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The real story of Thanksgiving

Property and the First Thanksgiving By Gary Galles At Thanksgiving, Americans reflect on their blessings and hope for uplifting family gatherings of togetherness and unity, with the Pilgrims used as examples of peace, harmony, and thankfulness....more >>

A Thanksgiving Proclamation

By the President of the United States of America. A Proclamation.
Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me "to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.
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Christmas Village Toy Store expands regionally

New way of charitable giving rises in popularity

When it comes to traditional giving and the holiday season, many think of gift-buying programs that are largely anonymous and one-directional. There's a new model emerging locally focused on more of an exchange, one that focuses on a hand-up, not a hand-out....more >>

A Libertarian's Library

Sunk costs: There's no need to cry over spilled milk

A new Board of Commissioners will take over next Monday night (12-1-14). One of the first, and most important decisions facing that new board will be what to do about the proposed jail/law enforcement complex....more >>

How much Medicaid can NC afford and what other state functions are going to suffer if current trends continue?

At the risk of overstating the case, North Carolina faces a major problem with Medicaid. Most of the attention to date has been focused on straightening out the bureaucratic bungling that has been the hallmark of the program....more >>

Obama to give social security and Medicaid to illegals and a $3K bonus to employers to hire them over American citizens

We are now beginning to see what is in Obama's executive order on immigration. Be prepared to be disgusted.
Under President Obama's new program to protect millions of illegal immigrants from deportation, many of those affected will be eligible to receive Social Security, Medicare and a wide array of other federal benefits, a White House official said Tuesday....more >>


WWKCD - "Miss Kitty" vs UNC's Sugar Babes

Dean Katherine "Kitty" Carmichael was bigger than life to UNC students back in The 60s. She was The Church Lady long before there was Saturday Night Live. "Kitty" was Dean of Women at UNCCH in the halcyon days of the 60-70s....more >>


I was not there (in Ferguson). Were you?

I HAVE actually been to St Louis, probably more often than most of you. But I've never been to its suburb of Ferguson. I certainly was not there on the night of the Michael Brown incident....more >>

Obama on Ferguson: America is racist...
Give me more power

Ben Shapiro, writing at we think has hit the nail on the head about the irresponsible statements made by Barack Obama over Ferguson. He says:
On Monday night, after the media's attempted racial assassination of Officer Darren Wilson shipwrecked on the rocky shoals of the criminal justice system, President Obama took to the podium to try to salvage their narrative of American racism....more >>

We Are the Enemy: Is this the lesson of Ferguson?

Let us not miss the main point in all of this

Much of the public discourse surrounding the Grand Jury verdict in the Darren Wilson shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO misses the major point. The best explanation we have seen of that point was posted at The Rutherford Instiutute by John W....more >>

UNC-CH audit shows that there has not been a reduction in revenue

We recently posted an article that showed the most recent State Auditor's report of ECU's financial situation was in much better shape than many of the households paying taxes to support the UNC system. Now we have the "Flagship" reporting in and they are in even better financial shape than ECU....more >>

If the government can outlaw internet gaming what can it not outlaw?

The government should get out of trying legislate morality

We recently posted an article entitled: Video gaming loses a big one that got very little attention....more >>

No indictment in Darren Wilson case
Obama indicts America

The Grand Jury in the Darren Wilson case has returned a "No true bill" on all charges. The case is thus closed. Obama goes off half-cocked again....more >>

Read this and watch the video and tell us you don't think Obama should be impeached

Certainly most of our readers know that Obama has issued executive orders that his administration not enforced immigrations passed by Congress that he does not approve of. He believes the immigration system is "broken" and since Congress has failed to act as he thinks it should have he is simply going to by-pass Congress and do what he thinks best....more >>

Beaufort County headed for another "Build It And They Will Come" boondoggle?

The guys in the OCCC (Ole Codgers Coffee Club) have finally figured out why Al Klemm is leaving the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners. Try as he might, he could not figure out a way to make the VOA site into an industrial park....more >>

D'ya think?

Green energy

Green Energy The money we spend on our pursuit of so called "green energy" seems to know no bounds. Are you ready to be outraged?? If so, read on... In April 2011 The Department of Energy announced a $1....more >>

Southern Reflections

Taking care of business at home

Taking Care of Business at Home Recent election results have riveted our attention on the national scene. What with the threat of ISIS, 5 Million illegals being added to our employment roles, NSA using fake towers to spy on our cell phones and an assortment of other government orchestrated scandals, students of politics should be having a busy and interesting season....more >>

House GOP selects new leadership team

Brant Clifton has the "inside story" of the election of a new NC House Leadership team:
A rightward shift. That's how two sources who both had votes in today's leadership vote — described the final results to me....more >>

From The Right

The Consequences of being caught in a Deception

Any government elected official is only as effective as his or her word. Develop a pattern of deception or outright lying to the Public and you have lost your ability to effectively govern....more >>

Sen. Sessions reacts to Obama's illegal amnesty

Even Obama said it was illegal...before he had a reason to ignore that fact

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) writes in USA Today:
Americans defeated President Obama's disastrous amnesty plans both in Congress and at the voting booth. Tonight, President Obama defied an entire nation and declared that he will impose his rejected amnesty through the brute force of executive order....more >>

JLF promotes Swanson to president and CEO as 25th anniversary approaches

There are changes happening at North Carolina's premier conservative "think tank," the John Locke Foundation. Here's the recent press release announcing those changes:
As the John Locke Foundation prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary with new programs and initiatives, the free-market think tank is also announcing the promotion of Executive Vice President Kory Swanson to the post of president and CEO....more >>

Video gaming loses a big one

The video gaming/gambling business in North Carolina lost a big one Tuesday (11-18-14) when the Court of Appeals ruled 3-0 that two operators' conviction of violating the recently revised state law were valid....more >>

Obama is about to commit an act of constitutional infamy

Peter Wehner, writing at offers the following on Obama coming Executive Order on immigration:
The president will present his case on behalf of his forthcoming executive order on amnesty tomorrow at 8 p....more >>

The case for impeachment of B. H. Obama

Andrew McCarthy, writing in National, explains why Barack Obama should be impeached:
In writing Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama's Impeachment, I had a purpose: Explain that the capacity of Congress to oust a lawless president is central to the Framers' design of our governing system....more >>

No, the People are not stupid. They voted overwhelmingly to kill ObamaCare and the Jail/Courthouse. Those who now vote best realize it, or therein will lie the stupidity.

Burke Beu is a pretty ordinary American. He holds no high office. He works as a counselor in a social service agency. Read that as he is, at his core, a liberal. He is a lifelong Democrat....more >>

The militarization of law enforcement--A case of the cure being worse than the disease.

This article is an older post (2-18-14) that has gone viral on the internet. On 5-9-14 it was ranked 77 of 268,000 articles on the topic by Google. It has been viewed over one million times, most of which came after it rolled off our home page, indicating that the traffic was being driven by links from other websites. Most of those websites are gun related websites. Clearly this topic generates a tremendous amount of interest, both in linked-to's and in page views....more >>
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