Tag Archives: Americans for Prosperity

It Starts Tonight

Tonight it starts for real!  The first votes of the 2016 campaign are cast in the Iowa Caucuses.  That doesn’t mean the spinning, posturing and outright lying will stop; it only means the clock is running and the scoreboard will … Continue reading

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Strange Fascination

It is Saturday afternoon as I write this.  The East Coast is suffering the effects of Jonas as the meteorologists have named the storm.  Unlike cities further north and west, here in the Raleigh area a six inch ruler would … Continue reading

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Disrespecting Veterans

Today is Veterans’ Day in America; a day set aside to honor those who are serving or have served America in military uniform.  Though I have never served and am now too old to I still have respect for those … Continue reading

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Logic And A Touch Of Forgiveness

I know around 85% of my readership lives in the United States.  How much of it lives in Iowa is something I don’t know.  While the core message is for everyone, foreign or domestic, the only people who can do … Continue reading

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The Endorsement Of Kay Hagan

Last night Kay Hagan won the North Carolina Democratic Senatorial Primary by a wide margin.  Technically the preceding sentence is a prediction because I am writing this article the day before the Primary for publishing the morning after.  I am … Continue reading

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The Endorsement Of Gary Peters

Having someone who borders on a living legend serving in Congress is both a blessing and a curse for their political party.  The good news is that you know they can win whether it is a good or a bad … Continue reading

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The Banishment Of Pat McCrory

Have you ever wanted something so badly that you would compromise your principles to obtain it?  De jure North Carolina Republican Governor Pat McCrory did.  In 2008 he narrowly lost the gubernatorial race to Bev Perdue, so for the 2012 … Continue reading

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Internal Revenue Stupidity

There is a theory out there that House Speaker John Boehner is very, very bad at his job.  It exists because there is a lot of evidence to support it.  One of the things I expected in the 113th Congress … Continue reading

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Rated R – The Enterprises and Associations Of Art Pope

The poster boy for the reverse Robin Hood role is North Carolina billionaire Art Pope.  Pope’s inherited business empire operates under the umbrella of Variety Wholesalers.  Variety is privately held and therefore it is difficult to get exact numbers, but … Continue reading

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The Endorsement Of Bev Perdue

I have respect for politicians who are willing to take a courageous stand.  That probably stems back to reading John F. Kennedy’s, Profiles in Courage, in the early ‘60’s as a young boy.  (Yes, I guess I was always nerdy.)  … Continue reading

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