Monthly Archives: November 2010

It’s close enough to Friday…

Therefore, here’s an early edition of “Talking Points with the Founding Fathers”… As many of you gather with friends and family this Thanksgiving, take time to be thankful for all we have as Americans – freedom, liberty, and individualism.  Make … Continue reading

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If it’s Friday….

it’s Talking points with the Founding Fathers! We better lend an ear and hear these words… A Visitor from the Past by Thelen Paulk I had a dream the other night, I did not understand A figure walking through the … Continue reading

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Economic Development Communications Gone Bad

In yet another production of tone deaf economic development activity, Bob Heuts and Tommy Mann convened the quarterly joint City-Town-County-EDC meeting on economic development last night at the McSwain Center.  Excuse me for saying this but, it was a waste … Continue reading

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Lame Duck Commissioners…

Tuesday morning’s opinion piece in the local paper “Heralded” (pun intended) the bravery of the “lame duck” board of commissioners for passing incentives for Coty.  It mentioned there may be no more chances for such chivalry and honor (my words) once the new … Continue reading

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If it’s Friday…

it’s talking points with the Founding Fathers! Oh how the words “These are the times that try men’s souls…” ring true for us today.  Our political system is corrupt from the bottom up (for once the Democrats can’t use trickle down … Continue reading

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On Public Education…

“I have indeed two great measures at heart, without which no republic can maintain itself in strength: 1. That of general education, to enable every man to judge for himself what will secure or endanger his freedom. 2. To divide … Continue reading

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Will they (Congress) humble themselves like Davy did?

Speech before the House of Representatives (1828) by David (Davy) Crockett Not Yours to Give  One day in the House of Representatives, a bill was taken up appropriating money for the benefit of a widow of a distinguished naval officer. … Continue reading

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If it’s Friday…

It’s talking points with the Founding Fathers… May we all strive to be like this man and inspire others wherever we go.  That means that we must pray for our enemies, pray for others who are thorns in our sides (KC), … Continue reading

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One Question Remains….

Toby Keith has a song called, “How do you like me now?” Well, dear sheriff and KC, I say to you,  “How do you like us now?” With the exception of Ellmers and Burr, every candidate you endorsed lost!  Next time, … Continue reading

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Paul Revere’s Ride

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow So through the night rode Paul Revere; And so through the night went his cry of alarm To every Middlesex village and farm, A cry of defiance, and not of fear, A voice in the darkness, … Continue reading

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