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Tuesday’s “Policy Speech” By President Obama At UNC-Chapel Hill

Chancellor Holden Thorp has tweeted about President Obama’s Tuesday “policy speech” on the UNC Chapel Hill campus. Here they are.

In his speech, President Obama will urge Congress to prevent interest rates on student loans from doubling in July. 

The event is free and open to the public. Due to limited event space, tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tickets can be picked up at the box office in the Carmichael Arena, 310 South Road, on Sunday, April 22, between the hours of 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. or on Monday, April 23, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. or until all are gone

On Tuesday, the doors at Carmichael Arena’s main entrance will open at 10 a.m. Tickets are required for entry. Tickets are not for sale or re-sale. For security reasons, attendees should not bring bags and limit personal items. No signs or banners are permitted. All attendees will go through airport-like security.

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A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

$528 million gone. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.


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They Had a Choice: Get Mad or Make Lemonade Out of Lemons

For those with no sense of humor and who see every single utterance as a look into a candidate’s soul, Mitt Romney’s cookie-bashing comment in Pennsylvania represented more fodder for mindless and ridiculous proclamations about the presumed presidential nominee. But guess how the bakery owners reacted? They didn’t endlessly pout, say it’s  not fair, or join the growing ranks of Americans who embrace victimhood and seek opportunities to be offended. No, the bakery owners used their heads, saw the opportunity, and are promoting the bakery via Romney’s comment. Good for them!

“It seemed like maybe he should have tasted them first before making the assumption,” Julie Lytle, who handles marketing for Bethel Bakery, said.

But the bakery took Romney’s joke and ran with it, launching a “CookieGate” promotion that gives customers a free half-dozen cookies for each dozen they purchase.

“We’re just having fun with it,” Lytle told CNN.

Walsh got the last word on the matter, telling the Wall Street Journal, “Let him eat cake next time.”

I suspect there’s a visit from Romney in this bakery’s future. Now if we could just get others in our entitlement society to take this same approach: stop whining, stop blaming others, stop embracing victimhood, and get on with pursuing dreams and a happy, productive life.

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Durham Pastor Wants Residents to Exchange Guns For Free Food

I don’t doubt that Durham Pastor R. Tiff McCarter’s heart is in the right place and his concern valid, but he’s off the mark with his recommendation for a “big cookout” at which Durham residents would exchange illegal guns for free food. Criminals who use guns to hurt people and wreak havoc on society aren’t robbing and stealing and shooting people because they lack food. The problem isn’t the gun. The problem is the criminal.

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