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04:29 min | 3 d ago

"carolina journal" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK

"I mean, come on, man, you know? Yeah. And you know that because of quote unquote the media So you know, little credit where credit is due there. I mean, there are people calling Bs is you said on various things. It's just the media is such a massive conglomerate now. And You know, we all need to be taken with some grain of salt, and it's important to look at the byline and to remember. Well, do I trust this person? Or do I not to read multiple sources? I mean, it's hard it is hard in America. Mm hmm. To ascertain you know the truth because the process of ascertaining the truth in a world of liars is difficult, and I'm a big advocate for Literally teaching this media consumption. I mean, in baby as early as elementary school, but certainly middle high school college level. Just Yeah. Let me just answer the last question. I'm sorry. Just we only have a couple minutes. So with that in mind, and and you feel that you know, people should have access to this. They should. They should also have the ability to sort through it. Then you have to be of the opinion that what has transpired over the last few days where there is a massive effort to limit people's ability to communicate and share information. By the downing of parlor. And the greater limiting those seemingly only in one direction of on Facebook by the banning of anything having to do with the stolen election. That does a disservice, doesn't it? You know, each company kind of has to be free to make its own decision. There's a tension here between the free market. And the First Amendment, and I don't know I can't make a blanket statement on all these decisions. These companies are making it. It does cause me concern. Right? Yeah, I understand it. You know if I have a Facebook page if someone kept coming on my Facebook page, writing my address and saying I'd stolen election and that Hey, let's go rally outside his house. Would delete that from my Facebook page. You know what I mean? I would not. I would not simply give someone the opportunity to attack me in that way on something that I for lack of a better term. Oh, So I understand why Twitter doesn't want the president on their their their platform. I understand why Amazon doesn't want to be involved here and you know, they have that right? The First Amendment freedom of speech, not not freedom from consequence so big. That's a little more complicated than you know. And here's the thing. I'm not to make any First Amendment argument the protections in the bill of rights and protections against government. They're also instructive on kind of how we do things. Right. I mean, you know, in under general sense, they're instructive. And you hope people abide by that and the other thing. Just lastly and locally. I see this also with The way in which our own governor has handled the press conferences around Cove it. There are publications and legitimate news outlets that haven't had a question since March. And those who have haven't spoken up about this. Do you think that's a problem? You know, so I think there have been more questions from some of these people argue that did not mention a specific one. Another North State Carolina Journal would be one Or state. Joanna one? Yeah, Journals got questions. I know that for sure, because every time it happens, I think it's interesting because it's run by a guy I used to work for. I believe Phil Berger. They Maybe it's press access to the governor. Right now. It is an issue. Although I kind of like the call in system they've got because there are number of far flung publications to get questions that wouldn't otherwise. Um So while this is an issue, it's not one that is top of mind for me and in a particularly because of the way Twitter works and kind of the media act ecosystem, I don't think See that I'm able to two questions they might have asked. You would've absence and why that that's a good question. I'll ask it as well. That's certainly an imperfect system. But it just it is not a top of mind. Problem for me right now. Travis Fain WRL. Hey, appreciate the time this morning star. Let's get back to it, okay? Thanks for having me on take care. All right, Ross. You'll have to exit out because my phone sucks, and we'll be back every day. People experience mysteries that challenged.

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"carolina journal" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

WBT Charlotte News Talk

04:34 min | 2 months ago

"carolina journal" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"He's the chairman of the conservative John Locke Foundation. He teaches a Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy. His latest, a Carolina Journal, is titled Democrats threw away their shot. A lot of people myself included. We thought that Democrats were on track to win control of both the North Carolina House and the North Carolina Senate. But in the end, they actually lost seats in the house and only picked up one seat in the Senate. The GOP maintains control of both chambers. So why did they get it so wrong? Well, it's first valuable to think about why so many people, including many Democrats, that I know believes they were about to make large gains in perhaps split both chambers or at least one chamber of the General Assembly. And also take some of the statewide races that Republicans had previously won state treasurer's race. The States who pretended of public instruction, writes those sorts of races. A lot of Democrats very optimistic. The day of the election and partly because they had just crushed the Republicans and raising money. They had vastly more money to spend. They had very favorable media Congress shocking, I know, but it was certainly there and the top of the Republican ticket. Donald Trump was to put it charitably. A polarizing figure. So they thought these three things together would add up to crushing victories. In 2020 in North Carolina, but they overlooked the advantage is that the Republicans had Which was they had excellent candidate recruitment. They recruited some very good candidates and those legislative races that were in question. They also had a vote. Game. They actually have been spending since September, really, or even on August had been walking canvassing neighborhoods, turning out their vote that appears to have mattered a great deal. Because when you saw the early voting numbers, the Republican strength was much higher than in 2016. And that was properly viewed as a good sign for the for the Republicans. And the third time the Republicans had going for me is that Everybody knew that coded 19 was a big issue, and everybody knew that the economy was a big issue. But what the Democrats did not fully appreciate is that law and order Public safety was a big issue, at least for some voters and the way I described it in the pieces, the Democrats generally got A better end on Cove it If you look at voters who were not already hard core partisans, they tended to think Democrats would do a better job combating coven, and they tended to think Republicans will do a better job. In economic recovery. So What was the tiebreaker for some of the swing voters, in my view was public safety that they will just aghast at the protests in several cities that became riots and they were aghast looting. They were frustrated. Downtown is being closed. Curfew's being imposed, including one in the capital city, Pete just a week before the election. And so they know it annoyed people. So so we talk about the swing voters split ticket voters. As if they are an extinct species like mastodons, and the truth is, they're an endangered species, but they're not extinct. There used to be 15 20%, sometimes more. Of North Carolina and see what who would routinely, though. Something like Republican for president Think of Ronald Reagan or even George W. Bush in 2000, for they would vote significantly for the Republican for president or made a U. S. Senator. And then vote for Democrats and the governor's race. The all the other counsel, state races, judicial races, legislative raisins, and they saw no contradiction here because by definition split ticket voters aren't very ideological. If the radiological they're there in the Republican base Democratic base for the ones who are not that ideological. Some of them are they split ticket motors, so they don't see a contradiction and furthermore, because there are ideological that there sometimes Driven by either personal qualities. Of candidates or circumstances. In this case, If you look at some of these rice is in North Carolina, the Democrats thought they were going to win, but did not. I don't think it was primarily personalities..

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"carolina journal" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

WBT Charlotte News Talk

02:47 min | 2 months ago

"carolina journal" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"Emails between Elias and Jostein or attorney general says I'll release him after the election. I mean, that's just amazing. Our attorney general's on the most important issues is going. We're not going to tell you how we made this deal behind closed doors. I think what you need to do is put Britta Jensen on the job. I'm sure he could get it out of Josh. Josh is like Roy Cooper. He's learned from the Roy Cooper School of Politics. Just don't Answer the phone. Yes, It's just amazing. Know that right now. The Republican Legislature, according to three court has no power on this issue Whatsoever. Theater knee general now has the power in North Carolina, and he he's not talking in the media. Is not making a big deal out of it, except for some more conservative media like the Carolina Journal. This's all gamesmanship. They're playing four corners. They're running it out and draw basketball analogy there reading the polls. I hope we don't have some surprises in certain counties like we had last time out. That doesn't happen, but As you say, you know, don't be surprised that that does happen. Phil Gramm. It's scary, You know, I personally think if Trump wins by two points in North Carolina Trump could win the election nationally. If he doesn't win by two points. It's gonna be a long night and especially and in Florida You know if if Trump loses Florida, North Carolina I think it's over for the Republicans, but if they were both by decent margins It's gonna be a long night. It may be not only a long night, but long couple weeks, a Sze Yu will know to certify this comes well after the election, and that certification is really the stamp of approval. And so we'll have to wait and see what the margins are. But, man, I'm telling you what? I don't know what it's like. They're in Charlotte haven't been down there last couple of weeks. But in here and In the hinterlands. The participation is enormous, which is a great thing, But I just hope that the state Board of elections in the local county boards Have their a game and and are of bloated with plenty of coffee and caffeine, because it's gonna be some late nights and long days. Bill Graham. Sorry for the power outages be safe there and my favorite one of my favorite towns in North Carolina, Salisbury and Contol, But college too. I love you, Talbot. And, uh and, you know, I'll show you my transcripts from that a constitutional law. Doctor Silverberg will tell you about it. I'm sure I heard they dropped the tablets. And so they'll have.

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"carolina journal" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

WBT Charlotte News Talk

07:07 min | 3 months ago

"carolina journal" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"After nine o'clock on a Wednesday morning on W. Beatty and worldwide at radio dot com. I'm Bo Thompson, as always here. The governor is not here He is. On the coast Emerald Isle. He's been taking care of some business earlier this week has been checking in from time to time and he will do that again towards the bottom of the hour and should be with us for the second half. Our governor McCrory checking in. We were talking about the Supreme Court. Day number two of hearings last hour. By the way, day three underway now on Capitol Hill. Hospitals have closed premiums have gone up not down by an average of 30%. When you look at the formula used by Obamacare, I can understand why Senator Harris likes it the way it is. I can understand why Chuck Schumer likes it the way it is. Three states get 35% of all Obamacare dollar Lindsey Graham was the head of the Judiciary Committee is a beginning things today, making remarks and noting that this is the first time in American history we've nominated a woman who is a knish, unashamedly pro life. And so he begins things Mohr. Senators will be asking questions. Today. It was five. I'm sorry, 11 hours almost of questioning yesterday for Amy Cockney Barrett. There on Capitol Hill. So we'll talk about that. As the hour goes along. I have in studio and seeing this guy and so long we're sitting here catching up off the air. We got to do the only thing now. Jensen Wgt knows. Welcome, my friend. Thank you, sir. Appreciate it. Good to see you. Your ears should have been burning you this. We've been talking about you because of this story that appeared in the Charlotte Observer and the Raleigh News and Observer. Within the last day, titled Governor Cooper's Cove in 19 Press conferences often leave out conservative media Now you and I talked on the early show. And this is not a new subject to Wgt. You are one of our ace reporters here You have been Ah. Leading the way on the Koven 19 coverage from day one. Among other things, you're now the Panthers beat reporter and by the way, the on Ly reported this week that is allowed access into the Panthers bubble. So you're multitasking, doing a lot of things we know that But this is something you and I've talked about from time to time. And that's the fact that during these covert 19 press conferences that Roy Cooper has held for many months now and For many months, those have been remote. In other words, reporters can't go in person They call in and then somebody on right. Roy Cooper staff select the callers that air then offered up to Roy Cooper and Mandy Cohen. You have Monitor just about every single one of those In the early days, you tried to get questions in and then eventually realized, even if I'm the first person to call I'm not going to get called upon. Yeah, that was, you know, I got called on in March on like the first two times I called on. I didn't. You know, I called in. I didn't get called on and I was like, Okay, You know, that's that's fine. I mean, I understand that there's only a certain amount of reporters. That it will get called on every time And then I got called on in mid March on Don't ever forget. I mean, I know exactly what day North Carolina was shut down with restaurants, everything else. It was ST Patrick's Day. As I was doing a live remote from a bar because of five PM on ST Patrick's Day is when everything went into effect. And so I remember that so About a week. After that, I was able to call in and they called on me, and they called my name. And so I got to ask governor question and it was a very benign question is like, Hey, we're seeing slow turnaround testing times in Mecklenburg County. Are you seeing that across the state or is that in Mecklenburg County thing? Very benign question, and I have not been allowed to ask a question. Since now, As we pointed out on the early show at that point in time, there wasn't a person who necessarily handpicked. It's got to go. And what order? They got to go on, even sometimes knew who was calling. It was basically a free for all s O to say that you have got to ask That question is important that we stipulate that was before they employed the selection process that they have now. Yes, that was that was an automated system where it automatically took the next person in queue to ask the question, and they could not sidestep that person. Then, about a week and a half. Two weeks later, they employed a new system that allows the governor's people to cherry pick and select whom they want to ask a question, and once that process started. I have yet to be allowed to ask a question sense so and again, full disclosure. I haven't called in in the last couple of months. Just because a lot of times when Governor Cooper does his press conferences, I'm usually dealing with the Panthers. Press conferences with them zooms was that practices whatever but still monitor the press coverage is, but I haven't been able to try to call in and about the last two months Well, and I mentioned this article refers to it as Conservative Media Carolina Journal. We've had guests on this Pat McCrory show. I'm The Carolina Journal before a publication of the conservative John Locke Foundation. So that's a a conservative. Ah, leaning Entity that has not been able to get through Wgt on and you and I. Ah raise their eyebrows a bit at the conservative tag there because there are conservative shows on W B T. But our news department is and always has been right down the middle of my morning show before this one. I take pride in the fact that when I go out in the city, people say I can't tell which side you're on. That's by design, by the way, so I'm not putting you underneath that conservative umbrella. I am putting you Ah, under the umbrella of being connected to W B t. And I wonder what that What kind of signal or what kind of flag that raises in the people who are determined who are part of these press conferences. Now hold that thought, because when we come back, I want to delve further into this. And ask you the question or questions. What are some of the questions you would have asked. Had you gotten through to Roy Cooper? Tonight is the one and only gubernatorial debate. Questions will be asked of Roy Cooper. And these won't be questions that he chooses ahead of time. I wish I had a hotline to the moderator. Well, wait if we talk loudly enough over the 50,000 watts, maybe Dan forester. Somebody say oh, by the way, our next question in tonight's debate. How come you don't talk to W t t? That's a legitimate question. All right. Brett's going to hang out with us for the next Segment here and then we'll rejoin the governor at the bottom of the hour and get his thoughts on tonight's gubernatorial debate because he may have a little bit of insight about how that whole thing goes having been part of the four years ago and eight years ago, 9 13 traffic right now, Here's Pam Warner. So we are seeing reports of a new record. Billy Graham Parkway at Scott Futural Drive, also self Trion Street at West Boulevard. Those lights are currently answer. You're going to want to treat that as a four way stop. 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"carolina journal" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

WBT Charlotte News Talk

08:44 min | 6 months ago

"carolina journal" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"Saturday, July 18th case You're not aware of North Carolina parents, students, teachers Waited for weeks to find out whether Governor Roy Cooper would reopen the schools. And so this week, he announced that schools could do a hybrid with in person education occurring some days of the week. Remote learning. On other days. This was called play and be so plan A was totally in person. Planned. C was totally online Remote learning. Lindsay Marcello is the associate editor of The Carolina Journal. And she says that parents were split pretty evenly in polling on which of the three plans they preferred. There's a Ellen poll that came out I believe last month or earlier this month that show that North Carolinians are split on what they want to D'oh. Aah! You can see this with teachers as well with certain Facebook groups. Some really just want to do remote learning on Lee. I want to just do full blown his normal school day only s O. It was kind of a lose lose situation for Cooper that any decision he made was going to make somebody somewhere unhappy. Is there any kind of local control that The school district they're gonna have, or is this just the ST saying this is the plan you're going to have to follow. So there's a little bit of wiggle room that schools have, but it's only in the sense that they could decide how to implement these plans. So they comes. The state is coming down from the top down approach, saying You have to do Plan B. You could do Plan C. You could do anything that's more restrictive, but you can't do anything that's less restrictive. So then they say, OK, this is what you have to do on her plan B and so what You have to do under plan C. Now go forth and figure out how to actually do that. They provide some guidance, some recommendations, but it is up to the individual like school district's, too actually. Aside, how to do that. So, for example, Wake County Ah, under Plan B. They're there working on. Okay, So how do we alternative schedules and not all of our Children in the school? Same time? They're thinking. Maybe we'll do like a bee schedule. You have a certain cohort. Students go to school Monday Wednesday and then the remote learning Tuesday Thursday and you flipped that for Ako, Herbie, and then everybody do remote morning Friday. S o. They have some some flexibility and deciding how to do that, But not much. It sounds like sort of the governors approach on some of the reopening criteria that they said about or for the county's right the guidance that they were sending down to the counties. In other words, create a baseline or floor and local agencies and governments can doom or they could be more restrictive, but they can't be less restrictive. That's right. Similar. That's exactly it. Yes. So why, and I think this was asked by not Carolina Journal reporters because you guys don't get to ask questions at the press conference is, but I think somebody from the W O R L think Travis Faint asked the question about The different population groups and could districts have control over how they have a structure. The school setting for kids that are young versus kids that are older because all the data shows from all over the world that The kids, especially young kids, not really transmitters of the virus. They don't get sick from the virus. So it seems like it would be safer for you know, K through. I don't know, six or something for them to be in person. But then, as you get older, middle school high school and those the infection rates become a little bit more riskier than maybe you do more remote learning for those kids. Well district's be able to do something like that. It doesn't appear. So Cooper is going for more of a blanket approach that K through 12. You're following this plan, and that includes wearing facemasks. So they're even requiring Children as young as you know, Kindergarten age Children aware these face masks and I imagine that's going to be a challenge for these younger Children. Because, you know, trying to get a little one to wear. A mask is not the easiest thing in the world, let alone just trying to get him to wash their hands regularly challenge. I'm sure, um But the Cooper administration's not leave that kind of wiggle room. And it's my understanding that there has been some guidance from health experts that say that Children under the age of 11 don't have to wear masks. Um, if I remember correctly, the mass mandate that Cooper's administration issued Children under 12 don't have to wear a mask. But in schools, it appears that even Children under 12 will have to wear masks at some point. I just I think there's going to be a lot of challenges for teachers, trying to make sure that the kids were wearing their masks in these settings. Right. It's going to be a headache. I think for a lot of teachers, and they're going to have to Keep watch over every child in the class formation. They're wearing the mask their social distancing. They're washing their hands. I mentioned it's hard enough already to control the rumor. 20 some young month. I'm trying to do that, plus making sure they're staying clean and ah, following these health protocols, and it's not going to be easy. Then you can kind of sympathize with why teachers would want to do remote learning. Um, they don't have to worry about that aspect of it. But then remote learning comes with its own challenges of Your royal areas don't have that broadband access. Lower income Children don't have the proper and access of theirs. With each plan there. There is a drawback and remote learning. There's a big drawback for the rule in lower income areas. It is one of the things I've said throughout this entire pandemic when trying to assess elected officials response is, I understand and recognize and appreciate the dilemma that they have. In that they're usually presented with just a range of bad options. And then as soon as they pick one, you know, everybody jumps on them and say, Oh, you you pick the bad options like, Well, that's really all we had to choose from. So s Oh, I get it every all of these have drawbacks and benefits on DSO. What they're proposing is part of Plan B. Face coverings as you mentioned for all teachers, staff and students. K through 12. They say the state's going to give some some of this. It's a masks to the school's right to help with this. Yes, Cooper said that they will provide. I believe it's at least five masks for each student faculty member and teachers, and there's a reasonable mess that I think you could even re wash and wear again. They're going to limit the number of people in the building much like they did with businesses and restaurants. Did they did they assign? I didn't hear a percentage like a 50% capacity or something. Did they do something like that? No, So initially they had a 50% capacity, but they they have switched out in the new guidance. It just says that you need the limit capacity in a way that makes sure that social distancing is possible. Like that does give a little bit more flexibility for the schools. But once again, not a lot, But they did drop that 50%. Okay, daily temperature checks of the kids on the way in and then they have to have some sort of a space. I guess if the kid has a fever How did you know? Separate the kid. Isolate the child outside of the rest of the herd, then regular cleaning. They want scheduled time for a regular hand washing. Limit the sharing of items in the classroom. Which this was kind of fun with that, right? Yes, I also remember there was a member of the outrage. When this usually happens at the beginning of every school year, I would get messages from parents who were so mad that they went out and bought all the school supplies for their kids. And then when the kid shows up at school, they got to dump all the supplies into the like the communal been. Yeah, And they're like, how dare you? You know you're teaching my kid, you know not to respect personal property rights and all that stuff. Like I saw that when I kind of gave Ah chuckle like, Oh, I guess we're going back to the old school model of what you bought. You bring and you get to keep no more. Yeah, I guess so. Yeah. It is kind of funny because I'm under a lot of criticism, too, about the digital learning. Remember a lot of criticism about home schoolers so that the kids aren't getting socialized and all this stuff and a lot of those arguments don't seem to be at play, and I think it's interesting how that camp kind of switched a little bit. That you do have a lot more of these Democrats who were Very pro public school, very skeptical that what was just a anti anti but skeptical of home schooling of virtual schools. And now, all of a sudden, it's like, Oh, we got to do remote learning only, um or I don't know if there's somebody on the campus, like Let's do home school, but they do. Want to do that kind of remote learning?.

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"carolina journal" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

WBT Charlotte News Talk

02:19 min | 8 months ago

"carolina journal" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"He has reporters who can ask him follow up questions in the room where it happens and they did yesterday about the hydroxy clerk when we'll talk about that yet you know we just got word that CNN is going to be in our studio tomorrow that'll be fine in the studio not by phone note in studio so they can ask follow up questions how might I might make him stand on the other side of the class you know that that see this is what I should have done as governor just say you can't come you get one question remote and it has to go through a call screen and has still call screen and I will I would never of taking questions from W. R. yell or McClatchy newspapers the same way uber's not take governor Cooper's not taking any questions from Carolina journal or WBT radio well in a like I said Jensen said he was told he was the first person on the line yesterday and yet he did not get to ask itself with the devil we'll talk to him about that very experience right after this it's a traffic time here's Pam Warner so we are some slowdowns right now ease the error would drive at the north a tryout skews me east Erro head drive headed north to try on street got a wreck there was some property damage it does have some debris in the roadway so you're just gonna want to watch that speed on approach and an injury accident in the sixty four hundred block of Woodbridge road and another one west area would road this one's at north I. seventy seven that's also an injury accident officials arriving into that scene actually they should be getting ready to leave that scene shortly other than that it looks like everybody's pretty much moving out there posted speeds those drive times did pick up for you this morning adding a few minutes of this one's brought to you by Wilmar leasing where companies go to find the truth about the best vehicle for the job Wilmar leasing of vehicles and much more for forty years well marked the perfect vehicle to find your company's perfect vehicles him water WBTW I'm Steve Hilton the WBTV center the North Carolina legislature it's resumed its annual session after a two week break prompted by the new coronavirus the house and Senate held sparsely attended four meetings Monday before a Senate committee met to scrutinize unemployment benefit delays as massive by ritual related layoffs and furloughs to stretch the state's system legislators will spend the next several weeks tried to address revenue shortfalls from the economic downturn China responding.

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03:16 min | 1 year ago

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"Two five five two two five thank you for joining us America we're glad you're here Kiana is with us in Washington high Kiana how are you hi Dave I'm well how are you better than I deserve what's up well we are ready to sacrifice deeply to make up for the stupid mistakes we've made but we have a what what Dave do question okay and that question is whether we should sell our house the cuts are exceptional ball from ten years down to three years okay how much debt do you have not counting your home five hundred and forty six hundred thousand dollars five hundred thousand dollars yes home what pray tell well your question should be who's a doctor a lawyer and I am a lawyer and I'm SO three hundred and forty seven thousand of status student loans okay and what's the rest of it we have forty five thousand on car is about twenty seven thousand on the Xerox twenty eight thousand for four oh one K. loan and the remainder and just consumer debt what's your household income I am from boys so it ranges between a hundred and sixty to a hundred and eighty five thousand right now lane law firm is young so hopefully that will go up but that's about Iraq what's the make about a hundred and thirty five thousand and that goes up every year as well okay show three thousand dollar income now that's so the one sixty to one eighty five is our combined all right now but it's projected to go up over two hundred okay so let's say you have turned off our income what does it take ten years to pay this off just working through the ducks no ball with the amount that goes out for minimums every month not a two hundred fifty a year for the calculation is that running it through excel I mean hopefully it would be more than that but that yeah that's ever because our lives your car's yet the car is on the chopping block to go and that'll impact it but they're not the highest dad the biggest at fire yeah there's something wrong with your calculations because I don't understand what I'm making two hundred case only paying off fifty KA year because my issue alone one of them is all lines so it is at the very end of the debt snowball not paying anything on it now the entrance accruing on it is substantial and not part of what is delaying it but we have significantly Carolina journal and is your home more expensive what's your home worth our broker would listed at about five forty five the more you know one four oh seven I.

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02:16 min | 2 years ago

"carolina journal" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK

"And various other various other energy products. Some of it offset energy products. Solar things along those lines. And I'll get into a little aside story here in a moment on why that's a little a little bit of an issue. But going to be used for other projects as well. As I believe there was some there was some hook in stuff, which which by the way, that makes sense. Where where you're talking about the ability for business here in North Carolina hook hook into the pipeline. Right. I don't have a beef with that. The problem is is the stuff that goes to the general assembly because they control the purse strings, so the idea that you get a sixty million dollar slush fund and. This is a little bit of a problem here. There's also the part where one of the big. One of the bigger projects in the world of solar is a project. I want to be very clear here is a project that back in the day. And I believe this was in two thousand thirteen ROY Cooper in his brother purchase property. In Nash county where the pipelines going then leased the property to solar strata for a solar farm. Which has the potential to be an organization that that could have benefited off some of the solar projects and the lease runs like twenty thirty four. I believe is with the Carolina journal said they did a big piece on this. And even though Cooper, they the the defense is that ROY Cooper has divested from the company prior to running for governor. His brother's still is the person benefitting there. I I'm telling you the whole the whole thing stinks. So with all of that in mind, the general assembly wanted to investigate, and so they and by the way was not just Republicans, you even had Democrats within the general assembly that signed off on the organization, which is a group of former FBI investigators to investigate. We'll now Cooper's administration has decided that nobody no state employee is allowed to talk to any of the investigators. None.

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07:26 min | 2 years ago

"carolina journal" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"Thursdays. But right now on the WBZ hotline. Yeah, we have a bombshell report. I mean, a bombshell report. This is not fake bombshell reports that you get from CNN or MSNBC or even our local newspaper. This is from the Carolina journal write out of Raleigh. You're not getting it for the Charlotte. Observer either I have no idea why they're doing this story. But this is a bombshell story about the most powerful man in Raleigh right now. Sits right next door to the governor of North Carolina ROY Cooper, he negotiated a fifty seven million dollar settlement with Duke Energy for a pipeline coming in for West Virginia in secret meetings. But it turns out there was a connection with this most powerful man and Duke Energy, and we have Don van of art former secretary of environmental resources for the state, North Carolina and works for the John Locke foundation. Tell us all about it. I John welcome. And who is the most powerful person in Raleigh right now. Well, it's arguably Ken you d. He he is a political operative. He's been in politics for a long time. And most recently, he he was the head of a communications type company called cap strat who had been hired back in two thousand thirteen by Duke Energy to improve their in now fast forward to twenty sixteen. And he's he's picked by governor Cooper to to join his team senior adviser his his statement of economic interests that he filed on December twenty sixteen did not include him being involved with cap strat at all. However, the next year cap strat in their filings still show him as a manager. And so first of all there's a question of wait about four. Do you have an economic interest in this company are not and then the really bizarre thing is that's capstone. That is still at least at that time was being paid by Duke as a as Duke was one of their client. Now what what? He's trying to find is when did that relationship or has that relationship ship stop? And and what you did what you pointed to was this was the guy who was running the negotiations for the governor on both the solar agreement fifty seven million dollar slush fund. So it it it is it is very very troublesome. I remember when I was governor, and I filled out my economic forums. And I was raked over the coals of the front page of all the North Carolina newspapers because I didn't put my 4._0._1._K retirement on my forms because we interpreted the forms not having to put retirement programs, and literally there were weeks and weeks of articles where by the way, it's like no one knew I didn't work for Duke Energy company, especially here in Charlotte worked for him for twenty nine years, but it was front page headlines. And now we're talking and by the way, we revise the forms. Put it on. In fact, the forms were changed to make it more clear that you have to do retirement and things of that nature. Do you remember all that done? I do. In fact, I. The same thing. So mother cabinet secretaries. So it was very confusing. But they did they did clarify, right? This is wholly different. He he see according to tap strap themselves. He was still an employee of the company. In fact, he had been president after January twenty seventeen when he had said there were no economic interests there while that means he was also working for this company when he was helped running governor Cooper's campaign because that same company cap strap which became catch him company. Catch him bought cap strat for maids millions of dollars which went and can you these pocket? They also worked for the HR. See the LGBT Q organization which helped boycott North Carolina. And they also worked for Putin the president of Russia. I don't know if you do that. But all you have to do is pull it up on the internet. The same companies had the client his name was Putin. You can't you can't make this stuff up. Now, you can't and just yesterday. It came out that as part of this investigation. You'll remember governor that the general assembly took the unprecedented move. I've actually hiring independent. Investigators will yesterday came out that those investigators that the governor Cooper had instructed his staff not to talk to the or cooperate with that investigation at all, which is bizarre. His his own chief of staff at raised as a concern that these interrogations were not that the employees wouldn't be wouldn't be protected from possibly illegal interrogation. Well, if they're illegal there's a law protecting people so it was a truly bizarre tournament events that that unfolded with governor Cooper, saying don't talk to these investigators and the general assembly scratching their head and understand is transparent. These are secret meetings, which have direct correlation with governor Cooper's brother, solar, power business and governor Cooper solar power business, which we have just found out about in the last year. That's right. That's right there. There is fun believed. His brother Pell now, supposedly the interest. But there's not any clear paper record as to how governor Cooper divested is interest in that company and the head of that company had reached out to governor Cooper during the negotiations to ask him to go to Duke and intervene and get the settlement that they needed to to get more solar bought by by dude mister secretary. Let me ask you two questions remain, thirty seconds. Where's the FBI the FBI investing in two different investigations of my administration, which by the way, we're totally cleared. And we still know who started them who somewhere in the Obama administration. I guess totally cleared. Where's the FBI on this? And where's the McClatchy newspapers Charlotte and Raleigh observer, I guess can you to use to work for the Charlotte? Observer maybe that's why they won't investigate one of their own. Well, let me answer the second. One first WROL, which is it says newspapers TV news here in Raleigh has started to investigate this. The only the only media that hasn't is McClatchy, and I don't understand whether they're incapable or unwilling as far as the federal interests, maybe through the FBI or the US attorney's office in a lot of times, you don't know exactly where they are. But I'm sure they're monitoring these these investigations that are going on at the general. WROL and Carolina journal. So who knows Mr. secretary keeps up to date, fascinating information and one day, the citizens of North Carolina, maybe read about it other than the Carolina journal and WBZ TV. Also..

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WBT Charlotte News Talk

07:17 min | 2 years ago

"carolina journal" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"Had with Duke Energy in a phone. Call will help said he never asked Cooper to intervene in the negotiations between Duke in the solar company spot. When pressed said he didn't remember specifically and didn't wanna comment any further. I want more of it for North Carolina. We gotta get more of it on the grid are utilities have been hesitant about putting renewable energy on the grid. And I wanna make sure that North Carolina has more of it. Well, that's a very interesting story to respond to that. As we have Don van Avars, former secretary of environment undermine administration who often work with utilities with the environmentalists and with the solar companies done. What do you think of this latest report, and what additional information do you have with regards this based upon your work for I believe Carolina journal? Well, yeah. I mean other than John Carrington over here. You know, what happened yesterday was was that make Ochsner of the only other media person that has been apparently interested in this. And he he really really got governor Cooper in a spot because he showed up at a a press conference. Ask the governor question. The governor said that there was no there was no relationship between the solar deal between the you and between the pipeline ammo, you remember that was a fifty eight million dollars. That was for the that appears to be a payment for the for the permit right after the press conference, apparently the governor's office to come to come and say, you know, actually, we did hold up the the MO you for until the settlement with solar companies was reached. So apparently, there was some misunderstanding there the records clearly show that the governor's office and the governor himself wanted to tie those two together. In other words to force Duke into a settling this this disagreement, and let's make it clear. Duke didn't want to sign that that solar agreement because they were worried about the reliability of their grid. And we can go into that. But it wasn't because Duke was some somehow against so power. I mean, we're number two in the in the country right now. So that's that's silly Duke. Didn't wanna do it for for solid engineering reasons and to get their permit, it appears they have to they had to capitulate not only engineering reasons Duke done want to buy it because sometimes they don't need it. That's right to it. It it raises our rate needlessly and Duke has said that they've stayed at that down at the public utilities commission. They wanted to us they wanted to go. She ate lower rates on future on future solar projects and this. And that's what HP the that's what the legislatures want, but Cooper was cap panic to the solar industry will to other issues. I guess strata. I know that company when I was governor when I ran for governor on three different occasions, they they hand out a lot of political donations, and they had politically donated to my campaigns in the past they stopped donating in my campaign when I stopped the solar power credit because it was costing the taxpayers so much money in the ratepayers hundreds of millions of dollars a year. And no one knew it at the time. But you know, that's money out of teachers pockets, for example. So tell us about did you have to deal with the solar companies in your previous job. A secretary of the environment. And also there's this issue where the governor's brother actually are in the solar business on the side. And no one really knows about it. Right. Let me touch on that it is not clear how or why? Or what did governor Cooper actually, sell his stake to his brother, clearly, if his brother is still benefiting from the the solar the solar agreement which over time will be to their benefit of some million one million dollars. There's some questions there in terms of personal personal gain. Look the solar industry in North Carolina's propped up entirely by incentives, and so they need political support. And so they do actively and aggressively lobby very aggressively. Apparently, they've got governor Cooper's ear as as indicated by these text messages, and you know, it it's now clear because of what Nick's found that. This solar agreement was was basically extorted out of Duke for them to get their permit and their permit for something. Totally different. Yeah. And that was a permit for gasline. That's right. And and this raises ethical concerns to be sure. And I think you're going to be hearing more of this. And look what the general assembly did not hire three investigators because of a parking ticket or something that they believe something is very seriously wrong here. And I think Nick Ochsner just pointed some of these things out, Don van of art. We'll have you back on the news. You know, the inside story of what really happens within these departments. And you're scientists you're an engineer and your public servant you work for the state of North Carolina for how many years. Twenty four years. Years. So, you know, more, you know, more about the inside than anyone else. We're going to have you back. Don. Thank you very much. Thank you, eight forty three forty four actually now WBZ back to the news center. John stokes. Federal judge is blocking the Trump administration from asking about citizenship sent us on the twenty twenty cents is the judge calling the decision to add it arbitrary and capricious and the violation of the law and Atlanta police officer last night shot and killed a man accused of stealing an unmarked police vehicle against Asian. Meanwhile, three people arrested in connection to last week's fatal shooting of a Louisiana police officer repairing to go to work Shreveport cop Schettino pain was shot several times, but investigators have not shared a possible motive smaller quake recorded Tuesday evening off the coast of Maryland US Geological Survey says the four point seven magnitude quake was centered about one hundred thirty miles southeast of ocean city knows to NAMI warning issued Ohio democrat US Senator Sherrod Brown launching a two or three states that what can't pay early votes in the twenty twenty president. 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"carolina journal" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

WBT Charlotte News Talk

01:51 min | 2 years ago

"carolina journal" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"All right. So back to the news eight twenty three on the Pat McCurry show. Don van Davar is our guest coming up in our next. We've got a big pipeline controversy regarding negotiations between the utilities and the governor's office. And a lot of information coming to light WBZ TV's Nick auctioner on. Yeah. Him to both of them. They've done some stories on this. Everyone else seems ignoring it about except for the Carolina journal, but we're going to give you some more detail about the inside workings of state government. I've been there. I know it. So we're gonna give you more inside information on the what is now becoming a controversial pipeline that you're not hearing about here in Charlotte, North Carolina news cycles. That's next segment. If you were in Washington DC yesterday on Capitol Hill, specifically the Senate Judiciary committee. Oh, I thought that was the two thousand twenty presidential campaign announcement going on. By all the Democrats that were trying to get their shots at the new attorney general nominee, President Trump because the questions had nothing to do with what their job was it was all about speeches by potential democratic. Candidates for the president of the United States. William bar is of course, the the nominee for President Trump. And this is not his first rodeo he's done this before he was AG under George H W Bush. This is Bill bar in his opening statement yesterday. I did not pursue this position. And when my name was first raised I was reluctant to be considered. And indeed proposed a number of alternative candidates. I'm sixty eight years old partially retired and nearing the end of a long legal career, my wife, and I were looking forward to a peaceful and cherish time with our daughters and grandchildren..

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11:02 min | 2 years ago

"carolina journal" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"They didn't like they said thank you and put it in the circular file right now because of the twenty eighteen election, the supermajority. Or Republicans about the state house and Senate are gone, which means that governor ROY Cooper is going to play a much bigger role in the next two years because he can help guide legislation. If there's something the general assembly passes, he doesn't like he could be an only Republicans can get support in both the house and Senate for Democrats will they override it by guess is the Democrats are going to be much less likely. This time decide side with Republicans over the veto cover. Way Cooper guesses over this next two years. He's going to play a much larger role. Now, of course, he also is preparing for re election in twenty twenty. So that will create another wrinkle because the governor will want to stakeout somebody prime positions. Republicans who run the general assembly. We'll agree with him on some issues. I think they're going to agree on economic development, probably hurricane recovery some infrastructure items. Go. Gonna be a lot of issues where they disagree school choice size of government. Standing tax rates all of those things are gonna to by the Republican to run the general assembly and governor ROY Cooper, the democrat who runs the executive branch. They're going to be a lot of fights. And just as we saw over the past two years a lot of uncertainty about what's going forward. One thing. I would a guarantee is that we will probably see I should see problems. We will definitely see of the next couple of years a lot of legal action. Because the last two years were characterized by a lot of court fights between governor ROY Cooper, and our our Republican general assembly. My guess is that continues well into twenty nine the people who will probably like the next two years. Very well, our lawyers who work on all of these issues. Koci joining us at the Carolina journal, how can people follow you can follow me on social media at my name bitch, Koci, am I T C H K O K? I hope they will also monitor what's happening with Carolina journal. Carolina journal dot com or Carolina journal on social media. And also the John Locke foundation, we are John Locke NC on Twitter. Mitch koci. Thank you for joining us. Happy new year to you happy new year to you. Thank you for the opportunity joining us along the way to give perspective from various places across the country as Laura Belen. She is with the website, bleeding, heartland. She serves as their editor, Laura bell and thanks for joining us. Happy new year. Thank you paid your happy new year to you f for those who don't follow you closely, bleeding, heartland. What is about and what the cover it's a website, primarily focused on Iowa, politics, so campaigns and elections legislative politics. What state government officials are doing and social environmental issues as well. So on the east coast, Elizabeth Warren analysis, she's forming an exploratory committee. What's the reverberation there in Iowa? Well, I think the Iowa caucuses are wide open. And I'm very encouraged that we're going to have what looks like a large field of strong candidates. I was on a Facebook yesterday. And I saw I think most Democrats want to wait here for many candidates. But I definitely saw several people say they are all in Elizabeth Warren and those included people who had caucus for Bernie Sanders in two thousand sixteen. So I think most people are wanting to wait and see how field shapes up Elizabeth Warren, we'll have strong support here. And she was one of the few presidential candidates who didn't come out at all during twenty eighteen. And so I think when she makes her first to Iowa she's going to draw some pretty big audiences. I'm looking forward to hearing her. So who have you seen come to so far, what piqued your interest about those who have come? Oh. Who hasn't come to Iowa so far? I mean, we've had several of the declared presidential candidates are Representative John Delaney as been here. More than a dozen times. Andrew Yang has been here. A number of times, but Senator Jeff Merkley has been here nine or ten times. I think in the last couple of years we saw Senator Cory Booker and Senator Harris they both made trips within the last month or so before the election, they were very well received. A Representative Eric swallow has been here. A number of times, he actually had staff on the ground helping some Iowa democratic candidates during this campaign, and that was very much appreciated their many other candidates. I mean, I think easily more than a dozen people might run for president. And we've seen a lot of them come through many people did fundraisers for down ticket candidates. And and it's just interesting to hear. I mean, I'm looking forward to a healthy and vigorous debate. So you think also has a lot of support in Iowa as well, you mentioned Andrew Yang. There's a profile of him in the Washington Times this morning of one of the things that he kind of focuses on is this idea of an income for every US citizen a thousand dollars per mothers. Can you expand on that? And how does that play out in is that a different strategy than you've heard amongst other candidates? It's very different. I actually I went to that. I have a democratic waging which is one of the largest events of the year. It's up in clear lake historic surf ballroom, and there were four potential presidential candidates. They're and the one who is getting a lot of attention at the time was Michael ninety perc- ended up saying that he wasn't going to run for president. I don't think he was ever serious about running for president. But I thought Dave. The most interesting speech. It's an idea. We don't hear a lot about the universal basic income. He calls it a freedom dividend. They do something similar in Alaska where every adult gets a certain amount of money. They've they funded there to oil money. He has an idea basically technology type tax to fund this program. But one of the cases that he makes for that. I thought was interesting is that right now his wife is a mom carrot fulltime caregiver including two child with disabilities. And right now, our economy values are labor at zero. And if we had some kind of universal basic income at least, she and many many other people at caregivers are stay at home. Parents their work would be valued. And also that would be money that they could use to put into it could cover household expenses. But it could also help people start a small business. So I thought it was a very interesting idea. I mean, I don't know how much support he has right now. I think he still needs to become better known. But I thought the. Audience and clear lake responded favorably to it. And I think it's an idea that I I'm hoping that more Democrats will talk about it. It's something that almost asked the congress in nineteen seventy when Richardson was president walk us through the year ahead, particularly as we head through the caucus in twenty twenty what kind of major events will these democratic candidates have to go through. And and what are you particularly looking at? Well, I think one of the things for so many of them are in congress right now. So I think people will be wanting to see what are they going to stand for something? So for instance, what's going to happen with the shutdown who is are people going to be willing to cave eventually to give while funding to the president. I think that's one big question. Another big question for a lot of Iowa Democrats is healthcare. It was a huge issue in our congressional campaigns this year, and is, you know, some of the candidates are for Medicare for all single payer type approach others favors expanding the Affordable Care ACT's or something like public option. And I think that'll be a big issue that people are talking about. I think that campaign finance reform will be something that most candidates agree on. I think the democratic agenda. I think most people agree on. So I think the how much people want to confront Trump. I'm curious to see who anyone will come out for impeaching Trump. I think we'll have. To wait and see what a Muller report looks like. But I think that that could be about lying in the in the Iowa caucus campaign. I also think that a lot of people are going to declare a presidential campaigns. And I'm not convinced at all of them will still be in the race at the time that the Iowa caucuses happened in early twenty twenty it should be really. That's Laura bell joining us via Skype and sometimes as these things happen. You know, sometimes you get pauses. Let's try more bell. And are you there? I'm still here. I can hear you Johnson. Gotcha. Gotcha. You mentioned the shutdown particularly what kind of effect. Are. We seeing there in Iowa if any. Well, I mean there I would doesn't have the largest number of federal workers. But as you know, there are federal employees all over the country. And so and some of them are not getting paid. It's it's a staggered payment system. So some people got paid for the work that they did before the holidays that others haven't. And I think that there's a real misconception that federal employees are also well paid they can afford to go weeks and weeks and weeks without a paycheck. And it's no problem because they'll get their back eventually. So I think that that's an issue. I mean, one of the topics of conversation in Iowa is this trade war that we're having. I mean, the China zero soybeans from the United States during the month of November. They were that. I look reduces about a quarter of the country. Soybeans and China was major market for us. That is not there basically right now. So that's something that will have ripple effects through the economy, probably more than the federal government shutdown. But I mean, the federal government services, of course affects. A lot of people who don't directly work from federal government. I looked at your blog the other day, and you talk a lot about Justice issues. Particularly what's going on in Iowa. Can you highlight that for those who may want to follow the blog later, and why you posted those things? Yes. Well, we have a lot of Iowa has one of the best judicial selection systems in the country. We really since nineteen sixty two we've had a merit based system. So judges aren't elected and the governor is really restricted in who she or he can appoint as judges. We have nonpartisan commissions who screen candidates, and that's something that are Republican controlled legislature at may try to change this year, and our governor is open to changing that. And so I'm pretty concerned about that prospect because the judiciary is really well respected around the country because we have a much less politicize. Or it's the other thing is criminal Justice reform any that's been a major topic for me. I was a terrible state when it comes to racial disparities in our. Justice system. We have one of the worst systems of felon disenfranchisement were one of now only two states that disenfranchised most balanced for life. And so I would like to see changes in that. It's just something that we need to progress and need to improve. And so that's that's just been one of the topics over the years that I've enjoyed covering, but we have a vacancy right now on our Iowa supreme court, and that's one reason why the judicial selection system is kind of in the forefront. Here's the bleeding heartland.

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11:28 min | 2 years ago

"carolina journal" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"And so when it comes to this idea of the government shutdown. The Democrats are expected to unveil legislation to keep it open. They won't offer any new money for the president's wall. Do you think that's a good strategy or should Democrats offer something, well, let me let me just say something right now, here's what I think is the frustration. You think you're negotiating with Donald Trump? And that's basically a fiction you were really negotiating with Laura Ingram. Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and the rest of the boys and girls at Fox News. That's the problem. There is no person sitting there named Donald Trump who's going to tell you what the answer is about the wall. There is no saving face for Donald Trump. Donald Trump will be able to tell you when he wanted to go. She ate with the Democrats win. The Fox News w GOP or whatever you wanna call. It gives him permission. That's part of the problem when you had Pelosi. There isn't a negotiating person on the other side of the table. So what is she supposed to do? I think she's going to basically so to stay. The course. This isn't about a wall. This is about who's pulling Donald Trump strength and the problem for Donald Trump is he has to get permission from them. And that's something that Nancy Pelosi can't basically can't abide by Arnie Arnesen. You said you've started off talking about New Hampshire tells a little bit about the activity. What do you expect particularly this year? We heard about Elizabeth Warren. But what else are you seeing? And what do you expect to see in this year? Well, I mean, obviously, we're going to be seeing a lot of what's going on with the presidential campaigns, which unfortunately is also going to sort of have a maybe not necessarily a positive effect on what happens with state legislation because to to a large extent, the presidential political to the sucks the energy out of politics, except here's the good news. I think we're gonna see things like this. We're gonna see putting a minimum wage Bill on the table. What you need to know about New Hampshire. We don't even have a New Hampshire. Minimum wage that means that the feds ever got rid of a minimum wage, we wouldn't have them. So that means we're still at seven twenty five all the surrounding states have not only their own minimum wage. They're raising it Massachusetts just raised it starting. I believe today. So I think you're gonna see conversations about minimum wage, you're gonna see conversations for example, about legalizing marijuana all the states around us have done it where so sort of, you know, living in the dark ages a lot of these conversations. However, well, also sort of I think parallel what's happening on the presidential campaign. So to a large. If we're talking about bringing the bottom up the minimum wage conversations there the whole idea about legalizing marijuana is not just state issue. Frankly, the fans have to sort of step into this. So I think you're gonna see those kinds of things begin to happen. And I think that that's important. And let's also be honest here. Climate change is real let me repeat this everyone. Climate change is real it is costing us billions and billions of dollars. I think my state is going to begin to look at how they need to begin to operate to address climate change that is going to be a huge issue nationally. And then last, but not least I am pessimistic about the economy. The rest of the world is beginning to see I was significant softening in a recession. We're not an island. We are really part of that sort of international conversation. You saw what happened with Wall Street? I think we're due for a recession. The problem is we have an enormous deficit, which means you can't turn to the feds when there's a recession so states you're going to have to prepare for that. And they're going to have to make. The right investments and make sure that their economies can sort of hold together. I think that's another conversation that will be having as he watched. What's happening with the economy? Talking people follow your show. They can go to W and H M dot org. My show is called the attitude with Arnie Arnesen, we stream live from twelve to one every day, we podcast, and if you want to know, what's happening nationally internationally, and especially at the presidential level. We will be absolutely keeping cats and everyone from data to come to bite into my next door. Neighbor Bernie Sanders. This is Arnie artists and joining us for our conversation. One of many opinion is we'll have on during the course of the morning happy new year to you and thanks for coming on new year. Oh, it's a pleasure. Happy new year. Everyone joining us from North Carolina. Mitch Koci of the Carolina journal. He is their senior political analyst good morning to you. Welcome and happy new year. Good morning and happy new year to you. I hope it's going to be a great plenty nineteen. That is is this a sense of optimism that you feel then perennially at optimist. I'm also the sort of a realist as well to know that we're ever going to get everything that we want. But I think if you look at the where things are headed there, certainly plenty of things to talk about the DeLuca polarization right here in North Carolina. We're still still dealing with the fact that we don't know who our whole complement of members of congress because of a fight in the ninth congressional district. But despite that, I always look ahead with it with a sense of optimism at the beginning of the New Year's because at the beginning of the year. You haven't seen all the stuff that would make you a pessimist yet? So if you had guideposts to point you to your way about this optimism that you might feel what would you look at? Well, I think the thing that you have to look at is that the United States if we're looking at the national picture is still a one of the dominant countries our economy has been rolling along fairly. Well, now, of course, with the the tariffs that President Trump supports that's been something that's been a hindrance of economic growth, but largely were still in pretty good shape. Although we have had troops fighting overseas in the Middle East for the large part. We have been spared for decades and decades from World War. The economy is still growing developing countries are still a growing by leaps and bounds. So in large respects, if you look at the world in twenty nineteen compared to the world say forty fifty sixty years ago, you have to say in almost every measure United States and the world are doing better. And I think that will continue even though there's still going to be some challenges. We're going to have to deal with a lot of problems, including the increased political polarization, which I. I think everyone sees as big problem. How do you factor? The current thing that we're talking about in Washington, the shutdown and to your sense of optimism. How does it really make an impact for those folks who live there in North Carolina the people that you talking associate with? At this point. We don't really see a whole lot of discussion about it on a whole lot of impact. And I think largely that's because this shutdowns partial shutdown took place near the end of a calendar year people are shutting things down. Anyway, they're shutting down the work for the year, not really dealing a whole lot with the government. I think if the or to see some major impacts from the shutdown it's probably going to take back now moving forward after day when everyone starts get back to work, and they noticed that some of the things that we dealt with the federal government. We're not seeing these open, but I think so far most people dealing with the holidays visiting grandma and grandpa, and for the kids dealing with that now once we launched to the new year people will start to see an impact if any from the checkout now, I think one of the things that people who like to use the shutdown as a way to to try to get people moving together to try to get some sort. Deals. One thing that could be a downside for them is that if the shutdown continues and people really don't see a major impact on their lives. Then the shutdown loses a lot of its value as a scare tactic and people will say, wait a minute. If we don't we could live our lives, just as we are without these government agencies operating at full staff and a full power. Do we really need off his government agencies? So there is that danger that if people continue to live their lives, and they don't see a major impact on the shutdown. They might say why do we just stuff anyway in DC, Mr. Koci this time of year? There's always stories about new laws and regulations that go into a place across the nation. What's the picture there in North Carolina? And what do you think about you after you're all these layers of new laws being put into place? Well, I think someone suggested one time that we might be better off if every new law had to come along with a repeal of two previous laws, and that might be something. Good in North Carolina. We've seeks some interesting new laws are some election changes. We'd also see and you've probably heard this on the national level. One of our one of our do laws has gotten a lot of publicity is this one that would ban those who sell non dairy milk from calling milk. And so several other states in the in the US go along with that same measure than the people are so soya milk or almond milk. When be able to call it not anymore. You look at that. You say do you really need a law for that? This is the type of thing that probably people could figure out on their own. We at the at the John Locke foundation and a Carolina journal up at supportive of trying to keep government in it in its limited spot where does the things that he needs to do any lead people to run their lives the way that they would like to otherwise. So when you see a bunch of laws come into place that can always create a problem. Our big story here, of course, in North Carolina, dealing with the national picture is what happens at our ninth congressional district. This is something where the congress is coming back as you very well now, you're just a couple of days, and we are going to have a nice district congressman because our state board elections, which now no longer exists that board of elections refused to certify the results in the night special district. One thing that we do know is that the comeback from the last session of congress. Robert pittenger is not coming back. He lost a primer. Mary election any just announced within the last couple of days, if there is a brand new election with a brand new primary care in North Carolina. He's not going to be he's not going to try to get his seat back. So we do know the one thing we know about district is no Robert pittenger. But there's still quite a bit of interest and concern about who is going to be. I the Reverend Mark Harris who was the Republican unseated picture, you know, primary appear to have one on election day by about nine hundred dotes over a democrat new damage creepy, but there's still a lot of uncertainty about what's happening because of some irregularities involving absentee ballots in the eastern part of that district. And as I said, we don't have right now in election sports, and there's a fight between our governor and our general assembly about whether the governor could set up a temporary elections for the Republicans who are lead, the general assembly say go you can't do that. You don't have the power to do it. The new brand new election sports by law checks. At the end of January. So what happens between now? And then is uncertain. We know that some leaders the new leadership in the house of representatives in in DC as said, it's not interested in seeing the Reverend Mark Harris says the new congressman because of all of the sensor, and that in terms of political stories is probably the main thing we're watching your right now. North Carolina, hyper locally vary in North Carolina. You have a democratic governor ROY Cooper has two years left in his term. How would you? How would you? I guess bracket that the first two years, and particularly what faces them in these next two years. The first two years were very tough ROY Cooper because Republicans held veto proof supermajority in both our state house and Senate. So basically, they would go along with governor. If it was something they already wanted to do if you put forward a proposal at that..

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"carolina journal" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

WBT Charlotte News Talk

06:22 min | 2 years ago

"carolina journal" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"Day of November. Pat, mccrory former governor and mayor and host of the Pat McCurry show is on the line getting set for his show coming up at nine AM. And we are now five days away from the election. It is really close. And it's getting very interesting. In fact, there's a there's an article in the Carolina journal today. Governor that quotes an NC state university political science professor Andy Taylor who says, quote, my sense is if McCreevy loses and Harris wins than the dams are the Dem's aren't getting the house, unquote. He of us this this ninth district Ray says a bellwether of the national election at large across the country. Interesting addiction because he's a democrat. A role model democrat that they're trying to use throughout the nation. Try to pretend to be conservative. Staying away from close the ex-military guide, no political record. And then he's got third party groups attacking is opponent as a radical right winger. In fact, even using peice of Harris, and very very effective commercials that I think are misleading, but very effective especially trying to get the women's suburban vote and most analysts for saying the women suburban vote will determine whether or not Nancy Pelosi is the next speaker. Jon Stewart who is not nearly as front and center as he was the last few election cycles, but still makes his presence known now. And then John Stewart used to host the daily show, of course, says Trump's winning war with media by using their own narcissism against them. And this was in a discussion on CNN with Christine on poor. And she sat down with the two comedians. Jon Stewart and also Dave Chapelle. I wanna play you a clip here. John Lewis, we I think believe that our job is to navigate the truth. And to do the fact checking and all the rest of it. So I think that's what most of these journalists have taken it personally personally wounded in offended by this man, he baits them, and they dive in and what he's done. Well, I thought is appeal to their own narcissism to their own ego. Because what he says is these are the journalists and say, we are noble. We are honorable. How dare you, sir? And they take it personally. And now. He's changed the conversation to not that his policies are silly or not working or any of those other things. It's all about the fight. He's he's able to tune out everything else and get people just focused on the fight. So what do you think of that? I think he's dead on. I think the only people who are more narcissistic than politicians are members of the media. And of course, I've now both. Supposed to be the most. Really the only people with thinner skin than politicians are people in the media would accept tops the hardest working guy radio. Thank you very much. They are there. They cannot take criticism. They give criticism, but they can't take it. Well, it is interesting to hear somebody like Jon Stewart saying this, and I haven't heard the entire conversation with Chapelle sitting right beside him. But definitely something worth checking out there. Other things to talk about President Trump. Boy, you talk about I mean, he was here. Friday at a rally last night in Florida and between now and election day. He will have ten more events across eight battlefield states over the next six days that is I mean, you you've been on the barn burner tour before in your own election processes of this is pretty unprecedented in a in a midterm election. It's exhausting to hang a Trump. President Trump a seventy two years of age has incredible energy and what he's going to attempt to do and you'll see it. The media's going to continue to focus on Trump as it relates to the terrible shooting in Pittsburgh or pipebombs. The terrible violence that's occurring in our country and blaming it on Trump now, the capital momentum has gone Trump is going to try to bring it to you legal immigration and speaking of illegal immigration more gonna talk about the two eighty seven Jeep perga- with our sheriff today. Yes, sheriff Irwin Carmichael is going to be with us in the final segment of the Pat mccrory show today, and then right before that in our in our nine thirty five segment, we have attorney Bill Graham, our weekly legal segment. So so too. We're going to be talking about the fourteenth amendment and illegal immigration, Bill Graham, new segment every week at our show up. This is why we're the fastest growing get sick Carolina's radio because I have both tops in the hardest working guy in radio. And then we have a very narcissistic guy for politicians now media. Can't get any better than this. Twice the narcissist. Modesty will say. Speaking of immigration, one more thing here. I want to mention Trump saying last night in Florida are seeming to indicate that the border troops the numbers mega way up as in close to fifteen thousand troops that maybe headed to the border ahead of the caravan arriving another some conflicting, you know, Jeter out of Washington as to whether fifteen is actually accurate or not. But any way you look at it. It's going the numbers are going to increase. Should I if we were having a bunch of people rush? Charlotte Douglas international airport customs as they got off the plane. Guess what we do we probably call for enforcement and say this cannot have because we have our own border right here in Charlotte is people get off the plane. Why are we treating the board of our country any different where we do have customs have points of entry. People abused that we better call troops. Now. The question is what the heck do the troops. Do. All right much to talk about today on the Pat mccrory show all those stories, and like you said we'll also have attorney Bill Graham at nine thirty five then at nine fifty sheriff Irwin Carmichael with us on the Pat mccrory show. We'll talk to you. Then.

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"carolina journal" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

WBT Charlotte News Talk

02:16 min | 2 years ago

"carolina journal" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"In your bedroom listening to the pat mccrory show i want you to raise your right hand if you've ever bought something on the internet to avoid pain north carolina sales tax go ahead raise your hand no not if you're driving keep both hands on them i'm sorry if you're driving he both hands on the steering raise your hand and spirit right okay how many of you have tried to avoid pain less or more for a product because of taxes and ordered something through the internet a lot of us have but the supreme court has ruled that from now on you're going to pay taxes even if the store is not located in north carolina because when i was governor actually a rule was implemented at the store was in north carolina physically north carolina you'd have to pay taxes on it regardless in fact when i was governor i reconnected some funds from amazon for taxes that they should have paid in previous years and they should have probably paid fifty or sixty million dollars we got an agreement of ten million dollars this is the same amazon by the way that's getting a tax break from the city of charlotte and from the state of north carolina for bringing some jobs in near future i think they're getting what a twelve million dollar tax break if i recall from last week's conversation but so you're gonna have to start paying taxes even if you buy something from a mom and pop operation somewhere out of state or store this dot located north carolina so the question is now that the government post state government and local government's gonna get kind of a windfall of millions upon millions of dollars from you paint a sales tax on products and supplies that you weren't paying on attacks in the past what's the state going to do with that money according to the carolina journal john hood and north carolina depending on how the ruling is implemented state and local tax collections will go up by somewhere between two hundred million and four hundred million a year well the first question is is that already in their calculations on the budget that was approved during the past two weeks we don't know the answer to that question they meyer already have that in the.

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"carolina journal" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

WBT Charlotte News Talk

02:21 min | 3 years ago

"carolina journal" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"The fat mccourty show is every weekday from nine to ten yours truly alongside and the governor is on the hotline right now good morning laura and so uh i'd stay up late watching the sec tournament last night i did bad although i did for the highlight were they did that great privy for woody uh on the back of the uniforms of carolina impact we're gonna talk about that with henry him used to telecast with a woody back in the eighty to ninety seven injuries now in greenville it will go tell hear about some early woody dern story philosophy talk to the carolina journals rick henderson at nine fifteen today there are new developments on the carolina pipeline front the senate rules chairman north carolina senate rules chairman has called for a legislative hearing on the pipeline saga well the fifty seven billion dollar payoff between my old company duke energy and and governor cooper is not going away it's uh change the name of how politics and business work at north carolina and people want to find out how did it start who negotiated it what lobbyist were involved what organizations were involved and who gets the money and frankly should the money eaten the paid out and sadly of the governor's office is involved in this i don't like what the republican legislature is doing with it and i take duke energy should have said heck no but sadly they are willing to pay the money and speaking of governors the spotlight is on florida governor rick scott now because the florida house passed a school safety bill yesterday that includes new restrictions on rifles sales and a program to arm some teachers and so like i said the measure has gone to the florida governor and all eyes are on rick scott to see if he signs this girl the covers a good friend of mine and east rutted for the us senate although we outcome a now but all indications or rubbing for the us senate so if he runs for the senate and he signed the bill will the ripe will gun owners of pay him back in the senate election but if he signed the bill was the left give of many crowded or will they say that for not not enough so rick scott said a very precarious political position but noone rick you'll do the right things and.

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"carolina journal" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

WBT Charlotte News Talk

02:54 min | 3 years ago

"carolina journal" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"Hit sunday morning your with vince coat lose eleven to end any night three wbt lots of interesting conversation this morning and you still have the opportunity to provide your input 745 700 eleven ten onestorey i was intrigued by and frankly disappointed by his i have been largely supportive of the new attorney general the past few months as in jeff sessions very disappointed to read in the previous week one of the things the justice department's going to step up is civil asset forefeiture for those not familiar with this practice is practised by which the government can take your property and not even charged with a crime there will be more of this and this is all presented as a way to attack drug cartels that all sounds wonderful but there are people who have no connection to drugs whatsoever who've lost their property and they have no recourse none whatsoever what are these exciting caroline carolina journal has a good story about this how this is illegal in north carolina very comforting to know that their stories this will soon be easier for the feds to take your property even if you're not convicted of a crime jeff sessions nancy wednesday federal law officials expand civil asset forefeiture meeting they can more easily take your property without pressing criminal charges were following state laws supposedly this is the best way to fight drug crimes according to jeff sessions and do new dereck active to reverse obama era protections against such laws this practice allows law enforcers to confiscate money and property for probable cause of drug crimes legal in many states popular during the reagan administrations were on drugs in the 80s it's illegal north carolina but a federal loophole for the state's citizens protections this is rather unfortunate under an equitable sharing program states can partner with the federal government in forefeiture cases since state laws to apply under the programme north carolina law enforcers are free to seize property and assets as they see fit eighty percent of all the property or money taken funnel back to state in local law enforcers the remaining twenty percent collected by the us department of justice how much of they collected they've now stashed away four billion dollars and seized assets he money congress cannot touch it belongs to the.

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