Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Moore County Politics Renee Ellmers

WHO ARE YOU? I’m Bob Etheridge, and I’m BACK !!!

    The guy most closely associated with the question “Who Are You?”  — besides Roger Daltrey — appears to be putting out feelers on the question of a congressional comeback: Former Rep. Bob Etheridge is in Washington today as part of a recruiting class that the Democrats are wooing to run for Congress next year,  according to the National Republican Congressional Committee. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is holding…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Politics

Campaign 2012: GAME OVER for Congressman Miller

  Yes, Congressman Brad Miller (D, NC-13), that is the sound of a very large woman singing. Miller, of Raleigh, has been trying hard to establish himself as the most liberal white man representing our state in Washington.  Brad Miller was a state senator chairing the redistricting committee in 2000.  North Carolina was gaining a congressional seat, and Miller took it upon himself to draw one that included his home…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Politics Republicans

The new Texas Hold-’em: “I’ll see your 9-9-9, and raise you 20”

      GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry, seeing the popularity of Herman Cain’s flat tax proposal, has introduced a similar idea in a Wall Street Journal op-ed: The folks in Washington might not like to hear it, but the plain truth is the U.S. government spends too much. Taxes are too high, too complex, and too riddled with special interest loopholes. And our expensive entitlement system is unsustainable in…

Posted in Law & Order NC legislature NC State Government

Creative jurisprudence 101

        The abortion lobby, worried about the effect of a new NC state law on their government cash cow,  shopped around and found a federal judge to say what they wanted her to say: A federal judge on Tuesday blocked the most controversial part of the state’s abortion-restriction law, which goes into effect today: the requirement that patients be presented with a narrated ultrasound image of their…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Politics

Why stop at Wall Street? Think bigger!

 

Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

Southern Pines 2011: The Pilot makes a good call

  Kudos to Moore County’s thrice-weekly Pulitzer Prize winning local newspaper for its endorsements Sunday in this November’s Southern Pines municipal elections.  The Pilot endorsed the reelection of longtime veteran councilman Fred Walden and the campaign of Jim Simeon to replace retiring councilman Mike Fields: Voters in the Southern Pines Town Council election have an embarrassment of riches, with two distinctly different options — the status quo or more stringent…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Politics

Herman Cain lays out solid defense of 9-9-9

      GOP presidential frontrunner Herman Cain, under attack from BarryO, Hillary, his primary opponents, and the alleged Mainstream Media has released a simple primer detailing key points of his 9-9-9 tax proposal: Explaining the “9-9-9 Plan” The Essentials 9% Business Flat Tax Gross income less all purchases from other U.S. located businesses, all capital investment, and net exports. Opportunity Zones will offer deductions for the payroll of those…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Politics

Pinehurst 2011: Howard and …… JOAN??????????

Yes, like many Moore Countians, I had to do a double take at that picture in the Sunday edition of The Pilot (of course, after wiping up the mouthful of coffee I spit out in shock).  There was an ad in the paper claiming that U.S. Rep. Howard Coble (Greensboro) was endorsing  Pinehurst village council member Joan Thurman’s candidacy for mayor.   The ad included a not-so-warm photo featuring Thurman…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Politics

The eloquence of the ‘Occupy’ Movement

    After watching the interview with this woman, this whole ‘Occupy’ thing is making soooooooo much more sense.  (I personally think she needs to go occupy a seat in a classroom.) Click this link to watch for yourself:  Haftin__To_Be_Uproared_-_Occupy_Atlanta  

Posted in Campaign 2012 NC legislature NC State Government Politics

Where’s Walter? NC’s barely-there Lt. Governor

Is it just me, or did Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton simply vanish after the 2008 elections?  This guy has got to be one of the most low-key statewide politicos we’ve had in a  long time.  (To tell you the truth,  he has been so low key I had honestly forgotten who won the 2008 race.  By the way — Thanks, Google.)  Dalton’s low key out of sight, out of mind…