According to The Telegraph, a UK Newspaper, “Mavis Batey, who has died aged 92, was one of the leading female codebreakers at Bletchley Park, cracking the Enigma ciphers that led to the Royal Navy’s victory at Matapan in 1941.
She was the last of the great Bletchley ‘break-in’ experts, those codebreakers who found their way into new codes and ciphers that had never been broken before.
“Mavis Batey also played a leading role in the cracking of the extraordinarily complex German secret service, or Abwehr, Enigma. Without that break, the Double Cross deception plan which ensured the success of the D-Day landings could never have gone ahead.”
Read more at the The Telegraph’s site, and see You Tube interviews. Learn about her background story and find out how she came to become a spy and code breaker. It’s quite the story!
Twitter, Facebook, and other social media were abuzz with “facts” put out by the New York Times, The Washington Post, WRAL-TV, and other outlets. They claim that the old North State is losing its brand identity. Why?
Our state is no longer “progressive”. In the last election, North Carolina citizens voted most liberals out of office.
We are not as “progressive” as we once were, thanks to over a century of Democratic rule. Six month ago, for the first time ever, Republicans took control of every branch of government in North Carolina. Citizens were tired of it and wanted to try something else. Apparently, our liberal friends do not realize this.
To the liberal media, this was a true horror. Bruce Mildwurf could barely contain his glee, reporting this evening on WRAL’s 6:00 p.m. news, that even Fox News was reporting on the liberal “Moral Monday” protests. Apparently he doesn’t realize that Fox has a policy of “we report, you decide”.
“Would the losing team in the Super Bowl go protest outside the winning team’s locker room, because they lost the game,” state GOP Chairman Claude Pope told the national media.
State Sen. Thom Goolsby explained that Democrats over spent and left North Carolina in a financial mess. ”Our job has been to come in here and clean up.”
Meanwhile, a liberal activist retorted that “this is only the beginning and legislators should prepare for more protests…” until the next election.
Statewide liberal groups, like Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, and the NAACP have organized weekly protests but so have conservative groups.
Let us hear what you think!
For more information, read Chairman Pope’s statement.
Governor Pat McCrory’s office released his public schedule for Thursday, about an hour ago. The only item on the schedule was a 7:30 a.m. breakfast with invited State Legislators at the NC Governor’s Mansion. No press invited!
Will they discuss their differences on the abortion debate?
We will keep you up to date.
The convention will be held in Wilmington, on July 19th and 20th. Don’t miss out, especially if you are between the ages of 18 and 40. For more information, check their website. If you can’t attend, they ask that you sponsor an attendee.
CHARLOTTE: At 7:30, the very time the evening banquet was to have started, the vice chairman’s vote is underway. Four candidates are vying for the post.
Joyce Krawiec (Forsyth County), Marcus Kindley (Guilford County), Glen Bradley (Franklin County), and Dave Goetz (aka “Major Dave”) from Wake County.
They each courted the faithful all afternoon Friday and all day today.
7:35 The delegates are now caucusing. The vote is, as was in the chairmans race, by secret ballot.
UPDATE: 8:15 The winner of the race is Joyce Krawiec. Congratulations to all candidates for running clean, well run elections
After nomination speeches and candidate remarks, the convention is finally down to the most anticipated business of the day. Delegates are now voting for their choice of either Jack Brosch (Mecklenburg) or Claude Pope (Brunswick and formerly of Wake).
I don’t have a vote this year, as I didn’t go to my precinct, county, or even my district conventions. Therefore, I’m here as press and as a guest.
Personally, I would have voted for Claude Pope as he was chairman of the Wake County Republican Party and did a fantastic job. He had fantastic leadership skills and made sure everyone had a voice. He now lives on Bald Head Island with his family, and owns and runs a grocery store there.
I have never met Jack Brosch, unfortunately. The first time I saw him was today. Mostly the former Libertarians/Ron Paul faction of our party seems to be supporting him while the Reagan, traditional conservatives seem to support Pope.
Unfortunately, I cannot remember the name of the man who nominated Mr. Brosch, as I found his remarks offensive. Though he did not name him specifically, the man lambasted current chairman Robin Hayes and his staff.
The vote is now underway.
CHARLOTTE The late afternoon session has begun and convention chairman Billy Miller has been going through the tedious process of the Credentials Committee report. After that is complete, the convention will move immediately in to the elections process.
Up for election are the offices of NCGOP Chairman and NCGOP Vice Chairman. The Executive Committee will elect the remainder of the offices tomorrow, Sunday.
More on the elections for Chairman and Vice Chairman up next post.
CHARLOTTE After a warm welcome by former classmate Justice Paul Newby, Governor Pat McCrory (R-NC) told the delegates that “I won’t back down” from the negative remarks from Democrats and the press, referring to the song by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
He’s working to be a problem solver and visionary, and he said he has the best cabinet to do it. McCrory said he’s done a lot in a short five months. He complemented the leadership of the NC House and NC Senate for bringing us a historic cut in income tax.
He plans an energy bill, in coordination with South Carolina and Virginia, to unleash the resources that are underneath our ground that should help improve our economy and put people back to work. He also chided President Obama for preventing NC from using the oil and gas buried 15-60 miles off our coasts.
Additionally, McCrory wants to change the state personnel rules. He says that it takes over 400 days to get through the appeals process when terminating a state employee.
Finally, “we are saying no to Obamacare”, he said to a standing ovation. ”We are saying yes to a healed Medicaid system to help women and children.” Currently, he opined, the taxpayer is being robbed. “Yes we want to help the poor and elderly, but as we have medicaid cost overruns, we are taking money from our teachers and kids in the classrooms. ”
He concluded that “you don’t expand programs that don’t work.”
“Watch for us to step on some toes, but we have a long way to go.”