Posted in Bev Perdue Media NC legislature NC State Government Politics Thom Tillis

Sounds like somebody’s getting a little fussy …

          Boy, you ought to hear the Raleigh press corps — whining like a bunch of babies.  The mean old Republicans in charge of things in the NC legislature have scheduled business for Monday, and WON’T guarantee that something newsworthy like VETO OVERRIDES might happen.  Take…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Obama Politics Thom Tillis

D.C. Dems straddle fence on union vs. non-union labor at Charlotte 2012 convention

          North Carolina is one of the least-unionized states in the country.  The Democrat Party, which owes the unions BIG TIME, is holding its 2012 national convention in Charlotte, the largest city in one of the least-unionized states.  How do you win the hearts and minds…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Education Media Moore County NC legislature NCGOP

The Pilot parrots state Dem talking points …

        It is ASTOUNDING how much the staff editorials in our thrice-weekly Pulitzer Prize-winning local paper mirror the rhetoric on MSNBC and the spin of the state Democrat Party.  The latest Pilot editorial  beats that dead horse about ‘extreme’ Republican budget cuts: Actions have consequences. The most…

Posted in Campaign 2012 NC legislature Politics redistricting

NC redistricting: Here come the sore losers …

          If at first you don’t get your way — sue, sue sue. The North Carolina Democrat Party has stepped up to the plate with its lawyers to sue over the redistricting plan recently approved by the Feds. The plaintiffs include a lot of Democrat politicos…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Moore County NC legislature Politics redistricting

NC redistricting: Good to go!

    The US Department of Justice has put its stamp of approval on new General Assembly and congressional for North Carolina — despite a computer glitch that left a handful of communities unassigned to a legislative district: The U.S. Department of Justice gave preclearance to the Republican-crafted redistricting plan…

Posted in Economy Media NC legislature NC State Government Politics

The 411 on North Carolina’s ‘Golden Leaf’ fund

    You hear mentions in passing in statewide news stories about something called “The Golden Leaf’ fund.  In this video, Jeanette Doran, a staff attorney at the NC Institute for Constitutional Law, offers a quick, layman’s terms explanation about this grant-awarding entity.

Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County NC legislature NC State Government Politics

New State law on campaign signs

    In August, the state legislature enacted  a law which should have a significant impact on political campaigns and local efforts to police sign ordinances: Towns and municipalities no longer have jurisdiction over some campaign signs placed on their borders. In August, the N.C. General Assembly enacted into law…

Posted in Economy Education Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

NC Teacher Job Loss Misinformation

      The Raleigh-based Civitas Institute has released an interesting study that contradicts the spin from leftists and their media comrades about those mean ol’ Republicans and their state budget cuts: An August 31st   press release by the Department of Public Instruction declared that this fall, the public schools will eliminate more…

Posted in Law & Order NC legislature NC State Government

Creative jurisprudence 101

        The abortion lobby, worried about the effect of a new NC state law on their government cash cow,  shopped around and found a federal judge to say what they wanted her to say: A federal judge on Tuesday blocked the most controversial part of the state’s…

Posted in Campaign 2012 NC legislature NC State Government Politics

Where’s Walter? NC’s barely-there Lt. Governor

Is it just me, or did Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton simply vanish after the 2008 elections?  This guy has got to be one of the most low-key statewide politicos we’ve had in a  long time.  (To tell you the truth,  he has been so low key I had honestly forgotten…