Saturday, July 22, 2017

Goldie Wells signs on to be just like Justin Outling and Tony Wilkins; Appointed before an election

"Councilwoman Goldie Wells announces candidacy for Greensboro City Council

Goldie Wells, who was appointed this week to fill the vacant District 2 seat on the City Council, filed today to keep it.

Just like Tony Wilkins and Justin Outling did, 
with the blessings of Greensboro's Oligarchs
 who are going to fund her campaign, just like before

...On Tuesday, the council voted unanimously to appoint her to fill the term of Jamal Fox...

Other candidates for the seat are: Felicia Angus, C.J. Brinson, Jim Kee and Tim Vincent.

Angus, Brinson, Kee and Vincent just got shafted by Greensboro's City Council, 
all owned by campaign contributors who receive taxpayer benefits 
in exchange for keeping our crooked elected leaders in power,
which is why they would vote for their patrons wishes, to keep the gravy train going 

The primary election will be Oct. 10. Election Day is Nov. 7.

Filing ended at noon today. The candidates are running for four-year terms this year.

Remember who voted to appoint a third City Council member
and  allowed said appointed leader to run for office

Contact Margaret Moffett at 336-373-7031 and follow @MargaretMoffett on Twitter.

I very enjoyed our interview in 2009 with with Skip Alston, Earl Jones, Alma Adams, Goldie Wells and Steve Bowden

Yvonne Johnson, Skip Alston and Robbie's self dealing vote for Skip's $150,000; Simkins PAC and money for family members

Concerned Citizens of Northeast Greensboro; Ralph Johnson / Jim Kee / Robbie Perkins / Skip Alston / Simkins PAC

On George Hartzman's Simpkins PAC interview and the White Street Landfill with Skip Alston, Earl Jones, Alma Adams, Goldie Wells and Steve Bowden

Yes Weekly: The Business of Elections in Greensboro

If The Rhinoceros Times received $26,030 in political advertising in 2007, how much could they not make if "Pay to Play" Ethics Rules are passed?

Why wasn’t the “Two Thirds Bond” proposal recorded in the Minutes of the City Council meeting or briefing on July 28, 2009?

Friday, July 21, 2017

What's The Relationship Between Jill R Wilson And Anita Wilson Sharpe?

Jill R Wilson is an attorney for the law firm, Brooks Pierce Law.

They do kinda favor, don't they?

How do I know Ms Sharpe's maiden name is Wilson? Because she used it when she commented and later deleted her comments on my facebook page. You see, Ms Sharpe, there is this thing called a screen grab that is better than lie detectors at catching people telling fibs.

And this one:

And along with deleting her comments she never replied to my follow-up question:

Anyone notice any resemblance between Jill R Wilson and Anita Wilson Sharpe? Is there any other evidence that might connect the two. According to the Guilford County Schools, Ms Sharpe lives at 5521 Drake Road.

According to the Guilford County Register of Deeds a lot of folks with the last name of Sharpe live along Drake Road. No less than 9 Sharpe families are listed as property owners. There are 3 Wilson families who own property on Drake Road. What does that prove? Nothing.

The only Jill Wilson I could find who owns property in Guilford County didn't appear to be who we're after. I suspect we might find a whole bunch of Wilsons just south of Drake Road in Randolph County but I didn't check.

But Guilford County Schools are still trying to justify charging "production fees" for public information requests at the direction of Attorney Jill R Wilson while failing to tell us How Much Is Jill R Wilson Of Brooks Pierce Law Being Paid BY GCS?

Considering that Jill R Wilson is the person who is looking through the public information requests to determine which ones the public is to be allowed to see, it only seems fair that her fees be made public too.

As a matter of fact: it's the law.

Justin Outling Violates State Ethics Law

In an article titled, Dirty pool: Justin Outling intervenes on city contract to protect interest of his firm’s client, Roch Smith jr is reporting that Greensboro City Councilman has acted in violation of North Carolina state ethics laws his position to block the awarding of a city contract from going to Cigna Health Insurance:

"Justin Outling abuses his city council position to help his firm’s client At this week’s city council meeting, however, there was such a brazen violation of ethical behavior, that it stood out as shocking."

And we're happy to report that Outling is no longer running unopposed. Roch updates his post to write:

"Update, 7/21/2017, 10:30 AM: Craig Martin has filed to run against Outling."

You, I and many others have tried our best. I fear now only the torches and pitchforks will show them the way.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

How Much Is Jill R Wilson Of Brooks Pierce Law Being Paid BY GCS?

Earlier today, after I wrote The Real Reason Guilford County Schools Is Adding A Charge For Public Information Requests, I posted a link to Facebook along with the question:

"What are they hiding?"

As you can see by the screengrab below it didn't take long before Guilford County School Board Member, Anita Wilson Sharp took it on her own to offer explain what was going on.

With no more prodding on my part she took it on her own to tell me the following:

Well apparently Ms Sharpe hasn't been around the block as many times as she'd like us to think as I already had my follow-up question ready before she answered:

Is it rude to ask follow-up questions? Why did Ms Sharpe never reply to my second question?

Then just as I expected her to do, Anita Sharpe deleted her comments from my Facebook post.

How much is Jill R Wilson of Brooks Pierce Law being paid by Guilford County Schools, why did Board Member Anita Sharpe delete her reply, and what are the Guilford County Schools hiding?

Related: Jill R Wilson Of Brooks Pierce Law Hiding Public Information?

The Real Reason Guilford County Schools Is Adding A Charge For Public Information Requests

If you ever had any doubt as to the motives as to why the Guilford County Public Schools are seeking to charge fees for Public Information Requests you only need read this letter from Chief of Staff, Nora Carr to Guilford County Board of Education Vice Chair, Darlene Garrett: Click to enlarge.

That's right, 136 requests in one year is supposedly overwhelming their system whereas the City of Greensboro handles thousands of PIRTs per year.

Can you say, cover-up in the making?

Tanger Performing Arts Center: Another Promise Broken

Remember all the promises that were made by Greensboro City Council concerning the building of the infamous performing arts center? Remember how they promised us it would be paid for with private money? As Roch Smith jr reports in Not a good sign, Council has City assume risk for arts center cost overruns. yet another promise to Greensboro voters has been broken.

Correction: Sam Heib was the source of the quote above.

But then we here at have been telling you that since this site was founded in 2012.

The cost of this project will exceed 100 Million Dollars before it is finished

I'm surprised men like Steven Tanger and the rest of the TPAC donors continue to allow their names to be associated with such deceit while the answers still elude us.

And interestingly, most of the naming rights are still available as of April 1, 2017.

I guess a lot of folks don't want their names attached after all.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

What Sharon Hightower's Neighbors Think of Her

This sign is hanging on a beauty salon on McConnell Road just around the corner from the home of Greensboro, District 1 City Councilwoman Sharon Hightower. Click on the photo to enlarge.

You can find the Facebook thread by clicking here, express your opinion of Sharon Hightower and join the many who are sharing the thread.

Neither Side Gives A Damn

The social liberal and the fiscal conservative in me would like to see Single Payer Healthcare and Universal Basic Income which when combined, would eliminate 79 (not a typo) 79 Federal Agencies and 126 separate anti-poverty programs, and replace them with only 2, saving the taxpayers Billions, perhaps Trillions of dollars every year and boosting the US economy to its highest levels ever according to the most conservative economists ever known to walk the face of the earth:

Conservative Economist Milton Friedman wrote in his 1969 book, Free to Choose:

"We should replace the ragbag of specific welfare programs with a single comprehensive program of income supplements in cash — a negative income tax. It would provide an assured minimum to all persons in need, regardless of the reasons for their need, while doing as little harm as possible to their character, their independence, or their incentives to better their own conditions.

A negative income tax provides comprehensive reform which would do more efficiently and humanely what our present welfare system does so inefficiently and inhumanely."

But unfortunately, the vast majority of conservatives in America don't know what a fiscal conservative really is or how being fiscally conservative really works: 
When Nixon tried not once but twice to push this through Congress the Democrats blocked it. Fast forward 40 years and the Republicans are blocking it. Can you say, "Neither side gives a damn about the American people as long as their side wins?"

Yes, a conversion to Single Payer Healthcare and Universal Basic Income would require government and government resources to accomplish. But as Milton Friedman pointed out it would require less government and less government resources than are being expended today. A lot less.

The third option is to do away with government altogether.

And when one advocates the abolition of government then one becomes an anarchist.

Are you willing to move this conversation forward, share it with others. Or do you intend to forever prove that "Neither side gives a damn about the American people as long as YOUR side wins?"

Monday, July 17, 2017

They couldn't let it happen

Yes we do

Same thing only different

Greensboro's local press and vested elite interests
control the dissemination of information available to the public
and manage decisions within their territory

Same thing at the federal level, only different

Who did they communicate with?

Who made the actual decisions?

David Wray

Sheriff Barnes keeping his mouth shut after he lost so much