Have A Raleigh Jolly Christmas: With Liberty and Justice For Ya'll

As the 2012 Judicial Elections begin in earnest, we at Outlier Magazine are taking a look at these judges we have given so much power to rule over our lives. Case in point. Business Court Chief Judge John R. Jolly, Jr. (kinda rolls right off your tongue doesn't it?). I once drove an hour and a half to appear before him for a Monday morning calendar call. When I got there, he proclaimed my case wouldn't be held that day, but later "sometime" during the week. Maybe Wednesday or Thursday. He wasn't sure. (scheduling...hey it happens).

I asked him if he could let me know the day so I could get a hotel room in town the night before or schedule the case for the afternoon of whatever day he chose so I could be sure to be there because I-40 is a bear in the morning and the inclement, snowy weather was brutal. He simply said "No!"

Privatizing public education: The K12 corporate push for North Carolina virtual charter classrooms

The K12, Inc. North Carolina Virtual Charter School Proposal

K12 Inc., the purveyor of multi-state on-line virtual charter school programs, plans to establish a presence in North Carolina by aligning its interests with those of the Cabarrus County School Board. The K12 Inc. business plan was offered to school board officials, the chartering entity, on November 1, 2011. For its efforts, the school board will receive a 3% administration fee.

Gay Community Apologizes

Don't know if you have seen this. It amused me. Don't get me wrong, I'm sorry the woman got a divorce. But....


The gay and lesbian community of Minnesota has issued a letter of apology to recently resigned Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch for ruining the institution of marriage and causing her to stray from her husband and engage in an "inappropriate relationship."

"On behalf of all gays and lesbians living in Minnesota, I would like to wholeheartedly apologize for our community's successful efforts to threaten your traditional marriage," reads the letter from John Medeiros. "We apologize that our selfish requests to marry those we love has cheapened and degraded traditional marriage so much that we caused you to stray from your own holy union for something more cheap and tawdry."

Everything you need to know about Ron Paul

As a typical egotistical, arrogant, columnist/blogger, I usually think I can express my viewpoints better than anyone else. But when it comes to summing up the Ron Paul situation, the conservative blogger Erick Erikson says everything anyone needs to know.

This is from Erick’s column today in www.redstate.com:

“Let me get this straight.

Twenty years ago someone put some crazy, racist stuff in newsletters bearing Ron Paul’s name and written in the first person as if they were from Ron Paul.

Ron Paul never read them.

Ten years ago, when confronted with some of the crazy stuff (I’m trying really hard not to use “crazy s**t” here), Ron Paul says he wrote them, but they must be taken in their whole context to understand them.

The intersection of money & the Marriage Discrimination Amendment

Pope calls himself a libertarian, but he's definitely at odds with the Libertarian Party on at least one issue, and that's gay marriage. Pope's foundation has given nearly one million dollars to leading anti-gay marriage groups including the NC Family Policy Council, which since 1999 has been one of the leading groups behind the anti-gay marriage amendment, which is now before us, and is going to be voted on in the May primaries.

Chris Kromm

USAA reports worst military family scams of 2011.

For anyone not familiar with USAA, it is an Insurance, and now Banking, establishment created years ago to cater to US Military officer's needs. It has since expanded to serve all military and their families. It is, in my opinion, one of finest companies in America. Their member's periodical recently reported that the number 1 scam against the military in 2011 was a financing company associated with a national retail chain that purchased electronics equipment at warehouse clubs and then charged soldiers quadruple the retail price thru both inflated pricing and contracts filled with extraneous charges and shocking interest rates.

USAA did not name the companies, but stated that the NY Attorney General filed charges and caused the companies to settle many debts.

Doing a little searching on the net reveals that the companies are apparently based in Fayetteville, NC, with ties to a company in NY...which is likely how the NY Attorney General was able to act.

Treva Johnson calls on Virginia Foxx to pass extention of payroll tax cut

Virginia Foxx Embarrasses North Carolina Again
Treva Johnson Calls on Foxx to Do the People’s Business and Pass Extension of Payroll Tax Cut

This week, Congresswoman Virginia Fox took to the House floor and once again embarrassed the people of North Carolina. During the debate on extending the payroll tax cut, Ms. Foxx referred to the bipartisan 2 month extension passed by 89 Senators as “manure not worthy of our consideration.”

“89 Senators agreeing to anything is worthy of her consideration. This is just another in a long line of intemperate statements from Ms. Foxx as she continues to put Washington and extremism above the people she claims to represent, “said 5th District Candidate Treva Johnson.

Raleigh Report from Verla Insko

Received via email from the office of Representative Verla Insko

December 22, 2011

A Special Session

Governor Perdue’s December 14 veto of Senate Bill 9, No Discriminatory Purpose in Death Penalty, triggered a process that will bring the General Assembly into a special session on Wednesday, January 4 at 2pm.

This special session fulfills the requirements in Article II of the State Constitution that the General Assembly shall reconsider bills vetoed by the Governor and in Article III, that, if the veto occurs after the General Assembly has adjourned, the Governor shall reconvene the General Assembly within 40 days to reconsider the vetoed bill.


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