Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Economy Media Politics

One more piece of evidence proving that Congress CANNOT police itself

The Washington Post — surprisingly — has put together  a great investigative piece on yet another piece of congressional monkey business. They’ve found 33 Members of Congress who pushed through budget earmarks for projects adjacent to property owned by said Members.  Earmarks are funds for specific one-time projects that typically…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Democrats Media Mike McIntyre Politics

McIntyre to stick with re-election campaign to Congress

        Congressman Mike McIntyre (D), an 8th Congressional District resident, will be on the ballot for  the 7th Congressional District race in May and November.  (YAWN.)  He issued the following statement to clarify his decision to forego a bid for governor and stick with his plans for…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Larry Kissell Media NCGOP Politics

When will the NCGOP learn?

            This little jewel just popped up on our Twitter feed:   @scott_lasterScott Laster RT @McHenryCampaign: We need your help to reach our Facebook goal. Like our campaign page & help us reach 600 tonight!facebook.com/ReElectMcHenry… Scott Laster is the “executive director” of The North Carolina Republican…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NC legislature Politics

Two new players in L’affaire LaRoque?

    It appears that state Rep. Stephen LaRoque (R-Kinston) will have a political fight to complement his current legal fight.  The NC Free Enterprise Foundation (NCFEF)  is reporting that the beleaguered legislator will be facing Goldsboro realtor John Bell and Wayne County commissioner Andy Anderson in the May GOP…

Posted in Media NC State Government South Carolina

New border lines separating The Carolinas could result in a real state of confusion

            Some folks who live along the state line may soon be hit with a nasty surprise.  North Carolina and South Carolina officials have been quietly working since 1998 to survey and document the official border line separating the two Carolinas.  When this effort is…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NC legislature Politics

Morgan ally seeking Wake County NC Senate seat

Senator Richard Stevens (R)  of Cary announced his retirement today, and a candidate with close ties to former state Rep. David Miner and SpeakerrrrrRichardMorgan™ has announced her intention to seek the GOP nomination for Stevens’ seat.   Tamara Barringer, a Cary attorney and adjunct professor at UNC, and her husband,…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress DENR Economy Media NC legislature NC State Government Politics

A breath of fresh air (and some cold hard facts) amid the fracking hysteria

        Blogger Steve Maley is quite an authority on the oil and gas business.  He makes his living searching for viable sources of oil and gas.  Maley also does a good job of combating the radical environmentalists and their mainstream media allies with cold hard facts and…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Mitt Romney Politics Republicans

Mitt’s businessman pitch won’t work

            The Wall Street Journal has an excellent piece by Robert R. Reilly pointing out how approaching the presidency with a corporate CEO’s mindset has and will continue to hurt Mitt Romney AND the Republican Party: Mitt Romney points to his successful business experience as…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Democrats Media Politics

BOOM BOOM leads the pack in NC’s DEM Gov primary

           Bobby “Boom Boom” Etheridge is on top of the early polls  for the race to succeed Madame Perdue-Eaves on Blount Street. Here’s what we have so far: [..] Etheridge has the support of 21 percent of North Carolina Democrats, followed by 13 percent who prefer…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Democrats Law & Order Media Moore County Politics

John Edwards: STILL a sleazeball

        We’ve been hit with a lot of sympathetic coverage of former US senator and presidential candidate John Edwards lately.  Our local paper has been cooing over him.  (Edwards’ parents still live here in Moore County.)  We’ve seen stories about ol’ Johnny’s “heart condition” and his intention…