Archive: Fri Jan 2012 (page 2)

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    Wanted: Press Release of Company Locating to Area without Economic Development Incentives

    It was exciting. The Hendersonville Times-News announced Legacy Paddlesports will set up shop in Fletcher. Two pages of news explained the area’s amenities and business prospects. It wasn’t until the third page of the article that the inevitable surfaced: Henderson County commissioners approved a total of $93,555 in economic…
    Leslee Kulba, January 6, 2012
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    Guilford County squeezes out private DMV contractors

    Yeah, I was driving south on Eugene Street the other day when traffic suddenly came to a halt. The parking lot of the Independence Center was backed out —once again. I mention this because the Independence Center is Guilford County Manager Brenda Fox’s choice for a proposed county-run DMV license…
    Sam Hieb, January 6, 2012
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    David McLennan’s take on political ramifications of NCGA’s midnight session: Smoke but no fire

    David McLennan, a political science professor at William Peace University in Raleigh (formerly Peace College), had this take on the political ramifications of the N.C. General Assembly’s midnight session to override a Perdue veto: It may create some enthusiasm among teachers and those interested in education. It may…
    David N. Bass, January 6, 2012
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    George Will column: ‘Suddenly, a fun candidate’

    George Will writes in a recent column that the leading anti-Romney candidate, Rick Santorum, is adding some fun to the GOP nomination process. (It’s easy to look “fun” compared to Romney, IMHO.) Will’s closing paragraphs speculate on the politics of Santorum’s candidacy: Santorum exemplifies a conservative aspiration born…
    David N. Bass, January 6, 2012
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    Well Publicized Romney Rally in SC Attracts … Dozens

    This is pathetic after the amount of national coverage Romney just got for (barely) winning Iowa. Only dozens want to meet Romney, the guy who is supposedly going to win the national GOP primary and take on Obama, the guy who could be the next leader of the free…
    Tara Servatius, January 6, 2012
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    Whiners whining about whiners

    The N&R whines about the ‘late late show’ that resulted in House Republicans’ vote to override Gov. Perdue’s veto of the ban on NCAE paycheck deductions. NCAE say it will file suit. Seems to me the whining is a little louder since evil Republicans are pulling the shady…
    Sam Hieb, January 6, 2012
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    Goldberg highlights Senate leader Reid’s foibles

    Jonah Goldberg aims his wit today at Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, who seems to have made peace with the “imperial presidency” he once staunchly opposed. In 2007, the Democrats controlling the Senate were fed up with George W. Bush’s recess appointments.
    Mitch Kokai, January 6, 2012
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    Krauthammer labels Santorum Romney’s greatest threat

    Charles Krauthammer‘s latest National Review Online column makes the case for former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum as the greatest threat to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s bid to win the Republican presidential nomination. [H]e isn’t just the last man standing. He is the first…
    Mitch Kokai, January 6, 2012