Category Archives: Random Musings

Former UNC Coach Convicted Of DWI Fundraises for Cooper on #HB2

Former North Carolina player and Assistant Basketball Coach, Phil Ford, has come out supporting Roy Cooper for Governor.

In the email, Ford laments the ACC pulling out championship games because of HB2. Ford says he’s “proud to support Roy Cooper, who said from the very beginning that this law was a bad idea.”

Yet Ford fails to mention Cooper did not oppose the illegal Charlotte ordinance which prompted HB2. Cooper also has refused to do his job and defend the state from lawsuits stemming from HB2. Continue reading

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Posted in ELECTIONS, LL1885, NC Dems, Pat McCrory, Random Musings, You Will Be Made To Care | Tagged , ,

Why Is NC Public School Forum Tweeting A 4 Year Old, Incorrect Statistic?

Why Is NC Public School Forum Tweeting A 4 Year Old, Incorrect Statistic?

The NC Public Schools Forum’s recent email newsletter had a set of education stats in it.

The claim is 52% of NC Public School teachers have a second job. There was no source for this statistic, so I asked them and found out not only was this four year old data they were pulling, but the table says 24%, not 52%.

KEEP READING…. Continue reading

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NC Media Outlets Ledes on Recent #HB2 Ruling Mislead Citizens

Here’s a challenge for the reader: Name a news outlet in North Carolina (and beyond) that didn’t have a misleading lede on the recent House Bill 2 (HB2) ruling by Judge Schroeder.

I saw about ten headlines on Friday after Judge Schroeder’s ruling that implied that HB2’s facility privacy section had been blocked statewide.

No, it’s not. Continue reading

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WRAL Report On Edgecombe Teacher Turnover Doesn’t Include Supplemental Pay Figures

A lengthy, well-written and detailed article at WRAL which covers the high teacher turnover rate in Edgecombe county mentions supplemental pay, but doesn’t give the figures.

These figures are important to understand why some counties might have higher turnover rates than others.

Here’s Edgecombe’s number of teachers (which also is the same number claiming the supplemental pay) and the average supplemental rates for the last five years: Continue reading

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Target Earnings Fall, Is #BoyCottTarget Having an Effect?

“Difficult Retail Environment”.

Retail Giant Target Slashes Earnings Estimates For 2H16 Citing “Challenging Environment” https://t.co/4tv7uTpiY0

— zerohedge (@zerohedge) August 17, 2016

Tell me again that the Boycott Target movement didn’t have an effect? Continue reading

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