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An Open Letter to the MeckGOP

Some thoughts on the current state of the Mecklenburg County Republican Party (“MeckGOP”) from a volunteer, registered Republican in Mecklenburg County, and former member of the executive board. This letter was spurred by the recent rules change that took place during the March 29th MeckGOP county convention, which Mr. Hine previously blogged about here. But, [...]

April 15, 2014 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat,House Guests | Read More »

More Tax Payer Subsidized Entertainment

When one reads the Constitution it is hard to find where it says government shall provide entertainment and hope for the people, but it must be in there somewhere. Recent news has brought forth information about two uptown projects being planned by Crescent Communities.  As one reads the article, you can look, in vain, to [...]

April 10, 2014 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat,House Guests | Read More »

Steinberg Draws Contrast with Pittenger Record of Obamacare Funding

With only a month remaining before the May 6 primary election, Republicans in the 9th Congressional District held their convention in Charlotte last Saturday. Taking the podium to address those in attendance, Mike Steinberg, Congressman Robert Pittenger’s conservative primary challenger, drew what might be the strongest contrast between two Congressional candidates of any Republican primary [...]

April 8, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,Char-Meck Beat,House Guests | Read More »

CAUTION Urges Restraint on GoodSports Proposal

Group Continues Incentive Fight, Warns of Private Competitor to Facility   Charlotte, NC – April 2, 2014 – Common Americans United to Inspire OUR Nation (CAUTION) announced today that it is urging the Economic Development Committee of the Charlotte City Council to oppose continued negotiations with GoodSports, Inc at its April 3, 2014 meeting due to [...]

April 2, 2014 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat,Christian Hine | Read More »

Tillis Votes With MeckGOP to Silence Local Activists

At the Mecklenburg Republican Party Convention on Saturday, a rules change was presented and passed that essentially strips the local GOP of the ability to voice its opinion on issues. It was a move that solidifies in my mind that the Republican Party is dysfunctional and presiding over its own demise. Since this is an [...]

March 30, 2014 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat,Christian Hine | Read More »

Commissioner Bentley Outlines Changing Mecklenburg Demographics

County Commissioner Karen Bentley addressed the Mecklenburg County Young Republicans on March 25 at their monthly meeting.  Her presentation entitled “Demographic and population trends and their impact on voter registration” outlined the changing demographic situation of Mecklenburg County and how the county is losing population while becoming increasingly less affluent.  This 15 minute presentation is [...]

March 28, 2014 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat,Christian Hine | Read More »

In Wake of Mayor’s Arrest, CAUTION Renews Call to End Incentive Packages

CAUTION Calls for End to Incentive Deals Charges Levied Against Mayor No Surprise in World of “Pay to Play” Politics  Charlotte, NC – March 26, 2014 – Common Americans United to Inspire OUR Nation (CAUTION) announced today its disappointment that Mayor Patrick Cannon was arrested on public corruption charges and that it seeks an end [...]

March 26, 2014 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat,Christian Hine | Read More »

Coal Ash No Reason to Elevate Environmentalists

Monday’s copy of the local state organ, the Charlotte Observer, brings us another story about how the “environmentalists” are ‘pulling their hair out distraught’ about Duke Power’s coal ash. In fact, the fawning by reporters over what any self proclaimed environmentalist might have to say bad about how Duke is such a poor steward of the [...]

March 25, 2014 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat,House Guests | Read More »

Senate Race Brings Controversy to MeckGOP Fundraiser


A controversy is brewing within the Mecklenburg County Republican Party. On March 15, the Party’s annual Lincoln Reagan Dinner will be held at the Carmel Country Club. This event is the single largest fundraising opportunity held every year for the County Party, which is by and large responsible for it’s own funding. It has not [...]

March 7, 2014 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat,Christian Hine,County Beat,House Specials | Read More »

Davidson’s Board Escapes Uncomfortable Vote on Affordable Housing

At the February 19th town board meeting, Commissioners voted unanimously toacknowledge that affordable housing restrictions no longer applied to a single unit in the South Main Square Condos.  This was due to a foreclosure that happened on the property in 2011.  The Board did not vote to remove the restrictions.  They simply voted to acknowledge that the restrictions [...]

March 7, 2014 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat,House Guests | Read More »

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