the obvious result of a complete absence of good parental role models and a failed education system.... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at Triad Conservative
The e-mail inbox had a bit of a surprise this evening. It turns out that Reps. Larry Pittman, Mark Brody and Keith Kidwell have introduced a bill in the North Carolina House to nullify the Obergefell decision in the state of North Carolina. That would effectively reinstate the Marriage Amendment... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Triad Conservative
Anthony Esolen, Chronicles: Recently, I was asked to write an essay commemorating the 50th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical, Humanae vitae, which affirmed the 2,000-year-old-Christian condemnation of contraception and induced abortion, and which predicted, in the wake of the Pill, various calamities that would strike the relations between men... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Triad Conservative
President Trump had some excellent pro-life comments during his State of the Union address last week. It was inspiring to hear him state a scriptural truth that humans are made in God's image: Trump made a call for building a "culture of life". But in fact, George W. Bush had... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Triad Conservative
Precisely, Fred. Lawmakers look to the NCMS to provide the collective voice of the medical community. And the group chose not to advocate for physicians and patients when all of this mess was developing. In fact, it chose to advocate in the other direction. The organization is terribly conflicted with progressives and statists and socialists within its ranks; and having received lots of money from the corporate interests that think they benefit from this mess.
A couple of months ago, I had posted here about the fact that the leader of the state Medicaid agency and the CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina are both graduates of the Obama Administration. They lead organizations that altogether control the health care coverage of nearly... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2019 at Triad Conservative
Fred, that is a very sad picture in that YouTube. It is the result of some very deliberately engineered social and political changes in this country over the last 75 years or so.
In case you had not noticed, the new cause celebre within media/left circles in North Carolina is the plight of LGBT citizens who cannot get protective court orders against domestic violence under state law. We are told that North Carolina is the only state in the union that does not... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2019 at Triad Conservative
Fred, Derbyshire has been an insightful writer as long as I can remember seeing his stuff. And he was speaking mostly about native American citizens. But when you add to this population the approximate 44 million within the country who are foreign born-- a number that continues to expand-- we have a real problem on our hands.
Perhaps the very best part of President Trump's State of the Union address was his commentary regarding socialism. I really enjoyed his words. Here is the excerpt: He could also have mentioned that socialism has resulted in massive bloodbaths with ruthless socialist leaders taking 100 million lives or more-- most... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2019 at Triad Conservative
Unfortunately, Fred, that describes much of the political environment, especially over the last ten years-- but as we are increasingly learning, well before that also.
The Triad Business News had an item today that seems terribly wrong. Honda Aircraft in Greensboro has been fined by the Trump DOJ because the manufacturer "discriminated" against job applicants based on their immigration status. Honda Aircraft apparently hired American citizens preferentially over those here on work visas; and that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2019 at Triad Conservative
GOP County Commissioner Hank Henning was very concerned that protracted delays in the release of the Guilford County Schools facilities study produced by a hired consultant were an indication that insiders were somehow tainting the process. And it appears that the final product amply justifies his concerns. The report was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2019 at Triad Conservative
Over the last week, we have witnessed a virtual avalanche of negative commentary and reporting from conservative media, pundits and Republican politicians regarding the abortion bills in New York and Virginia, respectively. There should be no doubt whatsoever that these measures were tantamount to infanticide. Inasmuch as every human life... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2019 at Triad Conservative
Fred requests that I post the following: "The good news is that we are governed by a Republican G.A. ( No matter what their warts and shortcomings) In NY if your family income is $81,000 or more your children are not eligible for free state tuition whereas illegal aliens are ; plus all the other federal and state free stuff. The influx of illegals into the US is a burden on all taxpaying US Citizens in all states . This video explains it: Yes we are threatened by the socialist/communists but not so much here in North Carolina.. YET !! This is a reminder that Socialist countries never run out of zeros.
Today, it was reported that Republicans in the North Carolina Senate had introduced legislation to make female genital mutilation illegal in the state of North Carolina. The practice would be categorized as a criminal act-- a felony. Female genital mutilation is a cultural practice that entails cutting or removal of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2019 at Triad Conservative
I hope he does, Fred. Truth be told, they ought to be REDUCING the welfare state, not increasing it.
A number of progressive Republicans in the North Carolina House are getting ready to push Medicaid expansion legislation. These include Dr. Greg Murphy; Donny Lambeth, a former hospital administator from Forsyth County; Josh Dobson, a health committee co-chairman; and Donna White, a nurse. The Republican Party is not functionally opposed... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2019 at Triad Conservative
Health care organizations, physicians and other health care providers bill and get paid using codes that designate specific services delivered to patients. For each code, the Medicare program specifies an amount that the federal government will pay for that specific service. The Medicare fee schedule is regarded as a benchmark... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2019 at Triad Conservative
I agree, Fred. Some have expressed concerns about using emergency powers, but I think those fears are overblown. The president has a clear constitutional responsibility to protect the nation against invasion.
Chilton Williamson, Chronicles: Just as the arrival of the Haitian boat people in Guantanamo in 1991 recalled the Mariel boatlift from Cuba in 1980, so “the Caravan” ought to recall both. The Mariel crisis occurred during the Cold War, so the majority of the Marielitos, in flight from Castro’s brutal... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2019 at Triad Conservative
Great idea, Fred. I had previously suggested here placing it in some kind of secure, tamper-proof transparent enclosure. But your idea is better.