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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Pat McCrory, Gay Marriage, Joe Biden & Other Important Political Discussions


‎"If You can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward."
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"A Man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.'
Malcolm X

"The Truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.'
Winston Churchill

"If You have no critics you'll likely have no success."
Malcolm X

10 Important Political Topics Of Discussion for May 8, 2012:

1) Public Cries for Congress to Bail Out $1 Trillion in Student Loan Debt like they did for Wall Street, grows Louder prior to the November Elections.


Because Deregulation of Wall Street is exactly why Student Loan Debt is so high.
Thus its only Fair to Bail Out Student Loan just as Congress Bailed Out Wall Street with TARP. (Taxpayer Money)
i.e., Reaching YOUNG VOTERS!

2) VP Joe Biden Strongly Supports Same-Sex Marriage & Equal Rights for Gays.

Where was Biden's Support for Equal Employment Rights of BLACK People from 2009 to 2012 when the American BLACK Community Suffered the Highest Unemployment Rates in U.S. History?
16 to 55% depending upon the Demographics!

Pres. Obama claims he's "Evolving" on Gay Marriage. Is he really an Advocate for Gay Marriage or More Conservative on this issue? Or does just he need the Votes? I personally believe Pres. Obama is NOT as Strong an Advocate for Gay Marriage as many people think.

3) Today North Carolina Voters will visit the Polls to help choose a New Governor & to Support or Oppose NC's Marriage Amendment which defines LEGAL Marriage as between 1 Man & 1 Woman.
I Endorse PAT MCCRORY for North Carolina Governor because of his Strong Support for Minority-Owned Small Business & Business Growth.

I Support North Carolina's Marriage Amendment defines Legal Marriage as 1 Man & 1 Woman.

4) NJ Gov' Chris Christie's Investigation into how New Jersey Schools often Misuse Federal Free Lunch Program Funding is Absolutely Necessary.


Because Many States & School Districts throughout the Nation have repeatedly used the Federal Free Lunch Program to obtain additional Education Funding (Title 1) but did NOT use those Funds to Improve the Education of Impoverished Students.

For Example:
State & Local School District Officials will use the Federal Free Lunch Program to Acquire additional Federal Educational Funding.

Will those Funds be used to Enrich the Academic Experience for Students attending Public Schools with High Populations of Poor or Middle Class Students?


Instead those Federal Funds intended for Lower Income Students are Frequently used to Enrich the Academic Experiences of Students attending Pubic Schools with High Populations of Wealthy or Upper Income WHITE Students who reside in Nice Communities.

5) With Billionaire George Soros' help Democrats & Liberals Plan to Pour Million$ into Grassroots Voter Efforts groups. i.e., Voter Registrations & Independent Voters!

6) Tuesday in Albany, NY Pres. Obama will deliver an Economic "To Do List" to Congress which focuses on JOB Creation. Suggestion: Give All TSA JOBS to Military Veterans & Reservists.

7) To Protect ISRAEL, The Chairman of Israel's Opposition Movement Shaul Mofaz & PM Benjamin Netanyahu Join Forces.

8) Paul Ryan (R) vs 2012 Congressional Democrats seeking re-election: A case of Fiscal Responsibility vs Buying Votes via Social Programs.

Democrats wants to continue Buying the Votes of Poor/ Low Income Citizens without EVER really doing anything to Improve their Long Term Quality of Life, thus perpetuating Decades of Poverty in this Nation.

While Republicans want to Spend more on the Military.

Nevertheless, I Predict Paul Ryan is going to WIN the 2013 Congressional Budget Battle with the Help of Democrats who realize that REAL Reform is needed in Domestic Spending for Social Programs & in Eliminating Billions from the Defense Dept Budget via Cutting Unnecessary War Profiteering Contracts.

9) The Obama Administration & France's New President Francois Hollande may see eye-to-eye Politically, but ONLY on Economic Policies. i.e., NO More Severe Austerity Cuts while Protecting the Super Wealthy!

10) U.S. Labor Dept (Feds) Officials give North Carolina's Unemployment Security Commission Agency the WORST Quality Scores in the Nation. i.e., Fraud & Racist Practices!

Due to Ongoing Systemic Fraud & for Refusing to allow Eligible Recipients to receive their Unemployment Benefits after being Laid-Off via NO Fault of their own, U.S. Labor Dept Officials have given North Carolina's Unemployment Security Commission Agency the WORST Quality Scores in the Nation!

I'm NOT Surprised.

North Carolina's Unemployment Security Commission Agency is also one of the Nation's Most RACIST Labor Dept Affiliates.

Just ask Thousands of GOOD, Effective NC Public School Teachers who were Denied their Benefits AFTER being Wrongfully Termination by Gov. Bev Perdue (D).

Many of those Teachers were BLACK & from Title I Schools.

Thank God the Truth is finally coming Out about North Carolina's Institutional Corruption!

So Embarrassing!

11) Rick Santorum Endorses Mitt Romney.

Marriage Amendment, governor's race top NC primary

Campaigning ends Tuesday as North Carolina voters head to the polls to nominate candidates for governor and other statewide and legislative seats and decide whether to amend the state constitution to ban gay marriage.

The item on the ballot drawing the most attention is the proposed amendment that states "marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized" in North Carolina.

The amendment helped drive a strong turnout of more than half a million for early and absentee voting, which ended Saturday afternoon, according to the State Board of Elections. That's about 8 percent of the more than 6 million voters registered statewide.

Polls will be open 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Amendment opponents say it might lead public employers to drop health insurance for unmarried couples with children, weaken domestic violence laws and discourage businesses from coming to North Carolina. Backers say those claims are misleading and that the amendment is necessary to prevent courts from ordering North Carolina to recognize gay marriage in the future.

Pastors and religious leaders from 75 churches across eastern North Carolina rallied in support of the amendment at the North Raleigh Hilton Monday morning.

"We're not being discriminatory. If (amendment foes) claim anyone is being discriminatory, they're claiming that God is," said Rev. C.J. Bordeaux of Gorman Baptist Church in Durham. "We didn't make the rules; God did. We're just trying to abide by what the Lord has taught us."

Opponents held a get-out-the-vote effort Saturday at the OutRaleigh gay pride festival, which brought 10,000 people to Fayetteville Street in Raleigh, and another rally against the amendment was held in Greensboro.

More than 100 ministers have signed a pledge opposing the amendment.

"A state constitution should never be amended to take rights away from a minority. Instead, constitutions should always be about expanding human rights," said a statement by the Minister's Conference of Winston-Salem & Vicinity.

"The real issue in this amendment is not marriage. The real issue is that this amendment's going to hurt people. It's going to do harm, and that, as a follower of Jesus, as a Christian, trumps everything else," said Rev. Michael Curry, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina.

Curry said the amendment goes far beyond an existing state law that already outlaws same-sex marriage, and like other opponents, including family law professors from various North Carolina law schools, he said it will lead to unintended consequences for others.

"I believe that people of faith and goodwill would not want that to happen, no matter what they think about marriage. This is a humanitarian issue," he said.

Rev. Patrick Wooden of Raleigh's Upper Room Church said shifting the focus of the amendment away from marriage is a scare tactic.

"I pray that the people – the good citizens of this great state – will not fall prey to the dirty tactics of those who would like to demagogue this issue," Wooden said.

A recent WRAL News poll suggests that the amendment will pass: 57 percent of likely voters surveyed said they would vote for it, while 37 percent were against it.

Candidates fight for attention

The amendment has sucked the political air from races on the primary ballot, including the Democratic and Republican contests for governor and seats in Congress.

The top two Democratic candidates for governor – Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton and former Congressman Bob Etheridge – have come out against the amendment. The likely Republican nominee, former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory, supports the amendment but has been relatively quiet on the issue.

A WRAL News poll conducted last week had Dalton leading Etheridge 32 to 23 percent, with nearly a third of voters undecided. McCrory garnered 63 percent support from likely Republican primary voters in the same poll.

In a poll released Monday by Public Policy Polling, Etheridge had cut into Dalton's lead, 34 to 29 percent, and only 24 percent of likely Democratic voters remained undecided.

"Whom we nominate (Tuesday) will determine our chances in November," Etheridge said Monday. "You've got to carry eastern North Carolina to win if you're a Democrat. ... I can relate to the people from the east because I'm from the east."

Dalton disagrees with Etheridge's assumption.

"All you have to do is go to the lieutenant governor's race (in 2008) and see the strength by which I won eastern North Carolina," he said. "I am the candidate that has a record of using creativity and innovation, as I did with early colleges, as I have done with technology that can move us forward."

The candidates, the debates, even the ads were tame and cordial in the Democratic race until Dalton's campaign recently sent out a mailer attacking Etheridge's congressional voting record.

"Tell a half-truth, it's a whole lie," Etheridge said. "I do think he should apologize."

Dalton said he stands by the mailer and has no plans to apologize.

"Those trade votes (in Congress were important) because jobs are so important to North Carolina," he said. "Where did the jobs go? They went offshore because of that bill where he was only one of a handful of Democrats that voted with the Bush administration."

The General Assembly redrew voting maps for congressional and legislative districts last year, forcing even veteran candidates to introduce themselves to voters who weren't in their districts previously.

Second District Congresswoman Renee Ellmers, who beat Etheridge in 2010, lost Johnston County from her district but picked up much of Chatham County. Portions of Durham, Orange Granville and Person counties are now represented by longtime Congressman Howard Coble in the 6th District.

The 13th District in Wake County has been represented by Congressman Brad Miller for the past decade. He was drawn out of the district and chose not to seek re-election, and Wake County Commissioner Paul Coble and former U.S. Attorney George Holding have been waging an intense battle for the Republican nomination in the new district, while 2010 nominee Bill Randall has run a low-key campaign.

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Sources: AP, NY Times,, WRAL, Youtube, Google Maps

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