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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 »

Coming from a Conservative: Citizens United has Screwed Us

Citizens United is a big problem for those of us who like transparency in government. Yes, I do believe that individuals or groups should be able to spend as much as they want promoting any candidate whom they so choose. However, we the public should have access to information on from where that money has [...]

October 3, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,House Guests,Uncategorized | Read More »

Troxler to Post NC State Fair in Violation of Law

*From our friends at Grassroots North Carolina.   At the request of North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler, GRNC representatives today met with the commissioner and his legal counsel after his police chief for the state fairgrounds, Joel Keith, began telling people the North Carolina State Fair would be posted against all firearms, including lawful [...]

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

Licensing Regulations and the Case of the Teeth Whiteners

*This article was a special to the Charlotte Observer by our friends Adam Smith and Stewart Dompe, professors of economics at Johnson & Wales University.  We hope to add them as regular contributors here at PunditHouse. In October, the U.S. Supreme Court will weigh in on a dispute between the Federal Trade Commission and the [...]

September 29, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,National | Read More »

NCDOT Admits Money is Available for Interstates

Common Americans United to Inspire Our Nation (CAUTION) welcomed Kurt Naas of WidenI77 to this past Monday’s meeting to give the anti-HOT lane presentation his group has been sharing in contrast to the NCDOT’s and elected officials’ positions on the matter. There has been news of late regarding roads funding including revelations that Governor McCrory [...]

September 24, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,CAUTION,Christian Hine | Read More »

Greg Brannon Speaks at Meck Young Republicans Liberty Night

Hat’s off to the Mecklenburg County Young Republicans. Last night, September 23, the organization conducted its second annual “Liberty Night”…an opportunity for the more small “l” libertarian crowd within its ranks to set the agenda and have a discussion on issues important to them. The speaker at last night’s event was former Senate candidate Dr. [...]

September 24, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,Christian Hine | Read More »

Mayor Apologizes for Commissioner Asking Question to Legislators on HOT Lanes

Things are beginning to get downright weird on the road to signing the final-final-we-really-mean-it -this-time contract with Cintra on the I77 HOT Lanes project.  We’re not sure if this is a sign that some are getting antsy about going through with such a bad and unpopular idea, or if this is just a consequence of a long and [...]

September 17, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,Char-Meck Beat,House Guests | Read More »

WidenI77 Presentation in Mooresville

Last night, September 9, 2014, the WidenI77 team took their information to Mooresville, NC and presented their side of the HOT lane story to an eager crowd of about 160.  Here is the video of the presentation, with a focus on the slideshow this time to make it easier to follow. As we approach the [...]

September 10, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,Char-Meck Beat,Christian Hine | Read More »

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