Tuesday, March 23, 2010
But it's not really about community engagement meetings is it? More like another chance for folks like Beverely Clark to call our board members jackasses and "Ministers" like Curtis Gatewood and Tom Rhodes to berate board members. Maybe Tom Rhodes can upgrade his beratement from "You would put God in a box if you could" to telling board members to go to Hell as well.
And let's not forget Kevin Hill's motives as he's promised to "stir up the pot" against the majority. (N&O - January 14, 2010)
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
More community services?
Greater support for law enforcement?
Lo and Behold, he's .......
PLANTING TREES (and probably hugging them).
According to NBC-17:
Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker will speak at 9:30 while doughnuts and juice are served. Break-dancers, a graffiti wall, and SPCA animals will also take part in the festivities. After the tree planting, 42nd Street Oyster Bar in Raleigh will provide barbecue sandwiches and side dishes.
It took planting trees to get him down there.
Should we bring down some Peter Paul and Mary? Or Joan Baez?
Friday, March 12, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
Hate to think what they think about the 45.8% of Wake County students that don't even get a high school diploma. Of course, they don't dare talk about the naked diversity emperor.
March 8, 2010
Americans For Prosperity questions NAACP assertion that a college degree is needed to serve on local school boards
Did statement by NAACP Attorney represent a policy position by NAACP?
Does the NAACP think 74% of North Carolina citizens are not qualified for serving on their local school board?
Raleigh, March 8, 2010—Members of the NAACP hurled charges of racism on Friday, reported the Raleigh News & Observer, and likened the new Wake School board majority to clowns, Communists, dictators and the Mafia.
School board chairman Ron Margiotta's educational background was questioned and he was called "unfit" to keep his post.
"[Margiotta] doesn't even have a college degree," said NAACP attorney Al McSurely. "They've got clowns running this school board."
According to Jane S. Shaw, president of the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, 74 percent of adults in North Carolina do not have a college degree.
"Does this represent a policy statement from the NAACP that 74 percent of North Carolina citizens are not qualified to run and serve on their local school board?” asks Dallas Woodhouse, North Carolina State Director of Americans for Prosperity. "From the statement by NAACP Attorney Al McSurely, it appears the organization believes that no non-degree holders should offer their service to local school boards. Will the NAACP ask the General Assembly to make this the new law of the land? This would represent an enormous step backwards for millions of citizens across North Carolina of all backgrounds."
According to the News and Observer, Wake School Board Chairman Ron Margiotta, enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard after graduating from Weehawken High School in the 1950s. Afterward, he started his own business to support his family. He took some labor relations courses at St. Peter's College.
According to his official bio, a longtime businessman, Ron Margiotta retired in 2000 with 40 years of experience in business. Mr. Margiotta is the founding owner and operator of Reliable Service Company, a warehouse and installation service business. Prior to moving to Wake County, Mr. Margiotta was elected to a school board in the Northeast where he also served as board president for six years.
"Is Mr. McSurely serious?” asks Jane S. Shaw. “Most of the adults in North Carolina do not have college degrees. If they were not allowed to serve on school boards, think about all the talented people whose skills and talents could not be used by their local school systems. Think about all the business owners, parents and talented North Carolina citizens who would be kept off the ballot. I urge the NAACP to consider dropping this complaint."
"I hope the NAACP will clarify their position on whether a college degree should be required for service to local school boards. The organization should encourage more participation in the civic process, and not send the message that people who did not obtain a college degree are not worthy of consideration by the voters," said Woodhouse. "Perhaps more respect from people from different backgrounds and experiences is in order."
The 2010 US Census Bureau statistical abstract says that for 2008, roughly 19.6 percent of African Americans had earned college degrees.
“Does the NAACP really think that eight out of ten African Americans are unqualified to serve the people of this state?” said Woodhouse.
Americans for Prosperity-North Carolina (AFP-NC) is the North Carolina chapter of the nation’s premier grassroots organization of citizen leaders working at the state and local level and committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP educates and engages citizens in support of restraining state and federal government growth and returning government to its constitutional limits. For more information, visit
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Here's one going out to Kevin Hill who, along with diversity agitators at Wake County School Board meetings, has promised to "stir up the pot" against the majority.
One question Kevin - in your wildest dreams did you believe this would work so well so as to necessitate the need for law enforcemnet officers at your meetings?
Saturday, March 6, 2010
March 5, 2010
OFFICIALS KICK OFF 2010 CENSUS
‘We Can’t Move Forward Until You Mail it Back’
If Raleigh is to continue to grow healthy, it must stand up and be counted as part of the 2010 U.S. Census.
That was the message delivered March 1 as officials from the City of Raleigh, Wake County, the Wake County Complete Count Committee and the U.S. Census Bureau kicked-off the 2010 U.S. Census at a mid morning event at Moore Square Transit Station on Hargett Street.
Octavia Rainey, chair of Outreach for the Wake County Complete Count Committee, led the event. Other participants were Raleigh Mayor Pro Tem James West, Wake County Commissioner Lindy Brown and Bill Baiocchi, manager of the Raleigh Local Census Office.
Ms. Rainey showed car cards promoting Census participation that have been placed in the City’s CAT buses. She also introduced student-volunteers from St. Augustine ’s College and Shaw University , and southeast Raleigh ministers that were in attendance. Ms. Rainey said that, while all minority Americans tend to be under counted, the most egregiously under represented are black males ages 18 to 35.
The 10-question Census form will be mailed to American residents March 15. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Wake County had a 71 percent response rate in 2000. The national average is 67 percent. Mr. Baiocchi said that every 1 percent that responds by mail saves the U.S. Treasury $90 million. That is because the Census Bureau has to hire persons to physically go to addresses that have not responded by mail.
The Census Bureau will hire 1,000 persons to conduct the non-response follow-up in Wake County , Mr. Baiocchi said. There will be 92 questionnaire assistance centers that will be staffed 15 hours each week and 18 “Be Counted” centers located throughout the county.
The Census figures will be the basis on which $487 billion in federal funds are distributed annually for essentials such as hospitals, job training centers, schools, senior centers, transportation and public utility infrastructure and emergency services.
Reminder postcards will be sent to every American household on March 22. April 1 is National Census Day, when everyone who has yet to do so is asked to answer the 10 questions and mail the form in the postage-paid envelop provided. Any personal data that is provided is protected under federal law.
The Raleigh Local Census Office is located at 2605 Atlantic Ave. The telephone number is 866-3700. The U.S. Census website is www.2010.census.gov