Feb 222012

Last week, cafeteria Nazis in North Carolina swooped in and saved at least two preschoolers from certain death.Rifling through suspicious lunchboxes containing homemade materials such as sandwiches, the Nazis discovered at least two mothers who were – either intentionally or in their rank ignorance – attempting to poison their children with turkey and cheese, bananas and apple juice.

via HURT: Federal war on hair dryers, fresh milk – Washington Times.

A mother in Hoke County complains her daughter was forced to eat a school lunch because a government inspector determined her home-made lunch did not meet nutrition requirements. In fact, all of the students in the NC Pre-K program classroom at West Hoke Elementary School in Raeford had to accept a school lunch in addition to their lunches brought from home.

via State Inspectors Searching Children’s Lunch Boxes: “This Isn’t China, Is It?”

A federal agent was at an elementary school in North Carolina, in Raeford, and they found that the lunch brought from home didn’t meet federal health guidelines. Well, we don’t know this because it’s not being reported, but the state of North Carolina is in an uproar over this, and it is a clear indication the culture war is alive.

via North Carolina in Uproar Over Pre-School Lunch Inspection by Federal Agent

The memo, dated Jan. 27 with the subject line “RE: Healthy Lunches,” was signed by school principal Jackie Samuels and said, while “we welcome students to bring lunches from home … it must be a nutritious, balanced meal with the above requirements. Students, who do not bring a healthy lunch, will be offered the missing portions which may result in a fee from the cafeteria.”


Several high profile liberal media outlets have gone to great lengths trying to debunk this story (apparently this is something not intended for the light of day), but the memo above is exactly the issue. The state bureaucracy is hard at work, enforcing the federal bureaucracy.

Meanwhile back at the Republican-majority NC General Assembly….

 Posted by at 8:42 am
Feb 172012

From the MeckGOP website: (Union County Candidates are in red.)

2012 MeckGOP Precinct Meeting – Straw Poll Results

Below are the results from the Straw Poll conducted at the 2012 MeckGOP Precinct Meetings.

U.S. President

  • Rick Santorum  128 (41.8%)
  • Mitt Romney 71 (23.2%)
  • Ron Paul 69 (22.5%)
  • Newt Gingrich 38 (12.4%)

U.S. Congress – District 8

  • Vernon Robinson 40 (31.0%)
  • Scott Keadle 32 (24.8%)
  • Richard Hudson 30 (23.3%)
  • John Whitley 15 (11.6%)
  • Fred Steen 12 (9.3%)

U.S. Congress – District 9

  • Jim Pendergraph 103 (39.5%)
  • Ric Killian 55 (21.1%)
  • Andy Dulin 37 (14.2%)
  • Mike Steinberg  31 (11.9%)
  • Dan Barry 16 (6.1%)
  • Edwin Peacock 11 (4.2%)
  • Jon Gauthier 5 (1.9%)
  • Michael Shaffer 3 (1.1%)

U.S. Congress – District 12

  • Jack Brosch 111 (78.7%)
  • Mike Owens 30 (21.3%)

N.C. Lieutenant Governor

  • Dan Forest 158 (84.5%)
  • Dale Folwell 19 (10.2%)
  • Tony Gurley 10 (5.3%)

N.C. Secretary of State

  • Mike Beitler 74 (50%)
  • A.J. Daoud 42 (28.4%)
  • Kenn Gardner 20 (13.5%)
  • Eddy Goodwin 12 (8.1%)
N.C. Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • John Tedesco  54  (39.1%)
  • Richard Alexander  47 (34.1%)
  • David Scholl 32  (23.2%)
  • Ray Martin  5 (3.6%)
N.C. Insurance Commissioner 
  • Mike Causey   85  (65.9%)
  • James McColl 44 (34.1%)
N.C. Auditor
  • Greg Dority   59 (57.3)
  • Debra Goldman   44  (42.7)
N.C. Senate – District 41
  • John Aneralla   128 (71.1%)
  • Jeff Tarte    52 (28.9%)
Mecklenburg County Commission – District 5
  • Sarah Cherne  106 (67.9%)
  • Bill Griffin  50 (32.1%)
Mecklenburg County Commission – District 6
  • Bill James 146 (68.9%)
  • Ed Driggs  66  (31.1%)
 Posted by at 3:34 pm
Feb 132012

The 2012 election season began began in earnest today as candidates began filing to run for office. A few surprises made it a little more interesting.

Weddington’s Dan Barry began the day by calling a 7:30 AM news conference at the Weddington town hall, to announce that he was a candidate for the ninth congressional district, looking to replace Sue Myrick whose retirement announcement caught everybody except perhaps Mecklenburg County Commissioner Jim Pendergraph by surprise. Ms. Myrick announced her retirement on Tuesday, February 7 and Mr. Pendergraph announced his candidacy the next day.

Dan Barry is a Weddington council-member who initially had planned to run in the eighth congressional district, but in light of the opening in the ninth chose to run there instead. At some point we will have examine Barry’s ability to win that race, though the more Mecklenburg Republicans that jump in, the better are Dan’s chances — numbers wise.

Charlotte council-member Andy Dulin announced his candidacy for the ninth late this afternoon, as did Jennifer Roberts another Charlotte council-member, a Democrat in this case.

The following statistics are from the redistricting data for the 9th District:

County County Pop District Pop Cnty District Pop % County in District % of District in County
Iredell 159,437 733,498 111,736 70.082% 15.233%
Mecklenburg 919,628 733,498 519,677 56.509% 70.849%
Union 201,292 733,498 102,085 50.715% 13.918%
County Fillings:

The local Board of Elections office in Monroe had very little action as only four people signed to file. Dean Arp, current School Board Chairman filed for the re-drawn NC House District 69, Mark Brody filed for the new NC House District 55, Richard Helms filed for County Commissioner and the inimitable Crystal Crump filed for re-election as Registrar of Deeds.

 Posted by at 7:11 pm