Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media NC legislature Politics

One out of every FIVE NC drivers has No license ???

            Yep.  That’s what AAA says: UNC Charlotte student Lauren Brown says driving without a license is no good, “It’s scary though, if anything.” The 19 year old just bought her car and says if someone with no license and no insurance hit her, “I’d…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

WRAL poll: Voters — even Republicans — give thumbs-down to NCGA

Voters gave Republicans a majority in the NC General Assembly and a clear mandate to cut government and taxes in 2010. Two years later, we’ve got minimal cuts in government and NOTHING in the way of tax relief.  We’ve got legislators close to the Speaker having their ethics questioned.  (Are…

Posted in Campaign 2012 DENR Economy Media Moore County NC legislature NC State Government Politics

Frackin’ & Marryin’ : Media’s omissions help push leftist agenda

You could call it sloppy, lazy reporting. You could call it conveniently leaving out inconvenient facts in order to spin a story the way you want it to go.  But a lot of North Carolina media — especially locally — seem to be giving us A LOT of what leftist…

Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 Economy Education Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Phil Berger Politics Thom Tillis

Don’t Debate Her. RUN OVER HER.

    Our highly unpopular governor is passing on running for reelection.  Our state’s economy is in the tank.  Our unemployment rate is higher than the national average.  The Tea Party pushed a GOP majority into power in the General Assembly with a clear mandate to cut taxes and government….

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Economy Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

Unemployment Rate UP in 95 of NC’s 100 counties

The North Carolina Department of Commerce has released figures showing unemployment rose during January in 95 of the state’s 100 counties.  (The rate decreased in three counties and held steady in two.) Wait. I thought Barry and Bev and their comrades at The N&O told us we were in the…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Paul Stam Politics

The Problem with Paul Stam

  Paul “Skip” Stam is the affable leader of the Republican majority in the NC House.  He was a compromise candidate for caucus leader elected in the wake of the Republican civil war initiated by Richard Morgan and his allies.  Stam was someone all parties within the party could stomach….

Posted in Campaign 2012 Law & Order Media Moore County NC legislature NC State Government Politics

What Amendment One ACTUALLY says

    The gay rights movement, the professional LEFT, and their allies in the mainstream media (like our local Nobel Prize-winning newspaper) have moved into Moore County to continue — trying — to tie this May’s Amendment One vote to the old Jim Crow laws. Take a moment to block…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media NC legislature NC State Government Politics William Brisson

Aahhh! Don’t you just love that leftist big-tent open-minded “tolerance” stuff?

    We on the right are frequently criticized by The Left and its comrades in the allegedly mainstream media for pushing “moderates” out of the GOP.  The latest example is the coverage of the retirement announcement by Senator Olympia Snowe (RINO-Maine).  It was stunning AND newsworthy WHEN SHE DID VOTE…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

An opportunity for Pat McCrory with state employees

    In 1995 —  just as Jim Hunt was launching his unprecedented reelection campaign for a FOURTH term as NC governor — I broke a story about top Hunt aides and supporters reportedly shaking down prospective state employees and their families for campaign contributions. The state House — then…

Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 DENR Economy Media NC legislature NC State Government Obama Politics

Surprise! Bev actually DOES give a ‘frack’

Remember that speech where our esteemed governess — ahem — “joked” about suspending congressional elections so the honorables could do “the right thing” without having to worry about political repercussions? Well, now that Bev is not running for reelection — and doesn’t have to carry water for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro…