Hall: NC PolicyWatch conspired with my opponents

Could Blinky and Scowly be the second-coming of Nixon’s plumbers — his dirty tricks crew?  You make the call: A Democratic North Carolina legislator accused of sexual misconduct is accusing the group that first reported the allegations of violating rules for nonprofit organizations. Gov. Roy Cooper and other Democratic Party leaders last week called on state Rep. Duane Hall, a Raleigh attorney, to resign from his District 11 House seat amid allegations that he tried to kiss two women without their consent, and acted inappropriately toward another woman. The allegations were first detailed in a story published by NC Policy…

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#ncpol: Rabies tests on tap for NCPolicyWatch crew?

His buddy is moving on to bigger things. But Rob Schofield is still here, foaming at the mouth over a web site he helped put out of its misery: […] Art Pope’s Civitas Institute is out with another “you can’t make this stuff up” doozy this morning. The fun folks who gave North Carolina an anti-Semitic online hate rag known as the Carolina Plotthound are now attacking that nefarious commie plot, Giving Tuesday.[…] So, linking to an article on another site critical of an elected official, who happens to be Jewish, qualifies one as “an anti-Semitic online hate rag” ???  Well, Rob has published a…

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WHY isn’t “Our Side” doing THIS ???

Jubilation swept The Old North State when it was announced that Blinkin’ Chris Fitzsimon was moving on.  But wait.  There was, however, MORE to the story:  […] Now, in a development that serves as a tremendous validation of Chris’s remarkable work in growing Policy Watch from a one-person shop into a formidable and unique eight-person news and commentary organization, he has been asked to help take the Policy Watch model national. Later this month, Chris will start work for The Newsroom, a new nonprofit incubator that will help establish and manage a network of similar projects in states around the country….

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For NC’s Bert & Ernie, what was NOT OK for Josh Stein was OK for Dan Forest

If you’ve been paying attention, you’re aware that WRAL-Goodmon-mafia goons Chris Fitzsimon and Rob Schofield launched a vicious smear on Civitas and The Carolina Plott Hound web site. The alleged offense?   CPH linked to an article by the Triad Conservative which suggested attorney general Josh Stein took an extreme position on an issue based on his religious views. The uproar led to Civitas folding like a cheap suit, throwing an employee under the bus, and killing the Plott Hound site altogether. The funny thing? Schofield and Fitzsimon thought it was A-OKAY back in 2012 to criticize a politician’s stands on…

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Lefties cheer attempt to “buy” Richard Burr’s vote

NCPolicyWatch — run by that madly-blinking space alien Chris Fitzsimon and his BFF Rob, and funded by WRAL owner Jim Goodmon — has the gory details:  Given what we know thus far, this seems as if it’s worth a try…. Durham, N.C., February 3, 2017: When North Carolina residents Eunice Chang and Lekha Shupeck realized the only way to get Senator Richard Burr’s attention was to buy it, they launched a GoFundMe campaign to do exactly that: www.gofundme.com/buy-senator-richard-burrs-vote. Betsy DeVos gave $43,200 to Senator Richard Burr’s reelection campaign, and is getting Burr’s vote for a Cabinet seat in return. Meanwhile,…

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NCGOP: Merely a new set of money-changers in the temple?

  GOP leaders took power on Jones Street in 2010 with promises of “no more business as usual.” They were propelled into power by an angry Tea Party and frustrated citizenry eager for dramatic change in Raleigh.   Here we are — two years later — with the same outrageously high gas tax, the same outrageously high cost of doing business, and the same ol’  “ethical lapses.” Currently.  House  Rules Committee chairman Stephen LaRoque (R-Kinston) is currently under scrutiny for his private company’s management of taxpayer money and disbursements of  said tax money to fellow Republican legislators Mark Hilton and…

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