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Art Pope

James Arthur Art Pope (born May 5, 1956) is a North Carolina politician, businessman, attorney and philanthropist.

North Carolina Koch Brothers Pat McCrory Supreme Court Governor Pat McCrory North Carolinians Thom Tillis Amy Goodman General Assembly Bill Moyers John Locke Foundation Civitas Institute Koch Bros Kay Hagan

NC Supremes' 4-member majority are a wholly owned subsidiary of Art Pope and the . Paul Newby doesn't even hide it.
I dream of a Johnny Manziel that drinks tea before games and reads The Art of War for fun.
Olivia Pope with so many deadbolt locks, state of the art alarm system, yet people get in effortlessly. What's up?!?
Lee Roberts leaving post as NC budget director served for about 16 months after succeeding Art Pope.
"all nature is but art unknown to thee" ~ Alexander Pope
Roberts had replaced Art Pope about 1.5 yrs ago
We've noticed some cabinet members arriving at the mansion. Art Pope is also inside. announcement.
Don't forget the Kochs, Adelson, Art Pope, and the DeVos family in Michigan. They're funding this RW takeover using ALEC, SPN, AFP
.Facts show failed record so he relies on Art Pope's echo chamber propaganda instead
I'm gonna go be a religious man so I can go stay at the Buddhist tiger temple and learn the art of taming tigers and not eating after midday
He's Back – resuming Domus preaches, Pope says "pastoral plans" that shirk "God's path" are of the "antichrist": https:…
Art Pope is one of the most powerful political operatives in with orgs that get funding from the
Resuming morning Mass at says 'abiding in God is the breath of Christian life, and style':
.attacks for doing its job tthats what happens when you're a McCrony owned by Art Pope.
Have you seen the art of Dean Heezen You should!
Sean Payton is doing a press conference this afternoon? Sports Pope mentioned it.
Your art is awesome and your laugh brightens up any call. There you go!
Every good Catholic NEEDS a poster of every single pope, right?
That goes for Buddha, Hindu, Muhammad, mother nature, satan, the pope and anything else you wish to make up...
The Republicans are worse. Adelson, Braman, Walton heirs, Singer, Art Pope, Murdoch, and many more.
In July 2016 Pope Francis will meet over 2 million young people in
Incredible Hulk Watercolour effect canvas on website http:/…
.Gotta go with Art Pope. The man has a huge one. Wallet, I mean.
All nature is but art unknown to thee.
Coming soon in January II art book! Re-print of Dark Souls: Design Works will be available as well.
Pope wishes you Merry Xmas ART challenge by Lily Bhattacharya (Indigo/Crystal) via
What do Pope Francis, and Jennifer Lawrence have in common? They’re all in my year in review!
Pope Francis to meet youth in Krakow - Polska - Official Promotional Website
.raised taxes on working poor, middle class, seniors & military families so Art Pope could get a tax cut.
is preparing for Follow 2 mln visitors expected in July 2016.
Planning any new Overwatch art or cosplay this year? Check out our hero reference kits! | https:…
The art of Robert Pope. A short article on his drawing Aesculapius.
why did NCGOP eliminate judicial public financing w/voter ID leg? b/c that's what Art wanted?
is preparing for 2 mln visitors expected in July 2016.
After a brief stint in public office as NC Gov. Pat McCrory's budget director in 2013-2014, Art Pope is now back...
Planting Randy Voller in the NCDP was the best idea Art Pope has had in years.
art works outside of their setting would only be worth a fraction of their value.Pope Francis nogain
I didn't know who Art Pope was. When I looked him up I saw his foundation donated mega bucks to charities, such as habitat for humanity. What did he do to the poor? Boycotting the store is not a good thing no matter what his political views. Who this hurts is the working guy who needs a job. Who do you think it would help by boycotting the stores?
Not bc of his looks, well maybe a part of it (forgive me) but his "art" turned me off, esp that one with the pope :---(( pls no~~
Events | York Curiouser Simon Pope talks 'walking as art for FestofIdeas free drop in 12.30
Exciting designs proposed for Pope's Urn & text in seating imagining how public art could look
I just wonder how thinks he's going to compete with Art Pope and the Koch Brothers.
I'll be back in the fall with you fools no worries. But yall would die for the street art in phil for real
Art Pope is bad news for every campus in the NC system.
Next time please get and the on your panel I am sure they have many lies tell all the public
Thanks for investigating Art Pope's effort to redirect $$$ to Rich White Men, Inc.
Inspirations for my art right now are Paul Pope, Infinite Kung Fu, Toppi, Sandman, and the books I've read lately
When the pope comes, the Franklin Institute will get art from the Vatican that has previously never left Rome
“So vast is art, so narrow human wit.” — Alexander Pope
Philadelphia Gets Rare Vatican Treasures to Accompany Pope Francis: A projection at the Franklin Institu...
Today's including Francis Bacon's Study for a Pope I to be auctioned by
For pope's visit, art that blends knots and have-nots via
Art Pope-funded Civitas Institute publishes mug shots of activists arrested at protests in NC
If you are not for Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, you are My first nominee is Art Pope.
Visiting Make sure to pop in to to see this avant-garde exhibition
First look at £25-35m Study for Pope I - set to be the star lot of our 1 July Contemporary Art Sale
At NC state GOP Convention in Raleigh had lunch paid for by Art Pope with Wisconsin Gov Scott Walker. His bald spot is HUGE!
Philadelphia museum to display treasured Vatican art, his
‘Wake the soul by tender strokes of art, raise the genius, & mend the heart’- some inspiration therapy for our Pope event
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Delighted to announce public consultation for Pope's Urn, poetry inspired public art on riverside h…
Yes surplus but u screwed everyone but your rich friends such as Art Pope at the expense of hard working North Carolinians.
The search for Art Pope - The search committee to find the successor to UNC President Tom Ross has been announced.
Pope's speech to the UN next September to focus on sustainable development -
Onthe blog: Richie Pope, mp3s, humor, art, broken pottery, fancy chicken, and more.
Cut Education, Cut Transportation, Give Tax Breaks to Art Pope + Duke Energy. Do I have that right?
One Science only will one Genius fit;. So vast is Art, so narrow Human Wit. Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism.
Everyone should get to know who is + explore his extreme RW agenda. He's ruining w/
St. Edward’s hosts the first art exhibition in SW about Francis’ in via
Red Guard to papal portrait: An profile
Are your recruiters taking on the role of a marketer and embodying your brand?Read WilsonHCG’s Kim Pope’s latest art…
The art and science of beer: a video feature on the "Pope of Foam" - Boing B..
An example of how when someone is giving you money you shouldn't necessarily take it.
😜🎨💕 - I miss having art with you 1st block I used to be snappin on Smith Pope 😭😭
True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, . As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance. . ~ Alexander Pope
Here is an oldie but a goodie by Saint Wolfgang.
It's just an art museum. You don't need to dress like you're meeting the pope.
.1. No $ after paying for Art Pope's tax cut. 2. just plain doesn't like teachers & public education
if this guy becomes president of the UNC system our school is so effed its not even funny, lets not let this happen
policy until just 40 years ago) . Also are you just a uni student or?? I'm studying English, fine art and Japanese :)))
glide. on white blue. light of. Now. -C. "
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"A society where the elderly are discarded carries within it the virus of death." Pope Francis htt…
"One science will only one genius fit. So vast is art. So narrow is human wit.". - Alexander Pope
.poll, like everything else from Art Pope's propaganda mill, is garbage. Look at real polls like PPP
“Living together is an art. It's a patient art, it's a beautiful art, it's fascinating.” . ― Pope Francis
TIL Pope Leo X of the Medici family personally spent $500M on art. He discovered Raphael and employed Michelangelo…
*** it, I wanted him firmly in the fire
bro I would smash a pope art right now 😂😂
Imagining Björk cares what NYC art critics think of her MOMA show like imagining the Pope cares what a racist grandpa in Iowa thinks of him
visited old arabs traditional art and painting exhibition in . Some photographs for u frnds.
Art Pope-backed conservative group targets NC leaders in ‘vast left-wing network’. :
Profiles and Smiles at the Art Museum-The Pope Cometh...'The Sermon on The Mount' willbe there too!
Pope Francis and the Dali Lama have cancelled the Pope's meeting with the Dali Lama and Nobel Laureates because...
Our Father who ART is in the Heavens NIEMEIER would be thy Name- MsAnnie Hey Pope David
Pau, Pope's Escapo makes one of the 10 best Graphic Novel reprints by Paste Magazine. Really happy they loved the art
My Homie Marcos Almeida said it best: "I guess I can never buy anything again"
“I literally get an art question every time in trivia crack” !
"Not to admire, is all the art I know, . To make them happy, and to keep them so." - Alexander Pope ❤
you know there's a problem when instead of having final exam stress dreams I'm having nightmares about Art Pope and the BOG...
Pope urges global war on human trafficking, appeals to consumers
So what - you're the perfect queen of 'dieting art' and I am around here and widely over America the so called 'diet pope'.
Art Pope btw is worse than the Koch Brothers in NC
Funny and sad how life imitates art or is it art imitating life...? Either way looks like Kerry Washington needs real life Olivia Pope!
anti-gg is like the pope and is the statues. Don't let them destroy the art. if you get it you get a cookie.
Little Giant Ladders
Koch Brothers, Art Pope and ALEC using influence on NC High School history curriculum
Just filmed a tribute to North Carolina's John Locke Foundation's first 25 years. Great progress. John and Art Pope changed the world.
Rap battles, Pope visits, Fine art, Robotic Hearts, Fountains of Youth (technically only one), and Rey Pescador
"Why are we all trying to be Olivia Pope?" -
Pope Francis Inspirational Quotes Poster Artwork designed by MustacheShoppe. Made by Zazzle Art in S
Some of those cross-stitch yokes? You can get them with that cute tatty teddy design. Art & hobby stock 'em I think
Art and Hobby Shop in Liffey Valley or Omni SC has fantastic stuff!
make up your own dealz Tesco & MrPrice are great for art things I get a lot there for my art mad 8 yr old just put in a nice box
(ART) There are two ways of disliking poetry; one way is to dislike it, the other is to read Pope. -- Oscar Wilde
"More ominous than the Trump call was a long letter from (NC) magnate Art Pope that arrived the week before the book was published"
The Holyfield helped me meet the people to open up a Chrch where Art is the religion. Im the pope and The Holyfield is the Genesis. But not
Film is considered to be the art that most mimics the human mind.
Is that 'popin', as in the art of being the pope, or 'popin' as in, crackling?
The North Carolina history program brought to you by ALEC/Koch Bros/Art Pope...what could possibly go wrong?
Thank you to Mr. Russ Pope for the amazing piece of art!! This just made my day. Dude, I can't thank…
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Luv when people steal my art projects !!
a translation can outlive its time if it becomes a work of art in itself - like Pope's beautiful Iliad, notoriously divergent from Homer's
Project& artist Cheryl Pope featured in for her performance at
I'm surprised NC isn't in there. and his Koch/Art Pope cronies haven't destroyed it enough yet?
like the new robber barons. My fav example is Art Pope and project red map!
there's no way you aren't motivated by Art Pope and other conservatives.
73. The pope justly thunders against those who, by any art, contrive the injury of the traffic in pardons.
I can see a pope growing in the art of diplomacy and wise ness before the media.
Fan art is awesome, but why do people keep sending me photos of my face? I have a mirror. I wanna see YOUR face. SEND ME YOU…
The apostolic journeys by Pope Francis commemorated with a new issue:
Photo: tmagazine: Clockwise from left: Genieve Figgis, BP Laval & Andrew Pope Art Matters | All the World’s...
North Carollina comments: you missed the role of ART POPE, billionaire who funded the R takeover of NC.
Your question is the wrong way round. The Pope's actions directly quotes the Bible which what all the art history =>
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Today me and brought our art teacher a pope hat
Pope Francis to Venerate Shroud of Turin in June 2015 | ZENIT - The World Seen From Rome
Does this pope even realize all of the art history references he's making?
Project& artist Cheryl Pope awarded a studio residency by beginning in May 2015!
Evangelii Gaudium - Pope Francis on the Way of Beauty and Sacred Art
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The is like a never-ending episode of Scandal. Olivia Pope, where art thou? 😕
Didn't vote for Thom Tillis but you support Art Pope businesses or nope?
The whole Nightmare Crew in the Village Halloween Parade! Thanks to "Pope-arazzi" Steven Rosen for the group shot! :D
In class notes, she commented on the pope's art funding & the the Medicis. Artists then, as in her own time, struggled with patrons.
3 Reasons the Pope Should NOT Sell the Vatican's Art to Feed the Poor. - Read & Share -
If I live to 75 it'll be 2038. I think I'd be ok with that, barring advanced anti-aging techniques only available to folks like Art Pope.
Pope Benedict breaks silence: The risen Lord instructed his apostles, and through them his disciples in all...
so it looks like the suppress the vote plan worked. happy night at the Koch Bros. and Art Pope party.
NC is so messed up. What's happening re: US Senate is nothing. It's all ALL Art Pope owned. Talk more about Moral Mondays.
"CALLED: No open LGBT rep in NCGA in 2015. Sole openly *** candidate loses to GOP incumbent. . Art Pope don't buy no ***
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I Understand that POLITICS Has been Defined as "THE ART OF COMPROMISE!" But when You COMPROMISE Our Nation's HONOR That …
Grace is not part of consciousness; it is the amount of light in our souls, not knowledge nor reason. ~Pope Francis
Check out this article: Anagni. The city of the slap. -
*drives by campaign sign with Art Robertson on it*. I thought that was the pope for a second.
thru Pat McCrory and specifically Art Pope they have infused NC with a backward conserv. agenda
true...we have Art Pope to thank for selling NC to the Koch Bros and giving us
John William Pope Foundation, which Art Pope owns, accounts for 90% of the income of the leading right-wing groups in North Carolina.
I believe we need to raise revenue from the private sector. That's why I cut Art Pope's taxes. Hope no one notices we're …
Tapestry in the Vatican Museums displaying the election (conclave) of the Pope Urban VIII.
Editor-in-Chief of EATT Magazine: CULLEN POPE = great mag - Eco Art Tech Travel
I adore | I enjoyed watching your Olivia Pope Inspired Style LOOKBOOK
Guard of the heart through an examination of conscience every night - Pope Francis
An english major, an art major, and a theatre major walk into a bar. They all get ridiculed for pursuing their dreams.
So urmm drops a single "23" this week... Cover art designed by Kobby Jabben. Spread the word!
"While on others thou art not pass me by"...
"Momma! Check out the art the water made on the sand!!!" thatssolola ninarubel
Yes, Art Pope is the 3rd Koch brother and he controls PAC money in NC.Think about it as u shop Dollar General.
Follow the money, notice Art Pope's family is at the top of the list.
Neilson Carlin's aesthetic bucket list item: having the pope see one of his paintings...
and the next pope covered them up. Look up the great emasculation. . Art history is my wheelhouse ;)
I had a dream , Chaplin told me to tell u that if u don't want my my art , I'll give it to the Pope.
Books on Art. Also Book Marker magnets available in National Gallery. Fantastic and useful.
No disrespect, but Thom is a schill for Art Pope. He'll be the Koch Bro's Tool if he gets Senate!
This knows the has seen, or will soon see, his painting; my article
365 Days of Art After a good long break of 14 months (to track down money from the Pope and for an...
Quinn taking lessons in the art of reading from Olivia pope herself.
I wouldn't be surprised if one day all of Olivia Pope's coats will be displayed in an art gallery type fashion.
Foto: nightonvenus: Fan art to pope emeritus
A world without art exposes himself to it, it will be a world closed to love,,. ~ Pope John Paul II
jfc - why don't you just rename yourself the Art Pope station? Playing extended clips of Limbaugh & Savage? Sad. Turning off the dial.
because the "Hood Pope," "Trap Lord," and/or "Fergivicious" wouldn't be expected to have a degree in fashion and art
Photo: Beautiful art of father-daughter science hero family the Wests. Find out more in Paul Pope’s...
Making a colourful neighbourhood even more vibrant. Abstract art and watch repair, Pope's Rd.
had to save your art work so when you become Pope or PM I can say I knew that guy!
"A work of art that contains theories is like an object on which the price tag has been left." ~Alexander Pope...
Hi Art students! There is a Guthrie & Pope exhibition at involving video installations + participatory projects. Come along :)
No. It's not. The Pope hates you for mocking his close friend, Ray Pop.
Perhaps Tillis can borrow the $ from Art Pope since the GOP is bankrupting NC.
Had the pleasure of meeting and enjoying Monica Pope's Culinary Art: yummo!!
Pope Francis: history has separated Christians, "but we're on the path to reconciliation and communion"
Democrat Tom Hill, his Democratic opponent Keith Ruehl, and Kay Hagan's local organizer, Haley Wilson, were scheduled to speak at today's Senior Democrats meeting. Hill and Wilson showed up; Ruehl did not. Mr. Hill spoke for quite a long time and showed that he knows a heck of a lot about what's going on in state and national government. We may not agree with all of his positions, but at least we know what they are. Personally, I agreed with a heck of a lot with what he shared. He made a lot of sense. He is not after donor money and prefers to share his viewpoints face to face, appearing at as many venues as he can find time for. He would welcome an email from you: ThomasWHill. Here's Keith Ruehl's website: . Kay Hagan's website: remember, we want to get as many Democrats into office as we can. A non-vote is a vote for the continued Republican debacle that is running our government with their strings being pulled by big money as scripted by ALEC, Art Pope, and the Koch Brothers.
These amazing dudes, Blind John Pope, are playing a benefit art show for animal rescue tonight at 6:30pm.
mostly as a result of art pope single handily funding infrastructure that allowed GOP's 2010 revolution. Great value
Pope Francis worked as a bar bouncer in Buenos Aires.
In the Spirit: Madison-connected artist creates pope portrait out of 17000 c..
Tonight's reading: Paul Pope's Battling boy. The art is so good it makes my heart aches. (& Vinnie in…
Battling Boy's art is what would happen if a kindergarten scribble were refined to perfection. Paul Pope is a talent.
Thanks Art Pope /RT North Carolina to cut jobless benefits again to lowest in nation via
0nly when Art Pope is not pulling his strings or has his hands up McCoward's ***
What a week! Props from Art Pope propaganda mill AND schmoozed w/ Koch Brothers toadies at the Hog Hammer!! I have arrive…
"I'll bet Art Pope is crying a river right now" and trying to buy a recall or impeachment.
"To wake the soul by tender strokes of art,To raise the genius, and to mend the heart-Alexander Pope"
Catholic Art Friday: Here's another reflection on the importance of sacred art by Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict...
loving the fun of your Pope Francis work & the insight into humanity u capture in formal works -art is the signature of humanity
Tony Abbott takes the Ice Bucket Challenge, art by David Pope
Art Pope and House members in Senate Appropriations for budget conference committee.
...what? "Art Pope is saying Senate budget too conservative, leads to unnecessary teaching asst and Medicaid cuts"
North Carolina billionaire Art Pope is on the Bradley Foundation board &until recently on the board of David Koch’s Americans for Prosperity
Meet Art Pope: Last year, Governor Pat McCrory appointed Art Pope to serve as the state’s budget director. But Pope has a long history in North Carolina politics and government. The attorney and businessman served in the legislature before launching several charitable organizations and think tanks centered on libertarian principles. The North Carolina native has become an increasingly influential and controversial figure in the state. Monday at noon, Frank Stasio talks with Pope about his life, career and politics. (Show repeated at 8 p.m. and available for listening later Monday on the web site.)
Art Pope making friends & influencing people in NC with contributions is topic of US Senate testimony
"“[Art Pope] could afford to spend lavishly, and he certainly did,” Sen. Floyd McKissick said. He then noted that...
.Art Pope takeover of politics in shows need to via
I kept scratching my head trying to figure out why Thom Tillis, Pat McCrory and Art Pope were so scared of Moral...
We thank him for standing up for us! NC Senator Congressional testimony focuses on Art Pope
Pope fund 75% of outside money in 2010 & 22 races in 2012. McKissick's Congr testimony focuses on Art Pope
NC state senator's Congressional testimony on the influence of money on elections focuses on Art Pope
Durham County Rep. McKissick testified in Nat'l Congress on the control of Art Pope in NC politics
McKissick’s Congressional testimony focuses on Art Pope (via
NC senator tells Congress about conservative money man Art Pope, urges constit’l amendmt for more reg of political $ http:…
McKissick’s Congressional testimony focuses on Art Pope | Under the Dome Blog |
The NC Chamber of Commerce has purchased nearly a quarter million dollars in advertising against Robin Hudson through ads supporting both of her opponents. They've bought $80,000 worth of ads in support of Levinson and $145,000 worth for Jeanette Doran. While Levinson has served as a superior court judge, Jeanette Doran served as general counsel and executive director at the N.C. Institute for Constitutional Law, a group backed by Art Pope. Who is funding the Chamber's independent expenditures? Between October 2013 and April 19, 2014, the Chamber raised $410,000. Those donors included: Reynolds American - $100,000 Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC - $75,000 Piedmont Natural Gas - $75,000 Glen Raven, Inc. - $50,000 **Koch Industries Public Sector, LLC - $50,000** Charlotte Pipe & Foundry Co - $25,000 Captive Aire Systems - $15,000 Medical Mutual Insurance of NC - $15,000 Art Pope and the Koch Brothers want this seat in a bid to take the NC Supreme Court in an off-year election. Spread the word to vote for Justi ...
Orange County, NC Friends: Election Day is May 6 but early voting for the first primary election begins tomorrow. For those of you who want to vote near campus that means voting at UNC Hillel, by Little Frat Court (see comments for details). I'm making the following endorsements: Justice Robin Hudson for Reelection to the State Supreme Court Republicans have mounted a sneak attack to split the nonpartisan primary vote, unseat her, and give Art Pope control of all three branches of State Government. This may be THE MOST IMPORTANT VOTE YOU CAST THIS YEAR. David Caldwell for Sheriff As leader of the Rogers Road Community and a former Deputy, he will bring unparalleled experience to address racial and class disparities in local justice. This will also be the first time OC has elected a new sheriff in 40 years. Mark Chilton for Register of Deeds The former Carrboro Mayor, who is unmatched in his knowledge about Orange County land, just finished an atlas of the county AND will refuse to recognize Amendment 1 as ...
Note to - you don't work for government - you work for Art Pope, state budget director. Trickle down does not alleviate poverty.
“...Hagan cannot be bought by Art Pope, the Koch Brothers." said state AFL-CIO president James Andrews."
North Carolina is fiefdom at best, with predatory retail mogul Art Pope pulling most of the strings.
Great comment posted at Charlie Pierce's blog: "No strings with this puppet. Art Pope, the hillbilly Koch step-brother, has his hand up McCrony's backside, making him dance. Fortunately, there's no spine to get in the way."
it's a well known petri dish experiment of how uber right Art Pope & his Koch Bros can go. And not working well
Last night I watched a television news show on MSNBC. The governor of Tennessee was giving an interview in which he announced that his state will now offer FREE COMMUNIY COLLEGE for all citizens of Tennessee! They also have approval for new teacher pay increases! While I am happy for these wonderful advances for Tennessee, it also makes me embarrassed and sad for North Carolina. When did we start being a second class state? Oh yeah, it was when Art Pope and Pat McCrory bought our state government. We must take them out power before our state becomes a third world country.
if you put a spotlight on the state of North Carolina, then you will understand why we say that the republicans ( especially the extreme right ) are the fascists or the neo-Nazis of our political theater. Thanks to the Citizens United decision, the handiwork of the conservative majority on the Supreme Court, which declared that corporations are people and money is free speech and enabled corporations and individuals to spend unlimited amounts of often untraceable money—what’s now called "dark money". and thanks to the Heritage Foundation, the Cato Institute, and the Americans for Prosperity ( corporate ideological think tanks that promote their particular brand of libertarian politics/economics ) for incorporating their right wing propaganda into the North Carolina media outlets... and thanks to Art Pope and the Koch Brothers for financing the ultra right wing political establishment... the Republicans now control the governorship and both houses of the Legislature, where they have a veto-proof majori ...
Don't miss Amy Goodman's Democracy Now with Bill Moyers report on NC take over by Art Pope and the push back of...
Amy Goodman is on now with guest Bill Moyers discussing NC Politics and Art Pope
North Carolina's second congressional district was carefully drawn to skirt Fayetteville in the south and Greensboro in the north and to stay clear of Chapel Hill and Raleigh. Democrats live in those cities and Art Pope's bought and paid for legislature was determined to make sure this Piedmont swing district would be safe territory for a conservative Republican who could vote for any unpopular, crackpot legislation Pope deemed important without worrying about reelection. Drastically altered, it went from a Republican-leaning district Democrats could win (R+3) to a solidly red hellhole (R+10). Obama won the old 2nd in 2008 and reelected conservative Democrat Bob Etheridge. In 2010 the new boundaries kicked in and a right-wing Tea Party activist Renee Ellmers eked out a narrow win-- 49.5-48.7%. In 2012 Obama lost to Romney 58-41% and Ellmers was reelected against Democrat Stephen Wilkins 56-41%. Although he beat her in Wake (300 votes) and Hoke counties, the margins she ran up in deep red Randolph and Har ...
Governor Pat McCrory, NC, has the audacity to blame the Affordable Care Act for the mis-management of NC Health & Human Services. Who and what else could possibly be responsible for children NOT receiving their needed Medicaid cards? In addition, what rationale could he possibly use for denying the expansion of Medicaid? I agree with North Carolina's Legislative Black Caucus, Aldona Wos MUST GO!!! North Carolina's chnsildren, elderly and citizens deserve better!!! Aldona Wos, Pat McCrory, Thom Tillis, Phil Berger and Art Pope - Not Good for North Carolina!
Attack on Democracy in North Carolina Who elected Art Pope to run (destroy) NC?.
Made the list of "The Greediest People in America!" Our very own State Budget Director and political manipulator. "In the run-up to the 2012 elections, Art Pope invested over $40 million of his personal wealth to gerrymander how North Carolinians cast their votes. The gerrymandering worked. This year opened with the state sporting — for the first time ever — a conservative GOP governor, Supreme Court majority, and legislature all at the same time. The state budget director? Pope himself. One of Pope’s first acts was coercing bureaucrats and lawmakers to move on his agenda – cutting the Unemployment Benefits rate the state pays the recently unemployed and denying benefits to 170,000 people. The state also cut social benefits and transferred a portion of the state’s tax burden from the rich to the working class. Protesters have been demonstrating outside his Variety Wholesaler discount stores accusing him of only opening his stores in poor neighborhoods, profiting off the poor, and then taking a . ...
Fitzsimon: McCrory's mediocre 2013 Saturday, January 4, 2014 Governor Pat McCrory has complained often this year that his critics never gave him a honeymoon after he was elected and started attacking him as soon as he took office. It’s hard to imagine, though, that he ever expected one when he named prominent funder of right-wing causes Art Pope as state budget director. But the voters did seem inclined to give McCrory the benefit of the doubt initially. Public Policy Polling reported last January that 53 percent of voters viewed him favorably while only 25 percent had an unfavorable view of the new governor. Even Democrats were evenly split on McCrory, presumably hoping he would govern the state as he ran Charlotte as mayor, conservative maybe, but not a radical tea partier. Then came the 2013 session of the General Assembly, where McCrory’s close allies in the General Assembly started working to pass their far-right agenda as soon as the session began. McCrory seemed lost at first, asking the Senate ...
The African American Caucus - Wayne County Democratic Party (AAC-WCDP) will coordinate its third Art Pope informational picket this Saturday at the Maxway store on Center Street in Goldsboro from 12 noon until 3 pm. The weekly picket is gaining momentum and we'll continue to distribute information to potential Maxway shoppers to ensure that they’re armed with critical information that will determine if they'll continue patronizing Art Pope stores. I am proud to report that a broad spectrum of shoppers – Black, White, Asian, Latino, Democrats, Republicans, Independents – were outraged about the Art Pope’s business model and vowed to never shop at Art Pope chains in the future. Pope’s Variety Wholesalers chain targets low income and African American neighborhoods and then use profits to develop policy to oppress those communities. The two biggest stores in Pope's Variety Wholesalers chain are Roses and Maxway. The smaller stores rounding out his business, which targets low-income and African-Ameri ...
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THIS SUNDAY, DEC. 22ND 2013— The Durham Branch of the NC NAACP will be holding our General Body Meeting! Come join us at 4:00 p.m. at St. John’s Baptist Church located at 917 Onslow St., Durham, NC 27705—Everyone is welcome, so come and bring a friend! Topics for discussion include the Informational pickets of Art Pope’s Roses and Maxway stores, and the upcoming Moral Monday event! Art Pope uses Roses and Maxway stores as a means to further the repression of minorities and the poor by paying poverty wages, and utilizing the profits to fund right-wing radical think tanks, and ensure the passing of laws that benefit only the $RICH$ And now, in the position of State Budget Director in the administration of Governor Pat McCrory, Pope has even more influence and power to hurt people. We must stand together as a community and STOP patronizing these institutions of oppression! Quick question: What’s the best day of the week? MONDAY! You read that right—MORAL MONDAY IS BACK!! On Monday, December ...
.on updates on the NSA's illegal spying and Snowden's letter to Brazil, the pope is not an ally http…
North Carolina: Pickets at Art Pope's stores gain steam, go statewide.
To Governor McCrory and State Budget Director Art Pope,. As scholars from institutions of higher education...
Have you seen this mural of the Pope? via Buenos Aires street art
It's the 30th anniversary of Leo Steinberg's “The Sexuality of Christ," quite possibly my favorite art history book
Art Pope in Protests Aim at One Man Who Moved North Carolina to the Right
Posting belatedly, but this anatomy of Art Pope and William Barber's debate will be there whenever you need it
Picketing in front of Art Pope owned Maxway in Raleigh Forward Together, Not One Step Back!
Fascinating New Yorker article about the sexuality of the baby Jesus in Christian art.
What's the true value of Art Pope's political agenda? - Yes! Weekly
Make sure to come out to Maxway in Raleigh (1905 Poole Rd) at 12pm today to join us on the picket line! We are joining the NC NAACP led Informational Pickets effort happening statewide to hold Art Pope accountable to the people he continues to hurt by funding regressive policy!
I put up the full 2-minute debate between two of NC's biggest liberal and conservative voices. Belated but interestng
yes, but it has been very successful in Hawhurst. I'm not convinced Sevenoaks appreciated an art house cinema.
Response to Art Pope by Eric Preston (Fusion Films) on Livestream -
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The picture next to the word imbecile would be Tom Tillis. He and Art Pope are quite the pair of compassionate conservatives.
Here's the open letter to NCGov McCrory and Art Pope on the Gene Nichol records request, signed by 300 NC scholars htt…
The Civitas Institute, a conservative think tank founded and bankrolled by N.C. budget director Art Pope, sought funding to portray the Medicaid program as "failed" and to urge funding cuts, according
Art Pope, Money in Politics Protest at Maxway in Burlington, NC (+playlist): via
Former American Academy of Art Student, Jason Seiler, illustrated cover for TIME Magazine's 2013 "Person of th
My anatomy of the accidental encounter of NC's biggest liberal + conservative voices. Belated but still useful
That looks so YUMM! Did you make that amazing piece of culinary art?
good to hear from you ✰ Please contact Mr Pope regarding your GCSE Art work.. Hope you are continuing to be creative
In America, our aristocracy is made up of corporations and the super-rich. Modern robber barons the likes of Art Pope and the Koch Brothers.
Here are the 10 Greediest people in America.what are your shopping habits? 10. Angela Spaccia: Pint-Sized Pilfering We start this year’s top ten with garden-variety greed, the sort that inevitably grows in the shadows of escalating grand fortunes. In that shade, people in positions of modest power and authority regularly — and clumsily — try to emulate the avaricious high and mighty they see all around them. In Bell, a small Los Angeles County working class community, that modest power and authority once belonged to Angela Spaccia. As Bell’s assistant city manager for a seven-year span that ended in 2010, Spaccia helped stuff hundreds of thousands of dollars into the pockets of the city’s top officials, including herself. Spaccia in one year alone took in $564,000 Prosecutors eventually caught up with Spaccia and her pals. Her boss, the Bell city manager, cut a plea deal in October to 69 corruption charges. He pulled in $1.18 million in his most lucrative year. Spaccia chose to go to trial inst ...
Lexi, we only talk in art, of course I don't know ya. Don't worry I'll give ya a hug in the morning
Hey this is some art inspired by , keep up the good work.
The speaks with great love of the Time to sell some jewelry, art or a palace or two to feed them. Words are…
We need to practice the art of listening, which is more than simply hearing. -Pope Francis
Protesters gathered at Art Pope's Maxway store in Burlington, NC to protest political spending in North Carolina.
Now that I know Art Pope backs republicans I will shop his stores. Especially the one on Sunset Ave in Rocky Mount. I hope that phoney NAACP guy Barber is out there so I can tell him to go get a job instead of collecting money from the poor. He is a big PHONEY.
This is the sort of crap that's put out by the Kochs, Art Pope, and the swinish minions who want to rip off the American Public just so Big Pharma, Big Hospital, and Big Health Insurance can continue to make money and give you zilch! If I were "King of the World," I'd hang both Kochs by their--sounds almost like 'Kochs'--and I'd put a peaked hat on Pope the dope and run him out of NC on a really rough rail.
NC Art Pope came in at I can't believe he came in so low!!!. America’s Greediest: The 2013 Top Ten . via
I will do without before I make a purchase at one of the Art POPE stores. - Thanks for info Rev Barber
Watch Eric Preston (Fusion Films)'s Response to Art Pope on Since December 2nd, the NC NAACP and the Forward Together Moral Movement have been holding statewide informational pickets outside of Budget Director Art Pope-owned stores. This campaign has shined a light on NC Budget Direc...
"At a critical moment for the future of North Carolina's Medicaid program, a conservative think tank that was...
Professors ask Gov. McCrory to speak out against Civitas records request | Not likely since he's owned by Art Pope
Art Pope think tank behind campaign to discredit and defund Medicaid
I just signed a petition to Art Pope: Mr. Pope: As the owner of Roses and Maxway stores, you profit handsomely from African-American and low-income communities, but you are using that money to elect extremist politicians and promote policies that keep people poor. Now you're North Carolina's budget…
**ACTION ALERT** WHAT: Informational Picket WHERE: in front of Maxway 1905 Poole Rd., Raleigh, NC WHEN: Wednesday, 12/17/13, 12 Noon WHY: NC Budget Director Art Pope is the owner of Variety Wholesalers Inc, a retail chain including Roses and Maxway. Pope literally depends on black and working class communities to finance his political operation; African-American and poor shoppers at his stores supply a large share of his income, which he then uses to promote policies that keep them too poor to shop elsewhere. Many of his workers are also trapped – they’re paid less than a living wage, with few benefits, and they wind up relying on public assistance to support their families. In reality, Pope’s business is heavily subsidized by government funds, yet he uses his profits to promote an elitist, anti-government agenda – against voting rights, against public education, against campaign reform. [LL]
I encourage anyone with conservative values to shop at Roses of Dunn this afternoon. The NAACP is scheduled to picket Roses of Dunn at 4pm. They are doing this against Art Pope. Just because he supports conservative issues. It i his money to support who he chooses. So make a stand and shop at Roses.
Art Pope, a businessman with a chain of discount stores and now the state’s budget director, has used his personal fortune to further a...
Protest of Roses here in Greenville at 4. Roses is a chain owned by Art Pope. (I am working so I will be unable to attend)
Good morning USA! According to Transplant Living, the average total cost of a single heart transplant in 2007 was $658,800. Transplants that involved both a heart and a lung cost an average of $874,800, while heart and kidney combination transplants cost an average of $758,700. These costs have increased since then. So the NC General Assembly has decided that the way to address this is to pass legislation that would deny health care to more than 500,000 low-income people even though the federal government would pay the entire cost of the care for three years and 90 percent after that. I wonder how many NC conservatives blinded by the propaganda that "health care subsidies to the poor is FREE STUFF for Obama's friends" are aware that they are Obama's friends. Because the numbers expose that maybe Art Pope can afford the above mentioned medical procedures, but the duped republicans in the middle class and the poor that voted in this NCGA super-majority of Republican plutocrats can't afford to get sick. PROP ...
Made two different batches of cookies today and went to a protest rally at Roses owned by Art Pope the man funding the right wing teabag destruction of NC. Was able to talk some folks out of shopping at Roses. All in all A very productive day.
OKAY!! I'm up, bought my poster board and markers last night, and as soon as I get some coffee flowing in my veins, I'll set about making my sign. I am NOT scared of weather, I am scared of Art Pope!! There will be plenty of traffic to get our message seen!! Let's get out there and INFORM VOTERS!
Today was statewide picket of Art Pope owned stores. Please click *like* if you participated in one of the pickets. And please tell which city or town you represented. Thank you.
Art Pope Exposed traces the web of influence Art Pope's low wage empire has purchased
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