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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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A fascinating article over at Carolina Journal links to a report that studies and describes health care monopoly conditions nationwide. The report indicates that Greensboro ranks #4 in the country from the standpoint of hospital market concentration. The study explains that highly concentrated markets lack competitiveness. This is, of course,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Triad Conservative
I agree, Fred. Given the composition of the city council, it is extremely unlikely that anyone worthwhile will be chosen.
The fellow who worked in the group home owned by former Greensboro Deputy Chief James Hinson and former Sgt. Kevin Chandler is now in jail facing multiple sex offense charges. We had described here previously Hinson's history. It turns out that Chandler was among the 39 officers who filed an... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Triad Conservative
A lot has happened since he was sworn in during early 2015. However, Thom Tillis has reliably disappointed conservatives and constitutionists throughout North Carolina. Now that he faces a substantial primary challenge, he is changing his tune and pretending to support the president's agenda on borders and immigration. I was... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Triad Conservative
Yes!Weekly has an article on its website celebrating the fact that the Greensboro Pride Festival will be seeking to provide "family fun" at its festival this weekend. It will have a "Kid Zone" specifically appealing to children. Check this out: The KidZone will be open during that time between February... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2019 at Triad Conservative
Great analogy, Fred. It is one of the reasons the neoliberal consensus has prevailed.
This outcome was not unexpected. Last week, a three-judge panel in North Carolina unanimously decided that the Republicans' gerrymandered district lines in the state are illegal. It was an openly activist decision that feigned a constitutional basis never previously recognized or discovered during the many decades the Democrats controlled the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2019 at Triad Conservative
The choices in North Carolina's 3rd district congressional election in eastern North Carolina on Tuesday include a moderate, establishment Republican; a democratic socialist; a libertarian; and a strong, consistent constitutional conservative. Greg Holt is the preferred candidate. The moderate establishment Republican in this race is Greg Murphy, a current state... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2019 at Triad Conservative
Joshua Steely, Touchstone: (Compromise) is especially justified when dealing with matters that are not of great significance. In such cases, compromise is generally a good thing. But when it comes to important, foundational matters, such as those concerning doctrine and morals, compromise is not so good. In fact, it can... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2019 at Triad Conservative
Five weeks ago, I wrote here about Mark Walker's decision to invite Greensboro Police Department Deputy Chief James Hinson to testify before a House subcommittee in Washington. I wrote at that time: Many of us recall Hinson well because he was one of the starring characters in Jerry Bledsoe's Cops... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2019 at Triad Conservative
From "Feral Sexuality" by Anthony Esolen, Touchstone: People have rightly noted the breathtaking illogic of it all. We are to believe at once that there are no differences between a man and a woman, and that somebody can really be a woman trapped in a man's body, or vice-versa. It... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2019 at Triad Conservative
Interestingly, Fred, a puff piece about the program is published by the N&R shortly after I posted this item.
The phenomenon of the "puff piece" in the mainstream media is well known. Typically, a person, group, organization or program is selected for favorable journalistic treatment and promotion. Most often, the choice is made because it is approved politically or culturally. This week, "health care reform" being implemented in the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2019 at Triad Conservative
Yesterday, I had written here about the city of Greensboro's down payment assistance program. This redistributionist effort is a near-perfect reflection of the city's corrupt machine politics. The city's development/real estate interests are fed; and the political victors deliver certain spoils toward favored identity groups. But wait a minute. The... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2019 at Triad Conservative
It's corrupt machine politics, Fred.
Municipal governments usually do not get involved in charity programs because it is not part of their traditional mission. Usually socialist charity programs are funded at the state and federal levels. Conservatives might argue this should be otherwise-- that charity should be mostly local-- but in fact the state/federal model... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2019 at Triad Conservative
In the wake of the efforts by the North Carolina progressive/socialist crowd to eradicate our state's history and memory, this is an opportune time to recall a couple of bits of history. Milton is a small town at the northern edge of Caswell County, right below the Virginia border. One... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2019 at Triad Conservative
Fred, I agree, and in fact some of these counties (if not all) likely already have a county fair. It then becomes a matter of renaming it and upgrading it. Your YouTube of the Wayne County fair-- they call it an "agricultural" fair-- is a great example. I have been at that fair several times and it is quite good-- every bit as good as the old Dixie Classic.
I don't know much about Winston-Salem's city council. But it is fairly clear that a strong majority of its members are profoundly foolish-- not unlike their counterparts in Greensboro. That includes council members Adams, Besse, Burke, Scippio and Taylor, all of whom effectively voted to rename the Dixie Classic Fair.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2019 at Triad Conservative
Tucker Carlson and Neil Patel, Chronicles: Author James Howard Kunstler, one of our wisest cultural observers, summed it up this way: "This is exactly what you get in a culture where anything goes and nothing matters. Extract all the meaning and purpose from being here on earth, and erase as... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2019 at Triad Conservative
I agree, Fred, but I will take it one step further. I don't think Scott should be messing in South Carolina's business, either!
Tim Scott, the U.S. Senator from South Carolina, has enjoyed Tea Party support. He was appointed to the Senate by Nikki Haley. Because of the GOP's narrow majority in the Senate, he was able to "throw his weight around' regarding Trump's nomination of Tom Farr for a federal judgeship in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2019 at Triad Conservative