The Grinch is trying to steal Boss Bev’s Christmas

              Her friends at The N&O are STILL talking about those pesky private airplane flights from 2008 that SOMEHOW never made it onto her campaign report.  Now, Carolina Journal’s indefatigable investigative reporter Don Carrington has found that Boss Bev’s official taxpayer-funded PR team may have violated federal law: Since as early as January 2011, and perhaps before then, Gov. Bev Perdue’s press office has received access to confidential employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics hours if not days before its scheduled release, quite likely in violation of federal law. The governor’s…

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Ron Paul’s lesson for the GOP

    New polling shows Texas congressman Ron Paul pulling ahead in the GOP presidential horse race. The Ruling Class is perplexed. ( How could you NOT see the Mittster as the perfect president?  He has great teeth, nice hair, and THOSE eyes …. ) Paul is benefitting from the same phenomenon U.S. Senator Jesse Helms did during his 30 years of service to the people of North Carolina.  People appreciate a leader who loudly and unequivocally states his principles, then stands by them to the bitter end.   Helms ran every six years against the full force and fury of…

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SC : Nikki LOVES Mitt ( Tea Party falling OUT of love with Nikki?)

        In North Carolina,  Republican Renee Ellmers was unexpectedly propelled past Democrat Bob Etheridge in the 2010 race for the state’s 2nd congressional district seat in Washington.  Once sworn in, Ellmers latched on to John Boehner and the party establishment, and pretty much turned her back on the folks who fought in the trenches for her during the campaign. In South Carolina, state representative Nikki Haley was swept into the governor’s office, past many party establishment favorites, thanks — in good part — to the hard work of Palmetto State and national Tea Partiers.  Her endorsement of…

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The Castle Doctrine kicks in: common sense finally prevails in Raleigh

            Now that the trial lawyers have lost their stranglehold on Jones Street, crime victims and other law-abiding citizens of North Carolina are getting some relief.  Charlotte’s WBTV had the story on November 30: A new state law goes into effect Thursday expanding a crime victim’s right to use deadly force. It’s called the “Castle Doctrine,” and will allow people to use deadly force when they feel threatened by someone forcing his way into their home, workplace, or vehicle. “I was ecstatic when I heard it,” said Estelle Morton, who fully supports the new law. Three…

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Will indictment of Boss Bev’s bag man bounce back on Senator Hagan?

Boss Bev’s campaign finance chief was in court yesterday, and WRAL was there: Gov. Beverly Perdue’s former campaign finance chief pleaded guilty Wednesday to obstruction of justice in connection with violations in her 2008 campaign. Peter Anthony Reichard entered an Alford plea, which allows a defendant to plead guilty, while maintaining his innocence, and admit it is in his best interest to take the plea deal because there is sufficient evidence to find him guilty. Reichard, 54, of Greensboro, didn’t comment, other than to answer questions from Superior Court Judge Donald  Stephens, during the half-hour court hearing, but he issued…

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An epidemic of Gingrich Fever sweeps into the Carolinas

South Carolina’s primary is in January.  North Carolina’s primary is in May.  Yet, we have a ‘Team Gingrich’ — composed of some of the usual NCGOP establishment suspects —  being unveiled in Raleigh. Karen Rotterman — 1/2 of the Raleigh-based husband-and-wife consulting team that is typically the kiss-of-death to their clients — is THE paid employee.  Attorney and former Raleigh City Councilman Kieran Shanahan is the finance chairman.  (A better use of his time might be running against Attorney General Roy Cooper.  The only other viable candidate –former US attorney George Holding — is part of the crowded GOP primary…

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Did BarryO confuse Hannukah and Kwanzaa ???

                  It’s hard to believe BarryO could  get something wrong. (I know. I know. He thought there were 57 states, Hawaii was in Asia, and that he was in TEXAS when he was in KANSAS.  Blah Blah Blah. Vast right wing conspiracy. Right, Hillary?) This week, BarryO and his baby-mama had a photo op commemorating the Jewish celebration of Hannukah.  I noticed something peculiar, right away.  I must have been right, because Rush noticed the SAME THING on Thursday: Yesterday Obama celebrated Hanukkah. That means tomorrow is Christmas Eve, and next Wednesday…

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The REAL STORY behind the War on Art Pope

              Why are BarryO’s useful idiots in the alleged mainstream media, academia, and the unions so worked up over Raleigh businessman Art Pope?  There has been a high-profile hit piece in The New Yorker. Now, in Raleigh, we will be treated to an “educational opportunity”: It’s being called “Art Pope Exposed, a community teach-in,” and scheduled for Tuesday night in downtown Raleigh. The event is sponsored by the Institute for Southern Studies and includes a panel with representatives from Democracy North Carolina and the N.C. AFL-CIO. “Want to know what all the Art Pope…

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Boozing it up — on the clock — on Capitol Hill

        The latest dispatch from “The NW Daily Marker” — a Seattle based political blog — is giving Seattle area congressman Rick Larsen (D) a perpetual migraine.  The blog has come across some tweets — messages on social media platform Twitter —  indicating that several Larsen staffers spend a lot of time at the office boozing it up, watching music videos on YouTube, and mocking their boss and his constituents: For young men and women with ambitions toward a career in politics, working in a Congressional office can be a heady, almost dreamlike experience. Left unsupervised, the…

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NCSU economist: North Carolina faces long road to recovery

          NC State University economics professor Dr. Mike Walden painted a bleak picture of the state’s economic future during December 1 testimony before the General Assembly’s Joint Economic Committee.  WRAL’s Laura Leslie had the story: State lawmakers looking for ways to boost economic development met today to talk about the economic outlook for the coming months. The picture presented by NC State Economist Mike Walden wasn’t very encouraging. Walden told the Joint Economic Development committee that while he believes a recovery is underway, it ‘s “very slow and very modest.” Several key indicators have made a…

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