-December 2, 2013-
3:00 -- Is it unethical for Rep. Tim Moffitt to publish a newspaper outling all the great things his Republican Party passed in the NC Legislature?
4:00 -- Americans don't trust each other any more. Why? Plus Art Pope and William Barber exchange words.
5:00 -- Kevin King joins us to talk about his grassroots organizing work on college campuses. Plus, Milton Friedman debates Frances Fox Piven.
-December 3, 2013
3:00 -- Pete offers NC Democratic candidate recruiters the opportunity to come on the show. They chicken out.
4:00 -- The rise of the administrative state and why budget battles will be the focal point now.
5:00 -- The Hobby Lobby lawsuit over the Affordable Care Act, plus should chimpanzees get legal "personhood" status.
-December 4, 2013
3:00 -- A coup on the Mecklenburg County Commission might make it easier for South Asheville to de-annex from the city. Plus, a Hindu guy is mad at a local brewer for naming a beer Shiva.
4:00 -- Jake Frankel from Mountain Xpress joins us to talk about the latest edition on news stands. Plus, Buncombe County Commissioners say they want to reduce the carbon footprint by 80%.
5:00 -- Kurth Schlichter, columnist at Townhall, says liberals have to lie. Plus, human cheese.
-December 5, 2013
3:00 -- Fast food workers protest for an increase in the federal minimum wage.
4:00 -- Ford O'Connell, GOP strategist and former McCain-Palin adviser, talks about what the Republican Party needs to do to win the Presidential race in 2016 - including "getting over the fact that Reagan is dead."
5:00 -- It turns out President Obama did know his illegal alien uncle living in Boston. Plus, the Democrats are desperate to get everyone to focus on income inequality.
-December 6, 2013
3:00 -- Why the Affordable Care Act is costing Democrats support among women.
4:00 -- Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) dismantles a liberal professor's defense of presidential overreach. Plus, Rev. William Barber's comments after getting convicted on 2 of 3 counts for his Moral Monday protests.
5:00 -- More from Rev. Barber. Plus, the Olympic torch lights a man on fire in Siberia and the NC lottery is now offering subscriptions!
I'm sure this is 'for the children.'
News 14 Carolina reports on a planned teacher strike in North Carolina being organized on Facebook:
This is how government agents work, of course.
First, officials require all parents send their kids to school. Then officials attempt to limit or block alternatives to government-run schools. Over time, parents grow dependent upon those government schools. This leaves the parents in a position to be easily extorted.
However, I wonder if this effort might backfire a bit, prompting parents to seek more stable alternatives.
Also, I'm watching to see how the NC media covers this event - scheduled for November 4th.
For years, I've seen a lot of quotes from Democratic politicians and pundits about how Republicans have "held hostage" various government programs and services.
I wonder if they'll characterize this strike the same way. While the media might agree that teachers should be paid more, there can be no doubt what the political tactic is.
I suspect, however, I'll be told shutting down schools is most certainly not the same as shutting down government. I'll be told these are very different things.
I'm sure I'll learn that it's simply not possible to hold taxpayers, parents, and kids hostage as long as you're demanding more government spending.