Tag Archives: North Carolina

Man in Army Fatigues Folds Stranger’s American Flag Torn During Storm

An unidentified man wearing Army fatigues has been praised for handling a neighbor’s American flag with dignity and integrity. Frankie Grandstaff of Hope Mills, North Carolina, is searching for the mystery man after watching his actions that were recorded on a home security camera. Grandstaff said a storm had blown through the neighborhood, causing damage…

The post Man in Army Fatigues Folds Stranger’s American Flag Torn During Storm appeared first on The Western Journal.

New York Times Smears Trump Supporter as ‘White Nativist’

The New York Times smeared a Trump supporter from Queens, New York, as a “white nativist” in the course of its endorsement of Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) in the 2020 Democrat presidential primary on Sunday evening.

Is This Tiny Texas House Race a Sign of Things to Come in November?

Beto O’Rourke is livestreaming again. Joe Biden and Julián Castro are making their presence felt. Mike Bloomberg has knocked on doors and outside groups are running TV attack ads. On the brink of 2020’s first big contest, it all screams high stakes. Not in Iowa. This is just for a single Texas House seat. “This…

The post Is This Tiny Texas House Race a Sign of Things to Come in November? appeared first on The Western Journal.

Dem Official Threatens To Call Cops if Pledge of Allegiance Recited

It has become increasingly apparent that there are some on the left who are not particularly patriotic and have little or no patience for displays of respect to the country and the flag that represents it. That was just proven in a local board of elections meeting in Bladen County, North Carolina, on Tuesday when…

The post Dem Official Threatens To Call Cops if Pledge of Allegiance Recited appeared first on The Western Journal.

Cat Named ‘Bazooka’ Balloons to 35 Pounds After Owner with Dementia Reportedly Kept Refilling Bowl

A 35-pound orange tabby cat named Bazooka has captured the hearts of Americans with his massive amount of fluff and sorrowful backstory. Bazooka was placed in the care of the Wake County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Raleigh, North Carolina, after his previous owner died. The hefty hunk of love weighed…

The post Cat Named ‘Bazooka’ Balloons to 35 Pounds After Owner with Dementia Reportedly Kept Refilling Bowl appeared first on The Western Journal.

Dem Candidate: Chuck Schumer Doesn’t Think a Black Woman Can Win in North Carolina

State senator Erica Smith (D., N.C.) is trying to become the third black woman in history to serve in the U.S. Senate. Unfortunately, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) doesn’t think a black candidate can win in North Carolina.

That’s what Smith, a former Boeing engineer, told a group of North Carolina voters at a recent campaign event while discussing the national Democratic Party’s endorsement of her white male primary opponent, Cal Cunningham.

“Sen. Schumer, for whatever reason, did not want an African American running for Senate in North Carolina,” said Smith, who has previously attacked the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) for breaking its pledge to remain neutral in the Democratic primary.

The national party’s endorsement of Cunningham in October, Smith said at the time, was “unacceptable” and “confirm[ed] [the DSCC’s] attempt to sway this U.S. Senate election away from the voices and voters of North Carolina.”

According to Smith, DSCC executives told her “unequivocally, that they were not, had not, did not intend to endorse in the primary,” before officially backing Cunningham’s campaign.

In the weeks before Cunningham, a former state senator, announced his candidacy, his campaign received $152,000 from donors based in New York, all but two of whom have also donated to Schumer. The New York donations accounted for more than a third of Cunningham’s itemized contributions for the second quarter of 2019, according to federal election records.

With Schumer’s help, Cunningham has raised more than $3 million since entering the Democratic primary in June, including $1.6 million in the final three months of 2019. Cunningham’s fundraising haul included a $2,800 maximum contribution from liberal billionaire George Soros. Smith has not yet reported her fourth-quarter fundraising total.

“It’s not always Republicans who are putting big money [into campaigns],” Smith said at the recent campaign event. “Somebody’s going to be beholden to Chuck Schumer and New York millionaires and billionaires.”

The DSCC previously endorsed Cunningham during his failed bid in the 2010 Democratic Senate primary. North Carolina secretary of state Elaine Marshall, who defeated Cunningham in a run-off that year before losing to incumbent Sen. Richard Burr (R., N.C.), lashed out in similar fashion at the party establishment’s meddling in the race.

“North Carolina Democrats do not appreciate Washington trying to handpick or anoint their candidate,” Marshall said during the campaign.

Whichever candidate wins the primary on March 3 will face off against incumbent Sen. Thom Tillis (R., N.C.), assuming he can fend off several challengers in the GOP primary. A poll taken weeks prior to Cunningham’s campaign announcement showed Smith leading Tillis by seven points, 46 percent to 39 percent. Even so, Democratic strategists at the time were raising concerns about Smith’s viability in a general election and attempting to recruit Cunningham to enter the primary.

One of the Democrats courted by party brass, state senator Jeff Jackson, a white man, was caught on tape recounting the strategic advice he received during a meeting with Schumer. Speaking to a politics class at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Jackson recalled telling Schumer that, if he decided to run, he would hold “100 town halls in 100 days” in each of the state’s 100 counties.

According to Jackson, the Senate leader’s response was: “Wrong answer—we want you to spend the next 16 months in a windowless basement raising money, and then we’re going to spend 80 percent of it on negative ads about Tillis.”

The post Dem Candidate: Chuck Schumer Doesn’t Think a Black Woman Can Win in North Carolina appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

N.C. Dem Appointee Threatens to Call Cops Over Pledge of Allegiance

A North Carolina board of elections chairwoman threatened to call the police Tuesday if anyone were to attempt to recite the Pledge of Allegiance at the next board meeting.

The threat came at the end of a contentious Bladen County Board of Elections meeting in which audience members voiced their displeasure with the board’s defeat of a measure adding the Pledge of Allegiance to its official agenda. Two of the board members and a significant portion of the audience rose to recite the pledge in defiance of the board’s vote, which Chairwoman Louella Thompson described as “out of order.”

At the conclusion of the meeting, Thompson threatened to call the police if attendees attempted to recite the pledge again at the next meeting.

“The next meeting, if that happens again, law enforcement will be called because it is against the law to disrupt a meeting that is going on, and that is what happened today with the reciting of the pledge, so be prepared for that,” she said.

Board member Emory White introduced the measure that would have added the Pledge of Allegiance to the agenda, according to a report from Bladen Online. Three board members voted against the measure, two voted for it.

Gov. Roy Cooper (D.), who appointed Thomas, voiced disagreement with the decision not to recite the pledge.

“The Governor leads the Pledge of Allegiance before every Council of State meeting. He doesn’t agree with the action taken and he thinks it’s a good practice to say it before a Board of Elections meeting,” a spokeswoman for the governor told the Bladen Journal.

At Tuesday’s meeting, audience members pushed back on the board’s decision.

“I don’t care that other boards throughout the state, the county, wherever, don’t do this. There’s nothing wrong with setting an example, and it’s in fact a good example,” one audience member said. “I support it, and I believe there’s a lot of other Republicans on board … probably Democrats as well that support the idea of expressing our loyalty to our constitutional republic and to the flag for which all of that stands.”

Charlotte Smith, the reporter for Bladen Online filming the meeting, asked Thompson why she voted against the measure to add the pledge.

“That’s my right, and I exercise it,” Thompson responded.

After the audience members voiced their disagreement, one rose and began reciting the pledge. He was joined by the two board members who voted for the measure and a significant portion of the crowd.

“I think that was quite out of order,” Thompson said after the pledge was recited. The board took a brief recess where they discussed the incident, according to the chairwoman’s statement at the end of the meeting.

Rep. Dan Bishop (R., N.C.) issued a press release in which he criticized the chairwoman for the threat to involve law enforcement.

“I was appalled that the Chairwoman of the Bladen County Board of Elections will prevent board members—on threat of arrest—from reciting the Pledge of Allegiance,” he said. “It shows a twisted moral code to oppress the right to honor a flag that stands for freedom from oppression. I stand with the board members who continue to revere and respect our flag and those who lost their lives defending it.”

The post N.C. Dem Appointee Threatens to Call Cops Over Pledge of Allegiance appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

Exclusive: Wayne King to Blanket Airwaves in North Carolina with Defense of Trump

Wayne King, Rep. Mark Meadows’ (R-NC) deputy chief of staff, released a radio campaign ad Wednesday touting his conservative credentials and defending President Trump amid impeachment as well as Trump’s strike against Iranian top military commander Qasem Soleimani, Breitbart News has exclusively learned.

There’s So Much More at Stake in 2020 Than Just the Presidency – and Democrats Know It

The reins of political power in the U.S. for the next decade could be determined in this year’s elections — not necessarily by who wins the presidency, but by thousands of lower-profile contests for state legislative seats across the country. In many states, the winners of those legislative races will have a role in drawing…

The post There’s So Much More at Stake in 2020 Than Just the Presidency – and Democrats Know It appeared first on The Western Journal.

Fitton: Judicial Watch Finds 2.5 Million ‘Extra’ Registrants on Voting Rolls – Warns 5 States to Clean Up or Face Federal Lawsuit

One of the most important things we can do in this election year is continue to force states and counties across the nation to comply with the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA).

Woman’s Windshield Shatters While She’s Driving When Catfish Smashes Through Glass

There are all sorts of things that can cause your windshield to crack: Rocks kicked up by vehicles ahead of you, unsecured items flying out of truckbeds, and particularly brutal hail are all fairly common culprits. But a catfish? Now that’s a new one — and without photographic evidence, one mom from Beaufort, North Carolina,…

The post Woman’s Windshield Shatters While She’s Driving When Catfish Smashes Through Glass appeared first on The Western Journal.

Red State Democrat Governors Approve More Refugees for Their States

Democrat governors representing red states such as Kentucky, North Carolina, and Montana have approved more refugee resettlement in 2020 for their states.