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Deep Thoughts: FBI probe target’s cash & the NCGOP

    After our last story,  some knowledegable folks in the areas of law enforcement and the practice of law asked some questions of us (likely rhetorical, methinks). The drivebys described the subpoenas regarding Greg Lindberg and Eli Global as  dealing with: “an investigation of drug offenses, crimes against financial institutions, or money laundering crimes,”   Judging from that description, it sounds like cash transactions originating from Lindberg or his firm…

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Ma Cotten, Dallas & Grandpa seeking FBI probe target’s $100K sitting in Chatham GOP coffers?

    A mean old man.  A mean old woman. Their clueless grandson.  And covert attempts to snag $100K in cash from the target of an FBI probe.  Sounds like a winning Hollywood screenplay or one of those cheap airport paperbacks. Actually, it’s yet another scandal-in-the-making at NCGOP HQ.  Here’s some background: The Chatham County Republican Party didn’t want to talk Wednesday about a $100,000 donation from a businessman under…

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NC-09: DEMs put (at least) $126K on the streets of Robeson County in 2018 for McRae Dowless-like ops

  For one of the poorest counties in the state, there sure is a lot of cold hard cash floating around on the streets.  Especially in the run-up to election day. While the media has been feigning shock and awe over the reported $7K paid to Bladen County get-out-the-vote (GOTV) consultant McRae Dowless, we’ve been keeping an eye on the real  GOTV action in  neighboring Robeson County.  If the $7K…

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#NC-09: Where’s the report?

  The newly-seated state board of elections is preparing to take on allegations of vote fraud in the Ninth Congressional District.  We’ve heard that the state board staff has been  working tirelessly behind the scenes gathering info while the legal and political warfare over the board went on. Well, we know that everyone wants to talk about Bladen County.  That’s because there’s some alleged dirt there staining Republicans.  (And that’s…

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Grey skies over WRAL-TV …

  David Crabtree is made to apologize on-air for what sounds like an extramarital affair.  Veteran weatherman Greg Fishel resigns with a statement that reads like something cooked up by the HR department and lawyers. ( And Laura Leslie — #blessherheart — is STILL employed.) WRAL also got into a nasty fight — involving lawyers — with WTVD and some Raleigh businesses over rights to sponsor and broadcast the annual Christmas…

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Media SOOOOOOOOO Wrong on NC-03, post-Jones

  It’s one thing to smack around the drivebys for being stupid and inaccurate.  It’s a travesty when  the folks allegedly on OUR SIDE are doing the same.  Case in point, the frenzy over who will replace the late Walter Jones, who is being laid to rest this week. John Gizzi — who I was a big fan of when  he was at Human Events — tells us in Newsmax…

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Silent Sam = um, HITLER ?????????

  Yes, that is another fine piece of logic emerging from the home county of the flagship campus of our state university system: An Orange County judge will no longer hear Silent Sam cases following comments she made comparing the Confederate statue to Adolf Hitler and placing blame for the conflict on UNC-Chapel Hill. In October, District Court Judge Beverly Scarlett found a pro-Confederate protester guilty of punching an anti-Silent…

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Keepin’ it Classy: NCGOP using Walter Jones funeral to harvest email addresses for fundraising

  Yep.  Grandpa Hip-Replacement and his crew on Hillsborough Street just keep the hits coming.  Look at what showed up in email inboxes this week: For those of you who don’t know, this is a ghost-written  letter distributed by the NCGOP’s communications director  Jeff Hauser. Hauser is best known for: (1) posting oodles of vile and profane messages about Walter Jones across social media over the last four years or…

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NCGOP’s Short Memory Caucus

  Mark Martin, the Republican chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, recently announced he was bailing out of that particular sinking ship to take a lucrative opportunity at a Virginia law school.  That left Democrat governor Roy Cooper with the opportunity to name a replacement for the Republican Martin. Like clockwork, all kinds of NCGOPe types began publicly demanding that Cooper name a Republican to replace the departing…

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Woodhouse: It was a mistake to spend even ONE DIME on Justice Robert Edmunds in 2016.

  So says, until recently, Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jackson : “Dallas stated that the party had spent $350K on Justice Edmunds race and his only regret was spending anything at all.”  Hmmmm.  *Nice.* What’s the point of even having a party if you’re not going to fight the opposition or defend your incumbents?  (Just curious.  Was it considered a wise investment to throw all that money at the Useless…