Category Archives: NC Politics

The Education and Workforce Innovation Commission

Is education about learning or is it about a workforce? Maybe a bit of both. With Common Core, it’s all about setting up kids to be piled into one profession or another based on data collected on them.

Governor McCrory signed the Common Core repeal bill for North Carolina, but seemed nonplussed. His comments on the matter, prior to signing, seemed to indicate a possible rebrand attempt would take place. Or maybe he’s got his own Core-like program set up: The Education and Workforce Innovation Commission.

This commission is in our state statutes “115C-64.15. This commission was created via the General Assembly. It looks like HB 902 was a first attempt and the first line of the bill reads as follows and gets progressively public/private partnership laden:

“The Education and Workforce Innovation Act will accelerate progress toward high academic rigor and skills development with the goal of graduating every student both college and career ready.”
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Town Of Tarboro Audit Reveals Spending Issues

Report Title : Town of Tarboro

Report URL : http://www.ncauditor.net/EpsWeb/Reports/Investigative/INV-2014-0397.pdf

There are one or more findings in this report.

Report Summary:

Investigators determined that a former Town Manager made nearly $366,000 of purchases over a six-year period that exceeded the scope of his duties and obtained over $87,000 for life insurance premiums without Town Council approval. Investigators also discovered that a former accounting clerk obtained over $30,000 in unemployment benefits for which she may not have been eligible and a former Electric Department director inappropriately received nearly $28,000 in reimbursements for his ex-wife’s health insurance. In addition, the Town Council failed to adequately oversee town operations to ensure accountability. Continue reading

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Primary Results for 7/15/14

Yesterday was election day for the primary run-offs in North Carolina.  Impressive results came in the 6th Congressional District race  as Mark Walker beat Phil Berger, Jr. by about 20% of the vote.  Roll Call has an article up on … Continue reading

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NC Dems Officially Endorse Occupy Monday

Reverend Barber is officially the leader of the NC Democrat Party now. The NC Democrats made an official resolution to support Moral Monday rallies. I am sure the few remaining centrists within the NC Dem party are thrilled. The more irrelevant they become, the more irrelevant and extremist they make themselves. I’m reminded of a quote:

“If you think shrinking government and getting it less involved in your life is a hallmark of tyranny it is only because you are either grotesquely ignorant or because you subscribe to a statist ideology that believes the expansion of the state is the expansion of liberty.”
― Jonah Goldberg

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#DM7 Article: Hagan Mother Of Three, Backed By Natl. Abortion Provider

This is a reposting of my DaTechGuy Article: Hagan Mother Of Three, Backed By Natl. Abortion Provider

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By A.P. Dillon

Kay Hagan’s obsessive fear of the Koch’s and Democrat Dark Money isn’t her only slice of hypocrisy. As a mother of three, she’s now backed by Planned Parenthood — the national provider of abortions which received taxpayer funds. Planned Parenthood has launched a campaign tailored for her.

Planned Parenthood launches “Women are Watching” campaign for Kay Hagan. Shouldn’t that read “Women Allowed To Live Are Watching”? #ncsen

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