Another Reason to Like North Carolina
I visited the great state of North Carolina from my home in Portland, Oregon. But don’t hate me. I’m a closet conservative. You have to be secretive about it in Portland. For all I know, I’m the only one.
Standing in line for a sandwich in High Point, I came across your publication. Do you know your newspaper had the very first photograph I’ve seen anywhere of average Americans celebrating Trump’s win? The media has put a black armband around the country. Didn’t about half the country vote for Trump? I’m sure someone, somewhere, is at least smiling, but to listen to the media, you’d think every American is mired in depression.
I think half the country would say it’s morning in America and half would say they’re in mourning. So be it. There’s a loser in every election, but there are also winners. It’s too bad I had to travel three time zones away to see a little evidence of the hope that the rest of the media refuses to cover.
I don’t know if it’s morning in America – it’s a tad bit early to say that Trump is in the same league as Reagan – but at least someone has woken up from sleep. I’m headed back to the narcolepsy capital of the world soon, but I enjoyed my time in North Carolina.
If you’ve been paying attention to commentators and publications, you’ll notice that they refer to Donald Trump’s victory as an “electoral” win. Not “election,” “electoral.” What they are trying to do is imply that Trump won only because of the Electoral College vote, not the popular vote.
What they’re not saying is when all the write-in and absentee ballots are counted, if they ever are, it would silence their final, desperate attempt to convince themselves they are relevant. There are numbers that say 65 percent to 75 percent of write-in and absentee ballots generally go for Republicans. With over 7 million uncounted ballots and the margin of around 1 million being the difference between the candidates, basic math shows that Trump would win both the electoral and popular vote, something the alt left social justice whiners couldn’t admit to without losing the only prop holding them up. Also, there’s a possible 3 million (mostly Democrat?) illegal ballots that were counted.
Because it cost them the election, they want to do away with the Electoral College and replace it with a popular vote system. If (and that’s a very, very big if) that were to happen, we would be closer to being a Democratic society instead of a Republic, and that thought scares me.
News flash for all those supposedly educated talking heads, left and right, that insist on referring to our system as being a democratic form of government. Wrong. We are a (representative) republic. The Electoral College was designed to provide a more equal method of electing our leaders. It’s not perfectly equal, but compared to the chaos of the popular vote system it’s much better.
Is it a perfect system? No. Because those that are selected to be electors to the college are free to cast their vote for whoever they want despite what the vote was in their state. There are two trying to persuade the other electors to not cast their votes for the candidate who won their state. And I might point out that candidates win a state based on the popular vote in that state. But the alt left still wants to subvert the system and get their way.
They cannot and will not accept the fact that the average middle class American finally got tired of being their doormat, stood up and fought back. “They awoke a sleeping giant.”
Suck it up, buttercups.
I am hoping that Donald Trump will have zero to do with Paul Ryan. He is a snake and would toss his mother under the bus for a buck. I will lose what respect I have if Trump sells out to those that betrayed him, but if history tells us anything, Trump will.
The Republican Party is a mess and they need to get it together.
The governor’s race is becoming interesting, claims of felons and the dead voting is nothing new, but voter ID could have solved that issue.
As per Pat McCrory losing votes over HB2, if he did then those voters are lost in space and should be evaluated before they vote again. One issue does not define a term. Its’ what Pat did for a total that matters. And just for the record, what normal person wants a guy going into a bathroom with his baby girl or wife.
My last complaint is the Greensboro bonds that got voted in. Funny how those that don’t own or pay taxes get to vote on something I will pay for. Interesting concept in America when you vote for something someone else will have to pay for.
Fight for the Right to Privacy
The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) recently took a small step in the right direction.
The FCC has proposed limits on how internet service providers share online data with advertisers.
AT&T, Verizon and other ISP’s aren’t happy, but the FCC hasn’t gone far enough.
Corporations that provide you with internet service should be banned from tracking, storing and selling your personal information to anyone. We citizens need to stand up the right to privacy.
Taxpayers Pay for School System Crimes
I would like to see you do an expose on the break-ins at Guilford County Schools’ maintenance on Naco Road. In the past several years, there have been multiple break-ins, in excess of 20 events. Multiple vans are broken into resulting in broken windows and hundreds of dollars of tools stolen from each van.
There has been little effort to stop these events that are costing, in my calculations, $60,000 to $100,000 total. It is my understanding that the insurance has a $10,000 deductible per event, which is not being met. So the broken glass and stolen tools are being replaced at taxpayers’ expense.
Some of these windows cost approximately $600 each and have been replaced multiple times. Security cameras were replaced, with three break-ins since – two back to back in two days.
Many employees have literally no tools to work with because of no replacement as of late, resulting in what tools there are being kept in the supervisor’s office.
When the thieves figure out that new vans have power door locks there will be more tools stolen and more windows to replace because they are not being deterred with what little security there is. This is becoming a huge and ongoing problem and who is paying for it? You and me.
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