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FEMINIST ACTIVISM MASQUERADING AS EDUCATION

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

 

If it is happening here in North Carolina, it is probably happening in the universities in your states.  Nancy

 www.carolinajournal.com/opinion-article/feminist-activism-masquerading-as-education/

Feminist activism masquerading as education

The supposedly academic discipline of women’s studies is “an arm of the women’s movement,” according to philosopher Christina Hoff Sommers. And that movement is political — political activism is at least as fundamental to women’s studies as its academic components.

As it says in the National Women’s Studies Association’s Constitution, the underlying goal of women’s studies departments is that of “transform[ing] the world” to one “free of oppression.” One can argue whether that goal is overly ambitious. It’s hard, however, to argue it isn’t political.  

One area in which this politicized agenda reveals itself in full is the euphemistically named “experiential learning” programs run by campus women’s centers. Not only do women’s centers approach issues in terms of a specific ideology, they also mobilize students to put that ideology into practice.

Such blatant activism is not how academic units at public universities are supposed to conduct themselves. The purpose of education at public universities — and in some cases, private — is not to advance ideologies; rather, it is to instill students with the capabilities to come to their own conclusions through properly academic methodologies.

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NEW BOOK – RECLAIMING THE REPUBLIC

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

 

 

New Book – “Reclaiming the Republic” by Bob Marshall former conservative member of Virginia legislature

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New book offers guide on standing up to the leftist hordes

If you’re a political junkie, you may remember former Virginia House of Delegates member Bob Marshall.  In 2017, his 28-year career in the state legislature was ended by  a transgender Democrat backed by $1.2 million in out-of-state money and an army of out-of-state left-wing activists.

Marshall had been in a  safe GOP seat.  His $300,000 campaign treasury was typically enough to get him into the victory circle on election night.  Not THIS time, though.

The leftist slander machine came after Marshall full-force.  In his book, he recalls seeing 20 activists from the Human Rights Campaign and SIX Planned Parenthood activists on one day in one precinct of his district campaigning for his opponent.

He was a diehard conservative who had dared to poke the leftist hordes.  They were going to swamp him with a  tidal wave and make him pay.

Marshall is a renowned social conservative who also happens to be an alum of North Carolina’s Belmont Abbey College.  In addition to his time in the Virginia legislature, he spent years as an advisor to conservative warrior and former US Rep. Bob Dornan (R-CA).  Yes, believe it or  not, California used to actually send conservatives to Washington.

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NC MARCH OF TEACHERS – THE 4 MYTHS OF EDUCATION FUNDING

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 16, teachers in North Carolina will be marching in Raleigh to protest education funding.  The links below give the real story of how the Republican legislature has funded the public schools.  Thanks to several of our readers who have helped to provide this information.   Nancy
Here are two sites also with facts and figures about the raises that teachers have gotten over the last 5 budget years (including this one):
www.ncteacherraise.com/  (At this site, a teacher can type in how many years they have been a teacher and it will show what their pay is now vs what it would have been before Republican pay increases)
LONGLEAF POLITICS
FOUR MYTHS ABOUT EDUCATION FUNDING IN NORTH CAROLINA
by Andrew Dunn   May 7, 2018
 PLEASE NOTE:  THE GRAPHS DID NOT REPRODUCE WHEN COPIED AND PASTED.  PLEASE CLICK ON ABOVE LINK TO VIEW GRAPHS

 

Thousands of teachers from Raleigh, Charlotte, Durham and Chapel Hill will be marching on Raleigh next week as part of a protest sponsored by the North Carolina Association of Educators.

It’s an emotional issue, to be sure. And that’s shown up in the rhetoric I’ve heard.

Republicans have “gutted” public education. Teachers aren’t respected. Classes are overcrowded.

To be clear: I think North Carolina could do more to fund public schools. I believe it is more than fair to criticize the state of public education in our state. It’s OK to say things aren’t improving fast enough.

But I also believe things are moving in the right direction — and to say that the General Assembly is anti-teacher or anti-education is demonstrably false.

[Longleaf story: The impact N.C. Republicans have had on K-12 public education, explained]

Here are the facts behind some of the overheated slogans you’ll hear.

Myth #1: Republicans have gutted education funding.

Reality: By all measures, education spending has increased in North Carolina over the past half-decade.

Total spending

In 2011, K-12 education cost North Carolina about $7.5 billion. In the most recent approved budget, that total had grown to $9 billion.

That’s $1.5 billion in additional education spending over six years, according to officially published state budgets.

Please forgive the fact that the graph does not start at zero. The House speaker’s office made the chart and wanted it to look more dramatic. Still, the numbers and the trend check out.Per pupil spending

Per pupil spending has also risen, according to reports from the National Education Association.

Per student spending by the state was $8,572 in 2011, good for 45th in the nation. By 2016, it had climbed slightly, to $8,955 — jumping three places to No. 42.

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LEFTIST BILLIONAIRE PUMPS $$$$$$ INTO ELECTION

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

 

California billionaire Tom Steyer announced Tuesday that he plans to invest $1 million into the effort to flip North Carolina’s 9th and 13th congressional districts by mobilizing young voters. Nick Ut AP file

Billionaire wants to turn NC congressional seats blue: ‘A fight for the soul of America’

April 17, 2018 02:19 PM

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PHOTOS: PARTY FOR THE NRA

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

 

On Saturday, August 19, Conservative Women’s Forum and ICON Lectures joined at hosting a  party for the National Rifle Association (NRA) in Chapel Hill.  Their  excellent  training programs ensure that the public is trained to use firearms responsibly.   I’ve taken several of their classes to qualify for my concealed carry permit and the classes are exceptionally thorough and stress the  responsibility that goes with gun ownership.  The  NRA’s help in the 2016 election is also greatly appreciated. 
Our local affiliate of the NRA, is the Chapel Hill Friends of the NRA.  If you would like to support their efforts, checks can be made payable to CHFNRA  JDG and mailed to Chapel Hill Friends of the NRA,  123 Cub Creek Ext, Chapel Hill, NC  27517.      Nancy
WE ARE THE NRA.  WE’RE FREEDOM’S SAFEST PLACE

Special Guest, Robin Hayes, Chairman, North Carolina Republican Party and Mary Lou Drake

From the left: Sue Gray, Judge Beecher Gray,Heather Whillier, Finance Director for Lt Gov Dan Forest, Zan Bunn, President, North Carolina Federation of Republican Women

Marlene Waller and Larry Beckler

From the left: Cathy Wright and son, David Wright, and Dr. Laura Gutman, ICON board member

From the left:; Gadi Adelman, Dee Sams, Meg Gresham, ICON board member, Ilene Sittssinger, and Brenda Dowling

From the left: David Lister, Mary and Dave Carter and Kathryn Pfister

From the left: Wendy Ball and Dr. Brenda Hunter

Francis DeLuca, President of Civitas, and his wife, Cynthia

From the left: Bill Meehan and Mike Pearl

From the left: Walker Hammon and Tom Jensen

From the left: Mark Cares and Guy Guidry guarding the beer on the patio

Dr John Wright

Insignia on Dr John’s hat

Cathy Wright giving information on the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

From the left: David Wright, and Cathy and John Wright

Heather Whillier giving us the scoop on a SURPRISE birthday party for our Lt. Governor, Dan Forest (Don’t tell Dan !)

Jim Duncan, founder of CAP, Coalition of American Principles, and his wife Betsy

From the left: Nancy Clark and Zan Bunn

John Gray of the Chapel Hill Friends of the NRA giving Nancy Clark a gift for hosting the party

John Gray announcing that Zan Bunn has won the raffle for the Smith & Wesson Bodyguard pistol

Whoa, a dangerous lady with her new gun !

From the left: Judge Beecher Gray, Heather Whillier and John Gray

From the left: Dr. Brenda Hunter and Mary Lou Drake

“The boys” From the left: David Lister, Mark Cares, Mike Pearl and Guy Guidry

From the left: Emily Walker, Marlene Waller, Zan Bunn, Dr. Laura Gutman and Larry Beckler

Enjoying the garden !

The “Hardcore Diehards” – Solving all the world’s problems till late in the night

Enjoying a warm summer night

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NC SECRETARY OF STATE, ELAINE MARSHALL, CALLED ON TO RESIGN OVER NOTARY IDs ISSUED TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

 

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Lawmaker calls on NC secretary of state, Elaine Marshall,  to resign over notary IDs

 — A Republican North Carolina lawmaker is calling on Democratic Secretary of State Elaine Marshall to resign or face impeachment over her handling of notary public licenses, but Marshall says the move is politically motivated.

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, R-Pender, held a press conference Tuesday at the Legislative Building.”If the secretary chooses not to resign, I will proceed with all legislative actions, including a resolution for impeachment,” Millis said.

Millis said his investigation began last September, when he “came across an article that reported that the North Carolina secretary of state may have commissioned illegal immigrants as notaries public – a direct conflict with state and federal law.”

He said he received 1,700 pages of documents in response to his request in February for documents on file of notary public license applications. His review of the documents leads him to believe that 320 people who do not legally reside in the United States have been commissioned as notaries public over the past nine years, he said.

The bulk of those, 250, were in the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and submitted DACA driver’s licenses or employment authorization cards as proof of identity and eligibility, Millis said. In other cases, he said, people had submitted NAFTA work authorizations or Mexican passports, and one even had a final deportation order filed against her.

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PHOTOS – RECEPTION FOR NORTH CAROLINA LT. GOVERNOR DAN FOREST

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

 

A reception for North Carolina Lt. Governor, Dan Forest, was held on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at the beautiful and historic  Merrrimon-Wynne House in Raleigh, North Carolina. 
The following photos were taken at the reception.  Nancy

The Historic Merrimon-Wynne House in Raleigh, North Carolina

North Carolina Lt. Governor Dan Forest

From the Left: Ed Broyhill, John Gray, Brad Johnson and Jim Duncan

Lt Governor Dan Forest and Nancy Clark, Conservative Women’s Forum

From the Left: Emily Walker, Durham County GOP, Nancy Clark, M.J. Hall, Betsy Duncan and Zan Bunn, President, North Carolina Federation of Republican Women

John Gray and Colonel Jay Stobbs, Ret, US Army, both men are members of the Chapel Hill Friends of the NRA

North Carolina State Treasurer, Dale Folwell, former Speaker Pro Tempore of the NC House of Representatives and P.J. Gentry, former GOP Chair of Person County, NC

From the left: Michael LaPaglia and Ed Broyhill

From the left: Zan Bunn and Emily Walker

From the left: Jim Duncan, Founder, Coalition For American Principles, NC Treasurer, Dale Folwell, and  Nancy Clark, Conservative Women’s Forum

ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS OF THE HISTORIC MERRIMON- WYNNE HOUSE

 

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VIDEO – PAT MCCRORY, FORMER NC GOVERNOR, TAUNTED AND CHASED DOWN AN ALLEY IN D.C.

Friday, February 3rd, 2017
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DAY 3 – NORTH CAROLINA INAUGURAL BALL JANUARY 21, 2017

Friday, January 27th, 2017

 

DAY 3 – NORTH CAROLINA INAUGURAL BALL
The following photos are from our last night in Washington D.C. – Saturday, January 21, 20017 at the North Carolina Inaugural Ball.  So much fun to see friends who had been working on the various campaigns during the past few years.  It was a real celebration as everyone felt that they had played a small part in putting our candidates over the top.
Coming up on the horizon :   campaign of 2018 !!!   Nancy
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A Busy Bar !

A Busy Bar !

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Outdoor Terrace

Outdoor Terrace

 

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From the left:  Mary Lou Drake, Dan Forest, NC Lt. Governor, Nancy Clark

From the left: Mary Lou Drake, Dan Forest, NC Lt. Governor, and  Nancy Clark

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From the left:  Lee Green, Edie Brown, Sue Parker and Bob

From the left: Lee Green, Edie Brown, Sue Parker and Bob

From the left:  Nancy Clark, Mary Lou Drake, Virginia Foxx, Representative, District 5 and Mary Jo Coppolla

From the left: Nancy Clark, Mary Lou Drake, Virginia Foxx, Representative, District 5 and Mary Jo Coppolla

 

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from t he left:   Edie Brown, Sue Parker and Bob

from t he left: Edie Brown, Sue Parker and Bob

 

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From the left:  Sloan Rachmuth and Nancy Clark

From the left: Sloan Rachmuth and Nancy Clark

 

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 Sweets !

Sweets !

 

From the left:  Mary Lou Drake, Mary Jo Copolloa, and Nancy Clark

From the left: Mary Lou Drake, Mary Jo Copolloa, and Nancy Clark

 

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From the left:  Felice Pete and Susan Anderson

From the left: Felice Pete and Susan Anderson

 

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From the left:  Nancy Clark and Sue Googe  (Sue was a candidate for congress, District 4)

From the left: Nancy Clark and Sue Googe (Sue was a candidate for congress, District 4)

 

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WHY GOVERNOR MCCRORY LOST THE ELECTION

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

 

THE DAILY SIGNAL

Standing Up to Political Bullying Is What Voters Want

After a month of counting absentee and provisional ballots, exploring voter fraud, and recounting 90,000+ ballots in one of the progressive strongholds of the state that were turned in at 11:30 p.m. on election night, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory conceded that he lost his re-election on Dec. 5.

McCrory lost his re-election by only 10,277 out of 4.7 million votes, or two-tenths of 1 percent. However, repeal of the H.B. 2 “bathroom bill” is not the lesson to be learned from the election.

The governor’s race in North Carolina had barely concluded before the Human Rights Campaign and other LGBT groups began taking credit for having unseated the one-term governor over his refusal to back down to their bullying.

The Human Rights Campaign engaged in an eight-month smear campaign against the state of North Carolina—with McCrory as the primary target—over the passage of North Carolina’s privacy law, which blocked a Charlotte city ordinance that would have allowed men into women’s bathrooms, showers, locker rooms, and other intimate facilities.

The Human Rights Campaign points to highly suspect internal polling as proof that this issue was his downfall, but the facts bear out a different conclusion. McCrory’s strong stance for privacy and safety and ensuring that local laws do not impose financial and legal liability on businesses actually helped him in his re-election bid, rather than hurting him.

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