Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Common Core Action Alert: NC

HB1061 is a good start to ending common core but it needs to go further. Take action using this Freedomworks link:;jsessionid=A1DDE62F6FEE8F7C35B3DCB734A7C8E3.app304a?alertId=1487&pg=makeACall&autologin=true

Friday, May 16, 2014

NC Common Core Replacement Bill- HB1061

A bill has been introduced to end common core in North Carolina.  The bill number has been assigned and it is HB1061, “Replace Common Core To Meet NC’s Needs”. I've already called and emailed my representative. Will you join me? We must end common core- common core takes away local control of our schools and gives it to an out of touch, overreaching federal government.

This bill needs more co-sponsors. We have until 5pm today to get this done. So get on the phone and call your Representative and Senator. Make sure you reference the bill number and name HB106, “Replace Common Core To Meet NC’s Needs”.

Not sure who represents you or don’t have their contact information handy?
  • Find out who represents you HERE.
  • Find out HOUSE contact information HERE.
  • Find out SENATE contact information HERE.
Read an excerpt from Lt. Gov Dan Forrest's message on this bill:

Today, House Bill 1061 was filed in the General Assembly. If you will recall, this is the bill stemming from the Legislative Research Committee on Common Core’s recommendation to regain local control of our North Carolina standards.
House Bill 1061 “Replace Common Core to Meet NC’s Needs”:
  1. This bill removes Common Core State Standards from General Statute. In doing this, the State Board of Education has clear and sole authority over the direction and content of North Carolina education standards.
  2. HB 1061 keeps the federal government and unaccountable national organizations from meddling with the educational standards that are, by Constitution, the sole authority of North Carolina.
  3. This bill creates a committee that will go through the standards line-by-line. They will remove that which is developmentally inappropriate, fix the gaps that fail to help our students graduate STEM ready, and then creates our own NC standards.
  4. “Replace Common Core to Meet NC’s Needs” puts local control of education back into the hands of North Carolina, where it belongs.
I encourage every concerned North Carolinian to contact their General Assembly member and encourage them to pass this legislation during the short session.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Another Medical Bill We Can't Pay

Imagine if we were able to keep more of our tax dollars? We might be able to pay this bill from last year. The government thinks it is more important that we pay for the interest on the national debt and for people to get "free" stuff than it is for us to take care of our own kids. I'm pretty fed up watching my tax dollars go to waste while my family drowns in medical debt because of Obamacare increasing our costs so much. 

Friday, May 9, 2014

2014 NCGOP Primary -The Tillis Win

10 million dollars bought the election. Thom won because he spent over 10 million on ads and a smear campaign. I worked the polls and person after person would tell me, "I hate Thom Tillis", "I hate Tillis", "I won't vote for Tillis" "I can't stand Tillis"

North Carolina had a great turnout for this election. 16%- up from the average 10-13%.  Tillis better work to prove to the 55% of voters who didn't vote for him that he is worthy of their vote. Tillis missed 5 town halls and 8 candidate forums. He bought the election with slick ads and a smear campaign..... Well, that and his good friend Robin Hayes found a tool, Mark Harris, to enter the race to ensure the TEA Party and conservative vote was split. Without Harris, Greg Brannon would have beat Tillis. Nicely played, establishment.

One recent poll showed Thom losing to Kay Hagan by 67%.  Thom won't have enthusiasm getting people to the polls. At polling station after polling station, no Tillis workers with anti-Tillis sentiment high. I don't think those primary voters will care to get to the polls in November to vote for Tillis unless he gives them a reason to get out..... And I suspect he'll be a no show time and time again.

If he wins the general, he will be no better than Burr or Hagan. If he can't show up to town halls as an elected official in NC and as a candidate for US Senate, I doubt he will show up for we the people should he win.

He missed 8 candidate forums that I know of. Probably more. If he was afraid to face we the people during the primary and needed ten million to propel him to a measly 45% of the vote to win, I'm betting he won't show up after he's elected and he'll be beholden to special interest groups who line his pockets and campaign coffers.