Saturday, April 3, 2021

RALEIGH SISTER CITIES

(Side note - I, Joey Stansbury, was with the first group of Raleigh students that traveled to Compiegne, France through this program. The year was 1989.)

Raleigh Sister Cities has a worthy stated goal

"Raleigh Sister Cities (RSC) seeks to promote friendship and understanding between the people of Raleigh and its Sister Cities. RSC is a cooperating member of Sister Cities International, whose mission is: 

 

To promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation - one individual, one community at a time.

Our efforts are fully volunteer-led by Raleigh residents who love to see diversity and inclusion by celebrating international cultures. We work to connect citizens and officials to one another, building towards in-person delegation visits."

Unfortunately this organization has now fully integrated itself into the agitprop leftist movement that speaks ill of and tears down America's greatness. 

Case in point

"A raging virus continues to spread and kill across the globe. It seems to come in waves, with now potentially being the worst we've ever seen. This contagion is relentless, often aiming for the most vulnerable in our society.

White supremacy, fueled by nationalism and toxic leadership, has again flared up, this time at the head of our country. The attack on the Capitol Building this week has caused many leaders in the United States to say, "this is not who we are."


Yet our history reveals that this country has never fully cured this hatred from our society. This week's event tragically shows how sick we really are.


I am embarrassed and ashamed, but not surprised. I want to apologize for the fire we have set in our own house."
Next week Raleigh Sister Cities will host Danya Perry, with the Raleigh Chamber, for an interview on systemic racism in Raleigh.


In 1989, I spoke to countless classes and individuals in Compiegne, France about America. I spoke about the great values and liberties Americans hold dear. I did not tear them down.






Friday, January 1, 2021

RALEIGH CHAMBER: ACTIVATING VIOLENCE

https://web.raleighchamber.org/events/YoungProfessionals%20Network%20Conference%20Activating%20Change-1992/details






Please join David Meeker on January 20, 2021 so he can tell you the benefits of destroying downtown Raleigh businesses to help "activate change."

Thursday, December 3, 2020

JIM GOODMON'S HYPOCRISY

 


Link

The above picture features CBC (WRAL) President & CEO Jim Goodmon breaking ground for upgrades to the WRAL Soccer Center in Raleigh. Date is May 26, 2015. 

Fast forward to today: 

Jim Goodmon sent Amanda Lamb up to Youngsville to cover the fall of human civilization. Youngsville plans to host a Christmas parade - with necessary safeguards in place. 



What did Jim Goodmon not cover? Why that would be his own WRAL Soccer Center from the photos below. 




Constantly during weeknights hundreds of cars with likely thousands of families enjoy this fantastic recreational facility in North Raleigh. No doubt Jim Goodmon and those involved have encouraged healthy safeguards for those participating. 

The difference between a Christmas parade and thousands of families weekly enjoying soccer? 

Why isn't Jim Goodmon questioning his own WRAL Soccer Center? Good question. 




Saturday, November 14, 2020

WAKE COUNTY LEFT: PRO-VOUCHER?

Before diving into this article's point, let's highlight a program the NC General Assembly enacted: Opportunity Scholarship Program. "The Opportunity Scholarship Program provides tuition assistance of up to $4,200 per year for awarded students who enroll in a participating nonpublic school." Worth noting - "This program is income-based."

Two takeaways here - "nonpublic" and "income-based."

To say that the left strongly objects to this program would be extremely charitable. On the state level, they continue launching legislative and legal challenges to take away opportunities for poor families to have an alternative to a failing public school.

Keith Poston - now head of the Wake Education Partnership - hosted televised interviews attacking the program. In a 2018 interview, Poston attacked school choice and competition. In this 2017 News & Observer op-ed Poston regurgitates progressive talking points on opportunity scholarships. Bob Luebke with the Civitas Institute addressed these faulty assumptions.

And now?

“This is not a cost parents planned on,” said Keith Poston, president of WakeEd Partnership. It’s been very difficult for parents trying to go to their workplaces or work from home while juggling their children’s virtual-learning schedules, he said. This new program will give them some relief, he said.

Poston references Wake County's new "WakeSUPPORTS" program. "WakeSUPPORTS provides funding to working parents, so they can afford to pay for their kindergartners through sixth graders to attend virtual school at a safe location with reliable oversight, or receive before and after school care."

"What type of childcare facilities or organizations qualify for WakeSupports coverage?
Licensed childcare facilities and unlicensed community-based organizations (CBO) that are registered with the N.C. Division of Child Development and Early Education are eligible to participate in this program."

Yes, you are correct. That means that Wake County Public tax dollars could go to private/religious organizations - and with the full support of the progressive Democrat Wake County Commissioners.

“COVID-19 has already stretched household budgets thin, and we don’t want parents to have to choose between earning a living and giving their children the care they need,” said Greg Ford, chairman of the Wake County Board of Commissioners, in a news release. “That’s why today we’re launching a new program called WakeSUPPORTS – to make it easier to afford child care and remote learning supervision.”

No difference between this and opportunity scholarships - just political posturing from the left.

Read more here: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/counties/wake-county/article246718481.html?ac_cid=DM309693&ac_bid=-1639456547#storylink=cpy