Does Obamacare cover butt-kickings?

Last night, Mitt Romney showed John McCain how it SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE in 2008.   The Mittster called Barry’s bluff on a number of occasions — correcting his misstatements and  outright lies. The spectacle reminded me of a college professor calling out and correcting a talkative,  know-it-all  undergrad.  Jim Lehrer tried to save Barry by talking over Romney a few times.  I — and my fellow debate watchers — got really ticked with that.  We wanted to hear more from Professor Romney. The O-man claimed to have created FIVE MILLION jobs in the private sector.  I must have missed all…

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Around the world with Bev and Keith

          Bev Perdue has three more months in office.  Yet, she is jetting off to the Far East: Gov. Bev Perdue is on her way to Japan to drum up business for the state. Perdue and state Commerce Secretary Keith Crisco are leading a delegation to the 35th annual Southeast U.S./Japan joint meeting in Tokyo, according to her office. While there, Perdue and commerce officials will meet with export clients and businesses seeking new investments. After he leaves Japan, Crisco will take a two-day business recruitment trip to China. “I look forward to reinvigorating some of…

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GOP vs. grassroots: Where to go from here?

I was listening to Rush discuss the flap over the rules changes at the GOP national convention.  He made an excellent point:   The establishment HAD everything going smooth.  ALL factions of the party were united behind the idea of putting their differences aside and voting to replace Barry Obama with Mitt Romney.  Then, they pull this Richard Daleyesque, hard-nosed machine tactic   — and it had the effect of tossing a hand grenade into a crowd of people.  It didn’t HAVE to be done.  But THEY did it.  Rush said he felt like it was motivated by the establishment’s desire to…

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Moore County commissioners kissing closed sessions goodbye?

        It appears that Moore County government may be on the way to setting a new standard for transparent governing.  The recent kerfluffle over closed sessions and Bojangles with the Moore County commissioners has led to a decree by board chairman Larry Caddell: NO MORE CLOSED SESSIONS. But what about personnel matters?  According to my #1 county government mole, THIS was Chairman Caddell’s   response: There better not be any personnel matters.  If there are, I’m going to be ABSENT! The chairman is surely feeling a little war-weary after his recent high-profile scuffles with The Pilot and fellow…

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Now that conservatives are competitive in NC elections, Dems and media want to CRACK DOWN

For decades upon decades, all was well in The Tar Heel State as judges were elected with the blessing of the state’s leftist-dominated bar association and their  mainstream media lapdogs. Lawyers were able to pool their money and control who gets the judicial — and attorney general — slots in state government. In the 80s, Republicans came on like gangbusters in North Carolina.  In 1988, the GOP got a governor and lieutenant governor elected.  In 1994, the party took over the state House, made great gains in the state Senate, and won several council of state and judicial seats.  That…

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Vinroot & Foxx: Co-Mayors ?????

A letter circulating among political and business movers-and-shakers in the Charlotte area is raising more than a few eyebrows.   Richard Vinroot, former Charlotte mayor and 2000 GOP gubernatorial nominee, and current Charlotte mayor Anthony Foxx (Democrat successor to Pat McCrory) have co-signed a letter on official “Office of The Mayor” stationary lobbying on behalf of the Queen City’s government.   Anyone who reads the letter could get an impression that Foxx and Vinroot are presiding over Charlotte city government as a team. This is the second  public occasion in recent months where Vinroot, a Republican, has teamed up with…

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If you think there is turmoil among Eastern NC Republicans, check out what’s happening in Mecklenburg County

        I recently had an eye-opening conversation with an activist who is arguably a mover-and-shaker / household name in Charlotte area Republican politics.  This person has been following the drama in the state House District 6 runoff between Mattie Lawson and Arthur Williams. My Charlotte source tells me they have seen signs of meddling and other monkey-business in Mecklenburg primaries and runoffs: ”Besides having to endure a disgusting 9th congressional District race, we in Mecklenburg watched as two of  Thom Tillis’s “puppets” won  second primaries for legislative seats —  beating true conservatives. The races were ugly, with lots…

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Two more days to vote in the runoffs !!!!!

    Democrats AND Republicans have stuff to vote for in these current runoff races in North Carolina.  There is a Democrat runoff for Labor Commissioner. ( Not very sexy, but still very important.) Republicans have A LOAD of stuff to vote on: Lt. Governor:  Dan Forest, a Raleigh architect, and Dan Gurley, a Wake county commissioner, are squaring off in this GOP runoff.  We have recommended a vote for Dan Forest, and have caught some heat for it from friends, readers, etc. etc.  From what I know of both of these guys, they both seem like great individuals who…

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Brubaker: SO LONG, SUCKERS!

“Let the door knob hit you where the Good Lord split you!” — George Jefferson      The mainstream media was full of glowing tributes to former House Speaker and 36 year legislature veteran Harold Brubaker (R) yesterday as word of his resignation from the General Assembly spread.  All I heard coming from the Asheboro Republican was: ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME.  Not a word about — oh — his constituents, the people of North Carolina, the party. (Those “little” things.)  It’s all about how he’s on top and how he’s getting ready to cash in…

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Happy Birthday America !!!!

 

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