Daily Archives: February 7, 2012

Current Events

I read a newspaper article, and the following is what I got out of it: Elections are popularity contests, and sometimes what you can’t get by schmoozing, you can get with money. If human people won’t give an unpopular candidate money, maybe he can schmooze a corporate executive to donate for a lot of people.Continue Reading

Circling vs. Spiraling

A headline informs us the Cherokee casino is being transformed into a full-scale resort destination. According to the Asheville Citizen-Times: It’s hard to overstate the casino’s impact on the mountain region. . . . In 2009, the economic impact on Jackson and Swain counties was estimated to be about $300 million. Capital investments added anotherContinue Reading

Huggy Kissy

I’m creeped out on relationship-building. That’s the new name for lying to people and flattering them in order to get their money. My first recollections of the concept pertained to dating, but then the phrase was co-opted for a religious context, which was later denounced as inappropriate. Still, I can’t get past the thoughts ofContinue Reading

Too Little, Too Late, Too Unbelievable

This argument from former Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper  is credible only if you are among the most gullible people on the planet. It is crystal clear that the Obama administration is populated by radical pro-abortionists. Among them is HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.   Former Democratic congresswoman Kathy Dahlkemper, a Catholic from Erie, Pennsylvania, cast a crucialContinue Reading

Myrick's Out

Let the stampede begin.

Word From The Street: What's Your Standard Car Jacking + Police Chase Perceived To Be Worth in Mecklenburg County These Days?

What does a 16-year-old figure she’ll get these days for a car jacking, robbery, conspiracy and a police chase through uptown that makes the nightly news and endangers the lives of parents and young childen on their way to the circus? Apparently the answer in Mecklenburg County is now six months to a year in jailContinue Reading

Catholic Vote’s ad targeting Catholic legislators who may support O’s assault on the first amendment

Sue Myrick won’t seek re-election

U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick, a Republican who has represented North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District since 1995, has announced that she won’t seek another term in office: Myrick is the third member of the Tar Heel congressional delegation to pass on a re-election bid this year, the other two being Democrats Heath Shuler and Brad Miller.Continue Reading