#ncsen: Ross smacks Burr for opposing insider trading ban for members of Congress

Banning Members of Congress from using sensitive information they obtain during the course of the business day to make investment decisions that pay off BIG? Sounds like a gimme. An easy YES vote.  But, think again:  Deborah Ross’s campaign is attacking Senator Richard Burr for a 2012 vote that Burr made against a bill banning insider trading for top federal employees and requiring that financial disclosures of members of Congress and their employees be made readily available online—all while he owned hundreds of thousands of dollars in stock in natural gas companies and authored legislation helpful to the natural gas industry.  Burr…

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Thilli$: Judges? (Ain’t my job, man.)

Oh, the leftists are having a field day with our junior senator’s latest battle with coherence and articulation:  Republicans have never made it easy for President Barack Obama to confirm judges. But Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) came up with a new reason the Senate shouldn’t be filling empty court seats: It’s not our job. Democrats including Sens. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and Mazie Hirono (Hawaii) made repeated requests Wednesday to confirm a batch of Obama’s judicial nominees who are ready for votes. Each time they tried, Tillis objected and suggested the Senate shouldn’t be spending time on judges. “What we get…

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Donald Trump, Richard Burr and a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad idea

I had been hearing this gossip about Richard Burr as a possible VP candidate for Donald Trump for weeks now.  I blew it off — assuming it was something floated out there by Paul Shumaker & co. to generate some buzz about their anemic candidate and his campaign.  But the buzz is not going away, and it’s getting to the point where this site is going to have to slap some sense into people.  I am still trying to understand WHY in the hell Team Trump thought it was a good idea to have their guy make a robo-call for…

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Richard Burr’s greatest, um, “hits”

We’re about to get bombarded with propaganda telling us what a great conservative Richard Burr IS, and how scary Deborah Ross IS.  (For the record, we agree wholeheartedly with that second part.)  Conservative Review has done a great job of cataloging Richard Burr’s highs and lows over the last six years. He’s pulling down an ungentlemanly conservative score of F (44%) which beats out ONLY Thom Tillis (36% and F) and our three token Democrats in the North Carolina delegation. Let’s take a closer look: 2011:  INCREASE DEBT LIMIT BY $2.4 TRILLION Vote Result Date: 8/2/2011 Conservative Position: No Burr…

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Richard Burr: HB2 went “too far”

A few years back, he told us trying to defund ObamaCare was ”the dumbest idea” he’d ever heard — shoving a knife in the back of conservatives attempting a last-minute killing of that fiscal nightmare.  He voted FOR allowing federal bureaucrats to use racial quotas in overseeing local residential zoning matters.  Now, he’s shoving a knife in the backs of legislators, the governor, and most North Carolinians over the “bathroom law”: Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., is criticizing his state’s anti-LGBT legislation that prohibits transgender people from using the bathroom of their choice. “Yeah, I’ve got issues,” Burr told the Huffington…

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Traditional values crowd showing NO LOVE to Burr-Thilli$

In 2010, we heard about how extreme left Elaine Marshall is.  In 2014, we heard about how often Kay Hagan voted with Obama.  Well, we made our choices in those races.  And how is it working out?:  North Carolina is under attack from the federal government and President Obama’s allies for upholding the most self-evident laws of nature and civilization: protecting the privacy of women in bathrooms and locker rooms.  Yet, the state’s senior senator, Richard Burr (F, 45%), doesn’t seem to be bothered by this assault.  In response to the governor’s request for help from Congress, Burr demurred and…

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Burr, Thilli$ do Obama a solid.

This post in National Review’s The Corner blog sums up the, um, *benefits* of a “Republican Senate” in the Obama era nicely: To nobody’s surprise, the Lee amendment to defund the Obama Administration’s radical Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule (AFFH), (a rule that essentially turns the federal government into a National Zoning board, forcing high density housing on unwilling cities and towns, while letting bureaucrats decide the racial, ethnic and income balance of local communities)  was tabled by a vote of 60-37 today, marking a defeat for conservatism, community control, and common sense.  *Too many white people in your neighborhood?…

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Leadership. Anyone? Anyone? (Bueller?)

Gov. Pat McCrory is firing back at the US DOJ for their ridiculous demands to drop gender restrictions on bathrooms, locker rooms, and dressing rooms. (Who knows if this would be happening were he not locked in a tough reelection effort.  It would have been great to see this kind of thing in 2013 when DC was first shoving ObamaCare down our throats.)  Thom Thilli$ campaigned for Senate in 2014 outraged — just outraged — that Kay Hagan was egging on the US DOJ to sue North Carolina. She should have been fighting for North Carolina tooth and nail, we…

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Richard Burr. The MARYLAND US Senate primary. Gay stuff.

Our senior US senator told us he wasn’t getting into that gay “crap,’‘ but apparently that gay “crap” has found HIM:  North Carolina’s Richard Burr apparently has a pick in a crowded Republican Senate primary race in Maryland, where 14 candidates are vying for retiring Democratic U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski’s open seat. Burr had plans to host a campaign event at a Washington, D.C., law firm this week for Chrys Kefalas, an openly gay attorney and former speechwriter in the Obama administration, but the fundraiser was canceled, Kefalas’ campaign said, without explaining why.[…]  Okay.  There are FOURTEEN candidates in the…

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#ncsen: Ms. Debbie sez DON’T TRUST THE OLD PEOPLE

Oh, yes she did:  In a legislative year that sought to silence women, Rep. Deborah Ross remained a vocal and active fighter against Amendment One at events all across the Triangle region. The five-term representative even scolded pro-Amendment One lawmakers from the floor of the General Assembly, saying “The next generation does not view this the way that you do. The next generation is more open, more loving, more tolerant. I frankly trust the next generation more than I trust my elders.” […]  She’s a smooth talker with a law degree.  She’s, um, somewhat easy on the eyes (I’m told….

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