Posted in Economy Education Law & Order NC legislature NC State Government Politics

Judicial tyranny at its worst …

Superior Court Judge Howard Manning has said the state MUST fully fund pre-K classes, and that state legislators have no recourse but to do what he says.  Wow. One lawyer in black robes, elected by a few counties, has the power to create a constitutional right that will sock it to the wallet of state taxpayers and blow a bigger hole in the state budget.  This guy can single-handedly jack…

Posted in Obama Politics

A picture is worth a thousand words …

 

Posted in Congress Economy Law & Order

Getting sued by the feds for LISTENING to Washington …

          Reports are out about the Feds suing big banks for all of the bad housing loans they gave out in the run-up to the crash of the U.S. housing market. Why did these banks give out all of these bad loans?  It has A LOT to do with the federal Community Reinvestment Act, first passed in 1977 and tinkered with repeatedly ever since: How could…

Posted in Congress Economy Media Obama Politics

Job creation and the political silly season ….

“Job Creation” is THE buzz moving through the media and the political class as the 2012 campaign season starts to gear up.  Barry-O is giving us a speech on Thursday about how he will create jobs. Candidates are attacking each other over who has the best “job creation” plan.  (Mitt Romney seems to be one of the few major candidates in either party who appears to have a clue on…

Posted in Economy Media Obama Politics

A big ZERO for Barry O ….

That’s right.  Official economic reports indicate that no new jobs were created for August.  That’s the first time since World War II: The US economy created no jobs and the unemployment rate held steadily higher at 9.1 percent in August, fueling concerns that the US is heading for another recession. It was the first time since World War II that the economy had precisely net zero jobs created for a…

Posted in Congress Media Obama Politics

He wants your money AND your TV time ….

First, President Barry wants to speak on television Wednesday — at the same time as a GOP presidential debate.  That idea gets nixed — so he tries to get some TV time on Thursday.  The problem with Thursday — that is the night that NFL football coverage kicks off.  What a choice — escape from these horrible economic times by enjoying a great football game, or you can look at…

Posted in Bev Perdue Law & Order Media NC legislature NC State Government Politics

Some common sense on voter ID laws ….

It has been a little while since Madame Governor vetoed what many of us thought was a very sensible piece of legislation — requiring voters who show up to cast ballots actually show ID to prove they are who they say they are.  (Oh, the horror.) Gov. Bev, her hench-persons in the legislature, and all of the aspiring-press-spokespersons at The N&O have thrown everything but the kitchen sink at the…

Posted in Kay Hagan Law & Order Media NC legislature Politics Republicans

Fed Judge: NC MUST pay Planned Parenthood

Unbelievable.  A federal judge — aided and abetted in his climb through the ranks by “Monty Hall Republican” Senator Richard Burr — has said North Carolina taxpayers MUST keep funding Planned Parenthood’s operations in the state: U.S. District Judge James A. Beaty Jr. issued a preliminary injunction that found merit with Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina’s arguments that the ban on funding was unconstitutional on several grounds. At issue…

Posted in Law & Order Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics Republicans

Voted already? No problem. Try again …

News reports out of Raleigh indicate the arrest of an 89 year old resident for voting twice in the 2010 elections.  The man says he participated in the state’s early voting process, then showed up at his polling place again on election day.  The suspect said he wanted to demonstrate how easy it is to vote twice in the state’s elections.  He said he told polling place workers that he…

Posted in Media NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers Republicans

A drive-by sliming, courtesy of the N&O and Politico ….

It is astounding how much more press coverage and scrutiny the current occupant of the 2nd congressional district seat, Renee Ellmers (R), is getting than her predecessor, Bob (Who are you?) Etheridge (D) did. ( I am SURE it could not have anything to do with those letters in parentheses next to each of their last names. ) Check out the N&O’s latest swipe at Ellmers: Report: Ellmers at paid…