Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

Pinehurst 2011: Dueling attorneys

  If Pinehurst village attorney Mike Newman gets paid by the hour, he is having ONE HECK of a windfall this year.   His latest action involves the controversy over the development of The Village Green and the expansion of The Village Chapel. Newman defended the village’s stance on development of The Village Green in a March op-ed published in The Pilot: The village of Pinehurst is concerned about some…

Posted in Media Politics

Lessons for us all from yesterday’s elections in Raleigh

One good way to really stoke the wrath of Leftists is to separate them from the government teat. A good example of this is the two-year drama surrounding the Wake County school board.  Since the moment the last vote was counted in 2009, and a conservative majority took power on the school board, the professional Left has been going foaming-at-the-mouth berserk. The target of the Leftists’ anger was the plan…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

Pinehurst 2011: A mayoral connection?

It appears that — if Nancy Fiorillo and David McNeill are successful in November — The Village of Pinehurst and The Town of Southern Pines will have a very friendly working relationship. Fiorillo worked for McNeill when he was the Moore County manager.  McNeill moved on to Greensboro to become the Guilford County manager.  When the Guilford planning staff suffered an unexpected vacancy in its top job, McNeill turned to…

Posted in Economy Politics

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Posted in Campaign 2011 Media Moore County Politics

Pinehurst 2011: The Village Green

  Plans to update or revamp the village’s historic downtown area have been a hot topic for the last couple of years.  Controversies have grown from village government’s consideration of the NewCore development strategy, the proposed Village Chapel expansion, and plans for revamping The Village Green. On her campaign web site, mayoral candidate Nancy Fiorillo stakes out her position on the core village: The Village Center has been the heart…

Posted in Congress Economy Kay Hagan Media Politics

Hagan’s tax holiday: not a job creator, but a sweetheart deal for lobbyist pals

      The News & Observer, busy with rehabbing our buffoonish governor, is going to work to prop up our junior U.S. senator Kay Hagan, a Democrat — of course — from Greensboro: North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan Thursday introduced a bipartisan bill to entice U.S. corporations to bring home offshore profits at a sharply discounted tax rate — a move she said could help jump-start a stagnant economy….

Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

Pinehurst 2011: Google search reaps even more water talk

A media report on a 2010 public hearing before the Moore County Board of Commissioners featured this item: And Nancy Roy Fiorillo of the Pinehurst Village Council said the town of Pinehurst would love to give the county money to own its own water system, allowing the county to have more money to use for things like education. Pinehurst would LOVE to give the county some money for a water…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Law & Order Media Obama Politics

Preaching today’s sermon … The EEOC!

A recent item in The Wall Street Journal indicates that the federal bureaucracy is taking an increasing interest in regulating the internal affairs of America’s churches: Today, the Obama administration will invite the Supreme Court to open a new front in the culture wars. Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. EEOCconcerns a commissioned minister, Cheryl Perich, who taught elementary school and led chapel devotions at a small Lutheran school outside…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Politics

He’s so poor that he ONLY has two flat-screen TVs!

BarryO and his zombie followers like to repeat this mantra about “the rich getting richer, and the poor getting poorer.” The BarryO-ites like to preach about the poverty rate exploding (thanks to those mean Republicans).  We’ve even been hit by reports about an explosion in the poverty rate right here in Moore County. The D.C.-based Heritage Foundation has released an interesting study on the state of the American economy entitled…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Politics

Should YOU be protesting on Wall Street?

          That question can be answered for you by this simple flow chart:                                                             (h/t to