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Protectionism Revisited: Shop Small Saturday and the Modern Buy Local Movement

Consider this more an informative piece for Pundithouse readers rather than an attempt to persuade. If you’re a buy local supporter, great, good for you. If you want to buy all your presents from Amazon this year, good for you too. But in an effort to prepare Pundithouse readers to be inundated with #shopsmall hashtags [...]

November 26, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,House Guests,National | Read More »

I-77 Lead Design Firm has Prior Record of Defrauding Taxpayers

Defrauding the federal government, and in turn the United States taxpayers, out of tens of millions of dollars: not exactly the kind of record that instills confidence in the NC-DOT’s chosen design firm for the I-77 HOT lanes scheme. Page 251 of the 923-page I-77 HOT lanes agreement names the Louis Berger Group, Inc. as [...]

November 15, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,Char-Meck Beat,House Guests | Read More »

Interstate Toll Lanes and Guaranteed Profits Through Bankruptcy

Just when we thought that our government should enter into partnerships with private enterprise to fix, build and sometimes operate our infrastructure comes the news that the Public Private Partnerships (otherwise known as P3′s) that our elected officials have become so enamored with are nothing but a cheap contrivance by International Investors and Contractors to [...]

November 4, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,House Guests,National | Read More »

Latest O’Keefe Video Validates “Phantom Voter” Menace

Investigative journalist and agent provocateur, James O’Keefe, of Project Vertias, today, released video evidence of how one person can easily steal “a busload of votes” during the early voting period of an election as he successfully demonstrated how any criminal-minded voters could steal elections in states lacking effective voter ID laws. “In most states and currently in North [...]

November 4, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,House Guests | Read More »

Like Frankenstein…It’s Alive!!!

With Halloween upon us this week, we bring you the latest transportation spending monster being planned for Mecklenburg County.  This one involves new ways to fund a project that just won’t die – the Red Line commuter rail from Charlotte to Mooresville as part of the regional 2030 Transit Plan. The Red Line received an apparently fatal blow [...]

November 1, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,Char-Meck Beat,House Guests | Read More »

NC State Guard Seeks Status Clarification

*Editor’s note: The following letter was sent to PunditHouse by Stephen J Wrona,  Information Systems Chief & Treasurer,  North Carolina State Guard Association An open letter to the people and elected officials of the State of North Carolina, Recently, the South Carolina State Defense Force (SCSDF) conducted its 2nd annual “Hurricane Hike”. The membership executed a [...]

October 30, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,Christian Hine | Read More »

A Short Review of Voter Fraud Issues

As the election starts, a short review of voter fraud issues would be in order. Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal carries an article by Hans von Spakovsky which begins with numerous citations of fraud cases being brought throughout the US.  The ones I could check showed it was Democrats being fraudulent. For the one I couldn’t [...]

October 30, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,House Guests,National | Read More »

HOT Lane Protesters Request Action by Speaker

They lined up in a long row along the sidewalk of West Catawba Avenue in Cornelius last Saturday…over three dozen anti-HOT lane protesters demanding that Thom Tillis, the current State House Representative of Cornelius who is running for US Senate, listen to their complaints.  The protest was staged across the street from a campaign event [...]

October 23, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,Char-Meck Beat,Christian Hine | Read More »

NC US Senate Candidate Debate

North Carolina’s only all-inclusive U.S. Senate debate was held on October 17 at 7 p.m. in McKnight Hall on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  The event was organized by Free the Vote North Carolina in coordination with Young Americans for Liberty of UNC Charlotte, Carolina Liberty PAC, and CAUTION. All [...]

October 23, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,Christian Hine | Read More »

About that $70 Billion…

“We have $70 billion in road needs and only $11 billion to pay the bill.” It’s a lament commonly used to justify toll lanes. We heard it at the candidate forum last week, and we’ll probably hear it at the next one tomorrow night. But how did NCDOT come up with that $70 billion figure, [...]

October 16, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,Char-Meck Beat,House Guests | Read More »

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