Last Tuesday’s budget meeting and straw vote has created a flurry of posts, attacks, and counter punches among Commissioners and Editorial writers. Most recently, Democrat Commissioner Trevor Fuller has sent a letter critical of the supposed absence of GOP ideas. Responding to the letter is Republican Commissioner Matthew Ridenhour. Both letters are posted below. *UPDATE [...]
Early this morning, a PunditHouse source provided us with the audio from the now famous Executive Committee debate on an anti-HOT lane resolution during this past weekend’s NCGOP Convention. There have been several stories posted to date regarding the shenanigans that led to the resolution not passing the committee. This post by Kurt Naas of [...]
This just in from Grassroots North Carolina: Senate improves on HB 937 House Bill 937 passed the NC Senate Judiciary I Committee yesterday and will head for the Senate floor as early as today. Please see below for immediate actions required. Due to the efforts of Senator Buck Newton (R- , GRNC ****), Senate President Pro Tem Phil [...]
It is said that if you tell a lie over and over again, eventually you start believing it yourself. This is clearly happening in the continued debate over high occupancy toll lanes (HOT lanes). How many times have we been told that without the use of HOT lanes, widening on I-77 with general purpose lanes [...]
As Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. said in his Memorial Day address in 1884 at Keene, Memorial Day ‘celebrates and solemnly reaffirms from year to year a national act of enthusiasm and faith.’ With changing times, Memorial Day is more celebrated as a holiday than the glum occasion it was meant for. We must remember that [...]
The monthly meeting of the Charlotte Bastiat Society was held last week with speaker Robert Hellebush, the managing director of the original Bastiat Society in Charleston, SC. He gives a very enjoyable primer to Capitalism in this presentation. Recommended viewing by all.
Many thanks to Chuck Suter of Constitutionalwar.org for attending and filming the MUMPO meeting last night where public commentary was cancelled after Kurt Naas, the spokesman for the WidenI77.org group, attempted to clarify that the 10 minutes his group was allocated shouldn’t take the place of the others who were in attendance and signed up to [...]
A very vocal segment of Charlotte’s sports enthusiasts have just gotten their wish. As speculated last week, the Charlotte Bobcats NBA franchise has officially requested that their name be changed to the Hornets for the 2014-2015 season and beyond. This is the letter released today by Michael Jordan. Today marks a monumental occasion for our [...]
Grover Norquist, the President of Americans for Tax Reform, recently joined Americans for Prosperity of NC on their “Back in the Game” bus tour. The tour is part of a half million dollar effort to engage with grassroots activists and support what they refer to as, “Big, Bold Tax Reform that gets NC Back in [...]
Americans for Prosperity, in cooperation with the North Mecklenburg Republican Women’s Club and CAUTION, present a townhall event with Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist this Thursday. The event is free, but space is limited. Be sure to RSVP at the provided URL.