Posted in Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

House Rs loading up UNC BOG with Ds (AGAIN)

They voted to shrink the number of seats on the UNC Board of Governors. But the House Republican majority on Jones Street is still trying to make sure the Ds are well represented there: Fourteen people have been nominated in the House for six seats…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: GOP-blessed UNC BOG member a top campaign aide to DEMOCRATS

Walter Davenport has a four year term (2015-2019) on the University of North Carolina Board of Governors.  He had to make it through a GOP-dominated legislature to get that appointment.   In fact, Cary’s Rep. Nelson Dollar (R) was a big booster of Davenport’s candidacy…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NC State Government Politics

I’ll pay you back in 100 years. (I swear.)

Check out the latest from our UNC board of governors — fresh off of being granted oodles of  ConnectNC cash from the voters:  North Carolina’s public university board is asking the General Assembly’s approval for two flagship campuses to begin borrowing money for up to…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NC State Government Politics

#ncga: ”Um, this is YOUR monster, Drs. Berger & Moore.”

Politicians never cease to amaze me.  A few sessions back, I was treated to a barrage of b*tching from various Republican legislators about Skip Stam and Thom Tillis.  From all I was hearing, those two were getting knocked down a few pegs and booted out…

Posted in Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Mr. Dollar, I do believe your pants are ON FIRE.

Well, the crotch-sniffing finished over on Jones Street today, and we have ourselves a new slate of candidates for the UNC Board of Governors.  Sixteen names made the cut  — 14 of which happen to be Republicans.  (One was registered unaffiliated, and one was a…

Posted in Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP

#ncga: “He’s black, and he’s been there before.”

I believe I will get a lot of use out of the #SMH hashtag during this session of The General Assembly.  Spring is just about here, and the honorables on Jones Street are busy crotch-sniffing potential candidates for seats on the UNC Board of Governors. My…

Posted in Education Media NC legislature NC State Government

Drive-by crocodile tears over ‘academic freedom’

It’s particularly disgusting to see our state’s drive-by media try to compare the UNC Board of Governors’ decision to shut down a scam on the Chapel Hill campus to McCarthyism or the state’s one-time speaker ban.  WRAL’s Laura Leslie tried hard to get the ball…

Posted in Media

Wainstein Report provides a wider opportunity to reform UNC

Lefties across the state and country are giggling mercilessly over the bad publicity being doled out against the UNC-Chapel Hill athletics department.  Heck, a lot of faculty members have been trying to kick basketball and football off campus for decades.  But this new focus on…

Posted in campaign 2014 Education Media NC State Government NCGOP Politics

Keep that PC-ness coming: New UNC BOG boss a big fan of “diversity”

If you thought the GOP takeover of Raleigh was going to loosen the leftist stranglehold on the UNC system and strike a blow against political correctness, THINK AGAIN.  The UNC Board of Governors — appointed by the governor and legislature, all Republicans — has elected a…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Education Media NC legislature NC State Government Politics Thom Tillis

#NCGA: Even MORE UNC BOG – campaign finance *Goodness*

Thom Tillis took a little heat a while back for pushing through an appointment of a Democrat to the UNC Board of Governors.  Tillis defended the appointment by talking about how much money the Democrat had helped him raise. Well, we’ve got another situation that…