Category: Politics

Congressman McIntyre: Barry who?

Mike McIntyre (D-Lumberton) has represented North Carolina’s 7th District  since 1996.  He’s voted for Democrats for Speaker, but has still managed to get campaign contributions from Republicans in the district.  McIntyre pretty much votes with his caucus, but sides with…

A vacancy at DPI?

  It is looking like there may be an open seat on North Carolina’s Council of State in 2012.  Rumors are swirling about a possible retirement by incumbent N.C. Department of Public Instruction Secretary June Atkinson.  (Atkinson is not exactly…

Regulating Mother Nature

      Nothing coming out of Washington surprises me anymore.  Thanks to our thrice weekly Pulitzer Prize winning local paper here in Moore County,  I learned that the EPA punishes businesses if the exhaust from their operations blows across…

Tillis: Laroque mess headed to ethics committee

      North Carolina state House Speaker Thom Tillis (R-Cornelius)  says allegations swirling around taxpayer-subsidized loans by state Rep. Stephen Laroque (R-Kinston) to himself (Laroque), family members and legislative colleagues are being referred to the House Ethics Committee for…

DeMint stands alone against ‘pandering’

No one can accuse South Carolina’s U.S. Senator Jim DeMint of being a typical Washington politician — wetting his finger and holding it up to see which way the wind blows: You can accuse U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint of being Scrooge, but…

Finally! Jimmy Carter is making sense.

Until now, Jimmy Carter has been widely regarded as the worst president EVER to reside at 1600 Pennsylvania.  (BarryO, the Carter family can’t thank you enough for taking this monkey off their back.) In Raleigh, and other capitals around the…

2012 Campaign scoop!

  The Raleigh-based NC Free Enterprise Foundation has started an “election tracker’‘ to keep up with all of the folks who may — or may not — be on the 2012 ballot in the Old North State for Congress, Governor,…

Tim Lea & his PowerPoint

Since September, Moore County Commissioner Tim Lea has been circulating a PowerPoint presentation documenting (1) how much smarter he is than EVERYONE ELSE in Moore County and (2) how — supposedly — his colleagues in county government are ignoring his…

Hawaii 6-0: Hawaii is in Asia?

  The media, Hollywood, and a lot of university faculty have raved since 2008 about what a brilliant president we have.  BarryO told us that he had visited 57 states (and had one more to go), and the media gave…