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December 13, 2017

State lawmakers had a rare moment of bipartisan unity recently. Everyone, it seemed, was outraged about a state-funded health care agency that was paying its CEO a $635,000 salary.

Until the overpaid executive and his agency’s lavish spending on parties and flights made headlines, few of us…

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December 13, 2017

Dan Bongino, New York Times best-selling author and former Secret Service agent recently tweeted:

Liberals destroy everything they touch. The NFL, Halloween, Christmas, American history, health care, the economy... They’re a forest fire.

Now we have found out they have destroyed the FBI as…

December 13, 2017

These big Hollywood stars don't care anything about being a family type or living a family life.

They just want to have children because it is something they can check off as having done.

It is like a checklist.

Marriage, check.

Divorce, check.

Children, check.

That is about what it amounts to.…

December 12, 2017

A man like Bill Clinton couldn't do now what he did to that young intern.

He ruined that woman's life. Women though have gotten smarter.

They have wised up to sexual predators.

December 12, 2017

It is the holiday season and I find myself wondering if there are any organizations out there collecting Christmas presents or goods for our local senior citizens?

If you are, please contact the Speak Up so we can know who to contact to make sure that our senior citizens have Christmas as well.…

December 11, 2017

Hey, there are a lot of big movies opening up this month. One is a “Star Wars” installment and another involves Matt Damon becoming 5 inches tall.

I am mentioning this just to prepare you for a short discussion of gun laws. There’s been another big vote in Congress, and attention…

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December 11, 2017

Whoever suggested bringing Willie Williams back to Rocky Mount deserves a gold star.

I've known him since my childhood because he and my dad were partners in the early '70s.

He is a good man and the only one who could ever fill former Chief Manley's shoes.

I wish he would take the job full-time.…

December 10, 2017

Nearly 9 million children across the country are in danger of losing their health insurance unless Congress moves to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

The joint federal and state program, which provides health insurance to children and pregnant women whose families have…

December 10, 2017

When Democrats attack pro-growth tax reform as “trickle-down economics,” I can understand their rhetorical intent. But the charge is silly on multiple levels – including the fact that every Democrat who ever serves in state or local office spends great time and effort to try…

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December 10, 2017

I am calling about how many things in the news that don't make sense.

I thought one of President Trump's big things was trying to cut or trim the fat. He was going to get rid of some of the things like spending money to study the mating habits of turtles or where sharks swim etc.

I don't…

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