BOOM! Another liberal head explodes over election subpoenas.

The crowd over at Blinking’ Chris and Scowlin’ Rob’s place (NC PolicyWatch to non-political junkies) is not taking the federal subpoenas for North Carolina election info very well.  Here’s a sample of what I’m talking about from two of their employees who, I think, identify as women: Um, all I can say is: Good luck with that strategy.  The subpoena, according to driveby reporting, originated from a federal grand jury in Wilmington.   I can’t think of many — if any — folks who had the guts to tell an empaneled federal grand jury to pound sand.  (And are still…

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ICE, ICE baby (You’re served. You’re served.)

I hate to allude to such a dark pop culture memory from my undergrad years, but it seems so appropriate given today’s events: Federal investigators connected to the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security have subpoenaed massive troves of voter data, including executed ballots, from 44 North Carolina counties and the State Board of Elections. The subpoenas cover eight years’ worth of data — millions of documents. The subpoenas are “the most exhaustive on record” for elections officials, State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement attorney Josh Lawson said in…

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Chapel Hill’s “threatening” statue

Can you be threatened by a statue?  Apparently, some of the wine-and-cheese limo-liberals in Chapel Hill believe so: The leaders of UNC-Chapel Hill’s $4.25 billion fundraising campaign have weighed in on the issue of what to do with Silent Sam, and they support the idea of relocating the Confederate monument. In a letter Tuesday to the UNC Board of Trustees, eight co-chairs of the Campaign for Carolina said they support UNC Chancellor Carol Folt’s statement last week that the toppled statue should be moved to a new, more appropriate location. The letter was signed by alumni campaign leaders Barbara Hyde,…

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#ncga: HD-51’s Sauls about as conservative as his Dem predecessor

Meet The New Boss.  Same as the old boss. Folks in Lee and Harnett counties who thought they were voting for a change in 2016 DID NOT GET much of one.  They traded a Democrat House member, Brad Salmon, for a Republican named John Sauls.   If you check the Civitas conservative rankings, there really has been little difference between the two. In 2016,  Salmon was ranked 32nd out of 120 in the House with a conservative rating of 71.4 percent. Salmon was actually tied with Harnett’s David Lewis (R), Guilford’s Jon Hardister (R), Wake’s Skip Stam (R), and Chowan’s…

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RINO crackdown on conservatives extends south of the border

Those of you in Haywood County who have been PNGed by the NCGOP — those of you who have been threatened with losing your party position for daring to comment on THIS site (or share posts from this site on social media) — take heart.  Just south of us in The Palmetto State, RINOs are utilizing similar tactics against conservatives: Three conservative activists in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina have been asked to vacate their positions with the local “Republican” party because they are supporting a free market conservative over a fiscally liberal incumbent in this fall’s elections. The activists – Eva…

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#ncpol: Folwell to UNC Health Care: [REDACTED] you!

One thing we like about treasurer Dale Folwell is that he takes guff from NO ONE.  He doesn’t play the Raleigh back-scratch game, and the crowd there hates him for it. Check out the latest from the University of North Carolina — fresh off of standing down while leftist criminals rioted and vandalized public property.   UNC Health Care —  a state subsidized entity like the rest of the university — has to apply to take part in the state employees health plan network.  Just like everybody else.  Instead of following the rules and playing nice, the folks at UNC…

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LGBTQXYZ-ing our military

God forbid one of our service members hurts the feelings of our nation’s enemies.  The authoritarian effort to scrub everything and anything masculine out of education has moved on to our nation’s military.  We told you earlier about the drag queen who performs show tunes on the USS Ronald Reagan.  Now that the Navy has become sufficiently woke and PC, attention is being focused on another branch of the armed forces: An infantry battalion commander sacked in the middle of a deployment with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, or MEU, was at least partially fired for allegedly using a term…

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#ncpol: Just gonna leave this RIGHT HERE …

It’s been interesting to see and hear all of the North Carolina Republican big-wigs tearing Judge James Wynn a new one for his ruling against North Carolina’s congressional districts.  (Case in point, see below.) Of course, we agree with Mr. Blaine on his assessment.  We always have. But not all NCGOP bigwigs have been down on Wynn.   We thought this was a great opportunity to step into the political way-back machine and revisit the year 2010: Senator Burr Congratulates Judge James Wynn on Fourth Circuit Court Confirmation Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) last night congratulated Judge…

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Re job creation: less Apple & Amazon, more what’s ALREADY THERE.

Yes, THAT is the message from some Establishment pointy-head types at The Brookings Institute writing in Harvard Business Review: Amazon’s highly visible search for a second headquarters has offered one tremendous public benefit: it has raised public awareness of what bad economic development is. Even Saturday Night Live satirized the lengths to which local officials will go to woo a major company, which include offering massive amounts of taxpayer subsidies, despite dubious economic returns. But if attracting Amazon and other companies is not the right way to create jobs, then what is? To start, it’s easy to understand why local…

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Char-Meck schools go ‘gangsta’ on N. Meck taxpayers

Not so long ago, we were told how terrible it was to crack down on local governments.  (Something about bathrooms and cross-dressing.) Well, that apparently only applies if sane folks are hassling the liberal counter-culture. Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools has dropped a bomb on taxpayers in North Mecklenburg that even The Charlotte Observer finds offensive: […] The most reckless public officials in Charlotte were at it again Tuesday, escalating a fight that needed to be calmed, threatening families they needed on their side and, once again, keeping it all secret from a public they appear to disdain. In an act that was…

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