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3rd Shift – Mooney’s Mess… Time Out!

  By Chad Nance   “Yo! Hold up! Time out! Time Out! Y’all take a chill. You need to cool that sh** out. And that’s the double truth, Ruth.” – Samuel L. Jackson in “Do the right Thing” It’s getting hot in Camel City, and I ain’t referring to the […]

by · August 1, 2014 · 6 comments · 3rd Shift, Columns, Community, Downtown
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3rd Shift – Noah Reynolds Ends Tanglewood Lawsuit – Tilting at Windmills Because We Should

By Chad Nance   “Mother, mother ocean, after all these years I’ve found My occupational hazard being my occupations just not around. I feel like I’ve drowned, Gonna head uptown.” – Jimmy Buffett   “Some things will never change. Some things will always be the same. Lean down your ear […]

by · July 22, 2014 · 0 comments · 3rd Shift, Columns, Uncategorized
3rd Shift – The Forsyth County Board of Elections Show – The Times They are a Changin’… Back

3rd Shift – The Forsyth County Board of Elections Show – The Times They are a Changin’… Back

By Chad Nance   “It is rapidly approaching the point where the patience of all true white men will be exhausted.” – The Winston Free Press, 1898   “Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society […]

by · July 16, 2014 · 0 comments · 3rd Shift, Columns
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Third Shift: The Peter Principle at Work, the Berger Dynasty Rises

There is No Enemy Like a Friend… Where the Buffalo Roars…   By Chad Nance “When the swine have eaten every bit of the slop they have nothing to feast upon save one another. The hog that survives the slaughter will have nothing to eat save himself.” – Fred Rogers […]

3rd Shift – Corporations are Still Not People… Hobby Lobby Reaps the Whirlwind…

3rd Shift – Corporations are Still Not People… Hobby Lobby Reaps the Whirlwind…

By Chad Nance “Christians are supposed to be the most forgiving people on the face of the Earth.” – Jimmy Swaggart “That’s part of American greatness, is discrimination. Yes, sir. Inequality, I think, breeds freedom and gives a man opportunity.” – Lester Maddox “Honest businessmen should be protected from the […]

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3rd Shift: Boycott’em If Ya Got’em… Film Incentives and the Ghost of Huey Long…

By Chad Nance “The Shattering Nixon landslide, and the even more shattering exposure of the corruption that surrounded him, have done more than I could have done in victory to awaken the nation… This is not a comfortable conclusion for a self confident- some would say self righteous- politician to […]

by · June 13, 2014 · 2 comments · 3rd Shift, Columns, Community, Environment
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3rd Shift- Open Letter to My Fellow White Males #gunsense

By Chad Nance “For years, I declined to fill in the form for my Senate press credential that asked me to state my ‘race,’ unless I was permitted to put ‘human.’ The form had to be completed under penalty of perjury, so I could not in conscience put ‘white,’ which […]

by · June 5, 2014 · 2 comments · 3rd Shift, Columns, Community, Environment
3rd Shift – North Carolina’s New Budget – Touch the Puppet Head

3rd Shift – North Carolina’s New Budget – Touch the Puppet Head

By Chad Nance “Teachers don’t care about kids. They don’t care about classrooms. They only care about their jobs and their pensions.” – Rep. Thom Tillis, Speaker of the NC House   “There is no reason good can’t triumph over evil, if only angels will get organized along the lines […]

by · May 30, 2014 · 1 comment · 3rd Shift, Columns
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3rd Shift… The Veterans Administration Debacle…The REAL Scandal

By Chad Nance   “Dear Mr. President: I am writing to bring to your attention an alarming pattern of serious and significant patient care issues at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers (VAMCs) across the country. Recent events at the Atlanta, Georgia, VAMC provide a perfect illustration of the […]

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3rd Shift- Sen David L Curtis… The Bile also Rises…

By Chad Nance     “Down in the graveyard where we have our tryst The air smells sweet, the air smells sick He never smiles, his mouth merely twists The breath in my lungs feels clinging and thick But I know his name, he’s called Mr. D.” – Mick Jagger […]