#ncpol: NC State, NC Spin keeping it “All In The Family”?

(Editor’s Note: By popular demand, we are re-posting this item from October.  Enjoy.) I was feeling a wee bit bored this weekend, so I decided to stream the latest episode of NC Spin on YouTube.  (*Somebody needs to watch it.*) Besides, I had been experiencing delirium tremens due to going so long without seeing John Hood’s smirking face.  This week it was the Jim Goodmon mafia (Rob Schofield and Chris Fitzsimon, aka “Bert & Ernie”) vs. The Art Pope mafia (John Hood and Becki Gray).  As usual, Tom Campbell was refereeing.  During the program,  I happened to notice an ad…

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#ncpol: Dale Folwell v. BIG HEALTH CARE (Ready to Rumble?)

In the NC House, Dale Folwell demonstrated over and over that he didn’t come to Raleigh to join the clique and make nice.  Here in the age of Trump, Folwell is shaking things up and maintaining that bulldog style from his perch in the state treasurer’s office.  And the swamp-dwellers and associated parasites are none too happy about it.  Here’s an item from a recent Business NC email newsletter: Our state’s most interesting feud may be the simmering dispute between State Treasurer Dale Folwell and North Carolina’s hospitals. I wrote about it in this month’s Business North Carolina. Frustrated that…

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#ncpol: We are seeing the future. (And it looks like Georgia.)

Well, lookee here: The Education Department said Wednesday that it is investigating whether a Georgia school district’s policy allowing transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice created a “hostile environment” for a 5-year-old girl who said she was sexually assaulted in a school bathroom.[….] *Using the Christine Ballsy Ford precedent, we MUST believe the 5-year old girl 100 percent. Without question.* MORE: […] The agency’s Office for Civil Rights said in response to the complaint that the school’s bathroom policy was one aspect of the investigation. Investigators would also look at the school district’s response to the report…

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#ncpol: House Republican caucus poo-poos concept of spending cuts

There are so many bizarre things happening this political season, I am expecting to start hearing voice-overs from Rod Serling. It wasn’t long ago that General Assembly Republicans were boasting about spending MORE than the Democrats.  Now, we have the House Republican Caucus political operation attacking a Democrat challenger for wanting to offset spending increases with spending cuts: So, cutting spending is now anathema to the NCGOPe?   The real “Yikes” here is that a Democrat challenger is running to the right of an incumbent Republican legislator (and apparently the House GOP caucus).  Are we expected to believe that there…

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#ncpol: *Dallas is, um, NOT embarrassing. *

That’s what some NCGOPe types appear to be insinuating amidst their gloating over a Twitter mini-scandal at NC Dem HQ: […] “While I’m sure everyone has said something that they didn’t mean, it’s upsetting and confusing that the NCDP wouldn’t even do a basic screening process to find this, or potentially worse, they did and didn’t care,” Whiteford said. “The language in these tweets is offensive and inappropriate. In the wake of the #MeToo movement, I would think that the NCDP would take even more care to have the people who represent them be someone that women wouldn’t be ashamed…

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#ncga: Has Bobby got it in the bag?

(And if so, is it a Donna Karan or Gucci bag?  Inquiring minds want to know.) I’ve heard from more than one Outer Banks voter about the scarcity of Republican US House candidate Bobby Hanig at candidate forums and other public events.  Granted, the guy has some notoriety already as chairman of the Currituck County commissioners.  AND he performed the rare feat of knocking off a legislative incumbent in May. But there are still a lot of voters out there who haven’t been represented by the man.  And he’s taken some heat for his role in Bob Steinburg’s sketchy basketball…

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Fed judge: NC trannies NOT BARRED from opposite-sex restrooms

Any legislator who voted for HB142, the alleged compromise meant to soothe the rabid liberal media and PayPal among others, actually voted to allow dudes who look like ladies to powder their noses right alongside your mom, wife, daughter, sister, or girlfriend. And the LGBTQXYZ crowd could not be gayer — um, happier: A federal court last night said that House Bill 142, the 2017 law that replaced North Carolina’s notorious anti-LGBT measure, House Bill 2, does not bar transgender people from using public restrooms and other facilities that match their gender identity. U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder also said…

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NCGOPe all-stars cheer Easley crony’s staying power in Raleigh swamp

Every once in a while we get some evidence that — like in DC — Raleigh, and state government, are run by ONE big government-loving PARTY.  Look at what popped up on Twitter: Dan Gerlach was appointed head of The Golden Leaf Foundation in 2008.  Golden Leaf was established as a result of the tobacco lawsuit settlements to help farmers and their communities recover from the obliteration of the federal tobacco program.  Sadly, it has turned into yet another organ of crony capitalism primarily benefiting donors to Raleigh politicians. Dan Gerlach is a huge honkin’ liberal.  Until 2001, Gerlach headed…

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Next up for UNC snowflakes, rioters and statue-toppers: Kenan Stadium ???

That’s the hypothesis of the wise OLD man (and blogger) on the mountaintop, BobLee, who I frequently seek out for life-affirming warm fuzzies.  And, judging from one of the latest offerings from the UNC school paper, he may be on to something: Around thirty UNC academic and residence buildings have names tied to white supremacy — but it doesn’t stop there. Kenan Memorial Stadium is named after William Rand Kenan Sr., the commander of a white supremacist unit that murdered at least 25 Black people in the Wilmington Massacre of 1898.  Many think Kenan Stadium is named after Kenan’s son,…

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#ncpol: Obsessed with race and African socialism. Getting to Know Anita Earls

Since Barbara Jackson has decided to go away on vacation during this campaign season, we’ve decided to step forward and provide a little voter education.  Radical left-winger Anita Earls and Democrat plant Chris Anglin are trying to knock incumbent Republican Barbara Jackson off of the NC Supreme Court. We found an “oral history” of Earls compiled by some Duke students.  The document reveals a woman apparently obsessed with race and passionate about various left-wing political causes.  Like African socialism.  Here are some highlights: […] Could you describe a little bit more how that transition from your predominantly black neighborhood to…

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