Corrections in the “Forsyth Insider”

January 28th, 2012 by scarlett Categories: Forsyth County, Winston-Salem Issues No Responses

by David Regnery
as posted in the Forsyth County NC TEA Party facebook group:

This morning, I received an copy of the “Forsyth Insider” an electronic newsletter paid for by the Committee to Re-Elect Dave Plyler. The article about the proposed carry ordinance currently being debated by the Forsyth County Commissioners caught my eye. It is well know that Commissioner Plyler is opposed to allowing law abiding, conceal carry permit holders from exercising their God given right to self-defense while enjoying our parks. He supports an outright ban and is expected to break party lines by voting with his Democrat colleagues against the Second Amendment.

There are two references to “truth” in the newsletter. I thought it only right to provide you with the truth by correcting an egregious error perpetrated in the article. Commissioner Plyler states that the proposed pro-carry ordinance would include: “handguns (pistols), bowie knife, dirk, dagger, sling shot, loaded cane, metallic knuckles, razor, stun gun, or other deadly weapon of “like kind” unless otherwise authorized by law.”

This is totally false! The ordinance championed by Commissioner Whiteheart would only include handguns. The other weapons quoted by Plyler are already prohibited by NCGS 14-269. In fact, the aforementioned “weapons” are prohibited to be carried concealed “except when upon that person’s own premises”. I wanted to share the “truth” with everyone, please pass it along and please encourage your Republican County Commissioners to support the Second Amendment.

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Forsyth County Taxpayers Should Not Have to Pay This Bill

January 17th, 2012 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: Forsyth County No Responses
Forsyth County Taxpayers Should Not Have to Pay This Bill

VICARIOUS LIABILITY: When one person is liable for the negligent actions of another person, even though the first person was not directly responsible for the injury. For instance, a parent sometimes can be vicariously liable for the harmful acts of a child, and an employer sometimes can be vicariously liable for the acts of a worker. (The ‘Lectric Law Library, http://www.lectlaw.com/def2/u035.htm)

Imagine that a manager supervises a staff for a large manufacturer, and during the course of his tenure he called one female employee a “crack ho,” another employee “fat” and a third a “dyke.” And he did his dirty deeds in front of other employees.

The three victimized workers then retain an attorney and file a lawsuit against the manufacturing company claiming sexual harassment and that the company is vicariously liable for that manager’s harsh and unconscionable behavior. At some point during this process it is discovered that this manager has been sued before for the same actions.

How long do you think it would be before that company’s brass would take action to not only fire the manager but also deny responsibility for his behavior, claiming he did not utter the offensive remarks as part of his job?

Well, this scenario exists in Forsyth County involving, of all people, elections director Rob Coffman. Coffman is currently being sued in Forsyth County, and Coffman has a record of being sued for sexual harassment. In 1995, he was sued for sexual harassment in Michigan and settled the lawsuit before it went to court.

Three former staffers — Pamela Johnson, Terry Cox and Deena Head — at the board of elections have sued Forsyth County, the Forsyth County Board of Elections and Coffman. The suit claims the county and board are guilty of negligence in hiring Coffman and not immediately firing him after accusations of sexual harassment came out. The suit also accuses Coffman of turning a blind eye to election-law violations.

These former staff members have accused Coffman of calling one employee a “crack ho” and saying that another one “runs her mouth too much and she’s too fat.” The suit also accuses him of calling an employee a “dyke” in front of co-workers and asking aloud whether a teenage girl who had won a costume contest had dressed “like a prostitute.”

County attorneys have filed a response stating that Johnson, Cox and Head “did not file official complaints with the county or follow the county’s internal grievance process.” County attorneys also asserted that the lawsuit should be barred on the basis of governmental immunity.

In the Forsyth County case, Head accused Coffman in the lawsuit of calling her a “crack ho.” In fact, Coffman acknowledged that a comment he made was “completely in the wrong” in a 2008 incident involving Head. He said he received counseling and has denied making any inappropriate comments since then.

Here is the interesting fact about all this for Forsyth County taxpayers: As this lawsuit unfolds, tax dollars will be spent to defend Forsyth County, the Forsyth County Board of Elections and Coffman.

What? Pay for Coffman’s personal legal bills? Yes, you read that right, and it should make every citizen in Forsyth County so mad you can’t see straight. The hard-working taxpayers of Forsyth County are paying lawyers to defend Coffman’s personal actions. The taxpayers are paying to defend Coffman’s comments in 2008 when he called another individual a “crack ho.” This isn’t right.

How did this happen? The Forsyth County commissioners voted on hiring an outside law firm and passed it. The only commissioner to vote against paying for Coffman’s personal legal bills was Debra Conrad.

As taxpayers of Forsyth County, we should demand that Coffman immediately be required to pay his own legal fees.

– Nathan Tabor
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Dale Folwell to Run For Lieutenant Governor 2012

January 17th, 2012 by WendyW Categories: Featured, Forsyth County, Press Release, State, Tea Party News 3 Responses
Dale Folwell to Run For Lieutenant Governor 2012

Update (2:11pm)- video- Why is Dale running?

Update-
Dale Folwell will be running for  Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina in 2012.

more info can be found at CanFixNC.com

For those who are concerned about the district in which Dale currently serves in, Debra Conrad is currently running for that position.

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I’m sitting at the Forsyth County Republican Party Headquarters in Winston Salem, NC. Speaker Pro Tem Dale Folwell is about to announce what his intentions for the 2012 election cycle. Numerous speculations have been made about what position would attract a leader of his caliber. Those in Forsyth County have been anxiously awaiting this announcement ever since he made it public he did not intend to seek reelection for his current House district that he has served four terms including this current term.

Stay tuned!

Video to follow.

No More Rallies! Tea Party Members on Glenn Beck

September 29th, 2011 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: Featured, Forsyth County, Interesting, Our Videos 8 Responses
No More Rallies! Tea Party Members on Glenn Beck

2 members of the NC Tea Party went to NYC for the very first Glenn Beck show and spoke about Tea Party groups no longer needing to form rallies and marches, instead we must roll up our sleeves and get work done as you hear in this clip.

Forsyth/Guilford Constitution Day Picnic

September 7th, 2011 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: Forsyth County No Responses
Forsyth/Guilford Constitution Day Picnic

Friday, September 16 · 5:30pm – 8:30pm

at Triad Park (Shelter #6) East Mountain St.

Join Conservatives for Guilford County and Forsyth County TEA Party for a casual evening of food, fellowship, and appreciation of the U.S. Constitution.

from www.constitutionday.com
“Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who, are born in the U.S. or by naturalization, have become citizens.”

Justice Newby and Scott Cumbie will be our speakers, and will be speaking of course, about the Constitution! :)
Friend Scott on Facebook and get to know him before the event-
http://www.facebook.com/scott.cumbie

(and who better to discuss the Constitution than a NC Supreme Court Justice/candidate?) Get to know Justice Paul Martin Newby-
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1331844913

Please bring a covered dish/pizza/bucket of chicken (and a drink); or purchase a “hot dog combo” of a hot dog, chips, and a drink at the event.
(Proceeds from the combos will help offset some of the costs of putting on the event.)

If you would like to make a donation in advance, you can do so online here-

http://goo.gl/mRx4Z

It will GREATLY be appreciated!

Special thanks to Conservatives for Guilford County for co hosting the event!
http://www.facebook.com/conservatives4gc

and to Mike Beitler, for agreeing to emcee the event!
Get to know Mike (candidate for Secretary of NC State, against Dem Elaine Marshall)
http://www.facebook.com/mike.beitler

RSVP on Facebook here-
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=209335782457742

and PLEASE help us promote this event! NC TEA Party is based in Forsyth County, join the Forsyth County NC TEA Party group here, and contact us about getting involved! Not on Facebook? Email Wendy@NCTEAParty.com to stay in the loop.