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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
Aaron Wolf, Chronicles: This does not go without saying, so therefore it must be said: Conservatives should not be shocked by the behavior of Democrats and their water-carrying media. In every way imaginable, the left has begged us to believe that they are the sort of diabolical creatures that will... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at Triad Conservative
It is not a story that is being loudly or widely disseminated. But it seems that nearly 100 teaching assistants and instructors at UNC Chapel Hill have gone on strike over the proposed siting of the Silent Sam memorial in a new campus-based museum. (Remain mindful that this is a... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at Triad Conservative
Recall the windstorms we had this fall. We had widespread, prolonged power outages in the city of Greensboro. Trees snapped and damaged power lines and other electrical equipment. Several years ago, Mayor Nancy Vaughan initiated one of her foolish crusades against Duke Energy. When the power company was attempting to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Triad Conservative
Former President George H.W. Bush had many good personal qualities. He occupied the Oval Office at the apogee of American strength and influence. But many conservatives would argue that he was not a good leader. Let's remember that "Bush-ism" has controlled the GOP since 1988-- and the following articles reveal,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Triad Conservative
I agree, Fred. And what will be the safety risk associated with waiting for the mental health professional to show up? Presumably, they will not materialize within 5 or 10 minutes.They might have to wait for an hour or more depending on the situation.
The Republican Congress over the last two years has achieved virtually nothing of major consequence. It has failed to enact conservative, constitutional legislation; and it has refused to pass the reforms President Trump has sought regarding borders, immigration and the wall. Even the tax bill that was passed was a... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Triad Conservative
John Hammer at the Rhino Times reports that the city has decided to hire mental health professionals within the police department to assist officers responding to situations involving individuals with psychiatric or substance abuse problems. We had posted here last week regarding the state Medical Examiner's Office calling the death... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Triad Conservative
The long awaited report from the UNC Chapel Hill Board of Trustees recommends that the Silent Sam statue be placed in a new history museum to be located in an obscure part of the campus-- around the far south edge apparently. Carolina Journal reports: (UNC Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol) Folt... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Triad Conservative
Thanks, Fred. I hope the GOP does not make an error of epic proportions with this bill. Some seem to want it badly; and they are unfortunately very foolish. As I said in my original post, I am in favor of eliminating non-federal crimes from the federal courts and federal law enforcement agencies. We need to be guided by the Constitution's original meaning. For truly federal crimes, I hope we are not engaging in wishful thinking.
Yes, Fred, the son-in-law is a problem-- in many ways. You might be aware that Congressman Mark Walker is also a supporter of this type of legislation.
Given the fact that the GOP Congress achieved almost nothing during the last two years, and the democratic socialists are taking over the House next month, there is considerable pressure to get things done over the next four weeks. One of the matters being discussed is the prison reform package... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Triad Conservative
Imagine government creating all kinds of tax incentives and funding mechanisms via governmental charity programs to assure that the general public accesses the services of a given industry. Add the dimension of granting de facto monopoly status to some of the major players within the industry. Imagine further that the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2018 at Triad Conservative
Unfortunately, Fred, you are right. People are unwilling to look at the bigger picture objectively. This gentleman who died probably did this to himself. I suspect he is ultimately responsible-- not the police. That might be difficult for people to hear, but you have to look at the totality of the circumstances.
The word "homicide" is a legal term. It is a term used by prosecutors. It is NOT a medical term. It is not even a medical description or diagnosis. Yet, today we learned that the State Medical Examiner's Office issued its report in a contentious case involving Greensboro police officers;... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2018 at Triad Conservative
It was a bit unsurprising that a couple of Northwest High School students had made a video containing some ugly content; and had circulated it online. After all, the Wild West of social media contains ample profanity, vulgarity, verbal threats, calls to violence and the like. Social media has opened... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2018 at Triad Conservative
Good idea, Fred. I wonder how that happens under NC state law.
The Rhino Times had a dramatic scoop yesterday that the new sheriff in town-- Danny Rogers-- has implemented his own "Saturday Night Massacre" this Thanksgiving season. Immediately after winning the election, he abruptly terminated at least 27 employees of the Guilford County Sheriff's Department including senior officers. If citizens are... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2018 at Triad Conservative
George Leef had a piece today at National Review that calls into question Margaret Spellings' tenure as the president of the UNC system. Spellings, who was appointed by a GOP-majority Board of Governors, turned out to be a major bust. Her period of leadership was a huge nothing-burger. She was... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2018 at Triad Conservative
In the most recent issue of Imprimis, Charles Kesler asserts that the United States has entered what he describes as a "cold civil war". He explains: Underlying our cold civil war is the fact that America is torn increasingly between two rival constitutions, two cultures, two ways of life. When... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2018 at Triad Conservative
The Rhino Times reports that the Guilford County School Board has floated a proposal that bars discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation. It is contained within a document that also restricts "bullying" based on certain characteristics or attributes. I do not know to what extent this... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2018 at Triad Conservative