Vote No For Now On Bonds And Sales Tax
There are very few things more important than a quality education for our youth. It is our only hope for the future.
Quoting Joe Blosser in his High Point Enterprise article dated April 30, “The Guilford County Board of Commissioners has a statutory obligation to upkeep the school facilities, but their neglect spans many boards of both political parties.” That statement alone should be enough to move every voter in this county to vote to replace their existing commissioner and school board member!
The last thing we should do now is vote to reward this leadership team $1.7 billion to spend their way out of neglect. Vote “No” for now on the school bond and the sales tax and instead elect new leadership. Allow a new team with new vision and new direction to correct an education system that is failing. Shiny new buildings are not going to get us there. Yes, we must repair buildings in disrepair. Yes, we need additional classrooms. But, more importantly, we need leadership and action to support our teachers in the classroom. Then the new team can assess how to best finance and manage recovery from past neglect!
Today’s HP Enterprise reports that the Guilford County commissioners were told yesterday that the financing of the bond will cost an additional $50 million per year for the next 16 years. In the Joe Blosser article he states that, “basically, passing the sales tax reduces the burden on property taxpayers.” I’m sorry, but the math doesn’t work. If you own property in Guilford County, trust me, you are going to pay a lot more in taxes this year and it will only get worse.
Vote “No” for now. Research the candidates that have the same values and objectives you believe in and vote for your choice to replace the existing Guilford County commissioner and school board member in your district. Allow a new leadership team to direct a recovery from “past neglect of our commissioners.”
One final note, while neglecting our schools last year, on June 17, 2021, the current board of commissioners voted to reward themselves with a 50 percent increase in compensation. That is correct, they gave themselves an annual raise of 50 percent. Get out and vote for a new vision, new direction.
Three Strikes And Uncle Joe Is Out
Let’s play Joe Biden baseball!
Illegal aliens who are invading our country apparently are more important than American citizens. While American mothers are scrambling to find enough baby formula to properly feed their children and having to pay unholy prices for it when they can find it, the Biden regime is holding pallets and pallets of formula to distribute to illegal alien mothers for free. No, Chris, I’m not saying they should be totally cut off, but first and top priority should be to Americans! On a battlefield your casualties come first due to the tight supply of materials.
Drugs and drug use is killing more and more Americans, a good number of whom are kids, but instead of trying to provide support to the organizations and entities that are working to at least try to get control of the situation and reduce if not eliminate the problem, the regime does the opposite and provides drug use kits to its citizens. They appear to ignore the fact that more and more of the illegal drugs coming into this country are laced with deadly fentanyl. They already support drug clinics that provide “safe sources” of drugs and a place to use them.
Gas and diesel prices are going up faster than a Saturn 5 rocket headed to the moon. And the regime is the main, primary, almost sole reason for this. The very first day in office Crazy Uncle Joe signed an edict killing nearly completed two pipelines that would have given the U.S. and Canada the ability to not just be energy independent but to take away the massive profits going to countries that have treated us like serfs. Imagine what kind of economy we would have if that money stayed here. Imagine how low gas prices would have been.
Strike three!!! You’re out of here, Joe.
“Now is the time for all good men (and women) to come to the aid of their country!” Am I advocating a revolt? No … at least not yet.
What I am advocating is level headed, clear thinking, legal American citizens get involved in the one way they can make it happen – get out and vote. Use the God given right so many of our ancestors died defending. And then hold those you choose responsible to do the right thing.
“Do. Or do not. There is no try.”
Alan, I love that I am in your head while you write this garbage. Maybe you are getting more aligned to reality…but yet another rant about illegals…I guess not. Hate to break it to you…but those that are claiming asylum are legal immigrants and therefore a good number are released into the states eventually. The two real issues are the poor economics and crime in several parts of SA and Cuba. You seem to offer few solutions in your rants. Because currently there are few LEGAL or humane solutions to the problem. Congress needs to update laws to the current challenges. Until then, we only have an expired Title 42 whose crisis it rests on is over. But you be you.
Gas prices is another common rant that you seem to lack understanding of reality. Gas prices were low under Trump while OPEC priced out US fracking operations. Check out the collapse in ND. I enjoy Pheasant hunter there each year and it is amazing the number of small business starts up that have all failed as a result of big oil pulling out due to low price of oil allowed under Trump. Prices are up for the basic reason that demand is way up due to post covid bringing back travel (both ground and air) and global supply is down because US stopped a large percent of fracking during Trump’s low price period and of course the war in Europe has oil supply chains a mess due to sanctions.
Oh, and the war on drugs has been a US failure of massive proportions as the money and corruption is too great. Republicans think they can solve opioid problem with more spending on a war we lost a long time ago. It is time to think about helping the victims regardless of race or social class.
Sure, there is more Biden Administration can do. But your rants show clear bias and ignorance as usual. Of course the Republican party offers no solutions other than reducing free speech in the US it seems.
Chris, you need to go back to college and take a course in basic economics where they explain the law of supply and demand. When the supply is high, but demand is low, you get lower prices. When you cut the supply, and demand is the same or going higher, you get higher prices. See how this works?
Under Trump, we were a net exporter of oil and gas to other countries. Trump did not create any policies or laws on gas and oil production, but he encouraged more production, more drilling, etc.
Biden has not cut oil supply. He stopped a couple of pipelines that were not online yet. He has actually increased the number of oil leases on public land since he lost his legal case to block them. My argument is very much based on supply and demand. The middle east didn’t like our oil independence so they flooded the market with cheap oil until the price dropped so US fracking operations were no longer profitable. Once those were shut down such as in ND, our supply dropped, so prices went back up. On top of that we have had a significant spike in demand as covid pandemic has ended. Then another supply shock with the war in Ukraine as Russian supplies where pushed out of the broader market.
Another key economic concept you have ignored…oil prices are set in a global market. Oil independence has little to do with price. If prices go up in Europe….US companies would sell to Europe and reduce supply in US. Thus increasing prices here too.
As a sometimes reader of the posts here, the point you made about “your rants show clear bias and ignorance” can be applied to you as well. Communication between people can always be more civil, but telling someone they are ignorant does not move the discussion forward.
Calling democrats communists, facists, etc… as Alan enjoys is not civil. Claiming democrats want to destroy America is not civil conversation…it is alarmist fear mongering BS.
He gets the respect from me he deserves. If Alan wants to make civil policy arguments without all the fear mongering BS, then I reply appropriately. Haven’t seen that happen yet but as I am in his Head as he writes this garbage, maybe he will mature in his writing sometime in the future.
Chris in case you’re wondering you are only in my head when I read your crap on here or the best time is when I get off the porcelain throne and push down the chrome handle. Then I wish you well while you swirl around and head down to meet the rest of the liberal crap you love so much. Have a great day while you think about that image. Thanks Alan for great letters. Keep up the good fight b
Don’t be shy. He love me. I know you do!
People who claim asylum are NOT legal immigrants – they are asylum seekers. Whether they are granted asylum depends on their circumstances, but there is one thing thing that the Left and the MSM never touch upon.
Genuine asylum seekers who are fleeing persecution must request asylum in THE FIRST SAFE COUNTRY they reach.
The absurdity of these tawdry economic migrants crossing through a dozen European countries, crossing the Channel and then claiming asylum in the UK is clear to all right thinking people. Were they in fear for their life in France? Or Hungary, Slovakia, The Czech Republic, Germany, or Belgium? Of course not! They just want to break into Britain where they’re provided with free housing, medical care, food, and education.
The same thing’s happening at America’s Southern border, as hordes of people from over a hundred countries “try it on”. We have a duty and a right to send them back to where they came from, or at least the first safe country they reached. They can claim asylum there.
Our court systems are underfunded and lack capacity to handle the volume. It requires a court hearing to determine if the asylum request is legitimate. Given that it can take years for those hearings to be completed, they are LEGALLY released into the US. Only Title 42 enabled the legal standard of making asylum seekers to be left on the other side of the border. Now that the health crisis is over that justified Title 42, we need to either speed up our court processes or change the laws on how we handle those pending their day in court.
Illegal immigrants are illegal immigrants.
They have legal papers giving them permission to be here. Not much different than someone with a Visa. They are not citizens or on the path to being citizens but they are legally in the US. Hate em all you want but that is how the law works today. Better brush up on your Spanish. 😉
Wrong, wrong, wrong.
It took me 5 years to navigate the US Immigration system and secure Legal Resident Alien status. I didn’t just sneak in and make a spurious clam that I was in fear of my life. I had more respect for America. They don’t.
And we don’t need to learn Spanish – they need to learn English. Right?
Chris, as usual you claim others are biased but it’s you that are biased and you are certainly an idiot. It’s the dumbacrats that have created a disinformation czar which ironically is a crazy socialist witch that spreads misinformation. You do you is … we’ll an idiotic phrase ghetto folk use when they have no argument for another’s point or actions. Every single issue in the country was Trumps fault but dopey Joe can’t be blamed for one single problem which is probably true since dopey couldn’t order a cup of coffee at Duncan doughnuts by himself. Sad but true! As for these asylum seekers you claim (falsely) have rights as Americans are in this country illegally since asylum seekers are required to SEEK ASYLUM IN THE FIRST COUNTRY THEY COME TO! It’s international LAW idiot!. Btw, since the current regime can’t provide for its own citizens or get anything in order why in hell do they need to take on a ton of more DEPENDENTS? You have always been a dumbass and you will always be a dumbass! IDIOT!
I can understand your annoyance with Captious Chris. Trying to follow his reasoning is like navigating a rabbit hole in Alice in Wonderland.
You are absolutely right that asylum seekers are required to request asylum in THE FIRST SAFE COUNTRY they reach. They can’t “nation shop” and head for for their favorite country – unless they want to apply as normal immigrants (which is fine :- but they know they’ll be rejected because they have nothing to offer).
These people offer America nothing, and cynically abuse America’s kindness for GENUINE victims of persecution. They do not deserve to be admitted.
And I’m an immigrant.
They offer labor for low wages jobs that keep the cost of goods and services low. There is a reason that the ladies who clean hotel rooms don’t have college degrees and the job does not require solid English language skills.
What someone born and educated in the US considers a low wage is often consider a great wage by someone coming from a different country with a very different standard of living.
That’s your reasoning ? It’s a miracle those jobs ever got done before we had uncontrolled mass immigration, isn’t it?
I blame Joe for plenty of things. He clearly should have moved faster on the inflation issue instead of believing that it was a short term issue strictly related to supply chain issues. He certainly could do more with the border and actually address the issue with immigration reform. I certainly hope there is a much better candidate than either Trump or Biden next election. They are both failed presidents.
You are clearly (surprise surprise) misinformed….
The 1951 UN Refugee Convention (also known as the Geneva Convention) defines what a refugee is, what rights a refugee has, and the responsibilities of states towards refugees.
It defines a refugee as someone who “owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion” has fled their own country or (if they have no nationality) country of usual residence, and is unable or unwilling to return to it or seek protection from it.
Being recognized as a refugee gives you the right to not be returned to the country you have fled, as well as a minimum standard of rights and freedoms in a safe country.
An asylum seeker is someone who is in need, and search, of refuge. The right to seek asylum from persecution in other countries is a universal human right, set out in Article 14 of the UN Declaration of Human Rights.
Practically speaking, an asylum seeker is someone who has applied for REFUGEE status (or another form of international protection) in another country, and is awaiting a decision on that application. They can only apply once they physically reach the country.
Geoff and Alan, well written! Use your vote wisely.
“If voting made any difference, they wouldn’t allow us to do it.”
Glad to hear you don’t vote! Make my vote count all the more…