Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
More like crucial conversations on hypocrisy.
In their nifty little email they bemoan the right of:
"..... corporations to spend unlimited amounts of money on politics."
".... tilting it decisively in favor of corporate interests."
How about your bread and butter buddy Mr. Goodmon? Yes the one who now is using a corporate entity to fight against the political wishes of the majority of Wake County citizens. Talk to your friends at Public Policy Polling - they have the data (including the polls they refused to release).
Goodmon, via Capitol Broadcasting, is running television ads promoting diversity.
Luddy and Pope's involvement in school board elections was transparent - found right on campaign finance reports that the N&O and others like yourself gladly publicized. And that was their personal cash.
In the spirit of transparency, will the costs of production of the ads and the buy schedule be made public? I would suggest that someone pay for these ads, but what's the point? Frankly that's just the tip of the iceberg but we'll keep it focused.
Sounds like a case of wrong for thee, right for me.
I'm looking forward to hearing your denouncement of CBC's corporate money in politics at your luncheon.
(WRAL sure has come a long way since my days marching around with Uncle Paul.)
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
One thing did strike me as peculiar on his list of folks. While clearly many of the groups on his Partners List would feverishly support abortion choice, I see no listing of Planned Parenthood anywhere. I'm just wondering if the Reverend and NAACP have tired of palling around with a group founded on Margaret Sanger's eugenics push and the racial undertones it held. She was all about breeding out the underprivileged in society.
If that's the case, then we'll tip our hat to you on this one.
In the immortal words of Marvin Gaye - "Save the Children."
Here's one of our favorite Marvin clips from coincidentally an NAACP Operation Push Concert:
"Notwithstanding the team's current 14-13 record and ongoing player injuries, one can see from the team's photo the health/success of Roy William's current season. We congratulate him."
Sound absurd? Well dadgummit it is.
Want to see the photo of this year's team? Click here.
Yes, the team is pretty diverse. I count 10 of one ethnic persuasion and 6 of another.
One little problem with the above statement. The team's graduation, oops I mean won/loss record. After 27 games, they've won 14 games and lost 13.
Let's go to the stats.
Percent not graduating, oops I meant not won is at 48%.
Percent graduating, oops I meant won is at 52%.
Gosh those numbers look familiar. Let's look at the graduation rates for FNR students in Wake County.
Not graduating: 45.8%
On the count of three, ONE BIG CHEER!!!
Get Wake Education Partnership, the Raleigh Chamber, CCCAAC, Great Schools (not students) in Wake County and every other status quo failure group some pom poms.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Wake Schools Graduation Figures 08-09 -
I guess the families of the 45.8% of FNR students not graduating are happy as well with the Wake School System. Do Wake Education Partnerhsip, NC Policy Watch or any other highly paid political organization care to tell us how happy these folks are?
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Raleigh News & Observer
February 20, 2010
Nancy, we agree with you. Couldn't agree with you more. Now how have you personally addressed the shortage of public safety workers in Raleigh the past few years? Where are the soundbites from you lamenting this shortage? How about those pay raises you gave public safety workers last year?
Oh wait, you didn't give any. You neglected Raleigh's public safety workers.
There's one thing you didn't neglect. A $50,000 appropriation for a 32 hour a week job for a Public Art Coordinator.
How a city treats its public safety workers does say a lot. We'll see what you have to say in relation to this year's budget in June.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Don't believe me? Just read this from the Meeker's PR department with the City of Raleigh:
"Now is the time to lead, he said, not stagnate in the sluggish wake of this recession. Now is the time to move on the $140 million Clarence Lightner Public Safety Center ..."
Sadly it appears Meeker has cut all but the costs of building the Taj Mahal - once again depriving law enforcement of the resources they need.
If that's not the case, Meeker's PR machine at town hall might want to be more truthful in their write-ups.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Maybe Even Yours.
LifeCare presents "Rally for Life" with special guest-speaker Alan Keyes.
February 19, 2010 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Coffee and dessert provided
Free childcare provided for ages 5 and under.
Register for childcare by February 15th.
A lot of movements start off small - with a mission and a group of passionate, committed people.
For 25 years, we've made it possible to fight for the lives of the unborn. Now we've expanded our focus to increase the impact.
We make it possible for people to make good choices about sex and life by providing a safe place where they can talk and get answers and support. A place where someone listens instead of judges.
We may not be able to change the laws about abortion. But we can change hearts and minds - one at a time. With your support we can make abortion unthinkable. How? Find out now.
Join us for this awareness and support event, featuring Dr. Alan Keyes - a prominent pro-life advocate, former UN Ambassador, Presidential and Senatorial candidate and radio/TV personality. Dr. Keyes will share how you can become part of the movement to overcome the barriers to change.