Archive: Aug 2007 (page 10)

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    Ahmadinejad’s Bio

    According to this article (from Reuters), Oliver Stone wants to produce a movie about Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. What grabbed my attention wasn’t the movie idea as much as this description of Ahmadinejad in the article: “Ahmadinejad, the son of a blacksmith, rose through the ranks of…
    Locker Room contributor, August 28, 2007
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    DOT = Disregard Of Taxpayers

    First there was the botched paving job on I-40 that cost the taxpayers $18.6 million.  Now we discover that the person buying supplies for the department didn’t follow the purchasing rules, choosing to buy stuff from a friend rather than vendors that negotiate the best prices for the state.
    Locker Room contributor, August 28, 2007
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    Hurricanes and Man’s Survival

    I must admit I’m a fan of Pat Michaels.  For whatever reason, can’t hear him without thinking of the Simpsons (something about his voice).  Anyway, he has a great piece over at the American Spectator that is worth reading about hurricanes.  On September 28, 1955,…
    Locker Room contributor, August 28, 2007
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    Protecting You from Your Liberty, One Squandered Tax Dollar at a Time

    One example of nanny government is the weekly emails I get from “Buncombe County Government.” The last issue has articles on, “How To Heat Your Olive Oil,” and “Seven Steps to a Happier Pet.” Headlines over the last few months have included, “Cut 100 Calories Everyday! [sic.],” “Safe Grilling Tips,”…
    Leslee Kulba, August 28, 2007
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    Re: Giving to colleges

    George, My latest Arizona State Alumni Magazine notes the appointment of a new head of the Mary Lou Fulton College of Education. So named for the wife of Ira Fulton who made millions building homes in Phoenix and a major contributor to the Goldwater Institute.  He gave the ASU…
    Locker Room contributor, August 28, 2007
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    An Incentive Even The Gov Can’t Sign?

    Yes, tis true, and yet strange, one might even say odd.  The Gov who loves incentives may have finally met his match.  RALEIGH ? The $40 million incentives plan the General Assembly approved for Fayetteville?s Goodyear plant could be facing a veto by the governor.
    Locker Room contributor, August 28, 2007
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    Bruce Bartlett vs. the FairTaxers

    Bruce Bartlett criticized the FairTax in Sunday’s WSJ. FairTaxers have challenged him in comments on blogs, though not yet at fairtax.org.
    Locker Room contributor, August 28, 2007
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    Workers clamoring for union representation!

    But mostly not. Here is an article from the St. Louis Post/Dispatch on a recent election at a hospital in the area. The nurses could vote to keep their current union, the United Food and Commercial Workers, switch to a different union (Service Employees International) or have no union…
    Locker Room contributor, August 28, 2007