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#ncpol: Lawyer tied to House leaders, NC Dems’ Goodwin INDICTED

The saga swirling around Raleigh attorney Mark Bibbs appears to prove that political corruption IS bipartisan: […] Raleigh attorney and lobbyist Mark Bibbs faces ten criminal charges stemming from an investigation by the North Carolina Secretary of State’s Office that was prompted by a WBTV investigation. Court records show a…

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#ncga: Um, “mystery” solved?

    The drivebys and their Democrat buddies are in quite a tizzy.  Legislative Republicans are heading back to Raleigh, and some liberal spidey-senses are a-tinglin’.  Colon “Toilet Boy” Campbell — (AND a co-author !!!) — ponder the GOP’s “mystery agenda in today’s N&O.  Senator — and hyperactive attention whore…

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Raleigh superhero Lil’ Josh, his sidekick AndyPaul KNOW smack

McClatchy’s Politifact gets presented as something serious and important, but usually ends up coming off like something dreamed up during one of Wayne Goodwin’s daily extended stints in the porcelain reading room. You can almost see Goodwin’s reading room masterpieces getting rushed STAT from the reading room to the N&O…

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Folwell gives state retirees early peek at benefits of Trump tax cut

Thanks to the work of North Carolina state treasurer Dale Folwell’s team, state government retirees will be some of the first to see the benefits of the tax cut recently approved by Congress: North Carolina State Treasurer Dale R. Folwell, CPA, announced today that January benefit payments to North Carolina retirees…

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Monkey Business Report: Robeson County real estate edition

What would you say about someone who bought a piece of property (1) at TWICE the assessed tax value,  (2) that was $100K behind in property taxes, and (3) without having a clear use in mind for the property? You’d think they were either (a) stupid or (b) up to…

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#ncga: Harry Brown for Congress ???

That’s the word on the street (at least the streets in the Third Congressional District).  I’ve heard from a number of movers and shakers in the 3rd district NCGOP who tell me they’ve heard from the North Carolina Senate Majority Leader and folks close to him about this. “This is…

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Meet The New Boss, Same as the old boss …

The Round Rev has moved on to bigger and better things on  The Soros plantation.  The NC NAACP has a new screaming preacher heading things up, and The N&O is giddy with excitement: With the North Carolina General Assembly scheduled to open a special session on Wednesday, the new state…

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#ncga: Empower Women! (*By, um, running some women against some other INCUMBENT women?*)

The North Carolina Democrats and their minions in the driveby media are all over social media about all of the, um, ladies they have running for the NC House in  2018.  *That’ll fix those sexist pigs in power, right?* (Um, right?) Follow along with me and see if you notice…

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Hudson A-Okay with gun-grabber alliance

Richard Hudson — portrayed so aggressively as a friend of the 2nd amendment — is surprisingly not alarmed at the combining of his concealed carry reciprocity bill with a package favored by gun-grabbers: The first procedural vote on legislation combining a popular concealed carry reciprocity bill with a ‘Fix NICS’…

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The N&O and Dallas, sittin’ in a tree …

I have to say it’s quite unusual to see a Republican getting cuddly kid-gloves treatment from The N&O.  Richard Morgan got it — during his time as Jim Black’s co-conspirator in the NC House.  If you’re a Republican thumbing your nose at the platform and pissing off conservatives left and…