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$330K to Florida GOP?

Yep.  According to the NCGOP’s third quarter finance report, that transaction occurred on October 10. Why, you ask, is the North Carolina Republican Party sending $330,000 to the Florida GOP when we clearly had some races that NEEDED the cash HERE? This is not the first time we’ve seen something…

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Salisbury heads back to the trough.

It must be nice.  Blow through all of your money.  Make really bad decisions.  And you can simply run to your neighbors for MORE MONEY. It happens every month at the state’s Local Government Commission.  Local governments strapped for cash run to Raleigh for low-interest, long-term “loans” from the state (meaning…

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In Robeson County, poor ratings from the state get you a promotion.

Robeson County is one of the poorest in the state of North Carolina.  The county tops the rankings of all the worst social and economic ills. I can throw shade at that place.  My birth certificate says I came into this world there.  But it’s seen quite a turn for…

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Monkey Business Report: NCGOP Building Fund edition

A building fund, for most organizations, consists of money set aside for the upkeep of brick-and-mortar structures owned and / or controlled by said organizations. That’s what makes some expenditures on the NCGOP Building Fund’s mid-year 2017 disclosure report provoke a few questions. First, we have a payment to “Hayes…

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Monkey Business Report: Robeson County real estate edition

What would you say about someone who bought a piece of property (1) at TWICE the assessed tax value,  (2) that was $100K behind in property taxes, and (3) without having a clear use in mind for the property? You’d think they were either (a) stupid or (b) up to…

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#ncgop: Fur flies (and so do emails) in Woodhouse-Womack spat

Slander [alleged]. Libel [alleged].  Freebies and Freeloaders at the top of the party food chain [alleged].  Sketchy accounting on party FEC reports [alleged].  Grab some popcorn and a comfortable chair, folks.  Saturday’s NCGOP executive committee meeting could be downright FUN. Here’s the latest in the ongoing, um, “discussion” between executive…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature Politics

#ncpol: Solvent, man. SOL-VENT.

For those on the left who want to make the case that the Republicans tossed our state in a hole over the last few years, I humbly yield to the findings of the good folks at George Mason University’s Mercatus Center:  The financial health of each state can be analyzed…

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#ncpol: The #daoudcrowd’s Ten-grand Man

AJ Daoud is announcing his run for secretary of state next week.  That job depends on serious attention to detail. According to state board of elections records, Daoud has been hit with a TEN THOUSAND DOLLAR penalty.    For what, you ask? The penalty is being assessed, according to board records,…

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#ncga #ncgop: Rolling out the spooked skunk strategy

Those of us who have spent time outside the big city are familiar with the habits of the common American skunk.  When those creatures get cornered, or feel threatened, they wildly spray their stink all over everyone and everything in the general vicinity. Well, it appears a Charlotte-based drive-by has…

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#ncga: A Speaker and his Money

It’s always been said that –when you make it to the top — you become a more appealing target.  House speaker Tim Moore is apparently learning that the hard way from his local driveby media.  Cabarrus County state senator Fletcher Hartsell (R) is in some legal hot water over decisions…