#ncga: Bobby Hanig, “your opioid attic friend in spot.”

Maybe it’s some kind of local Outer Banks slang.  (To the rest of us, it sounds like nonsense.)  But THAT is how NC House candidate Bobby Hanig described himself in an email to a colleague on the Currituck County board of commissioners: FYI — the CCA mentioned above is NOT the “coastal conservation” crowd.  (It’s a local citizens group in Currituck County.)  

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#ncga: In HD-6, Hanig (R) and Judge (D) a LOT alike.

The two candidates for this open Outer Banks House seat may be in different parties, but they appear to be singing from the same sheet music: There are some notable similarities between the two candidates seeking to represent N.C. House District 6 in November — Democrat Tess Judge and Republican Bobby Hanig.       Both candidates state their opposition to offshore oil drilling, an issue that stirs passions on the Outer Banks. […] Yep.  Hanig even based his opposition to offshore drilling on the “fact” that “everybody already has a job.” MORE: […] Both identify improving education in the state and…

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A dingbat apologizes for history.

Leftists are great at apologizing for — and demanding apologies for — stuff that neither we nor they had anything to do with.  Here comes one more giving it the ol’ college try: On the University of North Carolina’s 225th birthday Friday, Chancellor Carol Folt issued a public apology for the university’s connections to slavery and injustice to African Americans.[…] Wrongs?  Are we talking about earlier today or last week?  Nope.  She’s talking about 50-225 years ago.   MORE: […] “As chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I offer our university’s deepest apology for the profound…

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#ncpol: The Amendments

There’s been quite a hullaballoo about the six proposed constitutional amendments on the November ballot. Hysterical ads attacking the amendments are popping up all over TV and radio like weeds. We’ve taken a cursory look at them.  Some seem pretty important.  Some, NOT SO.  Here’s our quick take: Voter ID: This is arguably the most important of the bunch.  Voting is one of the most important things we do as citizens.  We should make every effort to ensure everyone who does it is lawfully allowed to do so. The claims of discrimination and suppression are ridiculous.  How do you go…

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#ncga: Both sides claiming lead for Tarte’s Meck senate seat

You know what polls are like.  Everyone’s got one: […Senator Jeff]Tarte’s campaign this week is touting the results of a recent poll that shows him with a 46-43 percent lead. That’s within the 5.7 percent margin of error, but it’s an improvement from previous polls. The survey of 300 likely voters, conducted this past weekend and sponsored by the NC Republican Senate Caucus, also showed a surge in enthusiasm for Republicans in the district, Tarte’s campaign said.[…] That’s a small sample and a large margin of error — raising credibility questions.  It’s good they went with likely instead of registered…

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Anita Earls & “Racial Justice”

The General Assembly passed an atrocity called The Racial Justice Act in 2009. It allowed for a number of inmate death sentences to be thrown out because a defendant “of color” was sentenced to death by a jury that some people thought did not have enough “people of color.”  Thankfully, it was repealed in 2013 before too much damage was done. When lefties talk about “justice”, they don’t mean the same thing we do.  To them, “economic justice” is about taking assets from those who work hard and HAVE and “sharing” them with various and sundry constituents of leftist groups…

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#ncga: Pasquotank voter hits Bob Steinburg with TWO ethics complaints

State Rep. Bob Steinburg (R-Chowan), currently running for state senate, has been quite a frequent target for this site.  From his foul-mouthed voicemail, to his per diem reimbursements, to his indicted top aide, to his sketchy basketball tournament deal with Currituck County, ol’ Bob has made things interesting. Well, it appears a voter in Pasquotank County, which is IN his senate district, has filed two grievances with the state Ethics Commission.  (Sources familiar with the case tell me that ethics investigators have received the complaints from Elizabeth City resident Tina Lunt and have been in contact with her.) The first…

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#ncga: Aaaaaaaaand HERE come the skeletons!

Here we are, less than a week before early voting,  and all kinds of folks’ dirty laundry is coming over the transom.  (I think I am going to have to bring on a few interns to help weed through all this.) Let’s get started with our first set of victims.  We told you some time back about Democrat attorney Mark Bibbs being accused of lobbying without a license (among other things).  Text messages revealed he was tight with then-Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin, and was apparently helping Tim Moore, David Lewis, and Nelson Dollar pick committee chairmen. It appears that story is…

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#nc-09: Um, oh yeah — RACISM !!!!!

I was wondering how long it would take to get here: So, the snide, snobby vegan metrosexual who runs the failing Charlotte Observer’s op-ed page is showing us how brave he is by trashing two dead guys while smearing ONE live Republican candidate.  (And his special friend at WRAL is cheering him on.) Apparently, trying to smear Mark Harris as a he-man-woman-hater  because he dared to cite The Bible in one of his sermons didn’t work.   Now they’re rolling out the heavy artillery — the RACE CARD. (Never mind that Dan McReady is a front for a bunch of…

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#ncpol: NCGOP still fumbling & bumbling NC Supreme Court race

Spectrum News just released a poll: Granted, it’s registered voters and not likely voters. But it does fall in line with previous info we’ve seen.  Earls’s lead is clearly outside the margin of error.  Even if Jackson scoops up ALL the undecideds, it’s not enough to catch Earls. The NCGOP campaign team is doing a sorry job of (1) raising Jackson’s name ID, (2) tying her to the conservative view on jurisprudence, and (3) educating the voters on what a radical nut job  Earls is.  For pete’s sake,  Earls is on the record speaking admiringly about murderous, authoritarian, asset-seizing Marxist…

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