Daily Archives: July 25, 2007

New suit challenges Google incentives

Three plaintiffs have joined the N.C. Institute for Constitutional Law to challenge North Carolina’s targeted tax incentives for Google. The institute briefed the media about the suit’s details this afternoon. NCICL executive director Dean Webster offers basic information here. Plaintiff Barbara Howe adds her comments here. Plaintiff Michael Munger explains his reasons for joining theContinue Reading

Carrington Getting Through in Southport

From Today’s StarNews.  This is a rather interesting letter to the editor about our dealmaker in chief.  Good questions, who’s going to do the follow up? Gov. Mike Easley’s recent claims of saving the Southport Marina are lacking in substance. Be assured that only the outcry of the thousands of residents of this area coupledContinue Reading

You Just Have to Love the Enviro-Left

By INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY | Posted Monday, July 23, 2007 4:30 PM PT Climate Change: Hysterics greet the Australian broadcast of “The Great Global Warming Swindle” as the land down under endures its coldest June since 1950. According to the greenies, global warming caused that, too. Seems to capture something interesting. . . 

The Price of Democracy

Asheville city council voted to spend $97,500 on a parking study (Dr. Carl Mumpower against). A local environmental group, PARC, overrode the recommendations of the last parking study, scaring senior citizens into thinking they’d get asphyxiated by the automobile fumes and ecclesiastical authorities from the nearby basilica into thinking the construction would crack the foundationContinue Reading

UNC Releases New Report

A new report released by the UNC School of Public Health has determined that folks in Iraq do have a sense of Sadness.  Next Report: Do children of Sudan prefer playing with toys or serving as guerrilla fighters and killing innocent civilians? Only in Chapel Hill. (Hat Tip: The Onion)  

I wouldn’t call it timely reporting

Today, the News and Observer is reporting that Forbes Magazine has named Raleigh the best place to sell a home. The N&O staff must be catching up on their reading from June, when the ranking first appeared.

Easley?s Solution to Lottery Revenue

Back in 2001, Dr. Roy Cordato predicted Governor Easley and other pro-lottery policy makers way over estimated lottery proceeds. Even Dr. Cordato?s report predicted higher than what we now know. Today?s article in the News & Observer continues to report on the lower than expected sales. Gov. Easley?s solution is to give more flexibility toContinue Reading

WNC Counties having Growing Pains

Out in Western North Carolina counties seem to be having growing pains, and two counties are trying to control growth: Macon County is trying to slow RV Parks. Jackson County is trying to slow New Homes and Sub-Division development.