Tar Heel of the Year--Rev William Barber

Tar Heel of the Year--Rev William Barber

  • Tar Heel of the Year: The Rev. William Barber — activist, advocate and preacher

    North Carolina’s Rev. William J. Barber II is The News & Observer’s 2018 Tar Heel of the Year. He led the state’s Moral Monday rallies as leader of the NC NAACP. The MacArthur Fellow has since launched a rebirth of the national Poor People’s Campaign.

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    Thoughts, prayers?

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  • Absolutely disgusting.

  • Says more about the News & Observer than it doe about Barber, or our state.

    Question: Is there any way to slow down our public institutions from churning out legions of liberal activists "journalists"?

    Have we not seen enough yet to recognize that there is a fundamental problem with our tax payer funded centers of higher learning - particularly with regard to the journo departments?

  • apparently the sole criteria is sheer size.

  • Bike Helmet Guy said... (original post)

    Absolutely disgusting.

    The biggest damn joke of the decade

  • SupplyChainPack said... (original post)

    Says more about the News & Observer than it doe about Barber, or our state.

    Question: Is there any way to slow down our public institutions from churning out legions of liberal activists "journalists"?

    Have we not seen enough yet to recognize that there is a fundamental problem with our tax payer funded centers of higher learning - particularly with regard to the journo departments?

    What evidence is there that the N&O was responsible for this award?!?!?!?

  • Should have been this guy:

    Richard Brunson: The executive director of NC Baptists on Mission since 1992 has made the organization’s volunteers a critical component of disaster response in North Carolina and around the country, including hurricanes and earthquakes.

    https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article222380890.html

    This post was edited by waynecountywolf 9 months ago

  • waynecountywolf said... (original post)

    Should have been this guy:

    Richard Brunson: The executive director of NC Baptists on Mission since 1992 has made the organization’s volunteers a critical component of disaster response in North Carolina and around the country, including hurricanes and earthquakes.

    Read more here: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article221902085.html#storylink=cpy

    Your link opens to fat ass

  • Since he drives the other side so crazy, he must be doing something right.

    Isn't that the standard now?

  • The N&O rarely selects politically oriented Tarheels for this recognition. In years past, they did select Howard Manning and Franklin Graham, who probably embodies Barber but with opposite politics. I think they selected Manning and Graham for reasons other than their politics, Manning for his education rulings and leadership through the related SCOTUS rulings. and Graham for Samaritan's Purse. That's probably the case here, as well. Like his positions on things or not, you have to admit Barber is actually in the trenches. How many times has he been arrested? He is no where near the opportunist activist like Jackson and Sharpton.

    https://www.newsobserver.com/living/article221527500.html

  • Denverpacker said... (original post)

    The biggest damn joke of the decade

    Just wait til he finds out what a Tar Heel is. Jokes on him.

  • JNWolf said... (original post)

    What evidence is there that the N&O was responsible for this award?!?!?!?

    The first sentence of the article gives some clues:

    North Carolina’s Rev. William J. Barber II is The News & Observer’s 2018 Tar Heel of the Year.

  • Who was his competition?

    Now in a food eating comp, I'd put my $ on the Buffet Slayer any day!

  • This award is certainly a huge honor.

  • McCall's BBQ & Seafood in Goldsboro better call Sysco for another tractor trailer load of food supplies because when the righteous one and his apostles roll in for their celebratory passover feast, they will shut the place down.

  • NotFairWeather98 said... (original post)

    apparently the sole criteria is sheer size.

    you're not saying that he has his own gravitational field are you? (because he does)

  • JNWolf said... (original post)

    What evidence is there that the N&O was responsible for this award?!?!?!?

    It was the driveby award giver, like the one that forced one on CNN.

  • pack81 said... (original post)

    The N&O rarely selects politically oriented Tarheels for this recognition. In years past, they did select Howard Manning and Franklin Graham, who probably embodies Barber but with opposite politics. I think they selected Manning and Graham for reasons other than their politics, Manning for his protection of all things tarhole, and Graham for Samaritan's Purse. That's probably the case here, as well. Like his positions on things or not, you have to admit Barber is actually in the trenches. How many times has he been arrested? He is no where near the opportunist activist like Jackson and Sharpton.

    https://www.newsobserver.com/living/article221527500.html

    ftfy, plus it's hard for him to get out of a trench without considerable help.

  • djokinme said... (original post)

    Since he drives the other side so crazy, he must be doing something right.

    Isn't that the standard now?

    that only stands when you piss off both sides.

  • BlackRazor said... (original post)

    Who was his competition?

    Now in a food eating comp, I'd put my $ on the Buffet Slayer any day!

    We'll have to start calling him Vampy.

  • Is this award really a just dessert for all his work?

  • WufDaddy said... (original post)

    The first sentence of the article gives some clues:

    North Carolina’s Rev. William J. Barber II is The News & Observer’s 2018 Tar Heel of the Year.

    Bah!!! Were they solely responsible for picking the winner, hosting the banquet, reinforcing the subfloor, shoveling the fish into Barber’s gullet and hosing the place off when it was over?

    Ancillary involvements at best.

  • BlackRazor said... (original post)

    Who was his competition?

    Now in a food eating comp, I'd put my $ on the Buffet Slayer any day!

    I think the 2018 winner, Greg Sankey was also up for the award, as was perennial contender, Mark Emmert. But, Buffet Barber "swallowed up" the competition.

  • 83cardiacguy said... (original post)

    I think the 2018 winner, Greg Sankey was also up for the award, as was perennial contender, Mark Emmert. But, Buffet Barber "swallowed up" the competition.

    He doesn't seem to shrink from recognition that's for sure.

  • WufDaddy said... (original post)

    The first sentence of the article gives some clues:

    North Carolina’s Rev. William J. Barber II is The News & Observer’s 2018 Tar Heel of the Year.

    I wouldn't be so sure. Djoke says that CNN is not actually responsible for the CNN Awards. It's a CYA for media organizations.

  • The problem with this award is it's reinforcement of his behavior. He will continue to think protesting is why he continues to be recognized for honors and recognition.

    He literally cannot wait until his next gig. This award is also politics of the white people establishment on the democrat side. It's a diversion over decades of shenanigans performed by the education establishment in Chapel Hill.

    This slug is a puppet on strings.

    This post was edited by WonderHoMan 9 months ago