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Widen I-77 Response to Javier Tamargo

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Kurt Naas of Widen I-77 recently received a letter from Javier Tamargo, CEO of I-77 Mobility Partners, LLC accusing Widen I-77 of “false allegations.” A copy Tamargo’s letter is linked HERE and Widen I-77’s formal response is as follows: August 19, 2015 Dear Mr. Tamargo, We are in receipt of your August 11, 2015 letter. You have […]

August 19, 2015 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat,Christian Hine,House Specials | Read More »

Awful Eight #3: Your Home is the Government’s Castle


Background New London, Connecticut had once been a booming whaling town by virtue of its deepwater port, but by the turn of the 21st Century it had long seen better days. Whaling peaked in the 19th Century and declined steadily until the last whaling ship sailed in 1909. New London rebounded briefly as a textile […]

June 9, 2015 | Posted in House Guests,House Specials,National | Read More »

Awful Eight #4: They All Look Alike


Background In early 1942 the federal government began rounding up tens of thousands of people and systematically shipping them off to remote, desolate camps for an indefinite period of time. The camps were patrolled by armed guards and surrounded by barbed wire fences. Many of these unfortunates, given as little as ten days’ notice and […]

June 1, 2015 | Posted in House Guests,House Specials,National | Read More »

Awful Eight: The Worst Supreme Court Decisions in History


*Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of posts by Kurt Naas.  The entire series is linked to at the bottom of this post. Perhaps no other institution in America- not Congress, not the Presidency, and certainly not the electorate- has been more instrumental in defining the relationship between citizen and government. In […]

April 28, 2015 | Posted in House Guests,House Specials,National | Read More »



We’ve just passed the ninety day mark since the November elections and by now it should be clear what was sold to Republican voters during the campaign season is out of sync with what is getting delivered. Any casual observer can see a pattern of behavior that hardly deserves commendation.  In 2010, we start with […]

March 11, 2015 | Posted in House Guests,House Specials,National | Read More »

The Ridenhour – Cotham Townhall Meeting

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Last night, for what I believe is the first time ever, two Mecklenburg County Commissioners from different Political Parties held a joint town hall event at Morrison Regional Library. District 5 Republican Matthew Ridenhour and At-Large Democrat Pat Cotham spent roughly ninety minutes discussing issues and answering questions.  The duo was joined by the two Republican Charlotte […]

March 5, 2015 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat,Christian Hine,House Specials | Read More »

Duke Chapel, The Adhan and Tolerance in 2015

This is the Duke Chapel, Not the Duke Minaret!

From the moment it was announced that a weekly Muslim call to prayer was going to be sent out over an amplified sound system from the top of Duke Chapel at Duke University last week, you knew it was going to be controversial. After all, Duke University used to be Ground Zero for the training […]

January 19, 2015 | Posted in Carolinas,House Guests,House Specials | Read More »

Bridenstine and Massie Call For Reinstatement of Boehner Foes

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The backlash against conservative House Representatives who participated in the failed coup against Speaker John Boehner began almost immediately after the vote. Congressman Daniel Webster (FL-10) and Richard Nugent (FL-11), who voted against Boehner,  were removed from the powerful House Rules Committee.  Webster was the leading alternative to Boehner, receiving twelve votes of the 25 […]

January 8, 2015 | Posted in Christian Hine,House Specials,National | Read More »

Charlotte Hurts Banks for Boosterism

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Banks are forced to deal with bankruptcies and bad debt on a regular basis. It isn’t irregular for a bank to write-off bad debt as an uncollectible loss on it’s tax returns. Essentially, the bank stops considering the unpaid bills as assets on the books. While this may have negligible impact on the profit and […]

January 7, 2015 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat,Christian Hine,House Specials | Read More »

Obamacare Destroying Lives in NC


Two of Pattie Curran’s three sons have rare bone marrow failure syndrome combined with a secondary mitochondrial disease. Life’s been tough, but they’ve made it work. Until Obamacare. From the description of a new video produced by Nicole Revels (published below): this Piedmont-Triad family “has witnessed their family’s insurance coverage slip away as premiums, deductibles, and […]

September 12, 2014 | Posted in Christian Hine,House Specials,National | Read More »

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