Archive: Mon Jul 2007

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    Please tell me I’m missing it

    Right before saying no, hell no to former speaker Jim Black’s generous offer, The Meck Deck’s Jeff Taylor has a little fun with a Charlotte Observer “howler” praising Black for his goodly deeds: Perhaps the saddest thing about Mr. Black’s flawed stewardship of the House is that…
    Sam Hieb, July 9, 2007
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    Jim Black: The Speaker Strikes Back

    Oh, my. We wondered what Jim Black was up to. Never imagined it was this crock. Although in retrospect in makes an odd kinda sense. Jim Black spent an entire career getting away with stuff because he claimed he did so in the name of the Poor and Downtrodden.
    Jeff Taylor, July 9, 2007
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    And in This Corner…

    The CMS Bond Battle 2007 comes to the Mecklenburg County Commission Tuesday night! See millions of dollars tossed around like nothing! Thrill to the non sequiturs and obfuscation! Also on the undercard, the Terror of MLK Blvd. — the $8 million grant to help build the Knights baseball stadium!…
    Jeff Taylor, July 9, 2007
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    Liddy Dole’s resurgence

    Robert Novak, who will be a John Locke Foundation Headliner speaker on July 24, has this to say about U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole in his latest column: Sen. Elizabeth Dole of North Carolina, viewed as one of the most vulnerable incumbent Republican senators seeking re-election in 2008, has…
    Locker Room contributor, July 9, 2007
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    $13.75

    To run Wilmington?s red-light program, the taxpayer must pay $13.75 for every ticket in order to keep the system afloat and in compliance with the law. Learn how to spot the hidden tax!…
    Locker Room contributor, July 9, 2007
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    Desegregation Issues Remain in Courts

    While the Supreme Court recently ruled against using race as a predominate factor in determining students? assignment, Hartford?s public schools are being taken to court due to “racial isolation” issues. The plaintiffs believe government can control the racial composite, with just more money and mandates. According to the…
    Locker Room contributor, July 9, 2007
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    Workers of the world unite?

    The Smithfield pork processing plant in Tar Heel earns a mention in this U.S. News article on efforts to internationalize workers’ unions. …
    Locker Room contributor, July 9, 2007
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    Race, research, and the Charlotte Observer

    It is not surprising that the editors of the Charlotte Observer published an editorial today criticizing the recent Supreme Court decision to limit school assignment by race. But instead of launching the usual liberal diatribe against racist conservatives, they attempted to pull off the “research says” (similar to…
    Locker Room contributor, July 9, 2007