Monthly Archives: September 2013

Rules of civility

We hear admonitions that there must be more civility in political discourse. Ironically, this often comes from some of the most arrogant, ignorant, uncivil people on and close to the political stage. Currently, incivility can be heard from many in … Continue reading

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Politics and polling

It’s bad enough that within the helpless “community” individual voters will have to prove who they are at the polls—thanks to the mean, uncaring Republicans at the N. C. State General Assembly who recently passed a voter ID law—but now, … Continue reading

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Environmental activists surprised

Environmental activists colluding in large networks against land development, backed by well-heeled nonprofit litigation centers (and grants) and ginning up public support with their intimidation and scare campaigns were recently “surprised” by a judicial rebuff. North Carolina State Judge Beecher … Continue reading

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Process and personalities vs. a real important problem

Statists focus on political processes and personalities to divert attention from real problems that we Americans face from an increasingly totalitarian federal government. The biggest problem we have is a large disconnect between the American people and the political class … Continue reading

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Politicians loaning our money to private lenders

Government officials at all levels arrogantly persist in using public funds on various schemes in cahoots with business people. They play the “incentive” game to lure companies to their jurisdictions or bribe them to stay put. Politicians and their supporting … Continue reading

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Carolinas Cement Co. will build and operate the most advanced plant in the world

Castle Hayne|N. C. State regulators recognize importance of cement manufacturing By Sam Stark (a parody based on a recent Wilmington StarNews story) (link) Job growth and economic development will benefit southeastern North Carolina and local governments’ will rake in hundreds … Continue reading

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Political incentives and a free society

Politicians deeply embedded with government and liberal press editors’ support “incentives” to lure favored businesses to North Carolina. Two troubling excuses for this inexcusable intrusion into business decisions are: 1) “We need the jobs.” 2) “We have to offer incentives … Continue reading

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