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Public hearing on a budget that shortchanges schools and Sheriff deputies and shafts the taxpayer

Hood Richardson the only commissioner willing to cut taxes and return excess case to the taxpayer

UPDATED No Tax Cut!--When the dust cleared on Monday's Beaufort County Board of Commissioners regular monthly meeting we have a budget for next year, subject to technical final approval after a public hearing, but no tax cut....more >>
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Rand Paul forces Senate to make changes to NSA spy program

Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose. And sometimes in Washington you win and lose at the same time. Such was the case when the Senate approved the House's version of reforms in the government's spying programs after Rand Paul took a stand to force the Senate to make some needed changes, although not as much as he wanted....more >>
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Diogenes' Lamp

Why no recall?

Why does North Carolina not have recall elections? North Carolina, along with 38 other states do not have the ability to recall a politician that fails to meet citizens expectations based upon their pronouncements prior to being elected to office....more >>
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Rep. Jones' changes to fisheries management passed in legislation

Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1335 the Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act. The bill would reauthorize and reform the Magnuson-Stevens Act, which is the law governing fisheries management in federal waters throughout the United States....more >>
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The Bath Town Board will show us on June 8 whether zoning is a good or bad thing for a community

And every citizen should be concerned. If they can do it to one of us they can do it to any of us.

There's an item on the Bath Town Board's agenda for June 8 that at first glance appears to be worth only a yawn. The question the board will consider is an action for a special use permit under the zoning ordinance of The Town of Bath that will allow the Quarterdeck Marina to allow patrons to consume beer and wine on the upper deck of the establishment....more >>
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Obama to try to repeal the 2nd Amendment before he leaves office

These people are much more dangerous than those with guns

The Hill.com reports:
The Justice Department plans to move forward this year with more than a dozen new gun-related regulations, according to list of rules the agency has proposed to enact before the end of the Obama administration....more >>
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D'ya think?

Odds and ends

Odds and Ends IRS Responsiveness The IRS Commissioner, Mr. Koskinen, threatens us (the long suffering tax paying public) with slow refunds this year because the Congress reduced IRS funding in their recent Continuing Resolution....more >>
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Alternative energy is a rip-off of the taxpayers

It is seldom that one sees anything coming out of California that is not supportive of socialistic/progressive government intervention in the free markets. But surprise, surprise....more >>
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Liberty Belle

Two types of people

There are basically two types of people in the world those who want to be left alone and those who love to tell other people what to do. In a country founded on the principles of individual freedom, one would think there would be more people that want to be left alone to live their lives, pursue happiness, and enjoy the fruits of their labor....more >>
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Rand Paul stands up for our Constitution in a lonely battle

Seeks to repeal an unconstitutional law that does us no good. Our Senators should be supporting him.

Americans should take note. Rand Paul is standing up for the Constitution and every American should support him on this. He is trying to get the Patriot Act repealed or at least Section 215 eliminated....more >>
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Former County Manager making headlines in his new job--"kids don't have cavities like they used to..."

WECT TV out of Wilmington is reporting that former Beaufort County Manager Randell Woodruff is making headlines as he issues a gag order to county employees in Pender County. Woodruff is in his first year in Pender County....more >>
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From The Right

Time to limit former Presidents' expenses

FROM THE RIGHT Time to limit former President's Expenses Former Presidents now get many benefits at taxpayer expense. In addition to a Federal Pension, they receive allowances for offices and staffs, travel expenses and of course Secret Service protection....more >>
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How the House members voted on the recently adopted budget in the House

We have received an unusual number of request to publish how members of the NC House voted on the recently house-passed budget. The John Locke Foundation recently published this list:
Republicans Voting Aye: Jay Adams (Catawba) Dean Arp (Union) Marilyn Avila (Wake) Brian Brown (Pitt) Dan Bishop (Mecklenburg) Hugh Blackwell (Burke) James L....more >>
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New research raises questions about the safety of tattooing

A parent's great nightmare: A young kid comes home with tattoos. In most states there are sanitary regulations of tattoo parlors comparable to what one might find in a restaurant....more >>
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More proof that liberalism does not work, never has, never will

If you ever have doubts about whether government run by liberals is as good a government run by conservatives, consider what has and is happening in Baltimore. Of course, we're not really picking on Baltimore because it could just as easily be any large city in America, such as Detroit, New York, Boston, or Camden (New Jersey—which Barack Obama recently visited)....more >>
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New power grab could give Obama control of nearly every piece of private property in America

We saw this week yet another example of the Obama Administration's violation of the law. Literally within hours of a federal Appeals Court ruling that Obama had broken the law in his executive amnesty order we had an announcement from the EPA that they were going to regulate virtually every piece of property in America....more >>
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Another report of thuggery by US Attorney Steve West

The Daily Signal has a report of yet another thuggish action by U. S. Attorney Steve West:
On the morning of Sept. 25, 2014, Tom Bednar was sitting in the bedroom of the Raleigh, N....more >>
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New commission to study court system in NC

The NC Administrative Office of the Courts has issued the following press release:

Chief Justice Mark Martin has announced the creation of a new North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice and appointed the committee co-chairs....more >>

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You are about to see lifetime appointments for NC appellant court judges

Bad Bill of the Century is flying under the radar

A bill that would have the effect, some say, of insuring a lifetime selection of appellant judges in North Carolina is quietly moving through the General Assembly. Pay attention folks....more >>
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Five commissioners rob the schools and Sheriff to bankroll a new jail

Vote to grow the fund balance (savings account) rather than cut taxes. Why????

Yesterday (5-26-15) the people of Beaufort County were treated to yet another example of how utterly pathetic our County Commission and its current staff is. The occasion was the "final" budget workshop of the season....more >>
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Ferguson protestors are now protesting over not getting paid as they say they were promised

John Blosser, writing at Newsmax.com reports: At least some of the protesters who looted, rioted, burned buildings and overturned police cars in Ferguson, Missouri, last year were promised payment of up to $5,000 per month to join the protests....more >>
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American exceptionalism

We are exceptional and it is the successful record of assimilation that has made us so. All we have to do is keep up the Balkanization of America that the grievance industry seems to be pushing and our exceptionalism will soon be a thing of the past. When that happens, God help us - both at home and abroad......more >>

Board of Commissioners to meet Monday 6-1-15

Here are the links to the agenda and to the agenda back-up material

The Beaufort County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting Monday, June 1, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. at the Administrative Building at 121 W. 3rd St. in Washington, NC. We have links to the agenda and agenda backup materials inside....more >>
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