Celebrating job creation — in Latin America …

We in North Carolina are being blessed with the honor of a visit from the great Barry-O.  He will be speaking to students at NC State University in Raleigh and to workers at a business in Apex. (The Chapel Hill-Carrboro crowd must be beside themselves.  The Messiah is walking among them AGAIN.)  Last, week, Barry told us — and a joint session of Congress that he HAS A PLAN (which he can’t find anyone in Congress to introduce or sponsor) to create jobs in America.  He has already campaigned for this plan in the home districts of House Majority Leader…

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The Tea Party is living rent-free in Bev’s head

The alleged mainstream media (MSM) spends a lot of time and energy trying to tell us that the Tea Party is an extremist fringe who should not be taken seriously. The word “tea” is an acronym for “Taxed Enough Already.”  The activists who align themselves with the Tea Party — I am one — are demanding that the government bureaucracy get its fiscal house in order.  They want to see spending cut and waste, fraud and abuse aggressively attacked and eliminated. Madame Governor did not want ONE penny cut from the bloated state budget.  She was demanding state-subsidized nursery school…

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N&O tries to carry Bev across the finish line

Rob Christensen and the boys in the N&O newsroom appear to be quite excited about a new poll from Colorado-based Magellan Strategies showing Pat McCrory only leading Madame Governor by ONE point. If you go to Magellan’s site and study the survey data, you will find that 47% of respondents HAVE NEVER HEARD OF — OR HAVE NO OPINION OF — PAT MCCRORY.  Also keep in mind:  McCrory has not formally announced for governor. So, Madame Governor is down by one point — a year out from the election – to a guy who has not announced his candidacy, and…

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A Whole Lotta Sex-Talk in Raleigh

Well, the “honorables” in the North Carolina House have voted overwhelmingly to put the issue of a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage on the May primary election ballot. Of course, this development has sent the Chapel Hill-Carrboro crowd off the deep end.  They tried hard to derail this thing.  First, they started with the ol’ tried and true Hitler-and-the-Jews analogy, but that didn’t wash. Then, they tried the economic development route:  Banning same-sex marriage will cost North Carolina jobs it so desperately needs. (I can just picture that corporate boardroom conversation now:  “Okay, gentlemen, we need to make sure we…

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STILL not passing the smell test …

NC PolicyWatch, a Raleigh-based leftist think tank, is ratcheting up its reporting on NC State Rep. Stephen LaRoque (R-Kinston): N.C. State Rep. Stephen LaRoque tapped a federally-funded non-profit he ran to loan his own company money, according to documents filed in the Lenoir County Courthouse this week. LaRoque Management Group, the for-profit company LaRoque owns, received a $200,000 loan at zero-percent interest in July 2010 from East Carolina Development Company, according to a promissory note found in court records. The promissory note doesn’t specify what the money was for, but does indicate LaRoque Management Group paid back the no-interest loan…

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9/11: Why we should never forget. Why we should keep fighting.

The alleged mainstream media (MSM) is beside itself — pretending to be patriotic — as it commemorates the 10th anniversary of the 9/11/01 mass murders in New York, DC and Pennsylvania.  They talk about the event like it was a terrible storm, like Hurricane Katrina. Barry-O tells us we need to commemorate the events of that day by planting a tree, working at a soup kitchen, or some other kind of community service.  The media is full of reports about kids who don’t even know what all the fuss over 9/11 is all about.  Shyster lawyers are lining up to…

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The N&O stands up for The Ruling Class

  The N&O’s Rob Christensen is at it again — going to bat for Ruling Class bureaucrats and politicians against those EVIL , know-nothing taxpayers and voters. Rob wants us to believe that the legislature’s efforts to end involuntary annexation will “stifle” North Carolina’s cities: Take a good look around you. This may be the high-water mark for North Carolina’s cities. If you follow the Interstate 40-85 corridor, you will find the greatest concentration of AAA-credit-rated cities in the country, according to one urban expert. And you will find pleasant places: Raleigh, Durham, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Charlotte, High Point. And elsewhere…

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Is it Bo, Moe, Joe, or “No, this really isn’t my dog” …

Gaffes and scandals pop up from time to time in campaigns.  Like the changing of the seasons or the rising and setting of the sun.  They just happen.  But it is truly a shame when a candidate produces and distributes something that leads to embarrassing publicity for his own campaign. That is what former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory — the presumptive GOP nominee for governor in 2012 — has done, again. (Remember, in his 2008 campaign against Bev Perdue when some goofy stuff showed up on his campaign web site?  Pat denied any involvement by his campaign, and claimed his…

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Give me something to believe in …

    (Believe me, it hurts to have to start off a post quoting lyrics from 80s “hair” band Poison.)  The latest column by Fox News contributor and political columnist Michael Barone , entitled “GOP Needs a Front-Runner Stronger Than Candidate X’‘,   should provide some real food for thought to GOP candidates here in North Carolina and at the national level: The race for the Republican presidential nomination finally seems to be gelling. On Wednesday night, candidates debated at the Reagan Library in California — the first of five scheduled debates over the next five weeks. They are competing for a…

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Meet “The Donkey Whisperer” …

I’m a big fan of Cesar Milian, The Dog Whisperer, and his show on The National Geographic Channel.  I’ve picked up a few tricks from Cesar to help keep my favorite pooch in line. Well, a Texas Republican congressional candidate, Roger Williams, has put out an ad that is a clever,  tongue-in-cheek parody of “The Dog Whisperer” show called “The Donkey Whisperer”  — a not so subtle jab at Barry-O and his team in Washington. Click Here to enjoy ol’ Roger’s masterpiece.

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