In my last Chairman’s Corner Column, I observed that while Durham’s AAA debt rating has been reaffirmed, the rating agency issued a “negative outlook” for Durham. I then remarked that we have arrived at this point due to folks like Councilman Mike Woodard – whom I affectionately refer to as Tax Hike Mike – voting for tax increases to support their big spending habits. Councilman Woodard did not like my comments. Continue reading
The Triangle Republican Women
meet Monday, September 12th
7:00 Program and Meeting at
Carolina Ale House
Special Guest Speaker
The Rev. Louane Frey
Deacon Associate of Saint Stephen’s Church
Randy Dye has kindly provided us with the following video excerpts from the
Mary Katharine Ham Dinner:
For the past couple of weeks, we have witnessed a crisis in confidence as investors react to the news that Standard & Poor’s has downgraded their rating of the US Government debt. In the midst of all the news of this financial turmoil, you might, however, have missed a little bit of news buried in the back of the Herald Sun. Moody’s – another rating agency – announced on August 4th that although they were reaffirming Durham’s AAA debt rating, they had given Durham’s debt level a negative outlook. In other words, Moody’s is warning investors that if Durham doesn’t improve its fiscal discipline, it too may have its bond rating downgraded.
What does this mean to you and me? Continue reading
By Michael Hale Gray
August 10th, 2011 One opinion of the world around us
By now, most everybody knows that a helicopter in Afghanistan was shot down by someones [sic, plural] (terrorists? Insurgents? “freedom fighters?”) Remember (A) who they were avenging, and (B) one of the principal promises of the Obama Administration during the campaign. Read on.
Osama Bin Laden was unarmed, the reports now say. People wonder how the Navy SEALS (always capitalized – I have it from a good authority) could just go in and kill him, knowing Osama did not have any way (other than his wife’s body) to defend himself. To be fair, the SEAL who fired the fatal shots did not know if Osama had a suicide jacket; a dead man cannot pull a string or push a button.
But there are other reasons why Osama could never be taken alive, and it goes back to the 2008 election. Continue reading
The August Durham County Republican Party Executive Committee meeting will be held Tuesday, August 16th at 7:00 pm. We will meet at
Healthy Start Academy
807 West Chapel Hill Street,
All registered Republicans are invited to attend.
Triangle Republican Women
Monday, August 8, 2011
Carolina Ale House
(South Square Area – Across from Sam’s Club)
Featured Speaker: Katy Zastrow DuBois
Subject: Precinct Needs and Training