Saturday, December 14, 2019
Dear Santa, here’s what’s on our Christmas wish list
I am writing this letter to say thank you to all of my staff for a job well done during my pursuit of the Ward 5 seat on the Rocky Mount City Council.
Friday, December 13, 2019
Three sitting Republican commissioners in Transylvania County have walked away, together, from partisan politics.
State Rep. Deb Butler’s epic Sept. 11 outburst on the floor of the General Assembly is a reminder— to some at least — that North Carolina is governed in a perpetual state of chaos.
President Trump’s reaction to the murderous rampage in Pensacola, Fla., on Friday by an officer of the Royal Air Force of Saudi Arabia was insensitive and grossly insufficient. Three American servicemen lost their lives and eight were wounded by a Saudi wielding a 9mm Glock 45 pistol in a killing rampage that the FBI says is being investigated as terrorism. What does the president say? He finds it “shocking” and conveys the condolences of “very, very devastated” King Salman of Saudi Arabia and his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and adds that the kingdom will “help out the families very greatly.”
After Democrat Roy Cooper narrowly defeated Republican Gov. Pat McCrory in 2016, the GOP-led General Assembly moved quickly to dispossess the incoming governor of some of the office’s powers.
The Democrat Party is trying to impeach and remove the president from office for alleging that he did the exact same thing they have been doing for years as a party.
For more than a year, the University of North Carolina’s Board of Governors has tried to resolve a problem that didn’t really exist: What should it do with Silent Sam? The Confederate statue with its racist roots had been topped by protesters on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus in August 2018. Agree with the method or not, Silent Sam no longer was a safety hazard or a source of pain and controversy to the school community.
This is certainly a time of year when we all would do well to utilize the word “lite” in our diets, though unfortunately it has pervaded our lives when attached to the word “liberty.”
Richard Ebeling, professor of economics at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, and my longtime friend and colleague, has written an important article, “Business Ethics and Morality of the Marketplace,” appearing in the American Institute for Economic Research. It’s importance and timeliness is enhanced by so many of America’s youth, led by academic hacks, having fallen prey to the siren song of socialism.
With her announcement that Democrats will move forward and vote on articles of impeachment, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., may have signed a political death warrant for dozens of moderate Democrats elected in Trump districts.
President Trump didn’t jet off to Madrid for last week’s United Nations climateklatsch, but Nancy Pelosi brought a congressional delegation — and a message. “By coming here,” she proclaimed at a news conference, “we want to say to everyone: We’re still in. The United States is still in.”
President Trump apparently thought he could bluff and bluster his way out of being impeached, but he was wrong. His place of dishonor in history is now all but assured.
Some people, including Judith Mesko, have been deluded into believing that the congressional circus currently underway in Washington has somehow made out an actual case for impeachment of the president.
The House released a 300-page impeachment report Tuesday detailing wrongdoing by President Donald Trump when he asked the Ukrainian president to dig up dirt to smear former Vice President Joe Biden, one of his chief rivals in the 2020 presidential election.
Professor Jonathan Turley was right, Americans are mad, Democrats, Republicans, Conservatives and Independents. He said we are in an age of rage but that is not unlike when Johnson was impeached.