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Game, set match. Associate Justice of the SCOTUS, Brett Kavanaugh. YES !!!
Another "Hail Satan " at Kavanuagh . Democrats are crafty and evil.
I haven't seen the entire line up of Greensboro's female police officer lineup but those whose images have appeared in the newspaper and on TV appear to be grossly overweight. Are there any regulations in place that say shape up or ship out ? Or would this be discrimination against the morbidly obese ?
UNC officials watched protesters closely as Silent Sam fell, texts show By Tyler Dukes, WRAL investigative reporter RALEIGH, N.C. — Top officials at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were closely monitoring the crowd that gathered around Silent Sam last month as protesters drifted back and forth between the controversial monument and Franklin Street. McCorkle Place had been the site of plenty of these protests before, as groups pressured the university to remove the statue dedicated to students who died fighting for the Confederacy – erected during an era of surging white supremacy campaigns across the state. But campus officials this time wondered if things might be different. "You think they're gonna take that thing down?" Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Christi Hurt texted her boss, Winston Crisp, at 8:11 p.m. on Aug. 20. "One can hope," Crisp, the university's vice chancellor for student affairs, texted back a minute later. About an hour later, protesters pulled the statue down from its plinth, an event Hurt confirmed to Crisp with a screenshot of the toppled monument captured from social media. "Holy s***," Hurt wrote at 9:25 p.m. "No comment," Crisp responded a minute later. The comments, among hundreds of pages of records released Wednesday in response to a request from WRAL News, stand in contrast to official university statements released in the ensuing hours calling the actions of around 250 protesters "unlawful and dangerous," and pledging an investigation. They highlight the delicate path campus officials have trod in recent weeks in condemning the actions of protesters – even as some UNC System leaders call for the statue's restoration. UNC Chancellor Carol Folt has maintained that the university was "not remiss" in its decision to keep the statue standing before it was toppled, an act she defined as "the destruction of state property." She said the university was following a 2015 law passed to prevent the removal of such monuments, which have become flashpoints of protests across the South. But since its fall, she's also said the figure does not belong "at the front door" of the university. So far, five people have been charged in connection with the protest the night the statue was toppled. A UNC professor also faces an assault charge from that night, and others have been arrested in subsequent protests. The university says the investigation is ongoing. But hundreds of faculty members have written to Folt arguing against the return of the statue to McCorkle Place, arguing it memorializes racism and white supremacy. Crisp's comments, among the texts and emails from Folt, Police Chief Jeff McCracken and other top officials on Aug. 20 and 21, appear to be the highest-profile opposition to the statue's original placement so far, coming as they did from a member of the university's executive staff. In a prepared statement, spokesperson Joanne Peters Denny said the text messages between Crisp and Hurt "reflect the personal opinions of individual staff members and are not official University positions." "The University has been clear that while there are strong feelings about the monument, the destruction of property that took place on August 20th was unlawful and dangerous," Denny said. "The University is now focused on working with its Trustees to develop recommendations to present to the Board of Governors for the disposition and preservation of the monument." Denny said Crisp and Hurt declined to comment Thursday, writing in an email that they were "busy with preparations to ensure that the more than 2,000 students remaining on campus for Hurricane Florence are safe." UNC-CH released the 800 pages of emails and text messages at 3 p.m. Wednesday, two hours before the university suspended operations ahead of the storm. In a follow-up statement, Denny said the public records office "worked diligently to provide [the] records before our campus ceased mandatory operations for several days." WRAL requested the documents on Aug. 21. 'Silent Sam' supporters memorializing statue with flowers The correspondence shows that many of the university's top executives and public relations staff were closely monitoring the protest – both on the ground and from their homes – as it began in the late afternoon, trading updates via group texts. They kept tabs on crowd size and movement, and noted the arrival of both UNC professor Dwayne Dixon – a member of the left-wing Redneck Revolt group who weeks later was charged with simple assault – and Maya Little – the UNC Ph.D. student charged with defacing the monument with paint and her own blood earlier this spring. The evening protest was originally billed as an event to support Little. Campus officials also spotted police officers moving back from the monument. "Crowd returned. May have to pull officers back," Derek Kemp, associate vice chancellor for campus safety, wrote to one group. WRAL News reported last month that a separate batch of text messages from the town showed that Chapel Hill Police Chief Chris Blue urged his officers to "stay way out" from the statue and avoid engaging with the crowd. "Protesters getting upset because police now standing between them and the monument," Jeni Cook, a UNC media relations manager, texted to fellow staffers at the Office of University Communications just before the monument fell. "Police just pulled back and away from the monument." The statue's toppling quickly drew the attention of UNC System leaders like Board of Governors Chair Harry Smith and system President Margaret Spellings, who told campus leaders she spoke with the governor about the issue less than an hour later. "What actions are being taken?" Smith wrote to Folt and UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees Chair Haywood Cochrane at 10:22 p.m. on Aug. 20. "Please advise and if need be we can schedule a call or meeting early am." Smith and Spellings called the statue's removal "unacceptable, dangerous, and incomprehensible" in a joint statement the next day, decrying "mob rule and the intentional destruction of public property. Their view was shared by dozens of alumni and others who wrote to the chancellor and other university officials to criticize the university's handling of the incident. Others supported the protesters, calling the tearing down of the statue "long overdue." The morning after Silent Sam crashed to the ground, Crisp finalized a statement to his top student affairs staff that he and Hurt had begun crafting within a half-hour of the monument's fall. He praised staff and first responders, noted that the university is working on messaging and acknowledged that many questions remain unanswered. But he pointed out that on Aug. 21, they had more pressing matters at hand than the toppled Confederate memorial. "In the meantime, today is the first day of classes for a new semester. Our jobs are the same this morning as they were yesterday and the days before. As I continue to say, each and every student on this campus, whether they are supporters of the Confederate Monument, or were engaged in the activity last night, deserves and must have our support, teaching, and advice," Crisp wrote. "That is our work, and our calling."
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Sixty Four years ago North Carolina was hit hard by hurricane Hazel on October 15, 1954. It was the only category 4 hurricane to hit the state in the 20th century, and by most measures, was the worst. Here is a wonderful video by WRAL that captures the devastation. Worth watching The Great Hurricane of 1780 is regarded as being the deadliest on record and resulted in the death of 20,000 people. The 1900 Galveston hurricane had a storm surge of 12 feet , wind speeds of 145 mph, killed 12,000 and destroyed 3600 structures . In 1900 the internal combustion engine was in its infancy. Likewise so was fossil fuel generated electricity, yet hurricanes were extant. Our planet had warm temps just before the little ice age To all global warming alarmists I say drink the kool aid if you must but count me as one who believes that Mr. Sun is responsible for cyclic changes in earth's temperature.
Go ahead and call me a Nazi but FYI Germany has many memorials their soldiers killed in WWI and WWII. Notably none of them displays the Swastika And for bonus points , a poem A Bright New Day Kick in that marble headstone, for he wore a coat of grey. He has no right to rest in peace upon our bright new day. Dismantle that old statue; for he battled for the south. And don't you stand against us, either join or shut your mouth. Knock down that bloody obelisk; you know he owned a slave; and dump his wretched remnants deep inside an unmarked grave. The bearded top hat fellow, blow him up and knock him down. The Navajo will tell you that he scorched their sacred ground. The one that wore a wheelchair, let us purge him from the earth, His new deal was internment for the sin of Asian birth. And every war memorial is next upon our list. for the innocent collateral demands they not exist. Blow up that Black Hills mountain, as we feel the rush no more; for a roughish riding monger killing Spaniards by the score. The other peddled genocide against the native Sioux, and bondage is the stain upon the loathsome other two. Rip up the iron railway from our sea to shining sea. The Chinaman was chattel, as he toiled slavishly. Incinerate the White House, and then bury its remains; for some of its construction was completed wearing chains. There is no rest until our noble cause is finally through. And that is when we burn the flag adorned with red and blue. And now that we are at it, let us cross the briny sea, and topple every monument where righteous disagree. The Roman Colosseum, for the Christians that would bleed. The Arc de Triomphe glorifies a tyrant's bloody greed. The Taj Mahal for celebrating executed kin. The tower up in London for the torture held within. We shall tear down Chichen Itza for its human sacrifice. The Vatican for patriarchal view of paradise.. And all the German building that were built before the war. And every Ancient fortress that still stands upon a shore. The Pyramids an edifice to power over serf The China Wall a racist, xenophobic love of turf. The world is full of evil, we shall right it with our force. And everyone is guilty..... Well except for us of course. Chuck Porretto
Could we be on the dawn of a new era. Is the N&R going to slide quietly into that good night? What would replace it ?
TC: That was eloquent. It is a sad, sad day when it has come to this. Folt should be fired along with the Chapel Hill Chief of Police and Prof Dwayne Dixon. ( for starters)
What we have here is anarchy , plain and simple.
Well, ain't this the definition of insanity. Deja vu all over again Jorge Cornell , a leader of the Almighty Latin King and Queen gang , came of the scene in Greensboro , preaching he could reach out to the community and help bring peace. At last a savior . Cornell eventually ran for a seat on City Council . That didn't work out . Then he was indicted and convicted in federal court on conspiracy and racketeering charges. He was sentenced to 28 years. TC: You hit a home run with this post . A lot to chew on especially the complex and incestuous nature of Greensboro's politics, Thank you Ah .. our virtuous city slogging away in the muck and mire.
9-18-97 Letter to the editor GORE'S BIG QUESTION: IS HE A MAN OR A TREE? Your fragile apologia for the sleazy, illegal, no restraint fund-raising of Al Gore was, of course, predictable and disgustingly kind. (``The system victimizes a respectable politician,' Sept. 9). Gore is a dangerous environmental extremist. He favors expansion of government. He is a hypocrite regarding tobacco. His book damns the automobile as a ``moral threat.' Now he degrades the high office he holds. Gore got caught dialing for dollars. His "no controlling legal authority" press conference was laughable. First he claimed that ``on a few occasions' he made fund-raising calls from the White House for ``soft money.' Upon closer examination, ``a few' turned out to be 46. Then it was disclosed by The Washington Post that he knew, or should have known, that some of the bucks he extorted were to be used by the Clinton-Gore election effort. Hello, Janet Reno. The press asked the questions, dug up the answers and viola...the attorney general finally triggered the long overdue process to name an independent counsel to investigate this sordid mess.The editorial's attempt to excuse Gore's felonies by blaming reckless staff work is so much guano. First, they called the April 1996 Buddhist Temple affair, ``community outreach.' You ignore the fact that Gore's own e-mail refers to the upcoming event as a fund raiser. I guess the devil made him do it. Betcha can't wait to endorse Gore for president in 2000, that is if you are able to he a man or a tree? Fred H. Gregory Greensboro
TAINT LINGERS OVER JUSTICE DEPARTMENT, GORE There is nothing new or surprising in U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno's stubborn refusal to name an independent counsel to probe Vice President Al Gore's fund-raising role in the 1996 campaign and possible charges of false statements under oath. Reno is in the tank for Gore as she has been for President Bill Clinton. This latest dodge was explained at her Aug. 23 press conference in narrow hypertechnical legalisms. Gore himself contemptuously answered questions from investigators by stating he did not know he was attending a fund-raiser at the Hsi Lai Buddhist temple in Los Angeles even when confronted with his own e-mail to an aide in which he refers to the event as a ``fund-raiser.' Then, in a rare truthful slip, the vice president called it a fund-raiser, only to be abruptly corrected by his defense attorney, at which point Gore asked to amend his testimony.Robert J. Conrad, selected by Reno from the U.S. attorney's office in Charlotte to head the four-years overdue task-force examination of these matters, recently recommended that Reno appoint an outside prosecutor. Two other unnamed Justice Department attorneys agreed with Conrad. All three individuals will no doubt become radioactive in the department for daring to say honestly, ``The king doesn't have any clothes on.' Reno's loyalty to her bosses is steadfast, but her stalling undermines the rule of law. On two prior occasions she has decided that special counsels were not warranted to look into separate fact situations where Gore may have violated the law. These ``judgments' were contrary to the advice and recommendation of FBI Director Louis Freeh and her handpicked prosecutor, Charles LaBella from San Diego, both career law enforcement officials of unquestioned integrity. Excuse me! So what we have here is a vice president who has been nominated by his party to run for president, and the best we can say for him is that he is not indictable. Let us now turn back the pages of history to 1988, when then-Attorney General Edwin Meese III had just undergone an exhaustive 14-month investigation into his public and private life by Independent Counsel James McKay. The 814-page report issued by McKay stated that no indictment was warranted. The self-styled citizens group, Common Cause, was not satisfied and called for an internal Justice inquisition of Meese to determine if he had violated the code of conduct for government employees. Then our editors at the News & Record meanly reproached Meese (``Meese misses point,' July 25, 1988). ``Though prosecution was not advised by McKay, his report hardly amounts to exoneration. Yet Meese continues to claim that if he is not criminally charged, he has acted responsibly. He blithely forgets that his office demands more than just staying out of jail. ... Just because the special counsel's investigation did not deem Meese to be criminally indictable does not mean that the attorney general's hands are clean. The taint lingers on.' Well said, I suppose, but only if you juxtapose the cases of Edwin Meese and Al Gore and hold the vice president to the same rigid standard. Meese was clumsy but not venal. I think after any objective comparison one could conclude that Al Gore is not fit for the position he now holds or the higher office that he seeks. Yes, the taint lingers on. A powerful miasma hangs over the U.S. Justice Department and is causing some career employees to retch. Let's hope the voters will rid us of that foul odor this fall. Fred Gregory
9-28-00 Letter to the editor EARTH TO VICE PRESIDENT: IT'S THE FACTS, STUPID Al Gore and George Bush have uttered more than a few malapropisms (letter, Sept. 19), but their fumbling misuse of words shouldn't be an issue with the undecided voter. What matters is the candidates' respect for the truth. Gore shows outright contempt for it. He is an inveterate liar. He evasively dissembles in sworn testimony. He panders to polls and special-interest groups. He compulsively exaggerates. He fudges the facts. In his convention speech he falsely claimed that the Bush tax plan would only give the average American family an extra Diet Coke per day. When Gore's lie was exposed, his staff had to admit that the Bush proposal would in fact let this family keep $1,600 more of their own money each year. It is clear that he will say anything to get elected. Remember, it was Gore who first used the infamous Willie Horton against a fellow Democrat. Surprisingly, on Sept. 20, even the Washington Post took an editorial swipe at the VP: ``In lashing out at big oil, big pharmaceutical firms and big HMO's, Gore is playing the demagogue, and he himself must know it.' The Post concludes: ``Mr. Gore seems more intent upon telling us that he's for the people, not the powerful. Given his history, the slogan seems about as sincere as it is useful.' Now that has the ring of truth. Nothing Gore says is worthy of belief except his embrace of the Democratic platform, which will require even further expansion of government. Fred Gregory Greensboro
6-28-00 Letter to the editor THE $1 MILLION QUESTION: WHO IS BIG OIL'S FRIEND? I noticed in our newspaper that Al Gore is portraying his rival, George Bush, as a puppet of big oil. This wire service article was negatively slanted against Bush with bare mention of Gore's oil industry connections. Well, here is the rest of the story. In 1997, with the assistance of ``Honest Tony' Coelho, Gore helped Occidental Petroleum buy the publicly owned Elk Hills oil field in California. The sale of this strategic national treasure was the largest privatization in American history, and benefited Occidental by tripling its oil reserves.This deal was a curious reversal of prior Clinton-Gore policy wherein they had repeatedly declared private lands public for political purposes. Such was the federal grab of two million acres in Utah, rich with clean burning coal, which conveniently left important Democratic contributor James Riady (Lippo Group) with a virtual monopoly on this scarce commodity. Gore's ties to Occidental go back decades when ``fellow traveler' and oilman Armand Hammer bought himself a congressman named Albert Gore Sr. Today Occidental continues to pay Gore $20,000 annually for mineral rights on his Tennessee estate. Gore controls $500,000 in Occidental stock and Occidental has given a half million in soft money to the Democrats since Gore has been vice president. For $1 million: Who is big oil's best friend? My final answer....Al Gore. Since we now have the higher gas prices called for in his goofy book perhaps ``Slum Lord' Gore can use the excess profits to repair the toilet in his tenant's hovel. Fred H. Gregory
The choice in this race is a no-brainer
Toggle Commented Aug 11, 2018 on Is Budd Deteriorating Already? at Triad Conservative Good explanation of 2nd A.
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2018 on Gun Control is Unlawful at Triad Conservative
When Ginsburg was confirmed the GOP held 44 seats in the Senate, enough to filibuster the nomination by Bill Clinton. ( originally nominated to the federal bench by president peanut.) Jesse Helms was one of 3 votes against her.
"Further, Peters said women should not have to explain why they are seeking an abortion.' I presume she is ok with gender selection abortion Good grief !
Really nice gesture. Both men are great Americans
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My sincerest condolences on the loss of your cousin. An extraordinary individual born for greatness. Your omaggio to him was special and beautiful. Riposi in pace, Guy Molinari
Here is a comment I made on Jordan Green's Facebook page: I am replying to Kathy Clark's comment that Trump should be tried for treason. Kathy you display a profound ignorance of the law or strong, but misguided, belief in what you said about the application of the law. Treason is a death penalty statue which can only be used in a time where congress has declared war. On the other hand you may just be obsessed by this president and taking your talking points from some of the over the top rants by mainstream media sources. Here is an article which examines the divide on Trump by leftists. That the American left is morally and intellectually bankrupt is hardly breaking news, at least to my longtime readers: I reported it way back in 1999, when “leftists” were cheering on the bombing of Serbia. I updated this critique when our vaunted “progressives” attacked Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald for exposing the depredations of the Surveillance State during the reign of Barack Obama. Of course, there have been – and continue to be – exceptions. Yet the old-style liberals, of the sort exemplified by, say, Alexander Cockburn, who never waffle when it comes to questions of war and civil liberties, are few and far between. With Cockburn’s death, in 2012, the species became as rare as an albino redwood – and, yet, not quite extinct. The “Russia-gate” hoax now being perpetrated by the anti-Trump “Resistance,” in league with elements of what we call the intelligence “community,” has given fresh impetus to the ongoing degeneration of the American left – while highlighting the fact that pockets of healthy dissent remain. Consumed by hatred for President Trump, most of what passes for the “left” today has rushed to embrace the story – concocted by former CIA director John Brennan and a gaggle of still-serving intelligence officials – that the Trump campaign colluded with Russian intelligence to “steal” the 2016 election from Hillary Rodham Clinton. This was done, they claim, by “hacking” the Democratic National Committee’s email system and exposing the profound corruption at the heart of the Clinton campaign. Ancillary to this operation was a concerted effort by the Russians to broadcast “fake news” denigrating Hillary and promoting Trump. All this was done, according to the official intelligence reports and the liberal media, on direct orders from none other than Vladimir Putin himself. The problem with this narrative is that there’s no evidence for it. The two reports made public by our spooks are laughably bereft of any proof, forensic or otherwise, consisting mainly of bare assertions. The actual evidence, we are told, is classified top super-duper secret, and we’re given the old we-must-protect-sources-and-methods run-around. In short, the intelligence community that told us Saddam Hussein most certainly had weapons of mass destruction ready to launch is now telling us that we just have to trust them. And while a disturbing proportion of self-avowed liberals and “progressives” are doing just that, this phenomenon is not universal. Over at The Nation, Russia scholar Stephen Cohen has been warning about the dangers of the new Russophobia, and James Carden has been asking why the CIA narrative about the alleged “hacking” of the DNC is being taken at face value. Now a new study by cyber-war experts has challenged the forensics – or lack of them – behind the official narrative: the investigation is conducted by a group of independent researchers and Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS). I covered their findings here, but to reiterate I quote the VIPs report: “There was no hack of the Democratic National Committee’s system on July 5 last year – not by the Russians, not by anyone else. Hard science now demonstrates it was a leak – a download executed locally with a memory key or a similarly portable data-storage device. In short, it was an inside job by someone with access to the DNC’s system. This casts serious doubt on the initial “hack,” as alleged, that led to the very consequential publication of a large store of documents on WikiLeaks last summer. “Forensic investigations of documents made public two weeks prior to the July 5 leak by the person or entity known as Guccifer 2.0 show that they were fraudulent: Before Guccifer posted them they were adulterated by cutting and pasting them into a blank template that had Russian as its default language. Guccifer took responsibility on June 15 for an intrusion the DNC reported on June 14 and professed to be a WikiLeaks source – claims essential to the official narrative implicating Russia in what was soon cast as an extensive hacking operation. To put the point simply, forensic science now devastates this narrative.”
Marc is an excellent candidate. Well informed on the issues and can articulate them as well. Lets hope for a big turnout.
Maybe Zack could use a " liquor-cycle" ( Moped ) to move around the streets of Greensboro if his OL has been suspended. It used to be the preferred method of transportation for habitual drunks with no drivers license . Laws may have changed . I don't know.