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Trillions more in debt is GOOD for you. Trust US.

I have to give rare kudos to Democrats Larry Kissell and Mike McIntyre, who voted against the U.S. House deal to raise the federal debt ceiling — even if it might have been for the wrong reasons. Sixth District Republican congressman Howard Coble, who represents Moore County, and 2nd District…

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Our “leaders” cheer trillions in new debt …

Disgusting.  Just disgusting.  The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives approved a historic $2.4 trillion increase in the federal debt ceiling.  The “honorables” proceeded to applaud and cheer the vote results.  I never thought I’d see the day where the North Carolina General Assembly was more conservative and responsible than the…

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Not playing the fool on the debt ceiling “deal” …

The Washington politicians have reached a deal on the federal debt ceiling, and — just like Erick Erickson of Redstate.com — I am NOT playing the fool: There are a lot of Republicans tonight willing to play the fool for the GOP in this debt ceiling plan. They say, for example,…

Posted in Bev Perdue Democrats Economy Education Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics Republicans

Dems and the N&O: The sky is STILL falling! Seriously. We swear! (Would we lie to you?)

State Democrats and their allies in the teachers union are STILL trying to beat up on conservatives in the legislature for the budget recently passed by both chambers despite the protests of most of that body’s Democrats and the veto of Madame Governor. It’s the usual stuff — right wingers…

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So, Mr. reporter, tell us simple readers about capitalists ….

        I have to admit that I nearly spit out my coffee this morning after reading this “gem” from Fayetteville Observer reporter Michael Futch: Count Billy Ray Taylor among a different breed of industrialists, a contrast to those plant managers who tower over a cowering work force…

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Some sanity amid the debt ceiling hysteria …

El Rushbo appears to be THE ONLY ONE out there making sense on this debt ceiling debate: The Republican leadership is operating out of fear.  I want you to think, to transfer that to your personal life, and I want to ask you to consider:  Whenever you do anything out…

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A Carolina-blue coup …

Heads were rolling Thursday in Chapel Hill.   UNC football coach Butch Davis had been dismissed Wednesday in the wake of a year long NCAA investigation of the school’s football program.  At a  Thursday press conference, Chancellor Holden Thorp and Athletic Director Dick Baddour discussed the Davis dismissal and announced…

Posted in Bev Perdue Democrats Economy Education Law & Order Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics Republicans

A mixed review for Tuesday’s legislative session …

The conservative majority in the state legislature continued their beatdown of Madame Governor in Tuesday’s business — overriding her vetoes of bills limiting the payment of unemployment benefits and installing a waiting period for abortions in the state.  Supporters of the override said it was important to stop Perdue from…

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YES, there IS life AFTER government funding …

The recently passed state budget cut out funding for the North Carolina Governor’s School,  and The Left quickly pounced on that as another piece of evidence of how conservatives want to hurt the state’s children. What were our state’s most academically gifted children to do without an allocation of tax money? Well,…

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The Left frets over debt ceiling …

The N&O reported this morning on a “non-partisan” discussion on the federal debt ceiling debate, which was hosted by Democrat U.S. Senator Kay Hagan and held in The People’s Republic of Chapel Hill. The event featured hedge fund types and venture capitalists from North Carolina, and was moderated by PBS…