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Updated: Union Protesters March on NC Republican Party Headquarters, Demand Union Rights, State Jobs

Saturday evening, about 30 protesters lined up on Raleigh’s  Hillsborough Street at the North Carolina AFL-CIO, and marched the half mile to the North Carolina

KCC File Photo, NC Republican Party Sign

Republican Party headquarters.  The union supporters then circled the front lawn, chanting slogans and demanding”justice”.  They wanted “union rights” and “rights for laid-off state workers” in North Carolina.  Oddly, no one was working in the Republican party office at the time.  Plus, very few workers have been laid off.

North Carolina liberals have been unhappy for most of the past year, when Republicans won control of the NC General Assembly for the first time since Reconstruction.  (After over 100 years of corruption lead by Democrats, this blogger never thought she’d see GOP control in her lifetime.)

In January, when the Legislature convened for its long session, Republicans went straight to work.  They were left $2.4 billion budget deficit thanks to over spending by their  Democratic colleagues.

GOP members had to make the tough decisions, and nothing was immune.  State Universitites, community colleges and even public schools shared the burden, but not to the extent reported by the mainstream media.  Even state employees, the apparent untouchables of budgeting, felt the heat.

Frankly, there was no point in their march.  The General Assembly recently adjourned after putting a marriage amendment to the NC Constitution on the May ballot.  Union supporters got very little mainstream media coverage.  Only WTVD covered it locally and it appeared to this blogger that the marchers were not state employees at all, but rather people paid to be out a cool, wet night.  Let’s hope our state government does not hire those with dread locks, like the gentlemen who spoke with the television station.

Others of note that attended were members of Code Pink, a socialist/Communist women’s organization.

They marched  NOT to save state jobs, but rather to push unionization in an otherwise anti-union state.

Unions have felt the heat, lately,

The State Employees Association of NC affiliated with SEIU a couple of years ago. That association is now buried on the SEANC website.

with the 2012 DNC Convention coming to Charlotte.  Leaders have been pressuring the Governor to support President Barack H. Obama’s anti-union measures here in the State Capital.  He visited the city last week, pushing his so-called jobs program.

Meanwhile, where does NC Governor Beverly Perdue stand on the issue?  She refuses to take a stand, thus bowing to pressure from her union buddies who contributed heavily to her 2008 election campaign.

Editor’s Note:  North Carolina’s State Employees Association (SEANC) is affiliated with The Service Employees International Union (SEIU).  State employees in NC do not have collective bargaining rights, but they continue to  pushing anyway.

UPDATE: 1:45 a.m. Sunday 9/18/2011  Turns out, Saturday was a “Day of Rage” for Liberals.

UPDATE: 1:47 p.m. Sunday 9/18/2011 The News and Observer weighed in today, with one activist calling the situation a  ”crime scene”.  They over reported the number of activists, at 100.

 

 

More Red Veto Ink by Dallas Woodhouse

Let's Veto Beverly Perdue in 2012

Here we go again. Governor Beverly Perdue continued to mark up good legislation with her red veto stamp. She ignored the will of the people of this state and ran roughshod over legislation that a bipartisan and duly elected legislature crafted together and overwhelmingly passed.

And she vetoed bills, such as the Regulatory Reform Act and the Energy Jobs Act —  an action that will kill jobs at a time when the state economy has lost 100,000 jobs over a two-year period. The Regulatory Reform Act actually hadunanimous support in the Senate because it was a common-sense bill that eliminated cumbersome and unclear regulations that had created uncertainty for businesses.

On Thursday, she vetoed 4 bills –all had passed in the House and Senate either unanimously or with very solid majorities.

She did not even have the guts to sign into law the hugely bi-partisan Tax Credits for Special Needs Children Bill and the Annexation Reform Bill – but allowed them to become law by simply not addressing them prior to today’s deadline.

It is a shame that the voters worked so hard to get real change at the legislature, begged for regulatory and tax relief and common-sense legislation—only to have Governor Perdue arrogantly use the veto 15 times this session.

You can be sure that AFP will be at the legislature building when it opens again later this summer and early fall, trying to come up with the votes to override these vetoes.

And we know you will be right there to help us – calling and emailing your legislators or visiting them on Jones Street.

Just look at some of the great, AFP-supported legislation that Governor Perdue vetoed this year:

Budget with zero tax increases         VETO Overridden

Medical Malpractice Reform              VETO

Individual Opt-out of Obamacare       VETO

Stop Government from taking union dues from teacher paycheck                                           VETO

Requiring a photo ID to vote               VETO

Regulatory Reform                              VETO

Energy Jobs Act                                 VETO

With your help, we got some good laws passed this year, too.

  • Removed cap on charter schools
  • Tort Reform for Businesses and Citizens
  • Repealed Land Transfer Tax
  • Tax Relief for Small Businessman
  • Workmen’s Comp Reform
  • Regulated Local Government Competition with Private Business
  • Annexation Reform
  • Tax Credits for Special Needs Children

The North Carolina Americans for Prosperity works for us!

However, we have our work cut out for us in trying to undo the damage Governor Perdue created with her veto stamp. We hope we can count on you to help us override these vetoes when the legislature convenes again later this summer.

Sincerely,

Dallas Woodhouse
North Carolina State Director
Americans for Prosperity

 

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NC Taxes to Expire After Veto Override by Dallas Woodhouse

The NC Legislature Overrode the Governor's Budget Veto on Wednesday

Early this morning, a super majority of the North Carolina House kept a promise to taxpayers that a billion dollars in temporary taxes would expire at the end of this month. With all the cynicism in politics, it is refreshing to see politicians that signed AFP pledges against raising taxes keep that promise.

Voters should have renewed confidence in trusting some elected officials to keep their word. This afternoon the State Senate gave final approval to the North Carolina State Budget by overriding Governor (Beverly) Perdue‘s Budget Veto. We applaud this historic first-ever veto override vote. It has kept a promise to taxpayers, a promise that all too often has been broken.

Join me in celebrating the defeat of Governor Perdue and other liberals who attempted to raise another billion dollars in taxes.

As a member of Americans for Prosperity, you should be proud of the hard work to finally have a budget that funds core services, but that does not, for the first time in a decade, raise taxes.

We applaud the legislative leadership on passing this historic budget in record time despite the obstruction coming from the Governor’s mansion.

Dallas Woodhouse
North Carolina State Director
Americans for Prosperity

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Cut Football? Conservative Women’s Scholar to Debate Title IX Reform Thurs (tonight)/Fox Business

Allison Kasic of the Independent Women's Forum

Thursday evening (tonight) on the John Stossel Show, Allison Kasic will debate Nancy Hogshead-Makar on the issue of Title IX reform.  Kasic is a Senior Fellow  at the Independent Women’s Forum, a conservative women’s organization. The program starts at 9:00 pm EST and airs on the Fox Business network.

Hogshead-Makar is a former Duke University swimmer who won three gold and one silver medals at the 1984 Summer Olympics.  She is  an asthma spokesman, and attorney.

The IFW seeks to combat the too-common presumption that women want and benefit from big government, and build awareness of the ways that women are better served by greater economic freedom.

Read Kasic’s latest, Are You Ready For Some Football? She agrees with your blogger and is tired of the sport of football being beaten upon by “feminazis”.

Kasic argues that there is no female sport equal to football, pigskin brings in more money than most other sports programs combined, and that we should not cut that program to keep up with the ever-growing female student population on our campuses.

Your blogger grew up playing sports from elementary school onward.  Even after Title IX was passed, KCC was denied admission to play on boys’ baseball church teams, despite having proven herself to be better than the boys.

Her mother had to lobby her high school and its conference to get the girls’ varsity basketball games to start AFTER the boys’ junior varsity games.  She was successful and KCC didn’t know about this until much later.

After lettering in three sports, all four years in high school, and playing soccer on Meredith College‘s first soccer team, your blogger was the first generation to enjoy the benefits of Title IX.

However, there is a point, when it can get pushed too far.  Dropping football to add girls’ sports is just not an option.  This blogger is just too much of a sports fan to see that happen.  Additionally, it is just not right.

Football is traditional and deserves to stay.  It keeps  boys and young men out of trouble, teaches them sportsmanship and keeps them physically fit,  just as womens’ sports have done for girls.

PETA Targets Boy Scouts over Merit Badge

Boy Scouts of America Celebrates 100 Years in 2010

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), an extreme lefty group, believe that all animals have the exact rights as humans.  They are at it again, targeting the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).

They want the BSA to eliminate the Fishing Merit badge for those boys who exhibit a mastery of fishing.    The very thing  many mainstream Americans enjoy, fishing, is being preyed upon by the group that many  jokingly call “People Eating Tasty Animals“.

CNA News wrote:

Fishing is an activity that PETA claims “[teaches] young people that hooking, maiming, suffocating, and killing [fish] is acceptable.”

So many groups are after our Boy Scouts these days. That group seems to be one of the few for our youth that holds together American traditions and values. Your blogger’s brother earned the Eagle Scout award and her young son will be old enough to join the Tiger Cubs (pre-Cub Scouts) in a few months. We can’t wait!

When this blogger was a Girl Scout (an organization that has since turned feminist) if there was a merit badge she didn’t want to earn, or didn’t believe in, she didn’t try to earn it. Instead of taking something away from everyone, why can’t the few vegans in the Scouting ranks simply earn another badge instead? A glance at the Boy Scout Handbook shows many badges  that have nothing to do with animals.

Hat Tip: NRA-ILA (Did You Know)

McCrory to WTVD: The State of NC Government is an Embarrassment

Pat McCrory

Former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory was in the Triangle area last week, helping 2nd District Congressional Candidate Renee Ellmers raise funds for her campaign against Congressman Bob “Who Are You” Etheridge.

Afterwards, he sat down with WTVD, Channel 11 for an interview.   One of the first sentences WTVD showed was McCrory saying was “the State of North Carolina government is an embarassement”.   He also told the channel that he was “considering” another run for Governor in 2012 but that this year, he is more focused on helping other GOP candidates get elected.

Renee Ellmers is a bit of fresh air that we need in Washington, McCrory stated.

He took plenty of shots at Governor Beverly Perdue (D-Craven/Orange/?) and said that she’d been a part of North Carolina’s government for “over 20 years now and how many times can she can upset about this controversy or incensed?”

Clearly, McCrory feels the Governor is part of the problem if not the entire problem, and her numbers have trended down, with scandals in the Highway Patrol, in the State Board of Elections, the State Bureau of Investigation, and the Alcohol Beverage Control  (ABC), among others.

About the only thing right, Perdue is doing right, according to this blogger, her handling of Hurricane Earl which was swirling off Bogue Banks as of this writing.  She was on television late Thursday afternoon telling people to get off the beaches, out of the way, and out of their boats.

Watch McCrory’s interview here.

Marshall Campaign Changes Upset Liberals

The Raleigh News and Observer reported last week that Democrat U.S. Senate Candidate Elaine Marshall has demoted her old campaign manager to deputy, and hired a new one, Tim Phillips of Alexandria, Va.

What’s the big deal? There’s the obvious and the not-so-obvious.

The obvious:

Campaign shakeups this late in the game are indicative of major troubles inside, despite what they players may have reported to the news media.

The Not-So-Obvious

Includes a de-emphasis on some of the liberal issues Marshall focused on during her primary campaign, including gay rights.

Often, during primaries, Democrats must play “Who is the most liberal?” just as Republicans play the opposite. Then both try to shift to the middle for the general election.  (KCC has no admiration for GOP candidates who call themselves conservatives and then shift.)

Marshall is doing exactly this.

In 2008, Phillips worked for a Mississippi Democrat U.S. Senate candidate (and former Governor),  Ronnie Musgrove. When Republicans were trying to portray Musgrove as an ultra-liberal in that conservative state, Phillips was quoted as saying “Musgrove has a long record of opposing abortion and same-sex marriage”.

Opposing abortion and same-sex marriage as stated by the same Tim Phillips, now in charge of Marshall’s campaign?  Yes, and in fact, Marshall has appeared to de-emphasize gay issues on her campaign website, putting them in a  ”civil rights” list, along with women’s rights, and “family rights” issues.

One upset Marshall supporter even commented in the News and Observer, that

We don’t need another moderate Dem in Washington!  Elaine, stand up for what you believe, not what you believe will get you elected!!

We’ll see how it all goes. To her credit, at least Elaine, thus far, does not appear to be bought and sold by the evil unions.  However, appearances can be deceiving.

Editor’s Notes:

Your blogger is, in no way attempting to portray Mrs. Marshall as a bad person.  KCC has worked with her via their mutual interest in the NC  Institute of Political Leadership.   KCC was a fellow in the Spring of 1992 and Marshall was in a later class. However, we have differing political philophies and your blogger strongly supports the re-election of Senator Richard Burr.

North Carolina’s Looming Deficit

According to a post on WRAL-TV’s website,

North Carolina will face one of the largest state deficits in the country next year.

Cathy Wright, candidate for State House (District 54), wrote on her Twitter feed:

If you like this, continue voting for Democrats .  If you want real change, cast your vote (for me)

Your blogger will be following Cathy’s campaign, along with many others from the right in North Carolina.  Bonus point:  Wright is from Chapel Hill and the district encompases Chatham, Moore, and Orange counties.

With Democrats President Obama and Governor (Beverly) Perdue extremely unpopular this year (due to continuing scandals), every seat in the state legislature is in play.

While your blogger hates this terrible news of this deficit, it only means one thing: throw the bums who made it happen OUT!


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