The Question the NBA & the left doesn’t want to answer concerning North Carolina and the All Star Game

There has been plenty of self righteous glee by our friends on the left concerning this decision by the NBA: "Our week-long schedule of All-Star events and activities is intended to be a global celebration of basketball, our league, and the values for which we stand, and to bring together all members of the NBA … Continue reading The Question the NBA & the left doesn’t want to answer concerning North Carolina and the All Star Game

A Local vs National Story Durham NC Edition

One thing about news stories that do not involve national figures is the question of what constitutes a "National" story and what constitutes a local story. For example all of the various shootings of black youths in Chicago constitute "local" stories because they Do not advance the liberal narrative Don not  constitute an issue that … Continue reading A Local vs National Story Durham NC Edition

Big Brother For Social Justice

By A.P. Dillon A few weeks ago, I wrote about the new HUD rule, Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH): This rule is basically forced economic integration. It’s making sure everyone gets their ‘fair share’ — or in this case, their fair house as determined by HUD. This is the federal government engaged in social engineering, the consequences of … Continue reading Big Brother For Social Justice

The Exploding NC Democrat Heads

By A.P. Dillon Question: On what planet do people complain about a $400 million surplus and paying off $2.8 billion in unemployment insurance debt that was racked up by a former governor? Answer: On Planet NC Democrat. One state legislator compared North Carolina's budget to 'state sponsored eugenics'. The same legislator just couldn't be happy until they played the … Continue reading The Exploding NC Democrat Heads

Dark Money On The Left Targets North Carolina

By A.P. Dillon Most of the conversation this week has been about the Baltimore Riots.  I'm not going to add to that well-traveled path today.  I want to direct your attention to my home state of North Carolina. When I first started writing at Da Tech Guy, I did a series of articles centering on North … Continue reading Dark Money On The Left Targets North Carolina

GOP Primary Challengers Rise In NC

By A.P. Dillon We're just a four months into 2015 and already candidates are throwing their hats into the ring for 2016 nationwide and locally. Here in North Carolina, we've got two candidates who launched campaigns this week. Both are running as Republicans and both are vying for seats currently held by Republicans. Perhaps North Carolina … Continue reading GOP Primary Challengers Rise In NC

Virginia Homeschooling and Religious Affiliation

By A.P. Dillon Last week, I highlighted an article that appeared in the NY Times that called into question the fundamental right to homeschool. The NY Times article focused a bit on Pennsylvania but, this week, a story garnered headlines coming out of Virginia.  This story out of Virginia is in the same flavor as the NY … Continue reading Virginia Homeschooling and Religious Affiliation

The Death of Lennon Lacy

By A.P. Dillon On August 29th, the body of 17 year-old black male was found hanging from a swing set in Bladensboro, North Carolina. That young man's name was Lennon Lacy.  North Carolina's State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) and the local Bladensboro police were involved in the investigation into Lacy's death, which was ruled a suicide.  The … Continue reading The Death of Lennon Lacy

“Career Education” Is The New “Career and College Ready”?

By A.P. Dillon Over a year ago, NC's Superintendent was made President Elect of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). Recently, the transition from President Elect to full President has occurred. Congrats to NC State Supt. June Atkinson, new President, Council of Chief State School Officers! #DrJuneAtkinson pic.twitter.com/d1Jqs1cD8q — NC Public Schools (@ncpublicschools) November … Continue reading “Career Education” Is The New “Career and College Ready”?

GOP Wave and Common Core

By A.P. Dillon The GOP kept control of the U.S. House and took control of the U.S. Senate in a coast to coast wave on election day.  News came yesterday that the GOP adds one more with Alaska to the U.S. Senate, bringing the total to eight seats won. Even though the GOP now controls both … Continue reading GOP Wave and Common Core

#NCSEN Race Goes Republican, Harry Reid Hardest Hit

By A.P. Dillon This week, the Republicans scored big for the U.S. Senate and maintained control of the House as well.  This morning I found myself repeating the words, "Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader".   That phrase will never get old. North Carolina was one of the most expensive races and Harry Reid's PAC dumped millions into it. … Continue reading #NCSEN Race Goes Republican, Harry Reid Hardest Hit

#NCSEN: Hagan’s Bad Month Continues

By A.P. Dillon Last week, I gave an update on the NC Senate race between Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis. Senator Hagan is having a bad month.  That bad month is continuing this week. Carolina Journal continued to expand on the stimulus scandal involving Kay Hagan and her family members.  This involvement included 'significant' monetary benefit to … Continue reading #NCSEN: Hagan’s Bad Month Continues

#NCSEN: Hagan’s Campaign Collapsing

By A.P. Dillon Kay Hagan has been having a very bad month. Last week, I wrote about how her family's investments were steeped in companies who are sending jobs overseas while retraining the employees impacted through a tax payer funded government program. The article before that I wrote about how Hagan skipped critical meetings, including one … Continue reading #NCSEN: Hagan’s Campaign Collapsing

NC’s Common Core Commission

By A.P. Dillon Last week, I have an update on the status of replacing Common Core in North Carolina. To recap, from the looks of it, North Carolina's Governor and State Superintendent are counting on the State Board of Education to shrug off the Academic Standards Review Commission's (ASRC) work and go with a rebrand.  I'd like to … Continue reading NC’s Common Core Commission

The NC Common Core Rebrand Attempt

By A.P. Dillon The repeal of Common Core from the North Carolina state statutes and the formation of a standards replacement commission as set out by Senate Bill 812 brought hope to the citizens who had been fighting Common Core.  That hope was not without skepticism of a possible rebrand attempt, which has turned out to … Continue reading The NC Common Core Rebrand Attempt