Category: NC legislature

NC Dem legislator cites Karl Marx in opposing repeal of death tax

      North Carolina state legislators are justifiably examining repeal of the state’s inheritance tax — which soaks people who inherit items from their parents or grandparents.  Right now, the tax hits inheritances of $5 million or more.  In…

Pay no attention to THAT failing economy …

    A lot of times, when there is something someone REALLY doesn’t want to talk about, they’ll try to turn your attention to ANOTHER UNRELATED subject.  That’s the tactic leftists and their useful idiots in the mainstream media are…

The Racial Justice Act & Bev’s ‘Pet Monster’

  Every day I am more convinced that lawyers are leading the decline and fall of western civilization.  They are in front of Congress claiming James Madison and Thomas Jefferson wanted birth control to be a constitutional right.  In Fayetteville,…

Ellmers slams state’s I-95 toll proposal

  Can I get an Amen? My congresswoman and I are singing from the same sheet of music on this issue of tolls on I-95.   I dealt with these things when I lived in Virginia in the 70s and…

WAY too many ‘free passes’ for 2012 @ NCGA

As election filing ended yesterday, we learned that 39 of the 17o North Carolina General Assembly seats will have ONE and ONLY ONE choice for voters in May and November.  (Most all of those are incumbents, by the way.) Ten…

THAT dripping noise over on Jones Street

    It’s remarkable how The N&O and its comrades on The Left have such a high regard for legislative ethics  — when the Republicans are in the majority.  The drip-drip-drip of ethics questions appears to center mostly on Republican legislators…

John Marcum for NC Senate

  Surprahz! Surprahz! Surprahz! — Private Gomer Pyle, USMC I’ll have to admit that NOT many people saw this coming.  I think it must have been a spur-of-the-moment thing for John.  The only political web site out there for him…

NC’s I-95 tolls to hit MORE than just drivers

          Legislators and bureaucrats in Raleigh are blowing through funds like a drunken sailor on an extended shore leave.  Instead of tightening their belts and trying to control costs, the powers-that-be have found yet another way…

NCGOP: Merely a new set of money-changers in the temple?

  GOP leaders took power on Jones Street in 2010 with promises of “no more business as usual.” They were propelled into power by an angry Tea Party and frustrated citizenry eager for dramatic change in Raleigh.   Here we…

TimmyWatch: Lea for NC Senate?

Moore County political insiders tell me to not be surprised  if retiring Moore County Commissioner Tim Lea files at the last minute for the NC Senate seat held by Republican Jerry Tillman of Randolph County.  If Lea files, he would…