Daily Archives: November 21, 2012


A thousand times you’ve heard stupid wastes of government money being justified because the funding is already in the budget. Well, the honorable Henderson County Commissioners decided to withdraw $50,000 allocated for the Flat Rock Playhouse. The theater has been seeking more funding since the commissioners did not approve a tax to go explicitly toContinue Reading


‘Tis the season to think of the less fortunate. This year, most of us are less fortunate. It is absurd to think we’re a free country anymore. We keep hearing 1/6 of the population is on food stamps. Last month, the USDA reported that 1/5 of American adults used food stamps in June. Kids getContinue Reading

Panthers in free fall

Hard to put a positive spin on the Panthers latest move: After blowing an 11 point lead with 6 minutes to go at home against Tampa, the Panthers felt the need to show their commitment to winning by… that’s right, firing kicker Justin Medlock. Medlock’s replacement? Graham Gano. Yes, that Graham Gano, the guy withContinue Reading

The Dubya List

The American Conservative’s Rod Dreher has a good piece on conservative pundits who should never be heard from again.

Barone’s election number crunching leads to parallels with 2004

Michael Barone’s latest Washington Examiner column explains why the 2012 election numbers remind him of George W. Bush’s re-election in 2004. A funny thing happened as I was looking at the political map of this year’s presidential election: It began to look like the map of the presidential election of 2004. I’m not talking aboutContinue Reading

Re: Stand By Your Ad lawsuit

Dallas Woodhouse, North Carolina state director of Americans for Prosperity, offers some additional insight about the way campaigns and parties pay for television ads: It is common practice in North Carolina for the candidates to always be the ones paying for TV ads because they qualify for the lowest unit rate and the political partiesContinue Reading

Stossel’s not afraid to peek over the cliff

John Stossel‘s latest column reveals that he’s not as scared of the fiscal cliff as Washington politicians seem to be. The “cliff” is a series of tax increases and budget cuts that automatically go into effect Jan. 1 unless Congress acts. Will Congress act? It will! I see the future: The politicians will meet andContinue Reading

Cato’s Tanner explores the fiscal cliff debate

Michael Tanner of the Cato Institute tells Nationsl Review Online readers that many pundits and prognosticators have been misreading the facts surrounding the federal government’s so-called “fiscal cliff.” Negotiators are reportedly locked away behind closed doors working on a grand bargain to avoid the tax hikes and spending cuts that will hit on January 1.Continue Reading