The Pete Kaliner Show

The Pete Kaliner Show

A daily podcast covering local, state, & national issues from North Carolina

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April 14, 2022 29 min

Texas Governor Greg Abbot just sent a busload of illegal immigrants to Washington, D.C. Plus: 17 gangs in Los Angeles are targeting the wealthiest residents for robberies; SC bank robber busted at strip club; cops search for pie-in-the-face attacker in Greenville.

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Alex Perez at Unherd.com explains why Hispanics gave up on the Left. Plus: Texas Governor Greg Abbott takes the fight over illegal immigration to the federal government - which has abdicated its responsibility in securing the border.

 

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A judge denies the attempt by former Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussman to dismiss his case. Trial is expected to get underway next month. Also: lack of confidence in election results didn't start in 2020; and Mark Meadows bounced from NC voter rolls.

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So-called "bike gangs" in Charlotte are terrorizing people in Uptown and Southend. Why can't law enforcement, the District Attorney, and the courts adequately address this problem by now?

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They're antisocial sociopaths seeking attention by terrorizing parts of Charlotte, but the "bicycle gangs" need a name. And maybe some uniforms. How can we expect them to graduate from their apprenticeship in criminality to lifelong loser, without appropriate flair? We really have failed them.

 

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The latest trend in Charlotte crime? Bicycle gangs. Why is this anti-social behavior being tolerated by law enforcement, parents, community leaders, and elected officials?

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Why NC Rep. Ted Budd needs to debate his opponents in the GOP primary race for US Senate. Also, Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson GAINED support after news broke that he paid for an abortion decades ago. Plus, Bidinflation gets worse and we commemorate the Halifax Resolves.

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Mark Walker says he rejected multiple offers from Rep. Ted Budd to drop out of the NC race for US Senate, in exchange for an appearance on the rally stage with former President Donald Trump over the weekend. Also, do you think Budd should just avoid debates for the rest of the primary?

 

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April 12, 2022 30 min

Dallas Woodhouse from The Carolina Journal joins discusses the latest polling showing Rep. Ted Budd leading Pat McCrory and Mark Walker in the NC race for US Senate.

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg continues to grow, but it's slowing down. Meanwhile, surrounding counties are booming. What does that mean for the future of Uptown? When do the costs of living in a city outweigh the benefits?

 

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Young people are posting videos under the moniker "Romanticize your life" attacking postmodernism - a philosophy that is incapable of revealing greater truths about life because it doesn't believe in truth itself.

 

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In 2021, the US population grew at its slowest pace in history. That doesn't sound good. Also, is the next tech backlash is about sex?

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The US House Judiciary Committee unanimously passed the Protect Reporters from Exploitative State Spying (PRESS) Act. It is billed as a way to protect reporters from aggressive government investigation, but will it actually give cover to liars trying to spread disinformation?

 

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The Great Potato Smashing of 2022 -- At a "disinformation summit,"  CNN's Brian Stelter and The Atlantic's Anna Applebaum demonstrated precisely how they are destroying the credibility of the news industry. 

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In virtually every comparison of mayonnaise vs. ketchup, mayo proves itself superior. Pete will die on this hill. 

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In voicing their opposition to proposed changes in the NC teacher compensation program, education activists inadvertently make the argument that it's impossible to distinguish the good teachers from the bad ones. 

 

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A brief rundown of North Carolina's recent history on teacher pay illustrates how leftist education activists want teacher pay to be based only on tenure and college degrees.

 

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A draft "licensure reform" plan is being considered by the North Carolina State Board of Education. Activists are attacking the inclusion of student test scores as a performance-based metrics. As well as assessments from other teachers. 

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As if a memo went out to the Very Online Elites, we see a spate of tut-tutting think pieces and pearl-clutching op-eds about how wrong it is to use the term "Groomer" to describe people who want to talk with your First Grader in secret about sex.

 

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The Biden Administration looks like it's going to use a fraud compensation program to wipe out billions of dollars in student loan debt - even though nobody was defrauded. Plus, we're expecting huge increases in illegal immigration... because the pandemic is over.

 

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