Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Moore County NC legislature Politics

Retiring NC Senator Blake says Tillman best choice to represent Moore County in Raleigh

          Senator Harris Blake has won a lot of friends and supporters during his long tenure representing Moore County in the state Senate.  Retiring this year, Blake has sounded off about which of the three GOP candidates for District 29 will…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NC legislature Paul Stam Politics

The marriage amendment and political whiplash

      It’s unfortunately not all that unusual to see political leaders stop on a dime and change directions on political issues — just to score points with the media and interest groups.  North Carolina State House majority leader Paul Stam (R-Wake) has taken…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media NC legislature Politics

GOP candidate for NC Senate in Guilford picks up the tab for strapped drivers

  Trudy Wade, a Republican member of the Greensboro City Council, is running to represent the Greensboro area in the NCGA’s upper chamber.  She and her volunteers sponsored and manned an event at a gas station where the campaign pumped gas, and  paid the tax…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Moore County NC legislature Politics

Tax Day in Southern Pines: Tea Party ranks swelling, Jamie Boles spelling, Richard Speer excelling, Renee Ellmers #FAILing

It was a busy afternoon in Moore County for conservative and Republican activists.  Moore Tea Citizens had a nice turnout for its fourth annual Tax Day Rally in front of the town’s post office.  The Moore County GOP also opened the doors for its campaign…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NC legislature NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

Whipping up stuff and calling it NEWS (BEEP BEEP)

    So far, this campaign cycle, Pat McCrory is The Roadrunner, and the alleged mainstream media is Wile E. Coyote.  Just like ol’  Wile E., the media keeps trying to set traps for  McCrory and ends up  failing miserably. The statewide media are petrified…

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

Paying for them to do NOTHING

        We, the beleaguered taxpayers of North Carolina, are being told that we will finance a “special session” of the General Assembly where ABSOLUTELY NOTHING will be voted on: Those hoping for excitement during the April 23 special session at the General…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Education Media NC legislature NC State Government Politics

Remedial education for NC high school graduates on the rise

        The Democrats WANT to talk about education this campaign season.  They’ve dominated state government for decades.  They’ve thrown tons of money at our public schools.  How’s all that working out?  Terry Stoops with The John Locke Foundation fills us in: Last…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Education Media NC legislature NC State Government Politics

The NCGA GOP spending machine keeps rolling on ….

        We’re being told that those mean ol’ legislative Republicans on Jones Street are trying to bleed public education dry.  Au Contraire, mes amis.   Check out this latest development from a recent House committee meeting: A House committee endorsed an arrangement that…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Education Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

Hey! All you guys in line @ the unemployment office! Let’s talk about education!

  Bobby “BOOM BOOM” Etheridge says we need to dump MORE money into public education.   We’re getting THIS from the state Democrat Party and its house propaganda organ, The N&O. Yet, in response, we’re getting THIS and the sound of crickets from NCGOP HQ…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Moore County NC legislature Politics

State senate candidate cuffed, detained by Moore deputies

Tommy Davis has been a long-standing fixture on our local paper’s web site message boards.  Today, he moves to the front pages of the paper.  (I’m not so sure that THIS was the kind of publicity the rookie candidate was looking for.) Davis is running…