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 Campaign 2012 Education Media NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

Snow is cold. The sun is hot. NCAE opposes a Republican.

      The N&O is presenting the surprising, shocking news that the NC Association of Educators is upset with GOP gubernatorial nominee — and general election frontrunner — Pat McCrory.   Apparently the union is mad about the fact that McCrory supports (1) charter schools,…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Education Media Moore County NC State Government Politics

NC Campaign 2012: Don’t cry for the edu-crats

During the debate over the 2011 state budget, we heard a lot of screaming, crying, moaning and complaining from Democrats and their NCAE allies about alleged draconian budget cuts.  The new Republican majority was responsible for teachers being fired or laid off.  The cuts to…

Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 Education Media NC legislature NC State Government Politics

A rational, common sense look at NCGA v. NCAE

          Democrats and the mainstream media  (redundant? mutually exclusive?) all over the state are decrying the state legislature’s move to end the teachers’ groups ability to forcibly deduct dues payments from EVERY North Carolina teacher’s paycheck.  The same people who covered…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Education Law & Order Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

Here COMES the judge !!!!

  It looks like the state teacher’s union’s judge-shopping efforts have paid off.  A Wake County Superior Court judge has issued a temporary restraining order blocking legislation that ends mandatory automatic teacher paycheck deductions for teacher union dues.   The judge found that the NCAE…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Education NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

SUE: For those “special” times when you can’t get your way via the democratic process

                The state teachers union, in the aftermath of having their cash faucet turned off by the legislature, appears to be calling in the lawyers: Leaders of the state’s largest teachers group said they will claim retaliation when…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Education Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Paul Stam Phil Berger Politics Thom Tillis

NC Legislators end union shakedown of teachers; Democrats & media throw major fit

  On the N&O’s front page, there was a full color photo of some large, angry Hillary Clinton lookalikes from the NC Association of Educators (NCAE) holding signs  that said “We will not be silenced.” (I pity their poor husbands.) The N&O posted a video…

Posted in Bev Perdue Democrats Economy Education Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics Republicans

Dems and the N&O: The sky is STILL falling! Seriously. We swear! (Would we lie to you?)

State Democrats and their allies in the teachers union are STILL trying to beat up on conservatives in the legislature for the budget recently passed by both chambers despite the protests of most of that body’s Democrats and the veto of Madame Governor. It’s the…