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“There are going to be some times over the next seven or eight months that you hate me.”

That quote is from Gov. Beverly Perdue, as noted in a blog from Mark Binker of the Greensboro News-Record. The quote came in comments Perdue made to the N.C. School Boards Association in Greensboro about the debate over how to balance the state budget. Kudos to Binker for asking the governor to get specific about spending cuts. The governor’s response:

“Do you want to bleed away the system as we’ve done the past two years, where everybody takes an across-the-board 10 or 15 percent cut, and you do a fairly good amount of damage to every single piece of public services, or do you try to find the stuff that’s not essential?”

I asked for an example of the nonessential stuff in the schools.

“(I’m) not going to go there yet,” she said. “It’s too early to have all the advocacy groups coming out. Everybody has a friend.”

Ah yes, let the politics and lobbying begin.

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That Dastardly Wal-Mart Is At It Again in Raleigh

From the Triangle Business Journal comes the story of more dastardly deeds from Wal-Mart, the business the Left loves to hate.

Call it the Santa Claus of retailers: Wal-Mart has begun hiring for some 430 jobs as the Arkansas retailer prepares for the early 2011 opening of its newest Raleigh store, which will be near Triangle Town Center.

I’m never sure which contribution the Left hates the most: Wal-Mart’s low prices, the jobs the company creates, its philanthropic work, or its commitment to hiring people with disabilities.

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