Sunday, September 28, 2014

Hagan Ducking Questions ....What Else Is New?

Hagan doesn't want to talk about her record; her 95% voting with Obama record- or her support for Harry Reid! She would much rather try to divert attention away from national issues and talk about her time in the state legislature.

Given her record, who can blame her? But let's hope voters are more concerned about what the US Senate does than the distractions Hagan is attempting to mislead us with.


"North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) won’t say if she asked the White House to keep President Obama away from her home state ahead of the midterm elections.
Hagan, who faces a tough reelection battle this fall, was asked in an interview with the Charlotte News and Observer if her campaign had told Obama not to visit North Carolina.
“He’s welcome to campaign in North Carolina anytime,” she responded.
Pressed again if she had told the president to stay away, Hagan again sidestepped the question.."

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


  • Watauga GOP to host events Friday and Saturday
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The Watauga County Republican Party plans to host two events this weekend as it prepares for the upcoming November election. At 6 p.m. this Friday, Sept. 26, the party will host its annual BBQ & Candidate Meet ‘n Greet at the Boone Golf Club at 433 Fairway Drive. The cost is $20 (cash or check), with proceeds benefitting Republican candidates, according to the party’s Facebook page.

Read more at Watauga Democrat

NC GOP: 'Silence' on the Charge Hagan Skipped ISIS Briefing for Fundraiser 'Speaks Volumes'

Last week the Washington Free Beacon ran a report indicating that Hagan failed to attend a Feb 27 classified briefing on ISIS at 2:30 pm, as well as an Armed Services committee hearing that began in the morning. According to the report, the closed door meeting was a continuation of an open hearing that took place on Feb. 11 — that focused on the ISIS threat — which Hagan did not attend. 
Instead, the report continued, the evening of Feb. 27 there was a fundraiser in support of Hagan in New York City.
In the four days since the report was published, neither Hagan, her official Senate office, nor her reelection campaign have commented on the story to clarify the Senator’s schedule that day,” the NC GOP blasted in a press release. 
(From BREITBART- link)

Power Grab: Obama’s Dangerous Plan for a One-Party Nation

"Dick Morris' new book was released on Tuesday and caused a sudden surge of sales — with Amazon telling buyers it is “temporarily out of stock” as it shot to the top of the online best-sellers list.

Morris unmasks the president's plan to make the Democratic Party the dominant political party, putting the GOP out of business for decades to come.

In an interview with Newsmax TV, Morris said Obama is implementing his strategy using illegal immigrants who, once on the voter rolls, will tip the political balance in favor of the Democrats.

Morris also reveals that Obama is pushing to get the Muslim-American vote to surpass the numbers and influence of the Jewish vote, making Jews less influential on issues like Israel and national security."  (Copied from Morris' email.)


Monday, September 22, 2014

Amnesty for Border Jumpers? Illegal Entry Prosecuted?


The man who jumped the White House railing Sept. 19 deserves the right to live in President Barack Obama’s home, just as the president is allowing hundreds of thousands of border-jumping Central Americans to live in Americans’ homeland, says a new tongue-in-cheek petition posted at the White House website.
“We urge President Obama to immediately and publicly recognize that Mr. Omar J. Gonzalez, an oppressed migrant, was merely looking for a better life when he entered the White House after going over the classist, divisive and needless fence,” says the petition, which was authored by D.A. King, founder of the Georgia-based Dustin Inman Society, which advocates for actual enforcement of immigration law.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Why Does He Not Say We Lowered Taxes

Tillis is losing the race.  Let me ask you, does this one ad he runs over and over drive you nuts like it does me? Why doesn’t he inform people he was able to give teachers a 7% raise, while at the same time lowering North Carolinian’s taxes.  Lowering taxes while still taking care of business, is the reason for voting for Republicans, not how much government can spend.  I just hope Tillis’ weak campaign is not the proximate cause of years more Harry Reid. 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Boots on the Ground And Einstein

  “He will be a wild donkey of a man; his hand will be against everyone and everyone's hand against him, and he will live in hostility toward all his brothers."  This is the Bible’s description of Ishmael.  There is of course, controversy about whether or not today’s Muslims carry Ishmael’s DNA, but they do claim him.   And, the description of Ishmael certainly sounds like the folks we are having trouble with.  They don’t get along with one another and they sure don’t get along with most every one else.  This week we learned there are even new competitors with ISIS over who can be the baddest. 

Which brings me to my point.  We are obviously now in a long slug, so we are going to have to be creative.  We might try to remember the lessons of the Cold War which lasted 50 years.  We know that there are divisions, Shiites vs Sunni’s as well as others we don’t even understand.  Let’s exploit those animosities with a vastly beefed up CIA. 

Back in the days of the Cold War, our clandestine operators such as the CIA, were very effective in undermining governments and turning groups against one another.   (That was of course before the Left neutered them, making them lawyer up and CYA every move they make.)

I am trying to think of options other than playing “Whack a Mole” in the desert for the next 50 years.  It makes me think of  Einstein’s definition of insanity: “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”  Boots on the ground in Viet Nam–boots on the ground in Iraq–boots on the ground in Afghanistan.   We just poured out our precious blood and treasure. This new war calls for creativity--not Einstein’s insanity.


Vent Page "OLD 97".....where we jump the track! What can better represent our Vent pages than a train wreck?

 And what better train wreck than "OLD 97"?

"It's a mighty rough road from Lynchburg to Danville
It's a line on a three mile grade
It was on that grade that he lost his airbrakes
You can see what a jump he made

He was goin' down that grade makin' 90 miles an hour
When his whistle broke into a scream
He was found in the wreck with his hand on the throttle
Scalded to death by the steam"

Vent pages are handy for posting of off-topic posts, rants, raves, rages, etc, which might not be appropriate on other threads where adults are having serious discussions. Childish rant? Need to call another poster a name? Just feel like spouting off? Or even if you have something to say and there doesn't seem to be any other logical place to say it....THIS PAGE IS FOR YOU!

Thursday, September 18, 2014


The Boone town council - THIS TIME IN OPEN SESSION - voted 4 to 1 to allow Horn In The West to continue at it's present location. TWO of the council members who voted to evict HITW in PRIVATE session changed their minds and voted to allow the pageant to return. Councilwoman Jennifer Penna was the lone vote to proceed with the eviction.

It's amazing how government in the open works and how our elected representatives seem to consider the desires of the citizens when government business is done in full view of the voting public!

Is the NCAE Being honest with it's members?

The North Carolina Association of Educators, which is this states version of the NEA, is often referred to as our "teacher's union" - For some reason this title seems to upset it's spokepeople who are quick to respond that it is NOT A UNION.

OK..Call it what you will. For today's discussion we can just consider it to be a political entity - a lobbying group  that collects dues and contributions from it's membership and spends a significant amount of that money in support of Democrat causes and Democrat candidates.

From a recent CIVITAS article:

"In 2012-2013, NEA brought in $387 million in revenue, and the great majority of that was dues revenue. How did NEA spend it? A substantial $44.8 million went to political activities and lobbying, much of which is not reported under campaign finance laws. Remember those figures do not include PAC or political party spending, which legally cannot come from dues.
Where are NEA political contributions going? Overwhelmingly to Democrats. The money-tracking web site said the NEA Advocacy Fund “is a left-leaning super PAC associated with the National Education Association. It spent money heavily against Republican candidates and in support of Democratic candidates.”[1]
Open Secrets also notes that , for the 2014 election cycle, NEA has already given just over $9 million to political candidates – with 98 percent going to Democrats or liberals. NEA ranks sixth on the list of organizations that have given to 2014 political candidates. Historically, NEA is the second-largest contributor to political campaigns among unions. "

The state union.....ah, er- I mean LOBBY seems to mirror the national HQ distribution of their contributions...[{3|gro=c-t-p

We certainly support the right of this group - or any other - to contribute to the candidates and political parties of their choice. Let's just NOT pretend that this is a non-partisan organization.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Boone Town Council to hear from Horn In The West Supporters.....IN PUBLIC!

Supporters of Horn In The West are expected to gather in force at Thursday's meeting of the Boone Town Council. There is an agenda item to "discuss SAHA request".....the SAHA (Southern Appalachian Historical Association ) had requested to opportunity to address the board regarding the town's previous decision to evict Horn in the West from town property.

The eviction decision was made in a secret session - Boone's council is noted for conducting much of the public business during so - called "closed sessions"; previous press reports have documented the high number of secret "closed session" meetings held by the Boone town council and have compared the Boone sessions to those of other similar communities.

In the case of the eviction of Horn In The West; the topic was NOT on the agenda for the council meeting - SAHA representatives apparently had NO advance notice that the topic would be addressed and thus NO chance to present their side of the various issues.

Horn In The West has been a Boone attraction for well over half a century - it is, according to Trip Advisor, one of the top 2 attractions in Boone!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Winston Churchill on Socialism

Posted by Sarkazein

New Detail

Possible self-inflicted says this morning's Charlotte Observer

Today, police are finally informing us that there is no foul play.  It is about time they let us know there was no serial killer loose in our community.  I did not like running the Charlotte Observer article, but I felt the police and the Democrat knew all along and needed to calm people's fears there was no crazed killer on the loose.

Watauga Democrat

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Dems in Distress? Food Stamp Fraud charged -

City Council Member charged in FOOD STAMP FRAUD- Is he a Dem? Repub? Unaffiliated? Story doesn't say.


"Statesville City Council member Jarrod Phifer has been charged with felony food stamp fraud and misdemeanor Medicaid assistance fraud. Phifer, 28, who represents Ward 3, is in his first year on the council. He referred questions to his lawyer, who couldn’t be reached for comment Friday."