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This is a little story of what happens when Liberals attack on Twitter. Mind you, this has happened before but this time they took aim at my kids as a means of trying to get me to be quite. So…Earlier today I was treated to how territorial liberals are over the hashtag #NCpol and how desperate they are to keep it one big incestuous link around.
Full disclosure – It started with a tweet I didn’t tag correctly with an MT instead of an RT. I tweeted an acknowledgement to the original complaining party, however that wasn’t good enough. Someone else decided I was going to be a pet project:
RT @jeannebonds4nc: @gwfrink3 introduce her to @timothypeck and report her. They both take RT and lie.@ladyliberty1885
— Tim Peck (@timothypeck) May 21, 2013
Soon enough, I had people not even involved insulting me, attacking my choice to protect my kids by writing anonymously and in general wanting me to shut up and go away:
RT @jeannebonds4nc: @chadcnance @ladyliberty1885 the is the third time in 3 weeks a Mom is worried @ her kids so is anon. Answer:don’t tweet
— LL1885 (@LadyLiberty1885) May 21, 2013
I’m sorry, @jeannebonds4nc how are you involved with my mis-RT/MT of @gwfrink3 ?I’ve already noted the error and tweeted it. #GrowUp — LL1885 (@LadyLiberty1885) May 21, 2013
She never did answer that. Instead, the person in question, one @JeanneBonds4NC, spammed me, with help from pal @ChadCNance, and then threatened to report me for bothering her. Turns out after spamming me and with me not taking it lying down, she decided to let me know she had indeed reported me.
@ladyliberty1885 do you understand English?Reported. — Jeanne MillikenBonds (@JeanneBonds4NC) May 21, 2013
Keeps threatening/insulting me instead of blocking me => RT @jeannebonds4nc: @ladyliberty1885 do you understand English?Reported. — LL1885 (@LadyLiberty1885) May 21, 2013
Anyone following the tweet progression can see she beset on me and not the other way around. And these people wonder why some of us write anonymously – if they behave like this on Twitter, imagine face to face? @ChadCNance is a big man with 75 followers who has had death threats and yet still jumps into conversations online of which have nothing to do with him. Yeah, I’ll take his advice right to the bank.
@ladyliberty1885 @jeannebonds4nc – That is a fairly lame excuse. I’ve gotten death threats for articles. Here I am with my name hanging out.
— Chad C Nance (@ChadCNance) May 21, 2013
Yes, there you are with your name hanging out. Good for you! Cookie? I’m not doubting he may have received threats – who knows who stalks a man with 75 Twitter followers – but I don’t see him blogging about Unions, Jihad or Occupy. Groups which have given my email box a who new set of disgusting and disturbing new terms.
This is how the Left rolls – mocking someone for protecting their kids.
Pardon me, but I write under a pen name to protect my family, it makes me no less valid than someone writing out in the open. My kids deserve better than the biased drivel put out in the media today and if I have to write under a pen name to fight it, so be it. Your family should always be the priority.
A bit of irony from @JeanneBonds4NC’s timeline around the same time she was spam tweeting me:
Funny thing about twitter. Folks jump in conversations w/o reading all @ caste judgment. #refrain
— Jeanne MillikenBonds (@JeanneBonds4NC) May 21, 2013
How does the story end? Well, I’m not leaving. Figure it out. Continue reading
The NCGA has a Republican super majority for the first time in decades and they are using their advantage to get quite a bit accomplished. This has naturally thrown the Democrats in North Carolina into full meltdown mode.
I posted a brief comment on ConMom about the meltdown in progress:
The rising hysterical tone and tactics coming out of the Left in NC is something to pay attention to. For the first time in decades, Conservatives have a super-majority in the NC General Assembly with a Republican in the Governor’s mansion to boot. Dems are scared and getting particularly ugly. A main reason for that is the legislation that the NCGA is managing to get processed so quickly – guns, obamacare, schools. The unholy trinity of progressives.
People need to tune into the shenanigans by the NAACP in NC that have been going on for a while now – most notably the protests and circus like atmosphere created by Reverend Barber. His multiple arrests and cries of racism in relation to the Wake County School board changes to school assignment and busing have worn thin. The NAACP has teamed up with radical groups like Occupy NCSU, Occupy Raleigh, Debt Strike Raleigh, NC Student Power Union and the AFL-CIO in recent rallies (Check out Youtube for ‘HK on J 2013′). The rhetoric was positively socialist and the tone can be seen as very inflammatory.
Elected Democrats and Progressives in NC have also teamed up with groups like BluePrint NC to get their talking points and “eviscerate the opposition”. BluePrint NC itself is tied to all of the groups listed prior. The organized Left is mobilizing and linking arms in North Carolina. Ignore it at your peril.
UPDATE: Cue Dems freaking out in 3…2…1
NC House Votes to Bar Sex-Selective Abortions
More on that last link about HB 716 here. There hasn’t been a big reaction to it yet, mainly because Planned Parenthood is too busy trying to force those with moral objections to provide abortions: Continue reading
Looks like more proof I was right about NC Student Power Union being one of many offshoots of Occupy Raleigh, or at bare minimum comrades in arms. They all celebrated May Day together in downtown Raleigh. It wasn’t as dramatic as Seattle, but it wasn’t totally boring either.
Thank you to those with the NCSPU (Student Power Union) who engaged in civil disobedience yesterday as the fight… fb.me/2Vts2XVfV
— Occupy Raleigh (@OccupyRaleigh) May 2, 2013 Continue reading
In February the story broke about a Left leaning non-profit named Blueprint NC and a memo that was leaked, which called for the ‘eviscerating’ of top Republicans in the state. An attack on Governor McCory was front and center.
At the time, the story was broken both in the Charlotte Observer and at WRAL by Mark Blinker. What Blinker and WRAL blew off telling readers in the initial reports was that WRAL’s owner, Jim Goodmon, has a foundation which gave money to Blueprint NC and that former WRAL reporter, Chris Fitzsimon, is also linked to the Goodmon foundation as his own group, NC Policy Watch, is housed in the same place. Fitzsimon still regularly enjoys airtime at WRAL radio.
Mr. Blinker has a new piece up. A ‘fair and balanced’ look at think tanks and policy groups out there that are influencing our politics. It’s actually not bad and mentions groups from both sides. Of course, Art Pope – the NC Left’s version of George Soros – gets a special mention. Of note, in the article there is finally a section on Goodmon, even if it is a little vague:
The Justice Center, Action NC, Progress North Carolina, Planned Parenthood and many other left-of-center groups can trace some part of their funding back to the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, a Winston-Salem based philanthropy founded as a memorial to the son of a tobacco magnate.
A handful of other funders also help bankroll liberal-leaning organizations. Among them is the A.J. Fletcher Foundation, named for the man who founded WRAL-TV and the foundation. His grandson, Jim Goodmon, is both president of WRAL parent Capitol Broadcasting Company and chairman of the foundation’s board.
However, despite the influence of A.J. Fletcher Foundation and other funders, Z. Smith Reynolds appears to provide the broadest common denominator for Raleigh’s family of liberal groups.
I liked that last line. A very subtle ‘squirrel!’ moment there — A.J. Fletcher doesn’t give as much to Blueprint NC, so it’s no big deal. The Fletcher Foundation is only housed in Z. Smith Reynolds’ NC Justice Center, but please ignore that.
I also liked this bit. Trying to show the softer side and all of this memo hoopla is really unrelated to anything:
Like Z Smith Reynolds, the Pope Foundation also supports cultural and other groups with little political involvement. And neither foundation is the end all and be all of their affiliates’ fundraising.
“We raise lots of money, six figures approaching seven figures, from other people,” John Locke Foundation leader Hood said. While the Pope Foundation is an important donor, John Locke could carry on – in a more limited fashion – without its support, Hood said.
And just because they share a common donor, doesn’t mean groups in either family will be in lockstep. Civitas and John Locke, for example, have offered different visions of tax reform.
No it doesn’t mean lockstep, but we don’t have Civitas, John Locke or the Pope Foundation tied to a group who advocates stalking and ‘eviscerating’ the opposition either. They tend to stick to the actual policies and issues. The article then goes in to talk about non-profit status, leading with the Right leaning groups and throwing in a quote from Sean Kosofsky of Blueprint NC:
“We consider ourselves an infrastructure group,” said Sean Kosofsky, director of Blueprint NC. “Our funders don’t want us out in front.”
Infrastructure group? Oh, does that translate to: ‘we provide talking points’? Funders don’t want you out in front? Guess that’s a bust now. Time to disappear and rename or just hope for forgetful and softball reporting?
It’s the closing quote that was the biggest gem in the crown:
“They should view that information with the same trust or skepticism they hold for their local newspaper and TV station. Everyone should investigate for themselves the facts or information presented by any outlet,” said the Pope Foundation’s Riggs.
Sound advice. Continue reading