Posted in Economy Media

So, Mr. reporter, tell us simple readers about capitalists ….

        I have to admit that I nearly spit out my coffee this morning after reading this “gem” from Fayetteville Observer reporter Michael Futch: Count Billy Ray Taylor among a different breed of industrialists, a contrast to those plant managers who tower over a cowering work force…

Posted in Democrats Economy Obama Politics Republicans

Some sanity amid the debt ceiling hysteria …

El Rushbo appears to be THE ONLY ONE out there making sense on this debt ceiling debate: The Republican leadership is operating out of fear.  I want you to think, to transfer that to your personal life, and I want to ask you to consider:  Whenever you do anything out…

Posted in Bev Perdue Democrats Economy Education Law & Order Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics Republicans

A mixed review for Tuesday’s legislative session …

The conservative majority in the state legislature continued their beatdown of Madame Governor in Tuesday’s business — overriding her vetoes of bills limiting the payment of unemployment benefits and installing a waiting period for abortions in the state.  Supporters of the override said it was important to stop Perdue from…

Posted in Economy Education Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics Republicans

YES, there IS life AFTER government funding …

The recently passed state budget cut out funding for the North Carolina Governor’s School,  and The Left quickly pounced on that as another piece of evidence of how conservatives want to hurt the state’s children. What were our state’s most academically gifted children to do without an allocation of tax money? Well,…

Posted in Economy Kay Hagan Media Obama Politics Republicans

The Left frets over debt ceiling …

The N&O reported this morning on a “non-partisan” discussion on the federal debt ceiling debate, which was hosted by Democrat U.S. Senator Kay Hagan and held in The People’s Republic of Chapel Hill. The event featured hedge fund types and venture capitalists from North Carolina, and was moderated by PBS…

Posted in Law & Order

No belching after dark ….

The Boone, North Carolina city council is apparently BEGGING to be sued on constitutional grounds. The Associated Press is reporting on changes to the North Carolina mountain town’s noise ordinance that sound more like something you’d see in a third world dictatorship than in the United States of America: Fireworks,…

Posted in Bev Perdue Democrats Economy Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics Republicans

And the beatdown goes on ….

(No that’s not me misquoting some famous song lyrics by The Whispers. Or was it Sonny & Cher ?) We’re talking about the action today at the legislative building in Raleigh.  The legislature convincingly overrode THREE more of Madame Governor’s vetoes. We here at the DH sincerely believe that —…

Posted in Economy Education Moore County NC State Government

A twisted definition of ‘success’

We in Moore County just received news that only THREE of our 22 county schools achieved Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) status under the federal No Child Left Behind Law. … “Every year, I look at the [AYP] results and what’s going on in the classroom,” [county schools superintendent Susan Purser]…

Posted in Economy Education Law & Order Media NC legislature Politics

Look at me! I’m on TV !!!

Wake County Superior Court Judge Howard Manning, Jr. is quite passionate about educating North Carolina’s children.  He is so passionate about it that he often tiptoes up to the line, which separates the state’s legislative and judicial branches, and calls for  changes in education policy that require significantly more government…

Posted in Democrats Howard Coble Larry Kissell Mike McIntyre NC legislature NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers Republicans

McIntyre: I’m running in NC-7 regardless of final map

Congressman Mike McIntyre has said publicly that he plans to run for reelection to his 7th district seat regardless of what the final redistricting map looks like.  Two maps have come out of the legislature.  The first map had more than half of McIntyre’s home county in Larry Kissell’s 8th…