Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 Media NC State Government NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

Pat must apologize, but Barry does not

          The N&O and its fellow MSM goons are beating GOP gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory over the head for comments made by a prominent GOP official: The leader of the Republican Party in North Carolina’s second largest county on Friday stood by her comment to a large crowd of GOP activists in which she described Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue as “the dumbest governor in America.” Wake…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media NCGOP Obama Pat McCrory Politics

Memo to McCrory: ‘ I ain’t Bev’ will NO LONGER CUT IT

            Former Charlotte mayor Pat McCrory, the NCGOP’s messiah, is not exactly inflaming conservative passions: Former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory filed for governor Wednesday, promising to “fix this broken government and this broken economy.” He also began to put some small breathing space between himself and the Republican legislature, saying he did not approve of its post-midnight session held last month. “I prefer all sessions…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Democrats Economy Media Mitt Romney Obama Politics

Democrats: Screw the economy! Let’s talk about RUBBERS

    We’ve got record unemployment.  The housing market is still in the tank.  Our national debt is at an all-time high.  Gas prices skyrocketing to $4 and $5 per gallon.  Violence erupting in the Middle East and Latin America.  Major economic meltdowns in Europe.  What’s at the top of  El Presidenté ‘s agenda? BIRTH CONTROL.  That’s right.  BIRTH CONTROL PAID FOR WITH MONEY OUR GOVERNMENT DOESN’T HAVE.  That’s right….

Posted in Education Media NC legislature NC State Government

Hoke County Schools & Bev’s More At Four: A National Laughing-Stock

          Rush Limbaugh, Stephen Colbert,  and the network news programs have all had a field day with Carolina Journal’s Nugget-gate exposé at West Hoke Elementary School:  A preschooler at West Hoke Elementary School ate three chicken nuggets for lunch Jan. 30 because a state employee told her the lunch her mother packed was not nutritious. The girl’s turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, potato chips, and apple…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media Moore County Politics

Bring back Blue Laws? No, thanks.

    I had to pinch myself — to make sure I was not dreaming — when I read a column in our local paper, by Moore County GOP chairman Bob Levy, calling for the restoration of Sunday Blue Laws.  Bob is a good guy, and a good Republican who has done great things with the local party during his tenure in office.  But here, with this column, he is…

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 benefit one community AND one community only. The Post found one Member who won federal funding for bike paths within…

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 re-election to Congress: “My heart is in public service, and I love North Carolina. I am honored to have had…

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 Party.  That means he runs the day-to-day operations at state party HQ.  “McHenry” is Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-10) who has…

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 primary for House District 10.  NCFEF has no information on any potential Democrat candidates. The district is competitive.  LaRoque held…

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 done, some folks who have been South Carolina residents for decades may find themselves suddenly being North Carolina residents —…