Wake Dems Respond To Barefoot Commissioner Bill: “Un-American”

The Wake Democrats have responded to Senator Barefoot’s bill attempting to bring the Wake County Commissioners districts into alignment with the Wake County School Board’s districts with… a study in beclownment.  (See the press release at the bottom of this article.)

The Wake Dems are calling this bill “Un-American”.

Webster defines Un-American as “not American :  not characteristic of or consistent with American customs, principles, or traditions”.

Let me get this straight.

The Wake Dems are saying it is “Un-American” to make sure a county as large and continually growing as Wake County has adequate representation on the board who holds the purse strings.  Is that right, Wake Dems? Increasing representation is “Un-American”?

From the press release below, “Wake County Democratic Chair Dan Blue III. “We need to focus on solutions to our problems, not rigging elections.

Is Dan Blue suggesting that increasing representation is “rigging elections”?  Increasing representation is ‘undermining the voters’? Share whatever you’re smoking, please, because it must be good.

The Wake Dems also seem to be reversing their message a bit here?

I thought the all Democrat MoreWithFourNotOneCentBackWBOC14held Wake County Board of Commissioners wanted to work closely with the Wake County School Board?

Yet here we have them opposing bringing their respective districts into alignment in terms of representation?

Mr. Perry, I hope you didn’t write this yourself. What a joke. Gerrymandering? Vote rigging? Could your rhetoric be more hyperbolic and hollow?

This is clearly about Democrats being afraid that more representation means the Wake Board wouldn’t be 100% Democrat controlled.  It’s not like their Moral Monday “More with Four” candidates won by landslides, after all.



March 5, 2015

For Immediate Release

Contact: Perry Woods 919 608-3080 

GOP Bill to Change County Commission is Un-American

RALEIGH—In another attempt to thwart the will of voters after losing an election, Sen. Chad Barefoot has filed a bill to alter the composition of the Wake County Commission from county wide at large contests into gerrymandered partisan districts. Senate Bill 181 would have the County Commission mirror the Board of Education with districts Republicans drew in 2014 after losing control of that body.

“This blatantly partisan move is both disappointing and entirely predictable. After voters overwhelmingly rejected the GOP’s Board of Education in districts they drew, Senator Barefoot introduced legislation that changed the way Wake County citizens vote for their school board representatives against the wishes of the school board and with no public input.

And now, after Wake County voters again overwhelmingly rejected the GOP’s leadership in 2014, Senator Barefoot has introduced legislation to change the way Wake County citizens vote for their county commissioners. Voters have made it clear: we need less partisan gerrymandering, not more of it. Ronald Reagan himself called gerrymandering schemes like this ‘antidemocratic and un-American (10-15-87)’,” said Wake County Democratic Chair Dan Blue III. “We need to focus on solutions to our problems, not rigging elections.”

Blue went on to call for the entire Wake County legislative delegation to reject this bill. “No one asked for this. Altering how we elect our County Commission and Board of Education is something that should be discussed with public input, not forced after losing an election.

Our legislative delegation should reject this attempt to undermine the will of the voters. Any legislator voting for it will be putting party ahead of the people they swore to represent. They should keep their promise of supporting local control and heed the words of Governor McCrory to keep the General Assembly out of our local governments.”

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Congrats to JΞSTΞR ✪ ACTUAL™ on Time Top 30 Most Influential People on the Internet

Personal Note:

While Jester has been busy taking down Twitter Jihadists and getting back into the swing of things after his “retirement/sabbatical”,  Time Magazine was compiling the 30 Most Influential People on the Internet list!  Guess who made Number 3

I would like to give a personal shout out to my friend “J” and say that “you deserve your place on that list.”

I would also like to ask that Twitter finally verify his status.  He has been on the social media platform now for 5 years.  This recent high profile acknowledgment by Time Magazine should be more than enough proof to VERIFY HIS PERSONA.   This is something that Jester himself has been asking for since 2013 and I completely agree.

All the individuals on the list either have verified accounts on Twitter, or with other social media platforms.  It is time that verification be granted.

According to Twitter Support regarding what kinds of accounts get verified this is stated:  (emphasis on media is by me)

We concentrate on highly sought users in music, acting, fashion, government, politics, religion, journalism, media, sports, business, and other key interest areas.

Seems to me, , has met that requirement.


Liberty Speaks


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An Unsolicited “Common Core” Email From DPI

CC June False WitnessSomewhere along the line in the last month, I apparently struck a nerve.

An unsolicited email titled, “Common Core” was sent to me by the Assistant to the NC State Superintendent.

Uh oh. I must be “bearing false witness” again. Funny stuff coming from the CCSSO President.

The email I received:

Common Core
Monique Wertis <monique.wertis@dpi.nc.gov> Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 2:14 PM
To: “Thell1885@gmail.com” <Thell1885@gmail.com> Cc: June Atkinson <June.Atkinson@dpi.nc.gov>
At the request of Dr. Atkinson, I have attached the minutes from the June 3, 2010, State Board of Education meeting when the State Board approved the Common Core State Standards. Please see GCS 3 – Common Core Standards on pages 14 and 15.

I have also attached the Globally Competitive Students (GCS) Committee Meeting summary notes from its June 2, 2015, meeting. See pages 3 and 4 for the Committee’s discussion.

Monique Wertis

Visit us on the web at http://www.ncpublicschools.org. All e-mail correspondence to and from this address is subject to the North Carolina Public Records Law, which may result in monitoring and disclosure to third parties, including law enforcement.

There were two attachments: Approved SBE Minutes June 2010 and June GCS Committee Summary. Both are from 2010; the email above says the second item was from 2015.

I replied.

Common Core
Lily Liberty <thell1885@gmail.com> Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 8:32 AM
To: Monique Wertis <monique.wertis@dpi.nc.gov>
Cc: June Atkinson <June.Atkinson@dpi.nc.gov>

Dear Ms. Wertis,

Please thank Dr. Atkinson for providing me with this unsolicited documentation.

I checked my files and I already had these. From the dates on my copies, it looks like I pulled them after my experience in Spring of 2013.

That experience was where my inquiries on transparency with the public over Common Core’s adoption were met with a short email response pointing me to a single ‘press release’ on the NC Public Schools website. In that same exchange, Dr. Atkinson stated to me that she did not have “3 million parent email addresses” in order to alert those whom she serves.

Well, thankfully now she apparently has my email address. I’m sure major announcements in the future will be more transparent.

For what it’s worth, a subsequent search and some phone calling revealed that this solitary press release was not repeated by, and in some cases, not even passed to local media.

These State Board documents are similar to that ‘press release’ in that they contain information that the public at large was not made aware of. Common Core was supposed to be a big deal, yet media reporting it to the public was virtually non-existent. Curious.

As a quick side note related to transparency, I’m still waiting on the raw data and comments from DPI’s common core ‘teacher survey’, as is the Academic Standards Review Commission. I am also waiting on a request I put in last November regarding the changes DPI made to the ‘Unpacking’ documents for ELA. I believe the Academic Standards Commission is also waiting on that as well.


AP Dillon

IJ Review




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Sen. Barefoot Introduces Bill to increase “Geographic Diversity” on Wake Board of Commissioners

Yesterday, Senator Chad Barefoot introduced SB 181 – Wake County Commissioner Districts.  The point of the bill apparently is to address the large population growth in Wake County by updating representation on the Wake Commissioners Board.

The bill will increase the number of Wake County Commissioners from seven to nine and also changes the current “at-large” election process to a residential election process to ensure geographical diversity on the board.

There is also an alignment of the districts held by Commissioners with the districts held Wake County School Board.

A statement from Barefoot yesterday:

“I am filing this to bill to give my constituents – and ALL Wake County residents – a much-needed voice within their county government,” said Sen. Chad Barefoot.  “Citizens from suburban and rural communities within Wake County – like my constituents in Wake Forest, Rolesville, Knightdale, Zebulon, Wendell, Garner – work hard and contribute greatly to our tax base, yet have virtually have no representation on the board. And that’s just not right.”

SB 181’s opening text:


Read the rest.


Related Reading: 

More Wake County Commissioners Articles.

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Judge Denies James Everett Dutschke’s Motion to Set A Side Sentence

Federal Judge Sharon Aycock has dismissed a motion by James Dutschke to have his sentence changed back to his original sentence.  A Special Administrative Order was placed onto his 25 year sentence after a new indictment was handed down while he was in jail awaiting trial.  The order was placed on him stating he was a threat to the FBI.

In May of 2014 Dutschke was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for sending Ricin laced letters to President Obama, Senator Wicker and a Mississippi Federal Judge.   He had attempted to frame Paul Kevin Curtis for the crime.

While in jail, James Dutschke wrote letters to his wife threatening the life of a FBI agent.  He also attempted a second frame job on Paul Kevin Curtis by trying to get the girl friend of a fellow inmate to send ricing laced letters to Senator Wicker again.   Dutschke has been in solitary confinement ever since

In October of 2014 the DOJ reordered Special Administrative Measures be kept in place stating he was a threat to the FBI.

He filed the motion to vacate his sentence in November of 2014 which would have lifted the solitary confinement condition.   He has been complaining of the unfairness of the order which prevents him access to books and access to other inmates.

Judge Aycock gave to reasons for denying Dutschke’s motion.  The first being she does not have the jurisdiction to overturn the DOJ’s Special Administrative Measures, and the second is that he is serving his sentence in a Kentucky federal prison where the motion should have been filed.

Prosecutors reiterated that James Everett Dutschke has only himself to blame for his confinement.


Prior Articles On Dutschke




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