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Old 06-04-2008, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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Hi,

Just a couple of quick points:

Actual school policy that impacts the kids from day to day is set at the local level & the Chapel Hill - Carrboro system is among the best in the state and would hold its own in a national ranking as well. That is not going to change.

Some NC State policies are actually national models, for example how teenagers can get driving licenses.

At the local and state level, environmental protection is taken seriously.

We have the best beaches on the East Coast.

I know there are stupid people in the State government, but I think you find them in "liberal" states and "conservative" states - its the nature of State government. The same is true for politicians.

Thanks!!
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Old 06-05-2008, 11:32 PM
 
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geoff2v: put my political beliefs into action and effect political change. That's one of the things I'm looking forward to in my upcoming (22 days) move to NC.
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PDXmom : My Blue Friends in Portland, charged me with turning the state of NC Blue or at least Purple this next election. Good to hear there are other new comers who will be helping achieve this
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GucciLittlePiggie : its not uncommon in these parts to see someone STILL driving a Hummer with a Bush/ Cheney '04 bumper sticker! .......
we see them here in MA too. i try to cut them off and flip them the bird. they know why. it's the Massachusetts way!
You guys sound as spritually committed as missionaries to bringing your causes to the North Carolinians.

What kind of changes do you have in store for them if things work out in your favor?

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Old 06-05-2008, 11:42 PM
 
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Hi,

Just a couple of quick points:

Actual school policy that impacts the kids from day to day is set at the local level & the Chapel Hill - Carrboro system is among the best in the state and would hold its own in a national ranking as well. That is not going to change.

Some NC State policies are actually national models, for example how teenagers can get driving licenses.

At the local and state level, environmental protection is taken seriously.

We have the best beaches on the East Coast.

I know there are stupid people in the State government, but I think you find them in "liberal" states and "conservative" states - its the nature of State government. The same is true for politicians.

Thanks!!
You want see an example of a "strong activist" type of "progressive" goverment at the state level?

Look to NJ. It's an over taxed fiscal nightmare that's 32 billion (that's with a "B" folks) in the hole and their way of "fixing" it is to raise taxes, fees and drive away businesses.

The very people a state would want to keep are escaping in droves. Can't understand why.
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Old 06-06-2008, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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You guys sound as spritually committed as missionaries to bringing your causes to the North Carolinians.

What kind of changes do you have in store for them if things work out in your favor?
To turn NC into a copy of New Jersey. First step -- naming the rest areas of the new Triangle Expressway after local celebrities. Then comes the new law requiring anyone going to the beach to say that they're going "down the shore."
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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...We have the best beaches on the East Coast.
? ? Hmmm, a rather odd thing to mention in a thread comparing CH/Carrboro to the rest of NC ? ?
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Old 06-06-2008, 03:18 PM
 
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[quote=megh;3951898]Wow... liberals DO exist!! I was afraid my own kind had become extincted during the Big Bush era! LOL!!

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This entire discussion thread has given me a big chuckle -- believe me in Durham and Chapel Hill/Carrboro liberals dominate -- at least at the polls and the government reflects it. Most are very nice people though -- some of my best friends are liberals. But the politicians they vote in give me agita!

And NCHomeSomeDay, I am afraid there isn't that difference between Ma and NC liberals that you hope to find. However, there are some libertarians around.........I think they're the fit you are looking to find.
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