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Do You Care What the NY Times Thinks About NC?

NC GOP Chairman, Claude Pope (photo by K Benningfield/KTCreations)

NC GOP Chairman, Claude Pope (photo by K Benningfield/KTCreations)

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.

Occupy DC to Disrupt CPAC 12

It’s the eve  of CPAC and much is happening.  Old friends are reconnecting and new friendships are being made.  There is also a sinister side at this year’s event.

Lately it seems, when conservatives come to town, the cockroaches venture out of the dark and come after the candy.  Our liberal friends at Occupy DC and their union thug counterparts are planning activities to disrupt the largest conservative political gathering.

According to multiple sources, the Occupiers are scheduled to pitch tents on the lawn of the CPAC Hotel, the Marriott Wardman Park.  Your blogger even saw ads requesting donations of tents.

Members of the  AFL-CIO have registered for the conference and have booked at least 30 rooms in the hotel.

At the November 2011 Defending the American Dream Conference, sponsored by Americans for Prosperity, Occupiers stormed the hotel and convention center, injuring this blogger.

These people aren’t simply our opposition, they take hatred to an entirely new level.  They don’t know what they stand for and they resent anyone with a job who works hard to take care of themselves and their family.

Many of these Occupiers live at home with their parents, sort of a “slacker” generation.   They hate capitalism, the very system that brought them the prosperity they grew up enjoying.  Yet they’d rather live in a disease infested tent, and drop out of society.

They are planning “creative activities” to disrupt the conference on Friday and Saturday, Smart Girl Politics Action, a conservative women’s organization, has warned its members to stay safe:

The SGPA leadership team, members, and many of our bloggers will be attending the event. We would urge those of you attending to be alert, and to take every precaution in keeping yourself safe.The SGPA leadership team, members, and many of our bloggers will be attending the event. We would urge those of you attending to be alert, and to take every precaution in keeping yourself safe.

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Wednesday evening, your blogger spotted an Occupier using one of the public computers in the lobby of the Wardman Park Hotel. She was easy to pick out. She wasn’t dressed neatly, wore a “Che” hat, and had black and white colors on, while the rest of us cheerily sport our red, white, and blue.  In short, we are the happy ones and they are the ones with an ax to grind.

More information is available here. KCC promises to bring you news on this situation as it develops. Let the Occupiers try to come after us. We’ll meet them head on with video cameras in hand, ready for uploading! Bring it on! I may not be able to carry a gun in the District, but I do have my cane and KCC wouldn’t mind using it in self-defense.

 

The AFL-CIO is calling this event "The Shady Bunch"

 

ACLU Advocates Porn in Public Libraries, KCC’s Story With Local Library

Libraries Should Do a Better Job of Policing Pornography.

According to MSNBC, The American Civil Liberties Union is at it again.  This time they are trying to force libraries that receive public funding to offer online access to pornography.  Read about a particular case here.

Your blogger, who is not shy of creating controversy, had an experience with just such an issue, some years ago.  Here is KCC’s story:

About 15 or 20 years or so ago, I had to cut off my home phone line as a sacrifice to the “dot com bomb” and me losing my job.  Instead of me being able to using my computer at home, I went to the public library two or three times a week to check my email.

I worked two jobs at a minimum wages, making me one of the working poor.  One day, I was the printer in the Wake County Public Library at Cameron Village, waiting for an email to come through and some dummy was ahead of me printing off a porn photo.  I couldn’t believe it, and I decided to make an example of him.

I just yelled as loudly as I could to bring attention to both of us, “You are printing PORN in the public library!?”   and “Stop printing porn! This is a library with children.”

He started to run out and I yelled at the staff to “catch that perv” and I chased him through the stacks and out onto the street.  At that point, I feared for my safety.  Anyone who couldn’t afford a skin magazine must be pretty desperate!

I went back in and continued ranting to  the staff that my tax dollars paid for this library and I didn’t approve of it being used to provide porn for some hard up loser.

They explain that all the “bad” sites had been blocked but occasionally some email photos “slipped through”.   I was peeved.  I was really upset that the staff didn’t do more to try to root out such bad apples, but thanks to mismanagement in other areas of county goverment, the library could afford staff to look over the computer.

Eventually, I went back to a job in my field and could afford ADSL again and stopped going to the library to use the computers.  I just hope that Wake and other North Carolina counties will fight back when the ACLU comes calling.
H/T: L.S.

 

Dale Folwell: Old News is Good News

Rep. Dale Folwell (R-Forsyth) is well liked by both Republicans and Democrats in North Carolina and would be a difficult candidate to defeat in any election.

The big news from the Capitol press corps in Raleigh, Thursday, is that Winston-Salem state Rep. Dale Folwell, won’t run for re-election in 2012.

Laura Leslie of WRAL reported in a Twitter post that the 4-term Republican is double-bunked  in the new legislative maps with fellow GOP member, Larry Brown.  This means they are now in the same district.

Folwell added in a press conference that it “didn’t sway his decision”. Brown is running again, and if Folwell ran, they’d face each other in a primary. Folwell is popular, and your blogger believes that he could  defeat Brown, but was considering higher office anyway.

In fact, Folwell has been considering this action for months now.

He told this blogger he was running for a specific higher office (we won’t share which).

In the presser Thursday, Mark Binker reported that Rep. Folwell is considering running for State Auditor, State Treasurer, or Lt. Governor.

Your blogger suggests he will get in a state race, if and only if:

1.  He believes he can win.

2.  He has or can raise the money to win without putting him in tremendous personal debt.

Whatever race he chooses, this blogger would instantly support him over any other candidate she may have already been considering.  Dale Folwell has been an effective legislator, and has been able to work with both the front and rear of the house.  (In North Carolina, the minority party sits at the rear of the chamber).

We’ll have more on Rep. Folwell coming up soon.

Meet Eric Cantor at Renee Ellmers Fundraiser Monday night

Photo: House Majority Leader, Eric Cantor

House Majority Leader, Eric Cantor

Monday night, come meet House Majority Leader Eric Cantor as he helps raise funds for freshman sensation, Congresswoman Renee Ellmers.

Congresswoman Ellmers has stood firm for the beliefs for which she was elected and we need to thank her by helping her prepare for her upcoming campaign.

According to the Americans for Prosperity, Democrats are much more likely to donate money to their favorite causes than Republicans and conservatives.  However, for us to win in 2012, we conservatives must let go of more of our hard-earned money and share them with our favorite candidates and causes.

We must educate so that we can win!

The all important vote will be the Unaffiliateds.  After speaking with a number of them, it is clear that we need to educate them on the importance of voting with us in 2012.

Monday night, brings the perfect opportunity to help Rep. Ellmers.  She’ll be at Raleigh’s Angus Barn restaurant with Leader Cantor.  Come out and have a good time!  Full details are below.  Let’s show Rep. Ellmers how much she has meant to us.

Monday, November 21

VIP Reception: 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Cocktail Reception: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The Angus Barn

9401 Glenwood Avenue

Raleigh, NC

Contribution to Attend:

Host: $2,500  Co-Host: $1,000  Sponsor: $500

Individual: $150

Business Attire

Please RSVP to Sarah Hill Barrington: 919-757-1799 or  sarahhill@reneeforcongress.com

 

Occupy DC Movement Violently Interrupts Dinner at Dream Summit

PHOTO: The "Occupy" protestors march on the Washington Convention Center, where the 2011 Defending the American Dream Summit was held Friday and Saturday
The “Occupy” protestors march on the Washington Convention Center, where the 2011 Defending the American Dream Summit was held Friday and Saturday

WASHINGTON – Friday night, during the “Tribute to Ronald Reagan Dinner”, radicals with the Occupy DC and a coalition of liberal groups tried violently to crash the Americans for Prosperity Defending the Dream Summit.

These radicals, some of whom carried black flags, wanted to supress rights of individuals to freely assemble and to intimidate conservatives into silence. Black flags often represent anarchy.

Many “Dream” attendees captured the violence on their smart phones.  and shared them with the mainstream media. By Saturday morning, the story had became national news.  CNN was the first to go national with the story, followed by other outlets.  Caleb Hayes, a College Republican  from Kansas, was interviewed by at least five different national news sources,  as they ran his video of an innocent bystander getting run over by a car from an “occupier”. According to witnesses,  the bystander had nothing to do with either group.

All Friday and Saturday afternoon, satellite trucks from media outlets circled the block around the Washington Convention Center, as both Republican Presidential frontrunners, Herman Cain and Mitt Romney, came to speak, along with other top conservatives.  The event would have made national news anyway, regardless of the violence that occured, by the Occupiers.

The protestors circled the convention center and tried to enter every single entrance.  Police did nothing despite reports that staffers at AFP called 911 four times.  However, some video does show police getting involved.   Security inside the building quickly moved to lock every entrance and no one was allowed to enter or leave.

KCC interviewed a wheelchair-bound woman who carried a small service dog.  When she was finally allowed to leave and go the two short blocks to her hotel, protestors grabbed her dog and tried to pull her from her chair.  Luckily, other conservatives came to her aid and security moved everyone from the center back to their hotels.  The dog was safely returned, unharmed.

Later, from her hotel room, your blogger could hear firetrucks blazing through the intersection, trying to reopen it to traffic, which KCC observed police NOT doing.  KCC does not blame the police officers, but rather their superiors who wouldn’t allow them to do their jobs.  Your blogger sensed that the DC leadership felt it might be “bad politics” to appear to be unfriendly with the “Occupiers”.

The entire situation is truly sad.  The staff at Americans for Prosperity, both here in North Carolina, and nationally, worked hard to bring us the best Summit yet.   Other than the attack, the event went off without a hitch and we bloggers had a lot of fun.

It was great seeing so many friends ride the busses from North Carolina and surrounding states, and seeing the friends we’ve made over the years at the various AFP events.

 Thank you AFP, and we look forward to next year!

Image: Americans for Prosperity Foundation LOGO
The Americans for Prosperity had their fifth annual Defending the American Dream Summit this past weekend. It was packed full of great information and speakers. The only downside was the Occupy DC group that stormed the convention center in a well-coordinated attack.

Here are a number of article, posts and videos on the story: 

I Went Down To the Demonstration to Get My Fair Share of Abuse (The Other McCain – videos)

The Mob Who Came to Dinner (The American Spectator, by Robert Stacy McCain)

Under Occupation Friday Night (The American Spectator, by Laurel Buckley)

The Real Occupy DC
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrGa6tNml6Q

Occupy protest turns violent outside Washington Convention Center [VIDEO]
http://dailycaller.com/2011/11/05/chaos-video/

Occupy DC Protesters Try to Storm AFP Event
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXmmT9FqmmE

OccupyDC Protesters Use Kids to Blockade Door During Violent Scuffle
http://mrctv.org/videos/occupydc-protesters-use-kids-blockade-door-during-violent-scuffle

Liberal Protester Uses Child As Human Shield
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U20Cvetv17M

Occupy DC protester uses kids to block traffic
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26fuglmHlxk

OBAMA’S OCCUPYDC VICTIM SPEAKS OUT: ‘I WENT DOWN THOSE STAIRS BECAUSE I WAS PUSHED’
http://www.breitbart.tv/obamas-occupydc-victim-speaks-out-i-went-down-those-stairs-because-i-was-pushed/

OCCUPYDC PROTESTERS ATTACK CONSERVATIVE GATHERING; HARASS WOMEN AND CHILDREN
http://www.breitbart.tv/inside-the-chaos-incredible-videos-of-violence-mayhem-at-occupydc-demonstration/

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.

 

 

Smart Girl Politics – Sept 2011 Online Events

SGP Action: North Carolina

Join Smart Girl Politics and participate in our online training events and activities.  Check out our mission statement and read the history of the group. “Smart Guys” are welcome, too.  KCC is co-chairman of the North Carolina chapter and welcomes all conservative women, of any political party, and any age, to learn more about us.  Please check our Facebook group.  Join our Ning group, too.  It’s so simple, that’s all you have to do!

Here is what is happening during the final two weeks of September:

SGP101: Interviewing: New Media Style!

From The Right Radio’s Thomas LaDuke will be teaching you how to get the interview, researching the interview, the right questions to ask, whether or not to use gotcha questions, and how to follow up. Please join us for an action-packed hour on interviewing.

Date: Thursday, September 15 at 9PM EST 

Register Here:   https://smartgirlpolitics.webex.com/  

SGP101: Candidate Training: All Things Fundraising

Just fundraising — all types of fundraising, how to plan low cost/high donor events, direct mail, website donations, email solicitations, etc.

Date: Monday, September 19 at 9PM EST EST 
Register Here:   https://smartgirlpolitics.webex.com/

Ning Chat: GOP Debate (Fox News / Florida GOP)

Please join us for a live chat on Ning for the GOP Presidential Debate.

Date: Thursday, September 22 at 9PM EST

Chat:   http://smartgirlpolitics.ning.com/

SGP101 Book Club -
Sisters: The Lives of American Suffragists

Smart Girl Politics Action invites you to join us for September’s Book Smart, to be held on the 29th at 8:30 PM. The selection this month is “Sisters: The Lives of American Suffragists” by Jean H. Baker; we will be discussing the first two chapters that focus primarily on Lucy Stone and Susan B. Anthony.

To buy this book in hardback,  click here

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Date: Thursday, September 29 at 9PM EST EST Register Here:  https://smartgirlpolitics.webex.com/

Upcoming Economic / Stock Market ClassesIn a recent poll, we asked you what information you wanted on the stock market. After tallying the results, we are answering your call.  Smart Girl Politics will offer 4 economic / stock market classes beginning October 13th-Nov 3rd.Check this post for more details and how you can register.
Join Smart Girl Politics and get on our email list to keep up with the latest.  Our mission is to, in part,  educate, and empower conservative women candidates.

 

Happy Birthday America!

Happy July 4th!

The fine College Republicans at Campbell University win Katy’s Conservative Corner‘s Post of the day with a great note about our nation’s founding:

The CRs write:

As Americans, we live in a world in which our opportunities are limitless and our freedoms are abundant. Our Founders established this institution when framing our independence by concluding, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Check out their entire post here. Bravo, Campbell CRs. Also, be sure to follow them on Twitter!

This blogger is a big fan of the College Republicans. She spent four years with the Meredith College CRs, working on other campuses and even helping the East Carolina Univ. CRs take over their student government. She has many stories to share with current CRs and would love to share “the water balloon incident” with them, as well. She had “good college fun” as well as cutting her teeth in statewide politics.

After four years at Meredith, she joined the Wake County Young Republicans (now Young “Professional Republicans), where she held every office, except Treasurer. To this day, she is the longest serving YR in county history.

She left the club when she aged out at 40. She hopes the statewide YRs will grow to their former strength and wishes them all the luck in the world. The current chairman reported at the NC GOP State Convention that there were only five federated clubs at that time.

Happily, the North Carolina College Republicans remain strong! KCC offers her expertise to any CR group in the state. Congrats again to the Campbell group for reaching out to KCC and for their success in blogging and on Twitter!

Herman Cain Gets Testy With Liberals at Right Online 2011

Herman Cain Waves to a RightOnline Audience

After his closing speech at Right Online 2011, Presidential candidate, Herman Cain, held a blogger only Q & A session, just as he did at the 2010 RightOnline in Las Vegas.

Roughly 15 bloggers attended, including those from the liberal, and competing NetRoots Nation, which was being held at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Many of their attendees were staying at the Minneapolis Hilton, the RightOnline convention hotel..

Fellow blogger and friend, Nice Deb, taped this interesting, and occasionally testy exchange that runs just over 27 minutes. Every second is well worth the watch for a Herman Cain fan or political junkie interested in the GOP primary.

Another fellow blogger and friend, Stacy McCain at The Other McCain,  had this to say about Cain’s talk at the blogger’s event:

The normally genial Atlanta businessman became angry when Evan McMorris-Santoro, a writer for the liberal blog Talking Points Memo, asked whether Cain would apply “special precautions” in hiring Muslims.

“If you’re trying to make me lose my cool, you’re almost succeeding,” Cain said, after McMorris-Santoro raised the question — one Cain had addressed at some length to begin the press conference — and when the TMP writer attempted to reiterate the question, Cain roared back: “I never said I would use any special precautions!”

Cain then apologized for having raised his voice.

RightOnline was held in Minneapolis last weekend.  The event, sponsored by the Americans for Prosperity, completed it’s 4th annual gathering.  Previous events were held in Austin, Pittsburgh,and  Las Vegas.  The 2012 edition will be held in Providence, Rhode Island, next summer.

North Carolina was one of three charter states in this organization and your blogger was proud to be the blogger representing the old North State!

See also: Herman Cain Raises Voice, Holds Ground by Warner Todd Huston

Much more coverage and wrap up of Right Online coming up!