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Widening I-77: Taking a Second Look

Jan 28, 2014   //   by Christian Hine   //   Carolinas, Christian Hine  //  1 Comment

Editor’s note: This post originated on the Facebook page of Mark Gibbons, activist and member of Lake Norman Conservatives. Last fall saw a very energetic election cycle in North Mecklenburg. One issue seemed to dominate the talk, the signs, and the internet, HOT lanes. Sadly, instead of uniting conservatives / Republicans against a big government […]

Streetcar Vote Tonight

Jan 27, 2014   //   by Christian Hine   //   Char-Meck Beat, Christian Hine  //  8 Comments

The Charlotte City Council will be asked to approve spending $12 million at tonight’s City Council meeting. The reason?  To reach 65% completion of the design phase for the CityLYNX Gold Line..ie, the streetcar. This is the level of “local investment” that will be seen by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) as a commitment to the project by the […]

Paradigm Lost: GOP Fails to Articulate the Larger Issue of Obamacare

Jan 17, 2014   //   by Christian Hine   //   Christian Hine, National  //  31 Comments

Imagine a scenario where the Federal government decides there’s a service so worthwhile everyone in the country should have it. In consultation with industry, the Feds develop regulations to make universal service a reality. The result is a complex piece of legislation that, in addition to universality, has two major outcomes. First, the industry is […]

CAUTION Welcomes Trevor Loudon

Jan 16, 2014   //   by Christian Hine   //   CAUTION, Christian Hine  //  No Comments

Charlotte’s CAUTION (Common Americans United To Inspire Our Nation) will host author and investigator Trevor Loudon at their Monday meeting on January 20, 2014.  The event will take place at the Dilworth Neighborhood Grille located at 911 East Morehead Street in Charlotte.  The meeting will run from 6:00-7:30 PM following a social hour from 5-6:00. […]

Grassroots Way Ahead of Elected Officials

Jan 14, 2014   //   by Christian Hine   //   Christian Hine, National  //  11 Comments

This just in from the Department of Government Redundancy and Time Wasting. The following press release was published by Thom Tillis and Phil Berger on Monday: RALEIGH, N.C. –House Speaker Thom Tillis (R-Mecklenburg) and Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) announced today the formation of a Joint Legislative Study Committee to investigate the impacts of the Affordable […]

Obama Proposes Massive Gun Ban by Regulation Fiat

Jan 9, 2014   //   by Christian Hine   //   Carolinas, Christian Hine, National  //  14 Comments

*Editor’s note: This is from our Friends at Grassroots North Carolina: In a “Friday media dump” designed to conceal its actions by releasing them after the press has left town, the Obama administration last week announced its intention to push two regulations which would massively expand the federal gun bans imposed on Americans. “SEE A […]

Brannon Wins Conservatives for Guilford County Straw Poll by Wide Margin

Jan 8, 2014   //   by Christian Hine   //   Carolinas, Christian Hine  //  No Comments

On Monday, Dr. Greg Brannon, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, handily won a key straw poll in the U.S. Senate primary at a candidate forum held in Guilford County, a county which has the third largest number of registered Republicans in the state. The Senate candidate forum, hosted by Conservatives for Guilford County, was attended by nearly 300 […]

Santa: Clearly a Conservative

Dec 24, 2013   //   by Christian Hine   //   Christian Hine, Random Thoughts  //  14 Comments

Header aside, a brief editorial moment to thank you for visiting our site and participating in our comments section.  (Yes, even you Zon!) It’s hard to believe we are finishing our fourth year online.  This has been a particularly challenging year, but rest assured, we wholeheartedly believe that there is both a need and a […]

Conservative Movement Expands in Mecklenburg

Dec 16, 2013   //   by Christian Hine   //   Char-Meck Beat, Christian Hine  //  4 Comments

Citizens in the Lake Norman area are announcing this week the launch of a new group called Lake Norman Conservatives. Monthly meetings are open to the public and are designed to inform citizens about issues impacting our community, state, and nation. The founders of the group are Carole Gibbons, Mary Lou Richardson, and Sharon Hudson […]

Tweet-le Dumb or Media Rabbit Chasing

Dec 16, 2013   //   by Christian Hine   //   Carolinas, Christian Hine  //  11 Comments

The Panthers victory over the New York Jets and the Saints loss to the Rams wasn’t the only news being tweeted out across the Twitter-verse yesterday. Appearing on the front page of the Charlotte Observer online today is the story of Senator Bob Rucho’s tweet yesterday morning that has ignited a Twitter war. Depending on […]