Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

Pinehurst 2011: Council meetings

    Why does the village council insist on meeting at times during the week when most people under 65 are working, and are unable to attend?  Southern Pines has their meetings at night. Why can’t Pinehurst? Are the geriatrics on the board scared that the young working whippersnappers will…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Economy NC legislature Politics

Two great weapons for debating economics with lefties

        I’ve stumbled across two great resources — both available for free online — that provide great info, in layman’s terms, for defending capitalism and the free market from the liberal hordes.  First, is the 2011 Budget Chart Book published by the DC-based Heritage Foundation.  The book…

Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 Economy NC legislature NC State Government Politics

Dems & media pals tossing Bev under the bus?

        The N&O has been salivating lately over the possibility of state Rep. Bill Faison(D), who represents the Chapel Hill-Carrboro crowd in the House, challenging Boss Bev’s renomination in 2012.  This story line has been getting almost as much play as that “Perry and NC barbecue” nonsense:…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Politics

In defense of 9-9-9 and other like-minded tax reform

      Dr. Arthur Laffer, the brains behind supply-side economics and many of the policies that led to the boom of the Reagan era, has an interesting piece in today’s Wall Street Journal favoring tax reform ideas like presidential candidate Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 proposal: It used to be that…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Economy NC legislature Politics

Lay off Small Business

        The title of this post is the same as the title for an excellent, thought-provoking  op-ed a Moore County small business owner penned in a recent edition of our local paper: We shouldn’t tax people differently because they have more or less. It doesn’t matter if…

Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 Obama Politics

BarryO invades North Carolina AGAIN (Where’s Bev?)

        We didn’t ask for it, but we got it ANYWAY.  BarryO is rolling across the western end of our lovely state with his gas-guzzling, carbon-footprint-expanding bus doing damage control to try to avoid his inevitable eviction from public housing in November 2012.  The N&O is dutifully…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Moore County Politics Renee Ellmers

Ellmers looking weak in congressional money chase

The most recent round of campaign finance reports indicate a weak showing for North Carolina’s freshman U.S. Rep Renee Ellmers (R-Dunn).  Ellmers, representing the state’s Second District (which should include Moore County if the current redistricting plan stands), has turned in a report showing her raising only $97,000 during the…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Law & Order NCGOP Obama Politics Republicans

Oh look, dear. A head on a stick …

  (Yes, that is a severed head on a pike at the Occupy Wall Street ‘event’ in NYC.  More specifically, it is an effigy of Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein’s severed head on a pike.  Isn’t THAT nice AND peaceful?  Boy, Mr. Blankfein, after seeing that, has got to be…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

Pinehurst 2011: Mayoral ‘qualifications’

Don’t you just love the empty buzzwords and catchphrases political candidates use in their ads? As an example, let’s look at the campaign of Pinehurst mayoral wannabe Joan Thurman.  Her ad, on the front page of The Pilot’s web site says she is a “long time resident”,  “experienced,” “qualified’, and…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media Politics Republicans

Media lets Leftist mouthpieces attack Cain’s 9-9-9 plan

  You can tell who the Left fears the most by looking at who the media attacks the hardest.  McClatchy Newspapers — which owns The N&O and The Charlotte Observer — has one of their correspondents tearing into GOP presidential frontrunner Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 tax plan: Republican presidential candidate Herman…