McCrory wrote a letter to the Charlotte Observer, attempting to set the record straight after having gotten a cook fired last week. Bad move.
The letter tells us a lot more than McCrory intended. It tells us that he cannot take the slightest bit of criticism. No slight is too small to offend him. He comes off as silly, petty and self-pitying.
Silly, petty and self-pitying? Add in thin-skinned and hot-headed and you've got the guy in a nutshell.
A new report on private schools in North Carolina finds that most of the schools available to voucher recipients are very small, unaccredited religious schools with uncertified teachers, nonstandard curricula and no public accountability. The report, “Characteristics of North Carolina Private Schools,” provides insights into the schools that may be accepting the vouchers.
The report was issued by the Children’s Law Clinic at Duke Law School, based on data from the North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education and an extensive phone survey of those schools.
It's extremely ironic that Republicans harp so much about public schools being "broken" and how they're tired of "throwing good money after bad", and then they turn around and throw money into a collection of schools that have such dubious qualities and shadowy characteristics there's no way to even assess them properly. Here are some numbers to ponder:
Cozy. Environmental advocates and government watchdogs used the word frequently last week to describe the relationship between Duke Energy and Gov. Pat McCrory.
The company gave $748,000 directly to his campaigns in 2008 and 2012, critics noted. Duke employees donated another $410,000.
Margaret goes on to explain that Duke Energy has given lots of money to both parties, but the utility's support of other individual candidates pales in comparison to what it has provided for McCrory in the past. But what may be even more important in determining how the McCrory administration will handle the coal ash crisis is Pat's future campaign needs. The 2016 Gubernatorial race is going to be expensive, and (in McCrory's mind anyway) the more it costs Duke to fix the coal ash mess, the less he will get. And that is the heart and soul of a conflict of interest.
Submitted by sparks1957 on Sat, 02/22/2014 - 11:44am
Rarely do voters get a chance to see Candidates side by side for an in-depth interview, so I decided to provide you that opportunity.
As concerned North Carolinans, selecting a Candidate to represent the party in the General election is extremely important, and making an informed decision is the key to selecting the best candidate.
Please go to the link below and view Marshall Adame's interview with Jon Evans of WECT TV in Wilmington. I think that you will agree that Marshall Adame is a candidate that is about substance on issues that affect the voters of North Carolina and the nation.
Submitted by scharrison on Sat, 02/22/2014 - 11:32am
Something about this story caught my eye. See if you can figure it out.
Capitol Broadcasting Corp. plans to open the dam at the Rocky Mount Mills on Tuesday in order to inspect the turbines and the dam.
It is anticipated that the work will take about two days. During that time, residents will likely notice significantly lower water levels along the Tar River upstream of the dam. A temporary surge of water also is expected downstream of the dam once the gates are opened.
'With a Sex-Harassment Suit Hanging Over His Head, Some Are Wondering Whether Nation of Islam Minister Benjamin Muhammad Is Fit to Lead the Million Family March'
By Peter Noel Tuesday, Sept 5 2000
Party Chairman Randy Voller is still in denial about the baggage Dr. Ben Chavis would bring as an employee of the NC Democratic Party. A simple Google search pulls up dozens of articles that document Chavis' simply awful track record.
This is one of the best from the time of his controversial tenure as leader of a Nation of Islam mosque in Harlem in NY City. I hope all the members of the State Party's Executive Council will read it.
Submitted by teddyrooseveltp... on Fri, 02/21/2014 - 10:23am
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow profiles some of the non-scientific beliefs of John Skvarla, Pat McCrory's man in charge of DENR.
Did you know that Creationists have this wacky theory that since the earth is only 6,000 years old that things like oil and natural gas aren't finite resources made from the remains of million year old plant material? And that Skvarla believes this nonsense?
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