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Tillis, Black Caucus, John Locke Foundation team up to bash Senate GOP for NOT SPENDING MORE MONEY

“There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone. “ — Rod…

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NCGOP flier hubbub won’t die: Beaufort GOP leader criticizes state party leaders, demands apology

    In comments posted to the Beaufort County Now web site, Beaufort County GOP chairman Charles Hickman is criticizing state GOP leaders and demanding they apologize to activists from his county who were reportedly confronted in an aggressive manner at the recent state party convention: During this primary season several switcheroo and otherwise suspect candidates have bragged about their support from powerful Republican power brokers. Some of this has…

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The Pilot: $pend more money! Who care$ if you actually HAVE it?

          News flash!  The management at the Southern Pines Pilot is outraged — OUTRAGED — by the  GOP led General Assembly in Raleigh: It is unconscionable that a bill to help right our state’s eugenics wrong – as if it could ever be truly righted – should still be languishing in the legislature. Remember, North Carolina’s eugenics program, under which thousands of people were forcefully sterilized…

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Tillis, bloggers Pow-wow on voter ID bill

    Apparently, the Speaker of the NC House had a private meeting with some conservative bloggers to talk about the issue of voter ID in North Carolina elections.   (Hmmm.  My invitation must have been lost in the mail.)  The latest reports off of Jones Street suggest that Republicans were going to water down the voter ID bill so they could get Democrat votes to override Lame Duck Bev’s…

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The declining value of the “Republican” and “conservative” political labels

        In this nightmarish economy, we’re seeing a lot of things lose their value.  In recent years, we’ve also begun to see the decline in value of the “conservative” and “Republican” labels. We used to have a clear idea of WHO was conservative:  Ronald Reagan, Barry Goldwater, Jesse Helms, William F. Buckley, Margaret Thatcher.  Those folks saw great electoral success, brought a lot of new people into…

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The Pilot: pushing far-left talking points, telling half of the story, and mocking the few readers it has left

You have to just LOVE Yankees who move down here and chastise us for not being more like the morally and fiscally-bankrupt blue states they fled. Steve Bouser, The Pilot’s minister of propaganda overseeing the paper’s op-ed pages, is a textbook example of just such antics.  His page ran for months with leftist talking points about the proposed  marriage amendment to the state constitution — warning of a return to Jim…

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Beaufort County Commissioner sounds off on Thom Tillis, Arthur Williams

    Republican activists in Eastern North Carolina are continuing to fume over allegations that GOP leaders in Raleigh are meddling in local primaries.  Earlier this week, a GOP activist from Carteret County told us that Speaker Thom Tillis, NCGOP vice chair Wayne King, and some others “bullied” her over her distribution of fliers at the NCGOP convention which alleged meddling in primaries.  Now, a prominent Republican elected official from…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Law & Order Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

Waiting for Team Tillis to stand up and fight

It is hard to understand the squeamishness on the part of Speaker Thom & the House leadership in today’s N&O re: voter id.  Speaker Tillis and Rep. David Lewis say they can’t get the votes for a bill that demands some form of government issue photo ID in order to vote. So, they are caving in to the leftists and watering down the legislation to allow for phone and other…

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“Let’s play CHANGE THE SUBJECT!”

    All of us have things that we REALLY don’t  want to talk about.  State Democrats DON’T want to talk about Barry Obama, John Edwards, David Parker, Jay Parmley, the economy. 13th congressional district GOP nominee George Holding DOES NOT want to talk about the John Edwards verdict.  (Holding is the former US attorney who oversaw much of the Edwards probe.) State House speaker Thom Tillis DOES NOT want…

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Tillman’s chicken nugget bill has good intentions, but misses the mark

  State senator Jerry Tillman (R) — that body’s majority whip, who also represents Moore and Randolph counties — has pushed through legislation  targeting a policy that gave North Carolina some embarrassing international publicity earlier this year: The Hoke County chicken nugget school lunch incident of 2012 led the North Carolina Senate on Thursday to pass a bill to prohibit child care centers from giving food to children whose parents…