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#NCGOP: “We spend MORE than the Democrats. Vote for US!”

I never thought I’d see the day where the Republican Party bashed the Democrats for opposing increased spending.  But here’s Dallas: […] Dallas Woodhouse, the state Republican Party executive director, said the party’s list of targeted districts will expand depending on this week’s budget votes. The GOP will look hard at defeating Democrats representing districts with high numbers of state employees, he said. Democrats can’t say they want more spending…

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#ncga: Charity calls out Tarte on his PORK

I thought it was unusual to see $200,000 tucked away in the recent budget agreement for “classroom supplies.”   Those are normally appropriations handled by local governing entities — city councils, county commissioners, and school boards. The budget agreement even cited a charity called DonorsChoose to handle the allocation of the funds. It was even more curious to see that the money was only earmarked for certain schools in the…

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Is your church showing The Round Rev some love?

The plate gets passed every Sunday.  Money is dumped in there, and is sent off to pay for stuff within and outside of the church.  Do you really have any idea where it’s going — in terms of those outside projects? That bloated cheri-curled jackass Bill Barber, —  best known for his racial demagoguery, his rants against all things Republican, riots in the legislative building, and taking cash from George…

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#ncga: Viva Las Vegas! (Hey, let’s eat.)

Yes, boys and girls, that appears to be the theme for state Rep. Jason Saine’s  Q1 2018 campaign finance report.  He DID have  a primary opponent, but it is amazing how little of his campaign expenditures appear to actually have something to do with campaigning. According to his campaign report, the guy who once charged $19,000 worth of suits to his campaign fund spent more than  $20,000 in the first…

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#ncpol: Takin’ care of business.

The Raleigh establishment raved about Democrats Richard Moore and Janet Cowell during their respective tenures in the state treasurer’s office.  Current treasurer Dale Folwell has been quietly slaving away, during his short time in  office, to clean up the mess those two left him. Folwell discovered a loophole that allows public officials, convicted of a crime while in office, to still draw their pension funds upon leaving office.  The treasurer…

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#ncga: Would you like some more debt with that?

The alleged conservative revolution in Raleigh is ramming through spending that is $1 billion MORE than what they passed last year. Two years ago, Raleigh gave us the hard sell on this $2 billion ConnectNC bond package. Approving that authorized the state to borrow up to $2 billion for projects on campuses of higher-learning institutions.  (As of this writing, only ten percent of that $2 billion has been authorized.  That’s…

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#ncga: Curiouser and Curiouser.

Mr. Woodhouse tells us the state GOP was only refunding money Mr. Hastings had previously donated to the party.  Mr. Hastings reports receiving a $5000 “party contribution” from the very same organization Mr. Woodhouse runs.  On October 24, 2017, the Kelly Hastings campaign reported writing a check for $5000 to the “NC House Republican Caucus.”  Yet, $5000 is  being “refunded” to him — according to Mr. Woodhouse — from the…

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Kelly v. Dallas: You say REFUND, I say PARTY CONTRIBUTION.

“What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate.” — Cool Hand Luke, 1967 ________ I guess it is all in the eye of the B.S. artist.  In an earlier post, we raised questions about a $5000 payment from NCGOP headquarters to the campaign of state Rep. Kelly Hastings, while he was in the midst of a heated primary. The controversy now has two of the NCGOP’s intellectual giants, Dallas Woodhouse…

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The NCGOP finance report: Chartered jet(s), primary-meddling and $$$ to Charlotte lawyer

We all know party chairman Robin Hayes has his own plane, and that the NCGOP has kicked in some $$$ for fuel for said plane.  So, WHY is the state party chartering a private jet (or jets)? THIS comes from the latest campaign finance report for the state Republican Party: flyExclusive provides chartered jets for folks WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY above my pay-grade.  Was the chairman’s plane unavailable?  What business was so urgent…

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Hey, everybody. We’re seven years old!

Yes.  It’s true.  (And we’re not talking about anyone’s mentality.) Blogs come and go. But we’re still here.  And we’re not planning on going anywhere anytime soon. Yes, this grand piece of mischief got started right around the May primaries in 2011.  We were a little rougher around the edges.  The big excitement of the day was an open mayoral seat here in Pinehurst. But in seven short years, we’ve…