Daily Archives: January 21, 2013

Blood Pressure Elevators

I have just begun reading the staff reports for tomorrow’s Asheville City Council meeting. There are about a hundred pages on a proposed conditional use permit for New Belgium Brewing Company. I really don’t care. As long as they don’t pour beer down my throat, they can do what they want. Then, Harris Teeter wantsContinue Reading

Once again, Obama tries to use the Founders to make the case for collectivism

As a student of rhetoric, I noticed years ago (before he was even president) that Barack Obama’s major speeches tend to begin first by referencing the ideals of the Founders, then after having imitated the soaring rhetoric of past American luminaries, changing the focus to make it sound as if the next step for AmericanContinue Reading

The Enlightened Left Shows Its Grace Yet Again

While Rep. Paul Ryan showed great dignity and character on the inauguration day for his opponent, the Enlightened Left showed the opposite, booing Ryan. Classless.    

Using “End of Course” tests to spread false propaganda

Below is a question from the “North Carolina End of Course Assessment in Biology that was recently released by the state Division of Public Instruction. It should be pointed out that this is one of several propaganda and not science based questions on the test. What will most likely happen if the human population continuesContinue Reading

NEA doles out thousands of dollars to NC groups

Mike Antonucci of the Education Intelligence Agency reports that the National Education Association (NEA) gave $15 million in grants to 94 advocacy groups during the 2011-2012 fiscal year.  I did a cursory review of the list and found two North Carolina-based groups that received NEA funds. Center for Teaching Quality (Carrboro, NC) – $120,767 CommitteeContinue Reading

Now you have seen it all

A Theory of Justice: The Musical John Locke makes an appearance in the musical! From the press release: A Theory of Justice: The Musical! was written by Oxford University students Eylon Aslan-Levy, Ramin Sabi and Tommy Peto, who are all final-year undergraduates reading Philosophy, Politics and Economics. The authors originally conceived of the writing processContinue Reading

The more you know about energy, the more you’ll like the nuclear option

Comparing the costs and benefits of different energy sources, nuclear power offers the most compelling case. That’s the assessment of Dr. John Hubisz, visiting professor of physics at N.C. State University and featured speaker during today’s meeting of the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society. In the video clip below, Hubisz explains why nuclear energy standsContinue Reading

The Stunning Reality Of Leftist Economic Policies

At sister blog The Locker Room, Roy Cordato posts an item that lays out the sad, sad reality of the failed economic policies we have endured for more than four years. And with Obamacare tax hikes on the way, do you really think much will change?