Bob Rucho

Bob Rucho: He's a real nowhere man

UNC Board of Governors contemplating move out of Chapel Hill

Apparently they're afraid of those notorious Liberal Cooties:

At both the October committee meeting and November’s full board meeting, members discussed a perception that having the general administration staff in Chapel Hill confuses the UNC system and UNC-Chapel Hill. It also makes it look as though the Chapel Hill campus is superior to the other schools, they said.

“That’s a very minor part of this, but it’s still a consideration,” Kotis admits. “Are we the Board of Governors for the UNC Chapel Hill or the UNC system? What does it say about the link between UNCGA and Chapel Hill? Is it the favorite school? It’s like having your house near one kid’s house but not the other.”

Dude, it's the Flagship University. It was the first public University chartered by the NC Legislature in 1789, and the first public University in the *entire country* operating when it opened its doors in 1795. By contrast, it wasn't until 1931 that a "Board of Trustees" was formed to oversee the combination of three state-chartered universities (UNC-CH, UNC-G, NC State), and the BOG itself didn't materialize until 40 years after that. So yes, UNC Chapel Hill is the natural location for such a body. But this move may have a lot more to do with having an antsy real estate developer on the Board than even ideological considerations:

Profiles in idiocy: Voting isn't important 'cause we already decided

Rucho is either really stupid or terminally arrogant:

Rucho didn’t seem fazed by it all, telling the News & Observer that Senate Republicans discuss controversial bills ahead of time and know how their members will vote so he was confident that the bill putting a lower cap on the state’s renewable energy would pass.

In Rucho's mind, "Committee" = "Committed." Apparently the meeting and the talking and the voting are non-essential aspects of the process, easily dispensed with if they threaten to slow things down. Maybe we should teach that in the new "Founding Fathers" required historical courses.

Rucho and Lewis: We're the scumbags in charge now, so screw you

Bob Rucho and David Lewis, two kings of slime in the General Assembly, responded last week to a News and Observer editorial call for fair redistricting. True to form, they dragged out the old canard, wondering aloud where liberals were when Democrats were doing their own gerrymandering.

Where were your scathing editorials then?

Mecklenburg legislative delegation

Last Wednesday our PBS station broadcast an open forum called, "Mecklenburg legislators: solving it together." Here is one link, or you can go to wtvipbscharlotte.org and scroll to the bottom of the page and click on older entries, when you see the story click on read more.

The stars of the evening were the masterminds behind the airport heist, Rucho, Brawley, and Samuelson. The mood turned ugly quickly. Good stuff.

This is my first post so if the link doesn't work could someone post a new one?

Subscribe to RSS - Bob Rucho