-December 2, 2013-
3:00 -- Is it unethical for Rep. Tim Moffitt to publish a newspaper outling all the great things his Republican Party passed in the NC Legislature?
4:00 -- Americans don't trust each other any more. Why? Plus Art Pope and William Barber exchange words.
5:00 -- Kevin King joins us to talk about his grassroots organizing work on college campuses. Plus, Milton Friedman debates Frances Fox Piven.
-December 3, 2013
3:00 -- Pete offers NC Democratic candidate recruiters the opportunity to come on the show. They chicken out.
4:00 -- The rise of the administrative state and why budget battles will be the focal point now.
5:00 -- The Hobby Lobby lawsuit over the Affordable Care Act, plus should chimpanzees get legal "personhood" status.
-December 4, 2013
3:00 -- A coup on the Mecklenburg County Commission might make it easier for South Asheville to de-annex from the city. Plus, a Hindu guy is mad at a local brewer for naming a beer Shiva.
4:00 -- Jake Frankel from Mountain Xpress joins us to talk about the latest edition on news stands. Plus, Buncombe County Commissioners say they want to reduce the carbon footprint by 80%.
5:00 -- Kurth Schlichter, columnist at Townhall, says liberals have to lie. Plus, human cheese.
-December 5, 2013
3:00 -- Fast food workers protest for an increase in the federal minimum wage.
4:00 -- Ford O'Connell, GOP strategist and former McCain-Palin adviser, talks about what the Republican Party needs to do to win the Presidential race in 2016 - including "getting over the fact that Reagan is dead."
5:00 -- It turns out President Obama did know his illegal alien uncle living in Boston. Plus, the Democrats are desperate to get everyone to focus on income inequality.
-December 6, 2013
3:00 -- Why the Affordable Care Act is costing Democrats support among women.
4:00 -- Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) dismantles a liberal professor's defense of presidential overreach. Plus, Rev. William Barber's comments after getting convicted on 2 of 3 counts for his Moral Monday protests.
5:00 -- More from Rev. Barber. Plus, the Olympic torch lights a man on fire in Siberia and the NC lottery is now offering subscriptions!
There was decidedly less outrage at the latest extortion of Ashevile City Council last night. Apparently, politicians who decry crony capitalism, corporatism and tax breaks for the wealthiest are only selectively outraged.
Remember the President's visit to Asheville's Linamar plant (recipient of millions of taxpayer largesse)?
It's okay to give these multi-billion dollar, multi-national corporations money - as long as the pol gets his picture taken.
From the President to the City Council, tax breaks for big corporations are cool.
With only a single dissenting vote, Council agreed on a $1.6 million dollar tax incentive package to an anoynmous private company – dubbed ‘Project X.’
The Tribune recently reported that the company is part of GE aviation.
The Citizen-Times reported that the company was threatening to leave if it didn’t get tax money.
This would sound like intimidation.
City Council has been ginning up outrage last week when Mountain Xpress published e-mails that Councilmembers say prove NC lawmakers are trying to force the Council to settle its lawsuit over the water system merger law.
But last night, only Cecil Bothwell opposed the blatant extortion by GE. He said he didn't want to support a company that made "war machines." He suspected most of Asheville would agree with him, too.
The Mayor thought Bothwell was crossing a line of civility, noting that people who currently work at the facility probably wouldn't like be called warmongerers.
Gordon Smith said the deal made him a tad uncomfortable, but he voted for it.
It got me thinking...
Perhaps if the NC lawmakers threaten to move some jobs out of town, the Council would be more willing to settle its lawsuit.