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That may be what we are doing. They will be shutting down my county next. We have three cases so far out of about 49,000 people.
Commented: Thursday, March 26th, 2020 @ 7:12 pm By: Stan Deatherage
This is an odd post coming during these desperate times with the stock market crashing, and the economy teetering on the brink of recession, and Where's Joe Biden the presumptive Democratic Socialist nominee.

For the life of me, why would this nation not want to try a new president? Why not try the former U.S. Senator from a 3 county state, suffering from early onset dementia, and whose idea of getting his point across is to insult the objectors, or just challenge them to a push-up contest?

Why wouldn't this nation want that type of president?
Commented: Thursday, March 26th, 2020 @ 3:10 am By: Stan Deatherage
Bobby Tony, if you are out there, I am one chord (A/G#) away from playing this song. That breakthrough may come the next time I try running this one around the block.
Commented: Thursday, March 26th, 2020 @ 2:57 am By: Stan Deatherage
I am surprised that the General Assembly has not challenged the governor yet.
Commented: Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 @ 8:11 am By: Stan Deatherage
If these poll numbers are relatively true, I would pretend to sympathize with these sad folks, if were not so pathetic.

Wake up Americans, no one gets out of here alive; we are all dying each and every day of our existence. We, as a collective of the human species, die. Ultimately, this is what we most have in common.

The dying is not what is important, it is the living, so toughen up and stop moaning about what you have yet to fathom.
Commented: Monday, March 23rd, 2020 @ 12:39 am By: Stan Deatherage
Good point Clifton, and there in lies the conundrum in that the Constitution allows all states the right to make their own laws to manage firearms, providing it is a Constitutional law, and therein lies the question, which has been and will be interpreted by the Supreme Court.

Therefore, states need to be careful how they impose any regulations by law. Constitutional precedent is being made that will either further restrict our Second Amendment rights, or less restrict them.

Can you imagine "Where's Joe Biden" as president; not getting his way with the high court and then challenging the offending justices to a push-ups contest?
Commented: Sunday, March 22nd, 2020 @ 3:28 pm By: Stan Deatherage
Please show me in the constitution where it says I need a permit to buy a weapon or where I need to obtain a concealed carry permit to carry my weapon for protection.
Commented: Sunday, March 22nd, 2020 @ 11:03 am By: Clifton Pyle
Mr. Trump is on this. "Where's Joe Biden" is still complaining about "erecting barriers and Xenophobia"
Commented: Saturday, March 21st, 2020 @ 2:46 am By: Stan Deatherage
Ted, I like what you are doing here bringing splashes of news consistent in one form or another.
Commented: Saturday, March 21st, 2020 @ 2:41 am By: Stan Deatherage
Larry Klayman sues Ben Crump and Travon Family.
Commented: Friday, March 20th, 2020 @ 6:14 pm By: Ted McDonald
Big Money Wrongful Death Settlements seem to require Black Lives Matter and Max Media coverage. I am trying to find a big $$ White Civilian payout.
Commented: Friday, March 20th, 2020 @ 1:56 pm By: Ted McDonald
Attorney Ben Crump has over 70 YouTube videos for my Shelter-in-Place education.
Commented: Friday, March 20th, 2020 @ 11:42 am By: Ted McDonald
This post is an important reminder that we still have freedoms, and while Governor Cooper may have a probable right to close the schools, unless taken away by the NC General Assembly, closing businesses and other mass gatherings is a huge stretch since the governor has no NC Constitutional authority to do so.
Commented: Thursday, March 19th, 2020 @ 12:43 pm By: Stan Deatherage
When in Doubt, run in circles; scream and Shout.
Commented: Thursday, March 19th, 2020 @ 8:35 am By: Ted McDonald
What a loser and a dumbass
Commented: Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 @ 11:30 am By: Lynn Deatherage
Thanks; however, looking square into the jaws of history, I was probably just good and pissed when I wrote this, and, I should not be so reactionary in hindsight.
Commented: Saturday, March 7th, 2020 @ 1:51 am By: Stan Deatherage
In the clear view of hindsight, I now see that Don Cox may have been duped into playing a roll to weaken me in this election, so that other very committed Beaufort County RINOs could remove me from the county commission in this primary.

It was a longshot, but, after more than 50,000.00 campaign dollars spent in this primary by their side (the most ever spent in any Beaufort County commissioner election ever), and with the crazy limited voting format, they succeeded.

Since this election cycle when the Nominal Republicans took over the board of commission, Beaufort County Taxes have risen aggressively due to the highest spending in the history of Beaufort County.

Remember, these are so-called Republicans raising your taxes.
Commented: Friday, March 6th, 2020 @ 9:37 am By: Stan Deatherage
Wow! Don Cox had the "nerve" to call someone lazy? He is one of the laziest men I have ever seen. He stays on facebook the majority of the day trying to get some recognition and praise for himself through his constant food post,etc.
Commented: Thursday, March 5th, 2020 @ 4:03 pm By: Wanda Gail Keith
Don Cox is one of the most negative individuals I have ever encountered. He is an egotistical, know-it-all, but he doesn't know much at all in reality.
Commented: Thursday, March 5th, 2020 @ 3:59 pm By: Wanda Gail Keith
Well said Stan.
Commented: Thursday, March 5th, 2020 @ 3:56 pm By: Wanda Gail Keith
Stan, I have enjoyed reading your comments about Dox Cox. Sophistic, egotistical, Don Cox doesn't know anything about politics. I actually laughed out loud when I read some post about him recently. Don Cox Wikipedia is another good read.
Commented: Thursday, March 5th, 2020 @ 3:53 pm By: Wanda Gail Keith
Wow! One of my friends recently told me about these post. I could say so much here, but there isn't enough time to fully explain who Don Cox really is. He doesn't know anything about politics that is for sure. He had the 'nerve" to say someone is lazy? LOL He doesn't work 1/2 of the time. He is the true meaning of a lazy, big mouth know it all, who actually doesn't know much at all.
Commented: Thursday, March 5th, 2020 @ 3:47 pm By: Wanda Gail Keith
Answer(?): They are both Socialists?
Commented: Friday, February 28th, 2020 @ 11:34 am By: Stan Deatherage
Glad to see you back Ted.
Commented: Wednesday, February 26th, 2020 @ 10:54 am By: Stan Deatherage
Sports are very important for youngsters. Teamwork, learning how to win, learning how to lose, learning how to perform at an optimum level is critical in the development of our youth. It also brings communities together

The biggest expense in education is the mismanagement by a bloated administration through their bad management of spending, and student's expectations, and hugely, overpaid professors, who live one charmed life.
Commented: Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 @ 9:21 am By: Stan Deatherage
February 17,2020

As much as we wanted to call, we could not! It is against the law. It is policy.

This is not an exact quote as we donít recall word for word but this is what we were told
by the sheriffís jail Lt. Kathryn Bryan with Chief Deputy Rose present also. This was in May 2017.

We asked Chief Deputy Rose if he would get us a copy of that law. He said he would. He never did.

He would even tell the county attorney at a later time he had given us a copy of the law or policy.
But that was not true either.

But looking back how could he have given us a copy of a law that didnít exist?

We had gone to them for help. We even told them that day we were on a mission to try to make sure this didnít happen to another inmate and their family. We did not know the laws or who was responsible for calling but we wanted to try to see this didnít happen again and to find out who was responsible for calling.

After that meeting and being told they could not call Coryís emergency contacts we would contact and visit officials with Vidant hospital.

We knew we had to find out what had gone so terribly wrong. No other family or their loved one should go through this.

From there and moving forward looking for answers and making endless contacts with many other agencies we would find out in time that there was no such law to support what we were told by Bryan and Rose.

We found out what they had been telling us from the very beginning was not the truth.

So we ask ourselves why would or could they so easily be untruthful to us and why?

Again while looking us straight in our faces, and we were so very emotional that day, tell us as much as they wanted to call us they could not. It was the law.

No they were not telling us the truth!

The sheriff made a decision on those two days. He made a conscious decision. He could not have been following any law. There is no law prohibiting him from calling an inmates emergency contacts.

So we continued on.

Then in 2019 as we continued to search for answers the sheriff told us that he did not want to call and he did not have to call!

Because he didnít want to call and he didnít have to call? Yes he said that.
But why or wouldnít he want to call?

You know a young man in your custody has been admitted to ICU with pneumonia and sepsis and you have their emergency contact number and you tell the family you didnít want to call, you didnít have to call.

That is not a reasonable nor is it an acceptable answer.

A decision not supported by the law. Not supported by ethics. Not supported by humanity? Not supported by doing the right thing. Not supported by anything.

Why would he not call the emergency contacts given by Cory for just such emergencies?

Inmates are asked for emergency contacts, not just here in Beaufort County but all over the country, there are medical and ethical reasons for this, and the inmates are told these are the ones that we will contact for you in case of serious illness or injuries.

Why do or would they tell inmates this if they canít call? There is no logic there.

if we are to believe what the sheriff has told us that (he didnít want to call Coryís emergency contacts that he didnít have to call)

Shouldnít they be telling the inmates in Beaufort County when they ask them for their emergency contacts that this means we will call your emergency contacts if the sheriff decides he wants to.
That he doesnít have to call but if he decides he wants to call he will but if he doesnít want to call he will not.

Does that sound right to anyone? Again is that logical?

These are some of reasons we knew something was missing from Coryís story. There was no logic behind what we were being told.

There are so many things that just doesnít add up. It makes no sense at all. Why would we be told something not true from the very beginning with their stories continuing to change.

Something is so very wrong here.

We are thankful for those that will listen as sometimes it just has to be put in words, these things we know to be the truth.
We have and are living this.
If we were not I too may find it hard to believe. But I tell you this is the truth.
We have been living this since May 8,2017.

The sheriff said he would do the same thing all over again.

We seek truth, accountability and justice for Cory and for others so this will not happen to another family and their loved one.

As from the beginning we are thankful for your prayers and support.💙
Commented: Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 @ 8:39 am By: Debra Anderson Whitley
No. You put it up already this afternoon.
Commented: Monday, February 10th, 2020 @ 6:15 pm By: Stan Deatherage
This is happening too many times across this country. We are thankful to see responsibility and accountability being acknowledged and changes being made.
However here in Beaufort County,N.C. that is not the case. Cory Anderson died while in custody of the Beaufort County Sheriff Ernie Coleman in May of 2017. We have been searching for answers and asking for change and justice for almost three years now. We need the truth as to why Coryís emergency contacts were not called. The sheriff did not notify Coryís emergency contacts. As of July 2019 the sheriff in a conversation with a family member said he would do the same thing all over again. This is wrong! He has acknowledged no responsibility. There must be change. The Sheriff saying that there is not a thou shalt call policy or I didnít want to call should not be acceptable to anyone. This is an absolute wrong. We must have change here in Beaufort County. These are our loved ones, your loved ones or a friend or neighbors loved one. We will keep standing up for whatís right. It gets no easier. We pray for truth, justice and change here in Beaufort County, N.C. We will keep standing for Cory and others and their families.
Commented: Friday, January 31st, 2020 @ 10:59 am By: Debra Anderson Whitley

Commented on Aspire to Inspire

The better title here should read: "Fake News Propagandist April Ryan, who Poses as a Journalist Visits ECU".

This is not a smart woman, who actually possesses no functional integrity.
Commented: Saturday, January 25th, 2020 @ 8:57 am By: Stan Deatherage
Nice image of the infamous Loretta Lynch. Whatever would Infamous Loretta Lynch have to do with justice? Well understanding her history, I am not so sure what she has to do with diversity either.
Commented: Friday, January 24th, 2020 @ 4:23 am By: Stan Deatherage

Commented on Okay is not okay

I appreciated the irony of your post, of how hand gestures can reveal to what extent one is "woke", and I realized something: Even without all the inference of hand gestures, I may actually be a bona fide White Nationalist.

Clearly I am White (as if that should matter in anything these days), and clearly I believe in my nation beyond all, save our Lord.

Does that make me a "White Nationalist"?
Commented: Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 @ 6:46 pm By: Stan Deatherage
The House of Representatives' resolution to institute an unconstitutional "War Powers Act" upon the Executive Branch is yet just another event, where the non patriot leadership of the House wants to reassure their non patriot base of voters that they will continue to "Resist" Mr. Trump, even if it means giving Aid and Comfort to the Enemy.

That is all that the Democratic Socialists resolved today in their simple act of self-imposed "Resistance".
Commented: Saturday, January 11th, 2020 @ 8:47 am By: Stan Deatherage
Hood is correct: He knows more about the inner workings of the jail than any other Beaufort County commissioner serving or alive.

Since Beaufort COunty has been run by Nominal Republicans for so long, there has been and will tx increases each year until the board of commissioners is adjusted by the electorate to reflect a more conservative and pragmatic style of management of the People's government.

A new jail now piggy-backed on many years of wasteful spending would only exacerbate Beaufort County's tax and spend problem.
Commented: Thursday, January 9th, 2020 @ 11:46 am By: Stan Deatherage
The Soleimani Hit was a smart and courageous move by our President and our military.

Equally as big as the Bin Laden kill, this decisive elimination of evil kind will pay well for the good efforts of our best citizens, as well as the subjugated Iranians, who yearn to be free of this theocratic evil.
Commented: Friday, January 3rd, 2020 @ 7:46 pm By: Stan Deatherage
Perfect comment for this post about the Man with the "Perfect Phone Call".

Mr. Trump is an enigma of a human being, but, a very successful president, and scandal free (in real terms).

After 8 years of Obama, he has been a pleasant relief.
Commented: Wednesday, January 1st, 2020 @ 11:53 am By: Stan Deatherage
I know. One should never cut their fingers on the sharp edges when that multi-ply paper just is not quite thick enough.
Commented: Wednesday, January 1st, 2020 @ 11:43 am By: Stan Deatherage
In my work career, I have been in plants that produce almost everything that we humans consume. The old saying about not wanting to watch how sausage is made is true of almost everything we eat, including vegetables and the ever popular American Hot Dog.

Your article is right on point, It has indeed been a strange year (and years since 2016). I must admit I still cringe at the boorish behavior of the President and his over the top tweets, but I attribute a good bit of that to the New York persona. Highly populated Urban Environments tend to put a hard edge on people while living in a fantasy land like Hollywood tends to erode the cognitive cells of even the most bleeding of hearts.

"Hey, I'm walking here!"

In a way is it possible that without men like Georgie Patton and Douglas MacArthur we may be speaking German or Japanese today. Neither of them had a penchant for Politically Correct grammar.
Commented: Wednesday, January 1st, 2020 @ 11:39 am By: Bobby Tony
It may all depend on just how large those "occasional nut shell pieces" are when they complete the cycle on the way to the Sewage Plant.
Commented: Wednesday, January 1st, 2020 @ 11:29 am By: Bobby Tony
The "occasional nut shell pieces" is the very extraneous fiber that not only improves diet, but increases the profit margins of these social conscious corporations everywhere.
Commented: Wednesday, January 1st, 2020 @ 11:11 am By: Stan Deatherage
Many Doctors will tell you the one of the biggest dangers to your health is SUGAR. But saving the world from CLIMATE CHANGE has such a much better ring to it. Don't forget to look out for those "occasional nut shell pieces"

I think I can safely say I have broken my resolution, but I doubt anyone actually placed a bet considering the long odds.

Best Wishes for a healthy, prosperous and safe new year.
Commented: Wednesday, January 1st, 2020 @ 9:39 am By: Bobby Tony
Happy New Year and Merry Christmas to the perpetually innovative Bobby Tony - saving the World one breakfast snack at a time.

Thank-you Bobby Tony. You have proved that the World still needs you.
Commented: Wednesday, January 1st, 2020 @ 9:29 am By: Stan Deatherage
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