I hesitated to comment about this situation but when something happens in your “backyard” I guess you have a moral obligation to weigh in considering you are more familiar with the turf than most. Sunday the news broke that the Republican Headquarters in Orange County North Carolina was firebombed and graffiti was found in close proximity. Let’s take a look what we know of the event and some reactions to it. Continue reading An Attack And An Expose’
I wanted to stick with the Nerdy Time theme to readily identify this column for my readers but I could have just as well called it ‘Twas The Math Before The First Debate because that is what I intend to cover today. Specifically I want to take a look at where I think the Electoral College votes stand as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump prepare to face off in the first of three scheduled 2016 Presidential Debates. Let’s explore. Continue reading It’s Nerdy Time – Third Edition
So you don’t have warm and fuzzy feelings toward Hillary Clinton and you think Donald Trump is nuts. Well you are not alone but you still have an obligation to America and those you love. This frustration with the 2016 presidential candidates crosses generational lines but is most prevalent among younger votes including those eligible to vote for the presidency for the first time. Continue reading It Matters!
I met John McNeil this past January as he was just beginning his run for the House of Representatives. At that point it was in North Carolina’s 13th Congressional District. Due to a subsequent court ruling that the Republicans in Raleigh had unconstitutionally redrawn the districts in 2011 he and I now find ourselves in North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District. Long story short: John won his primary and ends up facing Republican incumbent “Sleeping” George Holding in the general election anyway. Continue reading The Endorsement Of John McNeil
As I contemplated just what approach to take to this article I thought about some of the similarities of dance and offensive moves in basketball. I know just enough about dancing to know I should refrain from participation whenever possible. My achievements in basketball came much more while wearing a suit and tie on the bench than in short pants and sneakers on the hardwood. However while not very talented at executing the moves I do have a good understanding of them. Continue reading Pivot, Fake or Dance?