-December 9, 2013-
3:00 -- Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner sentenced, but media can't seem to determine his political affiliation. The Panthers' horrible showing in New Orleans, why leftists believe Obamacare will work, and why one progressive says Canada's death panels should be emulated.
4:00 --NC Secretary of Education June Atkinson says voucher money could go to "schools of terror" - when asked about a private Christian schools stance against gay marriage. Plus, NC Republicans say they'll try to get teachers a pay raise, Budget Director Art Pope responds to leftist picketings of his family's store. Meanwhile, Congressional leaders are in budget talks.
5:00 -- One in five Americans will be "rich" for some period in their lives. And would you rather have your dream job making $40,000 or the worst job - but making $150,000?
-December 10, 2013
3:00 -- President Obama shakes a communist's hand and poses for a "selfie" at the memorial for Nelson Mandela. Outrage ensues.
4:00 -- Mark Keller & Rick Phillips join us in studio to preview tomorrow night's Hometown Holiday Jam at the Orange Peel. Plus, Janet Casperson from Blue Ridge Bear Yogurt & Espresso tells about their "Joe for Joes" care package drive they're running. Stop by and donate to help send sweets & coffee to troops in Afghanistan.
5:00 -- More on the "Selfie seen around the world." Plus, NC DHHS software problems are completely different than the Obamacare website problems because ... well ... the GOP is in charge of the NC government while Democrats are in charge of the national failure.
-December 11, 2013
3:00 -- A former deputy with the Buncombe County Sheriff's office stabs a guy outside an Asheville bar and police arrest the guy who got stabbed.
4:00 -- Jake Frankel from the Mountain Xpress stops by to talk about the latest edition on news stands today. Plus, a sword-wielding robber, a fake sign language interpreter at Mandela's memorial, and a new world record low temperature of -135.8 degrees.
5:00 -- Fake or real? Which is better. Christmas trees, that is.
-December 12, 2013
-December 13, 2013
Governor Pat McCrory was on the show yesterday and said he would not be attending a meeting today with a 12-year old girl who got media attention for joining the Moral Monday protests.
"This is ridiculous," he said.
The girl is Madison Kimrey, who gained notoriety by asking the Governor's staff for food while protesting outside the Governor's mansion with some Occupy folks. It was the same day as "CookieGate" - where McCrory gave a plate of cookies to abortion protesters.
“One of the workers at the mansion went to close the doors,” she said. That’s when Kimrey and some of her fellow protesters who’d been insulted by the cookie offerings called out, “It would be really nice to have some brownies, too.”
Kimrey said the governor’s staff member headed back to the mansion and returned with another person, possibly a chef or waiter, and brought takeout boxes with cake slices to the gate.
“They wouldn’t open the gate to actually bring us the cake,” Kimrey said.
Kimrey said when she accepted the cake through the gates, she told the deliverer, “It would be really nice if we could have some rights to go with this.”
As with the cookies, the protestors didn’t eat the cake, Kimrey said. She figures McCrory didn’t authorize the cake delivery because he was away from the Executive Mansion at the time, surveying the flooding in Catawba and Lincoln counties.
Since then, Kimrey has launched a public campaign to get the Governor to meet with her. Here's the video:
She wants to meet McCrory at 2:00 today in a Raleigh park.
"I don't want to debate or argue with you in any way," she says in the video. "There's a time for party politics and this isn't one of those times. This is just a time for two people to sit down and talk."
Of course! That's why she took her public request for a public meeting to the very private and non-partisan website MoveOn.org.
In his interview yesterday, McCrory noted he meets with kids often. This is a political ploy - whether Madison Kimrey knows it or not.
"This is one of the girls that came to our gate and actually asked for food from some of my people," he said. "She said she was hungry and we went out gave her food - gave her some cake, and they made it a big political thing. This is very liberal groups using children as props to push a very far-left agenda."
McCrory added he opposes any political party that uses kids in this fashion.
"For them to keep calling themselves the 'Moral Monday' - I think it's an insult that they use children. Just because we disagree politically on some issues and implementation, doesn't make one group moral and the other group immoral. And I wish the media would call them on that self-righteous type of attitude."
Here are two other YouTube videos Kimrey has put up. I can't imagine why the Governor would think her request for a meeting is NOT a political stunt!