Saturday, September 28, 2019


He never once stood up for a public vote. This is why his soapbox on citizen engagement is an unmitigated fraud. 


For years the Independent Weekly has run smut ads all over the back pages of their magazine. Russ Stephenson has proudly touted their endorsement and promoted their work - never bothered by the explicit ads for prostitution, etc. found within. 

But now this "saddens" them. 

Sunday, July 21, 2019


Last week's events harkened us back a few years - about nine years to be exact. 

The local progressive community has been in an uproar over chants made at a Trump rally - "Send her back." They labeled it as racist, etc. 

Fine, we'll take the bait. 

News & Observer - October 9, 2010 - July 21, 2010

The comments were most notably directed at John Tedesco, but also directed to Ron Margiotta, Chris Malone, etc. The left wildly cheered these comments. The xenophobia was unbridled. Nobody complained. 

And now this from Rev. William "John 2:16" Barber last week:

and this one from Jim Goodmon/WRAL:

They sure didn't have a problem with the chants about "love it or leave it" in 2010. 

Hypocritical xenophobes. 

Sunday, February 24, 2019


There are several things Public Schools First could do to be considered a legitimate education organization. That would be like, you know, not using like, you know in your sentences. 

Monday, January 21, 2019


Over the last few months it's been interesting to see several news headlines appear. 

Let's run through them:

“Discipline is a challenging issue for every school system in this country,” school board vice chairman Jim Martin said in an interview after Tuesday’s policy committee meeting. “Doing it the way we’ve always done it ‘ain’t working.’

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"Suspensions have a very poor efficacy rate," Wake County Public Schools System board member Dr. Jim Martin said. "If suspensions worked, you would not see repeat suspensions...We want discipline that maximizes learning that changes behavior."

ABC News 11 - 11-13-18


N&O - 11-23-18


Fair Enough. If something doesn't work, don't do it. But that's not the driving reason here. It's just that the concept of police officers and school suspensions doesn't meet with the ideological bent of the Wake County School System. 

Case in point? A recent article about busing for diversity:

"Now some are suggesting a way to reduce school closings because of inclement weather: break up the system. With smaller districts, they say, students would be closer to their schools and transportation decisions would be based on local road conditions, rather than conditions on the other side of the county.

But all that said, smaller is not better for the Wake school system. It’s big to serve a big idea — public schools should be integrated."

Shall we talk about diverse schools? No evidence it improves academic performance whatsoever. It sure sounds galant however. And it sure does serve as the ideological backbone of the Wake County Board of Education. 

Never studied after all these years by the WCPSS and no plans to do so. Ideological bigotry at its finest. 

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