Rhino headline (not yet posted) says:
PART Is The Only Hope For County Now
Scott Yost’s article discusses the proposed arrangement for the authority to take over Guilford County transportation service after previous contractor bailed out because —you guessed it —they weren’t making any money.
PART’s board is still debating the proposed contract, which would take effect on Monday —not that far away. And as the Rhino reports, there’s no Plan B if an agreement can’t be reached.
My gut reaction when reading the headline is the roles were reversed: Guilford County is actually the last hope for PART, which is going broke. Good news, however—- a key board member now has a stronger platform.Read full article » No Comments »
No way I can let this one pass:
New emails in the congressional probe of failed solar panel maker Solyndra LLC are raising sharp questions about claims that a fundraiser to President Obama never got involved in pushing for loans to the now-bankrupt company.
Oklahoma billionaire George Kaiser, whose foundation was heavily invested in Solyndra, told two associates to “pursue your contacts” in the White House when discussing the company in the fall of 2010, according to emails released Wednesday by House Republicans.
Another email from Ken Levit, executive director of the foundation, to Steve Mitchell, who served on Solyndra’s board, laid bare the extent of the enthusiasm for the project inside the White House.
“They about had an orgasm in [Vice President Joseph R.] Biden’s office when we mentioned Solyndra,” the Feb. 27, 2010, email states.
Determine for yourselves, dear reader, the Winston-Salem Journal’s level of enthusiasm for pig waste as a power source.Read full article » 1 Comment »
In an attempt to sum up Tuesday’s City Council election, Guilford County executive director Michael Picarelli says “voting sucked in Greensboro.” Picarelli added that infighting between moderate Republicans and Conservatives for Guilford County split conservatives. (Link via Ed Cone.)
Meanwhile, the N&R says “(i)f the results of Tuesday’s elections were a referendum on the White Street landfill — and most likely they were — the majority of Greensboro citizens want that facility to remain closed.”
What can you say, the winners write the history. Moving forward, the question whether or not moderate Democrats —if there is still such a thing — will call out the upcoming hard left council. I’m skeptical.Read full article » No Comments »