Is your church showing The Round Rev some love?

The plate gets passed every Sunday.  Money is dumped in there, and is sent off to pay for stuff within and outside of the church.  Do you really have any idea where it’s going — in terms of those outside projects? That bloated cheri-curled jackass Bill Barber, —  best known for his racial demagoguery, his rants against all things Republican, riots in the legislative building, and taking cash from George Soros — had made it to the national stage.  He heads something called “The Poor People’s Campaign” and it appears SOMEBODY made him a bishop.    Go to the PPC’s…

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#ncga: Viva Las Vegas! (Hey, let’s eat.)

Yes, boys and girls, that appears to be the theme for state Rep. Jason Saine’s  Q1 2018 campaign finance report.  He DID have  a primary opponent, but it is amazing how little of his campaign expenditures appear to actually have something to do with campaigning. According to his campaign report, the guy who once charged $19,000 worth of suits to his campaign fund spent more than  $20,000 in the first quarter of 2018.  And most of it  this time appeared to be devoted to FOOD. (He could only manage to cough up $60 to the NCGOP this quarter.) Of course,…

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#ncpol: Takin’ care of business.

The Raleigh establishment raved about Democrats Richard Moore and Janet Cowell during their respective tenures in the state treasurer’s office.  Current treasurer Dale Folwell has been quietly slaving away, during his short time in  office, to clean up the mess those two left him. Folwell discovered a loophole that allows public officials, convicted of a crime while in office, to still draw their pension funds upon leaving office.  The treasurer is asking the honorables on Jones Street to shut that down post-haste.  We told you earlier about plans to put us deeper in debt.  Folwell is demanding public votes on…

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#ncga: Would you like some more debt with that?

The alleged conservative revolution in Raleigh is ramming through spending that is $1 billion MORE than what they passed last year. Two years ago, Raleigh gave us the hard sell on this $2 billion ConnectNC bond package. Approving that authorized the state to borrow up to $2 billion for projects on campuses of higher-learning institutions.  (As of this writing, only ten percent of that $2 billion has been authorized.  That’s what they tell me over at the state treasurer’s office.) Sounds like ConnectNC wasn’t near as crucial as we were led to believe. And now, the current pack of honorables…

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#ncga: Curiouser and Curiouser.

Mr. Woodhouse tells us the state GOP was only refunding money Mr. Hastings had previously donated to the party.  Mr. Hastings reports receiving a $5000 “party contribution” from the very same organization Mr. Woodhouse runs.  On October 24, 2017, the Kelly Hastings campaign reported writing a check for $5000 to the “NC House Republican Caucus.”  Yet, $5000 is  being “refunded” to him — according to Mr. Woodhouse — from the coffers of the state GOP. Yet, in the state board of elections archives, we find documentation for a “North Carolina House Republican Campaign Committee.”  You would think Mr. Hastings’s contribution…

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Kelly v. Dallas: You say REFUND, I say PARTY CONTRIBUTION.

“What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate.” — Cool Hand Luke, 1967 ________ I guess it is all in the eye of the B.S. artist.  In an earlier post, we raised questions about a $5000 payment from NCGOP headquarters to the campaign of state Rep. Kelly Hastings, while he was in the midst of a heated primary. The controversy now has two of the NCGOP’s intellectual giants, Dallas Woodhouse and Kelly Hastings, at odds. In the comment section of that previous post, the NCGOP executive director claimed that the payment was really nothing more than the refund of money…

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#NCGA: Primary-meddling, by the numbers.

We filled you in earlier about the aggressive tactics orchestrated by the NC Senate GOP caucus in the May primaries.  A lot of mean things were said and done, and a lot of money was spent, BY REPUBLICANS AGAINST REPUBLICANS.  Well, The North Carolina Republican Senatorial Caucus (aka The state Senate GOP caucus aka Phil Berger) has submitted its campaign finance report for activities from January 1 through April 21, 2018. According to the report,  Berger & co. spent a whopping $27,673.51 on direct mail benefiting senator Tom McInnis in his primary battle with Michelle Lexo.  Of course, there was…

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INDICTED: Bob Steinburg’s right-hand gal in quite a pickle

Sources affiliated with Dare County’s criminal justice system confirmed for us that GOP state senate nominee Bob Steinburg’s right-hand woman has been indicted by a Dare County grand jury.  According to file #18CRS131 at the Dare County Clerk’s office, Diana Nicole London was indicted Monday on one count of embezzlement. London serves in Raleigh as Steinburg’s legislative assistant and has been at his right-hand throughout his current campaign for the district 1 state senate seat. (I am starting the countdown in anticipation of Steinburg acolytes laying blame for the indictment on: Elvis, Bill Cook, Clark Twiddy and some guy named…

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#ncga: Timmy & co. seeking to clip Constitution Party’s wings?

It appears third party ballot access is a great idea when  the new party competes directly with your opponents.  But look what happens when a  new party comes along that just might threaten the bosses on Jones Street. That’s my new best friend on Jones Street, House minority leader Darren Jackson.  He’s referencing our story on the Draft Boswell movement that appears to have popped up on The Outer Banks. One of the main arguments FOR capitalism and things like school choice, is that competition makes everyone better and stronger.  Why not go back to actually acting on the ideas…

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#ncga: Draft Boswell ?

That’s what a new website is asking us to do.  Beverly Boswell, a Dare County Republican, lost her reelection bid to the NC House on May 8th.  This new site is seeking support for her jumping to the newly-minted Constitution Party of North Carolina and running for her House seat in November as a member of the new party. There’s no word yet if Boswell is actually endorsing this move.  If she does support it, switches parties, and gains the new party’s endorsement, she would join GOP nominee Bobby Hanig and Democrat Tess Judge on the November ballot for NC…

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