Category: NCGOP

Senator Tillman’s diploma bill becomes the very first signed into law by Gov. McCrory

Senator Jerry Tillman (R-Asheboro) — who represents Moore County in the state  legislature — had the honor of hosting Gov. Pat McCrory in Asheboro for the signing of a Tillman-sponsored bill that will change the face of high school education…

Turf wars and other tripe

    Let’s count all of the various state law enforcement authorities we have here in North Carolina.  We have DMV enforcement — which goes after trucks that dodge weigh stations, and deals with things like vehicle theft and vehicle…

When Thom Talks, WE listen …

  The Charlotte area is riding high in our fair state capital these days.  The governor is a former mayor of The Queen City.  The lieutenant governor is the son of the city’s longtime mayor and congresswoman.  The speaker of…

Anti-GOP march or Krispy Kreme PR stunt? You make the call.

  Well, The McClatchy Gang hit us with THIS headline about an event that took place in Raleigh on Saturday: Thousands march in Raleigh against GOP policies in NC legislature We also got this gem from McClatchy about a Saturday…

Ugly Power Grabs vs. PRETTY ONES

    Our local paper — the first and only lesbian-owned and -operated thrice weekly Nobel Prize-nominated community paper in The Carolinas — is beside itself about those dastardly Republicans in Raleigh. Specifically, the newsroom’s ire is aimed at legislation…

The N&O’s John Frank: ObamaCare’s Gunga Din

Gunga Din was immortalized by Rudyard Kipling in literature — and later in movies.  He was a poor, hapless, shuffling, kowtowing, water-carrying man-servant to some British soldiers in India.   The character has become synonymous with people and institutions that dutifully…