Monthly Archives: December 2010

Lot’s of us think that we’re STILL in recession [ it ended June 2009 ] and many of us don’t see anything getting better any time soon.

But the good news is that it will get better, slowly, and it almost certainly won’t get worse in 2011.

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I’m gonna try and increase my output here at Tarheel.  I find it fun, enjoyable and educational.  Since I’ve started this I’ve found many things about me I didn’t know.

Further, I am MUCH more informed about the things going on around me.

If you already read my blog, I hope you’ll encourage me with comments and likes, and good will along the way.



So, Wake County Public Schools has been without a superintendent for some time now.  When the new board began implementing policies that did not jive with the old boss; he resigned.

Fair enough.  The super and the board should get along.

And now we have our new guy.  Even though I’m disappointed the board didn’t disband the district and decide to give every child a waiver, there are things to like about the new superintendent.

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In the private sector, a service is something that is meant to be maximized; made better.  This in an effort to lure more and more people into purchasing you r product – your service.

When the government is doing a service it take monopoly share of the market.  It’s illegal for FedEx and UPS to deliver packages to a mailbox [ a mailbox that I purchase by the way ].  The government licenses cars.  Issues driver’s license.  The government educates our kids.  All of it, they mandate .

But the service they provide turns from something that is meant to be grown and made better to something that is meant to be minimized and made cheaper.


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So, I like to go the YMCA and work out sit in the hot tub, steam room and sauna on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

On my way home, I drive right by the Leesville Taproom, if by “on my home” you mean taking a leeft when you should take a right.

And because I simply MUST make sure that they don’t need the help of an old decrepit bartender, I stop in to check on ’em.  I like to have a couple beers and make my way home.

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Wanna know what it is?  The shortest word in the English language?


The word spoken after a toke on a joint and passing to the next in line.

And it would seem that America is a LOT closer to becoming familiar with that than we ever believed:

When the conversation among evangelicals turns from the “evils” of weed to the statistics of crime and incarceration, the war is over.  It’s only a matter of time.

And about time too!

I know candy and sugar and stuff is bad horrible for me.  I KNOW it.

And I know that when I eat garbage like that it only does more harm than it does good.

Except, for, you know, two things:

  1. If I only eat some candy it isn’t all that bad.
  2. I GET to make that decision.

But when the government gets involved, BOOM goes the dynamite!

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