Monthly Archives: July 2011

Goodbye Howard, Hello (Again) Renee!

Now that we have warmed up to the new congressional district boundaries, Senator Rucho and Representative Lewis have gone and changed the maps.  The new district boundaries released on Wednesday are strikingly different for several of the U.S. House Districts, not the least of … Continue reading

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If it’s Friday…

it’s Talking Points with the Founding Fathers! Subject:  Keeping Score Reives and “we the people”  1    Hayes 0 Robert Reives has guts when it comes to the EDC.  Thank you Commissioner Reives for standing up.  The EDC had been running like a … Continue reading

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NC House District Boundaries Re-Drawn

For those of you in Lee County who haven’t yet scrutinized the proposed new maps for NC house districts, let me be the first to provide some relevant details — right from the NC General Assembly’s (NCGA) website.  In particular, … Continue reading

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Jim Crow Was a Democrat

  As the debate over voter identification heats up and party rhetoric becomes more inflamed, old wounds about voter disenfranchisement are being opened.  Democrats are screaming all across the country that the Republicans want to return the country to the … Continue reading

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Lee County School System’s Challenge for FY 2011-12 Fiscal Responsibility

  It’s gotten quiet around Lee County these past few weeks. The furor over the budget crisis has passed, or has it? Dr. Moss and the Board of Education snookered the County Commissioners into spending increases, or did they? Actually, neither. In … Continue reading

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Stacking, Unpacking, and Hijacking the State

For six hours Thursday, three words- stacking, unpacking, and hijacking -were thrown about in cliche fashion  by liberals and race-baiting bigots, alike.  These words rolled off the lips of NAACP officials, several democrat party chairpersons, and mountain folk, many of whom questionably … Continue reading

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“A House Divided Cannot Stand”

  It has become common for politicians to trivialize the injustices of the institution that was chattel slavery in the early United States.  It has also become a too often used crutch of many activists in this country to draw … Continue reading

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