Exit Mrs. Nix?

It’s been one of the worst kept secrets in NC politics that NCGOP vice-chairman Michele Nix has her eyes on bigger prizes (like, say, the Third Congressional District seat in Washington). Word is already circulating among NCGOP activists that Nix is laying the groundwork for stepping down from the state GOP’s #2 spot.  Tied to that talk is word that Nix is endorsing a candidate to replace her in state GOP leadership:  Guilford County GOP’s vice-chairman Tina Forsberg.    Forsberg has a LinkedIn profile touting her work as 13th congressional district treasurer. The profile also discusses her involvement with The Greater Greensboro…

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#ncga: Moore money, Moore problems.

At least THAT is the name of a new website that has popped up. No, it’s not talking about my beloved county of residence, but about the pride and joy of Kings Mountain, Speaker Timmy.  Clearly the evil masterminds behind this new site are bent on influencing the upcoming vote on NC House speaker for the new legislative session.  We are still hearing  about a certain member of House leadership talking himself up as a credible candidate for speaker (should Speaker Timmy experience some sort  of legal, personal or political misfortune in the near future). The new website focuses on…

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NC’s Butterfield, Price bash ICE for DOING ITS JOB.

Mexico is being torn apart by riots over uncontrolled illegal immigration.  Meanwhile, American liberals — from the United Methodist Church to the Democrat Party — want to import that very chaos to our streets. Congressmen David Price and GK Butterfield — who represent some of the worst socialist / banana republic sections of our state — are stepping up to defend an illegal alien who, it appears, committed identity theft and violated our immigration laws repeatedly: Two members of Congress representing Durham say a Mexican man arrested by immigration agents Friday appeared to have been entrapped as he responded to…

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The return of Pinehurst’s hollering NIMBYs

I really thought we had turned the corner. It wasn’t long ago that Pinehurst village government  consisted of a somnambulant group of 80-somethings who allowed bureaucrats to run willy-nilly on the rest of us.  One grumpy old lady could show up and complain about something — children outside after dark, let’s say — and by golly the octagenarians on the board would pass a ban on kids outside after dark.  (This actually happened, people.) We had village government committees that demanded you appear before them and get approval before erecting either a fence or a swing-set in your yard.  And…

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It’s (not so) GOOD to be the ED

You get your butt handed to you on Election Day.  Now, you have one of your unsuccessful recruits for the NC House races calling for you to QUIT your job and GO AWAY: If you’re in need of a refresher on Turner, click here. ( And here he is wanting to fight us. ) The funny thing is — this guy has apparently and finally seen the light. We pegged the Hayes-Woodhouse team long ago as a disaster waiting to happen, and it pretty much DID on November 6. We’re ONE election cycle away from completely wiping out all the gains…

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About that BIG NCGOP $$$ to Mike Causey …

We reported earlier about some of the standout items in the state GOP’s third-quarter campaign finance report. That included $240,000 to Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey — who was not on the ballot this November. Well —  an eagle-eyed fan of this site alerted me to a  report by WRAL’s Travis Fain that may shed some more light on that transaction: State Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey said Wednesday that he’s turned over a $240,000 campaign donation to the U.S. Marshals Service as part of an investigation into the state’s largest political donor. Causey said the hand-off wasn’t part of a deal…

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The leftist mob starts Tom Farr’s ‘Black Friday’ a little early

While many of us are settling down for the cameraderie and fellowship normally associated with Thanksgiving, Bert & Ernie and the gang at NCPolicyWatch are on the warpath: Thomas Farr is not just another one of President Donald Trump’s conservative judicial nominations. A group of civil rights leaders spoke on a teleconference about their collective opposition to Farr’s nomination to the U.S. District Court bench in the Eastern District of North Carolina. The judicial vacancy is the longest running one across the nation at over 11 years. Farr, who is a well known GOP attorney who has spent his career…

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Steinburg can’t GIVE tickets away to his tax-funded basketball fiasco

According to Asheville officials, tickets to the visitcurrituckobx.com Battle for The Blue Ridge are — in fact — slower than molasses: The “Battle in the Blue Ridge” basketball tournament that Currituck County paid a state lawmaker’s company $50,000 to help promote starts Friday, and so far a little more than 100 tickets have been sold for the event. The three-day college basketball tournament, to be held in the US Cellular Center in Asheville, had sold 107 tickets and generated $2,134 in gross ticket sales as of Thursday, according to the venue’s general manager, Chris Corl.[…]  For those of you keeping…

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Cultural Appropriation: *”Isn’t that special?”*

We’ve filled you in previously on the very “special” counsel to GOP legislative leaders.  From picking a fight with me, to bashing Donald Trump, to apparently blessing the works of our local social justice warriors, Brent Woodcox continues to amaze and dumbfound.   Some background first on this latest episode: And here’s our favorite Amazon warrior princess — and right-thinking blogger — Raleigh’s Lady Liberty giving us the 411 on ol’ Lauryn: […] In April of this year, I warned parents with students in Wake County Public Schools about the hiring of  Lauryn Mascareñaz.  She had previously worked for the…

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NCGOP staffer: We need to be more ‘open’ to progressives

Yep. Another one of those twenty-somethings who knows EVERYTHING.  Here it is on Twitter: Catherine Whiteford represents North Carolina on the Young Republicans National Committee. (I didn’t know there was such a thing.)  We learned earlier that she ran for North Carolina House while also being on the NCGOP payroll and being reimbursed by the NCGOP for “expenses.” (Whiteford scored a whopping 32% of the vote against the insufferable Grier Martin.) Whiteford thinks the GOP needs to look at people for who they ARE, and not their gender or sexuality.  Yet she brags about campaigning at an event that is…

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