Archive: Aug 2007 (page 15)

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    New and Improved Pro-Tax Campaign

    I thought the pro-tax team needed a little help making their message more on point. Their previous logo did not quite capture the true essence of their campaign. So I fixed that for them. I know, I know. In the heat of battle and all that, aiding the enemy.
    Jeff Taylor, August 27, 2007
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    Black. Decker. And Easley.

    Don Carrington asks the rather obvious question of how did former Speaker Jim Black manage to create a job for co-conspirator Michael Decker in the state executive branch? Answer: With Gov. Mike Whatshisname’s help. The guv staff is in full denial mode, so what where this issue goes. Decker…
    Jeff Taylor, August 27, 2007
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    He's Been Found!

    Alive! On the pages of the Uptown paper of record. Telling everyone to be patient “weeks” about CMS’ bus snafus. Yes, Peter Gorman is safe. Not sound, but safe. We’re again told “our needs still outstrip the resources we have,” yet there is no sign of anyone taking responsibility…
    Jeff Taylor, August 27, 2007
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    Joe Bastardi on global warming

    AccuWeather’s Joe Bastardi tells the world on “The O’Reilly Factor” that global warming isn’t to blame for hurricanes: Now where are we now? Well, we’re back in the ’30’s, ’40’s and 50’s. This back and forth cycle that occurs, we saw it in the 1890s to…
    Locker Room contributor, August 26, 2007
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    Incentives in Charlotte for Nascar, none in Rockingham

    While Charlotte may be proud of giving millions in tax breaks for the NASCAR Hall of Fame Museum, the folks in Rockingham aren’t as lucky and there’s no Commerce Secretary or Governor hanging around either.  But then again, Rockingham isn’t where all the voters are or where Sen. Rand,…
    Locker Room contributor, August 26, 2007
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    Should’ve known about Renick

    The N&R’s catching hell over at Cone’s for going with an AP story on former N.C A&T chancellor James Renick’s spending habits. Knowing what we know about the N&R, this should be no surprise. Turns out this isn’t exactly breaking news, though. A&T’s internal audit specifically…
    Sam Hieb, August 26, 2007
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    Edwards Continues To Be An Embarrassment

    On the heels of the hypocrisy of his “do as I say not as I do” on energy where he wants folks other than himself to conserve energy AND on the heels of his “Two Americas” campaign message wherein his $400 and $1200 haircuts show how far removed he…
    Locker Room contributor, August 26, 2007
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    Lincoln as leader

    I’ll wager few of the most virulent Lincoln haters will read Andrew Ferguson’s new book, Land of Lincoln: Adventures in Abe’s America (Atlantic Monthly Press). That’s a shame, since Ferguson ? an admitted Lincoln buff ? spends little time praising the 16th president. Instead he examines why Lincoln…
    Locker Room contributor, August 26, 2007