A curious situation has developed in Morrisville, where a councilman submitted multiple survey responses favoring a bond project. An investigation has concluded councilman Steve Diehl submitted 12 of 101 surveys. He says it was a technical glitch; he didn’t think his online survey had been received. Councilman Mark Stohlman says that’s not a credible response.
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“I stand by the truth. I know I did not seek to do anything wrong. My conscience and motivation is clear,” Diehl said.
Stohlman said he wasn’t buying Diehl’s explanations. He said there were no glitches reported for the online survey. Stohlman asked for the investigation after reviewing the IP addresses on the questionnaires. He said he asked to see the survey responses because he was surprised at the larger than usual number of responses.
The Durham City Council has approved its new budget. It includes a hike in the property tax rate by 1 cent, up to 56.75 cents per $100 valuation. Also included is a special tax for those in the downtown area.
Downtown property owners also face a 7-cent tax increase to pay for promotions, special events and hospitality services in a “Business Improvement District.
When you consistently elect people who believe growing government is the goal, this is what you get.Read full article » 1 Comment »
With this story, radical feminists prove again that they’re all about leftist beliefs, not opportunity for women. If you’re pro-abortion, pro gay marriage, and demand that the government and business provide you special treatment and goodies, they love you. If you believe anything else, you draw insults and scorn.
The latest example of the tired movement’s intolerance comes from Sonia Pressman Fuentes, co-founder of the National Organization for Women, and others. They object to former First Lady Laura Bush being honored for her work related to breast cancer and heart disease by the Sewall-Belmont House.
Twenty-two women, including former members of the museum’s board, have penned a letter to the museum in protest of Bush’s selection for the Alice Award, as first reported by the Washington Post. Sonia Pressman Fuentes, co-founder of the National Organization for Women, led the charge.
“When I read that the award was going to be given to Laura Bush, I felt as if I’d had a sudden onset of Alzheimer’s,” she told Yeas & Nays. “I couldn’t believe my eyes.”
Someone please tell the feminists it’s not 1965. One would think the feminists would embrace that women are making choices that are right for them and leading happy, productive lives.Read full article » No Comments »