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Richard Hudson: Roy Cooper providing “great leadership”

You  know things aren’t going well when the communications director for the opposing party is trumpeting your comments across the media: Hudson, in case you didn’t know, is a Republican congressman representing the 8th district of North Carolina.  He made these comments during a Fox News interview. I don’t remember…

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#ncga: When “special” counsels attack

Well, this didn’t take long. This IS the same person who tried to pick a fight with THIS website a couple of years back. (It appears he’s still trying to go a few rounds with the site in the ring.) Woodcox was convinced then that we were talking a bunch…

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NCGOPe not so interested in playing nice with conservatives as November looms ahead

The usual post-primary strategy involves reaching out to your former rivals and patching things up as you prep for battle against the other party in the general election.  Some  NCGOPe types are turning that tried-and-true strategy on its head this year. In Moore County,  we had a pretty vicious GOP…

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We’ve seen this movie before.

It was 1991.  I was working on the Senate side of Capitol Hill while wrapping up my undergrad studies.  The  big excitement — other than  the First Gulf War — was the confirmation hearing of an up-and-coming conservative jurist to the US Supreme Court.  It looked like smooth sailing for…

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Top NCGA GOP staffer: Trump is a ‘buffoon’

Yep.  Another textbook example of what the inside-the-beltline crowd thinks of US and OUR president: Mr. Woodcox, esq. is “special counsel” to the North Carolina General Assembly.  More specifically, He serves as an adviser to Speaker Tim Moore and Senate president pro tem Phil Berger. Actually, Rush had an excellent…

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In Robeson County, poor ratings from the state get you a promotion.

Robeson County is one of the poorest in the state of North Carolina.  The county tops the rankings of all the worst social and economic ills. I can throw shade at that place.  My birth certificate says I came into this world there.  But it’s seen quite a turn for…

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Lil’ Josh goes to war against “price-gouging”

Boy, for a guy who complained his budget got cut so much he couldn’t do anything, this little one sure is busy.  Think someone is charging too much for their good or service before, during, or after Hurricane Florence?  Never Fear — lil’ Josh Stein, your elfin highly-woke duly elected…

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Drivebys: Hurricane damage fault of Jones St. GOP

You gotta looooooove that “logic”: North Carolina legislators voted in 2012 to ban the use of a report that showed the ocean could rise as much as 39 inches by 2100. Now, with Hurricane Florence bearing down on the Carolinas, and thousands evacuating from the coast, that decision is once…

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Monetary messes for many NC local governments

We’re coming up on the November elections.  Many counties will have commissioners on the ballot.  You’ll hear a lot about how great things are in your neck of the woods.  For many localities across the state, data collected and monitored by the state treasurer’s office and the Local Government Commission…

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‘Toilet Boy,’ The N&O and Incompetence.

*Talk about three things that go GREAT together. * The N&O’s Colon Campbell — renowned for his blockbuster HB2 disinformation extravaganza — is doing his best to whip up hysteria among the public, carry leftist water, and just plain lie to the dwindling number of people who still read his…