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Chuck Schumer ALLOWS Senator Kay Hagan to address her constituents

Chuck Schumer, New York’ s senior U.S. Senator, is granting those of us in North Carolina a marvelous opportunity to hear from our junior senator — his protegé and, some say, sock puppet — Kay Hagan.  (Can’t you just see the rainbows and unicorns and hear the happily-chirping birds responding to the Greensboro Democrat’s melodic words, which I am sure were written by her smug, socialist New York master.)  Apparently,…

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Feds probing real estate deal involving Guilford county manager, former GOP LTGOV nominee

      Greensboro’s Rhino Times has broken a story about an FBI and IRS probe into real estate deals involving the Guilford County manager and former county commissioner (and 1996 GOP nominee for Lt. Governor) Steve Arnold: Guilford County Manger Brenda Jones Fox is the subject of an investigation of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Criminal Investigation unit of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).  The questions…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Law & Order Media NC State Government NCGOP Politics

Roy Cooper: Talk about a missed opportunity

    2012 is supposed to be a boon year for North Carolina Republicans — landing the Governor and Lt. Governor seats for the first time since 1988, as well as  a number of other council of state seats.  Unfortunately, the post of attorney general, one of the most powerful jobs — if not THE most powerful job — in state government was left uncontested by Republicans this year. The…

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“Tell me, is the man who punched your crotch in this courtroom?”

        A former NC Democrat Party worker at the center of an alleged gay sex scandal at North Carolina Democrat HQ  is suing  his former employer: The staffer whose sexual harassment allegations earlier this year roiled the North Carolina Democratic Party has sued the party for defaming him. Attorneys for Adriadn Ortega filed a defamation suit in Wake County Superior Court on Thursday charging that the state…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Moore County Politics

The Pilot sings Tammy Wynette’s greatest hit

Sometimes its hard to be a woman Giving all your love to just one man You’ll have bad times And he’ll have good times Doing things that you don’t understand But if you love him you’ll forgive him Even though he’s hard to understand And if you love him Oh be proud of him ‘Cause after all he’s just a man Stand by your man Give him two arms to…

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Tillis, bloggers Pow-wow on voter ID bill

    Apparently, the Speaker of the NC House had a private meeting with some conservative bloggers to talk about the issue of voter ID in North Carolina elections.   (Hmmm.  My invitation must have been lost in the mail.)  The latest reports off of Jones Street suggest that Republicans were going to water down the voter ID bill so they could get Democrat votes to override Lame Duck Bev’s…

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Have we lost The John Locke Foundation?

    The Raleigh-based John Locke Foundation has, for years, positioned itself as  Ground Zero for conservative and libertarian thought in North Carolina.  For years, we on The Right have been able to count on the folks at Locke to provide us with intellectual ammo to use in the battle against The Left. However, in recent months,  John Hood — the foundation’s el presidente — has stepped off the boat…

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New NC Polls: McCrory still up, auditor & treasurer races looking promising for GOP

    Democrat-aligned Public Policy Polling has released some new numbers showing that the negative ad war in the governor’s race has not had much effect on either candidate’s numbers, and that two council of state races are looking like dogfights for the Democrat incumbents: A lot has gone on in the North Carolina Governor’s race over the last month- attacks ads on both sides, lawsuit threats, salvos in the…

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(How YOU doin’ ?) Net wealth for American families drops nearly 40%

      Barack Hussein Obama (MMMM -MMMM-MMMM) says we’re all doing “FINE.”  The Federal Reserve says something different: The recent recession wiped out nearly two decades of Americans’ wealth, according togovernment data released Monday, with ­middle-class families bearing the brunt of the decline. The Federal Reserve said the median net worth of families plunged by 39 percent in just three years, from $126,400 in 2007 to $77,300 in 2010. That puts Americans roughly…

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A tax revolt on Charlotte City Council?

  At first glance, Charlotte would appear to be a rather hopeless venue for the teaching and preaching of fiscal conservatism. Since Pat McCrory’s departure from city politics in 2008, the Democrats have taken the mayor’s office and a 9-2 majority on the city council. The John Locke Foundation notes that Charlotte, for more than a decade, has held the dubious title of North Carolina’s highest-taxed municipality.  Charlotte City Manager…