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Rampant Racism at BOCC

There is no discussion in all of politics that I detest more than talks of race.  The fact that it is 2013 and there are people who still find it necessary to insert race into the public lexicon is disconcerting. Atlanta based rap/metal band Stuck Mojo said it perfectly, “No one with any intelligence will […]

June 25, 2013 | Posted in Christian Hine,County Beat | Read More »

Commissioners Spar Over Tax Increase

Last Tuesday’s budget meeting and straw vote has created a flurry of posts, attacks, and counter punches among Commissioners and Editorial writers. Most recently, Democrat Commissioner Trevor Fuller has sent a letter critical of the supposed absence of GOP ideas.  Responding to the letter is Republican Commissioner Matthew Ridenhour. Both letters are posted below. *UPDATE […]

June 17, 2013 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat,Christian Hine,County Beat | Read More »

Giddily Doling out Taxpayers’ Dough

The wheels have come off the bus. Those who did not see last Tuesday’s Mecklenburg County Commission budget straw vote may be led to believe that the board methodically and pragmatically went through the budget line by line, ensuring that taxpayer dollars were well-spent. If so, they would be misled. Let me be clear: Tuesday […]

June 15, 2013 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat,County Beat,Matthew Ridenhour | Read More »

HOT Lane Proponents Disguise Truth

It is said that if you tell a lie over and over again, eventually you start believing it yourself. This is clearly happening in the continued debate over high occupancy toll lanes (HOT lanes). How many times have we been told that without the use of HOT lanes, widening on I-77 with general purpose lanes […]

May 30, 2013 | Posted in Carolinas,Christian Hine,County Beat | Read More »

MUMPO Jumbo: Video from Last Night’s Debacle

Many thanks to Chuck Suter of Constitutionalwar.org for attending and filming the MUMPO meeting last night where public commentary was cancelled after Kurt Naas, the spokesman for the WidenI77.org group, attempted to clarify that the 10 minutes his group was allocated shouldn’t take the place of the others who were in attendance and signed up to […]

May 23, 2013 | Posted in Carolinas,Christian Hine,County Beat | Read More »

Denied! Citzens Silenced at MUMPO Meeting

 *Submitted by Kurt Naas, spokesman for WidenI77.org About thirty people made the trek to downtown Charlotte for the big MUMPO I-77 toll lane vote tonight (Wednesday).  Eighteen people signed up to speak during the public comment period. Individuals are allotted three minutes apiece; groups have ten minutes. Before the meeting, MUMPO Chair Sarah McAulay came […]

May 23, 2013 | Posted in Carolinas,County Beat | Read More »

Char-Meck Dems In Disarray: Commission Cage Match and City Council Circus; UPDATE ~ New Poll Shows Broad Support For Firing Harry Jones

With solid majorities on the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners and the Charlotte City Council, local Democrats should be living high on the hog. They find themselves, instead, floundering in a political pigpen of self-churned mud. After nearly a year of fruitless endeavor and intra-party squabbling, the Democrat-led city council is stuck without a capital […]

May 16, 2013 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat,City Beat,County Beat,Mark Pellin | Read More »

NC House Hides from Voting on Toll Roads in North Carolina

Something happened quietly at the last meeting of the NC House Transportation Committee which should disturb and anger anyone who believes our government should operate in an open an honest manner.  There’s simply no other way to put it. As readers of aShortChronicle know, House Bill 267 was filed in early March with the title – NCGA Prior […]

May 14, 2013 | Posted in Carolinas,County Beat,Rick Short | Read More »

BOCC Defeats Proposed Concealed Carry Restrictions

With all the hoopla surrounding the surprise termination of County Manager Harry Jones at last night’s Board of County Commissioners meeting, there was another victory for grassroots conservatives perhaps lost in the shuffle. In February, the County Parks and Recreation department submitted a proposal to the Board that would place restrictions on the ability of […]

May 8, 2013 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat,Christian Hine,County Beat | Read More »

Representative Robert Brawley Joins WidenI77.org Advocates

At a Sunday press conference in Mooresville, NC, State Representative Robert Brawley joined the HOT lane opposition movement WidenI77.org. Here is the full video from the press conference.  Brawley’s written statement is below. Statement by Representative Robert Brawley Regarding I-77 HOT Lane Proposal We are here today because new information that I had not seen before […]

May 7, 2013 | Posted in Carolinas,Christian Hine,County Beat | Read More »

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