Author Archives: James Madison

About James Madison

I was the fourth president of these United States. My wife Dolley and I are greatly disturbed with the erosion of your liberties and the encroachment of the present federal, state, and local governments. I was an original member of the Democratic-Republican Party in this country and I would welcome a return to the conservative values that united Democrats and Republicans in my day. Let's start with putting God back in our lives and our government so He will richly bless our endeavors in Lee County. Let's force our elected officials be more transparent and accountable to the electorate in fiscal and social matters. I look forward to hearing your ideas about these matters and others that are on your hearts and minds. Thank You for participating!

Wailing & Gnashing of Teeth in Sanford & Broadway

My, oh my.  Not since the electric 2009 debate over the half-cent sales tax increase has the county witnessed so much wailing and gnashing of teeth over an issue like the sales tax distribution in Lee County.  County commissioners have … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, City of Sanford, Lee County Politics, Taxes & Fees, Town of Broadway | 1 Comment

Pig Pac, Paddy Whack, Give The ‘Boys’ Their Due

In reading Preston Spence’s recent Herald letter, in which he re-named the LEED-IE PAC as the ‘PIG PAC’ (people-in-gangs political action committee), I recalled an old song my mother sang to me,  “Knick knack, paddy whack, give the dog a bone….”  It seemed apropos … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Election 2012, Founding Fathers, KFC, Lee County Politics, Media and Reporting | 1 Comment

A Call to Action

I am dismayed by the recent spate of announced changes with our defense department and foreign policy adjustments.  The U.S. media seems to be missing the broad implications these changes will have for our country, but we must not…  We all knew the … Continue reading

Posted in Election 2012, Lee County Politics, Media and Reporting | 1 Comment

Lee County NC Blog– 2011 in Review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.   Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 41,000 times in 2011. If it were … Continue reading

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Obama’s “Job” on Your Next IRS 1040 Form

That loud sucking noise you’re hearing today is the vaccuum being created by PBO and his cronies in Washington, D.C. as they whisk away the traditional deductions we’ve all become accustomed to over the past several decades.  Yes, you got it right, that “Jobs Bill” has to … Continue reading

Posted in Economic Development, Election 2012, Jobs & Workforce Development, Taxes & Fees | 7 Comments

Obama’s Job on America Act

Tonight, President Barack Obama (PBO) insulted the country– you and me.  He insulted us by lying to us all.  No, not a simple poetic license to stretch the truth a bit, which has been his normal modus operandi.   Instead, he lied … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Election 2012, Jobs & Workforce Development | 2 Comments

Goodbye Howard, Hello (Again) Renee!

Now that we have warmed up to the new congressional district boundaries, Senator Rucho and Representative Lewis have gone and changed the maps.  The new district boundaries released on Wednesday are strikingly different for several of the U.S. House Districts, not the least of … Continue reading

Posted in Election 2012, Lee County Politics, NC Politics | 4 Comments