Posted in Media Politics

Don’t you just hate it when those *annoying taxpayers* get in the way?

  Your county board of education usually draws the least amount of scrutiny from the drive-by media.  Therefore, they have the greatest opportunity to delve into the greatest amount of taxpayer-funded mischief.   School boards are meant to be the people’s last line of defense…

Posted in Education Media Moore County Politics The Pilot

Oh, look. A contract extension.

  I was examining the agenda for Monday night’s Moore County Board of Education meeting (3PM work session, 5pm closed session, 6 PM open session)  when I came across something rather curious.  The board will be voting on a contract extension for the superintendent —…

Posted in Media Moore County Politics The Pilot

Public Schools eat up HALF of the county budget. (And they’re demanding MORE.)

  It’s like a broken record.  Every year,  Moore county public school officials and their puppets on the school board go to the media , and before the county board of commissioners, boo-hooing about how they simply don’t have enough money to properly educate all…

Posted in Media Moore County Politics

DOES new Aberdeen school FAIL to follow state and federal environmental guidelines?

  Chris Fitzsimon and Rob Schofield (aka “Sesame Street’s Bert & Ernie”) have unleashed their PolicyWatch  hounds on Moore County Public Schools for their decisions regarding Moore County’s new Aberdeen school:   On the edge of Aberdeen lay a lovely tract of land that was…

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They’re broke, and they aren’t cutting a dime’s worth of spending.

  That’s YOUR Robeson County school board:   Before hearing the first of 30 appeals from employees whose contracts were slated to be terminated, the Board of Education of the Public Schools of Robeson County voted 6-5 in a special meeting Wednesday night at the…

Posted in Media Moore County Politics The Pilot

#ncpol: Drive-by media dumbness.

  I know they’re all bleeding money and having to cut staff.  But sometimes — sometimes — you deserve better than  what they’re doling out.     Our local paper here in Moore County is a special case.  They are owned by the people who…

Posted in Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

Fight The Power! (Just, um, make sure you have a hall pass.)

  The plight of public school teachers has had a lot of sympathy across the political spectrum.  Unfortunately, radical leftists have grabbed the steering wheel and are on the verge of destroying  a lot of that goodwill.     The North Carolina Association of Educators…

Posted in Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: House bill seeks in-state tuition for illegal aliens

  Check out HB 319 filed on Thursday.  Sure, its sponsors are a bunch of Democrats. Sure, it’s filed in a Republican-controlled chamber.  But with a smaller majority, and a lot of stinkin’ Tilli$$$ Republicans slithering around,  ANYTHING is possible. The “In-State Tuition Equity Act”…

Posted in Media Politics

$$$-strapped ECU med school drops $10 mil. on FOOTBALL

It seems like just yesterday that the Brody Medical School at East Carolina was bemoaning its tight finances and seeking MORE government funding. Actually, it was a mere TWO years ago. Now, we’re hearing that the med school is going to do its part to…

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The ‘Cultural Revolution’ comes calling in Carolina

The Chi-Coms orchestrated a massive purge in the early-to-mid 20th century to eradicate any all all capitalist, bourgeoisie, and / or “traditionalist” elements from Chinese culture.  American leftists are trying it here with attacks on Confederate monuments and our nation’s Founding Fathers.  In North Carolina,…