Category: NC legislature

McNeill surfaces in hunt for Brubaker replacement

      The Randolph County GOP’s vice chairman’s name has popped up as a leading contender to replace former House Speaker Harold Brubaker — who resigned from the legislature earlier this week after nearly 36 years of service. Allen…

What happened to the ‘MYOB’ rule in party primaries?

      I learned a lot about what I know about politics from my late grandfather — who was a political boss in southeastern North Carolina for decades. I’ll never forget a conversation I had with an elected official…

Brubaker: SO LONG, SUCKERS!

“Let the door knob hit you where the Good Lord split you!” — George Jefferson      The mainstream media was full of glowing tributes to former House Speaker and 36 year legislature veteran Harold Brubaker (R) yesterday as word…

N&O fact-checked on fracking by reader & WRAL

  Fracking has been legalized by the legislature.  But the professional left and their transcriptionists at The N&O are still trying to scare the hell out of the ‘great unwashed’ beyond the Raleigh beltline. Yesterday, the N&O featured an item…

Shubert: Inquiry about signed false DOT letters needs to focus on Perdue aide Pryor Gibson

Former Republican legislator — and conservative stalwart — Fern Shubert says she was disgusted to see two weeping female secretaries dragged in front of a legislative panel. The legislature was looking into who signed letters from a DOT official —…

Red Light, Green Light: The Pilot labels Democrat’s “mistake” a GOP dirty trick

The Democrat machine operatives who own — and control the editorial content of — our thrice-weekly Emmy Award-winning, Nobel Prize-nominated local newspaper are at it again: stretching the truth and twisting the facts to protect Bev Perdue, Barack Hussein Obama…