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#ncpol: ‘Did I say ”EMINENT domain”? Gosh, I meant INTIMATE.’

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, Tom Campbell introduced us to the term ‘intimate domain’ on this weekend’s edition of NC Spin.  We, of course, knew what he meant to say. But there are a lot of politicians this very minute running like hell from the very…

Posted in Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

JoCo leaders reject CSX / State of NC land grab. (Psst – CSX didn’t need govt $$$ or heavy-handedness in OH or PA deals.)

We’re told, in a bipartisan fashion, by the ruling class that you have to hand out money and favors in order to get business to commit to doing business in your state.  You HAVE TO, they insist.  We reported earlier on the heavy-handed tactics being…

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#ncpol NC-07: Rouzer applauds, then runs from CSX’s JoCo land grab

It should not come as a shock to anyone that a politician (1) takes a position, and then (2) runs like hell from it.  But doing it so blatantly – and so close to an important election — will earn special recognition from us. We…

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#ncpol: Taken

Imagine that someone rings your doorbell, announces they are with Mega-Corporation X, and that they are going to give you Y-amount of dollars for your property.  You aren’t interested in moving.  Your home and the surrounding property have been in your family for generations.  Yet,…

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#ncga: Conservatives MAY be cheering too soon for McGrady’s eminent domain bill

Free marketeers and various and sundry other limited government types have been cheering the introduction of H.3 by state Rep. Chuck McGrady (R-Henderson County) dealing with the question of eminent domain:  The first substantial bill of the General Assembly’s new session tackles a perennial hot…

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Fayetteville: Stomping on existing business in the name of “economic development”

We’ve been following for some time the case of Jackie and Dale Pfendler, owners of JP Electric in Fayetteville, in their long-running battle with The City of Fayetteville. The city got a $8 million federal grant to construct a “transit hub.”   City leaders  picked…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Law & Order Media Politics

City of Fayetteville continues with thuggish tactics against local businesswoman

Jackie Pfendler is trying to prove the person wrong who said “You can’t fight city hall.”   The City of Fayetteville has stomped all over her Fourth Amendment Rights, and is now going to work on her First Amendment Rights. What’s the problem here?  Well,…

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‘Government Gone Wild’ in Fayetteville

  Fayetteville businesswoman Jackie Pfendler thought she was doing something good for her community.  She bought an old abandoned building in 2009 in a troubled part of town, spent $1 million on the building and renovations, and moved her business in.   Now, The City…