Posted in Media Politics

Apparently, The drivebys STILL don’t GET Google ads.

The crusade against ‘fake news” rages on.  Question:  WRAL’s Binky — Raleigh’s very own Ted Baxter — reported a few years back that the late senator Martin Nesbitt called former DHHS head Aldona Wos a “witch.”   (Quite a hubbub went on as a result of that story.)…

Posted in Economy Media Politics Uncategorized

Failure of institutions, growth of red tape hinder business. Spelling doom for US economy?

      I’ve become a big fan of the work of British-born Harvard economist Niall Ferguson.  Ferguson, a disciple of former British PM Margaret Thatcher, has put together scores of compelling books about capitalism and Western economies through the ages. He’s got a new…

Posted in Economy Media Politics

Getting filthy rich off of Uncle Sam

        I realize the economy stinks.  But The Wall Street Journal lets us know that NOT EVERYONE is suffering: On a bright spring morning, Debbie Driesman and her interior decorator surveyed progress on Norton Manor, the 40,000 square-foot house she’s building with…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Economy Media Occupy Politics

Some FACTS to consider against leftist rantings about the 1%

              Former Senator — and Economic PhD — Phil Gramm has an excellent piece in today’s Wall Street Journal addressing some interesting facts behind what the the professional left, the media and the DC establishment refer to as “income…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media Politics

Gas Prices: Up, Up and Away …

                Oh, the news keeps getting  *better* concerning gas prices. BarryO — after telling us in 2008 that gas prices were ALL George W. Bush’s fault — now says there is NOT MUCH the president can do about…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Politics Republicans

Why social issues are important to GOP success

      The “conventional wisdom” out there is that Republican candidates need to run away from ANY discussion of social issues for fear of alienating the  almighty moderates out there.  Well, research is out there making the case that the Republican Party owes a…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Mitt Romney Politics Republicans

Mitt’s businessman pitch won’t work

            The Wall Street Journal has an excellent piece by Robert R. Reilly pointing out how approaching the presidency with a corporate CEO’s mindset has and will continue to hurt Mitt Romney AND the Republican Party: Mitt Romney points to…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Economy Media Obama Politics

The Financial Recession Excuse

            Former US senator Phil Gramm (R-TX) — a PhD in Economics — and co-author Mike Solon put together a fantastic piece this week in The Wall Street Journal that takes BarryO to task about his blame-game on the current…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media Politics

Capitalism and “The Right to Rise”

    We’ve got BarryO and Dingy Harry Reid and Miss Nancy salivating over the idea of soaking “the rich” and making them “pay their fair share.”  We’ve got GOP congressional leaders accepting Occupy Wall Street’s premise that government needs to “do something about income…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Politics

Meet the puppetmasters pulling the strings of the ‘Occupy’ movement

    The allegedly mainstream media has been trying to paint the Occupy Wall Street, Occupy DC, Occupy Raleigh, etc.  movements as spontaneous acts of taxpayer frustration.  The Fayetteville Observer may have screwed up that plan with its coverage of  THIRTY people turning out Thursday…