Daily Archives: July 23, 2007

Johnny we always knew ye

John Edwards revealed his totalitarian streak tonight in the CNN Democratic candidates’ debate. Here’s Stephen Green’s live-blog entry: 5:21pm WHOA! “The only way they’re going to give up their power is if we TAKE it from them.” That’s John Edwards, talking about corporate America. That’s also the scariest promise I’ve ever heard a candidate make,Continue Reading

Raleigh Downtown: Please Curb Your [Hot] Dog

WRAL reports the new! improved! Fayetteville Street sidewalks suffered food stains from a recent festival. Food vendors were to have set up in the street instead of on the sidewalks, but space considerations for a parade down Fayetteville Street likely required that vendors be on the sidewalks, festival organizers said. But they also attribute problemsContinue Reading

House Committee Passes SB 3

The House Committee on Energy and Energy Efficiency passed the Senate’s version of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard this afternoon without making any changes.  A few amendments were proposed, but were all voted down.  See my narrative over at environmentnc.com. The bill basically amounts to a transfer of wealth from electricity customersContinue Reading

iPhone off the iHook

Duke says it wasn’t the iPhone that caused its network problems last week. From this release it’s still unclear what exactly was the cause, but they go to great pains to say it wasn’t the iPhone. Maybe they’re looking for a big endowment from Steve Jobs to go with all of that Bill Gates MicrosoftContinue Reading

AP: Astronaut tosses junk from space station

Per the AP: A spacewalking astronaut did some massive housecleaning at the international space station Monday, tossing out a camera mounting and an ammonia tank weighing more than half a ton. The outdated equipment was no longer needed and joined more than 9,000 pieces of orbital debris already being tracked from Earth. …

$3.6 Billion Tax Increase

As I explain over at EnvironmentNC.com, the NC House is considering SB 3, the “renewable energy” bill.  In reality the bill is actually fairly simple.  It is: – A massive tax increase of up to $3.6 billion over the next 12 years–and that is just a partial cost estimate of the bill–it likely will beContinue Reading

The most overrated philosopher of modern times

If there were an award for the most overrated philosopher of modern times, the award could easily go to John Rawls, whose book “A Theory of Justice” performs in the realm of philosophy the same role that Keynes’ book “The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money” performs in the realm of economics, namely toContinue Reading

Fighting for free speech on college campuses

Free-speech advocates need to rid the UNC system of speech codes, speech zones, and other barriers to open debate. That was one of the messages UNC-Wilmington associate professor Mike Adams delivered during his speech today to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society. In this video clip, Adams explains that conservative students who’ve had their viewsContinue Reading