Category: NC legislature

John Marcum now a Fiorillo Fan

          I ran into John Marcum, two-time Pinehurst mayoral candidate and 2012 GOP candidate for NC Senate, at Saturday’s Moore County GOP candidate meet-and-greet in Southern Pines.  Judging from Marcum’s  tone, the hatchet appears to be…

The (REAL?) story on the NCGA gas tax relief #FAIL: ‘The Emperor Has No Clothes’

        We’ve vented our frustrations repeatedly on this site about North Carolina’s obscenely high gas tax.  With gas prices skyrocketing, the economy tanking, and the unemployment rate skyrocketing, we thought cutting the state gas tax would be…

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…