#ncpol: A little Rob-on-Rob love

Rob “RielleWho” Christensen is exactly what Rush means when he speaks of “the driveby media.”   For decades, he’s covered up and apologized for the likes of Jim Hunt and John Edwards while tying himself up in knots to screw conservatives at every turn.  Republican primary voters should know to be very wary of any Republican  Christensen speaks kindly of.  Here Rob is trying to save Robert Pittenger: If you want an example of just how empty and dispiriting American politics has become, all you have to do is look at the Republican congressional primary in the Charlotte-centric 9th district.[…]  You…

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Solar panels contaminating our water?

Southeastern North Carolina residents are wrapped up in turmoil over contamination of water in the Cape Fear River by GenX. Meanwhile, in Raleigh, legislators are whoring themselves out to the solar energy and vacuuming up all kinds of cash from the industry’s lobbyists. Now comes a report suggesting a possible link between the GenX contamination and solar panels: A scientist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency confirmed Friday that certain perfluorinated compounds are used in the production of solar panels. In response to a request from the North State Journal, EPA physical scientist Dr. Mark J. Strynar provided 39 records from…

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#ncpol: “Um, Dallas called.” (And WE have the voicemail!)

You just never know what that little cartoon character up at state GOP HQ will do next. The state Democrats have been all over social media about this “Blue Monday” thing — announcing new legislative candidates and pledging to contest every currently Republican held seat.  This apparently got Dallas thinking.  And dialing the phone. We have the link to one of his voicemails here.  If you don’t have the stomach to listen just yet, here is a carefully-transcribed,um, transcript: “Hey, this is, uh, Dallas Woodhouse from the North Carolina Republican Party. Listen, I know this call seems kinda out of…

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#ncga: Senate dist. 25 GOP primary could set off touchy “family feud”

North Carolina Senate District 25 now includes Moore, Scotland, Anson and Richmond Counties.  It has an incumbent, Republican Tom McInnis of Richmond County.  McInnis has filed for reelection and, for the first time, will be seeking votes in Moore. Moore County GOP mover-and-shaker George Little and his allies have already committed to helping McInnis campaign and raise money in Moore. A Moore County Democrat, Helen Mills, has filed for the seat as well. The problem?  Michelle Lexo, the Republican mayor of the Moore County village of Whispering Pines, filed for the seat’s GOP primary today.  Lexo has been a county…

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#ncga: A primary for Kelly Hastings

He’s played games with his campaign fund — paying himself, paying family.  He’s taken a walk on key votes in the House.  He’s hung so close to leadership (i.e., Speaker Timmy) that he has a permanent brown stain on his nose.  His unfiltered Facebook commentary has provided plenty of comedy that I am sure he did not intend.  (He’s publicly inquired and speculated about buying a new car with those lobbyist-supplied campaign funds.)   Now, it looks like Kelly Hastings has a spirited primary challenger. Charlene High, a former teacher and counselor, has stepped up to take on the veteran legislator. …

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NC-03: Dacey takes a seat on the bandwagon

Right out of the starting gate, GOP candidate / Indian casino lobbyist Scott Dacey took to the radio airwaves and cyberspace to hug up tight to President Trump and question the conservative credentials of incumbent Walter Jones (who, by the way, is regularly ranked as one of the North Carolina delegation’s most conservative members). Jones has countered with a couple of ads of his own.  Here’s one: Listening to lobbyist Scott Dacey brag about being on the Trump Train made me do some checking as to exactly when he got on board.  Looking at Scott Dacey’s personal Facebook page, there’s…

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#ncga: Traveling & Eating (on special interests’ dime) with Jason

Only in America — specifically North Carolina and the NCGOP — can a guy go from broke and unemployed to making major financial decisions for the future of the state and getting showered with cash.  It’s good to be Jason Saine. We’ve had quite a bit of fun scrutinizing Jason’s campaign reports — you know, since NO ONE ELSE appears to be interested in doing it.  This tubby little parasite has had no opposition for the last two campaign cycles.  Yet, he’s amassed and spent six figures a year (mostly on himself). There was the whole $19,0000 worth of clothes…

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#ncga: NC Dems blast Crone for playing nice with Dollar

I  have a lot of respect for Democrat uber-consultant / NC Spin regular Brad Crone.  I disagree with him on just about everything issues-wise. But he does have an interesting, often-on-the-mark take on the state’s political inner workings. It looks like things have gotten a wee bit pissy between ol’ Brad and his comrades at state Democrat HQ: Today, the North Carolina Democratic Party publicly condemned campaign consultant and Raleigh-based media personality Brad Crone for creating a dark money effort on behalf of Rep. Nelson Dollar (R-Wake) in North Carolina House District 36 and possibly other Republicans after a document…

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Trans Studies Reading Group? (Yay!) Feminist Decolonial Politics? (um, Double Yay!)

Some of you may be taking a break from stressing over how you’re going to pay that tuition bill for the rugrats from that UNC institution of,um, higher learning.  Some of you may still be steaming over “Sex Week” or that $17 million for “diversity” that UNC edu-crats find too “insignificant” to cut.  Well, here’s one more gem from those folks in the ivory tower who insist they need even more of our money because they can’t get it done with the truckloads we’ve already given them: The UNC Charlotte LGBTQ+ Staff and Faculty Caucus is happy to announce that…

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NC-03: Racial Roulette?

“Round and round she goes. Where she stops, nobody knows ….” — Overheard in Vegas There are some questions in life that should be easy to answer.  What’s your name?  How old are you? Where were you born?   We used to include “What gender are you?” until some folks in Raleigh and Charlotte decided that gender was something, um, fluid or interchangeable.  (* Let’s see, do I feel like the men’s room or the ladies room today?*) Couple that with the crazy NAACP president from Washington state who we found out was really a white woman pretending to be…

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