7 legislators failing to detail campaign payments to themselves – The News & Observer

The Political Agitator’s response: This is what you call Republican White Privilege (RWP). when black folk steal a few crumbs they are called thugs and other. Well what do you call these jokers? I look at how the Ignant Racist White Folks and ignant Safe Negroes have a problem with blacks in majority but look at what this majority is doing. Hey all of them are just wrong so let’s talk about all of them and not just black folk.

Seven state lawmakers in North Carolina, including Senate Rules Chairman Tom Apodaca, have reimbursed themselves for thousands of dollars in campaign spending without reporting details of those expenditures.

The State Board of Elections says candidates are required to itemize those reimbursements so that state auditors and voters can tell exactly how the money was spent. House Speaker Tim Moore recently had to re-file his reports because auditors found unitemized credit card charges. (Source: Read more)

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The Terrorists Among Us – Slate

The Political Agitator’s response: I totally agree with, “Forget Syria. The most dangerous religious extremists are migrants from North and South Carolina.”

Another terrorist attack. Another grim tally of the dead and wounded. Another killer full of hate, from a land that breeds such men. Like millions of migrants before him, the perpetrator crossed the border unchallenged. And like others, he struck our country without warning.

Our politicians say they’ll stop these killers. They talk about building walls and vetting refugees. If we were serious, we would do it. We would seal our borders against North Carolina.

North Carolina? It sounds absurd. When we think about immigration and terrorism, we think of Syria. But that’s not where our casualties are coming from. On Friday, a gunman killed three people and wounded nine more at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado. The suspect is white American Robert Lewis Dear. When police apprehended Dear, he uttered . . . (Source: Read more)

NC’s regrettable use of $8 million – The Charlotte Observer

We’ve long wondered what the legislature’s wrong-headed laws are costing North Carolina, both in reputation and in taxpayer dollars to defend them in court.

It may be impossible to put a precise dollar figure on the state’s reputation, but we now know the legal cost: More than $8 million.

The Associated Press reported last week that the Republican-led General Assembly has budgeted $4 million a year for the next two years to pay outside lawyers to defend controversial N.C. laws.

The legislature’s outside legal costs have totaled more than $3 million just since July 2014, the AP reported, mostly to defend its election reform bill that included photo ID and other provisions. (Source: Read more)

No, Bishop Paul S. Morton says, he hasn’t endorsed Donald Trump’s campaign: Jarvis DeBerry

The Political Agitator’s response: Bishop Paul Morton Gets It When It Comes To Donald Trump For President. He hit the nail on the head Trump is a bully. 

Bishop Paul S. Morton, the former pastor of Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church in New Orleans, was listed among the 100 black church leaders that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said would be endorsing him Monday, Nov. 30. But Morton, who in 1994 founded the Full Gospel Baptist denomination and has pastored in Atlanta since Hurricane Katrina, said in a tweet Friday that it’s not true that he’d be endorsing the candidate.

“I was asked 2 meet with Mr Trump too,” Morton tweeted, “but I refused because until he learns how to respect people you can’t represent me thru my endorsement.”

The word “too” that Morton uses in his tweet is significant because he’s not the only black religious leader who says his or her name has been wrongly included on a list of Trump endorsees. (Source: Read more)

See related: See Video Of Bishop Morton

Joel Osteen: Just Another Christian Preacher Robbing His Followers And Exploiting Their Faith – Greenville Gazette

The Political Agitator’s response: Ya’ll better stop lying on Preacher.

Joel Osteen presents himself as a famous pastor trying to uplift others and offer encouragement contrary to the traditional ways of preaching that condemn everything people do in the world… This wouldn’t be a horrible way to try and inspire people, if it weren’t for the way he plays on people’s faith and demands money in return for his useless sermons.

Osteen has offered to pray for others, but there is a price of $20 to $50 for each prayer. He claims that the money will be spent on the church, and that by spending your money there you are pleasing God almight… But the money goes straight into Osteen’s pocket. Becaue he is manipulative and uses people’s faith against them, and to rob them of their own hard earned money. To give you an idea of how much money this rat has stolen from people, here’s a picture of his insanely large house: (Source: Read more)

Yes, there was more than one Black Wall Street: Tell these stories to your children – Financial Juneteenth

Black Wall Street has been used to name three different locations:  Parrish Street, Durham, North Carolina;  Greenwood, Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Jackson Ward, Richmond, Virginia.  Below are some facts you may not know about the African American business districts.

1. Parrish Street in Durham, North Carolina was known as Black Wall Street in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.  Its name was patterned after  Wall Street in New York City.

2. In the early days before railroads had been built in the area (Durham, North Carolina), agriculture had been the predominant industry apart from a few instances of transporting livestock.

3. The rise of the commercial district  in Durham, North Carolina, can be attributed  to the efforts of the “Triumvirate” of the Black community or the “black captains of industry”, as described by Booker T. Washington, namely, Charles Spaulding,  John Merrick and Dr. Aaron M. Moore who had been responsible for the success of North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance which spearheaded the rise of the financial district. (Source: Read more)

I Love It When Folk Used To Be On Facebook But Now Have A Problem With It

Well whoop the do!

I love it when these folk say they don’t get on Facebook anymore as if it is the worst thing they have ever seen.

Obviously for these folk it was all good when they used Facebook for their time and season but obviously their time and season have ran out. They probably used it to attempt to make them selves out of someone other than who they are, to show off their person be it their body, their clothes and other.

Well if Facebook is used in a positive matter such as educating folk about what is going on with them, sharing positive moments with family and friends and other things that makes sense, then I find Facebook to be a great way to communicate.

Wow! I have connected with family and friends that I have not been in contact with for years. It is good to be able to communicate in real time at the touch of a key.

When I first began using Facebook, I seen it as a tool to reach folk outside of my blog. When I post to my blog it automatically goes to my Facebook page, Twitter, LikedIn and Instagram social media sites.

Since I am still using Facebook for what I started out using it for, I have no problem with it today.

Sometime I see stuff on Facebook and I be saying what? When I see some stuff on Facebook that I feel a need to send the person an instant message, I do just that. Some things don’t need to be on Facebook but it is no different than anything else, you gonna have some good and bad.

One good thing about it all is that at any point and time folk have the right to delete their page, delete their friends and etc. I don’t delete folk unless they become harassers or just post a bunch of filth. I tell folk from time to time to delete me because I am going to say what I mean and mean what I say and if it offend them I understand.

“I have no permanent friends no permanent enemies only permanent interest!”