Daily Archives: July 20, 2007

StarNews Steps Over The Line

I’m accustomed to the print media making silly points or simply missing them, but the StarNews has finally simply stepped into the netherworld of absurd logic. Their editorial today has the silly title of “Which Tax Will It Be?” making the assumption that there needs to be a new real estate transfer tax or higherContinue Reading






Go Simpsonize yourself

I am certain that I’m going to receive dozens of email messages in the next few weeks about this web site, a promotion of “The Simpsons Movie” by Burger King. Anyway, here’s the site: Simpsonize Me. Obviously, on the right is how I came out.






More Triad pork

The Journal reports that the General Assembly is close to a budget. And the the Triad hasn’t made out too bad: “We are all to the point of saying, ‘Uncle,’” said state Sen. Linda Garrou, D-Forsyth. …..Garrou is one of a small group of leaders from the N.C. Senate and the N.C. House of RepresentativesContinue Reading






Panel seems woefully uninformed

Maybe it’s because I was extremely interested in the Duke lacrosse case from day one, having had three kids who played lacrosse and been a Duke lacrosse fan for 10 years, but the members of the Duke Lacrosse Police Investigation Committee today (with a few exceptions) seemed not to know even some of the mostContinue Reading






Stoops calls out BLS, uses brass knuckles on them

In the Occupational Outlook Handbook, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) outlines career information (training, earnings, job prospects, nature of the work, etc.) for all major and legal professions. I was taken aback by their discussion of teachers: Teachers act as facilitators or coaches, using interactive discussions and “hands-on” approaches to help students learn andContinue Reading






Welcome back …

… Your dreams were your ticket out. 






Grier outs Carr

A couple of outlets are reporting that former WXII anchor Tolly Carr will plead guilty to charges related to the March drunk driving accident that killed Casey Bokhoven. What interesting is the fact that, of all people, Guilford County Schools Superintendent Terry Grier is caught up in the middle of it all: In a JulyContinue Reading






We don’t need no stinking budget!

Gov. Mike Easley is not waiting for state budget horse trading to wind down.