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.  Charge all those Yaz pills and Trojans to our Visa with the $20 trillion limit.  All this talk got started about a month ago in New Hampshire  at a GOP…

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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 walking distance of his house.  Another Member won federal funding for the construction of a big, beautiful new office building — right across the street from commercial property owned by…

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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 my name considered for Governor, but there is simply not enough time between now and May 8th to construct the type of campaign that I would have liked to establish….

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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 a primary with businessman Ken Fortenberry.  For those of you not familiar with Twitter, RT means “re-tweet” — or, in other words “approving of and passing along a message someone…

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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 science. In one of his more recent posts, Maley takes on the fracking debate in New Jersey: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie issued a conditional veto on a measure that would have imposed a permanent ban on hydraulic fracturing — a/k/a “fracking” — in the Garden State. Instead, Christie has suggested a year-long moratorium…

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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 to get engaged to his baby-mama. Just when John-Boy thought he had the media tamed, an Associated Press reporter walks up and inflicts upon him a journalistic bitch-slapping: Federal election officials say John Edwards owes taxpayers more than $2.1 million in public matching funds improperly received after he dropped his…

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You GO, girl !!! …

  (That’s what they say on Jerry Springer when offering enthusiastic encouragement to a female.) I’m having second thoughts on U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers.  We’ve been a little tough on her on this site. She campaigned as a Tea Party loyalist, but has spent most of her first term at John Boehner’s right hand or in his back pocket.  RedState.com  has video posted of Mrs. Ellmers getting in the very ugly face of U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills, CA) — a wretched man frequently mistaken for a steaming pile of satanic demon dung. Perhaps Mrs. Ellmers has rediscovered her…

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Feds, state attempt to stick it to NC drivers ONE MORE TIME

Federal and state bureaucrats are attempting to add 15 to 20 cents PER MILE of cost to drivers on I-95 in North Carolina.   Tar Heel state drivers are already saddled with the HIGHEST gas tax below The Mason-Dixon Line.     NOW, the bureaucracy wants to set up electronic sensors to monitor traffic on I-95 to bill individual drivers. The statists and their mainstream media lackeys dismiss complaints about the tolls by saying a complete north-to-south trip through North Carolina will cost $20.  Big deal, huh?  Well, what happens to business and industry in the state with delivery vehicles…

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Bureaucrats, pimps, politicians, and drug dealers: birds of a feather with different means, same ends

  On a daily basis,  I am amazed at how hard government works to keep people dependent on the bureaucracy.  Working hard and reaping rewards of your labor doesn’t matter.  What matters is how grateful you are for all the money and services bestowed upon you by the bureaucracy.  The statists are not interested in you growing and prospering on your own.  They want to control you, and get their cut of the fruits of your labor.  Just like pimps with their whores and dealers with their junkies. UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS:   A friend of mine lost his job thanks to BarryO’s…

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Big changes in the air: So long, Sue

  The Charlotte Observer is reporting that U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick (R-Charlotte) will not be seeking reelection in 2012.  Myrick has been a good, solid voice for conservatism in the House.  She will be missed. Filing for the May primary opens next week, so we will likely start hearing a lot of these types of announcements — giving an “all clear” signal to the next generation.  So far, after the November vote, we will be guaranteed AT LEAST three new faces in the state’s congressional delegation.  (Brad Miller in the 13th and Heath Shuler in the 11th have already announced…

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