Battleground NC


No, John Travolta is not the star. But YOU are.


  1. Apparently, UNC-TV did not actually ‘air’ this important Moyers documentary. It was only available to digital cable subscribers, which is currently a very small subsection of PBS viewers in NC:


  2. Chad E says:

    It’s a “must watch” piece for anyone concerned about what “Citizen’s United” and the past few years in NC electioneering mean for the future of our state and nation. Thx for posting it, Tom, and for the update, B.

    I encourage all to find 45 minutes to watch. If you love your state/country and are angered when a few ultra-wealthy-elite ‘Scrooge McDucks’ try to tell you what’s best for you/your kids, you made want to keep a pillow close-by to muffle your screams of rage at the audacity of Art Pope.

  3. Boyle at the AC-T reveals what many of us have known for the past year & a half:

    Does Moffitt want to dissolve Asheville?

    Darn tootin’. And he’s not just talking about Asheville. Biltmore Forest, Black Mountain, Montreat, Weaverville and Woodfin… you’re on the chopping block too:

    “He said that the city should be merged into Buncombe County government to head that off, and that a single level of local government is all we need countywide.”

    Those pesky towns and cities need to be swept aside, to make way for the New North Carolina Order. Y’all.

  4. And Nathan Ramsey agrees, but admits that it is “not popular in rural areas of the County”.

    He says he came to the conclusion that (“in a perfect world”) the City needed to be absorbed by the County, after a discussion with Asheville’s then-City Manager, Jim Westbrook, in 2000. Apparently, Westbrook (who had been recruited for the job by none-other-than Tim Moffitt himself), didn’t want to give up control of it’s water system or airport to the County.

    Off with their heads!

  5. TJ says:

    We’re sharing that video far and wide in FB…in and out-of-state.

    BTW, Moyers is now under attack re: his quality of journalism, for that story.

  6. Yes, the Pope machine is weeping that

    the one-hour program falsely portrayed the charitable work of the John William Pope Foundation and of our Chairman and President, Art Pope.

    Oh, the humanity!

    Moyers announced back in October that this January episode of Moyers & Company would be the last. Watch for the liars to claim that he was chased out of journalism in shame for his cowardly false attack on our Beneficent Chairman and President.

  7. TJ says:

    I was told he was independent of PBS, now. Maybe, we should invite him to go onto AshevilleFM. That would be a booster 😉

    Anyway, I would LOVE to see the Pope fanatics be put to shame by claiming they chased him off, and, see him post a rebuttal.

    It doesn’t get any better than that. It’s the next best thing to when McCrory claimed he had descended to dwell among us Moral Monday people, as if he were the invisible God.

    I thank whatever Gods people may believe in (or, not) that he brought his own rope that time.

    Maybe Mr. Pope will do the same.

  8. N.C.Rohan says:

    http://www.wral.com/news/state/nccapitol/video/13273615/#/vid13273615 NC Supreme Court arguments over redistricting on now….

  9. Pete Kaliner suggests that Asheville Vice Mayor Marc Hunt must be lying about Rep. Moffitt’s threat to abolish the City of Asheville. Riiiggghhht. Rep. Moffitt ALWAYS tells the truth when confronted with bullying behavior he thought would stay private…

    “No, we took that away from you.” Whoops. “I was just joking.”

  10. N.C.Rohan says:

    http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2014/01/08/new-year-same-old-deception/ Speaking of lying, here is a good breakdown of the Tillis Berger McCrory lie trying to deflect blame for unemployment cutoff on Hagan. They need to be called out far and wide on this Bull!

  11. TJ says:

    They’re showing their fear, though, too…

    Tillis ads are already running. It’s like when I was a kid, and, kids would want a headstart in a foot race. He’s feeling the need for a headstart in THIS race. I hope he’s kept on the defensive.