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Topic: HB2 Repeal, Positive/Negative Rights, NC Economy
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Topic: HB2 repeal, Electoral College, NC Economy
Monday, December 16, 2016, a liberal day of infamy as electors will cast their votes for Donald J. Trump. Despite their efforts to intimidate and threaten the electors, there is little indication Trump will not receive his electoral votes.
We discussed the special legislative session and the 28 bills introduced in the House. William Barber and his group came together to protest the realignment of executive branch of power. There were several arrests because protestors are unable to make a point without getting arrested.
Lee Green, an NC elector joined us on the show before heading to the State Capitol to cast her vote. We discussed the letters, emails, and phone calls she has received from leftists asking her not to vote for Trump. Mark Delk, President of the Electoral College in NC, also joined the conversation and shared with us his experience since the election.
Charles Staley, Chairman of the Lee County GOP and NC elector called into the show. He also has received countless letters and calls from people demanding him not to cast his vote for Trump. We discussed how electors all across the country have been harassed, however Staley said no elector in NC has indicated they will not be voting for Trump.
We discussed an article from WRAL, which calls out McCrory and the Republican-led state legislature for leaving the state more divided. WRAL’s editorial is completely inaccurate. (Obama presidency isn’t divisive?)
Ray Nothstine from the North State Journal joined us in the studio. We discussed his recent editorial on Senator Thom Tills and the need for him to lead on tax reform. Nothstine calls out Tillis, who wants more bipartisan legislation, for not taking a lead on reforming the tax code in a bipartisan manner.
Breaking news coming out of Charlotte regarding the bathroom ordinance, which lead to HB2. Today, the Charlotte City Council voted to revoke the bathroom ordinance. The council did this under the agreement that a special session would be called to repeal HB2 in full.
We ended the show to the sound of protestors circling the State Capital as NC’s electors arrive. What do these protestors hope to accomplish? NC electors are scheduled to vote at noon today.
Brrrr. . . a chilly Friday here in North Carolina. We started the show with audio from a press conference held yesterday by Halin McSurely, an attorney for the NAACP. In the audio Dallas Woodhouse, Executive Director of NCGOP, responds to McSurely for his racist comments directed at him.
It is astounding how hypocritical the democrats are being. This is in stark contrast to what we see at the national level. There were cries from the left NOT to respect the outcome of the election, remember #Notmypresident. But on a state level, they want republicans to accept their loss in the gubernatorial race and move on. Clearly, democrats don’t like when republicans fight back.
Loretta Boniti with TWCN joined us to discuss the special legislative session taking place this week. The session started with bipartisan legislation to deal with clean up from Hurricane Matthew and fires out west. The bipartisanship didn’t last for long, however, as the republicans announced another session. Boniti pointed out, while many are upset with the republicans, their actions are by no means unprecedented.
Protestors have been gathering at the legislature and several have been arrested. Arrests came after protestors were unwilling to follow the rules for the legislative building. We discussed what to expect from a Cooper administration. Cooper runs the risk of being “Governor No” as he tries to work with republicans in the legislature.
We discussed the left’s inability to accept the election of Donald Trump. They continue to attack his campaign and blame the Russians for Hillary’s loss. They have been able to raise millions in so doing. The left has always been able to message and organize well. This is where the right has always struggled.
We ended the show with a piece by Gary Robertson, which discussed Cooper and the special legislative session. The changes taking place under the NC legislature have really dominated the news and we eagerly wait to see how they end the session. One can only hope the media will look back at what democrats have done in this state for the past forty years. . then again. . .they likely will not. Hat-Tip to the folks at WBTV for reminding us of what dems have done before.
We will see you back here next week, enjoy your weekend!
Today on the show we discussed the special legislative session taking place this week. Nick Ochsner from WBTV joined us in the studio before heading back to the legislative building. He gave us an update on what is happen and what is still to come.
We kicked off the show discussing the special legislative session, which started yesterday. The legislature quickly moved on hurricane recovery. Today and tomorrow there may be a few surprises for democrats, who believe the Republican-controlled legislature has plans to pack the court. (So much fun to watch the squirrels run around.)
We talked about PC culture and Christmas. The media and the left want to shove PC down our throats, especially at Christmas time. While at a speech in Ohio, President-elect Trump told the crowd “Merry Christmas,” the crowd erupted in applause. In so doing, he fulfilled his promise to return AND reject PC speech.
We discussed Obamacare and the myth that Obamacare has extended coverage to 20 million people. Clinton and the left spoke with horror on the campaign trail about the 20 million people who would lose their Obamacare coverage if Trump was elected. Behind that number lies the truth that a majority of those “20 million” were actually added to Medicaid and did not gain private care.
Dr. Terry Stoops joined us in the studio. We started our conversation with PISA, an international education assessment that evaluates students in math, science, and reading. In the 2015 report, PIZA evaluated North Carolina students, whose assessment scores were less than impressive.
We continued our discussion turning it toward charter schools and the need for school choice. We discussed a barrier to charter schools, which is a lack of support from the NC Dept. of Public Instruction. We also discussed the resistance from the state to use Direct Instruction as a curriculum.
Right now there is a petition for the Navy to name a ship The USS Deplorable. Deplorable is the term Hillary Clinton assigned to Trump supporters while on the campaign trail. Trump supporters quickly saw this term as a badge of honor.
We ended the show discussing sexist viruses. Yes, it may well be that those pesky viruses have a sexual preference.
And another week is underway here on The Chad Adams Show. We kicked off the week following up on a discussion from Friday, the appointment of Ken Eudy. Eudy is grossly sympathetic with Colin Kaepernick and teachers, who he believes should receive more recognition than our armed services. Former U.S. Senator Kay Hagan was hospitalized last week after falling ill. We know she is in intensive care, but there is little information about her condition and what exactly hospitalized her.
The special legislative session starts tomorrow at 10AM. The legislature has been called to Raleigh to discuss a recovery after Hurricane Matthew and the wildfires. There is also speculation HB2 will come up during the session. With a schedule having not been released, all eyes are on Raleigh.
We discussed an article from InvestorsDaily.com. The article discusses troubling trends in the U.S. Including, a decrease in life expectancy, drug deaths, and generational success. Kids were often expected to do better than their parents, this is no longer seen as a likely occurrence. These trends might help explain why Trump won in November. Poor government policies have made these trends worse and not better.
Drew Elliot from The North State Journal joined us in studio. We discussed what Cooper’s plan is going to be for the next four years. Drew went back and listened to Cooper’s campaign speeches, interviews, and debates to come up with a list of campaign promises. Drew concluded, there wasn’t much substance when it came to Cooper’s promises and plan for NC. His campaign focused mostly on pointing out McCrory’s shortcomings and other platitudes.
We discussed the special legislative session, which starts tomorrow. We discussed what will be on the agenda and whether or not the legislature will strip the executive of power previously exercised by Governor McCrory. The biggest unknown is the courts. Republicans lost control of the Supreme Court and there is talk of possible court packing by the legislature.
Forbes Magazine had a piece on addressing minimum wage and why it is harmful to those seeking work experience. In a rational world, the minimum wage should be zero. Flawed thinking comes from both the right and the left on the issue of wages. Neither business nor workers are advanced by invoking a minimum wage.
We ended the show with the latest story in global warming, falling perfectly in line with the Christmas season. There is nothing that encapsulates socialism more than the idea that humans are destroying the earth and something must be done to stop it. According to climate change scientists, reindeer are shrinking. Their weight is decreasing, yet their population is increasing.
The News and Observer has finally covered the taxpayer funded sex change operation to be included in the state health insurance plan. (We mentioned it last week.) The addition of this procedure could cost taxpayers almost a million dollars a year. Newly elected State Treasurer Dale Folwell’s clearly says this isn’t consistent with his plan to reduce spending in the state. The N&O’s Twitter feed would lead you to believe Folwell is in favor of the spending.
Newly elected leaders are beginning to build their teams through the transition periods. As this was a huge gubernatorial election we discussed the impact of the toll road (I-77) on that race and what will happen with HB2 after Cooper takes office. HB2 was a major issue in the election and how it will be handled as that was Cooper’s #1 fund-raising issue will be interesting.
Rev. Barber was in the news. He plans to start the Moral Monday protests again next week. Barber has been largely ineffective with his issues and changing the leadership team at the NCGA, but he marches on and spends other people’s money. We discussed blue states, which voted Trump because workers have been left behind by democrat policies.
We also focused on an article about the massive exodus of people from progressive taxes. Over 1 million have moved out of New York and California to go to states like Florida and Texas. Red state policies are winning, over and over. Progressive utopias are crushing jobs in blue states.
President Obama believes he is leaving behind a strong economy for Trump. The mainstream media is spewing this lie calling the economy “a gift to Trump.” The truth is that the Obama economy failed to prosper, which is why Americans said “no” to a Hillary presidency. The job participation rate is lower than it has been in decades and the eight years under Obama will be known as the Great Recession despite the fact that it wasn’t a technical recession the entire time. Worst economic performance of any president over two terms in history.
We started the second hour on the phone with the newly elected Majority Leader, Representative John Bell. We discussed Hurricane Matthew and the special legislative session set to address the issues and effects from both the Hurricane and wildfires. We discussed the federal court’s decision regarding NC’s state districts and the implications of a special election.
Rep. Bell and I also discussed how to find common ground with incoming Gov. Cooper on some of the issues facing North Carolina over the next few years. Bell said the House should want to make NC business friendly and work on tax reform to ensure North Carolinians keep more of their income.
We returned to the topic of Obama’s economy and the media’s delusion regarding its strength. Today it would take the average American 144 years to double their standard of living under current economic growth. In the late 60s it was only 24 years. People are stuck in part-time jobs and the productivity rate is low. Obama didn’t inherit a perfect economy, but he has done nothing over the past eight years to turn the economy around for the working class. In almost every measurable way, his policies have actually made things worse.
WRAL released a “promise tracker” on Governor McCrory. They spent the last four years beating up the governor and now as he plans to leave office they praise him. The article points out McCrory kept a majority of his campaign promises. Of course, the article lists the promises he broke first.