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WBTV's 78 Second Sound Bite On CMPD Officer Pay

It didn't have a lot of substance, ran less than 90 seconds and didn't get a lot of traction after it aired. But WBTV's sound bite on Officer pay was at least a start.CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) Raleigh Police are on their way to CharlotteShow More Summary

Pfc. Donald H. Dufault USMC Killed In Action March 5, 1945

73 Years ago this week Donald H. Dufault, the son of my great aunt Alice (Duty) Dufault, the divorced mother's only child was killed in action on the island of Iwo Jima. You might recall the massive uproar over President Trump's conversation with the widow of Sergeant La David Johnson in what would be later called the Tongo Tongo Ambush. Show More Summary

Hope Hicks

No big secret my fascination with Hope Hicks. I can't help but notice the ever so faint grin, as if she had just left behind a bomb that was about to go off.

Throw Back Thursday "Freedoms Being Lost" 1979

The more things change the more they stay the same. Back in 1979 a speech was given to a large gathering of Charlotte business leaders during the Charlotte Rotary Club’s annual public business luncheon held “Uptown” at the then new Radisson Hotel. Show More Summary

TrackPad a Dog Story

The following dog story is via the Twitter Feed of Angry Staff Officer Follow him on Twitter via his handle is @pptsapper So I ran into a former 13F (artillery forward observer) today at a party. Naturally we started telling Army stories. Show More Summary

Charlotte Fire and the Letter

Its often hard gauge fact without a base line. We are bombarded with never ending claims of racism and sexism to a point where the never ending claims become the new base line so that only the most horrific repulsive acts get our attention. WSOC...Show More Summary

2018 Grammys Complete List of Winners

Album of the year Awaken, My Love! – Childish Gambino 4:44 – Jay-Z Damn – Kendrick Lamar Melodrama – Lorde 24K Magic – Bruno Mars - WINNER Record of the year Redbone – Childish Gambino Despacito – Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee feat Justin Bieber The Story of OJ – Jay-Z Humble. Show More Summary

Veterans Day 2017 Korea Was A Long Time Ago

Saturday is Veterans Day. One of our lesser holidays that we note each year, but always seem to forget the real purpose behind. Often confused with Memorial Day but without the Monday Federal Holiday and banks and the post office are open. Show More Summary

Styrofoam Cups

Mrs Cedar and I have enjoyed Red Rocks in South Charlotte for more than 20 years. It's our go to place where we always feel welcome. So, what should have been a quiet dinner for 2 turned into a surreal night, of odd. Admittedly I'm a...Show More Summary

City Leaders Write Million Dollar Check To Crystal Eschert

It's finally official, the City of Charlotte City will pay $1,135,100.27 to Crystal Eschert, which includes back pay, compensatory damages and Eschert's attorney fees. The total cost of the Charlotte Fire Department's experiment as Facebook police won't be known for some time but it is expected to exceed $2.5 million. Show More Summary

How FAKE NEWS Happens

3 major networks with vast operations equipped with state of the art news gathering technology and 1000's of staff on their payroll. Yet they each progressively embellished the others breaking story. The progression is pretty clear,Show More Summary

LaWana Mayfield Compares Donald Trump to Hiltler

Local moon-bat LaWana Mayfield goes coco bananas over Donald Trump and quickly starts trying to walk back her comments. Early Friday morning Mayfield tweeted: For All who read about Hilter you are Now Living how he reigned in #45 #DraftDodger...Show More Summary

Observer's Panthers Beat Reporter Jourdan Rodrigue Still MIA

With what has now become a likely permanent exit Jourdan Rodrigue ha s been missing in action for two weeks. Rodrigue went into hiding soon after a couple of her racist tweets surfaced during the fallout from her run in with Panthers...Show More Summary

Katie Jones Murder Case Solved Suspect Under Arrest Or Maybe NOT?

It's one of those stories you hope is true, a year long unsolved homicide of a sweet young girl gunned down in a popular neighborhood, solved. An arrest made case closed. But it was not to be, at least tonight. Twenty six year old Ketie...Show More Summary

Kyle Maraghy Court Date Set

Kyle Maraghy the punk who sucker punched an elderly Panthers fan during last Thursday's game now has a court date. November 30 in court room 1130. It should be fun as Maraghy's lawyer some slim ball that his father apparently hired, claims that Maraghy was being taunted. Show More Summary

Your Money - Mecklenburg County Auto Property Tax Sham

Did you know Mecklenburg County Vehicle Property Tax Collection is woefully inefficient? Not hard to notice the number of Charlotte drivers/owners with expired (no tax paid) tags on any given day. According to my CMPD guys the number of expired tags out there is crazy huge, so much so that they avoid routinely stopping drivers for expired tags. Show More Summary

Kyle Adam Maraghy Arrested For Beating Up A Senior Citizen at Bank America Stadium

The attack that took place during Thursday night's Eagles vs. Panthers game has gained national attention on social media thanks to a video taken by a fan seating nearby, By Friday morning Chalotte Mecklenburg Police were searching for Kyle Adam Maraghy. A few hours later, they announced he was arrested and charged in connection with the incident. Show More Summary

Robbie Jaeger December 23, 1979 - October 5, 2017

Maybe there should be a Yelp for Memorial services. Criteria being location, convenience, timing, ambiance, staff, emotional support, general sincerity of the pastor and in this case production value? If there was I'd rate the memorial service for Robbie Jaeger Five Stars. Show More Summary

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell National Anthem Memo

MEMORANDUM To: Chief Executives Club Presidents From: Commissioner Goodell Date: October 10, 2017 Re: Fall Meeting/National Anthem We live in a country that can feel very divided. Sports, and especially the NFL, brings people together and lets them set aside those divisions, at least for a few hours. Show More Summary

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