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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
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper-- a liberal mainline Presbyterian-- vetoed last week the bill passed by General Assembly Republicans to protect infants born alive during botched elective abortion procedures. Cooper claimed that current law protects the newborn infant. The media/left complex has raised questions as to whether this scenario has... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Triad Conservative
Ten years ago, the democratic socialists then in control of the Guilford Board of County Commissioners, as well as Republican commissioners Linda Shaw and Billy Yow, passed a massive school bond issue. They did this even though a recession was brewing. It has taken the passage of a decade, and... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Triad Conservative
Tom Piatak, Chronicles: In the last few days, the world has been considering what it would mean to lose one of the masterpieces of medieval Christendom for all time. There is widespread agreement that such a loss would be profound. And there is reason to hope that the near loss... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Triad Conservative
Fred, I hope they show some integrity, and put a stop to this.
Skip Alston's Cure Violence proposal is getting aired for possible funding within Greensboro city and Guilford county government. Recall that this is a Chicago program ostensibly intended to reduce inner city violence. This is properly a city initiative, because that is where the problem is. But the GOP county commissioners... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2019 at Triad Conservative
Good question, Fred, and I don't know. Given the compressed, ad hoc scheduling of this primary/election, I don't know to what extent this information is available. I also don't know if he was able to use his NC House campaign funds to run for Congress in the primary election.
The field in the GOP primary for the 3rd Congressional District is ridiculously large. Seventeen candidates are running. This is a bit reminiscent of the primary for the seat that Ted Budd now fills in the Triad. Budd faced a very large number of opponents during the primary. That worked... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2019 at Triad Conservative
It is downright foolish, Fred, on many levels. I am a bit disappointed in my fellow physicians who have gotten themselves into these arrangements. And the fact that the classes medical schools are pumping out are now 50 percent female, along with the usual affirmative action cases, suggests this pattern is going to continue to a large extent, although we are already seeing some corrections. But the political class-- Republican and Democrat-- ought to be ashamed of itself. McCrory needs to go away.
Former establishment GOP Governor Pat McCrory often spoke about how we very much needed more consolidation in the health care industry. This means a smaller number of entities would be competing with each other; and these entities would necessarily be larger than what we had seen in the past. We... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2019 at Triad Conservative
Good article over at the Rhino website about the situation, Fred. Apparently it is a conflict of interest except when it is not: http://www.rhinotimes.com/featured-article/cure-violence-conflict-or-no-conflict/
The last several weeks are no exception to the usual flow of history in these parts. We witnessed several blatant examples of the local left using identity politics to achieve their ends. Here are some specifics: An angry, disorderly crowd descended on a Greensboro City Council meeting to demand the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2019 at Triad Conservative
The awful GOP majority in the North Carolina House passed its effective repeal of State Treasurer Dale Folwell's changes to the State Health Plan earlier this week. This was a massive poke in the eye of the taxpayer. The recorded vote is found here. The House GOP leadership forced a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2019 at Triad Conservative
The news today was jarring. Whereas yesterday GOP state chairman Robin Hayes was announcing he was not running for re-election this year because of health issues, today it was announced his indictment by the feds. An indictment does not prove guilt beyond reasonable doubt. But this is a stunning fall.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2019 at Triad Conservative
Srdja Trifkovic, Chronicles: Now that the Russian Collusion Myth has been revealed to be a mendacious conspiracy by the Deep State, the Democratic Party and the media, President Donald Trump needs to move on with his election promise to improve relations with Moscow. That is a geopolitical and civilizational necessity.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2019 at Triad Conservative
The 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution reads as follows: Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction. Section 2. Congress shall have... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2019 at Triad Conservative
The North Carolina General Assembly had passed a ban on abortions performed after the 20th week of pregnancy. The news yesterday was that U.S. District Court Judge William Osteen invalidated this law, ruling that it violates the pregnant mother's constitutional right to abortion after 20 weeks. He argued that the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2019 at Triad Conservative
The latest act in a longstanding drama took place today. NC State Treasurer Dale Folwell, in yeoman fashion, has been fighting for the taxpayers with his proposal to adopt a new reimbursement strategy for the State Health Plan. But special interests-- especially the state's hospital systems-- rebelled against these changes.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2019 at Triad Conservative
Some media/left folks who reside firmly within the democratic socialist coalition are beginning to get worried that their party is becoming more openly identified with socialism. For many years, the party's advocacy of socialism had been effectively veiled. Large segments of the public had not truly understood the extent to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2019 at Triad Conservative